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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note:
Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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Bank manager gives
woman loans for sex
BERLIN Reutersi A German bank manager gasi
loans to a woman for sex and then embezzled thou-
sands of euros to buy the silence of' her relatives,
authorities said on Thursday.
When ihe man re.ilized he could not offer the job-
less woman a loan because of hqr poor credit history .
he offered to lend her the money-pei-,onall in return
lor %exual laors. .aid a spoke.nian for ai court in the

,*iinli IIn i, n i lI ithubinlg n.
The .1- le:n-okl Ihen taole the mi IIne tr 'in the bank. The pair
coinlnued their .irringeineni lor thlie ne't ihicc .lri
In he dicrleid oiie 20(.(11 uIH I (US$760,000)
lhiin li he accounts. oi % which he ga |e .ihii ti 7l0.t00 etiros to thce
woman, and:kept 40,000 euros for himself.
The hih.'_'- cIlunk of the cash went to her relatives who were
blackmailing the think manager, a married man with children. The
.inanger had himinll told her cousin about the c\ dJal.
"A, incredible as it sounds, that's % hat hi told us," the
Tuebingen court 'pokesman said. "The cousin wa. suspiciou': and
,he called him to ak ho\ tihe v.oman had got a loan."

The court said bank officials uncovered the ruse after p
ing irregularities linked to the man's handling of other 1
The qourt gave the man, who confessed, a jail sentence of
yea*s and nine months.

Rotarians urged to assist

in improving relations

among Guianas

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday urged Rotarians of
French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana to continue to work
towards lending support to those in need.
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normal operations resume on Monday 12th November, 2007

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 20.

University Deans' first

duty is to students

Pro-Chaincellor of tihe Univer-
sity ofl Guyana. Dr. Premn
Misir and standing imemibeir
of thie Universits of Guyana's
Council. Dr. Nanda Kishore
Gopaul lFrida- said that the
withdrawal of services of'
Deans at the University is de-
nying graduating students
the right to a proper Convo-
cation and is a violation and
breach of their contractual
Doctors Gopaul and Misir
made this contention while be-
ing guestIs on the 'Close -Upi
progranImme aired on the Na-
tional Coniinunications Net-
work (NCN).
"This (their issues with the
Council) has nolhine to do with

their contractual obligations. The
role o1 the Deans is to ensureC
that they have responsibility
lor their respective faculties. InI
lthis particular case. they \\ere
to ensure ihiat they reviewed the
sltdcnl profiles and that they)
were available. That obligation
is conlractuial. It has nothing to
do with their issues with the
Council." )Dr. Misir said.
The UG's Convocation
and Graduation ceremony
for 2007 was expected to take
place yesterday, but has been
postponed indefinitely. Dr.
Misir has assured however,
that the Council is working
feverishly to ensure that the
Convocation is held as soon
as possible.

"The fact that they are
dilly-dallying beelol te (i onlvo
catlion is a gross misconduct and
I think they need to understand
that there could he discipllinlar
action as well. as there has been
a violation and breach ol their
contractual obligation in revicw-
ing the sltudenlt profiles Ior the
Convocation." the Pro-Cliancel-
lor reiterated.
Ie noted that lie issued let-
ters to the )Deans and to the
Council about flour or five days
ago to this eflfeelt adding that
the Council will not meel with
the Deans until IIhe C(onvoca-
tion is held and that there is no
nexus between their issues with
the Council and the C(onvoca-

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Meanwhile, Dr. Gopaul is
adamant that as far as he cani
recall, there has never been
such an issue taking place at
the Campus where Dl)eans or
the persons responsible for
tlihe students took such ac-
"They arc denying the stlu-
dlnis lic opportunity to seek
employ meniCt 1quiickly. They lin-

ished University sometime in
May. or .June. Since then they
are unable to seek cnmiployinent.
We would want to gel thle pro-
files of the students to deter-
I line Icthi--^ades.
lIe concluded that the
Deans are therefore holding thl
students to ransom by taking
such action for grouses they
have with the UG Council. '

Recently, increase,
sion and destabilizing a
have had a serious inipt
the student population .
UG and this has been a
ing not only education
tivities but also the Conv
tion which would have
1200-1400 students grad
ing from the facility

Crackdown on

substandard flour-

powdered milk

THE Government Analyst
Food and Drugs Department
lias commenced a nationwide
campaign against improperly
packaged goods, with special
emphasis on wheaten flour
and powdered milk.
'This comes in the wake of
increased consumer complaints
of adullteratlion of powdered
inilk and lHour.
Wilth the opening tof the
market for tIhle impoirtatlion of
Hlour. the D)epartient said "llhe
possibility of the substandard
quality of this product has now
Retailers and wholesalers
Iound practicing the sale of
improperly labelled food
items, especially flour and
powdered milk, in addition to
re-packaging under unsanitary
conditions, will face prosecu-
lion and have their products

Police find


Police ranks yesterday
conducted a search about
04:00 hours on a house at
Crane Squatting Area,
WCD, where they found
an unlicensed .32 revolver
with two live rounds and
a spent shell, and an un-
licensed 9nmm. pistol with
one live round.
A police press release
stated that three men and
a woniman have been ar-
rested and are in police
custody, and charges will
he made shortly.

The Department is insisting
thal all packaged flour and pow-
dered milk offered for sale must
be labelled in accordance with
the Food and Drug regulation of
1977 Section 18, and the
Guyana standard for labelling of
prepackaged foods outlined by

the Guyana National BuCiau ci
The proper packaging an(
labelling of flour and poi.
ered milk and other iteni
will allow the Department t
inspect and license the facial
ties in accordance with tli
basic tenets of food hygiene.

A twenty-year-old Charlestown woman is now in a critical
condition in the Burns, Care Unit of the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation, after receiving an 'acid bath' yes-
terday morning.
Joy Bartholomew, a mother of one, of' 35 Lyng Street.
Charlestown, Georgetown, was doused with the substance from
her face down. allegedly by a man with whom she had previ-
ously shared a common-law relationship.
Reports say that the man had temporarily beenput aw\Va
at the will ol the state, during which time his paramour switched
Incensed at hearing about this a few days after he was freed.
the man burnt her with the corrosive substance.
The Chronicle understands that after committing the acl.
the man telephoned her relatives saying he was sorry.
Police are investigating.

Man chopped
A 37-year-old-man is now in critical condition in the
Georgetown Public Hospital after being chopped by a man.
reportedly at a Royal Castle outlet at the City Mall, Re-
gent Street, Georgetown.
Colin Walton, of 105 Grove Post Office Street, East Bank
Demerara was admitted to the hospital around 14:30 h. Friday .
suffering a fractured skull and bleeding profusely.
Reports say that Walton, the only son of Florence Walton.
was at the outlet when 'a female staff he had a problem with
alerted the suspect who proceeded to attack Walton .
The police were summoned, but the attacker had fled.


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Assistance to be rendered to

families of murdered fishermen

-Minister Persaud meets relatives

Government will render nec-
essary assistance to families
of the murdered fishermen
who had supposedly fallen
victims of a brutal pirate at-
And efforts are being made
to locate the remaining crew
members of the fishing vessel
that went missing several weeks
The six-man crew. which
left for a fishing trip early last
month included Christopher
Rooplall. Rameshwar Gagadin,
his brother Navendra Gagadin.
the boat captain Patrick Parboo,
his cousin Davendra Persaud
and Mark Parsaram alias
Two weeks ago. sections of
the media reported that two
bound bodies of foreign descent
had washed-up on the
Corentyne Coast.
However, these were later
identified as two of the fishing
crew. Another body was discov-
ered Thursday. also on the
Corentyne shore.
Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud yesterday vis-
ited the victims' families at
Marshon, Annandale and
Good Hope, East Coast
Demerara, when he assured
that assistance will be ren-
dered using resources from
the fund set up by Govern-
ment to aid piracy victims.
Families of the two fisher-
men whose bodies were found
earlier buried in Region Six. re-
quested assistance to have the
bodies exhumed and buried
They were told that a meet-
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discuss these arrangements and
other matters.
They were also told that a
search mission will be launched
today to locate the other crew
members who are still missing,
and members of the families will
be asked to help with identifi-
One of the critical is-
sues, the Minister pointed
out, is location of the ves-
sel and engine which will
be very useful in helping to
track the criminals. Efforts
are being made by the Po-
lice to find the vessel
while neighboring states
such as Suriname and Ven-
ezuela have been alerted.
The Minister also updated
the families on measures being
implemented by Government to
tackle piracy, including the es-
tablishment of a communication
system being developed by the
The system has already
been designed and will include
a Global Positioning System
(GPS) that will help the re-
sponse unit to locate any send-
ing out of a distress signal.
Owners of fishing vessels.
operators and fishermen will be
required to 'buy-into' the sys-
tem. which may require them to
purchase necessary equipment
to install in their vessels.

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Additionally, a law is being
established to make piracy a
non-bailable offence and as se-
rious as murder. Government
has received arguments that this
action is too severe, but accord-
ing to Minister Persaud, the

current incident is evidence of
the seriousness of piracy.
The families agreed with
the Minister and called upon
Government to ensure that the
persons who committed the
crime are apprehended and face

the full brunt of the new law.
Some members even called for
the death sentence if anyone is
found guilty of the offence.
Another measure to
tackle piracy is arming
fishermen.This arrangement

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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007

Pakistan a 'pressure

cooker', journalists


(Reuters) President George
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was taking Pakistani Presi-
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word that elections would be
held early next year, but he
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Opposition leader Benazir
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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto speaks
during her visit to the camp of journalists protesting against
the media crackdown in the country after emergency rule
was imposed, in Islamabad November 10, 2007. (REUTERS/
Mian Khursheed)

Musharraf has sacked most
of the country's judges, put se-
nior ones under house arrest,
and ordered police to round up
most of the opposition leader-
ship and anyone else deemed
He has also placed curbs on
media. Private news channels
are off the air and transmissions
of BBC and CNN have been
blocked, though newspapers are
publishing freely.
While calling for Pakistan
to return to a path of democ-
racy after Musharraf invoked
emergency powers a week
ago and susperdded the con-
stitution, Butsh1, made clear
the United States needed the
cooperation that Pakistan

has provided in hunting for
al Qaeda members since the
September 11 attacks.
Bush, in a joint news con-
ference with German Chancellor
Angela Merkel at his Texas
ranch, stressed the dangers of al
Qaeda as much as the need for
Pakistan to return to a path of
"We do share a common
goal, and that is to eradicate
al Qaeda," Bush said. "I
vowed to the American people
we'd keep the pressure on
them (al Qaeda). I fully un-
derstand we need cooperation
to do so, and one country that
we need cooperation from is

Bush, Merkel discuss

tougher sanctions on Iran

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela
Merkel told President George W. Bush on Saturday she
would be willing to support a third round of U.N. sanctions
against Iran if Tehran continues to resist demands to halt
sensitive nuclear work.
Merkel, in a visit to Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, also
said she would be willing to look at possible reductions on her
country's commercial ties with Iran should other efforts fail to
secure cooperation from Tehran over its nuclear program.
Bush agreed with Merkel that the focus was on diplomacy
regarding Iran.
"We were at one in saying that the threat posed through

President George W. Bush and German Chancellor
Angela Merkel hold a news conference at his ranch in
Crawford, Texas, November 10, 2007. REUTERS/Jim

the nuclear program of Iran is indeed a serious one," Merkel
said at a joint news conference with Bush.
"We both share this view, but we also were of the opinion
that we think that this issue can be solved through diplomatic
means; that the next step, then, obviously, would be a resolu-
tion," she said through a translator.
But Merkel said she wanted to wait for the outcome of Eu-
ropean Union talks with Iran and a report from the U.N. atomic
watchdog before making a final decision on sanctions.
"If the reports remain unsatisfactory ... we need to think
about further possible sanctions ... we also have to then talk
and agree on further possible sanctions," she said.
The West accuses Iran of seeking to develop a nuclear
weapon but Tehran says its nuclear program is purely for
civilian purposes of generating electricity.

Spain's king tells Venezuela's

Chavez to 'shut up'

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -
Spain's King Juan Carlos
told Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez on Saturday to
"shut up" during closing
speeches by leaders from the
Latin world that brought the
Ibero-American summit to an
acrimonious end.
"Why don't you shut up'?"

the king shouted at Chavez.
pointing a finger at the president
when he tried to interrupt a
speech by Spanish Prime Min-
ister Jose Luis Rodriguez
Zapatcero was in the middle
of a speech at the summit ofl
mostly leftist leaders from Latin
America, Portugal. Spain and
Andorra, and was criticizing


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Chavez for calling former Span-
ish Prime Minister Jose Maria
Aznar a fascist.
Chavez, a leading leftist foe
of Washington, also attacked
Spanish businessman Gerardo
Diaz Ferran earlier in the week
after he questioned the safety of
foreign investments in Venezu-
"1 want to express to you
President Hugo Chavez that
in a forum where there are
democratic governments ...
one of the essential prin-
ciples is respect," Zapatero
told the leaders gathered in
the Chilean capital, Santiago.

"You can disagree radically,
without being disrespectful."
Zapatero, a socialist, said
sternly, drawing applause from
some of the other heads of state.
Chavez, a former sol-
dier. made his mark on the
three-day summit from the
start, announcing his ar-
rival earlier in the week
with defiant lyrics from a
Mexican ballad.
"With the truth in hand,
I do not offend, I do not fear,"
Chavez said on Saturday.
"The government of Venezu-
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cabinet' is a joke,

says Bas

Opposition Leader Basdeo
Panday has described the
new Patrick Manning Cabi-
net as "a kitchen Cabinet
with people who can't even
Panday reiterated again
yesterday that the new cabi-
net will prove to be useless.
because the new ministers will
hardly be able to measure up

to the task of running the country
Panday said: "No one in his
right mind will believe that things
are goingI to be belier, with a
kitchen cabinet with people who
know nothing about cooking.
Things will be the same or even
Manning's new government
was sworn in on Thursday during
a ceremony at President's House,

St Ann's.
The Prime Minister's lead-
ership leanm included I I
Dr Eric Williams. a former
Prime Minister. had pursued a
similar policy in the late 1970's
by appointing a majorily of
women to the cabinet.
Two of the more glaring
omissions from Manning's
team. however, were Arima MP1
Penelope Beckles and former
Minister of Finance Christine
Manning told reporters that
Beckles was slated to lake iup the

role of Deputy Speaker in the
House, while Sahadeo had turned
down the portfolio he had ollffered
her. While Manning did not disclose
what this portfolio was, Ite lx-
press understands that she was of-
lered the Agriculture Ministry.
However,. Panday said yes-
lerday that even the addition of
the omitted people would not
have strengthened Manning's
"Even if Christine
Sahadeo was on the team
that would make no differ-
ence. The whole thing is a
joke," said Panday.

Jamaican Parents get warning

Education minister says those who support violence will be punished

ANDREW Holness, the
education minister, yester-
day warned parents who
promote violence among
their children that they will
be held criminally respon-
Holness, who was ad-
dressing male students from
the St Catherine High School
at its Boys' Day function at
Camp Verly in Old Harbour.
St Catherine. issued the warn-
ing to parents just a day after
the airing of a video showing
a group of fourth form boys
from the same school and an
adult male savagely attacking
a fifth form male student off
the school compound.
The video. which was
aired on TVJ. saw the hapless

victim hopelessly trying to escape
his attackers while begging, "wait
nuh! wait nuh!" as he lost balance
and fell to the ground after which
the pummelling intensified.
The youth was left bloodied
and bruised and was treated at the
hospital for wounds he sustained
to the head.
". It is even more disturbing
when parents promote violence
[among their children| as a means
of solving conflicts. Those are the
parents that have to be held re-
sponsible." said Holness, a former
head boy of the St Catherine High
"There are some of you here
N\ho feel that the only way to re-
solve conflict is using violence.
However, violence is not accept-
able and those of you who use vio-
lence must be held accountable,"

Holness told the St Catherine
High School boys.
Yesterday, a male parent of
a child at the school told the Ob-
server that the youngster was
attacked simply because he was
the friend of a group of other
youths who had been locked in
a year long gang feud with the
"He Ithe victim] was not
involved in the violence," the
parent said.
Meanwhile, the attackers,
along with their parents, as
well as the battered youth
and his parents, were on
Thursday summoned lto the
school for aI meeting with
.principal Joan Tyser-Miller.
the guidance counsellor and
the board chairman. The
school, however, was tighl-

lipped about the meeting.
A report on the incident will
be submitted to the school
board on Monday for a decision
to be made on what disciplin-
ary action is to be taken against
the boys, a source told the Ob-
server yesterday.
In the meantime. Holness
told the Observer yesterday that
the matter would be turned over
to the police for action to be
taken against the adult seen on
the videotape assaulting the
"We have to use these in-
cidents to send a message that
this type of behaviour is not
acceptable from parents or
students, and that we will be
taking a strong stance against
violence," said the education

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(NATION NEWS) BARBAI)IANS should see a reduction
in grocery hills before the end of next month.
That indication has come from Minister of Commerce. Con-
sumer Affairs and Business Dl)evelopent. Senator Lynette
laslmond. after chairing a meeting with the main retail and
wholesale business people in the island yesterday at Govern-
ment Headquarters.
The meeting's locus wias on ten specific items whole
chicken, beef', lamb, pork, cheese. macaroni, packaged rice.
evaporated milk,. flour and cooking oil for price reduction.
with a view to lowering the country's high cost of living.
"We outlined to Itihe wholesalers and retailers the in for-
mation that we would require from them. like their invoices
and their costs at every stage in the process," said Eastmond.
"And in looking al those documents, we would be able to
establish what the mark-up rate should be on the ten items
that we brought out previously." she added.
Alter yesterday's closed-door two-hour meeting, she said
that by next week letters would be sent out to wholesalers
and retailers requesting their information.
"But in terms of putting the whole process in place, that
would be in place by the end of this month. I would say that
before the end of this year we should be able to see some of
the results from what we are putting in place now," she said.
Easlmond continued: "It is not just fixing the mark-up. we
are also looking to remove duties on some items.
Paid duties
"The items that have already come in, they would have
paid duties on those items already and you will not see a dif-
ference I in them]. There will be a period of time to exhaust the
existing stuff.
"But in terms of new shipments that come in, that is where
you will see a difference in terms of reduction in duties."
The minister also noted that beside putting in place a sys-
tem to regulate prices of some of the basic items, by examin-
ing the mark-up on prices Government was also seeking to fol-
low a number of other recommendations including:
Anti-price gouging legislation.
Strengthening the Department of Commerce.
Removing surcharges there is a surcharge of r60 per cent
on some items.
Looking at tariffs generally.
Eiaslmond said she would continue to have further consul-
lations if necessary.
"From what I gathered from the private sector, there are a
number of issues in terms of actually getting food onto the
shelves of Barbados. But their responses have been generally
positive to this initiative. They do not believe that us taking
this step with the ten items would provide a huge administra-
tive tiurden to them and therefore they are willing to work with
the ministryy" she staled.
However, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Clyde Mascoll wariled that "there would be forces going
against retailers and wholesalers . like increased costs
of fuel maybe impacting on electricity, [or] rising price of
corn impacting on flour".


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THE CARIBBEAN people have heard and read much
about numerous problems and challenges facing this
region and its African and Pacific partners on negotia-
tions with the European Union (EU) for Economic Part-
nership Agreements (EPAs) by year end.
Much is at stake for the economies and future wel-
fare of the peoples of these regions with the impend-
ing expiration of the Cotonou Convention between
the EU and the 79 member states of the ACP on trade
and economic relations with Europe.
Precious little is, however, being done to inform the
people, in whose name negotiations are being con-
ducted. What, for instance, are the core trade and de-
velopment issues over which the EU keeps shifting the
Why is there so much reluctance, if not fear, by our
own Caribbean Forum (CARICOM plus Dominican Re-
public) negotiators-indeed our Heads of Government
themselves-to take the people into their confidence
and share with them some of the critical issues that EU
prefers to keep secret and with negotiations heading
for a so-called "final round"?
Neither the CARICOM Secretariat, which has respon-
sibility for CARIFORUM arrangements; current CARICOM
chairman, Prime Minister Owen Arthur of Barbados; the
new head of the Community's Prime Ministerial Sub-
committee on External Negotiations, Prime Minister
Bruce Golding of Jamaica, nor ambassador of the Car-
ibbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM)
has demonstrated any serious interest in making pub-
lic the draft EPA-or at least relevant parts-being
negotiated with the EU. Why?
It may already be too late, but disclosure seems im-
perative for the public's understanding of what we stand
to lose with a deficient, or bad arrangement on recipro-
cal trade access as well as for clarity on definition of
"development" and the practical assistance that could
be expected from EU-among whose members are ex-
colonial powers that exploited regional nations which
today comprise the ACP bloc.
Perhaps our government leaders and negotiators
should pay attention to a current and very relevant de-
velopment in Kenya where the Human Rights Commis-
sion (KHRC) and a group of farmers have posed a le-
gal challenge to the government over its negotiations
for an EPA with the EU
The need for public disclosure is at the core of this
legal challenge that points to possible irreparable harm
to Kenya's economy and the welfare of its people,
should identified weaknesses in what's proposed by
Europe, be allowed to prevail.
The dreaded development problems are highlighted
in a recent article posted on the internet by, which regularly monitors interna-
tional trade negotiations and what's happening at the

Deans not executing



As a potential Graduand, I am very disappointed at the post-
ponement of the Convocation. The postponement of the Con-
vocation is, indeed, a problem where the University's national
and international credibility is at stake.
We have seen over the many years of Convocation large faculty
members do not even attend to provide support and a moral booster
to their students whom they would have taught over the four- year
A lot of the blame for the lack of this attendance of lecturers
has to do with the Deans. The Deans have the responsibility for
their academic colleagues in their respective faculty, and for which
responsibility, they are not executing.
The evidence of the poor quality of' the Deans' work is cap-
tured from the following:
non-attendance of lecturers at Convocations: late presentation
of students' grades, no staff code of conduct, considerable lateness
at lecturers, and numerous postponement of lectures, etc.
And so, its not news to me that the Convocation 2007 was post-
poned because we have Deans who are not really Deans. Therefore,
they contribute to the growing mediocrity at this University.
I believe the time has now come for a thorough review of
the quality of the Academic staff, including Deans.


Revamp Human


In 2003, the government contracted two professors to conduct a
manpower audit at the University of Guyana. They made a num-
ber of recommendations, but most importantly was the imple-
mentation of a Human Resources Department, with a human
resources manager qualified with at least a Master's degree in
that area.
At present, UG only has a personnel section headed by an un-
der-qualified individual.
It would serve the university and its clients well if this situation
can be rectified, either by utilizing existing personnel or opening com-
petition for adequate staffing.
The university has done other new innovations like the new Soft-
ware Engineering Department, despite the existence of the Centre
for Information Technology. Should we question the validity of this?
Maybe, but since such innovations can be done, then revamping the
HR department should be a relatively easy task for the administra-
The clients of the HR department of the university are unhappy
but speaking out will only open a door for victimization as has been
the rule of thumb in the past.
The stakeholders in the University of Guyana demand bet-
ter service and quality, but the backbone of the problem and
solution is the human resources. The only way we can move
forward is to urgently address this problem.


World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Even as attention was being focused on the legal ob-
stacles emerging in Kenya on the EU/ACP EPAs, Inter-
Press Service (IPS) was reporting from Johannesburg
in South Africa last Friday on "developing chaos" among
African states as the deadline for negotiations on EPAs
draws closer.
While it appears that a series of "interim EPAs" may
now be likely, possibly for another year, this makes it all
the more necessary for public disclosure of the core fea-
tures of a draft EPA be made-in the interest of trans-
parency and accountability before any "interim" accord
becomes the "final" document with all the consequences

Deans got reminders

about student files in


I am deeply hurt and upset by the delay of this year's Convo-
cation. After four years of hard, painstaking and sacrificial
studying, my anticipation for graduating is crushed by this
My disappointment became more pronounced when I heard
that way back in September and October of this year, the Dean:
received several reminders about getting their act together with re
gard to reviewing students' files for Convocation 2007.
In addition, even as those reminders were sent, other remind-
ers were also dispatched to various Lecturers and Heads of De-
partments about students grades not yet presented to the Exami-
nation Division.
These are serious academic misgivings and unacceptable
at any University. So I look forward earnestly to the day when
I would again become proud of my Alma Mater.


But then again
Should we believe that America is fighting a War on Terror-
ism or is it more a case of American hegemony?
Well the fact that Americans had DEA operatives and FBI sta-
tions around the rest of the world means that they want to be a
World Police prior to the alleged attack on America by Muslim,
terrorists on 11/09/2001.
Whatever happened on 11/09/2001 allowed Americans to pui
a battleship anywhere in the world without being condemned.
If we do not tell them to "go away" they will not know thal
they are not needed.
Realistically, has the Americans won the war on drugs ir
America? So what makes you believe that they will win it it
Guyana or the rest of the World?
Realistically, can America police the rest of the World? The)
can try. But, I think that they are setting themselves up for a big
But then again, what does it matter what I THINK?


Inaccurate portrayal

of UG's history
As a past student at the University of Guyana, I am delighted
to see the Undergraduate and Post Graduate Bulletin.
However, this document has serious editing errors, but mos'
seriously the document contains a Historical Note with nc
acknowledgement of the University's founder
Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
Could the University please correct its Historic Note?
What the Historic Note represents is a false rewriting o
University of Guyana's history.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November '11, 2007


Electoral system,

Manning/Pan da y

politics and CCJ



IN ADDITION to returning
Patrick Manning's People's
National Movement to power
and, thereby, breaking the de-
feat syndrome for incumbent
parties, last Monday's elec-
tion in Trinidad and Tobago
seems to have conveyed at
least four important related
First, it has underscored the
need for a change in the electoral
system of first-past-the-post to
proportional representation
(PR), to ensure better demo-
cratic parliamentary representa-
The current system contin-
ues to frustrate hopes of tens of
thousands voters seemingly
tired with a restricted two-party
dominance and with the PNM
in particular regularly heading
governments with workable ma-
jorities but with minority popu-
lar national votes..
A second message would be
that the 75-year-old Basdeo
Panday. undoubtedly the most
charismatic politician the coun-
try has known for some three
decades, and first Jndo-
Trinidadian to be its Prime
Minister, has evidently over-
stayed his leadership of the
United National Congress
(UNC) he transformed into a
major political force and twice
led to power.

He should now seriously
make way-sooner the better-
for a more credible leader of the
UNC. having witnessed how its
once solid mass support
base has been systematically
weakened by recurring internal
conflicts and splits. The UNC's
most severe challenge was to
emerge at Monday's election
from Winston Dookeran's 13-
month old Congress of People
Third message has to do
with Prime Minister Manning
who should endeavour to resist
theatrical politics as a substitute
for meaningful national consul-
tations.on fundamental national
Latest display of such
politiLs in his past six
years as Prime
Minister was Manning's
out-of-the-box decision
last Wednesday to cel-
ebrate the PNM's landslide
26-seat victory for the
new 41-seat House of
Representatives, by ar-
ranging for his oath-taking
ceremony to be a public
event at Woodford Square.
Made famous by the legend-
ary Eric Williams, Woodford
Square in the heart of Port-of-
Spain, has remained a traditional
PNM stomping ground and a
symbol of the party's domi-

nance of state power since
1956 in a society with en-
trenched social/racial and politi-
cal divisions-45 years after
For Manning, therefore, to
have President George Max-
well, performing the oath-tak-
ing ceremony at Woodflord
Square, instead at the
President's official residence, as
a gesture to "bring government
closer to the people", as he
claimed, was simply ridicu-
Quite legitimately, it was
a celebratory occasion for
the victorious PNM, and
nothing to do with "bringing
government closer to the
people". A "thank-you"
mass rally at the same place,
immediately after he had
been sworn in as Prime Min-
ister, or later, would have
been quite understandable by
friends and foes
After all, at Monday's
election, the combined popular
votes of's UNC and
COP totalled 342,466.(a plu-
rality of 42,813), or 52.38 per-
cent,. compared with the
PNM's 299, 813 or 45.85 per-
cent-a plurality.
The 'Trinidad Express' in
its editorial last Thursday. en-,
titled "Nation-building chal-
lenge for PM". noted how "sur-

prising" it was that Manning
chose to have the oath-taking
ceremony at Woodford Square.
"Symbolism", thenewspa-
per said, "plays a great part in
politics, not only here but else-
where; and one has to wonder
what was the received message
by the tens of thousands of
Trinbagonians who voted against
the PNM, most of the popula-
tion having voted against rather
than for the party which, under
our first-past-the-post
system,now enjoys a legitimate
hold on power...".
A fourth message points
to the dilemma that the Car-
ibbean Court of Justice (CCJ.)
continues to face in having to
function as a regional court of
appeal headquartered in a
CARICOM state where ruling
and opposition parties cannot
resolve their differences to
access it as their final
appellate institution to re-
place the Privy Council in
Manning's 11 -seat majority
in the new parliament-seven
more than he had for the last
2002 election-is still not suffi-
cient to empower his PNM ad-
ministration to go it alone to
have the CCJ replace the Privy
Council as the country's court of'
last resort.
The immediate issue for

priority consideration,
however, appears to be for
the political parties and rep-
resentative national
organizations and institu-
tions to focus on the need
for electoral reform within
the wider context of consti-
tptional reform.
Such a development could
end the charade that resulted at
Monday's election with theo
COP securing 148,041 votes
(23 percent in a 56 percent
voter turnout) but failed to win
a single seat.
A change to the correc-
tive system of proportional
representation on the other
hand, could ensure more di-
versified representation
without necessarily result-
ing in feared racial/political
divisions and instability..
Guyana, CARICOM's other
major plural society, serves
as an example for PR and
where new and small parties
could benefit a parliamen-
tary presence.
The bitter experience of
COP at Monday's election had
been suffered 26 years earlier
by Karl Hudson-Phillips'
Organisation of National Re-
construction (ONR) in 1981,
when it polled some 91,000
votes but failed to secure a
single seat under the

prevailing electoral system.
The COP has pledged to
"stay on course" as a party to
offer an alternative to the PNM
and UNC. It's going to be a mas-
sive task.
For the UNC, the immediate
challenge is to move away from
an expedient pre-election "alli-
ance" strategy and pursue a thor-
ough critical reassessment of its
leadership and management struc-
tures in preparation to finally bid
farewell to its "silver fox" leader,
It is sad to witness an
angry Panday verbally lampoon-
ing COP's Dookeran, his once
erstwhile party and cabinet col-
league, for the electoral defeat
they both suffered by the PNM.
Truth is that much of the
UNC's pre and post-
election problems cannot be
separated from Panday's leader-
ship, following the 2001 general
election, and including the devel-
opments that led to "the
breakaway parliamentary faction
which grew in a relatively short
period of 13 months, to emerge
as COP.
The COP, therefore,
should now be out in front
campaigning for electoral re-
form. The coming local gov-
ernment elections may provide
an appropriate opportunity to
begin the process.

After Peak Oil

"DON'T PANIC" is excel-
lent advice in most times of
crisis ( though not if you're
an investor, in which case the
trick is to panic 48 hours be-
fore everybody else does). If
the peak oil crisis is upon us,
then not panicking is defi-
nitely the right response. It
can be a quite gentle crisis if
it is properly handled, but it
will he a nightmare if-gov-
ernments and markets panic.
The current surge in the
price of oil is certainly not
driven by a conviction that oil
supplies have peaked and can
only decline from now on.
The dealers in the London
and New York exchanges who
make the market react to.the
daily flow of news a pos-
sible Turkish invasion of Iraqi
Kurdistan, two North Sea
'rigs cosc -- ."k because
rigs cioseu ,,,,"...---
of bad weather and don't
bother much about longer term
issues like peak oil.
The market is a simple-
minded beast: supply is tight

and disruptions are possible, so
the price goes up. But the mar-
ket is so tight because demand
has been growing faster than
supply for years, mainly due to
the economic boom in Asia -
and now the fear is that sup-
plies may have stopped grow-
ing altogether. The German-
based Energy Watch Group de-
clared last month that global oil
output peaked in 2006 at 81
million barrels per day..It will
fall to 58 million b/d by 2020,
they predict, and to only 39 mil-
lion b/d by 2030.
That would give us just over
twenty years to cut our use of
oil by half or rather by two-
thirds, really, since world de-
mand for oil is set to increase 37
percent by 2030, according to
the annual report of the US En-
ergy Department's forecasting
arm, the Energy Information
Administratio j.
In theory, two decades
ought to be enough to come up
with more efficient engines and
other con;.'C!vation measures for

the half of all oil that is used in
transport, and to switch to al-
ternative fuels for much of the
But there are many who
doubt that we will
succeed.Once the realisation
sinks in that the future is one
of steadily diminishing oil sup-
plies and steadily rising oil
prices, they argue., there will be
a vicious scramble* for control
of the remaining reserves, ac-
companied by wars that de-
plete those reserves even
faster. The markets will panic,
a deep and permanent global
depression will impoverish
everyone., and there will not
bc the will or the resources to
build a new economy that is
far less dependent on oil.The
most pessimistic of these
Cassandras, like American
writer J.aimes Howard
Kunstler, predict nothing less
"' -.-.,.,, ,' collapse of'
than tile winm,"'. -.
industrial civilisation. In his
2005 best-seller "The Long
Emergency," Kuiitlcr! envis-

aged aTuture in which the stir-
vivors of the oil peak catastro-
phe eke out a living in an 18th-
century-style economy: the
great cities are abandoned, al-
most all production is for local
consumption, and the higher
technologies have mostly been
Kunstler's great hate is the-
suburbs. which are mainly an
artefact of the cheap-oil era, and
one gets the feeling that he
would secretly welcome any ca-
tastrophe that destroyed them.
You do not have to be a
Cassandra, driving past the pre-
posterously far-flung suburbs
that have sprung up around
North American cities in the past
few decades, to see them as the
nee-slums of the post-peak-oil
future, but their demise does not
necessarily imply the collapse of
an entire civilisation.
There really is a finite
amount of oil, and at some point
production will peak and begin
to decline. Is that time here? Per-
World oil production, which
grew annually by an average of
"t .. .r the past
1..2 million Du l ,,,v....
twenty years, has been almost
flat for the past eighteen months

despite the absence of any ma-
jor disruptions.
If peak oil is here, must we
all now go into the dark to-
gether'? Of course not. The pre-
dicted rate of decline in world
oil production once we are
past the peak is'only two per-
cent a year. If demand were still
rising by about two percent a
year, that would imply a four
percent shortfall in supply next
year. an eight percent shortage
the year after, twelve percent
the year after that.
However, that pre-
sumes that Asian economics
continue to grow at the
present rate, but they
won't go on doing that if
the oil price goes through
the roof. So let us assume
that we have to cope with
an accumulating oil short-
fall of around three percent
a year. Could modern
economies transform their
basic transport and energy
structures at three- percent
per annum?'?.
Certainly they can, pro-
vided they continue to coop-
crate internationally and don't
.... '"... the technolo-
panic. IVMhIy;n>., ..w
gies they need to wean them-

selves from their excessive de-
pendence on oil are precisely the
ones they need to get their car-
bon emissions down and ward
off the threat of runaway global
If peak oil is here, we can
deal with it. And if it isn't
here yet, we should still be
acting as if it were. The
sooner we start adapting our
economies to a future in which
oil is increasingly scarce and
expense. the less pain and
isk we %%ill face when it does

11/10/2007. 9:06 PM

-.SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007



THE presence of the Univer-
sity of Guyana (UG) today is
a product of Dr. Cheddi
Jagan's guiding light and
resoluteness; andia remark-
able testimony toithe heroic
people who stood their
ground to ensure that the
University continues to have
breadth and to be of high de-
The history: of UG's con-
ception and early years ac-
knowledges significant political
resistance to its existence. How-
ever. these early years saw an
evolving UG as the wellspring
of education amid serious politi-
cal turmoil. Just focus on 1963
to assess the political resistance
against UG.
Former PPP Minister of
Education Vernon Nunes on-
September 29, 1961, established
a Working Party on the feasibil-
ity of setting up a local Univer-
sity. A University was possible.
Nunes then submitted a docu-
ment for Cabinet'consideration
on December 6, 1961, gaining
approval. The university of
Guyana Ordina4ce was ap-
proved by the Senqte on March
18, 1963 and by thQ Legislative
Assembly on April 5. 1963.
Governor Sir RalphiGrey signed"
the Bill into law dn April 18.
1963. The UniVersity of
Guyana's inauguration was held
on October 1. 1963. Classes
started at UG on October 2.
Once Cabinet approved the
proposal for the establishment
of a University on December 6.
1961, Jagan rolled oth intensive
communications with'academics
abroad to assist him in this
needed project.A few examples
of his indefatigable'efforts to
make university education a re-
ality in Guyana will suffice.

January 4,. 1962: Jagan
wrote to Harold Drayton in
Ghana requesting his assistance.
January 13. 1962: Draylon
responded that he would like to'
return to Guyana immediately.
as the University o' Ghana was
willing to release him quicker by
not applying the cu.stonmar'
three months.
December 17, 1962: Jagai.
asked Horace Davis whether iI
would be possible to recruit lecO-
turers in 23 fields.
January 2. 1963: Horace:
Davis replied by indicating that;
both Professor Alan MacEwan'
and he would like to work in
British Guiana (now Guyana).
He believed that a two or three-
year budget would assist in at-
tracting staff. On the question
of the library. Davis advised
that Jagan should'establish a
committee for staff recruitment,
equipment and building, and to
appeal for entire libraries from
deceased scholars or moribund
January 16t. 1963: Jagan
wrote to Professor Paul Baran
of Stanford University, Profes-
sor Joan Robinson. Cambridge
University, Professor Lancelot
.Hogben. Birmingham Univer-
sity, and Professor David Glass,
University of London. Jagan's
letter was a request for assis-
tance in staff recruitment. In this
letter, Jagan also outlined the
university's role; he suggested
that the university should strive
to develop the community
through producing graduates for
the civil service, teachers for
high schools, and scientists and
technologists for industrial and
agricultural development. Jagan
advocated too that the univer-
sity should administer action-
oriented research into Guyana's

January 10, 1963: Jagan
wrote to Felix Cummings in
New York asking him to mobi-
lii ze unds for a library and labo-
ratory equipment. Jagan also in-
dicated that they were atltempl-
ing to have Joain Robinson of
Cambridge University as the
First Vice-Chancellor.
February 2. 1963: Lancelot
Hoghen replied accepting the
position of Vice-Chancellor.
March I. 1963: Jagan
thanked Hogben lor accepting
the Vice-Chancellorship, and in-
vited him to make a pieparatory
visit on March 18. 1963.
Professor Harold Drayton,
first Deputy Vice Chancellor of
UG. in The University of
Guyana Perspectives on the
early History, noted that in the
months leading up to the
university's .inauguration and
especially in the first year of
UG's life, many local and re-
gional newspapers, and some
U.S. respectable journals, fre-
quently published items unfa-
vorable to the proposed national
University. referring to it disap-
provingly as Jagan's 'night
school'; and that it was a train-
ing ground for communist activ-
Drayton also noticed in
early 1963 that some senior
Education Officers in cahoots
with the Permanent Secretary
within the Ministry of Educa-
tion wrote disapprovingly of the
proposed national University.
And their paper was presented
in tandem with the Ministry's
White Paper on Higher Educa-
tion to the Senate and Legisla-
tive Assembly.
These diversions to nega-
tively impact the University's
development followed and in
some cases accompanied direct

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political resistance, aimed at i e.-
moving the PPP Government in
1963: those actions to shelve
the UG's growth and to dispose
of the PPP from office in 1963
had a nexus. Keep in mind that
UG commenced classes on Oc-
tober 2, 1963.
And while these daslai'dly
oppositional acts could be mis-
construed as having nothing to
do with the proposed national
University, the actions even la-
tently were intended to rob the
Government and a colonial
people of any credibility and
innovativeness associated with
the founding of an institution of
higher education; quite clearly,
the principles of integrity and
creativity in institution building
certainly would enhance the
stature of any Government; and
further such improved emi-
nence, indeed; would undermine
any Opposition's intent to
overthrow an Administration.
And in this case, the Oppo-
sition PNC's 'X-13' plan craved
such intentions of ousting the
Government; but UG as a real-
ity saddened the PNG's illegal
efforts. So let's present some
actions relating to the nexus al-
luded to earlier.
A Police raid onCongress
Place, Headquarters of the PNC,
in May 1963, found large quan-
tities of weapons and a docu-
ment outlining the 'X-13' terror-
ist plan; the plan clearly indi-
cated that the PNC possessed
a road map to violently remove
the democratically-elected PPP
Government. And those today
who believe that there was
nothing to the X-13 Plan, then
let the media carry it. so the
people may decide for them-
Later, tht Police developed
a research document on the PNC

as a terrorist organization, but
Governor Sir Ralph Grey re-
fused to make it public: how-
ever, Janet Jagan was able to se-
cure this document and made its
,contents available to the public
in early 1964. almost a year al'-
ler the police found the PNC's
"X-13' plan.
These early months in the
evolution of UG saw serious
developmental constraints pro-
duced by the 80 days' general
strike from April 18 through
July 8. 1963,. the declaration of
a State of Emergency on May
9. rioting, bombing and arson,
and racial attacks on person and
June 12, 1963 recorded the
beating of PPP Minister of Edu-
cation Vernon Nunes; then there
was Premier Cheddi Jagan's
narrow escape from a similar
fate when he left the Public
Buildings with his two body-
guards and Superintendent Carl
Austin; a mob stoned and sur-
rounded Jagan's car; Austin and
the bodyguards then opened
gunfire, at which time, the driver
manoeuvre a quick exit. Also,
quite a few Government Min-
istries and buildings suffered
bombings from June 11 through
June 25, 1963.
During this same montl of
June 1963 in England, [the
London's Public Record Office -
(June 30, 1963) carried a docu-
ment showing a meeting be-
tween President John Kennedy
and Prime Minister Harold
Macmillan, where they both
agreed to amend the Constitu-
tion of British Guiana to pro-
vide for a new electoral system
- Proportional Representation
(PR), in order to remove Dr.
Cheddi Jagan from office. Note
that Burnham and D'Aguiar,
four months later, proposed PR
at the Independence Conference
of October 22, 1963.
After the talks failed, Colo-


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institute. PR in British Guiana.
The country held its General
Elections on December7, 1'964
and established the PNC/UF
coalition Government. All these
indecent goings-on during the
PPPAdministration in 1963 and
1964 did not block the estab-
lishment of UG.
The PNC-UF Coalition
Government in 1964 exhibited
enormous indifference to UG,
and pursued severally the rein-
. tegration of UG with the Uni-
versity of the West Indies
And a few years later, ac-
cording to the then Vice han-
cellor Dr. Dennis Irvine, the
PNC Government, after ridding
itself of the UF, established a
committee, that included a well-
known senior UG staff, to de-
ternining the course of action'
for effecting this reintegration,
aimed at ending UG as a J.agan-
created institution.
Dr. Irvine claimed that
through his valid standpoints
and a threat to resign, he
convinced then Prine Minis-
ter Burnham to throw out
this quest to bring ap end to
UG as a university institu-
tion. And so UG became
firmly established, notwith-
standing all this nastiness.
Clearly, Jagan was the
founder of the University of
Guyana. And all brochures of
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UNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007

Patient self-education iC"hrnicI

IEFORE beginning this
veek's topic, I would like to
3rst of all express my sincere
condolences to the family of
Sade Stoby for their tragic
loss. As a human being, and
as a father in particular, I can
understand some, though by
no means all, of the devasta-
tion they are facing at this
Secondly. I would like to
publicly express my gratitude
to all those who have read my
past two columns and have
taken the time to contact tme
with their comments both posi-
tive and negative all have been
helpful, and some of the con-
cerns raised warrant a response
in a subsequent article.
Now, this week the topic is
patient self-education, and is
something which would be best
introduced with a seemingly hy-
pothetical situation.
Imagine someone with a
chronic medical condition, some-
thing that has been bothering

him or her for a fairly long pe-
riod. That person eventually
goes to a doctor and has the
condition diagnosed and a treat-
ment recommended. The condi-
tion does not change however.
so the person goes to another
doctor, is given a different diag-
nosis and a different treatment
regimen. This situation contin-
ues to the point where that per-
son has seen four doctors and
has been given four different
types of treatment, all for one
ailment. The person then goes
overseas where another diagno-
sis is given and he or she has to
undergo surgery to correct the
problem which finally goes
away or is significantly rectified.
The situation outlined above is
not hypothetical. It is actually
a summary of a real actual case.
Generally. in Guyana. the
public has developed a depen-
dency syndrome which is based
largely on the reality of the lack
of knowledge of the population
in relation to the responsibilities

of service providers. What
people fail to recognize is that
the social contract is a two-way
thing, with the individual hav-
ing arguably as much responsi-
bility as the service provider in
the provision of certain ser-
Nowhere is the dependence
on authority, or rather the pre-
sumed monopoly of knowledge
by authority, more apparent
than in the health care system.
a situation that is not unique to
What we have here however
- and this is from a layman's
perspective is an environment
which encourages a situation
where the onus of diagnosis and
care is primarily on the doctor.
with the patient accepting little
responsibility for their own
health beyond going to the hos-
pital. Unfortunately, this is a
situation that many patients in
Guyana seem comfortable
One would think that. for

Fix it from the root

SADE Stoby young, ener-
getic, full of life and prom-
ise. But alas, she is no more.
Nine years old and her life
cruelly, senselessly, ended.
My heart bleeds and I dare
say the heart of the entire
nation at what I have con-
cluded to be a diabolic, sa-
tanic convulsion from hell.
The rape. sodomy and
murder of one so young, so in-
nocent, could not have been
perpetrated by normal human
beings. This must be an inva-
sion of evil spawned from the
very bowels of hell. While the
alleged perpetrators have been
apprehended and are being
brought to justice, this does not
provide much satisfaction for
me. What we are dealing with
is something more malevolent
than two allegedly teenagers
raping a child. This and many
such despicable acts are just the
manifestation of the greater evil
that has permeated our society.
I hold the firm persua-
sion that it takes a commu-
nity to raise a child. Hence
the teenage rapists and mur-
derers, whoever they may
be, have been produced by
our society. Our active or
passive participation in the
lives of the children in our
communities, is what, in a
very significant way, con-
tributes to their develop-
ment both for good or evil.
I grew up in an environ-
ment where every child in the
village was the responsibility of
the elders in that community.
The 'Aunties', 'Grannies', and
the 'Sirs', all kept a watchful
eye on "Neighbour Elsie Grand
Pickney" The scolding and
the flogging one received from
the collective community cus-
todians were received and borne
in silent resentment, because to
go home and complain about a

flogging received trom an elder
for misdemeanours, was to
bring upon oneself a second flog-
This public accountabil-
ity is what is missing fromnl
our communities today.
Without this level of commu-
nity involvement our children
will continue to grow up void
of respect, loyalty, decency,
and the respect for the life
and liberty of others. The
parents we have produced
have themselves been pro-
duced by a failed society,
hence a vicious cycle is per-
petuated, to the eventual col-
lapse of law and order.
Then there is the dilemma of
the collapse of the family. The
prevalence of single parent fami-
lies is a very worrying and criti-
cal issue in the development of
Noticeably absent from the
court proceedings of the young
men accused of Sade's death,
were the male representatives of
the family. Where are the fathers
of these young men'?
The absence of fathers in
the lives of many of our young
men have contributed to the
emergence of the criminal enter-
prise that has besieged our na-
I must commend Minister
Mannickchand for the tremen-
dous effort she has made in ad-
dressing the issues affecting our
women and children. But I must
again reiterate, we cannot fix
women and children if we do
not fix our men. Too many of
our men are making children
that they are not taking respon-
sibility for. I have a recommen-
dation which I would like to
share with Minister
I propose that the Min-
istry of Human Services ad-
vocate for legislation that

chronic illnesses in particular.
the patient is the one who is
most knowledgeable about what
is going on within his or her
body, the patient has a unique
intimacy with the history of the
headaches. the back pain. the
occasional swelling, the nausea.
or whatever is disrupting to
how a healthy body should op-
In the online research I've
undertaken on patient self-edu-
cation, an interesting quote that
I came across is one by Dr.
Patrick Golden. who runs the
"It is my belief." said Dr.
Golden. "that knowledge is
power, and this has never been
more evident than in patients
sell-education about their health
The main problem with the
use of the Internet for self edu-
cation on health matters is of
course the validity or quality of
the information available. For
example, an increasing amount
of the information available to
web surfers comes from the
online encyclopedia. But Wikipedia
is an openly edited and contrib-
uted source of information
which is subject to manipula-
tion with false information.
Also, other websites sometimes
offer incorrect information on
health issues, many of them just
as a prank. for ex-
ample. offers information on the
"dangerous chemical"
Dihydrogen Monoxide. It is

only after prolonged exploration
of the website that you realize
that the chemical under discus-
sion is really water, of which
dihydrogen monoxide is the sci-
entific name.
Another restriction of the
Internet as a health-education
tool is of course availability. We
are Iar I'rom achieving the goal
of universal internet access in
Guyana, which means that lio-
cusing on internet access as the
primary tool of patient self-
education at present is not a vi-
able option.
The most obvious source
of patient self-eduication in
Guyana. interestingly enough,
comes from health care provid-
ers themselves. The magazines.
pamphlets. leaflets, fliers and
posters and wall charts which
can be found in the waiting ar-
eas of most health care facilities
in Guyana provide a wealth of
information for anyone willing
to dedicate time to reading
them. In many instances, the
leaflets provided are free to take
away with you.
The best approach for a
more progressive environment
of patient self-education has to
be a multifaceted one. Persons
can learn to keep track of their
pains and health related events,
perhaps even to the extent of
keeping a medical diary if prac-
tical. They also need to try to
access as much information as
possible in relation to their par-
ticular ailment, both from the
Internet and other sources.
The more you know, the more

- a -iv

you can work with your doc-
tor to correctly identify and
treat your condition. If the pa-
tient mentioned earlier in this
article had better information on
his condition. probably the
very first diagnosis would have
been the correct one. Patient
education serves to help both
the patient as well as the health
care provider.
There is the oft-quoted bib-
lical saying which goes, "Phy-
sician, heal thyself." The con-
text in which that statement
was made implied that the
physician possessed the knowl-
edge necessary to cure himself
of whatever was afflicting him.
In today's world, with so much
knowledge potentially avail-
able to persons suffering from
some ailment or the other, it is
not unreasonable to say, "Pa-
tient, heal thyself with the help
of the physician."
(This writer can be con-
tacted at
'chdinm c.perpecDivG@gmaimLom')


makes it a criminal offence
for a man to father a child
that he will not care for. The
penalty should be twenty to
twenty-five years in jail
with hard labour, foi a man
who would not take the re-
sponsibility for raising his
children. Such a man should
be tried in a court of law un-
der the same conditions as a
man guilty of a hit and run
accident, because the crime
of fathering children and not
staying around to raise them
is of the same magnitude as
a hit and run or a drive-by
I am very confident that
the young men who raped and
murdered young Sade Stoby ,
did not have the benefit of a
father's love and presence in
their lives If I can be proven
to be inaccurate in my as-
sumption, I will write an apol-
ogy to those fathers in my
next publication.
But should my assump-
tion be accurate, I would urge
Minister Mannickchand to
work assiduously on
criminalizing the practice of
fathers running out on their
children. This evil must be
fixed from the root.

278 Forishaw Stireet, ueenstowvn (Geor town.


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Huge Miami markets exist

for Guyana's value-added


Trade fair/seminar hailed a success Minister Persaud

'a .

AGRICULTURE Minister Robert Persaud, third from right, with officials in Miami.
AGRICULTURE Minister Robert Persaud, third from right, with officials in Miami.


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ECD I:ldustry to Better Hope

08:00 to 16:00 h

SLVERAL investors have sig-
nalled their intention of' trav-
eling to Guyana shortly to
explore business opportuni-
ties that exist in the agricul-
ture sector following their
participation in the recently
held Guyana Agro-Business
Investment Seminar and the
10th IFE America Food and
Beverage Trade Show, held in
Miami, Florida from October
29 November 1.
Minister o' Agrictlture.
Robert Persaud, who was ac-
companied to the event by
General Manager of the Guyana
Marketing Corporalion, Niz/am
I lassan. and several representa-
lives I'riom the Guyana Trade
and Investment Support
project. indicated that Iremlen-
dous interest was shown in
(Guyana's value-added products.
lir which several markets c\xist
"Th e S I nlcitr and Tradc
upon y re%" uin touyanaISeCdt'
esrl a i lc cst ,, sigail|\ l Id teI In-

I I | I I|) I ; I l II. d l ll ( iI ]C l I I\ ( l

ploeI O|pop rllilics ll e\il ill
(Giyana s amro-sector. A nitlinelr
o)l e-mails were awaiting meI
upon my return ino Guyana. Sev-
eral investors signalled their in-
tention of coming to Guyana to
explore the opportunities that
exist," Minister Persaud said.
Among the products inves-
lors were interested in were;
frozen plantains, processed
pepper, seasoning and sauces,
Hassan pointed out.
Additionally, he indicated
that representatives I'rom the
. United States Sugar Corporation
(USSC) arid Duda Products In-
corporated have been invited to
visit Guyana.
Officials from USSC and
Duda Products Inc, following
the Seminar, had extended an
invitation to Minister Persaud
and his team to visit their op-
"During the visit to
USSC's milling operations
in Clewiston Florida, the
teamrn had a first hand look at
the operation of a modern
state-of-the-art mill which
also has the capacity to pro-
duce ethanol. Discussions
were held on possible invest-
ment by that company in
Guyana's sugar industry,"
Hassan indicated.

The team also visited the
cilrus cultivationn, processing
and packaging operations ol'
Duda Products Inc in La Belle.
Florida where discussions were
held with the company's senior
ial]]naageiient leain. )Duda. one oof
America's largCst vegetable
growers. produces and packages
juices for more than 30 brands
and institutions.
The Office of Guyana's
honorary Consul in Miami has
also indicated ihal two enlreplre-
neurs from Orlando. Florida are
currently in Guyana pursuing
investment opportunities in the
country's poultry sector.
Minister Persaud's presen-
tation. which highlighted various
agriculture products available in
Guyana as well as the invest-
iIentl poccss and opportunities
lhal exist. further intrigued
invi\ilees,. ainn \ o l whlll were
nlo)t ;I\ ) Il lli iaski\e hb si-
nel s p ospec ts :i\ :iilatbl in,
S i it\ 11 1i 1.
Vice 'Chairimanil and uiin-
hassador of, Trade for (lhe
(unyana international Busi-
ness Council of Florida.
Sheik Asad, commenting on
Minister Persaud's presenta-
tion said, "The business lead-
ers were very interested in
learning about Guyana's
programme to further de-
velop the land for local job
creation and the export of ag-
riculture products to the in-
ternational markets."
Labelling Minister
Persaud's presentation as infor-
mative and interesting, he fur-
ther pointed out that the event
was one of the first to open dia-
logue between Guyana and in-
vestors in South Florida.
"1 believe the time is right
for Guyana to establish itself as
one of the leaders in the West
Indies for trade and to establish
a permanent office here in South
Florida. This would encourage
and bring together more compa-
nies and investors as they learn
of Guyana and the tremendous
opportunities available in the
The investment forum
was organized by the Gov-
ernment of Guyana and the
United States Agency for In-
ternational Development
with the support of the City
of Miramar and several pri-
vate sector sponsors.


cops first place in

Malaria Day essay

Elizabeth Innis of Hosororo Primary School, Mabaruma
sub-District, Region One, walked away the winner of the
Ministry of Health's essay competition, part of the week-
long activities to mark Malaria Day of the Americas.
Her essay. entitled "Malaria in Region One" was judged best
among numerous entries from students in the Region.
Orlando Torrington, a student of the North West Second-
ary School. captured the second place. while another student
of Hosororo Prinmary. Godfrey Hercules, placed third.
The w winners were given cash prizes. along with impregnated
bed nels to keep away the parasite that causes malaria.
Meanwhile. ithe jingle competition winners came from
Wualiuna. H osororo and \1Whilewater, Region One. Kevin Samuel.
a C'onimmunitl\ Health Worker, emerged winner while Nicholas
PI'tCr and daughters placed second, and Donna Sankar and team
TheIy \\eI ;ilso i\eCn similar prices.
The pi i/Cs \\ i'C piesclnted to Ihe \\inner bY Regional Vice
('lai ii. n i\h. l'm l l'ierirc.
I 'll. ,j]ii|'lil'ils itin'tC lim it'd Io the Region siInce tlis
\ t;I "', ','1 i \i,i],!ii |1l i\ wsas hosted Ihc'ie bccaisoe fil the
li i (I I iI1

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The following persons have been allottes house lots on the condition that neither they nor their

spouses are already the owners of immovable property. Anyone with information that these

persons are already owners of immovable property is kindly asked to contact the Ministry of

Housing & Water/Central Housing & Planning Authority at Brickdam, Georgetown. Telephone

contact can also be made with the Land Development and Administrative Manager on

telephone no. 223-7521.



David .
Kum arie

Go Nauth
De Sanitos
Hope Inniss
De Younge
Inniss Joseph.
Mangar Latchman

Lot 13 Betterhope South ECD
95 Mora Street South Viylhed',l Lust E.t1l Coast D-em
35 Phulin.;in StIreot! Botil.' HOipu LCD
22 Middle Street Viyhelid', LusI ELCD
63' Canmpbtelivtlle Housing Si(,hen)e Iftourelowfl
70 North Enmore ECD
21 Houston Housing Scheme EBD
104 Zeskendren Mahaicony ECD
46 Nigg Corentyne Berbice
7 Evana Phillips Park Agncola EBD
67 Evans Phillips Park Agricola EBD
83 East Ruinveldt Housing S(chei-m. Ge.rgetlown
145 Lusignan West Wast Coast Deneirara Georgelown
24 Middle Walk Nabaclis ECD
Squatting Area Crane West Coast Drnmerarir
5 Middle Walk Darn Vergenone(en L B.E
332 Block X Cornelia Ida W C.O
10 Crane Housing Scheme West Coast Demerara
283 Housing Scheme Grove EBD
4 Newtown Enniore ECD
128 Meadow Brook Gardens
20 Rain Bow City Mc Kenzie Linden
81 West Ruimveldt Georgclowv,
Parika Backdatn E.B.E
65 Public Road Eccles E B.D
60 Higins Road Land of Cannan E B D
122 Covent Garden Island EBD
1296 Central Amelia's Ward Linden
522 Banyaballi Retrieve Mc Kenzie Linden
20 South Ruimveldt Georgetown
11 B Anna Catherina W.C.D
4 Newtown Enmore ECD
31 Annandale West ECD
114 B First Street Anna Cathenna WCD
166 Area G Strathspey ECD
104 Jetty Vreed-en-Hoop Foreshore W C.D
48 'B' Sandy Bobb Georgetown
8 Old Road Hydronie E.B.E
439 Back Street Herstetling EBD
598 Ondemeeming West Bank Demerara
24 Da Silva Street Meadow Bank Georgetown
2 Meten-Meer-Zorg West Coast Demerara
67 Victoria Road Sparendaam ECD
569 Pin Great Diamond EBD
459 Foulis South E.C.D
50 Enterpnse West Section A ECD
550 Great Diamond EBD
143 Leonora Seafield West Coast Demerara
28 Seaforth Street Campbellvlle Georgetown
37 Independence Street La Grange West Bank Demerara
54 Princess Street Lodge Georgetown
187 Second Avenue BB Eccles East Bank Dem.
12 Yarrowday Street Ruirmveldt Georgetown
128 Middle Road La Penitence Georgetown
328 Sachi Bozaar Prashad Nagar Georgetown
192 Prospect E.B.D
62 Area 'O' Turkeyen ECD
156 section A Block 12 Non Panel HIS
25 Durban Street Werk-En-Rust Georgetown
85 Debra Street Better Hope
111 Regent Road Bourda Georgetown
59 D'Urban Street Lodge Georgetown
1062 Section C.Grove Housing Scheme EBD.
A PP East La Penitence EBD
1 Yawrow Dam Company Path Ruimveldtl
40 Yarrowdam Ruismveldt Georgetown
124 First Street Craig
58 Howes Street Charlestown Georgetown
107 South Ruimveldt Park Georgetown
6 Public Road Meten-Meer-Zorg W.C.D
481 Kiskadee Drive South Ruimveldt Gardens Georgetown
Section C Clonbrook Village ECD
75 Second Street Alexander Village
24 Da Silva Street Meadow Bank Georgetown
24 Da Silva street Meadow Bank E.B D
4 Junior Staff Compound Diamond E.B.E
1385 Bachelor's Adventure (Bareroot) ECD
2 Amsterdam Leguan Essequibo
130 Cocorite Street East La Penitence Georgetown
84 Triumph ECD
37 2nd Street Annandale West East Coast Dem.
985 Tuschen Housing Scheme E.B.E
9 Hubu Parika East Bank Essequibo
34 Riverview Mahaica ECD
567 Block X Belvidere Berbice
Section E Grove Launch Stleling E.B.D
374 3rd Street Grove EBD
227 Hope West Enmore ECD
28 La Grange W.B.D
25 Good Hope Phase II ECD
68 Durban Street Lodge Georetown
291 Goed Fortuin West Coast Demerara
74 Block 20 Enmore ECD
, 183 De Endgrat (Martyrsville) ECD
39 Independence Street La Grange West Bank Demnerara
' Kurupung Landing Middle Mazaruni
239 Second Street West Lusignan E.C.D
23 Unity Street La Grange West Bank Demerara
42 Tiger Bay Tuschen East Bank Esequibo
18-19 Goed Fortuin West Bank Demerara
40 2nd Avenue Bartica Essequibo River
Lot A Coglan Dam Pouderoyen W B.D
Hubu E.B.E
90 Side Line Dam Middle Road La Penitence Georgetown
46 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme Georgetown
312 Beezie Street Enmore ECD
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18 PLN Craig Mi:ne ECD
10 2PLN Caig Mn Re NrCD
11 PLN Craig Mine ECD
12 PLN Craig Mine ECD
65 Center Street oiston Houwin, Siche e E.t B D
13 PLN Craig Mine ECD
14 PLN Cra-9 Mine East CoastD emerara
172 'ryheid's Lstf ECD
15 PLN Craig Milne ECD
16 PLN Cra9a Milne ECD
17 PLN Craig Mine ECD
19 PLN Craig Milne ECD
20 PLN Craig Mitne ECD
21 PLN Crag Milne ECD
23 PLN Craig Mine ECD
24 PLN Craig Mine ECO
25 PLN Craig Mike ECD
26 PLN Craig Mine ECD
27 PLN Craig Min'e ECD
28 PLN Craig Mine ECD
29 PLN Craig Milne ECD
30 PLN Craig Mine ECD
56 Nootnzait ECD
65 SthR Street Belmone
56 Pubie Road NootenzuDi ECD
395 Rose Sireet Wes! Ruiniveldt Georgetown
24 Cornfha Ida West Coati Dernerarai
31 Norton Street Woltmanvdie Georgelown
1587-91 Tusch'en Housing Scheme East Bank Essequibo
71 Stewartville West Coast Demerara
17 Railway Line Hagu. Westl Coast Demerara
31 PLN Cra;g Milne ECD
31 Norton Street Worlnanville Gerogeefown
106 Ruby E.BE
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94 'C' Field Leonora West West Coast Demerara
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196 Patertta West Bank Demerara
27 Sawmill Pouderoyen West Bank Demerara
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19 South Sectdion Canal 3 West Bank Demerara
30 Clay Brick Road Canal No. 2 Polder West Bank Demerara
101 Side L-ne Dam Sister's Village West Bank Demerara
32 Ciay Brick Road Canal #2 West Bank Demerara
293 Paterma Ho Sche'me West Bank Demerara
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110 Regent street Lacylown Georgetown
19 New Haven Belair Georgetown
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16 Aiance Canal 2 West Bank Demerara
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8 fResou.e Cana i # 2 WesT Bank Demerara
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293 Palentia Hous ig Scheme West Bank Demerara
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE r 1,,,.I.eib r 11, ,07


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THEME Choose a unique place in your community and describe its
potential to be developed as a tourism attraction in Guyana.
LENGTH All essays must be a maximIumL of 300 words.
PRIZE The winner and a guest will have the opportunity to visit
Arrowpoint Nature Resort, one of G(uyana's premier resorts
located in Santa Mission, E'ssequibo Islands/West Demarara.
JUDGING The essays will be judged by ihe (iuyana Tourism Authority,
based on content, creativxily, spelling and -grammar.
THEME Take an original photograph ofany aspect oftourism in IGuyaina.
The photo can he oI f ii hin, such natural attractions (waterfalls.
creeks. and animals). unique buildings, intlrcstinL people
(artisans 'nd vendors) and f'estivals (Diwali).
FORMAT All entries milusl be digital photos printed on 4x6. glossy p;per:
dent mi sa ;iE di!iS. cop' ,1ihe photo.
PRi.'3 ''e *a. :!d a guest h; e the opportunity to U ii

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\ Age
( oilactl in to1rnaion
Name of parent or giardiian
SNameof school
ELIGIBILITY loth competitions are open to persons between the ages 12 and
15 (form 3- form 5).
DEADLINE The deadline for receipt ofentrics is Friday, November 23,2007.

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SUOAY C 0fii .-it I1, 13

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
yesterday urged Rotarians of'
French Guiana, Suriname
and Guyana to continue to
work towards lending support
to those in need.
The President made this,
call during his feature address at
the opening ceremony of the
Rotary Inler-Guianas 2007
Meeting being held at .the
Guyiana International Confer-
ence Centre (GICC).
The President said the con-
ference is an opportunity for
the three countries to improve
relations which will benefit their
"1 think this is a good op-
portunity to speak to people
from the three Guianas, and
hopefully to enlist your sup-

port in some of the pressing
things that need to be done to
improve relationship between
our three countries. Hopefully,
we would be able to improve
again, the lives of our people...
there are many things that iwe
can work on and I am v er
pleased that you have set yourll'-
selves the task of re-examiining
the purpose and the Ifocus ofl
your annual meeting, and this is
very important, Presidenit
Jagdeo said.
The participants of the
two-day conference, under
the theme "IGM in the Fu-
ture- The future of IGM",
were advised to pay more at-
tention to the issue of global
warming and use their vari-
ous forums to advocate the

position of the developing
The I lead of State said thtal
responses can he crafted
through a strengthening of inte-
grtalion to thle challenges that are
being posed to the world.
"Take, for examplee, the is-
sue of global warming. We have
already seen theli extreme
weather conditions. Many of
Olur countries. Suriiname atnd
Gutyana, I know imore of: have
laced some intense flooding in
the past few years. If the sea
levels were to rise in
Guyana. it would be devastating
for us," President Jagdeo asserted.
I Ic asked that the members
become involved through lobby-
ing and speaking up on the is-
sue of standing rainforest in or-

der to influence the Kyoto pro-i
loicl I framework.
District Governor of Rolary
International (Cees l)ilweg. dur-
ing his presentation. said
Rotarians miusl continue to
work hiwairds the belletment ol
persons il need.
"You (Rotarians) have to
ensure that the interest of
those in need is taking prior-
ity. I know it is easier said
than done but our role is to
make thie world a better place
and that mandate has to be
maintained," Governor
Dilweg said.
The work of Rolatrians in
the three countries has not gone
unnoticed. and according to the
lead of Stale this should be
seen as ain enctlluragelment to

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo addresses the Rotarians.

work in other areas which will
e lucrae Iatiseo thie countries in-
cluding lhe private and educa-
lion sectors.
"'lihe Governments have to
create opportunities for people
but a lot of these opportunities
are not seen or grasped. uIless
we have an entrepreneurial
class...We need an aggressive.
domestic private sector to parl-
ner with the international pri-
vate sector and illn manlly oif ourll
countries we don't have this. I
think if we can work on ial

Rotarians urged to assist in

improving relations among Guianas


Cookery Corner

( Welcome to the 477"' edition of
S"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

BLACK CAKE is a West Indian Christmas tradition as important as
painting house and new curtains!

Soaking the fruits for this seasonal delicacy is a
vital step to the perfect cake. You will need a
glass jar with an air-tight lid to get started along
with the ingredients listed.

In three weeks time when the fruits have had
time soak up all; those delicious flavours
"Champion Cookery Corner" will bring you
the ultimate Black Cake recipe for a culinary
Christmas to remember.

SYour first step to the Perfect Black Cake

2.25g pitted prunes
1.lkg currants
1.1kg raisins
450g cherries
l.lg dried niixed peel
8 whole cloves
8 I-inch thick slices ginger
1 bottle cherry brandy
I bottle dark rum I
loz Angostura bitters,
Itsp ground cinnamon
I bay leaf per jar,

Wash and dry I or 2 large glass jars. In a
large clean bowl, mix all the ingredients
together. except the alcohol. Fill jar/ jars
with fruit mixture. Add I bay leaf to each
jar. Cover the fruit to 1 inch above its
level with a 50/50 mixture of rum and
cherry brandy. Seal the jar by placing
plastic wrap at the mouth of it and
covering securely with the jar lid. Place
the fruit in a dry cool area and leave to

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pil'|l '(l otlidc fie l ll' ()1 I 'e
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hllrough physIcal pro ctls and
lihlrilcy pro ecls) Ch l and l i, i",
cclleilt." tic I Icld iof Stailt .is1
TheI members of lhic
Rotarian clubs will deliberate on
seCveral pertinii l'n issues aimed ,11
imovinlg tlie bodies in a IIIOlic
profound direction. There will
also be presentations of the his-
torical background of Rotary.
"I just wiani to say thank
you for all that you have done
and hope that you will continue
in this vein and that you will
continue to work to bring our
countries closer together."
President Jagdeo said.
There are over 40 active
rotary clubs in Guyana.

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Regions 5, 6 affected
The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) is currently ex-
periencing mechanical problems which have caused resi-
dents of several areas in Regions Five and Six to be with-
out power and water.
Minister of Housing and Water Harry Narine Nawbatt says
the power company has assured that it is working to resolve
the issue as early as possible and is pleading with residents to
understand the situation.
Chief Executive Officer of GW1 Karran Singh said that the
water company does not have individual generating capacity at
various pumping stations and depends on GPL to power the
Singh assured that when the power returns, the stations will
operate beyond the normal pumping ho'irs if necessary. He is
also urging that when this happens, residents ensure that they
store water.
Meanwhile, he is also asking that citizens avoid breaking
the mains because when the situation returns to normal, it would
result in wastage and many residents would suffer.
Communities between Canje and Auchlyne are currently
without power and so the pumping stations in these areas are
not operational.
The Crabwood Creek pump station is also down due to
a damaged motor resulting from power fluctuation. In Bath
Settlement, the situation is similar.


HIV/~AI nGyn

Resources Online

The Internet is undoubtedly the most importantimass
communication tool in history. Evolving from a text4based
electronic communication system in the 1980s, the World Wide
Web'has revolutionized human communication. With the
advent of better technology facilitating the transmission of
pictures, sound and most recently video, the internet lis the
medium through which most of the information in the World
travels, including that on HIV/AIDS.

The main portal
There is only website which can be properly described as a true
portal of HIV/AIDS information relevant to Guyana the National
!HIV/AIDS Programme website located at
Launched two years ago as an information source for general pub-
ilic. health professionals, the news'media, partners and youths, is for the most pah a powerhouse in this regard. It is a
reliable source not only for recent dews relative to HIV/AIDS in
Guyana but it is a massive source of epidemiological information.
The site is host to what must amount to hundreds, perhaps thou-
sands of documents, news articles, event summaries and informa-
tion pages on HIV and AIDS, both general as well as specific to
Guyana. Last month, the website won a World Summit Award a
.UN supported initiative for being one of the Best Practice examples
of quality e-Content in the world. The website was one of the 40
winners that were selected from the 650 nominations from 160 coun-
As informative and as well maintained as the site is however, it
cannot logically appeal to every audience. The limitation of this
website is probably best captured in the website's disclaimer which
states: "This site contains health information relating to HIV/AIDS
and other infections. It may not be suitable for all audiences". How-
ever, what may be at question here is not the information itself but
how it is packaged there is for example, nothing on 'the site that
would appeal to teenagers and young adults.
There are few other sites which can said to be sources for local
information on HIV/AIDS most are the sites of partner
organizations. Much of the information on the disease relevant to
Guyana, not available on, is actually found on sites out-
side of Guyana like the sites of the US Center for Disease Control

The Internet as mass media
The question may be asked whether online intervention is really
necessary'? The simple answer is that it is very necessary. Sub-
stantial HIV/AIDS public relations and education campaigns have
been launched using virtually every method of mass communication
in Guyana, excepting the Internet.
Television has arguably received the lion's share of focus and
funding with numerous ads and television shows like the Artistes In
Direct Support produced Youth Talent and Voices (YTV). There
have been several radio campaigns over the years, and currently the
only radio soap opera in Guyana, Merundoi, is funded by PEPFAR.
The print media has also received its share; indeed, this article is
being published under one such special agreement.
The argument may be made that
the campaigns are intended to share in-
formation and that most young people
collect their day to day information
from traditional media sources. This
is misleading or outright fallacious. .'-
While the amount of people who
are able to access the Internet for in-
formation may be a fraction of the to-
tal population, the numbers are still
substantial. For example, a simple
gauge of persons in Guyana or from
Guyana who access the Internet regu-
larly is the social networking website; a search on the website shows
that there are some 15000 members
from Guyana. A local website which re- i
quires registration for membership,, boasts some 56,
931 registered users. These sort of
numbers constitute, by a measure, a
mass media audience.

The Internet as
A few years ago, an extensive cam-
paign was run targeting minibus con-
ductors and drivers. The ostensible ra-
tionale behind the campaign was that
the minibus subculture was a highly
sexualized one and hence warranted in-
lervention. .
The internet is no less of a subcul- SOME websites user
ture, and while online communication missed the attention
does not include an element of direct from pictures posted

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THE National HIV/AIDS Programme website, pictured here in this screen capture, is a powerhouse 6
information but with limitations.

physical contact in the minibus subculture, this does not preclude nography or nudity if its attention is brought to any, wha
virtual interaction which forms the basis for personal sexual liaisons, is acceptable is, to use an area of comparison, far mor
Indeed, the Internet subculture is far more highly sexualized with risque than the clothing allowed on the average minibus.
much broader and less stigmatic appeal than that associated with Sites like and, all have ac
minibuses in Guyana. tive forums which regular discuss sexual topics, as does an upcom
When an online pornography scandal broke out two ing Jocal social networking site, While th
years ago, the pictures under question were posted on forums are usually moderated for profanity an and from there were e-mailed around.', graphic sexual language, no such restrictions lie on HitsandJams.con
like the much vaunted and much maligned, particularly the forum area called GT's Hottest Forum. 0
provides space for its users to list personal information, outside of the General forums area, the most ac
including their likes, dislikes, favourite movies, sexual tive section of the forums is the one titled "Sex, Lust and Relatior
orientation and whether they are on the site to date men, ships". One recent topic, titled "Places to have sex" garnered sowm
date women, or both. also allows space for the 71 responses including the following:
posting of pictures and while the site removes graphic por-
"Has anyone ever thought about doing it on the Harbot
Bridge around like 2:30am going into 3. That would be wicke
but u might have to hope no one passes and recognize you (
shine their lights."

The topic before that was "Oral Sex" which had some E
r.. responses. Topics on all the websites deal with everything fro'
.-, sex on a first date to interracial sexual relationships to the sexu
relationships between identified individuals.

-, -. A dearth of messages
Rarely ever discussed in any of the forums check
while researching this article and easily verifiable by tt
H iuse of keywords are issues like sexually transmitted ii
fections, HIV/AIDS information, or information on Abst
nence, Being Faithful, or Condom use. The only place th
the word "Condom", for example, was found in tt forums was the Comedy section, not
S"Sex, Lust and Relationships."
And if the web users are not discussing safe sexual pra
tices over their own accord, these discussion pages seem to ha,
been ignored completely for HIV/AIDS campaigning in Guyar
It should be noted that hosts a forum, but one whit
has had no messages posted since the website's creation tv
years ago. The irony is that the forums of these websites, tl
one place where many young people feel that can safely di
cuss certain issues, is devoid of HIV/AIDS advertising or r
lated public education messages.

... In closing, the Internet provides an opportunity for p
by uyanese are highly sexuaized media environments but have tentially massive gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS
d by Guyanese are hmpaighly sexualized te pictureabvewas created Guyana. It may be time that the focus of the HIV/Al
of the HV/GuyaneDS campaign te composite picture aPrevention lobby goes online.
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on Cement

Price Stability

The graph below shows the annual sales of cement (in MT) in Guyana from
1997 to 2007. The coloured area shows TCL/TGI's market share compared to
all other imports. The ,red line shows the average retail price 'during the year.

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extra-regional cement and when the CET of 15% was removed.

. 2006 "Price gouging" took place when importers dominated the
market. One importer declared that "Guyanese need to get used to
cement at G$2,000 per bag"

* 2007 Prices have started coming back down since TCL Guyana Inc
(TGI) started operations in January 2007.

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St. Stanislaus College


St. Stanislaus College would be
celebrating its 100th anniver-
sary on its present location on
Tuesday, November 13. The col-
lege authorities have planned a
week of activities to mark this
significant milestone.
On Monday 12thl there will

be a Special Assembly of the
College al 8.30 amt
On Tuesday alt 8.30 amn. an
Interfaith Prayer Service al
Brickdam Cathedral.
A special edition of the ('ol-
lege Magazine will also be
launched on Tuesday.

100th anniversary

At 10.30 a Maths Qui/
At 12.00 Students Councile
At 1.00 pm lElocution C'om-
lEvening, Dinner r al [lie
Geolrgelown C('lub
On Wednesday al 3.00 pml

DFLSA Incorporated is seeking to fill vacancies for three (3) Loan Officers in its Microfin
Department and one (1) Client Services Supervisor in its SME lending Department.



* Identifying, developing and generating loan accounts towards building healthy and viable
micro enterprises, using Microfin methodology
* Monitoring and evaluation of loans disbursed
* Assisting in the execution of marketing activities planned by the Microfin Department

Critical RequiLremrents

1. First degree (or equivalent) in Business Management, Economics or related field
2. Practical knowledge of local industries
3. Previous experience in credit
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel Spreadsheets
5. Ability to undertake extensive field work
6. Ability to work in a team environment
7. Holder of a valid driver's license



Designing, organizing and implementing market research for the DFLSA's SME lending
Designing, organizing and implementing promotional activities undertaken by DFLSA
Assisting in event management for courses, seminars, workshops organized by
Caribbean.Development Network (CDN) Management Services Incorporated
Coordinating technical assistance facilitation for Centre for the Development of
Enterprise (CDE)

Critical Requirements

1. First degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences or related field
2. Excellent communication skills
3. Working knowledge of marketing and promotion
4. Basic project management skills
5. Ability to work in a team environment
6. Ability to undertake field work

If you meet these criteria please send an application with your resume and references to
Manager, Business Development & Corporate Services by e-mail to ha.regquin@d(,com before
December 7,2007. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an Assessment Centre for an
evaluation of personality attributes and fit with the job.

Badmintitlon Competitiont
On Thursday atl 4.00 pmi
On Friday Crickel Girls Fi-
On Saturday Proii Nighlt al
Regency Ilotel
On Tuesday Nov 20th
Cricket: (a) Boys Final Lower
and Upper
(h) Novelty Teachers vs.
Otler activities are also in
the planning stages.
St Stanislaus College began
as a Romian Catholic School runi
by the Order of priests and
brothers known as Ihe Jesuits.
According to a history of the
College written by Naioini
Collins it was a Catholic School
for 1 10 years before it was
taken over by the Government
in 1976.
On May I, 1866 Ihe Calho-
lic Grammar School was opened
with just Iwo students in the
presbytery which was opposite
to where Brickdam Cathedral
now stands. It was Io move

later to the Sacred Heart Com-
pound. to Waterloo Streetl, back
to the Cathedral Presbytery. to
Ihe site of the present St
Mary's School then finally in
1907 to the present Brickdamn
site by which lime he number
of boys had grown to 100.
The S SSt Stanislaus College
Association was formed in 1942
with the principal ailm of sup-
porting the College. The Asso-
ciation has overseas chapters in
Canada, the USA. Barbados,
and Antiguta and Barbuda.
The College introduced ag-
ricultural science to the curricu-
lar in 1975 and established the
farm which was to provide prac-
tical training for the Agriculture
Science students.
In 1976 Saints along with
several other schools in Gtuyana
became co educational.
In 1979 Father Darke. who
was senior and scout master ail
Saints was murdered in front of
the school.
In the same year the Princi-
pals of several of the top second-

aly schools i iri (itiyanii incildingt
S Slailislallus collegetc etcl tiins-
I'crred to ivaitiolls schools. 1980
saw ihc lasi of Jcsutil iparlicipa-
lion iln ihe scliool after 114 years
al ilte college.
Now 140) vear;i-, old. St
'Stanislaus is i SIelior 'Secontdary
School owned and llmanlaged by
the government.
In 2005 a Board ofl (Gover-
no ws Wt set tip to manage the
College in its entirety.
The Board receives an an-
nual subvention lo cover bud-
geted expenses and Ihe wages
and salalrics of' staff however
the subventions have proven in-
Thc Board has aggressively
pursued fund-raising endetavours
to supplenint Ilhe budgetary
The college aims al impart-
ing to its students superior in-
telleclial. technical and social
skills while delivering to the so-
ciety responsible citizens who
are imbued with reverence of
God, and a spirit of love for
their country.
The motto of the school
"Eterna non caduca" (not for
this life only but for eternity)
mandates the staff and stu-
dents to work individually
and collectively towards the
full social and academic
upliftment of the college and
of the country as a whole.

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I. Thu: Ministry o l' Iloti' s-Ci.-( izc .S':Scurilty I'roramme' in l e.,s s': ilcakd bids f'rtmi cligiblec ind
qualilied bidders i..i Rchiabilliition ollthe computerr -i raining (Is.sroom- Feliix Ausl in Police
C( .i I vc Leary.h Ih dc livirtconstru lion pli! lo isc Ihtl(8t) ccks.

IjlIhdding will be co'lluhcied thiiiugh itlie N\,iutit ComDpeiti'ie Bidding (NIB) proctdur e-.
peciifled in the Ptrociir.rement \et 2(1). 0 i.4d 1- pein it all bidders, s>ulbjIic'I oo prot ikioi ort l'Seclion
ll (l'ligi!c ( 'ountric, ofthis, document,
li. ltller-stIed eligible bidklert t'i:iy oIbt:in i 'tlbitlicr inloniiationt from the ('oordlill;or. citizen n
Sccurin Prograinuni- MiniistIry of liomnI Aclfir,,s arnd inspect'th ih iddihin. a)ocimet'lt- at the
Citi/en Securitly Prognrammnc 11fficcp. o Brickln, ( corgctown betiwicn 9:()0h lto .15:31 h Mon.l.ay
lo 'rid, .
4. .\ iotpletc set of Bilitiing DocumrInit'let i1 it' ngliislih Iii) be punrchINliei by winieres.ild bidders on the
-ubnmissiotl of a writenri application to the ('o-olrdiniaor (' Secuirity Progi:aimae tld tlpon
paiynienIt of.a non-rteIllnitdabl'Ic lee ol five 'TIousTaiid Dollars 1a.s(5.( Oti.i. Thlie tlehodl ofpyt pIllmyet
sIhall be cash.

Bids mTust be addressed lo lic (hairnian, National ProCi.urei'iln an ld lendr iAdmiinislratiri
tBoard. Main and Urqtihal St lr.'ets. Cicoroe'towvi an;d marked on thle top right-hand cornel otl'che
clnvelnpe "tlhe naIlel of the pioramlllell arlld the description of the bid. inicldintg hc th ordt>d"do not
opin be frel e''csdiay 27tIh Noi tmber 2007
0.. 'iThe bids Imus be deposiled ill the ITenider ,ox of their National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board .ititualed al Minislry ol Finance. Main and Urquhart Streets Georgetown.
uyana no laterr tliar 9:10 I on 1I esday 27, November 2007 and will he opened at a public
ceremony, illn hel prcsenic of dthosc biddcr- 1 their representaicatives who ose to attend at i:00
hrs orshortly ihercartcr on Tuesday 27. November 2007,

7. Valid Compliance c(ertificalcs miisi accomt tpany bids in the name ot'lice company submtiing (the
bids from thce ( ivanar Revenic Autlhority ( !R( I) Aand 1the Nationul Insurtlance Scheme (,N IS1.

Citizen Security Progralimie

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SUNDAY PHRONICLE November 11, 2007 17

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad was present to crown
seventeen-year-old Theresa Hendricks winner of the recently concluded Miss Ruplinuni
Pageant held as part of the activities to mark Tourism Awareness Month at Lethlem,
Region Nine.
The pageant. ,n annual lealure held in Lethem during Novembher, and the Rupimuni Rodeo are
special activities supported by the Minislry of Turism. Industry and Commelrce and h11 (Guyana
Tour-ism Authorily.
Hcndricks. a fourth form science student of the St Ignatius Secondary School and from the village
of Moco Moco. Region Nine, outshone tilhe other five contestants.
Ms Jessica Contralto, also seventeen, from Hiawa. Central Rupununi, was adjudged first runner
up. while fifteen-year-old Karen Bernard of Lethem was second runner up.
The other contestants were Nicole Parks. Janellc Corporal and Marcia Charlie.
The contestants were judged for their introduction, casual and evening wear and Ior their response
to a final question.
Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir, who was in Lethem for a Labour education workshop
with the business community, was also at the pageant.

Security workshop

participants urged to utilise

knowledge effectively

PARTICIPANTS at a five-day
Customs and Immigration
Security training workshop
were urged to ensure that the
knowledge acquired be im-
parted to other staff and that
they utilise their training to
effectively carry out their du-
Representing Commissioner
General of the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) Head of the
Customs and Trade Administra-
tion, Retired Colonel Chabilal
Ramsarup. in his remarks, urged
that the participants ensure that
the valuable knowledge is
utilised in heir day to day op-
erations to demonstrate profes-
He stated that since the
course could not cater for a
larger number of persons, those
who have benefited need to go
back to their respective depart-
ments and share their experi-
The workshop concluded
today with a ceremony where
participants were presented
with certificates and tokens. The

workshop was tfacilitalted by Ihe
US Customs and Border lProtec-
tion (CBP) Homeland Security.
and coordinated by the Inter-
American Committee against
Terrorism (CICTE) and the
Organisation of American States
The aim of the training is
to enhance the knowledge
and capability of the partici-
pants in various aspects of se-
curity. Held under the theme
"Strengthening Border and
Port Security", the workshop
enabled 24 participants
drawn from the Customs and
Trade Administration
(C&TA) of the Guyana Rev-
enue Authority, Immigration
Department of the Guyana
Police Force and the Cus-
toms Anti-Narcotics Unit
(CANU) to be coursed in sev-
eral aspects of security.
CICTE/OAS Programme
Coordinator of Caribbean Af-
fairs Sheridon Hill stated that
among the areas examined were
border control, detection of
fraudulent documents, luggage

examination, security, inter-
viewing laclics, the varying
techniques in conducting an ob-
servational, analyzing
behavioral patterns, fraudulent
document detection, impostor
identification, officer safety and
contraband concealment.
He told participants that
the workshop is a new chapter
and congratulated them for a job
well done. He also expressed the
hope that follow-up
programmes will be held.
Facilitators of the work-
shop, including Hachim Ndiaye,
Moses Vasquez and Chris
Smith, were presented with to-
kens of appreciation from the
Participants noted that
the workshop was well con-
ducted and offered them new
information which will assist
them greatly in their work.
They pointed out that several
new areas were explored and
this has provided them with
the necessary tools to carry
out their jobs more effec-
tively. (GINA)

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Mine Operators and Suppliers to tender for the supply of:

Soil Conditioner/Fertiliser
For 3 Year Period commencing 2nd January 2008

Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday December6th 2007.

The Package giving details of the Fender can be purchased and
upoito fr;-om Purchasing Manager-Field a( the address below
from Monday 12th Novembel, 2007: -

Materials Management Departmentt
Og e Estate.
Ogle. Eas. Coast Demerara.
Telephone. 592-222-3161. 3162
Fa: 592-222-3322


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IE Rupununi Pageant contestants

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the vacant position of Layout Artist in a reputable

Appliclants should possess:-

(i) Five (5) subjects CXC including Mathematics and
English Language and

(ii) Certificates in Microsoft Word, Excel, Coral Draw, Page
Maker, Photoshop with at least two (2) years relevant

The conditions ofemployment arc considered attractive.

Applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae, must bhe marked
Vacancy for I ayout Artist and should be addressed to
Company Secretary PO() Box # 10120 and should reach
not later than Friday, November 23. 2007.

Ioreign E\change Market Activities
Summary Indicators
I ridi:x, No iembelur 2. 2007 Tlillursda., Noember 8, 2007


EX( 11 \\(E RATES
Bu% ing Rate Selling Rate
\. t S DI)llar \0 IIS 0 : ()TIlR NO()lI-S () TIIF.R
KI' ol ,noi~ 2o'I (io 2fil) fil) 2lO.0 \11() 2(0).11()
Ihaul,k of thi'l t o 111 20 tiii (1)fo ff 200 ).0 2101.01)
ilik n l',o \oxj, 'iof.i '1-' 11I ID9.S.i) 2 1).(0)0 20)00 .00
( Ill/cn' link 1'1 i ] I'o(Ii 2 13 25 20(5 25
i)CIIIclaIIII R lik \ 1il lI P) 00 21)21 ni) '0 .O) (o
( 1 1 tl l 9 I' il 21040 0 205.00
RIl I. 1 I it 2(10 00 20(4.00 )00.00

\on hll,ink an'. ihol, \' l ',,, .' '') ')( I 2 03.32

BI. ( ;ii .;nId .all 1 i ill r

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AHt "s 0' :' :,' 4s4(25- tI 7S "
Is 15 -i 4 'Cal. 4 -ts6 V,, ( U\; I xI ) I 3')f .

Source: lniternational IDepartment. Bank of GuIyanit.


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Channel 6 12:15 h Voice of the 03:00 h English Movie 09:30 h-IQ Show
People 10:00h Puran Bros. Shiva
05:00 h Inspiration time 13:00 h VOP Live MTV Bhajans
06:00 h News today 15:00h- Documentary 10:30 h- Indian Movie
(Replay) 16:00 h Slingers Hits from 06:00h- Bhajan Melodies 13:00h- Current Affairs
06:30 h Death and In- the Streets 06:15 h- GIT quran 145:00h- Movie
Memoriam 17:00 h Greetings 06:30 h- Prayag Vanie 16:00h- Bollywood
07:00 h Documentary 17:30 h Interlude 07:00h- Avon Video & DVD Sensation
08:00 h- Cartoons 18:00 h Death and In Musical Melodies 17:00h Birthdays & Other
08:30 h Guyana Cook Up Memoriam 07:30 h- Dabi's Musical Greetings
Show 20:30 h Focus on GRA Hour 17:15 h- Death
09:30 h Loli & Pop 21:00 h- Voice of the People 08:00h- Christ for the Ntion An nouncements/ In
Puppet Show 21:30h Deaths and In Live Memoriam
09:35 h Cartoons Memoriam 08:30 h- Islam the Natural 18:00h- Girlfriends
10:00 h- Movie 22:30 h Viewers Choice: Way 18:30 h- Shelly Greetings
12:00 h Death and In Indian Movie 09:00h- Caribbean Corner
Memoriam 01:30 h English Movie Temptation Music Mix 19:00h The President's

September 30, 2007 September 30, 2006
$ millions $ millions

OPERATING Income 1970 1654
Profit after taxation 1144 1029

Total Assets 73,869 66,361

Total Deposits 65,909 60,079
Shareholders' Equity 5154 4506

Return on Average Assets
Return on Average Equity




It is with great pleasure that we advise of another record-breaking financial year for our Bank. For
the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007, our Bank achieved $1.144 billion in after tax profit,
surpassing by 11.22% the previous record of $1.029 billion, set last year.. This outstanding
achievement was the result of our continued focus on customer service, expense control and
prudent risk management.

Your Board of Directors has recommended a final dividend of $330 million, representing a
payment of $1.10 per stock unit.This brings our total dividend for the year to $525 million, following
the interim dividend of $195 million, or $0.65 per stock unit. The total dividend represents a payout
of 45.88% of net profit, and exceeds last's year's record by $105 million, or 25%.

We are confident that as the economy improves the Bank will record increasing profits contributing
to enhanced shareholder value.

.u^UM L~^ .,

David Dulal-Whiteway
November ,05, 2007


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C/VILLE 1 b/room
apartments, available fir local/
o0/seas guests starting from $3
000 (24 hrs period). Tel Anand

envelops for US$500 or more
weekly. Send stamrnped self-
addressed envelop for
information to Kerry Ann Hira.
PO. Box 30109. Parika, EBE.

manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
CultLre available. Tel. 227-

SANJANA'S Car Rental, 12
First Street, Better Hope,
South. $4 000 per day. Call for
more information 614-7856.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services-Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
EXPERT Computer
Repairs Genius Computers
Unlimited 231-7650, 626-
8911. Our office is located
where your problem is!
COMPUTER geeks for
professional repairs, sales, and
services call us at Tel. 266-
0408 brand new computers
built to suit your needs for as
low as $95 000 with 1 year
warranty. Call 266-0408, 625-
0204, 663-1124.

dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushion, floral, cake
decoration. 226-9548.

offer for Xmas Season only.
Register now. $4 500. Call
MICHELLE 227-7342. 613-
offer all chemical
applications, nails manicure
pedicure, straw nails air brush,
facial, etc. 226-9448.
College 262 Thomas Street,
North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown. There is your last
opportunity to be enrolled if
you wish to write CXC
examinations in May/June -
2008. Register today for part-
time Evening classes, part-time
morning classes or full-time
classes. Call us today on Tel.
No. 225-2397, 225-5474.

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

and other book- fromna ,,. as
SS4 up. Hurry J'i':te 'ok
Li, i.jry 14 !,Pe'. Rut Ii'i
T' 3-82 /

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R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

make urgent contact with Yvonne
Otto at 447 South Sophia 648-
JILLIAN Williams please
contact tel. # 693-9097 as early
as possible.
make contact with Linmden Oqln
on Tel: 219-1016 in coirnecliioi
with 829 Section B" Pattensen.

PRESSURE washer. Tel.
265-3805, 644-8647 bet. 8 am
- 5 pm.


FoP parties,

MALE, age 50, would like
to meet female friends. Please
call 629-4605.
COUPLE seeks couple for
friendship, age around 40 to
50. Please call 629-4605.
FEMALE, age 50, would
like to meet male friends, age
50 to 60. Please call 629-
50 YRS. old female is
looking for companionship.
Serious persons only. Call 652-
MALE, age 20 would like to
meet single female age 18 to
23 for friendship. Please call tel.
MALE, age 18 would like to
meet single female, age 18 to
20 for friendship. Please call tel
FEMALE, age 18 to 50 yrs.,
if you are looking for male
phone pals around the same age
- please call 692-5670,
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Informati-en? Send stamped
envelope CFI. PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana
INDIAN fernale, age 29,
seeking male friends from
overseas and Guyana 30 45
yrs. Holbbj s
correspo mr ,,! ;nr , ,
Contact l, i ri)
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
Phone Pals Service. Are you
looking for true friends and true
love? Vr, are here to hrlp you.
Please rall V2)-4605 or 692-

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r come truly! Meet
Soiierii Fm r;( gift
nrir r l 1 r 1rtr: n
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GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. CalJ 612-6417, 220-0708.
RAJA yoga, physical yoga,
Hindi protection tabee. planet
reading, other spiritual areas,
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy
225-0677, 692-0697.

FOR HIRE 4 x 4 for hire,
out of town and around town.
Tel. # 646-4501.,
ORDER now national
colours banors an i .....i
Call anlytirniu (12- .
P R 0 F I S I 0 N A L
Hous(ehold Iin lliri office
ijiture, vehicles. utc. Tel 694-
7796 276-3652
SEWING machine repairs
Tel. 629-7396 Gregory Ram.
HAVING problems with your
refrigerator, washing machine,
gas stove AC unit. Then call
Lindon on 641-1086, 698-8296.
for appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fr ers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
Painting, plumbing carpentry,
free estimate, etc. Credit terms
available. Call 688-2965.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines, refrigerators,
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens, etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-
offer services to self-employed,
small business. We help
overseas base Guyanese to
obtain their benefits. You have
a problem call us 681-6079.
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Contact us for all your Canadian
Immigration and Visa matters.
Canada: Balwant Persaud &
Tel: 416-431-8845 or
Guyana: Call Handa at
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UNLOCK ALL your cell
phones NOW, including the
following Nokia models: 3109,
3109c, 3110c, 3250.5200.
5200B 5300, 5300B. 5500,
6085, 6086, 6125, 6126, 6131,
6133, 6136 6151, 6233, 6234,
6270, 6280, 6288, 6300,
6300B, 6630, 6680, 6681, 7370,
7373, 7390, 8600. E50. E60.
E61, E62, E65, N70, N71, N72,
N73, N75, N80, N91. N93. N95.
etc. Telephone numbers: (592)
629-7794. 662-5777 or 225-
3142 Vi'/ Thie Phonatic

1 TABLE hand/baker. Tel.
227-6270, 225 1949 or Lot 2
Bel Air G/town.
FOR on Receptionist CXC.
10 weeding machine operators.
10 gardeners, 2 drain ....
Colntliact Numbrl er 227-,
Service Job .,.- ,l, i for
attractive girls ".. H8
0 0 weekly Al!,( i nhlit
S,-iurlty Giri, d .IC l 2 i- /6
r6-13 528

ONE Maid to work in
residential area female 30 45
yrs, 2 references experience
would be an asset. Call 655-
1 PART-TIME Maid, 1 full-
time Maid, 1 Receptionist.
Hilton Crest Hotel, 1 Henry
Street, Werk-en-Rust. 227-0501
or 225-9211.
DRIVERS with Canter
Licencc male & female
security guards, salesgirls, boys
and p ,rters Apply Avinash
Comp. ;x Water Street Call
226-3 ,1, 227-7829
SALI SGIRLS. salesmern
porters, cooks and (expearici i,
dIl ivers, /' ly lt SUiIVi. ,
DLniiica & "hI i (lhs ii u RIUI R,, i .i
written al .;1i ItIoiii a d s1 p '
size phot)
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
WANTED one person to
work in DVD Club. Must be
computer literate. Please apply
in person. Also 7 DVDs for 1
000, 8 DVDs wholesale for $1
000. Please call Movie DVD
Club on tel. 624-5814.
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 years working
ex erience. Apply in person
wit application to ens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville.
MECHANIC qualification:
Certificate in Fitting &
Machining, experience 3 years,
salary $20 000 plus weekly,
negotiable based on
experience and performance.
Apply to Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship East
Bank Demerara, between 1 and
5 pm.
Five (5) CXC Grades 1 3
including Mathematics,
English. Accounts, Business and
Office Procedure, (b) Computer
literate. Apply in person to:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, East Bank
Demerara. between 2 and 4
APARTMENT rental co @
Oceanic Villas. ECD. requires
mature individual for post of
Administrative Assistant. Must
be 30 yrs. old with excellent
communication skills/be
computer literate with
knowledge of basic accounting.
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 asset, top
salary. Apply in person with
recent Police Clearance to: P &
L Engineering & Construction
Co. Ltd. 61E 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.
ONE (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll. NIS, Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working
experience. Apply in person with
a written application and two (2)
references to: Len's, 136 Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-
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
t-i- ...-.. & Construction Co.
Sl David Street Kit,,
G/town. Tel. 227-4386. 227-
4412, br tween the hrs of 8 am
12 noon & I pm 4 pn
Monday to Friday.
EXISTS for Auto Electrician
Must have practical experience
and. good knowledge of reading
parts anll service manuals.
rhree (3) yearrs experience G will
he an asset fop salary in me
.p irirqr'r)wn arei o.l and tOnrus.
, i. Ii iinclded(I Apply in Person
with roceni Plicr Clearane t,
P & I 'y. ,L..... ....
C r ,r i l II II I I i .
David Stri ( i, i i sG/town T6%
:I 2 7 -1 .. . , !2 h o t .v-,r
lhK his of ."! InI I i}, ,;li ,', ;
prn 4 pin M On 1r,;V to Fi;',i

professionals, Managers.
Supervisors, Sales Reps., Sales
giris and boys, Counter Helpers,
Cashiers, Drivers (6) Porters (55)
Cleaners (35) skilled and
unskilled workers helpers, pump
and wash boy attendants, Office
Assistants, Clerks, Receptionist
Secretaries, Computer Operator.
Confidential Secretary, IT
Specialist. Internal Auditors.
Junior Auditors, Waitresses. &
Waiters. Tele-marketers (3) We
also provide ;obs within the
Caribbean Call National
Recruiters 227-7471 a-13-
2959, 227-4728 -:r., i
iii o.rli'rr';r'oiltersEbuqoyara ,

LAND at Versailles 2 acres
-14 5M neg. Tel. 685 87_;3
PRIME spacious fenced
residential land New Road
Vreed-en-Hoop. Tel. 276-3826.
KHAN'S Park. Ogle. ECD -
S12M 120 x 60; Happy Acres
$10M, both neg. Keyhomes
615-8734, 684-1852.
TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme, land 50 x 100, in
front. Asking- $2M. Call 225-
5591, 619-5505.
200 ACRES cultivated
coconut estate with house in
the Pomeroon River. Price -
$23M. Call 227-4040, 225-
0995, 669-7070, 628-0796.
31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land for sale price neq.
Phone No. 254-0397, 225-
BUYING selling, renting
house lots, situated on the East
Bank 225-7593, 641-0549.
GREIA. OLD J.P. Santos on
High St., prime commercial
spot $38M, Happy Acres, land
80 x 107 $12M. Tel. 225-
4398. 225-3737, 651-7078.
Lamaha Gardens. Has wide
driveway, large reserve, very
2uiet and breezy 64' x 48' -
72M. Call 227-3285. 623-
GREIA. Parika rapid
developing township prime
land for business with access to
riverside road to river 100 x
400 S12M each. Tel. 225-
4398. 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA. Herstelling S3M.
Meadow Bank $4M, Ogle -
$5M. Vreed-en-Hoop, New
Road $5M, Friendship.
double lots with small wooden
building $8M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
Atlantic Gardens, double lot -
S12M, Houston, double lot -
15M, GuySuCo Gardens,
double lot $16M Shamrock
Gardens, double lot $20M.
Call 220-2202, 612-9785.
PRASHAD Nagar- $8M
Land in Sec 'K' $16M, one
20 000 sq. ft. for school bond
or large residence in D'Urban
BackFand $24M, New
Providence $15M. Phone
Tony Reid Realty 225-5198.
225-2626, 231-2064.
BETTER Hope Public Road
- $22M, Queenstown. double lot
partly developed $29M.
Second lot in Public Road, Kitty
- $3.5M, 1 lot in Oronoque and
Robb Streets $9M. 227-4040.
94 ACRES at Yarrawkabra
area Soesdyke Highway, creek
runs through this land, good
future investment $29M, 45
acres for farming, Aquatic, etc -
35M neg. Lamaha Gardens -
15M. land at Long Creek 60
acres S25M. 669-7070 227-

1 SPACIOUS 5 bedrooms
opp. Tel 220-2366. 615-1518.
FURNISHED flats for over-
'is lStors Pholie 227-2 95

'N, 2-bedroom bo';.-
t S-10' 000. Lilhendo.a i --

.I'EN.. ,.ALL 22;3-4) ,'24-

ONE business place to let
- 109 Regent Road & Bourda.
Tel. 609-1298.
ONE spacious two-
bedroom apartment with
convenient parking. 223-8886.

US $1,200

1 2-BEDROOM top f!at
.back house) Kitty 218-1675.
.13-6071, 689-5818.
ONE upper flat Camp St
Ideal for boutique or any
other business. Tel. 227-0778
1 1-BEDROOM apt. 196
D'Andrade St. Contact Mr.
Geer 227-1354.
One bedroom to rent,
furnished). For bachelor,
all 223-4545 or 223-2173.
REGENT Street 2-flat
building. Over 1 000 sq. ft.
on each floor. Call 624-6432.
1 FULLY furnished 1
bedroom apt to rent for over
seas or out of town guess in
Kitty. Tel. 644-2447.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment in Hugh Ghanic
Park, Cummings Lodge. Tel.
689-8876 or 622-8533.
BUSINESS place $60
000, office space $50 000,
Internet cafe $60 000. bond
space $50 000. Telephone -
1 LARGE 3-storey building
for office in High St., Kingston
- US$5 000. Call 227-4040,
225-0995, 669-7070.
000/US$1700 furn.. New
Haven US$1700 furn.
Unique Realty 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
C/VILLE 1 bedroom
apartments, available for
local/overseas guests starting
from $3 000 (24 hrs period).
Tel Anand 227-8356. 622-
2118. anytime.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt., ideal for couple single
person US$500 US$25
daily. 227-3546. 609-4129.
ROOM to rent single
working person only
residential area. Contact 231-
8661, 688-9167.
FURNISHED rooms single
persons only at Bachelors
Adventure, E. C. Dem. Tel.

BUSY 4 -corner junction
on Camp Street
Above Guyana Variety
Store & Nut Centre.
Has water & lights
Move in today
$100,000 neg
Agents welcome
Busy 4- corner spot located
at 38 Cummings & Middle Sts
Fully equipped particularly AC
$110,000 Agents welcome

Call: 225-5239/

227-7677, 624-8402

1 2-BEDROOM ,: bottom
fiat Sect. 'K CviM. $45
000. 2 flats L $4 each
;; 612-97
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ONE two-bedroom apt. in
Sec. 'K' C/ville $35 000. Tel.
# 647-5440.
EXCELLENT business
deal. Space to rent on ground
floor in Regent St. "Prime
business area. Tel. 225-2873.

$800 US Bel Air
Springs $1200 US
Bel air Gardens $2,500 US

Tel: 615-8734
UG ROAD 3 furnished
Dartments for single person
60 000 monthly. Call 222-
510 after 4 pm daily.
Coming from
overseas.Check out The
Green House Apts.Call 697-
3325/ 223-2173 or 627-6899.
Stabroek $40 000. Stevedore
- $25 000, Wortmanville $40
000. Call 622-2321.
Stabroek $40 000, Stevedore
- $25 000, Wortmanville $40
000. Call 622-2321.
1 LARGE 3-storey building
for office in High St. Kingston
- US$5 000. Call 227-4040,
225-0995, 669-7070.
apartments in good condition
at. 4 Ket'ey Street
Charlestown. Only small
families need to can at 226-
ONE two-bedroom bottom
apartment situated at 23
Hendbury Avenue, Nandy
Park, East Bank Dem. Prefer
styled apts. Suitable for a
ouple or single person -
4 00A/5 0u0 per day.
Call 231-642 622-
Reasonably priced from $25
000 working single person or
couple preferably. No Kids. Tel.
# 227-8998, 621-9048.
1 TOP flat 3-bedroom,
toilet and bath at Lot 99
Ocean Gardens, North Meet-
en-zorq, WCD. Contact 609-
9437, '81-9795 $20 000
APARTMENT from $30
000. Queenstown US$800.
US$1 000, US$1 200, 3-storey
building US$1000 and ware
houses. Tel. 227-2256.
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments, AC, hot and cold,
parking for overseas visitor,
short Term. 226-5137, 227-
bedroom upper flat, fully
furnished, AC, H/C, secured,
parking. Single person -
US$55%, couple US$700.
Tel. 226-145T 613-6005.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished
with AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available.
Call 226-8990, 226-2543.
bedroom) $18 000 $20 000
$25000, (2-bedroom) $2
00, $32 M000 3-bedroom -
40 000, furnished $26 000,
$45 000. Call 231-6236.
looking park unfurnished, huge
two kitchens, two living rooms,
two toilet and two bath.
Telephone car park separate
entrance. Call 227-7335.
apartment furnished fantastic
view of park, large patio, upper
fiat. Separate gate, steps, car
park telephone, hot water, air
conditioned- Tel. 227-7335.
ONE two-bedroom
bottom, flat inside toilet and
bath, light, water, phone &
parking. Located at Kissoon
Scheme Good Hope Gdns.
Tel. 642-6398. Vacant from
November 11s 2007.
NANDY Park fully
furnished lovely 2-bedroom
apt. AC, cable, phone,
parking, security and much
more. US$45u neg. All
amenities included. 233-
2968, 613-6674, 646-6832.
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.
SMALL business place,
ground floor Stabroek, area
next to King St. & Sou h Rd.
Room to let Campbellville.
227-3674, 622-2442.
ONE spacious bottom flat
suitable for office or business.
Located at 77 Hadfield Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Contact Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdale Forde on Tel. 227-
0676, 227-1656, during office

DIPLOMAT or company
executive house in immaculate
condition and location. Self
contained bedrooms, fully
furnished, standby generator,
AC, hot and cold, for more
details. Please call Excellence
Realty 625-7090.
NANDY PARK 1 2-storey
3-bedroom house in excellent
condition fully furnished, one
master, AC, tel., parking OHT. etc.
Price US$700. Kitty 1 3-
bedroom house fully furnished.
Price $100 000. Call Naresh
Persaud 225-9882, 650-2724.
RENTALS Prashad Nagar,
Studio apts. $40 000, BeFAir
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, 613-6674, 646-
FOUR 2-bedroom
apartments. Prime location, semi
or unfurnished. Apartment
consists of Hot and cold shower,
pressurized water system and
other modern conveniences.
Well secured premises and
spacious parking. Air-condition
optional. Serious enquiries only.
Contact Tel. # 225-9941-2 or
commercial property in Central
Georgetown. Concrete building
can Be used as store bona
warehouse, or offices. Close to
all transportation routes. Ideal
location for any business, with
many options available.
Negotiable rent. NO AGENTS,
PAID. Please call 231-0850.
KITTY whole house
(beautiful) $80 000, AA Eccles
- fully furnished, top flat -
US$500, Nandy Park fully
furnished, whole house -
US$700, Queenstown
beautiful 2 B/room fully
furnished, (large) US$800,
Atlantic Gardens, executive very
large house with garage, stand
by power, etc. Office and
business places. Excellence
Realty 625-7090.
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 Vlissengen
Road, 2-bedroom US$700. F/
F Camp St. 2-bedroom -
US$750, unfurnished mansion
in Campbellville US$1 800,
unfurnished mansion in
Diamond US$1 200. Lots
more. Contact John 233-
2968, 613-6674, 646-6832.
PROPERTIES in Diamond -
prices US$1 000, US$4 000,
Ogle US$1 500, Queenstown
- US$2 500, Belvoir Court -
US$1 500, Lamaha Gdns. -
US$1 800 $US2 500, Atlantic
Gdns US$2 800, Better Hope
ECD US$2 000, Bel Air Park -
US$3 000, Buddies, EBD -
US$600, Subryanville US$5
000, Republic Park US$2 000,
Republic Park US$1 500,
Kingston $60 000 US$1 200,
Lama Springs US$800,
Courida Park US$1 800, Bel
Air Springs US$3 000, Kitty -
$60 000, Cummings St. $125
000, Tuschen H/Scheme $45
000. 227-4040, 669-7070.

SOUTH $22M Durban
Street $20M and others. Call
PROPERTY at 6 Rosetta,
Canal No. 2 $13.5M neg. Tel.
685-8743, 681-2001.
1 3-BEDROOM property at
Lot 99 Mon Repos South,
contains an off-licensed Liquor
Shop. Contact Nazir @ 220-
NEWLY constructed
executive concrete building
with three self-contained
bedrooms, immediate vacant
possession. Tel. 642-0636.
NO AGENT. Call Hubert -
227-1633, to view concrete 6-
bedroom, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
Property Investor.
One two storey building.
Lot 172 E.DeAbreu & DANrade
Street, Newtown Kitty.
Price$10,000000. Call 223-
2173 or 226-1933.
3 YEARS old modern
concrete house in C/ville $18M,
cottage in Kitty $3.9M, Lamaha
Gardens $43M, 2-family house
in Charlotte Street $16M. 227-
4040, 669-7070.__ _
HUGE timber concession
with machinery to harvest and
to process huge amount of
finished material, deep water
channel is accessible. Call for
anointment. 227-4040, 669-

ONE two-storey concrete
and wooden building 60' x
35', located at Ogle $28M,
negotiable. Call Jadoonauth at
Te .691-3260.
ONE property for Sale at
21 Public Road, La Penitence,
building after top point. Call
625-8238, 225-0092

Kitty, C/ville $10M 1
|Bel Air Park & Eccles. .
Regent & Sheriff Strel.

GREIA. Light St. lp-~e
concrete and wooden buildi.q,
spare parts or any other
business $30M. el. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
$32M, Grove New Hous g
Scheme 70% complete $1 1,
Brickdam on a corner $3. I,
Light Street, on a corner $1 1,
Vlissengen Road, on a corr -
$32M. Bel Air Springs $' .)M,
Hadfield Street, on a cc her -
$30M. 227-4040, 669-7( 0.
large, very attractive exe. Jtive
house for sale, four bedrooms,
quiet area, large garden.
Y$59M negotiable. No
agents. Call 669-5606.
ONE three (3)-bedroom
house with one self-contained
bathroom and car port at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive,
Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact. No. 218-
GREIA. Bush Lot, near new
market, large concrete building
suitable for business on
spacious land. Price $25M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-


Broad St 200 x 55 ft

developing township, large
Gaited Cummunity
acs 2 l acres

i3737, 651-7078.--25x5t
Rainforest Resort -
Essequibo River

Quick Serve

TEL. 225-3737, 225-4398, 651-
Robb St business with
living quarters 45 & 49
Strand New Amsterdam B/cte

house. Ideal for resort, hotel,
GREIAange BD. Parikce $

negotiable. Tel, 254-0550.
NE (1) concrg to e two-storey

coloniatyebuilding located at Ogle Air4
acres of lan road to ri3-ver rice
$20M. Tel. 225-4398, 25-
3737, 651-7078._

TEL. 225-3737, 225-4398, $651
5 ACRES land within at
house.rIdeal for resort, hotel
tc Situablic Road Kity Stre- $18Me tLwo

buildings floated at Ogle Air
Strip Road, land recently built 3-bed-
room downstairs and 3- bed-
room upstairs $20M nego-
tiable. Call Jadoonauth at Tel.

St., LodgQUE $5ENSTO.7M, land on- $5M

Vlissengen Road, Kitty $2.2M.
Bel 218-1014, 618-7483.
Bel 218-1014, 618-7483.


Buying* Selling* Renting*

Amin's Real Estate Agency


Plantation Hope,
Bath Settlement,
two storeved
house, Chateau
Margot triple lot
Excellent investment

GREIA. Agriculture Road,
small developed compound
with all utilities newly
constructed concrete buildings
three to five bedrooms $11M
- $13M land available from
$2M $3M each. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
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.
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/
11. _
SEVERAL properties from
$12 million in all areas of
Georgetown for sale. Phone
Tony Reid Realty 225-5198,
225-2626, 231-2064. We work
18 hrs shift and 7 days a week.
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,
i11M Herstelling $12.5M -
14.5M Main Road Kitty $12M,
section 'C Campbellville
$23M New Providence $25M
to $65M, Section 'K' $25 M,
Sheriff Street $45M neg, Bel Air
Village $17M. 233-29 8, 613-
667, 646-6832.
massive 4-bedroom house (3
self-contained) $45M; double
lot, Subryanville 3- bedroom
and pool US$70 000- Bel Air
Park $30M, $25M & $35M;
Queenstown, double lot -
M70M, etc., etc. Sonja 225-
197, 623-2537.
GREIA. South Ruimveldt
Toucan Drive $16M, large
commercial property with two
buildings on spacious land to
accommodate several
containers previously occupied
be used as factory. Price -
$50M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete building measuring -
50 ft. x 42 ft. situated on 30 acres
of prime land at #50 Village,
Corentyne, 5 bedrooms self-
contained, large hall, kitchen
and garage. Price negotiable.
Call 339-4200.

CHURCH & Thomas Sts -
3-storey with extra land for mall
- US$375 000, Bel Air Gardens
- $600 000. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198, 225-2626,
LBI $16M, Prashad Nagar
- $20M. Bel Air Park $25M,
Atlantic Gardens $30M
Courida Park $35M, Oleander
Gardens $45M, Houston -
$45M, Lamaha Gardens -
$45M. Call 220-2202, 612-
GREIA. Diamond flat
unfinished concrete building -
26 x 18 on land 50ft. x 80ft.
- $2.5M, Hadfield St. $6M,
Pike St., back property, no
driveway $7M, Strasphey,
ECD $3.5M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA. Eccles 40 x 155,
with old wooden building -
$4.5M, Houston flat concrete
$5M, D'Urban St., flat
concrete- $10M, Grove- $8M,
$10M, Vreed-en-Hoop $8M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-


Property in excellent
condition at Good
Hope, East Coast
Demerara. Erected
in 2001.

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, Ro b St. business with
living quarters, 45949 Strand
New Amsterdam Berbice. Call
226-1742, 623-1317.
REPUBLIC Park, corner
property one of the best on the
market 4 bedrooms upstairs,
fully concreted, self-contained
expensively built, upper floor is
main living area, but an
apartment is located down
stairs, 100 x 50 lawns, garden
with fruit trees of many
description. Worth every penny
of the asking price of $35M.
Shawn Singh, Keyhomes -
615-8734 or 684-1852.
SHERIFF Street $140M,
Regent Street $90M, 3 flats
concrete, Duncan Street -
$30M, 100 x 120 land, Croal
Street, big corner 65 x 90 -
$45M, Kitty Station Street -
10M, AA Eccles $30M, great
potential Craig Street, C/ville -
$11M. SPawn Singh,
Keyhomes 615-8734 or 684-
185 2.
NORTH American Realty
have 36% discount on all of the
properties. Thomas and Church
street with extra lot for mall
US$350 000, executive Republic
Park property on almost 3 house
lots US$240 000 New Providence
on double lot $24M, South
Ruimveldt Gardens $9M Bel Air
Gardens on double lot US$650
000, Queenstown property two
houses $29M, Section 'K new
two (2) family property $30M, 20
000 sq ft of land for multi
purpose US$110 000,
Jackarananda Ave. Bel Air Park
US$190 000 on 40000 sq ft bank
in High Street reduced to
US$220 000 on triple lot of land
in Broad Street US$110 000.
Phone Ms. Maloney 231-2064
or 55198/52626.
$200M, (5) Queenstown $70M
(1) Oleander Gardens $80M,
1) Courida Park $150M (1),
Ogle $45M (1), $30M (1)
Kingston (1) Prashad Nagar -
$26M (1) $24M (1) Section 'K'
Campbe lville $28M (1), $24M
(1) $27.5M (1), Upper North
Road $29M (1), Atlantic
Gardens $75M 91), $40M (1),
$22M (1) Happy Acres (1),
Sheriff Street $50M, Kitty -
$14M (1), Campbellville -
$65M (1), Brickdam $40M (1),
Croal Street $60M (1), South
Ruimveldt 2 Industrial buildings
$50M, Central business
buildings US$750 000 (1),
US$700 000 (1), Resort -
US $2M. Telephone 227-3542.
Conrad Barrow's Realty.

WIDE variety industrial
spares. 225-5782, 609-2302.
ONE Leyland Daf twin steer
lorry $4.5M neg. 624-8882.


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-
2099 cell.
3-STOREY concrete huge
property on Regent St. $90M,
Regent St., on a corner has a
good income $90M, Regent
Street (3-storey on a corner), also
bringing a good income -
US$1.5M neg. Water Street
(Commercial) $32M, Broad
Street and High Street (good for
a drive thru) $42M. Tel. 227-
4040, 669-7070.

1 MALE Dachshund and
Pompek $16 000. Tel. 227-
DELL Optifledx 240 Ph
1.7Ghz, excellent condition -
NEW parts for Mazda
929 GIs. Call Madray. 226-
3134 for prices.
for sale. Call 222-3160 or
ZIRE, like new, selling with
case. Call 684-6440. ...
PURE bred German
Shepherd pups, 6 wks. old.
Call 223-3444 or 644-2933.
1 CHESS freezer,
Whirlpool, working condition
- $20 000. Contact 226-0616.
One super X110 CC
motorcycle (Haojue) $90,000
negotiable call:653-0617
1 DELL computer, 1
inverter charger (Nippon)
Contact 218-4507, 681-1971
Doberman pups 7 weeks old.
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 222-5013.
Microsoft Vista, Office 2007,
Corel Drawl3, Adobe C53.
training DVD. All you need to
know about Quickbook 2007
- 627-8832.
NEW Barber chairs also
to let barber station and
saloon .station. Call 227-
3674, 622-2442.
BRAND new cell phone
LG KE 970, Titanium shine.
Pink and gold available
soon. Place order 629-2415.
new stock JSI 24" vinyl
cutters for sing making
includes signal cable,
software, manual (English),
blades, etc. Tel. # 655-2873
233-2117, order while stock

SONY 60" Wega Flat Screen TV
Almost new S500,000 neg

Need servicing $140,000
SONY XBR 32" working TV
P.P. $140,000
SHARP 27" working- $65,000
GE 25" working $50,000

BARBIE Doll House $35,000

AQUARIUM 60 gallon with
all accessories Price $90,000

1 FEMALE Rottweiler, 2
Pit bulls. Contact Imran -
266-1272 or Suzie 693-
7660, 692-6965.
freezer, dryer, tyres (5) sizes -
Lt. 265/75R16 Mts. Call tel.
# 222-2214.
MILKING cow for sale
with calf. Contact Kemo -
205 Thomas Street Kitty, 4
houses from Stanley Road.
1 FISHING boat 39 x 8 ft.
with ice box, lately built and
repainted. Price $750 000
neg. Call 644-05889.
1 12V. 71GM Detroit
engine 350 BHP running with
twin disc MG 514-4.5 to 1
ratio. Call 222-3782, 627-
ONE Lexus IS 200 Year
2002, fully leather electronic
seats, 6-disc, CD changer 17"
rims, low mileage. Tel. #
Kelvinator used in good
condition. Cost new $180
000 selling for $75 000.
Telephone 641-2372.
ONE complete Banga
Mary outfit one year old,
excellent condition. Price -
$1.6M neg. Contact owner #
259-3170, 683-6085.
AUTO Sales. For expert
and professional Auto Sales
Services that will result in
quick sale of your motor
vehicle. Call us now USSA -
220-0437, 622-2772, 680-



ONE music system, 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995.
1 CANTER open back GJJ
1215. 1 4-head L/edge and G-
Tong planer. 1 table saw. Call
609-9437, 681-9795.


2 Stroke oil.

Value tec

$5, 700 per case

12/1 -QT bottles

Vat inclusive.


Hardware Depot

140 Regent Rd,


POOL table new $180
000, Peavy big lip horns in fur
box with Eminence 100 watt
driver -$50 000/pair 220-
MUSIC lover 1 complete
high power car set with 3 top
brand Amps, MIX speakers etc
220-2366, 615-1518 best offer
21" TELEVISION set -
coloured, Play Station. 2
games system 2 controls and
memory card, 13 ps2. Package
- $80 000. Call 685-8672.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, no s,
etc. Technician available. Call
1 4-WHEEL ATV almost
new 90cc and 1 Kawasaki 1
100 cc Jet Ski. Price to sell II
Tel. 225-3808, 225-2873, 226-
DRESSED Purpleheart
lumber 2x4, 2x6, 1x6, 1x8,
also Green heart, Locust,
Silverballi. Contact Christina.
Tel. No 266-5414/5464.
W.A.I.C.O. Land of Canaan,
HOT crushed pepper for
sale in large quantity one
15Hp Evenrude out board
engine, needs minor foot
repair. Please contact Naresh
on 625-2660. _
RISO duplicator GR 3770,
3750, Tr 1510, Cr 1510 Canon
CP 200 toner, Canon image
runner, 1510 1600 and full
colour 11 x 17 copier printer/
fax IR 2058 fully service AB
Dick (385 CD) 17 x 22 2-colour
offset. Call 229-6704, 662-
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
MIXED breed pups six
weeks vaccinated and
dewormed $8 000. Call 225-
0301, 643-4235 before 09:00
hrs and after 16:00 hrs.
LATEST Computer
Software Genius Computers
Unlimited. Accounting,
Editing, Educational, games,
etc. 231-7650, 626-8911.
NUMARK CDN 88, new -
$100 000, Stanton mixer Rm
80 $25 000, Pyle driver, 1 000
watts bullet tweeters $20 000/
pair. 220-4791.
f COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Office 07, Encarta
07, Coral Draw 13. AutoCAD
08, Any Accounting and Point-
of-Sale, Any Language, Any
game and much much more.
Call and I will get it. Anthony
- 625-7090.
(1) PYRAMID 1200 watt 4/
3/2 channel bridgeable
MOSFET .Amplifier in mint
condition $25 000 neg. (1)
12" sound barrier 750 watt sub-
woofer speaker enclosed in (1)
bass box. Designed for
vehicles. Contact 689-0225'
Mi' ic ; > -
... i us bUIU.
OR TROY 644-6871. OFFER

SALE! Sale used tyres,
going cheap, from 15" to 20"
Call 648-9706. 226-7855.
JUST arrived 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
players, band 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 OR 220-1787.

Over 20,000 Movie Titles Available

': '


All Epson Brother Inks
I V Available

Include VRT 5 each


1 RZ BUS, PHH 1714. Price
$1 million (ne4.). Contact Tel
275-0344, 275-0305. _
1 AT 170 CARINA.
PRICE $690 000 NEG.
1 TOYOTA Pick up in good
condition. For details call 218-
ONE enclosed Mitsubishi
Canter 3-ton, GKK series. Tel.
ONE LI Fan Scooter, CE
Series. Excellent condition. Tel.
TWO Nissan Pathfinders,
fully loaded. Call 220-7021,
cell 609-5692.
1 AA 60 CARINA, mag rims,
ood condition, automatic. Tel.
20-2583, 616-9561.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mags, crash bar $2.1M (4 x 4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400,621-
I TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual,
fully powered, tape, mag rims.
Price $500 000. Contact
Rocky -. 621-5902 or 225-
1400. ______
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(Turbo), 2 doors manual, F/
powered, AC, alarm, CD player,
spoiler. Price $750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
AE 100 Sprinter (private),
automatic fully powered AC
may rims, CD player, music set
- $ 150 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
ONE AE 81 Sprinter. Lately
sprayed with sports seats. Stick
gear 5-speed, automatic
available. No mechanical repairs
needed $550 000. Tel. 218-
3018, 611-0128.
Series, automatic, fully
powered, AC, sun roof, chrome
rims, CD players, roller bar,
crash bar 2.8M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 212 CARINA -
automatic. F/powered, AC,
alarm, chrome, mag rims,
remote start and CO. Price $1
825 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
Pick up (4 x 4), automatic, fully
power. AC. mag rims. CD player
(deselengine) 2L Turbo Price
- )2.bMv. contact Rocky at 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
i 2005 2 x 4 Titan (low
mileage), never registered -
$8.5M, 1 2005 4x4 Titan -
leather upholstery, 22" mags,
etc. $8.4M, Toyota Xtra Cab
2002 Tundra $4M and $3M.
Tel. 225-0995, 628-0796, 669-

YAMAHA YZF 750 SP. 231-
4702, 618-2240.
AT 170 Toyota Corona
fully lights, mags, AC. Tel. 654-
1 3Y MINIBUS working
condition price neg. Call 261-
2439, 688-3323.
3 HONDA 500 new 2006
4x4 bikes, price $7.8M.:Call
225-0995, 227-4040. 669-
7070, 628-0796.
ONE Nissan Sunny, good
working condition. Price $320
000. Contact 226-7752, 627-
4855. Anytirne.
1 EFI RZ BJJ, music., mas.
Price $1.6M or trade in for 1 92
or 212 car. Tel. # 626-9780,
TOYOTA T100 4 x 4 AC,
fully powered, mint condition -
$2.150M neg. 225-8527, 643-
5182, 220-2449.
1 SV 30 Camry F/pow-
ered with CD music and maqs.
Price $1M neg. Tel. 266-2461.
1 AT 192 fully powered,
AC, ma gs, music. Like new.
Reasonable price. Contact 648-
9706, 226-7855.
1 (3-ton) Long Base Qouble
axle, MMC Canter, (new model),
1 AT 150 Toyota. Contact 222-
5123 Shammie.

Fully powered Pke $3.SMuneg
BMW 325i Convertible
Low mileage, fully skirted kit
(spoilers) very nice $1.3 M

190E customized Mercedes,
fuily skirt Package, customized
in:erior'An absolute show car
Need some engine vrk
Sold as is. Must see -$1M

Needs minor work- $280.000

TOYOTA Corona, AT 150 -
automatic, mags, excellent
condition. Price $475 000
neg. Tel. 234-0230, 662-0195.
TOYOTA Carina, AT 170 -
automatic, excellent condition.
Price $750 000. Number 234-
0780, 613-1588.
Series, CO player, AC,
automatic, pearl white & in
excellent condition. Tel. 693-
1 AE 100 COROLLA full
powered, clean condition, AC,
mags, music. Going cheap.
Contact 648-9706 or 226-7855.
AT 192 $1.3M, AT 212 -
$1 750 000, RZ bus $1.4M,
Nissan Titan 06 $8.5M.
Unique Auto Sales 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
1 OFF Road Hilux Surf,
PKK fully loaded. Crash bar,
folamps. Price neg. Tel. 646-

1 KZ DIESEL minibus 15
seats, AC, 4x4, Turbo bucket
seats. BJJ series. 646-1412 -
1 AE 100 Ceres F/pow-
ered with spoiler and CD mu-
sic. Price $1M neg. Tel. 266-
2461, 625-6397.
AT. 212 & 192 COROLLA/
Caldina,' sprinter, Toyota
Tacoma,l Long base RZ
minibuses. Call 610-7053.
1 Lo9 g base RZ minibus,
mags, music BGG 9277,
excellent condition $800 000
neg. Tel. 680-3436, 269-0258.
1 RZ MINIBUS automatic,
4WD, diesel, BKK Series, fully
powered. Price $2M neg. Tel
266-2461, 6-25-6397.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder), automatic,
a/c(4 x4), GJJ Series. Price
- $24M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (4-
doer), PHH Series, manual, fully
powered, AC, mags. Price $950
000. Contact Rocky #225-
1400, 621-5902.
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-door),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD players, crash
bar, sun roof, aIarm, side bars
(V6 engine). Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

SENTRA FB 13 year 1994
automatic mint condition sold
by owner. Tel. 226-5243/624-
6940. Bel Air Park $825K neg.
MUST be sold 1 3y minibus
in G, 1-L Touring wagon, 1 AE
81 Corolla All in good
condition. Contact Pradesh -
270-4144, 627-5594.

GKK 8568 Price 1S,350,000 M neg
GKK 8569 Price S2.1M
Fully powered, leather ,
DVD player. S2.5M
Automatic, Grand Extra.
Cash $375,000
VIRGO 750cc
Motorcycle $150,000

BOB CAT 743 series-Price neg

EORK LIFT- Clarke, Hoister
3000 Ib lifting capacity- Price neg

TOYOTA Carina 212, good
condition, alarm, CD, fully
powered, PKK 4855. Call 645-
. 6486.
V6 TOYOTA Pick up Extra
Cab, good condition $1.5M.
Mazda 232 for parts. 226-0673,
1 SHORT base RZ mini bus
in good working condition. Tel.
6 49-6901 or 222-4632.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 70,
working condition, recently
sprayed over credit can be
arranged. Tel. 683-8013a.
MUST be sold, 1 Toyota
master ace Surf excellent
condition, 9 sweater original
seats. PriLce negotiable. Call
Donna 223-0278 after 6 pm,
1 SPACIOUS Silver Grey
F250 Pick up, Extra Cab, G K
Series, excellent condition, AC,
music, 4-seater. Call 680-0Q84
ONE Toyota Hilux Double
Cab pick up, four doors, 3Y
engine, CD, doctor driven, low
mi eage, one owner manual
transmission. Contact 686-0323,
PJJ series, fully loaded, 17" rims.
Owner leaving. Call 658-0005,
ONE 2003 Nissan Frontier
mint condition, GKK Series,
one 2001 Toyota Tundra V6,
never registered. Call USSA -
220-0437, 622-2772, 680-
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 1-85 & 188. Call 218-
Series, 1 Acura Ledger (1997
year), right hand drive. Tel. #
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
White, PGG Series, mags,
AC $920 000. Call 627-3438.
1 AA 60 TOYOTA Carina, in
excellent working condition.
Contact Mohan @ 692-4644,
SHORT BASE $857 000, one
Long Base $1 050 000. Both
ne. Phone 268-3953, 612-

TOYOTA Camry Model SV
32 1998cc fully loaded. Owner
driven car, in excellent condi-
tion. $2.0M negotiable. Call
1 BLACK Ford F150 Pick-up
fully powered with mags crash
bar, bubble tray, new model.
Price $3.5M neg. Tel. 266-
2461, 625-6397.
1 SUZUKI Kataana,
600,1998 Red & Black motor
cycle, CF series, justregistered
with insurance & fitness. Price
to o. Contact 622-4275 or 226-
ONE Mitsubishi Pajero
3000cc, V6, good condition.
Owner migrating. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-1042 or
ONE Bedford Model 'M'
GJJ Series, in excellent
condition. Owner leaving
- country. 225-5360, 626-2990.
TUNDRA PJJ Series, fully
powered, automatic, excellent
condition $3M neg. 227-0613,

1 TOYOTA Sprinter Ceres,
in excellent condition, PHH 904.
Price $900 000. Cell 690-5882.
661-2848 Brumell or Desery.
NZE Corolla 2001, fully
loaded, mags, music, alarm.
Reasonable priced. Excellent
working condition. Contact 615-
1 RZ MINIBUS EFI, cat eye,
mags and music, etc. Contact
Riaz at 680-4102. $1.2M neg.1
AT 170 TOYOTA Corona. Price
- $625 000 neg. Tel. 625-3086.
2000 MODEL Toyta
Tacoma, excellent condition.
Mag wheels, Toyota Previa
minivan lovely family vehicle.
Tel. 225-2873, 226-9029, 225-
MERCEDES Benz 2960 Hp.
CD player, 6-disc changer -
$3.2M, Mitsubishi Pajero3 PFF
Series, mags, CD player $3.91M.
Call 623-4790. 660-9.190 -
TOYOTA Hilux Extral Cab -
4 x 4, diesel engine, fully
powered, automatic, AC, CD,
mags etc. In immaculate
condition, late GJJ Series -
$2.9M neg. Call 276-0313, 626-
1141 Shahab.
ONE Toyota Tacoma 2005,
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.
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
TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
cab. 4x4 manual $1.8M,
Mitsubishi RVR (Turbo) $1.6M,
Nissan Serena mini van 8 seats
(Diesel Turbo) $1.7M, all
vehicles are in excellent
condition. Tel. 225-7332,. 227-
ONE 2006 Dodge Caliber
SXT SUV only 9 000 miles $9
million (neg.), one Convertible
Mercedes Benz SIK 230 $9
million (ne.) Sports, One 535i
BMW -_2 million Sddan,
coming soon two Toyota
Tacomas, manual iand
automatic, Year 2005. tCall
Patrick on 643-5249 or 265-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
RZH 111 2 RZ engine,
double air bags, automatic
gasoline 2.4 EFI, original seats,
fog lights, power steering 1198
model 32,000 km $2 970 000,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon fully powered air bag,
ma rims, spoiler automatic
199 model 36,000 km $1 650
000. Cartech Enterprise, Lot 109
Anna Catherina, WCD, Contact
David 644-9552 or Andrew 622-
reconditioned Japan.e
vehicles in stock 1 RZ, 2 RZ, at
eyes, EFI minibus, 192 & 2"12
new models, air bags, CD
player, ma rims, ABStbrakes,
G-Touring & L-Touring Caldina
wagons, Toyota Dyna, Canter
truck Tundra 2004, Diesel cab
solid axle pick up EAV-4 fully
loaded credit terms and trade
in facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales 1TA Crqal
St., Stabroek (bet. Albert &
Oronoque). Tel. 225-0773, 656-
AE 100 Sprinter, Corolla -
$1.1 M, Ceres $1.3M chrome
rims AT 192, Camry SV 30-40
($2M), GX100-Toyota Mark II, AT
70 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, 61837483 -
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic'EK3 &
ES1,, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170 RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hiluxl Single
Cab LN 106, Toyotb HiFux
Surf RZN 185.YN 130. KZN
185, Toyota Carina AT 192,
AT 212, Toyota Maripo AE
100, Toyota Vista AZrV 50,
Honda CRV R01, Toyota RAV
4, ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM S)XM 15,
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100. LanWer CK
2A, Toyota Corona Premio.AT
210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226--1973, 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

1 SL Toyota Xtra Cab 4
x 4 pick up with 9000 lbs warn
winch (manual) '- $2.4M, ? L
Turbo Xtra Cab (autoinatic) 4
x 4 Pick up, never registered -
$3.7M, 2 L Turbo (registered)
Hi Lux 4 x 4 pick up $3.2M.
Toyota Xtra Cab Tacoma 4 x 4
(4-cylinder) $3.2M, 1 2003
oyota Tacoma $3.7M, 1 -
3L Single Cab (solid defft) 4 x
4 pick up $2.5M. 1 3-ton
enclosed canter $2.4M. 1
Single Cab, LHD 4 x 4 pick u
- $ .9M. Tel. 225-0995, 628-
0796, 669-7070.



AT 192, AT 170
SV 30, SV 40
225-9700; 023-9972

233-2330 or 009-6000

WORKING yap tack.
Contact Te. 627-8008, 218-
1 WELDER/Helper. 225-
1923, 683-1122, 660-4659.-
1 CONDUCTOR for Kitty/
C/Ville bus. Call 624-3268.
1 CLEANER to work at
hotel. Call 226-2543, 686-
DRIVERS at Sherry's Taxi.
Call 693-7078 or 626-7078.
drivers. Tel. 231-7475 or 611-
ONE Diesel Mechanic,
one Driver for canter truck.
Tel. 621-8198.
CONTRACT cars with
Drivers. Call 233-0373 or 233-
0377 or 609-9528.
DOMESTIC. CALL 651-9044,
DRIVER for Kitty/C/Ville
bus from 12 noon 12
midnight. Call 624-3268.
Salesgirl. Send application to
7 Alexander St., Kitty.
ONE RZ minibus, GHH
Series. Ideal for Salesman -
$825 000 neg. Tel. 662-9757.
CLEANER/Helper 18 -
25 yrs. Call Juliette's Book
Library, West Ruimveldt, 223-
8237. ____Wito
and experienced Cook, to
work at bar. Call 643-3932,
URGENTLY needs live-in
Waitress to work in bar.
.Reasonable salary offered.
Contact 259-0574.
COOK to work at Hotel
Purple Heart Rest. & Bar,
'Charity Esseqguibo Coast.
Phone # 225-2535, 626-6909.
D.J. to work at Club
Purple Heart Charity
Essequibo Coast Phone 225-
2535, 626,6909.
WANTED Excavator
Operator to work in Interior.
Call 225-0995, 227-4040, 628-
0796, 669-7070.
SALES GIRL, Porters.
Apply with hand written
application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. #
227-4402. _
CONTRACT cars, Drivers
and Dispatchers needed at
Classic Cabs. Contact 226-
7268 or 621-1548.
for shop on ECD, age 17 -
24. Wages $6 000 $8 000
weekly. Call 615-8121.
Domestic, between ages 25
and 40 yrs. Call 225-2010,
between 8 am and 4 pm.

11/10/2007, 9 07 PM

_ _

2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007

ONE Toyota Corolla.
Carina Approximate $700
000 Call 276-0374.
1 LIVE-IN Maid from
country area to do house work
52 Evan & Russell Sts
Charlestown. Call 226-7189.
ONE Assistant Welder, one
Filler man. For more
information, call 222-9034.
614-6659. Ask for baby or
1 MATURE person to work
at D & T Internet Cafe at 239
Forshaw St. Must be computer
literate. Contact 617-2492.
BUYING old batteries. 93
Sussex & Adelaide Sts..
GeorgL .own. Call 231-0215,
225-9812. 609-2449, 649-
DOOR boys and
Salesgirls, hard working. Apply
in person Daswaney's Sharon's
Building, 154 King St.,
Lacytown 225-8036.





HONEST & reliable Drivers
to work in a popular taxi
service. Excellent salary for
hard workers. Call 226-0731 or
682-1614, anytime.
1/2 day Cook 10 am to 2
am. No holidays, no
aturdays, must know to use
gas stove, cook roti, bake.
cakes, chicken & ham. Call
ERATORS for Garment Factory
and Porters. D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park 225-4492, 225-
AT 170,AE 91.AE 100 and
AT 192 vehicles need to buy.
Cash buyers. Call Atlantic
Realty Auto Sales 226-9731
or 621-1548.
ONE compound attendant
needed. Contact National Fre-
uency Management Unit on
225-3104, 226-2233.
ONE Cook to make puri.
egg ball, fish cake, one female
to work in shop. Contact Lees
Snackette. Tel 231-1272
PROPERTIES. apartments
and land to rent and buy
Qualified buyers/tenants. Cal
Atlantic Realty & Auto Sales -
226-9731 or 621-1548.
upholsterers, spray painters anc
frame builders. Contac
Modern Furniture, 24 Hill &
James Sts., Albouystown. Tel
# 225-6810
and Porters. Apply with
handwritten application to
Regent Household Electronics
143 Regent Road, Bourda. Tel
# 227-4402
ONE Office AssLstan
would suit someone whi
recently left school. Contac
Ad's Zone Advertising on 609
5086 or 657-7305 fo
application form.
ARC/Acetylene Welder
Skilled lathe operators. Driver'
Licence necessary. Enquir
about the excel ent rate
offered. Tel. 227-1830 fo
more information. .
DRIVING Instructors fo
driving school. Must be abov
40 yrs. old. Tidy, courteou
and responsible. 10 year
driving experience required
Call 661-3124.
FACTORY workers
Requirements age 18 an
older. Police clearance,
passport size photo.'Call Te
# 227-8041/2 to mak
arrangements for interviews.

TWO s,.'aoial sales clerks.
one Ipart timel w r ker. Contact
227-1846. 231-9c)22
ONE (1) Diesel Mechanmi
to work on Caterpillar engines.
Attractive remuneration. Contact
260-4580, 260-4068.
CARS to rent on a 12 hour
basis (7 am 7 pm). Mon. -
Sat. Not for taxi. $15 000 per
week. Call 661-3124.
WAITRESS to work at Nakrt
Pools Bar @ Betterhope, ECD.
Call 609-3311/616-3399/220-
ONE experienced Store
Supervisor. Apply Regent
Household Electroncis 143
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. #
Representatives to work at
advertising agency. Basic wage
plus commission. Contact us at
Ad's Zone on 609-5086 or 657-
7305 for application form,
DIESEL Mechanic to work
on East Bank Demerara and the
Interior. Must be familiar with
tractors, must be experienced
and have a Driver's Licence.
Salary open for discussion. Tel.
# 227-1086, 625-7973.
10 QUALITY male and
female guards from the West
Coast, To work in the area.
Contact Mr. Boodie/Mr.
Raghubir, (RK's Security), 172
Light & Charlotte Streets,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-7541,
person with written application
at Texaco Vlissnenge oad.
Carpenter/Mason. Must be
between the age of 25 and 45
years old. Apply in person with
written application and two
recent testimonials and Police
Clearance to: Shivraj's Oceanic
Villas Inc'., Bel Air Highway,
East Coast Demerara. Between
the hours. 8 am and 4 pm.,
Monday to Friday.
MACHINISTS, welders,
mechanics, electricians (senior
position).Trainees machinists,
welders, mechanics,
electricians. Applicants must
have some knowledge in these
areas. One (1) Accounts Clerk.
Must be computer literate. Apply
Technical Services Inc. 18 23
Eccles Industrial Site, Eccles,
COOKS/Chefs specialized
in preparing all dishes and to
cater for special events. Must be
able to work under minimum
supervision. Must have a valid
Food Handler's Certificate plus
(5) years working experience
with anestablishe d organization
in. the same field. Two
references, Apply in persona to
HOTEL GLOW. 23 Queen St.,
Kitty. Georgetown. Tel. 227-
RESIDENTI/ -. properties for
purchase in Gi qetown (Bel
Air Park. Kitty. Subryanville,
Section 'K', Queenstown,
Campbellville, Prashad Nagar
and Larnaha Gardens) and river
front property on the East Bank.
Competitive prices paid. NO
WILL BE PAID 'lease call 231-
0850. 692-0521 626-0777.

I Please contact:







'Selectors are muppets

headed by a joker' Atapattu

fy Sa'adi Thawfleeq at the

MARVAN Atapattu launched
an astonishing attack on the
Sri Lankan selectors, calling
them a set of muppets headed
by a joker and blaming them
for the lack of bench strength
in the side.
His statements came at the
end of the third day of the first
cricket 'rest against Australia at
the Gabba, with Sri Lanka fight-
ing to stave off a heavy defeat.
"Sri Lanka cricket at this
moment of time is not going in
the direction it should be going,
especially with a set of muppets
headed by a joker. I don't give
credit to the way they have
handled selections," Atapattu
said at the end-of-play press
"If they had handled selec-
tions properly we should have
a good back-up team. For some
reason we don't and at the age
of 37-38 people have to come
and play for Sri Lanka when it

By Telford Vice

rica (Reuters) New Zealand
pace bowler Shane Bond has
been ruled out of the rest of
the tour after tearing an ab-
dominal muscle on the third
day of the first Test against
South Africa yesterday.
"Bond will be out of action
for four to six weeks and will
return home after the match,"
New Zealand manager Lindsay
Crocker told a news conference
after his team were set an un-
likely victory target of 531.
The visitors were 57 for
three at the close of play after
South Africa had declared on
422 for three.

comes to lIough lours like this..
11' selectors are there only for
going on tours and gelling perks
jt is a waste of time."


Atapattu had not been
' originally picked by the selec-
tors in the team to tour Austra-
lia and was only included after
a request made by Sri Lanka's
sports minister Gamini Lokuge.

Things were so bad for
the Kiwis during South
Africa's second innings that
they had four substitutes in
the field at times.
"Michael Papps was off the
field the whole day with a
gastro bug," said Crocker.
"He was on a drip in the
first session, asleep in the sec-
ond and in danger of having to
pad up in the third."
Medium pacer Chris Mar-
tin acknowledged New Zealand
had a mountain to climb on the
last two days.
"The guys will have, if
nothing else. pride to play for,"
said Martin.
"It's hard to picture a win
at this stage but I think the guys
who have yet to bat have every-
thing to play for."
South Africa's Jacques
Kallis became the eighth player
to score 9 000 Test runs when
he made 186.
He shared a huge stand of
330 for the third wicket with
Flashim Amla, who compiled a
career-best 176 not out.

Sri Lanka,'s national selec-
tion committee comprises
Ashantha de Mel (chairman).
Don Anurasiri, Ranjilh
Madurasinghe and Jayantha
Atapattu is returning to
Test cricket after nearly two
years and international
cricket after a traumatic six
months, in which he spent
the entire World Cup on the
bench and then declined to
play in a series against
Bangaldesh. He top-scored
for Sri Lanka with a patient
51 in the first innings and
stitched a 53-run opening
partnership with Sanath
Jayasuriya in the second af-
ter Sri Lanka were forced to
follow on.
Atapattu also said people
were trying to create an impres-
sion of disunity within the team.
"We are a happy dressing room
at the moment. Some people
have been trying to say that it is
divided, but it is not so.
We don't have problems in-


"On a wicket like that I
would have taken a hundred,
never mind 186," said Kallis.
Amla, who went into thqt
match under pressure to keep
his place in the team. was
pleased with his knqck.
"1 think I'll have a better
chance of playing in the next
game," he said. "It's a huge

side the dressing room but
people 'roni outside arc trying
Io create unpleasantness
through the media and by state-
ments made by ex-cricketers to
displease us. I don't think they
have succeeded," said Atapattu
who turns 37 on November 20.
Commenting. on the day's
play Atapattu said: "We didn't
do justice to our talents and the
potential we had in the dress-
ing room in the first innings. We
got some good balls early in the
innings but that's not a good
enough excuse. It is much easier
batting in the second innings.
"There is only the variable
bounce that you have to worry
about. We should be able to get
a good partnership or two go-
ing ...and hopefully be in a bet-
ter position."
Atapattu said facing Brett
Lee was always a challenge
to any batsman in the world.
"I really enjoy facing him.
Each delivery is a different
challenge that you have to
face.' (Cricinfo)

Jockeys' title

race ends in


dead heat
LONDON, England
(Reuters) The race to
'become the British flat
racing season's champion
jockey- wound up in a
dead heat yesterday when
Seb Sanders and Jamie
Spencer ended the final
day at Doncaster on 190
winners apiece.
It was only the third
time in history that the con-
test had ended in such a
way, following dead heats in
1871 and 1923.
Spencer, 27, began the
day trailing 189-188 and
fell further behind when
Sanders wvon the second
race on 11-4 chance Incom-
Spencer hit back two
races later on 4-1
favourite Generous
Thought and-drew level
in the final race with an
emphatic eight-length
victory on Inchnadamph.
the 9-4 favourite.

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Di Mauro banned

for nine months

for betting

MILAN, Italy (Reuters) -
Italy's Alessio Di Mauro has
been banned for nine months
after becoming the first pro-
fessional to be caught in a
betting crackdown, the ATP
said yesterday.
The world number 124,
who made the Australian and
French Open first rounds this
year, has also been fined $60
000 after an ATP probe
launched in April found he wa-
gered on other players' matches
between November 2, 2006 and

June 12, 2007.
No attempt was made to fix
results but an independent hear-
ing officer decided he had com-
mitted an offence under the ATP
anti-corruption programme.
He could have faced a
maximum three-year suspen-
"This ruling underlines the
ATP's stated policy of not tol-
erating players, associates or
staff gambling on tennis," Gayle
David Bradshaw, ATP's admin-
istrator of rules and competition

In loving memory of SADIE JOSEPH
February 16,1918 November 9, 2005
Two years ago we lost you Mom
Our hearts are heavy, we're still sad S
The seasons have changed, our ages too
Celebrations come and gone
How we've missed you
Your beautiful memory keeps us going
We wish you were here
Your face to see, your voice to hear
In your own special way
You'll always be near
Love and miss you. Cherry, Bunny, Steve, Penny,
Patsy, Loraine, Terry, Ingrid, Lloyd and your loving,
grand and great grand children.

said in a statement.
"The ATP requested that
the maximum sentence be
imposed and whilst we would
have preferred a longer sus-
pension, we recognize that
the independent anti-corrup-
tion hearing officer has to ad-
minister sanctions related to
the specifics of the case and

not as a general prevention.
"This is the first player to
be sanctioned under the
programme and we found no
evidence of any attempt by the
player to bet on his own
matches. We also found no evi-
dence of any attempt to affect
the outcome of any matches.'"
Di Mauro's manager
Corrado Tehabusnich told La
Gazzetta dello Sport's Web
site (
"Alessio is quite disap-

pointed; the ban for what he
has done is very harsh.
"Certainly we will appeal to
CAS (Court of Arbitration for
Sport) in Lausanne. We expect a
sentence olf a couple of months
at mostt"
The Italian Tennis Federa-
tion said Di Mauro was found
to have an online betting account
but also thought the ban was
disproportionate. especially
compared to doping bans in the
Di Mauro earned a rank-
ing high of 68 in February af-
ter reaching his first ATP fi-
nal in Buenos Aires where he


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of 1187 Section A, Great Diamond Housing Scheme
September 5, 1958 November 12, 2006
A man that made an impression on strangers and friends. ......................
Quiet but firm and even more stem.
Strength and courage we have learned from you, but being
without you is hard to do.
A man with pride in every step he made.
A man with vigor in every phrase.
The tears we shed cannot surpass the smiles and the laughs
we had with you.
To feel your pain we could not do, to feel your joy we cannot
explain, but being without you is hard to do.
A man with pride in every step he made.
A man with vigor in every phrase.
A man that defined the word GRAND as only a real man can.
To know you are in a better place soothes our pains.
Knowing you are watching over us makes us sane.
Aman with pride in every step he made.
A man with vigor in every phrase.
A true story of a real man.
Who in the endheld held his family together as only a real man
Our Father, a man with POISE.
You were a Husband. Father, Brother, Uncle. Cousin, Friend,
And the EPITOME of a Real Man.
Remembered and greatly missed by his daughters,

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: Treasured memories of the late I

CO who attained peace on- I
- November 12, 2001.
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.0 But as time passed by 4
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November 12, 2006.
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longer share our laughter and love
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Charles, Ray, Michelle, Floyd, Shaun
and your great grandchildren.
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Rest in peace


Sunrise;: ugust 19, 1S27
Sunset: November 12, 2006

A thousand times we needed you t
A thousand times we cried
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You never would have died
A heart of gold stopped beating ,
Two twinkling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best
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our hearts and souls
Lovingly remembered by her children Mario & Deborah,
grandchildren, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brothers,
sister & other relatives and friends.
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lost to Argentina's Juan Mo-
Tennis is wary of betting a;il-
ter a troubled period for the
A match in August between
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko
and lowly-ranked Argentine
Martin Vassallo Arguello in Po-
land was voided by British
online betting exchange Betfair
because of unusual betting pat-
Several players ve
since said they had jrned
down offers to tl -ow a
match in exch'.nge for

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007


Yao Ming outscores Yi to power Rockets to victory

HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters)
- Yao Ming scored a game-
high 28 points and added 10
rebounds to lead the Houston
Rockets to a 104-88 home vic-
tory over the Milwaukee
Bucks in his first meeting of
the season with Chinese
compatriot Yi Jianlian on
Yi. the Bucks' 7-foot (2.13-
metre) rookie. scored 19 points
and grabbed nine rebounds.
"1 know all the people
watching in China have a lot to
be proud of with the way Yi and
Yao played." Bucks coach Lanrry
Krystowiak told reporters after

the game, which was televised
li\c in China.
Michael Rcdd led the Bucks
with 26 points.
Tracy McGrady backed up
lao with 21 points, seven re-
bounds and eight assists for
the Rockets. Bonzi Wells had
18 points and Shane Battier
Poor shooting hurt the
Bucks. who led 25-24 after the
first quarter but scored only 16
points in the second to fall be-
hind 50-41 at the half.
They shot less than 40 per-
cenl Iirom the Iloor for the game
with Redd only 8 of 22 and

centre Andrew Bogul making
just three of 1 I shots.
Yi did his best to keep the
Bucks in touch. connecting on
a three-pointer midway the
liourlh quarter to pull Milwau-
kee within two at 84-82.
Butl Houston quickly pulled
away. scoring 14 consecutive
points with Yao finishing the
run with three free throws.
Yao was 7 of 16 from the
floor and made all 14 free
throws. He pulled down six of-
fensive rebounds and four on
the defensive end and had
three blocked shots.
"When he is establishing


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that post presence like thal, it's
lough to beat us." McGraldy
told reporters.
"We gol shooters out there
on the perimeter. We got a guy
like Bonzi coming ollfthe bench,
giving us a spark, grabbing us
rebounds. And that 7-6 guy
froin Shanghai, that's a luxury to
Yi finished the game 7 of 12
froml the floor and made three
of lour free-throw attempts. He
had seven defensive rebounds
and blocked one shot.
The Boston Celtics won
their fourth game in a row,
crushing the Atlanta Hawks
106-83 behind Kevin
Garnett's 27 points and 19
rebounds. Paul Pierce added
23 for Boston.
Dwight Howard scored 22
points and had 20 rebounds to
power the Orlando Magic to a
fourth consecutive road win, a
112-102 victory over the New
York Knicks.
Chris Bosh scored 24
points, making 16 of 18 free
throws, and the Toronto Rap-
tors ended a three-game losing
streak with a 105-103 road vic-
tory over the Philadephia 76ers.
Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia
with 26 points.
Steve Nash had 30 points
as the Phoenix Suns scored
106-101 road victory over Mi-
ami. Shaquille O'Neal
played his best game of the
season for the Heat (0-5),
scoring 25 points and pulling

BEIJING, China (Reuters) -
China sports administration
has brought in psychologists
to help their athletes deal
with the pressure of compet-
ing on home soil at next
year's Beijing Olympics.
The high expectation of the
Chinese public lihas been high-
lighlted by Chiinese sports offi-
cials and Iop al) lhlcs as a nega-
live laclol in somlie ol" Chlina's
strongest sports such as sholot-
in. diinand gymnastics.
"We are paying high at-
tention to this problem and

YI Jianlian #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Yao Ming #11
of the Houston Rockets during a game Friday at the Toyota
Center in Houston, Texas. (Yahoo Sport)

in 10 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony scored 32
points and the Denver Nuggets
ended a three-game skid with a
118-92 road victory over the
-winlcss Washington Wizards,
who lost their fifth in a row.
The Detroit Pistons

have prepared psychological
guidance and training for the
athletes," Cui Dalin, Vice
Minister of the General Ad-
ministration of Sports told a
news conference on Friday.
Shooting team coach Chang
Jingchun told reporters they
had invited a psychology pro-
fessor to stay with the team.
"We also have our shooters
learning Lnglish and watching
movies to enrich their daily life
as a sort of pressure relief,"
added his colleague Wang
Yue fang.

Hamilton concedes tax
a factor in his move
IONDON, England (Reuters) Formula One runner-up Lewis
Hanilton has recognized that tax considerations played a part
in his recent decision to move from Brit-
ain to Switzerland. --
The 22-%ear-old McLaren driver
as l-riticise ;aller he announced lasI
iionith ii lie \\;s leaving Britain o to
protect his pl i rcy.
HM,\5\Cl C in in ilCevie\w with chat
SiIo\\I hI), i M l.hicl Parlkinson on ITV i.
ltelcv\'wMi' o:11 I:riday. M l1alnll1 1 con-
cededl he had la;lso been advised to move I

".A So. thai definitely adds to it," .
lie said.
I -lai illoii Ic first black Forniula
One drive, caan expect his earnings to LEWIS HAMILTON
soar aftei a sensational debut season in which he won four races.
"He will make a huge amount from sponsorship over a
long career, easily in the (David) Beckham class and be-
yond." Dominic Curran, director of the Karen Earl spon-
sorship consultancy, said before last month's season-end-
ing Brazilian Grand Prix.

handed the Los Angeles Clip-
pers their first loss of the sea-
son, a 103-79 defeat in De-
troit. Chauncey Billups had
23 points for the Pistons.
(Writing by Gene Cherry
in Salvo, North Carolina; Ed-
iting by Peter Rutherford)

Olympic gymnastics
champion Li Xiaopeng said
he could not stand the pres-
sure of expectation.
"But I have no other choice
except going on competing." he
said. "1I like to sleep and eat to
Some Olympic analyses
based on world championship
results predict that the Chinese.
who won 32 gold medals to fin-
ish second behind the U.S. at
the Athens Games, will prob-
ably win 40 plus gold medals
next August.
Cui, in line with a sports
ministry policy of
downplaying expectations.
said this was because Chinese
athletes had started serious
preparation for the Games
long before their rivals and
athletes from other countries
would peak during the Games.
"We are not able to be op-
timistic.'" he said.
"'The Americans' leadership
is unniovahle. anri Russia has
bigger potential than we."
Gao Jian. director of
China's Gymnastics Adiministra-
tion, said his squad would
achieve a better result ,than the
one gold medal in Athens, butil
the head of Chinese Athletics
Administration said China's
track and field team were "very
"Realistically, we are tar-
geting getting into finals,"
said Luo Chaoyi.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 11, 2007 25


Henin to meet

Sharapova in WTA

Championships final
By Simon Baskett
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) Justine Henin remained on
course for a successful defence of her WTA Championships
crown when she secured her place in the final against
Maria Sharapova with a spectacular 6-4, 6-4 win over Ana
Ivanovic yesterday.
The world number one gave a masterclass in how to play
the big points while the combative Ivanovic came up short as
she converted just four of the 13 break opportunities she had.
The victory extended the Belgian's winning streak to 24
matches and put her in her 11th final out of 14 events entered
this year.
Sharapova, who won the prestigious end-of-season tour-
nament in 2004 and reached the semi-finals of the last two
editions, overpowered fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze
6-2, 6-2 in the first semi-fi-_

"It is going to be a tough
final, she's got nothing to lose,"
said Henin. "She's had a tough
season but now she's back at
her best level and she's a cham-
Ivanovic was thumped by
Henin in the final of the French
Open earlier this year but she
made an aggressive start this
time, holding her serve with
ease and then cracking the
Belgian's serve with a cleverly
disguised cross-court shot.
Henin hit back immedi-
ately with a break of her own
and although Ivanovic kept the
pressure on with some stun-


ning returns the Serbian was unable to take advantage of a suc-
cession of break-point opportunities in a marathon fourth game.

Henin, in contrast, took practically all her chances and
needed no second invitation to crack Ivanovic's serve, manag-
ing it again in the fifth and seventh games on her way to taking
the first set.
There was no let-up from the Belgian in the second set and
although Ivanovic recovered from 3-0 down to level at 3-3, the
fightback.only served to inspire Henin to new heights as she
wrapped up an impressive win in an hour and 44 minutes.
Sharapova has struggled with a succession of injury
problems this year but she has looked back to her best in
Madrid, collecting impressive victories over world numbers
two and four Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ivanovic on her way
to the semi-finals.
"It's pretty incredible because if someone told me about
two weeks ago that I was going to play the Championships I
would have been just happy to play," said Sharapova. "To be
here is great and to be in the final is even better."
Chakvetadze, who had lost all five of her previous official
encounters against Sharapova, made a confident enough start
but began to falter in the third game, double-faulting to gift her
opponent a break.
Sharapova pressed home her advantage and wore down
her compatriot as she stretched her across the court to take
the first set. Shi ran away with the match in the second
as Chakvetadze grew increasingly frustrated.

Platini's Champions League

reforms face key test

By Mark Ledsoni

BERNE, Switzerland
(Reuters) UEFA president
Michel Platini's proposals to
revamp the Champions
League face a key test tomor-
row when league, club and
player representatives meet
at UEFA's headquarters in
Nyon to discuss the planned
The 16 members of UEFA's
new strategy council will have
a final chance to raise any ob-
jections before the new format

MARK Ramprakash has
turned down the chance to be
a standby player for
England's tour to Sri Lanka.
The 38-year-old Surrey
batsman was touted for a call-
up after another superb sum-
mer, but he says lie was un-
happy about Englanl's offer.
"I said 'no' given the word-
ing because there's so much am-
biguity," Ramprakash told the
Daily Mail. i
"I don't understand the
logic of saying I'd go if a senior
batsman was injured. What con-
stitutes a senior batmann"
Ramprakash finished the
2007 season with an incredible
average of 101.30, thanks to 2
026 first class runm including
10 centuries.
And the former!Middlesex
right-hander, who has played in
51 Tests for his country, was
unhappy at not being included
in England's original party.
"It's not as if England have
an ageing side. I felt, it was an
unfair offer," he said.\
However, Rampnikash was keen
not to shut the door completely on
"I hope my opinion is un-
derstood, reported back to
whoever needs to hear it and is
treated fairly," he said.
"If England want to pick me
for the New Zealand tour in the
New Year or next summer I am
available, motivated, committed and
ready, but it would not be the be-

I I 0 I I II

By Simon Baskett

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -
Rather than looking forward
to a well deserved rest, world
number one Justine Henin
said she will be sad to see the
season come to an end when
she meets Maria Sharapova
in the final of the WTA
Championships today.
"I just want to enjoy this
moment," the Belgian said after
a thrilling 6-4, 6-4 semi-final
win over Ana Ivanovic kept her
on course for a successful de-
fence of her title.
"I'm a bit sad the season is
almost over because I have a lot
of good memories so it's mixed
feelings for me."
I lenin, who won erand slamin

titles at Roland Garros and the
U.S. Open as she scooped a ca-
reer-high nine tour victories this
year, has not lost a match since
her shock semi-final defeat by
Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon.
"There have been a lot of
emotions this year ... good
ones, bad ones. My win in the
French Open with my family
being there was very ,impor-
tant; my loss at Wimbledon
was pretty painful but it
helped me to build some-
thing better and that helped
me win the U.S. Open. So
that was quite significant for

If Henin beats Sharapova
she will extend her winning

streak to 25 matches and be-
come the first womah since
Steffi Graf in 1989 to!;go un-
beaten in the second half of the
season after Wimbledono.
"It's an extra motivation,
said Henin. "I'm going to play
to win my second chdmpion-
ships ... and to try and win one
more match after winning 24 in
a row."
World number four Ivanovic
was pleased to put up more of
a fight than when she was
trounced 6-1, 6-2 by Henin in
the French Open final.
"It was a very tough
match and I wish I could have
played more consistently, but
I never gave up until the last
point," the Serb told a news

is put to the executive commit-
tee of European soccer's govern-
ing body in Lucerne on Decem-
ber I.
If adopted, the changes
will be introduced from 2009.
Promising to bring a wider
international range of clubs into
the competition as part of his
bid for the UEFA presidency in
January. Platini plans to guaran-
tee more places to champions
from outside the 12 highest-
ranking countries.
He has also proposed a
separate qualifying route for do-

all and end-all to me.
"I can't see why we can't
just pick our best seven batsmen
and get on with trying to win
matches because with that
comes momentum, but if in the
opinion of the selectors I am not
one of the best seven batsmen I
can accept that.
"I thought my chances of
going would be improved when
they decided not to take Andrew
Strauss. But it's fine; it's not my
burning ambition to play for En-
gland again. (BBC Sport)

MARK Ramprakash has
topped 2 000 runs over the
past two seasons.

mcestic cup winners who would
be offered spots previously re-
served for teams who finished
high up in their respective
The latter idea has faced
the strongest opposition from
the top clubs and leagues,
who asked for more time to
consider the changes after
Platini first unveiled them in
Monaco in August.
Sources within the Euro-
pean Professional Football
Leagues which represents 25
of the continent's top leagues -


told Reuters this week that they
were still opposed to the inclu-
sion of cup winners in the com-
In September, the 24 club
representatives making up
UEFA's club forum gave major-
ity support to the overall plan
but there was opposition from
bigger clubs, particularly to the
cup winners idea.

Resistance is likely to be stiff
again tomorrow when only big
clubs are present. The strategy
council's club representatives com-
prise Chelsea's Peter Kenyon, AC
Milan's Umberto Gandini,

Barcelona's Joan Laporta and
Ajax's Maarten Fontein.
With the exception of
Chelsea, three of those four
clubs are members of the self-
appointed G14. which repre-
sents 18 of Europe's top clubs
and has also expressed opposi-
tion to the changes.
"We are of course against
the cup winners idea, but
there is a consensus forming
on both sides and we are open
to working with UEFA to find-
ing a compromise," G14 gen-
eral manager Thomas Kurth
told Reuters this week. The
G14 is holding its own meet-
ing on Tuesday.
UEFA.has also indicated
that there is still room for ma-
"The UEFA president
knows very clearly what the
core of the project is and that
is to have more champions from
middle-sized countries in the
competition," Platini's special
adviser William Gaillard told
Reuters on Friday.
"Everybody knows we are
not going to negotiate on
"The other things are the ic-
ing on the cake. Some national
associations would rather have
places for cup winners and oth-
ers would rather delay any de-
cision because of ongoing con-
tracts. But we think the final
details can be adopted by con-
The strategy council is also
set to discuss less controversial
changes to the format of the sec-
ond tier UEFA Cup competi-
tion, also put forward by Platini
in Monaco.
The main proposal involves
creating a more "comprehen-
sible" group stage involving 12
groups of four teams each with
the top two qualifying for the
knockout stages.
The current UEFA Cup
group stage involves eight
groups of five teams, with the
top three progressing.

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Sri Lanka made to follow on

after bowled out for 211

By Jenny Thompson

AUSTRALIA'S new era con-
tinued to look much like
their old one as they domi-
nated mercilessly at the
Gabba for a third day, forc-
ing Sri Lanka to follow-on
a massive 340 runs behind.
The visitors then lost both
openers Sanath Jayasuriya
and Marvan Atapattu to
complete a miserable day.
Ricky Ponting has been
prone to batting again to give
his bowlers a rest, so his deci-
sion to make Sri Lanka follow
on may have raised a few eye-
brows. but it was not entirely
unexpected. Sri Lanka, with
the odd exception, haven't
batted well all tour and they
were well behind when their
first innings closed.
It was an innings no-
table for Mitchell
Johnson's first Test wicket
and Brett Lee's 4 for 26,
while Stuart MacGill
nudged closer to 200 Test
victims after eventually
breaking through in the fi-
nal session following some
excellent, but hitherto
unrewarded, toil. He will
begin day four needing one
more for the milestone.
Wickets. though. didn't
come as easily as the scorelinc
may suggest. The bowlers cer-
tainly found it hard work on a
pitch that remained good for
batting. but once they had
prised out the big guns by tea.
the tail folded shortly after
the break.
Stuart Clark opened the
day by finding the captain
Mahela Jayawardene's edge in
the third over. but the biggest
cheers were reserved for
Johnson's first Test wicket,

that of Thilan Samaraweera.
Johnson may have had to
wait a year to make his debut,
after being 12th man for the

entire Ashes series, but he
needed only eight overs to
open his account, angling
across the batsman with good
pace and bounce, inducing a
prod and sparking celebra-
Atapattu then took root and
played out a battling 51. com-
piled over 183 deliveries. His
great powers of concentration
had flickered with a pop back
just short of Lee, but they finally
gave out when he pulled Johnson
uppishly to Michael Clarke.
Chamara Silva's quick-firc 40
brightened up play. although he
dodged two bullets before falling,
with two drops off MacGill -
Adam Gilchrist on 13. and Clarke
off a pull on 20. Silva batted like
a man who wasn't aware his
leam were 4 for 65 when he
came in.
He blazed here, he flashed
there, and at last there was

some of the spark and aggres-
sion that Sri Lanka had
promised coming into the se-
ries. He finally sent one
slash too many, off Stuart
Clark over to Clarke, who
made no mistake this time at
wide short third man, having
just been moved there by
Sri Lanka soon reverted to
defence mode, eschewing the
singles, as Australia's hungry at-
tack clamped down with tight
lines and lengths. Then came
the post-tea procession where
they lost 4 for 30.
Farveez Maharoof was
bowled by Andrew Symonds
before the new ball was
due, with MacGill then
bowling the left-hander
Chaminda Vaas for 8, clip-
ping the rough as it spun
back in to him and took
middle stump. MacGill was
particularly impressive
around the wicket, landing
the wrong'un well and of-
ten deceiving the batsmen.
Over the wicket, he allowed
them room to cut.
Three balls after Lee had

AUSTRALIA first innings 551;
P.Jaques 100; M. Hussey 133, M.
Clarke 145 not out
SRI LANKA first innings o/n 31 for
M. Atapattu c Jaques
b Johnson 51
S. Jayasuriya c Gilchrist b Lee 7
M. Vandort c Gilchrist b Lee 0
M. Jayawardene c Gilchrist
b Clark 14
T. Samaweera c Gilchrist
b Johnson 13
C. Silva c Clarke b Clark 40
P. Jayawardene Ibw Lee 37
F. Maharoof b Symonds 21
C. Vaas b MacGill 8
D. Fernando c Johnson b Lee 7
M. Muralitharan not out 6
Extras: (b-1, nb-6) 7

taken the new ball, he trapped
Prasanna Jayawardene on 37
with a full delivery on off which
swung late. Lee made it four
when Dilhara Fernando straight-
pulled to Johnson for a com-
fortable calch at mid-on.
Atapattu then found him-
self back out in the middle, two
hours after Johnson had dis-
missed him. He and Jayasuriya
added a solid 53 for the first
wicket before he gloved one
down leg off a jubilant
Symonds. Jayasuriya played
with his usual flair before de-
parting just before stumps to
bring up Lee's fifth wicket of
the match, edging to first slip
where Ponting gratefully ac-
cepted following another good
decision to bring Lee back on.
The day finished with
Australia's tails up and Sri
Lanka's heads down and it
will take something remark-
able for the visitors to salvage
anything from this match, as
they still trail by 260 runs.
Australia, meanwhile, will
return today with the chance
to wrap up the series opener
inside four days. (Cricinfo)

Total: (all out, 81.5 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-11, 3-45, 4-65,
5-119,6-153,7-181, 8-198,9-198.
Bowling: B. Lee 17.5-9-26-4, M.
Johnson 18-2-49-2, S. MacGill 25-5-
79-1, S. Clark 16-4-46-2, Symonds 5-
SRI LANKA second innings
S. Jayasuriya c Ponting b Lee 39
M. Atapattu c Gilchrist
b Symonds 16
M. Vandort not out 15
M. Jayawardene not out 8
Extras: (lb-2) 2
Total: (for two wickets, 22 overs)80
Fall of wickets: 1-53,2-65.
-Bowling: B. Lee 6-2-26-1, M.
Johnson 6-0-22-0, S. Clark 5-1-17-0,
A. Symonds 1-1-0-1, S. MacGill 4-0-

Blyden presented with bat for

hitting Twenty20 century

GUYANA Under-19 reserve
all-rounder, Travis Blyden
was presented with a cricket
bat by the President of the
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion and Managing-Director
of P&P Insurance Brokers
and Consultants Limited,
Bishwa Panday for scoring
the first century in this
year's Carib/Ansa McAl
Twenty20 competition.
Thc rigl-iihanded 3l Blyden
hit a brilliant unbeaten 104 For
Transpo rt & 'Geneiral Sports
Club against (iuyana National
industrial (' ()rlporaliOn ( in t he
opening round.
At the brief presentation
ceremony, Panday said he

was very happy to donate the
bat to Travis as he feels he
has much potential and needs
to be encouraged.
Panday noted that Travis
was very disappointed after
failing to make the Guyana Un-
der- 19 team for this year's TC'I'd
competition but he advised
him to put tlhat disappoinl-
iei behind him i and 'vi rk
liarder hlbih Iion md o l tl he fiell
;i d !",' I ti) do li c very I best
5vhen hlie oes ot lto play.
While making the hun-
dred Blyden broke his bat and
he immediately approached
the GCA boss for the
donation. Blyden, in re-
sponse, thanked Panday for

the timely donation and said
that he will take his advice
and continue to work hard

and try to do his very best ev-
ery time he is given the op-
portunity to play.


Thanks: P&P Brokers' boss Bish Panday, left, hands over
the bat to century-maker Travis Blyden.


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Kiwis limp to 57-3

after Kallis, Amla

hit big hundreds

... Kallis reaches 9 000 Test runs

By Telford Vice

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) Centuries by
Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis enabled South Africa to
set New Zealand a towering target of 531 runs for victory
on the third day of the first Test yesterday.
New Zealand limped to the close on 57-3 after South Af-
rica declared their second innings on 422 for three. Scott Styris
was 16 not out with Brendon McCullum on 11 for the visi-
Kallis made 186 and became the eighth player to score 9
000 Test runs while Amla was unbeaten on a career-best 176,
including 24 fours.
Their third-wicket partnership of 330 was the biggest for
South Africa in Tests against New Zealand, surpassing the 183
from Gary Kirsten and Daryll Cullinan in Auckland in 1998-
South Africa resumed on 179-2, and Amla and Kallis added
108 runs in the wicketless morning session.
New Zealand squandered a chance to dismiss Kallis
for 108 when substitute fielder Michael Mason at mid-off
dropped a catch off the bowling of left-arm spinner Daniel
An hour after lunch, Kallis played a tired drive to a deliv-
ery from medium pacer Jacob Oram and was caught behind by
wicketkeeper McCullum. He faced 262 balls and hit 25 fours
and three sixes.
New Zealand slipped to 39-3 in the first 10 overs of their
second innings with Craig Cumming, Stephen Fleming and Ross
Taylor all falling to slip catches.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn had Cumming caught at first slip
by Graeme Smitli for seven before the South Africa captain held
another, lower chance to remove Fleming for 17 off Andre Nel.
Nel struck again two balls later when Taylor (four)
edged to Kallis at second slip.

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Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put on 330 runs for
the third wicket, with Kallis making 186 and Amla
undefeated on 176. (Yahoo Sport)

SOUTH AFRICA first innings: 226 all
out (H. Gibbs 63, S. Bond 4-73)
New Zealand first innings 118 (D.
Steyn 5-34)
SOUTH AFRICA second innings
H. Gibbs c Papps b Bond 8
G. Smith b Martin 9
H. Amla not out 176
J. Kallis c McCullum b Oram 186
A. Prince not out 25
Extras: (b-9, lb-7, w-1, nb-1) 18
Total (three wickets, 126 overs) 422
Fall of wickets: 1-8,2-20,3-350.
Bowling: S. Bond 16-1-60-1, C. Mar-

tin 24-6-55-1, J. Oram 16.4-2-49-1 (w-
1), I. O'Brien 23-5-91-0, D. Vettori 37-
3-116-0 (nb-1), S. Styris 6-2-25-0., R.
Taylor 3.2-0-10-0.
NEW ZEALAND second innings
C. Cumming c Smith b Steyn 7
S. Fleming c Smith b Nel 17
S. Styris not out 16
R. Taylor c Kallis b Nel 4
B. McCullum not out 11
Extras: (b-1,w-1) 2
Total: (three wickets, 17 overs) 57
Bowling: D. Steyn 6-0-23-1, M. Ntini
7-0-14-0, A. Nel 4-0-19-2 (w-1).

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Rose Hall Town retain Busta Trophy

Bl Yemen VWalter

Rose Hall Town \Vindies
Sports Bar retained their
Busta Champion of Champi-
ons 50 Overs first division
title, with an exciting five-
wicket win over Albion Coim-
munity Centre.
Pla ing yesterday, ill tilhe fi-
nal al the Area 1t Ground. in
Rose Hall lTowin. in the comipe-
lition organized by tie Rose
Hall Towni Youth and Sports
Club and sponsored by tlhe
Guyana Beverages Companlly.
the home tea l) achieved vic-
tory off the penultimate ball.
reachingii 139 for five in 24.5
overs, replying to tIhe 138 for
eight, made by Albion, in a
llatch that was reduced to a 25-
over affair. dLue to seepage anlld
a damp outfield. as a result of
overnight aid early morning
M a n o I le a I c l
Rovslon Crandon. 45 from 49
balls spiced with two fours andi
a six. and wicketkeeper/batsiian
Delbert Flicks (35). appeared Ito
be taking liheir team comlforlt-
ably home. with Rose Hall
Tlowln just two iruns aiay fiomi
the jackpot. al the end of the
23rd over hut three wickets in
quick succession. including that
of both Crandon and t licks, ig-
nited some anxiety.
Needing just two runs in
the last two overs, Iniran
Khan was entrusted with the

ball. nuay*be for formality pur-
poses to bowl the 24th over,
but the off-spinner after con-
cediing a single off the first
delivery to level the scores,
had lhe fair-sized crowd onl
their feet. rocking back the
stumps of Royston Crandon
with one that kept low before
Andre Percival (0) pushed
back a catch to the bowler.
three halls later.
Narsingh Deonarine thenii
sent down three dot halls tol
I icks before the batsman, in an
effort to free the shackles. of-
Fered. Veerasaimmy Perlliaul a
catch al mid off.
It took Jason Sinclair to
scamper a single off Ihe fifth ball
in the over. when Sewnarine
Chattergoon failed to hang on to
a catch at short cover to seal
Rose Hall Town's triuliiph and
their third title in four earsr.
Renwrick BalsoIn 31 olf 31
halls, laced with two fours and
an equal amount of sixes had ear-
lier on laid the foundation forI
Rose Hall Town's successful rlun
chase ill a brisk 49-ruiL opening
partnership that lasted nine
overs with Roystonl Crandon.
Both batsmen were quick
to pounce on anything over-
pitched or short, in particular
Batson, who hammninered the
leg-spin of Sewi marine
Chattergoon for 12 in the sec-
ond over. including a huge six
over long-off and a four.
Assad Fudadin (15) was the
other batsman dismissed. bril-

lianlly skiiil'lIpc bI\
wickelkeeper Shasiri Periaud
off-spinncr M ichaelc
Chliinsainiy. when thlie score
\wis oiln 86. in the 15th eo\ r.
Khan's two wickcts cost
one rlun while RK iinlariine
Challegoonll, \\ hol had llhe
wickel of Baison. caught it mid, had one for 16. ('hins1iimmyii
one for 20 and )eonIarine one
Ifor II
Sent in to hat, on a pitch
that offered invariable
bounce, Albioni's powerful
chatting line-up that includes
two West Indies batsmen in
Sewnarine Clhattergoon and
Deonarine, again let themn
down badly.
Their inability to rotate lihe
strike and pick up the singles.
aided by somile ;atrociouLis shot
selections was primarily rcspon-
sible for their downfall, as was
the case in last week's Neal and
Massy national 40 overs final.
when they lost to Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC).
Once Sewnarine Challterloon
(23) smacked a retlii catch to
fast howler I sauin C(randon iin the
seventh over, wilh the total onil
47 Ifor two and I)eonarine (7) was
ho\\ Cled off 1he inside edge b\
off-spinner Andre lcrPeci\al wo
ovCers latler. none of ihe otlIer hais-
men suggested permanency.
Shastri Pcrsaud I 19). Khan
(18) and Ranga l.achigadu. who
may have been a hit u nlu ckv to
he given out lee-bceore flor I1.
all had starts but failed to go o .il

It iook C(hinsamni y. \\ ill anli
unbeaten 14 tiwards the cind lto
add somic sorlt of respccabilily
to lie score.
P'ercival ended with tlwo
for 13 and was well supported
1iby satin Crandion Iwo for 16

and off-spinner Troy
Matheison two for 28.
At the presentation cer-
emony which followed. (Generali
Manager of lthe Guyiana Bever-
ages ('omipallny Robert Shelinan
conlgralullaled both leams lfor
pulling on a wonderful display
of cricket and more sol Rose lall
IxTowxn for \x inning.
Ile pointed outl hat his
company is proud tol be associ-
ated with the game of cricket
and it's a way of giving back
somelllhinig to the cominimuniilv.
Ve ire extreii ely declined

Kensington Oval to welcome

Aussies for region's first Twenty20

(CMC) Kensington Oval
will play host to the first-ever
Twenty20 International in
the Caribbean during next
year's Australian tour.
The match is scheduled for
June 21 and it kicks off the lim-
ited overs phase of the tour
which comprises five One-Day
The Twenly20 match will
be a night fixture and lloodlightls
are expected to be installed alt
Kensington some lime prior to
the event.

The historic Kensington
venue, located on the fringe
of the city, will also be the
scene of the third and final
Test of the series June 12-16.
It will be first international
match to be played at the venue
since it hosted the final offi the
Cricket World Cup back in April.
Sri Lanka will tour the Westl
Indies between March and April
prior to the Australians' tour hut
are not scheduled to play anyi
matches in Barbados.
Sabina Park in Jamaica.
the stage for the first World

Cup semi-final in April, will
raise the curtain on the
Aussies tour by hosting lhe
first Test from May 22 to 26.
Australia will then face the
West Indies in thie second 'lest
alt the Vivian Richards Cricket
Stadium in Anigua from Mayu
30 to June 3.
Arnos Vale in St Vincent &
the Grenadines will he the stage
for the first ODI on .June 24
while Grenada's National Sta-
dium hosts the next two on the
27th and 29th and Warner Park
in St Kitts & Nevis, the final

matches on .Inly 4 and 6.
In the preceding tour by Ithe
Sri Lankans. the Guiyana Na-
lional Stadiumi at Providence
will host the first Tcslt from
March 22-26 with Quecn's Park
Oval m Trinidad & 'Tobago stag-
inig the second and final 'est
froum April 3 to 7.
Queen's Park Oval will
also be the venue for the first
two ODis of the three-match
series on April 10 and 12 with
the Beausejour Stadium in
St Lucia hosting the final
match on April 16.

Allen to feature in St Lucia's boxing card

GUYANESE boxer Lennox Allen will have a big chance to show-
case his skills in front of millions on November 16 in St Lucia . .
when he tackles 37-year-old Colombian .Jairo Jesus Siris in a
middleweight bout. ,
The card which will he dubbed Showlime in Paradise will he
broadcast on Showtime Sports to approximately 34 million U.S.
residence and millions of others from around Ihe world.
Sports Consultant to the St Lucian Tourism Board Joseph
'Reds' Perreira said that it will be the biggest boxing event on
the island.
The cont esit i i p(lomoed by the (Goossn iitoI iin asoc itiion
V, st1l the St lucia 'IOLII-iml11 o ()ard and 1Sb" insh c Sp,ts and w kill h
hlcId at the Beausejoiui Cricket (iiround .
Five o er fiht i ll (-ilhbe held on the card includt.iL, a middt lc
eight special attraction 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalli, t whx
has a 13-0 record with eight knockoutes tnIoi Rioe Cr Cpanicll \ v, t
hass a timila cib kihiioci noic i I d a 12-0 ricC oa U.
The main eyne t, a 10-round heavyweight clash, is a fight
between Joel 'Tlie Icetian' Abell aind _ie. In' Teke Oruh.
Pterto RicaniHector Canmachd Jr 4.. ,1.L .. ..-ul will face
James Crayton fighting out of Las Vegas. London-based
Ash'hley Theoplaae (18-2-1, 5KOs) against 'Santo Domingo's
Marcos Hernaindez (9-9-1). WBC Caribbean Boxing 'edera-
tion heavy eight n Cimpion MIanuel Quezada will face Chad
Van Sickle (21-7-3). Joseph -Reds Perreira with a poster for the fight

I(i bc piar ol the crickel. not
only here in lierbice but also in
I )cicmrraa and lissequiho. where
we arc also sponsoring cricket
Rose Hall Town carted off

ALBION innings
S. Chattergoon c & v
E. Crandon 23
R. Chattergoon b E. Crandon 5
N. Deonarine b Percival 9
R La:higadu :bw b Percival 11
i. Khan b Matheison 18
S Persaud c wkp. Hicks
b Fudauin 19
A. Ghanny c Edwards
b Matheison. 9
D. Bishoo c Fudadin
b R. Crandon 6
M. Chinsammy not out 14
D. Lalbeharry not out 9
Exlras (b-4). lb-4. nb-. w-6l 15
Total tlor 8 wkts, 25 overs) 138
Fall of wickets: 1-23,2-46,3-49.4-64,
Bowling: E. Crandon 5-0-16-2,
Edwards 3-0-32-0, R. Crandon 5-1-
30-1, Percival 5-1-13-2, Matheison 5-

the whininng trophy at. 100
000 for their effort hiie
Albion collected (lhe runners-
up trophy and $50 000, among
several other incentives that
were handed out.

0-28-2, Fudadin 2-0-11-1.
R. Batson c Khan
b R. Chattergoon 31
R. Crandon b Khan 45
A. Fudadin stp. wkp. Persaud
b Chinsammy 15
D. Hicks c Permaul
b Deonarinc 35
A Percival c & b Khan 0
K. Mahadeo not oul 0
J. Sinclar not out 1
Extras, (lb-2 w-10i 12
Total. (for 5 wkls. 24 5 overs) 139
Fallolwickels 1-49.2-86,3-138,4-
Bowling: Lalbeharry 2-0-17-0, S.
Chatlergoon 1-0-12-0, Permaul 5-0-
36-0, R. Chattergoon 5-0-16-1,
Bishoo 4-0-24-0, Chinsammy 4-0-
20-1, Deonarne 2 5-0-11-1, Khan 1-

Demerara struggle to 86 for

five on rain-shortened first day

By Ravendra Madholall

AN incisive piece of fast bowling from Trevon Garraway
led Essequibo to a commanding position against Demerara
at the end of a rain-affected first day's play in the 2007
Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) senior four-day Inter-county
cricket competition which got under way yesterday.
(Garraway. a national iast bowler with ten first-class matches
and bowling with speed and accuracy in gloomy conditions at
the Everest ground, has so far prised out three Demerara" top
order balsmen conceding 18 runs Iromn 8.2 stingy overs.
What good news lor cricket enthusiasts in the Cinderella
county that their boys have the Demerara boys on the back
I'oot. perilously placed on 86 for five in 22.2 oft the 45 mini-
nitill overs with the skipper Travis Dlowlin on 25 and
nighlwatchiman Rayon Griffilh yet off lhe mark!
Tihe contest will resulle al 09:30 h weather permitting in
order to make tip lor lost iilme. Approximately three hours the
players were kept indoors yesterday. The two ruling umpires
Colin Alfred and Dhicranidranaulth Somnwaru iiiade five inspec-
tions and decided for the game to start al .15:00 h.
Since the inauguration of the senior Inter-counly competi-
tion in 1949. Essequibo probably never rested so comfortably.
They began things well alter captain Garraway won the loss
and with little hesitation opted to bowl first.
Hiis decision was immediately justified after opening right-
handed batsman Shenmroy Barrington acwkwardedly spooned a
catch to Rayon Thomas at short mid-on off the lively Garraway
willhout scoring.
In was not too long after thejubilant Essequibian crick-
eters again celebrated another dismissal as Christopher
Barnwell plugged a catch to Raakesh Goberdhan at point
off pacer Thomas for four as Demerara slipped uncharac-
teristically to five for two.
Chandrika and Leon Johnson desperately looking to revive
the innings for their team, but the latter seemed to have lapsed
in concentration and lil'ted Garraway who took an easy return
catch. Soon after, Chandrika followed for a fighting 34-ball 13.
At 42 for four, the small gathering which included
former West Indies and Allen Stanford Legend Lance Gibbs
and president of the Guyana Cricket Board, Chetram
Singh, one would have thought the innings would have col-
It was not so as Dowling, with accustomed authority, just
tucked away a solitary boundary from his 'b-ball and 72-minute
occupation at the crease while he shared a promising 43-run
'iftlh-wicket stand with
Steven Jacobs who made a
waIchftul 23 which comprised
three fours from 34 deliveries.
DEMERARA innings Manager of the Delnerara
S. Barrington c Thomas. team Robert Adonis told
bGarraway 00 Chronicle Sport that the hat-
R. Chandrika c Lall b Salim 13 ting let him down but he cred-.
C.'Barnwell c Goberdhan ;,ed the bowling of ...
L. Johnson c & b Garraway 4 think the guys did
T. Dowlinnotout 25 not apply themselves but
S.Jacobs c Narine b Garraway 23. the game is still young and
R.'Gritlih nobioutl 0 1 hr e1.Ihi ,batsmen like
Extras:'llb-3. b-4.,vu4. nb-91 20 K ril,lita. Deosaraii is stilft
Total: (for hlive wicKeil ,B6
Fallof wickets 1.0, 25.3- rune, while the packers
85. oi I'.-Neqiuilh have beemi
Bowvling- T Garraway 8.2-2-18.3 R dIrilJ r.ffine ob so far an(
Thomas 7-1-33-1. Z. Salim6-0-20-1.' rr-ll inu-i ii, to them ."
R Moore 1- .3 0 .\ ,irnh'- lcl;i I.

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Managers will no

longer represent

banned athletes
MIAMI BOACH, Florida (Reuters) Top athletics manag-
ers will n6 longer represent athletes who test positive for
dping offences and are suspended for two or more years,
-e Association of Athletics Managers (AAM) said on Fri-
The d cision. effective immediately, applies to any athlete
currently .lrving a ban of two sears or more and future olfend-
ers. the grbup said in a statement.
The aoreemient was reached
at theass5 nation', .innu.,l iteA-
ing at Mi mi Beach ,
The 9-membeii r rIeL IL
resents nlost of the111', pi ihp P1
athletes. including ,'. i IL i .t d"
holders Asafa Pm ell. 1.Lu
Xiang. Hale Gewhislalic.
Meserei Defar ind letn.
Isinbayeiva. and nl d chaimpi.
ons Tyson Gay and Ally-1n n
Rajne SodecrhL 1..
Euromeetings president and LI -N
rector of the DN G:il:,n L%.1.'i t
in Stockholm. applauded the.
"The future of our sport
depends on people finding TYSON GAY
ways to rid our ranks of those
who use or turn a blind eye to the use of illegal pcrfor-
mance-enhancing drugs, and this is a bold step in that di-
rection," Soderberg was quoted as saying.

A Guyanese Trabition


- GBBC boxing car
riic r

GUYANA'S lone world box,-
ing champion Gwendolynl
'The Stealth Bomber' O'Neil
will make her first defence of
the Women's International
Boxing Council (WIBC)
light-heavyweight title on
November 24 at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall. i
SO'Neil will tackle America's
Veronica Rucker in the deflence
which will be the main bout :on011
a card being promoted by the
Guyanm Boxing Board of C(n-
trol (GBBC).
Thd, main bout is one ,of
four fights on the card that in-
cludes up and.coming middle-

weight Lennox Allen.
Former Guyana feather-
weight champion Vincent
Howard. after being dodged
twice by Leon 'Hurry Up'
Moore. has landed a fighl with
undefeated American Kompa
The two will battle each
other over eight rounds in a jun-
ior-wellerweight match up in
the main supporting event.
GBBC secretary Trevor
Arno said that the card is "now
being finalised" and should be
able to rival the one held in July
when five titles were at stake.
"What we are trying to do is to

Guyana Karate

College to open

its first dojo

Same great INDI Taste

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Tel: 227-1349, 227-2526
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THE GUYANA Karate Col-
lege (GKC) will open its first
dojo at the National Gymna-
sium on Tuesday and as an
incentive is offering free ka-
rate classes with registration
to new members until Janu-
ary 2, 2008.
The decision to use the
gymnasium was taken by Di-
rector of Sport Neil Kumar and
Gervy Harry of the National
Sports Commission (NSC) fol-
lowing a meeting with 7th Dan
Frank Woon-A-Tai.
Woon-A-Tai who is writing
a CSEC karate textbook, said
that the generosity of the NSC
would better facilitate the

youths in Guyana to take up
the art which is a component of
the fifth form exam.
In July, 2007, Woon-A-
Tai met with President
Bharrat Jagdeo who
indicated that land would be
allocated for the college once
fundraising efforts are
under way. The opening of
the new dojo at the National
Gymnasium according to the
release is a step towards that
Meanwhile, Woon-A-Tai's
mentor Master Teruyuki
Okazaki, 10th Dan arrived in
Guyana yesterday. He con-
ducted grading examinations at


the National Gymnasium for
180 eager students. 'Prior to his
visit, he met the Jaipanese Am-
bassador in Trinidad to request
the Japanese Government's
help in the construction of the
Woon-A-Tai is Vice-
Chairman of the Interna-
tional Shotokan Karate Fed-
eration and is now ranked
third in the world. He has
been authorised by Master
Okazaki to grade up to third
degree black belt and to ad-
minister the International
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stick to a promise to provide
quality fights," Arno said.
"There was not a single per-
son who went away disappointed
when we held our last card and
we will be doing every thin" to
make sure that the quality and ex-
citement experienced last July
spill over into this card."
Allen, undefeated in eight
fights, takes on the danger-
ous Leon 'The Lion' Gilkes
in a middleweight contest
while Cecil Smith meets
Brazilian Hilton Rol erto
Cavalante in the second jun-
ior-welterweight contest of
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(Before you

get to 40)

Go on a non-diet for the weekend
The Rut: You avoid the olfice biscuit tin, count the calories in
your carrots and relfer to yourself as 'bad' if you dare enjoy a slice
of your own birthday cake. Hating our bodies has become such a
pastime that running down a list of flaws to friends actually counts

as conversation. How boring!
Try It! Deprivation may be commendable in the Nicole Richie
Book of Health but it hardly makes for a full life. so give it a rest!
Enjoy the wine, twirl the pasta and order dessert! Just as eating
salad for one day won't make you thin. a few fun dinners with
friends won't make you fat.
Book your dream holiday
go alone if you have to!
The Rut: You've always wanted to see Rome, and you bet
the New York on New Year's Eve would be heavenly. You'd
love to go, but you never seem to have the time and even if
Please turn to page IV

1IN1 TR IOMI \110%1 %1 \lt"
Sl PI1 01 I 1 NI I OH 11 141 \ s
(.1 \1 \ .' l ( 1 I l.I { I ( I
The Ministry of ltomc AAllhirs invites. sealed bids from eligible and qualified Biddcrs to
pro\ ide UJnilform Materials for the Guyana Poli'e lForce.
The deliver penod Ior this project is twelve months
Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCI) Procedures
specified in the Procuremenl Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders, subijcl in pr~Oiis.ions of
Section I I I (I:ligible countriess ) ol this docunmini.
Interested eligible Bidders inay obtain inmlbrmation from the Permanent Secretary. Ministry of
I lome Affair. and inspect the Bidding Documcents at ihe Ministry from Monday to iFriday
between the hours ouf':3)0 a.m. and 3:30p.m.
A complete set of Bidding Documenis in -/nglish may be purchased on ihe subhins'ion of a
wrien i application to hlie Permanent Secretary. Ministry oi' I lonie Al'l'airs-. ,6 Brickdam.
Stabroek. Georgetown and tipon payment o'a niin-refulidable ee of three thousand
(S3.000.00) dollar,. The method of paymenii will be in cash or manager's cheque.
All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of onie hundred thousand i SlI(10,0()il).O())
Bidders are required to submit their bids with the Ibllowing:
a;. A \ alid C(.'ompliance (crtilicale Iroin the commissioner r (enceral. (iGyana Rev\ t.nte
Authority (GRA i an(d
b. A valid compliancee 'ertitficate fioin the generall Manaager. National Insurance
Scheme (NIS).

Additional requiremeiis:deis Ltails arc provided in the: Bid Document.
Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer on the
outside. The envelopes should be clearly marked in the upper left-hand corner. 'Supply of
Uniform Materials Guyana Police Force.'
Bids must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Admiinisiration Board
Ministry of l'Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets.
and deposited in the Tender tBox at the above address not later than 0900 hi on 'Tuesday 27"'
November 21007. El.ecronic bidding will not be permilled. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened at 0900 h on Tuesday 27'" November 2007 in the Boardroom of thei
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and in ihe presence of the Bidders or
their representatives who choose to attend Ihe opening in person.
Tile Ministry of' HomIme Atfair-s reserves the right Io reject any or' all Bids without assigning

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home A affairs

The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme financed by ti"
European Union, is assisting the local private -sector of Linden and Region 10
creating/expanding businesses, and will contribute to creating a more favourab
investment environment. The core activities of the programme include the provision
business/advisory services to small and medium enterprises, the provision of a manage
business incubator for new businesses and the promotion of the region for new investmer
both local and foreign. Accompanying measures include vocational training, 'nstitulic'in
strengthening, a revolving credit fund, and the rehabilitation of the socio-econom

The following vacancy exists within the LEAP Business Development Unit.


Develop and implement a strategy to attract investment to Region 10
Identification and promotion of investment opportunity of investment strategy
Proactive identification and bringing together or public-private, and/or private-
public parties in joint enterprises ventures
Promotion of the Region 10 area for investment purposes
Prepare periodic budgets and monitor progress against them
Liaise with relevant national and international agencies and in particular Go-

Key qualifications:
Post graduate work equivalent to the professional qualification.
Relevant experience in planning investment promotion and enterprise
development activities;
Familiarity with Guyani's Investment Code;
Good interpersonal and negotiatingskills;
Fluency in written and spoken English;
KnoWledge of Guyana Economic Development Plans
Computer literate; knowledge of Software & Hardware application, would be a

Applications, including an up to date CV and 2 references should be sent to
The International Project Manager
Linden Economic Advancement Programme
97-987 Republic Avenue

And should be received no later than Thursday, November 29,2007.

Detailed Job Description can be obtained from LEAP,

Page 2 & 27.p65


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"UYN.X (tA .V 1I, AV AT.I.ON.A LUT! 1 R l] TV
82 Premni rnjan Place PrIashid Naci'ar
Tel. 225-6822 Fax 225-6900
kE-matitl director-general(i
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for
the position of Air Navigation and Telecommunication Engineer.
Air Navigation and Telecommunication Engineer
Within a specific area of responsibility and with limited supervision, ensure
aeronautical telecommunication equipment and services are maintained
and kept up to standard through a reliable and acceptable maintenance
To ensure that all Air i' i .. i.n and Aeronautical Telecommunication Aids
are kept in a high state of serviceability through preventative maintenance.
Prepares plans for the dcvelopmi.:nt of Aeronautical Telecnnmunicalion as
they relate to staff requirement,, allocation of space and purchase of new
Job Reguirement rs
Individuals must possJess the following qualifications
Degree in Technology (Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication
Engineering) or its equivalent plus five (5) years experience. OR
Higher Technical Diploma/Ordinary Technical Diploma PLUS ten
(10) years experience.
Completion of a certificate t'course in Siupervisory Managemi.eni is
A competitive salary package will be offered. Applicaiils should send full
resuime- witch a covering; letter to rea.'ch the address below before Noveimber

Interim Director General
Guyana Civil Aviation Authority
82 Premniranjan Place. Prashad Nagar

Guyanese style "tell all who know and lei Ihein tell all who don't
Shiv has a group in Guyana working while he does his thing
from home in New York: Jay. 21. a student. is the writer and eo-
lfounder: Dave. 18. is the moderator: and Priya. 22. is the promo-
lions manager.
Shiv says the site is constantly evolving
"We believe that Guyana is a Paradise. we are the last un-
touched region. So we thought what could be a better name for a
little extension of Paradise online?" Shiv says of why he decided
on the name.
"Guyanese are no longer grounded in Guyana, we are glo-
bal trotters. So we basically want to bring Guyana to all who
aren't in Paradise and to make life in Paradise a little easier
and a whole lot more fun".


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Scut me out and keep me

I am a Pensioner of the National Insurance Scheme. Myself and legal
: wife are separated for over 30 years. Since then, I am living with
someone else who bore me one (1) child who is now 25 years plus.
I will like to know, if when I die, who should receive my benefits from. : -
the National Insurance Scheme.

To answer your question, please be informed that the National Insurance
Scheme will be obligated under the laws of Guyana, Chapter 36:01,
: Regulations 14, to pay your legal wife the Survivors Benefit if she
makes a claim to the Scheme, and satisfies the other qualifying
conditions. She will be entitled to this Benefit in preference to all other :

Note however, that whoever pays for your Funeral expenses, can make
a claim for and receive Funeral Benefit once all the requirements are met.
Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: pr_nis(
Tel: 227-3461.
NI W uaate roetinofth uynseLborFoc

11/9/2007. 6:35 PM

CHATTING with Shiv is a whirlwind, but
it helps to paint an apt picture of him: a
highly charged Guyanese teenager doing
that which drives passion deep within
his soul.

Sunday Chronicle: What's your day like?
nushivis: umm
nushivis: updating sites
nushivis: editing videos
nushivis: shooting videos
nushivis: I work for my self
nushivis: so
nushivis: 28Productions
nushivis: so
nushivis: umm
nushivis: brb oil hot

Shiv is the brain behind the latest
online social network that brings Guyanese at home and abroad to-
gether. And though it is still evolving into an "all-inclusive" site.
it's already accomplishing that in neat form.
What we mean is that you can do a number of the same things

from the comfort of one site YouTube your latest videos, use
your Yahoo or MSN IMs. watch latest movies, look at some real
nice photos of Guyana on the photo blog -without having to click
on different windows. Just log and you'll get the picture.
In the two months it has been running, the sile has attracted
three million hits. seven thousand visitors and 327 members.
"I think the numbers speak 'or themselves." a proud Shiv de-
"The world today is fast paced, and multitasking is what's
in. And our site offers just that, you can catch up on a gaff or
you can catch up with what's going on in the world and
Guyana. We are entertaining, informative and happening,"
Shiv boasts.
Shiv. a Guyanese, lives and works in New York. The idea for
the site developed when Shiv. now 22. started studying multimedia
with an independent college in Newv York.
He has since completed his degree and has set up his own
multimedia company 28Productions which has already
landed him a gig with Guyanese international singer star Terry
Gajraj. Shiv flies into Guyana later this month to work on
Gajraj's latest music video.
Most of the promotion for the sile is done on ihe internet
through e-mail and bulletins and. like Shiv says. in keeping with the

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007


Froni page 1
M) tdid,. oli don't lhai allnyone to shareI it with.

'T'ry II! We'd all love to live ioutl otir ownit 'Ltnder 'Ihe Tuscanl
Sun' eCxperience but when it comes to bhoking tlhe li ghl. itl's easier
to iimake excuses than get off our humis ajid go.

I l he ruth is that the Itite is tine er 'tight' todo solmelthlilg ama/-
ing. It it were. we'd he having lilfe-chaingIn experiences every Tues-
day. You have to take tlie time. And Illease. know that you don't
need ai bo\lrind o l taste iramiisu in Capri. You might meet one

Cut the credit card noose!

The Rut: University is a distant 4niemnory and your salary's
11ol oo shaibby but you wouildn'l knoW' it based on your lifestyle
Those cre.itil card payments are really it'cep.

Try It! Call your credit card companies and renegotiate your
APR fee. There's ai good chance ill's higher than you realise. Then.
open tip a separate savings account becAuse you are about to save
some serious cash; Small changes like mmiking coffee at home. pack-
ing a lunch and hosting drinks at your apartment. as opposed to
slinging back matilinis in your LImvouriltebar. will make a big impact
on your budget. .

Kick your celebrity addiction

The Rut: You log olto your favourilCe hog every hour and can
detail Mariah's favourite foods in alphabetical ordei. In fiacl. you
know miore aboul the relamlionslhip between Nicole aild Paris than
you do your own frliendships.

Try It! 'liss the tabloids and pick up Ihe phone. Catch up will
old friends. browse your local bookshop anid gel to know the world
you live in. instead of pressing your face against Ihe celebrity fish-
bowl aIll te litime.

Added bonus: There's a good chance you'll slart to feel bettller
about yourself when you stop staring atl a lifestyle you cannot af-
ford and skin thal's been airbrushed by hlie local photographer!

Date yourself exclusively

The Rul: You want to find aI guy. settle down and have a baby.
but another bhad dale might Ihrow you over the edge.

Try It! If dating has become draining, it's litte to go on hialus.
Taking time to enjoy your own life. pamper your passions, hone
your hobbies and truly ge Ito know yourself will not only revive
your spirit but also make you more able to look for a solid partner.

Work at your dream job

'The Rut: You know Ilhail finance isn'l your I'rltte and you'd
really love to hCe a \iiler. but you'e probably loo old o Mslarl sonic-
Iliing new Irom scratch rigihl'.i Wrong.

Try It! Whether i l' writing. accoLunting or openit ing your lown
cake shop. hliere is no reason youth can't he doing something you
love while earning a good wage. You just have to be smari-t about it.
Start a blog. take a class or sell cakes on the side while you work atl
your current position The note you indulge yoir dreams as a
hobby. the more likely it is thal it will ignite your passion. Molion
crleales motion. Sitting there complailning that you miissel your
chance will get you nowherCe 'lasIt.

Let go of the past

The Rut: You've had the same look since university. You even
wear some of the same clothes. Yes. you were cool back then. but
that was 10 years ago!

Try It! f11 you're still wearing the same lip-gloss you wore in
biology, get yourself to a make-up counter pronto! You may not
realise it but your allenipt at holding onto your youth may actu-
ally be ageing you.

Trends, face shapes and body types change over thi years,
which is why it's important to freshen up your look every so
often. You don't have to go drastic but a few highlights, a new
cut and some up-to-date fashions can help you see yourself in
a whole new light.

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The Ministry of Educatioin as part of the transformation of the
education system, invites applications from exprwyrincrd, competent
and dynamic professionals for the position of Chief Executive Officers
for the National Educati.on lnspectorate and the Curriculum and
A.-.-t-%smrrtt Agency.
The Chief Executive Officer will be required to inter alia:
1 Provide leadership and exp&jrtisr to a team of exp.rienc-d
2. Develop the national inspe4ion framework,
13 the annual int pectim report and give policy advice to the
* Pl't-graduate degree in Mawnagemrnt & Administratimo or in a
related field.
Extensive experience in a national or regional quality assurance
body, instpect)rate or comparable organhsatimn.
At least five years experience in an executive capacity.
This AgenT-V is a new entity with responsibility for an integrated
cui-riculum and ass.ess.ttuntl system. The Chief Executive Officer will be
required to inter alia:
1. Provide s-rategic leadership to a. teanm of acmprtrent cturri-ulu.m and
assessment specialists.
2. Guide the development of a scaml.ct national curriculum and
assessment orrratitn..
.3. Lead the continuous review of the curriculum and assessment
strategies. ,
Post-graduate degree in Edu-ation with specialiaation in Testing
and Measurement and or Curriculum
Extensive experience in edtidcattIn or in a related field.
Five years experience in an executive capacity, preferably in an
t dUCatinAdt instiituon.
Employment will be on p fixed.-tem'rt cq'tract for three years sub fc 'lto
annual performance revi-ews,
An attractive compfilhation p1i kavf CitfWflitSurali with ilh-
Scandtdate's quaahficationr and J-ince vill be offered
S Jdd ti,.i'l rt i -ri-,-i'idi,.ari rte atri-dir',Lg L pi tt.ti lnl dand lit' At p licaL..'i
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-,ppliaiions shniuld he suihnitl ed hby Novcniber 30, 2(017 Io:
I he I )rec tolr, HIuman R -Eourrr MNidtmidrnaltin IDiviioni
Ministry of EdiLuca liiji I [cr s (.'Irdr
Shl\t1..yllt'i1 .I
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Co-operative Republic of Guyana

I. I he MinisIry ofl Public Works ad Comnmunications. (;uyalna SCea fences linmergency Works
Project invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following projects:
Construction oft' 6ltim Rip Rap Sea D)etfeces at Sea Spray.l.eonora,wVesl Coast )Demietar'a,
Region 3.

2. Bidding will be 'oiiuhictedl through tile Natilional (ipetitivc ifiddii, iN(.C'B) procedtires.
sp5cci ild in le Ih'Pocurimeii itAcl 2003 and ii open to ill bidders. subject to pros visions of Sectimi Ill
( ligiblec ( countriess o l'this document.

3. Intercslcd eligible itdders maiy obtain urtheir inlormiation 'from Project Manager, (Gulana Sea
D1)eences-Eiernt'rgency Works Project at Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetown: E'_tlail
htItp://gsxdpeutaiholmail. ,cot island inspect ithe Bidding I Documents al the same address between 'the
ni irmal working h urms from 12th iNo ember 2007 to 26th November 2007

4. Quiililict;lions reqiliremients incliide: ('onulm'tmu o should,/iui'c:.
U!hlrrl'tkl ll ('ea/.st!w' il imiti r '. e n.'di n a " ,* Inll ll t urnoi v r
5. All bids iimuist be accomiipaneiid Iby valid NIS and (GRA Comipliance (ceritiicates.

0. A complete set of liddin.g Documentns may be purchased by interested bidders on lthe submission
ofi \\a written Application to the address stated in l tem 3 above and upon pavymnent of a non-refindable
fee or live thousand dollars(G$5000l.00). The method of payment will be cash. The Bidding
Documents should be deposited in the tender box at the lfolloxwing address: IThe Chairman,
National PIrocurenient and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & U.trquhart
Streets, Georgetown.Tlihe name of the prfpject should be in the upper left hand corner of tie

7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Ir 6 iaboe ail or hbefolbre 09:0hli. (n Tuesday 27th
November 2007. :Electronic bidding ".;,'alino' be permitted. .Late bids will be rejected. Bids will
be opened i ,... I i i the presence of theI bidders' representatives who choose to attend in persqt!
at Ihe address liem 6 above at 09:tl0h. ont Tuesday 27th Novembnher 2007.

t.All bids 'v/a//" bec ;t:oinlp;anicd il, :i "BfidSec'ritr"' "ol'(;S4,00t000.00(tl

9. I lie M inisiri, oIl' Puhl c \\'im k- id ( om ilnm unict!iolis reervses tie righlt io I iceepi or rej.ict laly 0' all
Kids w illhout iassiilii'' Ieis I it I ol ch rejection.

I10. A lPrc-Ilid \ 'eliin. \t ill be helhd tl 21st Nov nemlter' 2007 in li the lio: 'd i n o lm o l' tie ( ilti: n; Seam
Oefe'lceial l 0 :00 11.
B;iairaj HBalr;tii
Permanenii t Secrelitar

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

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(excerpt of an interview with
Ian Valz, Georgetown,
Guyana, November 2007.
Valz is better known for his
play, 'House of Pressure')

PP The contribution of
Guyanese in the Diaspora in the
field of literature and art should
not be, ought not to be divorced
from what's happening back
home because more often than
not the writer, the artist is talk-
ing back to a Guyanese commu-
nity, speaking with a Guyanese
Congratulations Sir Ian Valz
on you knighthood which came
about because of your hard
work in the theatre arts in St.
Marteen. Walk us through this
process leading to the award.
IV When I arrived in St
Marteen in 1983, there was a
sort of community theatre in
place and I realise quite quickly
there was potential for expan-
sion and growth. I started to
teach young children, teenagers
and young adults. I formed three
groups: the children drama work-
shop, the teenage acting com-
pany and the adult drama work-
shop. We produced many plays.
Eventually theatre evolved to
such an extent that we got a lot
of support from the general pub-
lic. Somewhere along the line.
they recognized that effort and
that it was making a major con-
tribution to cultural develop-
ment of St. Marteen
PP Your play. 'Masquer-
ade' is now in book form...
IV Yes it was published
since 1989
PP Not much publishing
in drama. Paloma Mohamed
comes to mind. a few others in

IV Derek Walcott.
Roderick Walcott. There was a
lot more publishing in the 70s
when I was young man we
could find one-act plays in the
PP Sheik Sadeek. N. E.
Cameroon and others. Why so
little publishing in drama. I
know plays are written to be
performed and that's publishing
of a sort but we would like to
see plays in another format, to
save them in book form so we
can refer to them that's what
books are for. Why so little
publishing on plays'?
IV Well I think prose has
attracted more critical thinking
as opposed to drama and there
is that demand, the market is
there. And for us in the Carib-
bean, culture has always been
backburner issue. And drama is
even further back. Those per-
haps could be the reasons. Very
good plays have been written,
many good scripts lying about
the Caribbean. That's unfortu-
nate know in St.
Marteen there is company
called the House of Nehesi
publishing work for myself and
George Lamming
PP Carifesta is coming
back to Guyana perhaps we
could use that forum to discuss
that aspect of the art. But back
to the play 'Masquerade'; it
was short-listed for the Guyana
Prize for Literature, some time
IV Quite some time ago
but it was a great honour to he
place in the same category of
Michael Gilkes who was tihe
eventual winner. I was just
starting out my career and it
certainly encouraged me to

PP I was coming to that;
meaning that a book/entry that
is short-listed has the potential
in the eye of the panel of judges
to be the winner. So in essence,
'Masquerade' is a winner. And
you said you were honour es-
pecially since it was pipped by
the indomitable Michael Gilkes,
the grand man of drama.
'House of Pressure' very popu-
lar. Take us through the process
of getting to the public
IV I was very influ-
enced by Moliere while I was
at Saint Stanislaus College
which was very active in
drama at the time. And I did
Moliere's 'The Miser' one
year and something in it re-
minded me of local situation;
there were elements in it that
I think I could adapt to
Guyanese situation, of
course, it was quite different
socially but the characters
were so rich that reminded
me of people I know so I de-
cided to rework and rewrite
it and it evolved into some-
thing other than Moliere's
'Miser' and I was happy with
the end result. I got good sup-
port from Andre Subryan, An-

thony Stewart, Gasper Adams
and Ron Robinson. In fact,
when we did the radio serial,
it was Ron who helped me; at
that time I was quite young
and young writers weren't
really given the chance to get
their work out but Ron fought
for it and it was successful.
And it has stood the test of
time because I recently saw it
and it was still funny and
PP And it moved to
stage successfully
IV Yes, that was in 1981
and it was tremendously suc-
PP Let's discuss this is-
sue of young writers, emerging
writers finding it difficult to
break into the mainstream; in
your case, you got help. With-
out that help what would have
happen to you?
IV I haven't really
thought about it that way. I
guess I was blessed. Actually.
when I was about 16/17. Ron
saw me in a play at Saint
Stanislaus and invited me to join
the Theatre Guild; a new set of
young people was joining at
that time and I think I was the
youngest to direct a play at


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Theatre Guild. and again Ron
fought for this, and that play
was called 'Home at Seven' and
it won all the awards that year
and that sort of gave all the
youngsters encouragement to
show that they could break into
the mainstream. Remember the
big names at that time were E.
McAndrew, Fr. Gardner,.
George Mckenzie and others.
That was quite an accomplish-
ment directing a play, winning
every award at the time and the
credit again goes to Ron. But I
was fortunate to work with the
best on that occasion. Margaret
Kellman. Anthony Stewart.
PP I like looking back be-

cause it can he instructive.
soinmetimes. the formative years
can reveal quite a lot. Lei's lo-
cate lan Valz in Guyana.
IV I was born in
Hadfield Street, Georgetown,
my parents still live there. I
attended St. Mary's Primary
School then Saint Stanislaus.
I studied Public Health at the
university and joined the City
Council, Mavis Benn was
mayor then and she
recognized that I was involved
in the arts and made me
'Sports and Culture Officer'
for the Council. I worked
there for about two years
then migrated to St. Marteen
to get married. I left at the
height of my popularity here
and oftentimes I thought
about coming home but you
know, you get caught up in
the society and that is that.
PP Earlier I said that
the writer in the Diaspora
write back to a Guyanese

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No matter how stupid a defence

may be, it must be put to the jury...

TWO men Samaroo and
Ezaz convicted by the jury
in 1953 of robbery with aggra-
vation, were later freed by the
Court of Appeal on the
grounds that the trial judge
had failed to put the case of
)he defence to the jury.
' The convicted men. repre-
sented by Senior Counse Mi.
B. 0. Adams appealed ag.,inst
.their convictions and sentences
und submilled several grounds
4in support of their appeal, the
;main being the failure to put
their defence of 'Alibi' to the
The appellants were con-
victed by a jury on charges of
robbery with aggravation. Their
defence at their trial was an alibi
-They appealed on the
. ground that their defence was
* not adequately put to the jury
by the trial Judge in his sum-
The Court of Criminal Ap-
peal constituted by Chief Jus-
tice Edward Peter Stubbs Bell
and Justices of Appeal
Frederick Malcolm Boland and
Joseph Lyttleton Wills, held
that it is of paramount impor-
tance that the Judge in his sum-
ming-up must fairly put an ac-

causes defence to the jury and as
that had not been done in an
otherwise careful and meticu-
lous summing-up the convic-
tions and sentence must be
The appeals were allowed.
At the hearing of the Ap-
peal. Solicitor General Mr.
G.M. Farnum appeared for tihe
State. The appeals which were
heard together were appeals
against convictions and sen-
The appellants had ap-
peared before the Judge and a
jury on charges of robbery with
Chief Justice Bell who de-
livered the judgment of the
Court pointed out that learned
counsel for the appellants ar-
gued a number of points. He
abandoned two of the points
recorded in the grounds of ap-
plication for leave to appeal.
The Chief Justice added.
"We are against him on two
other points, namely, that there
was no proof of what the
grounds of appeal call owner-
ship, and that the possession of
the stolen goods, the money,
was not fully established. We
are against the appellants on

those two grounds."
The main grounds argued
were that the learned trial judge
failed in his summing up to deal
fully with the evidence of the
prosecution, particularly with


the cross-examination of tile
We have not had the benefit
of considerable argument by
learned counsel for the appel-
lants, to which the learned So-
licitor General replied. the C. J.
had said.
He added, "Now, it is
clearly settled law that it is of
paramount importance that the
summning-up mlusl clearly put
the case for the defence, what-
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trivial or stupid, or unlikely the
defence may be, it is of para-
mount importance that the
Judge in his summing-up must
fairly put that defence to the
The Chief Justice went on
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law that the summing-up must

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fairly put the case for the de-
fence, there is no need for the
Judge to go into every detail of
the case. nor is there any need
Ior him to put the defence in
technical language.

obvious advantages of emphasis
and orderly arrangement that
the Judge should put the de-
fence story to the jury after he
has finished with the story for
the prosecution, and that is the
mode we would certainly rec-
ommnend. Chief Justice Bell had

I il said.
A OBy George Barclay

"For instance, if the defence
is an alibi, there is no need for
the Judge to put the defence to


the jury under that name or to
use any technical names for the
defence offered."
"There is no need. as we
understand the law. that the
Judge should put the defence at
any particular stage of his sum-
ming-up. He can deal with it as
he deals with the witnesses for
the Prosecution but there are

With regards to the particu-
lar case, the Chief Justice noted.
"We have come to the conclu-
sion that in an otherwise me-
ticulous and careful summing-up
by the learned trial Judge. who
is careful and meticulous, it can-
not fairly and reasonably be said
that the defence of either of the
appellants was put to the jury
clearly or in such a way that
their attention was sufficiently
and emphatically drawn to the
nature of that defence.
"It would not be enough,
we feel, merely to assume
that because the jury have
heard both sides of the case
they are cognizant of the de-
fence which is put forward.
Something more than that is
necessary. Something must
be done to emphasize to the
jury the defence which an ac-
cused person is offering", the
judgment declared.
After referring to other as-
pects of the case. Chief Justice
Bell added, "We are left in the
result with the view that at no

stage can it be said that the de-
fence, as put forward by the ap-
pellants. was sufficiently
clearly and emphatically put to
the jury and we are forced to
the conclusion that that very vi-
tal principle has been infringed.
"It must be. we feel, the
duty of this Court to ensure that
Judges trying cases with juries
do not overlook that important
principle. We would reiterate
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Court to make sure that a Judge
sitting with a jury never loses
sight of the fact that at some
stage of his summing-up and in
some language and method he
must alert the jury to the de-
fence which has been offered to
them by the accused.
"That is a very fundamen-
tal duty which we, as a Court
of Appeal, would fail in if we
did not emphasize it.
"We have.been unable to
satisfy ourselves, on the prin-
ciples laid down in the cases of
Haddy ( K.B., Stirland (1944)
and R. v. Farid, that had there
been proper direction the jury
would have come to the same
conclusion as they did, which is
really the test that we must ap-
"For these reasons, we
feel that the appeal in each
case must be allowed and tht
convictions and sentence,
quashed. That being so, w4
direct the discharge of thu


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Sunday ChlYonicle November 11, 2007

Page VII

the 20th
n ,century, two
I f ,developments
f -made Guyana
.................. become e known
to the rest of the world'as a
place with modern examples
of culture.
One was the emergence of'
creative writers like Edgar
Mittelholtzer, Wilson Harris.
Jan Carew. E. R. Braithwaithe.
and Denis Williams.
The second was the emer-
gence of the abstract painter
Aubrey Williams. Though the
anti-colonial political struggle in.
British Guiana made this coun-
try noticed in the eyes of the
world it was not an asset to the
view of Guyana as somewhere
with a cultural identity of its
own, rather it was a reminder
that British Guiana. like India.
Malaysia. Uganda, Nigeria. Al-
geria,. Vietnam, etc.,'was part of
a natural and inevitable struggle
for post-colonial development
after being exploited by various
European nations.
The appearance of mod-
ern Guyanese writers and
painters was however a com-
pletely different development
that signaled -Guyana as a
country with a free and
unique, fabulous and cosmo-
politan history, and a na-
tional identity which gave
birth to ambitious and inno-
vative artists.
At Expo 67 in Montreal
Canada. one of the greatest in-
ternational cultural events to oc-
cur in the 20th century. the
Guyanese pavilion did a won-
derful thing it gave Guyanese
painter Aubrey Williams an ex-
hibition of his abstract works.
Tens of thousands of people
from around the world came face
to face. not with the same bor-
ing images one always finds in
tourist brochures advertising
Guyana today Kaieteur Falls,
Jaguars. Monkeys, birds etc -
but with thoughtful and sensi-
tive shapes blended and juxta-
posed to evoke the spirit and
mood of Guyana as an example
of terrestrial magic: paintings
that made us aware of Guyana's
importance as a con~templativc
value in the evolving world.
The concept of art, paint-
ing especially, as an inspira-
tion for the enjoyment of our
intellect, instinct and feeling
was offered by Aubrey .Will-
iams, and reflected well on
the minds of countless hu-
mans, important and ordi-
nary, from around the world,
people who no doubt looked
forward to Guyana upkeeping




such a standard of creative
The birth of Carifesta in
1972 was initially based oh such
an intention. Since Indepen-
dence in 1966, a number of
Guyanese and Caribbean artists
had advised President Burnham
and his government to create a
regional festival of the Arts.
At that time President
Burnham was surrounded by
Guyanese intellectuals like Fred
Wills. S.S.Ramphal, Lynette
Dolphin, Shirley Field-Ridley
etc. who were not just obsessed
with politics. but understood
the importance 'of a rounded
cultural vision influenced by an
interest in progresiJve creative
literature, high quali'\y films, in-
telligent and innovative music,
and a proper understanding and
appreciation of international
modern art.
Carifesta 1972 set a stan-
dard of excellence for Guyana's
and other neighboring coun-
tries participation that should be
upkept in Carifiesta 2008.
Many ,artists, especially in
the visual field, are wondering
who since the death of three ofl
Guyana's greatest organizers
and judges of visual art Basil
Hinds. Denis Williams, and
Cletus Henriques (one of
Guyana's greatest abstract
painters, who, had he not died
prematurely in 1976 may very
well had become our best ab-
stract painter still working to-
day) can fill their space.
No work of art, no matter
how unusual, surprising or
difficult, challenged these
gentlemen, who gave it
thought and often had it
bought forthwith by the gov-
ernment for the National
Collection we have today.
Today Carifiesta is an art
festival for both a local, regional,
and international audience.
Some artistes, especially
musicians, may have specific
problems with the absence of
local copyright laws protecting
their creations, and they should
be heard, but we should also re-
member that Carifesta has al-
ways been for PEOPLE in gen-
eral; it was never just a feather
in ANY government's cap.
It is the people who stand
to gain by experiencing works
of art that should make them
pause and think, not just "jump
up" or carry on in the usual
recklessly entertaining manner
during that week's festivities.
Ariisis arc usi]I!!y ulSCi .
as 3rd class professionals any-
way, oflen the last to be paid,
ifat a ll.

This brings us to the visual
art contribution to Carifesta
2008, which is the main focus
here. It is in visual art, and the
anthologies of recent or new po-
etry and fiction that should be
published for the occasion, that
the opportunity for contempla-
tion ind celebration of our men-
tal and physical lives will be at
its highest.
Audiences ought to be up-
lifted intellectually, sensually;
and spiritually, not just given
feedback on what problems
they already know and endure.
Visual art is one of the best
opportunities for this. Certain
points can be made here.
The presentation of
Guyanese and other nations' vi-
sual art should be held in close
proximity, or walking distance
between exhibition sites; for in-
stance, the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall Centre and
Castellani House. the Theatre
Guild and Queens College. Vi-
sual art is best seen this way.
not scattered all over the place.
Because the idea of cul-
tural diversity has become
popular in Guyana today, art
exhibitions at Carifesta 2008
should be organized accord-
ing to cultural topic and cre-
ative style.
For example, East Indian
artists who were denied any
special identity in the short-
sighted visual art catalogue writ-
ten by Denis Williams for
Carifiesta 1976 in Jamaica if
they wish to focus on their In-
dian cultural identity, should he
given a specific room where we
can see and feel it as an entity.
Indeed, individual artists
with distinct individual visual
style should be given a room for
themselves, no matter how
small, Castellani House is per-
fect for this.
Similarly; Amerindian art-
ists, whose works, especially
'wood carvings, are more con-
cerned with evoking anthropo-
morphic/imaginative designs
rather than showing how sculp-
ture draws shapes in space and
the surrounding area. should
also be given one homogenous
exhibition space to affect and
immerse us without any "alien"
distraction by other art.
The same goes for other art-
ists.who see their themes re-
flecting a specific ethnic view-
point. If such artists are good at
what they do they should bhe
judged so.
Exhibitions should not be a
jumbled mixture' oif r'i'i.'
and Abstract styles. An experi-
enced foreign diplomat once

pointed out to me how weak
and quaint the effect of an exhi-
bition of mixed figurative and
abstract works were at the Na-
tional Gallery one time. but I
knew that already.
At Carifesta 2008
Guyanese figurative art -
faces, human shapes, land-
scapes, fruits, objects etc by
any of Guyanese artists,
should be given a separate
room. And most definitely
Guyanese abstract painters
(there are no abstract
Guyanese sculptors to my
knowledge) should be given
one rooni.-

However, we cannot con-
tinually trol out Ihe same well
known, or deceased abstract
painters that are chosen to rep-
resent Guyana at every
Caril festa.
Guyanese abstract painting
has moved on. I at least can
verify the exciting ability of
those abstract" painters like
Derek Callender, Neil Nuncs.
Geoge Simon (if he chooses to
focus on this area. instead of
a totally ethnic Amerindian
content) and myself. Also
newcomers like Ohene Koanma
and Akema McPherson ,who,
if they are given the chance to


exhibit at Carifesla 2008 will
be inspired to prepare even
belltter works in the months
Nothing inspires an artist.
young or old, as being
prepare for importi-nt exhibi-
Audiences, local, regional,
and international, who have
never seen what Guyanese
abstract painting is, after the
achievements of our two lead-,'
ing abstract painters of prior
generations, Aubrey Will-
'iams and Frank Bowling, will
now have the chance to see
and respond.

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W\WF Guianas is seeking to appoint a Conservation Director to coordinate its
conservation program. The Conservation Director will assist the Regional
Representative in the planning, development, implementation and
monitoring of WWF conservation program in the Guianas to ensure its
soundness and consistency with WWF Mission and Global Priorities. S/he
will: also ensure -that the program supports the region's sustainable.
development and the commitments of the Governments of the Guianas under
International Conventions such as ('RD), CITES and RAMSAR for
biodiversity protection and sustainable natural resources management.

Key requirements for this position are:
A minimum of a Master of Science in natural resources management,
environmental studies or related field and not less-than live (5) years
experience in the sector: ,
Experience in large-scale and multi-faceted conservation program'
planning, design, implementation, management and evaluation.
Work experience in one or more countries of the Guianas and with
International organizations is a plus.
Proven ability to manage qualified professional staff, and coordinate
process oriented interdisciplinary team work;
Strong leadership and good analytical and negotiation skills;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency
in one or more of the other 2 languages (French and/or Dutch) is a
strong plus:
Strong interpersonal skills including flexibility, initiative and
readiness to the work of others.
Must be willing to travel within and outside of the Guianas.

Please see www.wwN' for the full Job Description. Interested
candidates should send-cover letter +CV (Subject: Conservation Director
Position) to Juliette Pawirosonto, Manager Finance and Administration at I'.sr. Closing date for application is 25 November 2007.

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11/10/2007. 4.26 PM



Sundai Choil N i 20

'Why should I waste my
money on going to the den-
tist when my teeth feel fine?
Are checkups really neces-
sary when your teeth are not
bothering you?'
These are questions that
dental professionals hear all tloo
often. Your teeth are intended to
last a lifetime. bill it is going to
take proper home and profes-
sional care to achieve this goal.
This means you are going lto
have to brush thoroughly each
day ( after breakfast and just
before bedtime), clean between
the teeth wilh floss and have
regular professional cleaning to
avoid periodontal disease (coim-
monly called gum disease.) from
becoming more serious or recur-
Advanced periodontal dis-
ease is the leading cause of tooth
loss in adults. but this can be
prevented. I stressed this point
when I addressed the'alttendees
as chairman of the launching
ceremony of Oral Health
Month 2007 a few days ago.
Having sound teeth without
sound supporting gingival tissue
or bone tissue is analogous to
having a soundly built house
placed on a' faulty foundation.

The most,insidious aspect o
periodontal disease is that it is
usually painless, and can de-
velop either slowly or quite
rapidly. Periodontal disease can
getl out of control quite easily if
y'ou do not have dei"tal check-
ups at regular intervals. Only
your dentist is able to recognize
periodontal disease in its early
slages. Palienis are not easily
able to identify early signs of
periodontitis, so they are not
aware they have'il until their
gums and bone have been so se-
riously damaged that tooth loss
is usually inevitable. If finances
are a consideration, it is consid-
erably less expensive to real
periodontilis in its early stages.
Advanced stages usually require
surgery. and many times exten-
sive restoration of the teeth and
bone support.
A major side effect of gum
disease is bad breath (halito-
sis) although this is a problem
that all of us experience at one
time or another. For some
people. however, it is a chronic
problem that is so severe it is
socially embarrassing and
psychologically debilitating. It
seems that no matter how of-
ten they brush, floss, and"

The Dentist Advises
, ll i c iwa iaw.i- ,




Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position-.
within the Value Added and Excise Taxes Department ot'lhe (iuyana Revenue Authority.



A professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized
professional accounting body siuch as ACCA

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Business Manaienent, Public Management or

Computer literacy and experience in Auditing, Accounting or Tiaxation would be an

Knowledge oft ix practices will be an advantage.



A Diploma in Accounting. Business Managemient. Public Administration or
Legal and regulatory knowledge, time management: organisational, iintgrpersonal and
customer relations skills along with cipiiliuter literacy will be an asset.

Knowledge of tax practices will be an1 advantage.
Preference will be given to applicants rei.kling within the various locations.
IFmployees of lhe (iuyarna Rc\ Aiiuthorivy arei also eligible l;o cotnsideratioin.

Applications should beh sent not later than 'Noveiihber 12, 2007 to:
The Conmmissioner-Gencral
(iuvana Revenue Authority
.s57 .lainaha & l.asl SIreetsl

rinse with perfumed, alcohol-
based mouth rinses they
only get temporary relief. '
It has been estimated thht
40 percent of the population
has chronic halitosis. Studies
have shown that 80. percent of'
the time the cause of bid-
breath originates in the mouth.
and the remainder of the time-
it is from other causes. In a.xe-
cent ADA/Colgate Oral Heiltli
Survey of which I barticipa,ted
in California. USA,-63 percent
of the dentists reported poor
oral hygiene was the niost
common cause of bad breath.
and 21 percent felt perioorin-
tal disease was the second
niost common i cause oft the
problem. The survey indicated
51 percent of the dentists felt
the most effective treatment
for halitosis was periodic den-
tal cleaning and oral hygiene
Some dentists feel that
dead cells and bacterial in
the mouth putrefy, forming
volatile sulfur gases, and it
is these gases that cause ha-
litosis. They feel spaces be-
tween and around the teeth,
gums, and especially the
tongue are areas where this
debris is trapped. Keeping
the tongue clean'by brush-
ing seems to be a very im-
portant factor in eliminating
bad breath.
If you are-experiencing bad is important to see a

dentist for a thorough dental ex-
amination,. tooth cleaning, and
home care instruction. He may
take a thorough medical and den-
tal history. If you have any pe-
riodontal problems they should
be treated only by a qualified
dental practitioner. Since sys-
temic problems can contribute to
bad breath, the patient should be
questioned/ and or checked for
existing oral cancers. diabetes.
and liver or kidney disorders.
Medical problems that involve
the sinuses, tonsils and adenoids,
and certain prescription medica-
lions (particularly those that
cause drying of the mouth) can
also be the cause of halitosis.
Contrary to popular belief, many
dentists feel stomach problenis
are usually not related to chronic
There are toothpastes that
contain various essential oils that
reduce odors. For example, oxi-
dants such as peroxides neutral-
ize the more noxious odors. One
popular toothpaste on the mar-
ket today uses chlorine dioxide.
perhaps the most powerful oxi-
dant available today.
Studies indicate there are
a group.of patients who just
cannot seem to eliminate their
halitosis with conventional
treatment. Due to the increas-
ing demand for a solution to
this problem there are a num-
ber of centers across the
United States that focus on.the
treatment of halitosis. These
facilities generally focus on
prophylaxis and use of home
care products that neutralize
the bacteria that cause bad

From page V
community. .Your play, 'Mas-
querade' was set in Guyana
IV I was very nostalgic at
the time when I wrote 'Mas-
querade', I just got to St.
Marteen and really missed
home. At that time too there
was the debate about Guyanese
leaving their country and I had
mixed feelings at that time
PP That's what I said in
my opening we cannot afford
to divorce the contribution of
Guyanese writers in the

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WHEN my wife and I were dating, we knew our rela-
tionship was God-sent and that eventually we would
be married. At the time we were facing college, but
our parents were not hip on the two of us dorming on
the same campus, jo they refused to pay our tuition.
Determined not !to be split apart, we married and put
ourselves through college. During our college years we
struggled financially. One worked fulltinie and the other
schooled. Then the roles reversed.
My wile's parents are wealthy. They buy restaurants.
run them awhile, thin sell them. During our college years,
they called each week and bragged about their latest finan-
cial triumph. It was something grandiose each week. They
bought new Cadillacs. built with cash two large and plush
custom homes, arid bought ocean-front condos which
churned out cash they bragged about.
They owned a private beach home. new furniture, ex-
pensive clothes, and jewelry. Thankfully, they occasion-
ally gave us gift money we used to help with necessities.
but their cash gifts didn't touch our forever blooming tu-
ition costs.
Several times during our college life the in-laws sold one
of their successful'restaurants. The idea ofowning a res-
taurant made our mouths water. Each time my wife and I
asked to buy the-Ujsiness. Each time they refused. So we
would put away the dream of business ownership and go
back to our schoolbooks.
When the in-laws decided to sell their last restau-
rant and retire, my wife and I saw this as our last chance
'to get into business. We asked to buy it, and they
startled us by agreeing. The contract was written by
their attorney. We owed them "X" amount, including
the interest they charged us, with payment due-each
month. We had to sell our home and give them the
cash from the sale as down payment.
In no way was this "mom and dad giving." They sold I
SI)I0s looking lto 'niake a large prol'it. There was one oral
Stipulation: they would train us four weeks and then retire. I
S3But at the end of ihe training, they still came and went as
they pleased, ate the food, kept their hands in the cash
drawer, arid wouldn't allow my wife and I to make simple
changes. They held back on teaching us the business. It
was a living nightmare.
At first we tried to be respectful and drop hints. At
the two month mark I casually asked my father-in-law. "So
are you two about ready to retire?" To which he replied,
"We're not going to retire as long as our daughter is work-
ing here." I was speechless.
Things turned ugly after that. They said I was the one
that wanted them out of the business, not their daughter.
After more argument here. and manipulation there. 1 quit.
My wife pretended she was the owner for several months,
then one day. depressed over arguing with her parents. she
Nearly two years had passed since we bought the busi-
ness. Her parents were in the business from the first day
till the day we left. Five months later, they resold the
business and retired.
To this day I have tried to forgive them. Yet I am daily
reminded of the damage they inflicted on me as a person.
onfiy marriage, and on my family. Financially we never
Since then my wife and I have had two great chil-
dren, but the in-laws now want to visit all the time. I
find myself tied to two of the most manipulative and
hateful people I have ever known. How does this look
to a non-involved person? If I forgive them as my faith
tells me, does that mean I should trust them?


Robert, your thoughtful letter.raises so many is-
sues-about the nature of forgiveness, our obligations
to family, and the basic laws of behavior-we will de-
vote our entire next column to your answer.


Authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara
I Mitchell can be reached at
Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964,
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Sunday Chronicle Novem 7

NdATINA ChroncleSovemerSSES200MPNT (EG ISH


Exercise 1.
1. strongest
2. most beautiful

Exercise 2
1. 17th century
2. (d)

Exercise 3.
1. she
2. it

Subject Pronoun


4 Did you see that?
5 Who received the prize?

3. best
4. bigger

3. (d)
4. (a)

3. they
4. it

Object Pronoun


5. taller

5. (d)

5. she

Possessive Pronoun


Relative Pronoun
A Relative Pronoun is used to join two clauses. The Relative Pronouns are who.
whom, whose, which and that.
I met a man who was my father's friend.
The lady whom I met is my aunt.
1 like the gift which you gave me.

Exercise 3
Underline the Relative Pronouns
1 I know the boy who is absent.
2 The man, whose voice you heard is my grandfather.
3 This is the man whom we saw.
4 The house which you see over there is haunted.

Using the correct Pronoun I and me
Look at the sentence and read it.
Stacy and __ are going to the park.
Would you use 1 or me in the sentence.
If you are in doubt divide the sentence into two short sentences like this:
Stacy is going to the park.
I am going to the park.
You could not say, Me going to the park."

Stacy and I are going to the park.
Daddy told Komal and to wait for him.

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns are used to show possession

I have a book. It is mine.
You have a book. It is yours.
He has a book. It is his.
She has a book. It is hers.
We have a book. It is ours.
They have a book. It is theirs.

Exercise 1
Underline the Possessive Pronouns
1. The girl forgot to bring hers.
2. Is this mine?
3. That red pen is his.
4. The children have taken theirs.
5. Mr. Smith wanted to use ours.

Demonstrative Pronouns
This, that, these and those are demonstrative words. When they are used with-
out a noun, they are Demonstrative Pronouns.

This is my friend.
That is your book.
Those are lovely children.
These are very beautiful.

Interrogative Pronouns
Pronouns can be used at the beginning of interrogative sentences to ask ques-
Who, whom, whose, which and what may be used as Interrogative Pronouns

Who knocked on the door?
Whom did you see?
Whose is this?
Which is better?
What is the time?

Make two sentences.
Daddy told Komal to wait for him.
Daddy told me to wait for him.
You could not say, "Daddy told I to wait for him."

Exercise 4
Put in' 1' or' me 'in the sentences
1. Tony and __ received presents for sports.
2. Jessi invited Ronald and __ to her party.
3. There was trouble in the house for Kelly and __
4. My brother and __ went into the house.
5. Please give Johnny and one more chance.

Some words the "1" sound is spelt "IE" -

die lie

Other "ie" words:



fierce siege
shield diet


We use "ei"
(A) for the sound 'ee' after the letter "C"
ceiling conceit
deceit perceive
receive receipt

(B) sometimes for the sound (a):
vein reign veil
weight sleigh freight

Other "ei"




Exercise 5
Add the" El "or "IE" to complete the words

Exercise 2
Underline the demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
1 What are you doing?
2 Please bring me those.
3 Whom did the police arrest?.

1. for_ gn
2. y_ _ld
3. counter_ t
4. rec_ pt
5. n_ _ghbour
6. n_ _ce

11/10/2007.5:14 PM

We will now continue with Pronouns
Types of Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

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Responses to last week
Exercise I.
(a) 3/5; 2/5 (c) 1/8; 7/8
(b) 3/8; 5/8 (d) 7/20; 13/201
Exercise 2
The shaded fractions

I xamplc 3/2 = 2/2+1/2
I +V2

What are the mixed numbers in this set?
2/3 I 12 2/7 2
Did you identliy; I V2 3 1/8

3 1/8 7/3
4 1/5. You are correct!!

3/4 2/5

Exercise 3.
1. (a) 4 (c) 25 (e)
(b) 12 (d) 18 (f)t

2. (i) 1/3
(ii) 18
(iii) 9
3. 8 oranges
4. (a) 5/8
(b) 255 boys
5. 36 mangoes

6 pineapples

To write improper fractions as mixed numbers
I. Divide the numeraloi by the denominator
2. Write Ihe q|uolienl as the whole number.
3. Then wrile the remainder as a fraction with the divisor as the denominator.
eg. 5/3 = 1 2/3
53= 1 rem. 2/3
= I 2/3
Try these:
7/5 14/3 17/4 19/7

Your responses should he: I 2/5

4 1/3


10 limes

We are going to continue with fractions. Hope you had an exciting week at school. Can you
remember what is a fraction?
What fraction of the set is shaded?

Let's now change the mixed numbers to improper fractions
Follow these simple steps:
Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction
Then add the numerator to this number
. Now, write the response as the numerator of the improper fraction.
* Then write the same denominator
eg 4x+1/2
= 9/2

0 0 0 0

Find 1/3 of 12
Check your responses with your friend.
Look at the fractions. 4/4 7/5
What do you notice about them?

These fractions are named IMPROPER fractions.

Fractions with their numerator equal to

or greater than their denominator are

called Improper fractions

Exercise 1.
Circle the improper fractions in each set
1. 0/6: 1/6: 2/6: 3/6;
2. 0/7: 1/7: 2/7; 3/7:
3.6/5; 1/2: 2/3: 2/2.
4.3/3; 9/4: 1/8: 13/12.
5.7/3: 2/3: 4/2.

4/6: 7/6; 8/6; 9/6; 10/6.
4/7; 5/7; 6/7: 7/7; 8/7.

Try these examples.
2/V2 3 1/8
Did you come up with:

Exercise 3
I. Change to mixed number.
(a) 9/4 (d) 15/8
(b) 12/5 (c) 19/10
(c) 13/6 (f)20/3

4 1/3
5/2 25/8

13/3. You are correct!

(g) 15/4
(h) 11/2

We will now add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.
eg. 21/7+ 1 3/7 eg. 49/10-36/10
( 2 + 1)+ 1/7+ 3/7 (4-3)+(9/10-6/10)
=34/7 = 1+3/10
= 1 3/10

eg 4 5/8 + 2 3/8
= (4 + 2) + (5/8 + 3/8)
= 6 + (8/8)
=6+ 1

eg 33/7- 13/7
=(3- 1)+(3/7 -3/7)

Exercise A
I. Try these. Write each answer as a mixed number or as a whole number.
(a) 4 1/3+22/3 (d) 4 3/7 + 3 4/7 (g) 9 4/5 4 2/5
(h) 5 1/12+ 1 6/12 (e) 24/7- 1 3/7 (h) 10 7/12 6 2/12
(c) 6 5/9 + 3 2/9 (1) 5 5/9 2 1/9

2. (a) 2 2/5 + 3 2/5 I 3/5
(b) 3 7/8 + 1 3/8 4 5/8
(c) 2 11/12 1 5/12 + 3 1/12

(d) 1 2/9 + 2 3/9+2 2/9
(c) 6 11/12 + 2 7/12- 4 7/12
(f) 7 8/9 1 3/9 2 4/9

Proper Fractions
What are improper fractions?

3. Complete these to make true statements
(a) 2 1/9 + 1 4/9 = (d)

-2 1/8= 3 3/8

(b) + 1 1/8 =45/8 (e) 34/11 =21/11

(c)5 1/6+

7 5/6 (f) 9/16+

^ Proper fractions are fractions that

have the numerator smaller than
the denominator

Exercise 2.
idenlily the letter wilh the proper flraclions in each set.
I. (A) 4/5 (13) 6/5 (C) 7/9 (D) 3/5
2. (A) 5/4 (B) 5/6 (C) 9/7 (D) 5/2
3. (A) 3/7 (B) 2/5 (C) 13/9 (D) 15/2

What are mixed inuiibhersC-

Mixed numbers are numbers that are

made up of whole numbers

andl( fractions: e,. 1 A

Adding and subtracting fractions

When adding and subtracting fractions

with different denominators we use the

lowest common denominator

StLdy Ihcsc eCXamIples:

1/3 + 2/5
I \5 + 2\3
3 \5 5\ 3
- 5/15 + 6/15
= I I/1

9/10 3/4

9x2 3x5
10x2 4x5
= 18/20 15/20
= 3/20

That's all for this i eek. Ne\t week we will continue with fractions.
Continue working.

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Page X

4 1/5.

2 5/7

= 13/16

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007


a gu v

Best Rider in his class for the just concluded Caribbean Race of
Champions meet at South Dakota, but moreso, the National 125cc
The 16-year-old isn't out of his wits though about the success at South Dakota on November 4 so
as to step out of his league just yet. What it does mean though is that he is determined to perfect his
class now, and move on to the faster pace as soon as he is good enough.
"I'll ride in the 125 class for now, although I want to get on the 600s," McLean says.
His father sees the 125 class as affordable racing and very exciting.
"Chris' best time at South Dakota was 42 seconds which is only 5-7 seconds slower than the
super bikes. Victor Pires has the 125 lap time record of 40 seconds and if we get Supermoto 17 inch
rims on the bikes we can get the 125 lap times to go below 40 seconds for some really fast and furious
entertainment for the fans. Two stroke bikes are amazing for the speeds they can generate with only a
36 HP engine," say the McLean Snr.
The younger McLean says Keith Premdass and Rahul Dua from the Canadian team advised him to
"cool it and don't step up to the big bikes yet."
His father organizes grasstrack racing at Camp Wilderness and at the Guyana Motor Racing and
Sports Club (GMR&SC), "so I know he wants to see at least 20 bikes from all over the Caribbean to
the starting line in the future."
"1I hope to race internationally," is Chris' firm resolve.
When he is at the start line, he gets "a little nervous but more anxious" to send his bike into the
first turn. But he has a few tricks to take care of that.
First, there is a protection prayer his mother, Claire, taught him. "Saying it over and over again keeps
me from feeling nervous."
Secondly, riding with a hydration pack on his back also helps. "I keep the bite-tube in my mouth
at the start line and throughout the race, and just keep sipping it all the time."
Thirdly, at the line he sees the others as his enemy. "I have no sympathy for anyone in a race and
just try to get ahead and stay ahead."
With those necessities, Chris looks to becoming the best he could be.
His idols are Pedrosa and Stoner on the superbikes. Locally, he admires Greg Lopes, Charles Henry.
Stephen Vieira.
"Lopes is genuine and supportive to me. I've now proven I can beat expert riders. So the 125 cc
experts probably now look at me differently and maybe saying 'wait a minute, we telling Chris loo
"Stephen has been generous in getting performanceparts for me, and Vassy Barry and I
are close so we pull together well. Vassy actually gave me my first ride and coaching on a
racing 125, also Alamo racing club. Vassy is hard to beat because of his experience but he knows
Please see page XII

The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee
(SILWFC) is interested in retaining the service of a Security
Company/Firm to provide Security Guard Services at its Head
Office, Kingston, Georgetown for the year 2008.

Interested Firms/'Companies can obtain details and submit their
proposals to The Administrative Manager, The Sugar Industry
Labour Welfare Fund Committee (SILWFC), 87 Duke &
Barrack Streets. Kingston, Georgetown on or before November
30, 2007.

D. Ramotar I
Administrative Manager ,,


Interested Companies/Contractors are invited to submit "Letters of Interest" to be
included on the Committee's selective tender list to undertake minor road repairs
(asphaltic concrete or double bituminous surface treatment and other minor civil
works (culverts, bridges), etc.
Letters of Interest must include the following:
i. A covering background of the Company/Contractor and copy of
Certificate of Registration of Business/Company.
ii. General background of the Company/Contractor and copy of
Certificate of Registration of Business/Company.
iii. List of machinery and equipment owned by Company/Contractor and
copies of Certificate of Ownership/Registration of each piece of
machinery per equipment.
iv. List of key technical and professional personnel available to work on
projects including detailed curriculum vitae of each
technical/professional staff.
v. Details of similar works undertaken by the Company/Contractor over
the last five (5) years together with authentic documentation of
performance from previous clients.
vi. Statement of present financial position including present bank
balance certificate and evidence of accessible credit facilities.
vii. Up-to-date Compliance Certificate from the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
Letters of Interest must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identification
of the CompanyiContractor and marked on the top left hand corner:
"Pre-qualification of Companies/Contractors for Selective Tendering (Small

and be addressed to:

The Administrative Manager
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee
87 Duke & Barrack Streets
Letters of Interest should be deposited in the tender box al the above address not
later than November 30,2007.

The Sugar Industry Labour elfare Fund Commrttee (SILFWC) reserves the right
to reject any or all submissions without assigning any reason whatsoever and not
necessarily incudeany Company/Contraclor on the selective tender list.
Failure to submit all documents requested will resi~lt in the rejection of the

11/10/2007, 4:31 PM

PauPe XI



McLean edges



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From page X1
I'm on his tail and will not back off!
"M\ slyle I think is like Stephin's: just aggle'ssivca. and I'm still learning to I'ecl out what my
,styl recall\ is. as you kind .ll i la it up as L y ) o and nry diflereni l(iin s to go faster. 'The rest are


T '" mi



iracinii secret s tllil we don 1 share."
Will contrihniuts ii his success in racing he says hi s Ieaml. including ihis dhad. mechanics iRoger
Rodney, li/iel' Powley and Wilbur Ming.
"My secret weapon is Wilbur Mingt. 'The bike shop is in Johni street (.'ampbellville, close to
where the Ming brothers lived. Wilbir has over 341 years i-acing and tuning bikes so we were
well prepared for Nov 4," ('hris says.
"\\e get alonii \\ell, the'y know I have a iooil hiead nIi lihe tirak s allter Ihe c' acliing and
praenlice sessions are done, licy just let ie illdo l whale I do. Wilhur .lTomer. lite. and lilyL dad
Dive Me 100 plerCeni sUllpporl and lake care o' every detail: all I have lo d is ride.
"My dad gives mie plenty reading material and helps tie with Ihe race strategy: hle alks It experts
like (Jerry Max Gonvcia and Viclor lPires wiho give their advice Ireely."
With all of tIhat going' for him Christopher Mciea n looks to make if to the big times and we
wish lie gets there.

CHRISTOPHER McLean picks up a prize at the GMR&SC awards function.

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A sexy swing of the hips may it is not a covert sign a
attract admiring glances, but woman is ready to breed, ac-
cording to re-
A Qu' ee's

Ontario. oletn ex-
atlined vohilin-
ters' walks alid
the levels of sex
hormones ill their
-They .lound
those wiIlh falluring
walks werei the
furthest away
from o vulatioil.
A British ex-
pert 'said the re-
.search, featured
by New Scientist
magazine, sup-
ported the idea
women disguise
their fertility to
deter unsuitable
.partners. .
"Surprising re-
Women giye a

wide variety of subtle signals to
men Io advertise the factl hat
.they are ready to conceive and
Meghan Provosl. Ihe lead re-
searcher. had expected a "sexy".
hip-swinging walk to be one ol'
She analysed the gait olf fe-
male volunteers, showed video
clips to 40 men, asking Ihem to
rate the attractiveness otf Ihe
way Ihe women walked, and
then matched the results to the
hormone tests.
She said the results, pub-
lished in the journal Ar-
chives of Sexual Behavior,
were so surprising that she
had repeated the experiment
again with another group of
male viewers.
The women who were
most feertile at the litinme of the
experiment walked with fewer
hip movements and with their
knees closer together.
She now thinks the findings
tally with other research sug-
gesting that women want tto
conceal their ovulation from



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The overriding :nm of the I- FFMP isto, build effective and ,iultainilabiC cxcculive and oversight
capacities in the (tl.iuyan a RcRenuc Authiorl ity (RA i).the Minisltr yof i:nalc (NcI()IOF), ihc N at ional
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Prorami Coordinalioni -,l f'1 'a i -' : -" :.

The Ministry of F'iJraiic 1. Ih] ]Lh 'Ih, t1:'CiiUy a Rcvcinue Authoriti (i (RA) invites applications
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(ui.ivant;iR c\ ttie rlAuthoritv: .'.

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3. Enhancing the Legal Frare, ork olfthc (;iuyana Revenue Authority
4. lmplmeinitation (f Reoco/mliiendationsfrom thec O & M Review of the (RA
5. Training ..

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Tel: (592)-225 -01742. (592)-227-3998Jnmail: pt'u I'inim pi.llh .t mi1.

Thic closing date for all applications is November 16. 2007

Imnales other Ihanl heir chosen

A sexy walk wouid be Ioo
obvious. so womiien arie hotigthl
to use changes in smell and.fa-
cial expressions thal can he cx-
perienced only ati In.e r.n-l.
Ms Provost I1'
women are. trying ito protect
themlsclves ftroml sexual assault
alt times of peak I.clilils. il
vould mulke selse Imhr illelil 1t
advertise attractivencsst,oni a
broad scale when they are not
fertile." .
Dr John Manning. from the
University ot Central.

LIancashire., agreld with his
Ile said it was in a woman's
hest interests to lor11t a closer
allachmenti o one man iito help
raise children, rather hani to ad-
vertise her flerlile lime and he
approached by'a larger number
of compelling fliales.
He said: "-1 think ihat the
subtle signs of ovulation are
used. in a sense, to prolmolt
t "If you want to pick up on
these. ou have to be already
living 'with, or close to, the
woman, so this constrains the
man into daily attendance on
a woman." (BBC)



Apphia;tio llre inVilled lInni suitably qualified p ri'tln-s Cofill l\\'oe ,2m posiiioon ol;l
()llic. -I.c-al I)i ,i.ion withinin the ecrcTiarial ol 'the Giyanila.R eit.c A.ithorlv

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E' \perience:

A iiinimumii l of i\c (e5) ycairs legal practice. Must have'xi vwide anie ii Of kinowl,ilee
pcrlalniifin to ( ulsoms ti l d an tRe lv l eniel: \ I ,A i'i nllis r:iliion. Mi'i- h ;i le i l'r.xp ric 'Ild
review < ;ill .ei. lail w .

'he I c ial ollicir. Le ibl eiviisio wi!! bx rL;-poinsiblc fr:.
()xersciinL the op ;ilinC a' iS 'S, I il i1i ii.i .Iand., ifising viih sul onii lilaic- I,
s\c'l lc hit l)iviaion]'s J. u- kf-dai'y c a'n e &
hIduelit'tyint i an'd pri'popi;iin; l.eisili\c ,:l iiiiL'.B picededl lto properly ;idliiinisicr the A\
of the Revienue Authority
I )c.'l'diniig the Authority in (.ICourt
Advisin, cDioncl rnl d ..i.iA,> l. i l ,.yithitf thi Orlganisatlio on tileh intcrpirIlie nation lo !he
ticome Tax. (C \'I ,iin t... ios. a.VNlue Added il'axAct ,ind Rcultionls ;nd
Ih lie xciseT ii> '.. ..f ..- l
\'okikit closely \with cl..;ilttT I' .fM ilid r Lcul Oflficer-, in pI-U iditn deleienc
aind legal coui nselil for 'tle iAiitifi i v
IRevi\win exi stingl .eg"islition ol'fthle I .,li t o assist management in the proper
admiinistralion ofl' the lcax V:A1 and Customs LIaws aind Reguhlations
I 'reparinti monthly caIse riporl Ior 1 Ubllissionto the ( Jo\,erningi Board.

(B) 1,I:(;AIOFi'FICER II .

Ki 1111li 1 lll lll t I 1 1 ill l. I \pl-i l' pl n. I I tI 5 0-
.LLB Dl)eree. c al l'.dulctitc.ion C(< if;l..nil Must b e ldiil ed to prIcticc in the ( ourts i o
(iGyana, aind heo coinvcrinlat wilh lthe La\ i:- txl (idytalt as wlll':is the hictIme Fax. VAI.
C(usloiis laws xand all Rev.'vett.' Law\s.

lxpericnce: ; :.
ti)e lo loulr years ~ C \pCri'cii' in the praIllice' of\. MuNst ha l ca wide i tai. .ue oft kn ito lede,.
petaninill to l ('i.ons al ii't Reivenuc 'Tlie x' Adttdiniii>tatlii.:Mu,-i t ht| e hl tl o opre.;ipie :iand re' rIe
draft I ci- -lation

I lh l,.cit;Il O()fficer. I epal divisionn wil ,be r-cespolnsibte foT .
Idenli finiv .; and proposingi le';islativ t chang si i, I i ,it pr 'opty rbl admiiis r ihe Ac't
oi the Re lC'i ti Authority i '
DI).tcnditiii he Aulhlriy it ('. urtl.. ,
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Inc'om [,\. (.Ni Lusi't ml, et aind Regutiiat iutl'-.'vic Added Tax Act and Regulations and
The Ilxcisc 'lx Act aid Re-",utltions.
Working cloicly with Legal Officeis aid liJulior-Le-a.l clOfficars in pro\ idiingl dctl:ence
and legal otlnsel for the Authori(y .'.
Reviewing cxisling Legislation of 1the/ iil' i.'. t a.isstl litanlagemliic in thile proper c
adlminisralio ot' the l'ax Laws. V\T- and ("liilomlis I .a'\s aild Regulations

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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeb and President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud in
conversation at the LBI Community Centre Ground for the 2007 Diwali motorcade.

e crowd concentrates on the cultural programme.

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited joins with the Guyana Manufacturing
and Services Association in celebrating local enterprise and
extends warm congratulations to its customers who were recipients at the
12"' Annual Awards Ceremony
of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA),
held on Friday. November 3. 2007.

President Jagdeo presents the prestigious President's Award to Dennis Morgan of
Denmor Garments (Manufacturers) Inc.

Best Wishes to the winners
in the following categories:

President's Award for Export Achievement
Dennis Morgan of Denmor Garments (Manufacturers) Inc.

Lifetime Awards
Clement Duncan of Swansea Communications Inc. Mr. Heera Maraj of L. Seepersaud and Sons
Major General (Ret'd) Norman McLean (MSc)

GO-Invest Awards
Gafsons Industries Limited Qualton Guyana Inc. Twins Manufacturing Chemists
Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP)

stage for the cultural programme of the 2007 Diwali motorcade.


Page XVI Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

and \,rs. Semple of Lot 2, Perry Street Tucvillle who
celebrated their 1st Wedding Anniversary on No- Congratulations and best wishes to Harry and Anita
vember 25, 2007. You're blessed to have each other, of Enterprise who celebrate their first wedding an-
may these tender moments bring years so full hap- niversary on November 18. Greetings are coming
piness with every cherished thing. from their sister Pamie, niece Kavita, brother-in-law
God keep you in His care from your parents, broth- Tankeloo, and other relatives and friends. They all
ers & sisters, relatives and many friends. wish you both, many more happy years to come.

Congratulations ahnd best, wishes are extended to
GUYANA EVENUE AUTHORIT Satwinder Singh and Natasha Singh of New York who
G UY IANA R NUURI Y celebrate their second wedding anniversary on No-
vember 28. Greetings are coming from their par-
VAT Policy Corner ents Mr. and Mrs. Gurudev of India and Mr. and Mrs.
Deochand of, Canal No. 2 Polder, West Bank
Demq!rara, brothers, sisters, their little Princess
Policy 23 -VAT and RelatedPerseons Simran Singh, other relatives and friends wishing
them God's richest blessings.
The Guvana Revenue Authority ((iRA) seeks to address the issue oftthe distribution ol'businesscs aiongst related -
persons to avoid registration lbr ValueAdded Tax (VAT).

The VAI Act gives the Commissioner the power to .,_.rc:.. the taxable supplies of related parties in the
determination of VAT registration. This policy therefore lorms the guiding principle as it relates to who are
considered "Related Persons

Section 11(2) of the VAT Act states that the Commissioner will include the value of taxable supplies made by
Related Persons to determine whether a person is required to be registered for VAT.
Further. Section 2 of the VAT Act defines relatedperson as:

(a) A natural person and a relative to thaili natii I -lerson; or

S(b) A. trust imd a person who is or mry be a beneficiary ih respect of that trust or whose relative is or may be a
beneficiary.or '

(c) A partnership or company (othei. than a stock .oInpany an and a member of that company who has shares or
other membership interest. held by persons who are related to such member.d and Sanda Ramsamoo
Congratulatlions to Deochajnd and Sandra Ramsamool
(d) A shareholder in a stock company and a stock Company if the shareholder together with shares held by of Canal No. 2 Polder,.West Bank Demerara e\ho
personsrerlatedtosuchshareholder \\ill be celebralinQ their .31st 1edIdinq ,nnilersar\
persons are ated to suchshareholder on Not-mber 28 GreellnQs and lt-st dishes s are
,* coming from their P1iients Children Nanda, Balram,
(1) Controls twenty- ive pLrcl'ni lrmore of l,.- ,':ig power in the stock company: or S from their aJnc "nds -hildren Nanha, Balramn
S ;, ,. Shelly and Victor,.,randchilddn Kayha, Simran and
S. Emilly, other relatives and friends.
(2) Owns twenty- five pec&ient or more ofthe rights to dividends or olthe rights to capital: or
(c) Two companies, if a person, ,i I i alone oI _I r wit a person or persons who are related to stich

(I) C(ontrols twentv-five prcis-lhor moreofthe.-voting power in both companies; or
(2) Owns twenty-five percent or more of the rights to dividends or of the rights to capital in both

(f) A taxable person who has a brinhnor division which is separately registered is deemed to be a Related
Person to that branch or division:

(g) Any branchesor divisions ofa taxable person which are separately registered.

A taxpayer in relation to ( c). (d and (ce) is deemed to be a related person if that taxpayer has shares or has Congralulalions and best wishes goes out to jenal
otherinterest that are owned orc butrolled indirectly by otherpersons fori him and Anita Persaud of New York and Canal No.2
Polder who will be::celebrating their 31st Wedding
Persons who have queries with reference to VAT are encouraged to write to the ('Commissioner, VA'T and AnniVersary on Novembr 28th. Greetings are com-
Excise Tax Department, 2 10 'E'IklHAer and Chaflotte Streets, Bourda for clarification. ing from their parents, brothers, sisters, children,
S, ,: ., ,grandchildren, othqr relatives and friends.

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Story Time

A loud splash shook him awake. He was
sinking. The windows were shut tight: no water
came into the lorry. Malachi sat still, conserving
oxygen. But he soon found he could not think
beyond that basic effed.tHe couldn't --- --'
--next thing to o in order to save himse h. All'he' ;
felt hei was stretching and stretching tand
-1' :.. hnner ar.d :hinf er -That -exetion
t nsfou'me2nh t'-oasne:of : -. i
sipped efou essl y throuc t.he crease of :. . '
cab door. up. Dass.g-ishs thal evee ...
tryng 1t, inl:taie he unoIiing iovemen .c4
the seet of paper. Up 'he cape .vent and stuck onto the bottom of a boat that ";;as tak ::
The farmer manning the boat was trying to .i : the hole with bananas vhich were este,'.. c
fishes thereby constantly reopening the hole. Back on the dam. the farmer turned over the vessel to
dry. He usea the sheet of newspaper to cover his bananas, protection from the sun and from the
birds. Later the farmer went to market his fruits in the village by selling from house to house. The
fresh wholesome bananas weni quickly. However, the last bunch of bananas he wrapped neatly in
the newspaper and presented to the grieving widow of Malachi.
The widow unfolded the gift to find the story of her missing husband. The headline read. 'Mystery of
the Delivery Lorry'. There were photographs of the vehicle retrieved from the canal and showing the
empty cab which was locked from the inside. The Widow smoothed the paper and with each stroke
felt a strange sensation that she was touching her husband and the paper was touching her back
with a familiar tenderness. When she regained her presence of mind. she couldn't find the sheet of
newspaper. Her two little children made a kite of it which they let up high. high into the sky. The
children were happy and she was happy. The kite brought them together in a way Malachi used to be
centre of their lives. And every now and then the three of them would place their ear to the string and
hear the voice of Malachi sort of prophesying to them.

Multiple-choice questions pertaining to Tourism Month November, 2007.

Read each question carefully. Choose the one
answer you think is correct.
1. One of Guyana's Eco-Tourism
Resort located in Region #3
(Essequibo islands/West
(A) Arrowooint
(B) Baganara ; -
(C) Splashmin 'Yi -v. '.--'.
(UD Lake Mainstay :.'

2. A religious holiday in Guyana
that is often celebrated during
the month of November.
(A) Phagwah
(B) Diwali
(C,' Easte'
D; Eid-a_-Fitr

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Festival or Celebration?
(A) Diwali
(B) Mashramani
(C) Eid
(D) Christmas

5 Legal tender includes
(A) Notes and coins
Si"(B) Notes, coins and
(C) Notes only
(D) Coins only

6. Homogeneity of notes and
coins means.
(A) Notes and coins must
by law. be accepted "
.; -"- c a debt.
.... ;B)- Each nste .. r -3) rus
1-1 e Sr61) Y

SD) They provide a 'ance zof
different denomm'at-ons
so enabling change to
S. be given.

Thle answers 0 last week's queSlions a:
1.- (B), 2.- (C), 3.- (A), 4.- (A), 5.- (B), .-(C,

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

Climate change endangers

Alaska's coastal villages

(Reuters) At risk from surg-
ing storm waves and floods.
Alaska's coastal villagers are
dealing with the immediate
consequences of climate
change threats to their
health, safety and even their

ancestors' graves.
The rapid erosion of the
stale's coastline is blamed on the
scarcity of sea ice and thawing
of permafrost. Without solid ice
to shield the land. and without
hard-frozen conditions to keep
it held last. encroaching waves

and IHlootd easily' care large
chunk, 1i 1oml shorelines or
ri. erbankll
'lcopIc are dying and gelling
injured a, .1i result ol trying to en-
gage in Iradilional activities in
nmuch- clanging conditions." said
De ahili Williams. a former Inle-

rior Dcpar-oinn tl n ,fliciuctiiL1 ,ahe";
heads tn AlnasLu ('a]wnu u/anitn
focused on cdlnilac dmun!C
Alaska us h raing oup unuo)ur
olrinatitic.illo thnBoined sarream\ou
because n'.onses inm ptra-
ture are accler.ated in the tfar
niiFlll. .K iiru-.. r 0L' I Oin ul LL 'L ri-
Thnia is lairgcly because fn
a self-rcinforciing warming
cycle: the melt off hhire mnomw
and disappearancemofwiite fie
exposes mone darikI land and
water, which in urn ab~t
more solar r.aLdaliom whiich in
turn causes more melding.
In NewlolL a village on
Alaska's western mcomst flood
routinely sprvea hunnman waSe
from portable oiile-t a nr-
cessity due to ihe Ba k o run-
ning alter aEcros ie cotm-

Village administrator
Stanley Tom links the sewage
spread to a rise in infants being
hospitalized for upper-respira-
tony infections like pneumonia
oer a 10-year period.
In the villages along north-
west Alaska's Norton Sound.
fall storms are bringing floods
that turn land-based communi-
ties into islands.
Shakloolik. a Bering Sea vil-
lage that is one of the last
checkpoints in the Iditarod Trail
Sled Dog Race, becomes an is-
land during heavy storms due to
erosion that has erased much of
the land link to the rest of the
Seward Peninsula.'
"They have no option to
leave the community in the
event of a storm," said Steve
Ivanoff, tribal administrator of
nearby Unalakleet, who says

the increased intensity of flood-
ing is also a problem in his vil-

Residents in Unalakleet are
starling Ito relocate Iheir homes
to Ihe inland hills. ;iway [rom
the ltradilional LcoastalI coiniMt-
niliy, hlie said.

The rapid erosion is also al'-
Iectling Ilhe dead.
In Barrow. theli notllihernnios
conuiitinity in North Aincrica. a
project is under way to move
human remains fron mnillen-
nitim-old grave sites that were
undisturbed until erosion started
boiling off chunks of shoreline
lined with graves.
So far, the ancient remains
of about 50 people have been
excavated, said Anne Jensen. the
archeologist in charge of the
project. The goal is to rebury
the remains in Barrow's modern
The environmental changes
also make travel treacherous.
"Every winter there is the
issue of village residents, es-
pecially hunters, who try to
cross a river at a time it's
traditionally been safe, but
now it isn't," said James
Berner, community health
services director for the An-
chorage-based Alaska Native
Tribal Health Consortium.

to the Daily and Sunday

the most widely

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FItE E U) EL irVE rI

The Guyana CiMvil Aviation Authority invites suitably qualified persons to tender
for the following:

PnwisMionofTransporation Services
Provisio n ofSecurity Services
Maintm lanceofAirConditioning Units
a* Maintcnance ofGenerator Sets...

Tender Packap-e can he purchased for the cost of fifteen hundred dollars
(S I .500. 01 al the tr Ilo'wing location:

82 Premniranjan Place
Prashad Nagar
Tel Nos,:(592) 226-6634/225-0562

Closing date for submis sion of tender is Friday. November 23. 1007.

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Responses to last week
1. Africa 3. August 01, 1838 5. Victoria
2. Middle Passage 4. Magdaleneburg

The East Indians
Another group of people who came to work in Guyana is the East Indians. They
came from India the eastern side of the world .They came to work on the sugar plan-

The first batch of East Indians landed on May 5, 1838. They travelled in two ships
M.V. Whitby and M.V. Hesperus. They crossed the Indian and Atlantic Oceansto
reach Guyana.

They came from: Calcutta
Chota Nagphur

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The East Indians came as indentured labourers to:
work for five years
sign an agreement called an indentureship
they could return to their country after the indentureship was up.
They would get lodging; receive ration, clothing, medicine and wages for their

Life on the plantation
Life of the East Indians was very difficult both young and old had to work. Only
the very young and very old stay home in their logies. Children between the ages of 5-
10 years worked in the creole gang which had to
o weed
o clear drains and trenches
o apply manure to the young sugar cane plants
o take care of animals

The part of the plantation where the immigrants lived was called the bound yard.
They lived in thatched houses built flat on the ground called logies. Several families
lived in one logie.
When the term of indentureship was over in 1843 some immigrants returned to In-
dia. The Government found it was too expensive to pay return fares so they offered
them land which they accepted and remained in Guyana.
Land Development Schemes were developed.
Cane Grove East Coast
Anna Regina Essequibo
Black Bush Polder Berbice

East Indian Contribution to the Guyanese Society
The East Indians arc responsible for
o the success of the sugar and rice industries
o -Development of Land Schemes

Food: dhal and rice
Roti and curry
Dhal puril
Sweet meats- methai

Dress: sari


Festivals: Eid-ul-Adha
Youman Nabi

Musical Instruments: sitar




The East Indians have studied hard and have elevated themselves to become
Lawyers, Magistrates, Judges
Ministers of Government
Sir Shridath Ramphal was once Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Na-

Exercise 1
1. Name the two ships which brought the East Indians to Guyana.
2. They came from the continent of
3. The East Indians came on a contract for years.
4. The thatched houses were called
5. Roti and curry is an East Indian

The coming of the Chinese to Guyana

The first of Chinese immigrants arrived in British Guiana on January 12, 1853. and
the last batch in 1912. They arrived in two ships, The "Lord Elgin" and "The Glentanner"
Chinese immigrants were sent to sugar plantations all over the country Windsor Forest,
Schoon Ord, Skeldon.
They came as indentured immigrants for a period of five years.

Chinese contribution to the Guyanese society
Food Fried Rice
Wanton Soup
Chop Suey




Chinese New Year

Musical Instruments Cymbals



Dragon Dance

Skilful Acrobatics
Martial arts

The Chinese made major inputs in the development of Guyana
o Guyana's first President was Mr. Arthur Chung a Chinese Magistrate from
Windsor Forest.
o There are Chinese doctors, nurses and teachers
o They have interest in restaurants.

I. Chinese came from _____
2. They came to work. for five years as_
3. Fried rice is one of their favourite
4. A (Chincse festival is
5. The f'irsl Chinese President is


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This week let us give attention to .nothcr cli ss of verltebrtes aind that is Reptiles
Look carefully at these reptiles.

Look careillly at these reptiles.

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What is common among them?
Characteristics of Reptiles.
Dry scaly skin
Leathers eggs on land
Hatched in adult form
Cold blooded
Now let us turn our attention to amphibians.
Can you name an amphibian?
Did you come up with any of these: toad, frog, newts or salamander?
The word amphibian is derived from the word "amphibia" which means both lives.
This means that part of their life is spent in water and part on land.

,Amphibians begin their lives in water and the e
NB: adult life is spent on land

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Diagram showin'parts of a frog

Observe its feet. What type of feet is present?
('an you remember from our previous lesson what is the use of this type of feet?
Yes, this type of feet with webbed toes is used for swimming.
The Toad

o The Toad has rough skin
o It lives under stones and rocks
o A toad breathes and moves like a frog.
o It also lays its eggs in the water and goes through the same metamorphosis as the frog.

A Toad has small web on its toes
SA Frog has large web on its toes

" A female frog lays her eggs in water.
" After the eggs are laid the male frog fertilizes them
" The eggs are black in colour and are covered by a jelly-like substance
" The jelly-like substance is transparent and it protects the egg.
" The eggs then hatched into tadpoles.
" A tadpole looks like a lish. It has a head. body and a tail.
It has gills and swims like a fish
" A tadpole eats tiny plants and animals in the water.
" As it grows bigger the tail becomes shorter until it disappears
" The fore and hind legs develop and the baby frog is now an adult frog.
" It has lungs to breathe
" The hind legs are very powerful and it can jump very far.

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Salamander Frog Toad

Diagrams of amphibians
Characteristics of amphibians
* Smooth moist skin
* Jelly like eggs in water
* Undergo metamorphosis
* Are cold blooded
* Breathe through gills when young and through lungs when are adult
How do they move?
They move about by hopping, crawling, jumping and swimming.
Look carefully at the picture of the frog

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Reproduction of the Toad/Frog
Next week look out for your excerise. Bye! Bye!

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Sunday Chronicle November 11. 2007


SudyCrnceNvme I1 I2007IPIII XX


TORONTO (Reuters) Who ever thought that putting
on your face in the morning might be dangerous. On the
heels of massive recalls of le'ad-laced toys, a cosmetics
safety campaign has found the offensive metal in several
popular brands of lipstick.
Last month. The Ca4mpaign for Safe Cosmetics. said one-
third of 33 red lipsticks; they had tested at an independent lab
contained lead levels above the Food and Drug Adminstration's
maximum recommendation for candy. 0.1 parts per million. The
'Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association said the lead was
not intentionally adled and appeared in negligible amounts, but
the FDA said it would investigate the campaign's findings.
Whether the levels are dangerous or not. consumers have
been increasingly turning ':green" in their grooming habits.
U.S. sales of organic personal care products, including
cosmetics, are on the rise, totaling $350 million last year,
a 24.1 percent increase over 2005, said Barbara Haumann,
press secretary of the Organic Trade Association, an
association of businesses manufacturing organic products.
Some consumers are buying because of environmental
concerns, Haumann said, but others are worried about
their own health.
Kirstin Binder. founder and president of online organic
beauty retailer Saffron Rouge has also noticed a growing
awareness of organic products: "If you look at any newspaper
or magazine, there's at least one "green" mention. where five
years ago. it was touth," she said.
Customers tell her that health is their primary reason for.
seeking out natural and organic products. Binder said. Some have
concerns about allergies or skin conditions that are aggravated
by ingredients like synthetic preservatives, while others are
worried about the possible health effects linked to some
cosmetic ingredients, like parabens and sodium laurel sulphate.


But avoiding certain chemicals or buying plant-based
products can be difficult, mainly because it's not clear just what
js naturalal" or "organic" in personal care products. A lack of
regulations in the United States and Canada means most
cosmetic products sold as organic aren't subject to certification.
Some manufacturers have been criticized for capitalizing on


words like "natural" without backing it up in their product
"Because there is no personal care standard per se in
the U.S,," Haumann said, "there may be some products
that are sold claiming to be organic, and they may not be."



Renewal of State Forest Permission (SFP) for 2008-2009
The GFC wishes to inform holders of SI-Ps 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:
. All fees due must be paid olf at the time of application: applications
will not be accepted from persons who have outstanding balances
with the GFC..
2. Updated production register for 2007 must be presented to the GFC.
3. Applications must be accompanied with a copy of the business or
company registration or ID reference. proof of address, list and
registration of equipment to be used in the operation and names of'
employees currently employed.
4. Renewal is not automatic and the submission of an application and
payment of application fees does not give permission for
commencing any business/operations.
5. Compliance with GFC's regulatory practices.
6. You will be return all unused tags for the 2006,2007
operating period at the close of business in 2007.
7. Application forms will be available at each forest station and can be
obtained from the forest station closest to you. Application forms
can also be downloaded from the GFC website
www.lorestry. gov. gy.
In adktion you are requested to submit to the GFC at the close of 2007, the
volumrriand number of pieces of produce on the ground together with the tags
used on this produce. Permission will then be granted to remove only this
produce in 2008 as production from 2007. The format of presentation can be
upli ted from the nearest forest station.
James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

Submission of Forest Management Plans (FMP) and A
Plan, of Operation (APO)




The GFC' wishes to advise companies that have active TSA's and WCL's
(i.e TSA or WCL that will not expire at 31st December 2007) and do not
have an approved Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the year 2008 to
submit their Forest Management Plan for review and evaluation before
November 15, 2007. Forest Management Plans should follow a 3-5 year
period. Please note that the FM P must be approved prior to the submission
ofAnnual Plans ofOperation.
The GFC further wishes to advise companies that have active TSA's and
WCL's (i.e TSA or WCL that will not expire at 31st December 2007) that
the deadline for submission of their 2008 Annual Plan of Operation
(APO) for review and evaluation is 15th November 2007. No company
will be allowed to operate without an approved Annual Operation Plan.
A POs should follow the calendar year January to December 2008.
Companies whose TSA or WCL expires this year are further reminded to
submit their business plan and other information as previously outlined
by the GFC by the 30th November 2007.
Failure to submit your Forest Management Plan and Annual Plan of
Operation before the above-mentioned time will result in your operations
being temporarily suspended.
All unused tags must be returned to the (GFC at the close of business in
2007. In addition, you are required to submit to the GFC at the close of
2007, the volume and number of pieces of produce on the ground together
with the tags used on this produce. Permission will then be granted to
remove only this produce in 2008 as production from 2007. Thb I1.1^ t .i..
presentation can be uil f'., I (', nearest forest station.
James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

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THE repositioning (if agricul-
ture in Region Nine (Upper
Essequibo/ Upper Rupununi)
is moving apace as the Re-
gion seeks to ensure its food
These efforts are supported
by the provision of' technical
assistance and supply of qual-
ily planting aid livestock re-
sources from the National Agri-
cultural Research Institute's
(NARI) St Ignatius facility. St.
Ignatius. Rupununi Savannahs.
A former Ministry of Agri-
cullure Livestock Station. the St.
Ignatius facility was formally
handed over to NARI is 2004
after extensive strategic planning
pertaining to its role in the
Region's agricultural develop-
mental was finilized.
According to Dr. 0.

Homenauth. Director. NARI.
the revamping of the St.
Ignaliuns ft lily was very stra-
legic decision since it is nestled
in one of' Guyana inost impor-
tant regions. the Rupununi.
S lvannahs. which is plagued
with blood dependency during
ihe :adverse weather conditions.
'The Rupununi Savannahs
have always been one of the ar-
eas of great concern to policy
makers as it relates to reducing
that Region's food dependency
especially during the adverse
weather conditions. As we all
"know. that particular Region.
suffers tremendously from ex-
tremely dry conditions during
the dry season and in some
cases' forest fires and .severe
flooding due to its topography.
Apart from these geographical

'laclors. wilh Ihe completion ol
Ihe lTakatu Bridge in the near flu-
-lure which will significantly in-
crease trading between Guyanat
and Brazil. Ihe Region is now
one of Guyana's most progres-
sive developmental frontiers.
thus Ihere is a greater need for
more food sources. NARI's
presence in the Region allows
for more investigative research
works to be conducted in the ar-
eas of land, soil and water man-
agement which are all important
components of agriculture and
lo access the adaptability of im-
proved crops and livestock to
further boost the Region's agri-
cultural programme.'
Traditionally, there is a high
dependency on fishery re-
sources as the primary source of
protein and the primary crops

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Objective: \

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.
anri ,c.,mng .., social and economic impact of the epidemic in Guyana.


Towards thi.s end, the following consullancies 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 amrp.aign to expand condom social
2. Develop and implement behaviour change interventions to increase community
involvement in HIVIAIDS Treatment and Care
3. Develop activities to encourage early '/Testing
4. Develop activities and implement rgeted behaviour change interventions to
increase positive sexual practices and encourage early STI/HIV diagnosis and
treatment among high risk groups (Youths. CSWs, MSMs)
5. Develop activities to promote early diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
among : p:. l i. n, HIViA!DS
6. Develop activities to introduce. preventative measures for people living with HIV
preventionn for positives)

Detailed terms of reference 'or each consultancy' including objectives, characteristics,
selection criteria, list of activities and expected results can be uplifted from:

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound-
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email:, psookdeo@hiv,govygy

Closing date:

All proposals are to be submi"'d to the address below not later than 9.00am on December
4. 2007:

The Chairman
National Board for Procurement an-'Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

Valid compliance certificates mu'; CC""m~n' bids from local suppliers from the-Inland
Revenue Department (IRD) and the Ntiional Insuiranco ScneriiG (N', 'i uana,

Proposals v/ill be openerj shortly thereafter on the same day, December 4, 2007

grown in Region Nine are: cas-
salva. peanuts and cashew nilS.
However, due lo access to im- -
proved technical services., plant-
ing and livestock materials. ag-
ricultural output within the Re-
gion is encouraging says Dr.
I omenauth.
'From NARI's perspective.
Region Nine hlas tremendous ag-
ricultural potential and this we
intend to exploit in a sustain-
able. environmentally friendly
manner. After extensive trials.
NARI in collaboration with the
curity programme was able to
establish drip irrigation demon-
stration systems in several vil-
Iages in Region 9 to enhance
(heir crop production and also
begin cultivation of .crop non
traditional ones to these areas
such as: Boulanger, tomato, hot
peppers, poi, cucumber and
bora. NARI has also been suc-
cessful in assessing the adapt-
ability of crops such as: carrots
and cauliflower in that Region.
As it relates to the strength-
ening of production practices
used for traditional crops. NARI
is working in collaboration'with
farming groups to ensure better
soil management techniques are
executed such as crop rotation
and intercropping. Also the in-
troduction.of improved cashew

nut varieties will comitiienci
during the firsl quarter of 2008.
This particular exercise will sig-
nificantly enhance the quality ofl
cashew nut harvested in the Ifu
tlure thus increase the Industry's
At present. Region 9 is
Guyana's largest producer of'
processed cashew nuts which is
one of the thriving agricultural
ventures there operated pre-
dominantly by women folks ofl
the various communities.
Meanwhile, in order to en-
sure the non traditional crop
production sector in Region 9
expands despite climate change.
NARI has commenced estab-
lishmentit of germplasm collec-
tion banks and orchards of dif-
ferent perennial crops such as:
mango. citrus, cocoa and coco-

Region 9 as one of Guyana's
largest cattle producing area will
always be in the memories of
older Guyanese, but efforts are
on going to resuscitate tltis once
vibrant section of the lucritlive
agricultural sector through the
provision of: technical assis-
tance, improved access to breed-
ing animals and quarantine fa-
cilities for breeds imported.

'One of the major prob-
lems experienced by livestock
farmers in the Region was
primarily access the quality
breeding animals and proper
quarantine facilities coupled
with technical support. At
NARI's St. Ignatius facility
farmers now have access to
quality small ruminant
breeding animals especially
to sire their flocks. Com-
pared to our Mon Repos
farm, the.St. Ignatius one is
still in its embryonic stages
but is developing at an excel-
lent pace. At this stage, we
cannot supply the demand for
individual flocks of animals
but we facilitate the use of
our breeding animals to sire
the flocks, a programme
agreed on by the farmers. In
the near future, it is envis-
aged that NARI will not only
be able to supply breeding
animals like Its Mon Repos
Farm but also to expand it re-
search capacity in that Re-
gion which is crucial for its
survival and competitiveness.
NARI. is also working to re
establish pastures within the
area using several grass vari-


The (Jitoverniniit ol'iiuyana ((OG) has rcccicd financing flom ilch Intcr-Americanii Developmerint Bank
(IADB) for the Mahaica to Rosigilol Road Rehabilitation Project. It is intended thai part of'the proceeds
of is lhinaiancing will hei applied to eligible payments for ithe procurement of Surveying Instruments
and Highway Laboratory Equipment.
Thei (i.ov crnincI of ,(.uvyan through; lithe Works Scriicee- Group. Mmistry of' Public Works &
C omiiniiiicaiioniis insles scaled qiuoalion.s frmon ligiblec ,uppliers for the supply. of the following items:

( I ) Autoimatic'.s. (2) "olal Station. (3) laiii Tliickncss (.iaun'e0 (1) Dynamic (one P'eiictroiictcr
'Iesl Set. (5' "lor\ ;ainl S~ir ie'str. (6) P'ortable S6unlp ( one e.-. (7) Soil Pockcl [tenciromici cr. (8)
Re:bar I.oe:lor & (.onirect (ovi:rminer. ()) (. oncrei.l Poc.ketl P net'irue'lter, i 10) Inlr;i-red
liiiempcratiiui (kin. II l icd CBRl Tst, SLet, (I l.2 Multi-coinprcsion 'Te' ( 13) Poriable Slilflrc-s
and Modulus Iinaug., ( 14) lI.I.crical D) isiity (iauge.. (1 5) lDiiial Schniidt lnmmeiiir. ( I1) Road
Rouichniss \letcr. (17) Ikinkelimiin lBeam. ( 18) Roliirg Straightl ldge.

Itlems No. I and 2 ,,Would be in oic iivmitation. Items No. 3 to 101 would be in another inm ;itiion whlilc
Items No. II1 to IS would be in Ccparate inv\itations.

Interested sUppliers -may obtain speciii.'naions. aiud liirthier iiilbrnaiion io lihe t.'o-ordinatol. \\Works
Service'.' (.iroup. I ort.Streei. Kingsion. (.ieorgCtown during offi.,e hours: S:001) h 16:30 h Moidas to
Friday. Invitations for Quolations i nc.lusive o f Speci licinions and IPrice Schedules in 'english can also be
obtained froi hlie Oflee of tlie (.'o-o(diiiiur,. Works, Seri-icCs (Group at the al'orCencioiied address -
Phone No. 226 0650 '.\1t. 1 o and l- maiil address wsg;

Procurement will be conducled hliruiig the National C(ompetj)ive. 1idding. (NICB) procedures. '-pecilfed
inll tie iprocuriiCenAci 2003. and is open to all Iuppliers liinil mellcer counutics fil'lh IA DI)l.

Quotations n'must be placed in sealed envelopes and delivered to lie Address given below and depo,,sied
in the Tender Box oftlhe Minis.try ol'PiPublic Works and C(ommunications before 09.00 h on Thursday
22"" November 2007. Further instructions are stated in the Invitations 'or.Quotations. Late Quotations
will be rIejcced. (Quotations wa ill be opened n lithe presence of lthe suppliers' representatives who choose
I'o attend in person at tlie address given below at 0i:00 on the closing daie. All Qoitations from local
suppliers mTIsi I'ie accompanied by valid (.iRA and NIS (.opliance .'ertil'icaces. ( O()G reserves the righl
to accept or r.iejctany or all quotation al tily liiime du 'nu lhc procurement piroess.
Thle address (r submission olf luolations is:

lThe (Chliirman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works & ('onimunicnilions
Wighl's Lanie. Kingson
I Mqis.i.i' 00,iorit

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

Love on a New York subway

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) -
A tale of online love inspired
usually cynical New Yorkers
this week to help a young
man find the girl of his
dreams after he spotted her
on a crowded subway train.
For Web designer Patrick
Moberg, 21, from Brooklyn, it
was love at first sight when he
locked eyes with a rosy-
cheeked woman while riding in
Manhattan on on Sunday night.

She was writing in her journal.
The train was so full thal
he lost her in the crowd when
they both got off. so he set up
a Web site dedicated to finding
the mystery woman -
He drew a picture of the girl.
who was wearing blue shots., blue
tights. and a red flower in her hair.
and posted his cell phone number.
e-mail address and an appeal for
help finding her.

Within hours Moberg's
inbox was overflowing with e-
mails and his phone ringing non-
stop. He told the New York
Post that he even received e-
mails offering him love. "Sonme
people said I'm notl the girl but
you're so adorable, pick me in-
On Tuesday night a friend
of the woman contacted him and
sent him a picture so he could

confirm her identity. "Found
I lir! Seriously!'" a notice on Ilis
Web site said.
"We've been put in touch
wilh one another and we'll see
what happens."
The mysterious subway
brunette was named on
Thursday as Camille Hayton,
an intern at magazine
BlackBook from Melbourne,
Australia, who also lives in

"This is cra/v. I can'l be
lieve ill's happening." Hayton.
22. told the New York Post.
Bul Moberg said he is now
pulling the shutters on his love
life. scribbling out the cell
phone number on his Web site
and leaving a message on his
phone saying he will do no
more interviews.
"In our best interest, there

will he no more updates to Ihis
website." hle wrole.
"Unlike all the romantic
comedies and bad pop songs.
you'll have to make up your
own ending for this."
Some New Yorkers may
already, wondering if Moberg
had made it sound too easy to
find a needle in a haystack in
this city of eight million

MUSICIAN Gao Bao Tie plays a traditional Chinese instrument called the Yang-Qin for
passers-by in the subway system of New York in this file photo from April 13, 2007.
(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)


The Co-operative 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 Co-operative Republic of Guyana invites sealed bids from
eligible contractors for the construction of the following Treatment and Care Site:

i. Rehabilitation of New Amsterdam Family Health Unit, New
Amsterdam, Region 6

2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for. and inspect the bidding
documents at: the following address from 09:00 h to 15:00 h.

The Civil Works Department
The Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound, East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-6222,226-2425
Fax: (592) 225-6559

3. A complete set of bidding documents in English, may be purchased by interested
bidders on submission of a payment of a non-refundable fee of G$10,000. The
method of payment will be by company or manager's cheque. The bidding document
may be uplifted at the above address at time of payment.

4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bidb from the Inland Revenue
Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Guyana.

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 a sealed envelope at the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not 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, December 04, 2007'."

7. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives and anyone who
chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on December 04,2007 at 9.00am.

The..purchaser..i.s not respo.nsiblefor bids not received thereof on or before the time

GRANT# GYA-405-G03-T

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guya i has received financing from the Globtl Fund
towards the fight against AIDS. Male a and Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will b- i)plied to eligible payments under the contract
for the supply of Goods and Service

2. The Government of the Coopera' ,e Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the sup )ly of:

a) Lot 1: Supply & Delivery of Ten (10) Motorcycles and Sixteen (16)

b) Lot 2: Supply & Delivery of Computer and Accessories
S 1 Laptop
5 computers
5 Printers
5 Surge Protectors
5 Stabilizers
12--- Flash Drives

Interested Bidders may obtain further information from and uplift bidding documents at
the following address from 9:00 h to 15:30 h.

Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: / psoq.kdeq

3. Bidding documents for each lot can be purchased by interested bidders upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of G$5.000 per lot in the name of Health Sector
Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company or manager's

4. 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. December 4.2007."

5. Bids must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart
Streets. Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 4,
2007. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those, Bidders' or
their representative who choose to attend, at 9:00 h or shortly thereafter, on
December 4.2007.

6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from the
Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

7. A bid security of twenty-nine thousand, eight hundred and forty-three Guyana
dollars (G$29,843) is required for Lot 1 and eighty thousand four hundred and
thirteen Guyana dollars (G$80,413) is required for Lot 2. not .r.esponsib for .ids not received thereof o..or.before.the time
specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned


Executive Director
Attention: Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corperation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559

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GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Global
Fund towards the fight against AIDS, 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 Co-operative Republic of Guyana invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supply of and delivery of the following school amenities:

Hard Cover Note Books (200 pages) 1250
Soft Cover Exercise Books 250
Paper Mate Pens 750
HB Pencils 150
Crayola Painting Set (8 colors) 50
Crayola Crayons (24's) 100
Play dough (4 sticks) 100
Umbrella 100
Activity Pack 100
Sharpeners 100
Wooden Rulers (12 inches) 350
Eraser (approx. 6x2.5 cm) 100
Lunch Bags 50
Dictionary (Secondary School Level) 100
Dictionary (Primary Schoo, Level) 150
Picture Dictionary 50
Alphabet Wall Cards 50
Number Wall Cards 50
Clock Wall Cards 50
Geometry Sets 100
Canvas Pencil Cases 225
Haversack 300
Water Bottles 300
Rain Coats 750
First Aid in English Text Book 500
Junior English Revised Text Book 500
Student's Companion Text Book 500

1. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from and
document at the following address from 9:00 h to 15:30 h.

uplift bidding

Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: (592) 225-6559

2. Bidding documents may be purchased and uplifted by interested bidders
upon payment of a non refundable fee of G$5,000. The method of payment
will be by company or manager's cheque.

3. Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in a sealed envelope at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministry of
Finance, Urquhart Street, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00 h on
Tuesday. December 4, 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.
December 4, 2007.

4. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders or
their representative who choose to attend, at 9:00 h or shortly thereafter. on
December 4. 2007. at the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration. Ministry of Finance. Urquhart Street. Georgetown.

5. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from
the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme
i'" i;), Guyana. A bid security of forty five I i.. in.i one hundred and fifty-five
Guyana dollars (G$45.155) is also to be submitted with the bids.

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
returned unopened.,

Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Procurement Department
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email: psookdeo@n'hiv gov gy





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ARIES -- There isi a lot io he discovered just beyond Ihe boundaries of your nor-
inal peripheral vision today, so let your curiosity steer you straight o stimulation.
'lake tiime to go hce long way and explore all the nooks and crannies. You will he
intrigued and entertained -- and probably more educated than you anticipated. The
day is like a giant jigsaw puIzzle. just waiting lor you to sill through the pieces and
put it all together. See the world wilh an open mind today. and every surprise you
find will he a happy one.

TAURUS -- No one needs to know what you (1do with your free lime unless you
, want them to know. A person has a right to their privacy. Remember this right when
a certain nosey nobody comes snilfing at your door, or pawing Ithrough your per-
sonal business. Sure, maybe they're just trying to start some small talk with an inno-
cent-sounding question. But there is no reason to spill details about yourself unless
you want to. Opening your life to anyone -- no matter how nice they are -- is your

GEMINI -- Your feelings for someone have been growing. but are they growing in
a healthy direction? Today, you need to step back I'rom your current crush and re-
assess the situation. They are not exactly who you think they are. Get some third
party input and find out what other people think. If you are currently crushless, then
today is a good time to think about what you want in your next relationship. What
kind of person will help you become a better person'?

CANCER -- Time is on your side today -- finally! After a long period of' feeling
like you have no control over you own calendar, you're back in charge now. And now
that you are, the first thing you should schedule for yourself is some alone time. You
need to check out, recharge your batteries, and refocus on maintaining a healthy state
of mind. There are a few open dates coming up. Why not fill them with a short vaca-
tion, spa afternoon, or a day spent cuddled up with a great book?

LEO -- The time is right lor a successful trip -- if you are planning any travel.
today is the day to push these plans forward and make them happen. Making all the
arrangements could take more time than you thought. but there are some amazing
, bargains and upgrade opportunities just ripe for the picking. All you have to do is
look in some unusual places, and you will find them. Get your traveling companion
lo help you out -- alter all, the more help, the better!

VIRGO -- Being diplomatic is nice, but today you should feel free to take control.
It's a good time to Ilex your muscles and step into the spotlight. People around you
are going to be more receptive than ever to your suggestions, and they are looking foi
the new ideas that you are sure to have. Romantically, you should push things into
the direction you want them to go. If you keep the communication channels open.
both of you can take part in this new phase in your relationship.

LIBRA -- You've got more freedom than ever before -- are you making the most of
it'? Be your own boss in every sense ol Ithe word today. At work. the bolder you gel.
the bigger the impression you make -- so speak up and volunteer. In love. communi-
cate what you need -- and believe it when you tell yourself that if you don't get it.
you need to move on. You are capable of being the almost-perfect partner and you
- need to make sure you're with someone who understands that!

SCORPIO -- Today it will probably come Io your attention that you are more
idealistic than many of Ithe people you surround yourself with. Maybe you crave the
realism your friends bring to your lile. Maybe you like the idea that you offer a ray
of hope to your pessimistic buddies. Who knows? What is certain that the people in
your life love and admire the way you look at life's travails. Keep your fresh look
going strong today. because someone might need you to cheer them up.

SAGITTARIUS -- Today. when you suddenly Ieel an overwhelming affection
for a person who you never even liked all that much. you will be awakened to the
a powerful force that is your compassion. Existing in a world with people who dis-
? agree with you is slowly but surely becoming something you can be comfortable with.
The 'live and let live' philosophy rings true. and it can be liberating. Conflict can be a
choice -- and it's one you don't have to make if you don't want to.

CAPRICORN -- If your ego has been Leeling a bit battered lately, gel ready for
that all to change today. But do not look to outside forces to do the changing it will
all come fromn inside of you. Suddenly. you see ho\s, you compare to other people in
an accurate way -- and you realize that you possess remarkable abilities that other
people do not. Comparisons to other people are a useful way to gauge how you are
progressing on your latest project. You are way ahead of the competition. so perse-

AQUARIUS -- Making connections is important today. Therefore. you should
call upon your charm, perseverance. and attention to detail to help you make the
most out olf the opportunities at hand. If you.are thinking of a career move, sending
out some feeleeler eails to people you know 'in the biz' could yield some very inter-
esting leads. If you are working your way down the romance path. someone from
your past is interested in reconnecting -- give them a call and see what's new.

PISCES -- The good luck pendulum is swinging back toward the business and finan-
cial areas of your lile today! Look for either a big expenditure to suddenly disappear.
1i a new source of income to show signs of growth, or a new opportunity for upward
mobility to arrive on the scene. Whatever the reason for this sunnier weather in your
financial universe, it will put your life on the pathway toward a bigger lifestyle full of
complicated -- but welcome -- changes.

Paqe 5 & 24 p65

Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007

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Cao Lian Xiong
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Gopaul's Tyre Works
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Pepper's Brasilian Restaurant
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Paul Wyatt
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Howard Persaud
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Fine Woods Marketing Inc.
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Guyana Freight Services Inc.
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Guyana Color Crete Manufacturing Inc.
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Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
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Pag XXVI_L_ SudyCrciI Jvme 1,2

Hello students,
Take care of what you cat against your nuLt itional
needs at this time of study. Go briskly along ith ef-
lective study skills. Be willing to usC your study groups
for optimum returns knowing that interacting with part-
ners about your learning is a very good thing. If you
have to write about something, remember that reading,
speaking, and listening (discussion techniques) will aid
the writing process, and as you practise writing, you'll
become less afraid to write. Today we have given you
broad-based encouragement. Do enjoy this issue.

Love you.

Composition Writing
1. A sentence is a complete thought. Arrange your
thoughts so that they contain a subject and a predicate.

Two Examples: The door is repainted. Aunt Elsie
gave Jonathan a bicycle so that he can ride to school.

2. A paragraph is a group of sentences. A good
paragraph lets all its sentences hinge on one main idea.
An Example: The boast was ill-timed. Gerald
caught the bottle that Arthur threw accurately into his
outstretched hands, but he failed to grasp the kettle that
followed it. Perhaps the spout got in the way. At all
events, the kettle slipped out of his fingers. bounced once
on the bank, and then fell with a splash into the river....

3. Checking helps good writing. Use the following,
i) Is the first sentence properly expressed?
ii) Does each sentence hinge on the topic sen-
ii) Does each sentence begin with a capital let-
iii) Does each sentence end with ca punctuation

4. Check the following pointers for composition writ-
i) Let the title be interesting:
ii) When you begin, introduce the characterss;
and tell what important problem they have.
iii) Make the development very interesting.
iv) Let the characters solve the problem; let the
solution fit the rest of the story.

The Story The Use of Direct Speech
A low, groan that came from a nearby bedroom
reminded Georgie that Papa was home. Ever so of-
ten work would be slack at the factory and some
workers would be laid off*
"Why do you always have to be one of them?"
Mana would ask angrily when Papa came home.
with the unwelcome news. "They don't seem to want
you at all, at all. Maybe you are very slack on the
job so they are quick to lay you off."
Sometimes Papa would give some plausible-
sounding reason, but most of the time he would not
bother He was convinced that his wife did not be-
lieve him. But I do, Georgie would sav to himself"
with fierce loyalty. I know that malicious foreman
don't like Papa at all. Never mind, Papa he would
look across at the beaten, humiliated father and try
to send the words soundlessl, .just with his eye.v -
never mind. One day I'll be somebody big and you
won't have to be working in that old factory.

NOTE: The passage above is used to help you see

how to enhance yourL composition wilh dialogue. Pay
great attention to it: the \wriler's style is simple. It is
better. for example, to use direct speech in stories:

"TIhey don't seem ito waIllYt oul al all. at all," Mama
would say angrily.

Than to write:
Mama would say angrily that they did not want Papa
on the job at all.
When we use dialogue in a story we must be care-
ful to have the correct punctuation. Fortunately for you
the main rule is fairly simple.

Put quotation marks round the words actually
used by the speaker.

Remember that quotation marks resemble the 'bal-
loon' which is often seen coming from a person's mouth
in comic strips.
Never put quotation marks round words like he said,
said Georgie, Mama called Papa.
Note the following points:
a) Commas, full stops, question marks, and ex-
clamation marks are put before the last quotation mark.
(.," ." ?" !",)
E.g. "Why have they sent you off?"
b) After words such as Georgie said we have to
begin with quotation marks again, even if the same per-
son is still speaking.
E.g. "You're talking with Papa," Mama said, "but
you're not watching at him."

Punctuation: Pay attention to the use of the punc-
tuation marks in the following sentences taken from
short stories:
1. "Good luck, Richard." Mr. Barr said, relighting the
baton. "Keep tossing it until you succeed."
2. Then he added something I have never forgot-
ten: "Whatever you do," he said, "stay with it. See it
through. Master it."
3. "Shift the focus," said the Old Man promptly.
"Change the key words and substitute a phrase that sup-
plies lift instead of creating drag."
4. Papa knocked on the door. "What's the matter?"
he asked. "What is it?"
5. He dried my tears. "Now," he said, "let's get some
bread and butter and go eat in the garden."
6. When I finished, he put down his glass. "Come
on," he said. "Let's go back to my office."

The Passage

"What in heaven's name! Who gave you permis-
sion to go in my work-basket and take my thread
and tracing paper? What is that you got sticking
to your foot? My good linen sheet!"
Philip sensed inunediately that her rage had gone
to fever pitch.
"Your father will hear about this!"' "
She boxed his ear and dragged him from under
the house and into the house through the kitchen.
Philip knew well how strict his father was. Once
or twice already he had been at the receiving end
of that thick, slick brown belt that look-ed so cold
and vicious that it made himn tremble just to look at
it. He wondered without much choice in the -deci-
sion how his father would treat him when he heard
about how he was under the house making a kite
and stripping a piece off a linen sheet for a tail.
But Philip liked his father in spite of this and
though his punishment in the past had hurt he felt

Reader, behold!
this monster wild
Has gobbled
up the infant child.
The infant child is not aware
It has been
eaten by the bear.
Infant Innocence
Laurence Housman, A.E.H. (1937), p.256

he never got more than he deserved. He had been
naughty at times and forgetful. He hoped this time
it wouldn't be too severe, prayed that by the time his
father came his mother would have cooled down
enough to mix a plea of leniency with her complaint
against him.

What to Do: Continue by giving this story closure.

The Poem
I amn a democrat in so far (as I love the free sun
in men
and an aristocrat as far as I detest narrow-gut-
ted, possessive persons.
I love the sun in any man
when I see it between his brows
clear and fearless, even if tiny.
But when I see these grey successful men
so hideous and corpse-like, utterly sunless,
like gross successful slaves mechanically wad-
then I amn more than radical, I want to work a
And when I see working men
pale and mean and insect-like, scuttling along
and living like lice, on poor money
and never looking up,
then I wish. like Tiberius, the multitude had only
one head
so that I could lop it off
f feel that if people have gone utterly sunless
they shouldn't exist.

D. H. Lawrence

1. Give the meaning of each of the following words
and phrases: democracy, aristocrat, narrow-gutted, ut-
terly sunless, mechanically waddling.
2. What figure of speech is found in each of the fol-
lowing phrases?
"sun in any man," "between his brows,"
"utterly sunless," "pale and mean and insect-like."
3. How do you know about the poet's attitude to his
topic? Is he any part'of the categories he is writing
about? Identify,with a reason.
4. What do the words do to give deep thought in this

Writing: Let the poem above help you in your writ-
ing of a story on the topic, "Rev. John sat staring at the
street of crawling people and wondered".

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Sunday Chronicle November 11, 2007 Page XXVII

THIS work of art doesn't have the in-your-face flamboyance of "Devdas" or "Black" where
almost every shot reached a crescendo, every passion peaked like a mid-summer sun, and ev-
ery movement denoted drama. But "Saawariya" is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's most tender ode to
love yet.
Taking Fyodor Dostoevsky's minuscule play "White Nights", Bhansali has built huge but unim-
posing emotions classified by dollops of awe-inspiring studio-erected architecture that represents feel-
ings rather than physical forms.
This is the director's most subtle and mellow creation.
Prakash Kapadia's dialogues let Ranbir's character of Ranbir Raj speak in a language that is modern
and yet timelessly lovelorn.
The plot, if one may call it that, is a story -of unrequited love told in shades of blue. Bhansali's
narrative spins its sensuous' web around chance encounters in and around a square set in a timeless
land where clocks chime to the rhythm ofl a besotted heart and neon signs straight out of a bright
Broadway pay cheeky homage to Bollywood's past, including Rai Kapoor. of course.
Ranbir Raj sings and performs at a club called Raj's Bar when he isn't chasing the enigmatic Sakina
(Sonam Kapoor) across an arched bridge that symbolises the end of hope and the beginning of love.
Sakina, if you must know, is on an eternal wait. A stranger (Salman Khan) walked into her home
and life, walked out and promised to return. The lacuna between longing and fulfilment is filled by a
young man who dances, sings, makes faces, writes love letters, protects Sakina from the rain. but alas,
cannot protect himself from the heartbreak that awaits him under the bridge.
You can see reflections of Raj Kapoor's persona from "Sri 420" and "Chhalia" in Ranbir's acting in
"Saawariya". And his relationship with his outwardly harsh landlady played by the gloriously
spirited Zohra Sehgal is a wonderful recreation of the bond between Raj Kapoor and Lalita Pawar
in "Anari".
Ranbir's acting is a dangerously extravagant and bravura performance that could've toppled
over under the weight of the character's inherent exhibitionism. But with his director's help,
Ranbir succeeds.
The emotions that run across the gossamer frames of this fragilely structured play-on-celluloid are
woven with the delicacy that one associates with Kashmiri carpets.
Ironically. though requiring more attention than all his earlier works, "Saawariya" is Bhansali's
simplest story to date. The age-old boy-meets-girl format has been taken to the plane of purest ex-
The enchanting encounters shown in the film furnish the slim but haunting plot with the feeling of
a play where the characters forget they are on stage.
The film's consciously created staginess is its biggest virtue. It lends an otherworldly qual-
ity to the frames. The wispy characters may' or may not exist outside the prostitute-narrator
Rani Mukerji's playful mind.
Maybe she's making up this beautiful tale of one-sided love and perhaps the boy-man she look
under her wings is just a figment of her imagination. .
The disarming delicacy with which art directors Omang and Vinita Kumar and cinematographer
Ravi Chandran have built the blue foundations of the film's ravishingly romantic imagination lifts
Dostoevsky's play to the sphere of poetry.
Monty Sharma's soul-stirring music adds an entirely new dimension to the story of waiting and
As expected from a Bhansali creation, the film is bathed in visuals that overpower the senses. The
sequence where Sonam runs across a gauntlet of perpendicularly hung carpets beating a dust storm out

of their beautiful fabric is a moment of sensual eruption.
In "Saawariya", Sonam does not know what or whom she is running from or what she will run
into. She is Nutan in "Bandini", Aishwarya in "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and Waheeda Rehman in
"Saawariya" is like a dream where the characters themselves live in a dream world. Escape from
this world is akin to death. No one dies in Bhansali's majestic make-belief world and nothing wilts.
Not even love when it is taken away from the boy who loves to entertain the unhappy girl
in distress.


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THE STARS: Ranbir Kapoor (son of Rishi Kapoor) and Sonam Kapoor (daughter of Anil Kapoor) arrive for the premiere
of their debut film Saawariya.

RISHI Kapoor and his wife Neetu arrive for the premiere
of their son Ranbir Kapoor's debut movie Saawariya.

SALMAN Khan, who also appears in Saawariya, arrives
___for the November 9 premiere of the film. Salman was

BOLLYWOOD icon Rekha poses for a photo on arrival at chosen by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's previous hits HRITHIK Roshan and his wife Suzzane arrive for the
the premiere of Saawariya. Khamoshi" and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". premiere of the much hyped film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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