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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
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Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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8Patriotism law seeks
to halt cars for anthem
BANGKOK (Reuters) A proposed new law to boost
patriotism in Thailand would be "chaotic" because
it would require motorists to stop when the na-
tional anthem is played twice a day, lawmakers
said Friday.
A vote on the Flag Bill proposed by a group of
retired and active duty generals in the army-appointed
.parliament was deferred Thursday to allow a commit-

tee to study it.
"It would be chaotic if the bill had pas ed as it is now. So the
National' Legislative Assembly decided to spt up a panel to review
it," NLA member Wallop Tangkananurak told Reuters. The bill's
supporters say road traffic should stop nationwide when the an-
them is played during the raising and lowering of the flag "to pre-
serve tradition and instill patriotism in Thais."
"The national anthem lasts only one minute and eight seconds,
so why can't motorists stop their cars for the sake of the coun-
try?," retired General and NLA member Pricha Rochanasena, 70,
told Reuters.
"They already spend more time in traffic jams anyway," he said,
referring to Bangkok's notoriously congested streets.

Most Thais already stop what they are doing and stand still
when the national anthem is played on loudspeakers in train sta-
tions, parks and office buildings at 8 am and 6 pm. -
Pricha said the bill, which did not propose penalties for
violators, would allow motorists to be patriotic too.





President Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Heads of Government and global business leaders to recognize that theglobal threatJ
from climate change requires sustained attention from the world's most senior political ... Page two PRESIDENT JAGDEO in Kampala.

Giant Anteater
SAVED: Youngsters Akiem Niles and
Randy George yesterday abandoned
their plan to make some good money
for this Giant Anteater by handing it over
to the Georgetown Zoo instead. What
made them change their mind? Upon
bringing the animal to the Chronicle
offices on Lama Avenue, they were told
that the Giant Anteater is an
endangered creature. They had no
idea what the word "endangered"
means, but once they learnt that this
means they are 'few in number in the
world, they wanted to save it from the
traders. So,! we made arrangements
for it-to be taken to the Zoo. The
anteater was caught by the boys at
Sophia, Greater Georgetown Friday
afternoon. Akiem kept it in his house for
the night and they set about to make
the sale. We are glad they changed
their mind. Would you like to reward
them for their excellent decision?
(Adrian Narine photo)




Finance Minister
signs orders
MINISTER of Finance
Dr. Ashni' Singh has
signed orders under the
Constitutional Offices
(Remuneration of
Holders) Act and the
Ministers, Members of
the National Assembly
and Special Offices
(Emoluments) Act,
granting approval for a
nine percent salary
increase with effect from
January 1,2007 to
holders of offices
covered by those Acts.
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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Heads of Govern-
ment and global business leaders to recognize that the global
threat from climate change requires sustained attention from
the world's most senior political and corporate decision-mak-
ers. He also emphasised that developing countries must en-
sure that their voices are heard, at the upcoming negotiations
on a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol on Climate
Change, which will take place in Bali, Indonesia in Decem-
Addressing Heads of Government, about 500 business leaders
and government officials in Kampala, Uganda, the President
emphasised the need for solutions to provide incentives for avoid-
ing deforestation to be placed at the heart of a comprehensive agree-
ment on climate change. Tropical deforestation causes about 18%
of global emissions of greenhouse gases about the same as India
and China combined, or the combined total of the entire transport
sector, including aviation.
He told the audience of Guyana's willingness to identify mecha-
nisms whereby the country's rainforest, which is the size of En-
gland, can be deployed in the global battle against climate change.

The President emphasised that rainforest countries could not be ex-
pected to sacrifice their economic development in order to combat
climate change on behalf of the world. However, he said that he
believed that ways could be found to balance sustainable forestry
management practices with ground-breaking initiatives to support
the global battle against climate change.
President Jagdeo was addressing the closing session of the
Commonwealth Business Forum, which took place immedi-
ately before the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Govern-
ment Meeting. The Business Forum brought together leaders
to discuss issues which impact on the competitiveness of Com-
monwealth countries and their ability to attract investment
and support economic growth.
Speaking afterwards, the President emphasised that Guyana's
offer will not involve the ceding of sovereignty over Guyana's ter-
ritory. He said that the identification of the specific mechanisms
for deploying the rainforest will take time, and that all ideas will be
considered, whether proposed by domestic or international stake-
holders. However, he indicated his expectation that the most sus-
tainable long-term solution will involve the engagement of the glo-

bal capital markets. The President said that a market-based approach
is more likely to devise long-term workable solutions. According to
the President, these solutions will not involve the termination of
economic activities within the forest these will continue to be sup-
ported provided that they are carried out in a manner which is com-
patible with sustainable forestry management practices.
His climate change initiative that he presented at the Common-
wealth Business Forum was the same climate change initiative that
he first unveiled in his speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Com-
monwealth Finance Ministers' Meeting in Georgetown in October
2007; and which generated considerable media attention.
The President's announcement of his willingness to discuss how
Guyana's rainforest can be deployed in the service of the world's
battle against climate change was the front-page story in the presti-
gious London-based Independent newspaper, and received exten-
sive coverage on Sky News and the BBC. The President's offer
was described by the Independent as "a groundbreaking step in the
battle against climate change."
Leading climate change activists have also come out in support,
with Hylton Murray, the head of the London-based Rainforest Con-
cern saying "In the absence of an international agreement, an early
action by enlightened leaders should be greatly welcomed. Business
as usual is not going to work." Murray, who is working to bring
funding into developing carbon markets, also said "It is insanity
that a single service company, Google, has a market value of $200
billion, while all the services of all the world's great forests are val-
ued at nothing."
Quoted in the Independent, President Jagdeo said that he
"was looking for a partner to sit across the table with" to work
out the precise terms of any deal "we are a country with the
political will and a large tract of a standing forest. I'm not a
mercenary, this is not blackmail and I realise there's no such
thing as a free lunch..." However, he emphasised that "We
can deploy the forest against global warming and ... it wouldn't
have to stymie development in Guyana."




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Policy The VAT Fraction (4/29)
Pursuant to Section 2 of the VAT Act, the VAT fraction means the fraction calculated using
the formula R/ (I+R); where R is the rate of tax applicable to the taxable sale (16%). The
VAT fraction is [16 %/(1 +16%)] which is equal to 4/29.
The VAT fraction is used to compute the amount of tax paid by consumers in cases where the
business advertises VAT inclusive pricing and the consumer wants to determine how much
VAT was paid. Additionally, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) uses the VAT fraction
when businesses which are registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) fail to charge the Tax.
This policy therefore seeks to guide businesses and consumers on the application ofthe VAT
Section 90 (1) of the VAT Act states that if a registered person fails to charge VAT then the
price that was charged for his/ her goods or services will be deemed to include the VAT. For
instance, if a businessman sells a case of drink for $ 1,000 and does not charge VAT, the GRA
will apply the VAT fraction (4/29) as set out below.
$1000 x 4= $4000
$4000/29 =$138.
The business person will have to account to the GRA for S 138 VAT on the sale made.
Additionally, consumers who are issued with VAT inclusive invoices (sale invoices) can
determine the actual amount of VAT paid on the product or service being purchased by
applying the same principle.
For example, if a businessman sells the case of drink for $1,000 VAT inclusive to the
consumer who wants to determine how much VAi was paid; then the same principle is
applied using the VAT fraction (4/29).
$1000 x 4= $4000
$4000/29 =$138.
In this instance:the consumer would have paid $138 in VAT.
Persons who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to the
Commissioner, VAT and Excise Tax Department, 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets,
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St. Lucia
STUDENTS in the Region who would have attained
top places at the Caribbean Secondary Education Cer-
tificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Profi-
ciency Examination (CAPE) will receive awards on De-
cember 6, 2007.
The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony
of the 39th Meeting of the Caribbean Examinations Council
(CXC) at the Sandals Grande Beach Resort in St. Lucia.
Queen's College student Wainella Isaacs, who topped the
Region with 12 Grade Ones and Two Grade Twos at the CSEC
2007 examinations, will be speaking at the event, along with
Professor E. Nigel Harris, Chairman of CXC, and Dr. Lucy
Steward, CXC Registrar.
Arsene James, St. Lucia's Minister of Education and Cul-
ture will deliver the feature address at the opening ceremony
and declare the council meeting officially open.
The 15 Regional top students along with CXC officials will
pay courtesy calls on Dame Calliopa Pearielte Louisy, Gover-
nor.General; Stephenson King. Prime Minister and Arsene
James, Minister of Education and Culture on Wednesday, De-
cember 5.
On the same day the Chairman and staff will meet with
principals and teachers of secondary schools to discuss is-
sues relating to the delivery of CXC syllabuses and the
administration of CXC examinations in St. Lucia.
The official meeting of CXC will take place on December
7, and will feature a report from Dr. Lucy Steward on activi-
ties for the year, the Council's Strategic Plan ior 2008-2010;
Financial Statements, reports on the administration of the
Council's examinations and reports from CXC National Com-
The Council meeting sil? be preceded on Thursday, Decem-
ber 6 by a meeting of the school Exainnations Committee (SEC)
which deals with matters relating to syllabus development and
examination administration.
The Council is comprised of representatives of Gov-
ernment from 16 participating territories, the University
of the West Indies, the University of Guyana and the
teaching profession.
This year, there was an increase in the number of can-
didates who wrote the CSEC examination, as well-as the
number of subject entries. An analysis of the results; by
the Ministry of Education revealed that the overall pass
rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades
One to Three was 56.94 percent while the overall Grade
One to Four pass rate was 79.53 percent. (GINA)


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MINISTER of Finance Dr.
Ashni Singh has signed or-
ders under the Constitutional
Offices (Remuneration of
Holders) Act and the Minis-
ters, Members of the Na-
tional Assembly and Special
Offices (Emoluments) Act,
granting approval for a nine
percent salary increase with
effect from January 1, 2007 to
holders of offices covered by
those Acts.
Minister Singh will be ta-
bling those Orders in Parliament
at the next sitting scheduled for
Thursday, following the ap-
proval of the increase for pub-
lic servants, teachers, and the
disciplined services.
The Ministry of Finance
has been working assiduously
to accelerate the process to en-
sure tlat the salary increases for
these categories of workers are
paid as quickly as possible. In-
structions have been issued re-
quiring submission by the vari-
ous agencies and departments
to (he Ministry of Finance to
request release of the funds re
quired to pay the increases.

These submissions were ex-
pected to have been made by
Wednesday, November 21.
Teachers and members of

the Disciplined Services are ex-
pected to receive their increases
and retroactive pay with their
November salary, while public
servants are set to receive their
retroactive payment with their
December salaries.

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In an invited comment,
Minister Singh emphasised the
importance of the heads of the
respective agencies ensuring that
the submissions and requests
for funds are prepared accu-
rately, are submitted to the
Ministry of Finance immedi-
ately if they have not already
been submitted, and that any
queries that might arise are re-
sponded to immediately in or-
der to ensure that the staff are
paid on time.
Minister Singh also stated
that the combined November
and December wage bill of the
Central Government, including
retroactive payments, is.ex-
pected to be more than $5 bil-
lion. This generates a very sig-

nificant injection of disposable
income, and impacts favourably
on private consumption and on
commercial activity in the
"It takes on an added im-
portance to the recipients
given the imminence of the
Christmas season, and em-
ployees quite rightly and un-
derstandably look forward to
receiving their entitlements
on time. It is therefore ex-
tremely important that the
staff involved in this activity
ensure that it is completed
swiftly, and that everyone is
paid in a timely manner and
before the Christmas holi-
day", Minister Singh said.

Public Diplomacy Offices of the British High
Commission will be closed for one (1) day on
Friday 30 November, 2007
The department for International Development
(DFID) office will remain open.

The ligh Commission regrets any inconvenience
this may cause.
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Australia's Rudd leads

Labour to election win

BRISBANE (Reuters) Australia's Labour leader Kevin Rudd,
a Mandarin speaking former diplomat, swept into power at na-
tional elections on Saturday on a wave of support for genera-
tional change, ending 11 years of conservative rule.
"Today Australia has looked to the future," Rudd, flanked by
his wife Therese and family, told jubilant supporters. "I will be a
prime minister for all Australians."
The surge to Labour left conservative Prime Minister John
Howard struggling to win even his own parliamentary seat, which
he has held since 1974, putting him in danger of becoming the first
Prime Minister since 1929 to lose his constituency.
Rudd, 50, presented himself as a new generation leader by prom-
ising to pull Australian combat troops out of Iraq and sign the Kyoto

NEWLY elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, with his wife
Therese Rein, waves to the crowd after Labour won the
Federal election in Brisbane, November 24, 2007. Rudd
claimed victory on Saturday in a national election, ending
11 years of conservative government. The former diplomat
has promised to pull Australian combat troops out of Iraq
and sign the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

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FEMALE supporters of the opposition Pakistan Awami
Tehreek political party rally against emergency rule in
Karachi November 23,2007. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

Pakistan suicide

blasts kill 15

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -
Twin suicide car bomb at-
tacks killed 15 people in the
Pakistani garrison town of
Rawalpindi on Saturday, the
military said, the eve of the
return of former Prime Min-
ister Nawaz Sharif from ex-
ile in Saudi Arabia.
The two blasts heightened
fears of insecurity as Pakistan
heads towards a general election
in early January amid political
convulsions under emergency
rule. No one claimed responsi-
bility for the attacks in which
the bombers died.
One car rammed a ministry
of defence bus taking personnel
to work at an intelligence service
office, while another bomber
blew up his car at a checkpoint
outside army headquarters.
In late October a suicide at-
tacker killed seven people near
President Pervez Musharraf's
army residence in Rawalpindi,
which is next door to the capital.
Politically isolated,
Musharraf allowed another

former Prime Minister, Benazir
Bhutto, to return to Pakistan
last month after years abroad,
by granting her protection
against prosecution in old cor-
ruption cases she says were po-
litically motivated.
Musharraf had looked on
Bhutto as a potential ally, but
she became confrontational once
she got back. Her distrust of the
establishment was reinforced by
a suicide attack on her home-
coming parade that killed at
least 139 people a month ago.
Islamist militants have
waged a suicide bomb campaign
since the army stormed the Red
Mosque in the capital,
Islamabad, to crush an armed
radical movement.
Saturday's attack on the
bus killed 15 people on board,
while two soldiers were criti-
cally wounded by a car
bomber who detonated explo-
sives when they stopped him
less than 100 metres from the
main gates to the army's Gen-
eral Headquarters.

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Poll says Chavez

loses Venezuela

referendum lead
CARACAS (Reuters) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has
lost his lead eight days before a referendum on ending his
term limit, an independent pollster said on Saturday, in a
swing in voter sentiment against the Cuba ally.
Forty-nine percent of likely voters oppose Chavez's proposed
raft of constitutional changes to expand his powers, compared with
39 percent in favour, a survey by respected pollster Datanalisis
Just weeks ago, Chavez had a 10-point lead for his proposed
changes in the OPEC nation that must be approved in a referen-
dum, the polling company said.
Despite the swing, company head Luis Vicente Leon said he
did not rule out a comeback by the popular president.
Chavez has trounced the opposition at the polls on average once
a year and can deploy a huge state-backed machinery to get out the
vote, Leon said.
Still, the survey was the latest blow to Chavez. He has suf-
fered a series of defections over his plan, including an ex-defence
minister who had restored him to power after a brief 2002 putsch
but who called Chavez's reforms a new "coup."
"The debate over voting 'yes' or 'no' has burst into the very
heart of Chavez's support base," Leon said in an interview. "We
can see moderate Chavez backers ready to vote 'no' even though
they like him."
Saturday's poll was the first Datanalisis survey in the cam-
paign to project Chavez could lose. It also contrasted with the
general trend of most other surveys taken earlier this month
that have shown Chavez winning amid low turnout and de-
spite widespread skepticism of his proposal.

105 Trinidad students
hospitalized for food

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Newly-appointed Education
Minister Esther Le Gendre
yesterday apologised to par-
ents of pupils attending the
Cap de Ville Government
Primary School for the scare
they experienced when their
children were diagnosed with
food poisoning, after eating a
lunch prepared by the School
Nutrition Unit.
Le Gendre said the incident
provided an opportunity to re-
vise the ministry's systems.
Speaking to parents and
teachers during a visit at the
school, Le Gendre said the inci-
dent would not be taken lightly,
since the caterer who provided
the lunch of macaroni pie, saf-
fron rice and red beans was al-
ready suspended.
All pasta dishes were tem-
porarily suspended pending an
investigation into samples taken
from the lunch and the school's
Le Gendre said the caterer
had been supplying meals to
schools for the past 17 years
without incident.
On Wednesday, 105 pupils
and a teacher were treated at the
Point Fortin Area Hospital af-
ter complaining of headaches,
nausea, stomach pains and diar-
They began feeling unwell
shortly after a teacher noticed
worms in the macaroni pie and
ordered the children to stop eat-
ing the lunches.
Le Gendre said Cap de
Ville Government had not
been receiving meals since
the incident because parents
were concerned about their
children's health.
She assured parents that
meals would resume on Mon-
day and would be supplied by
another caterer.
She said the School Nutri-

tion Union was supplying
101,000 lunches to schools and
50,000 breakfasts.
A parent, Shirley Berment,
said she was satisfied with the
minister's response to their con-
"The school lunch was a big
help for parents, especially if
you are working. I was con-
cerned about my children's
health so I gave them lunches
after the incident happened. But
I am taking what the minister is
saying and I hope this does not
happen again," she said.
Parents also expressed
concerns about the dilapi-
dated conditions of the school

I APOLOGISE: Education Minister Esther Le Gendre, right,
greets parents during a visit to the Cap de Ville
Government Primary School, Point Fortin, yesterday, where
105 pupils and one teacher fell ill after eating lunches
provided by the School Nutrition Union on Wednesday.

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IT IS quite puzzling to understand why Venezuela has
failed to apologise to Guyana for its military aggression
that took place on Guyanese sovereign territory on No-
vember 15.
At least there was no confirmation of any official ex-
planation from Caracas up to yesterday, ten days
after the Venezuelan military violated this country's air-
space and bombed two dredges anchored in the Cuyuni
River that's part of Guyana's 83,000 square miles of ter-
In this editorial space last Sunday when the shocking
incident was discussed under the headline 'Venezuela's
Aggression', it was stated:
'The reality is that until proven otherwise, with hard
evidence, Guyana remains the victim of a crude
and unprovoked act of aggression by the Venezuelan
military and deserves both appropriate apology and
Since then, this sentiment, in favour of an
apology and compensation, has been strongly ex-
pressed also by 'Veneconomia', a leading business
publication of Venezuela, which stated in an editorial on
the issue last Tuesday (November 20), that:
"If it (the incident) turns out to .be an excess and
abuse by the Venezuelan soldiers, which would seem
to be the case, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry should
admit to the mistake, offer apologies and pay compen-
sation for the damaged dredges..."
Veneconomia also pointed out that should President
Hugo Chavez's administration fail to pursue such a
course, "Guyana could file a complaint with the OAS or
CARICOM. This could further sully the negative image
that people in the region are forming of Venezuela's gov-
Guyana's Foreign Minister, Rudy Insanally, has been
exercising commendable patience as he awaits a re-
quested official explanation from Caracas and repeats
assurances given through Venezuela's ambassador to
Georgetown, Dario Morandy. Ambassador Morandy's
messages included one about the absence from Ven-
ezuela last week of both President Chavez and Foreign
Minister Nicolas Maduro.
This approach by Minister Insanally could be viewed
as being politically correct and consistent with Guyana's
commitment to cultivate and maintain the best possible
friendly relations with all of its border neighbours.
It is, however, becoming increasingly apparent that
contrary to the initial response that hurriedly came from
Caracas, the aggressive military act of destroying the
two dredges, DID occur in Guyana's Cuyuni River and
NOT in Venezuela's territory.
Since blowing up of the two dredges was a deliber-
ate act, and not an accident, question of relevance is:
Why did the Venezuelan military have to blow up the

M&CC must get its

priorities right

IT is easy for members of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC)
to sit and lament the inadequacies of the council without try-
ing to find effective strategies which will correct the problems.
For years the Council has been having a serious problem with its
rates collection and until today this problem has not been resolved.
How can the Council function in this manner? It needs to set its
priorities right and work on ensuring that it meets its deadlines and
effectively carries out its functions.
Every now and then Government has to allocate money to the coun-
cil to bail it out because it cannot meet its commitments to pay
staff members and persons who would have carried out specific tasks
within the City limits. Although the City Council knows it is en-
tirely its fault that it cannot function effectively in this area, it tries
to lay the blame elsewhere saying that it cannot function with so
little money.
If the Council focuses, its efforts on strengthening the area of rate
collection then I am sure that it will do a much better job. There
have been complaints that businesses and large property owners
are the ones who owe the Council large amounts of money. The
Council should start publishing in the papers and airing on the tele-
vision and radio the names of errant taxpayers.
The Council can also take persons to Court over these payments
but it is not moving in this direction and for it to be seriously work-
ing on this problem, this has to be considered and effected. The
City is such that much money is needed to effect works to ensure
that residents have the necessary services.
The Mayor and his Councillors, regardless of which party they
belong to, must work together to devise better strategies to cor-
rect this situation. It is an embarrassment for the Council to
not have enough money to pay its workers. This should not be


Is Norton PR czar?

WHY is it that the Opposition Leader Robert Corbin does not
attend the PNCR weekly press briefing? Or is it post cabinet?
Mr. Norton seems to be the Public Relations czar of the party. He
recently accused Dr Luncheon of creating answers to any issue that
arises. But he is doing the opposite. Norton's goal in the party seems
to be to create controversy around any issues and at their weekly
press conferences blames it on the Government.
For example the discrimination claims, the murder of Sade Stoby,
persons' failure to pay their bills and the list goes on. Soon every
sickness that befalls some one will be attributed to this government.
The briefings are almost laughable.
Is that the reason why Corbin is not at these briefings? My next
question is: what is the position with Mr. Alexander and team?
The congress had created a 'renewed interest in the party' since
Corbin was for the first time seeing a real challenge to his 'power'
in the party. After congress these persons who challenged him were
to be disciplined.
These same people sit weekly on television to proclaim that Presi-
dent Jagdeo is a dictator. They are calling for new ID cards and
new voters register I guess they had good practice during their last
Are we to trust these guys?


dredges on that day when they also violated Guyana's
Why did they have to blow up the two dredges in the
first place? The dredges posed NO threat to whatever
the Venezuelan soldiers were doing in that area on No-
vember 20. For a start, no one was said to be on
board-fortunately, as they would have perished. It is
more than high time to end the charade, this political
pussy-footing by the administration in Caracas that has
been going on over the past 10 days.
Mature initiatives must speedily kick in to settle this
ugly development between two border neighbours in the
interest of maintaining good relations.
Even, that is, as Guyana patiently continues to look
forward to resolution of the age-old controversy arising
from Venezuela's arrogant nonconformity with the 1899
Paris tribunal award that determined the existing terri-
torial boundaries as constituting a "full, perfect and fi-
nal settlement".

Persons should

not be allowed to

spread lies in the

THE Ethnic Relations Commission in its continuing efforts
to bring harmony to our society is involved in consultations
around Guyana.
The discussions coming out of these meetings are enlightening and
based on evidence gathered from a number of studies.
These reports were done based on research and interviews with a
wide cross-section of Guyanese. I would recommend that all
Guyanese take part in these meetings. They should also be taken
to the schools.
The sad story is however, that a few persons in Guyana are being
allowed to propagate all manner of lies and half truths to the pub-
lic on the commission's work.
Their aim seems to be to create in the minds of their followers
that they are being marginalized through the policies of the Gov-
They create a lot of stories to keep them away from these meet-
ings and any forum that would give a different view of the situa-
tion in Guyana.
These detractors themselves seem to be ill informed or are deliber-
ately ignorant.
My argument is: if it is that all they say is true then why encour-
age people to boycott these activities? Why don't they themselves
commission studies and present these to the commission for ac-
tion to be taken. They are also represented on the commission.
The Ethnic Relations Commission comprises members from all
political parties, religious organizations and the private sector, nomi-
nated by the Guyanese people. The Commissioners are leaders in
the different areas that they were nominated to represent. Are we
saying that we cannot trust them?
Ethnic insecurity will affect us all if we do not educate our-
selves. It is not right for a few narrow minded persons to b
allowed to use their position of trust to influence the masses.
These persons should not be allowed to spread these lies iv
the media because they could undo the work of the Commis.
sion and at the same time create a situation for ethnic vie


I am pleasantly

THREE years ago Guyana's tourism was not much heard of
However, my perception of the country's ability to catch thi
fancy of tourists changed a few weeks ago when I visited anm
my relatives forcibly took me to visit the Kaieteur Falls ani
some other attractions.
I must grudgingly accept that I was pleasantly amazed at the beaut
and majestic outlook of the single drop fall, pouring over the rocks
oblivious of anyone around. It was really superb. This brings m
to encourage the Guyanese officials to put some more financing
into the area; make it more attractive for tourists. I am quite sur
more will be attracted.
I must say that it was a rewarding experience and I will def
nitely be returning, this time to visit one of the river resort
where I can watch the birds and other natural things. This i
my hobby.


ear Readers,
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I commend the

UG Council

I wish to commend the University of Guyana Council on its
recent decision to appoint and promote me. In acting as it did,
the Council negated blatant injustice perpetrated against me
by the UG Administration at Turkeyen.
For years I have been recommended for promotion by the Di-
rector of the Berbice Campus and faculty there as well as the Uni-
versity Council itself. The UG Administration refused, offering
flimsy excuses.
In acting as it did, the Council also showed understanding of
the spirit of the Acts and Statutes of the University of Guyana.
The University is mandated to provide education of a quality that
is "required and expected of a university of the highest standard".
It has not been doing this for a long time. It cannot do this as long
as critical positions are occupied by persons of inferior capacity
and accomplishment.
Some at Turkeyen have claimed that I am ineligible for appoint-
ment and promotion. This claim is manifestly absurd, but since it
is being repeated in a section of the press where they have unlim-
ited access, I make a few brief statements:
1) All my degrees are from universities ranked among the top
200 of the world.
2) In graduate school all my grades were A's.
3) I have authored two books.
4) My performance as a teacher in all the courses I have taught
at the two campuses have been consistently ranked by students as
Clearly, the antagonism towards me is not based on academic
criteria or concern for academic standards at UG. What has par-
ticularly incensed some folks at Turkeyen is my candid letter in
the Kaieteur News (April, 18, 2007) in which I have called a spade
a spade and urged the speedy termination of the hegemony of
dunces prevailing at the Turkeyen Campus.
What is laughable is the obscene attempt of persons without
capacity and attainment to arrogate to themselves a definitive
awareness of the criteria of fitness for appointment and promotion
in an academic environment in which they themselves do not have
a legitimate presence.
My critics would have grave difficulty satisfying the require-
ments for entry into the graduate department of a good university.
Indeed, most of them function at a. conceptual and scholastic level
which should preclude employment even at an institution like UG.
In support of what I say, I need only cite the recent memoran-
dum signed by the five deans and addressed to the Director of the

The Diamond

hospital is a


I am greatly relieved that I can now take my ailing mother to
a health facility within my community, without paying a cent.
I am speaking here about the Diamond hospital.
I used-to have to travel to the Georgetown Hospital regularly; and
it was quite expensive for me since I had to use a taxi due to her
condition. Now I must express my gratitude to the Government
for its-vision in building a hospital in my area. -
Though the doctors are not Guyanese, they treat us well and
I am quite satisfied.


Why the fuss

Ever since the Guyana Police force (GPF) embarked on the
zero tolerance campaign as a measure of controlling the
amount of lawlessness that is occurring on our road ways,
many have voiced their discontentment. It appears that the
GPF is dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.
I ask, why all the objections? Zero tolerance means no com-
promise with complying with the law. If you don't break the"
law then there will be nothing to fear. The police are just
simply dping their job and I want to encourage them to con-
tinue -doing so in order that our roads can be safe and there
will be less carnage.


Berbice Campus. This document is a semiliterate production, it is
disgraceful, and it is unworthy of anyone bearing the title of "dean".
Aside from several conceptual inadequacies, it betrays gross igno-
rance of even elementary rules of prose composition. In one sen-
tence the deans cannot even identify the antecedent of a subordi-
nate adjectival clause. Bombast, flat-footed clumsiness, mindless
diction, confused thinking are among the merits of the memoran-
There was a time in this country when a schoolboy who pro-
duced a composition of this sort was condignly punished. If it were
possible to go back in time and summon one of those pedagogues
of old and haul these five authors along with their composition into
the presence of such a worthy, what would follow would be noth-
ing less than five separate debaggings and five severe floggings in
front of the whole school!
But it is not possible to go back in time and we must resort to
more humane methods. And this is why I seriously suggest the
creation of an institute for remedial instruction at UG. Since read-
ing the deans' memorandum, I am firmly convinced that students
are not the only ones who stand to gain from the setting up of
such an institute.
There is also much howling over the alleged failure of the Uni-
versity Council to follow "procedure". Those who howl are un-
grateful. If the Council were to insist on the implementation of the
standards and procedures of a good university, every last one of
the howlers would be driven off campus!
Prominent among the howlers is Turkeyen's top turkey, the
same cretin who told a packed auditorium at the Berbice Campus
that "agriculture" comes from the Latin word "agricola". Now he
talks with maximum assurance about "persons qualified to be aca-
I ask a couple of questions of Mr. Cretin. Can you demon-
strate your own right to be included in this category? It is now
several years since your public announcement that you are writing
a doctoral dissertation. In which janam do you plan to submit this
document to the university where the professors, out of an excess
of compassion and generosity, clearly erred in admitting you to
graduate study?
In closing, I remind the Council of the fundamental aim
for which the University was set up and I urge it to continue
in the same spirit in which it recently struck some lusty blows.
I hope it will not be overawed by the loud clamour of those
who are incapable of participating in the fulfilment of this
aim and who, in fact, for too long, have been allowed to pull
standards down to an unacceptable low.


A wise choice

The recent controversy between Guyana and Venezuela has
many calling for the government to take immediate action
against Venezuela. Rushing to such action is not proper dip-
lomatic practice. But, maintaining good relations with our
immediate neighbours must be a priority for Guyana.
Calling the incident a dispute is unnecessary. Guyana and Ven-
ezuela dispute was settled since 1899.Over the years, Guyana and
Venezuela has bridged that divide, and at present, both countries
enjoy friendly and cordial relations.
Let's not allow r emotions to distort reasoning. Guyana's
sovereignty is certainly not challenged by this controversy.
And so, it is a wise choice by the Government not to rush to
take unnecessary action.


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11/24/2007, 9:17 PM


crisis hits



(BBC News)The park. 100km southeast of Harare. is
home to one of the only breeding centres for the iconic
The shooting has brought the local breeding programme -
for %what is one of the most endangered mammals on Earth -
to a stand iill
Charles Harnulton has just returned to the UK from Zim-
babwse. where his family runs the park. He called the situation
He had tears in his as he showed Images of the dead
animals on his laptop to BBC New s
The pictures showed all three of his family's adult black
rhunos, lying dead on the dust% floor. You can see the bullet-
holes in their thick hides. "It's just totally unbebe\able,"
Charles sighed.
For the past 20 years the family has been rearing the ani-
mals and rerurmag them to the wild. but last week. ui the dead
of rught. armed men in camouflage gear burst onto the site and
shot dead all three adult females.
One of them was just days away from giving birth Her
unborn calf died as well.
"We sunply can't believe it Those rhinos were our friends.
We knew them all so well." said Charles.
"'It is deeply tragic. We've been left with four little or-
phan rhinos., which won't be able to reproduce for about 20
years. The whole breeding programme is now at a standstill.
Itl'- desperate."
There are onl% about 3.000 black rhinos left in the &wild.
and the species is listed as Cnrcally Endangered by the World
Conservation Union, which means they "face an extremely high
risk of extinction". Last year, one of the four sub-species was
declared as "already extinct".
Not surprisingly, the shootings have caused deep alarm
among conservation .groups, not least because there have been
a number of similar attacks in Zimbabwe this year.
Cathy Dean from Save the Rhino Iniernational said- "The
situation for rhinos in the country is beconung more and more'
difficult every day. We must continue to support those work-
ing to save the vital rhino populations in this troubled nanon."
So, who was responsible for the attack? And why would
they have shot the black rhinos?
BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe but a government
spokesman has told us that poachers, are to blame. He de-
scribed, the shootings as "wanton destruction" and said the po-
lice and military had stepped up patrols to search for the gun-
lack rhinos are sometimes shot by poachers, who sell'their
.horns as dag'ger-handles or for use in Chinese medicine, but
the Imire rhinos had recently been de-horned as a precaution.
so they didfi't have any value to hunters.
This has led to fears that black rhinos are instead becom-
ing a target in Zimbabwe's battles over land-ownership.
Cathy Dean from Save the Rhino said: "Over the l':ht few
years, we have made some real progress, working with the con-
servation authorities in Zimbabwe.
"I hope this event, and others recently, don't mean we are
returning to the disastrous poaching of the late 80s and early
90s. I hope this is not the start of a very worrying trend."
According to Charles Hamilton. the orphaned rhino', on
hus ranch ha% e been left "stunned" by the deaths of their moth-
The younge.- ot the orphans. baby Tamba, is novw being
fed bN bottle.
*"It's heart-breaking," says Charles. "but we are de-
termined to give these animals a future, and the breed-
ing programme will continue."

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-Examples of non-sharing of

information on major issues

information on major issues
of regional and international
importance does not seem to
be a priority concern for our
Caribbean Community gov-
ernments. It is more a rare
exception than the norm.
It is, therefore, not sur-
prising that, to date, there has

been no known official gesture
to respond to either private or
public initiatives by some lead-
ing academics, business and
civil society representatives, for
public disclosure of the draft ac-
cord-or even its
core elements-being negotiated
with the European Commission
(EC) for an Economic Partner-

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ship Agreement (EPA).
The livelihoods of many
hundreds of thousands in this
region are at stake, involving
such sectors as agriculture,
manufacturing and trade in
goods and services.
The EC (executive arm of
the European Union) wants this
region and the rest of the 79-
member African, Pacific and
Caribbean (ACP) countries to
sign at least the trade access pro-
visions of EPA not later than
December 31, 2007.
Nor has the
(CARICOM plus Dominican
Republic), made known any
collective formal representa-
tion to the EC or the EU's
Council of Ministers on en-
gagement with the
World Trade Organisation
about this region's
concerns in having to negoti-
ate under virtual duress
to confirm to WTO's policy
in the final shape of the
We should learn by tomor-
row, or shortly thereafter, what
solidarity is to come for the
ACP countries negotiating
EPAs with Europe from the
Commonwealth Summit that
concludes today in Uganda.
In the meantime, it is rel-

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evant to focus readers'
attention on two outstanding
examples of the puzzling side of
CARICOM leaders when it
comes to communicating with
the region's public on major is-
sues of importance.

The examples that follow
resulted from the leaders' own
statements and assurances prior
to their participation in last
June's 'Conference of the Car-
ibbean' in Washington during
which they had a two-hour
meeting with President George
The CARICOM leaders
were to return home
without any information to
share with the region's people
on what transpired on two sen-
sitive issues they had promised
to pursue with Bush:
One promise was to as-
certain the position of the
Bush administration on the
international issue of repara-
tion for African slavery and,
relatedly, to seek the possibil-
ity of securing from him an
apology for that heinous
crime against humanity.
The other issue, equally
of regional and international im-
portance, had to do with
CARICOM's demand for the
US authorities to bring to jus-
tice the Cuban 6migr6, Luis
Posada Carriles, who
was directly involved in the
most barbaric terrorist act to af-
flict this region-the 1976
Cubana bombing tragedy off
Our CARICOM leaders
came back empty-handed on
both matters, to judge from the
joint statement released on June
20 following their meeting with
the US President.

The statement was deafen-
ingly silent on reparation for sla-
very as well as on the Cubana



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terrorism infamy.
The unwritten message was
one of continuing contempt for
this region by the Bush admin-
istration. Perhaps it is
a response to repeated failures
to get collective CARICOM
s u p p o r t f o r
Washington's agendas on hemi-
spheric issues-e.g. Cuba and
Venezuela--or the jurisdiction
of the International Criminal
Court (ICC), among oth-
Slavery: On the matter of
the Trans-Atlantic slave
trade, it could have been the
vanity of some of our leaders
that had led to the public dis-
closure that reparation for
African slavery
would be discussed with Bush
during that journey to The
White House as part of the
three-day Conference of the
Even if they were inclined
to overlook America's historical
involvement in African slavery
and genocide against the indig-
enous people of the Americas,
CARICOM leaders should have
been wary with their public talk
about interesting Bush to offer
an apology for his own
country's involvement in the
Were they not aware that
when he made his first official
visit to some African states,
Bush had pointedly avoided of-
fering even a vague apology for
the United States' role in that
horrendous crime?
Terrorism: However, it was
even more disappointing that
our Community leaders could
not have reported any measure
of success on their earlier de-
mand for Posada to face justice
for his key role in the terrorist
bombing of the Cubana passen-
ger aircraft on October 6, 1976.
That tragedy had claimed
the lives of all 73 people on
board, most of them
Cubans, and also including 11
Guyanese and five North Kore-
This past November 15, the
Washington-based National Se-

curity Archive (NSA), an inde-
pendent non-governmental re-
search institute and library lo-
cated at George Washington
University, reported on infor-
mation made available to the US
House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International
Organizations, Human Rights
and Oversight, about Posada's
crime as a terrorist.

Confirmed to have been in
the employ of US intelligence
services, declassified CIA and
FBI records exposed Posada
as having "concrete foreknowl-
edge of the Cubana bombing".
He was found to be, accord-
ing to the NSA, in possession
of a surveillance report and
coded messages and knew who
actually placed the bombs.
At present he remains free
in the USA with no signs of be-
ing brought to justice for his
crime. But, as reported by Peter
Kornbluh, Senior Analyst of the
National Security Archive,
Posada was "one of the most
prolific purveyors of political
violence in recent history."
President Bush would
like us to think he is inno-
cent about Posada's criminal
activities and links with the
CIA. He should ask his father
who, as President, had par-
doned one of Posada's
collaborator's in the Cubana
tragedy, Orlando Bosch, fel-
low Cuban 6migre then, like
him, operating out of Venezu-
The fact that Bush remains
unmoved, while continuing
to emphasise the importance of
cooperation against international
terrorism, is a good measure of
the contempt he holds for the
leaders of CARICOM, even as
they willingly-and correctly, I
may add-reaffirm this region's
commitment in opposing all
forms of terrorism and cross-
border crimes.
So, on that 20th day lasi
June when they met with the
US President, they signed on tc
a 'Joint Statement' that made nc
reference to the Cubana bomb-
ing terrorism but pledged "tc
work together in the fighi
against terrorism, trafficking ii
persons, drugs, small arms traf-
ficking and transnationa
If they were focused on t
"shared agenda", whatever
happened about their state(
intention to raise both the is,
sues of reparation for Africar
slavery and the -terroris
bombing of the Cubana air

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American domination

hurting many people

Over the last few years, I started to talk about why Bush's
sustained war on Iraq is wrong. It came down to the view that
the United States continues to maintain an impressive track
record of external aggression, some covert, some overt, all with
the aim of controlling other countries' resources, to safeguard
its national security interests and international peace.
Indeed, the U.S. has an impressive track record of interventions
in other countries. Wolfe pointed out that from 1789 to the start of
World War II, U.S. troops were dispatched to foreign countries 145
times without authorisation from Congress.
There are about 500,000 U.S. troops on 737 military bases, dis-
persed around the globe in about 130 countries. Johnson in Nem-
esis notes that these bases sustain American hegemony over the
world; and policing the globe to guarantee that no nation can face
up to America militarily.
Today, the Latin American people, quite familiar with U.S.
military interventions to remove popular governments as in Gua-
temala (1954), Cuba (1961), Dominican Republic (1965), Chile
(1973), Grenada (1983), and Nicaragua (1984-90); and new govern-
ments in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia express
hardiness to the U.S.
But, whatever we say, American bases are what the colonies
were to Britain; American bases have become part of an American
Clearly, the interventions have no nexus with the best inter-
ests of the American public and/or with the welfare of the 'occu-
pied' countries. The control of other countries' resources, invari-
ably, includes establishing a U.S.-installed government. The imme-
diate end product in many such instances is the perennial preva-
lence of human rights atrocities.
Clearly, a U.S.-established government in another country is not
necessarily a government legitimised by the people of that coun-
try; evidence shows that U.S.-derived governments in the 20th cen-
tury symbolised a breeding ground for human carnage.
In many cases, these interventions create undemocratic govern-
ments and political instability in U.S. 'occupied' territories. The
interventions really are the politically-biased mindset of an elite
group of American power holders. Unfortunately, the end point is
that many are hurt by these interventions. Bush's war on Iraq is a
current case in point. And so this is my focus in today's piece. I

want to start with U.S. intervention in Guyana.
A telegram from the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Em-
bassy in London on June 21, 1963 said that, "...Our fundamental
position is that the UK must not leave behind in the Western Hemi-
sphere a country with a Communist government in control. Inde-
pendence of British Guiana with government led by PPP is unac-
ceptable to US. Our objective in London is to get HMG to take
effective action to remove Jagan Government prior to Indepen-
Then on June 30, 1963, long before the 1964 Elections, Mr.
Duncan Sandys talked to the U.S. Secretary of State about the need

THE situation is no different for the
Caribbean. According to Pastor, today, the
U.S. can justify its presence in the Caribbean
because of the perceived threat of drug
trafficking. And the U.S. continues to see
the Caribbean region as its 'American Lake',
and as 'America's Mediterranean states'; and
wants to ensure that it has full monopoly
over political and economic influence.

to establish a Burnham-D'Aguiar government. However, it was the
December 1964 elections that produced the coalition Burnham-
D'Aguiar Administration.
The important point to note is that the coalition was an exter-
nally- planned event consistent with the U.S. foreign policy to re-
move the Jagan Government in the 1960s, and that Burnham had
no say in establishing the coalition, as widely believed.
Furthermore, it's instructive to note the extreme illegal measures
the U.S. utilised in the 1960s to exclude Jagan's PPP from ever re-
gaining political power. Deputy Director for Plans Thomas H.
Karamessines of the U.S. State Department in a memorandum to
Walt Rostow, Special Assistant to the President, outlined Burnham's
plans for rigging the 1968 Elections to achieve a clear majority. The
plans included the following:

1. Registration of traditional
;ndian voters for the PI)Pto be
kept very low.
2. Increase size of the PNC
electorate by registering voters
aged 17 through 20, although the P, of
minimum voting age was 21.
3. Increase the use of proxy
4. Arrangements underway for ,
overseas Guyanese to vote.
5. Production of false over-
seas registrations to secure a ma-
jority at the polls.
The .PNC continued to admin-
ister fraudulent elections in 1973,
the Referendum in 1978, 1980, t p
and committed the largest electoral
fraud in 1985. The 1968-1992
PNC Administrations were all undemocratic and characterized by
numerous acts of repression. All these electoral frauds had the tacit
support of the U.S. Government with the view to keeping Jagan's
PPP and its 'communism' out of the political power spectrum.
Then we come to Iran. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-
instigated overthrow of Premier Mohammad Mosaddeq of Iran and
the installation of Shah Moammad Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) in
1960, led to many human rights atrocities. The Shah of Iran's ty-
rannical rule held 25,000-100,000 political prisoners in Iran's jails,
with the highest death penalties in the world, no valid system of
civilian courts, and a history of torture.
The CIA's support for General Suharto against President
Sukarno led to a military take-over of the Government in 1965. Af-
ter Sukarno's ousting, the new regime and its armed supporters had
a hand in the killing of 500,000 to 1,000,000 people. About 750,000
persons were arrested, very few of whom were brought to court.
The U.S. acknowledged its connection to the bloodbath in 1990.
Through U.S. covert intervention, the Chilean army in

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11/24/2007, 8:10 PM

ISO International voluntary Standard 26000 on Corporate Social Responsibility is expected to come on stream
October 2008. It will target industry, government, labour, consumers. NGOs and women. Throughout the
Standard the word 'should' will replace the word "shall".

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept that organizations, especially (but not only) corporations have
an obligation to consider the interests of consumers, employees, shareholders, communities and ecological
matters in all obligations to comply with legislation.

CSR is closely linked with the principles of Sustainable Development which argues that enterprises should make
decisions based not only on financial factors such as profits and dividends but also based on the immediate and
long-term social and environmental consequences of their activities.

In anticipation of this Standard, the Guyana Consumers Association has enjoined all consumers positive
behavourial patterns, including -

Cut out noise nuisances!
Play your music at a moderate level!
Keep the environment clean!
Weed youryard and parapets! .
Dispose of garbage properly!
Do not throw litter onto streets!
Do not block drains and trenches
Don't speed- obey traffic laws!
Plant flowers and fruit trees!
Let's make Guyana an even better place!

(Issued by Guyana Consumers Association- Telephone 226-3090).

10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 25, 2007

Cuba's medical

diplomacy: A winner

(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean

The Cuban people are quite remarkable. They have survived
almost 50 years of a formal trade embargo by successive gov-
ernments of the United States, the abandonment of Russia and
many years of economic deprivation.
They have endured decades of suffering including food ration-
ing, no access to goods that their Caribbean neighbours might con-
sider ordinary, and few washing machines and dryers so as to con-
serve on electricity.
During the so-called 'special period' after Russia pulled out of
Cuba, hundreds of thousands of Cubans walked to work, rode on
vastly overcrowded buses, or reverted to horse-and-cart for trans-
But, while all this was going on, the Cuban government pro-
vided assistance to other countries in Africa, in Latin America and
the Caribbean.
Cuba could hardly afford it. yet the government's programmes
of assistance continued.
Even when Cuba is hit by savage hurricanes causing consider-
able damage to its agriculture and infrastructure, it continued to pro-
vide help to Central American and Caribbean countries that were
also affected. Many of the countries to which it provided help en-
joy much higher per capital incomes than Cuba and their standard
of living is higher.
Little wonder that Caribbean countries have strongly upheld
their support for Cuba despite urgings from US government offi-
cials to criticise, if not abandon the Cuban government, over its in-
ternal human rights record.
The Cuban government's strategy of medical diplomacy has
worked; it has won friends and supporters in the smallest villages
in nations in Central America and the Caribbean.
What Caribbean governments and people appreciate is not
just that Cuba has been a consistent friend in time of need,
but Cuba has given assistance at great sacrifice to itself. It is
the quality of the assistance, and the knowledge that it is given
despite hardship within Cuba, that has left a lasting impres-
sion on Caribbean people, and increasingly now people in Cen-
tral America.
Recently, I saw two large Central American aircraft parked out-
side the terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana.
Knowing that there were no scheduled flights between Central
America and Guyana, I inquired about them. An airport official
explained that the two airplanes had been charted by the Cuban
government to come to Guyana to take over 150 people to Cuba
for eye operations.
This is not unique to Guyana. It has happened in Belize, Ja-
maica, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis and Grenada.
Cuba paid the entire cost for transportation to and from these
Caribbean nations, accommodation in Cuba and the cost of the medi-
cal treatment.
This programme called 'Operation Miracle' by the Cubans,
started in 2004 and its purpose is to save hundreds of thousands
of relatively poor people from blindness by undergoing surgery to
remove cataracts, transplant corneas, and treat glaucoma.
Since the programme started over 750,000 people have been
treated, and while there has not been success in every case, hun-
dreds of thousands of people from Central America and the Carib-
bean now see where once their vision was severely blurred or they
have been saved from a loss of eyesight in the future. In effect, where
once they faced the threat of being permanently handicapped, they
can now live productive lives.
And, the important thing about the Cuban programme of medi-
cal assistance is that it is consistent.
Earlier this year, the US administration sent a ship with medi-
cal personnel and facilities around the Caribbean to treat people in

need. While the US effort was
fully appreciated, it suffered
from both the perception that it
was a knee-jerk response to the
successful Cuban programme, r
and the fact that it is not con-
tinuous. '9 W .
Josefina Vidal, the direc-
tor of the North American di-
vision of the Cuban foreign
ministry put it well in a re- "
cent visit to Canada when she '
said, "Cuba is respected for .
the aid it provides to many
countries in Latin America
and the Caribbean. Cuba
sends delegations of doctors
and teachers throughout
many of the poorest areas of
the hemisphere. It also pro-
vides scholarships to other na-
tions so students can attend high-quality Cuban medical and
other programmes".
It is significant that while hospitals in Canada and the United
States are populated with doctors and nurses from the Caribbean,
the health services of many Caribbean countries are being maintained
by Cuban medical personnel without whom their health services
would be in dire conditions.
This Cuban policy of sending teams of medical personnel
abroad is not without deleterious effects within Cuba itself.
There was a time Cuban communities could enjoy access
to a dedicated doctor who lived within their "block" and had
intimate knowledge of their medical history. This is begin-
ning to change.
For, although Cuba continues to produce doctors and special-
ist nurses, it was recently reported that "the corps of doctors and
nurses left in Cuba are stretched thin and overworked, resulting in
a decline in the quality of care for Cubans".
Understandably, this is beginning to cause some resentment
within Cuba, and the Cuban authorities will have to fine tune the
balance between continuing to give their own people the health care
to which they have become accustomed, and the assistance they
provide overseas.
But, there are enormous benefits to Cuba. The most obvious
one is support for the Cuban government in international
organizations such as the UN where apart from three countries led
by the US, the trade embargo has been routinely and regularly con-
Cuba now sends medical personnel, or provides medical assis-
tance, to more than 70 countries, and recent reports put the num-
ber of medical students in Cuba at more than 10,000 from 27 coun-
tries, more than 90% of them were enrolled in medicine.
In money terms, Cuba is also doing well. The Economist Intel-
ligence Unit estimates that non-tourism services exports in 2005
(mostly medical services) was around US$2.4 billion, putting it
ahead of gross tourism earnings of US$2.3 billion in 2005.
The Council on Hemispheric Affairs also reports that official
data for export earnings from medical products (medicines and equip-
ment) were below US$100 million in 2004, but there are now press
reports citing a figure of US$300 million for such products. To this
has to be added, considerable income from Venezuela under the
scheme to swap oil for medical services.
Cuba's medical diplomacy has been a success both eco-
nomically and as a foreign policy tool. In the process, hun-
dreds of thousands of poor people have benefited a winner
for all.
Responses to:

American domination hurting...

From page nine

September 1973, ousted and killed democratically-elected
President Salvador Allende. General Augusto Pinochet
presided over the new government.
Under the Pinochet regime, 20,000 to 30,000 people were killed
and many imprisoned. Victor Jara, a popular folksiniger/guitarist was
tortured to death. Former U.S. President George Bush was the CIA's
head at the time of Allende's killing.
President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 sent 25,000 Marines to the
Dominican Republic to prevent the return to office of the elected
Juan Bosch. In the aftermath of this U.S. invasion, the Dominican
Republic experienced extensive and systematic terror by death
squads, the use of government troops and police to fragment inde-
pendent unions, and repressing workers' right to strike.

Former U.S State Department official William Blum in 'Killing
Hope' outlined some U.S. acts of aggression against Cuba as fol-
1. *Bombing and strafing by U.S. based airplanes in 1959 and
1960 on sugarcane fields and sugar mills.
2. The Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 when about 100 Cuban
exiles were killed in this attack and 1,200 were made prisoners. About

four CIA pilots perished.
3. CIA-financed sea and air raids in the 1960s by Cuban exiles.
Targets were oil refineries, chemical plants, sugar mills, and railroad
4. The U.S. trade and credit embargo against Cuba since the
5. The CIA in 1971 provided Cuban exiles with a virus that
caused African swine fever. To prevent a national epidemic, the Cu-
ban Government slaughtered 500,000 pigs.
6. Cuban exiles in 1980 transmitted germs that had the poten-
tial to produce a dengue fever epidemic.
7. U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay really an occupation
of Cuban territory.
The view that the end of the Cold War would induce less U.S.
interventions has turned out to be untrue, viz., the American War
on Iraq, Bush's evil axis, threats against Iran's nuclear build-up,
the ailing Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, 'dollar diplomacy'
in Pakistan, control over the international financial institutions,
among others.
The situation is no different for the Caribbean. According
to Pastor, today, the U.S. can justify its presence in the Carib-
bean because of the perceived threat of drug trafficking. And
the U.S. continues to see the Caribbean region as its 'Ameri-
can Lake', and as 'America's Mediterranean states'; and wants
to ensure that it has full monopoly over political and economic





JOHN Howard has been prime minister of Australia for
eleven years, and by normal political standards he has done
almost everything right. The country is having an unprec-
edented economic boom thanks to China's limitless de-
mand for Australian natural resources. Unemployment is
at a 33-year low, and Howard appeals to the underlying rac-
ism of many Australians by severely restricting asylum for
refugees and subtly signalling that he will limit immigra-
tion from Asia. Yet he is probably going to lose the na-
tional election next Saturday (24 November).
The latest opinion polls give Labour a lead of eight percent
over Howard's Liberal (i.e. conservative) party, and Howard
might even lose his own seat in suburban Sydney, which he has
held for almost 34 years. It's not over yet, because under
Australia's compulsory voting system a third of the electorate
usually make their minds up only in the last few days before
the election, but it looks like Howard has contrived to throw
away a seemingly unbeatable
hand. If so, the main reason
will be global warming. .
Like many climate change
deniers in politics, Howard
has been frantically re-ad-
justing his stance over the
past couple of years in an ef- .
fort to stay abreast of pub- .
lic opinion. (Even George W.
Bush has been heard to utter ;
the phrase "global warm-
ing.") But he still refuses to
sign the Kyoto accord, and
he still insists that "technol- -
ogy" will solve the problem I
without any need for major ff
changes in the lifestyle of **
countries like Australia. '
It used to work, but one
huge fact has turned politics around in Australia. The coun-
try is in the seventh year of the worst drought since Euro-
pean settlement began over two centuries ago, and very
many Australians have begun to fear that it is permanent.
Droughts are cyclical events and will eventually end. But
if this is really an early example of what climate change
will do to countries in the mid-latitudes, then it's never
going away again.
In that case, Australian agriculture as an export industry is
doomed, and most of the country's farmers are going to have to
seek jobs elsewhere. Even the water supply for the big cities is
becoming a problem.
It is a very bad time in Australian politics to have John
Howard's record and reputation on climate change issues: in a
recent poll in several marginal seats, 73 percent of voters said
that climate issues would have a "strong influence" on the way
they vote.
One suspects that it was Howard's close relationship with
President Bush that kept him shackled to climate change denial
for so long, for conservative politicians elsewhere. Angela
Merkel in Germany, David Cameron in Britain, Arnold
Schwarzenegger in California have been alert to the danger
of letting the left occupy the high ground on the environment.
After all, climate change is not intrinsically a left or a right-
wing issue, any more than earthquakes are. and the earliest con-
servationists were almost all on the right.
But John Howard, like Tony Blair in Britain, was seduced
after 9/11 by the temptation to get close to what seemed the
limitless power of the United States. Australia would be
America's "deputy sheriff' in Asia. and Howard volunteered
Australian troops for service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Bush called him a "man of steel," and he gloried in it. Cli-
mate change denial was just part of the package and the nor-
mally adroit Howard forgot that he was an Australian politi-
cian, not an American one.
Howard is talking about climate change now, but he
may have left it too late. Labour has fielded former diplo-
mat Kevin Rudd against him, and at 50, Rudd is eighteen
years younger than Howard. He's not a very colourful char-
acter, but he's learning fast: when he was accused of go-
ing to a lap-dancing club in New York during a visit to the
United Nations four years ago, he replied that he was too
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 25, 2007 11

RECENT and past discussions
in the media about
Halloween being a time of
devil worship has created
confusion and skepticism in
the minds of the consuming
There is another side to the
story. One article written by a
"man of the cloth" objected to
the wearing of masks. "I felt as
though I was the only living
individual among hundred of the
dead". The author goes on to
talk of a sickening celebration
and bemoaned the fact that such

monsters, ogres, ghosts, goblins.
devils and demons all portray
Another article, quite
erudite, gave a more detail
account of the origin of
Halloween but wonders about
the observance.
The Church. the Christian
Church in particular, has been
decisively poised against
Halloween. the symbols (masks)
and its practices.
It must be noted that
Christmas is not the day of
the birth of Christ but a day

-J Al.uilh

a practice could arrive in
Guyana. The history of
Halloween is one of evil
practices and should not be
engaged by godly people. It is
quite true that the event is
highly commercialized. The
writer continues, "Virtually all
of the symbols of Halloween are
evil. Witches, vampires,

of merry making in ancient
Rome, the Feast of Saturnalia.
So is Easter the worship of
the Eostre, the pagan goddess
of Spring in Teutonic
(German) times. Now that
we know the origin of these
observances should we
observe them?
According to

psychoanalysts Carl Jung and
Bruno Bettlehelim. symbols
such as masks represent a
shadow personality. a hidden
sell. Each human being. godly
or otherwise has a negative
aspect to his/her personality.
This is a sometime known as
the "devil in us" present every
where in everyone. It cannot
be denied perpetually, it may
be expressed in one form or
In all human affairs there is
good and evil -- an ever present
theme in human undertakings.
Religions. parents, schools all
separated good from evil. In
Christianity, like other religious,
good is presented by God and
evil is represented by the Devil.
Children stories are filled with
the good fairy and the bad
witch. This concretizes the
abstract concept of goodness
and evil. We use stories of
rewards and punishment to
shape children's behaviour:
"You better watch out ... Santa
Clause is coming to town..."
Children then develop a sense
of good and bad and this is in
turn projected in their plays.

Receptionist at the Chambers of the Director of Public

Vacancy exists for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Receptionist
at the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Requirement: Sound Secondary School Education.

All applications must be submitted to the:

Administrative Officer,
Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions,
Lot I Rabbit Walk, Kingston, Eve Leary.
P.O. Box 1031, Georgetown

Applications should be submitted not later than December 14,2007.

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

Good mummy (reward) and bad
mummy (punishment). Within
the psyche of the child a "good"
and "bad" concept is developed.
This is further developed in the

Halloween (Masks)

is not Devil Worship

Then wilt thou speak of
masks and revels while

may challenge the urge to dio Ihe
forbidden. It is the shadow
personality that seeks utletc in
any way possible. Children and
adults express it in their
nightmares, especially after a
horror movie or stories of
ghosts and goblins.
When we wear these masks
we are allowing the expression
of that repressed psyche. a
catharsis or emotional cleansing
of our suppressed and often

unconscious as we repress the
evil, because it is not nice to
openly portray the devil in us.
We have been repeatedly taught
it is not nice to do or say certain
negative things. This, of course,

11/24/2007. 8:12 PM

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following positions:

Customer Service Representatives
Grade 1, 2, or 3 in English Language
Basic computer skills
Be able to work the evening shift
Be at least 17 years old

IT Support Technician
The IT Technician provides skilled tech support by maintaining the hardware, software
and other systems utilized by the company.
Computer Repairs
Microsoft Office and application integration and support
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
Basic knowledge of Window 2003 server, Active Directory, Group Polices and
DNS services.
Printers and Wireless Access Points
Requirements: The ideal candidate must possess a diploma from the University of
Guyana or equivalent.
A+, Network + and MCP certifications are a plus.
A minimum of 1 year hands-on computer and network experience.
At least 5 subjects CSEC inclusive of English Language grade 1-3.

IT Manager
The IT Manager is in-charge of all IT Operations of the company.
Experience in Linux Administration(RedHat;Fedora)Bind, Squid, Apache, LDAP, NFS,
SAMBA, is a plus
*Must have in-depth knowledge of: VLAN Switching, IP access-list, Routing protocols
(OSPF, BGP & MPLS), PIX implementation, VPN, VOIP, Active Directory Services, IIS,
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Requirements: Cisco Networking, Microsoft Administration, Structured Cabling,
LAN/WAN Implementation, VOIP Implementation
Must be Cisco Certified or Microsoft Certified
Must possess exceptional analytical skills and provide solutions
Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any
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A minimum of 3 years hands-on computer and network experience.
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unwanted emotions. Movies
such as the "Friday 13" series,
Dracula, Cemetery and others
are not merely exciting the
emotions but are projected,
expressed with the destruction
(or creative) powers of evil.
As children or as adults we
readily identify, in story books
or movies, the aggressive
powers of the characters. The
mystical power of the ghosis
and goblins adds excitement to
the identity, while evoking
lenient aggression.
Attempts to curb a natural
and deep seated expression
emotion will nol go away. In
fact. as we see it, it is beginning
to spread.

banqueting delights of
sweet youth did make.
T. Campion.

The social cultural
factor of Halloween cannot
be denied. It allows for fun.
merry-making and healthy
pranks. It takes way the
stress, the tension of life and
adds a bit of spice. Of course,
there will also be the lunatic
fringe who will exploit and
abuse the event for their own
masochistic tendencies.
These are the exception not
the rule.

I bUnURMT inIU IbL iEovemDer ZO, -uuI

Another 60,000kg of fruits,

vegetables depart for CARICOM

ANOTHER six containers of
fresh fruits and vegetables
destined for several
CARICOM markets were
processed at the Guyana
Marketing Corporation's
(GMC) Central Packaging
Facility located at the Sophia
Exhibition Centre last week,
following a similar shipment
amounting to a record
76,000kg the previous week.
The exports (four 40ft and
two 20ft containers) include
plantains, dried coconuts,
eddoes. pineapples, watermel-
ons and oranges, totalling ap-
proximiatiel 60,000 kg. When
combined with lat eck's fig-
uir. a totai o 136.000kg olf
rulits aniJ \ cgetablcs \Vwould have
been processed within the pe-
riod of 14 days. a significant
milestone for GMC and the

non-traditional agriculture sec-
This latest shipment is part
of a considerable increase re-
corded in the exports of fresh
fruit and vegetable for 2007
when compared to the same pe-
riod last year, and follows a
surge in exports from the early
1990s to the present which has
seen an increase from 1,900
tonnes to more than 5,000
tonnes in 2006.
Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud had indicated
earlier this year that the non-tra-
ditional agricillure sector is be-
ginning to show high growth po-
tential and as such. CMC' hlia
!to sere C a perf'loiliance ole if
inlendcs to nmcet the needs ol' Ile
sector and those wiho depend on
its services.
In this regard, Chairman

of the agency's Board of Di-
rectors, Geoffrey Da Silva,
during a visit to the Pack
House last week, said, "This
massive increase in exports is
an indication that GMC, un-
der the umbrella of the Min-
istry of Agriculture, is effec-
tively working with farmers
and exporters to further in-
crease the export of non-tra-
ditional agro-produce to both
new and existing CARICOM
Guyana currently exports
significant quantities oi' fresh
fruits and vegetables to Trinidad
and Tobago. Barbados,
Dominicam. St. Liaci and

Markets lor additional pro-
duce as well as larger quantities
of fruits and vegetables exported
to the region continue to show

Edulink Project on Capacity Building in
Urban Planning and Management in the Southern Caribbean

Project Assistant
A consortium of Universities including the University of Guyana,Anton de
Kom, University of Suriname, the University of Amsterdam and the
University of theWest Indies is undertaking a three-year project in Capacity
Building in Urban Planning and Management in the Southern Caribbean.
This Project which is being funded under the Edulink programme of the
ACP/EU to facilitate inter-institutional collaboration among tertiary
training institutions, will develop a joint one-year graduate training
programme in Urban Planning and Management articulated with the
existing Master's in Planning at UWI.

The University of Guyana is seeking a Project Assistant to facilitate the
implementation of the programme. The candidate will assist the Project
Manager in delivering all aspects of the project including administrative,
academic and research aspects. Specifically, the candidate will assist in
implementing the sectoral and institutional assessments, organising
meetings and courses and may be called upon to support the actual delivery
of courses.

The job will be full-time for the duration of the project. The candidate is
expected to have at least a good first degree relevant to the disciplinary
content of the programme. The successful candidate will be encouraged to
pursue his/her educational development.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae, THREE (3) COPIES, stating
full name, date of birth, marital status, qualifications (with dates
and overall grades obtained), work experience (with dates), research
and publications (with dates) full names and addresses of three (3)
referees, who can testify to the academic and/or professional capabilities
of the applicant, (one of whom must be your present or last
employer, where applicable) must reach the Personnel Division,
University of Guyana, P.O. Box 10-1 110, Georgetown, Email: Fax No.592-222-4181, or Courier Service,
not later than December 7, 2007 (Tel. Nos. 222-4181/15271)
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a significant increase, with
GMC playing an integral role in
facilitating the process, thereby
ensuring its success.
Additional markets for spe-
cific produce include St. Lucia,
where a demand for pineapples
saw exports commencing in
September following the certifi-

cation of a farm in Ci-w-,- ,land h,-h i;aGm'4 to
ber One Polder, West Bank 6,000kg from a mere 227'kg,
Demerara. within a period of eight weeks.
The Guyana Marketing General Manager of
Corporation facilitated the GMC, Nizam Hassan com-
sourcing of the produce, pro- meeting on the recent surge
vided marketing and technical in exports, reiterated that,
advice to the exporter, and "GMC remains committed to
spearheaded the visit by two playing a critical role in the
Officials from St. Lucia who in- growth and development of
spected and certified the farm. the non-traditional agricul-
This is in keeping with the ture sector. The agency will
terms and conditions of Trade continue to work with our
Protocols that exist between farmers, agro-processors, ex-
Guyana and several CARICOM porters and potential inves-
countries such as Barbados, tors, providing market infor-
Antigua and St. Lucia. mation and technical
Pineapple exports to the is- support."(A GMC Feature)

GMC Chairman Geoffrey Da Silva, at right, with General Manager Nizam Hassan and
Manager Packing Facilities Celestine Butters.

India's envoy new head

of Commonwealth
INDIA'S HIGH Commissioner to London, Kamalesh Sharma, has been chosen as the new
Secretary General of the Commonealth of Nations.
Formerly ambassador to the United Nations, and UN Representative to Geneva, Sharma is the
first Secretary General to have been chosen from the Indian continent to head the London-based
Commonwealth Secretariat.
His election came yesterday at the current Commonwealth Summit in Uganda that concludes
today. He will succeed during next year outgoing Secretary General, Don McKinnon who is com-
pleting his second four-year term.
Previous Secretaries General of the now 52-member Commonwealth (following
Friday's suspension of Pakistan) were Canada's Arnold Smith, Guyana's Sir
Shridath Ramphal, Nigeria's Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who was succeeded by New
Zealand's McKinnon.(RS)

Australia's Climate ...

page 10

drunk to remember what had happened.
In most countries that would be the end of a political career, but in Australia it was the right
By comparison Howard seems rattled, boring and worn out. His sole remaining function, in
comedian Billy Connolly's cruel formula, is "to let you know what Harry Potter's going to look
like when he's old," and his main election tactic is to bribe the voters with their own money. He
launched his campaign by promising A$9.4 billion in tax cuts, and more goodies are offered every
week: the most recent round included tax rebates for the parents of all school-age children and tax-
free savings accounts for first-time home buyers.
Labour, by contrast, offered only A$2.3 billion in tax cuts, and Kevin Rudd bills himself as a fiscal
conservative. It's a familiar turn-about from other places, where the old pattern of tax-and-spend
liberals and fiscally responsible conservatives has long been reversed consider the United
States, where Republican administrations have been running up huge deficits and Democratic ad-
ministrations have been paying them down again for the past quarter-century but it's new in
And the biggest change if Labour forms the next Australian government? So far as the
rest of the world is concerned, it will be that Australia, the world's largest per-capita pro-
ducer of carbon dioxide, signs the Kyoto accord. That could make a great deal of difference
in the negotiations over the next year about what will happen after the Kyoto accord ex-
pires in 2012.

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

' UNDAY'CHRONICLE November 25,`2007


Let's be mindful of


Recently while heading home
from work, I stopped at a gas
station on the East Bank to
purchase a bar of chocolate -
a cursory examination of the
expiry date revealed that it
was the 17th of July of this
year, four months before the
chocolate was being
sold. When I pointed this out
to the young cashier she
readily obliged and brought
another bar...which was also
expired. So were the subse-
quent three or four other bars
that she brought, something
which caused her genuine
surprise and embarrassment
judging from the look on her
face. To the credit of the es-
tablishment, the supervisor
who was present immediately
removed all of the chocolates
from the shelf.
The above incident was
mentioned to introduce this
week's area of critical attention
- our attitude towards food
safety, particularly when it
comes to paying attention to ex-
piration dates.
We do not have a culture of
general consumer vigilance or
even awareness, so when we go
to make our purchases most of
us often pick up item after item
without taking even the quick
glance it would need to deter-
mine whether something is ex-
pired or not.
Faced with an expiration
date on a product like chocolate,
you usually do a balancing act
in your mind. The average per-
son knows that eating some-
thing after the expiration date is
generally supposed to be some-
thing that you don't do, but in

many cases we are not fully
aware of the consequences.
Now judging from further
research, the majority of
sources agree that usually the
most serious consequence of
eating chocolate after the expiry
date is a bad taste in your
mouth, primarily from the co-

coa butter, which forms the
base for most chocolate, going
"The shelf life of choco-
late," according to one website,
"is generally a year. Ingredients
such as nuts will shorten the
shelf life. Chocolate kept be-
yond 1 year may suffer flavour
loss or texture changes."
Fair enough, but what about
other products which consum-
ing past the expiry date, know-
ingly or unknowingly, may re-
sult in really harmful or even fa-
tal consequences?
Looking up the issue
online, I discovered that re-
garding the expiration date or
shelf life of products, basi-
cally there are two major
types of warning. The 'Use
by' (expiration) date is the


date beyond which there is no
guarantee of safety in con-
suming that particular item.
Then there is the 'Best Be-
fore' date which basically
means that while the product
may not pose a health risk to
you if consumed after this
date, there is no guarantee of
freshness or quality of taste
if you do.
From further online re-
search, and consulting with oth-
ers whose knowledge of it ex-
ceeds my layman's perspective,
the gravest danger from expired
or inadequately preserved food
products comes from botulism
poisoning. While botulism from
canned food has virtually been
eliminated around the world, the
WHO still has it on its radar,
enough in fact to feature a very
useful Botulism Fact Sheet on
its website.
"The botulinal toxin," the
fact sheet reads, "has been
found in a variety of foods, in-
cluding low-acid preserved veg-
etables, such as green beans,
spinach, mushrooms, and
beets; fish, including canned
tuna, fermented, smoked and
salted fish; and meat products,
such as ham, chicken and sau-
One may be tempted to say
that we don't have widespread
or even sporadic cases of food
poisoning from expired goods in
Guyana, so a focus on consumer
awareness of expiration dates is
a non-issue; and I am not in a
position to qualify the argument
either for or against the extent
of persons becoming ill from ex-
pired foods. The point of this
column however is that as indi-
viduals, we need to adopt the
best option in this situation
when it comes to safeguarding
our health and that means tak-
ing the time to check if the food


Tenders are invited by the Ministry of Agriculture, from suitably qualified
companies, for the provision of Security Services for its Aquaculture
Station which is located at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

Details of the scope of work can be collected from the Office of the Deputy
Permanent Secretary.

Tenders should be sealed and marked 'Tender for the Provision of Security
Services for Aquaculture Station' on the top left-hand corner of the
envelope and placed in thb Tender Box at the. Ministry of Agriculture Head
Office not later than t14:006on Wednesday, December 05, 2007.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

items you buy are past the ex-
piry date. And as consumers we
need to ensure that we get value
for our money, something there
is no guarantee of receiving if we
settle for products which are
sold to us after their 'Use By'
or 'Best Before' date.
Finally, another aspect of
the Expiry Date issue which
should be addressed is that of
our attitude and awareness
of the medicines we take, ei-
ther over the counter or by
prescription. That one how-
ever deserves a column by it-

IPrsnp ectives I-


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Fellow Guyanese,

Sunday, November 25, 2007 marks the beginning of yet another Road Safety Week. The
Theme "Stop the Carnage, Slow Down" has been chosen for this year's observance.

A more suitable theme could not have been chosen. I say this because speeding on our roads
today has resulted in mayhem and death. This small nation is -- .., i..:.1 a carnage that
must be deemed as unacceptable to all Guyanese regardless of our :I i', i.:i-.

Recently, there were a few horrific fatal accidents. The most atrocious o.:c urr dj a; in.,Jin in

that accident, ten (10) passengers died. This was followed by another on the East Coast of
Demerara in which five (5) persons lost their lives including a pregnant woman. Most of these
accidents occur as I have just mentioned because of speeding. We must slow down on our
roads. I issue an appeal to all drivers, particularly mini bus drivers to slow down. This is one
of the ways in which we can stop the carnage.

Fellow Guyanese, last year 2006 there were 102 fatal accidents in which 126 persons died,
including 18 children. For this year, 2007 so far. 155 fatal accidents were recorded in which
192 persons were killed, including 27children. Let me repeat, 155 fatal accidents, 192 deaths
including 27 children. These figures represent a 52% increase in fatal accidents. 52.3%
increase in deaths by accidents and an increase of 50% in the deaths of children. Not to
mention the other serious injuries, such as broken limbs suffered by scores of Guyanese.

We cannot anymore allow our human resources to be so carelessly destroyed on our roads -
together we must"Stop the Carnage Slow Down"


Even as I address you, the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force in its effort to curb

this carnage has adopted stringent measures in a campaign to stamp out this madness on our

I again appeal to all road users whether a driver, passenger or pedestrian to take more care in
the use of the roads. The Ministry of Home Affairs with the Guyana Police Force has mounted
a Road Safety campaign that will exhibit zero tolerance to drivers and other road users who fail
to comply or adhere to the rules of the road.

As you are aware, the long awaited traffic signals in Georgetown have been installed. There
were a few hiccups but these have been surmounted.

From reports that I have received and on my own observation, some drivers are not obeying
the rules and tend to drive even /when the traffic signal its at rr' In ;.*i.iri. pdea.,nns are
also .'.* l y when the red signal is on. The Acministr-aton i : ;ii ;o i.ontiu. its z ruo
tolerance campaign in the effort to curb what can be soon as u; iawlesnes on our rodr-..
One of the measures that have been put in place is the re-introduction of traffic tickets and a

steep increase in fines. This particular measure is not intended to punish road
users or drivers. The law is for the lawless. You are only punished when you break
the law.

Measures may also be implemented to make drivers who are reckless in driving,
responsible for any damage done to public property, particularly the new traffic

Fellow Guyanese. the implementation of these measures will run concurrent with a
public education programme.

To this end, I met with the members of the National Road Safety Council a few days
ago and the Council is actively engaged in crafting a national strategy on road
safety. When it is documented and approved it will outline the means by which
stakeholders drivers, pedestrians, parents, all road users must cooperate to
reduce the carnage on our roads. The target is to have this strategy formalized
within the first quarter of 2008. This should serve as a road map for road safety
improvement in Guyana.

Further, the Road Safety Council will continue its public education programme,
thus, it will be launching the theme "Arrive Alive". It is hoped that this campaign
will sensitize or shall I say "conscientize" that is raise the consciousness of our
road users and encourage proper road use culture.

It is said that Road Safety is everybody's business. As such safe roads use will
involve members of the public and private sector and non-Governmental
Organizations, particularly the Minibus and Hire CarAssociations.

As I told you in 2006 "the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Police Force as
well as private organizations are collectively addressing this challenging situation,
in order to return some level of sanity to our roads".

This year we have recorded our worst death toll on the roads in eleven years. I
appeal to all drivers and users of our roads let us make every effort, when using the
roads, to show in no small measure, the five Cs care, caution,
consideration, commonsense and courtesy. Let us start with
Courtesy, then this can be followed by Care, then Caution, Consideration
and Commonsense. Let this be our concern in the few remaining weeks of

Fellow Guyanese, the year 2007 draws to a close. Christm as wiii be here : h,,r.,
Let no Guyanese, who is alive today, be a victim of th i coad tomorrow.

,,,-,-: , us all join to S to, -'th Carna .- Sov Eown".

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work (NCN). Telford (Jr), that the $1.8M
the ten At a meeting Thursday atI froni the telethon would be dis-
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s worst members of the deceased and It was decided that from
ber 10, victims of the accident were thel $1,854,500 raised, two
g mem- present, they were told by the; thirds will go to relatives of
on the head table, which included Min- those killed, while the re-
to re- ister of Works and Transport maining $630,530 will go to
distance Robeson Benn, NCN's Editor in the nine who were injured.
he Na- Chief Michael Gordon, and IThis was 'agreed upon by

From left, Royston Telford, Michael Gordon, Ministet R'cbeson Benn, and Ms Valerie Sharp-

the families who turned 'up
where it was more of a forgiving
and forgetting about the 'events
surrounding the accident and
eventual deaths.

Minister Benn1 said tonor-
row he will return to hand over
the bank drafts to those who are
identified to, receivT tlhe suins of
monies agreed upon.
H4 said there wer6 some
specific co tributins niade for
,two families iby the Guyana
Teacher's Union but the families
agreed that the morley ftom the
GTU be pooled with tied tele-
thon proceeds as all have suf-
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the telethon because "we

felt the more we get the
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Bacchus, Lorraine
McCloud, Florence
Cummings, Carl Austin,
Carl McAlmont, Delroy
Mitchell, Tyrese McLean,
Elaine Lashley, Paul Lewis
and Evelyn Adams. Those
injured are Wendy Nedd,
Shurland Daniels, Odetta
Gordon, Fonda Lashley,
Mark Lewis, Stacy Benn,
Jerome, Cruickshank, Oriel
Simeoni and Stacy Fordyce.

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Our youth become arrows aiming at a golden future hei they attain knowledge and skill.
Local songwriter, the late George Noel spoke of the role of our youth in his powerful song
from the national collection, 'Youths are important to: Guvana', which today resonates with
Republic Bank's Power to Make a Difference. We believe that Guyana's youth hold the key to
a brighter future for Guyana and we are committed t' encouraging excellence through the
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SEVERAL recommendations were proffered at the Ministry of
Human Services and Social Security's consultation held on
Friday last at the Guyana International Conference Centre,
Liliendaal which attracted over 250 participants from about 40
The Ministry's consultations have been ongoing since last month
to seek the public's inputs toward reforming the laws on sexual
After listening to presentations by the Director of Public
Prosecution, Shalimar Ali-Hack, who gave 'a legal perspective of
deficiencies in the present laws, and Minister of Human Services
and Social Security, Priya Manickchand, who outlined the proposed
amendments, participants made their recommendations for
The Ministry's paper titled 'Stamp it out' is being
presented to different groups and persons who are invited to
submit recommendations for consideration in the. amended Act.
The recommendations received from the groups in addition to
those already stated in the paper included: stiffer sentencing; charges
for parents/caregivers who are aware of but do not report acts of
rape against their children, consideration of monetary compensation
for victims, establishment of 'care centres' to take reports of rape,
and training for community leaders in remote villages to take and
preserve evidence and reports of rape.
With regard to changes to the procedure at the court,
participants recommended that persons found tampering with
evidence should serve jail time. The victims should be counselled
and there should be background checks for prosecutors and others
who would be involved in taking reports from the victims to ensure
they were not involved in these acts themselves.
Recommendations for changes to evidence procedure were that
children should be allowed to give evidence where they are the
victims. The need to provide collaborative' evidence should be
removed and medical evidence should be enough. The sexual history
of the victim should not be a consideration for determining consent.
Participants felt that sentencing for these groups should include
whipping; creating a sexual offenders' register with photographs of
offenders displayed on billboards. Jail sentences for persons who
try to dissuade victims from-reporting and or following through with,
prosecution was also recommended.
Participants were also required to submit recommendations for
the prevention of sexual offences. Their submissions included public
education, the creation of sexual offenders' register, peer violence
training, and economic assistance for vulnerable groups.
There was no consensus on the recommendation that offenders
not be granted bail during the trial.
The Minister promised that this and other issues on which there
isn't consensus will be decided by an online poll before the final
draft of the bill is sent to the National Assembly.
Consultations have already been completed in Regions 2,
3, 5, 6 and 7.



Minister urges

youth to eat

well, exercise
IN light of the increased number of youths being affected
b3 chronic diseases, Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie
Ramsanmm) is urging thai they participate in more physi-
cal exercise and consume health. foods.
According to the Minister. this uill reduce the risk of
youths developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, h}-
pertension and obesitN. Diabete- caused b. a malfunction-
ing pancreas results in underproduction of the hormone
insulin which is responsible for the control of sugar le -
els in the blood.
"As we increase our surveillance, we have found that
more and more youths are affected by chronic diabetes, ei-
ther Type I or Type 011. In Guyana, we have about 100 chil-
dren who are affected by diabetes. This number may seem
small, but for a country like Guyana it is significant," Min-
ister Ramsammy said.
"While there may not be a direct cure for diabetes, it can be
prevented and prevention works when it is observed from an
early age. Youths who are active and eat healthy foods are less
likely to get diabetes if it is not hereditary," the Minister added.
The Health Ministry is in the process of creating a register
for youths with diabetes.
World Diabetes Day, which was observed on November 13,
focused on raising awareness of diabetes among youths.
"One of the things too, that we must be conscious of is
that alcohol consumption and smoking are also two pre-deter-
minants of diabetes and so Guyanese must take note of their
behavioral determinants that can entirely change the outcome
of one's health status," Minister Ramsammy added.
Persons living with diabetes may suffer from several
complications, including renal failure, eye defects, nerve
diseases and other organ dysfunctions.

SEOUL (Reuters) Lack of
proper toilet facilities and
sanitation kills almost two
million people a year, most of
them children, the World Toi-
let Association said at its frst
meeting on Thursday.
"It is regrettable that the
matter of defecation is not given
as much attention as food or
housing," Sim Jae-duck, the
association's South Korean
head, told the meeting at its re-
cently opened lavatory-shaped
headquarters south of Seoul.
Sim, a lawmaker nicknamed
"Mr. Toilet", said some 2.6 bil-
lion people worldwide do not
have access to proper toilet fa-
cilities, with potentially fatal
About 1.8 million people
die every year from diarrheal
diseases that are mainly blamed
on inadequate sanitation and
poor hygiene, the World Health
Organisation's regional director
for the Western Pacific, Shigeru
Omi, told the meeting.
The majority of these
deaths occur in Asia and 90 per-
cent of the fatalities are children
under the age of five, he added.

"Just imagine the number of
children whose lives could be
saved through simple low-cost
interventions in sanitation and
hygiene," Omi told the meeting.
The United Nations has de-
clared 2008 the "Year of Sani-
tation" and is calling for a re-

newed effort to improve sanita-
tion and hygiene facilities, espe-
cially in developing countries.
Several charities also marked
World Toilet Day on Monday
by launching international cam-
paigns for more hygiene aware-
ness and investments in toilet

The Seoul meeting, which
brought together public health
officials from around the world
and U.N. agencies, aims to raise
funds for sanitation in develop-
ing countries.
"The funding needed is not
overwhelmingly large, but the
return is immense," said Vanessa
Tobin of U.N. children's agency
UNICEF. "Political support is
extremely important. Advocacy
for this issue is a high priority."
According to the United
Nations, spending $10 billion a
year could halve the proportion
of people without basic toilet fa-
cilities by 2015, and Tobin said
this investment would net an es-
timated $84 billion in savings
from improved public health and
better living conditions.
In some cultures, the solu-
tion requires very little water, as
is the case in sub-Saharan Africa
where ash on top of a pit is of-
ten all that is needed, she said.
"It is very important to
remember most people who
don't have access are poor
people living in rural areas,"
Tobin added.

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Inter -American Development Bank
Citizen Security Programme
Loan No.: 1752/SF-GY
Ministry of Home Affairs

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards improving Citizen Security in Guyana. It is intended that
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payment under the contract for
the supply and delivery of goods.

bids from eligible suppliers forthe supply and delivery of the following:
Supply and Delivery of Motor liehicle
NCB No. CSP/2007/03

3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Procurement Officer at the address
given below between the hours of 9:00 h to 15:30 h from Monday to Friday.

4. Complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of G$5.000.00 to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The method of Payment
shall be cash.

5. Bids must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration
Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown and marked on the top right-hand corner of the
envelope "the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words "do
not open before Tuesday 18, December 2007

6. The bids must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board situated at Ministry of Finance. Main and Urquhart Streets Georgetown,
Guyana not later than 9:00 h on Tuesday 18, December 2007 and will be opened at a public
ceremony, in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at
9:00 h or shortly thereafter on Tuesday 18. December 2007.

7. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name of the
company submitting the bids from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National
Insurance Scheme (NIS).

. Ahid .,ccurity ofS 135,000.00 must be suibmillcd along with the bid.
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before flc time
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AS global debates continue
to be exacerbated on the is-
sues of poverty reduction,
globalisation, inequality and
the widening gap between
the rich and the poor, we in
Guyana have benefitted from
a well crafted, localised devel-
opment strategy that has at
its core principles the reduc-
tion of poverty, reduction in
the gap between the rich and
the poor and equitable distri-
bution of national wealth
whilst at the same time
maintaining sound macro
economic policies leading to
growth and economic expan-
Our National budget was
crafted in a pro- poor approach
to growth. This approach can be
simplified as empowering the
poor to benefit from growth.
Such growth changes the distri-
bution of relative income
through the growth process to
favour the poor. Such an ap-

proach is translated into
hardcore policies including:
1. Improving investment
2. Extending access to
3. Enhancing access for
girls to all levels of education.
4. Designing labour
market regulation to create more
formal employment for poor
5. Improving access to
infrastructure, particularly
roads, electricity, health, educa-
tion and housing.
6. Better link for rural
areas to township and urban de-
7. Agricultural diversifi-
cation, sustainability and expan-
sions aimed at increasing the in-
comes of poor house hold.
8. Increasing infrastruc-
ture and investment in the agri-
cultural sector to benefit farm-
ers and reduce the cost of pro-

9. More equitable and
simplified procedures in access-
ing land.
10. Improvement and ex-
pansion in the development of
relevant and cost effective Tech-
11. Creating and adminis-
tering incentives for farmers.

I wish now to spend some-
time in presenting bona fide evi-
dence of policies and reforms
initiatives conceptualised,
implemented, and in the pro-
cess of being implemented by
the Government of Guyana. Let
us take these indicators indi-
vidually and evaluate
government's commitment to its
promise of a pro-poor approach
to development in the 2007 Na-
tional Budget.

A number of initiatives
were undertaken by Govern-

ment to simplify and reduce the
cost of doing business in
Guyana and provide for a more
equitable distribution in the
taxation system. Just this year
our tax system was further re-
formed in an effort to broaden
the tax base, making the system
more effective and equitable.
Various initiatives were under-
taken to enable and encourage
more investments especially for
the most vulnerable and eco-
nomically depressed areas for
example, the Linden Economic
Advancement Programme
(LEAP) which saw the injection
of in excess of 12.5 million Eu-
ros capital resources invested
into Linden to stimulate growth
and create employment. A clear
and well defined investment
strategy was formulated to im-
prove the investment climate
and attract investors. GO- in-
vest was strengthened to serve
as Guyana's primary investment
promotion and facilitation agen-
cies, whilst the GRA was also
strengthened to increase effi-
ciency. On the expenditure side
institutions that are charged
with procurement were all
strengthened and reformed with
an expansive and proactive
monitory and control mecha-

nism. We have all seen laudable
exhibitions locally, regionally
and internationally to promote
and generate export markets for
our products and produce.
To top it off the government
has developed through elaborate
and extensive consultation with
almost all the stakeholders of a
national competitiveness strat-
egy. This strategy possesses a
comprehensive analysis of is-
sues impacting Guyana's com-
petitiveness that focuses on:
o Improving the envi-
ronment for private system in-
vestment, focusing on invest-
ment promotion, reducing red
tapes, improving competition
and protection of customers.
o Strengthening our
competitiveness for export de-
velopment, focusing on expand-
ing trade, infrastructure, busi-
ness development services, ac-
cess to finance and skills devel-
o Identification of high
potential sectors to fast tract
development and enhance
o Enhancing public/ pri-
vate cooperation with a focus in
enhancing the private sector's
investment in the development
of economic trade, investment


and business related policies
and incentives focused on en-
hancing Guyana's Competitive-

In the year 1992 a total of
$2.157B was budgeted for the
education sector (both capital
& current) representing 9.3%
of the national budget. An
increasing proportion of GDP
has been allocated to
education, rising from 3.9%
in 1997 to 5.6% in 1998. It is
noteworthy that the 5.6%
achievement was higher than
the HIPC agreement for
4.9%, demonstrating the
Government's commitment
to this agreement. For 2007 a
total of $15.6B has been
budgeted representing 15.6%
of the national budget.
Government has committed
itself towards achieving the
MDG of 100% Primary
Education Access which it
has achieved and it now
Please turn to page 21




The Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (1DB) of US$17.5 Million towards the cost of implementing
the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). The primary objective of the
Programme is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency of agricultural production
in the coastal plain of Guyana.

The Government of Guyana has established a Programme Executing Unit (PEU) within the
Ministry ofAgriculture which is responsible for the implementation ofthe Programme.

The Ministry of Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the
position ofAgronomist in the PEU.

The detailed Ternns of References (TORs) for the position is available from the office of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, at the address given below, as from
November 26, 2007 during normal working hours (8:00 h to 16:00 h, Monday to Friday).

The closing time and date for the receipt of the applications is the close of business at 15:30
h on Friday December 7,2007.

Applicants are required to submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their applications,
enclosing a recent C.V., prepared in sufficient detail for the purpose of evaluation.

Applicants should ensure that their applications have their full address, phone numbers and
e-mail, so that contact with the Applicant may be facilitated.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road
Georgetown, Guyana

Page 13 & 20.p65



All operators of heavy vehicles and equipment are hereby notified that with immediate
effect a weight restriction of 29.262 kg (28.8 tons) gross vehicle weight will be imposed
for crossing the Demerara River on the bridge from Linden to Wismar.

This decision is taken as a result of a recent condition survey conducted by the Linden
Mining Enterprise Limited Secretariat and must be strictly adhered to. The results of this
study are being reviewed but the weight restriction will be imposed until further notice.

Additional measures are to be taken shortly by the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications to enforce legally established weight limits across the national roads
network and the public is hereby reminded that these limits are;
Gross Weight in Pounds and Tons
Axles and Tyre Sizes Imposed By the Wheels of any Axle of
a Vehicle Shall not Exceed
Axle with single tyre on each 8,000 lbs. = 4.0 Tons
Axle with single tyre on each
side 11,023 lbs = 5.0 Tons
Tyre sizes:
1000R20, 1000R22, 11R22,
11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 1200 X 20
Axle with single tyre on each 9,900 lbs = 4.5 Tons
Tyre size: 1100 X 20
Axle with single tyre on each 12,600 lbs = 6.0 Tons
Tyre .size: 1400 X 20
Axle with twin tyres on each 16,000 lbs = 8.0 Tons
side ,.
A.xle with twin tyres on each 22,046 lbs = 10.0 Tons
Tre si S- :
1000R20, 1000R22, 11R22, .
11 R22.5, 11 R24.5 and 1200 X 20
S 'Axle:with twin tyres on each 19,800 lbs = 9.0 Tons g
Tyre size: 1100 X 20

Note: The maximum weight of any vehicle, loaded as described above, shall not
exceed 72,000 lbs.


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From page 20

moving towards Universal Secondary Education.
Government implemented an Education Plan targeting 100% functional literacy and in so doing is
embarking on a programme in ensuring this objective is achieved. Some examples of this commitment
include the construction of the Greenwich Park Primary School, to the tune of $82m. In Region 4,
$368m is being spent on the construction of a new Secondary School at Diamond and $134m on the
North Ruimveldt Multilateral School in Georgetown. State-of-the-Art Secondary Schools are being con-
structed at Wisburg, Region 10 and Bartica, Region 7 to the tune of $287m, $395m and $395m respec-
tively. With respect to tertiary education government had allotted $450m towards the student loan
fund. These are just a few examples of Government's commitment towards enhancing and improving
the quality, delivery and accessibility of education to benefit all Guyanese.

Government achievement in the administration and regularisation of land tenure form's the hallmark
of the numerous developments in the agricultural sector and reduction of poverty through the opening
up of land and breaking down of bureaucratic process in the issuance of lease.
In excess of 5,600 agricultural leases amounting to 136,000 acres of farming land has been is-
sued. Under the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund in the excess of 2,870 titles were issued and
more than 15,000 house lots distributed by the Central Housing and Planning Authority. By means
of policy, a new lands and Survey Commission Act was passed in Parliament and the extension of
leases of state land from 25 to 50 years, thus providing the opportunity to utilise the leases as
collateral to access capital to stimulate investment in the agricultural sector. The go\vernilnc l hia ,
also provided incentives and support to farmers. through the provision of modern inlrastructire,
inclusive ot farm to market access, roads. Parika- Hubo main road project, packaging facilities. drain-
age and irrigation infrastructure, extension services, research and development, marketing support,
credit facilities, rural development centre and Agricultural Cooperatives are among few of the many
initiatives undertaken by government to improve capacity and create an enabling environment for
the growth and development of the agricultural sector. In excess of 10 billion capital resources have
been allocated to the agricultural sector in the 2007 budget accounting for approximately 30 % of the
Public Sector Investment Programme.
In less developed countries in excess of 500 million people lack ownership or owner rights
to land they cultivate. The reforms implemented by government of Guyana would strengthen
the economic security of ownership to the land they cultivate. These land reforms have indeed
led to increase production, improved nutrition for poor households and laid the basis for a
solid and sustainable foundation for inclusive economic growth, expansion of democracy, re-
ducing instability and provision for greater access to credit facilities. Of course political will
and strong support and activism from the grassroots were critical ingredients in advancing this
process of land reforms.

Housing and water was treated as core poverty issue since this government assumed of-
fice. As a result heavy emphasis was placed on the provision of potable water at an afford-
able cost, whilst at the same time expanding the housing sector with an eye on equality espe-
cially focused on empowering the poor to benefit from the policy initiatives undertaken in
this sector. In 1992 $179.416M was allotted to one of the most important sectors within the
social framework, integral to the fight against poverty reduction and improving the living stan-
dards of the people especially the poor and most vulnerable. In 2007 $1.7B will be spent in
the housing sector. The Low Income settlement (LIS) Programme targets 1,500 house lots and
regularisation of 500 squatter settlements. Under the LIS programme works on housing infra-
structure and services have been completed for over 900 house lots in areas such as Zeelugt,
Blocks A, B & C Sophia. Whilst in CH & PA, $251m have been expended to provide infra-
structure for 10,000 house lots in areas such as Vigilance, Amelia's Ward, Vryheid Lust &
Block II Enterprise.
In 2007, $2.9B has been budgeted for water & sanitation. This programme includes the
construction of water treatment plants at Lima, Vergenoegen and Cotton Tree. In addition 32,000
residents will benefit from improved water supply as a result of the Corriverton Water Supply
Improvement Project to the tune of $300m. Those are just a minuscule of all the initiatives
implemented by the Government to stimulate the housing sector thus creating the conditions
and framework that will allow all Guyanese to enjoy the independence of owning their own

The GOG is embarking on modernisation programme in all facets of the economy. This
modernisation is not only focused on the productive sector but pays particular attention to
the financial, legal and regulatory systems that are critical attributes of a democratic modern
and progressive society. The government is presently implementing a $5B Justice Sector Re-
form Strategy aimed at modernising the Justice Administration System. This project aims at
dealing with the challenges of the sector and will help to strengthen accountability and admin-
istrative efficiency of service delivery.
With respect to the productive sector the GOG is nearing completion of the Skeldon Modernisation
Plant. This modern sugar factory will produce high quality raw sugar tied to an increasingly attractive
demand internationally. Bagasse will produce an average of 10 megawatts of electricity up to 77 giga-
watt hours annually. Bagasse is expected to replace the use of light and heavy fuel oil in diesel engine-
driven generators powered by GPL. Thus, further reducing the cost of production and diversifying the
income portfolio of Guysuco.
In the Transport sector, works are moving aggressively on the Berbice River Bridge which is sched-
uled for completion in the second quarter of 2008. This structure will be superior to the Demerara
Harbour Bridge with respect to design, traction and maintenance cost. Further, it will boast of being
the fifth longest floating steel bridge in the world and most importantly providing prospects for greater
economic opportunities whilst bridging the gap of communication and enhancing the access to greater
market opportunities for all Guyanese.
Guyana like many other developing economies continues to battle in a global economic environ-
ment in which globalisation and disparity between the rich and the poor continue. We are also among a
classification of developing economy which itself is seeing elements of disparity with overall foreign
exchange reserved in developing countries being well over 3 trillion. However, China alone accounts for
more than $1 trillion United States dollars. Guyana has made tremendous progress towards reaching
the milestone set in the HIPIC initiative process thus qualifying for debt relief. However remains chal-
lenging is the provision of adequate resources to sustain and implement various poverty reduction
programmes thus ensuring we never find ourselves again having the unsustainable debt burdens we
inherited prior 1992.
Our Government has led this nation admirably with sound macro- economic policies, ap-
propriate reforms, relevant technologies and well defined strategies for economic transforma-
tion, expansion and diversification. Most importantly is the focus of Government in ensuring
the poor benefits from growth and developments while demonstrating at the same time its
commitment to equitable and sustainable development.

Guyn R u A



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill
two (2) positions of Legal Officer-Legal Division within the
Secretariat of the Guyana Revenue Authority.

.E,'UI R.ef .. .T I.E L': E i. ..- E _-- .

LLB Degree: Legal Educahon C.;i sate. or st ... .. -ractice m i-
Courts of Guyana and be conversant with ine Lavs of Guyana as wel as v.e
Income Tax, VAT, Customs Laws and all other Revenure Laws.


A minimum of five (5) years legal practice. Must have a wide range of
knowledge pertaining to Customs and RevenueffaxAdministration. Must te
able to prepare and review draft Legislation.

The Legal Officer. Legal Division will be responsible for
Overseeing the operational issues of the Division and Liaising with
subordinates to execute the Divisions day-to-day activities.
Identifying and proposing legislative ranges needed to property
administer the Acts of the Revenue Authority
Defending the Authority in Court
Advising concerned stakeholdes withinthe Organisation on the
interpretation of the Income Tax, CustomsAct and Regulations, Vakle
Added Tax Act and Regulations and The Excise Tax Act and Regulations.
Working closely with Legal Officers and Junior Legal Officers in provKng
defence and legal counselling for the Aulhority
Reviewing existing Legislation of the Auhoily to assist management i
the proper administration of the Tax Laws, VAT and Customs Laws and
Preparing monthly case report for submission to the Governing Board


Requirements (Education & Experience)
LLB Degree; Legal Education Certificate Must be admitted to practice in
the Courts of Guyana and be conversant with the Laws of Guyana as
well as the Income Tax, VAT, Customs Laws and al Revenue Laws.

One to four years experience in the practice of Law. Must have a wide range
of knowledge pertaining to Customs and RevenuefTax Administration. Must
be able to prepare and review draft Legislation


The Legal Officer, Legal Division will be responsible for-
Identifying and proposing legislative changes needed to property
administer the Acts of the Revenue Authority
Defending the Authority in Court
Advising concerned stakeholders within the Organisation on the
interpretation of the Income Tax, Customs Act and Regulations.
Value Added Tax Act and Regulations and The Excise Tax Act and
Working closely with Legal Officers and Junir Legal Officers in
providing defence and legal counselling for the Authority
Reviewing existing Legislation of the Authority to assist management
in the proper administration of the Tax Laws. VAT and Customs

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later
than December 17, 2007 to the:

Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha & East Streets

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Channel 6 Memoriam 01:30 h English Movie 09:00 h- Anmol Geet
12:15 h Voice of the People 03:00 h English Movie 10:00 h- National Geographic
05:00 h Inspiration time 13:00 h VOP Live 11:00 h- Weekly Digest
06:00 h News today 15:00h- Documentary Channel 11 12:00 h- Homestretch
(Replay) 16:00 h Slingers Hits from Magazine
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Memoriam 17:00 h Greetings 03:00h- Movie Promotion
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08:00 h- Cartoons 18:00 h Death and In 05:30 h- Newtown Gospel 14:00 h-In Style
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Show 21:30h Deaths and In 07:30 h- Assembly Prayer 16:30h- Family Forum
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20:00h- 60 Minutes
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21:30 h- Front Burner
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* Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN. is a
unique computer-generated number
allocated to each taxpayer or person who
carries on any Iransaction with the Guyana
Revenue Authority, Government
Department or Public Corporation,

* Section 60 of the Income Tax Act was
amended (Act No.15 2006) to provide for
the implementation of TIN

* TIN is not restricted to the GRA but may
also be required by public corporations that
issue licence, permission or authority such as
the National Insurance Scheme or the
National Frequency Management Unit.

* Individuals, commercial businesses.
Government departments, public
corporations, or special bodies must obtain a

* On January 1, 2008. the Guyana Revenue
Authority will fully implement the use of the
Taxpayer Identification Number.

* TIN will be the one and only number
authorized by the GRA for individuals to use
when conducting transactions with any of
the GRA offices, Public Corporations or
Government Agencies,

* ALL individuals (whether employee or.self
employed) MUST have a TIN before
December 31, 2007.

* The law requires employers to ensure their
employees obtain their TIN

* TIN will help GRA improve tax

* TIN will help taxpayers/clients benefit from
more speedy and efficient services.

* TIN will allow taxpayers to transact revenue
matters at any GRA office.

* TIN will ensure GRA has an clean database
of taxpayers.

* TIN will facilitate easy access to '., .,.
records by the GRA.

* Compliant taxpayers will benefit fit)m oet'icicil
services with TIN.

* Anyone above 15 years who may bhe required to
conduct any transaction with the GRA and or
Government agencies or Public Corporations
will require a TIN.

* Some form of Identification must be presented
when applying for the TIN,
* VAT registrants have already been issued with
their TIN.

* Importers and exporters are required to have a.

* TIN is not VAT.

M TIN is not a TAX. It is a number.

* TIN does not mean 'TINT' as in the TINT on
your motor vehicle.

m TIN is FREE--There is no cost for the processing
of TIN.

* TIN does not replace the National Identification
card, NIS Card or passport.

* TIN application forms can be submitted in bulk'
by employers or individually,

M TIN certificates will be returned to your
workplace if you apply in bulk or posted to your
mailing address.

M The absence of a TIN will prevent you from
conducting your transactions with the ORA,
other State Agencies and Public Corporations.

M TIN application forms can be uplifted from any
GRA office but must be submitted to the Registry,
GPO Building, Robb Street, Georgetown or branches
of the Internal Revenue at Anna Regina, Linden, New
Amsterdam, Corriverton.

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HAVE your gas stoves and
ovens service for the Christmas
holidays. Both industrial and
domestic. Call Lawrence # 646-
7400, 627-0720.
UNLOCK ALL your cell
phones NOW, including the
following Nokia models: 3109,
3109c, 3110c, 3250,5200,
5200B 5300 5300B,5500,
6085, 6086, 61'25, 6126, 6131:
6133, 6136, 6151, 6233, 6234,
6270, 6280, 62886300. 6300B,
6630, 6680 6681, 7370, 7373
7390' 8601 E50d E60' E61,
E62, 65 N'0 N7'1 N72, N73
N75, N850, N9 N9,N N95, etc.
Telephone numbers: (592) 629
7794, 662-5777 or 225-3142
Vic! The Phonatic.

VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
1 EXPERIENCED person to
make fibreglass cupboards, etc.
Tel 610-0575, 233-5207.
WANTED urgently porters
to work in market. Tel. No. 225-
1837. Starting salary $8000
per week.
ATTRACTIVE girls 18 -
25, professional bartender to
work in private club. Call 694-
3407, 223-6320.____
Porters, Canter Driver and
Security Guards. Apply Avinash
Complex Water Street. Call
226-3361, 227-7829.
PORTERS. Apply with
written application and
reference to Manager of Sol
Gas Distribution, 9 Dowding
Street, G/town, during the hours
of 8 am to 4 pm. 227-7350.
CRASHED hard drive? Lost
all your data. Call Recover It
fay/ntfs file sys. Sata/eide and
flash drive up to 500g. Call
Ackeem 218-1582, 689-3351.
VACANCIES exist for
teachers in all subject areas at
IPE Pouderoyen Branch
(Secondary department). Tel. #
220-0538, 264-3176, 265-
3996, 629-5300.
VACANCIES exist for front
desk staff, security guard,
kitchen assistant. Send written
application to Regency Suites/
Hotel, 98 Hadfield Street, Werk-
en-Rust, G/town.
COMPUTER Operator. Must
have CXC/GCE Math and
English 1 or 2. Also Microsoft
Office. Send application to
Internet World, 16 'B' Duncan
St., Newtown, Kitty.
SALESGIRLS, salesmen,
porters, cooks and experienced
drivers. Apply at Survival 16
Duncan & Vlissengen Road with
written application and passport
size photo.
Checker/Delivery Clerk. Must be
above 25 years and have at
least 3 years working
experience. Apply at Alabama
Trading @ Georgetown Ferry
Stelling. Call 623-1615.
VACANCIES exist for
Admin. Supervisor, Accounts
Clerk, Sales Rep Lorry/van/
truck Driver. Experience,
certificate and training,
essential ages 28 years and
over. Apply in writing Shauna's
Rental Service, 73 Duncan St.,
Bel Air Park, Georgetown.
VACANCY exists for a
Secretary. Age 25 35. Must
have comp eted CXC with
Grades 1 3 in Mathematics
English and Principles of
Accounts. Computer knowledge
will be an asset. Send letter of
Application and CV to
International Business College
262 Thomas Street, N/C/B,
a highly motivated individual
to work as an Office Assistant.
Must possess a high level of
professionalism, excellent
customer service and computer
skills. Send application to
Oceanic Villas, Liliendaal, East
Coast Demerara.
(Accommodation can be
provided for successful
applicant from country side.)

PERSON to work in record
shop. Must be computer
literate, Handyman, Security
Guard. Male and female
vocalist. Apply Majestics.
Middle St. 226-6432.
NEED A JOB? We can help
professionals, Managers,
Supervisors, Sales Reps., Sales
girs and boys, Counter Helpers,
Cashiers, Drivers (6) Porters (55)
Cleaners (35) skilled and
unskilled workers helpers, pump
and wash boy attendants,
forklift operators, factory
workers. Office Assistants,
Clerks, Receptionist
Secretaries, Computer
Operator, Confidential
Secretary, IT Specialist,
Internal Auditors, Junior
Auditors, Waitresses, & Waiters,
Tele-marketers (3).We also
provide jobs within the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-

PUBLIC Road, Kitty 246 -
43, ask for Paul. Cell 657-
residential lot 200' x 100' ft.
Call 652-8170.
LAND at Versailles, 2 acres
$14.5M neg. Tel. 685-8743,
DIAMOND 2nd St. (120 x
60 ft.), corner lot $4M neg.
Call 611-0315, 690-8625.
31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land for sale price
neg. Phone No. 254-0397, 225-
LAND situated at
Agriculture Road ECD
suitable for business. Tel.
220-9244, 617-1837.
Diamond, LBI, Ogle, Le
Ressouvenir, Canje, Parika.
DeFreitas Associates. Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.
Courida Park $12M, Lamaha
Gardens $20M. KEYHOMES
#2, La Grange, house lot -
Tuschen, WBD and Chateau
Margot, ECD, 50 x 100 -
Diamond. Call 629-5820.
situated at Rose Hall Town,
Market Street, opposite the
market. Contact Donette on
663-7886, 612-7941.
EMPTY lot' situated in
prime business area 144
reorge Street opposite pete's
ideo Club price negotiable.
Phone # 227-8.920 or 619-
C/ville $9.5M, South R/veldt
$10M, Middle St. $12M.
Unique Realty 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
FOR housing
development, homes
agricultural and industrial
purposes. From $1.6M up. Call
Goodwill Real Estate. Tel.
225-2540, 223-5204, 628-
7605 or 651-1248.
50 ft.) house lot at Pearl
Housing Scheme, East Bank
Demerara, contains 1 small
house US$10 000 neg. 25
areas transported land -
Princess Caroline, West Bank
Demerara (1 mile from the
docks). Land can be divided


Caricom Gdns. Tel. 611-0315,
FURNISHED flats for over-
seas visitors. Phone 227-2995,
1 1-BEDROOM apt. 196
D'Andrade St. Contact Mr.
Geer 227-1354.
Caricom Gdns. Tel. 611-0315,
FURNISHED flat to letIfor
overseas visitors. Call 226-

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Atlantic Garden. Call 220-
6060, 626-2066.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
large 3-bedroom, semi-
furished property. Call 227-

Suitable for store,
restaurant, office andi
other business

1 3-BEDROOM upper flat
124 D'Andrade Street,
Newtown. 227-8858, 231-
house, South Ruimveldt
Gardens. Contact 218-4142,
REGENT Street 2-flat
building: Over 1 000 sq. ft.

Busy 4- corner spot located
at 38 Cummings & Middle Sts
Fully equipped particularly AC
$100,000 neg Agents welcome

BUSY 4 -corner junction
on Camp Street
Above Guyana Variety
Store & Nut Centre.
Has water & lights
Move in today
$100,000 neg
Agents welcome

Call: 225-5239/

227-7677, 624-8402

ROOM (furnished) for
decent single working female.
Tel. 226-5035 (08:00 hrs -
17:00 hrs).
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
apartment at Goedverwagting
- $30 000 mthly. Tel. 663-
1 NEW 3-storey house.
Ideal for whole sale business
with all modern facilities. 231-
4589, 628-0715.
1 NEW bedroom house
with bath tub, etc. $90 000
- 231-4589, 628-0715.
1 HOUSE fully furnished
in residential area $120
000. Utility bills included.
231-4589, 628-0715.
60' x 240' $16.5M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
200, Jacuzzi, generator, AC,
hot & cold. KEYHOMES -
WELCOME overseas
guest. We offer one room
apartment, luxurious
apartment and houses. Tel.
MIDDLE Street, Mc Doom,
EBD unfurnished three-
bedroom top flat with
overhead tank. Phone 233-
0417 for inspection.
1-BEDROOM apt. in Kitty
- fully furnished for overseas
or out of town guests. 227-
2466 or 644-2447.
1 UNFURNISHED top flat
in Happy Acres. 220-8981 8
am to 7 pm, 226-7680/1 6
pm to 9 pm.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 00/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776.
1-BEDROOM apartment
to let. Contact Nizam
Durghan, 25 Hill Street
Albouystown. Call Nizam
Durghan on 690-1550.
executive house and
apartments fully furnished for
expats and overseas visitors.
C0al 695-6701.
$40 000, $60 000. Tel. 231-
4589 628-0715 1 new house
120 000. 231-4589, 628-
ONE 3-bedroom concrete
bottom flat apartment at Mon
Repos, ECD. Price $25 000
monthly. Tel. # 220-2366,

!- 01. short term rental one
and two bedroom apartments in
Kitty Tel. 227-1871 or 646-
EXECUTIVE commercial
and residential rentals,
furlnisned and untLurnihed from
$80 000 uLip, Call GoOdwill
Real Estate. To. 225-2540
223-5204, 628-7605 or 651-
APARTMENTS (1-bedroom)
- $18 000, $20 000, $25 000
(2-bedroom) $25 000, $32 000'
3-bedroom $40 000, furnished
- $26 000, $45 000. Call 231-
6236. _
flats for offices, etc. Charlotte
$150 000 mth. 2 HUGE BONDS
- Festival City. TEL. 226-8148,






cable, internet,

security, parking

1 NEW 3-storey building
with self- contained rooms,
pressure pump, etc. Tel. # 685-
2434, 231-4589. I
BUSINESS space for rent
suitable for barber shop, salon
or office. Call 646-7400, 627-
0720, 227-7251.
luxurious, fully furnished -
US$2 500 and US$1 500. Get
all details. Call Excellence
Realty 625-7090.
LANDLORDS! Get the best
rent and tenant for your property.
We have highly qualified
prospects. Call us today.
xcellence Realty 625-7090.
AVAILABLE for rental one
2-storey concrete unfurnished
property, 3 bedrooms, in
Newtown, Kitty $80 000
negotiable. Contact 226-7038
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments, AC, hot and cold,
parking for overseas visitor short
term 226-5137, 227-1843.
3-BEDROOM upstairs flat
with enclosed garage, verandah
and water tank at 3 B Bel Air,
Greater Georgetown. Rental -
$55 000 $60 000. Phone 227-
furnished, grilled, fly meshed,
hot and cord, qaraqe parking.
Price US$50. Te. el.225-3737,
SPACIOUS bottom floor at
77 Hadfield St., Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Suitable for
restaurants or any other type of
business. Call 227-6929 or 641-
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available. Call
226-8990, 226-2543.
APARTMENT from $30 000
Queenstown US$800 US$1
000 US$1 200, 3-storey building
- US$1 000 and ware houses.
Tel. 227-2256..
1 EXECUTIVE 2-bedroom
self-contained AC apartment,
living room, kitchen, laundry,
etc. Parkin 2 cars. Price -
US$600. Tel. 226-1769, 612-
3607, 629-0282. Ask for Mr.
bedrooms fu'ly fur., apt -
US$800, Nahdy Park house
fully fur. US$700, Atlantic
Gdns house fully fur. and
much more. Excellence Realty
- 625-7090.
FULLY equipped bar.
Middle and top floor business/
residence, furnished top and
bottom flats, furnished one and
two- room apartments, furnished
four-apartment building.
DeFreltal Associates. Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.

4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
QUEENSTOWN office $50
000. Bel Air Springs US$1700
& US$3000, P.ashli d "I ,i ..
US$1000, Section 'K' ,_ ;n. -
US$500, and many more. Tel.
226-1192, 653-9990
LG. business spaces -
Alexander St., Kitty $80 000
& $70 000 neg., Boutique,
money transfer, internet cafe.
Rest doctor's office, office
space, etc. All amenities. Tel.,
etc. Call 225-0571.
A JOY to behold 2
bedrooms, fully furnished,
clean safe environment -
US$560 long term or US$45
per day short term. 226-1192 or
612-3441. Light, water and
telephone rental included. Also
available 1 5-bedroom
unfurnished house in great
location US$650.
Bel Air Spring, Bel Air Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Atlantic
Gardens, Queenstown, Section
'K' 2-bedroom apt. US$500
(fur.) Courida Park 2 B/R apt.
- US$800 to US$1 000 (fur.)
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
bedroom top apartment,
furnished, AC, 24 hours security
- US$1 000. BEL AIR
SPRINGS: 3-bedroom US$1
800. 4-bedroom US$3 000.
bedroom furnished US$2
000. OFIICES: downtown 2
floors at US$1 200 each and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124 ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with Style".

NEW Bel Air Park,
executive house $32M neg.
Call 611-0315, 690-8625.
ONE house and land, each
in Grove and Friendship, EBD.
No. 689-6145.
BENT Street $4M, South
$8.5M, Queenstown $34M.
Tel. 227-2256.
PROPERTY at 6 Rosetta,
Canal No.2 $13.5M neg. Tel.
685-8743, 681-2001.
NEW 2-flat concrete, 6
bedrooms, Ogle Airstrip area.
Bargain. 621-2891, 222-7516.
1 NEW 3-bedroom house in
Mon Repos Housing Scheme
- $4.5M neg. 231-4589, 685-
1 UNFINISHED house in
Diamond New Scheme $3M
ne g., 1 house lot in Grove New
Scheme $1.3M neg. 685-
SPACIOUS 8-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
with 2 adjoining H/lots. Ogle
front ECD. Phone 222-7516,
NON Pariel, ECD 2-storey
wooden & concrete building,
downstairs business $9M neg.
US$45 000. Ederson's 226-
PARIKA new shopping
center invests wisely. A) 2-storey
building b) general store cT)
bond/ware house $75M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
NON PARIEL, building
along Public Road facing
Atlantic, back/front driveways, 3
patios. 40 x40 lawns $14.5SM/
5S$: 000. Ederson's 226-

storey. building land road to
river. Ideal for wharfage and
ocean going ships $-12.5M/
US$62 O00. Ederson's 226-
ROBB ST. 3 2-storey
wooden building. Ideal 3-storey
supermarket, sublet 20 mini
malls $26M/US$130 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
V/HOOP WCD 2-storey
concrete fully furnished
building. Ideal for cambio,
insurance, electronic store -
$35M/US$175 000. Ederson's
- 225-5496.
concrete 6- luxurious bedroom.
mapsion on 3 house lots. Ideal
I nr, national hotel $65MW
,.236 000. Ederson's
a. 96.
URBAN ST. Lodge 2-
sN9 .concrete 4 2-bedroom
apatments. Rent willay your
mortgages $15M/US$75
OO;.Edirson's 226-5496.
ONE 3-bedroom/2
bathroom domestic dwelling
situated at 194 Imax Housing
Scheme Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact Telephone
No. 226-8915 between 09:00
hrs and 17:00 hrs. (Monday to

A/REGINA 3 acres I1nd
with sawmill/ shod 320' x 34'
It, 30' x 20' $24M/US'$1'20
000. Ederson's 226-')496.
2-'torey building $/51/;50M/
JoS$250 000. Owner neuds
medical Ederson's 226-
bedroom flat concrete building
- 36' x 30'- $2.5M neg. TeF.
225-3737, 225-4398.@
FOR all properties from
$10M and apt. US$600 rental
US$1000. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty1- 226-5868/693-8081.
FUTURE Homes Realty has
houses to sell. Prices $3 9M
to US$1.2M. Call 227-4040
669-7070, 628-0796.
Commercial Dream Resort.
DeFreitas Associates. Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.
BRICKDAM, overseas local
religious organization. Ideal
building for any religious
functions $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BB ECCLES vacant new
2-story concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion, parking AC.
Inspection anytime $30M/
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
storey concrete 4-luxurious-
bedroom mansion, with all
modern amenities $20M/
US$100 000. Ederson's 226-
Georgetown, Republic Park,
Diamond, Versailles, Essequibo.
DeFreitas Associates. Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.
house, Kitty, La Penitence,
Canal #2, Goed Fortuin Public
Road DeKendren, Mandela
Ave. Call 629-5820.'
RESIDENTIAL, commercial
and industrial properties from
$3.5M up. Call us Goodwill
Real Estate. Tel. 225-2540,
223-5204, 628-7605 or 651-
NON Pariel, New Scheme -
one 2-storey wooden and
concrete house 4 bedrooms,
inside toilet and bath. Land 40
x 80 with outside bathroom
washbay, sink, etc. $8M neg.
Call 270-4458/658-3826
1 3-BEDROOM property at
Lot 99 Mon Repos South,
contains an off-licensed Liquor
Shop. Contact Nazir @ 220-
KITTY $3.5M, $7M,
$10M North Ruimveldt -
2.5 $3.5M, $5.5M,
Alberttown $4M $5M, $6M,
Queenstown $7M, $16M. Call
$40m, Lamaha Gardens $27/
45m, Bel Air Park $24m and
many more. Tel. 226-1192, 653-
9990. mr
MIDDLETON St. C/ville. V'
lot back house, 4 bedrooms, two
storey wood, Ig., private
driveway. Phone 416-792-2071,
John Toronto Canada.
South $13M, Kitty $20M,
Lombard St. $35M, Regent
St. $160M. Unique Realty -
227-3551, 647-0856, 699-
x 60' land $16.5M. Republic
Park $33M. TEL 226-8148,
PROPERTY for sale. 2-
storey located at Providence,
EBD. Contact 688-3808, 225-
BUSINESS property 9
Camp Street Werk-en-Rust.
Asking $35M. Make offer. 223-
9709, 682-0184.
ONE two-storey concrete
and wooden building 60' x
35', located at Ogle $28M
negotiable. Call Jadoonauth at
Tel. 691-3260.
NO AGENT. Call Hubert -
227-1633, to view concrete 6-
bedroom, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
Property Investor.
IDEAL business place for
sale by owner. Large 3-storey
concrete building with 8
apartments and office area
situated at 57 John St., C/ille.
Call 656-4321, 231-3893.
NETSURF International
Real Estate. Advertise your
hotel, guesthouse, holiday
apartments, houses land and
vehicles for tree Tel. # 698-
6153 or 621-8271.
ONE (1) concrete two-storey
building located at Ogle Air
Strip Road recently built 3-bed-
room downstairs and 3- bedroom
upstairs .20M negotiable. Call
Jadoonauth at Tel. 691-3260.

photocopier, 2 Canon Laser
Jet desk top photocopiers
Call Julian on 225-4709.
Ridgeback 1 yr. 9 miths,
Doberman 9 riths. (All
female $35 000. Contact
234-01 8, 644-4131. Vejai

GREIA De Abret Street,
Newtown, corner b'jildin -
$9M, Liliendaal $ M
3trasphey. ECD $3.5M,
An:iard;e ECD S. L
Grove, EBD $4M. Tel. 225-
"737 225-4398.
Lamaha Gardens swimming
pool $60M, Sheriff Street -
Republic Park $35M.
KEYHOMES 615-8734/684-
CORNER property Fort
Street, Kingston, GT. -
concrete, 4 bedrooms garages,
massive land 9 000 sq. ft
erect 10-storey office and
complex. Safe investment. No
dishonest agent. Price
reduced. Phone 225-9201.
large, very attractive executive
house for sale, four bedrooms,
quiet area, large garden.
GY$59M negotiable. No
agents. Call 669-5606.
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. Ca r339-
bedroom dream home, with
nice yard and garden $32M.
SUBRYANVILEE: 2 executive
homes in one compound -
$50M. MAIN STREET: three
buildings in compound $150M.
PLUS vacant lost at US$1M
STREETS: vacant lot $100M
and lots more all over. Call
226-7128 615-6124
of better Bargains".
PRIME Star Realty -
Charlotte & King Streets,
Georgetown (Maraj Building).
Buying or selling property
Bourda $45M Versailles -
$35M, Ogle $28M, $19M, La
Penitence $18M neg.,
Campbellville ($10M -
$15.5M), Canal No. 2 $3.6M,
Parika, spacious land $10.5M,
Vergenoegen $15M
ZeeTught $8M Bartica 4
acres $4.5M, damp Street -
US$2.2M, No. 50 Village
Corentyne $38.7M, Bel Air
Park $24M. Call today Nikky
227-3877, 696-5241, Kush -
680-8933. Email:
E m a i t:

TRUCK LOAD. TEL. 611-1819.
0603, 660-5739.
EARTH for sale delivery to
spot also bob cat rental. Call
ONE food cart with deep
frers hot late, etc. Price
$-.M. 'el. 226-0170.
4702, 618-2240.
FLOWER plants on the
East Coast. E.g. ferns, crotons,
etc. Contact 220-4518.
200 NEW truck tyre liners,
Goodyear, size 20 $600 00
each. 641-2284.
1 20" Panasonic stereo
TV with FM Radio $25 000
neg. Call 227-7272.
1 DELL computer, 1 inverter
charger (Nippon). Contact 218-
. 4507, 681-1971 (Bobby).
pups'7 weeks old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Call 222-5013
ONE German Shepard
mixed with ridge back pUps 6
weeks old. Contact 266-2796,
MIXED breed pups 8
weeks de-wormed and
vaccinated. Call 225-0301,
643-4235 $8 000.
25 CUBIC ft. Frigidaire
freezer, in ood condition.
Price neg. Call 654-6979.or
WIDE variety Industrial
spares. Blow-out prices. Tel.
225-0502, 233-5711, 609-
TYRES sale going cheap.
All size from 15" to 17", QSC
amplified 1 000 watts mx, 700
mx, 2 500 ex, 1 500 watts mx,
compressor Crossover EQ, CD
Box. Going reasonable. Contact
648-9706, 226-7855.

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1 GOLD and Diamond
block at Quartzhill Omai,
(maiden land) accessible by
road. Price neg. Tel. # 233-
0051, 693-7920.
PURE bred Pit bull pups
3 months old vaccinated and
de-wormed. Call 220-3335 or
PURE bred Pitbull pups -
3 mths old, vaccinated and
dewormed, 2 males 1
female. Contact 276-0539,
276-0795, 644-2384.
1 27" FLAT Screen
Plasma TV, 2 Sony
camcorders 4 x 60, 5 x 2
200m, 1 4 000 watts diesel
generator. Bargain prices.
all 226-5437, 629-1098.
LABRADOR and German
Shepherd mixed puppies. 3
months old, vaccinated and
dewormed, British bloodlines.
226-0931, 225-2150, 616-


2 Stroke oil.
Value tec
$5, 700 per case
12/11-QT bottles
Vat inclusive.

Hardware Depot

140 Regent Rd,

POOL table $100 000,
Stanton mixer RM 80 $25
000, Big horns with 100 watts,
eminence Drivers $50 000/
pair. 220-4791.
FOREIGN & Local Pool
Tables and accessories.
Rental also available.
Contact Naka 220-4298/
1 HEAVY-DUTY Industrial
surging machine with safety
stitch, in excellent condition.
Contact # 660-0721 or 269-
1 CANTER engine and
gear box, 4 DR51A
Mitsubishi, 1 Caravan van.
Contact 220-6237, 624-7313,
1 PURE Breed rottweiller
2 red nose pit bulls. Call
Suzie 266-1272, 693-7660,
Imran 692-6965.
NOW in Stock for the first
time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, call 227-6397,
DVD PLAYER $12 000.
Honda 6 000 generator $200
000, Canon and Photocopier
$200 000 Tiles Printer,
Scanner. Tel. 234-0467.
1 12V 71GM Detroit
engine 350 BHP running with
twin disc MG 514-4.5 to 1
ratio. Call 222-3782, 627-
NIBBI (Kufa) furniture for
sale. Also made to order. (Visit
our showroom upstairs of the
Sheriff Taxi Service). 227-
0902 or 628-7410.


1- Set used 13", 5- Star
man rims with tyres (4-hole
FWD. Contact
CHANDRAPAUL on 614-4444.
PURE Breed American pit
bull puppies ten (10) weeks old
vaccinated and de wormed.
Contact 269-0790 or 269-
refrigerator, bed, mattress,
writing desk, table, etc.
Telephone 218-4142, 663-
BEDFORD parts, hydraulic
dump pumps, 330 'injector
pump and other parts, LD20
Nissan diesel engine. (646-
5850). 24 volts Hi-ab.
computers, digital cameras,
guitars I-Pods Plasma TV.
el. 226-6432, 623-2477.

all colour $38,000
Motorola Pebble -
all colour $49,000
Motorola L6 N
all colour $29,500
Motorola Krazr -
all colour $60,000
Motorola Silver $60,000
Motorola V3i $49,000
Motorola L7 -
all colour $49,000
I phone s
(wave) $85,000
One per customer
Limited stock only at
68 Robb Street, Lcytown 227.1228
8 Camp e Durbn Strees, Wer-en-Ruet,
Geo0gemn, Oppite Jla 2264333
"Absolutely no other branches"

ELECTRONICS for sale -
portable DVD player, Fuifilm
digital camera, Tosn iba
Laptop computer. Please call
German Shepherd puppies -
eight weeks old, dewormed
and vaccinated. Tel. # 223-
0754, 227-4872, 621-1652
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps
motors, belts, valves, knobs
etc. Technician available. Call
DOBERMAN mixed with
German Shepherd pups seven
weeks, vaccinated and de-
worm. 'Phone 225-4139. 231-
4MM 1/" 3/8 '/2" ply board.
Gal pipes, PVC pipes, long
boots, rain coats and suits.
Waheed's General Store, 113
Pike St., Kitty. Tel. 226-7585,
Fax: 226-7596.
STEREO Set in pieces -
like Amp, CD/player, crossover
mixer equalizer, Cosset deck
and minibus Caravan and
freezer, and one bungalow 3-
bedroom, toilet and bath. 220-
GERMAN helmets.
Fibreglass resin, matting
woven hardener, jel, filler. We
also do repairs to fibreglass
and plastic product, black tank
ice box, vehicle boats., etc. 90
Providence E.B. Dem, op
Stadium 233-5207, 61 -
1 FULLY automatic nordec
track treadmill (space saver), 1
new Dell computer 2.51 ig
memory, 17" flat panel (1 0
1 new Samsung D600 call
phone with extra accessories.
all 684-6231 for more details
- 220-0490.
HOUSEHOLD furniture
and appliances fridges,
microwave stoves, dining
table and chairs, sitting room
suite, wardrobe, TV, beds,
clothes horse, chest of drawers,
fan, washing machine, water
pump and motor, occasional
table, side board, stereo set.
Call 624-8894.
Spares for 580cc Hymac,
2 hoist rams $80 000 each
1 topRam $180 000, 1 Ford
360 engine, dismantled -
250 000, 2 Walkin motors -
$80 000 each, 2 sprocket
shafts $40 000 each, 1
complete gearbox $140 000,
1 Hymac bucket with teeth -
$75 000. All prices negotiable
can be sold as package. Call
ON #619-4038.

DELL Optifledx 240 Ph
1.7Ghz excellent condition -
QUICKBOOK 2007 training
DVD. All you need to know about
Quickbook 2007 627-8832.
1 TYLER meat display
freezer 13 ft. by 4 ft. and 1
true bottle display chiller
supermarket. Tel. 623-9173,
669-7200, 225-5272.

SONY 60" Wega Flat Screen TV
Almost new $525,000 neg

Need servicing- $150,000

SONY XBR 32" working TV

P.P. $140,000

SHARP 27" working- $70,000

GE 25" working $60,000

AQUARIUM 60 gallon with
all accessories Price $100,000

MF 285 TRACTOR 400
Amp diesel welder 300 + 300
diesel welder, 6- cylinder
Perkins engine, 2-cylinder
Lister engine, 12 kw generator.
ONE (1) 7-seater circular
suite, 2 VCRs, 2 stereo sets, 2
microwaves, 1 wall divider,
carpets, one (1) TT 131 car in
working condition. Tel. 222-
4493, 660-8880.
systems, games & accessories.
Best lowest prices around. Sony
PSP only $52 000. Also high
quality DVD movies. Visit
& DVD STORE", Vreed-en-
Hoop Stelling, WBD. Mon. -
Sat. 9 am -6pm. Tel. # 609-
8132, 661-9467.'
1 NEW industrial water
pump on metal frame 240 380
- 460v 2 '/2 inch 50/60 Hz, 5 Hp
motor $100 000 (wash bay)
(chiller), 4 industrial used water
pumps 2 inch bore, 50/60 Hz -
240 380 460v $30 000 each
(Chiller), 2 new industrial
electric motor 50/60 Hz 240 -
380 460v 5Hp $60 000, 7.5 Hp
$75 000, 1 pressure washer
complete 2000 PSI $55 000
25 KVA transformer $75 000 1
large industrial stabliser for
factory work shop $100 000, 2
drill presses, English made large
- $85 000 small $55 000, 110
- 240v a50/60 Hz, 1 large bench
grinder 110v $25 000, 1 cross
cut saw 110v $8000, 1 edge
sander 110v on stand $25 00,
1 Hammer mill 110v 110v on
stand $80 000, 1 corn cracker
mill, 110v on stand $75 000, 1
large radiator for 6 8 cylinder
engine $50 000. Owner
leaving 641-2284.

MAZDA 323 car, not
working, minor repairs. 226-
1 TOYOTA Corolla,
manual transmission. Call 689-
ONE Geely scooter, 125cc.
Excellent condition. Tel. 644-
ONE Toyota Dyna motor
lorr Mark GDD 4920. Call 774-
1 MINIBUS, BJJ 2459, 1
Honda Civic PJJ 5883.
Contact 625-3d75.
Series, 1" owner never work
hire. Call 662-6212.
ONE Toyota AT 190
Corona AT 192 Carina. Tel. #
2001 Model 5L Mt. Tel. 688-
ONE RZ minibus, GHH
Series. Ideal for Salesman -
$825 000 neg. Tel. 662-9757.
ONE (1) Nissan Atlas long
tray canter style. Almost new -
225-8346, 650-7492.
1 MITSUBISHI Canter 3-
ton. Contact Dada on Tel. #
220-7347 or 612-6244.
Series, good working condition.
Call 276-3682, 276-3325.

SERIES. TEL. 641-1127.
ONE Toyota AE 100
Sprinter, AT 170 Carina, AT 176
Corona. Tel. 687-6174.
AT 170 CARINA, EFI, 15"
mags, AC, music, spoiler, mint
condition. First owner. Tel. 654-


fully powered automatic,
interior excellent needs minor repair!
Sold as is Price $400,000

Black in colour (
needs general repairs
sold as is with all documents

SUBARU Forester 5-door, 4
x 4, Year 1998, automatic, AC,
4-cyl, PKK, gas. Tel. 624-1160,
1996 model, very good
condition. Tel. 222-2441, 222-
2295, 623-9713.
1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ,
Lon Base EFI, BHH Series.
27-3862. Call 622-6673/
ONE Super Custom luxury
bus. Almost new, 1997 Series.
Automatic, diesel 3 sunroofs,
turbo, EFI. Priced for quick sale.
Call 618-3093.
1 170 CORONA $600 000
neg. 227-8858, 231-2789, 611-
42 5.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, fully
powered, rims, music, AC, clean
condition. Going reasonable.
Contact 648-9706, 226-7825.
1 AT 192 fully powered,
rims music, AC, clean
condition. Going reasonable.
Contact 648-970 or 226-7855.
NEW Carina AT 192, AT
212 AE 110 Starlet RZ bus -
$1M down payment, also $400
000 $600 000 down payment.
Call 231-6236.



AT 192, AT 170
8V 30,SV 40
225-9700; 823-99072

233-2336 or B09-6000

1 HONDA Civic lady driven,
PJJ Series, good condition.
Price neg. Tel. 645-2975.
1 BEDFORD 330 lorry with
contract. 1-450 Ford Backhoe.
Call 265-4726 or 661-5383.
1 WHITE A 190 Mercedes
Benz. Fully loaded. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 226-6458
or 624-2700.
ONE Toyota Tacoma with
V6 engine. Excellent condition.
Owner leaving. Call 225-8346.
1) 2 /2 TON Mitsubishi
Canter (enclosed). Price -
$1.4M neg. Tel. 684-7236, 621-
TOYOTA Xtra Cab Pick-up
V6, GEE, good working
condition 226-0673 or 626-
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private) automatic, ma$ rims,
C (clean}, price $650 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or

1 TOYOTA Single cab pick
up (solid def). manual, 4x4
mags. Price $1.2m. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-
1 NISSAN Cefiro 2002
Model, Automatic, Fully
Loaded, Chrome Rims Price
$3m. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
(Private) manual, megrims.
rice $475 000. Contact Rocky
- 621-5902 or 225-1400
1 AE 100 Ceres (Private),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, CD player. Price $1 150.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or

190 E Mercedes Benz fully
skirted,custom interior work,for
absolute show car,need minor engine
work sold as is

nissan Extra a.uu rLK-up
5 speed excellent condition
engine needs minor electrical work
GKK8568. $1.2 CASH

1 TOYOTA AE 91 Sprinter
(Private), automatic fully
powered, mags, Price $750
000. Contact Rocky 621-5902
or 225-1400.
1 AT 192 Toyota Carina,
automatic fully powered, AC,
CD palmer PJJ series) price
$1.4m. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ,
Lon Base EFI, BHH Series.
$1.7 neg. Call 622-6673/
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
manual transmission, good
condition. Call Michael 227-
4118, 640-7590.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mags, crash bar $2.1M (4 x 4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual,
fully powered tape, mag rims.
Price $506 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-
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,
mag rims, CD player, music set
- $1 150 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
Series, automatic fully
powered AC sun roof, chrome
rims, CD players, roller bar,
crash bar $2.8M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
Pick up (4 x4), automatic, fully
power, AC, mag rims CD player
(diesel engine) 2L Turbo. Price
- $2.8M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder), automatic,
a/c(4x4),GJJ Series. Price
- $2.4M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-door),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD players, crash
bar, sun roof, alarm, side bars
(V6 engine). Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
AT 170 CORONA fully
light, stick gear, EFI, never work
hire, CD player, one owner, late
PFF series, A1 condition $790
000 (neg.) Raj 275-0208,
cell 626-0350.
1 NISSAN Titan never
registered. Call Auto Traders -
225-5905, 227-4846. Also
Toyota cars Corolla 110,
Carina 212 NZE, Lancer
Ipsum. Lot 9 Vlissengen Road.

1- Honda CRV, immaculate
condition.Contact: 227-8659/
1 EFI RZ BJJ Series,
music, mags AC. Price $1 525
000 neg. P. o. 626-9780, 664-
ONE AE 100 Toyota
Corolla, automatic left hand
drive excellent condition. Tel.
ONE HB 12 Sunny, very
8 ood condition. Price $450
000neg. Tel. 623-0989, 220-
TOYOTA Land Cruiser -
PHH Series. Owner leaving
country. 1995 model. Call 68-
ONE RZ mini bus. Just
spray over. Excellent
condition. $950,000. Tel:
220-4103. Cell: 655-7282.
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 1-85 & 188. Call 218-
ONE 4 X 4 Toyota Pick up
for sale in good working
condition. Contact 233-2315 or
212 NEW and old model
with fog lamps, from Japan,
fully powered CD, TV, etc. 74
Sheriff St. 26-9109. 1

AMust see 4 .- "

Fully powered,full Leather interior
4 Screen, DVD/TVSound System,
Best offer accepted all call
for appointment

Lincoln Town

eq" i-- c -. d .

SFully powered, Leather interior,
DVD/TV, Sound System Mag Wheel,
full executive car low mileage

1 NISSAN Atlas, Double
Cab lorry excellent condition.
Price neg. Contact Brian 621-
6880, 264-3072.
TWO (2) HiAce buses just
off wharf, one (1) Benz PDD
9292, one CBR. Prices are
negotiable. We also import
quality reconditioned vehicles
from Japan. Tel. 641-8647,
229-7717, 647-5124.
TOYOTA T100 4 x 4 AC,
fully powered, mint condition -
$2.150M neg. 225-8527, 643-
5182, 220-249.
TOYOTA Camry Model 5V
32 1998 cc. Owner driven
excellent condition $1.8M
negotiable. Call 643-4271.
AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla,
PJJ new model, crystal lights,
,5A auto, fully powered.
Immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St., 226-9109.
000, AT 170 Corona $950
000, AT 212 Carina $1 650
000, Mitsubishi Lancer $1 650
000, AE 100 Sprinter $1.1 M.
Unique Auto Sale 227-3551,
647-0856, 699-6667.
GIVE away 1 Toyota Previa
7-seater minivan, cruise control,
roof rack, CD deck, mag rims,
etc. Call 223-9316, 651-2830,
LAND Rover 110, diesel
powered, Pioneer CD system
with AC, excellent condition.
Price $3.2M negotiable. Call
1 TOYOTA Pick up, in good
condition. For details call 218-
TWO Nissan Pathfinders
fully loaded. Call 220-7021,
cell 609-5692.
PJJ series, fully loaded 17
rims. Owner leaving. Call 658-
0005, 644-2014.
AT 212-192 Carina AE
110 Corolla, Mitsubishi Paiero
JR, AE 100 Sprinter, EF 92
Starlet (Glanzer). 621-6037,
1 TOYOTA Dyna 2-ton
Canter truck, in very good
condition. Also 1 14B engine
& gearbox. Call 266-2241, 625-
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero '5
doors.)t PHH Series. Excellent
condition, low mileage.
Contact Paul 623-1613, 223-
4026, 623-4841.

TOYOTA 4x4 $2m, MK
II GX 100 $2.7m, 42,000
Km, Dolly's Auto rental 272
Bissessar Ave. Prashad Nagar.
Tel. 225-7126.
AE 100 COROLLA fully
powered automatic, AC,
music, AT 192 Carina fully
powered, automatic, AC,
music. Call 256-3216, 621-

MALONG Base Toota Hiace

minibuses. BKK, BJJ & BHH
Series. All included mags CD
player, immaculate condition.
rice- $1.5M nea. Contact
610-7053 or 611-2117.
ONE 4WD Toyota Hilux
Pick up diesel, manual
transmission sod diffrential,
roll bar, crash bar single cab.
Never registered. Excellent
condition. Call 689-4488.
AT 150 Corona 5A
engine, 5-FWD, P/steerin. P
windows, P/mirrors $450-100.
Tel. 618-9745.
ONE Mitsubishi Pa ero
3000cc, V6, good condition.
Owner migrating. Price
neotiable. Tel. 227-1042 or
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.
GRAND Cherokea e
Limited leather inerior,
winners, 1 Acura Legend
Terms. 618-9745Contact Tel. # 226-6432,
ONE Mitsubishi Pajero
O wrier m Iratinq. Price
negotiable. Te. 227-1042 or

EP 91 GLANZA Starlet -
up fully powered with mags
crash bar, bubble tray, new

m" mags, sun roofn Turbo,
266-2461, 625-6397.

Turbo ti-mer coil over
suspension, performance
exhaust flair kit. 74 Sheriff St.
226-9109s. Contact Tel. # 226-6432,
MUST besold, 1 To Sta -
15" master ace Surf exceenTurbo,

condition, 9 sweater original
seats. Price negotiable. Call
Donna 223-0278 after 6 pm,
CELICA Sports car tuned
susfor pensirformance, 2 occ, 35

GTEdu al,,Turbo 5-speed
manual, coil over, 17" racing
mags, big exhaust, AWD-
mexhaustmo. 74 Sheriff St., 226-
NETSURF International
Real Estate. Advertise your
hotel, guesth223-02ouse, after 6 pmholiday
apartments houses land and
vehicles or ts caree tuned Tel. # 698-
6153 or 621-8271. n cc, 35
1 TOYOTA Tundrbo, 5-spever

registered, V6 engine; also
moyota 110, Carina 212, NZE
Auto Traders 225-5905 227-
NETSURF International

4846. Lot 9 Vguessenen Rd.,
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra
Cab Pick-upstered, V64 x engin Ye; alsr:

Rising Sun Auto 9 aes. Tel.
TOYOTA# 226-4165, 624-1160.Extra

ONE Toyota Hilux Surf 4
x 4 Pitted wpth Toyota winh,
bull bar, AC, fender flairs, side
steps, gasoon roof, new tyranny,
just repainted, runs excellent,
was used by diplomatic, never
went off Sunroad. Must Salbe sold.
5182, 655-2401.

TOYOTA IST, 1300cc,
Gas, low mileage, automatic,
AC, power steering, power
window, 5-door, fully loaded,
from wharf, never registered.
rice $3 100 000. Rising bun
Auto 220-2449,ales. Tel. # 226-4165

w8q.V 6 8 ea90

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T u.T i T,,.
automatic, AC, V6, Black, Gas
from wharf never registered.
Price $3 300 000. Rising Sun
Auto Sales. Tel. # 226-4165,
NISSAN March, Pale
Blue, 4-door, AC, alloy wheels,
Year: 1996, CD player, alarm,
1 000cc, low mileage,
automatic, from wharf, never
registered. Price $1.7M. Rising
Sun Auto Sales. Tel. # 226-
4165, 624-1160.
SUZUKI Wagon R, Silver,
4-door, alloy wheels, AC, Year
1996, CD Player, alarm,
657cc, automatic, gas, low
mileage, from wharf, never
registered. Price $1 200 000.
Rising Sun Auto Sales. Tel.
# 226-4165, 624-1160.

Ford Tow Truck
needs general work
sold as is.
Price $250,000

Ford F 150 Single Cab
SVT engine (fast engine)
Mag Wheels, CD Player
GKK 8569. S2.2 M CASH

TOYOTA Corolla NZE old
and new model leather
interior, CD changer, wood
panel, with body kit; Toyota AT
212, Toyota Soluna, issan
Sunny 2002 leather interior,
CD, etc.; Toyota Viso 2002 -
leather interior, CD, fog lamp,
etc. All units with alloy rims.
269-0522, 688-4847.
1 TOYOTA Hilux enclosed
van needs some body work
engine suspension excellent
stick gear power steering
driving condition $375 000, 1
Toyota KT 147 Wagon private
use stick gear $375 00, 1
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80 x 500
cc, fully powered, PJJ Series -
$8.6M, excellent condition. *
Must see. 1 English made
Morris Marina never registered,
automatic $700 000, 1 small
Vanette minibus needs some
body work driving condition -
$325 000, ) canter Nissan
diesel 6-cylinder 3-ton open
back steel tray double back
wheel, GDD Series $1.1M.
Owner migrating 641-2284.
NOW available top quality
reconditioned vehicles cars:
Toyota Altezza (6-speed);
Toyota Vitz, Toyota Vista,
Wagons Caldina Honda
CRV, Toyota Land Cruiser (fully
loaded); Mitsubishi Pajero;
Toyota Hilux double cab pick
up, diesel buses, Toyota Hiace
(15-seater); Nissan Vannette
12-seater, Mitsubishi Caite,
trucks 2/3 tons enclosed, 3
tons freezer. Order early and
get the best prices on duty free
vehicles, full after sales
service and financing
available. Deo Maraj Auto
Sales, 207 Sheriff and Sixth
Streets, Campbellville. 226-
4939, 696-8230. A name and
service you can trust.
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 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux
Single Cab LN 106,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26, ACA 21., SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15,
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer
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.

I',_, -,T i ,,. ,, ti _-
quLtlff dliC. Q o, . UUU nii'll o,
AC, CD player, power window,
power locks, power steering
cruise control, from wharf never
registered. Price $2.6M.
Rising Sun Auto Sales. Tel. #
226-4165, 624-1160.

ONE live-in Maid. Tel. 226-
1 TAXI Driver- 227-8858,
231-2789, 611-4245:




CONTACT 231-8661, 688-9167.
One Live-in Domestic. Call
233-2738 or 640-0061.
EMPTY 100 lb cooking gas
cylinder. Contact 669-1246.
CONTRACT cars for taxi
service 216-1402, 618-4505.
1 WAITRESS. Contact
Baby 227-0743. Shell Road,
CONTRACT cars and
dispatchers wanted. Call 233-
4492, 225-9404.
227-4402. "
GIRLS to sew. Apply 353
East St. opposite Georgetown
Public Hospital.
ONE Maid. Apply 127 Fort
Street, Kingston, Georgetown or
Tel. 223-7252.
ONE Domestic Help to
work at Diamond/Grove Area.
Call 216-0897, 686-1031.
Apply to Regent Household
Electronics. Tel. # 227-4402.
Mature lady seeking
personable male escort for the
Christmas season.Call 616-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to do
basic house work. Salary
negotiable. Call 648-0001.
2 LIVE-IN Domestics, no
cooking no baby-sitting. Good
pay. Call 626-6655.
HAVE properties to let or
sell? We have both overseas
and local clients. Phone 227-
T Taxi Service at 54 Craig St.,
C/ville. Call 227-0183, 227-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic. Send
application with 1 passport size
photo. To P.O. Box # 101702.
1 COOK at Julian's
Restaurant & Bar at 331
Cummings St. Tel. # 225-4709
or 227-1319.
ENERGETIC and honest
males and females to work
weekends and holidays (20 30
yrs). Call 225-2598.

To do general house
work $5 000 weekly

To sell music, movies,
PS1 & 2 Games

Female, sound
secondary education
Salary $10 000 weekly
Appl 01na arity tor

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From back page
Albouystown while
Frank is preparing at the
Gleason's Gym in New
York with former Com-
monwealth lightweight
champion Lennox
Blackmore in his corner.
The Lewis/Frank affair
was being courted ever
since the former won his
world title with Frank de-
claring that he has always
been a better boxer.
The other fights on
the card will be announced
shortly as matchmaker
Maurice 'Bizzy' Boyce is
still at work.
However, Ninvalle
said that female world
light-heavyweight cham-
pion Gwendolyn 'The
Stealth Bomber' O'Neil
and a few other locals
are being looked at.

1 LIVE-IN Maid from
country area to do house work,
52 Evan & Russell Sts.,
Charlestown. Call 226-7189.
URGENTLY needed. Two-
bedroom house to. rent on the
West Coast or West Bank of
Demerara. 658-2777, 699-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic to work
in Trinidad. Salary starting at
$40 000 per month. Tel. # 868-
465-6579. Age 21 30 yrs old.
2 SALESGIRLS to work at
Payless Get* More Shoppinq
Centre on Regent Street
between ages of 18 and 25.
Call 223-7864.
EXPERIENCED lorry Driver.
Apply at Bassan's Trading 94
King Street, Georgetown. 227-
3206. Preferable from the East
6 JOINERS/Carpenters to
build glass cases, must have
tools to support job. Apply in
person Guyana Variety Store,
68 Robb Street, Lacytown. Tel.
225-4631, 227-1228.

From back page

played in a fenced area.
The GFA will also be rent-
ing additional chairs for patrons
and the Guyana Police Force

will be present.
From 15:00 h in an Un-
der-13 clash Santos will
tackle Beacon, while at
16:15 h in an Under-20
clash Santos will play Mo-

cha Champs.
At 18:00 h in the first
Cellink games Pele tackle
Conquerors while Alpha
United play Western Tigers
at 20:00 h.

Reggae Boyz back

in FIFA top 100

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC)
- On the heels of two impres-
sive wins in recent interna-
tional friendlies, Jamaica's
Reggae Boyz have waltzed
back into the top 100 in the
latest FIFA World rankings
released Friday.
In the October rankings, the
Reggae Boyz has tumbled spec-
tacularly to 103rd in the world,
one of their lowest ever
They now occupy 98th in
the world, rising five spots, af-
ter wins over El Salvador and
Guatemala at the National Sta-
dium in Jamaica. They first beat
El Salvador 3-0 and also beat
Guatemala 2-0.
Jamaica have also moved
up two places in the
CONCACAF rankings and
are now 12th, behind the top-
ranked Mexico who have re-
tained their overall world
ranking of 15th.
St Vincent and the Grena-
dines remain the highest-ranked
English-speaking Caribbean
team at 77th but have dropped
four places.
The embattled Trinidad &
Tobago's Soca Warriors are
ranked behind SVG at 83rd but
have lost five places while
Guyana also dropped one spot
to 93rd.
Barbados have plum-
meted 31' places from 93 to
124th but Antigua and
Barbuda experienced move-
ment in the right direction,
moving up 11 spots following
their 3-0 win over St Kitts
and Nevis last week.
Despite the loss, St Kitts
have moved up three places.
In the top tier of
CONCACAF, the United
States are second to Mexico but
have dropped one place to 19th
in the overall rankings.
Honduras, third in the re-

gional rankings, are up one over-
all to 54th while Canada are
fourth but have dropped four
places to 55th.
Argentina have remained
No.1 with Brazil second and
world champions Italy, third.
England meanwhile, who
failed to qualify for Euro 2008
earlier this week, have
tumbled out of the top 10.

CONCACAF rankings:
1. Mexico
2. USA
3. Honduras
4. Canada
5. Panama
6. Haiti
7..Costa Rica
8. Cuba
9. St Vincent and the Grena-
10. Trinidad and Tobago
11. Guyana

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16. El Salvador
17. Dominican Republic
18. Suriname
19. Antigua and Barbuda
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22. Grenada
23. Bahamas
24. St Lucia
25. British Virgin Islands
26. Turks and Caicos Is-
27. Netherlands Antilles
28. Dominica
29. Cayman Islands
30. Puerto Rico
31. Anguilla
32. Belize
33. Aruba
34. US Virgin Islands
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Celtics turn back the clock

with 107-94 rout of Lakers

BOSTON. Mass. (Reuters) The Boston Celtics improved
their NBA-leading record to 10-1 and remained unbeaten
at home this season with a convincing 107-94 win over the
Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
Ke\ in Garnett led the resurgent Celtics with 21 points and
11 rebounds and Kendrick Perkins also scored 21 points and
had nine rebounds for Boston. who won just 24 games last sea-.
There was an electric atmosphere in the stands reminiscent
of the 1980s, when the Celtics and Lakers were the dominant
teams in the NBA. From 1980 to 1988, the Lakers %won five
titles and the Celtics three, meeting in the finals three umes in
four years.
"Lakers and Celtics are always going to be talked
about throughout the history of the game because of the
great rivalry we had in the '80s," Boston's Paul Pierce told
reporters. "The rivalry sure looks like it's back. That's
what I like."
-The Celtics grabbed a 25-16 lead after one quarter and in-
creased that to 18 points by halfume. The Lakers worked to
within 94-85 with less than five minutes left in the fourth, but
could get no closer than that.
"That was probably the bnhl lime between the beginning
of the first six minutes and the end of the game that we felt
-like we were in it," Los Angeles coach Phil lackson said
Boston shot 51 percent from the field, including eight
of 17 three-point attempts, and got plenty of scoring from
their starters.
Pierce had 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the
Celtics, while Ray Allen contributed 18 points and James Posey
10. Rajon Rondo dished up 0I a ssts for the winners.
Kobe Brant was booed most of the night and was taunted
by chants of "Beat L.A.!" but still led the Lakers %with 2S
points. Vladimir Radmanovic added 18 points for the losers.
California io iernor Arnold Schw arzenegger w% as among the
celebntie, in the crond.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wiz-
ards 123-115 in a game that .featured rare double triple-
doubles. Baron Daris had 33 points. 15 assists and 11 re-
bounds for Goldep State, while Caron Butler had 26 points,
SI rebounds and 10 assists for Washington.
The Detroit Pistons improved to a perfect 4-0 at home with
an 83-78 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Tayshaun Pnnce led
the Pistons with 15 points
The Mianmi Heat won for the first time at home in six tries
this season, dowrung the Houston Rockets 98-91. Dwyane Wade
had 31 points and Shaquille O'Neal added season highs of 26
points and 14 rebounds for Miami.
The Dallas Mavencks lost for just the third time in 12
games, dropping a I 1 -107 decision to the Indiana Pacers.
Tim Duncan had 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs
improved to 11-2 overall and 8-0 at home with a convinc-
ing 101-88 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, November 25, 2007 27

* "' 7,

Still no sign of Lara as clock ticks down to ICL start

Organisers moved to soothe
fears earlier this week when
they announced the 38-year-old
icon would be here by Thurs-
day but he is yet to make an ap-
pearance for the inaugural
Twenty20 league.
Rumours Lara has pulled
out have been trashed by
organizers but with the tour-
nament scheduled to begin
next Friday, speculation over
a possible Lara pull-out has
ICL chairman, legend-
ary former Indian all-
rounder Kapil Dev,
yesterday again tried
to allay fears over
Lara's absence.
"tMy information is
that Lara has already left
West Indies and should be
heading to India. He is sup-

In mEmoRiRm
Major, Guyana Defence Force (Reserve)

January 30,1955 November 28, 2004J
Beloved and always missed, j|
in our hearts and lives forever


In loving memory of our beloved father
who died on November 26, 20 .4-
D.O.B. October 11, 1920
This is your day of memory. But every day will always be a
ay when by your family you are remembered lovingly...No
da. goes by throughout the year- without some thought that
brings you near.

posed to be playing for ICL,"
Dev told reporters here yester-
On Friday, however, Dev
had adopted a slight different
approach to the issue.
"Just wait for three to
four days, everything would
be clear about Lara. But
for us, we are expecting
that he would play for
ICL," he said.
When Lara did not show
last week for the start of the
preparatory camps, concerns
were raised over the player's
Media reports indicated

that Lara was in London
mulling over his ICL contract
and considering a possible
Last week, he was an-
nounced to captain the Mumbai
Champs, a team that includes
England's Vikram Solanki and
New Zealand's Nathan Astle.
Even as Lara's absence made
headlines, preparations for the
start of the tournament have
been in full swing with the fin-
ishing touches being placed on
stands, floodlights and other fa-
With organizers in a race
against time to complete prepa-

(CMC) With under a
week before the historic
Indian Cricket League
(ICL) bowls off, there still
is no sign of West Indies
batting star Brian Lara.



)iUvcu uy ill .
Remembered by her husband, ._
children, grandchild ren, great
grandson, brother, nephews,
nieces, in-laws and other relatives..

VW -'-e never asked for miracles, but today just one would do g
S To see the door pushing open, and you walking through
Sf we could have one lifetime wish, one dream that could come
We would wish with all our hearts for yesteryears and you
There is a bridge of memories
From here to heaven above, that keeps you very close to us
11 s called the Bridge of Love, if memories could build a
stairway ?
And remembrance make a lane, we'd walk the long road to '
reach you .
And bring you home again, there is a link that death can't
Love and remembrance last forever, God broke our hearts to
a He only takes the best ,,
Lovingly remembered by your children Delice', Delmar (Mus), Burgette & Malessa, wife Eileen,
S grandchildren Liam, Xuxa, Meshonn, Elian and Destiny, other relatives and friends.
May God grant you eternal rest

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rations, Dev remained confident
of a smooth launch.
"It is a newborn baby.
Things will get into shape.

Everything will be in place.
We will also learn a lot by
organising this tournament,"
Dev said.

A broken family chain
November a month to be remembered

17 May 1935-5 November 2002
Of London, England

( of 220 Lamaha & Thomas Sts,, Kitty
11 February 1951 -November 14,2006

Whose life we will forever celebrate, we know you will rest in
peace in oneness with God
We missed you so dearly love, peace and more peace to part
have been the greatest sorrow in our hearts, you are gone but
not forgotten, God has you in His keeping, we have you in our
hearts, those we love don't go away, they walk beside us
everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so
missed, so very dear, our family chain is broken and nothing
seem the same, but as God call us one by on,e we will link
again, some will forget you now you are gone, but you would
live in our hearts no matter how long.

Missed dearly by your sisters Mrs. Enid Clarke nee Rodie, Mrs.
Norma Gibbons nee Rodie of London, England, children,
grandchildren, nieces & nephews, great nieces &
nephews, great grand nieces &
nephews, family and friends.


In loving memory of
Flying high where eagles have never flown
Waltzing with doves you'd never own
Life tinged with bitter and a lot of sweet
Desperate for lost time until we once again meet
Treasures of your time, we've looted and stored
The gift of your love and gaiety we have adored
You were the one, who made us feel whole
Five years on we long for the laughter of your

Hey man, you were the best
If only we could live our lives with your unending
With much remorse we watched you glided away
A glorious soul with so much to say
Off you've gone into the good Lord's care
Angels smile at the tranquility of such a pair
We .all loved you true and deep and because you
lived Jai
jWe will never weep

Sadly missed by mom, brothers

Sand only sister.


of 14 Sea Spray, Leonora, WCD,
who departed this life on
November 25, 2005,
A wonderful person has gone to rest
For all of us you have done your best
Memories of your gift of love and
sacrifice will be forever in our hearts

a day we shall never forget
your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for all
And dipi \ir i d b nil


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 25. 2007


Berbice Zone Carib/Pepsi Twenty20 Cricket

Young Warriors, Albion take lead

By Vemen Walter

YOUNG Warriors and Albion
Community Centre have
taken the lead in their re-
spective zones after recording
comprehensive victories in
the fourth round of the 2007
Carib/Pepsi national
Twenty20 first division
cricket competition, which
continued last Friday, in the
Ancient County.
Young Warriors humbled
Police by ten wickets while and
Albion emphatically disposed of
Rose Hall Town Windies Sports
Bar by eight wickets.
With the two points gained.
Young Warriors have now taken
their points tally to six from four
matches to head Zone A while
Albion with a maximum eight
points from four matches have
forged ahead in Zone B.
Apart from Young War-
riors and Albion, there were
also wins for Blairmont Com-
munity Centre and West
Berbice in Zone-A and Port
Mourant and Scotsburg
United in Zone -B.
At Cumberland, Police win-
ning the toss and taking first
strike were dismissed for 90 in
16.4 overs.
Jerry Helyger was the only
batsman offering some amount
of resistance with 23 as medium
pacer Damodar Daesrath picked
up three for 10 and left-arm-
spinner Charran Singh two for
Young Warriors raced to
90 without loss in 14 overs
with Farouk Hussain slam-
ming eleven fours and a six

in an unbeaten 62 and
Waheid Edwards 24 not out.
Over at Blairmont, the
home team defeated Rose Hall
Community Centre by seven
Calling correctly and decid-
ing to bat, Rose Hall Commu-
nity Centre made 154 for seven
in their 20 overs with

Sasenarine Sukdeo leading the
way with 78, a knock that con-
tained eleven fours, Balram
Samaroo 39 and Kawal Mangal
Off-spinner Bisnarine
Basdeo snared three for 21 for
Blairmont, who responded with
156 for seven in 19.4 overs.
Eon Abel top-scored with
44 and Karamdat Bissondial 27.
Romesh Munna's off-spin
accounted for two wickets,
costing 14 bowling for Rose
Hall Community Centre.
At Bush Lot in West
Berbice. West Berbice had the
better of Bermine by 31 runs.

Taking first strike after win-
ning the toss, West Berbice
posted 171 for six in 20 overs,
thanks mainly to Keith Fraser,
who smashed seven fours and
fours sixes in 73.
Medium pacer Julian Moore
had four for 33, for Bermine.
Bermine were all out for 140
in 19.1 overs with Anthony
D'Andrade lashing four fours
and two sixes in 67 and Eugene
La Fleur 24.
Leg-spinner Chrisindat
Ramoo captured four for 11 and
medium pacer Fraser two for
Across at the Area 'H'
ground, in Rose Hall Town,
Rose Hall Town Windies Sports
Bar, having won the toss and
batted, were restricted to 101
for seven in 20 overs.
Troy Matheson made 27
and Andre Percival 22.
Leg-spinner Sewnarine
Chattergoon took two for 21
for Albion responded with 102
for two in 14.4 overs.
Narsingh Deonarine was un-
beaten on 29 while Imran Khan
and Sewnarine Chattergoon con-
tributed 26 and 24 respectively.
Percival returned with his
off-breaks to take two for 15.
At Port Mourant, Port
Mourant disposed of Skeldon
Community Centre by nine
Sent in to bat, Skeldon
were all out for 80 in 13.2
overs with Sherwin Murray
hitting four fours and three
sixes in 51.
Rajiv Ivan bagged three for
10 and fellow off-spinner
Roopnarine Ramgobin two for

Port Mourant in their turn
at the crease made 84 for one
in 13.3 overs.
Ramgobin was not out on
43 while Mankarran Singh as-
sisted with 24.
And at Scotsburg,
Scotsburg United asked to
bat, rattled up 146 for three
in their 20 overs.
Peter Grimes hammered
eight fours and three sixes in 70
off 24 balls, Clarence
Beresford 34 and James Hart
Kildonan replied with 135
for eight in their 20 overs with
Farouk Drepaul hitting four
fours and two sixes in an even
50, Andrew Persaud 23 and
Davendranauth Takurdeen 20.
Left-arm-spinner Robert
Moore had two for 24 and
off-spinner Hart two for 20,
bowling for Scotsburg

FIVE teams registered wins
while another gained a walk-
over when action in the an-
nual Bakewell-sponsored 10-
over inter-Jamaat softball
cricket competition contin-
ued on the Muslim Youth
Organisation ground on
Woolford Avenue.
In the opening match,
Enmore comfortably disposed
of D'Edward by 50 runs.
Enmore batted first and
posted 117 for six with Rishi

JOHN Wright says that even
though he's not a New
Zealand selector, now he has
been appointed as acting high
performance manager for
NZC, he will certainly be of-
fering his opinions.
Wright was appointed in
the role on Friday as a replace-
ment for Ric Charlesworth.
Wright hopes he is chosen
as a selector when the rotation
rolls around next year. "That
may evolve," he told The Do-
minion Post. "In the meantime
I'd like to be able to give my
opinion on the subject, in fact
I will."
Wright denied he has been
underemployed since taking the
role in August, with New Zealand
struggling in South Africa under
John Bracewell. qat'ss a matter
of opinion," he said. "It is not like
you can come in and wave a wand
He said the chief executive
wanted him to focus on settling
in first. "Justin Vaughan said to
me 'Look, I want you to get to
know how it works for the first

Rose Hall Town Pepsi

win George Trim trophy

A MAN-of-the-match all-rounder performance from Troy
Mathieson was enough to inspire Rose Hall Town Pepsi
Under-19 team to a convincing 102-run win over Lower
Corentyne Secondary in the Twenty20 final of the George
Trim annual Memorialmatch played at the Rose Hall Area
'H' ground in Berbice on last Wednesday.
Matheison hit a steady 41 to see the home team reach a
formidable 167 for six from the allotted 20 overs while he
grabbed three for seven from his allotted four overs to help
demolish Lower Corentyne for a paltry 67 in the 18th over.
Supporting Mathesion, who hit five fours and two sixes
to entertain the gathering, were Michael Felix with 40
which comprised of five fours and Javed Mohamed who
chipped in with 33 (2x4), as Devendra Hiralall took three
for 25 off his four overs.
Terrence Madramootoo claimed three for seven and there
were two wickets each for Shawn Perreira and Lloydel Lewis,
who offered assistance to Matheison.
This was the fourth year of the competition, organised
by the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club in memory
of the outstanding George Trim who made a significant
contribution to the society, according to the CEO of the
club Hilbert Foster.

Dumay top-scoring with 36,
Imran Ali made 32 while Asif
Alli scored 24 not out.
Dumay and Imran Alli
then picked up two wickets
apiece as D'Edward were re-
stricted to 67 for eight.
The Berbice side also lost
their other two matches by
massive margins.
They fell to Cornelia Ida by
58 runs and to Hustlers' XI by
ten wickets.
In the other matches,

few months' and that is what
I've done. Now I've got a fair
understanding of where we are
at and probably what is needed
While he would one day
consider being an interna-
tional coach again, at the mo-
ment his focus is on being
high performance manager.
"I coached at the top level for
nearly five years, I wouldn't
rule it out again, but I'm
pretty excited about this role.
I can help drive performance
at all levels of New Zealand
And he expressed his sym-
pathies for Bracewell's current
situation as coach of a team that
was in some trouble. "I've
known John for a long time and
it is not a nice situation losing."
He revealed his methods of
getting New Zealand cricket
back on track. "I'm a bit old-
fashioned. We need to get back
to the real basics of hard work.
To me it is not rocket science.
"If you want to get to the
top you have to have a very

Farm 'B' batted first and
rattled up 132 for one with
Mazoor Ali hitting an un-
beaten 61. Darool Uloom, in
reply, were shot out for 75.
Ogle recorded a big win over
kitty Mosque while Hustler XI
gained victory without breaking
a sweat after Ibi Masjid failed
to show.
The 19-team competition
continues today with another
six matches at the same
venue starting at 09:00 h.

good set of basic skills and be
able to produce them at any
stage. in any situation, and that

Juni wnuIn
requires a lot of work.
The great players that I
played with and coached had
one thing in common; they
all had very sound technique.
That is what I need and if
anyone is not like that then
we have to think about that.

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Five teams register

Bakewell softball wins

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Arsenal leave it late

to beat Wigan 2-0

... Man. United slip to 1-0 defeat

By Martyn Herman
LONDON, England (Reuters) Late goals from William
Gallas and Tomas Rosicky gave Premier League leaders
Arsenal a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic yesterday as cham-
pions Manchester United slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Bolton
Steven Gerrard inspired fifth-placed Liverpool to a 3-0 vic-
tory at Newcastle United while Manchester City's remarkable
home record was maintained when they struck late to beat Read-
ing 2-1 and move just one point behind United in third spot.
Chelsea stayed fourth after a 2-0 victory at bottom club
Derby County. Salomon Kalou and Shaun Wright-Phillips were
both on target for Chelsea who had Michael Essien sent off
late on for striking Kenny Miller in the face.
Portsmouth's fine campaign shows no sign of petering
out after they beat manager-less Birmingham City 2-0,
their fifth away victory of the season to stay sixth.
Everton enjoyed their biggest league win for 11 years,
thrashing Sunderland 7-1 at Goodison Park to leave Roy Keane's
side in the bottom three. Middlesbrough are hovering just above

The Emirates erupts as Arsenal grab the lead after
William Gallas heads home at the near post in the
83rd minute. (BBC Sport)

the drop zone after a 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa.
Second-bottom Wigan held on doggedly for 83 minutes at a
subdued Emirates Stadium before Gallas headed in a Bacary
Sagna cross then Rosicky added a little gloss after being set up
by substitute Nicklas Bendtner.
A mostly frustrating afternoon for Arsenal was marred
by an injury to Theo Walcott in a tackle by Emile Heskey,
though manager Arsene Wenger told reporters later: "He
has had an X-ray and does not look too bad."
Wenger added: "Wigan produced that extra 10 percent that
teams do when there is a new manager. Their defence was ab-
solutely amazing .... We kept our patience and once again we
found the resources in the final 15 minutes."
Wigan, for whom Steve Bruce will take over as manager to-
morrow, have now lost eight matches in a row while rampant
Arsenal are still unbeaten and now three points clear of United
with a game in hand.

United had not lost a league game at Bolton since 1978 but
they came up against a side who have begun to show signs of
life under new manager Gary Megson.
The champions were stung after 11 minutes at the Reebok
Stadium when Nicolas Anelka turned sharply to score his sev-
enth league goal of the season.
Despite lots of possession United struggled to break down
a defiant Bolton side, Carlos Tevez wasting their best chance
when he sliced wide from close range.
"We should use our intelligence to beat teams like that.
It was a battle but we can't say we deserved to win because
we didn't create enough chances," United boss Alex
Ferguson told Sky Sports.
"(Bolton) set an aggressive tone and we were looking for a
bit more protection from the referee which we didn't get," added
Ferguson, who was sent to the stands in the second half by the
match official for complaining,
The day's action began at St James' Park where Steven
Gerrard was booed by a section of the Newcastle fans in the
wake of England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008.
The midfielder silenced the hecklers, however, thumping in
an unstoppable shot after 28 minutes from a tapped free kick
by Brazilian midfielder Lucas.
Liverpool stretched their lead straight after the inter-
val when Dirk Kuyt bundled in a Gerrard corner and
Gerrard was involved again when ae squared for Ryan Ba-
Sbel to slot home the third after 66 minutes.

Flavour of 2010 World Cup

finals begins to emerge

By Mike Collett
DURBAN, South Africa
(Reuters) The outlines of
the 2010 World Cup began to
be coloured in yesterday
when the fixture timetable
and ticket-pricing plan for
the finals and the seedings
for the preliminary round
tournament were announced.
The qualifying round draw
will take centre stage today
when a 90-minute television
show will be broadcast live to
173 countries around the world.
Before that happens,
FIFA's World Cup organising
committee will announce the
basic timetable for the finals
which start on June 11 and end

on July 11, 2010.
They should also confirm
that the finals will open and
close at the Soccer City sta-
dium in Johannesburg. The
semi-finals are expected to be
staged in Cape Town and
FIFA were also to announce
their ticketing pricing plan and
the method fans can use to pur-
chase tickets yesterday.
A cheap category of tickets
only for South African residents
to watch the finals has also been
agreed, the Local Organising
Committee said on Friday.
The other key announce-
ment yesterday concerns the

seedings for the European quali-
FIFA meet to ratify the
seedings system yesterday but
a spokesman told Reuters on
Friday that it was "99 percent
certain" the latest rankings
would be used to determine
They were issued on Friday
and contain few surprises apart
from England dropping out of
the top group of seeds follow-
ing their 3-2 loss to Croatia in
their Euro 2008 qualifier on
The rankings only affect
the European section of
today's draw since the other
continental federations are
using earlier rankings or, in

FIFA give 120 000 free

tickets for 2010 World Cup

By Mike Collett
DURBAN, South Africa
(Reuters) FIFA will give 120
000 free tickets to South Af-
rican residents for matches at
the 2010 World Cup finals,
FIFA general secretary
Jerome Valcke announced
The organising committee of
the first World Cup to be held
in Africa also decided that, to
make the finals as affordable as
possible for home fans, the
cheapest tickets for first round
matches, apart from the open-
ing game, would cost $20.
The committee also con-
firmed the seedings for
today's preliminary round
draw for the qualifying com-
petitions in Asia,
CONCACAF, Europe and Af-
rica. The South American
and Oceania competitions
are already under way.
England. who fell out of the
top group of European seeds
after losing to Croatia in their
Euro 2008 qualifier this week,
joined the second group as ex-
The top European seeds
will be world champions Italy,
Spain, Germany, Czech Repub-
lic, France, Portugal, Nether-
lands, Croatia and European
champions Greece.
The match schedule was
also confirmed with the finals
starting on June 11 and end-
ing on July 11.
Three kickoff times were
announced as 13:00 h local time
(1100 GMT), 16:00 h and
20:00 h, with the World Cup
kicking off at the Soccer City
stadium in Johannesburg. Open-
ing day matches will also be
played in Cape Town,
Rustenburg and Port Elizabeth.
It was announced on Fri-
day that South African resi-
dents would be able to pur-
chase specially-priced cheap
tickets for the finals.
The most expensive first
round tickets, apart from the
opening match, which will cost
$450, will be $160. The cheap-
est second round tickets will
cost $50, while the cheapest for
the semi-iinals will be $1i 0.
Thi'e most expensive
ticket for the final will ibe

priced at $900 and the cheap-
est category-four ticket will
be $150.
Valcke told a news confer-
ence that between 2.8 and 3.0
million tickets will be available.
The cheapest would account for
12-15 per cent of the total
which will be finalised when the
stadium seating plans are known
in two years' time.
As well as these Category
Four tickets being sold, Valcke
added: "the cost of the 120 000
free tickets in that category will
be met by FIFA's commercial
It will be decided shortly
whether those free tickets
would be given away as prizes
through the commercial partners
competitions. or handed out on
a first-come, first-serve basis.

Valcke said measures
would be taken to ensure the
free and cheap tickets would
not be sold to fans overseas.
"We are working on mea-
sures to make sure there is no
black market," he added.
Danny Jordaan, chief execu-
tive of the local organising com-
mittee, added: "We cannot an-
nounce the measures three years
beforehand as people will try to
develop counter-measures.
"Our target is the poor foot-
ball fans in this country and if there
is someone in an England shirt or
Belgium shirt in that seat we will
know something has gone wrong."
FIFA president Sepp
Blatter said he expected all
the stadiums would be ready
in time and that in order to
minimise labour disruptions
construction workers will be
given an annual bonus if they
do not strike.

South America's case, L
league format.
Apart from the distinction
of becoming the first African na-
tion to stage one of the two
greatest sporting festivals the

Today's draw will be
conducted by new FIFA
general secretary Jerome

World Cup and the Summer
Olympics South Africa will
also become the first host to be
included in the preliminary
However, unlike all the
other nations in the draw, South
Afiica is guaranteed its place in
2010. It will be included only
because the process is doubling
as the draw for the Africa Na-
tions Cup earlier the same year.
The draw, which starts at
15' ; GMT, will include 169
countries vying for the 31 avail-
able places in the finals and be
cc nducted by new FIFA general
:' retary Jerome Valcke.
Asia will be the first cor-
federation to be drawn, fol-
lowed by CONCACAF, Eu-
rope then Africa. The draw for
Oceania has already taken
place and that competition is
ir its early stages as is quali-
fying in Asia and South

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Central Housing & P, Authority

Allottees Doch Fo.,r and e Block 5

Housing Schemes,

East Coast Demerare-4

Allottees of the above scheme? re invited to
attend a meeting with the Hon i. le Minister of
Housing and Water, Mr. Harry N ..e Nawbatt on
Tuesday November 27. 2007 at '30 pm at the
Hope Block 5 Scheme. to dC 'uss matters

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Pakistan lead by 167 runs as

Test heads for tense finish

By N.Ananthanarayanan
(Reuters) Indian spinners
Anil Kumble and Harbhajan
Singh spun Pakistan into
trouble on the third day of the
first Test yesterday.
The duo shared the wick-
ets to reduce Pakistan to 212
for five at the close, a lead of
167 runs, on a Ferozshah
Kotla pitch where the ball did
not keep as low as on the
first two days.
Pakistan would have been in
more trouble but for Misbah-ul
.Haq, who top-scored with 82 in
the first innings, being reprieved
on one.
He was 29 not out and had
raised 51 runs for the sixth
wicket with Kamran Akmal,
who was on 21.
Pakistan wiped out India's
45-run first innings lead after
openers Salman Butt (67) and
Yasir Hameed (36) added 71
Kumble removed Haineed,
Younis Khan (23) and Butt.
Harbhajan at the other end
struck with his first delivery to
send back the experienced
Mohammad Yousuf (18) and
skipper Shoaib Malik (11). both
failing for a second time in the
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish
Kaneria had grabbed four for 59

and debutant left-arm pacer
Sohail Tanvir three for 83 to re-
move the last four Indian bats-
men adding 48 runs to their
overnight score.
Vangipurappu Laxman was
undefeated on a fluent 72 but
Kaneria took three wickets in
15 deliveries at the other end
and the last four wickets fell for
14 runs.
India were bowled out for
276 replying to Pakistan's first
innings 231 all out.
Kumble, who claimed four
Pakistan first innings wickets,
took his tally to seven on his
Test captaincy debut at the
venue where he took all 10 Pa-
kistan second innings scalps to
seal a win in 1999.
The 37-year-old had
Hameed caught at silly mid-off
playing defensively before Pa-
kistan took tea on 108 for one.
He struck again in the
third over of his fresh spell
when he trapped Younis leg-
before and then Harbhajan
struck with his first delivery
when Yousuf drove back a
simple catch.
Butt completed his fifth
Test fifty with wristy drives
and flicks when Kumble
forced him to edge a drive to
slip. He hit 11 fours in his
140-ball effort spanning 217

Six runs later Malik, out
for nought in the first innings,
chopped an expansive cut
against Harbhajan off his boot
and on to the stumps to
make it 161 for five.
Kumble was unlucky not
to remove Misbah, batting at
number seven after keeping
off the field due to fever the
next over but Wasim Jaffer
dropped an easy bat-pad
catch at forward short leg.
Misbah went on to hit
two sixes to ease the pres-
sure. The last two Tests
will be played in Kolkata
and Bangalore. L

INDIA first Innings (o/n 228-6)
W. Jaffer Ibw b Akhtar 32
D. Karthik c Akmal b Akhtar 9
R. Dravid b Tanvir 38
S. Tendulkar run-out 1
S. Ganguly b Tanvir 8
V. Laxman not out 72
M. Dhonl c Akmal b Kanerla 57
A. Kumble c Younls b Kaneria 24
H. Singh b Tanvir 1
Z. Khan c Akhtar b Kaneria 9
M. Patel Ibw b Kaneria 0
Extras: (b-11, Ib-8, nb-5, w-1) 25
Total: (all out, 78.4 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 1-15,2-71, 3-73.4-
88, 5-93,6-208,7-262,8-263,9-276.
Bowling: Akhtar 16-2-44-2 (nb-1),
Tanvir 24-5-83-3 (nb-4), Sami 17-1-
71-0, Kanerla 21.4-3-59-4 (w-1).


PAKISTAN second innings
S. Butt c Dravld b Kumble 67
Y. Hameed c Laxman
b Kumble 36
Y. Khan Ibw b Kumble 23
M. Yousuf c and b Harbhajan 18
S. Malik b Harbhajan 11
K. Akmal not out 21
M. Haq not out 29
Extras: (lb-6, nb-1) 7
Total: (five wickets, 65.5
overs) 212
Fall of wicket: 1-71,2-114,3-149,4-
Bowling: Khan 11-2-32-0 (nb-1),
Patel 9-1-48-0, Kumble 20.5-7-55-3,
Ganguly 8-2-16-0, Harbhajan 15-
4-51-2, Tendulkar 2-0-4-0.

Fudadin, Singh hit half-centuries

as Berbice
By Ravendra Madhoiall
TWO half-centuries from
Gajanand Singh and Assad
Fudadin and a four-wicket haul
from left-arm orthodox spin-aer
Sauid Drepaul were t,i hnigh-
lights at the end of a shc..-tened
third day's play yesterday at the
Police Sports Club grou.-i, Eve
It was the final round of the
2007 Guyana Cricket Board se-
nior four-day Inter-c.;-,uty
cricket competition be "./een
Demerara and Berbice v r. dog-
gedly reached 243 foir ,i i ,.hen
bad light stopped play ,'ng
to Demerara's first inn. ,s 78
for seven declared.
At the crease are Homchand'
Pooran on 21 and Veerasammy y
Permaul on one with 135 '..ns still
in arrears of first innings points
The match could notr
have got under v, o.til
after lunch owing i -
night and early r-. .-ag
rain which lert the .
soggy and seepage c
pitch resulted in 1' -.-u-
utes lost to rain
However, the left--
Singh, fashioned a solid -
half-century ('76) since f
his debut in 2005 -st
Essequibo at the a.i-. I'.id
in Berbice while vS. ;'n.
Fudadin, whose .imrii, "
maculate, chalk.:d u
sive 71.
But after th.ein 'n
fourth-wicket '. ih
the steady Dre--i, r
breakthrough, t.-. .
lapse with three. ,,. '"i
bling for eleve-' -r, pr.r
Esaun Craneir .nid
Devendra Bise''. ,, r in

slide to 243 for eight
quick succession as Drepaul who faced 55 balls in 63 minutes
maintained an accurate line and with three fours, was dismissed
ength.. for 36, looking for an expansive
Tudadin was first to go cover-drive, was nicely taken by
joking to heave Drcpaul out of Leon Johnson at first slip off
6ic ground bour ending only the pacer Rayon Griffith.
S::L pair hani's of Krishna Royston Crandon was next
Deosaran at long-on while soon to go, spectacularly caught and
i'.fe Singh, with a healthy av- bowled by Griffith as Berbice
:.-e uo 53 in four senior were shakily placed on 70 for
-:.-is tor Berbice, in identi- three, but Fudadin and Singh
,i -e had Deosaran once batted with consummate ease
seeing their team's 100 come up
in the 29th over. They pro-
gressed to 182 for three in the
extended tea session with Singh
on 67 and Fudadin on 56.
The left-handed Fudadin
who now has a phenomenal av-
. crage in the competition with
., I 159 runs from two innings,
S s' "' showed maturity. He .faced 147
balls, occupied the crease for 173
minutes and hit five fours while
Singh hit six fours and three
"'V%,,AKN D9 SINGH The action is set to re-
sume at 09:30 h today in or-
: s 'caching abil- der to make .up for time lost
; ;-r. yesterday. The home team
'.d- iw o overnight will have to take the other two
S ,r .~-' his partner wickets and bowl out Berbice
S 'I ,.n 21, carried the one more time if they are go-
-. :fore Ramdeen, ing to dethrone the lads from

, o, i I.'s; filingss 378-7
r F.P'; ," i ti; ;..7n: ir,:" o/n 44-1'
3 iI.;' -.>;e l 13
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b Drepaul 0
0. Bishoo b Griffith 8
L. Jafaraliy c Jacobs b Drepaul 1
". Permaul not out 1
Exaias: (lb-S, b-4, w-6) 15
Tota!: (for oight wSts,
"5' overs) 243
Oal O' itkets; 1-38, 2-56. j-70,4.
2(0;, 52-i2, 6-2i2,7-233, 8-236.
i .cwlng. R. Griffitl 19-1-60-3. C.
barnweli 11-2-31-0, Z. Mohamed
17-1-66-0, S. Jacobs 3-0-1-O, L, S.
Orepaul 20-6-47-4, Johnson 4-t0-
1-0, T. Onwtin 1-0-1-,

$1.7M up for

grabs in Kennard's

Memorial Boxing

Day horse race
SEVEN races, including a nine-furlong C and Lower run-
ning for a top prize of $200 000, are carded for the Kennard
Memorial Boxing Day horse racing.
fIhe cv.crnt ~,Inch i-, dubbed the El Doiadt, Da. of Raee,,
%%ill be the last ra,.e meet ut the club lor 200U
The three-years-old race for Guyana and West Indies-
bred horses will run over nine furlongs for a first prize of
$175 000.
The other big races carded are: the J and Lower over six
furlongs for a first pnze of $125 000 and the iwo-years-old
over a similar distance for a similar amount.
The day will gallop off with the F & Lower seen fur-
longs for a first prize of $80 000, while the other races
include the J and Lower six furlongs for the $85 000 first
prize and the H and Lower over one mile for a first prize
of $90 000.
Owners can have their horses registered through Michael
SimnLs (tel 220-5963. 611-8344i or Justice Cecil Kennard at
the Police Complaints Authority at 39 Brickdam Georgetown.
Entries close on Saturday December 15 at the club's
office at Bush Lot Farm. Corentyne. Berbice.

UDFA Commercial championship...

Club Rusal, Net

Rockers clash in

final tonight

CLUB Rusal and Net Rockers will vie for the top prize of
$60 000 this evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground
in the Upper Demerara Football Association-organised
Commercial Championship final.
The final is scheduled to start at 20:00 h with the third
place playoff game at 18:30 h between losing semifinalists Sil-
ver Shattas and Winners Connection.
The semifinals played on Friday saw Club Rusal ham-
mering Winners Connection 5-0 and Net Rockers out-
shooting previously unbeaten Silver Shattas 5-4 when the
game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation play.
The rules of the competition required penalty shootout af-
ter scores are levelled at the end of regulation play without the
use of extra time.
Rusal, led by former National Under-23 player Travis
Waterton, must now be favoured to capture the top prize,
although Net Rockers with its blend of young players
seemed to have found the right mix to challenge for the
title. (Joe Chapman)

Asgar AlliI Memorial

Twenty20 action set

for December 8

Much excifterent is expected on December 8 and 9
when the .-i gar Alli Meniot iai Twenty2l a-ction is -et
in bnwl of i"h teams on the East Coast af Dernera-a
vying for -gr.nd first pri:ru of troph andi cash in-
"n r'nfii t e,.
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THE national selectors have,
invited 34 players including
West Indies players
Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
Ramnaresh Sarwyan and


Narsingh Deonarine for next
year's Carib Beer regional
four-day cricket competition.
And the first of two trial
matches is scheduled to com-
mence on Tuesday at the
Demerara Cricket Club ground
in Queenstown, while several
seasoned and experienced play-
ers have not found favour with
the selectors as they seem to
be going for youth.
Former West Indies players

Reon King, Mahendra
Nagamootoo and Neil McGarrell
as well as Rayon Griffith are the
notable omissions.
Chairman of the national
selection panel, Claude
Raphael, along with Albert
Smith and Rabindranauth
Seeram, named the 34-man
squad during the third day's
play of the Guyana Cricket
Board senior four-day Inter-
county cricket competition at
the Police Sports Club
ground, Eve Leary yesterday.
The 32-year-old King
who played 19 Test matches
and 96 first-class matches,
was also overlooked by the
Demerara Cricket Board se-
lectors for the current Inter-
county cricket competition
while 35-year-old McGarrell
who also has a wealth of ex-
perience at the regional level
with 84 first-class matches
and four Test games, was not
included in the trial squad.
The Georgetown
Cricket Club versatile all-
rounder McGarrell report-
edly stated his unavailabil-
ity for the Inter-county
competition, while Berbice
leg-spinner Nagamootoo
has been sidelined.
The 32-year-old

Nagamootoo, who has been the
leading wicket-taker for Guyana
with 370 victims in the longer
version, and featured in five
Test and 102 first-class matches
for Guyana, was overlooked by
the Berbice selectors and was
also not invited for the national
Derwin Christian, who was
not selected for the Inter-
county matches by the
Demerara selectors, has been
invited, along with seven-
teen-year-old Berbician An-
thony Bramble as the other
keeper. It a clear indication
the selectors are going for
Steven Jacobs, Rajendra
Chandrika and Veerasammy
Permaul are in the West
Indies Under-19 20-man
squad for the ICC Youth
World Cup in Malaysia
early next year and they have
been called for the trial
The full squad reads:
Krishna Arjune, Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Assad
Fudadin, Gajanand Singh,
Krishna Deosaran, Deon
Ferrier, Totaram Bishun,
Derwin Christian (wkp.),
Brandon Bess, Jeremy Gor-

Capello is ideal man to

manage England Venables

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Fabio Capello is
the ideal candidate to take
over as England manager
from Steve McClaren, former
national team assistant
coach Terry Venables said.
"Managing England has be-
come harder than e\er and you
need someone used to these ex-
traordinary pressures,"
Venables, who was sacked along
with McClaren last week. Iold
The Sun.
"I never thought I'd be
saying this but people like
Capello have already experi-
enced such pressure in their
own country. The) have the
know-how, deep knowledge
of international and Cham-
pions league football. But.

most of all, they are winners."
Capello, the 61-year-old
former Real Madrid, AC Milan
and Juventus coach, has been

installed as the favourite for the
high-pressure England job by the

coach ended after Wednesday's 3-2
defeat by Croatia at Wembley Sta-
dium dashed England's hopes of
playing at next year's European

"I am ready to discuss be-
coming the England national
coach," Capello, Ladbrokes' 2-
1 favourite, told Italian media on
. Friday.
"It would be a very inter-
esting challenge and to me diffi-
cult challenges have always been
Venables added in his col-
umn in Sunday's Sun:
"People like Capello and
Marcello Lippi, who won the
World Cup with Italy, are
tough guys who wouldn't find
it so difficult working here."1

don, Christopher Barnwell,
Ranga Lachigadu, Rajendra
Chandrika, Rayon Thomas,
Sauid Drepaul, Ramnaresh
Sarwan, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Shemroy

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Johnson, Homchand Pooran,
Zaheer Mohamied, Devendra
Bishoo, Anthony Bramble
(wkp.), Jeremiah Harris,

Trevon Garraway, Esautt
Crandon, Steven Jacobs,
Veerasammy Permaul,
Travis Dowlin, Orin Forde,
Jason Heyliger and
Narsingh Deonarine.

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FIFA to spend

$70 million on

African projects
DURBAN, South Africa (Reuteis) FIFA is to spend $70
p-iion on projects to improve African soccer while the con-
1 nt prepares to host the 2010 World Cup finals.
The installation of artificial pitches, introduction of profes-
sional leagues and administration and training of coaches and
doctors form part of the 'Win with Africa in Africa' initiative
launched last year.
"There is a strong feeling
that this World Cup should
lea.e a legacy. throughout the
African continent, not only for
2010 hots South Africa.'
FIFA's director for internauoral
relations Jerome Champagne igi < ;
told reporter% yesterdayy"
We aim to create better fu.
cities. increase management
skills and access to football.' he
An artificial pitch is to be
installed in all but one o
Africa's 53-member countrie-
the only exception being World JEROME CHAMPAGNE
Cup hosts South Africa.
Twenty-one have already been completed, most of them in na-
tional stadiums.
The project also supports the development of national
leagues, with training and equipment.
Champagne said similar projects had been launched
for India, Oceania and the Caribbean.


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THE final matches of the
Georgetown Football Club
(GFC) Cellink Plus Premier
League will not be played at
the Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) ground tonight,
given that the club has re-
fused rental of the venue due
to 1the ground being unfit for
A GCC club official stated
that the contract signed by both
parties stipulated that only if
the ground is in good condition

can the games take place. Over-
night showers and showers yes-
terday, according to the official,
left the ground waterlogged and
unfit for play.
The Georgetown Football-
Association (GFA) is however
upset, and through a release
they pointed out that over
$500 000 has been spent on
preparing and promoting the
The association further
stated that the executives of the

GCC are discriminating against
"We have witnessed rain
pour before cricket matches
and extensive mop up exer-
cises were done and the
matches were allowed to play
as compared to this situation
where we had scattered show-
ers the night before (Friday
night) and a day before the
actual football match the sun
is shining brilliantly."
GFA took it further by stat-

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ing that only last week at a con-
cert beverages were sold in
bottles to patrons, something
they felt was more detrimental
to the ground.
This denial of the venue, ac-
cording to the football associa-
tion, acts as a motivator and a
remainder that football people
must have control of a proper
playing facility.
Today's games will be
Please see page 26

IFrank signs for World

War Three with 'Sixhead'

By Jaffar Jamil
RAUL Frank yesterday paved
the way for a Christmas treat
for boxing lovers by signing
to fight Andrew 'Sixhead'
The long-awaited on-again,
off-again fight will take place on

December 22 at the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium at Providence.
After months at the
negotiating table Frank finally
gave in yesterday and signed the
contract in the presence of
promoter Seon Bristol.
Confidant of promoter
Odinga Lumumba, Steve
Ninvalle, said that the fight will


be over 10 rounds.
Ninvalle said that originally
Frank was holding out for a 12-
round affair but in the end
settled for two less. "It's a done
deal. Frank is happy, 'Sixhead'
is happy, Lumumba is happy
and boxing in Guyana is happy.
I have been around boxing for
some time and this is one that I
always wanted to see," Ninvalle
The fight has been la-
belled 'World War Three' and
will be the first at the na-

tional stadium.
Both Frank and Lewis
fought for world titles. Lewis
won Guyana its first title in
February 2001 when he
knocked out James Page to win
the vacant WBA welterweight
crown. Frank lost to Vernon
Forrest in May 2001 for the
IBF welterweight title.
Lewis is being trained by
Lennox Daniels at the An-
drew Lewis Gym in
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Whose happiness matters?

OVER the past few weeks, I have been sharing
with you, some problems which have been sent to
me as Editor of SHE Caribbean.
This week, I decided to put the dilemmas on our website and
thought I should share the answers with you.

A single mom wrote to me and is miserable.
She hasn't found love since her divorce, and the one love she
has found, is hated by her daughter.
"My daughter is jealous of my new partner. I have been single
since my nine-year-old daughter was two.
"I have a friendly relationship with her father, whom she adores.
About four months ago, I realized I was falling for someone. Now
my daughter is desperately jealous and upset.
Although my new love is sensitive and friendly towards her,
my normally sociable daughter is consistently rude and grumpy to-
wards him. I find I am completely taken over with "managing" her

"I know my daughter is frightened of the changes and of losing
me, but I have tried to be very loving and reassuring with her. I'
would love to hear from anyone who has managed to turn such a
situation around."
When should a mother put her happiness before her daughter's,'
especially when it comes to building relationships with men? Or
should she? Should morn explain that her happiness is important
too and let that be the guiding vote regardless what her daughter

Sherron Rhule The daughter does not get to decide
how her mom lives her life. That being said, the mom should
really look into what the daughter is seeing that she doesn't
She shouldn't be too quick to dismiss the objection as
jealousy or just not wanting her father replaced in her

mom's life.
If the daughter is a young adult or older, she might be
able to have a conversation with her to really to the heart of
the daughter's objection. But in that, she shouldn't be hand-
ing over the reigns to her life and letting her daughter de-
Martha, London I had the same problem only it was a
son and he was a year older at 10 and my new partner was
African-Caribbean. He too was very rude and jealous and, I
believe, covertly racist. It's taken him 15 year and a life of
his own but now he is probably closer to my partner than to
me and considers her a fountain of wisdom and cool. Time
will heal, don't worry and don't be bullied.
Gretha Morris, St Lucia If she doesn't already, her
daughter will soon have her own life and the mom will be
left alone on Friday and Saturday nights. Mothers need to
Please turn to page VI


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the positions of Procurement
Specialist and Information Technology (IT) Specialist within the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Secretariat.


Applicants should possess a Degree in Economics, Management or Engineering.


I ) to ensure that Government's procurement of goods and services are acquired in a
timely and efficient manner, following all the correct procedures:
2) to support the development of policy and administrative reform in the Government's
Procurement Administration:
3) to manage and develop further monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure the
effective implementation of the Procurement Act;
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Applicants should possess a Degree in Computer Science


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Preference would be given to applicants with the relevant experience.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later than December 7,
2007, to:
National Board of Procuremnent and Tender dAthiniistration
1Mlinistrty of Finanice
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Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme
Loan No. 1730-SF/GY

Invitation for Quotations for the Supply and Installation of Air
Conditioning Units
and a Photocopier Machine
IFB No.: 3/2007
The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American De, elopment Bank toward the
cost of the Gecorgetovvn Solid Waste Management Programme. and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
tow ard payments under the contract for the Supply and Installation of Air Conditioning Units and a
Photocopier Machine.
The Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme invites separate scaled bids from eligible bidders
for the following:
LOT i: The Supply and Installation of Air Conditioning Units
LOT 2: The Supply and Installation of Photocopier Machine
Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures as specified in the
ProcurementAct 2003.and will be open to all suppliers frhon member countries ofthe 1 DB.
Bidders may submit bids bfor one or both lots. Lots will be evaluated individually (not globally).
.: 11. oi;.,;i, i... n- .I -1.1- 1. inform ation and specifications from:
GeorgetoNn Solid Waste Management Programme
Incinerator Compound
Princess Street, Georgetown
Tel: 223-5123, Fax: 223-5127
E-mail: gs. mpp .73..Sg
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security payable to the Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Local
Government and Regional Development, in the form of a Manager's Cheque as follows:
LOT 1: Forty Thousand Dollars (540.000)
LOT 2: Twenty Thousand Dollars (520,000)
Bids must be delivered in separate scaled, unmarked envelopes before 09:00h on Tuesday, December II,
2007 to the Tender Box located at the address below. Bids will be opened immediately thereafter, in the
presence of bidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below, Lale bids will be rejected.
Bids must be addressed as follows:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
The top right-hand corner should state the Specific Lot and:
Do not open before 09:00h on Decemberl 1, 2007.
All quotations from local suppliers must be accompanied hy valid GRA and NIS Compliance

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What is the

(Part 2)

Guyanese identity?

SWith no local or national see everyone and everything from any and everything corn- Department of Art, National
.- '-.a r w,'a" publishing house with an edu- around us as nothing more than prising Guyanese reality. History and Arts Council), he
BY TERENCE ROBERTS cated well-read editorial board to servants of religious/cultural In the often biased and mis- nevertheless made a number onf

WHAT makes
t h e
identity dif
ferent from
our inherited identities based
on preserved racial/ethnic/re-
ligious/cultural customs
brought here?
This has been stated before,
but it merits repeating here,
that what makes the pursuit of
a Guyanese identity appear to
be something of little impor-
tance is the fact that in Guyana,
especially since Independence
in 1966, a local or national iden-
tity was something defined more
by politics, or first political and
labour movements, rather than
by the pursuit of modem cul-
tural forms and structures which
offered a psychological, critical
, and idealistic unity between
citizens and their surrounding
natural Guyanese landscape.
Not surprisingly then, al-
though 75 years of political
parties and movements have
functioned and progressed in
Guyana sharp divisions of loy-
alties, disagreements, based on
race, money, and political ambi-
tions still give birth to stub-
bornly divisive attitudes to-
wards the acceptance of a
Guyanese identity.
Modem cultural forms and
structures which project a
Guyanese identity do exist, but
they are seen mostly as the per-
sonal non-transferable views of
certain creative writers, certain
artists and intellectuals.

collect, publish, and provide clari-
fying and unifying cultural views
in works for the general public's
consideration and education, the
seeds of a Guyanese identity in
such works remain unknown, ob-
scure, or misunderstood, and have
little effect on citizens(who may
even enter public office), who,
once again, can comfortably re-
treat back into their own separate,
personal religious/cultural heri-
tages which continue to substitute
for the necessity of a Guyanese
identity, but without any true evi-
dence or beneficial enjoyment of
the concept.
Over and over again it
must be stated that the con-
cept of a Guyanese identity
does not mean the end of vari-
ous forms of personal (or
personally chosen) religious
choices, or the end of diverse
cultural inheritances. This
may come as a surprise, but
the beginning of a modern
Guyanese culture and iden-
tity first emerged in the form
of local creative writing,
painting, etc., yet the artists
involved all belonged to some
type of religion, whether vari-
ous Christian, Hindu, or
Muslim, among others, but
this is strictly a PERSONAL
or PRIVATE matter of reli-
gious faith; it has nothing to
do with the educational, psy-
chological, imaginative, and
critical forms which explore
and develop the emergence of
a Guyanese identity.
Such an identity will hardly
emerge in Guyana if we already

opinions which originated long
ago in faraway nations -
whether Africa, India, China,
Europe, etc. whose social re-
ality was originally comprised
of mainly one race, whereas
Guyana has been multi-cultural
and multi ethnic for centuries.
The reliance, or whole-
hearted acceptance of such
views founded and formulated
from specific ancient foreign re-
alities, is what has led to the
persistent mental confusion, or
mental lassitude in Guyana to-
day, hindering the vibrant pos-
sibility of pursuing and cultivat-
ing a modem Guyanese identity
through the proliferation of new
innovative creative writing,
painting, sculpture, television,
theatre, film-making etc. and
both tranquilizing and contem-
plative local instrumental and
Pop music.
The arts in general in
Guyana have failed to uphold
a progressive cultural direc-
tion towards the realization
and shared enjoyment of a
Guyanese identity, because
artists too, apart from obvious
exceptions, offered little more
than imitative expressions of
preconceived political, social,
ideas, rather than bold cre-
ations (in literature, painting,
sculpture, theatre, radio and
TV productions, films, music,
etc.) subservient to no specific
ethno/cultural or social view-
point or attitude other than
inventive, exploratory, self-
critical styles of making art

The Public is hereby notified that the Minister of Local G(overnment & Regional
Development has received a petition from the community of the Enfield-New Doe
Park Neighbourhood Democratic Council seeking the dissolution of the NDC in
keeping with Section 30 of the Local Government Act, Chapter 28:02.

The Minister has November 29, 2007 at 10.00 a.m. as the date and time when the Inquiry
will commence. The Venue for the Inquiry is the Boardroom of Enfield-New Doe Park
NDC, in Edinburgh Village.

The Commissioner to conduct the Inquiry is Mr Puran Persaud, Senior Regional
Development Officer in the Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development. He
will be assisted by a Secretary, who will be provided by the Regional Administration of
Region 6.

All Councillors, former Councillors, rate-payers, residents, employees and former
employees who so desire, may attend the Inquiry and give testimony to the
Commissioner, in keeping with the provisions ofthe Local GovernmentAct.

Kellawan Lall. M.P.
Minister of Local Government & Regional Development

Dated: October 25. 2007

informed catalogue essay on
Guyanese Contemporary Art
for Carifesta 76, written by
Denis Williams (then Director,

perceptive statements which
bring us closer to admitting and
solving the problem of the cre-
ation of a Guyanese identity.

"The problem of identity is
strictly the problem of deracine
and deculturated immigrants...,"
he wrote. In other words, the
origin of the problem of identity
among Guyanese lies in the loss
of racial exclusiveness they once
experienced in their original an-
cestral homelands of Europe, Af-
rica, India, Pre-Columbian
America, etc., but increasingly
now open to change, miscegena-
tion, evolution, in the visibly
multi-racial reality of Guyana,
and also the relaxation of origi-
nal cultures which could not re-
main preserved after becoming
out of context in transferal here.
Williams also sensed that
the solution to this loss was
not a reactionary reclamation

Please turn to
page VI

Inter-American Development Bank
Health Sector Programme -Loan No: 1548/SF-GY
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of implementing the Health Sector
Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of goods and services
in support the Ministry of Health
2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following:
Supply, Delivery & Installation of Computer Equipment at the Ministry of Health
Id no: IDB/GO/07/NCB/008
Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift a complete set
of Bidding Document at the following address between 9:00 hrs and 15:30 hrs from Monday to

Executive Director
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: procurement(,gy
3. Bidding Document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non
refundable fee of G$5,000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The method
of payment will be by Company Cheque or Manager's Cheque.
4. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder.

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown and marked on the top
right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the programme and the description of
the bid, including the words 'do not open before Tuesday, December 18,2007"

5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday, December 18,2007 and will
be open at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their representative
who choose to attend at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on December 18, 2007.

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

7. A Bid Security of four hundred and fifty two thousand, six hundred and forty Guyana
dollars (G$452,640) must be submitted along with the bid.

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.

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: pIcurement@hiyv,Q:gy.

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Rooplall Monar and a

whole lot of "janjhat"

ROOPLALL Monar declared
that local writers are "es-
tranged, alienated,
placeless..looked upon as jok-
ers... as persons who appear
to be idle, not having a job,
not going out to work, are
deemed mad ....our society is
not ready, not geared to em-
brace the writer....always
seeing the writer on the
fringe, on the periphery to be
treated with contempt".
For a writer who has gained
so much recognition, that is
quite an indictment.
In 1998, he was honoured
by his country for his contribu-
tion to its literature with the
Golden Arrow of Achievement.
By 1998, he had already pub-
lished three collections of poems
and five books of fiction. By
1998, his writings had already
found their way into major jour-
nals and anthologies including
"Kaie", "New World",

"Chronicle Christmas Annual",
"Kyk-over-Al" and "The
Heinemann Book of Caribbean
Poetry". By 1998, many of his
stories were aired on local radio,
performed by some of the best
in the business including
Wordsworth Mc Andrew.
In 1987, The Guyana Prize
for Literature awarded Monar a
special prize for his two entries,
Backdam People (fiction) and
Koker (poetry). 1987 was the
initial awarding of the prize.
Backdam People which is
his first major work of fiction
is also a watershed work em-
ploying "raw-renk" vernacular
to portray the real taste of ru-.
ral Guyana.
Backdam People was pub-
lished by Peepal Tree Press,
UK, in 1986, and was inciden-
tally the first book to be pub-
lished by that press. Peepal
Tree is responsible in a big way
for advancing the career of many

Guyanese writers and enhanc-
ing Guyanese literature.
Monar started writing at age
16, winning his first competi-
tion in 1967 the National His-
tory and Arts Council poetry
award. In 1968, he repeated that
feat, making him a leading
emerging writer. In 1974 he won
the Lenin prize, and in the
same year, he won the Mahatma
Gandhi prize, both literary
competitions were organised lo-
Then there was no turning
back for Monar. Tapping into
his grass root experience of vil-
lage life and intimate knowledge
of sugar estate affair, he started
churning out poems, stories and
books like the mills were turn-
ing out sugar crystals.
"Patterns like leaves/blown
by the winds/for more patterns
to pattern/tributaries that
veined/ into memories"

Meanings was his first
published book of poems; the
title poem is his most
anthologised piece.

"...Exploring watch-houses
and. punt-trenches/for mean-
ing.../meanings will give us
the birth."
He was born on Novem-
ber 1945, growing up in
Plantation Lusignan, East
Coast of Demerara, until he
was seven when he moved
to Annadale where he lived
until recently. Most of his
writing was done in
Ramsingh Street, the name
of one of his many memo-
rable collections of short fic-
Monar attended schools
in those two villages, and
also went to the Buxton
Congregational and the
Hindu College at Cove and
He entered the world of
work as a teacher attached to
the Maha Saba Secondary
School, coming under the influ-
ence of Rajkumari Singh, the
then principal.
He did a short stint as a
journalist with the Guyana

Chronicle and worked as a
bookkeeper on the La Bonne
Intention sugar estate. He is
a practising herbalist.
Between 1973 and 1975, he
was a research assistant in the
Education and Cultural Depart-
ment of the Guyana National


.. i

Service; here he teamed up with
Rajkumari Singh, Mahadai Das
and others to form The Mes-
senger Group to draw attention
to the 'coolie art form'. The

group published a few volumes
of the journal Heritage.
Later, Monar was to con-
tinue making his contribution to
Guyanese literature by teaming
up with Randall Butisingh and
others to form the Annadale
Writers' Group that produced a
few issues of the journal Dawn.
His other books include
Janjhat 1989, Estate People
1992, High House & Radio
1992, Ramsingh Street 1998,
and Tormented Wives 1999.
Monar in describing the
Indo-Guyanese experience was
the first, according Jeremy
Poynting, to "see pain and pos-
sibility" as against the treatment
of the same subject by other
writers who dwelled on the
negative only.
"I long to have the Atlantic
winds/turn my wings/begin again
the patterns of my life"
Responses to this
author telephone (592)
226-0065 or email:
Literary update
Look out for the
launch of THE GUYANA
ANNUAL 2007-2008
Contact this writer
for the book THE FIRST
CROSSING Being the Di-
ary of Theophilus Rich-
mond, Ship's Surgeon
on the Hesperus (1837-
8) edited by David
Dabydeen, Brinsley
Samaroo, Amar Wahab &
Brigid Wells, and for cop-
ited by David Dabydeen.

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going to

The Dentist Advises
--- EBBB

the dentist?

MOST people
do not like
going to the
Some even
approach their dentist by
stating, "I hate dentists."
Actually, they don't hate
dentists; they are fearful of the
treatment their dentists render
to them.
A person who is a true den-
tal phobic may carry their fear
to extremes by taking extra-long
routes to and from work, just to
avoid driving by the dentist's
office. A landmark study pub-
lished recently reported that up
to 80 percent of the any popu-
lation experience some degree of
dental fear, and extreme dental
fear is a problem for every one
in four patients.
I know of many true dental
phobics whose fears may be so
extreme that they will seek den-
tal treatment only when they
have severe pain and major
Anxious dental patients
many times repeatedly cancel
their appointment, arrive late
knowing they will have to be re-
scheduled, or just do not show
at all.
This results in a progressive
deterioration of their dental
health. When treatment is ren-
dered, these patients many

times are not in control of their
emotions, arc not cooperative,
and certainly are stoical about
These patients usually do
not stop to realize that their be-
havior makes the dentist, his
staff, and any other patients in
the office very anxious. The re-
sult may be substandard treat-
Research indicates that fear
of the unknown, loss of control,
bodily injury, and helplessness
and dependency are the four el-
ements common to fears and
Anxious patients report
that dental injections and
drilling are the two most
feared procedures that occur
in the dental office. Try to
identify your specific fears
and concerns.
Many times patients' fears
have been traced to parents who
preconditioned them as children
to be afraid. Preconditioning
usually happens subtly, though
sometimes it may be all too ob-
vious. For example, a mother
might say, "Johnny, if you are
not good, I am going to take
you to the dentist so he can take
out all of your teeth."
Stories (real or not) that we
all hear about the horrors that
have occurred at the hands of
some dentist also have a great

influence. Many times, the per-
son relating the story has actu-
ally gone through a frightening
experience that has left a lifelong
mark. It is important to under-
stand that our dental fears are
not unique and, most important,
that there are ways to control
these feelings.
If you experience dental
anxiety, it is important for you
to recognize your anxiety, ac-
cept it is a common reaction to
an uncertain situation, and learn
to master it.
This will help you be more
comfortable about dental visits,
which in turn will boost your
confidence and oral health.
Dental fears are usually
managed by either pharmaco-
logical or behavioral meth-
ods. Hypnotic or anti- anxiety
drugs can either be adminis-
tered orally, intravenously, or
a mixture of nitrous oxide/
oxygen may be inhaled. Pain
is controlled primarily by
topical anesthetic gels (or so-
lutions) and injectable anes-
thetic solutions. Hypnotic or
anti- anxiety drugs adminis-
tered orally or intravenously
may also block pain re-
Patients can be tranquilized
with medications such as
Valium, and the pain is con-
trolled with topical and local an-

Inter -Americn lDevelopment Bank
Ministry or Ilome Aintairs
C itien Securitv Proiogranmel
Loan No.: 1752 SIF-GY
1. I lie Ministry of Home A\ Ifirs-C'itizen Security Programmne invites sealed bids irom ichgible and
qualified bidders for the Rehalbiliation otlihe (.'Computer training' Classroom- Felix ,Austinr Police
( college. [-ve Leary The delivery: con-truclion period i., eght( (X) iel-.
2. I3idding will be conducted througli h tlhe National Competitive Bidding (NC) t ) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 iand is open to all bidders, subject to provisions ol Section
111 (Eliaible Countlics, lhis, document.
3. Interested eligible bidders nmay ohian urthr nr inlirmtion froim the L'oordinatir. ('lu/cen
Security I'rogramime- Mtlmistr} oft Ilomnc Aifairi and inspect tlie 13ddirg Documnents :il the
("ni.'en Securily Prograinme ()tfice. ( BiieCikdam ii leoi'rielotwn b ,etweenl '9:l0l o 15. 1 MIontlivy
to Friday.
4. A co mplete set of'Biddiin Documents in Inglish iMny be purchased bly inerested bidders ouI thel
surmitsuioin of'ia *'iilpen ipplieailoni to the Co-oidiiiatoi C'iu/en security Prog'anmle and upon
payment l01 a ce o lf, c!'F Ihotusand rDlars. (GSS. .(00(.0) The niethod ii payment
shall be cash.
litd must be addiesl ed to the Clhaun.inr, National P' icurei eiit anid I'eniiil Adinutislti ion
Board. MaIin and I. rquhart Strccts,. (eorit'lown and marked on lle top right lind conerl o' the
envelope "the name ot lhe program me and the descripOon o the h bid. Includilg the '' 'tords "do not
open before T'uesda.y 27th NovemNl'er 2007
0. The bids must be depositd !n llthe utider B[ox of the Nationail 'rctirementl iand lender
Administration Htoaid situated at Minislry oI' Finance, Main and 'Urqutlirlt Streets (eor.Lettown.
Gu(vanul no later lin 9:00 h oln Tue-sda 27. November 2007 and will be opened at a public
ccieniony, in tle presence of :h.osc bidders or their representatives whoi cliose to allteld :l 0:00
hr, or shotIVy thireC,ticr on Tuesday .'27. N'ovembcer 2007.

7. Valid C mpliance ('Criliecaes tute aItceomipanlv ids int Ihe name ofl 'ie coiitpan\ stth tililn:;u. the
bid,, fiornii' (i a Re'i en i tAulthoil' ((il A and i he Nattonal litsu atte Sc heie (MteN I.
Citi/t n Sctcurit', t'rouralnme

esthesia, conscious sedation (ni-
trous oxide/oxygen, "laughing
gas"), and general anesthesia.
Even though these methods
are used to control pain there is
always the risk of side effects,
not to mention the danger of
fostering dependence on the
Pain relief through the use
of behavioral management elimi-
nates the risk of dependence.
Some of these methods include
biofeedback, hypnosis, and pro-
gressive relaxation techniques.
Anxiety relief through the use of
behavioral management elimi-
nates the risk of drug depen-
The logical approach to
eliminate fear is to treat the
cause, not just the symptoms,
but efforts in this regard are just
beginning in dentistry.

We Care

Psychotherapists use desensiti-
zation techniques to help pa-
tients with all types of fears and
anxieties, and that includes den-
tal fears, too. The most success-
ful method involves the patient
developing a list of all the most
frightening aspects of treatment.
He or she then organizes the list
starting with the least frighten-
ing and progressing to the most
Patients are asked to try
to associate each situation in
their minds with a pleasant
experience and to think for
several minutes about each
pairing. When one situation
no longer brings on feelings
on anxiety, the patient moves
on to the next item until all
have been dealt with. This
process is best done under the
supervision of a trained
Another method involves
distracting oneself from the pro-
cedures by, for example, listen-
ing to a relaxing tape or going
over shopping lists. In my clinic
the patient can watch television
while sitting in the dental chair.

Yet in another technique,
apprehensive patients are
trained to concentrate on breath-
ing at the rate of eight breaths
per minute. This relaxation ex-
ercise keeps the patient's atten-
tion focused on something other
than the dental treatment. An-
other common relaxation tech-
nique involves systematically
tightening and then relaxing the
major muscle groups in your leg,
arms, hands, neck and shoulders.
Using visualization is an ex-
cellent way to feel more relaxed
and comfortable before and af-
ter a dental visit. For instance,
before your visit you can visu-
alize yourself sitting calmly in
the dentist's chair while he is
examining your mouth or re-
storing your tooth. You can also
focus on a relaxing scene from
your favorite vacation spot or
activity and hold it before your
"mind's eye" during treatment.
Fortunately, many pa-
tients' fears and anxiety will
not exist if they know from
experience and recommenda-
tion that their dentist is com-



1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following
items/services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

(a) Janitorial and Floor Care Services
(b) Attendants Services
(c) Waste Collection & Disposal Services
(D) Extension of Mortuary and Installation of Complete
Refrigeration System

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of
the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00h
to 15:00h, Monday to Friday upon receipt of a non-refundable fee of $2000

3. Each Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way
identify the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tender for (specific item(s))".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, and must be placed in the
Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown not later than 09:00h., Tuesday 11th December, 2007.

5. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or
their representatives are invited to attend the openings.

6. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from
the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General
Manager, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if
individual is tendering or company if company is tendering.

7. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any Tender.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

11/23/2007, 4:53 PM

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Sunday Chronicle November 25. 2007

What is the

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of everyone's original racial "purity" (however illusory) and cultures, but rather a coming
to terms with the new multi-racial, multi-cultural reality that Guyana as a geographical land-
scape now offered.
Williams realized something which the average Guyanese citizen does not realize, that it was the
contemporary artist who would spearhead the solution to the creation of a Guyanese identity.
He wrote: "Guyanese artists need to attempt in themselves a revolution in seeing their revolution
of vision will be a revolution in everyone's self-image." That "self-image" will no longer be based on
our personal racial and cultural ancestry, but on the new identity that will emerge from using the col-
lective qualities of our racial and cultural heritages integrated with Guyana's specific geographic and
even cosmic background, in local works of art.
The nagging inability of a modern Guyanese identity to become a normal national value, compa-
rable to other countries, such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Austria, France, Sweden,
Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Uruguay, Cuba, Brazil, Venezu-
ela, Chile, Martinique, Guadeloupe, among others, is further frustrated by occasional reactionary
cultural viewpoints adopted by Guyanese immigrants living in Anglo countries like the UK, Canada,
and the USA, where a tradition of ethnic exclusiveness fed by waves of recent non-Anglo immi-
grants, has led to enclaves of "frozen" ethnic cultures, often ghettoized within the framework of the
host's national identity.
This "diaspora", (as it is called) of foreign-based Guyanese, especially many in the arts, often seek
to transfer their conditioned experience of insular fragmented immigrant life back into contemporary
Guyana, where it's alienation is of little relevance, or even help, to the calm and steady emergence of
the Guyanese identity.
An emerging Guyanese identity is not really comparable to a diversely fragmented immigrant ex-
perience, but is built on the acceptance of the evolving time of modernity.
In the words of the amazing Mexican Poet/Diplomat, Octavio Paz, in his Nobel Prize acceptance
speech published as "IN SEARCH OF THE PRESENT" he wrote: "Modernity is not outside, but
within us. It is today and the most ancient antiquity; it is tomorrow and the beginning of the world; it
is a thousand years old and yet new born."
We should pay more attention to both Guyanese and foreign artists novelists, poets, paint-
ers, film-makers, musicians,etc., who explore such a vision that can bring us closer to attain-
ing and enjoying a Guyanese identity.

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consider their own future and their own happiness, as well as the child's. It's tough to
spread happiness to your children if you aren't really happy yourself. Contentedness
doesn't spread as well and, her daughter will ultimately be unhappy if she has a martyr
for a Mom.

Jules Bernard, Trinidad I don't think a mom should put her happiness on hold but
I do think she should find out why or what it is that her daughter doesn't like about this
man in particular. Kids can sometimes see things we as adults miss because after all
love can be blind. My own kids are perceptive and saw issues with a man when I was
dating him and I brushed the issues off as kids don't really understand the whole pic-
ture. My kids were on the mark. My daughter gets jealous of the time spent with a man
when I date. I make a date night with her once a week just the two of us. That has
seemed to curb the urge to ignore and make things difficult for the person I have been

Barbara Winters, Antigua Of course a Mom's happiness matters but so does your
child. Always remember guys come and go your kids are in your life forever.

Glenda, St. Kitts Your child comes first. Find a way to communicate security and
safety to her and if that involves a therapist, all the better. Do everything you can to as-
suage her fears and be honest.

Lee-Ann Roberts, Canada I disagree with the "daughter comes first" view. I think
divorced parents often give their children too much power and responsibility and treat
them like mini-adults rather than children. Children are selfish and self-centered and
will often refuse to let their parents get new partners if they are given any say in the

I think step-relationships go wrong when adults try to make their new partner into a second
mum or dad. Children don't need two dads.
I'd reassure her that the new man won't be a replacement for her dad and that it is OK for her
still to love her dad and that Mr. X will be more like an uncle.
If you get on well with the child's father, he may be happy to make positive comments about
the new man and reassure his daughter it won't affect Lheir relationship.
You do not make a nine-year-old happier by giving her power. As long as you give her love,
make sure she feels safe around this person, and then you have to teach her to respect your choice
of partner from now on.
Its important to make her understand from now that you and her father is never going to get
back together again but that she is not at fault for the break up of that relationship.
Ask her father to help you out with this situation.
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Co-operative Republic of Guyana

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Guyana Sea Defences Emergency Works
Project invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following projects:
Construction of 600m Rip Rap Sea Defences at Sea Spray,Leonora,West Coast Demerara.
Region 3.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section 111
(Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Project Manager, Guyana Sea
Defences-Emergency Works Project at Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown: Email
http://tgsdpeu( and inspect the Bidding Documents at the same address between the
normal working hours from 12th November 2007 to 26th November 2007

4. Qualifications requirements include: Contractorshouldhave:
Undertaken at least two jobs of similar size and scope within the last twov'earsy
Annual turnover ofGS75 million in any ofthe last thrve ears5

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA Compliance Certificates.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission
ota written Application to the address stated in Item 3 above and upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of five thousand dollars(GS5000.00). The method of payment will be cash. The Bidding
Documents should be deposited in the tender box at the following address: The Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown.The name of the project should be in the upper left hand corner of the

7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Item 6 above at orbefore 09:00h. on Tuesday 27th
November 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will
be opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person
at the address Item 6 above at 09:00h. on Tuesday 27th November 2007.

8. All bids "shall" be accompanied bya "BidSecurityi"of G$ 4,000.000.00

9. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejection.

10. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on 21st November 2007 in the Boardroom o' the (iuyann Sea
Defence at 09:0011.
Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary




Rehabilitation of Enmore Access Road

. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the Rehabilitation of Enmore Access Road, which includes
reconstruction using white sand, white sand sand clay blend, crushed slone and asphaltic
concrete. The construction period is 30 weeks,
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Co-ordinator, Works
Services Group. Ministry of Public Works and Communications (Tel. No. 592-226-0650 Ext.
108) and may inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below fiom 9:00 a.m. -.-. 4:00
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown.

4. Qualification requirements include:

A. Completion of two jobs ofsimilar nature in the last five (5) years.
B. Valid NIS and GtRA Compliances.
C. Bid Security ofone million, and five hundred thousand Guyana Dollars
(GYD 1,500.000.00).

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at the address
above from November 19, 2007 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of two thousand
Guyana Dollars (GYD 2,000). The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's Cheque
in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below before 9:00am on 27"' November, 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in
the presence of the bidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at
9:00am on the 27"' November, 2007.
The Chairman
National Procurement & TendcrAdministration Board
Main & Urquhart Streets.
Kingston. Georgetown.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

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S u d a C h o i l o e b r 2 2 0 _r I

Rape accused

guilty, imprisoned

for 20 years

S 6 S *S

IN 1987, Lennox Thomas who raped a 16-year-old girl and
hoped to escape justice under the banner of "consent" with
the aid of no-corroboration and inconsistencies in the evidence
of the victim got the surprise of his life.
Despite the discrepancies in the evidence, the mixed jury at the
Demerara Assizes found him guilty of rape and he was sentenced
to 20 years imprisonment.
He appealed unsuccessfully against his conviction and sentence,
which he regarded as excessive.
The Guyana Court of Appeal, constituted by Chancellor of the
Judiciary, Justice Kenneth George and Justices of Appeal Cecil
Kennard and Lennox Perry, dismissed the appeal.
That Court held' that while it was the duty of the trial judge to
give the jury certain guidelines in relation to inconsistencies in evi-
dence and how to approach the absence of corroboration in rape
cases, it was for the jury to decide what weight they would give to
the evidence.
At the hearing of the appeal, Senior Counsel Mr. Peter
Britton had appeared for the appellant whili Mr. Ian Chang,
the Director of Public Prosecutions (ag) (now a- Justice of Ap-
peal) represented the State.
The facts of the case disclosed that about midnight on the No-
vember 4, 1987, the girl was wending her way home along Victoria
Street, Plaisance, East Coast, Demerara, after attending a party that

was held at the Community High School.
She was then 15-years and 10-months old and'lived in the same
village with the appellant.
Her story is that on her way she saw him in a shop with some
other men, all of whom were apparently listening to a broadcast of
a cricket match.
He too seemed to have recognized her as he called out to her.
She stopped and he approached her. He asked if she was on her
way home and she gave an affirmative answer.


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He requested that she wait for him and he returned to the group
of men and then rejoined her. They walked together until they got
to Middle Street.
There the appellant expressed admiration for her dress and pro-
ceeded to slap her on the buttocks. He then asked her to have sex
with him and before she could have responded he choked her and
dragged her over a bridge into a school compound.
She shouted rape. But the appellant threatened to kill her. He
took her to a shed where he told her to remove her garments. She

refused and he proceeded to pull
_down her skirt and slip, then tore
'-'.., tercourse with her against her will.
S'During all this, he held a
hapd over her mouth despite
her efforts to remove it, the evi-
dence disclosed.
'I' u.'-* *.-.^. *The girl said that she was a
B virgin and that as a result of the
OW act of intercourse she bled. She
also said that she suffered injuries
to her back. But later when she
was examined by a doctor she
showed him none of this.
The victim said that on arrival
. home that night she reported to her
aunt and uncle what had happened.
Neither of them appeared in Court
to give evidence.
The appellant's defence was
consent. From the very first time
that he was accused of the offence
he did not deny that he had sexual
intercourse with the virtual com-
plainant but protested that it was
The jury found him guilty and
he was sentenced to twenty-years
imprisonment. It is against this conviction and sentence that he
has appealed. The hearing of the appeal lasted four days in 1993.
According to Justice of Appeal Kennard who delivered the main
judgment, counsel for the appellant had complained that the girl's
testimony before the jury had differed substantially from what she
said before the magistrate, and blamed the trial judge of not dealing
adequately with that inconsistency, especially when it was borne
in pnind that the victim had no explanation to give for the departure
in her testimony..

However, Kennard in relation to
this complaint, had cited a number
of legal authorities in support of the
Appellate Court's contention that
y George Barclay "even though the trial judge had
omitted to tell the jury that if a wit-
ness fails to give some plausible explanation for the change in testi-
mony on a material issue then they ought not to act on the evi-
dence given in that regard before them."
"Nevertheless, this omission by the trial judge is not fa-
tal, having regard to the manner in which the case was left to
the jury, that is to say, that they could only convict if they
believe the victim but that they must approach her evidence
Please turn to page VIII


Guyana National Stadium, Providence
Night Lights Lot 1
Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Night Lights

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites scaled bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the Supply, Delivery. Installation and Commissioning of Night Lights for
the Guyana National Stadium at Providence. The delivery/installation period is 12 weeks..
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
speci fled in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Technical Adviser to the
Minister of Transport and Hydraulics. Mobile Number 592-623-4550 and may inspect the
Bidding Documents at the address given below from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Accounts Division
Ministryof Public Works& Communications
Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown,

4. Qualification requirementsinclude:

A. Completion of any one (1) job of a similar nature in the last five (5)
B. Valid NIS and GRA Compliances for Nationals and-for Joint Ventures
with Nationals. "

'5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at the address
above from November 19, 2007 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars (G$5,000). The method of payment will be by cash or cheque in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry ofPublic Works and Communications.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below, on or before 9:00am on 4"' December, 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in
the presence of the bidders' representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at
9:00am on the 4' December. 2007.
The Chairman
National Procurement & TenderAdministrationm Board
Main & Urquhart Streets.
Kingston. Georgetown.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
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Guyana National Stadium, Providence
Night Lights Lot 2
ConstructiQn of piled R.C. bases for Night Lights

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the construction of piled R.C. bases for the Night Lights for the Guyana
National Stadium at Providence. The construction period is 8 weeks.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
speci fied in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Technical Adviser to the
Minister of Transport and Hydraulics, Mobile Number 592-623-4550 and may inspect the
Bidding Documents at the address given below from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Accounts Division
Ministry odPublic Works & Communications
Fort Street,
Kingston. Georgetown,

4. Qualification requirements include:

A. Completion of any one (1) job of a similar nature in the last five (5)
S B. Valid NIS and GRA Coinpliances for Nationals and for Joint Ventures
with Nationals.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at the address
above from November 19, 2007 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars (G$5,000), The method of payment will be by cash or cheque in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry ofPublic Works and Communications.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below, on or before 9:00am on 4' December, 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" bepermitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in
the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at
9:00am on the 4' December, 2007.
The Chairman
National Procurement & TenderAdministration Board
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Kingston. Georgetown.

Permanent Secretary .
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

11/232007, 2:13PM

Sunday Chronicle November 25, 2007



Sunday Chrnnit~l~ Nriv~mh~r 9~ 9AA7

Rape accused ...
Front page VII
with caution", he added.
"Even where a witness offers no explanation or excuse for
having made a previous inconsistent statement the jury may
yet decide that they would believe and act on the evidence of
the witness given at the trial, as the jury are jurors of all the
facts and not only of some of the facts," Kennard stated.
Dealing with the more controversial issue, Chancellor George
said that he agreed that the appeal should be dismissed but added,
"I would add a few words on two issues that have been argued.
These are the effect of the evidence that the principal witness (the
victim) had made previous statements that were inconsistent with
her evidence at the trial, and, the severity of the sentence imposed.
"I agree with Kennard, J. that the learned Judge failed to give
the jury the expected quality of assistance on the first of these is-
sues. In this regard it is clear that the evidence of the virtual com-
plainant. on whose testimony the whole of the prosecution's case
rested, had disclosed that her deposition contained several state-
ments which did not accord with her evidence at the trial, and
that in most instances when confronted with these inconsistencies,
she had proffered no explanation.
But the trial judge omitted to direct the jury that unless
she had given plausible explanation for her change of testi-
mony they ought to have grave misgiving about acting on her
evidence at the trial on these issues", he said.
Chancellor George said and cited a number of legal authorities
which he declared are held as legion.
He went on to explain, "But, as all these cases have held, ulti-
mately, on a proper direction from the judge, it is for the jury to
decide what weight they would give to the evidence.
"Ordinarily the omission to alert the jury about the effect of
the witness' failure to give a plausible explanation for the inconsis-
tencies would have been enough reason for quashing the convic-
tion and sentence, but it should be noted that most, if not all of
the inconsistencies were concerned with issues that were periph-
eral in nature, and as has been pointed out by Kennard J., the
judge was at pains to remind the jury several times during the sum-
ming-up that they should bear them in mind when considering what
weight they would give to the remainder of the complainant's evi-
dence and in particular as it related to the issue of consent.
"Notwithstanding this clear warning, however, they found the
appellant guilty.'
"It would appear, therefore, that the jury must have been satisfied
that the inconsistencies did not affect the credibility and reliability of the
remainder of the complainant's evidence, and in particular that portion of
it which was concerned with the central issue in the case whether or not
she had consented, to the act of sexual intercourse, as the appellant had
claimed", Chancellor George emphasized.
On the question of consent. although the victim's evidence was
not corroborated the trial judge had told the jury, "As I said. al-
ways bear in mind the caution which was of convicting on the un-
corroborated evidence of the victim. It is not absolutely essential
in law but there is always the danger. If you feel satisfied that the
victim is speaking the truth and she did not consent then you can
return a verdict of guilty."
Justice Perry had concurred with the decisions given by
his brothers .

I am 24 and my boyfriend is
25. He was my best friend for
eight years before we became
a couple. For five of those
years he was in a relation-
ship. '
Over a year go, he broke up
with this woman, and now he
and I have been together nine
months. She is in a relationship
as well.
Neither'of us has ever been
happier, and we couldn't act
more like two teenagers in
love. Of course, the problem is
"the other woman."
Call me insecure, but I do
not approve of them still 'being
in contact with each other. She
thinks I am the devil in disguise,
and he knows it bothers me
when they talk.
Because I've known him so
long I can tell when he is lying.
And he knows I can. Awhile
back he got a phone call from
her and told me it was his
Instead of calling him on
it, I let my frustrations build
until one day I exploded at
him for lying to me. We
agreed he would tell me if
and when they talked, just to
ease my mind.
After that there was no
more contact, or so I thought.
The.other day I wanted to
check my e-mail, and when he
opened the window. his e-mail
popped up.
It was only a split second
before he closed the window.
but enough lime for me to see
about 10 messages to and from

her-all very recent.
I pretended not to notice. I
am not the best at talking about
things like that.
Obviously the fact it really
hurts me when I find out
they've been talking isn't
enough to make him shy away
from her. I cap't deal with all
these thoughts! running through
my head about what is being
I trust him 100 percent, but
now I am doubting if I should.

I am wondering the
fix the problem. It
already just being
my frustrations do'

Brigitte, at som
tasy and reality coll
If reality wins
set free, and if fa
you will hope t
counselor who
things better. Bea
in mind; right d
fixing. That's the
to tell its right.
Dream relation
built on "he's secr
tact with another
a true relationship

feel unable to'say, "Hey, what's
going on here? I know that's
not your mother."
If you brought his lies out

best way to in the open, it would make him
feels better uncomfortable and there would
able to write be no chance to pretend in the
wn. relationship.
His ex-girlfriend sees you as
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Sunday Chronicle November 25, 2007

Page IX

Responses to last week
Exercise 1.
1. into
2. through

Exercise 2.
1. between
2. in

1. B
2. D

3. behind
4. along

3. among

5. near

5. into

4. beside

6. besides

Exercise 2.
Join the pairs of sentences by using who, whose, which, whom or that.
1. Here is the dog. His paw marks are all over the floor.
2. Mick found the book. Joel had lost it.
3. The police were looking for the man. He has set fire to a cane field.
4. There is a policeman. To him I gave the gun I found.
5. At the museum we saw a cutlass. It had belonged to Jerald.

Parts of speech Interjections

7. Tunnel 9. Turtle
8 Candle 10. Nickle

We will continue with Parts of Speech and today we will examine the use of the conjuction.

Parts of Speech Conjunctions
Read these sentences
Sammuel is very hungry. He went to bed. (two sentences)
Sammuel is very hungry and went to bed. (one sentence)

Sam is very thirsty.
Alex is very thirsty.
We can link these sentences by saying. Sam and Alex were very thirsty.
The word 'and' is used to join together the words Sam and Alex and is called a conjunction.
(Can you remember junction where one road joins another or several roads come together)
The children walked down the street.
The children turned down the park.
We can join these two sentences to make one sentence.
The children walked into the street and turned into the park.

A conjunction is a word which joins together two single words or two
groups of words.

Some conjunctions are
If as
And that
But while
So unless



Exercise 1.
Underline the conjunctions
1. The goalkeeper jumped high and punched the ball away.
2. She slipped and fell but did not hurt herself.
3. Beryl had influenza so she could not go to the party.
4. We travelled by bus because it was too far to cycle.
5. Mother made fish and chips for dinner.
6. Fire destroyed he factory but no lives were lost.
7. He could not spell so he looked at his dictionary.
8. Dan was very excited because he had won first prize.

Other words used as connecting words: that, who, which, whom, whose
Look at these sentences: This is the house.
Delon built it.

We can join these: This is the house that Delon built.
The word 'that' refers to the house, and is therefore a pronoun, but it also does the work of a

We use 'who' in referring to persons
I have a friend. He has four tame parrots. (two sentences)
I have a friend who has four tame parrots. ( one sentence)

Use 'which for animals and things
We found a purse. It contained money. (two sentences)
We found the purse which contained money. (one sentence)

We use "that" for persons, animals and things.
(a) The bandit that escaped has been recaptured. (person)
(b) The dog that killed the sheep was caught.(animal)
(c) I cannot find the pen that I promised to lend you. (thing)

Whom and whose are used to refer to persons

Robert is a faithful boy. I like him very much.
Robert is a faithful boy whom I like very much.

I met a Venezuelan. His name is Pedro.
I met a Venezuelan whose name is Pedro.

Any word may be used as an interjection or an exclamation, when it shows
a strong feeling.

E.g. Fried chicken! Not again! I have eaten that twice for the day.

The interjection is a brief expression and not a sentence. It is punctuated with an exclamation
mark. (!)

Here is a list of some interjections.

Hello! Alas!
Oh! Bang!
Congratulations! Sorry!



Look at these examples of sentences in which exclamations are used.
1. Finally! We have won the match.
2. Quiet! I have a headache.
3. 0 dear! I am so sorry.
4. No! I can't believe he did that.

Exercise 3.
Underline the interjections in the sentences.
1. Phew! Thank God it's over.
2. Oh! So you have finally come.
3. Enough is enough! Go straight to the head teacher's office.
4. Hurray! Look at our team go.
5. Yes! I knew it.

Subject and verb agreement
Here is a list of words which takes a singular verb.
Each every one
Someone anyone somebody
Nobody anybody everyone.

not one
one of

o Each of the boys wants a turn.
o Somebody in the room has a loud voice.
o Someone in the class is going with me.

Exercise 4.
Choose the correct verb
1. Somebody (is, are) going to explain the answer to the class.
2. None of the cars (has, have) been polished.
3. Every one of her children (has, have) done her proud.
4. Each of the players (try, tries) very hard.
5. One of them (owe, owes) a beautiful house.

With the expression neither.....nor, either......or the verb form is
determined by the noun or pronoun that is closest to the verb.

o Neither the boy nor the girl wants to do the dishes.
o Either the farmer or his wife takes care of the animals.
o Neither the pen nor the books are available.
o Either the girl or the boys are the best choice.
o Neither the books nor the pen is available.
o Either the boys or the girl is the best choice.

NB. Neither is always followed by nor and either is always followed by or.

Exercise 5
Choose the correct verb
1. Either you or your sister (has, have) to present the gift.
2. Neither the coach nor the players (was, were), at the presentation.
3. Either the man or his sons (is, are) to be rewarded.
4. Neither the boy nor his friends (want, wants) to leave.
5. Either Judy or Jan (is, are) the one most likely to succeed,

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Exercise 3
1. Panel
2. Rattle

3. Purple 5. Shovel
4. Rifle 6. Muzzle


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Responses to last week
Exercise B
1. (a) 1 7/8
(b) 1 V1/2
(c) 1 5/24

2. (a) 1/8
(b) 13/20
(c) 7/8

3. (a) 4
(b) 4 1/6
(c) 6 5/8

4. (a) 7/10
(b) 3 4/15
(c) 3 5/9

Exercise 1.
(a) 5/6
(b) 7/9

Exercise 2.
(a) 44/5
(b) 1%3

Exercise 3
(a) 3 3/5
(b) 15 1/3

(d) 7/15
(e) 7/24
(f) V2

(d) 2/5
(e) 1 13/21
(f) 12/3

(d) 6 17/24
(e) 9 7/12
(0) 8

(d) 3 5/6
(e) 2/3
(f) 5 9/10

(c) 6/11
(d) 9/13

(c) 6 2/3
(d) 3 2/3

(c) 5 5/8
(d) 6

Using the cancellation method
(a) 1 V2 (c) 10
(b) 3 1/3 (d) 2
1. (a) 20 (b) 10
2. 40 pencils

Exercise 2
= 1 7/8
Now complete this exercise.
1. 2A x 1/3
2. 2 2/5 x1 3/7
3. 3 1/5 x 5/8
4. 24 x 1 1/3

(g) 7 23/24
(h) 14 3/4

(e) 11/17

5. 1 2/7 x 1 1/3
6. 3 4 x 3 2/11
7.2 1/8 x1 2/17
8. 4 4x 1 2/13

In Mathematics the term 'BODMAS' means Brackets, of ,Division, Multiplication, Addition and
Subtraction. It tells us of the operation and which should be done first. A bracket usually shows the
operations to be done first. eg. (1 1/2) + 2
= V + 2 =2 1/2
When the hra-kpto arP nmiltetd there nrdcr in which the oneratinns are dpalt with iQ az follows:

First the word "of" means "x"
Second the signs "x" and -.
Third the sign "+" and "-" (subtraction)

eg. 1. (8 8/9) x 33/8
=7 1/9 x 3 3/8
= 64/9 x 27/8
= 24/1

(e) 12 3/5


eg. 2. 8-8/9x3 3/8

= 8/9 x 3 3/8
= 8/9 x 27/8

* there is no
bracket so the x is
worked first.

33/4x8/11+ 22/11
= 15/4 x8/11 + 24/11
= 15/4 x8/11 x 11/24
= 5/4
=1 1/4

4. 3/7

Hope you have read widely on Reciprocal. So we will continue with some exercises.

Exercise 1.
1. By what number would you multiply each of these to get 1 as an answer?
(a) 9 (b) 12 (c) 25 (d) 1/11
2. Complete these:
(a) 1/10 x 10 = (b) 'Ax E= 1

(c)[" x 1/15=1

(d) 1/19x O = I

3. Write the reciprocal of these:
9a) 1/6 (b) 2/11 (c) 3 1/9 (d) 4 2

Reciprocal can be used to do division:
Study these:
(a) 15 + 3 = 5 or 15 x 1/3 =5
(b) 48 4 = 12 or 48 x 1/4 = 12
Instead of dividing a number, we can multiply it by its reciprocal.
eg. 15-5= 15x 1/5
eg 15 x 1/3 15+3

Now try these
(a) 18 9 = 0]

(b) 18 x '9=0 1

Did you come up with (a) 2

(c) 72 4 = [

(d) 72 x 1/4= El

(b) 2

(c) 28


Study this example 5/3 + 2/3
We are dividing by 2/3.
So we can multiply by the reciprocal of 2/3 which is 3/2
Therefore, 5/3 2/3 is 5/3 x 3/2

Here is another example:

How well can you do these?
(a) 2/9 1/2
(d) 3/2 %3/4

1/2 4/3

= 5/2

= 1/2 x 3/4

(b) 2/3 4/9

(d) 28

(e) 1/32

Exercise 3
Now let us see how well you can work these.
1. (1/2 + 2/3) x 3/4 6.5 1/71+ /4x 15/9
2. Simplify V/ + (2/3 x 2/4) 7. 7/15 + 5/8 + 15/32
3. Find the value of 3/4 1/2 x 1/4 8.9 7/8 of 9 1/7
4. 2 1/6 1/8 + 9/16 9. What is the value of
5. 4/15 + 5/8 + 156/16 25/12+3/7 x 15/9-3/4
10. Simplify ( 9 2/3 8 3/4) + 1 1/4 x 1 1/3.

Fractions of Quantities.
What is 1/2 of 3 dozens
01 dozen is equal to 12
03 dozen is equal to 36
1/2 of 36
= 1/2 x 36/1
= 18

Exercise 4
Work the following:
1. Find 3/5 of 150 cm
2. 5/8 of $720.00
3. 3/8 of 4 hours

4. 7/9 of $540.00
5. 2/3 of 321 metres
6. 3/10 of 150 minutes
( ans. In hours and minutes)

Solve the problems involving fractions.
e.g A man spent 3/8 of money at the shop, 1/4 in the stationery store and 1/8 in the canteen. He had
$200.00 left. How much money had he?
Fraction at the shop 3/8
Fraction at the stationery store 1/4
Fraction at the canteen 1/8
Fraction spent altogether 3/8 + 1/4 + 1/8

Fraction of money left

1/4 of money = $200.00
4/4 = $ 200.00 x 4 = $ 800.00

= 2 1/2 ans

= 3/8 ans

(c) 2/9 -6/6

Did you get these responses?
(a) 1/18 (b) 1 /2 (c) 2/9 (d) 1 1/8
Wow!! You have done all correct. Well done!

Let's now look at multiplying mixed numbers

In multiplication all mixed numbers are changed to improper fractions.

eg.(1). 2 1/5 x 1 = 5/2 x 6/5
= 3/1
= 3

eg(2). 1 x 11/2
= 5/4 x 3/2
= 15/8

= 3/8 + 2/8 + 1/8
= 6/8
= 1- 3/4
= 1/4

= 3/4

Exercise 5
Let's see how well we can solve these problems.
1. Jane spent 2/5 of her money in the shop and 4/7 in the canteen. What fraction of her money
had she left?
2. In a school, 5/9 of the pupils are boys. If there are 128 girls. How many pupils are there
3. A gasoline tank is 3/5 full when it contains 48 litres of gasoline. How many litres will it
(i) when full
(ii) when it is 3/4 full.

4. Peter has 56 oranges, he give 2/7 to his brother, then 3/8 of the remainder to his friend. How
many oranges had he left?
5. Three boys a sum of money so that one got 2/5 and the second had half of the remainder. If
the third boy had the rest which is $360.00, how much money was shared?

Continue working fractions with your friends and on your own. Work at least five problems fol-
lowing the same pattern
Remember! Practice makes perfect!!!


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Sunday Chronicle November 25, 2007

Page XI

Text service

dogs women


OFFICIALS in a central In-
dian state have stopped a text
messaging service giving out
drivers' contact details after
men used it to pester women.
The facility, launched a year
ago, was withdrawn after
women complained to the
Madhya Pradesh transport de-
partment that they were being
harassed by men.
Under the scheme, anyone
could send a text to access a ve-
hicle owner's name, address and
phone number.
Officials say most of the in-
formation being sought per-
tained to young women.

Officials say the original
idea was to provide "citizen-
centric services" and assist po-
lice and investigating agencies.
"SMS [short text mes-
sage] us the vehicle registra-
tion number... and get all the
information vehicle, tax and
owner's details etc," read the
advertisement put out by the
Madhya Pradesh state trans-
port department.
But soon the department
found that the service had be-
come particularly popular with
men seeking to contact young
Deputy state Transport
Commissioner Upendra Jain
says the [transport] department
received several "informal com-
plaints" through police sources
and concerned citizens that the
facility was being used for
"other purposes".
Therefore, it was decided to
limit the information provided

through text messages, he said.
"Now our system does not
send back the address and
phone number of the owner," he

But people can still find out
the owner's name.

Although officials say in-
formation provided through
cell phone text messages has
been shortened mainly be-
cause "the number of mes-
sages sent to the transport
department has increased sev-
eral fold", they admit that the
harassment complaints "were
a big reason too".
The service was introduced
last year as part of a shift to-
wards e-governance and aimed
at introducing transparency.
The facility was also meant
to help policemen quickly find

out details of vehicles involved
in accidents or those suspected
to have been stolen or involved
in a crime.
The information was also

meant to help those purchasing
second-hand vehicles by pro-
viding details of the original date
of purchase, fitness certificate,
taxes and fees paid.
Some people say the trans-
port department is still provid-
ing too much information in the
public domain as their website
still lists address details of own-
"But what can be done if a
man is hell-bent on finding a
woman's whereabouts? He can
get it by some other means
too," says Taseen Khorakiwala,
a young resident of the state
capital, Bhopal.
"Anyway, easier access to
information can be a boon as
well as a bane," she says.


The Ministry of Agriculture is inviting applications from
persons to fill vacant positions in its Extension Services

suitably qualified
Unit for Regional


Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Science Degree
Veterinary Medicine.

in Agriculture or


Working experience in the field of extension is desirable.

A copy of the job description can be obtained from the office of the Deputy .
Permanent Secretary (Administration).

Applications in triplicate, along with Curriculum Vitae, should be sent not later
than November 30, 2007 to:

The Deputy Permanent Secretary (Administration)
Minist ry of Agriculture
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -
Global warming is one of the
most significant threats fac-
ing humankind, researchers
warned, as they unveiled a
study showing how climate
changes in the past led to
famine, wars and population
The world's growing popu-
lation may be unable to ad-
equately adapt to ecological
changes brought about by the
expected rise in global tempera-
tures, scientists in China, Hong
Kong, the United States and
Britain wrote in the journal Pro-
ceedings of the National Acad-
emy of Sciences.
'The warmer temperatures
are probably good for a while,
but beyond some level plants
will be stressed," said Peter
Brecke, associate professor in
the Georgia Institute of
Technology's Sam Nunn School
of International Affairs.
"With more droughts and
a rapidly growing population,

it is going to get harder and
harder to provide food for ev-
eryone and thus we should
not be surprised to see more
instances of starvation and
probably more cases of hun-
gry people clashing over
scarce food and water."
Trawling through history
and working out correlative pat-
terns, the team found that tem-
perature declines were followed
by wars, famines and popula-
tion reductions.
The researchers examined
the time period between 1400
and 1900, or the Little Ice Age,
which recorded the lowest av-
erage global temperatures
around 1450, 1650 and 1820,
each separated by slight warm-
ing intervals.
"When such ecological situ-
ations occur, people tend to
move to another place. Such
mass movement leads to war,
like in the 13th century, when
the Mongolians suffered a
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China," David Zhang, geogra-
phy professor at the University
of Hong Kong, said in an inter-
view on Thursday.
"Or the Manchurians who
moved into central China in 17th
century because conditions in
the northeast were terrible dur-
ing the cooling period," he said.
"Epidemics may not be di-
rectly linked to temperature
(change), but it is a consequence
of migration, which creates
chances for disease to spread."

Although the study cited
only periods of temperature de-
cline to social disruptions, the
researchers said the same pre-
diction could be made of global
A report last week said
climate change will put half
the world's countries at risk
of conflict or serious political

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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 Navigation and Aeronautical Telecommunication Aids
are kept in a high state of serviceability through preventative maintenance.

Prepares plans for the development of Aeronautical Telecommunication as
they relate to staff requirement, allocation of space and purchase of new

Job Requirement
Individuals must possess 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 course in Supervisory Management is

A competitive salary package will be offered. Applicants should send full
resume with a covering letter to reach the address below before November
30, 2007.

Interim Director General
Guyana Civil Aviation Authority
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International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution group, identified 46 countries home to
2.7 billion people where it said the effects of climate change would create a high risk of violent
conflict. It identified another 56 states where there was a risk of political instability.
"I would expect to see some pretty serious conflicts that are clearly linked to climate change on
the international scene by 2020," International Alert secretary general Dan Smith told Reuters in a
telephone interview.
Near the top of the list are west and central Africa, with clashes already reported in northern
Ghana between herders and farmers as agricultural patterns change.
Bangladesh could also see dangerous changes, while the visible decline in levels of the River Ganges
in India, on which 400 million people depend, could spark new tensions there.
Water shortages would make solving tensions in the already volatile Middle East even harder,
Smith said, while currently peaceful Latin American states could be destabilized by unrest following
changes in the melting of glaciers affecting rivers.
Unless communities and governments begin discussing the issues in advance, he said, there
is a risk climate shift could be the spark that relights wars such as those in Liberia and Si-
erra Leone in west Africa or the Caucasus on Russia's borders. Current economic growth in
developing states could also be hit.

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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry ofAgriculture invites bids from
suitably qualified and experienced bidders to undertake the following project:

Construction of Drainage Sluice at De Willemn, West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the Procurement Act 2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain further
information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority during normal working hours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and Irrigation
Authority. Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each bid document.
5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the Bidder
and marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender for _"

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00h on Tuesday
December4,2007. Electronicbidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to
attend at 09:00h on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministry of Finance at the above address.'

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager of the
National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the
bid sum,
9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finatice reserves the
right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily
to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

Young warned

over social


Millions of young people could
damage their future careers
with the details about them-
selves they post on social net-
working websites, a watchdog
The. Information
Commissioner's Office found
more than half of those asked
made most of their information
Some 71% of 2,000 14 to
21-year-olds said they would
not want colleges or employ-
ers to do a web search on
them before they had re-
moved some material.
The commission said the
young needed to be aware of
their electronic footprint.

The ICO also said
young people could be put-
ting themselves at risk of
identity fraud because of

the material they post on
social networks such as
Facebook and MySpace.
The data regulator's survey
found that two thirds of those
questioned accepted as friends
on such websites people they
did not even know.
Some 60% posted their date
of birth, a quarter put their job
title and almost one in 10 gave
their home address.
ICO deputy commis-
sioner David Smith said:
"Many young people are
posting content online with-
out thinking about the elec-
tronic -footprint they leave
S "The cost to a person's fu-
ture can be very high if some-
thing undesirable is found by
the increasing number of educa-
tion institutions and employers
using the internet as a tool to
vet potential students or em-


The survey found 95%
were concerned about their de-
tails being passed on to adver-
tisers or other websites.
There were 54% who cared
"a lot" about how their personal
information was used.
Mr Smith said: "This
shows that when young people
are made aware that their details
could be being passed between
parties legitimate or unscrupu-
lous they are worried.
"We have to help teenagers
wise up to every aspect of the
internet age they're living in. It
may be fun but unfortunately it
is not the safe space many think
it is."
The ICO has launched a
new website to help young
people understand their in-
formation rights.

Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
T. he National Drainage and IrrigationAuthority, Ministry ofAgriculture invites technical
and financial proposals from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to provide
supervision services for the following civil work:

a.) Construction of Drainage Sluice at De Willem, West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3.

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and Irrigation
Authority, Ministry of Agriculture. Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Agriculture for one set of tender doetunent for the
above civil work.

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the of
the tenderer and marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for_____".

Tenders shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00b on Tuesday.
December 4,2007.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 09:00h on December 4. 2007 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager of
the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue

6. The National Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance reserves the
right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever and not
necessarily to award to the lowest tender.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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Taslima Nasreen:

Controversy's child

Taslima Nasreen has been
forced to leave her adopted
city of Calcutta in India after
riots by Muslims there. Her
writings have made her a con-
troversial figure for more
than a decade.
The doctor-turned-writer
first made a name for herself
with her feisty newspaper col-
umns, picking up a prestigious
Bengali literary award in India
for her book, Nirbachito Kolam
(Selected Columns) in 1992.
She has since written nearly
30 books of poetry, essays,
novels and short stories in her
native Bengali language, mostly
in exile.
Ms Nasreen fled her home
country Bangladesh in 1995 af-
ter Muslim extremists called for
her death following her most
controversial book, "Lajja"
The book was banned for
offending Muslim religious sen-
She was reported to have
told an Indian newspaper that
Islamic religious edicts should be
changed. Her comments enraged
some militant Muslim Islamic

They pronounced a death
sentence on the writer and of-
fered $2,000 to anyone who
killed her.
For a few months, Ms
Nasreen lived under
heavy security at her
apartment in the ,I,., -
capital, Dhaka, before
leaving the country
for Sweden. Irin.i i"
She returned to
Bangladesh in 1998 to
visit her ailing mother
and faced renewed
threats from extrem-
ist Islamic activists.
After her
mother's death, Ms
Nasreen went to live
in Paris.
In 1999, the
Bangladeshi govern- .
ment banned her
book, My Childhood,
saying it could hurt
the people's religious
Earlier that year, MS Nasi
the government dis- Banglade
approved of a poem
she wrote in her mother's
memory in an Indian magazine,
and stopped imports of the is-

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sue carrying the poem.
And in 2002, the authorities
in Bangladesh banned her newly
published novel Wild Wind a
sequel to My Girlhood say-
ing that the book could anger


reen faced dea

ith threats in

the country's Muslim majority
and lead to religious tensions.
It was the third time in a de-
cade that one of Ms Nasrcen's
works had fallen foul of the
country's laws.

ii.i- gistrate's court in
B.inglIdcsh even gave her a
one'-e 'ji prison sentence on
i" r. h.rgc .f writing deroga-
L'i\ comments about Islam
in her books.
STIhe political parties
in B.ianliadesh] use religion
f',r their own interests and
'.' h. nh n r they find any
S, rill.: ii about religion,
he-, Cin t tolerate it, so
ih.. bhan the book," she
Si- tol BBC Bengali Ser-
ic e iin August 2002.
cn in India, Ms
'" Nj'rciien work was banned
I .lier Muslim groups pro-
I n' .J111 A ULULJA
l; et h ,,?l

n11 --11 ), n1er auitUo ogra-
phy 'Dwikhondito" (Split
into two), was banned by

the Communist government in
West Bengal state where a quar-
ter of the population is Muslim.

Two years
later, a court in
West Bengal
lifted the ban
saying it was
and unten-
In Sep-
tember 2005,
she was given
a one-year In-
dian visa and
permission to
stay in
Calcutta. Since


ported her plea for Indian
"Like us, she is a Bengali,

MS Nasreen has said she wants to continue
living in Calcutta.

then she has been living in the
city after getting her visa ex-
Ms Nasreen has always
said she wants to make
Calcutta, capital of West Ben-
gal state, her home even
though the European Union
has offered her refuge.
"East [Bengal] has already
closed the doors to me... so I
want to stay in West Bengal
where I feel at home," she said
once. East Bengal covered what
is now Bangladesh.
Though many Indian writ-
ers have criticised the quality of
Ms Nasreen's work, they have
consistently supported her ef-
forts at staying on in the coun-
In April 2005, a group of
Bengali writers, poets :and
intellectuals openly sup-

and she only writes in Bengali.
She cannot enter Bangladesh, so
her only option is to live
amongst Bengalis in Calcutta if
she has to exist as a writer of
some consequence," said writer
Shib Narain Ray.
That might become difficult
with the recent riots in Calcutta
with a fringe Muslim group say-
ing that she should leave the
Ms Nasreen has been
threatened by Muslim groups
outside Bengal too.
In August, Muslim protest-
ers attacked her during a book
launch in Andhra Pradesh state
in southern India.
Ms Nasreen, who
backed into a corner, said
the attack was barbaric but
pledged she would not be
cowed. (BBC)




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SAdventure to

SWHAT does it take to get the news
to you? Nine media representatives
traveled to Kaieteur overland for
three days to help in promoting
f. overland tours to what is
considered the crown jewel of
Guyana's tourism product. The
S" initiative was taken by the Ministry
of Tourism, Industry and
SNeil Marks (Senior Reporter, Guyana Commerce, the National Parks
Chronic When the senior warden, Commission and Rainforest Tours.
Laurence Gibson, told us that we were liter-
ally walking on diamonds at Kaieteur top, he ere, we share four stores...
wasn't joking. To add to it, he took us to a
Spot, and flashed a torch into a small hole in
one of the rocks. What was there? Gold' The
Kaieteur National Park is rich with such min-
era resources, even as it abounds with plant
and animal life, like those carnivorous plants
Larissa Pugsley, (Reporter, News Today)- that suck in the mosquitossowe didn't have
Theoverland tour to Kaeteur was fun and to tie our nets for the cold night in hammocks
adventurous. I found the 1,800-feet climb on the verandah of the modest guest house. A
challenging but was worth it especially when I On Wednesday, I was taking an early morning
got the first sight of Kaieteur which is breath dip at the top of the falls, when an insect i
taking. I give kudos to the National Parks looking like a Praying Mantis (was it?) at-
Commission for making the tour an experience tached itself to my skin and crawled all over,
to remember. I was blown away by the even unto my face. Even as I soaped and k
scenery of the Pakaraima mountain range plunged, it was faithful, sticking close still.
within which the Kaieteur National Park falls. Romel was all too kind to become a priest,.
Before that, when we got to Waratukfor and Nmela sung "A Moment Like This" for a
camping in the open for the night, I was marriage that just had to take place! From
hesitant about going in the cold water, but the "ganja crack" at Mahdia, falling and
how refreshing it wasonce I finally decided bruising my foot at Amatuk Falls, the late
They say a Jaguar was prowling near our evening shower at Waratuk Falls, and then
camp, but I think they were kidding. I a soakihg up at Kaieteur with tales of the spirit
happy now that I got to see the wonderful of old Kai hovering above in the form of
sight that Kaieteur is. I would encourage countless Scissors Tailed Swifts (even as his
others to take the overland tour instead offac Scwas imag s inblein a rock) the journey
the aircraft. Climbing the mountain was a was field withure, the nal aro entk e, jone
pace, I managed. I have learnt one lelaughs a t p the peace ofcna-
though for my next trip pack wisely!so t, h

Dennis Chabrol (Correspondent, BBC
| iMurra(Cmrmn WV2aribbean) I've done it! Forget my aching
Upon being told that I would begoing to rewarding experiencewas to have visited aieteurnd
Kaieteur overland and we ha cemore important getting to have vitop usingted Kaeteur
i n hammock, I was up for the challenge overland route stretching from Georgetown
because I love traveling and adventure. A of Mahdia, Amatuk Island, Waratukand then to
days startled out with challenges but was athat ever-green climb through the Amazon o
rewarding in the endbecause we got to relax was alingother Falls' was
and enjoy nature like never before. Every faithful sour Grand-mother Falls' was
twist and turn we made on the Potaro river, and bro source of water for fce-washin
T .n n and every stop we made was perfect for the remainder of the arduous trek upfor the
camera. I wonder if I will get into GEM mountain capped with slippery plates of rock.
magazine as a Hunk of the Week or something Thanks to the dried leaves and no raines of rock.
for all of those photos I took. Climbing all feet had enough gripleaves and m other-natin our
those mountains to get at the top of the falls strategically Positioned vines and rock-rnature
was a tedious job but I kept going and in handles forp us to cling and hoistourselvesock-
order to get up the mountain I kept thinking While nothing els candy hoist ourselvesmpare with the
about the water falls. It was breath taking majesticbeauty of aieeur Falls, with there will
when I first saw the falls after that journey, never be ar'jacuzzi' like theforceful l i
To have a bath in the water that would but gentle gush of Amatuk Falls. Kaieteurng
eventually tumble 741-feet below was even though, gets the oFverall nod so much that I
more amazing. There are times I did not even have converted one of the o movie shots of
want to get out of the water because it was Kaieteur Falls to a screen-saver for myof
Sso refreshing, even though my jaw wascomputer screen-saver for my
chattering and my body was trembling. I er
would say the whole trip was just

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- Indonesia glued to child preacher show

hI is show-time at the Lativi television studios in the Indone-
sian capital, Jakarta.
The dancers are going through their routines, stressed-
out floor managers are doing final sound checks and the au-
dience is beginning to get excited.
Everything is as it should be for a prime-time TV talent
show with one exception.
All of the contestants are under the age of 10.
Fahmi, for example, is one of the three finalists in tonight's
competition. He is eight years old and he is here, he says,
because he wants to spread the word of Islam.
"I want to be a preacher when I grow up," he says, "be-

cause there are lots of young people these days who don't
follow the Koran."
That is the other thing about this competition it might
look like a normal entertainment show, but it is all about'
the word of Allah.

Child Preachers, as the show is called, tests children in
the art of Islamic sermons. Fahmi and his two competitors
are, in effect, trying to out-preach each other.
And despite the age of the contestants, it is a serious
business. For the past two months, the contestants have been

living in quarantine at a house in Jakarta.
Every day, they train for several hours with a team of men-
tors. After all, turning an eight-year-old into a fully fledged
Islamic preacher takes work.
Everything about their performances has been carefully
choreographed the make-up, the Islamic clothes, the ges-
tures, and of course the sermons themselves.
The end result is convincing but is it the real thing?
Fahmi is clear enough about why he is competing, and
why he likes to preach, but when asked to talk a little more
about his sermon, he looks shyly at his father and then at
the ground.
The audience, though, is convinced enough; the show
is now in its sixth season. Mixing Sharia with showbiz, it

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FAHMI says he wants to teach people about the Koran

seems, is working.
At the back of the audience sits a group of teenage girls,
all dressed in pink, all wearing strict Islamic dress. How, I ask
them, does this show compare to shows like Pop Idol?
"This is much better" they say, "because this is actually
teaching something about the Islamic religion. Indonesian
Idol is just to have fun, it's just talking about worldly plea-
sures, but this is talking about the world and the after-life."

Religious TV shows go down well here. There were at
least 10 of them running during Ramadan this year. And while
in the mosque the tone is usually calm arid sombre, on tele-
vision, Indonesians like their sermons with a touch of glitz.
The show's producer, Dicky Sumandjaja, admits that the
fusion of these two things is not always easy, but he says
they do not have to be in competition.
His perspective is that entertainment helps to educate
"If you're.trying to inform and educate viewers at home,"
he said, "it's always going to be more effective if you add a
dash of fun, because in my opinion, I don't think Indonesian
society is ready to accept things that are too serious on TV."
This is all part of a wider trend in Indonesia.
Muslims here are hungry for modern consumer products
with an Islamic flavour. And if it works for lipstick, fashion
and music, why not television shows?
Fahmi is only eight, but he is already plugged in to this
new trend. He never knew Indonesia a decade ago, when too
much religious expression was dangerous, and television
strictly controlled.
He is just a little boy who likes dressing up for the cam-
era and playing the joker, whose only wish, he says, is to
grow up to be a preacher and visit Mecca.

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Story Time

Wanted: Sounds of3Silence
by Petaniber Persaud

'But we tried,' Peter reminded his colleague.
That effort and money went to waste. The two.
boys photocopied and posted on 'lamp posts the
law governing noise nuisance that were issued
by Ministry of Home Affairs. The posters were
destroyed most likely by the noise makers.
The silk cotton tree was silent as if listening to the
plight of the children. For a while, the only
exchange between the boys was the turning of
pages in the science text book they shared. The
frustration of Hari and Peter translated to noisy
flipping of pages. Suddenly, both boys stopped
and stared. Simultaneously they turned facing
each other. Then their eyes went back to .the
electrical diagrams. And the instructions on how
to construct a device to neutralise sound made
by electrical gadgets. Their excitement was
After a confusing burstof simultaneous talk, Hari
put his index finger to his lips and there was
Just for a while though as Peter burst out with,
'The Science Fair'.
On the same wavelength, Hari responded, 'And
funding for this project.'
The answers to the last set of questions are:
1. -(A), 2.- (B), 3.- (B), 4.- (D), 5.-(A), 6.-
Multiple-choice questions pertaining to
Tourism Month November, 2007.
Read each _question carefully, Choose the
one answer you think is correct.
1. Spanish word for Tourism,
(A) Tourisme
(B) Turismo
(C) Turizem
(D) Turismus

2. Which is not an important tourism
indicator in Guyana's Tourism
(A) Hotel occupancy
(B) Advertising
(C) Overall air-passenger
travel at our Int'l
(D) Direct International

3. This combination is most helpful
when touring.
(A) Brochure, Tour Guide,
(B) Finance, Map, Mobile
(C) Mobile-phone, Finance,
Tour Guide

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"'etethlumed to-a clean pagein his exercise book and
.together they worked the idea of neutralising loud
Although their project was not judge the best at the
Annual'Secondary Schools Science Fair, it was the
most popular; scores and scores of persons affected
by noise flocked the device that could restore some
peace to their lives.
(D) Map, Brochure, Finance
4. One of the reasons why TRAI.NING is
vitally important in Guyana's Tourism
(A) Because of the fact that
Industry/business has
developed good customer-
relation services.
(B) Because of the fact that
you never get a second
chance to make a first
(C) Because of the fact that
Carifesta X (2008) will be
hosted here.
(D) Because of the fact that the
Industry employs

5. Most times Guyanese are referred to
(A) Hospitable people
(B) Hostile people
(C) Hopeful people
(D) Horrid people

6. Guyana is now being referred to as
'the land of many....
(A) Waters.
(B) Wonderful And Total
Extinguishing Resources.
(C) Promises.
(D) Waters and Holidays.






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Violence and sexual abuse Street Children, published in Addis.
within the home are among by a coalition of charities. We were told our mother
the main reasons children In Ethiopia, an estimated had died and this would now be
run away to live on the 150,000 children live on the our home.
streets, according to a report, streets. The story of Genet, It had been horrible with the
the State of the World's now living in a- safehouse in family we had been living with


The general public is hereby informed that certain parcels of state land will become available for
allocation as follows:
The following properties will be auctioned:-
a. Prospecting Licence Blocks at Kaburi (35SE, 35NE, 36SW, 36NW),
Parabaru (77SW), Omai (43NE), Ekereku (23NW), Kuribrong (43NE),
Imbaimadai (33SW), Baimapai (32SE), Eping-Perenong (33NE).
Demerara Headwaters (52 NE,SW,SE,SW).
b. Mining Permit Blocks in Imbaimadai (33SE), Mahdia (43SE. 44NE),
Pashanamu (24SE, 25SW)
Successful bidders will be required to pay the bid price plus 3% auction dues
immediately at the end of theAuction.
2. Applications for Prospecting Permits Medium Scale will be accepted for Blocks in the
Lower Puruni (26NE,26NW, 18SE, 18SW). Kaburi (27SE, 27SW, 35NE, 35NW.
35SE, 35SW, 36NE, 36NW, 44NW), Upper Berbice (52SE) from November 27, 2007
to December 11", 2007. A closed auction will be held in the event of multiple
applications for any block.
The GGMC will provide the required maps and descriptions of all properties.
Applications for properties awarded at the auction i.e. Prospecting Licences, Mining
Permits and Prospecting Permits Medium Scale must be submitted by January 8,
2008 to be valid.
A copy of the application procedures for Prospecting Licences, Mining Permits and
Prospecting Permits Medium Scale can be obtained from the GGMC Head Office.
The following areas will be open for claim locations for persons without any mineral
properties effective from 27' November, 2007 : Mabura (44NE, 45NW,45NE, 45SW,
45SE, 52NW, 52NE), Middle Demerara (36SE, 37SW, 45NW), and Demerara Head
(51NE, 51SE, 52NW,52SW)
Participants in either of the under-mentioned lotteries must not be the holders of any
Prospecting Permit Medium Scale, Mining Permit, Prospecting Licence, or Mining
Licence and also must not be the holders of, or have located, more than five claims.
Participants must be the holder of a Prospecting Permit Small Scale at the time of
a. Alottery for Special Mining Permit Blocks in the West and North Kumaka areas
respectively will be held ata date and time to be announced,
b. A lottery for portions of two contiguous parcels each in the Omai Gap Project
Area will be held on December 4", 2007. Location (by successful allottees)
shall commence on December 11, 2007. All locations must be completed
on or before February 9, 2008.

Interested persons must consultt,64 releant maps which are on display at the GGMC Head
Office. Mining Stations and the GGDMA Office to ascertain their areas) of interest.
All allocations are final.

William H Woolfojd
Commissioner (ag)
L ____

Addis Ababa, is similar to those
of many such children, espe-
cially girls.
My troubles began when I
was 14 years old and my
mother became too ill to care for
my younger sister and me.
We were sent to live with a
family as their domestic
We were both subject to
frequent beatings and were not
allowed to go to school.
A year later we were taken
by our grandmother to live with
a distant male relative elsewhere

before and I hoped the new fam-
ily would be kinder to us now
that our mother was gone.
But I was forced to go to
bed with the male relative
who we had been sent to live
with and a woman in the
household frequently beat us
I was pretty sure that the
man was also sexually abusing
my 11-year-old sister too. Af-
ter two months I ran away but
my younger sister was too
frightened to come with me.
I ended up in the house of

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a family friend who took me in
but they demanded that I pay
my way by working as their do-
mestic servant.
After being beaten and ver-
bally abused, I decided to take
my chances on the streets.
I find it very difficult to talk
about my time on the streets of
Addis. I survived there as best
I could for over two months. I
was often very hungry.
Other girls I met living and
working on the street told me
about the Drop-in Centre for
street children operated by the
Forum for Street Children.
It took a lot of courage to
go there for help as I found it
very difficult to trust adults.
But when I told the commu-
nity workers there what had
happened to me they immedi-
ately gave me a place in their
safe home for girls.
I am now 16, I have started
school again and I am being
trained at a local health centre
as a janitor so I will be able to
support myself when the time
comes to leave the safe home.
I am desperate to see my
sister again. They tell me she
has managed to escape from the
abusive household we were in
and is now living with our
grandmother in her home village.
When I grow older I want
to help other children in the
same situation as me.

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 Tender can be purchased and
uplifted from Purchasing Manager-Field at the address below
from Monday 12th November, 2007: -

Materials Managenent Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, EastCoast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-332. ,


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Sunday Chronicle. November.25,'2007

gi m

Responses to last week.
Exercise 1.
1. Suriname 3.A 5. B
2. C 4. D
We will now continue with Natural region.
Vegetation refers to plant growth.
Natural vegetation refers to plants and trees which grow naturally in the area.
It is known as flora. Most of the vegetation on the coastal area is sugar cane, rice and other agricul-
tural crops.

On the mudflat of Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice coast the vegetation is mangrove and courida
trees. The roots of these trees hold the soil together to prevent erosion.
Other natural vegetation is troolie palm, eta palm and crab wood.
Major occupation on the Coastal Plain
agriculture- fruits, vegetables
rice and sugar cultivation
-livestock farming
-public servants eg Teachers, Nurses, staff of ministries and corporations.

On the coast there are manufacturing industries
Curry powder
Aerated drink
Breakfast cereals
Rum and other alcoholic beverages

Some important places on the Coastal Plain

Five of Guyana's towns are located there
Georgetown-the capital city and Chief Port
Anna Regina
New Amsterdam
Rose Hall

Map of Guyana showing the towns
0 Indicating Towns

The Tapakuma Irrigation project Essequibo Coast Situated South West of Anna Regina
* Lakes on the Coastlands in the county of Essequibo
* Mainstay


The Agricultural Project
The Mahaica Mahaicony Abary, Agricultural Development Authority.(MMA/ADA)

Exercise 1.
1. There are _______ Natural Regions in Guyana.
2. The Low Coastal Plain stretches from Point Playa to the
3. Natural plant growth is referred to as
4. The abbreviation MMA/ADA means
5. The washing away of the soil is known as

The Sugar Industry
Sugar cane is grown on the Low Coastal Plain
Importance of the sugar industry
provide employment in office, factory and field
earns foreign exchange for the country. It is sold to foreign markets such as the European
Economic Community. (E.E.C)
the money received from the sale is used by the Government to buy things such as drugs,
fuel vehicles, machines fertilizers and cement.

sugar provides raw materials for some manufacturing industries in the manufacture of Jams,
jellies, aerated drink, malt, it is a sweetener for domestic purposes.

By products of sugar
Some materials are produced in the manufacture of sugar.
o Bagasse is the husk left after the cane juice is squeezed out..
o It is used for fuel in the sugar factory.
o Molasses is a thick dark brown liquid which is obtained during the boiling process of the
cane juice.
o Molasses is used in the manufacture of rum. Guyana sells rum to foreign countries and earns
foreign exchange.
o Molasses is used to feed animals.

Other Features of the Low Coastal Plain
1. People who live on the Low Coastal Plain enjoy the North East Trade Winds.
2. Sea walls and dams prevent water from flooding the land.
3. Many rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The main rivers are Essequibo, Demerara, Berbice,
Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary, Canje and Boerasirie.
The largest River is the Essequibo. This river has many islands at its mouth-Wakenaam and Leguan.
You know there are about 365 islands in Guyana

For you to do
Try to find the islands on the map of Guyana.
Locate six of them.
Name the islands in Demerara and Berbice

Now we will look at the Hilly Sand and Clay Region
This region is named so because of the many hills, clay and sandy soils which can be found there.
This natural region is found south of the Low Coastal Plain. It starts south of the Pomeroon River.
It then goes in arc across the Cuyuni, Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers then eastwards to the Corentyne

Try to locate the region on a map of Guyana.
Remember the main features on the table given. Revise them.

Resources/Economic activities
Bauxite is mined at Linden, Ituni,and Kwakwani.
Timber at the Bartica Triangle and Mabura Hill.
Stone Quarrying
Agricultral activities pineapple, citrus,peanut and ground provision
at Yarakabra
-- Vegetation valuable forests of greenheart, mora, wallaba, and other timbers.

Population The population is in areas where bauxite mining is done- Linden
Timber is cut- Mabura Hill
Where there are Amerindian Reservations- Orealla, Epira, Kalkumi.
The population consists of- loggers, bauxite workers, public servants.

Some important places in this region are:
Bartica situated at the confluence of Cuyuni, Mazaruni and Essequibo rivers and is the
"gateway to the hinterland."

The mining communities of- Linden
Linden one of Guyana's six towns
Cheddi Jagan International Airport

Next week we will continue with Natural Regions

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The response for the previous week was inadvertently omitted. We sincerely apologise for the flows over the gills. When the water passes over the gills the oxygen from the water is absorbed.
omission and bring you the response.

Diagram of the Gills

Responses to last week.
Exercise A
1. D
2. C
Exercise B
1. E
2. D

Responses for number 1 to number 6.
1. D 3. B
2. D 4. A

Response to naming the parts of the Frog

1. What animal is this? Name the different parts of this animal.
., ...... .. .....

Questions on the fish
A. Choose the letter that has the most suitable response
1 .Fishes belong to the group of..............
(a) vertebrates (b) invertebrates (c) Crustaceans (d) Myriapods

2. Fishes are rich in this food group ------
(a) carbohydrates (b) Vitamins

(c) Proteins

3. The lateral fins help the fish to -------
(a) see better (b) detect danger (c) swim (d) move up and down

4. The ------- provides protection for the fish.
(a) tail (b) eyes

5. The ------- fin help the fish to swim forward with less friction
( a) pectoral (b) pelvic (c) caudal (d) anal

B. Match column 'A' with column 'B)

(c) fins (d) scales

Column 'A'
1. A group of fish all of the same kind
2. The branch of Agriculture that involves
the rearing of fish.
3. Fishes breathe by ------
4. Place where fishes are kept.

Column 'B'
A. Scales
B gills
C. aquarium
D. shoal
E. Aquaculture

C. Name the parts of the fish

We will now continue with fishes and it is expected that you have read widely on both salt and
fresh water fishes.

Fishes live in both salt and fresh water.
Name five salt water fish and five fresh water fish. Compare your list with your friend.

Observe the diagram showing the Parts of the Fish

On your own
Say the usefulness of the named parts of the fish.
Do some research on the Piranha.

p-lw fin

Functions of the Parts of a Fish
Scales: provide protection and overlap each other so as to glide or
allow easy movement in the water.
Fins: Caudal or tall finE helps the fish to swim forward
Pectoral and Pelvic fins: helps the fish to balance and to steer
Dorsal fins and the pelvic fins: allows the fish to move up and down.
Lateral line: helps the fish to detect vibrations and as such to escape from danger.
The Gill cover or Operculum: The gills are used for breathing. How do fish breathe? As.
you already know fishes breathe by gills. When the fish swallows the water, it

Hope you had an enjoyable time studying fishes.

We will now move on to the human systems. I promise you that this will be very exciting.
So prepare for the excitement while we examine the differentparts of our body and the
functions of each part.

The Human Body System
The HRman Body System is perfect in the way it carries out: its functions
The body is made up of many organs.

Study diagrams that represent organs of the body.

Next week we examine the different organs.

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Notice is hereby given
That the Twenty-Third Annual General Meeting of
Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited will be held at the Le
Meridien Pegasus Hotel, Seawall Road, Kingston,
Georgetown. on Monday, December 10, 2007 at
.17:00 hours (5:00 p.m.) for the following purposes:
1. To receive the Report of the Directors and the
Auditors and to approve the Audited Accounts for
the year ended September 30, 2007.
2. To re-elect three Directors to fill offices vacated
by those retiring from the Board by rotation in
accordance with the By-laws namely:
Mr.-Nigel M. Baptiste, Mr. Richard Vasconcellos
and Mr. Derwin M. Howell.
3. To elect Mr. Edwin H. Gooding and
Mr. John N. Alves who were appointed to fill
casual vacancies as Directors in accordance
with the By-laws.
4. To re-appoint the Auditors, Messrs Ram & Mc Rae.
And the following special business namely:
5. To consider and if thought fit pass the -. ...-1,
resolution as a special resolution:
'That the articles of incorporation of the company
be amended to provide that the minimum number
of directors be five (5) and the maximum ten (10)'
6. To consider and if thought fit pass resolutions
relating to:
(a) Dividends.-
(b) Directors' service agreements providing for their
remuneration; and
(c) Remuneration of the auditors.
7. To consider any other business that may be
conducted at an Annual General Meeting.
J.N. Alves
Corporate Secretary
Registered Office:
155-156 New Market Street
North Cummingsburg
Georgetown, Guyana
November 5. 2007.
N.B. Only stockholders may attend.
Any member entitled to attend and vote is entitled
to appoint a proxy to attend and vote instead of
A proxy need not be a member of the Company.
The instrument appointing a proxy must bear a
GS10 revenue stamp and deposited at the
Registered Office of the Company not less than
48 hours before the time for holding the meeting.
Any Corporation which is a member of the
Company may, by resolution of its Directors or
other governing body, authorize such person as
it thinks fit to act as Its representative at the
meeting (By-law 86).

Applications are invited for the following positions:





Experience: The specialist will have a minimum of 10 years experience in remote sensing with a first
degree in an environmental or natural resource-based subject and a higher degree in an appropriate field:
S/he will have been closely involved in similar exercises of establishing a GIS to detect and monitor illegal
activities in forestry, and detecting forestry activities using satellite imagery, preferably in tropical
situations. S/he will ideally have experience with ITTO projects and have lived and worked in one or more
developing countries.
1. Advise the GFC on the most appropriate hardware and software to support GIS system and to
facilitate satellite imagery analyses.
"2. In collaboration with the GFC, develop indicators of illegal logging.
3. Conduct comprehensive satellite image processing and interpretation including detection, for
both medium and high resolution images.
4. Analyze satellite images at medium and high resolution, involving geo-referencing and
enhancement of image data, to determine the presence, in particular, of logging roads and
logging activity.
5. Oversee the verification of results of imagery analyses by airborne or ground inspection.
Please check GFC's website at: i, tii fore:,) f l/t gy for a complete list of duties for this Position.

Experience: The specialist will have a minimum of 10 years experience in forest management
covering aspects of legality and chain-of-custody, with a first degree in an environmental or natural
.resource-based subje-ct and a higher degree in forestry: S/he will have been closely involved in similar
exercises of advising nn for -t Tr,.--n f t d ti-iA< fi.I l ArA :%r c ihinr ( f...1

g es r l1 >-i en un era ng ed work and establishing CoC protocols
preferably in tropical situations. S/he wilHdeally have experience we ITTO projects and have had spent
time working in the forest sector in Guyana.
1. Lead the development of a legality database, with all : ..pi... may systems documentation to



track timber through the chain of custody.
2. Identify the protocols required at each stage of the bar coding system and prepare a Report
on Protocols.
3. Assist in the development of the barcode system/chain of custody.
4. Assist in the trial run of the barcode system and conduct monitoring.
5. Provide training to the sector and the GFC in the new system incorporating chain of custody
tracking using bar coding.
Please check GFC's website at:.www foresty..ty.goygy fora complete list of duties for this Position.

Experience: The specialist will have a minimum of 7 years experience in barcode tracking systems, and
database and network establishment with a first degree in an environmental or natural resource-based
subject and a higher degree in an appropriate field. S/he will have been closely involved in similar
exercises, preferably in tropical situations. S/he will ideal*S have experience with ITTO projects and have
lived and worked in one or more developing countries.
1. Develop and implement bar code technology in existing national.timber tracking system.
2. Develop an integrated central database using appropriate software for bar coding information.
3. Establish Wide Area Network at selected forest stations.
4. EstablishfReal Time Processing Units at 6 Forest Stations.
5. Develop remote / offline scanning systems for 22 forest station
Please check GFC's website at: n w.,, i, ,-,i for Request for Quotation and a complete list
of duties for this Position.

Deadline for applications is: 10th December, 2007
Applications should be addressed to:
Mr. James Singh
Commissioner of Forests
Guyana Forestry Commission
1 Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
or can be emailed to: pi pjec t cooit ,ato, @in; estry
orfaxed to: 592 226 8956


r The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), in i..,,.:-.i,,jirni with the International Tropical Timber
Organization (ITTO) is implementing a project aimed at enhancing legality in forestry activities in Guyana
through the utilization of remote sensing imagery analyses and the integration of bar coding technology in
timber tracking.


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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.

Bibi Amena

Cadogan Saxacalll Mission Essequlbo River
Hinds 355 Ramsingh Street Section C South Sophia
Persaud M2 Philliphol Ogle Front ECD
Naniram 13 Endeavour Canal No. 2 West Bank Demarara
Naniram 13 Endeavour Canal No. 2 West Bank.Demerara
Lall 869 Block 8 Truschen East Bank Essequibo
Narine Persaud 62 North Sophia Diwba Canal Georgetown
Samaroo Anna Catherine West Coast Demerara
Persaud 9 A Cornelia Ida West Coast Demerara.
Persaud Lot 95 B Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara.
Walcott 81 Middle Walk Buxton ECD
Khan 147 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown.
Percival Lot P Durban Street Wortmanville Georgetown
All 154 Mananger's Line Cane Grove
Shepherd Lot E 15 Zeakendren Mahalcony
Balroop 323 Tuschen Housing Scheme E.B.E
Freitas 203 Charlotte Street Lacytown Georgetown
Belgrave 43-44 Middle Street.Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.
Ifill 1846 Central Amelia's Ward Linden
Barrow 95 Unity Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.
Parsaud 111 Block 1 Goedverrwagting ECD
Collymore 86 South Vryheld Lust East Caost Demerara
Beele 32 Boeraserie West Coast Demerara
Mayers 60 Samantha Point, Grove, EBD.
Griffith 54 Norton Street Lodge Georgetown
Naniram 13 Endeavour Canal No. 2 West Bank Demerara
Mestree 330 3rd Street Herstelling EBD
Paltoo 7 Alexander & Shell Road Kitty Georgetown
Yearwood 88 Alexander Street Lacytown Georgetown
Mathura 113 Pike Street Kitty Georgetown
Kissoon 11 Old Road De Kinderen W.C.D
Grant 12 Hague W.C.D
Pratt 447 Housing Scheme West Rulmveldt Georgetown
Ramsarran 504 Herstelling EBD
Hardowar Uitlvigt Side Line Dam W.C.D
Sookra Railway Embankment Greenwich Park E.B.E
Smith 1798 Festival City North Rulmveldt Georgetown
Chapman 301 Bachelor Adventure East Caost Doemerara
Mortland 14 Broad Streel Charlestown, Georgetown.
Parasram 7 Covent Garden West of Primary School ECD
Evans 24 Pike Street Kitty Georgetown.
Livingston 291 Thomas Street South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
Rasall Little Blaboo Mahaica Creek ECD
Singh 214 Lowlands ECD
Seenauth 310 Parika East Bank Essequibo
Salaiman 118 Fourth Street Windsor Forest W.C D
Misir Lot 371 Horstellling, EBD.
Meertoolall 371 Goad Fortuin West Bank Demerara
Reid 32 Third Street Albertown Georgetown
Persaul 20 Old Road Providence EBD
Sobers Stoll 71 Jefrery Square Melanie Damishana ECD
Mc Kenzie 3327 Bird Place South Ruimveldt G/T
PersauO 981 Tushen Housing Scheme. East Bank Essequibo.
Theophilus 65 James and Hunter Streets Albouystown Georgetown
Hasan Arthurville Wakenaam
Sandiford 1 Smyth Street Work en Rust
Ramjohn 16 Cornelia IDA
Rahaman 65 New Road Vrced-En-Hoop West Coast Demerara
Mc Donald 65 Good Fortuin W.B.D
Bisessar 498 Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, Georgetown.
Inniss 580 6th Street Diamond New Scheme EBD
Ali 69 Housing Scheme Goodhope ECD
Jairam 6 Goring Avenue Kitty Georgetown
Nanne Northen Hogg Island
Samaroo Anna Catherina West Coast Demerarar
Sheoprashad 322 Park Street Enterprise ECD
Sahadeo 151 Third Street Crail EBD -
George 44 Vauxhall, Canal # 1. West Bank Demerara.
Payne 195 Arapaima Street East fa Penitence Georgetown
Gonsalves 302 First Street BB Eccles East Bank Dem.
Kowlessar 32 Betterhope North ECD
Medford 1 Front Road West Rulmveldt Georgetown
Welcome 20 Public Road Sister's Village
Bynoe 30 La Grange, West Bank Demerara,
Sital Lot 5 Center View Lusignan ECD
Phillips 06-533 Go-Slow Avenue,Tucville, North East La Penitence. Georgetown,
Ramsamoog 38 New Anglet Canal # 2 Polder West Bank Demerara
Singh 61 De William North West Coast Demerara
Budhu 89 Claybrick Road Canan #2 West Bank Demerara
Sanicharra 45 Church Street. Goo Fortuln, West Bank Demerara.
Autar Block 1? Non Panel Squatting Area
Dyal 18 First Streel Unity Village E.C.D
Alstrom 151 CatoStireetAgricola East Bank Demerara..
Singh 1153 Tuschen Housing Scheme East Bank Essequibo
Jacobs 101 Pike Street Kitty Greater Georgetown
Rammaraine 106 Squatting Area Vryheld's Lust ECD
Khumarie 34 Middle Street, Mc Doom, Geater Georgetown.
Mattadin 13 FIrst Street Supply Mahaica E.C.D
Kissoon 2 Ocean Grdon Meten Meer Zorg Westl Coast Demerara
Bristol Ultlugt e Ctste Compound WCD
Vigilance 250 Block22 Linrden
Boodram 174 Re Ztior Zee, West Coast Demerara.
DeFreltas 395 Ros Striet West Ruimveldt Georgetown .
Lynch 8 Danri Stritk Mahaicony ECD.
Todd/Coward 27 North Melanie Damtshana
Assanah Benjamin Lot 15 Victog Villaege ECD
Ramah 247 Lusign tn West ECDO
Ally 119 Block 1, Goedverwagling, ECO, a-
Phllington 53 Bent Street Worihmanville Georgetown
Yassin 61 2nd Street Mon Repos Housing Scheme East Coast Dent.
Fredricks 52 Public Road, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.
Ross 51 Fourth Street Albertlown Georgetown
Baldeo 74 Philadelphla West Coast Demerara.
Smith 144 Middle Road La Penitence Georgetown
Sharma 10 North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown.
Khan Le Destain North East Bank Essequibo
Bacchus 11 Delph Street, Gampbeltville. Georgetown.
Rainarnne Lot 23 Onion Field La Bonne Intention ECO
Rajah 78 2nd Street Mon Repos ECD
Apple 72 Sandy Babb Kitty 0/T
Jaduneuth 179 FlMt Street. Mon Repos, ECD.
Ramseroop 27 Dennis Street Campbellville Georgetlown
Ahamad 54 Da Slive Street Newtown Kitty Georgetown
Noble 29 Graham Street P nce East Coast Dem.
All 130 Finn Street, Alterlown, Georgetown.
Misr D0 Chateau Margo ECD


Ganesh Ram
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D Chateau Margot ECD
136 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.
3 Norton Street Worthmanville Georgetown
43 Sans Souci, Wakenaam.
88 East Meten Meer Zorg
41 Joseph Pollydore. Lodge. Georgetown,
11 Hope Front Enmore ECD
11 Blossom Scheme Enmore ECD
59 Long Dam, Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo.
60 Boilers Street, Nabaells. ECD.
167 Charlotte Street Lacytown Gerogetown
869 Block 8 Tuschen East Bank Essequibo
15 Roxanne Burnham Gardens South Rulmveldt G/Town
35 Garnette Street, Newtown Kitty. Georgetown.
198 Fifth Street, Mon Repos. ECD.
24 Montrose ECD
179 Montrose ECD
39 Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.
104 Good Hope. ECD.
1661 Congress Drive South Ruimveld Park Georgetown
906 Kaneville EBO
46 B Pere Street Kitty Georgetown
22 North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown.
Lot 7 Covent Garden EBD
3 Covent Garden-EBD
Lot 4 Covent Garden EBD
2 Covent Garden EBD
Squatting A Field Sophia Georgetown
9 Covent Garden EBD
24 Hendbury Street Nandy Park EBD
27 Phoenix Park West Bank Demerara
91 Robb Street Bourda Georgetown
179 South Zeeburg W.C.D
Dutch Four East Coast Dem. ECD
69 Evans Street, Charlestown. Georgetown.
42 Masjid Street, Phlladelephia, East Bank Essequibo.
5 Middle Walk Dam, Vergenogen. Eas Bank Essequlbo.
69 Independence Street La Grange West Bank Demerara
17 L'Oratiore, Canal #1, West Bank Demerara.
39 Parika, East bank Essequibo.
4 Goad Fortuin, West Bank Demerara.
17 Enterprise-West (Section A) ECD
Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerai'a,
5 Symth Street Werk -en- Rust Georgetown
61 Haslington South ECD
940 Victory Valley Hill Wismar Linden
Lot 6 Public Road Eccles EBD
52-53 Allicock Road Kara Kara Linden
103 C' City Amelia's Ward Linden
195 One Mile Wismar Linden
20 Silvercity Wismar Linden
189 Charlotte Street Lacytown Georgetown
1654 Reliance Place, South Rulmveldt, Georgetown.
28 Eecles EBD
56.Industry Front ECD
103 De Willem, West Coast Demerara.
82 Garnett Strebt, Newtown Kitty. Georgetown.
229 Forbes Street Enterprise ECD
Tuschen Squatting Area E.B.E
47 Anna Catherina Block X West Coast Demerara
177 BIk. 8 Tuschen East Bank Essequibo
366 BB Eccles, EBD.
304 Goad Fortuin West Bank Demerara
5 Area '"G Paradise ECD
Doom Haag Leguan
Parika East Bank Essequibo
34 Third Street Tuschen East Bank Essequibo
22 Middle Street Two Friends Village E.C.D
28 Main Street Ann's Grove ECD
Parlka E.B.E
19 Coldlngen ECD
Bonasika Creek Essequibo River
30 Unity Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara,
29 Dispensary Road, Versailles. West Bank Demerara.
88 Cuthbert Street. North Good Fortuln.
53 Vergenoegen
40 Richmond Hill
Riverside Watooka Mackenzie Linden
1654 Reliance Place. South Rulmveldt, Georgetown.
139 Persaud Street Eccles EBD
27 La Jalousie. West Coast Demerara.
507 Kiskadee Drive North East La Penitence Georgetown
46 Norton Street Bagotstown EBD
H Plaintain Walk, West Bank Demerara.
8 Sera Lodge Stewartvllle
129 Sharp Street Leonora
Maryvllle Leguen
- 24 Enterprise West (section A) ECD
152 Duncan street Newtown Georgetown
'76 Sideline Dam Philadelphla
46 De Kinderen Selp Help
40 Phlldelphla, East Bank Essequlbo.
688 Bell West Canal No. 2 West Bank Demerara .
61 La Grange West Coast Demerara
652 Sec B ODimondHiaiusing Scheme EBO
2 C Bel Air Village ECOD
429 Grove Housing Scheme EB0
79 Lamaha Street Georgetown
7 Vigilance North ECD
Lot 134 Plantation Versailles West Bank Demerara
Lot P Durban Street Wortmanville Georgetown
53 Vergenoegen
38 Ocean View Ultvlugt West Coast Demerara
31 Ann's Grove Village ECD
350 Redwood Cresent Linden
17 First Street, Albertown. Georgetown.
289 Church Street Georgetown
867 Sister's Village West Bank Demerare.
6 Hague Front West Coast Demerara
Canal Ne.1 Road End EBD
10 Public Road Harlem. West Coast Demerara.
78 First street Albertoown
30 B Cmelte IDA

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Sunday Chronicle November 25, 2007


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.


Mc farlane
Mc kenzie
Singh- Wahab
Mc Collin

28 Dowding street, Kitty Georgetown
112 Grove market EBD
144 Oronoque Street Queenstown Georgetown
Downer Ally. Bel Air. Georgetown.
67 North Sophia Georgetown
92 Alliance, Canal #2 Folder. West Bank Demerara.
243 Forshaw Street Queenstown
64 Kersaint Park LBI ECD
117 New Scheme Diamond EBD
26 Dwarka Housing Scheme Friendship EBD
48 Russel Street Charlestown Georgetown
21 Little Diamond EBD
146 Better Hope South ECD
31 Marshon Street Annandale ECD
54 Paradise ECD
26 Friendship EBD
145 Lodge Housing Scheme Geoegetown
1515 Pnrincess Street Lodge Georgetown
157 Tuschen North East Bank Essequibo
C/o Confortsleep 49 Insustrial Estate. Eccles EBD
102 David Rose Street, Bagotville. Georgetown.
Parika Back Dam
103 Third Street. Bladen Hall South. ECD.
10 Anna Catherine West Coast Demerara
9 genieve Canal No. 1 West Bank Demerara
112 Side Line Dam Sister's Village West Bank Demerara.
27 First Street Peters Hall EBD
Staff Hill Keakwani Berbice River
205 Cross Street Alexander Village Georgetown
205 Cross Street Alexander Village Georgetown
Vigilance North. ECD.
24 Foulis Housing Scheme, ECD.
322. Goed Intent, West Bank Demerara.
2 North Section. Canal # Polder. West Bank Demerara.
240 Bell West
370 Goed Fortuin West Bank Demerara
20 Uitvlugt West Coast Demerara
239 Independence Blvd. La Penitence, Georgetown
19 Public Road, Haslinglon. ECD
142 Canterberry Walk Beterverwagting ECD
Goad Fortuin.Squatting Area. West Coast Demerara.
25 Goad Fortuin Housing Scheme West Bank Demerara
81 Guyhoc Park Lamaha Ave
87 Corney Street Annandale South ECD
40 New Annlegt Canal No. 2 Polder
Lot 322 Crane Housing Scheme West Coast Demerara
104 Broad Street Vryheid's Lust ECD
N24-1063 Tucville Georgetown
410 Block 12 Non-Panel ECD
101 Caesar Street, Agricola. EBD.
201 2nd Street Grove Housing Scheme EBD
323 Goed Fortuin West Bank Demerara
T.S.U Police Head Quarters Eve Leery Georgetown
61 B Princess Street Lodge Georgetown
115 Best North half. West Coast Demerara.
136 Sister's Village West Bank Demerara
Adres Windsor Forest
47 Gordon Street Kitty Georgetown
2 Bissoon Street Better Hope South ECD
3 Tuschen
15 Crane Housing Scheme.
277 Seventh Street Patentia Housing Scheme E C.D
Goad Fortuin
109 4th st Windsor Forest W C D
Lot 58 Good Hope ECD
Lot 13 Durben Street Wortmanville Georgetown
86 North Road Road Vreed en Hoot)
48 Annandale West, ECD.
110 Victoria Village, ECD.
209 Church Street Annandale ECD
79 Phulwari Street Betterhope Scheme
133 Watooka Linden
87 Second Street Agricola. EBD
316 Tuschen East Bank Essequibo
Aliki East Bank Essequibo
Vreed-en-Hoop, Squatting Area. West Coast Demerera.
Parcel 286 Crane West Coast Demerara
84 Goedverwagting ECD
8 Craig Street Campbellville Georgetown
Anarika Consession Essequibo River
34 Second Street. Patentia Housing Scheme.
65 Bent Street Worthmanville Georgetown
21 Area K La Bonne Intention ECD
170 Gale Street Annandale ECD
302 1st Street Success ECD
81 South Ruimveldt Georgetown
121 6th Street, Cummings Lodge. Georgetown.
19 Walker Terrace, West La Penitence. Georgetown
183 Third Street Bladen Hall ECD
3051 North Ruimveldt Georgetown
81 Independence Street La Grange West Bank Demerara
15 Sister's Village, West Bank Demerara.
266 K & L De Endragt ECD
331 K & L De Endragt ECD
333 K & L De Endragt ECD
4 Cornelia IDA West Coast Demerara
149 Bagotville W.B.D
7 Public Road Goed Fortuin West Bank Demerara
45 Nabaclis Village, ECD.
3 George & Bent Street Work on Rust Georgetown
190 Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara
3 De Ridder Faith. Canal # 1, West Bank Demerara.
82 Tyman Street Betterhope North ECD
21 Prince William Street Plaisance E.C.D
26 Middle Walk Ann's Grove Village ECD
77 Triumph Side Line Dam, Agriculture Road. ECD.
518 East Ruimveldt. Georgetown.
Lot 142 K & L De Engragt ECD
2040 Block 8 Tuschen. East Bank Essequibo.
77 Independence Street, La Grange. West Bank Demerara.
Soft Ball Ground Georgetown
311 Fifth Street Lusignan West
76 Vreed en Hoop Squatting Area
575 Great Diamond EBD
1074 Canjie
5 Good Fortuin. West Bank Deomerara.
149 Bagotville W B D
108 Second Street Alexander Village Georgetown
82 Section D Turkeyan




De camp
Mc Collin


Mc Gregor

Mc Kenzie

La Rose
Mc Donald
Mc Clintock
Da Silva

Lot 18 Better Hope North ECDO
20 Perry Tucville. Georgetown.
4142 Kaikan Street, North Ruimveldt. Georgetown.
445 Good Hope. ECD.
952 BIk 8 Tuschen
8 Ja.cobl, Canal # 1 Polder, West Bank Demerara.
47 Gordon Street Kitty Georgetown
Lot 60 Bell Plaine Wakenaarn Essequibo River
85 Patentia Housing Scheme West Bank Demerrara.
1 Durban Street Werk en Rust Georgetown
2A Cornelia IDA
190 Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara
75 John Street Campbelville Georgetown
625 Mocha Arcaida E.B.D
5 Success Street Leguan
Naamryck Village Parika E.B.E
637 Annandale Sand Reef ECD
136 Sister's Village West Bank Demrnerara
State House Main Street, Georgetown.
88 C&D Barrack Street Kingston Georgetown
16 Essequibo Ave D'Aguairs Park EBD
12 First & Light Streets Albertown Georgetown
183 Quamina Street, South Cummingsburg. Georgetown.
42 Vauxhall Canal #1 W.B.D
408 North East, La Penitence, Georgetown.
201 Area C Montrose ECD
48 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
19 Wisroc Scheme
4 Courbane Park, Annandale, ECD.
43 Broad and Russell Street Charlestown Georgetown
Conservancy Dam No. 2 Canal WBD
17 Hogg Street Albouystown Georgetown
1009 Bell West, Housing Scheme, Canal #2.
727 Seventh Street. Good Hope South, ECD.
88 Squatting Area Grove. EBD.
727 Good Hope, East Coast Demeraa.
56 Plantation Farm ECD
Butuba Upper Demerara River
203 Half Mile Linden
134 Second Street Silvertown Wismar
998 Cinderella City Amelia's Ward Linden
18 L'Esperance Canal # 1 West Bank Dem.
247 Lamaha Park East La Penitence Georgetown
6 Public Road Pouderoyen West Bank Demerara
Lot 89 Area K Better Hope ECD
21 Plantation Walk, West Bank Demerara.
50 New Road West Coast Demerara
180 Freeman. East la Penitance Georgetown
40 Sandy Babb Street, kitty, Georgetown
93 Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.
06 Philidelphia East Bank Essequibo
29 Sister Village West Bank Demerara
62 Montrose ECD
158 Montrose ECD
13 Enterprise West ECD
197 K & L De Endragt ECD
391 K & L De Endragt ECD
2 Area 'G' Paradise ECD
37 Enterprise West (Section A) ECD
14 Old Kara Kara Linden
12 Smith St. G.T
29 Pheonix Park, West Bank Demerara.
17 James Street, Albouystown. Georgetown.
Best Squatting Area W.B.D
Best Squatting Area W.B.D
325 Long Pond Sisters Village West Bank Demerara
19 Best road West Bank Demerara
19 Area B Mon Repos Martyr's Ville ECD
15 Block XX & YY De Kinderen West Coast Demerara
72 Independence Street La Grange West Bank Demerara
06 Philidelphia East Bank Essequibo
'F' Osten Canal #1 W.B.D
26 Da Silva Street Nabaclis Village ECD
13. Wellington Street South Cummings Burg GITOWN
Kaow Island Essequibo River
5 Bartica
27 Bartica
40 Bartica
231 Bartica
233 Bartica
240 Bartica
369 Bartica
847 South Amelia's Ward Linden
2804 Amelia's Ward
34 Third Street Tuschen East Bank Essequibo
19 Milton Street Campbellville Georgetown
77 Durban Street Lodge Georgetown
58 Hadfield St. Lodge Georgetown
87 Bagotville West Bank Demerara
Lot 7 Public Road La Penitence Georgetown
5 Durban Street. Wort Man Ville. Georgetown.
231 Amond Street Queenstown Georgetown
36 Princess Street Lodge Georgetown
Lot 203 K & L De Engragt ECD
15 Crane Housing Scheme WBD
28 Bella Dam. Pouderoyen. West Bank Demerara.
28 A Group Crane Housing Scheme W.B.D
20 Victoria Road Sparendaan ECD

3177 South Ruimveldt Park Georgetown
510 BIk X Cornelia IDA West Coast Demerara
1 Block XX & YY De Kinderen
1937 Block 8 Tuschan East Bank Essequibo
7 Phoenix Park, West Bank Demerara.
L5- 1028 Critchlow Street Tucville Greater Georgetown
32 Middle Street Mc Doom Georgetown
2799 A\Ward Linden
452 Yuriballl Street Retrieve Mc Kenzie Linden
2895 Second Street. Central Amelia's Ward.
124 Bagotville West Bank Demerara
124 Bagotville West Bank Demerara
A138 Rupa Place West Bel Air Park Georgetown
46 Fourth Preet Albertown Georgetown
71 Durban and Breda Street Georgetown
37 Marshall Street Annandale ECD
46 Duke Street Hague West Coast Demerara
56 New Market Street North Cummingsburg Georgetown


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Men motivated by

"superior wager

On receiving a paypacket,
how good a man feels de-
pends on how much his col-
league earns in comparison,
scientists say.
Scans reveal that being paid
more than a co-worker stimu-
lates the "reward centre" in the
male brain.
Traditional economic theory
assumes the only important factor
is the absolute size of the reward.
But researchers in the jour-
nal Science have shown the rela-
tive size of one's earnings play
a major role.
In the study, 38 pairs of
male volunteers were asked to
perform the same simple task
simultaneously, and promised
payment for success.
Both "players" were asked
to estimate the number of dots
appearing on a screen. Provid-
ing the right answer earned a
real financial reward between 30
(22) and 120 (86) euros. Each
of the participants was told
how their partners had per-
formed and how much they
were paid.
Using magnetic resonance
tomographs, the researchers ex-
amined the volunteers' blood
circulation throughout the ac-
tivities. High blood flow indi-
cated that the nerve cells in the
respective part of the brain were

particularly active.
Neuroscientist Dr Bernd
Weber explains: "One area in
particular, the ventral striatum,
is the region where part of what
we call the 'reward system' is
located. In this area, we ob-
served an activation when the
player completed his task cor-

A wrong answer, and no
payment, resulted in a reduction
in blood flow to the "reward re-
gion". But the area "lit up" when
volunteers earned money, and
interestingly showed far more
activity if a player received
more than his partner.
This indicated that stimula-
tion of the reward centre was

not merely linked to individual
success, but to the success of
While behavioral experi-
ments have suggested relative
rewards may play a role in eco-
nomic motivation, economist
Professor Dr Armin Falk, co-au-
thor of the paper, said: "It is the
first time this hypothesis has
been challenged using such an
experimental approach."
The professor emphasised
to BBC News, that unlike
behavioral experiments, brain
scans had "no cognitive filter;
we were monitoring immediate
brain reaction".

Scent of


Dogs to sniff out

owner diabetes
Researchers at a Belfast university are to investigate if dogs
can sniff out diabetes.
Dr Deborah Wellk., from the School of Psycholog. at
Queen's, said there were anecdotal stories of dogs detecting a
drop in blood sugar in their owners.
She and Dr Shaun Lawson. from the University of Lincoln.
have been awarded 10.000 funding from Diabetes UK for a
year-long stud..
The) want 100 Type One diabetics to complete an online
The researchers are also seeking sideo footage of dogs
reacting to their owner's hyposs' or low blood sugar lev-
"Anecdotal reports suggest that some dogs can perform
early warning of hypoglycaemia by using their sense of smell
to sniff out if their owner's blood sugar levels are dropping."
Dr Wells said.
"At present there are a couple of people in the UK trying
to train dogs for hypoglycaenua detection, but scientific study
of this phenomenon is sorely lacking and in much need of in-
She said the study has the potential to be of enormous ben-
efit and could be used to help develop an "electronic nose" to
detect either decreases or increases m blood sugar levels.
"The video footage will be analysed to see if dogs ex-
hibit any changes in behaviour or show alertness." she said.

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My husband was a self-employed carpenter before he died
at age 56 years. About 25 years ago, he worked with a
Government Ministry for more than one(1) year and made f'
contributions to NIS. Can I get any benefit?

Yes, you can. Please visit your nearest NIS Office and collect
the necessary forms for Funeral and Survivors benefit. Funeral
Benefit is paid on a minimum of 50 contributions, and you will be
able to get this. I am not so sure re: the Survivors Benefit, as
this requires more contributions. Nevertheless, you should apply ,
for both benefits and allow NIS to make its determinatiorf.

Pensioners, do have your Life Certificates signed & stamped by
the proper authorities so as not to affect our processing of your

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: prnis( :
Tel: 227-3461.


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The Cyril Potter College of Education Board of Management invites applications from
suitably qualified persons for each of the following full-time vacancies for the f.lhi-. in'r.
categories of staff, effective 01 January 2008. Job descriptions can be obtained from the
Principal of the College at the Turkeyen Campus.

Administrative Posts:

ARIES -- Your divergent personalities -- the kind compromiser and the feisty
rebel -- will be coming together into one powerful unit today. You are connect-
ing all your different objectives into one big project, and the stage is set for you
to make quite a splash on the scene. Get the word out to your friends and family
about what is going on in your life. You'll get some interesting ideas and quite
a few volunteers willing to lend you a hand and give you some moral support.

TAURUS -- Denial can be a powerful force in your life, but it is seldom a
positive one. Be extra careful right now to see things are they truly are -- and
accept them that way. Pretending everything will be fine is not the right way
to handle a troublesome situation. Finding a way to make everything fine is
the right way to handle a troublesome situation. There is nothing wrong with
positive thinking, just make sure that you are not fooling yourself about
what's what.

GEMINI-- Your intuitive feelings are definitely helpful in many life situations,
but right now they might be distracting you from focusing on one important
project or relationship. Constantly checking in with yourself about how you're
feeling about this, that or the other thing is a waste of your energy -- and you are
going to need a lot of energy today! So turn off the spigot of your subconscious
and just keep your mind focused on the task at hand. You'll be glad you did.

CANCER -- Why waste time being modest about your achievements when a
little bit of tooting your own horn would take you so much farther? People
appreciate someone who knows their worth, so show the folks around you
today that you know you are hot stuff! Denying that fact and fishing around
for compliments or encouragement will annoy more people than it will impress.
No one wants to be expected to boost your ego. You have to do it. And to start,
you should admit it when you've hit a home run!

LEO -- If a conflict erupts today, you have to speak openly and honestly. This
is not the time to circle the wagons and get defensive. Open up and speak your
mind. Be totally honest about the fact that you want everyone to stay happy.
Maintain good will among the group. A compromise will take time to arrange,
but it will make everyone happier in the end. There is a way to solve this
problem without asking anyone to sacrifice anything. You just need the pa-
tience to find it.

VIRGO -- Despite:a fairly calm and quiet beginning, today could end up being
a massive turning point for you. It all depends on who you are around today.
Romantic prospects or current partners can influence your receptiveness, so
try to keep all correspondence highbrow and upbeat. The less distracted you
are, the more likely you'll be able to recognize an unusual invitation or proposal.
A door is opening, so get ready to stick your foot in it to keep it from slamming
shut again.

LIBRA -- Despite a fairly calm and quiet beginning, today could end up being
a massive turning point for you. It all depends on who you are around today.
Romantic prospects or current partners can 'influence your receptiveness, so
try to keep all correspondence highbrow and upbeat. The less distracted you
are, the more likely you'll be able to recognize'an unusual invitation or proposal.
A door is opening, so get ready to stick your foot in it to keep it from slamming
shut again.

SCORPIO -- You have often been warned not to get your hopes up too high,
but if you stop to think about it, what would be so wrong with that right now?
Your positive thinking has made things happen in the past, so who is to say
that it might not work again? As long as you don't sign any legal documents or
commit any money toward something that isn't yet certain, there is nothing
wrong with devoting your mental energy to being in a hopeful state. Just don't
lose sight of reality.

SAGITTARIUS-- There is a lot of potential for rewarding verbal communica-
tion today, so it's a great time for getting together with a friend or two and
talking about big ideas. Sharing your hopes and dreams is always good fun,
but together you may be able to cook up some plans that will actually help make
some of those dreams come true. The best resources for ideas are the people
who care about you the most, so listen when they make a suggestion -- no
matter how crazy it may be.

CAPRICORN -- The good news is that your career is about to take a very
exciting turn -- the bad news is that it might also take up a lot more of your
personal time, at least for a while. Your past work issues are all water under the
bridge, and you have learned some very valuable lessons. Things are under
your control like never before! You have proven yourself capable of the re-
sponsibilities you have been given, and everyone is ready to see what you
have to offer!

AQUARIUS -- It's not easy to know who or what needs your attention right now
-- you're so deep in the thick of things that it's get a good perspective
on what it is you need to get involved with, and what is better left alone. Step
back from your daily grind and just give this time. Sooner or later, it will become
obvious what you need to do. Until then, just go on with your own concerns.
Take care of yourself until it becomes clear who else you should take care of.

PISCES-- Like a stained glass window in a Gothic church, the many colors and
components of who you are right now are coming together to create something
quite breathtaking. You are completing a growth phase and moving away from
a time of great confusion and toward a clearer, simpler way of being. Whether
you realize it or not, you have created a strong philosophy that is informing
your choices. Congratulations on your progress and do not fear memories of
what you have been through.

Applicants for the above posts are required to be Trained Graduates With a minimum of five
years teaching at the level of Head of Department or Senior Master/Mistress in the school
system and five years experience in teacher training at a tertiary institution. For the post of
Vice Principal C' & I at least three years experience as a Senior Lecturer at a tertiary

Academic Staff:




Information Technology
Physical Education



Social Studies
Teaching Practice
Industrial Technology

Home Economics

Business Education




New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam
Rose Hall


Rose Hall

New Amsterdam




1 Range oftypes and forms ofArt
4 Early Childhood Education, Special
Education, Education Theory & Practice
3 English Language. Teaching of
1 English Language'
1 English language 1
1 English Language
2 Teaching of Information Technology
3 Mathematics
1 Mathematics
1. Mathematics / Education
1 Mathematics
I Mathematics
1 Mathematics & Science
1 Physical Education
1 Combinations from
Chemistry & Physics
1 Combinations from Chemistry &
1 Combinations from Biology,
Chemistry & Physics
1 Social Studies
1 Primary Teaching.Practice
2 Electricity. Electronics, Metal Work
Technology, Wood Work Technology
1 Food and Nutrition and
1 Home Economics Management
1 Accounts, Business, Office Procedure

Si) .Applicants for Lecturer I posts are required to be iGraduates or have a minimum of five
years iraned teaching experience am a senior level.
(ii) Applicants for Lecturer It posts must be Trained (iraduatcs'with a minimum of five years
teaching experience.

Support Staff:



Chief Librarian
Registry Supervisor
Supervisor of Cleaners
Supervisor of Groundsmcn
Assistant Librarian
Laboratory Technician (Science)
Office Assistant
Sweeper Cleaner
Sweeper Cleaner


1 urkeyen
Anna Regina

Job descriptions for the above posts can be obtained from the Principal of the College at
the Turkeyen Campus.

Applications for the above posts must be submitted to: Chairmniin Board of Management,
Cyril Potter College of Education.' ITurkeyen. Gieogetow.n, not late than Friday. November
30,2007. Short-listed applicants will be ioti field ofthe time and u;l' for their interview.

Vice Principal Curriculum and Instruction
Senior Lecturer (Administration), Turkeyen
I Head of Department (Education). Turkeyen
Head of Department English, including Reading), Turkeyen
Head of Department (Mathematics), Turkeyen
Head of Centre, Anna Regina
Resident Tutor., Tlrkeyen

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Hello students,
Today we'll have more study approaches that aid con-
centration. Devise questions for Which you seek answers.
Be active in what you do, e.g. speak aloud, tape record, talk
to someone, write notes. Pick topics to study which you al-
ready understand, find most easy to tackle and are of most
interest or use to you as well as those which are particularly
useful or urgent. Set yourself realistic small targets. This
will give you more chance to succeed in reaching your goal.
Success will increase both your self confidence and your
work rate. Do enjoy this issue.
Love you.

The Passage
I am a foot taller than Napoleon and twice the weight of
Twiggy; on my only visit to a beautician, the woman said
she found my face a challenge. Yet these social disadvan-
tages, I feel cheerful, happy, confident and secure.
I work for a daily newspaper and so get to go to a lot
of places I would otherwise never see. This year I went to
Ascot to write about the people there. I saw something there
that made me realise the stupidity of trying to conform of
trying to be better than anyone else. There was a small, plump
woman, all dressed up huge hat, dress with pink butterflies,
long white gloves. She also had a shooting-stick. But be-
cause she was so plump, when she sat on the stick it went
deep into the ground and she couldn't pull it out. She tugged
and tugged, tears of rage in her eyes. When the final tug
brought it out, she crashed with it to the ground.
I saw her walk away. Her day had been ruined. She
had made a fool of herself in public she had impressed no-
body. In her own sad, red eyes she was a failure.
I remember well when I was like that, in the days be-
fore I learned that nobody really cared what you do...
I remember the pain of my first dance, something that
is always meant to be a wonderful occasion for a girl.. .There
was a fashion then for diamante ear-rings, and I wore them
so often practising for the big night that I got two great sores
on my ears and had to put sticking-plaster on them. Per-
haps it was this that made nobody want to dance with me.
Whatever it was, there I sat for four hours and 34 minutes.
When I came home, I told my parents that I had a marvelous
time and that my feet were sore from dancing. They were
pleased at my success and they went to bed happy, but I
went to my room and tore the bits of sticking-plaster off my
ears and felt forlorn and disconsolate.
(Adapted from an article in The Listener by Maeve

1. Read the whole text first, then look at the words which
are italicized and try to guess their meaning from the con-
text. The following types of relation between the word and
the context may help you.
equivalence: a synonym is mentioned in the text.
contrast: the word means the contrary of another word
or expression given in the text.
cause: the meaning of the word can be guessed be-
cause it is the cause of something described in the text.
consequence: the word describes or appears in the de-
scription of the consequence of something. If the cause is
known, it may be possible to guess what the consequence
purpose: the word applies to an object whose purpose
is described in the text.
explanation/illustration: the meaning of the word is ex-
plained or an example is given.
generalization/specification: the word is just one spe-
cific instance of a more general thing or idea mentioned in
the text, or, on the contrary, after a number of specific ex-

amples have been given, a generalization is made.

2. Draw a table with its eight columns headed like this:
Word; Equivalence; Contrast; Cause; Consequence; Pur-
pose; Explanation/illustration; Generalization/specification.
Under Word in the first column, list the following words: chal-
lenge, plump, dresses up, shooting-stick, tugged/tug, failure,
sores/sore, forlorn, disconsolate. Proceed to fill in the
squares with information from the passage. Discuss your
effort with a study partner.

3. Write an account of an experience that you can now
look at and laugh about/understand because you have since
overcome the challenges that came with it.

The Poem
A Sane Revolution

If you make a revolution, make it for fun,
don't do it in ghastly seriousness,
don't do it in deadly earnest,
do it for fun.
Don't do it because you hate people,
do it just to spit in their eye.

Don't do it for the money,
do it and be damned to the money.
Don't do it for equality,
do it because we've got too much equality
and it would be fun to upset the apple-cart
and see which way the apples would go a-rolling.
Don't do it for the working classes.
-Do it so that we can all of us be little aristocracies on
our own
and kick our heels like jolly escaped asses.
Don't do it, anyhow, for international Labour.
Labour is the one thing a man has had too much of.
Let's abolish labour, let's have done with labouring!
Work can be fun, and men can enjoy it; then it's not
Let's have it so! Let's make a revolution for fun!

What to Do
1. Tell in your own words what the poem is all about.
Write down the thoughts.
2. Discuss the poem with a friend. Then with a broader
understanding, write to a friend about the contents of the
poem, A Sane Revolution.

Looking at Writing
Write an Explanation of an Event

Examine the picture given below. Who do you think the
people are, and how might they be related? What's going
on? Write an essay explaining the event you see in the pic-

One sees great things from

the valley; only small things

from the peak.
G.K. CHESTERTON (1874-1936) The Hammer
of God

Reminder: A topic sentence can be written as a state-
ment, or a.question, or a command, or an exclamation. It can
be short or long (some authorities say between 3-13 words)
in contrast with those coming before or after it.

Grammar: Practice Work
Many times you write quickly, concentrating on the con-
tent or topic and lose sight of your sentence construction.
Look at the sentences that follow and then state which is a
sentence and which is not.

1. Some men like digging sand.

2. Sang a lovely song for the new member.

3. Other people like cooking supper.

4. Johnny has a large collection of educational CD's.

5. Enjoyable activities in the "Book of Making Money."

6. George Browne is setting class test for next week.

7. Jillian Jones is teaching the babies how to wave.

8. Very many fishes at sea.

9. The schooner has left the shore.

Passage for Reading
In many cases, the villagers made the avalanche prob-
lem worse. Before settlement, dense forests covered many
of the steep slopes above the valleys. The forests inhib-
ited large avalanches, since catastrophic avalanches do not
originate in a heavy forest, and avalanches travelling into
"such a forest will often slow as the snow encounters the
trees. A forest tends to diminish the speed of the snow
and break up the avalanche. However, the villagers have
cut down the forest for building and heating purposes. In
many areas the trees never grew back, leaving the slopes
bare and smooth a perfect track for the run of a snow ava-
lanche. A prime example of deforestation is in the valley of
Ursental in Central Switzerland. Above the town of
Andermatt, there remains just a wedge of trees, while the
remainder of the steep slope is bare. Up valley, near the
Furka Pass, is the town of Hospental, which also maintains
its own protective wedge of trees. As the story is told, the
inhabitants of the valley systematically cut down the for-
ests that covered the steep slopes on both sides. Almost
too late they realized their mistake: they saw that on the
bare, treeless slopes, huge avalanches began descending
to the valley floor, making travel between towns extremely
dangerous. All tree-cutting stopped and the wedges of trees
above the towns were preserved. Reforestation, the sys-
tematic planting of trees, continues today in the Ursental,
to thicken the wedges that are periodically thinned by ava-

(Betsy Armstrong & Knox Williams, The Avalanche Book)

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IN a major Co.,pral,-in
oeilv'een Ihe B,ilpng
Olympic Commrnttee and
the Miss World
Organisation, the 106 Miss
World contestants attended
a recording studio in
Beijing to record the torch
relay anthem Light the
Passion, Share the Dream
- for the 2008 Beijing
Olympics. Miss Guyana is
second from left.

IT was carnival time in Sanya City and the reigning Miss World, Tatana Kucharova, and all th
year's Miss World contestants were the stars of the big city parade. Miss Guyana is at right.

Miss Guyana

Candacie Charles

[inndide HChina competing

MISS GUYANA Candacie Charles and other-Miss World
contestants visited one of the Seven New Wonders of the
World and the most famous landmark in China, the Great
Wall. There were gasps as it first appeared in view of the
coaches carrying the Miss World contingent. The dramatic
scene simply took the breath away as the Great Wall, built
over hundreds of years to protect China from invading
Huns, Mongols and other tribes, snaked its way up and
down mountains and across valleys. (Miss World photos)

MISS GUYANA, second from left, on a visit to the Pulanna
natural herbal cosmetics and pharmaceutical factory.

CANDACIE prays with other contestants at a holy shrine in Sanya, China.


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 479th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
V?-. tips on cooking in Guyana.

I Italin Pantto6

cup (I stick) unsalted butter,
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
3' cups all-purpose flour
I cup milk
I cup sugar
'/ cup currants, soaked in warm
water for 1 hour and drained
2 oranges, zested
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 P/ tsp Champion Baking Powder


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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees I". Butter and flour an 8-inch
round deep cake pan or panettone mold. In a mixer, cream thfe
butter with the eggs and egg yolks until pale yellow, 3 to 4
minutes. Replace the beater with the dough hook attachment.
and with the mixer running. add half of the flour. Add half the
milk and mix for I minute. Add the remaining flour followed by
the remaining milk and all of the sugar and mix well. Continue
mixing and kneading with the dough hook until the dough
becomes dry enough to handle. Turn the dough put omitoa
floured surface and sprinkle with the currants, orange zest.,
cream of tartar, and baking soda. hand for 5 tq 10
minutes. Place the dough in the prepared pan and bike for 3|15 io
45 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the cehiter
comes out clean. The 1tp v ill
ifCRm'oR be quite cracked.. Renhtose
lii n,, from the oven, invert onto fa
L ., Curry powder rack and cool. Slice .int
;. ,,,,i M.Saa wedges to serve.

30gi'loz plain flour
30g /I oz cocoa powder
'sp of salt
3 large eggs. separated
' tsp of cream of tartar
II 0g/4oz caster sugar
2 drops almond essence
For the buttercream filling:
I 00g /3 oz butter
150g/5oz Champion Icing Sugar
55g/2oz cocoa powder
a splash of brandy or rum
caster sugar for, dusting
cocoa powder, for sifting
Preheat the oven to I '1 ( 1( Gas 4. Grease
a 23 cm x 33 cm Swiss roll tin and line with
baking parchment. To make the sponge:
sift the flour, cocoa and salt together and set
aside. Sprinkle a large piece of greaseproof
paper with caster sugar and set aside. Put the
,egg whites, in a clean bowl and whisk until

frothy. Add the cream of tartar and whisk until stiff.
Gradually add the sugar until the mixture forms soft
peaks. Place the sugar in a bowl and 11: .. yolks and
whisk until pale and thick. Add the almond essence.
Using a large metal spoon stir in the reserved flour and
cocoa mixture. Finally. lightly fold in the egg whites
until well blended take care not to beat the air out of
the mixture. Spoon the mixture into the Swiss roll tin
and level the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until
sponge-like to the touch. Turn the sponge onto the
greaseproof paper dusted with caster sugar. Peel away
the baking parchment and roll the sponge with the
greaseproof paper inside. Leave to cool.
For the Buttercream: Beat the butter in a mixing
bowl until smooth and then gradually beat in the
Champion Icing Sugar and cocoa powder. Add the
brandy and mix well. Once the sponge has cooled
unroll it carefully and spread it with half the filling and
roll it up again without the greaseproof paper this
time. Spread the rest of the killing over the care to
cover it. Score it with a fork to resemble a log and dust
with cocoa powder. Decorate with a sprig of holly.

Yule Log
This is a great alternative to a Christmas fruit cake that kids and adults will all love.

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NEiW YORK (Billboard) -
Alicia Keys storms the Bill-
board 200 this week with "As
I Am" (J), which debuts at No.
After selling 742,000 copies
in the United States, accord-
ing to Nielsen SoundScan.
'The album's performance
mars the best sales week for a
solo, female artist since Norah
Jones' "Feels Like Home"
shifted 1 million copies in 2004.
In a week where every top
10 album shifted more than
100,000 units, Josh Groban's

"Noel" (143/Reprise) zooms
from sixth spot to No. |2 with a
93 percent increase to 223,000
copies. Celine Dion's, "Taking
Chances" (Columbia),j her first
new pop album in four years,
opens at No. 3 with 214,000.
The multi-label, multi-artist
"Now 26" collection is new at
No. 4 with 208,000, the third-
lowest opening tally for the
"Now" line of compilation
Garth Brooks' "The Ulti-
mate Hits" (Pearl) slips from

No. 3 to No. 5 (a 42 percent
drop to 204,000 units), while
the Eagles' "Long Road Out
of Eden" (Eagles Recording
Co.) drops from No. 2 to No.
6 (down 45% to 197,000). Led
Zeppelin's two-disc retrospec-
tive "Mothership" (Swan
Song/Atlantic) debuts at No.
7 after selling 136,000, 25
percent of which came digi-

. &. asthh6 -i-i,-! .

AISHWARYA and her husband Abhishek Bachchan smile at the Gangotri music
laun ch. Gangotri is the Bhojpuri film which sees Aishwarya playing the title role
and share screen space with the likes of her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan,
and Manoj Tiwari. (Bollywood World)

Needs of dying children

wins heart of U.S. actress

BOLLYWOOD superstar Shah Rukh Khan speaks
at the launch of a book of his mega hit Om Shanti
Om. (Bollywood World)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Melissa Gilbert, best known for
her role on "Little House on the Prairie" in the 1970s, is part
of a health coalition kicking off a national campaign next week
to improve care for seriously ill and dying children.
Gilbert, now 43, is more than a celebrity spokeswoman; since
her emergence as a child star at age nine, she has visited sick chil-
dren in homes and hospitals, lobbied for policy change, and taken
training courses in end-of-life pediatric care alongside nurses.
She even plans to go to nursing school, although she's not sure
when that will be. "I'd do it in a heartbeat," she said, if she could
figure out how to squeeze in four years of school while juggling a
career and her life as a wife and mother.
About 53,000 U.S. babies, children and teenagers die each year.
Groups advocating for more pediatric hospice and palliative care
say too many die in pain, and without adequate emotional support
for themselves and their families.
Tens of thousands of other children live for many years with
severe chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and could benefit
from more access to palliative care.
Traditional hospice care usually is available to people with a
life expectancy of six months or less, and people usually have to
slop seeking a cure. Palliative care can be more flexible, offering
"comfort care" for longer time spans and without the requirement
that a patient stops aggressive treatment.
Gilbert knows first-hand the trauma of having a very sick child.
One of her own children was premature and began life precariously
in a neonatal intensive care unit. He's a healthy .; lih-i -i.r now.
but in that first difficult year Gilbert said she got to know families
who were not so lucky.

Even before that, the actress, who has also been president
of the Screen Actor's Guild, had been drawn to sick children.
Her best friend died of a brain tumor when they were only
four, and since her emergence as a child television star she
has spent lots of time visiting hospitals.



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