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

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Neglect Of )parents that rapid modernization and a growth in nuclear families is under- tives to pay a monthly maintenance allowance to the aged.
Shining a centuries-old social fabric of extended families.
a criminal offence "At least now the elderly can have a roof to live under and WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OFP- *
food to eat in their old age," Gyan Prakash Pilania, a ffindu nation-
NEW DELHI (Reuters) Indians 4ho neglect their alist MP, was quoted as saying in local news reports.
ageing parents face possible prison under a new law Under the law, Indians can face! up to a month in jail if found
passed by worried politicians. guilty of parental neglect '
The law, passed late on Thursday, reflects concerns The law also allows authorities t6 order children or rela- 9e .U 1 :yw



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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 9, 2007 3

VICE-Chancellor of the Uni-
versity of Guyana, Dr. James
Rose, last evening urged the
institution's Heads of De-
partment not to accept com-
promises in the quality of
work being done at the Uni-
versity and to maintain the
institution's credibility.
Noting that education is the
key factor for the development
of any country, Dr Rose said
that the University will remain
committed to fostering educa-
tional development to as many
persons as possible.
"The most direct method
by which this University can
better the academic standards of
the different faculties is to en-
hance our old expectations of
excellence and sharply outline
these expectations to the com-
munity," Dr. Rose said.
"You who are graduating in-
dicate that you have success-
fully completed a course of
higher education. While there is
a sense of great achievement, I
also encourage, let this not be
the stopping comer. You must

continue to pursue higher goals
and objectives After all, it is
you and your children who will
see the benefits of all the hard
work," the Vice Chancellor
At the prize giving and
award ceremony at the
Turkeyen campus, students

were presented their certifi-
cates, diplomas and degrees
in several courses, including
medicine, nursing, technol-
ogy, education, social sci-
ences, and engineering.
Dionne Vanessa Frank who
graduated with a Bachelor's De-
gree in Social Science, was

awarded the President's Medal
for best graduating student.
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds
did the honours, while repre-
senting the President.
The Chancellor's Medal
was awarded to Donna
Patricia Bailey from the Fac-
ulty of Social Science.

Guyanese children
attending UN
children's forum
Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Priya
Manickchand and three children will be participating in the
four-day discussion of the United Nations 'World Fit for chil-
dren plus Five Forum' in the United States, to make the world
a better place for children.
The children left yesterday for the forum which begins today,
while Minister Manickchand will join the team on December 10.
Donovan Sullivan of President's College, Greer Jackson of St.
Margaret's Primary school and Ruitanya Bhudu of Marian Acad-
emy will take part in round table discussions on topics that are
affecting children.
The forum serves to prepare children. for participating in the
plenary session and round table discussion.
Among the themes to be discussed are promoting healthy lives,
combating HIV/AIDS, protecting against abuse and providing qual-
ity education.
Minister Manickchand said that Guyana is going to be heard as
a country at the United Nations and some interesting views are to
be shared.
"We believe we have to work as a world and a country to eradi-
cate those issues that have already been identified, such as violence,
children and abtise, and how we can make children better," Minis-
ter Manickchand said.
She noted that she is particularly proud of the children chosen
and has confidence that they will represent Guyana well.
Jackson said that she is proud to be chosen to represent
her country. She will be discussing problems that disturb chil-
dren from around the world and will be suggesting ideas to
better their lives.

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Zimbabwe in spotlight

over rights abuses

LISBON (Reuters) German
Chancellor Angela Merkel
challenged European and Af-
rican leaders on Saturday to
confront human rights
abuses in Zimbabwe, putting
the country's president Rob-
ert Mugabe in the spotlight at
an EU-Africa summit.
Addressing the meeting in
Lisbon attended by Mugabe,
Merkel said the world could not
stand by while human rights
were "trampled underfoot."
A row over the presence
of Mugabe, who is accused
by the West of abusing hu-
man rights in his country and
wrecking the economy, had
already clouded the start of

the summit and led to a boy-
cott of the meeting by Brit-
ish Prime Minister Gordon
Merkel called on European
and African leaders to stand by
the people of Zimbabwe and
work to promote democracy
Speaking before Merkel on
the issue of human rights, South
African President Thabo Mbeki
did not mention Zimbabwe,
where he has tried to mediate
between Mugabe and his politi-
cal foes.
Mbeki said the summit
should work to ensure that
Africa's "masses escape from
the clutches of poverty."

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Iran makes arrests for
'illegal' university meeting

TEHRAN, (Reuters) Iran's
Intelligence Ministry said
yesterday it had detained
several people who were
planning an "illegal gath-
ering" at Tehran Univer-
sity, the official IRNA news
agency reported.
The ministry said "anti-
government groups" had urged
those detained, who it said
carried fake student ID cards.
to hold the rally "to create
conflict, disturbances and un-
The ministry said it had
also confiscated items in-
cluding "insulting" publica-
tions, firecrackers and a
large amount of alcohol,
which is banned in the Is-
lamic Republic. It gave no
further details.
Liberal-minded students
and academics have criticised
President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad for clamping
down on dissent on campuses.
The president and his govern-
ment insist they support free
speech and welcome construc-
tive opposition.
Last month, a group of
students gathered at Tehran
University to protest against
the detention of three fellow
students who were picked up
during a small demonstration
at another Iranian university a
week earlier.
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* * (JAMAICA GLEANER) A call by observer group
Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), for
two junior government ministers to resign in the wake of
recent comments on the political stage, has been immedi-
ately dismissed by one of those named.
* * LA PAZ, (Renters) The assembly rewriting Bolivia's
basic law agreed to reconvene on Saturday to vote article
by article on a draft constitution that has caused a deep
split and violent protests in the poor Andean country.
Among controversial reforms the assembly could ap-
prove this weekend are allowing presidents to serve more
than one consecutive term, turning the bicameral legisla-
ture into a one-house body, and granting Indian commu-
nities and provinces more autonomy from the central gov-
* * (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Teteron barracks was
locked down for almost a week in a move, the Express was
told, which came after a senior officer was accused of steal-
ing tens of thousands of dollars.
The Regiment's official response was that the Com-
manding Officer of the Support and Service Battalion sta-
tioned at the barracks, Lt Col George Clarke, confined his
troops on Monday so that "records" could be updated.
* * BOGOTA, (Reuters) Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe
said on Friday he would select a location for talks with
rebels aimed at freeing hostages including French-Colom-
bian politician Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped almost six
years ago.
The proposal fell short of rebel demands that he pull
troops from an area around two western towns to be used
as a safe haven to negotiate a swap of kidnap victims for
guerrillas held in government jails.
* * PARIS, (Reuters) French secret agents have con-
tacted Colombian guerrillas holding French-Colombian
politician Ingrid Betancourt, a spokesman for French Presi-
dent Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday.
Sarkozy has stepped up his efforts in recent weeks to se-
cure the release of Betancourt. sending radio and television mes-
sages this week to the leader of the Marxist rebel group holding
her, urging him to set her free.
Betancourt was seized by the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC, during her presidential cam-
paign nearly six years ago and Sarkozy has made her free-
dom a priority.
* * MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) Two Mexican singers
who were murdered in a wave of drug-related slaying will
be competing from the grave for the same prize after they
were nominated for a coveted Grammy music industry
Valentin Elizalde, killed by drug hitmen last year, and the
band K-Paz de la Sierra whose lead singer Sergio Gomez was
found dead this week. are among five nominees for best Band
album in the Latin category of the 50th Annual Grammy awards.
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- judge orders

Government has dragged
its feet on its promise to
lease land to former cane
workers and must now de-
liver the land within six
months, a High Court
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So serious was the breach of
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The stinging criticism-a con-
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Price cuts not

that simple

THE NATION (Barbados) Lowering the price of items in
supermarkets from the designated basket of goods is not
an easy process.
Trimart supermarket head Garth Nannesingh said Friday
that because itl as not a straightforward task and it would take
sometime since the announcement by Government about a
month ago that this would be done.
He told the SATURDAY SUN the supermarket %aas wait-
ing on the schedule before il lowered the price as there %as
"'too much ambiguir"' in the 26 items named That apart. he
said the supermarket received the information on No0 ember 23,
one da) after it %as supposed to make the changes
As for the impact of the control mark-up items on the
company's bottom line, he said profiis stood in the region of
two to four per cent on a net basis and the supermarket could
lose up to one per cent. -
But he said it would be difficult to say how significant
the impact would be on profits as there was the Christ-
mas spending, then the January lull. March would be the
true indicator of how the reductions were impacting on
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promise to lease the land had
been made since 2003 and not a
single lease had been granted, at
least up to mid 2007.
The judge refused an appli-
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senting Prime Minister Patrick
Manning and the Finance Min-
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plete with all necessary
infrastructural amenities must be
handed over to the workers by
June 30, 2008.
He also ordered the State
to pay the legal costs incurred
by the Trinidad and Tobago
Civil Rights Association in
bringing the case on behalf of
the former workers.

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THE NATION (Barbados)
This is the tactic that the
island's top prosecutor, Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions
Charles Leacock, QC, is urging
lawmen to use in an attempt to
cut down weapon-related
crimes in the country.
However, he has cautioned
them to ensure they have reached
the legal threshold of "reasonable
suspicion" before they executed any
such searches.
Speaking during a case with a
man who was present when a Brit-
ish visitor was fatally shot during
a botched 2005 burglary, Leacock
said there were too many weapon-
related crimes coming before the
"Maybe it is time police
should start having an enhanced
enforcement of the Control of
Offensive Weaoons Act. Obvi-

ously, police need to be much
more rigorous in their stop and
search procedures, especially at
this time of year," he told the
No. 4 Supreme Court.
"Too many people," he
said, "are walking around with
knives, scissors and guns for ab-
solutely no good reason."
The DPP also pointed to a
growing trend of revellers
and partygoers being armed.



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role in food


GUYANA HAS long been recognized as the potential
"food basket of the Caribbean'. Now, it seems that its
CARICOM partners are finally ready to become involved
in partnership efforts to make this challenge a reality.
To follow the outcome of thel2th Special Meeting of
CARICOM leaders that took place here on Friday, not
only was Guyana's potential to significantly help in meet-
ing the demands for food products widely consumed in
the Community underscored.
Heads of Government also took the opportunity to ex-
press appreciation for the Guyana Government's offer
to nationals of all CARICOM states to acquire land on
long-term renewable leases as part of this country's
commitment to assist the region achieving its objectives
for agricultural transformation with food security as a
core feature.
Friday's special meeting of CARICOM leaders had
the rising cost of living problem affecting member states
across the Community as one of two major agenda is-
The other was the need to complete negotiations for
'the best possible agreement between the European
Union and the CARIFORUM group comprising
CARICOM and the Dominican Republic.
The statement released after the meeting was
sparse on specific details with respect to an Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU. But the "po-
litical intent" was clearly expressed for the region's ne-
gotiators to move in the direction of achieving a full
agreement. instead, that is, of a partial accord to con-
firm with a December 31 deadline, favoured by the
EU focused on market access.
In relation to the sensitive issue ofl Ithe increasing cost
of living burden, that provoked lively debates, the lead-
ers agreed to an urgent review of the Community's Com-
mon External Tariff
(CET) mechanism in consideration of achieving an
agreed common basket of goods relevant to today's re-
Increasing regional food production is viewed as a
key factor for any serious attempt to deal with the cost
of living burden. That's where Guyana's capacity to pro-
duce and supply a significant segment of what's tradi-
tionally consumed in CARICOM, becomes relevant.
Consequently, in the authorised statement on
Friday's meeting read by Grenada's Prime Minister Keith
Mitchell, who had initiated the discussion on the cost of
living problem, the following observation was noted:

There will be

some relief

It is good to see that Regional Heads of Government have come
together to discuss price increases and come up with solutions
which will benefit everyone within the Region. This has also
enabled Guyana to host another successful high-level meet-
I think that Guyanese can now understand that the price in-
creases are not only being experienced in Guyana, but throughout
the Region, and that this had nothing to do with the Value Added
Tax (VAT). Persons have complained that VAT has been the cause
of the increases during the past several months, but this claim is
false since global factors have been influencing prices across the globe.
All of the countries within the CARICOM Region and further
afield have been grappling with the same situation of rising cost for
food items, especially dairy products and flour, since the produc-
tion of these items have been impacted by severe weather patterns
in the producing countries. Price increases for some of the other items
have been impacted directly by the shift to biofuel production as
With the decisions coming out of the meeting, Guyanese as well
as nations in the CARICOM Region will benefit from some amount
of relief in the short term, while initiatives are implemented to bring
assistance in the long term.
Coming out of the meeting, I have read in the newspapers that
the Heads have urged a transformation of the agriculture sector with
specific reference to the Jagdeo Initiative, a regional transformation
programme aimed at repositioning agriculture and improving the live-
lihood of rural farmers.
All Guyanese should pay attention, especially those in the
agriculture sector, and come together to make this a reality, as
there are many opportunities within the sector. Persons can
invest in farming and produce to sell to the CARICOM na-
tions which will not only improve trade for the country, but
will also improve their livelihoods.


We must demand


Nine Heads of Government of the Caribbean community were
in Guyana for a special meeting to examine what could be done
to abate the rising cost for food items in the region.
Their presence here at such short notice is an indication of the
effects this is having on our small economies. I have said before that
the cause of the increase in food prices could not have been VAT, as
we are being led to believe by many opinion makers in our society.
Maybe now that the meeting is concluded and after listening to
the press conference, those critics could apologise for their misdi-
Too often these people are allowed to mouth untruths and
get away with it. Our people need to begin to demand account-
ability from those who claim to represent their interest. They
need to ensure that these people are not creating these lies to
keep them in ignorance.


"We (the leaders) recognize the challenge of meet-
ing the requirements for land to expand agriculture pro-
duction (and) therefore, express appreciation for the gen-
erous offer by Ihe Government of Guyana to member
states of access to land lor the pursuit of agricultural pro-
duction, including agro-processing..."
President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has lead responsi-
bility irn CARICOM for the promotion of agricultural diver-
sification and expansion under what is known as "The
Jagdeo Initiative", had officially announced earlier this
year the open land offer to Community nationals, one that
has always been, and remains available to Guyanese at
home and abroad.
It would have been a-pleasant coincidence that as
Friday's meeting was taking place, the Ministry of Agri-
culture was announcing that the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank had approved a US$20 million loan to help
Guyana in its agricultural export diversification
programme (ADP).


The reason for

the season
Among all the festivals and holidays of the Christian Church
year, Christmas remains the most observed and most popu-
lar. Of course, much of that popularity, especially in the West,
is due to the commercial promotion of the holiday. In many
areas of the world, it is still a rather insignificant holiday
even among Christians. Still, the Christmas story captures
the heart in a way that transcends all the commercial hype.
The degree to which the holiday is valued in Christian cul-
ture even goes beyond the other most Holy Day of Christian-
ity, Easter or Resurrection Sunday. There is something about
human nature that would rather focus on the birth of babies
than on the torture and death of accused criminals! Especially
for the young, the story of Christmas with all the images of
angels and a young mother, of shepherds and a stable, of wise
men and royal intrigue make the season captivating. Perhaps
that is part of the intent of the different ways the story is
told in the Gospel accounts, as well as the preservation of so
many traditions in the church surrounding this holiday.
Historically, Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus of
Nazareth to a young maiden from Galilee Theologically, Christ-
mas is the celebration of the incarnation of God in Jesus the Christ,
the self-revelation of God to the world in human form for the rec-
onciliation of humanity to Himself. All the details of the various
accounts concerning Jesus' birth revolve around that central truth
while we most often think about Christmas as a single day; it is
actually a season of the year. In its popular sense, it extends four
weeks before Christmas Day and for two weeks after. However,
the time before Chlistmas is a special season called Advent com-
prising the four Sundays before Christmas Day. While the entire
season of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany can be seen together,
they each have distinctly different roles in the Church year. The
term "Advent" means "coming" and is a season of expectation and
hope, the time of waiting for the coming of the Messiah that is
celebrated at Christmas. This time of waiting symbolizes the waiting
throughout the Old Testament for the new act of God that would
bring deliverance to his people. For Christians this season of ex-
pectation also symbolizes the waiting in anticipation for the Sec-
ond Coming of the Christ when he will return and restore all things.
Each year the true meaning of Christmas becomes more lost to
our world. As is so evident in Guyana and many other parts of
the world, Christmas does not mean Gloria in Excelsis Deo and
the coming of God in the form of a human into this sinful world
but truly a different story. Today, Christmas means the lavish eat-
ing and drinking and the busy shopping. It is really agonizing to
watch a sacred day for Christendom become more and more com-,
mercialized as each year passes. Greetings such as "all the best for
the season", "season's greetings", and "happy holidays" have re-
placed the true underscore of this holiday. Very little talk about a
"blessed Christmas" and the Christ child's birth have been surfac-
ing these days. How it must pain the sacred heart of Jesus of what
the celebration of his birth has become. In some parts there isn't
even the use of the word 'Christmas" anymore- but rather 'X-mas'.
The abbreviation of "Xmas" for Christmas, long reviled by many
conservative and Low Church Christians is not nearly as blasphe-
mous-as many contend. Rather than a sacrilegious removal of
"Christ" from Christmas and replacing him with an unknown, as
some claim, the "Xmas" abbreviation has a long history in the
church. (Encarta 2004).
Many send out greetings in this season saying this is 2
time of peace, love and use all sorts of words to cover up the
true meaning for the season. They fail to mention the birth
of the Christ Child. Even the Democrats and Republicans art
split on how they send out their greetings for this season
The Republicans prefer "Merry Christmas" and the Demo
crats, "Happy Holidays". We need to truly put back the Chrisl
in Christmas and take time to remember the Christ child fo'
He is the reason for the season.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 9, 2007 7

Come on,

Mr. Editor

The Stabroek News for a number of months now have been
protesting the Government's decision to place ads with
Kaieteur News instead of them as an attack on press freedom.
This subject has been debated from all angles by politicians from
both sides of the house, and many letters written to the Editors of
all three dailies. Most of what was said and or written was directed
to President Jagdeo with him being called just about every name in
the book.
I have heard most of the debates and had for a long time failed
to see how the withdrawal of the ads was an attack on freedom of
expression. The very means used to protest was a demonstration
of our freedom of expression.
yesterday's edition of the Stabroek News exposed the hypoc-
risy of its Editor in this debate. The letter column has a letter by
Krishna Nand Prasad captioned 'Using the term King shows disre-
spect for the President'. There is an editor's note that I wish to
quote in full.
"Heads of State and heads of government are called much worst
things than this in many democratic countries. Surely cartoonists,
columnists, and letter writers should have the latitude to tease and
caricature those in power; indeed that is an important part of what
a free press is all about."
This letter was written in response to a letter for Mr. Benschop
who referred to the President as King Jagdeo.
Is it that the Editor has finally awakened? Or was he all along
just fighting for the advertising dollar?
This letter along with the accompanying editor's note, should
be sent to all the international organizations that they have written
to on this matter. It is time that the editor stops placing those dis-
tasteful and deceitful strap lines.
Come-on Mr. Editor do the decent thing.


Police should

be commended
Credit must be given where it is due and members of the
Guyana Police Force should be commended for the arrest of
the man who was caught with a Chinese made AK 47 assault
rifle, masks and a pistol.
This action shows that our Officers are working very hard to
create a safe environment for citizens. I think this is an eye-opener
for all those who would normally talk down to our security forces.
I believe this is a clear case of police intelligence at work and it
just highlights how important an ingredient this is in nabbing crimi-
Coming on the heels of the shooting incident where the
police killed two armed bandits at Non-Pariel who were about
to conduct a brazen robbery, our Police Force deserves high
praise and we should continue to support them in their crime


Look who's

Ever since Hamilton Green got reinstated into the PNCR, he
seems to be on a mission to replace Robert Corbin as the
leader of the party. Mr. Corbin watch out! Mr. Green is trying
to be more 'PNC' than the founder leader Mr. Burnham.
Hamilton Green should be the last person to voice opinions on
marital issues. Hamilton Green's priorities seem to be twisted; in-
stead of looking into the President's affairs, he should divert his
energy into performing his duties as Mayor of Georgetown.
To my knowledge, there is no governmental policy that
would allow NG.Os to use government vehicles. The vehicle
she is no more First Lady and does not have the right to a*

We import

GPL timely intervention to get people to conserve electricity
in these blackout and enegry hungry times should be a re-
minder to Guyanese that we do not make or produce electric-
ity. We import electricity in the form of fuel, generating equip-
ment, cabling, skilled workers and other items necessary for
the generation of electricity.
As well as what GPL highlights that customers should do, I
would like to say that people should replace the lightbulbs in the
two main areas that lights are used. These are normally the
livingroom/dining room and the kitchen. They should replace the
normal incandescent light bulbs with energy saving light bulbs that
use about 1/5 of the energy that a normal light bulb uses to pro-
vide the same amount of light.
Also, try changing the fridge settings to "medium" as opposed
to "high". This will save you monies.


Freddie always


Freddie Kissoon always writes articles condemning Hitler and
Germans, as well as Dr. Castro who has built a hospital at Dia-
mond and Mr. Chavez who was given us oil.
I am not a writer in the same vein as Mr. Kissoon with all those
big words, but I feel that he is playing with the minds of our fellow
Here are two websites which illustrate that German POW's were
used as slaves by the conquering Allied forces. Do you think that
the people are being treated any better in Iraq and.Afghanistan?
"Scandal Emerging: How Allies treated German POWs":
"Slave Labour in the 20th Century":

Dear Readers,
Thanks for expressing your views and opinions
through What Our Readers Say.
Space limitations may dictate how many of your
letters we publish in a single edition, but do keep on
We ask only that you be as biel as possible and
that you deal with issues rather than with


Cuban circus juggling act

vanishes on Mexican tour

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) Eight Cuban acrobat jugglers
disappeared before a performance at a festival in central
Mexico last week, presumably to defect to the United
States, organizers said on Friday.
The six men'and two women,'the entire juggling and high-
flying acrobatics act of Havana-based Circuba, arrived in the
Mexican state of Queretaro last week for an annual festival of
musicians, actors and artists from around the world.
The group was part of a troupe of more than 20 Cuban
performers attending the fair for the second year in a row.

"They arrived on Thursday, bought cell phones, and by eight
in the morning on Friday they were gone," said Guadalupe
Navarro, a spokeswoman for the Queretaro fair.
"It's most likely they came prepared with all the contacts
they needed to escape," she said.
.Unlike migrants fom o ar Latin Anmican nations who tek Aimxugh
deserts and fcirdlive to enter the Unid States illegally, Cubans onlyhavelto
showup at teUS.boderadirequestpoiicalasykuntobeallowedin.
Defections by Cuban athletes and performers while-on
tour in other countries are not uncommon.

12/8/2007, 9:28 PM



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The Ministry of Health has been recognizing the contri-
butions of personnel involved in health-care delivery.
The New Amsterdam Hospital Friday honoured those who
hate contributed 10 the effecn\e functiomng of health institu-
tons in Region Six over the past year. Minister of Health,
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy. in an address at the function, said there
have been tremendous improvements in the health sector, the
result of hard work and dedication among health-care workers.
"I feel proud as your Minister of Health to know that we have
people who are willing to work tirelessly in our health facilities
to deliver sern ice to our people and for this I congratulate you,"
Minister Ramsammy told awardees.
Region Six has made significant achievement in 2007, offer-
ing health-care services to about 35 000 people. More than 2
000 surgeries were conducted last year. The region's main health
facility is the newly constructed New Amsterdam Hospital
which is complemented by the Port Mourant, Skeldon and
Mlibicun hospitals. Eye care service will be tremendously en-
hanced when the $140NM Ophthalmology Centre becomes op-
erational early 2008. There are several health centres in the re-
gion as well. The operations of these institutions are being con-
trolled by the Berbice Regional Health Authoriry iBRHA) which
is being supported by the regional administration.
Chairman of Region Six. Zulficar Musiapha, commended the
work of the Authority from which thousands of residents from
Region Six have benefited.
"I am delighted to sai that I am satisfiedd with the work at
the Authority. I hate also recognized that it's time for them to
stand alone and I am confident that they are capable of doing a
good job." Mustapha said.
Apart from the New Amsterdam Hospital. state-of-the-art
facilities are also under construction in the other regions as well.
These include the Linden hospital in Region Ten, the Lethem
Hospital. Region Nine. and the Mabaruma Hospital in Region
Government is in the process of training 1,000 doctors, 50
dentist-, 200 medex. 50 dentex 250 Community Health Work-
ers, 1,200 nurses and 200 rmdwives, 30 anaesthetic nurses. 100
multi purpose technicians, 50 rehabilitation professionals and
more than 25 optometrists in the next five years.
In addition, the post graduate studies programme is be-
ing expanded for doctors in surgery, infectious diseases,
ophthalmology and gynaecology, and for nurses in
anaesthesiology. mental health, pediatric, midwifery. Car-
diac Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit Nursing and Neu-
roscience. The administration is working with the Univer-
sit) of Guyana to improve training programmes for phar-
macists, medical technologists and radiographers.

_____ SUNDAY CilRONICLE December 9, 2007

Venezuela/Barbados surprises



WHEN I focused last week on
the referendum "merry-go-
round" on constitutional re-
publican status in CARICOM
states like Barbados and Ja-

maica, hardly had I expected
-the surprises to follow:
First, the surprising referen-
dum defeat, by two percent, of
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez; and

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secondly, a further delay by
Barbados to end the monarchi-
cal system of governance in
favour of a constitutional re-
public with a non-executive
Political developments in
"Venezuela are certainly of con-
cern to the Caribbean Commu-
nity of which that major oil ex-
porting nation is treated an im-
portant ally and also of the
wider Association of Caribbean
States (ACS) that it had helped
to bring into reality.
While Venezuelans were de-
ciding at their referendum to
deny Chavez wider powers, in-
cluding a core proposal for re-
moval of presidential term lim-
its, Barbadians were being sur-
prised that the referendum on
republican status planned to co-
incide with general election in
early 2008, was off.
The "explanation" given
last weekend by Deputy
Prime Minister Mia Mottley
for scrapping the idea of the
referendum coinciding with
the date for new general
election, resulted,
she said, from "a number of
concerns raised" by the Elec-
toral and Boundaries Com-
mission (EBC) in relation
to "physical and human re-
sources difficulties" to
simultaneously accommodate
both exercises.
It was Mottley who had
made the announcement last
month of a referendum on re-
publican status coinciding with
the new general election ex-
pected early in 2008.
It is surprising that such an
announcement could have been
made only to be reversed a week
later with the EBC now bearing
the burden why both voting ex-
ercises could not take place on
the same day.
The incumbent Barbados
Labour Party's current five-year



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term could constitutionally run
for another seven months. The
poll date remains a secret of
Prime Minister Owen Arthur;
and no specific information has
been offered on the "practical
difficulties" facing the EBC to
simultaneously conduct both
general election and referendum
on the same day.
This situation has prompted
questions on whether the rever-
sal of the referendum decision
that now further extends the
merry-go-round politics on re-
publican status,imay be a case


of more in the mortar than the

Across in Venezuela, Presi-
dent Chavez has been quick to
offer an "explanation"-if it
could so be called-for the
gamble he took with last
Sunday's very contentious ref-
erendum to further increase his
enormous political power with
removal of presidential term
limits at its core.
Timing of his reform pack-
age was "a
mistake", he conceded as official
confirmation came of the 51 per-
cent "no" votes compared
with the 49 percent "yes" in his
favour. He dubbed the outcome
"a photo finish" and has
pledged to abide by the results.
Apart from increasing the
presidential term from six to
seven years with the right of
an incumbent to seek indefi-
nite re-election, the proposed
package of reform measures
included reduction of the vot-
ing age from 18 to 16; cutting
the maximum working day
from eight to six hours; end-
ing the autonomy of
Venezuela's Central Bank,
as well further extending
Presidential control over the
However, even after con-

gratulating his opponents, hoe
wa, to scoff, two days later, on
the two-percent margin of
defeat and signalled the possibil-
ity of resorting to existing legal
arrangements, if he thought it
necessary, for
another referendum. However.
last Thursday he announced his
intention to step down from of-
fice with the expiration of his
current term in 2013.
It has been said that
"power corrupts, and abso-
lute power corrupts
absolutely". It is something
that the electorate of any
civilised democracy would do
well to remember.
Political opponents, and
others, of President Chavez
may have been influenced by his
consideration when they voted
;i Sunday's referendum-to de-
prive him, albeit by a very slen-
der margin, of absolute power
to seek presidential re-election
The charismatic Chavez is
one of two caudilloss' in the
western hemisphere that Presi-
dent George Bush loves to hate,
the other bc;ng Fidel Castro. It
is a sentiment they both gladly
reciprocate for the outgoing ten-
ant in The White House.
Chavez's "'sin" is his repu-
tation for acquiring enormous
political power. He is not tar-
nished by the sin of acquiring

personal wealth through corrupt
deals-as some before his presi-
dency had been accused.
His rise to power since
1998 has been derived from the
democratic electoral process-
much to the deep frustration of
enemies at home and abroad.
It is the process by which he
has also suffered loss, for the
first time, at Sunday's referen-
dum with a low voter turn
out-56 percent.
His ambition to secure
- a convincing victory was
checked by failure of his
known supporters among the
40 percent that did not cast
their ballots.

Either they felt that victory
was assured, anyway-alway.,
the dilemma for populist na-
tional leaders. Or. perhaps.
they also had some reservations
about the extent of additional
powers that Chavez wished to

Those who may think thai
defeat would dampen the fight-
ing spirit of Chavez should

think again. For a start, he con.'
tinues, to possess enormous
powers right up to 2013. Until
then, he can govern by decree
if he chooses, under a law ap
proved last January by the Ven'
ezuelan Congress that he firmly
With huge oil and natural
gas wealth at his disposal, ar
army and political machinerN
'still very much in his comer, hi
may be able to comfortably rid,
out the rest of his term witl
little to fear from traditional op
position quarters, among then
the media where freedom ha
been significantly curtailed.
Chavez has vowed t-) pre-
ahead with his policies an:
programmes to "build socialism
and, in the process, utilis
Venezuela's-oil wealth to expan
special relations with Caribbea
and Latin American nations a
he jeeringly thumbs his nose
George Bush.
What Chavez and the U.5
President have in common
apart from being freely elected
(only for Bush's current secor
term) and labelling themselves
"democrats", is their abuse
executive powers.
For now, the Venezuela
leader has the challenge I
heed his own advice to his ol
ponents to "manag(
their victory peacefully, I
himself showing restraint i
exercsing his enormoi
powers when contending wit
democratic dissent. Even, th
is, as he remains vigilai
against externally-drivw
forces anxious to see the ba<

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 9. 2007

Cry for the



NO need to cry, Argentina is
making great strides; reject-
ing the Washington Consen-
sus to rebuild its economy.
On October 28, 2007,
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
became the first elected female
President to the Casa Rosada,

the Pink House in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. She won the election
partly because of her husband
Nestor Kirchner's effective po-
litical performance as the cur-
rent President.
But essentially, she secured
victory in her own right by vir-

tue of her untainted political
record as a Senator and, in-
deed, was a Senator before her
husband became President -
and of course, her bubbly and
controlling personality, the
'Queen Cristina' image, among
other things. Inauguration of the


By Phil Pascal
(London-based contributor to
the Chronicle)

IN the name of Economic
Partnership Agreements
(EPAs), the European Union
of 27 Member States are now
frantically negotiating the
abolition of non-reciprocal,
preferential trade agree-
ments with the 79 countries
of Africa, the Caribbean and
Pacific (ACP) Group, among
which are 40 of the Least De-
veloped Countries (LDCs) of
the world.
Because of the WTO waiver
given to the EU until Decem-
ber 31, 2007, for the present
low tariffs on ACP goods to

come to Europe, what are sup-
posed to be negotiations be-
tween "partners" have been re-
duced to forceful bullying of
these developing countries by
the European Commission
(EC). At the forefront of the
EC's trade team is Commis-
sioner Peter Mandelson, die-
hard free-trade ideologue, who
insists on demanding that ACP
countries .phase out tariffs and
duties on European goods, such
as vehicles and construction ma-
terials, that are major sources of
government revenues in ex-
change for allowing farmers and
fisherfolk to get access to Eu-
-ropean markets. In the name of
"free trade" and WTO "rules",
that so far exist these develop-

ing countries of the ACP are
told to agree .or revert to the pu-
nitive measures of the General
System of Preferences (GSP)
and its higher duties from Janu-
ary 1, 2008.
Mandelson is making
this treat in the name of
Europe's great respect for the
WTO and the desire to foster
regional integration among
ACP countries. How ironical
it is that while "bullying" the
poor countries to open up
their markets and agree to
WTO-compatible rules as in-
terpreted by Europe, the EC
trade "honcho" is pleading
with China that Europe will

Please turn to page 11

President-elect will be on De-
cember 10. 2007.
Her husband re-created and
sustained economic growth
without unemployment; a feat
neo-liberal capitalist reforms of
the 1990s could not achieve:
neo-liberal capitalist reforms,
central to the Washington Con-
sensus, induced the Argentines'
debtor crisis.
When Argentina's economy
collapsed through defaulting on
$80 billion in loans in Decem-
ber 2001, crime, poverty, and
unemployment rates soared, and
the country went through five
different Presidents in two
weeks; but by the end of 2007,
Argentina under Nestor
Kirchner would have enjoyed an
average growth rate of about
8.2% over the last five years.
The fiscal deficit, a real eye sore
in the 1990s, became a surplus
after Kirschner took office in
And he totally settled the
International Monetary Fund's
(IMF) $9.8 billion debt in 2005.
President Nestor Kirchner
noted then that the IMF was re-
sponsible for "failed political
regimes and monetary
systems...The result has been
exclusion, poverty, destitution
and the destruction of our pro-
duction apparatus..."
But prior to settling the
debt, Nestor Kirchner defied
the IMF through reducing
unemployment and increas-
ing real wages; and even re-
fusing to pay more to foreign
creditors when pressed to do
so by the IMF; Kirchner con-
tended that Argentina could
not afford to pay more be-
cause its economic renewal
would have suffered.
He also applied unorthodox
methodology to address the ex-
change rate; traditional central

banks and neo-liberals normally
would not touch the exchange
rate. as they generally concern
themselves with inflation. But
Kirchner placed greater empha-
sis on growth, employment, and
poverty than on inflation: and
so his revolutionary exchange
. policy delivered the goods. In
many cases, a weak peso stimu-
lated domestic demand and
greatly assisted local producers.
The foregoing is Nestor
Kirchner's legacy that Presi-
dent-elect Cristina Kirchner
inherits. The 'Diplomacy,
Strategy & Politics Review',
the April/June issue, of
Brazil's Ministry of Foreign
Relations & the Interna-
tional Relations Research In-
stitute, carried Cristina
Kirchner's article 'Reality of
Argentina and the region'.
The President-elect clearly
states that her husband's
legacy will continue; and
analyzed a few policy posi-
tions her husband applied
during his tenure.
She pointedly notes that the
first world's intellectual school
of thought is unable to make
sense of the reality of Latin
America, and fails to address its
interests; and so, she argues, it
is now opportune for new and
home-grown paradigms to infil-
trate Latin America.
She examined President
Nestor Kirchner's diagnosis of
Latin America, and said that he
found no nexus between legal-
ity and political and social legiti-
macy; that is, a party wins an
election on the basis of its plat-
forms, but fails to incorporate
these platforms in office, and to
ensure that the platforms have
desirable results.
Nestor Kirchner believes,
according to Cristina Kirchner,
that the gap between legality
and political legitimacy creates


a problem of efficacy of any
government. Her husband found
this situation in 2003 as he
stepped into office, and applied
corrective measures.
Cristina Kirchner noted,
too, in this paper that her hus-
band firmly believed that infra-
structure and public construc-
tion would revitalize the
economy; and today, revital-
ization, on the whole, is a re-
ality in Argentina; for con-
struction breeds infrastruc-
ture, a requirement for. eco-
nomic activity and entrepre-
neurs. She, however, ex-
plained that some policy lines
to induce economic renewal
were sourced from U.S. Presi-
dent Roosevelt's New Deal.
At any rate, her
husband's success at eco-
nomic renewal has to do with
a rejection of the Washing-
ton Consensus as well as a
rejection of the IMF; and a
faithful application of
Keynesian economics gov-
ernment interference in the
economy. Washington Con-
sensus hurts the world's
poor; and Cristina Kirchner
makes no pretence at con-
solidating the current dis-
connect with the Washington

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The West Indies Team:

Rugby joins cricket

(The writer is a business
consultant and former
Caribbean diplomat)

"The West Indies team" to
most West Indians means the
West Indian Cricket team
which, until recently, gave
the people of the West Indies
much cause for both pride and
joy as they defeated teams
from all over the world.
Now, "the West Indies
team" will also refer to rugby.
A West Indian rugby team
has been shaped in recent years
from regional competition, and
interest is growing in the game
which, for many years, had only
a small following.
What flows from this is a
principle that holds as good for
business as it does for countries
and for sport: to compete glo-
bally, small enterprises need to
pool their resources. Enter-
prises drawn from small pools,

however talented or creative
they! may be, simply can not
match the capability of larger
The logic of the "West In-
dian" cricket team flowed from
the reality that not one of the
Caribbean territories could by
itself produce a team that could
compete successfully at an in-
ternational level. Had this been
attempted, the individual team
would simply have lacked the
capacity to defeat teams from
larger countries on any consis-
tent basis.
7The great cricketing nations
drawi their 11-man squad from
populations of tens or hundreds
of millions. The West Indies
picks its team from less than six
million. The numbers alone
militate against teams from in-
dividual Caribbean nations.
The organizers and adminis-
trators of rugby in several Car-
ibbean territories have sensibly

recognized that teams from their
individual countries also could
not compete successfully by
themselves. Taking a leaf from
the book of West Indian cricket,
they have formed a West Indian
rugby team.
Nine territories are involved
so far. They are: the Bahamas,
Barbados, Bermuda, the British
Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the
Turks and Calicos Islands.
Remarkably, at a time
when international sports or-
ganizations are resisting
composite teams, drawn from
several territories in a region,
the West Indies Rugby Union
has been accepted as a mem-
ber of the North American &
West Indies Rugby Association
(NAWIRA) together with
Rugby USA and the Rugby
Union of Canada. NAWIRA is

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a Member of the Interna-
tional Rugby Board (IRB) and
the Regional governing body
of the IRB.
The West Indian rugby
team has participated in several
international competitions since
2000. In Los Angles in 2005/06
and again in San Diego in 2007,
they~competed against the top
14 ranked countries in the
Insufficient financing lim-
ited preparation and pre tourna-
ment competition and, there-
fore, though competitive, the
West Indies did not secure wins
in these tournaments. In the
game years, however, the team
competed in Trinidad against
such well known touring sides
as Border Reivers of Scotland
and Atlantis (USA), winning
back to back titles.
The West Indies rugby
team, therefore, shows poten-
tial for going on to greater
heights if it can attract the com-
mercial support that West In-
dian cricket has over the years.
Global interest in the
sport has been greatly as-
sisted by the Rugby World
Cup tournament held in
France earlier this year.

Hundreds of millions of
people watched the tournament
on television sets across the
world. In European capitals, in
South Africa, New Zealand,
Australia and !in the Pacific
streets were devoid of traffic as
fans congregated to watch the
games. The semi-finals and fi-
nals were particularly gripping,
and the final left millions of
people in England weeping and
millions dancing with joy in
South Africa.
The commercial interest in
the game, particularly by tele-
vision stations created more
than an interest in the game, it
developed a sense of national
pride in the teams.
In South Africa, a nation
that has only relatively re-
cently emerged from the ra-
cial division of Apartheid
which plagued it for many
decades, the South African
team's the fi-
nal and its victory over En-
gland, created a sense of na-
tional unity that was openly
displayed by people of all
races joyously celebrating to-
The Caribbean has wit-
nessed the same phenomena

with cricket.
Above everything else, the
West Indian cricket team has
been a unifying force for the
people of the English-speaking
Caribbean (except Puerto Rico).
Even in the United States Vir-
gin Islands, now populated
with many immigrants from the
former and current British ter-
ritories in the region, the for-
tunes of the West Indian cricket
team have been followed av-
Regardless of what territory
they are from, people have re-
joiced together in the triumphs
of the West Indian cricket team,
and they endured disappoint-
ment and even grief at their
The important point is
that the people of individual
Caribbean countries, like the
administrators of cricket,
recognize that smallness is
powerlessness, and it is only

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Iran and the

intelligence process

FOR four years the Bush ad-
ministration told us that Iran
must be subject to sanctions,
and maybe to military attack,
because it was secretly work-
ing on nuclear weapons.
Suddenly, last week, the U.S.
intelligence agencies tell
President Bush that for the
past four years Iran has NOT
been working on nuclear
weapons. So he announces
that unless Iran abandons its
civil nuclear power
programme it must be subject
to sanctions and maybe to
military attack anyway, be-
cause "what's to say they
couldn't start another covert
nuclear weapons
Even the sixteen U.S. intel-
ligence agencies (sixteen!) that
produce the National Intelli-
gence Estimate (NIE) didn't ex-
pect to shake Bush's
determination to go after
Iran. That's why they insisted
that the new NIE be declassified

and published so quickly. It
was a pre-emptive strike against
the White House, to make it
more difficult politically for
Bush to press ahead despite the
Like the U.S. armed forces,
the intelligence services are in a
state of near-mutiny as they
watch President Bush drag the
country towards
another unnecessary and
unwinnable war. But how come
the same intelligence agencies
were telling us two years ago
with "high confidence" that Iran
was developing nuclear weap-
I have been saying in this
column all along (with moderate
confidence) that Iran probably
has no immediate intention of
developing nuclear weapons. A
few other people have been
saying it, too, of course, and if
they come forward I'll gladly
join them in a bid to take over
the provision of strategic intel-
ligence to the U.S. government.

We'd do it for half the cur-
rent budget, give back a billion
dollars every time we got it
wrong, and still end up rolling
in wealth. Because the intelli-
gence agencies have a huge and
cumbersome array of electronic
and human "assets" that feed
them a torrent of mostly irrel-
evant or misleading information
in little bits and bites, whereas
we outsiders just apply com-
mon sense and a little local
knowledge to the process.
Common sense is no help at
all when you are trying to fig-
ure out radio frequencies, mis-
sile ranges, and all the other tech-
nical details that the military
want to know about the armed
forces of a potential opponent.
For that, you need elec-
tronic intelligence-gathering and/
or spies.
STRATEGIC intelligence
is a quite different matter,
however, and here all the clut-
ter of electronic and human
data must be subordinated to

Why is Europe bullying

the ACP ... From page nine

have to introduce protectionist measures against the rapidly expanding trade deficit of *86
billion (or US$128 billion) at last counting. Mandelson's plea to China was made just before
the Sino-Europe Summit, a week ago blaming China for having too "strict limits" on access to
their market for foreign companies. Additionally, according to the EC, the exchange rate policy
of China makes China's currency, the undervalued.
According to the Financial Times of London, Mandelson's plea was, "Europe is becoming
more open to China but I can't sustain that unless China shows the .same openness to us"
(23-11-07). Interesting that "free trade" when it works to the disadvantage of the big coun-
try is not meant to be so "free" after all. And internal policy changes should be made for a
"levelling of the playing field".
This kind of inconsistency and self-serving role of Europe is even now more pronounced in dealing
with the Caribbean group of Countries in their negotiations for an EPA. Policies on tax revenues by
Caribbean countries are being rejected by the EC as contrary to trade liberation "rules" but no such
WTO ruling exists. The EC is also demanding that the Caribbean give them justification for what
highly sensitive revenue items the Caribbean says should not be touched. The level of coercion by the
EC is most disturbing by demanding that the preparatory period for liberalizing Caribbean goods should
only be for one year!
So far the Caribbean has been resisting this bullying by Europe. It needs to stand firm or the short
term ease of being allowed to sell products in 2008 will be undermined by the "cheap" products and
control of banking, finance and other services by European and other countries in the years beyond
Special and differential treatment and the recognition of extended preferences for Small
Vulnerable Economies are still undecided at the WTO. Europe can not be allowed to use poor
countries in the ACP to set precedents for what is WTP-compatible that will affect other devel-
oping countries, whether they be China, Brazil or India.

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a political analysis of the
other country's interests and
intentions. But that rarely
happens in practice.
Take the comment in the
latest NIE that the suspension
of Iran's nuclear weapons
programme in 2003 in response
to international pressure
showed that Tehran's deci-
sions "are guided by a cost-ben-
efit approach rather than a rush
to a weapon irrespective of the
political, economic and military
costs." Gosh, what a revelation!
And here we all thought that
the Iranian regime were a bunch
of mad mullahs who desired
nothing more than nuclear mar-
Well, not all of us thought
that, but I suspect that the po-
litical analysis of the Tehran
regime's goals and strategies in-
side the U.S. intelligence agen-
cies did not rise far above that
level. Whereas if you just as-
sume that the people running
Iran are rational human beings
and put yourself in their shoes,
you can pretty easily figure out
what their strategic concerns and
priorities will be.
Obviously, they wouldn't
dream of attacking Israel with
nuclear weapons even if they

had any, because that would
unleash a nuclear
Armageddon on their own
country. Israel has hundreds of
nuclear weapons, and the only
imaginable use for a few Iranian
ones would be to deter Israel
from a first strike because of the
risk of Iranian retaliation. And
why would Iran suddenly want
such a deterrent now, when it
has been a target for Israeli
nuclear weapons for at least
thirty years?
We know that Ayatollah
Khomeini cancelled the
Shah's nuclear weapons
programme after the revolu-
tion in 1979 because it was
We know that Tehran
started the programme up again
in the mid-80s during the Iran-
Iraq war, when it became clear
that Saddarn Hussein was work-
ing on nuclear weapons, and
that it stopped again after inter-
national inspectors declared Iraq
nuclear-free in 1994. We think
that it was re-started once more
in 1999 or 2000, and now we
are told that it stopped again in

Pakistan tested nuclear
weapons in 1998 and then had
a military coup, which must
have worried the Iranians a lot.
Then after 9/11 the United
States began claiming that Iraq
was working on nuclear weap-
ons again, which must have
frightened them even more. So
Tehran started working on
nuclear weapons yet again -
and then stopped in 2003, after
Saddam Hussein was over-

thrown by the United States
and Pakistan turned out to be
relatively stable after all.
That was also the year when
it became known that Iran was
working towards a full nuclear
fuel cycle for its civil nuclear
power programme.
That's quite legal, but as it
also gives the possessor the po-
tential ability to enrich uranium
to weapons grade, Iran came un-
der international pressure to
stop so it suspended the en-
richment programme for three
years and stopped the weapons
It all makes sense, and
you don't need a single spy
to figure it out. In fact, given
the motives of most spies,
you're probably better off
without them entirely.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journal-
ist whose articles are
published in 45 countries

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Community Heads of Gov-
ernment have decided on im-
mediate action on two impor-
tant fronts-rising cost of liv-
ing and new trade and eco-
nomic relations with the Eu-
ropean Union.
The decisions resulted
from tense working sessions at
which tempers flared, at both
plenary and caucus
levels, during a day-long 12th
special meeting of CARICOM
Heads of Government at the
National Conference Centre in
On cost of living, a problem
currently affecting households
across the region, the leaders de-
cided on a work plan that in-
eludes the creation of a team of
technocrats to consider relevant
changes in the Community's
Common External Tariff (CET)
to determine a "basket of con-
sumer goods" common to
households across the region.
The team's report would be

submitted to the Council for
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (COTED) in time for a
scheduled meeting next month
(January 21-26).
At the same time, another
group of experts will

be established to undertake a
"rapid assessment" of the state of
readiness by"selected" Community
partner states (not identified) to

export "selected food items" and
the ability of other member states
to effectively import such con-
sumer commodities.
On wider initiatives to
stimulate agricultural expansion
and diversification with food se-
curity as a primary focus,
Friday's meeting expressed ap-
preciation for the Guyana
Government's "generous offer"
on making lands available to
CARICOM nationals on long-
term renewable leases for agri-
cultural production and food

New trade and economic
relations with the European
Union focused on completion of
an Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) as expeditiously as
possible, but without "sacrific-
ing vital interests" of the Carib-
bean region.
The leaders signalled their
preference for completing nego-
tiations on the total EPA pack-

age, instead of rushing to meet
a year-end deadline on market
access of goods, as being


stressed by the EU's represen-
They, however, made clear
their determination against of-

fearing Europe reciprocity in ar-
eas of either trade and services
that would eventually prove
quite injurious to economies of
the CARIFORUM group of

countries (comprising
CARICOM and the Dominican
According to informed con-
ference sources, one area in the
services category on which the
leaders "drew a clear line" for
the guidance of Caribbean nego-
tiators, relates to the culture in-
dustries that's now expanding
across the region.
The EU, they said, must
not expect to market their cul-
ture services to the Caribbean
without being prepared to ex-
tend the level of reciprocity that
would be needed by this region.
The CARICOM Heads of
Government feel so strongly on
this issue that they agreed on



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through pooling of resources that they stand a chance in global competition.
Several businesses in the Caribbean, in acknowledgement of that reality, are either merging with or
acquiring other similar companies to gear themselves to vie with external companies, or they are taking
advantage of the Caribbean Single Market to expand their operations beyond their national bound-
aries. They recognize that they have a better chance of survival and of success if they are -Caribbean'
Because of rules that are linked to definitions of what is a country, the countries of the Caribbean
Community and Common Market (CARICOM) have not been able to field a single, composite team in
many global sports. Hence, even though there are many talented footballers in the Caribbean (and
quite a few are now being contracted by British teams), the West Indies has been unable to mount a
West Indian football team, or indeed a single team for the Commonwealth or Olympic games.
Cricket, therefore, has been the single unifying force in sport for the West Indian people.
Now, rugby is presenting itself as another string to the West Indian bow. The Caribbean media.
the business community and the governments should encourage those who have been proud enough of
their joint heritage and wise enough to recognize the advantage of union in launching the West Indies
rugby team.
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two approaches to their coun-
terparts in the EU.
One line of action would be
the signing of a joint letter ad-
dressed to EU leaders on
their specific concerns; and sec-
ondly, that the Prime Ministers
of Barbados (Owen Arthur) and
Jamaica (Bruce Golding) would
engage in direct telephone con-
versations with some European
Heads of GovernmentL
Arthur, who presided at the
meeting, would act in his current
capacity as CARICOM
chairman, and Golding as head
of the Community's Prime
Ministerial Subcommittee on
external trade and economic ne-
Prime Minister Patrick
Manning, who was among nine
Heads of Government present
for the meeting-at which
St-Kitts and Nevis and
Montserrat had no representa-
tives-said he -,vas -positive"
about the Caribbean achieving a
"satisfactory deal" in 2008 with
the. EU for an Economic Part-
nership Agreement being nego-
tiated to succeed the expiring
Cotonou Convention.
Manning said that his
government was "quite com-
mitted" to the promotion of
"regional food security" and
consideration of effective oop-
eration for Guyana's hlanl alnd
agricultural potential and
rinidad and Tobago's energy
resources to be harnessed for
the benefits of the people of
the Communty.

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many of these deaths were ul-
timately preventable. How
much of the suffering caused
by those deaths could have
been avoided? And how much
thought was given, in the
cases of deaths that could
have been prevented by indi-
vidual action, to the plight of
the children?
The reality is that not ev-
eryone will be a parent in his
lifetime some people unfortu-
nately go through life not know-
ing that special and sacred bond
which most parents have with
their children. But the fact re-
mains that as long as there are
people, there will be parents
and, logically, there will be chil-
In light of this fact, per-


A few days ago I was watch-
ing a CNN documentary on
AIDS in Africa, presented by
reporter Christiane
Amanpour, a segment of
which focused heavily on
AIDS orphans.
Part of the report stated,
"According to the United Na-
tions, there are 12 million AIDS
orphans in sub-Saharan Africa
alone, and in four short years
that number will skyrocket to
18.4 million. That means AIDS
orphans will make up 15 to 20
percent of the population in
some African countries."
The impact of AIDS is ob-
viously very important; but
what struck me was something
else implied by the story how
the actions of parents impact
upon their children. Admittedly
we live in a world beset with
dangers, much of which we have
absolutely no control over as in-
dividuals; earthquakes, hurri-
canes, terrorist attacks, floods,
to name a few.
On the other hand, there are
many things which the average
individual human being is en-
tirely or mostly responsible for
which can be just as devastat-
ing as any of the things listed
above. This is where an owner-
ship of individual responsibility
comes in. Self preservation is
one of our most basic instincts,
thus the prevention of certain
actions or behaviour is usually

informed by the potential risk
to the individual. Unfortunately,
personal risk assessment is
something that too many
people do not seem to practice,
judging from what is generally
known about our tendency to
drive at high speed or smoke
cigarettes, to give just two ex-


People may not
consider that their behaviour ex-
poses them to danger, but what
about the implications for what
happens to their children? Now
I am in no way saying that
people are generally unaware of
the welfare of their offspring, or
have little knowledge that what
happens to them would have an
impact on their children. That
said, it could be argued that this
knowledge in some instances is
not given enough precedent in

day to day decision-making on
several issues and neither are
we offered enough reminders as
The minibus driver speed-
ing along the East Coast of
Demerara probably doesn't en-
counter any sign warning him
that if he crashes and dies, not
only is he taking several other
lives along with him, but he is
also depriving his children of his
much needed financial and emo-
tional support.
The married man must
be faithful, protecting him-
self and his wife, and ensur-
ing his children do not be-
come orphans. The woman
smoking a pack or two a day
of cigarettes is advised that
"Smoking is dangerous to
health", but perhaps not that
her passing from lung cancer
will affect the quality of life
for her children. The parent
over-indulging in fatty snacks
isn't likely thinking that af-
ter his fatal heart attack, his
children will be deprived of
the love that only a parent is
capable of.
Another outcome of paren-
tal irresponsibility, related to
the effect on children, is the im-
pact it can have on grandpar-
ents, something also touched
upon in the CNN documentary.
When children are orphaned,
very often the responsibility is
taken up by the grandparents
or, more often than not, grand-
mother. At a time when many
women should be enjoying their


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tourism farms in partnership with the tourism private sector on prime farmland at Mon Repos, East Coast
The Ministry is inviting proposals which should be based on the principles of Agro-forestry, organic
farming and sustainable tourism, in particular.

Use of indigenous/local materials
Use of organic techniques/approaches
Utilizing traditional/indigenous knowledge
S Empowering local peoples
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Promote research

The Agro-tourism Farm should have a direct link to an existing tourism facility or operation, and serve as
a supplier of produce. while at the same time serve as a key demonstration site for tourists, visitors,
students and researchers.

The initiative will be done in close collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Institute
(NARI) which willprovide technical support and guidance.

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-latter days after a lifetime of
work and parenting, they find
themselves in a second parent-
hood. Not only do they have to
cope with the loss of their child,
but they have to deal with the
burden of an emotionally
scarred grandchild as well. And
if the grandparent is not around,
the added responsibility is go-
ing probably to fall on some
other close relative.
You look at Death An-
nouncements on television,
listen to them on radio or
read the In Memoriam sec-
tions in the newspapers and
more often than not they are
accompanied by the words
"Sadly missed by..." and a
list of people including chil-
dren, spouses and other rela-
tives. It would be interesting
to have the figures on how

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haps we should begin to find'
ways of incorporating more ap-
peals to parental responsibility
in various messages. "Don't
drink and drive, your children
need you."
"Practice safe sex, so you
can be there for your kids."
"A healthy parent means
happy children improve your
eating habits."
As parents, we have a moral
obligation to be there for the
souls we bring into this world,
to take care of them for as long
as is necessary.
"Think of the children"
sounds like a much over-used
statement, but perhaps it
something we need to do
much more of in our day to
day actions.

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expected that criminals will not likely) take the chance to commni offences KHow\eer. he said the
police force \ill be proactive in maintaining -ecurity around the city
The DeputN Superintendent pointed out that mani hl\e e.,pres-ed their sentinimnrs bout p:.-
lice presence aruind the cii, and no adxere, con.mienti' %ere made
-The mobile outpost "ill offer quick response to criminal activities, and it is staffed
adequatel. The outpost offers a 24/7 service.


The Ministry of Education intends to pre-qualify contractors for Civil Engineering and related
works to be undertaken in 2008.

The works to be undertaken are as follows:

1. Construction and rehabilitation of building and infrastructure.
2. Construction and Delivery of school furniture.
3. Electrical Works.
4. Installation and Maintenance ofAir Condition Units
5. Weeding and Cleaning ofSchools etc.
6. Termite Treatment.
7. Printing Services.
8. Plumbing Works.
9. Supplying of Duplicating Paper.

Interested contractors are required to submit the following information and documents.

1. Proof of Financial resources to undertake works.
2. List ofEquipment/Machinery (must submit proof ofownership).
3. ValidNIS and GRACompliances.
4. Organizational Structure and CV of Key Personnel.
5. Experience in similar type of work.,

NB: If Pre-qualification is being made in the name of a company compjiances must be in the
name of the company and not ithe owners.

Pre-Qualification documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of two thousand five
hundred ($2,500) from Mr T Persaud Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam during normal
working hours, Monday to Friday.

Pre-Qualifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope, bearing no identification of the
tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left hand corner of the envelope "Pre-
Qualification Bid".

The envelope must be addressed to the Chairman, Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of
Education and deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam.
Stabroekonorbefore9:00h on January 17,2008.

The Ministry of Education reserves the right to reject any tender without assigning a reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

By Dominique Saheed

GUYANA has signed onto the
Convention on Biological Di-
versity (CBD) and has ex-
pressed interest in acceding
to the Cartagena Protocol on
Biosafety (CPB). These in-
ternational agreements high-
light and address key issues
that are relevant to Biosafety.
The term Biosafety is not
defined in the CPB. However
Article 4 states: "This Protocol
shall apply to the
transboundary movement, tran-
sit, handling and use of all liv-
ing modified organisms (LMOs)
that may have adverse effects
on the conservation and sustain-
able use of biological diversity,
taking also into account risks to
human health."
For successful implemen-
tation of the CPB, Guyana
has undertaken a twelve
month project entitled
"UNEP-GEF Project for
Building Capacity for Effec-
tive Participation in the
Biosafety Clearing-House".
This project will lead to the

establishment of a web-based
storehouse for up-to-date in-
formation on Biosafety and
LMOs, also known as the
Biosafety Clearing-House
(BCH). This Clearing-House
is necessary for Guyana to
input and validate its own
data and will be hosted by the
Secretariat of the CBD.
One of the requirements un-
der the BCH project is the for-
mation of a Biosafety Task
Force. The EPA, as the national
Focal Point for the CBD and
the BCH, has established a
multi-disciplinary and multi-
sectoral Committee responsible
for making recommunendations for
the implementation of the BCH
The BCH allows for the
creation of a network of in-
stitutions comprising sector
agencies that have specific
roles and obligations towards
the monitoring and regula-
tion of Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMOs) and
LMOs for the country.
Additionally, the EPA has
also conducted a series of train-

ing workshops through the na-
tional BCH Project for sector
agencies. These workshops
provided information on Bio-
technology, and the Cartagena
Protocol. It also sensitized the
participants about Guyana's
obligations in the BCH project,
under Article 20 of the Proto-
col which states that the BCH
will aid to "facilitate the ex-
change of scientific, technical,
environmental and legal informa-
tion on and experience with,
These workshops al-
lowed the participants to ac-
cess information on the
BCH. and register and man-
age information on the BCH
portal. These workshops
were facilitated by two Re-
gional Advisors from the
UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit.
The BCH is a global
project implemented by the
United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) with fi-
nancial support from the Glo-
bal Environment Facility
(GEF) to establish the Na-
tional. BCH.

D'Urban Park Lions

treat children
CHILDREN who attend the Lions Club of D'Urban Park reading programme yesterday
were treated to gifts and goodies at their Christmas party hosted by the Club. Here they
are having a ball at the party held at the Girl Guides pavilion on Brickdam in the city.


Proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced companies to provide Security
Services at the Govenument Technical Institute.

Proposals accompanied by an outline of experienced and capacity (human or otherwise) must be
addressed to:

The Chairman
GTI Board of Governors
Thru' The Principal
Government Technical Institute
Wool ford Avenue
Non-Pariel Park

Closing date is Wednesday, January 30,2008 at 15:30 h.

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Biosafety and

its importance

to Guyana

siUNiAY CIRONICLF December 9. 20-7 15

OVER 100 local and overseas volunteers yesterday braved over-
cast conditions to participate in a route march through the City.
The march coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and
International Cooperation was one in a series of activities held
to bring recognition to the work of volunteers.
Addressing the volunteers at the end of the march, Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry John Isaacs expressed appreciation on

behalf of the Government and people of Guyana for the contribu-
tions of volunteers to development here.
Those participating in the march were drawn from the Guyana
Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), the Community
Based Rehabilitation Programme (CBR), and the Chinese volunteer
corps in Guyana.
Lu Kai Xin, a Chinese volunteer at the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation, said that volunteering has given him the oppor-
tunity to be in Guyana and the experience has been good.
There are over 50 volunteers from different countries working
in all the regions of Guyana. Their work is coordinated through the
International Relations Department of the Ministry. In addition, sev-
eral local organizations are also involved in volunteering, funded by
various national and international agencies.
The activities continue with a clean-up exercise today at the
Blind Institute, while there will be a medical outreach at the
Muneshwers' Car park, Water Street on Wednesday.
International Volunteers' Day was observed on Wednesday,
December 5. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and International
Cooperation, in collaboration with other State agencies, held
a special forum at which four volunteers were honoured. A spe-
cial exhibition was also staged by the various voluntary
organizations in Guyana. (GINA)


FIRM LASTING 'friendship' has been pledged to Cuba by
the 15-member Caribbean Community in a statement yes-
terday marking 'CARICOM-Cuba Day".
Prime Minister Owen Arthur, in making the statement as
current chairman of CARICOM, saluted a "number of signifi-
cant milestones" in 35 years of relationship with the govern
ment and people of the Republic of Cuba.
Speaking from Guyana, where he chaired the 12th Special
Meeting of Community Heads of Government, Prime Minister
Arthur said CARICOM wished to "reiterate the call for lifting
of the unjust economic, commercial and financial embargo" im-
posed by the United States of America against that Caribbean
This stand by CARICOM, said Arthur, was consistent with
the Community's recognition of "the right of every nation to
determine its own development priorities and strategies..."
As Cuba and CARICOM celebrate "another year of friend-
ship", he said, "we look forward to continued cooperation" and
also to Cuba "reclaiming its rightful place in the councils of the
hemisphere (an implicit reference to the Organisation of Ameri-
can States)..."
On behalf of the governments and people of
CARICOM, Arthur also extended "collective wishes for the
well-being and continued recovery of His Excellency Presi-
dent Fidel Castro Ruz".

Over 100 volunteers march to

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Joining. CLICO as a cashier some 14 years ago,
Pulashwari Jkaran was determined to make a
difference for herself. Keeping her eye on the
prize Ms. Jaikgran made a career change, becoming
a Sales Representative. This move gave her the
chance not b6ly to empower others financially, but
also herself. Now, continuing on her path of
professional, growth, Pulashwari recently received
her second Top Producer award, this time for the
month of Octbber 2007.

Whilst keeping her clients up-to-date, on the
various finaricial-planning options available to them,
Pulashwari applies the knowledge gained through
her years at'CLICO to her own life. This knowledge

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home and providing her family with a better life,
are in her opinion, her greatest accomplishments.

A dedicated wife and mother, Pulashwari balances
her personal and professional life with
considerable ease. Outside of the office Pulashwari
is an all-rounder. Involved in the arts, community
work, sports, and music, these extra curricular
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INTENSIFYING efforts to at-
tract investment in Guyana's
non-traditional agriculture
sector, sourcing new product
markets both regionally and
internationally, and working
closely with farmers to build
capacity and maximize pro-
duction are some of the ini-
tiatives the Guyana Market-
ing Corporation's (GMC)
Marketing Information Cen-
tre' will pursue in 2008.
Marketing Manager of the
agency, Richard Hanif, during a
recent interview, indicated that
with the new and evolving role
GMC will be playing in keep-
ing,with government's diversifi-
cation drive, the work of the
Marketing Information Centre is
geared to take on a new dimen-
"Initiatives we will be pur-
suing next year include meeting
with farmers countrywide to ad-
dress and overcome challenges
facing the non-traditional agricul-
ture sector. We intend to take a
multi-stakeholder approach to
address these challenges, thereby
enlisting the support of GMC's
sister agencies and Non-Govern-
mental Organizations."
The Marketing Information
Centre will also endeavour to
have more local farms certified
for exports to CARICOM mar-
kets, and as such, efforts will be
made to ensure that farmers un-
dertake and maintain standards in
keeping with international best
The agency will continue to
provide farmers, agro-processors
and exporters with marketing in-
formation and technical advice as
well as in-house brokerage ser-
vices and other documentation
necessary for exporting to' re-
gional and international markets.
Hanif further stated, "The
Marketing Information Centre
will play a crucial role in pro-
moting the formulation of farm-
ers' associations. We will also
identify and promote" the eco-
nomic potential of new non-tra-
ditional agricultural products,
based on the competitive advan-
tages of Guyana."
Efforts to enhance the stan-
dards of GMC's Central Pack-
aging Facility at Sophia as well
as moves to launch new pack

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rmation Centre to

Fy operations in 2008

houses at Parika, Charity and
Number 43 Village, Corehtyne,
Berbice will continue. i
Major work will also be un-
dertaken to further promote the

Guyana Shop and by extension,
the wide range of locally produced:
products available in Guyana both'
for the local and international mar-'
kets, Hanif disclosed.

The Marketing Infor-
mation Centre was
launched on March 24 last,
along with the Guyana

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The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank
towards the fight against HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract
for minor civil works.
1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana noW-invites sealed
bids from eligible contractors for the following:
i. Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Clinic, Georgetown Public
Hospital, GPHC Compound, Region # 4
2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for, and inspect the
bidding documents at: the following address from 09:00 h to 15:00 h.
The Civil Works Department
The Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound, East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-6222,226-2425
Fax: (592) 225-6559
3. A complete set of bidding document in English, may be purchased by interested
bidders on submission of a payment of a non refundable fee of $G10,000. The
method of payment will be by company or manager's cheque. The bidding
document may be uplifted at the above address at time of payment.
4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the Guy.ana Revenue.
Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana.
5. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2.0% of the bid price.
6. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in a sealed envelope at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00h
on Tuesday, January 08, 2008. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and marked on the top
right-hand corner of the envelope the name of the programme and the
description of the bid, including the words 'do not open before Tuesday, January
7. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives and anyone
who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on January 08,2008 at 9.00h.
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

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Question: I am unemployed and supported by relatives overseas .1
would like to know if I need a TIN to uplift the money sent to
me through a money transfer agency?

Answer: NO. Persons receiving remittances through money transfer
services are not required to produce a TIN for this

Similarly sending money to relatives and friends overseas
does not require a TIN to do so.
TIN is only required to identify persons conducting
transactions with the Guyana Revenue Authority and may
also be required by government agencies and public

You should note, however, that evenifyou are unemployed,
in receipt of financial assistance from overseas and the
owner of a vehicle or possess a driver's licence, you would
be required to obtain a TIN to renew your licences with the
Licence Revenue Office.

(If you have questions on the Taxpayer Identification Number, kindly
contact the Registry. GPO Building, Robb Street, Georgetown, Telephone,

Invitation for Bids

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) invites public tenders for the sale
and removal of the following vehicles, on an 'as is' basis:

No Description Registration Number
1 Ford Truck with Hi-Arm Lift GDD 3207
2 Clydesdale (Leyland) Sewerage Tanker GCC 7176
3 Toyota Hi-Lux SUV PJJ 3616
4 Ford Sewerage Tan ker GCC 9267
5 Toyota Land Cruiser PEE 9468
6 Discovery Land Rover PGG 5496
7 Suzuki Vitara PFF 856
Public tenders are also invited for the sale and removal of derelict computer equipment, as one
(1) complete lot.

Vehicles and computer equipment are located at GWI's Shelter Belt Complex, Vlissengen Road,
Georgetown, where inspections can be done between 1:00 pm and 3:00pm, on any working day.
Forfurther information, please contact Tel #2253876

Bid forms for the sale of vehicles and derelict computer equipment can be uplifted free of cost from
the Shelter Belt Security Hut. Completed bid forms must be addressed to the 'Chairman, GWI
Management Tender C.,,nn,iiiue,-' and d-erl:.i ei,:J into the GWI Management Tender Box, 10 Fort
Street, n.i G-ei-t.: ,' no ri,:rtii-' ,'npm on Tuesday December 18,2007, atwhich time
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HIV/AIDS in Guyana

Hinduism -and HIV/AIDS

Hinduism is one of Guyana's
three major religions, the
second largest in fact.
Roughly one-third, between
33 and 35 percent, of
Guyanese are Hindus.
Given the size of the Hindu
population in Guyana, the re-
sponse to HIV/AIDS by the

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tion was part of the agreement
- the Guyana Hindu Dharmic
Sabha. Seven identifiable
Christian organizations were
covered in that agreement.
According to one source
in the national HIV/AIDS re-
sponse sector, there seems to
be a perception that there is an

They believe it's only if you are
a 'bad' person, only so you
could get the disease."
Ownership of HIV/AIDS,
the recognition that it can affect
anyone regardless of religion or
race is something that appears to
be one of the major challenges of
the two Hindu organizations in-

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The Guyana Central Arya Samaj website page on its HIV/AIDS programme.

Hindu community seems to be
relatively low profile. For ex-
ample, during researching this
article only two Hindu organiza-
tions were found to be part of
the national response: the
Guyana Central Arya Samaj and
the Guyana Hindu Dharma
For example, when the
Guyana HIV/ AIDS Prevention
& Control Project (GAPCP) will
signed Memorandums of Under-
standing (MOUs) valued at
G$68,295,900 (US$341,479)
with 17 Non-Governmental
Organizations for the implemen-
tation of HIV/ AIDS sub-
projects across Guyana last
year, only one Hindu organiza-

ethnic element to HIV infec-
tion in Guyana AIDS is per-
ceived largely as a 'Black' dis-
ease, and since most Indians in
Guyana are Hindus, and the
overwhelming number of ad-
herents to Hinduism are In-
dian, then HIV is not a Hindu
An article published in
Guyana Chronicle last year,
part of a larger series pub-
lished to coincide with World
AIDS Day 2006, touched
upon the Guyanese Hindu
perception of HIV.
"They believe HIV/
AIDS," the article quotes Dr.
Vindhya Persaud, "is not an
Indian or a Hindu problem.

volved in the fight.
The Guyana Central Arya
Samaj is the first of the two to
have launched a high profile anti-
HIV/AIDS campaign: The Samaj
launched its programme in De-
cember, 2004 at its Central
Vaidik Mandir in Prashad Nagar.
"HIV/AIDS is a national
problem that looms above
Guyanese," stated then President
of the Samaj, Dr. Shailendra
Sugrim, "and the Hindu popula-
tion which accounts for approxi-
mately 30-40% of the popula-
tion, is not spared by the scourge
of this epidemic."
The aim of the campaign
was to increase education and
awareness in the Hindu commu-

nity by developing a "culturally
appropriate" public awareness
"Ideas for the campaign,"
states the Arya Samaj's website,
"were taken from a recently
held GCAS National Arya
Samaj Conference held in Sep-
tember 2004, in which partici-
pants were asked to develop
ideas to promote religious val-
ues in an effort to combat the
HIV/AIDS spread in Guyana.
Three random ideas, that dealt
with Hindu Identity and HIV/
AIDS, Fidelity and Abstinence,
were chosen as themes upon
which the campaign would fo-
cus. It was recognized that the
promotion of enshrined reli-
gious values of abstinence and
fidelity were the most ideal for
dealing with the HIV/AIDS is-
According Dr. Moti Lall,
the reasoning behind the Samaj's
initiative has its basis in the
organisation's ten basic prin-
ciples or Aarya Samaaj Ke
Niyam. According to Dr. Lall
the Arya Samaj is very con-
cerned about the prevalence of
HIV infection in Guyana.
He said the organization has
been focusing on promoting the
"gospel" about the disease in its
back yard, the various mandirs
across Guyana which are mem-
bers of the movement.
"With 12,000 infected, that
we know of, it affects every-
body, regardless of their reli-
gion," Dr. Lall said in an inter-
view yesterday.
Dr. Lall, a tuberculosis (TB)
specialist has seen first hand the
impact HIV has on the country:
persons infected with HIV are
more susceptible to TB infec-
tion and the rise in HIV infec-
tions has sparked a consequent
increase in the incidence of TB
in Guyana.
According to Dr. Lal, the
Arya Samaj has been working in
tandem with the National AIDS
Programme Secretariat in its
campaign. The organization has

been fairly innovative in its
programme initiatives even be-
fore the advent of Merundoi, the
current HIV/AIDS radio drama,
the Arya Samaj had produced an
audio drama called Ziddi, adapted
from their stage show of the same
"I personally believe that this

t-shirts with HIV/AIDS mes-
sages, which served as a cata-
lyst for discussion. The
organisation's youth arm re-
cently won the Best Large Ve-
hicle prize in the last Diwali
Motorcade competition for a
display which included HIV/
AIDS messages and posters.

Samaj officials chat with Minister of Health Leslie
Ramsammy at the launch of the organisation's HIV/AIDS
campaign in 2004.

disease can be overcome," he
stated, "I still think that there is
light of the end of the tunnel."
The Guyana Hindu Dharmic
Sabha is the largest Hindu organi-
zation in Guyana. Dr. Vindhya
Persaud is the coordinator of the
Sabha's HIV/AIDS initiative,
properly named the Dharmic HIV/
AIDS Education & Support
Programme. The World Bank sup-
ported initiative recently wrapped
up according to Dr. Persaud but
this does not mean the end of the
organization efforts in that direc-
tion. According the Sabha execu-
tive, the Dharmic Sabha's fight
against HIV/AIDS actually pre-
ceded the official programme, and
will continue after.
As part of the Dharmic HIV/
AIDS Education & Support
Programme, the Sabha trained
some 30 peer educators from the
various praants, or districts, un-
der the organisation's authority.
Much of the Sabha's initiatives
has been focused on and imple-
mented with the help of its vi-
brant youth arm. For example,
one initiative involved cricket
matches in which players donned

Youth are also largely respon-
sible, says Dr. Persaud, for
getting the message through to
people on the East Coast of
Demerara in Berbice.
Still, there are several ob-
stacles she concedes. One is
Hinduism's quality of conser-
vatism, something which
makes talking about HIV and
AIDS taboo. It is often diffi-
cult to get people together at
large forums to discuss issues.
Then there is the general issue
of stigma and discrimination.
According to Dr. Persaud,
the Dharmic Sabha's approach
next year is to complement
their Abstinence and Fidelity
in Marriage prevention ap-
proach with a focus on alco-
The Guyana Central
Arya Samaj and the Guyana
Hindu Dharmic Sabha may
be in the minority when it
comes faith-based initiatives
to combat HIV/AIDS in
Guyana but between them
they appear to have covered
a 'whole lot of ground in a
relatively short time.

The Ten Principles of the

Guyana Central Arya Samaj

According to Dr. Moti Lall, executive member of the
Guyana Central Arya Samaj, the organisation's fight
against HIV/AIDS has it basis in the organisation's ten
basic principles or Aarya Samaaj Ke Niyam. These prin-
ciples are as follows:
1-Sab satya vidyaa aur jo padaartha vidyaa se jaane jaate
hain un sab kaa aadimool parameshwar hai.
God is the primary cause of all Spiritual and Physical Sci-
ences and of everything known through their means.
2-Eeshwar sachchidaananda-swaroop, niraakaar,
sarvashaktimaan, nyaayakaaree, dayaalu, ajanmaa, ananta,
nirvikaar, anaadi, anupama, sarvaadhaara, sarveshwara, sarva-
vyaapak, sarvaantaryaamee, ajar, amar, abhaya, nitya, pavitra
aur srishtikarttaa hai. Usi kee upaasanaa karnee yogya hai.
God is Existent, Intelligent and Blissful. He is Formless,
Beginningless, Incomparable, the Support and Lord of all, Om-
niscient, Imperishable, Immortal, Fearless, Eternal, Holy, and'
the Creator of the Universe. To Him alone worship is due.

3-Veda sab satya vidyaaon kaa pustak hai. Veda kaa parhnaa
parhaanaa aur sunna sunaanaa sab aaryon ka param dharma hai.
The Vedas are the scriptures of all true knowledge. It is the
duty of all Aryas to read them, hear them being read and recite
them to others.
4-Satya grahan kame aur asatya ke choorne mein sarvadaa
udyat rahnaa chaahiye.
One should always be prepared to accept truth and reject
5-Sab kaam dharmanusaar arthaat satya aur asatya ko vichaar
karke karne chahiyein.
All action should be performed in conformity with Dharma
(righteousness), that is, after due consideration of the right and
wrong. *
6-Sansaar kaa upkaar karnaa is samaaj kaa mukhya uddeshya
hai arthaat shareerik, aatmik aur samaajik unnati kama.
To do good to the whole world is the main objective of the
Arya Samaj, that is, to improve the physical, spiritual and so-

cial well-being of all mankind.
7-Sab se preetipoorvak dharmanusaar, yathaayogya
varttanaa chaahiye.
All people should be treated with love, fairness and due
regard for their merit.
8-Avidyaa ka naash aur vidyaa kee vriddhi karnee chaahiye.
One should always promote knowledge and dispel ignorance.
9-Pratyek ko apnee hi unnati se santushta na rahnaa
chaahiye, kintu sab kee unatti mein apni unnati samjhnee
One should not only be content with one's own welfare,
but should look for it in the welfare of others also.
10-Sab manushyon ko samaajik sarva-hit-kaaree niyam
paalne mein paratantra rahna chaahiye aur pratyek bitakaaree
niyam mein sab swatantratra rahein.
One should be bound in following altruistic, social rules,
while all should be free in following the rules of individual wel-
While the first three can be considered as affirmations if the
Hindu faith in particular, the final seven of the principles all can
be considered as use general tenets in combating HIV/AIDS. Prin-
ciple 8, the exhortation to "always promote knowledge and dispel
ignorance" has particular relevance in dealing with the stigma
and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS in Guyana.


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The world now has 6.3 mil-
lion fewer-cases of people es-
timated to be living with HIV.
thanks to India.
According to
UNAIDS's latest estimates,
there are 33.2 million people
living with HIV worldwide.
That's 16% less than the 39.5
million it estimated in 2006.
clearly showing that the global
burden of HIV till now was
highly overstated.
Experts, however,
said the revision of figures was
primarily due to India and five
other countries Angola,
Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria
and Zimbabwe lowering


their prevalence rates from the
earlier high numbers.
In July 2006. India an-
nounced that there were 2-5 million
people living with HIV/AIDS.
about 27 million fewer cases than
previously estimated Ilndia'sJfV
prevalence figures in the general
population also dipped to .36%
against .9%makintg India the hird
worst affected country with the
deadly disease after South Africa
(5.5 million) and Nigeria (2.9 mil-
What made the differ-
ence was the methodology used
by India in 2006 the esti-
mates, referred as "closest to the
truth", was reached after study-

ing the data from the country's
1.122 sentinel surveillance sites
as against the 155 such sites in
1998. A massive sero-prevalence
study, testing 1.5 lakh random
blood samples from 29 states.
also gave better insight into
India's actual burden ofHIV.
UNAIDS executive
director Peter Piot said, "The
single biggest reason for the re-
duction in global HIV prevalence
figures was the recent revision
in India after an intensive reas-
sessment of the epidemic in that
country. These improved data
presents us with a clearer pic-
ture of the AIDS epidemic, one
that reveals both challenges and

However, the re-
vamped estimates still repre-
sent a massive human tragedy.
AIDS remains the fourth biggest
killer worldwide. Every dan in.
2007, more than 6.800 people
were infected with HIV. Women
made up half of those infected.
Over 5.700 died from it every-
day. An estimated 1-7 lakh
people died of the disease in In-
dia alone last year.
"So many lives lost
due to AIDS is not a matter of
joke. What's worse, over two-
thirds of those infected in India
don't know they are HIV posi-
tive," Dr Dennis Broun,


UNAIDS chief mi Imil. iaM
K Sujatha Rao sa, "-Te a&a-
tistical changes a2e ati Ieati f
more accurate smreys aD amnems
the world. It's good I ws tIsint
the world has over 6 miIliM
fewer HIV cases.
Dr Brewn added,
"It's nearly impossibe ito
conduct NFHS In like sur-
veys all over the worllL S=E&h
surveys are higji cost with
NFHS M11 HIV study costing
nearly $14 million. That's;
why we have fLrst taken smnk
surveys into acomian and thea
mathematical modes to come
up with new figures." Two-
thirds of new infediius were
recorded in sub-Sahairn Af-
rica in 2007. In AAs* f tme
are now 4.9 millm cases, up
440,000 from last yeat. The
UN has aiso d i% eis&
mate on how log i= -t ies 1
die of AIDS if K t treated
from nine years te II jans.
(from The T s dof Im-


of people
I ~aa

living with

or affected



(India) Union Labour Minis-
ter Oscar Fernandes was im-
pressed by the large turnout
of HIVIAIDS patients at an
event here which has become
an annual feature of the A.P.
State AIDS Control Society
(APSACS) for the last three
The size of the con-
gregation drew a spontaneous
reaction from Mr. Femrnandes as
he said this was the first tuime
that he was witnessing such- a
large crowd of HIV/AIDS pa-

tients anywhere in the country.
He appealed to the media to
play up the show at the na-
tional-level to spread awareness.
He said he had travelled widely
to address meetings of HIV/
AIDS patients in India and
found them shy and unwilling to
identify themselves.
The APSACS has
been organising a day-long event
since 2005 with a view to bring
together People Living with
They take part in

games, entertainment and cul-
tural competitions. It was held
this year under the slogan "take
the lead" at Shilparamam where
the crowd was mobilised from
various parts of the State by
RTC buses.
The Union Minister,
who is the convenor of the Par-
liamentary Forum on HIV/
AIDS, expressed anguish that
Andhra Pradesh accounts for
nearly 20 per cent of HIV/AIDS
patients in the country. About
22,000 of the one lakh patients
kin Mel ME 1W1

undergoing Anti-Retroviral
Treatment (ART) in the coun-
try are from the State.
While complementing
mthe State Government for g
80 per ceMt institional idnlies
Mr. Fernandes said it is atmanoerof
concern that the coverage is orny
10 to 12 per cent in some other
States. Institutional deliveries, he
said, are an effective mechanism to
prevent mother-to-child infMectjont
of HIv.
J.D. Seelam, Rajya
Sabha member and co-

convenor of the parili m-
tary fonru, appeal so p -


launches HIV

mega evenVt

Hyderabad DBee & Aremnd 71Wt0 AIDS amd HEV positive
people gathered here fiora mi g-eMent toB mark Woil AIDS
Womein meM and faillikhem afifetedl by- the fiaaiall disease
came together for t "Ir e ikHAl Campaiihsgi"- wiiifh is a ile
up of last years purmaii oiganiisrd tIre slate'sAfdk ConmEI
G Askok KumaE. IPtazjtnt DiBetacir lof the Aadiliar
Pradesh AIDS ..nitr- i :<,i,_ APA- S -, li iiICe. Imo,.
the people's cotence..
-We hadi a tg camprai callikd "Be BollF. This was pri-
marily intended to aransfbram te awarmss gmeniatned into ac-
tion. Last year we hadi a. ni -r'-lii n people in ithis very same giei. nani we lFioud thant after the-
left this place they haid. a anritiK s selff-cnfidence boct
which they got fi-oma here. r Ee' aiMd.
Knowt.aed'ge about tie iLtins. is sti l sc ant ad most l-
dians who, test posid-ti: f r : -e *itrus; do) ant knew about mhe
pitfalls hat c-ad t, contacti lhe disease.. its incidence and
BhaaM KumLar. cimnsel&ir- st: "id Therze are games for
children and diev -:r Z il oe usital we ,dor nc, know about
Lack of av d a. widespread st mna have c -
tributed to Jdc pa:-uaC s-r1oea-iS the virus i_ Endra. HIf -
tients ar3e meted OuL: '.ie taten: and are often looked d r
AIDS ...:ied ne ..ams of endiem in [ndi' -
where oter 2.5 r! pc.ple roe oua t tobel l,:ng itlE

prevaec.e .. ?-''\ \L-_ .:ax .e ," e ff in Pit.. .:ie 'o e_
inlecied nh a- :- t 0.8 iil:,: .
. ni!lion ch ,.!r:_r
Latmes fi.:,'-v 2.5 million pe" be..
newly infected .ai n u;'.I people wi. ID -
lated causes in C -. ,


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destroyed tapes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Democrats charged cover-up
and demanded investigations into the CIA's destruction
of videotapes showing terrorism suspects being subjected
to severe interrogation techniques.
The United States has been widely criticized by European
allies and human rights groups for methods like
"waterboarding" in which prisoners are made to fear that they
are drowning.
President George W. Bush, who has repeatedly said the
United States does not torture, had no recollection of being
told about the tapes or their destruction, the White House said.
The CIA's disclosure that it had made and destroyed the
tapes plunged the spy agency again into the glare of public
scrutiny it has been unable to shake since prewar intelligence
on Iraq turned out wrong.
Leading Democrats called for inquiries by the Justice De-
partment and Congress and criticized the CIA for acting above
the law.
Sen. Edward Kennedy charged a cover-up reminiscent
of the Watergate scandal that drove President Richard
Nixon from office in 1974.


canoeist charged
LONDON (Reuters) A man who "returned from the
dead" after apparently being lost at sea in a canoeing ac-
cident five years ago was charged by police yesterday with
obtaining money by deception and making a false decla-
ration to get a passport.
The charges come after a week of revelations that began
with John Darwin, 57, walking into a London police station
claiming amnesia and ended with his wife Anne telling news-
papers she had hidden him at the family home during the miss-
ing years.
Anne Darwin described how her husband had avoided dis-
covery by using a small passage to an apartment in an adjoin-
ing house owned by the couple.
On Saturday police urged her to make contact with them
as soon as possible but said they did not know when she in-
tended to return to Britain.
Newspaper reports said Darwin's life insurance and work
benefits had been paid to his wife.
Anne Darwin spoke to the Daily Mail in Miami where
she had travelled from Panama, apparently heading to Britain
after telling reporters she had been "living a lie" and feared her
children would never forgive her.
She told the Daily Mirror her husband had partly lived
with her in the family home but, if visitors called, had to flee
through the passage hidden by a wardrobe with a false back to
the neighboring apartment.
Former prison officer Darwin vanished in March 2002 from
his home, but according to his wife, turned up at their house a
year later.
She said the couple decided to move to Panama but
Darwin, who was missing their sons Anthony and Mark,
invented a plan to "return from the dead" to see his sons.

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2007 No. 1154-CD
NOVA SCOTIA Plaintiffs -and-
mortgagor's right, title and
interest in and to a Lease for a
period of 999 (nine hundred
and ninety-nine) years
executed on the commencing
from the date of execution
thereof in respect of soib-lot
letter 'A' being a portion of
Tract lettered M" known and
occupied as the East half of the
East half of Lot 56 (fifty-six)
East of Queen Street, Kitty, in.
the City of Georgetown, in the
County of Demerara, in the
republic of Guyana, the said lot
being shown on a diagram of
that portion of Kitty formerly
known as Prince Edward's Town
by H. Rainsford, Sworn land
Surveyor dated 301' April, 1842
and deposited in the Deeds
Registry at Georgetown,
Demerara, on the 2611 July,
1847 the said sub lot and tract
being shown on a plan by H.
Rainsford. Sworn Land Surveyor'
dated 30" April 1842 and
deposited in the Deeds Registry
at Georgetown. Demerara, on
the 26" July, 1847 the said sub
10 and tract being shown on a
plan by Hugh A. Howard. Sworn
Land Surveyor dated 121"
October. 1993 and deposited in
the Deeds Registry at
Georgetown, Demerara on the
6e" December. 1994 and on the
building and erections thereons thereon
and on all future buildings and
erections which may hereafter
be situate thereon during the
existence of this mortgage, the
property of the mortgage.
Defendant NOTICE OF
mortgagor's right, title an'd
interest in and to a Lease for a
period of 999 (nine hundred
and ninety nine) years
executed on and commencing
from the date of execution
thereof in respect of sub lot
lettered "A" being a portion of
Tract Lettered "M" known and
occupied as the East half of the
East half of Lot 56 (fifty six)
East of Queen Street, Kitty, in
the City of Georgetown, in the
County of Demerara, in the
Republic of Guyana. TAKE
NOTICE that a Specially
Endorsed Writ of Summons has

been issued on the 271h day of
November 2007 against you
the Defendant by THE BANK
OF NOVA SCOTIA, to appear
before a judge of the High Court
of Supreme court of Judicature
in which' the Plaintiffs claim
against you for: (a) The sum of
$16, 03 680.00 (sixteen
million and thirty thousand, six
hundred and eighty dollars)
together with interest on the
said sum at the rate on the RML
Account #152499 at a rate of
12.5% per annum up to
September 5, 2007 and
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An order to foreclose the Bond
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No. 374 of 2007 executed on
the 26th day of March 2007 and
bring the said property therein
described to sale at execution
and to recover from the
proceeds of such sale, the sum
of $16,030,680.00 (sixteen
million and thirty thousand, six
hundred and eighty dollars)
together with interest at the rate
of 2.5% per annum on the
RML Account #152499 on the
Principal Sum of $14,
175,803.00 (fourteen million,
one hundred and seventy-five
thousand, eight hundred and
three dollars) up to September
5, 2007 and continuing until
payment. AND the sum of
$40,264.00(forty thousand, two
hundred and sixty four dollars)
(or such sum may be allowed
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amount claimed is paid to the
Plaintiffs or their Attorneys-at-
law within 4 (four) days from the
service hereof further
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or by letter to MR. RICHARD B.
FIELDS, S.C. whose address for
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Sunday of Public Holiday)
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day of January, 2008 file an
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Registry setting forth your
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FIELDS & STOBY of Lot 62
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Guyana and appear before a judge
in the High Court of the Supreme
Court of Judicature of Guyana on
Wednesday the 30 1h day of
January, 2008 at 9:00 am in
Commercial Division AND in
default of such filing or
appearance in the Plaintiffs may
proceed therein and judgement
may be given against you in your
ORDERED that this matter do
stand adjourned to Wednesday
the 30th day of January, 2008 in
Commercial Division. Sgd. Henry

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appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 699-8802/218-

HAVE your gas stoves and
ovens service for the Christmas
holidays. Both industrial and
domestic. Call Lawrence # 646-
7400, 627-0720.
Need Refrigerator Repairs
for the best rates, reliable, and
prompt service? Call Omar 641-
0943, 683-8734.

S ,-. SHIP &

CALL 233-2495-6
Orp visit www.habinnet
CRASHED hard drive? Lost
all your data. Call Recover It
fat/ntfs file sys. Sata/eide and
flash drive up to 500g. Call
Ackeim 218-1582: 689-3351.
sanding, polishing & tiling
cleaning service. Roy '31
Seaforth Street, Camnpbellvlle.
Tel. 227-0819, cell 690-8070.
HAVING difficulties with
Sour Spanish language. Fax:
76-3826 or call 276-3826/609-
7625 or email for
assistance. '
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines, refrigerators,
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens, etc. Gall Hbme
Solutions on Telephone 227-

Immiralion Services
BalwanPersaud & Associates
Cerlitied mmioralionCousutts

We handle all
Canadian and USA
Immigration/Visa Cases.
Authorized by the
Canadian Govt.'
to represent clients.
225-1540 or
416-431-8845 or
DAVID'S Electrical &
general Services we specialize
in commercial industrial &
General Wiring. We also
specialize in washing machines,
stoves, refridegerators, air
conditions, computers, services,
repairs & maintenance. At
home service: available. Tel. #
222-3509, 692-6127, .609-
0573. 1

ACCOUNTS Clerk, Security
Guards and labourers 653-
LOG Truck Driver, Skidder
Operators, Carpenters.
Labourers. Tel: 653-6014.
CASHIERS and Waitress.
Cambo Restaurant, 76 Sheriff St.
Call 646-5888.
VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/

CALL: 629-9587.
ONE bar Attendant, one
female Waitress/Attendant. Tel.
226-6527, 623-7242.
Tennessee Night Club.
Service. Job opportunity for
attractive girls $7 200 to $8 000
weekly. Call 231-1786, 665-
ONE COOK between 30-
40 yrs with food handler's
certificate. One Shop
Assistant. 16-20 yrs. Apply
Empire Parlour, 288 Middle
Street, Georgetown.
Mathematics, Accounts &
English 1 3, D Lama
Avenue, Bei Air Park. 225-
4492, 225-9404.
1 LIVE-IN Babysitter. Apply
to Goldfield Inc. Lot 'C' Eccles
EBD. Tel. # 233-2423, 741-
7073, 623-2003.
PORTERS, rip saw operator
to work in Eccles Industrial Site,
EBD. Contact Richard 609-7675,
Person to work in record
shop, computer literate. Male
& female singers, security,
handyman. Apply Majestics,
Middle St. Tel: 226-6432.
Researchers, preferably males.
Applicants must be university.
graduates with a first degree.
Contact Melanie at 673-7755
for more information.
Clerk, must have at least 3 years
working experience. Passes in
Accounts and English. Apply at
Alabama Trading at
Georgetown Ferry Stelling with
hand written application. Call:
TRAINEE or experienced
fulltime and part-time computer
tutors for all types of computer
software and hardware.
Receptionist/Computer Tutor.
Caregiver and English Tutor.
Call: 225-1540 or 622-8308.
SALESGIRLS, Boys, Porters
& Ravina's, Water Streef, Anand's
& Avishkar's Regent Street,
Devina's & Athina's by the ECD
Bus Park. Call 226-3361, 227-
VACANCY for 1 canter driver.
Must be able to help load and off
load vehicle. Apply with hand
written application and valid
drivers licence and police
clearance. At Alabama's Trading
Georgetown, Ferry Stelling. Call
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards. Requirements:
written application, valid police
clearance and two (2) recent
testimonials, must have a
reasonable educational
background. Age limit 25 45
years. Apply to The Manager,
Guyana Fisheries Limifed,
Houston, East Bank Demerara.
VACANCIES exists at Karma
Bowling Alley Ruimvelt,
Industrial. Managers, salaries
based on qualification and
experience. Cashiers/Desk Clerk -
wages $200 per hour, Bartender
$220 per hour and Handyman
with mechanical skills wages
based on experience. Call 227-
2797, 227-2787.
EXISTS for labourers to work
for Telephone Company. Must
have a sound Primary Education.
Apply in person with a valid
olice clearance to P& L
Engineering & Construction Co.
Ltd. 61E % David. Street, Kitty G/
town. Tel. # 227-4368, 227-4412.
ONE (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll, NIS, Filing and must be
computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
App y in person with a written
application and two (2) references
to: Len's 136 Sheriff & Fourth Sts.,
C/ville. Tel: 227-2486.

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MARAKMAN, Jet men,
Pit men to work through the
holidays, Also excavator
operators. Tel: 225-099C,
NEED A JOB? We can
help professionals,
Managers, Supervisors, Sales
Reps., Sales lirls and bovs,
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 Opaerator,
Confidential Secretary, IT
Specialist, Internai Auditors,
Junior Auditors, Waitresses, &
Waiters, Tele-marketers (3).We
also provide jobs within the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-
2959/227-4728, email:
Vacancy exist for a Typist
Assistant At the designated
organization. Candidate must
be highly motivated to work
with minimum supervision; be
very attentive to details; and
have excellent
communication skills/abilities.
Requirements: Five Subjects
C.X.C or G.C.E along with
advance typing.Totally
competent with computer
skills especially: MS Excel,
Power Point; Publisher & the
use of thelnternet. Experience
an asset. Send Application
with contact Tel .No. to:
Human Resource
Administrator, Wieting &
Richter Limited, 10-13 Water
Street,Georgetown or email-

Diamond 2nd St. -
(120x60ft.) corner lot $4M
neg. Call 611-0315, 690-8625.
TUSCHEN house lot 50 x
100 in front asking $2m. (h)
225-5591, (c) 619-5505.
VACANT lot 90 feet by 90
feet, 26 Lyng and Princes Sts.,
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1757,
1- House lot. Guysuco
Gardens. (Between U.G Road
and CARICOM HQ). Tel: 226-
Diamond, LBI, Ogle, Le
Ressouvenir, Canje, Parika.
DeFreitas Associates Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.
Best Road, W.C.D..
transported land size 500'x 40'
$3m $15,OOOUS. Ederson's
PRIME residential,
spacious, fenced & large land.
Quiet & peaceful area.
Transported $4.8M neg. Call
276-3826, 609-7625.
60' x 240' $16.5M. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
land located between
Cumminas & Charlotte Streets.
Call 623-1003, 218-1469 size
(120' x 40').
31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land for sale price neg.
Phone No. 254-0397, 225-
Courida Park $12M, Lamaha
Gardens $20M. KEYHOMES
- 615-8734/684-1852.
LAND in C/ville $18M, 90
acres land at Linden Highway
$25M, 72 acres at Long Creek
$27M, land at Vlissengen
Road $20M, Dennis St, C/ville
;9M, Diamond land $1.4M -
2M, Vreed-en-Hoop land
7M, Happy Acres $11M
Yaracabra land with pens 26
acres $15M. Lamaha Gdns
Future Homes 227-4040,
22E.0995, 628-0796, 669-

1 3. bedroom fully
furnished upper flat. Cell #
SUNFLOWER Hotel. Long-
term, short-term hrs. Call 225-
Bel Air Park. US$1500.
Keyhomes 615-8734/684-

New 40 000 500US.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 684-
Happy Acres $1500 US.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 684-
Bel Air Park $800US.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 684-

Cancom Gardens
Furnished house $US 1200.
Call: 611-0315/690-8625,
1 2-BEDROOM semi
furnished house in Kingston '$60
000 Call 226-8730, Rajiv.
ATL \NTIC Gardens large
3-bedroom semi-furnished
property. Call 227-0972.
SHOP space for grocery and
haberdashery at Werk-en-Rust.
Rental reasonable. 685-8913.
1 1 BEDROOM suitable
for a single working person.
Details 644-6551 or 2 7-4876
anytime (vacant).
1 3-BEDROOM house at
Lamaha Springs Gardens. Call
2 BEDROOM house for rent.
Anna Catherina, Sea View, WCD.
Tel: 696-4985 Julie.
ROOMS and apartments to
let at reasonable prices. Call
227-0902, 2273336 227-2186.
bedroom apartment for overseas
visitors. Tel. 231-6228, 645-
FURNISHED rooms to rent
$2,500 & $3,500 Daily.
Located at Cummings & 6th Sts.
Call: Julian 225-4709.
1 2-BEDROOM upper flat
and '2 downstairs on ECD.
Contact 220-8105/622-1743.
Price $15 000 monthly.
ONE two bedroom
apartment to rent at 27 Hugh
Ghanie Park, Cummings
Lodge. Tel: 698-8876/656-
GREAT executive houses &
apartments furnished &
unfurnished. Excellence Realty
- 625-7090.
Diamond H\S 2-bedrooms
$40,000 monthly, Cummings St.
3-bedrooms $100,000 monthly.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Camp St. office space
business space $200,000
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROOM (furnished) for decent
single working female. Tel. 226-
5035 (08:00 hrs 17:00 hrs).
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
1 3 bedroom upper flat at
124 D'Andrade Street, Newtown.
Phone 227-8858 or 231-2789.
1 FULLY furnished 1
bedroom apt in Kitty for overseas
or out of town guest. Tel: 227-
2466 or 644-24-47.
spacious 2 bedroom apartment.
mental $30,000. Tel: 663-6338.
1 2 BEDROOM apartment
(top flat), back house, Kitty. Tel:
18-1675, 613-6071, 689-5818.
LARGE spacious ground
floor for any business. Alexander
St., Kitty. $80,000. Tel,
electricity. Call 225-0571.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat
apt. inside toilet & bath. 6th St.,
Cummings Lodge, Greater, G/
town. Tel. 222-4913.
REGENT Street two flat
building for business. Call 624-
6432 or 234-0481 at evenings.
FRONT building, Camp St
area. Ideally suited for offices or
business call Richard 609-7675,
DO you have properties to
rent or sell to both overseas and
local clients. Tel. 227-2256.
FULLY furnished at 79
Atlantic Gardens. Call 220-6060
or 626-2066.
200, Jacuzzi, generator, AC, hot
& cold. KEYHOMES 615-
FURNISHED 3 bedroom flat
available for short/long term
rental to local/overseas clientele.
Call Tel. # 226-0210.
THE Green House
furnished one bedroom
apartments for rent, long term,
short term. Call 227-6586, 227-
6646, 227-6587 24 hrs opening.
ONE three bedroom house
to let at 194 Barr Street, Kitty
$50 000 monthly. No pets no
parking. Tel. 226-7810, 226-
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
$40,000, $50,000, $60,000.
Furnished house $180,000.
bedroom top flat with parking
and overhead tank. K. S.
Raghubir Agency 225-0545,

BUSINESS space in GC'town
centrally located. Call 226-5718
621-2601. 686-9800.

Busy function business spot located
al (ummings & Middle Sts Albertown
with 3 large rooms, full size kitchen,!
large verandah, large Hall way,
Prime 4 corner junction
on Camp St. G/T, just above
popular store,Guyana Store &
Nut Centre. Both places vacant
possession, move in Friday

227-767 o, ooo62-80


TWO unfurnished 2 bedroom
apartments in New town/Kitty area
- $60 000 each, neg. Contact Tel.
FURNISHED two bedroom
apt. ideal for couple single person
US$500, US$25 daily. Call 227-
3546, 609-2129.
OFFICE space/residence over
4000 sq ft. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Lots of parking space.
Tel. 624-4225.
TWO storey building by itself
office or residence. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 624-4225.
ONE & two bedroom furnished
flats, short term rental. Suitable for
overseas visitors. Tel: 227-1871
or 646-2939.
1 NEW 3-storey building with
self- contained rooms, pressure
pump, etc. Tel. # 685-2434, 231-
Queenstown $80 000, East Bank
- US$1000, East Coasst- US$800,
and many more call Diana 227-
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 622-5776.
APARTMENTS (1-bedroom) -
$18 000 $20 000, $25 000, (2-
bedroom) $25 000, $32 006, 3-
bedroom $40 000, furnished -
$26 000, $45 000. Call 231-6236.
ONE concrete flat self
contained. At new Rd., V/Hoop.
Working couple only. Tel. 254-
WELCOME overseas guests.
We offer furnished one bedroom,
luxurious apartments and
executive houses. Call Diana 227-
bedroom bottom flat. Inside toilet
and bath $18 000 monthly. Tel. #
234-0164, 613-4536.
BUSINESS place $80 000.00,
Office Space $50,000.06, Bond
Space $50,000.00, Internet Cafe
$60,000.00. Telephone 683-0172.
QUEENSTOWN furnished 1 &
3 bedroom apartment. AC, hot and
cold, parking, etc. For overseas
visitors, short term. 226-5137, 227-
4 BEDROOM Executive
Home with massive lawns fit for
Ambassador US$3,500 -
FURNISHED three bedroom
top flat at 80 Albert & Laluni
Streets, Queenstown opposite
Nimbus phone 226-7452, 226-
for offices, etc. Charlotte St.
BOTTOM FLAT Kitty $150 000
mth. 2 HUGE BONDS Festival
City. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
FULLY equipped bar.
iddle and top floor business/
residence, furnished top and
bottom flats, furnished one and
two- room apartments, furnished
four-apartment building.
DeFreitas Associates Tel.
225-5782, 609-2302.
SHORT term rental
Alberttown US$50 per day,
excellent accommodation.
Roberts Realty 227-7627
office, 227-3768 home, 644-
2099 cell.
2 BEDROOM apts.
Agriculture Rd $25 000/$30 000,
Independence Blvd, 1 bedroom
apt. $25 000. Call Seeker's
Choice Real Est. 223-6346,


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.
MIDDLE ST $60,000 East St
$1050000, Queenstown $700 US -
$2,500 US, BAP $1,000 US, P/
Nagar $1,000, BA Gdns $45,000
US, Atlantic Gdns $2500,
Republic Park EBD $1500 US,
Guysuco Park $1,500 US, BA
Springs $3,000 US, Regent St
$6,000 US, top flat and many
more properties to rent. Call 227-
4040, 225-0995, 669-7070, 628-

ONE house and land each in
Grove and Friendship, EBD. No.
Bel Air Park 23M. Keyhomes:
NEW Bel Air Park, executive
house $32M neg. Call 611-0315,
PHASE 1, Good Hope, H/
Scheme, East Coast Demerara.
Tel. 625-0345.
ONE wooden building located
in Timehri Squatting area. Call
647-6337. Price $120000.
FUTURE Homes Realty has
houses to sell. Prices $3.9M to
US$1.2M. Call 227-4040, 669-
7070, 628-0796.
1 3-BEDROOM property at Lot
99 Mon Repos South, contains an
off-licensed Liquor Shop. Contact
Nazir @ 220-3362.
BUSINESS property 9 Camp
Street, werk-en-Rust. Asking $35M,
make offer. 223-9709, 682-0184.
NO Agent. Call Hubert 227-
1633 to view 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suits 2
families. Reduced price, concrete
bathtubs with beautiful polished
hardwood floors only 8M.
Keyhomes: 615-8734/684-1852.
ANNANDALE North newly
remodel two storey three bedroom
house and land with toilet and
bath inside ask $5m. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.
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 Friday).
concrete house Non Pariel ECD.
40x26. Tel: 618-2620.
$3,800,000 neg.
C/VILLE 2 family. Wooden
and concrete property on large
land $16M. Tel. 226-1192, 653-

2 & BEDR,)Oi
apartments to rent for information.
Contact Anil Persaud on 667-8233
also for buying and selling of
LUXURIOUS apartment for-
overseas visitors, close tc Sheriff
St. Fully furnished with AC. hot
& cold bath. etc. Transportation
available. Call 226-8990, 226-
SPACIOUS bottom floor (2075
sq ft) situated at 77 Hadfield Street,
Werk-en-Rust. Georgetown,
suitable for restaurant or any other
type of business. Call 227-6929 or
ONE (1) bedroom bottom
apartment $25 000 monthly, one
fully furnished two (2) bedroom top
flat for overseas visitors. Short term
or long term. Tel. # 261-5635, 610-
7840, 261-5611.





cable, internet,

security, parking

Commercial Dream Resort.
DeFreitas Associates Tel. 225
5782, 609-2302
Brickd -,, .
.i. or an reli ious functions
4-5m $225.000US. Ederson's
Non P ariel. building Along
Public Road, facing Atlantic. back/
frontdnriveway. 3-gPatios. 40X40
lawns, $14.5m. $75.00US.
Ederson's 226-5496
V\hoop VW.C.D 2-storey
concrete full furnished building.
Ideal for Cambio, insurance,
electronic store. $35m.
S175,000US. Ederson's 226-5496.
Parika, new shopping center
invests wisely, A) 2-storey uildin,
b) genera store, c) bond/
warehouse. $75m. $375,000US.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Robb St. 3-2storey wooden
building, ideal 3-storey
supermarket sublet 20-mini malls.
$26M. 130,600US. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-5496.
Croal/Stabroek, concrete 6-
luxurious bedrooms mansion on 3-
house lots. Ideal International
Hotel $65.M $325000US.
1 NEW house in Diamond
New Scheme. 1 new 3 bedroom
house in Mon Repos. 617-4476.
New Hope E.B.D. 2strorey
building, landroad to river. Ideal
for Wharfage and ocean going
ships $12.5M $62,00 U .
Ederson's 226-5496.
Robb/Bourda market 2- Storey
building. $75M/$50M. $
250,OOUS owner needs medical.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BB-Eccles, vacant new2-storey
concrete 6-luxurious bedrooms
mansion, parking, A/C, inspection
anytime $30m $150,O00US.
Ederson's 226-5496. '
Non-Pariel E.CD, 2-storey
wooden & concrete building, down
stairs business. $9m neg
$45,OOOUS. Ederson's 226-549.
Durban St. Lodge 2-storey
concrete 4-2bedrooms apartments,
rent will Pay you mortgages $15m.
$75,OOOUS. Ederson's 226-5496.
1 BLOCK road side property
on Essequibo Coast, 6 house lots
and 6 acres of rice land. Call 254-
0245, 651-8342.
Plaisance E.C.D, new 2-storey
concrete 4-luxurious bedrooms
mansion with all modern
amenities $20M $100,OOOUS.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Republic Park, Diamond,
Versailles, Essequibo. DeFreitas
Associates Tel. 225-5782, 609-
CRAIG newly remodel two
storey with land size 35 x. 144. Ask
$7.5m. Call 225-5591 or 619-
KITTY $17M $10M, East
Bank $1.5M $12.5M $9M,
Queenstown $16m and many more
call Diana 227-2256.
1 3-BEDROOM wooden and
concrete house at 58 3rd Street,
Montrose, ECD. Contact Ramo or
Shirley 222-4462, 222-4591.
BUSINESS property for sale at
Zeelugt, Fish Dam. No. 696-4985
WE have for sale and rent
hotels, guesthouse, holiday
apartments, houses, land and
vehicles all across Guyana @ Tel: 698-6153
or 621-8271.
ONE TWO flat building, well
secured. Vacant top flat.
Subryanville $13M neg. No agent.
Call: 226-7003 or 644-5195.
1 CONCRETE 2 storey house
in Queenstown $45M. Tel: 218-
4218; 649-5649.
and wooden building with three
bedroom, vacant possession. Price
$8M negotiable. Telephone 642-
three bedroom executive concrete
building. No repairs, vacant
possession. Price negotiable. 226-
BEL-Air $10M, South $7M,
Hadfield St $6M, Bent Norton,
Hardina Sts Meadow Bank $4M,
Robb Oronoque Wellington Sts -
$9M. Call 231-6236.
executive four bedroom, executive
concrete building, no repairs, price
negotiable. 642-0636.
$9.5M, Craig EBD $4.5M, Long
Pond Wales $3.5M, Agriculture
CHOICE REAL EST. 223-6346/
HOUSE in excellent
condition in good Hope on the
East Coast. Come take a look
then make an offer. Owner
' moving. 218-0303, 655-6875.

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shamrock aroens on double
lot Ogli TEL 226-
8148, 625 1624
x 60 '-... $16 5M. Re ub;c
Park- .. EL 226-8148 625-
unfurnisiied concrete property at
Enterprise Gardens, ECD. Price
neg. Call 220-9549, 6_8-9896.
bedrooms 1654 Reliance Place
rice S9M neg. Tel. 218-1344
between 7 pm 9 pm (night),
Cel! 626-1095
PROPERTY Public Road
Kitty $16.5m. land Princess
Street Lodge $4.7m.
Queenstown 3 bedrooms self
contained rooms $32 or renting
$300 000 per month. 618-7483,
218-1014, Shawn.
Lamaha Gardens swimming
pool $60M, Sheriff Street -
$160M, Regent Street $90M,
Republic Park $35M.
KEYHOMES 615-8734/684-
SOUTH Park & Gardens
$8.5M to $15.5M, Kitty second
house $8.5M neg., Republic Park
$36M & $45M, Brickdam two
buildings $45M, Charlotte Street
$10M & $18M, Adeliade Street
$11M, Queenstown $75M &
$50M. Roberts Realty 227-7627
office, 227-3768 home, 644-
2099 cell.
Buying/Selling property. Check
us out for your dream homes.
Bourda $45M neg, Ogle $19M,
$26M, Newtown Kitty $10M,
Parika $10.5M, Vergenogen
$15M, Bartica $4.5M, cam
Street US$2.2M, Bel Air Park
$22M, neg. Kingston $50M neg.
Call Nikki 227-3877.
Estate & Trading Enterprise. We
Import, We Buy and Sell, So List
with us weather you're buying or
selling cars or houses for the best
deals. lbhar King, A ent. God
is Good. First -ederation
Building 6 Croal St. Manget
Place. Office # 218-4218, Cell#
NEW property in Mon Repos
Housing Scheme. Wood upper
(complete concrete lower
incomplete) 22' x 40' plus 8' x
0' concrete bath and trestle,
includes bathtub, lower breezy
verandah, telephone, water,
electricity, aluminum windows,
quiet neighbourhood $6.5M.
Contact 627-8296 (6 am 9 pm),
234-0259, (5 pm 9 pm) week
days, anytime weekends.
SHERIFF ST Disco $200M,
Regent St $79M $200M,
Campbellville Ave $36M
Lamaha Gdns $45M $76M, Bel
Air Park $25M $45M, Milington
St C/ville $18M, North Road
43M $130M, Ogle $18M -
23M, Hadfleld St $32M $1.4M
US, North R/veldt $7M, Regent
$90M, Soesdyke EBD Fac ory
$200M, Kingson $20M, $1.4M
US, Providence $16M $75M,
Lamaha Gdns $75M,
Queenstown $75M Subyanville
- swimming pool $72M, William
St C/ville $45M, Crane H/
Scheme $15M.. Call: 227-4040,
669-7070, 628-0796.

ONE Stall at Stabroek
Market. Call 652-9902.
220-9549 or 622-734
LOAD. TEL: 653-6014.
COMPUTERS new & used
from $48 000. Tel. 612-2035.
TWO female mix breed pups
large built, 5 mths old. Tel. 612-
DELL Optifledx 240 Ph
1.7Ghz, excellent condition -627-
One Lucas Mill for sale.
Price nego. Excellent condition.
Call 660-5739.
EARTH for sale delivery to
pot also Bobcat rental. Call 626-
ONE complete pools table.
Contact Tel. 643-3495, 668-
2910, 641-4272.
3" INCHES swimming pool
tablets. Phone 233-0608 ( am-
4pm) Mon to Fri.
FLOWER plants on the East
Coast. E.g. ferns, crotons, etc.
Contact 220-4518.
1 LISTER Generator 10,000
watts. $700,000 neg. Call
Peters at 227-1198 after 7pm.
ONE Delta Wood sharpener
in excellent (1.5 Hp) condition.
Tel. 225-5360, 626-2990
NEW Honda generator 2500
watts. UK/EU standards. Call 233-


1 DELL computer, 1 inverter
charger (Nippon). Contact 218-
4507, 681-1971 (Bobby).
PIT bull and Ridgeback
pups 8 weeks old. Price $20
000. Amar 621-6037, 218-

. i in stock f,.
; .i,r I.rsi tlrn,
tr, G i .'3"o '
P. t-paid ..
ror more informalion-a"Sr
call: 227-6397, 619-9563
QUICKBOOK 2007 training
DVD. All you need to know aboUt
Quickbook 2007 627-8832.
2 PURE bred Doberman
pups. Tail docked. G$30 000.
Tel. 625-6006.

Pebl, Slver &
phone (wave) .
Also: Leather Cases, Crystal
Body/Cases, Silicone Body
& Plastic Body. Chargers,
Batteries, Earpiece for all the
latest models of phones,
68 Robb Street, Lacytown
8 Camp & Durban Streets. Wer.-en-Rust
Tel: 227-1228, 225-4631, 226-4333
2 DELL computers, new in
box with flat screen moiiors. Tel.
pups 7 weeks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 222-5013.
HOUSEHOLD items bed,
computer desk, TV and TV stand,
wardrobe. Call Telephone # 226-
6985, 665-6214.
NEW and used play station 2
and X-box games. Visit 150
Thomas Street, Kitty or call 227-
USED EX5500 Honda
Generator. Very quiet, on wheels,
AVR, Water-Cooled, 110/220V,
Key Start. Call: 617-4063 or 623-

CHRISTMAS sales. Digital
cameras, cell phones, memory
chips for both. Wayne 689-5685,
651-5089, 220-7963..
GOING cheap, cheap. Floral
arrangements to match any
occasion. Tel. 225-5360, 625-
WIDE variety industrial spares.
Blow-out price. Tel. 225-0502,
233-5711, 609-2302.
NOW in Stock for the first time
in- Guyana Prepaid Direct TV. For
more information, Call 227-6397,
NOKIA N95 mint condition,
all accessories, 2Gb memory card
$130 000. Call or TEXT 641-1482.
MUST be sold cannon
photocopier scanner and printers.
Owner leaving. Tel. 234-0467,
PS2 & Xbox games &
systems, new & used TV from 2500
up. Tel. 225-4003, 612-2035, 664-

AMERICAN pure breed
pitbull puppies 3 months old
dewormed and- vaccinated.
Contact 269-0790, 269-0032.
1 XBOX with 5 games $32
000 negotiable, 1 VCR $10 000,
1 transformer $5 000. Call Chris
ADORABLE pure breed
German Shepherd pups 6 wks.
Vaccinated. Contact 658-3334,
231-7746, 628-3600.
LARGE carpet for sale, music
system (Phillip, barrel clothes,
wall divider. Interested person call
ONE DOUBLE stall inside
La Penitence Market. front row.
Owner migrating. Contact
225-4549 or 621-9400.

2 Stroke oil.
Value tec
$5, 700 per case
1211-QT bottles
Vat inclusive.

Hardware Depot

140 Regent Rd,


BIRD cage 4 ft x 4 ft x 8 ft
high with 1 Peach face bird $18
000 neg. 231-4702, 618-2240.
UNUSED Hububalli and
crabwood coffee table, legs -
S$100 each. 24 Belvoir Court, Bel
Air. Tel. 226-1757, 225-5641.
2 28 INCH Mitsubishi
Television sets. 24 Belvoir Court,
Bel Air. Tel. 226-1757, 225-5641.
EMPTY five gallon yellow oil
bottles any quantity. Going
cheap. Contact Hack's Halaal
Restaurant 226-1844.
1 HEAVY duty industrial over
edging machine with safety stitch.
1 straight stitch heavy duty
machine with 110 motor. Contact
269-0751, 660-6721.


(5,500, 4,000, 2,000 walls)

Emiachie Computers,

HD/LCD 32" Television

Name brand clothing

Household accessories

Watches, etc

(W11018olesa81e an0d Retail options)

All toryour Chri=tma shoppin

SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also muriatic
acid (hydrochloric acid). Phone
233-0608 (8 am 4 pm) Mon to
HURRY to Status Investment
for the best offer in "Sky Dish" and
all other dishes, also parts for all
dishes. Tel. No. 227-1151, 231-
6093, 658-4659.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
PURE bred Pitbull pups -
3 mths old, vaccinated and
dewormed, 2 males, 1 female.
Contact 276-0539, 276-0795,
SALE for one month only.
Black & coloured leotards &
tights. .Also in stock dancing
shoes, ballet skits, costume,
swim suits, gym wear, school
uniforms and much much
more. Visit Roxie's Fashion,
Merriman's Mall, Bourda. Call:

FREON gas 11, 12, 22, 502,
134A, 404A & 141 also Helium for
balloons and argon gas Phone
233-0608 (8am 4 pm) Mon to

125 JAILING Motor cycle, 2
Peavey old model amplifiers -
1200 2000 watts. 1 Dod 6 way
cross over, 1 Peavey Compresso
2 1200 watts Bullet Tweeter,
Midrange Speakers. 1 3. in 1
HP Printer. Tel: 664-5537; 686-
LISTER ENGINE 3 cylinder
45 Hp crank and electric start
water cooled. WINCH can work
on series 2 land rover and crash
truck. GEARBOX Isuzu ELF
truck. Phone 218-0663, 651-7716,
SELLING out a quantity of
OMC new outboard space parts for
Johnson & Evinrude engine 9.9.
15 45 55 and 25 Hp. Carburetor,
propeller, coil, gasket, engine
head, mounts, foot, crank sNaft.
piston, stop switch and many
more. 641-2284.
OX'GEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient service 10
11 Mc Doom Public Road, EBD
Phone 338-2221 & 338-2335 (8
am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri. (Sat 8
ROTTWEILER female dog -
6 months old. Tel: 645-0240,
and appliances -- fridges,
microwave, stories, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV, beds.
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-8894.
BLOW out sale Hydraulic
saloon & barber chairs. Going
cheap. Call 227-3674; 622-2442'
686-5591. '
FULL household furniture.
Kitchen appliance, crockery,
conference table, sewing machine,
party light, gardening tools, lawn
mower, oyoa car. T7e: 227-1234.
TRUCK, Ranson compacted
sanding machine. Ample grinder.
Xota2. Tel: 223-8033; 621-6002.
TVs, Digital Cameras, Laptop
computers, Laser Printer Electric
& Box Guitars. Tel: 226-6432;
NIBBI (Kufa) furniture
reasonably priced. Also made to
order (visit our showroom upstairs
of the Sheriff Taxi Service). Call
227-0902 or 628-7410.
4MM " 3/8 " ply board. Gal
pipes, PVC pipes, long-boots, rain
coats and suits. Waheed's General
Store, 113 Pike St., Kitty. Tel. 226-
.7585, Fax: 226-7586.
STANDBY generators 5500,
4000, 2000 Watts Emachine
Computers, HD/LCD 32" television
name brand clothing, house hold
accessories, watches, etc.
Wholesale and retail options. All
for your Christmas shopping.
Contact 233-2851.
DELL 2300, Pentium IV, 200
GHz with Hp Deskiet printer,
original Windows XP CDs. Internet
Explorer Word, Excel, Access,
Powerpoint Encarta Encyclopedia
reloaded. Asking G$140 000. Cell
B80-1055, Sharp TV 20 inches
$35 000 OBO.
One 750 KVA F.G. Wilson
Generator(DAMAGED). Interested
Persons please contact: Mr. Trevor
E. Arno, Operations Manager on
Tel #'s 226 6150-7 /.226 9169.
Wieting & Richter Ltd, 10-13
Water Street, Georgetown.
1 27" FLAT Screen
Plasma TV, 2 Sony camcorders
- 4 x 60, 5 x 60 zoom, 1- 4
000 watts diesel generator, 1
Toyota Pick-up crash bar.
Bargain prices. Call 226-5437,
CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs $4
600 alum 55 Ibs $5 800 Soda
Ash 55 Ibs $7500, sulphuric
acid 45 pals $52 200,
granular chForine & chlorine gas
all prices are VAT inclusive.
233-0608 (8 am 4 pm) Mon
to Fri.
GERMAN helmets. Fibreglass
resin, matting, woven, hardener,
jel, filler. We also do repairs to
I breglass and plastic product, black
tank, ice box, vehicle boats., etc.
97 Providence E.B. Dem, opp
Stadium 233-5207, 610-0575.

2 CRAFTSMAN weeding
machine (34cc), 1 Sony
recording CD W500c, 1- Sony
DVD recorder RDR-HX 900, 1 -
Sony video multi color corrector
XV-C900, 1-wireless racing wheel
for play station 2 $15000. 1 LG
colored TV 19" and other electrical
stuff brand new in boxes. Call
Lawrence 680-8186.
B & Y TRADING at Lot 87
Robb Street. Wholesale & Retail.
Ladies and gents watch, ladies,'
qents and children clothing. Hats,
bags, perfume and other things.
We bring in our own container and
offet the best prices. Call 652-9891
or 612-7048.
JUST imported from the USA
items form brands mart USA where
.only the best brands are sold:
Single electric burner $4 000, 16
piece dinnerware set $4 000,
double buffet electric burner $!0
000 Microwave oven $18 000,
4 slice toaster $8 000, 8 speed
blender -$7 500, Home DVD
p layer $13 0000, portable DVD
player $30 000, 2 slice toaster -
$4 000. Call 218-2141.
COMPUTER Software and
Computers. Peachtree Accounting
2008. QuickBooks. Nero 9 Roxio
10. Windows Vista. Microsoft
Office 2007, Training CDs for
Microsoft Office 20'07 Visa
CompTIAA+ and many more. IBM
Internet ready computers with
Monitors: $70,000. Call 225-1540
or 622-8308.
MOTOR CYCLE 2002 Honda
CBR 954 RR $1.3M, 2001
Yamaha R6 YZF $1.1M, 9. with
Legal registration) new out board
engine Yamaha 200 Hp VMAX,
Yamaha 115 Hp four stroke,
Yamaha 50Hp four stroke Yamaha
25 Hp four stroke. Evirude 175Hp
fuel injection 2 stroke. Contact 644-
Now IN STOCK AT Ram Auto
Spares 114 Lioht St. Tel. 226-
625, 227-144, 624-1909. All
model Forklift 48' sterCaterpillar,
TCM and Nissan generator from
and 3KVA to 800 KVA Perkins
generator 4 & 6 cylinder Dorman,
eutz, Isuzu, Ford, Lister/Petter
one complete fuel injection pump
work shop in container mobile.
Bicycle child carrier made
USA $10 000, 1 ruff'n tumble
ball pit game indoor and outdoor
inflated. Size /2 cm x 89 cm x 102
cm 100 authentic balls including
games for children $15 000, 1
new 2 /2 inch water pump on steel
frame volt 240 380 460 50/60
Hz with 5Hp motor. Could be used
for wash bay poultry or animal
pens $100 600, 2 new electric
motors industrial 50/60Hz 240
380, 460 volts, 5 Hp $60 000)
7.5Hp $75 000 new, 1 25 Kva
transformer $75 000, 1 large
industrial stabliser $100 000
weight 1 ton, 1 edge sander 110
220v, 1 Hp motor use flat disc
on metal frame from England -
$30 000, 1 hammer Mill 110v
Brazil made $75 000 on metal
frame, Tel: 641-2284
ONE complete sound system
price negotiable 1 behrinber pro
mix counsel DX 1000, Numark
dual scratch mixer CD display
monitor, 1 Numark dual CD player
1 Sonic maximizer BB process, 1
Behringer ultra graphic equalizer 31
band, 1 alesis compressor dual
channel, 1 furman 24 (1) B/octave
cross over, 2 gemini power amp, 1
crest audio power amp, 4 18"
speakers, 2-15" speakers, 2-10"
speakers, 2 horns, 2 bullet twiter, 5
CD carrying cases over 500 CD
cables and fittings. Tel. # 266-3982
or 673-1704
1 large radiator for 6 8
cylinder engine $50 000, 1 large
Milwakee drill press 110 240v on
stand $85 000, 1' commercial
and industrial vacuum cleaner for
carpet 110 v $20 000 100 new
truck tyre liner size 20 Good Year
$400 00 each, 1 personal driving
set with Harris two bottles, face
mass completed $40 000 good for
resort, swimming pool 1 small
welding set to do refrigeration work
complete hose torch, 1 acetlyn, 1
oxygen, and small trolley, gauges
$25 00, 1 swimming pool relax
bed chair adjustable PVC .15
000, 1 double cab Toyota Hilux
gear box 4x4 $75 000. Tel: 641-

1 AT 170 CARINA. TEL. 621-
2 LONG base RZ minibuses
BHH series. Call 611-2117, 226-
1 MINIBUS, BJJ 2459, 1
Honda Civic, PJJ 5883. Contact
1 MINIBUS, BJJ 2459, 1
Honda Civic, PJJ 5883. Contact
1 TOYOTA Pick up, in good
condition. For details call 218-3574.
1 RZ mini-bus, automatic. 1
- RZ mini-bus, stick gear. 1 -AT 170
Carina, EFl. All in excellent
condition. Phone: 268-3953 or
ONE Jailing 125cc scooter,
almost new $125 000 in
Georgetown. Contact Tel. 627-
8296,2 34-0259.

ONE Toyota Prima 2004 fully
loaded excellent condition. Tel.
ONE Toyota Dyna motor lorry,
Mark GDD 4920. Call 774-5248.
YAMAHA YZF 750 $700 000
eng. 231-4702, 618-2240.

Leather interior,
Multiple Air Bag, 17"
Mtug Wheels, CD/DVD
player onlly 17000
original mile
like new $3.8 Miltion or
bos offer accepted,
PKK 6446

Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nice, 16" Meg wheels
$1.5 Million CASH

Mini bus in excellent condition.
Tel: 222-4632.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 PJJ series
with 18" chrome wheels, DVD,
music system alarm roof rack, etc.
Call: 681-1730 or 222-2459.'
ONE (1) Nissan Atlas long
tray canter style. Almost new -
225-8346, 650-7492.

Must see

Fully powered,full Leather interior
4 Screen, DVD/TV,Sound System,
Best offer accepted all call
for appointment
Lincoln Town

Fully powered, Leather interior,
DVD/TV, Sound System Mag Wheel,
full executive carlow mileage

TACOMA 2006 fully loaded,
perfect condition. Call Raf at 643-
1 NISSAN Triple S Bluebird
U13. Contact Roland 660-5717 or
NEW Carina AT 192, AT 212,
AE 110 Starlet RZ bus $1M down
pa ment, also $400 000 $600
00 down payment. Call 231-
HONDA Civic, hardly driven,
PJJ series, immaculate condition,
price reasonable. Tel. 643-8400.

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

. .' .

I uily powered automatic, |
interior excellent needs minor repairs
Sold as is Price $350,000

TOYOTA Hiace Super
Custom minibus. Diesel,
automatic, 4 WD, off the
wharf. Tel. 612-5293, 275:-
Carina. Fully powered, AC,
mags, music, spoiler.
Immaculate condition. Call

1 TOYOTA Single cab pick
up (solid def). manual, 4x4
iagss. Price $1.4m. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-1400.
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
(Private) manual, megrims.
Price $475 000. Contact Rocky
- 621-5902 or 225-1400.
ONE AT 190, 192, AE100
and AT170 Carina & AT 176
Wagon. Tel: 687-6174.

161 ;4:11<

Nissan Extra Cab Pick-up
5 speedexcellentcondition
engine needs minor electrical works
GKK 8568. $1.5M CASH


Ford F ISO Single Cab
SVT engine (fast engine)
Mag Wheels, CC Player
GKK 8569. $1,975,000 CASH

20" Spinners, Aura Legend.
Leather Interior, fully loaded
limited ed. Tel: 623-2477,
2 TOYOTA Corolla KE 70,
working condition. Credit can
be arranged. Tel: 683-8013.


1 BJJ DIESEL (clean bus)
1 LITE ACE small bus

225-9700, 823-9972
BWildBpickldmI Police SUation
ONE AT 212 CARINA, fully
powered, PKK series. Excellent
condition..- Tel: 226-3745, 614-
0949, 628-8910.,
iDiesel engine) 2L-TT,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
macs, CD player, sidebars. Price
$3.2M. HarCly used. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (2002
new model), automatics, fully
powered ArC, CD, Crystal lights,
mags. rice $5.4M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.


Automatic, CD Player
Air condition, mags, spoiler
Only $875,000 neg

Behind BpIIIPo8 Police SaWionl
1-AE 91 Toyota Corolla
(private). Automatic,
mags,(dlean). Price $650,000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1- EP82 Starlet (4-door),
Automatic, mag. Excellent
condition. Price $850,000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or

12/8/2007, 9:02 PM




1 AE 100 Ceres (Private),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags CD player. Price $1 150.
C act Roky 621-5902 or 225-
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private], automatic, fully power,
mags. rice $550 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-1400.


AT 192, AT 170
SV 30,SV 40
225-9700; 623-0072

233-2338 or 000-0600
1 AT 192 Toyota Carina
automatic fully powered, AC, C
ayer (PJJ series) price $1.4m.
Contact Rocky 621-5902or 225-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, ful ered a/c mags
crash bar -.fM(4 x 4). Contact
Rocky 225-1 400, 62-5902.


Ready to work
GJJ resIJ<

ONE AT 212 Motor car. PJJ
series, fog lamps, CD, lady
driven, Silver colour. Contact

ll ... l ..... .......

225-9700, 123-9972
Belinm Brickdam Police Satiol
1 TOYOTA AT 170 automatic
power mirrors and window, perfect
'condition. 227-7896.
ONE AE 100 Sprinter.
Excellent condition. Mag rims,
spoiler, a/c, etc. Price nag. Call:
Tony 231-5443; 627-0588.


Music, a/c, automatic

i !~ tI il

Contact 225-9700, 823-8072

O1 Behind rincdaM Police StaBe
225700, 23-72 ONE AE81 Sprinter, speed
2-8700, 823 8072 stick gear. Lately sprayed No
riam li mechanical defects. Perfect
indil BCK PoliceS Ol working condition. $550,000. Tel:
218-3 18, 611-0128.
1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual, fully
powered, tape, mag rims. Price J l Jijli
- $500000. Co.act Rocky -
621-5902 or 225-1400. WHEN BUYING OR SELLING

1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet YOUR USED VEHICLES
(Turbo), 2 doors manual, F/
powered, AC, alarm, CD player
spoiler. Price $750 000. ConTact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

Mag, CD Player, Spoiler
One owner, Top Notch
M Contact

225-9700, 23-9972
90e Bricklim Police Stlin
AE 100 Sprinter (private),
automatic fully powered, AC, mag
rims, CD player, music set $1 150
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder), automatic, a/c
(4 x 4), GJJ Series. Price -
$2.4M. Contact Rocky 621-'
5902 or 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
Pick up (4 x 4), automatic, fully
power, AC, mag rims, CD player
diesel engine) 2L Turbo. Price -
$2.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.

225-0700, 623-9972
Behind Bicladam Police Slalto
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-doori,
automatic, fully powered, AC
mag rims, CD players, crash
ar, sun roof alarm, sie bars
(V6 engine). Prices $2.2M.
2olntacT RcO ky 225-1400,
CANTER TRUCK open tray,
long base, 4D35 Diesel, 6
speed, gear box, 16 Rims, A/C
fresh from Japan. 74 Sheriff
Street. Tel: 226-9109.
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England. Just arrived.
Models 1T85 & 188. Call 218-
ONE Toyota Tacoma with
V6 engine.- Excellent
condition. Owner leaving.
Call 225-8346.
RAV-4, Mitsubishi Pajro JR,
AT 212 192 Carina, AE 100
Sprinter & Ceres, AE 110
Corolla, -EP 82 Starlet. 621-
6037, 227-2834. Amar.

(1998 model), condition, 1
owner price neg. Contact.
220-3946, 642-3630.

Oni YR iIEn vwEi It

2 AT 170 CARINA &


Beilnd BpiclamPolice Stal800on
TOYOTA Tacoma 4 cylinder
automatic never registered, mint
condition $2.8M. 220-4791.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona.
Full light, automatic, F/powered,
EFI, mags, etc. Tel. 616-9884.
1 AT 192 METALIC Black
Carina Toyota 15" mag rim with
brand new shacks $-.3M neg.
276-3826, 609-7625.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf RZN 185
(2.7L 3RZ-FE) and Celica ST 202
(.0L 3S-GE). Perfect condition
24-2765 or 629-9992.
1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ, Long
Base EFI, BHH Series $1.7M
neg. Call 622-6673/227-3862.
1 AT 192 fully powered, rims,
music, AC, clean condition. Going
reasonable. Contact 648-9708 or

2-Toyola Tundra

1 Bubble Side


2- Nissan Titans

All ehile

Payment plan available

I tI

ONE Toyota Dyna canter 2 %
ton. Excellent condition, hardly
used. Price neg. # 684-4385, 627-
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
Prado 1993 Model, 4 wheel drive,
diesel, fully powered PKK 9082.
In excellent condition. Call 681-
1730 or 222-2459.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer PHH
series. Price $1.4m negotiable.
Call 646-7305, 227-7729or 233-
5055 after working hours.
LEXUS IS 200 yr. 2002. fully
power electric, seats fully leather,
17" rims, 6 Disc changer. Tel. #
1 SV 30 Camry. Full
powered, mags & CD, A
excellent condition. Price $975
000 neg. Telephone # 266-2461,
1 TOYOTA Ceres motor car,
fully powered, mags, CD & AC in
excellent condition. Price $97500
neg. Telephone # 266-2461, 625-
ONE AT 192, AC/F/P, mags
music, PKK series, excellent
condition. First owner. Tel. # 260-
2602, cell # 624-5632.
1 FORD F 150 pick up fully
powered.'-New model GJJ series in
excellent condition. Price $3 500
000 neg. Telephone #266-2461,
ONE automatic back wheel
drive Camry. Just sprayed over.
Excellent condition. Tel. 626-
1125, 687-5006.
(PJJ series) never work hire. Reg
2005. One owner. Immaculate
condition. Price $1.6M. Contact
Paul 655-7839, 662-1156 or

2 AT 192 Toyota Carina
PKK & HB $1,450,000. 1 NZE
Toyota Corolla, PKK, off the
wharf $2.8M. 1 Canter
Mitsubishi truck. 1 BMW 318,
just off the wharf. $7M. Call:
218-4218/649-5649. Ideal Auto

AE 100

Price $ 00O,OOO

Price $2.4M

Both in
Excellent condition

1 RZ minibus diesel automatic.
Fully loaded in excellent condition
BKK series. Price $1 800 000 neg.
Telephone #266-2461, 625-6397.
ONE (1) model SV 32 Toyota
Camry 1998c. owner driven. In
excellent condition PGG 7066 -
$1.8M, neg. Call 643-4271 or 684-
1 TK BEDFORD truck, 5 ton
GFF 944 good working condition.
Tel 266-0841 or 622-0514. M.S.
1 LAND Rover defender 110
series Turbo Diesel winch & snorkel
tray has hard cover. Call 623-1003,
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero, (5
doors), PHH Series. Excellent
condition, low mileage. Contact
Paul 623-1613, 223-4026, 623-
LAND Rover 110, diesel
powered, Pioneer CD system with
AC, excellent condition. Price
$3.2M negotiable. Call 662-6339.
1 SUZUKI Katana 600, 1998
Red's Black motor cycle, CF series.
Just registered with insurance and
fitness. Price to go. Contact 622-
4275, 255-3718.
1 TIMBER Jack 450 c log
skidder 1996 hydraulic winch,
Cummins power and clark
transmission. 1 Caterpillar 518
cable log skidder has hydraulic
winch. Call 623-1003, 218-1469.
ISUZU enclosed canter 132
laverda combine 6640 Ford Tractor
18 tons mobile crane electrical
agriculture dryer. Goldfield Inc. Lot
'C' Eccles, EBD. Tel. # 233-2423,
641-7073, 623-2003.
1 BOB cat 763 skid steer
machine, 1 Cummings 855 350
Hp marine engine couple up to a
8x10 high pressure water pump
and one Caterpillar 3406 engine
for truck 325 Hp. Call 623-1003,
1 canter Nissan 6 cylinder
diesel, 3 ton, open back, steel tray,
double back wheel GDD series -
$1.1m, 1 Mazda pick up single cab
long tray 4x4, 82.600cc brought in
new PFF series $1.2m excellent
condition. Credit could be
arranged. All vehicles in driving
condition. Owner migrating Te?:
2 TOYOTA 4 runner, 2 diesel
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE December 9, 2007 27


Liverpool lose unbeaten

record at Reading

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Reading ended
Liverpool's unbeaten start
to the Premier League sea-
son with a shock 3-1 win
over Rafa Benitez's team at
the Madejski Stadium yes-
The result left fourth-
placed Liverpool seven points
behind leaders Arsenal while
Manchester United and
Chelsea maintained their title
challenges with home wins
over Derby County and
Sunderland respectively.
United beat bottom club
Derby 4-1 at Old Trafford
where Ryan Giggs scored his
100th league goal. Chelsea
overcame Sunderland 2-0 to
extend their unbeaten home
league record to 71 matches.
Arsenal, who visit
Middlesbrough today, have
37 points from 15 matches.
United have 36 from 16,
Chelsea 34 from 16 and
Liverpool 30 from 15.
Fifth-placed Portsmouth,
who won 3-1 at Aston Villa,
are also on 30 points alongside
Manchester City, who play at
Tottenham Hotspur today.

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Mid-table Reading's victory
was their first against one of the
so-called 'Big Four' clubs since
gaining promotion in 2005-06.
They took the lead with a
controversial 17th-minute
penalty from Stephen Hunt af-
ter Jamie Carragher clearly
fouled Ivar Ingimarsson out-
side the box.
Stephen Gerrard equalised
for Liverpool in the 28th but a
goal from Kevin Doyle and a fine
individual effort by James Harper
in the 67th gave Reading the
Liverpool manager Benitez
complained that Reading should
not have been awarded their pen-
"I think it was outside the
area. Why was it not a yellow

card? If it was a penalty, it
should have been a yellow
card," he told Setanta television.
"It was a strange game. We
have to think about the posi-
tives no injuries."

Earlier, United dominated
against Derby but had to wait
until the 40th minute to take the
Derby keeper Stephen
Bywater could only parry a
Cristiano Ronaldo shot for
Giggs to tap in his landmark
Carlos Tevez scored twice
to put United 3-0 ahead before
Steve Howard bagged Derby's
first away goal of the season af-
ter 76 minutes.

Chile reduces international

bans on five players

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) Chile has halved the 20-
match international bans imposed on five players includ-
ing team captain Jorge Valdivia for indiscipline during this
year's Copa America in Venezuela.
The Chilean league (ANFP) said in a statement that Pablo
Contreras, Reinaldo Navia, Rodrigo Tello, Jorge Vargas and
. Valdivia had publicly apologised for the incident.
It did not mention defender Alvaro Ormeno, the other player
who was suspended.
"The players will be eligible for future selection by the na-
tional team coach once the relative administrative formalities have
been concluded," said the ANFP.
"This will happen once half of the bans have been completed."
Coach Marcelo Bielsa's team have played six matches since
the bans were imposed two friendlies and four World Cup
Chile's next World Cup qualifier is away to Bolivia on
June 14 and the players could be available by then, depend-
ing on the number of friendlies played.

Ronaldo completed the scor-
ing with a last-minute penalty
for the home side.
Chelsea were also made
to work hard against strug-
gling Sunderland but there
was never much doubt about
the outcome after Andriy
Shevchenko headed the Lon-
doners in front after 23 min-
Neither side created much in
terrible conditions at Stamford
Bridge before Chelsea made sure
of the points when Frank
Lampard converted a penalty
after Danny Higginbotham had
pulled Alex's shirt.
Sunderland's Liam Miller
was sent off with two minutes
left for pushing Claudio Pizarro
in the face.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni grabbed a
second half hat-trick as Everton
swept past Fulham 3-0.
Defender Habib Beye's
late winner helped relieve the
pressure on Newcastle United
manager Sam Allardyce as
his side beat Birmingham
City 2-1 in a match played in
snow and sleet at St James'

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High praise for


From back page

to the media for publishing reports throughout .nd before
the event as well as after its conclusion.
The e' ent w which was won by teenager Alonzo Greaves was
sponsored by the Ministr) of Culture, Youth and Sport and
the Ministry of Health. It was organised by the GCF
According to Dr Anthony, the activity was used to pro-
mote healthier lifestyles among Guyanese youths as well as
adults by getting more people to become more physically ac-
He said the event is historic because it is the first time that
sports personalities have been used to promote heallhy
"The cycling federation has certainlytaken on the lead-
ership in the fight against HIVIAIDS" adding. "next year
the cycling calendar must include this historic race."
He said he uould like to see a race for mountain bikers from
Lethem to Georgetown and noted such a race could be.a sports
tourism revenue-earner
He noted too that sports has many social benefits, such
as development of character and a sense of fair play; build-
ing social capital, social cohesion and chic engagement as
well as chic and national pride. "It brings international
recognition and prestige to one's country and it's good for
economic development and tourism."
The dinanuc minister said he vas heartened bi the re-
sponse of the residents on the Essequibo Coast. who lined the
route of the third stage whichh began at Supenaam then to Char.
ti% and returned to Suddie for the firunsh. as they cheered the
parlicipanris as they passed through the vanouts villages.
The minister also noted the response of the residents of
Regions 3, -14.5.6 and 10.
GCF president Hector Edwards in brief remarks said
he was extremely happy that the event, which he described
as one of the better-run cycle events he has witnessed. was
a success.
He admitted that he %\as reluctant about the timing of the
e'ent since n u as staged after the local cycling season would
ha3e closed. "But Dr. Anthonm %ia adanant that it must come
off then and I think the cyclists participated becau..e 'of the
moneta.- prizes that were up for grabs and I'm happy that a
stage \ w held in Essequibo."
He said the GCF benefited by putting resources to-
gether "and I'm sery happy that we'%e been able to bring
off an eient of this magnitude".
Edwards, Like other speakers including Director of Sport
Neil Kumar. noted the effort that Permanent Secretarn within
the MNlnistr of Culture. Youth and Sport. Keith Booker put
into the staging of the historic event.
Kumar observed that cycling can do a lot for Gu'ana and
challenged the GCF to enhance the schools programme which
kas initiated in 1976 by NSDC's cycle coach and technical ad-
%iser to the just concluded 226-mile race. Hassan Mohamed.
He called on the cycling officials to not onl3 concen-
trate on the Tour of Guyana. but to look at the possible
participation in the Tour de France.

GFA Coca-Cola

Under-1 5 football

* 0 .

From back page

one point engage Pele who haie six points to their credit
in a Group'A' match.
Meanwhile, the Supligen Under-20 League will con-
tinue today at the Camplown ground. where the battle for
pole position will continue with a Group 'A' Fixture that
pits Ann's Grove on 13 points and the unbeaten Santos %%ho
haie 15 points.
Kick-off time is 14:00 h. (Michael DaSilva)

I Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or
SMr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304



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COURTS Pacesetters
have booked the first
spot in the final of the
Georgetown Amateur
Basketball Association
(GABA) Super Eight
basketball tbird-division
competition, through a
72-56-point win over
Pepsi Sonics on Friday
The club will now
await the winnei- of' last
ni-,"I's senii-finals be-
twcen Disciples and
Ravens before pnic one of'
a best-in-thrce finals starts
toni.aht at the Ch f'l' Ander-
son Sports Hall.
In the clash Travis
Burnett led Pacesetters
with 25 points while
Jermaine Reed scored
20 points for the Sonics.

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Experience gave Simoes

edge over Barnes

(CMC) Brazilian R

Batr fr a ncw technical direc-

Sime-s greater experience The F went in search of
.la.- dl"asiemc -imd i amnew ffeallullboss a month ago
salt ik Jamica's gme after iley teninated the con-
Boey ahead of fminwr Em- tkartw of Sibian Velibor 'Boera
gland iiternatieJal Job aiBimmi, days after Burrel's
Barmes, Jamaica Foeeba -admiimisirafim took office on
Federali (Fl) b Cap- Smin,Nowemberr4.
Burrell added
.aba with not much
aime before the

offima early 2008,
hthe Reggae Boyz
maeded an experi-
-Ue need all the
experience in the
wadid min order to give
REI3E SMn3S Jamaica the best op-
partunity," he said.
taim Umae B eu keas we- -1 don't like to, lose,"

Bunell said Saimaws was Sibmnes guided Jamaica's
dmesna bl of Banes, wh Reo ae Boz to the 1998 World
bllads lm ot ofa inghis Cp Fiimls in France, making

them the first English-speaking
Caribbean team to play at the
Wold Cup.
He resigned from the po-
sition just under eight years
ago after a series of unsuc-
cessful outings for the senior
national team, ending a
mostly euphoric collabora-
tion with the country's foot-
Burrell declared that the
move to go back for Simoes was
because: "I prepare myself not
to lose".
"If I lose, then certainly I
would have to accept it, but I
believe one should always do
everything that is within their
might, or their ability not to
fail," Burtell said.
Since his departure from Ja-
maicainFebruary 2000, Simoes
has been on the move, spend-
ing time with Trinidad and
Tobago's Soca Warriors, in ad-
dition to stints in Iran and Hon-
duras. He also guided Brazil to

Disciples thrash Eagles by 40

thde 2004 Olympic women's fi-
nal in Athens where they got
Simoes will be paid
US$600 000 annually with
overall responsibility for
all of Jamaica's football
teams, men, women and
According to Bunrell, he had
a short list in his head.
"I thought of John
Barnes, but not actually made
contact. I honestly felt that
based on the task, that it
would not be an appropriate
move at this time, given the
facts and the situation,"
BurrellH said.
Barnes migrated to En-
gland from Jamaica as a 13-
year-old, and after a playing
career for England, Watford,
Liverpool and Newcastle, also
had some managerial experi-
ence with top Scottish club

Devonshire Castle,



THE New Buildin
Devonshire Castle a
WartEn Hau ground
te*d is anidpallted in
The winning team
the minms-up will po
also be awarded to the
Iuns and wickets espa
This is the second
sponsored by the ba
SCindrella Cously.

expected to meet bot
Devonshire Castle
Lal, Anil PraMud, D
Narne, Anithony Pei
ChaG gioon. Latchma
and Omesh Hunic. 1
Dharshine Pesa d as
Ima team reds
Salmn,(wlqp.), Bruce J
Ghanie, Sobuas
uminchnd, Basmde
Singh and Faeer KI
The two umpire
Bal in-

t clash in_.

fiAal today,

-g ty .S"na betN
n~ will nowbe playeal
Story? and aaaulr
the '.aUKalq

c f year the .mp.ibon in- g
nk p developfthe gaeu he.

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Tait to use one-dayers

points in third-division basketball to push for Test Ilace

DISCIPLES balehia bcN e
beeked a place im the smmi-
finals of the GergeTrwn
Ammaknr sadmkelll Asswia-
lon lhkird-dihisies Super
pleling a 48-painst Meume-m
victory e-r the Ea bs Id-
kelball dimb Wedms&iaW
might at the Crff Audmam
Spa Ks IBH
S Tbe Plaiisance will play
Ravens tnigeht at the sam5e

EWFmi ,cades sffev3itunE

was mmtt evidnt. as L2their yeanmg
pIayers were sdchtidafil by i*ke
East Coaslt ~le 68-2&.
Isiples woere m in camndl
fimm dh lp-ffand eum ina-
out tldir espeviammad geumd
Daw Camway ((away Af l go
Cork emonwiftm.ent; (f t my mer
alie to menite Bir game plan
wili prndion.
Altthouah Ditscai ,s ao',-
natedl Eagejis lmuAst taie mass f

the Mbame for the disparity in
dtie snare., since they missed
simple shots and failed to
hbtslie fr ther loose ball.
Th1e lopsidedness was
ewieattinm the second half,
mbm fermward Kiev Chesney
kad back-to-back runaway
&mks wle the Eagles play-
s himaed like mere specta-

ChdBfi though, should go to
MaIrilo Chesney who took
dhaae m Mcourt; he made the in-
wDanle pass and proved a good
Thai hanAcl The two Chesneys
I(no rdlliiio n), Travis Stewart
and Mlliaedl Thompson all have
miatiinal juni er experience.
T1he small forward
Stewart drilled three shots
&ii=m 'weyamd the arc to finish
miA a game-high 25 points.
MarilTon who scored 11
paints in the first half, finished
with 14 points: while Shelroy
Thcmas twho had his fust start
.at this leve.L finished with II

points and Kiev LUUnishU wiu
eight points.
For Eagles their diminutive
point guard Nuzil Mohamed
scored seven of his eight points
in the last period.
He also led a 6-0 run in
the final two minutes of the
game. Jamal Waldron and
Bernard John scored six
points each. (Faizool Deo)


SHAUN Tait will use the three stage I'm just
one-dayrsagainstNewZealaml stoked to be
in his bid to get back into the back in the one-
lIest fame. Tait dropped out of day side. Last
the Test squad for Sri Lanka time was the
with an elowinjury, andhadto World Cup so
watch Mitchell Johnson bowl it's exciting. I'll
credibly in the third fast concentrate on
bowler's slot. that for the next
But he says he will target couple of
the Chappell-Hadlee Series, weeks."
which starts at his home ground Tait said he en-
in Adelaide next Friday, to push joyed the edge of
for selection for the India Tests, competing for a
which begin on Boxing Day. Test spot with Johnson, saying
He also has Tuesday's that when he gets his chance he
Twenty20 in Perth to further his wisheshimall lhebeslt's heaihy
claims, which have already been competing. We're all mates" Tait
boosted by a ten-wicket match said- "It's fantastic and likewise
haul against Queensland in the with myself. In this day and age
Pura Cup. including 7 for 29. there are so many good players
"It's in the back of my aroundyou'vejuagotioacceptit"
mind," Tait told The Age. "I Brad Haddin is similarly
can't lie, I suppose. but at this happy to be in the one-day

Harris returned to

the helm of WCDF
DLUDLEY Harris was returned to the beLm of the Viorid
Council of Dominoes Federation tWVCDF "B beu that body
held its Annual General Meeting at the City Hall.. last
Barbadian Harris staved off :a :ou. '*- f-om
Anfigua's Raymond Debeilo'e t. h -n e -,c posi-
lion for another ;hree-;ear ;er:E.
Deput- Ma or of Georgero'.'" Rc-e : ,:-. :-o,_e. .
1h'e ice-presidcnt (Administ-:-= pcr::1 '. _.omer
uGmm.nesze Gwen McGowan is -ie e',-e* -TT.--" Ma--
1e1 and Finance .
Former Public Relations Officer. Ciar c's LovetL of
Barbados is now the secretary-general hie Antiguan
Rohan Cordice is the new PRO.
Yonette Christmas of Guyana wii s'r" e ;gaitr as trea-
surer while Patrick Lissone (USA. w-a app.ri::-. ine repre-
sentalive for North America.
Meanwhile, Antigua received the nod to host the next
dominoes championship in October.. 2008.

squad, but he has a different aim
- to nail a spot as a batsman in
his own right, rather than a
back-up keeper to Adam
This has always been his
target, he says, but he's moving
ever closer to achieving it after
he was included in the one-day
squad for his batting, foBowing
on from the one-dayers in India
in October when he batted in
Ricky Ponting's absence while
Gilchrist kept.
"It's something I've been
working on for a long time now to
be considered in the team on imy
own merits while Adam is _sll in
the squad." he toldAAP. "Its. been
probably a four to five year pro-
cessand it's finally come about."
Haddin's recent one-day
form is impressive. He made
20 runs at 66.66 again nci.
h two hail-centuries in four
,ninss. and i' ha< 2-t 9 -omes-9
"c runs at 9.'6 no f.a
He will be concentrating on
Australia's bid to reclaim the
Chappell-Hadlee trophy after
New Zealand took the series 3-
0 last season. "m*e really want
thatroy back." he said. "VWe
don't want our little cousins to
be holding it for much longer.
we'd much rather have it in our
Irophy cabinet" (Yahoo Sport)

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Rusal beat Net Rockers 1-0 to grab $60 000

By Joe Chapman

A GOAL by Roy Leacock was
all it took the footballers
from the Russian Aluminum
Group (RUSAL) which oper-
ates the bauxite mines at
Aroiama some 67 miles from
Linden, to grab the $60 000
first prize from Net Rockers
1-0 which was put up by the
BOSAI Minerals Group
Guyana Inc., operatives of the
Linden bauxite operations.
It was the final of the Up-
per Demerara Football
Association's Commercial
Championship final at the
Mackenzie Sports Club ground
on Friday night.
Before the final was played
General Manager of BOSAI
Minerals Group (Guyana) Inc.
Stephen Ma kicked to ball to
start play.
Under heavy playing condi-
tions caused by rain during the
afternoon the game began with
Net Rockers captain Kevin
D'Anrade sending a nice pass to
striker Keon Bristol, whose.
cross was cleared by the Rusal
defence who seemed ready for
the challenge in the opening
minute of play.
The Rockers team, out of
the community of Wisroc in
Wismar, Linden, looked to be
in attacking mode early and
this forced the Rusal defend-

ers to be compact in their last
half of the pitch.
One header forced the Rusal
goalkeeper to punch the ball out
as it was directed goalwards.
Then Jermaine Adams, the
Net Rockers striker received a
good pass in the middle but in-
decision on his part gave the
Rusal defence enough time to
recover and sweep the ball from
the danger box, as another laps-
ing Net Rockers forward failed
to gather the ball which was just
about 12 metres out.
This all happened in the first
ten minutes of play before the
Rusal side could have settled in
and show their capabilities of-
fensively as they came forward.
Key to their effort was
Rusal forward Roy Leacock,
in tandem with schemer
and former national Un-
der-19 basketball guard
Dale Sauers. The stocky
Sauers was generating
pace down the right flank
and soon had Net Rockers
catching up to avert the
counters by the out-of-town
bauxite boys.
It was during one of these
forays that forward Roy
Leacock was able to produce
what became the first and only
goal of the game. He latched on
to the ball on the right, dribbled
past one defender, made his
way down, and cut inward. He

caught another who gave him
enough space to coolly jab the
ball past the goalkeeper off his
line from a good angle to score
in the 16th minute at the
Mackenzie Police Station end.
With Rusal looking more
composed and Net Rockers
losing their balance, the
Aroiama side were in a good
position to go 2-0 up, but for
Kevin Hope's shot which was
engineered by a nice play. But
the ball was hit with too
much power and it went over
the crossbar with the Net
Rockers goalkeeper out of po-
sition and the right back
All was not over for Net
Rockers as they regained their
nerves but on two occasions,
their shots found Rusal players
in positions as attempts were
made through the middle.
Then another opportunity
resulted in the Rockers' player,
overly anxious to register the
equaliser, over-chucking the ball
to lose possession, when in a
goal-scoring position in the 39th
minute of the first half.
On the offence, a shot
by a Rusal forward, with
about two minutes left,
kissed the foot of Net Rock-
ers midfield player Ray
Fraser which was enough
to deflect it from heading
to the goal, as it went just

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right is YUDFA secretary Rawle Blair.

wide of the left upright.
When the halftime whistle
came the Rusal held the upper
hand 1-0.
A downpour of rain at half-
time caused the conditions to
become soggy and this took
away from the quality of foot-
The Net Rockers cap-
tain Kevin D'Anrade was
sent off for what appeared
to be dangerous play, at a
time he should have kept
his cool, about seven min-
utes into this final half.

Another drive by a Rusal
player was touched out from the
goal and a well taken shot by a
Rockers player was well taken
by the Rusal custodian Rawle
And in the 82nd minute
Leacock was given marching
orders for a second bookable
By then the game was not
as competitive and the result
seemed never in doubt but for
those who were hoping for an
equaliser and perhaps the play-
ers of the club themselves.

At the end the winners de-
servedly were Club Rusal by a
1-0 margin.
Each win in the preliminary
round was worth $8 000 and
the winners in the semifinals
earned $30 000.
This Commercial Cham-
pionship has seen a number
of corporate sponsors coming
on board in with the main
ones such as Bosai Minerals,
DDL ( under its Pepsi &
Gatorade Brands), Cozabs
Auto Spares, A&R Collison
and Oats Fashions.

The legend of Lloyd

The cat that deserved the cream

By Colin Shindler
CLIVE Lloyd is, in nearly all respects, a heroic figure in
the world of cricket and, particularly, in the history of West
Indies cricket.
His achievements as a

sive and the all-conquering team
he captained in the 1970s and
1980s played a significant part
in giving West Indians in all
parts of the world a pride in
their heritage.
Those of us who grew up
in Lancashire and saw Clive
Lloyd play for his adopted
county from 1969 onwards are
just as grateful. We took to him
immediately and he took to us.
He, along with Wasim Akram
and Farokh Engineer, was the
most successful of our overseas
signing because he liked
Lancastrians and lived happily
among them.
CLIVE LLOYD He was the very opposite
of an overseas mercenary. In-
deed, according to Simon
Lister's admirable biography, when Lloyd was struggling
in his early Test career and was unhappy with the way he
was being treated by the West Indies selectors, he could
not wait to get back to Manchester and play county cricket
with those perennial pranksters, Harry Pilling and Johnny
It was Lloyd who instilled in his West Indies teams a sense
of discipline and professional pride. He, like all those who fol-
lowed him, acknowledged what Frank Worrell had done to turn
the cricketers from individual countries into players who all
thought of themselves primarily as West Indians, but it was
Lloyd who fought with a passion to rid the West Indies game
of the "calypso cricketers" headline. It was a demeaning, con-
descending label and he loathed it. After Old Trafford 1976 no-
body ever accused West Indian cricketers of playing with a smile
on their faces.
This controversial Test match lies at the root of the
doubts that linger when Lloyd's captaincy is discussed, and
Lister treats the accusations fairly.

The last 80 minutes of play on the Saturday evening, when
39-year-old John Edrich and 45-year-old Brian Close were sub-
jected to an unrelenting barrage of intimidating fast bowling from
Andy Roberts, Michael Holding and Wayne Daniel remain
lodged in the minds of all of us who witnessed that mesmerising
passage of play.
Lloyd has always remained unapologetic and Lister lists the
reasons why he has done so. When Bert Flack, the concerned
Lancashire groundsman, showed the pitch to Tony Greig,
England's captain was content in his belief that Derek
Underwood would bowl out West Indies on it.
The selectors chose these veteran players knowing full
well that they would be exposed to the fury of the West
Indies pace attack, and the umpires who could have stopped
it did not do so. Why should Lloyd? If Greig had had Lloyd's
bowlers rather than Mike Selvey, Mike Hendrick and Pat
Pocock, would he have behaved any differently?
It appears that neither Edrich nor Close bears any grudges
but Lloyd's reputation diminished a little after that and this
still rankles with him, for in his own admirable and impressive
way, he appears very conscious of the dignity of the position
he has achieved in the world.
It is hard to fault a man who has triumphed after a disad-
vantaged upbringing by a single parent in straitened circum-
stances in.Guyana.
He worked hard at school, went to church, took his cricket
seriously and fought back after failure. One of the few times he
admits to real anger is when Brian Lara's team chose to stay in
a hotel near Heathrow and demand more money from the West
Indies board rather than fly to South Africa where they were
due to meet Nelson Mandela.
Lister has done well to extract as much as he has from
a man to whom diplomatic reticence and good manners
come naturally. It is no wonder Lloyd appears not to have
an enemy in the world, and even Mike Brearley wishes
he had not written slightingly of Lloyd's captaincy.
From Lister's book we understand he did more than change
the bowling every half-hour, but Brearley's point that Lloyd
was a poor captain of a poor Lancashire team remains valid.
The book suggests why this might have been.
Lloyd's views on his heroes like Mandela and Worrell and
the importance of cricket in the history of the West Indies are
admirable but scarcely surprising.
He remains the key man in one of the great teams of
all-time but unfortunately that does not automatically
make him a great biographical subject. The legend of Clive
Lloyd remains intact. (Yahoo Sport)

ANew coach to woin wain in South Africa ...

'Windies should be

higher up on rankings

table' Dyson

JOHN D)son, the new 1Vest Indies coach. has said he needs
to sit down with the players and discuss what is going
wrong with the side. Dson will join the team for their
tour of South \frica this month. He missed the Zimbabwe
leg of the lour to finalise donmesk. matters in Australia.
" the last 10 :,ear,. b\ anyone's standards, the West
Indies ha e been pl;, ing some prety a%'erage cricket." Dyson
told the Si, itv Mlohrno Herald When I u as coach of Sn
Lanka I followed their perforniances closely and I fell it was a
,quad underachieving "
%lest Indies have just won the five-ODI series against
Zimbabwe 3-1, with a match to go. But before that series
the side had won and lost nine one-dayers each this year
and the. haven'I won a single Test out of the four they
played against England.
"'Ceriniill the\ ,should be higher up the ICC (rankings) table
than they are now," Dyson said "At the moment, you would
have to sa that there is onl. one player in that squad who is
playing up to his potential, and thai ., Shivnanne Chanderpaul.
With the other gu\y-. .ou look at them and think, 'He's a bet-
ter plaNer than %khat he's shoving on the park "'
In the three Tests he played against England,
Chanderpaul averaged 148.66 with two centuries and three
half-centuries. He averaged 76 in ODIs this year with four
centuries and four half-centuries.
D% son said he had spoken to siand-in coach David Moore
% ho felt the teim had more potential than it had shown "'Noix
it' about finding a %%as of brngin that potential out. I'm not
a big believer in putting the broth, through a place upon ar-
And I don'i expect people i comparee this West Indies
squad % ith those oft ihe '70J aid i What they did for inter
national cricket was to introduce a 'orm of professionalism and
dedication never seen before. Thes guys have to develop their
own personality and see what bra )f cricket they can play."
West Indies play three 1 s, five ODIs and two
Twenty20 matches against Sor Africa between Decem-
ber 16 and February 3. (Cricini

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Demerara beat Essequibo and

Berbice to advance to today's final

DEMERARA proved their su-
periority in the exciting
shorter version of the game
by grabbing two victories
thereby advancing to the final
of the Carib/Pepsi Guyana
Cricket Board Twenty20 se-
nior Inter-county cricket com-
petition yesterday.
Playing at the Guyana
National Stadium, Provi-
dence, the hosts disposed
of Essequibo by five wick-
ets in the first match while
they carved out another
win over arch-rivals
Berbice in the second game
by six wickets.
With the final preliminary
round match this morning,
which is set to bowl off at 09:00
h between Essequibo and
Berbice, the winners will meet


Y. Lall b Mohamed 20
D. Joseph c Ferrier
b Mohamed 34
W. Osborne c Ferrier
b Mohamed 3
L Rohit c Bamwell b Ferrier 2
R. Narine c Mohamed
b McGarrell 11
R. Goberdhan c and b Ferrier 3
Z. Salim c Bamwell b Ferrier 0
D. Heyliger c Dowlin
b McGarrell 16
T. Garraway lbw McGarrell 0
R. Moore not out 1
T. Benn not out 0
Extras: (lb-10, w-5) 15
Total: (for nine wkts,
20 overs) 105
Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-64, 3-67, 4-
Bowling: R. Griffith 4-0-27-0, C.
Barnwell 2-0-18-0, L Cush 4-0-12-

BERBICE innings
S. Chattergoon b:Ferrier 18
R. Crandonhb McGarrell 39
A. Fudaolin run-out 8
G. Singh run-out 0
H. Pooran not out 31
I. Khan stp. wkp. Perry
b McGarrell 3
E. Crandon stp. wkp. Perry
b Mohamed 3
S. Persaud c Moharned
b McGarrell 4
M. Nagamootco not out 2
Extras: (w-3, lb-1) 4
Total: (for seven wkts,
20 overs)' 112
Fall of wkts: 1-29, 2-43, 3-44, 4-87,
Bowling: L. Cush 4-0-15-0, C.
Barnwell 1-0-19-0, D. Ferrier 4-0-

the home side from 13:30 h.
Victory is imperative for both
Demerara, led by
Twenty20 star Travis Dowlin,
inserted Essequibo to take
first strike and they again
messed up things after se-
nior batsman Dinesh Joseph
and Yogeshwar Lall posted a
solid opening stand of 58
from 8.5 overs.
But when Joseph de-
parted for 34 caught by
Deon Ferrier at deep mid-
wicket by off-spinner
Zaheer Mohamed, there
was a steady procession
of batsmen from the pavil-
ion-to the pitch.
Joseph, who has been
the backbone for
Essequibo's batting over
the years, lasted 23 balls
and struck five fours while
his partner Lall faced 36
balls hit one four before he
was bowled by Mohamed.
No other batsman was
willing to put up a fight
against the penetrative
Demerara bowling attack.
Dilon Heyliger and Ramesh
Narine were the two other
batsmen to touch double fig-
Mohamed bagged three for
seven from just two overs while
Ferrier and Neil McGarrell
claimed three for 25 and 16 re-
The boys from the

0, Z. Mohamed 2-0-7-3, D. Ferrier
4-0-16-3, N. McGarrell 4-0-15-3.
DEMERARA innings
T. Dowlin b Goberdhan 34
C. Barnwell c Garraway
b Moore 6
L. Johnson not out 30
L. Cush Ibw Moore 1
K. Deosaran c wkp. Osborne
b Moore 8
0. Forde c wkp. Osborne
b Joseph 14
D. Ferrier not out 8
Extras: (lb-1, w-7) 8
Total: (for five wkts, 18.
4 overs) 109
Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-48, 3-53,4-
Bowling: T. Garraway 3.4-0-28-0,
T. Benn 2-0-19-0, R. Moore 4-0-18-
2, R. Goberdhan 4-0-14-1, R.
Narine 3-0-16-1, D. Joseph 2-0-

13-1, Z. Mohamed 4-0-22-1, L.
Johnson 3-0-16-0, N. McGarrell 4-
DEMERARA innings
T. Dowlin c wkp. Persaud
b Gordon 31
L. Cush c E. Crandon
b Gordon 9
L. Johnson b E. Crandon 21
C. Bamwell Ibw Jaferally 16
K. Deosaran not out 13
0. Forde not out 13
Extras: (lb-1, w-4, nb-6) 11
Total: (for four wkts,
i7 overs) 114
Fall oi wkts: 1-16, 2-53, 3-85, 4-88.
Bowling: E. Crandon 4-0-24-1, J.
Gordon 4-0-45-2, R. Crandon 4-
1-16-2, M. Nagamootoo 2-0-9-0, I.
Jaferally 3-0-19-1.

Cinderella County showed a
brief threat in defending their
total. They had Demerara
struggling at one.stage on 55
for three in ten overs but the
experience of their skipper
Dowlin again prevailed with
a fine 27-ball 34 which con-
tained five fours while Leon
Johnson was untroubled on
30 (27 balls, 2x4) to see them
Left-arm spinner Robert
Moore picked up two for 18
from four overs.
In the second encounter,
watched by a small gathering
including the Director of
Sport Neil Kumar, Berbice
were asked to take first knock
and they could manage only
an insufficient 112 for seven
at the expiration of the 20

Ganguly and Yuv

overs while Demerara in re- Ministry of Sport strikes to enhance the appearance or its
ply arrested the total in the sports facilities around the country.
17th overs. This announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Youth
Berbice's batting effort and Sport Dr Frank Anthony while delivering the feature ad-'
was spearheaded by a 39-ball dress at the prize-gising ceremony for the just concluded Tour
39 from Royston Crandon of Guyana cycle race which was won by teenager Alonzo
who hit three sixes while Greaves.
who hit three sixes while Dr Anthony promised that within a month the surface
Homchand Pooran was left of the two tennis courts at the Woolford Avenue facility,
unbeaten on 31 from 38 once the Nonpariel Club, would be resurfaced and the sur-
hile Sewnarine Chattergoon rounding area will be spruced up.
chipped in with 18. He also mentioned the pronuse of a Olympic-size swmn-
SMcGarrell picked up ming pool which according to him will be constructed at
three for 25 from four overs Patensen, East Coast Demerara, next to the International Con-
for Demerara, who in reply %ention Centre.
was led by their captain He informed that the bidding process for the interna-
Dowlin with a steady 32-ball tional standard facility has started and construction work
31 with a solitary four while could get under way early next year.
the consistent Johnson sup- He also reminded that lights will be installed at the Guiana
ported with 21 from 18 deliv- National Stadium at Providence so more sporung and cultural
series with four fours. activities will lake place there soon.
The action continues See full details about these projects in a subsequent
today and admission is issue. IMichael DaSilva)

ri r r._nip India I


with spectacular centuries

By Sanjay Rajan

(Reuters) Sourav Ganguly
and Yuvraj Singh struck
spectacular centuries to help
India overcome a poor start
and reach 365 for five at the
close of the opening day of
the third and final Test
against Pakistan yesterday.
Left-hander Ganguly was
unbeaten on 125 and shared a
record fifth-wicket stand of 300
with Yuvraj, who hit a career-
best 169, to help the hosts re-
cover from 61 for four after
choosing to bat.
Pakistan debutant Yasir
Arafat grabbed three early wick-
ets to give the visitors, who
trail the three-match series 1-0,
a great start in seaming condi-
However, former captain
Ganguly, who scored a cen-
tury in the drawn second Test,
and Yuvraj, playing in his
first Test in over a year, de-
fied them with a stand that is
highest for this wicket in an

India-Pakistan series.
Pakistan spearhead Shoaib
Akhtar was at his hostile best
and struck Rahul Dravid (19)
on his shoulder with a delivery
that lifted sharply.
But Shoaib left the field
during the second session for a
scan after complaining of back
pain. A Pakistan team spokes-
man said the injury-prone
bowler was expected to take the
field today.
New-ball bowler
Mohammad Sami provided
an early breakthrough when
he had Gautam Gambhir
edge behind for five for his
first wicket in the series.
Gambhir and Yuvraj were
drafted in for Sachin Tendulkar
and vice-captain Mahendra
Dhoni, who are injured.
All-rounder Arafat, called
into the touring party as a re-
placement for the injured
Umar Gul, dismissed Dravid,
opener Wasim Jaffer (17) and
Vangipurappu Laxman (5) in
an impressive display of seam

Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly scored fine hundreds
as they rescued India from a precarious 61 for four.
(Yahoo Sport)

INDIA first innings
W. Jaffer Ibw b Arafat 17
G. Gambhir c Akmal b Sami 5
R. Dravid c Misbah b Arafat 19
S. Ganguly not out 125
V. Laxman b Arafat 5
Y. Singh c Faisal Iqbal b Sami 169
D. Karthik not out 3

Extras: (b-9, lb-7, nb-6) 22
Total: (five wickets, 90 overs) 365
.a11 of wickets: 1-8, 2-44, 3-51, 4-
Bowling: Shoaib 10-3-23-0, Sami
23-4-103-2, Arafat 22-2-98-3,
Kaneria 23-5-75-0, Younis 2-0-14-
0. Butt 5-1-10.0. Hameed 5-0-26-0.

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Facelift for

Woolford Avenue

tennis facility
THE dilapidated Woolford \%enue Tennis facility mill ben-
efit from a much-needed facelift within a month as the

Alpha United, GDF

battle for top prize in

Namilco final tonight

ALPHA United battle with Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
in the Namilco knockout Football Festival final, this
evening, at the Tucville Playfield.
Alpha United advanced with a 2-1 over BV/Triumph United
of East Coast Demerara, while the Army brushed aside
Pouderoyen of West Demerara 3-1 with both matches going into
extra time.
Quincy Madramootoo sent Alpha United into the lead in
the 61st minute but East Coast lethal striker Delroy Deen
equalised for the BV/Triumph United in the 70th minute.
The game went into extra time and Sean Bishop scored the
winning goal from a free kick in the 119th minute.
In the second semi-final match the GDF went into
the lead in the seventh minute when Desford Will-
iams scored but equalised in the 43rd minute off the
boot of Clement Brown. The Army scored twice in ex-
tra time with Stellon David scoring in the 91st minute
and Sherwin Arthur in the 110th minute to give the
soldiers a 3-1 win.
For this evening's final, Alpha United will be spear-
headed by Madramootoo, Elton Brown, Bishop, Andrew
Murray (Jr), Philbert Moffatt, Rudian Thomas, Gordon
Henry, Sean Johnson.
The Army will have in their line-up Keith Fraser, Devon
Harris, Jerome Richard, Seon Hector, Stellon David, Desford
The two losing semi-finalists BV/Triumph United and
Pouderoyen will clash for third place in the first match of this
evening's double-header at 18:00 h.
Managing Director of National Milling Company (Namilco)
Bert Sukhai and Operations manager Ralf Hemsing will kick
off the final.
The winners will take home a first prize of $400 000, with
the runners-up taking home $200 000, third-placers $100 000
and fourth-placers $50 000.
The highest goals scorer will receive a gold chain
valued $50 000 donated by Juniors Jewellery, the most
valuable player (MVP) will receive $25 000 donated
by 2J's General Store. Swansea will donate a cellu-
lar phone to the best goalkeeper while Global Tech-
nology. will donate two computer scholarships for two
young promising players.
Alpha Hotel of Agricola will present a Jumbo hamper to
the captain of the most disciplined team.
Namilco will distribute 200 hampers to the players of the
four competing teams in tonight's matches.
Namilco Finance Controller, Auto Lakeram, presented a
similar amount of hampers at last Friday's semi-finals.
Namilco is sponsoring the tournament to the tune of $1.5
million dollars.
Proceeds of the tournament will go towards the devel-
opment of the Thcville Playfield.


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Windies aim for

victory again in

final ODI
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe West Indies will be looking to
fin'-h their trip to Zimbabwe strongly with a victory in the
fiP and final One-day International today at the Queen's
S ts Club. "
The visitors took an unassail-
-*- able 3-1 lead in the series, when
they completed a five-wicket vic-
tory in the fourth and penultimate
match on Friday at the same
a venue.
s West Indies will want to fin-
ish the trip on a high ahead of a
more difficult assignment in
neighboring South Africa.
il. It has been a stirring come-
back for West Indies, following
a 30-run defeat in the opening
ODI at the Harare Sports Club
in the Zimbabwe capital.
0Their batting has been solid,
RUNAKQ MORTON if not spectacular; with the likes
of Runako Morton and Dwayne
Bravo leading the way, while the bowling has been sharp and
uncompromising; and the fielding has shown steady improve-
West Indies may decide to rest one or two players ahead
of the more demanding assignment in South Africa, but they
may be well advised to stick to the tried and tested and build
some momentum and consistency, rather than experimenting.
For Zimbabwe, they too, would be looking to finish on a
winning note, after they promised much in the opening matchN
They have been gutted by the West Indies' efficiency
in the past three matches and would like to regain the form
they showed in that first ODI.

GFA Coca-Cola Under-15 football continues today

KEEN and intense rivalry is
anticipated today when the
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The opening game brings
together Camptown and Santos
in a Group 'B' fixture.
Camptown are currently on
three points from a similar
amount of matches while oppo-
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Buxton United will then
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The unbeaten Fruta Con-
querors with four points to their
credit will meet the unbeaten
Group 'B' points leaders
Plaisance who have six points.
while in another Group 'B' fix-
ture, the pointless Renaissance

square off with Western Tigers
who have one point.
Unbeaten Group A'
points leaders Beacon on
nine points engage Mocha
Champs who are pointless
while Alpha United who have

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pants of the historic 'Racing praise on Friday evening at tgre, Youth and Sport Dr Frank
for Life'I Cycle Road Race the prize-giving ceremony Anthony used the opportunity
which saw local pedal-push- held at Umana Yana. to congratulate the various win-

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was' high in praise for the orga-
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An exhibition of donations to the Na
tional Collection is now on at
Castellani House on Vlissengen Road
and Homestretch Avenue in the city.
On show are 71 works received as dona-
tions to the National Collection over the past 13 years. The
exhibition is displayed on the ground floor and main first floor
galleries at Castellani House.
A highlight of the exhibition is a large abstract painting,
'Silenuspisces III (Towards Crab Island)', recently donated by
Frank Bowling, the Guyanese artist elected to the Royal Acad-
emy of Arts in 2005, the first black artist to be so chosen in
the more than two hundred year history of the Academy. The
imminent award to the artist of the Order of the British Em-
pire (OBE) has also been recently announced.
Also of note are works received in 2006 from the estate
of the late Mrs.Elizabeth Tasker who, along with her husband,
Antony Tasker, Chairman of the Booker Group of Compa-
nies in Guyana in the 1950's, purchased art for their residence,
Colgrain House and for their personal collection from many
artists for whom they provided notable support in the days
before cultural institutions existed in Guyana.
Two rare watercolours by George Bowen-Forbes, other
paintings by Ron Savory, Stanley Greaves, and Emerson
Samuels, and early carvings by Philip Moore, are among
the twelve works of this bequest.
The exhibition also recognizes the array of donors and
sponsors who have contributed outstanding works in recent
years to the National Collection. These include not only art-
ists donating their own and other artists' works, but corpo-
rate sponsors such as those supporting the 'Carib Art' travel-
ling exhibition in 1993, where works were purchased and do-
nated to the National Collection on their return to Guyana in
Similarly the generous support of banks and other busi-
ness establishments in 2002 initially to purchase a work by
Aubrey Williams later allowed the purchase of an important
work, 'Flight', by the outstanding young sculptor Winslow
Also notable are the sculptures by the late Omowale
Lumumba donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hemraj Kissoon, the min-
iature balata sculptures of George Tancredo, 'A Dreamn of My
Ancestors and the Past', donated by Mr. Inderjeet Beharry,
and early ceramics by Stephanie Correia donated by Ms. Joyce
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(excerpt of an interview with Vibert Cambridge,
Georgetown, Guyana, December 1, 2007.)

(Cambridge is a Professor at Ohio University in the School
of Telecommunications and E. W. Scripps College of
Communication. For six years, he held the Chair of
African-American Studies.)

PP There are many memorable moments in the history of
our culture, a culture that has exploded in form and substance. Let's
cast our minds back to a defining moment for a cultural take-off.
VC There is a growing consensus that the 1950s, particularly
1958, is a pivotal period in Guyana's cultural history
PP That was the first time History and Culture Week was
VC That was, indeed; that was when Bindley Horatio Benn,
who was the Minister of Community Development and Education,
established the National History and Culture Committee. Members
of that committee included Mr. A. J. Seymour, as chairman, Mr. E.
R. Burrows, MBE, Mrs. A. F. Jordan, Mr. Victor Forsythe, Miss
Vesta Lowe, Miss Celeste Dolphin, N.E. Cameron, M.B.E, and
Mr.Dwarka Nauth, M.B.E. We must remember we were coming
out of the suspension of the Constitution in 1953, we were in a
period of the racial polarisation of a political space. So here is a
moment when we were saying let's do something to allow Guyanese
to see their common heritage and envision a better future. Out of
this moment comes the proposal for a National History and Cul-
tural Week in which you celebrate the arts, the literature, the cui-
sine, the culture, the mythologies, and the vernacular of Guyana.
PP Was there a particular person responsible for the idea?
VC It was this eminent committee that was enthused and
there was support coming from all around the world. Encourage-
ment came from Jan Carew and from Professor Elsa Gouveia. They
saw this as an important step in preparing for independence. What
is significant about this development were the elements in the deci-
sion making: it was said that the History and Culture Week will
take place in October for two reasons. The grinding period in the
sugar industry would have ended and the probability of rain would
be less. So it was about involvement and participation. Not just
for the urban sector but for all sectors of society. It was tied to
that agronomic calendar. Another important consequence of this
moment was the impact it had on music in Guyana. In their report
to the Minister Brindley Benn, the members of the committee rec-
ommended that the British Guiana Music Teachers' Association in-
vite Vesta Lowe to be part of the planning for the music programme
for National History and Culture Week. Now that was profound
because Vesta Lowe for a long time since the late 1930s and early
1940s was collecting and performing Guyanese folk music through
the Dawson Music Lovers Club. It was an activity that had gener-
ated little support from the establishment-the ruling classes. She
was part of a very small group that included James Phoenix, who
was the founder of the British Guiana Police Male Voice Choir. So,
here in the 1958, the establishment preferred, British Guiana Mu-
sic Teachers' Association was constrained to involve Vesta Love!
This had positive consequences for everybody!
PP Who is this Vesta Lowe?
VC Vesta Lowe was an African Guyanese with rural roots
who studied at the Tuskegee Institute in the United States.
PP A whole lot of history in that place Booker T. Wash-
ington ...
VC Yes. Whilst there, she was a student of Professor Will-
iam Dawson. He was actively engaged in the collection, documen-
tation, and performing of what W. B. Du Bois called the 'sorrow
songs'-the spirituals-an important genre of the folk song of en-
slaved Africans in the United States. When Vesta Lowe returned to
British Guiana, she started to do the same with Guyanese folk mu-
sic. We may say the rest is history!
PP Not too many of us know what you mean the rest is
history in reference to our topic
VC What I mean is that incorporating the Guyanese folk into
Guyanese creative expression, especially in musical expression, sig-
nalled a change in the musical aesthetics of the state. Hitherto, the
musical aesthetics of British Guiana were primarily British and Eu-

- ropean. This shift was most evident in the Concert of Guianese
Music that was organized for the first History and Arts Council
Week. According to Norman Cameron in his book Adventures in
the Field of Culture, the evening of Guyanese music held in 1958
for National History and Culture Week, was the fourth time in
twenty years that such an event was organized.
PP Great source material that.
VC Yes, and there's more. The centre piece of the Concert of
Guianese Music was Hugh Sam's composition 'Fantasia and Three
Guyanese Folk Songs." The first History and Culture Week is a
pivotal moment in Guyana's cultural development. It was a mo-
ment that portrayed our creativity, our experiences, our hopes, and
our aspirations. It was the History and Arts Week Committee that
Brindley Benn established in 1958 that recommended to him the
motto for the first festival, 'One People, One Nation, One Des-
tiny'. He approved it and it went on to become the national motto.
Then there was a steady progression until a wilting in the 1970s,
PP So the History and Culture Week was a prelude to so
much that happened later?
VC Yes, it is the mother of Guyfesta, and we could also say
it is the mother of Carifesta, if we stretch the thought.
PP Now, at that juncture of our history, there was a climate
conducive to music, leading to a musical revolution as it were where
persons were composing, where the top recording studio in the Car-
ibbean was located in Guyana. From that recording studio came a
number of evergreen and popular Christmas songs. Let's revisit
some of these locally produced Christmas songs.
VC For me the mother of all Christmas music is the mas-
querade band and I hope I see some before I leave for the frozen
North. But the manufactured music, the recorded music that was
so critical. I grew up on, 'Church bells are ringing/Santa Claus is
coming to town/Merry Christmas to you dear/Happy Holiday...'
PP I am revisiting these tunes lately; recently interviewing
the Mighty Canary on his 'Christmas is with us again'. And it is
awesome the range, the scope, the talent and arrangement
VC 'Happy Holiday' is Billy Moore and The Four Lords;
these guys are singing in four-part harmony, very church, very
spiritual. This recording was done by GEMS studio, Al Seales' stu-
dio in Robb Street. Now this Robb Street area was a highly dra-
matic, cultural area. This block Robb Street, Wellington Street,
Regent Street you got GEMS, you got Vivian Lee, you got

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Alphonso Record Bar, you got Cyril Shaw, you got 'Invaders' pan
yard and you got Freedom House. This block was in cultural fer-
ment. This is where if you wanted a musician, you could always
find one liming there. There is a story of when .members of the
British Guiana Militia Band became members the Police Force; they
could no longer perform at private gigs. But they would lime in
this block and if a promoter or band leader wanted a particular type
of musician, he would pass down that block and give a certain
whistle and that would indicate what/who is needed. This block,
this block here is fantastic. Al Seales was showing fantastic inno-
vation because during the week, his studio was a store that sold
electrical parts
PP Musical instruments
VC Musical instruments, electrical parts, sound reproduction
stuff. Now to hear his son, Ray Seales, one of Guyana's outstand-
ing saxophonists living in Tampa, USA, tell how this shop was
transformed into a studio on the weekends blankets are draped
along the walls locking out sounds. The many characters that were
involved in this, Bassie Thomas, Bongo Charley,
PP Harry Whittaker
VC Supporters included local colourful characters like Barney
Johnson. Now, Al Seales studio is reported to have had the best
microphones in the Caribbean. When Al Seales wanted to get out
of that business, Island Records in Jamaica came to Guyana and
bought Seales's microphones. The GEMS label was one of the few
recording studios in the Caribbean that had a unique sound, there
was a mellowness to this sound. And Trinidad calypsonians wanted
that sound; so the Mighty Sparrow came here, Lord Melody came.
It was in this space, in this type of creativity that great music came
forth. This is where 'Happy Holiday' came from. Growing up in
Guyana, when you heard that song on the radio, you started to
behave good because you wanted Father Christmas, to bring nice
things for you.
PP As you leave for your 'White Christmas', let me wish
you and Guyanese in the Diaspora 'Happy Holiday'.

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(PART 4)


an illusive, then consciously created value, it
inspires an open-minded, open-hearted spirit in
populations or citizens. Such an attitude also
has educational and cultural values which
identify practical methods of living. Such values can lead to
a constant focus on social cohesion and economic progress
among any population with a history of Colonialism,
religious and cultural diversity, ethnic racism, political
animosity, etc. The benefits of both this concept and attitude
of a cohesive national identity
are transmitted by the
examples of nations within the
European and South American
; 2i continents especially.
Such examples are of particu-
lar importance to all citizens, po-
litical parties, and Governments of
S. sular ideas and attitudes continue
to influence human divisions
where they do not exist, and also
4 H frustrate rational and progressive
I cultural methods (and I do not
mean the technological upgrading
S of the society!) of educating and
,:L--two' :"' inspiring citizens on the whole.
It would be a barren self-dam-
aging illusion to think that the ne-
rz- ,.* . cessity of a Guyanese identity is
B :, 3. a unique Guyanese problem first
encountered by post-colonial inde-
pendent Guyana, as Denis Will-
iams implied in his catalogue essay for Guyana's Contemporary
Art Exhibition at Carifesta 76. Actually, many nations, especially
in South America, had to face the same problems of creating a na-
tional identity via Art, out of their turbulent history of European
colonialism and both racial and cultural diversity The continued lack
of education in Guyana concerning how such unifying national iden-
tities emerged to the continental south of Guyana is one reason

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benefits of the Guyanese identity.
One of the best examples of a national identity relevant to
Guyanese is Brazil, their largest neighbour to the south. Brazil is a
popular and influential nation in the world today .Why is this? How
did it come about?
First of all, it is a well known fact that Brazil's colonial his-
tory of feudalism, native indian exploitation and abuse, African sla-
very, rural banditry, sporadic military dictatorships up to the
1960's,and recently, the terror of sophisticated criminality in its
big cities, has not succeeded in destroying the unifying national plea-
sures and benefits of being part of the Brazilian identity. To be
honest, one reason for this firm maintenance and enjoyment, even
among Brazilian immigrants who live and introduce Brazilian prod-
ucts in their neighboring countries, lies in its cultural pride fos-
tered since the 16th century, when numerous Portuguese, Flemish,
French and German Catholic monks and friars responded uninhib-
itedly to the multi-racial, geographic, and exotically wild baroque
botanic beauty of Brazil, so that even churches were built contain-
ing sculptures of completely naked voluptuous female angels cre-
ated by the combined architectural and decorative skills of Europe-
ans, Native Indians, and Africans; even Catholic concepts like the
Immaculate Conception where the birth of Jesus is attributed to
God, not man, were visualized so that angels, cherubim etc, painted
on the ceiling of a famous church like the Third Order of Sao Fran-
cisco de Assisi, were depicted as negroes, mulattos, mestizos, and
whites. Many of the artists who achieved fame and support were
also the result of Portuguese and African sexual and matrimonial
unions, but these unions themselves were regarded as creative hu-
man manifestations of God, so that derogatory attitudes to skin
colour, hair texture, body features etc., were absorbed as part of
the Brazilian identity to be accepted and respected. This attitude
extended to those who had also remained "pure" Indians, Afri-
cans, Europeans, etc, as well. So the emphasis was no longer on
segregated racial/cultural ancestral heritages, but on the new collec-
tive national reality they shared which gave birth to the Brazilian
identity ,despite differences of "class" or economic success.
By 1922, Brazilian artists, evolving from such an emphasis on
the geographic and sensual reality of their nation created a cul-
tural revolution in the now famous Modem Art Week of Sao Paulo,
where new local styles of painting, sculpture, poetry, films and mu-
sic defined and explored the multi-faceted originality of the Brazil-
ian identity. Was it money that Brazil made during centuries of co-
coa and coffee plantations, gold mining ,food exportation, etc, which
made their cultural revolution possible? Or was it really the vision
and determination of their contemporary artists who pursued forms
and styles which reflected their Brazilian identity as it existed in
the context of Brazil, rather than in their various original pre-
Columbian, European, and African contexts. Even Orientals were
involved in exploring their Brazilian identity, since Brazil received
probably over a million Japanese immigrants, many of whom be-
came renowned modem Brazilian painters ,sculptors, and writers.
The truth is that in.lesser nations, the same revenue from national
coffers would be used on less innovative or avant-garde creative
concepts; so it is not the money, though it is essential, but the fact
that it would be used to support the creative daring of artists who
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architecture found in Brazil today, in addition to the quantity of
sensitive and sensual films, poetry, fiction, etc, which provide a nec-
essary pride first in everyone's mental and physical faculties and
environment, before the struggle towards economic well-being can
ever be worthwhile pursued or sustained.
This is a vital lesson in the relationship between a modem cul-
tural vision and the building of a modem nation ,economy and State,
which Guyana needs to learn from a nation like Brazil, where the
pursuit of pleasure in diverse cultural aspects come to make na-
tions attractive to their own citizens, and well-intentioned foreign-
ers. In Guyana, the same basic Colonial history of exploitation, sla-
very etc., as Brazil's, did not lead to rapid substantial progress of
the economy because Guyanese Independence became a backlash
associated with the immature idea that Guyanese should shut their
nation's doors and alone control and profit from what they had in-
herited through historical labour in Colonial times; whereas in Latin
America, millions of European and other skilled immigrants from
around the globe, were allowed to immigrate in the 20th century to
countries like Brazil, Venezuela Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, even
Peru and Columbia, resulting in the growth of local employment
opportunities, industrial and economic progress, however criticised,
we see there today.
The innovative and uninhibited artistic or creative styles
which reflect the dynamism if such nations in transition from
old transferred heritages towards new identities based on geo-
graphic, social and mental reality, are the structural fore-
runners of emergent national identities. The Guyanese iden-
tity, however denied, is a reality based on contemporary artis-
tic or creative styles and forms reflecting the transition from
old heritages towards new cultural developments.

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'Some Like It Hot', named the greatest American comedy
film of all time b3 the American Film Institute in 2000. is
the Classic Tuesdays film for Christmas, to be shown Tues-
day at 6pm at the National Gallery. Castellani House,
Vlissengen Road. Georgelown.
Directed by the brilliant screenwriter and director Billy
Wilder in 1959, the film iell-. the stt.r ._-f i",o small-tine musi-
cians, Joe and Jerry (Tons Cunrtis and Jack Lemmoni. \\ho % it-
ness the St. Valentine's Da.\ massacre in Chicago in 1Q29 and
flee for their lives from the mob bho Spats Colunbi,. George
Their only refuge is in a travelling all-girls band, which ne-
cessiuales nec idenntie. and drastic dieuilse Both men fall for
the band s ocalist. Sugar Kane' Kowalczk kMarinln Mon-
roe). and battle for her affections while needing to mainiiin their
life-sai me disguises
Two millionaire suitors, one real. one pretending, compli-
cale the -scene. as the mob e'entuall\ catches up itLh the fugi-
ilses in Miami. in thji hilarious, fast-paced and u\ iild wcnpted
film. co-nritncn bi wilder r and 1. A L Diamond from a pre\i-
ously existing story
The filming notable\ won an Os-cir for Best Costume Design.
and % as* nonunated for several other Academy A\%ards. includ-
ing Best [Eirecior. Best Black and White Cinematography and
Best Actor for Jack Lemmon
It %on Golden Globes for Best Comedy and Best Actor
and Actress for Lemon and Monroe. Bill\ Wilder himself, di-
rector of several landmark HollUvood movies including 'Double
indenmil'' (194-14 and "Sunset Boulesard" i19501, received a
total of 20 Academ) Award nominations in his long career, win-
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The film's running time is two hours. The public is
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I feel like saying, "You got to raise your two sons the way you wanted, now please let me
raise my children the way I want!" Any advice on how I can nicely tell her to back off without
damaging my relationship with her or further involving my husband?

Tisha, today the word "nice" means agreeable, but the original meaning of the word "nice" is
foolish or stupid. Sometimes in our attempt to be nice we let a veneer of politeness triumph over
what is important. That is foolish.
You are carrying a new life. You are the mother bear willing to protect her cub against all
comers. Being nice should not outweigh that deeper sense of what you are doing. You don't have
to tell off your mother-in-law, but you can treat her opinions like elevator music. They are just
background noise.
An election has been held, and you've been voted mommy. You've won. It is your breast and
your baby and the final decisions are yours. When we fulfill our legitimate roles in life, we never
have to justify ourselves to others. When we sacrifice the roles in life we are entitled to play, we
sacrifice our life itself.


Husband and Father
Even if I don't write English too good, I will try to be as clear as possible. I am two and a
half years out of Cuba. My wife and I have been married a year and a half, and we have a
baby five months.
My mother-in-law came to take care of our baby. She puts her opinion like orders and thinks
she is the one who knows everything. She takes decisions which are not her part. When I try to
speak to her about the baby, she orders me what to do. But if I don't speak up, that is offensive
to her too.
This is killing me. Every morning when she arrives or when I come back from work, she is like
the manager of the house. This is hard to say but I even have problems with her as role model.
She thinks she is 20 or 25 when she is actually more like 60.
I spoke millions of times to my wife, but she says her mother is trying her best. She says the
one who should change is me. That is something I am not willing to do because I cannot lose my
place inside the place I live.

Luis. when you are able to act like a husband and father, then you know why you get up in
the morning and go to work. But if someone interferes with your normal rituals and role, it dis-
turbs the rhythm and purpose of your life.
Your marriage is between you and your wife, not between your wife and her mother. It cannot
be any other way. In the years that follow, how will you explain what decisions were made to
your child? Well. grandma decided that...
You need to have one very important conversation with your wife. She must understand if
you don't get to be husband and father, then there is no place for you in this house.


A o r adc u n tW ye dT m raitcel a

primary physician and any
other involved professionals be-
fore treatment is started, so
bring this information with you
on your first visit to the
dentist's office.
Medications taken by pa-
tients are responsible for dry
mouth and other salivary
gland problems; abnormal
bleeding when brushing or
flossing; gingival overgrowth;
* inflamed or ulcerated tis-
sues; micro flora imbalance;
mouth burning, numbness, or
tingling; movement disor-
ders; soft tissue alteration,
and taste alteration.
Many of the medications
commonly prescribed to elderly
patients have both systemic ef-
fects and product adverse reac-
tions in the oral cavity. If an an-
tibiotic is necessary, by all
means take it as directed. How-
ever, if diarrhea, especially
bloody stools, occurs, call your
dentist immediately. Elderly pa-
tients do not absorb antibiotics
as readily as younger patients.
Colon problems are not limited

he Dentist Advises

to elderly patients, but they are
more frequent in that popula-
tion. Many anti-inflammatory
drugs cause gastric irritation.
and may produce ulcers.
The drugs most commonly
prescribed to the elderly are for
treatment of cardiovascular dis-
ease. In this group, diuretics
used to manage hypertension
and drugs from the nitrate
group used to treat anginal
symptoms can cause dry
mouth. Many antihistamines
also contribute to dry mouth
and eyes. Coumadin, a drug
used to treat stroke victims, is
an anticoagulant that can cause
bleeding problems when dental
treatment is performed Inva-
sive treatment should not be
done without close monitoring
of bleeding times. Spontaneous
bleeding in the mouth indicates
over dosage.
Some antibiotics, such as
tetracycline, can be inacti-
vated when taken with antac-
ids. Since many elderly pa-
tients take multiple medica-
tions and over-the-counter
(OTC) items, they need to list
on their health history all
items (prescribed or OTC)
before they see the dentist for
Aspirin is commonly taken
for arthritic conditions. Some
doses are near toxic levels. A re-
action could be precipitated if

the dentist were to prescribe
one of the many common aspi-
rin-containing medications to a
patient who was already taking
large doses of aspirin. It is gen-
erally reconmnended that aspirin
intake be stopped one week
prior to invasive dental treat-
Codeine-containing analge-
sics are commonly prescribed
for oral pain- Codeine is also
constipating- Patients should
discuss this problem with their
dentistandfor pharmacist before
having any prescription filled.
Your dentist should know
about heart disease, heart valve
damage, joint replacements, and
bypass operations before he
starts your treatment- Some of
these conditions might require
antibiotic coverage suggested
by the American Heart Asso-
ciation before treatment is
In general, the ha~-Hife of
amnt drugs is increased in the
elderly population. The di-
minsied mindsemal enayme
actisty in the river makes the
metabolism of drugs slower,
and excretion is prolonged
because of renal clearance.
This results in an increased
duration of drug action in the
elderly, making the chances of
drug bheradtions and adverse
drug reactions higher in this

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was awakened by the
.dien ringing of my
-hone last Mon
y morning, and at
at time of the day,
vwas going to be an
phone call. So it
1 to be. A member of
:i ,:'kigregation called to in-
Se that a Pastor was
murdered in his church sanc-
tuary, in what appeared to be
a robbery.
Being a Pastor myself, I was
i 'ry alarmed at this news, and
inimiediately called a few friends
to enquire as to the details.
The details surrounding the
murder of Pastor Eion David
reveals a very shocking and
horrifying truth about the level
of degeneracy in our society. In

all of my years, there has al-
ways been a perception that the
church is a sacred place, hence
to be treated with much rever-
ence. The killing of a man of
God after relieving the members
of offerings given no doubt by
people who are hard working, is
unthinkable enough. But to per-
form such an unbelievable atroc-
ity in the house of God is in-.
What is wrong with this
society is a depravity that is
almost satanic. We have seen
over the recent past total dis-
regard for law and order.
When we continue to have es-
calating unsolved murders in
any country, it sends a mes-
sage of incompetence or in-
eptitude in the law enforce-

ment. It says to the criminal-
minded "kill with impunity,
you will not be caught".
Am I bashing the Police
force, you bet I am. Not just the
Police, but the judicial system
as well. When we make a mnock-
cry of justice and ignore the
cries of the downtrodden, we
open the floodgates for anarchy,
vigilante justice and the ultimate
emergence of a failed state. All
of this comes back to one thing.
When the fear of God leaves the
hearts of men, no police force,
no prison system, holds suffi-
cient threat to deter deviant and
criminal behavior.
When the fear of God
leaves the heart of a people,
no man, no women no insli-
tution, no place is safe. \\ hen

the fear of' God leaves the
heart of a people, they will
invade, from Government
buildings to Church build-
ings, they will murder from
Government Ministers to
preachers. When the fear of
God leaves the heart of a
people, the Police hold no
threat, the magistrate and
jail sentences are of little
What kind of sons ate we
producing in our Nation? What
nature of beast are we raising
up? How have we managed to
de-sensitize our sons to the sa-
credness of the house of God?
Most of us will conclude

that the young man who com-
mitted the murder is guilty and
should be brought to justice. I
believe he should. But I also be-
lieve that all of us are guilty. We
may not have pulled the trigger.
but we are guilty of raising sons
who no longer fear and revere
the house of God. We are guilty
of raising children who have
been taught by us that money
and education are more impor-
tant than God (Church). We are
guilty of demonizing the preach-
ers and religion to the point
that our children have lost re-
spect for religion and preachers.
We have taught our children to
disrespect religion. We have

taught our children to be mis-
trustful of preachers. We have
taught our children that God
should not be given serious con-
sideration. Hence. by our very
life and example, we have dem-
onstrated to our children that
the life of a Pastor has no value.
and the house of God is no dif-
ferent than a slaughter house.
So I conclude by saying
may the perpetrators of the
murder of Pastor David be
apprehended and brought tc
justice. But more importantly:
let us return to raising chil.
dren who live by the fear ol
God. Our communities wil
be much safer then.


Vincent C I
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(Reuters Life!) Christmas
just isn't Christmas without
the twinkling tree, the bright
star, the donkey and jolly old
Santa Claus. Or is it?
Not only do the above have
little or no mention in gospel ac-
counts but a book on the his-
tory of Christmas reveals that
early Christians did not start
celebrating the birth of Jesus for
300 years.
And, by the way, that birth-
day wasn't on December 25.
Historians have been unable to

establish when Jesus was born.
College professor Bruce
David Forbes says he wrote
"Christmas: A Candid History"
for everyone who loves Christ-
mas but is also driven crazy by
the way it is today.
.The book shatters plenty of
illusions as it tells the story of
Christmas and its customs from
its pre-Christian roots as a Pa-
gan festival designed to brighten
up long, dark winters to -its
transformation into a spending

But Forbes, a Christian
who says he loves Christ-
mas, also offers-plenty of
ideas for reclaiming the
spiritual joy of the biggest
cultural and religious holi-"
day in the world.
"I think a number of
people don't want a beautiful
story ruined. But there are
others who have the strong
feeling that everything is
sugar-coated and romanti-
cized and they are curious to
know what really happened,"

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said Forbes, a professor of re-
ligious studies at
Morningside College in
Sioux City, Iowa.
Among the surprising find-
ings in the book is the fact that
Puritans in England and the
early New England colonies
made the celebration of Christ-
mas illegal in the 1600s.
The focus on gifts did
not develop until the late
19th and early 20th centuries
and as for Santa his trans'-
formation from Saint Nicho-
las into a plump man in a red
suit and white beard was ce-
mented through Coca-Cola
advertisements in the 1940s
and 1950s.
The modem Christmas tree
was introduced by Germany
and popularized by Britain's
Queen Victoria in the 19th cen-
Forbes has little time for
those who sentimentalize the



Christmas of past centuries,
which he describes as both a
boisterous seasonal party and a
religious observance.
But not to say that
he does not have his own mis-
givings about today's hectic, big
spending holiday.
"Many people simply let
Christmas happen to them. I
would like to make some
choices so that at the end of
the season I feel renewed,
rather than exhausted," he
But 'after reading his book
many, especially non-church
goers, feel less guilty about en-

joying the holiday.
Does it is matter if the
two gospels that relate the
birth of Jesus make no men-
tion of a bright shining star,
Mary riding to-Bethlehem on
a donkey, or of oxen or
sheep in the manger?
"Because this isn't in the
Bible, does that really ruin it?"
said Forbes.
"I don't see why that is
so threatening. Religions
of many kind are filled
with stories that we know
are creative, but they ex-
press truths that are- pow-
erful for us."

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Page VII

Sunday Chronicle December 9, 2007

I Death- row conv ic Rspo**rt




ONVICTED Attorney-at-Law Mr. Jailall
mn u r d e r e r Kissoon had appeared for the
Robert Lewis Appellant Lewis while Mr.
was in death George Pompey had represented
row in 1976, the State.
awaiting execution death The facts of the case dis-
by hanging for a murder closed that the appellant Rob-
he committed in 1974, when ert Lewis and the deceased Roy
-the Guyana Court of Appeal Henry had an altercation in a
gave him the chance of his restaurant in the presence of
life the right to live oni. three persons engaged in a game
The Court constituted by of skittles.
Chancellor J.O.F. Haynes and At the close of the game,
Justices of Appeal Guya the appellant and the deceased
Persaud and Victor. Crane sub- resumed their quarrel. They be-
stituted his death senteidce to gan to fight on the public road
"manslaughter. in the presence of the same
The Appellate' Court had three persons, one of whom,
-ruled that misdirections on the Randolph Camacho saw the
part of the trial judge at the trial appellant with an eight-inch
had robbed the accused of a blood-stained knife in his hand.
chance of acquittal 6f murder. Camacho had previously
While the convicted man seen an unknown man pass the
was in death row wondering knife to the appellant over the
what his fate will be fpr the skittles table but said nothing
murder of Roy Henry on 27th about it to the police or the
October, 1974, the Appellate magistrate, because he said he
Court ruled that the verdict of was not asked about it.
murder must be set asid and a Blows were exchanged with
verdict of manslaughter substi- fists and during the struggle the
tuted. deceased was seen to hold the


The accused was charged
with murder. At his trial he ad-
appellant's neck in a "half- mitted fighting with the de-
nelson" wrestler's lock ,while ceased on the evening in ques-
the appellant cuffed away at .the tion, but he did not admit to
region of the deceased's abdo- having been in possession of a
knife: he did complain about the

tal omission on the part of
the witness Camacho not to
reveal to the police in his
statement nor to the exam-
inisig magistrate that he had
seen an unknown man pass
to the accused a knife for the
first time in the restaurant,
an# that it was highly unsat-
isf ctory for him to explain
aWay this omission by saying
that no one had asked him
about it.
On self-defence, it was ar-
gued that the real and substan-
tial case of self-defence raised
onr the evidence was never really
put to the jury and might well
be. said to have been withdrawn
fropn them.

The Appellate Court held:-
: That if the wound was re-
ceived from the fall on the
ground, that would not in law.
support a defence of accident,
since the fall was from an un-

MAI Is By George Barclay

men. Suddenly one of the blows
lifted the deceased off the
ground causing him to fail al-
most in a standing position in a
nearby trench where he fell
backwards into Ihe water. :
An autopsy disclosed a
stab wound on the left side of
the deceased's chest. The
doctor said it could have been
caused by a sharp pointed
knife or a sharp piece of: tin
or broken bottle and must
have entered the body. with
a great deal of force, since it
traveled inwards antd up-
wards, penetrating the Ieft
ventricle of the heart.
The injury caused massive
visceral haemorrhage and
brought about death. !

"half-nelson" wrestler's lock on
his neck.
According to Chancellor
Haynes, on the appellant's be-
half, counsel advanced the
theory that the fatal injury was
received by accident when the
deceased fell into the trench on
a piece of broken bottle, it be-
ing the doctor's view that that
was quite "possible, though not
But the jury rejected this.
theory in the same way as they
.rejected the defences of self de-
fence and provocation which
the trial judge left to them, and
they found the appellant guilty
of murder.
Self-defence and provoca-
tion were not however specifi-
cally raised by the defence, but
arose on the evidence.
On appeal it was con-
tended the wound might have
been caused by accident when
the deceased slipped and fell
on a heap of stones on receiv-
ing a blow from the appel-
lant; also, that there was a vi-

lawful act of fighting on behalf
of the appellant. Likewise if it
were received in the trench as
result of the fall into it, if that
fall also was. caused by the un-
lawful act of the appellant.

That the trial judge should
have given the jury a more help-
ful direction on the possible im-
port of the omissions on
Camacho's credibility. Had the
judge.given adequate directions
on the matter of the knife in the
.possession of the accused in the
restaurant and at the scene of the
struggle, a reasonable jury must
have found the appellant left
home with a knife to find the
deceased, or obtained one some-
time after then and before the fa-

tal incident.

That even if all Caniacho's
evidence about a knife was dis-
credited the remaining circum-
stantial proof that the appellant
started the quarrel on the pub-
lic road, with a knife in his pos-
session and stabbed the de-
ceased with it was cogent

That there was some ma-
terial on which a reasonable jury
could find a verdict of man-
slaughter instead of murder,
and after dealing with the issue
of self-defence, the trial judge
had to direct the jury that if
they rejected it, they may find
manslaughter on the ground of
provocation notwithstanding it
was not relied on at the trial,

That the directions on the
law of manslaughter were inad-
equate in that the jury were!not
told as they ought to have been
that the onus was on the State
to prove that the provocation
was not sufficient, neither were
they told that if they were left
in any reasonable doubt as to
whether the facts show suffi-
cient provocation, the 'issue
must be determined in favour of
the accused.

By reason of tPose
misdirections, the appellant lost
a fair chance of acquittal of
murder, so the verdict of mur-
der must be set aside and ver-
dict of manslaughter substituted

The Appellate Court had, in
the consideration of the appeal
from conviction and sentence at
the Demerara Assizes, consid-
ered 23 legal authorities, ranging
,from 1945 to 1970.:

In his perusal of the evi-
dence, the Chancellor had
cited extracts in the evidence
to show that the victim (de-
ceased) had taken on an ag-
gressive role that day.,

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3. was

4. has

5. was

Exercise 2.
1. question mark (?) 3. exclamation mark (!) 5. full stop (.)
2. full stop (.) 4. question mark (?) 6. exclamation mark (!)

Exercise 3.
1. Mother bought oranges, mango and pineapple at the market.
2. It was a wet, rainy day
3. The Teacher said, "I am not giving homework today."
4. Yes, I have seen him before.
5. We ate pizza, hot dog and ice cream.
6. He was born on June 14, 2002.

Exercise 4.


Exercise 5.
1. boy's pencil
2. father's friend
7. ladies' shoes

they're we've

3. mens' club
4. babies' toys
8. t's


5. Paul's drawing,
6. rll

Responses to last week
Exereise1. -
1. flies 2. is



We will now continue with Punctuation Marks
Quotation marks ("...")
Quotation Marks are used for Direct Speech i.e. to show the actual words that have been
e.g. Sammuel said, "The girl is my niece."
"The girl is my niece," said Sammuel.

When writing Direct Speech quotation marks as well as other punctuation marks are nec-
Capital letter to begin a sentence
Comma-before the quotation begins to separate the quotation from the rest of the
Capital letter for the first word in the quotation
End punctuation.

Look carefully at all the punctuation marks used in these examples.
o "Can you help me with this?" pleaded the little boy.
o The little boy pleaded, "Can you help me with this?"
o "I will meet you in Georgetown," said the teacher.
o The teacher said, "I will meet you in Georgetown."
o "Let's listen to that poem again," said Joan.
o Joan said, "Let's listen to that poem again."

Exercise 1.
Put in quotation marks and other punctuation marks.
1. Have you seen my new game asked the boy
2. The baker said we have no bread today
3. I cannot find my crayon screamed the boy
4. We have been to the fair already boasted the children
5. I can't believe that we have lost the cricket match cried the spectator

Broken Quotations
Sometimes, if the quotation is too long, it can be broken up into two parts.
e.g. "I have to go to my parents' and help them paint the house," said Frank.
This can also be written:
"I have to go to my parents'," said Frank, "and help them paint the house."

Quotation Marks are sometimes used for titles of books, films, plays, poems etc.
I read "Cinderella" last weekend.
We saw "Home Alone" three times.
"The Young Warriors" was written by V.S. Reid.

Direct and Indirect Speech
The exact words of a speaker are written in Direct Speech.
"We must leave right away," said the tourist.
o The person who is speaking is the 'tourist'
o His words, we must leave right away, are enclosed with open and closed inverted
commas or quotation marks.
o Pay attention to the punctuation marks that are used.
Look at some examples:
"I am going to the fair with my brother!" exclaimed the excited girl.
"Come here at once!" said Mr. Greene, "and bring me the fork."
"Do you have time now?" asked the polite man.

Indirect Speech does not contain the exact words spoken by the person and does not
require quotation marks /inverted commas.
e.g. The farmer said that he was very tired.
The beggar asked me for a dollar.

Exercise 3
Complete the following words with EOUS and IOUS so that it will make sense.
Use your dictionary to help you
1. Relig - - 5. right____
2. Stud__ 6. ambit
3. Contag ___ 7. court ___
4. Nutrit 8. delic

Silent Consonant
Silent consonants are not pronounced in certain words when they come at the end of the




Silent consonants are also in the middle of some words




Exercise 4.
Pronounce the words. Underline the silent letter in each word.
1. comb
2. condemn
3. salmon
4. tombstone
5. debt

Read the passage carefully, then select the correct answer
Amongst the Sheriffs friends was a knight whose name was Guy of Gisbourne. Guy was
a fine swordsman, but had led a wild and evil life. He was deeply in debt and was ready to do
anything to gain money.
When he heard of the large reward offered, he resolved to win it, for he knew the forest
well and was certain he could find the part which Robin Hood dwelt. Robin was hunting
alone when they met, and Sir Guy attacked him furiously with his sword, confident of an
easy victory, for he was as expert with his weapon as Robin was with a bow.
The fierceness of his attack, however, tired him too quickly, while Robin wielded his sword
strongly and surely to the end of the fight, when he struck a fatal blow to Sir Guy's heart. So
the reward went uncollected.

1. For whose captured was the reward offered?
(A) Sir Guy (B) a knight (C) a swordsman (D) Robin Hood
2. What kind of a man was Guy of Gisboume?
(A) saintly (B) timid (C) wicked (D) coward

3. The phrase 'deeply in debt' means_____
(A) owed a lot of money (B) was in shallow water
(C) was over head (D) was asleep

4. Who is an archer?
(A) an enemy (B) Robin Hood (C) the knight (D) Sir Guy

5. A 'fatal blow' means_____
(A) a hard fight (B) a deadly stroke (C) breathing heavily (D) strong wind

That's all for this week. Continue your good work

12/7/2007 6 13 PM

- When direct speech is changed-to indirect speech the tense is changed in most cases,
the Present Tense in the Direct Speech is changed to Past Tense.
e.g.: "I have two pens," shouted the girl. (direct)
The girl shouted that she had two pens. (Indirect)

Exercise 2
Rewrite the sentences in Indirect Speech
1. "Come in Jack," said his teacher.
2. "Have you cleaned your shoes, Arnol?" asked his sister.
3. "Sit down!" ordered father.
4. "I am in the kitchen," said mother.
5. "Maylene, are you waiting for me?" said Stacy.

Words ending in EOUS and IOUS
Since these endings 'EOUS' and 'IOUS are never stressed, it is difficult to know whether
'E' or T is required.
Some of the words are:
Ious eous
Curious gaseous
Furious advantageous

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Sunday'Chronicle Decerhber 9, 2007

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NATIONAL GRADE SIXAChroniclem DeTember 9 200

Responses to last week
L (a) 1.1 (
(b)13 (
Z (a)0.06 (

L 10.6
2 13.7



c) 15 (e) 175
d) 13.2
c) 1.5 (e)0.19

The averageor arithmetic mean ofa number ofquant es is the sum of
the quantities divided by the number of quantities.


4.1335 6.1254


Let us look at this example:
Our famous cricketer Chanderpal scored 75 runs, 77 runs, 05 runs, 50 runs, 18 runs
and 63 runs in 6 innings. We can say that his average score is:
75+77++5+50+ 18+63=288
His average runs is = 288 + 6
=48 runs


(c)318.5 (e) 16.496
(d) 7.136 (f)42456


AVERAGE =-------|

This week we wil move on to Division of decimals
Observe the example: 0.35 5 = 5) 0.35
.0 Note the decimal point is
35 in the same position.

Whew dividing a decimal by a whole
u mber, the decimal point in the
tqaotient is placed lthe same way as
the member to be divided

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() 5)25.65
Did you come up wie (0i)5.13

(ii) 4)4.16 (iii) 8) 2432
(u)L04 (iii)3.04 Congrats.

Exercise 1
(a) What is the quotient when 0.72 is divided by 9?
(b) Divide 14.5 by 5.
(c) 96.12dividedby 12
(d) Divide 918.9 by 9.

Decimal divided by a decimal
Look at 2.602
What is to be done?
L Change the divisor to a whole number by multiplying by 10.
2. Change the dividend by multiplying by 10
Then 2.6x 10=26 eg 2
0-2x10=2 4.%96x100 =496
= 13 0.04x 100 4


63 0.3 make the divisor a whole number by moving the
63+3 decimal point one place to the right.
21 the decimal in the dividend is moved one place to
3)63 the right
63 If there is not the number of decimal places then add
xx zeros to make the divisor a whole number.
eg: 6.1+3.05=610+305

Exercise 2
(a) 7-2+0.8
(b) 0-24+0.4

Exercise 3.
(a) 42.6+0.03

(c) 25-75 2-5
(d)48.96- 1.6

(b) 78.12-+0.012

(e) 1.05 + 0.35
(f) 1.75 +0.25

(c) 326.4+0.16

With a friend or Classmate work five more examples.

Let's test our ability to solve these simple problems.
1. What is the quotient when 5.6 is divided byl100.
2 A pile of 10 similar books is 30.5 cm high. What is the thickness of each book?
3. How many pieces of wire 0.6 of a metre can be cut from 3 metre of wire?
4. A shelf is 90 cm long. How many books each 4.5 cm thick can be placed side by
side on the shelf?
5. What is the quotient if I divide 17.6 by 0.88?

We will now move on to Averages.
Have you ever heard this term Mean?
Mean is another word which tells about average.

Here is another example. Observe it carefully.
Find the average of 2,7 and 15.
2+7+ 15=24-3
Sum of quantity = 2 + 7 + 15
= 24 Average = 24/3

Exercise 4.
Find the average of:
1. 30,54,60and 68
2 50,55,60,48,73 and 38
3. 14.6, 15.7-and 13.2 -
4. 22 cm,16cm, 15cm, 12 cm and 25 cm
5. $460.00, $320.00, $204.00 and $184.00
6. 250km,221kmand 1l23cm
Try five others on your own. Let a Teacher check them for you.

Let's see how well we can solve these problems.
1. The marks scored by two boys in a test were 21, 25, 28, 15, 29 and 26. What was
their average mark?
2 Four children in a family weigh 54kg, 51kg, 46kg and 45kg. Find their average weight
3. The morning attendance of Grade 6 for a week was 25, 21, 15, 28 and 26. What was
the average morning attendance?

Let's look at another example. Study this carefully.
Sam average score after he has completed four tests is 23. What was his total score?
Total score is 23 x 4 = 92 marks.
If the score at three of the tests are 16, 25 and 22. What was the fourth score? eg 1
Average at 4 test =23
Sum of 4 tests is 23 x 4 =92
Sum of three scores 16 + 25 + 22 =63
Fourth score =92-63

The missing score can be found
when given the average and other

eg 2. The average of seven numbers is 42. If six numbers are 30,45,
93, 17, 29 and 62. What is the seventh number?
Average of seven numbers is
Sum of the seven numbers is 42 x 7 =294
Sum of six numbers 30 + 45 + 93 + 17+29+62 =276.
Therefore the seventh number is 294 276 = 18


eg 3.
The average of five numbers is 96. If the sum of four numbers is 376. What is the fifth

Average of five numbers is =96
Sum of five numbers is 96 x 5 =480
Sum of four numbers is = 376
Therefore the fifth number 480- 376 = 104

Have a good week at school. See you next week.

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Sunday Chronicle December 9, 2007

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Santa s



s "no, no, no"

on a diet

NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!)
- Santa has one message to
calls this Christmas for him
to set an example for chil-
dren by losing weight no
no no.
The bearded, rotund Santa
has in recent years been accused
of being a fraud, an interloper
and even politically incorrect
but now he also faces accusa-
tions of being unhealthy and a
bad role model as child obesity
rates soar.
Santa has come under pres-
sure to get rid of the wobbling
belly under his red suit with
Santas at a British shopping
center Bluewater near
Dartford, Kent ordered to
attend a month-long boot camp
with exercises before greeting
The acting U.S. surgeon
general has said a thinner Santa
would be a better role model.
"It is really important that
the people who kids look up to
as role models are in good
shape, eating well and getting ex-
ercise," acting U.S. Surgeon
General Steven K. Galson was
reported as saying after a recent
presentation on obesity.
But supporters of the
portly present purveyor and his
stand-ins in the lead-up to Dec
25 have dismissed calls for a
svelte Santa, saying he is not the

right person to lead a campaign
against childhood obesity.
After all he has boasted a
wide girth for over 20 years
since transforming from Saint
Nicholas and a plump Father
Christmas in a green robe in

Britain in the 17th century into
the rotund man in a red suit and
white beard whose image was
cemented through Coca-Cola
advertisements during the
"Kids know Santa in a big

RUNNERS dressed in Santa Claus costumes exercise in
a gym during a photocall to publicise the forthcoming
Great Scottish Santa Run in Edinburgh, Scotland
December 4, 2007. (Reuters)

red costume. They don't care if
Santa is hugely obese," said
professional Santa Claus, Dutch
Schrap, 33, of Pennsylvania,
who runs an entertainment busi-
ness specializing in Santas,
called North Pole Entertainment.
"There's some Santas out
there who are absolutely huge."
Schrap said the ideal Santa
is probably about 250 to 275
pounds (from 100 kgs) although
he weighs in at just under 200
pounds and wears a "fat suit"
when at work.
Susen Mesco, president of
event planning company Ameri-
can Events and a frequent Mrs.
Claus, said people want a ro-
tund Santa who said "ho ho ho"
- ridiculing reports that a Santa

at an Australian store was
sacked for saying "ho" as it is
American slang for whore and
could offend women.
"We have so many things
to worry about in the uni-
verse besides Santa saying
Merry Christmas, 'ho ho ho'
and what Santa's chowing
down on," she said.
Sal Lizard, who is playing
Santa at a mall in North
Attleboro, Massachusetts this
year, said it is incorrect to as-
sume that a wider waist size is
a sign of unhealthiness.
"I have no back issues, no
.diabetes. I'm a pretty healthy
Santa," said Lizard, 52, who is
nearly six feet tall and weighs
300 pounds with a 50-inch

waist and works out at the
A spokeswoman for Macy's
in New York, the department
store in the 1947 film "Miracle
on 34th Street" about a depart-
ment store Santa that is home
to Santaland every year, would
not comment directly on any
need for Santa to diet.
But spokeswoman Elina
Kazan said in the 1822 poem
"The Night Before Christmas,"
Santa was portrayed as
"chubby and plump"... "with a
little round belly, that shook
when he laughed like a bowl of
"We uphold the image
and tradition of Santa," she

Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport

Proposed National Swimming Pool
1. The Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for Proposed National Swimming Pool. The
del ivery/construction period is eighteen (18) months.
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 Ministry of
Culture, Youth & Sport, 71-72 Main Street, Georgetown; Mr. Booker,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport, Main Street,
Georgetown, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given above
between 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on
4. Qualifications requirements include: Contractor should have: (1) undertaken
at least three jobs of similar size and scope within the last three years. (2)
Have a minimum of five years experience in similar type and complexity of
works. (3) Should have a minimum annual turnover of 30 Million dollars
over the last 3 years.
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA (IR.D) Compliance
6. Bid Security of eight hundred thousand Guyana dollars(G$800,000) is
7. A complete set of Bidding Documents for the Proposed National swimming
Pool may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written
Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee
of G$5,000. The method of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents
should be deposited in the tender box at the following address: Chairman,
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. The name of the project
should be in the upper left-hand comer of the envelope.
8. Bids must be delivered to the address above at or before 9:00am, 18th
December, 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 9:00am, 18th December,
9. The Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport reserves the right to reject any or all
Tenders without assigning reasons.

12/7/2007, 5:28 PM


All logging Companies:

Barama Co. Ltd. Is interested in
purchasing Peeler Logs.
1. Baromalli
2. Ulu
3. Maho
4. Daili

For its Plywood Mill at Land of Canaan, East Bank
Demerara in small and large volumes.

Interested parties, please contact:
The Plywood Factory Manager

Tel: 225-4555

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The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). in collaboration 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.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Experience: The specialist would be re uired to have a minimum of 10 ears ex erience 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 would 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.

Advise the GFC on the most appropriate hardware and software to support GIS system and to
facilitate satellite imagery analyses.
In collaboration with the GFC, develop indicators of illegal logging.
Conduct comprehensive satellite image processing and interpretation including detection, for
both medium and high resolution images.
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.
Oversee the verification of results of imagery analyses by airborne or ground inspection.

check GFC's website at: www. forestry. for a complete list of duties for this Position.

)1 Experience: The specialist would be required to 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 subject and a higher degree in forestry. S/he would have been closely involved
'A similar exercises of advising on forest management, undertaking field work and establishing C
protocols, preferably in tropical situations. S/he will ideally have experience with ITTO projects and ha
i had spent time working in the forest sector in Guyana.

1. Lead the development of a legality database, with all supporting 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.__
3.1 ~ 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: for a complete list of duties for this Position.


Experience: The specialist would be required to 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 ideally 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. Establish Real Time Processing Units at 6 Forest Stations.
5. Develop remote / offline scanning systems for 22 forest station

Please check GFC's website 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: project.coordinator()
or Fax to: 592 226 8956

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BEIJING, (Reuters Life!) Chinese grandmother Wu
SYing is not your typical fan of hip-hop, nor the sort
a you would imagine carving a dancing career out of
. .

heavy beats and funky bass-lines.
But the lithe 71-year-old has performed all over China
and collected dozens of awards shaking her booty with a
m team of 30-odd rap-dancing retirees.
Wu is like many older people in China who lived through
n the tumultuous decades after the Communist Party swept m
to power in 1949, when Western popular music was frowned :
S upon and a citizen's duty was to live, work and procreate
Sfor the state.
S "When I was young, my life was to go to work and
Some home, then take care of my family. There was no other
Sway of exercising. There was nothing. If I wanted to exer-
cise, I had to stretch against a wall," Wu said.
It wasn't until her own children were middle-aged that
Wu decided to live for herself.
SoAnd she was weln iWtb'her 60spwenE she first smitten
by hip-hop, watching a dance competition on television in
S Not content with the slow speed of taichi or Peking
opera like other Chinese retirees, she began taking hip-hop
m classes around Beijing before coaxing friends of her own age
to join her.
wThey call themselves the "hip-hop grannies". Most are
over 60 and the youngest is 48. W
But before the national tours, awards and fame, there
was d n uo erosion from peers and misgivings from relatives.
Wu's family could have been a bit more supportive in
Sthe beginning, she said, especially her daughter.
"She said, 'This is just great. There are abunchofyoung
S hooligans dancing on the streets out there, now I have an
old hooligan dancing in my own household.' The way she
said those words was very hard for me to accept. It was so
l condescending," Wu said.
Chen Guobi, the 66-year-old leader of the dance group,
S says hip-hop's rhythms have kept her own in check, and
m she has not seen a doctor in years.
"I did hip-hop for two years and didn't need any more
medication, never went to the hospital and now I don't even
know where hospitals are," she said.
Apart from the music's exercise pay-off, the lan-
a guage barrier also protects the grannies' ears from the
more gritty slices of urban life told in some hip-hop
a songs' lyrics. r
"I heard that some of (their words) are really liberated,
m but I thought to myself that it couldn't be that bad...," said 0
S Wu"If it's too open-minded, as old people, we would
Sthave a hard time dancing along. We don't like music
like that. We like music that's like sunshine ... andfw
S encourages people to embrace the world, the sky and
c nature," Wu said.
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Sunda Ch}!ronicl December',:." 9, 2007 .,e X

Demand for IVF

(BBC News) The number of women undergoing fertility treat-
ment continues to rise, as do success rates, the latest UK fig-
ures show.
There was a 6% rise in the number of women having IVF, from
30,861 in 2004 to 32,626 in 2005, resulting in the delivery of 11,262
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said mul-
tiple births continued to be a concern.

to rise
In 2005, 24% of IVF births were a twin or a triplet, up from
22.7% in 2004.
Twins and triplets tend to be born earlier, and so face far greater
health problems.
Although IVF accounts for only around 1% of all UK births,
it accounts for nearly a fifth of the multiple births in the coun-
On Tuesday, the HFEA announced a three-year strategy aimed

at banging down the multiple birth rate.
The HFEA wants clinics to look at ways of cutting the rate to
one in 10 or less.
The overall live birth rate for all IVF was 21.6%, up from 2004
when the figure was 20.6%.
For women under 35, the rate was 29.6%. up from 28.1% in
The HFEA also issued a new Find a Clinic section on its
website, where patients can find details of treatments on offer at
each clinic as well as success rates.
It is estimated that one in seven UK couples 3.5m people -
have difficulty conceiving.
Alan Doran, interim chief executive of the HFEA said: "Good
and comprehensive information is vital for any patient making
choices about their treatment options.
"Statistics are just one of the many things patients need to con-
sider when choosing a clinic.
"Their age, location, which treatments are available and what
the clinic offers to support them are also absolutely key to helping
them make informed decisions."
Dr Allan Pacey, of Sheffield University and the British Fertil-
ity Society, said: "The improved success rate of IVF is good news.
but it -s a double-edged sword because it goes hand in hand with
the multiple birth rate.
"We need to do all we can to lower the multiple birth rate."

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Sabha's Sankritk Kendra in Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, two
Sunday ago, lived up to its reputation.
Youths from "praants" of different parts of the country
participated in eleven categories of Indian/Hindu folk and art
forms, ranging from music, dance, Hindi elocution and chanting
of the Ramayan.
S The standard was high and the turnout was, as usual,.
exceptional. The participants were evaluated and judged. Prizes
were handed out by Attorney General Mr Doonauth Singh.
President of the Sabha, Pandit Reepu Dmana Persaud
congratulated the winners and urged them to return to their
respective communities and encourage others to share in the
development of the Hindu art forms.

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DO you remember
when someone's smile
brought you a sense of
relief or made you feel
relaxed? Or when the
absence of a smile
made you feel nervous
or even rejected? A
smile indeed makes a
difference! It affects
both the one who is
smiling and the one
smiled at.
What is a smile? It is



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be surprised to see the
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makes us feel more at
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affect a person emotion-
ally. It helps put one in
a right frame of mind. It
is good for physical
health too. In fact, re-
search indicates that
one's frame of mind has
much to do with one's
physical condition. Many
studies show that
longed stress, negative
emotions, and the like
weaken our immune
system. On the other
hand, smiling makes us
feel good, and laughter
even builds up our im-
mune system.
A smile also has a
great effect on others.
Imagine a situation
where you are being
given a warning or are
receiving some form of
verbal discipline. What
expression would you
like to see on the face of
the one giving such? A
cold or stern expression
may convey anger, irrita-
tion, rejection, or even
hostility. On the other
hand, would not a warm
smile on the counselor's
face perhaps make you
feel more at ease and
thus more receptive to
what he is saying?
Positive Thoughts
Thinking positively
makes smiling easier.
Most of us are not like
actors who can glow
with a smile at any
given moment; nor do
we desire to be such.
We want our smiles to

be natural and genuine.
A key to cultivating a
genuine smile lies with
concentrating on the
finer qualities of family
members, people in our
neighbourhood, and our
good friends, since it is
a fact that our facial ex-
pression is strongly af-
fected by the thoughts
we nurture about oth-
We will find it much
easier to smile at them
when we know their
good qualities. Thus
when we smile, our
eyes will be bright, and
they will know that we
really mean it.
Can YOU do it?
Because of their
background or environ-
ment, some people find
it more difficult to smile
than others. Even when
they are filled with
goodwill for others, they
are just not accustomed
to smiling. In some cul-
tures, many are not ac-
customed to smiling at
those who are consid-
ered strangers. Or some
individuals may be shy
by nature and may thus
find it difficult.
But can you do it?
Can you take the ini-
tiative in greeting oth-
ers with a smile? It will
be greatly appreci-
ated, especially to
those advanced in
years, those facing
depression or other
problems in the family,
at school, work, home,
or just to those simply
having a bad day.
Also, you will
discover that smiling
becomes much easier
as you develop the

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Poetry Time

there's a hole in my apple,
cried the child,
and a worm is coming out.
here, take my cashew instead.
said the elder brother,
it is juicy
and it tastes just as good.
I want a-p-p-l-e
Then eat your worm-apple

Multiple-choice questions for you to answer.
Read each question carefully. Choose the one answer you think is correct.

1. Spanish word for laughter.
(A) Risata
(B) Risada
(C) Latter
(D) Risa

2. What makes businesses
thrive during the Christmas
(A) Advertising
(B) Bargains
(C) Money in the bank -
that is easily accessible.
(D) Long business hours

3. A word that gives a clear
understanding of the
adjective, joyous.
(A) expansive
(B) lucky
(C) woeful
(D) festive

4. The message of Christmas.
(A) The celebration of
the birth of Jesus Christ.
(B) Christmas is a time

when kids tell Santa what
they want and adults pay
for it.
(C) Commercial
investment for businesses.
(D) Christmas is a time
when everybody wants his
past forgotten
and his present

5. Not an ingredient for the
Christmas Fruit-cake.
(A) All-purpose flour
(B) Eggs
(C) Yeast
(D) Butter

6. Popular (home-made) dish
of the Season.
(A) Plantain & Eggs
(B) Roasted Pork
(C) Pepper-pot & Bread
(D) Baked Chicken

The answers to the last set of
questions are:

1. (A), 2.- (C), 3. (A),
4. (D), 5. (C), 6.-( C)


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,e XVIII Sunday Chronicle December 9, 2007

Cameroon dances

to anti-graft beat

BC News) Some 79% of
meroonians have paid a
ibe in the past year more
in in any other country -
cording to Transparency

The BBC's Randy Joe
Sa'ah reports from the port city
of Douala on the latest attempt
to fight corruption.

If you walk
Cameroon's city street
music you are likely to
booming from shops, ba
taxis is known here as "r

Chainsaw Milling Project, Guyana
Co-Funded by the European Union


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The Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI) and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest
Conservation and Development (Iwokrama) have aligned themselves with Tropenbos International (TBI) to
implement a 5-year project co-funded by the European Union to evaluate chainsaw rrnirii by local
communities in Guyana and identify measures that will improve rural livelihoods. (A similar project is being
carried out in Ghana).

The Project wishes to recruit part-time Researcher and a full-timeAdministrativeAssistant.

The Researcher will conduct research into the background and impacts of chainsaw milling in Guyana.

I. Research objective
The objective of the research is to identify and describe the emergence, development and impacts of
chainsaw milling in Guyana (that could contribute to defining policy responses).

ii. Duration: January toAugust, 2008.

iii. Requirements
Interested persons meeting the following requirements may apply for the position:
a. A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Natural Resources Management and at least three
years experience in either conducting research in or working with rural communities.
b. Previous experience in the preparation of technical reviews and the preparation and
presentation of national level reports.
c. Previous experience in conducting Environmental/Strategic ImpactAssessments.
d. Previous experience in working with and/or knowledge of Sustainable LivelihoodsAnalysis.
e. Experience in working with multi-stakeholder groups including, government and non-
governmental organizations and indigenous groups, is also desirable.

iv. Remuneration: attractive and based on agreed deliverables.

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for
supporting administrative, logistical, personnel and financial management matters for the project.

a. A Diploma in administration, management, accounting or related fields;
b. The ability to operate standard office equipment;
c. Computer literacy;
d. Familiarity with basic principles of accounting and office practice;
e. Fluency in English and proficient in written and oral communication;
f. Demonstrated administrative ability with at least 5 years experience in administrative functions;
S and
i g. Good interpersonalskillsand a team player.

ii. Remuneration: attractive.

Detailed Terms ofReferences can be uplifted from the Forestry Training Centre Incorporated at the address

Applications, including detailed resume and the names of two referees should be submitted to the Director,
Forestry TrainingCentre Incorporated. 1 Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown, GUYANA.

Applications may be sent by email: gerriar.i-guyarni n-| Iy and should reach the Director no later than
December 21,2007.

wn tionary".
he The lyrics are loaded with
car phrases like "corruption is kill-
nd ing us" and "where is our tax
lu- money?"
In a country where corrup-
tion and impunity have become
a way of life, award-winning
Makossa musicians like Longue
Longue and Lapiro de Mbanga
are on the offensive.
They are portraying-them-
selves as warriors against cor-
"You bribe in hospital to see
a doctor. This country is sick,"
sings Lapiro, who is in his late
Lapiro calls all embezzlers
of state funds to be sent, to
"Send them to Kondengui
Prison. Everybody to
Kondengui... ministers, direc-
tors send them to Kondengui,"
his lyrics go.
Lapiro and Longue
Longue have even waded into
the contentious debate about
possible moves to amend the
constitution that could allow
President Paul Biya, head of
state for 25 years, to seek a
new term of office in 2011.
By the way, what do you

want to change? The tax money
you are swindling or the consti-
Hawkers are suffering in
Bamenda... so where is the
change you promised?" go
Longue Longue's dance lyrics.
The Makossa singer, who
calls himself "The liberator of
the Cameroonian people",
warns in his 2007 song Le
"Just dare change the con-
stitution again. You shall see."
Journalists can be jailed
for up to a year for falling
foul of Cameroon's strict li-
bel laws, but it is felt fame
gives musicians a degree of
immunity to speak their
Most people think the
songs are daring, as traditionally
musicians have focused on
love or do praise-singing for rich
and influential people in return
for money.
In Doula, most residents
seem to easily know the words
to these revolutionary songs.
"The lyrics mean that when
people are being sworn into of-
fice, they take that oath to gov-
ern well but they soon forget,"
says one resident of the crowded

Bonamoussadi district.
"So now they start concen-
trating on how to fill their pock-
ets with huge sums of money -
The rich remain rich while the
poor remain poor."
Two women, standing
nearby, concur.
"They try to make us know
how our country today looks
like. So that we should be aware
of the government," one says.
But her friend queried
whether the messages were tar-
geting the right group.
"When they sing like that
they are sensitising only the
masses, the people who are
low down there. But is it
touching the people who are
practising the corruption?"
she asks.
So what does the govern-
ment make of the challenging
"They are playing what I
will consider a formidable role
in the moralisation of society,"
says Raymond Neba'ane
Asongbang, a technical adviser
in the ministry of culture.
"I'm sure that any normal
human being would not like
himself to be the subject of a
"Ridiculing means that they
want you to change your
A new Anti-Corruption
Commission was created in
March headed by President
Biya which campaigns on ra-
dio and with posters to end
graft and the police have begun
publishing the names of officers
guilty of gross corrupt prac-
A handful of former minis-
ters and directors of state com-
panies have been jailed for pil-
fering millions of dollars.
One of the most recent
cases was Gerald Emmanuel
Ondo Ndong, former manager of
the state-run Councils Support
Fund, who received a 50-year
jail term.
However, the local press
and some opposition parties
have been critical of the re-
luctance of the government to

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The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an
individual for the position of Motor Pool Supervisor.
Responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating
the day-to-day and projected Motor Pool operations.
Requirements are: completion of secondary school; a
minimum of three years driving experience and one year of
supervisory experience; fluent English; must have knowledge
of the general principles of internal combustion engines, brake
systems and other major components of a vehicle; must be
able to drive and possess a valid driver's license; must be able
to type and possess basic computer skills.
Persons wishing to apply may request an application form on-
line at or in person at the
Embassy's VIP guard booth on Duke Street, Monday to
Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. If you choose to submit a
resume, it must contain ALL information contained in the
application form. Closing date is December 21, 2007.
Completed applications should be e-mailed to the above
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Human Resources Office
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P.O. Box 10507


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3. Venezuela
4. Air

5. Lethem

We will now continue with the Highland Region.

The Highland Region is important because
1. Some of the largest gold and diamond fields are near to the mountain ranges
2. The highlands are areas of heavy rainfall.The water runs off in all directions toform sources
of the country's main rivers.
3. Majestic waterfalls e.g. Kaieteur, Orinduik and others form scenic beauty to attract tourists.

Vegetation -dense forest
Guyana's forest is a valuable source of revenue -timber
There are numerous flora and fauna.
Find out what is fauna than collect five pictures for your scrap book.

Population sparse
o forest is dense and there are many rivers.
o There is hard rocks and thin soil.
o Heavy rainfall creates huge swamps.
The population consists mainly
1. loggers
2. pork-knockers(people who dig for gold and diamonds)
3. balata bleeders

Some important places in this region are
1. The Mazaruni-Potaro area the largest gold and diamond areas in Guyana.
2. The Kaieteur falls on the Potaro River
3. The Bartica/Potaro Roadway
4. Mount Roraima the highest peak in the Pakaraima Range. This mountain serves a Tri-junction
between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela.

A quick way to travel from this region to Georgetown is by aeroplane
The importance of air travel is that it:
o Provides quick and safe transport for miners.
o Brings food stuff to the camps quickly.
o Is used by Government officers to conduct urgent business.
o Enables transport of sick and badly wounded people to hospital.
o Transports soldiers to their interior camps.
There are also roads and trails used by miners and loggers to travel from Linden to Bartica to
continue their journey to the gold and diamond mining areas.

For you to do
Prepare a scrap book
1. Name the natural regions.
2 Draw a map of Guyana and shade the natural region you live.
3. Name the types of soil and crops grown.
Compare with your classmates.

Administrative Regions in Guyana
Guyana is divided into ten administrative regions under the National Congress of Local Demo-
cratic organs (NCLDO)
The Structure of the NCLDO






The purposes of these division were
- to provide Guyanese with an opportunity to work and share in the development of the country
- to be involved in decision making and planning

Map showing the Ten Regions

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1. Barima-Waini
2. Pomeroon- Supenaam
3. Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
4. Demerara- Mahaica
5. Mahaica- Berbice
6. East Berbice- Corentyne
7. Cuyuni- Mazaruni
8. Potaro- Siparuni
9. Upper Takatu- Upper Essequibe
10. Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice

Region One: Barima -Waini
This region is bounded by Venezuela and the Atlantic Ocean.
Logging is done in this area .The largest logging operation is the Barama Company Limitec vhicE
transports timber to Demerara to make plywood.
The coast of this region is famous for its beaches:
Shell beach
Almond beach
Luri beach
Foxes beach
The Shell beach has the largest turtle the Giat, Leatherback.

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Responses to last week
1. Kanuku
2. Brazil

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This week as have promised, we will continue with the circulatory System.

Circulation of the blood
The tubes that take the blood from the heart to the body are called arteries.
The tubes that bring blood from the body to the heart are called veins
The left ventricle squeeze out the blood into the body via the large artery called the
The veins carry the blood laden with waste products
The blood from the right ventricle is pumped into the lungs by short tube called
pulmonary artery. The lungs supply the blood with oxygen.
The blood moves back into the left ventricle and continues its journey.


The Circulation of the Blood

Composition of the blood
The blood is a mixture of cells, fluids, proteins and metabolites.

Blood has four major elements:
Red blood cells: transport oxygen from the lungs to all the organs of the body.
White blood cells: have a defensive role in destroying invading organisms, eg bac-
teria and virus. It also assists in the removal of dead and damaged tissue cells.
The platelets: the first line of defense against damaged to blood vessels. They ad-
here to any defects and assist in the clotting process.
Plasma: it contains nutrients, metabolites and antibodies. Contain proteins to assist
in blood clotting.

Exercise 1
1. The arteries, veins and capillaries make up the ......... system.
(a) blood (b) body (c) heart (d) circulatory
2. Which organ pumps the blood to all parts of the body.
(a) kidney (b) heart (c) lungs (d) vein
3. The heart is enclosed in a tough bag called the .........
(a) chest (b) ligaments (c) ribs (d) pericardium
4. The heart is protected by the............
(a) rib cage (b) back bone (c) lungs (d) muscles
5. The human heart is divided into............. chambers.
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5
6. The tubes that takes the blood from the heart to the body are called ......
(a) veins (b) arteries (c) capillaries (d) pumps
7. The tubes that bring the blood from the body to the heart are called ......
(a) veins (b) arteries (c) capillaries (d) pumps
8. Which blood cells provide protection to the body?
(a) red (b) white (c) yellow (d) black
9. The gas which is important and necessary to sustain your life is .......
(a) nitrogen (b) hydrogen (c) inert gas (d) oxygen
10. The ...... cells carry the oxygen to all parts of the body.
(a) blood (b) red (c) white (d) corpuscles.

The Skeletal System.
Functions of the Skeletal System.
We need the skeletal system for many reasons one of which is to survive.
It provides the shape and form of the body
It is made up of 206 bones
The 206 bones form a rigid framework to which the softer tissues and organs of the
body are attached.
Important organs are protected by the skeletal system:
o the brain is protected by the skull
o the heart and lungs are protected by the sternum and the rib cage.

The Back Bone
The human back bone is made up of twenty six small bones linked together.
It provides support for the body
It gives flexibility and movement and protects nerves that go to the brain
The top two bones are called the atlas and the axis. The atlas allows you to nod
your head and the axis allows you to shake your head from side to side.

Muscle belly


7 'vertebrae
0 nerves

12 Thoracic

5 Lumbar
5 Sacral
1 Coccyx 1


Int erve rt ebra

A -Bone

Joint capsule Cartilage
and ligaments
Modified from: DeLisa, Stolov, p. 30


The Hands
There are fourteen bones in the Human hand with another eight in the wrist.
This allow you to twist and rotate your hands in many directions

o Muscles control the body movement.
o The brain send messages to the nerves in the muscles to make the movement
o Muscles are attached to the bones by tough fibres called tendons.
o Most human muscles work in pairs so when one muscle contracts the opposite
muscle expands. This also allows you to move your arms and legs quickly and powerfully.

All animals with back bone have a skull which is at the top of the back bone.
It protects the brain.
A skull has a hole where the nose should be. This is because the nose is made up
of cartilage which is a soft bending substance and not a bone.



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Pr.oo. broken hearts cat be fatal"

(BBC News) It is possible to reavement.
die from a broken heart, Investigator Margaret
mounting evidence shows. Stroebe of Utrecht University,
A review of recent work, The Netherlands, said the psy-
published in The Lancet, found chological distress caused by the
that the risk of death increases loss played a big part
by up to a fifth following be- Heart experts say people

Cameroon dances to

who lose a partner often i sole confidante, who would
, adopted unhealthy habits such i have overseen her husband's '
as smoking and poor diet. health status, the researchers
Indeed, for widowers, the told The Lancet.
increased death risk will prob- In widows, the picture is
ably be linked with alcohol con- ; not as clear, but intense loneli-
sumption and the loss of their, ness and the psychological dis-


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From page A VIII
recover stolen money.
"It is not enough to imprison embezzlers of state funds and allow them to continue enjoying- the
stolen money," says John Fru Ndi, chairman of the main opposition Social Democratic Front.
"What is more important is that the monies be retrieved and returned to the state treasury."
And the ongoing anti-corruption campaign is not yet yielding sufficient fruit.
Policemen still openly collect bribes from cab drivers who do not have valid documents or whose
vehicles are not roadworthy, while bribery in the civil service remains the norm.
President Biya himself seems overwhelmed by. the burden of corruption.
"Cameroonians write to me every day to .say, look, this or that person has embezzled," he told'
France 24 TV recently.
Although he noted a word of caution.
"If I take them for their word, the prisons will not be large enough to accommodate everybody...
I don't think we can bring corruption down to zero; we need to reduce it to insignificant levels that
will not obstruct development."
But the musicians hope their danceable tunes,will add the needed momentum to dealing
with Cameroon's cancer of corruption.

tress caused by the loss could
play a large part. .
Experts know psychological
stress can cause, physical
changes in the body stress hor-
mones can disrupt body pro-

One study found men were
21% more likely to die after the
loss of their wife. Widows had
a 17% increased risk of death.
The risk appears to be high-
est in the early weeks follow-
ing bereavement and decreased
with time.
Men who lose a wife are

also three times more likely to
take their own life. Widows,
however, do not have an in-
creased suicide risk.
And Danish study from
2003 showed fathers and moth-
ers have a raised suicide risk af-
ter the death of a child, a risk
which is higher the younger the
child and is particularly high in
the first 30 days post-bereave-
Dr Stroebe's team said:
"The patterns are quite consis-
tent, enabling the conclusion
that the mortality of bereave-
ment is attributable in large part
to a so-called broken heart, the
psychological distress due to
the loss."
But they stressed that most
people cope with grief without
professional help.
Most reactions are not com-
plicated and for most bereaved

people, family and friends, reli-
gious and community groups,
and various societal resources
will provide the necessary sup-
port, the researchers said.
Rev Dr Peter Hammersley
of Cruse Bereavement Care said:
"This phenomenon has been
recognized for some time. Loss
of a close significant person
such as a partner is a severe ex-
perience for the bereaved per-
son who is left.
"On the positive side, there
is good evidence indicating that
th6 availability of personal sup-
port networks are a significant
element in helping people who
have been bereaved.
"Not everyone is fortu-
nate enough to have a sup-
portive family around. This is
where bereavement support
networks, such as Cruse Be-
reavement Care, can help."

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Inter-American Develhpment Bank
Citizen Security Prqgramme
Loan No.: 172 /'F-GY
Ministry of Honie Affairs

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards improving.Citizpn 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 anddeliveryofgoods. i

bids from eligible suppliers for the supply i, i .. following:
Supply and Delivery of Mlotor Vehicle
NCt8 No. CSP/2007/03

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

4. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of
a non-refundable tee of'iS5,000.00 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 Urqulart Streets. Georgetown and marked on the top right-hand cornerofbhe
envelope "the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the words "'do
not open before Tuesday I 8. 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 IUrquhart Streets Georgetown,
Guyana not later than 9:00 h on Tuesday 18. Decemberr 2007 and will be opened at a public
ceremony. in the presence of those bidders or their representati ves who choose to attend at
9:00 h or shortly thereafter on Tuesday 18, December 2007.

7. Valid Compliance Ccrtificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the flame of the
company submitting the bids from the Guyana Revenue .',nil1.. i. (GRA) and the National,
Insurance Scheme (N IS).

S. A bid security of $ 135.000.00 must be submitted along with the bid.
Th e..ihaser is not responsible For.b)i(ds not received thereof on or before the time
specihied for the reception ot' bids. Late bids vill be rejected and returned.inopened'to the

Citizen Security Programme
Ministry of Home Affairs

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 q(Ii ii ed i d .. ..p ri[ i .1 1dl.1;, i i. ai i i :ii Ic Iliv. ini v.i 'r ject.

a.) Construction of Drainage Structure at 1" Canal, Moleson Creek. Region 6
b.) Construction of Drainage Structure at 2'" Canal, Moleson Creek, Region 6 .
c.)' Construction of Drainage Structure at 3" Canal, Moleson Creek,Region 6
d.) Construction of Drainage Structure at 4'" Canal, Moleson Creek, Region 6
e.) Construction of Drainage Structure at 5"' Canal, Moleson Creek, Region 6

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procuremenf 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
IrrigationAuthority during normal workinghours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and Irrigation
Authority., Ministry 'ofAgriculture, Regent S1reet and Vlissengen Road. Georgetown upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry ofAgriculture for each bid document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the 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 09:00 h on Tuesday 11"'
December, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Lale bids will e rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to
attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday 11"' December, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and TenderAdministration 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 Schenme and the Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the bid

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance reserves the
right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not cessarily to
award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

12/7/2007 K-9A PM

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' BC News) After 27 years of total stagnation, tourism is start-
ing to flourish in Colombia again.
Marred for decades by drugs, lawlessness and Latin America's
I agest-running guerrilla war, Colombia's tourism industry
. now awakening fast, and'turning the country into a new
ot-spot for travellers.
In historical Cartagena, Colombia's crown jewel on the Carib-'
-an, business is booming.
Around the old city, handicraft shop-owners, jewellers and
-achmen are more boisterous than ever.
Cruise ships have resumed docking in'the colonial port, send-
::g a clear signal abroad that, while there is still a great deal of vio-
nce in the country, parts of it are safe enough to visit.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has returned to Cartagena after a
year absence.
"The number of tourists has. clearly grown over the last couple

of years and that's all to do with improved security", says Luis
Caballero an emerald trader who owns a business inthe heart of
the city.
Overall foreign tourist visits to Colombia are expected to be up
from half a million four years ago to 1.3 million for 2007.
The country is currently receiving more than $2bn (967,000)
of foreign exchange through tourism.
Andr6s Delgado and Erika Bruges, a couple who run eco-tours
in La Guajira, an indigenous region in the north, say President Alvaro
Uribe's policies have made all the difference.
"Travelling is now safe in wide swathes of the country."
"Soldiers monitor security in roads and highways, and we
Colombians are really enjoying this new freedom of move-
ment," they add.
Many here credit President Uribe's tough stance on terror for
the improvements.

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Figures are on his side too; since he took office in 2002,
kidnapping have dropped 73%, murders are down by more than
35% and urban crime rates have plummeted.
"This country has moved from terrorism to tourism", Uribe
recently told delegates of the United Nations World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO) gathered in Cartagena for their General As-
"It is a great joy to see that the tourists are back."
The UNWTO also delivered a clear message through his
Secretary General, Francesco Frangialli, that Colombia now
offers a safer and more stable environment.
"Colombia has to be seen by visitors as a normal destination
where people have a normal life", he told the BBC at the closing of
the Assembly.
But replacing.conventional perceptions of Colombia is not that
Despite the growth of visits, Uribe's government is aware that
in many parts of-the world, Colombia still means narc6-terrorism.

"Colombia's image remains one of the stumbling blocks for the
development of our tourist industry," Luis Plata, Colombian Min-
ister of Tourism told the BBC.
"Together with the travel warnings issued by most countries
on Colombia, these are two of our main challenges".
Under the slogan, "Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay"
and an annual promotional budget of over $4m, the Tourism Min-
istry has just embarked on a campaign to improve the international
picture of Colombia.
The country is also attempting to rebrand itself with the motto
"Colombia is passion", a sentiment aimed as much at its citizens
as visitors.
The authorities are also pushing to stimtilate investment in in-
frastructure by offering fiscal benefits to the private sector such as period of 30 years for the establishment of new hotels
and the permanent waving of taxes for eco-tourism initiatives.
The impact of tourism growth on the Colombian economy is
already making a mark.
Unemployment is down from 20% four years ago to 10.6%
this year.
In popular vacation destinations such as Cartagena, that
impact has been even higher, particularly on the city's large
Afro-Colombian population that lives under the poverty line.
"We are facing many challenges," says Minister Plata.
"Infrastructures are poor and scarce, and we need to improve
international connections, especially air travel."
But he adds that the government is determined to push ahead
with an industry that has proved to be a great tool to fight pov-
"Tourism demands a lot of labour and not necessarily the most
qualified labour. It has tremendous social impact," he says.
In the past, Colombia has not been a traditional hot tourist des-
tinations even for the most intrepid travellers.
And that might become its strongest selling point.

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Sunday Chronicle December 9, 2007


China s bid for

world domination

By Mike Baker
(BBC News) What defines a global "superpower"? In the past, it
was the size of national armies or possession of nuclear weapons.
But now there is a more important (and peaceful) benchmark:
the size and prestige of university systems.
And. while the US is still the global higher education "super-
power", China will soon he knocking it off top spot iI current trends
This week. an international audience gathered in London for the
Worldwide Universities Network conference, was given a dramatic
insight into just how rapidly China is moving through the field in
the higher education race.
It should be a wake-up call to universities and governments
around the world. Moreover, it should be a sobering warning to
those who decry the relatively modest ambitions of the British gov-
ernment to aim for 50% of young people having some experience
of higher education.
Consider some of the facts. China is now the largest higher edu-
cation system in the world: it awards more university degrees than
the US and India combined.
Of course, this is partly a matter of the sheer size of its popu-
lation. But it is not just that. The rate of university expansion has
been beyond anything anyone in the West can easily imagine.
University enrolments in China have reportedly risen from un-
der 10% of young people in 1999 to over 21% in 2006, a phenom-
enally fast expansion.
And this is not just a matter of packing in numbers on under-
graduate courses. As recently as 1996, China produced just 5,000
PhD students a year. That was only about half the number in the

UK. Japan or India. Since then. China has overtaken every other
country in the world except the t'S in terms of the numbers of'
doctoral degrees awarded.
The numbers have risen to 34.000 in 2006 and, based on cur-
rent enrollments, this will surge past 50.000 a year in jusl three or
four years, at which point it will overtake the current world leader.
the US.
This has been done b3 a conscious policy of investment in
higher education. According to Dr John Turek. director of IBM's
China Technology Institute. China was spending just 1% of GDP
on higher education in 1998. Now the target figure for 2007 is 4%.
The Worldwide Universities' Network conference heard many
of the facts about China's expansion from Professor Wei Yang, presi-
dent of Zhejiang University, one of the country's largest with an-
nual revenue of 440 million US dollars.
His message about China's rapid growth in undergraduate and
postgraduate numbers, not to mention research projects and cita-
tions, will certainly remind British universities that it is a risky
policy to rely too heavily on the fees from Chinese students com-
ing to study here.
China remains the largest provider of overseas students to British cam-
puses but it is now clear that the much lower costs, and rising prestige, of
Chinese universities will make this a tougher market in future.
As David Eastwood, chief executive of the Higher Education
Funding Council for England, told the conference: "We cannot as-
sume that students will continue to come to the UK just because
they always have".
Cost is only part of the calculation. The UK and the US lead
on overseas student recruitment, yet they are amongst the most
expensive places in the world to study. So it seems fair to assume
that quality remains the key.

And, for now. Britain can still rely on the top class ratings of
its best universities. In the latest THES-QS world university
rankings, the UK takes four of the top 10 places (Cambridge, Ox-
ford. Imperial College. London. and University College London).
But as world competition increases, the UK takes only another
four (Edinburgh, King's College. London. Manchester and Bristol)
of the next 40 places.
Meanwhile China now has three universities in the top
100 plus another two if you include Hong Kong. Across Asia
as a whole, the number of universities in the top 100 has risen '
to 13.
The importance of higher leducallon to cconominic success is now
increasingly rccognised aroLind the c Iorld. [hec recent Leitch Re iecw.
commissioned by Gordon Brown \\ hen he was chancellor, warned
that UK skills levels are no longer world class.
The UK is in danger of slipping back. The latest OECD figures
showed that in 2000 the UK was third in the world for he pro-
portion of young people graduating from bachelor degrees.
By 2005. the UK had slipped to 10th. This was noi because
British graduation rates have fallen but because they have not risen
as fast as elsewhere.
Of course, the '"superpower" analog\ falls down in on.' impor-
lant respect. While there is clearly an element of cotmlpciiioni be-
tween individual universities, and national systems. the reality is
that collaboration and co-operation are equally important for the
health of universities.
To succeed, universities now need to be global in their approach.
Some 70% of the top 200 ranked universities increased the pro-
portion of both their international students and their international
stall. according to the THES-QS figures.
It is estimated there are now about 2.8 million internationally ,
mobile students. The trend for students to study abroad is grow-
ing. The numbers are up by over 50% since 1999.
British universities will need to have a genuinely international
outlook, and the higher edUcation system needs to keep gi owing, if
we are to remain leading players on the world stage.
Being a genuinely global university does not mean packing in
more and more overseas students just to benefit from the relatively
high fees they pay; there are already signs that a growing number
of international students feel they are not getting value for money
at UK universities. i '
It does mean collaborating on international research
projects, taking a genuinely global view of academic issues,
and fully integrating domestic and overseas students and fac-


We Care

T FF _FIF F F,\rr FrF -.

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


SURVEY 2007/2008
NOVEMBER 2007 to MARCH 2008

The Bureau of Statistics, supported by the Ministry of Finance, will be undertaking
an exercise to rebase Guyana's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP is the
measure of goods and services produced by the economy. This requires executing
a survey among our businesses to provide us with the necessary data.

Why an economic survey? Guyana's economy has undergone significant
changes in the last several years and a survey that will help to describe
Guyana's current economic profile is long overdue. This is a significant
step forward for Guyana, as the last major economic survey was done in

Why should businesses cooperate?It is an opportunity for participating businesses to
help us provide data, which the business community itself can use to speak with
authority to policymakers. While many persons have opinions on economic
conditions and trends, it is only when actual data is available for analysis that
definitive statements can be made. Our goal is to provide such data.

How exactly can this data help? Here are some of the ways in which the eco '.mic data
obtained from this survey can be used:

By the Private Sector:

* studying industries for .By
possible investment purposes f
* determining which goods (
and services are produced in Guyana
* lobbying for concessions,
such as tax breaks or tax holidays r
* locating business markets
* locating concentration of
distributors or retailers
* evaluating new business opportunities
* enhancing business-opportunity presentations

Sthe Public Sector
formulating public policy
creating public investment programmes
mand business assistance

This information is requested under sub-section 1 of Section 9 of the
Statistics Ordinance .1965, and the revised Bureau of Statistics Act 1992. It
is a legal obligation, under this law, to provide data that has been
requested by the Bureau. The Bureau is also required to keep information
supplied in strict confidence.

Questions? Please contact the National Accounts Department
nataccts.@statis.t.icsguyana,p.govy (preferred method) or via 227-1155
Bureau of Statistics Brickdam and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown

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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.


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 all other Revenue Laws


A minimum of five (5) years legal practice. Must have a wide range of
knowledge pertaining to Customs and Revenue/Tax Administration. Must be
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 Division's day-to-day activities.
Identifying and proposing legislative changes needed to properly
administer the Acts of the Revenue Authority
Defending the Authority in Court
Advising concerned stakeholders within the Organisation on Ire
interpretation of the Income Tax, Customs Act and Regulations, Value
Added Tax Act and Regulations and The Excise Tax Act aria Regulations.
Working closely with Legal Officers and Junior Legal Officers in pro..iding
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 Laws and
Prepanng monthly case report for submission to Ihe Goerning Board


Requirements tEducation & Experience)
LLB Degree. Legal Education Certificate. Must be admitted to practice in
the Courts of Guyana and be conversant with the Laws of Guyara as.
well as the Income T:x VAT Customs Laws and all Revenue Laws

One to four years e> perience in the practice of La. Must ha'e a a.' ran.e
of knowledge pertaining to Customs and Revenue'Tax Administration Mi.l-s
be able to prepare and review draft Legislation


The Legal Officer, Legal Division will be respciir.iire for
Identifying and proposing legislative c: hargies n-eeded ic. .ope -
administer the Acts of the Revenue Authorit i
Defending the Authority in Court
Advising concerned stakeholders witr, n the Organisaii..n ri lit-
interpretation of the Income Tax, C.jstr,:r:.; Act and Renil-tion ,
Value Added TaxAct and Regulation -_ind The E .is.:- Ta. -,. ,n. I
Working closely with Legal Officers ard ji.inlir. Legal Offirer; inr
providing defence and legal counsellirg i,'r the Aulh,.:rii
Reviewing liig Legislation of the A,.Hirit to a'. sit -it na1emn i
in the proper administration of the Ta/ La-.'.s. VAT and Cu.:t.mis

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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status, the researchers told The Lancet-

caused by the loss could play a large part-

One study found men were 21% more likely to die after the loss of their wife. Widows
had a 17% increased risk of death-
The risk appears to be highest in the early weeks following bereavement and decreased

Men who lose a wife are also three times more likely to take their own life. Wid-

And Danish study from 2003 showed fathers and mothers have a raised suicide risk after
the death of a child, a risk which is higha erote pr the child and is particularly high in the
first 30 days post-bereavement.
Dr Stroebe's team said: "The patterns are quite consistent, enabling the conclusion that
the mortality of bereavement is attributable in large part to a so-called broken heart, the psy-
chological distress due to the loss.-
But they stressed that most people cope with grief without professional help.
Most reactions are not complicated and for most bereaved people, family and friends,
religious and community groups, and various societal resources will provide the necessary sup-

rience for the bereaved person who is left-
"On the positive side. there is good evidence indicating that the availability of personal
support networks are a significant element in helping people who have been bereaved.
"Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a supportive family around. This is where
brt a tpotwbereavement support networks, such as Cruse Bereavement Care, can help.
st, the researchers t sld.c

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bebryaup kt asppefrsfto bn et snch as wres Bereavement a an d elp."

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Drug trade


Guinea Bissau

(BBC News) Guinea Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the
world, but visit a local nightclub and you soon discover that some
people there are making a lot of money.
Top-of-the-range four-wheel drive vehicles can be seen parked out-
side and whisky seems to be the favoured drink. Each glass costs sev-
eral times the average daily income of less than US$1 a day.
This money is not coming from the country's traditional mainstay,
cashew nuts. It is coming from cocaine.
"We can see these people walking in complete freedom; they are pa-
rading their wealth," says Jamel Handem, the head of a coalition of civic
groups known as Platform GB.
"They're showing it completely openly."
Mr Handem says that everyone knows someone who has been cash-
ing in on the drugs trade.
The traffickers, mainly Colombians trying to get their produce to Eu-
rope, have been drawn to this tiny country of just one-and-half million
people by a number of factors.
The geography of the country is crucial, according to university rec-
tor and social commentator Fafali Kudawo.
"This is a country that has a mainland, and a group of islands an
archipelago and the maritime part of the country is bigger than the
mainland," he says.
"And the country doesn't have a navy to control all that space. It's
an open border for whoever wants to bring drugs into the country."
The near-total absence of the rule of law also makes Guinea Bissau
attractive to drugs.
"Law enforcement has literally no control for two reasons: there is
no capacity and there is no equipment," says Amado Philip de Andres,
the deputy regional head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
"It's a country where there's not even a prison... it's an easy coun-
try to actually be active if you're mafia, an organised crime lord."
Even by the standards of Guinea Bissau's desperately under-funded
state institutions, the judicial police are hard-up.
While criminal gangs use satellite phones, aircraft, and speedboats,
the judicial police struggle on without so much as a computer.
The head of the judicial police, Lucinda Aukarie, knows she is con-
fronting a massive problem.
"We not sure exactly how much cocaine is moving through the coun-
try, but We think each week there are tonnes," she says.
"At the moment, we believe that the drug traffickers are making more
use of ports and the branches of rivers."
But it is not just a lack of resources hampering the police. There are
also indications that members of the armed forces are involved in the
In April, two military personnel were arrested in a vehicle car-
rying 635kg of cocaine. They were soon released from detention
and have yet to stand trial. But army spokesman Colonel Arsenio
Balde says they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong
"They were on the road waiting for a ride and they saw this car driv-
ing by," he explains.
"They asked for a ride and then this guy stopped, and later on this
car was arrested, the car and everybody."
And he rejects the UN's suggestion that senior military personnel are
"Where is the evidence? Just please, bring the evidence. That's what
we're asking for."
But there are also well-founded suspicions that parts of the govern-
ment are protecting the traffickers.
Last year, two-thirds of a tonne of cocaine went missing from the trea-
sury, where it had been deposited for safe-keeping after being seized
by the police.
Asked if the government was involved in the illegal trade, its spokes-
man, Pedro da Costa, told me that he had no information on the sub-
He did, though, acknowledge that he shared the concerns of some
observers that drug trafficking could push the country back into a re-
peat of civil war of the late 1990s.
The UNODC has drawn up a detailed plan to help Guinea Bissau re-
form its security services, boost the judicial police, and build a jail.
The estimated cost is $20m, but funding has only been secured for
1% of the budget.
Mr de Andres, says the world must take immediate action.
"This is now actually the last wake-up call that the international com-
munity can receive," he says.
"Please act now, we have to act now. If we don't the situation will
"Drug traffickers know that they can move freely in Bissau, they will
do it, they will take control of the region, they will coordinate and we'll
all be the losers meaning the international community and West Afri-
can countries."
A donor conference to be held in Portugal on 19 December may sig-
nal a change of attitude.
If not, Guinea Bissau faces the prospect of becoming a unique type
of failed state a "narco-state" run mainly for the benefit of drugs


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12/7/2007. 5:18 PM

ARIES -- Try not to confuse your opinions with truth. Not everyone a
with your ideas right now, and if you assume that they do, you could n!
risk of really ticking a few people off. So be sure to double check with e
one before moving forward on any group activities. Hasty action on
part will probably leave some brittle egos feeling left out -- and cause
sabotage plans to be hatched. A little extra consideration will help yoi

TAURUS -- Your insight is extremely sharp today -- where other peop!
calmness and peace, you can see the underlying problems that will p,
N unless something is done. Go ahead and try to prevent these things
happening if you can -- being proactive will feel a little bit like a risk, bi
one that will pay off. The act of taking charge should feel good for yot
by the end of the day you will find that you have developed a taste 1f
sweet satisfaction of solving problems.

GEMINI -- Someone who has a thirst for power might try to enlist N
., their plans to overthrow those who currently hold all the cards. They
have their plans fully ironed out yet, so hopping on board their bands
is not a wise idea. If you can, find a way to avoid these shenanigans
gether. Focus instead on making the best of this difficult situation. N.
not the right time to join a revolution. Think intelligently and bide you
for a few more days.
CANCER -- Someone who has a thirst for power might try to enlist'
their plans to overthrow those who currently hold all the cards. The{
have their plans fully ironed out yet, so hopping on board their band\
is not a wise idea. If you can, find a way to avoid these shenanigan,
gether. Focus instead on making the best of this difficult situation. 1\
not the right time to join a revolution. Think intelligently and bide you
for a few more days.
LEO -- A person from the past comes back into your life today, and yc
find that they have radically changed. Give them the benefit of any
and make some time to find out what they've been up to. Find out what
the transformation. Foreign influences can also have a positive impact o.
Z life, so reach out and explore different cultures. Experiencing unfamilil
toms, foods and music will enlighten you -- and provide an idea about
to solve a recurring problem.
VIRGO .-- What used to feel like a family obligation is starting to feel
treat you're lucky to be a part of -- and this is a sure sign that you are I
much more in synch with relatives (especially older relatives). If you ai
tacted by one of them today, give them as much time as you possible
They need a dose of the good, common sense medicine that you prov
\. a consistent basis. It's easy for you to cut through the fog and help
see clearly.
LIBRA -- Your work ethic is admirable, but keep in mind that always prio;
I your responsibilities over having fun is going to knock your personalii
your happiness) way out of balance. So if you can, pull back on the w,
lated duties today. Postpone some projects, or delegate them to other f
you can free up some of your time, you will be able to get the alone til
need to re-energize. Then you can reappear on the social scene in full foi

V SCORPIO -- The lure of sweet memories can be irresistible -- but it
dangerous. Getting caught up in the past is not something you she
doing right now -- there are too many important opportunities flutteri
outside your periphery. Unless you look around and explore your life
present, you are never going to see clearly. Put away your old photo a'
pack up your journals and get back to living here in the moment. Makt
for your future than have nothing to do with your past.
SAGITTARIUS -- There's magic in the details, so why not slow dox
A take them all in? You will find great joy in the little things you witness
and a big part of this joy is in noticing something that no one else i
.* Find a nice spot in a public park and watch the world go by. Be on th
out for parents playing with children. Who knows, you might witness'
P cutie take their first steps! You should not miss the magic that is all
CAPRICORN -- Hopefully you haven't got major any shopping plan
day, because now is not a good day for any financial dealings with
This isn't a situation where you should mistrust anyone -- rather, it is
to be more considerate in. how you handle your money. Your gene
' something you should value, but are you too focused on immediate gi
A tion? Put off buying yourself a reward for a few more days and in th
will feel all the more rewarding.

AQUARIUS -- This will be a very expansive day for you, when ab
anything is possible. Going to run your regular errands? An unexpec
fic detour could lead you right by a fabulous new restaurant. Need to
house cleaning? Turning on the radio could present you with a manr
your favorite band's hits. Stay open to the idea that a ho hum situal
at any minute, the possibility to turn into something delightful. Be
L you do, the universe will respond in kind.
PISCES -- Pay careful attention to the finishing touches today. Eve
from how you look to the way you sign your name, will have an ;
how people view you. So when you get up, pick a natty, tailored o,
you will get off on the right foot. During the day, double check all yot
for typos or sloppy phrasing and do not forget to say 'please' and 'th
whenever you can. Leaving a positive impression is the best type c
ing detail there is.


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Hello students,
Know how to use your study time efficiently. Short
breaks, constructively used, are good either for relax-
ation or recalling past study. Thirty to sixty minutes can
effectively be used for routine study, but do pay much
regard to shorter periods.
Keep on making notes selectively to enable the jerk-
ing of your memory. Be smart. Do enjoy this issue.
Love you.

The Excerpt
A waning moon had turned the muddy waters of
Oyster Creek to quicksilver. Not so much as a zephyr
stirred the inlet where our 42-foot ketch, Breath, lay in
the delta of Africa's mighty Cambia River near Banjul,
the capital of Gambia. Days before, we'd sailed in off
a thousand miles of ocean. Snug in this anchorage, we
could still hear surf thundering just beyond the low span
of the Denton Bridge.
A chance to see Africa had brought our family
back together for a couple of months. Our older son,
Rafael, 20, had taken leave from college to join the rest
of us: Diego, 13, my wife, Dorothy, and our little black
dog, Santos.
Breath had been our only home since I built the
vessel on St. John in the Virgin Islands in the early
1980s. Life afloat had knit close bonds. Everyone had
responsibilities the boys were standing watch when
they were six. And for the past eight years, Santos,
our loving, feisty, 11-pound schipperke, was at our side.
When we went to bed that night, Santos lay on
the cabin top, which he vacated only in the worst
weather. He touched his nose to Dorothy's face as she
bent low to nuzzle him good-night. His ardent eyes
flared briefly he worshiped her then he turned to his
We slept easier with him aboard. It was his self-
appointed mission to ensure that no one, friend or foe,
approached within 100 yards of Breath without a warn-
ing. He'd sailed With us through the Caribbean, the At-
lantic and the Mediterranean, keeping sharp watch and
good company, and bringing us luck. In eight years we'd
never suffered a mishap. But during the night of Janu-
ary 2, 1991, that would change.
We were asleep when, just passed midnight, our
dock lines began to creak. At first I thought a passing
boat had sent a wake, but Santos would have barked.
The creaking grew louder. By the time I climbed on
deck, the ropes groaned against the cleats that tethered
our boat to another vessel......
On such a calm night there could only be one
cause current. My boat was tied stern to stream, and
a glance over the side at water speeding past the hull
alarmed me. The ebb had tripled its usual spring-tide
rate. The cleats on the other boat looked ready to snap.
If anything gave, both vessels could spin off bound to-
gether, helpless to avoid destruction. I had to cast off.
We were in a difficult spot. Just a few boat-
lengths downstream, two high-tension power lines hung
across the creek. About 100 feet behind them loomed
Denton Bridge. If we couldn't turn in time, our metal
mainmast might hit the wires. If the boat hit the bridge,
both masts would be pinned by the roadway while the
hull was sucked under......

About the Passage: You have been reading a pas-
sage taken from a story based upon life at sea. The
library can help you find excellent information on boats
and life at sea produced by good writers. Anyhow, our .
business today is to let you become aware that all of
life's happenings can be churned into good stories.
What to do: Write a story based upon a real life

experience whether personal or vicarious.

Another Excerpt
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
Now there was something to be done. They
worked with passion. Piggy was so full of delight and
expanding liberty in Jack's departure, so full of pride in
his contribution to the good of society that he helped to
fetch wood. The wood he fetched was close at hand,
a fallen tree on the platform that they did not need for
the assembly; yet to the others the sanctity of the plat-
form had protected even what was useless there.: Then
the twins realized they would have a fire near them as
a comfort in the night and this set a few 'littluns' danc-
ing and clapping hands.
The wood was not so dry as the fuel they had
used on the mountain. Much of it was damply rotten
and full of insects that scurried; logs had to be lifted
from the soil with care or they crumbled into sodden
powder. More than this, in order to avoid going deep
into the forest the boys worked near at hand on any
fallen wood no matter how tangled with new growth.
The skirts of the forest and the scar were familiar, near
the conch and the shelters and sufficiently friendly in
daylight. What they might become in darkness nobody
cared to think. They worked therefore with great en-
ergy and cheerfulness, though as time crept by, there
was suggestion of panic in the energy and hysteria in
the cheerfulness. They built a pyramid of leaves and
twigs, branches and logs, on the bare sand by the plat-
form. For the first time on the island, Piggy himself re-
moved his one glass, knelt down and focused the sun
on tinder. Soon there was a ceiling of smoke and a bush
of yellow flame.
The littluns who had seen few fires since the first
catastrophe became wildly excited. They danced and
sang and there was a partyish air about the gathering.

1. Pretend that you were on a cruise and got left
behind with some other stragglers on a small inhabited
island in the Caribbean. You are now home. Write a
letter to a friend about some of your exciting experi-
2. Pretend that you are the writer of the passage
and you are asked to let the 'littluns' suggest activities
to keep them active and happy. Write a list of their sug-
gested activities.

The Passage
Fred Bremner, a British photographer, one of hun-
dreds who set up studios in Indian cities and canton-
ments over the last century, has rendered a service to
historians in photography. In 1940, at the age of 77, he
privately issued a little book setting out his 'reverie' of
his forty years (1883-1923) in India. It is a minor
goldmine, complete with twenty-one autotype reproduc-
tions of his works. The value of "My Forty Years in
India" lies in the fact that it shows under what condi-
tions provincial British photographers worked in India.
Bremner was born in 1863 in the village of
Aberchinder, also known as 'Foggylone.' He was one
of several children of a poor photographer in' Baiiff,
Scotland, and left school at the age of thirteen to join
his father's studio. He worked for six years. In 1882
his brother-in-law G.W. Lawrie, a photographer of some
repute with a studio in Lucknow in north India offered
him a job, and Bremner left for India on P.O. Sutlej, with
?20 borrowed from his father, and passage provided by
On arrival in Lucknow, Bremner found 'studio
accessories were very limited ..... A small square tent

One more such victory and
we are lost.
-PYRRHUS (319-272 B.C.) Plutarch, Pyrrhus.
After defeating the Romans at Asculum, 279
B.C. Psalm 8:2

sufficiently large to do the changing and developing of
plates. Mr. Lawrie was somewhat behind the times,
due, no doubt, to being in India. He had not got away
from the practice of coating with collodion a plate in
the dark room and immersing in a bath of nitrate of sil-
ver to produce the sensitive element. A long exposure
was required, and to prevent the movement of the sit-
ter a headrest had to be adjusted. I persuaded Mr.
Lawrie to give it up and to obtain from home a supply
of dry plates. He did so and, of course was delighted
with the change, which enabled him to obtain more natu-
ral results instead of having the sitter's head placed
against a piece of metal to prevent movement, the ex-
posure being thus reduced to a minimum.
..... Bremner had strong views about his craft.
In the closing chapter of his book he writes:
....."I found my job through life most interesting.
Artists painters, I mean tell us that photography is
not a fine art. Cut out the word 'fine' and art remains.
Certainly mechanical means have to be used up to a
point, and many amateurs believe that when equipped
with a nice camera and lens nothing else is necessary.
The 'button' does the rest. Believe me it is the man or
woman behind the instrument that matters. What about
composition and lights and shades, especially in the pro-
duction of the beauties of nature? Search for the right
point of view. The movement of a few yards to the
right or left may add greatly to the value of the result."

(Taken from Brij Bhushan Sharma's writing that
tells about one of India's pioneering British photogra-
phers, Fred Bremner)

About the Excerpt: You have been reading a write-
up about the works of a photographer of repute who
contributed to the history of British pioneering photog-
raphy in India. The library can help you find excellent
and authentic information on this subject area. Any-
how, our business today is to let you see how real life
stories can be written on any of life's happenings.

What to do: Look at the picture below. Write a story
based upon it using any suitable information about In-
dia and Indian culture. No writing can have more au-
thenticity than those backed up by pictures.
Remember your limitation of 450 words.


Sunday Chronicle December 9 2007

Sunday Chronicle December 9, 2007



fame more

this time


Pimp C

nominated for

Grammy two

days after death

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TEXAS rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler, a member
of the duo UGK (Underground Kingz), in a publicity
photo. Two days after he died suddenly in a Los
Angeles hotel room, Butler received a Grammy
nomination on Thursday. (REUTERS/Clay Patrick
McBride/Jive Records/Handout)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Two days after he died suddenly in
a Los Angeles hotel room, Texas rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler
received a Grammy nomination on Thursday.
Butler and partner Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, who per-
formed together as UGK (Underground Kingz), were nominated
for their collaboration with hip-hop duo OutKast on the tune
"Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)."
The recording will compete in the rap performance by a
duo or group category with tracks from Common featuring
Kanye West, Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne, Shop Boyz, and a
partnership among West, Nas and KRS-One.
"While this nomination is bittersweet to say the least, I am
thankful for the acknowledgment," Freeman said in a statement.
"And as this was a lifelong dream for Chad, it warns my heart
to know that he has finally gotten the recognition from the pow-
ers that be that his talent, passion and relentless drive for mu-
sic so rightfully deserved."
Butler, 33, was found dead on his bed at the Mondrian Hotel
in Los Angeles on Tuesday. An official with the coroner's of-
fice said on Thursday an autopsy had been performed, but fur-
ther tests are pending to determine cause of death.
UGK topped the U.S. pop album charts in August with
"Underground Kingz," its first entry on the survey in five years.
Butler spent much of that time in prison, serving nearly four
years for aggravated assault. He was paroled in 2005.
He was not the only posthumous Grammy nominee. R&B
singer Gerald Levert, who died of an accidental overdose of pre-
scription medications last year, was cited for best traditional
R&B vocal performance.
Guitarist Robert Lockwood, who died last year at 91,
was nominated for best traditional blues album.
(Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Steve

By Nichola Groom

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Britain's Spice Girls, back to-
gether and nearly a decade
older than they were during
their last world tour, have a
better appreciation for their
success -- and each other --
than they did during their
heyday as a late 1990s pop
phenomenon, the singers said
on Wednesday.
The sassy quintet best
known by their nicknames --
Posh, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and
Scary -- are just days into a 40-
date reunion tour that band mem-
ber Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm
said last month would be the
group's "final bow."
In Los Angeles on Wednes-
day, however, the band didn't rule
out making the reunion more
"As long as our fans want us
to do shows then we'll be there
for them," Emma "Baby"
Bunton said, but added that tour-
ing and scheduling was more
complicated now that most of
the women have children.
With seven children between
them, families are a constant re-
frain among the Spice Girls,
which is comprised of Chisholm,
Bunton, Victoria "Posh"
Beckham, Melanie "Scary"

Brown, and Geri "Ginger"
Halliwell. Brown characterized
the tour as a traveling circus, and
Beckham said husbands, kids,
dogs and tutors were along for
the ride, which will take the
group through North America
and Europe.
The Spice Girls were one of
the biggest musical acts of the
1990s, selling 55 million albums
worldwide and captivating young
fans with their self-assertive style,
"Girl Power" slogan and catchy
pop hits including "Wannabe" and
"Say You'll Be There."
A reunion tour kicked off
this week in Vancouver, and has
been met with positive reviews.
Recent demand for their music,
however, has been disappoint-
ing, with their recent charity
single "Headlines" selling only a
few thousands copies in its first
week and their "Greatest Hits"
album failing to reach number
one in Britain.
On Wednesday, however,
the Spice Girls said the experi-
ence of mounting a reunion has
been healing for the group, which
started to crumble in 1998 when
Halliwell left.
"It's good it's come full circle
because it's like a bit of therapy
for all of us," Brown, who was
dressed in a bright yellow dress,
said, adding that the relationships

within the group had become
better and stronger.
Bunton agreed, saying age
allowed them to appreciate their
success more than they did when
they were 20-somethings sud-
denly overcome by global star-
"When we were younger we
became a big complacent about
it," the blonde Bunton said.

"Now we've got a chance to do it
again, with our children watch-
Even Halliwell said she re-
gretted walking away from the
group nearly a decade ago.
"I just didn't have the
tools to work through things,"
she said. "I wish I'd been more
mature about it instead of just
running away."

I a i- very sel active about work, ay Ashwa:

New Delhi, Bollywood actress
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who
has her bag full of projects
along with marital responsi-
bilities to shoulder, says she

takes up only those projects
which she can handle.
"Whether it is films or en-
dorsements, I am and have been
- very selective about my work.
I take up work which suits and
fits in my schedule," Aishwarya
told IANS.
"I don't take projects that I
cannot handle because I believe
in totally fulfilling the commit-
ments made my me," she added.
The actress won the Miss
World pageant in 1994 and
started her stint in Bollywood
with "Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya".
She gave hits like "Hum Dil
De Chuke Sanam," "Devdas"
and "Dhoom-2" but was for long
termed as emotionless on-screen
by critics.

However, Aishwarya
proved her mettle by acting in
films like "Provoked" and
"Guru," and said she enjoys get-
ting into the skin of varied roles.
"I have always tried to
pick up a variety of projects as
I want to have different expe-
riences with different
projects. Also preferences for
roles grow with time."
She was recently in the capi-
tal to launch the bridal collection
of watch brand Longines that she
endorses. And like every woman,
she is happy about possessing a
range of them matching her vari-
ous outfits.
"The first watch that I re-
ceived was gifted to me by my
family. Now, I have a variety of

them in my wardrobe and I en-
joy it, like any other woman."
"With saris I sport time-
pieces with delicate and feminine
dials. However, my personal
favourites are watches with
chunky dials."
Commenting on her upcom-
ing films she said: "It was a fan-
tastic experience shooting 'Pink
Panther 2'. It was wonderful as
the schedule was just perfect for
me. And 'Jodhaa Akbar' took its
duration, as it is a period filmm"
Apart from director
Harald Zwart's much-talked
about Hollywood flick and
Ashutosh Gowarikar's his-
torical epic, she has Ram
Gopal Varma's "Sarkar Raj"
in her kitty.


SCookery Corner

Welcome to the 481st edition of
S' "Champion Cookery Corner", a
./ / weekly feature giving recipes and
S tips on cooking in Guyana.
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1 cup popcorn. lor popping
For the caramel:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
,- cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup
Scant 1/4 cup water
I pound bittersweet, milk or white chocolate,
Pop the popcorn.
l'o make the caramel: Place the sugar, corn
;yrup, and water in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed
saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until
light golden brown. Use a large pan so that there
will be room to add the popcorn.

SIse a wooden spoon to stir the popcorn into the
caramel until it is evenly coated. Pour the
caramelized popcorn onto a parchment paper
lined baking sheet and allow it to cool. When
cool, use your hands to break up any clumIps.
Place the cool popcorn in a large bowl. Use a
ladle to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn,
stirring with a wooden spoon as you go. Keep
adding chocolate until the popcorn is evenly
coated. Pour the chocolate-coated popcorn onto
a parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow it
to cool. When it is cool, place it in decorative
bags to give as gifts.

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Christmas Candy Canes

'/2 cup white sugar
i cup crushed hard peppermint candies
'A cup (1 stick) salted butter or
margarine, at room temperature
Icup plain or butter-flavored shortening
cup Champion Icing Sugar
I large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon peppermint extract
2 '/2 cups all-purpose flour
/1 teaspoon liquid red food colouring
Adjust two racks to divide the oven into
thirds. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Have ready two ungreased baking sheets.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar with the
crushed candy; set aside. In a large bowl,
with an electric mixer at medium-high
speed, beat together the butter,
shortening.Chamnpion Icing Sugar. egg,
vanilla. and peppermint extract until light
and fluffy. 2 or 3 minutes. With the mixer at
medium-low speed, gradually add the
flour, beating just until blended.

Remove half of the dough from the bowl and set aside on
a sheet of waxed paper. To the dough remaining in th
bowl, add the red food coloring and beat until events
colored. (At this point both of the doughs can be tightly,
wrapped separately in aluminum foil andi. -: io ..t tfor
up to a week or frozen for up to three months. If frozen,
thaw in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature
before proceeding.) For each candy cane, scoop I
teaspoonful of the plain dough and the same amount o1
pink dough. Roll each scoop between the palms of your
hands to make a 4-inch rope. Twist the ropes together and
shape into a candy cane. As they are made, arrange the
canes on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about
1-inch apart. Bake for about 9 minutes until firm to the
touch and barely golden. Reverse the baking sheets on the
racks and from front to back once during baking. The
moment the .cookies come from the oven. sprinkle each
one with the sugar-and-peppermint mixture. With a wide
turner, immediately transfer the cookies to wire racks to
cool completely.

Store in a tightly covered container, separating the lye c
with sheets of waxcd paper.

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THE SPICE GIRLS, (from L to R) Geri Halliwell, Melanie
Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Victoria
Beckham, perform as they kick off their reunion tour in
Vancouver, British Columbia December 2, 2007.
(REUTERS/Lyle Stafford)

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