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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Creation Date:
January 27, 2008
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Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
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Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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- 'Cowardly act carried out by sick, demented criminals intended to spread terror' President Jagdeo








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'APPEALING FOR CALM': President Bharrat Jagdeo meeting residents on the East Coast,
urging them to remain calm and assuring them that security will be heightened in the

- Ruling, Opposition
parties, religious
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Sick, demented cowards...

President Bharrat Jagdeo describing Lusignan killers

Sick, demented cowards.
This is how President
Bharrat Jagdeo described the
gunmen who shot dead 11 per-
sons, including five children, at
Lusignan on the East Coast
Demerara, during the early
hours of yesterday morning.
Execution is clearly the mo-
tive, and this was intended to
spread terror on the East Coast,
the President told a press brief-
ing at State House yesterday
He urged that people remain
calm and support the Joint Ser-
vices as they work to bring the
murderers to justice.
He spoke of mobilisation of
the army and police, with
heightened static and mobile
presence, as "we have to dissi-

pate the fear among the
He said it seemed that the
Lusignan rampage could
have been designed to draw
attention from investigations
into weapons that had been
issued to the National Devel-
opment Ministry in the 70's,
and which were never re-
turned to the Army, and
which later found themselves
in the hands of criminals.
The President also spoke of
the drive-by attack by gunmen
at Police Headquarters, Eve
Leary, around 23 hrs Friday
night, as a tactic to divert secu-
rity personnel from the later at-
tack on Lusignan residents.
President Jagdeo indicated
that the State intends to take se-

vere action against persons in il-
legal possession of firearms and
are using them to conduct crimi-
nal activities, as was the case in
"If you have people in a so-
ciety who are not vested with
the authority of the State,...
they should not bear arms un-
less they are permitted to do

so; and they should not use
those arms illegally acquired for
any criminal act against the
The President said the State
has no choice but to engage in
whatever warfare is necessary
to get to the killers.
He said there was some sig-
nificant fear among the people

and the administration has to t
careful at the national level th;
this is expelled, as it could 1t
exploited by the criminals an
others to spread ethnic tension
"And I want to urge ever
Guyanese that the act of a fe'
criminals is not interpreted
in any way along ethni
lines," President Jagdeo saic

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A RAMPAGE by several gun-
men in the East Coast village of
Lusignan, which left 11 persons
dead. had security forces last
eNciing looking for the
country's most wanted l man.,
while at the same time battling
angry' residents whose protests
ground the East Coast corridor
to a standstill.
President Bhartal Jagdeo as-
sembled his security chiefs
hours alter the "terror" killings
Saturday morning and vowed
that the criminals would be
hunted down.
The Police have made a
$30M offer for information lead-
ing to arrest of the country's
most wanted man Rondell
'Fine Man' Rawlins, while not

saying directly that he was con-
nected to the slayings.
The Joint Se prices arc ad-
vising members of the public to
be exlra vigilant at this time and
urged that Ihey report anv sus-
picious or strange activity \\ which
they may observe in their conm-
The Joimn Ser\ ices are also
calling o all members of the so-
cie!\ to "remain calmn in the face
of aderisity and stability will
return to the society."
Rawlins is believed to be
behind Saturday night's attack
on Police headquarters at Eve
Leary, which left two junior
Police officers wounded. Apart
from numerous murders, he is
also wanted for the assassina-

lion of Minister of Agriculture
Satyadeow Sawh. who was
slain with two of his siblings in
April. 2006.
President Jagdeo declared at
a press briefing hal lt the crimi-
nals \w\ho stormed the tIusign;an
homes came Ihoiil BuxIon. long
behe\ced to be a safe haven for
armLed, dangerous criminals.
The incident is being de-
scribed as the worst IIass slav-
ing in Guyana's recent history,
and as news spread, it occupied
the main headlines of the
world's leading news agencies.
President Jagdeo, political
leaders and religious leaders urged
for calm, over fears that the kill-
ings were of the magnitude to
spark ethnic tension. Last evening,
religious leaders took to East Coast
communities with loudspeakers
appealing for restraint.
The gunmen took control of
"Track A" Lusignan, some 10
miles east of the capital
Georgetown, at about 2:00 h,
and maintained rapid gunfire for
about 20 minutes during which
they stormed five homes and
killed 11 persons, including five
Dead are: Claren Thomas,
48; Vanessa Thomas 12; Ron
Thomas, 11; Mohandan
Goordat, 32; Seegopaul Harilall,
10; Seegobin Harilall.4;
Dhanwajie Ramsingh.52;
Seecharran Rooplall, 56;


Gun rampage leaves 11 dead

Raywattie Ramsingh, 11;
Shazam Mohammed. 22;
Shaleem Baksh, 52.
As the families of those
dead mourned, residents on the
East Coast of Demerara. erupted
in anger, and President Jagdeo
dispatched Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds and government
ministers to try to case flaring
President B3harrat Jagdeo
himself visited with the families
of those killed, and he also \is-
ited other IIneCasy coinmmuInities.
"I know that there is a tre-
lieilcdots ,inmouilt of fear on mih,
[Eas't Coast and that we need to
alle\ialc the fear that these
cLommLiUtLnil es ha e." Presidemt
Jagdeo said as he announced that
the security forces wVould
"dominate" the East Coast.
'They need to mobilise: it
may take a bil of time to do so
because they have to bring
people in line. the policemen.
and soldiers have to be brought
from other bases. I expect by the
end of the day that we will see
a visible presence of the secu-
rity forces on the East Coast, in
the communities," President
Jagdeo said.
Starting from Mon Repos,
just a mile off Lusignan, resi-
dents offloaded a truckload of
sand at the railway embank-
ment, and tyres were set alight,
preventing traffic from flowing
either way. On the main road,
residents placed pile upon pile
of debris and set it alight, forc-
ing those who desperately
wanted to pass to use the rail
of the bridge.

A pensioner couple, with
fear in their eyes, dared to make
the crossing. while a Hindu
priest leading a funeral proces-
sion to perform a cremation ex-
pressed frustration at being un-
able to pass freely.
Thick black smoked en-
gulfed communities further
down. as similar acts of protest
rippled through. Markets at
Annandale and Mon Repos.
which usually draw hundreds on
SaturdaVs. were descrIed.
II Ihe afternoon. stores in
Georgelo\\ n closed earl- as the
incident spread Iear across the
.u t before sunset. Police
prevented tlhe situation irOl)i
escalating to Co\ e and John. six
miles east of Lusignan.
The Joint Services issued a

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statement calling for those who
had no essential business to
avoid the Lusignan/Annandale
The international commu-
nity expressed solidarity with
Guyana and said they were con-
fident that the country would
rise out of this challenge.
The United States Ambas-
sador. and High Commissioners
of the United Kingdom. Canada
and the European Union said
the killings Cere "*brui al".
The Opposition Leader.
Mr. Robert Corbin. appealed for
calm too and urged that the situ-
ation not descend into ethnic
lima% hem.
President .lagdeo said
only "sick, demented cow-
ards" could kill children and
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Bill Clinton again wagging finger, raising eyebrow

before South Carolina votes to
select a party candidate for the
November election, having
seen her early hopes for an
easy win in the state-by-state
process dashed by mixed re-
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and dirty on a campaign trail.
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be damaged as well as Hillary's
In Spartanburg, where he
addressed a crowd of Hillary
supporters on Friday, the
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sharp comments and erup-
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who have withdrawn," he said
to chuckles.
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stood and said: "I think
Hillary's got something that
I know nobody else got and
that's you," he responded to
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lina (Reuters) The resur-
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flushing with anger and wag-
ging his finger as he fights for
his wife's presidential bid, has
cast a shadow over her cam-
paign and could mar his new
image as a global statesman.
On Friday. Hillary Clinton
herself said her husband had told
her he may have gone too far.
"He said several times yesterday
that maybe he got a little bit car-
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She was speaking one day

Annan hits out at

Kenya 'abuses'

(BBC NEWS) Former UN head Kofi Annan has condemned
"gross and systematic abuses of human rights" in Kenya,
after a visit to violence-hit parts of the country.
Mr Annan said conflict may have been triggered by disputed
elections, but it had evolved into "something else".
The facts had to be established and those responsible held
to account, Mr Annan said on his return to Nairobi.
Dozens more deaths were reported on Saturday, with
corpses bearing the marks of brutal violence.
Police brought 16 badly burnt bodies to the mortuary in
Nakuru, the capital of Rift Valley province. Nine other bodies
had been recovered the previous evening, reports said.
Some 15 bodies covered in arrow wounds were reported
to have been recovered following fighting between rival commu-
nities in the district of Molo.
Mr Annan in Kenya to mediate attempts for a politi-
cal solution was flown over Nakuru on Saturday as part
of a tour that also included visits to Eldoret and Molo.

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US woman kidnapped
in Afghanistan
(BBC NEWS) An American aid worker has been kid-
napped with her driver while traveling to work in a vola-
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Unknown gunmen took the pair outside of the southern
city of Kandahar, said provincial governor Asadullah Khalid.
He blamed the kidnapping on the "enemy of Islam and the
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It quoted Mr Khalid as saying the unidentified 49-year-
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He said the gunmen had not contacted the government or
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working to find the woman, who he said had lived in the coun-
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been mounting a violent comeback over the past two years.
centring on the south of the country.
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The vefran 81-year-old leader wrote in an essay how he
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Bat Mr Castro said Brazilian President Liz mInacio Lula
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T[he Cban leader said he had dedicated himself to "hiik-
"When I became seriously ill on the night of the 26 into
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Mr Castro in the essay dated Tuesday.
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Mr Castro has not been seen in public for almost a year-
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arewg hlrausrs
Tllmfgih&eaaingleadernoilongerruns Ci's government,
he aims his msole as head of the Council of Slate and voted
by abssee bal otin elections earlier this month
Caba's pmliameat will meet on 24 Fbruary to elect the
next pesidenat ad a new Council of State.
Oly the will it become apparent whether Fidel
Cantre wai to remain as head of state or retire and con-
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Six Vietnamese staying

illegally in T&T arrested
RINIDAD NEWSDAY) SIX nationals of Vietnam stay-
bMg legally in the camnury have been held by police at-
tached to the Inumigration Offices in San Feranda.
Immigration authorities described as highly unusual, the
presence of Vietnamese in the country.
Last week Tuesday three Vietnamese were held at a house
in Princes Town.-
A police report stated that at about 9 am, Cpl Michael
Marshall and WPC Hazel Lucien, confronted three men doing
construction work at a house.
Investigations revealed that they did not return to their
vessel which berthed at National Fisheries, Port-of-Spain- The
men who are from Vietnam, were identified as: "Hoeng Van
Thai, 31; Heong Van Totae. 3' Ngu Yen, 26-
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25, Nguy Ben Hoengu, 27, Le Quang Kein, 25. According
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in the country who speaks the Vietnamese language.

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Also wanted in connection
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Narissa "Bubbles" Mohammed,

she was wanted in con- who eventually surrendered to
on with the kidnapping police on January 3.

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he woman was, however,

Rice talks trade on Colombia trip

(BBC NEWS) US Secre-
tary of State Condoleezza
Rice has been meeting Co-
lombian President Alvaro
Uribe at the end of a trip to
promote a free trade pact.
President Uribe said the
pact was "an important step
for there to be more invest-
ment in Colombia".
But the Democrat-con-
trolled US Congress has so far
refused to approve the deal.
Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez said the US and
Colombia were plotting "mili-
tary aggression" against his
country, but provided no evi-
The Venezuelan leader
said that this was the real rea-
son for Ms Rice's visit to Co-
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"pawn of the North American
Mr Chavez said it would
be "very difficult" for Ven-
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with Colombia amid diplo-
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'Violent reputation'
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Security Forces

EVERY CIVILISED society, committed to the rule of law,
must be prepared for likely dire consequences when an
armed criminal network decides to directly engage the
security forces in acts of urban warfare to satisfy an
agenda designed to provoke national panic and hold up
an entire nation to ransom.
Guyana has suddenly been plunged into
this frightening situation. No time should be wasted with
fighting words and blame-shifting. There must
be an urgent, cohesive and decisive response-across
political boundaries-in support of the security forces
(army and police) to speedily and effectively arrest a drift
into mayhem and lawlessness..
The slaughter of a dozen innocent civilians, among
them five children, in the village of Lusignan around two
o'clock yesterday morning, and the criminal drive-by
shooting at Police Headquarters some three hours ear-
lier, point to an alarming challenge, callously hurled
at the security services, by those bent on wasting lives,
spreading fear and disrupting the orderly social and
economic development of Guyana.
There is an eerie pattern developing, following the
mysterious disappearance of a claimed pregnant teen-
ager of Buxton, girl friend of. "most wanted" ex-soldier
of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Rondell Rawlins
alias 'Fine Man').
+Secondly, an estimated 20-minute fierce firefight last
Wednesday at Buxton, when heavily armed gunmen
ambushed an army patrol, killed a GDF soldier (Corpd-
ral Ivor Williams) and wounded another (Private Cohen
Torrington) as well as civilians of ihe village that
has the misfortune to acquire the dreadful reputation as
a "criminal fortress". ,
Faced with this bra zn lawlessness and utter con-:
tempt for the security forces carrying out lawful duties in
the interest of ensuring a peaceful environment, Chief-
of-Staff of the GDF, Commodore Gary Best, did not mince
words as he assessed the consequences of the armed
attack on his colleagues pn patrol that night in Buxton.
He deemed it a clear challenge of "urban warfare"
from a well-armed criminal network. He also warned that
it was a challenge the GDF was firmly committed to re-
spond to by "doing whatever it takes" and only to avenge
the killing of Corporal Williams. More importantly, to use
all resources at the army's command to defend the rule
of law and let Guyana triumph over the forces of destruc-
While no firm links had been established by the army
and police intelligence services, up to the time of
writing, to connect Wednesday's firefight at Buxton; the
murder of 11 innocent villagers of
Lusignan; Commodore Best's warning of "urban war-
fare" and full-force retaliation, and the gunmen's attack
at Police Headquarters-in which two policemen were
wounded-there is little doubt that the dots connect the
unmistakable challenge thrown out to both the army and
police, forces.
At a period of very encouraging indicators for
Guyana's social anid economic advancement, this na-
tion simply cannot allow itself to slide back into the hor-
rors of the criminal rampage that had followed the dar-
ing jailbreak of 2002 in the week of Mashramani cel-
Then, the security forces had suffered much criti-
cisms for failing to demonstrate sustained
effectiveness as the criminal network grew more daring
in it vicious spread of deaths, destruction and fear.
Perhaps this recollection may hold an explanation
for yesterday's spreading protests along the East Coast
by villagers whose fears cry out for better, more prompt
and effective service from the security forces.
Neither the security forces nor the political director-

Many hurt

and angry

The gruesome execution of several persons including innocent
children on the East Coast of Demerara, is horrifying and I
pray that God's grace be with those who have suffered such
immense loss.
When things like these happen, there are often mixed feelings -
many people are hurt and angry at the same time.
Angry in the sense that we sometimes question the work of
those placed in positions to protect us and angry at those who seem-
ingly protect the criminals.
Just recently, there was a big hullabaloo about torture claims by
the Army and some sections of society were very concerned about
the manner in which the defence personnel extract information from
suspected criminals.
Whenever a bandit is killed, there is the human rights body jump-
ing up and shouting 'extrajudicial killings.'
See now that 11 people, including 5 or more children, have been
brutally gunned down in their homes, some while asleep in their
beds, it would be interesting to hear what the Human Rights group
would say. Don't these innocent people have human rights?
But while this incident has created great fear in our coun-
try, we must not succumb to such terror. This is a time for us
to stand together and support each other in the fight against


GT&T neglecting

telephone system in

I beg to draw your attention that my landline telephone began
giving me trouble early last year and finally shut down at the
end of July, 2007. Efforts to have GT&T restore my service (774-
5037) have so far proved futile. GT&T claims that they are in-
stalling a new system because the manufacturers of the sys-
tem being used in the Essequibo Coast and islands are no
longer being manufactured.
Mr. Editor, I am certain that this did not happen over night but
that there was previous knowledge by GT&T that the system used
in the Essequibo was outdated. I consider it neglect that GT&T did
not pursue the establishment of the new system earlier but waited
for the collapse of the old system.
'. When I contacted GT&T on this issue, they told me that rather
than fix the phones that were out of service first, they are moving in
a methodical way along the Essequibo Coast replacing all phones
(working or not) and that Wakenaam will have to wait until they
have completed the entire Essequibo Coast.
I contend that if there was another landline company in Guyana,
GT&T would not have treated me with the callousness and degra-
dation they have displayed. It should be noted that my telephone
service is an important asset to the lives of myself and family. I
had employed the use of a telephone when GT&T afforded the fixed
cell and charged for both sending and receiving calls of $76.50 a
I am very much disappointed in the action of GT&T and I be-
lieve strongly that they should have fixed the phones that are down
first before replacing those that are working. Could GT&T say why
Wakenaam is being discriminated against? Why is priority not given
to the services that are down?
It should be noted that many important places on the is-
land of Wakenaam are without the services of their telephone
this includes: the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital, the Medex, the
Wakenaam Ferry Stelling, Wakenaam Post Office, Wakenaam
Learning Centre and many residences.


ate must shift away from their expressed resolve to re-
cover all stolen weapons or those never returned after al-
located to ministries during a different dispensation.
This, however, should not emerge as a distraction
from the immediate challenge at hand for the strongest,
most unequivocal support to enable the security forces
to go after the criminals and use every lawful means to
bring them to justice.
t In the process, as happened to Corporal Ivor Williams,
it is quite likely that the criminals now threatening the rule
of law, may themselves fall victim in a threatened new
chapter in what Chief-of-Staff Best has identified as "ur-
ban warfare".
In the circumstances, the best assurance the secu-
rity forces can give in the battle against organised crime
of a very dreadful nature, is ACTION that produces RE-

Why should the

innocent have

to pay?

It is only today that I have realized what hardened criminals
we have to deal with in this country. Negotiation is no way to
deal with these sick rebels who invade the homes of inno-
cent people and gruesomely shatter their lives.
What kind of person could commit such a hideous crime?
What could possess someone to snuff out the lives of chil-
dren? What should be the penalty for such a criminal who
would bring such terror? These are the questions I ask my-
self when I try to picture; if these were my relatives who lost
their lives so horribly, what would have been my reaction?


Let's not blow it

I am extremely upset that every time something bad happens
in Guyana, the innocent have to pay for it.
I feel that it is way overdue that all Guyanese come forward
and LOUDLY DENOUNCE this kind of evil!
I just came back from Guyana about two weeks ago and was
highly impressed at how booming and bustling and prosperous
our native land has become! I have been extremely busy encour-
aging everyone (especially non-Guyanese) to visit Guyana. Guyana
can be a haven for tourists who will be bringing in money and
more prosperity into our economy (just like on the Caribbean
islands).... but now?
Come on, my dear fellow Guyanese, don't blow it! When the
ship sinks, we will all be going down with it.....!!!
This is a new time for all Guyanese! A lot of the younger
generation hasn't experienced old racial tensions. They accept each
other as true Guyanese! Let's try to keep that feeling of kinship
With heartfelt condolences and deep sadness to
the grieving families and all Guyanese at another low time
in our history.


Why is torture


Here are 12 reasons
1. It is an inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment.
2. It is a form of treatment or punishment that has been
doned by civilized nations.
3. It can be administered to the wrong person, as in a case
of mistaken identity.
4. It presumes guilt before guilt has been proved in a court
of law.
5. It can extract unreliable information as people' under tor
ture will confess anything.
6. It dehumanizes those who administer it.
7. It coarsens the conscience of those who condone, toler-
or advocate it.
8. It is a tacit admission that the criminal justice systerr
not function (Beat he, if you tek he to court he gun get off or
he can gie bribe and get off).
9. It does not reform the victims, only deforms them.
10. It can inflame pre-existing and simmering societal tensions
11. It provides cannon fodder and symbolic martyrs for you
12. It can be used on you or your loved ones when th,
cycle goes around and the tables are turned.



PPP condemns



- calls attack on Police

HQ "terrorist"
THE ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) has strongly
condemned "the brutal and cold blooded" murder of the
11 persons at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara yesterday,
and said the attack on Police Headquarters which preceded
the slaying was "a well coordinated and centrally directed
terrorist attack."
The Party has called on the security forces to aggressively
pursue all measures to bring about the arrest of those respon-
The party also condemned the recent killing of a soldier
when the Army was ambushed in the village of Buxton, and
said the security forces should take "vigorous action to destroy
the criminal gang.'
"The Party joins with the nation in their collective anger
and rage over this incident which has shocked the entire nation,
and calls on everyone, in particular those in the Lusignan and
adjoining communities, to remain calm and to allow the authori-
ties to pursue their work without any hindrance," the PPP stated.
The party also expressed condolences to all who have
lost their loved ones and to the residents of the affected

AFC, GAP-ROAR condemn

Lusignan massacre
The Alliance For Change, in collaboration with GAP-
ROAR, says that the killing of 13 helpless and defense-
less residents of Lusignan, including five children, is the
lowest form of human behaviour that this country has wit-
nessed in several decades.
In a press statement issued shortly after the incident yes-
terday, the two Parliamentary Opposition Parties stated that
they strongly condemn the heinous act as being the work of a
group that is prepared to cause mayhem and destruction with-
out regard for the consequences.
"Our sincerest and deepest sympathies are extended to the
relatives of those who were gunned down in their homes and
we implore them to remain strong and keep the faith that there
will be in this land justice and a new beginning" the parties said.
They are calling on the joint services to do much more to
win the 'hearts and minds' of the Guyanese People.
The parties said much more needs to be done in the area of
crime fighting.
"We stand ready and willing to work with all political
parties, and the government to bring calm as a prerequi-
site to the successful management of this and other cri-
ses" the parties said.

PNCR expresses 'shock

and dismay' at

Lusignan killings

calls for climate of stability
THE main opposition People's National Congress Reform (PNCR) yesterday expressed
"shock and dismay" at the Lusignan killings and called for all leaders to exert their ener-
gies to promote peace.
In a statement, PNCR leader Mr. Robert Corbin condemned "the wanton murder of innocent
citizens of that village, particularly the young people in their homes."
Also, the party condemned the shooting which occurred at the Police Headquarters Friday
evening, which saw two policemen injured.
The PNCR said the nature of the incident "carried out by unknown and reckless gunmen" can
seriously affect stability of race relations in Guyana, if not properly handled.
"We urge all our citizens not to allow the perpetrators of these acts to achieve their objec-
tives," Corbin stated.
He said if Guyana is to progress, the country needs not only a climate of stability, but mutual
respect and trust among the people of all races.
"Let us not allow ourselves to be drawn into racial conflict and confrontation which have ad-
versely affected our nation in the past." Corbin added.
The PNCR urged the Government to act and speak responsibly at this time.
"We urge all leaders to exert their energies to promote peace. More importantly, we
urge the Government to fulfill its constitutional mandate to guarantee the security of our
citizens on the East Coast which is the only way to begin the journey to normalcy."

IAC caBi*1 f(6 s].wni Ijus[ice

THE Indian Arrival
Committee (IAC) yesterday
said it was "shocked and
horrified at the senseless,
wanton and brutal slaughter
of 11 innocent persons" at
Lusignan and called for swift
The IAC said the killings
were the actions of "pursuing a
centrally-directed plan to wage
war against the state and who,
in so doing have terrorised,
traumatised and murdered
peaceful and law-abiding
citizens who were sleeping at
the time of this heinous attack."
The Committee said it was
saddened at the failure of the
security forces to protect the
people since the Guyana Police
Force failed to respond in time
and the Guyana Defence Force
failed to restrict the movement
of the terrorists from their
hideouts in the backlands of
some parts of East Coast
The IAC said it recognized
that "this atrocity" following
immediately upon the attack on



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Police Head Quarters, Eve
Leary, the previous evening and
the recent attack on army
personnel in Buxton is part of
an historical series of such
events going back to October
1992 in which extremist
elements have waged an
undeclared war on the state,
including the murder of
Minister Satyadeow Sawh.
The IAC is calling upon the
authorities as it has done so
many times in the past five
years when atrocities of the
same nature have occurred,
especially during the crime wave
following the 2002 Mashramani
prison break, to swiftly
apprehend the evil perpetrators
of these brutal crimes and place
them before the courts.
The Committee

expressed deepest
condolences to the bereaved
families and calls on
communities not to provoke
or stroke any ethnic

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the killing of 11 persons
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ton slaughter of so many
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The organisation called
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the source of the slaughter
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tors to justice. CIOG also
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to "prevent any recurrence
of this heinous crime."
The organisation called
for all Guyanese to remain
calm and make a special
prayer for all those who
have suffered.
CIOG also extended
its deepest sympathy to
all the relatives of those
who have suffered "in
this senseless slaughter."

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trade, energy, transport, crime

AS THIS first month of 2008
draws to a close, Caribbean
Community governments
find themselves facing some
major decisions that require
urgent attention to avoid fur-
ther problems down the road.
The challenges are viewed
as being more acute as a conse-
quence of four changes in gov-
ernment in CARICOM- St.
Lucia, The Bahamas, Jamaica
and Barbados-within the past
13 months, and at least two
more general elections expected
later in the year following next
month's in Belize..
Further, there are related
differing attitudes by some re-
gional administrations on vital
issues involving external eco-
nomic relations; sourcing of en-
ergy supplies and air transpor-

High on the priority list for
consideration, as pointed out by
some Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministers and leading regional
technocrats this past week, are:
EPA: A review of the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) concluded last December
16 in Barbados between the Eu-
ropean Commission (executive
arm of the European Union) and
the group of CARIFORUM
states (CARICOM plus the
Dominican Republic) in view of
rising demands on implications
for member states that have to
enter into bilateral arrangements
for legally effective implemen-
the Venezuela-initiated
Petrocaribe Energy Coopera-
tion Agreement of July 2005
that involves most CARICOM

member states, notable ex-
ceptions being Trinidad and
Tobago (former traditional
energy provider to
CARICOM) and Barbados
which has a special relation-
ship with the twin-island re-
public that includes refining
of its crude oil shipments).
As explained by former Ja-
maica Prime Minister P.J.
Patterson, who until his retire-
ment in 2006 had lead respon-
sibility for CARICOM's exter-
nal trade and economic rela-
tions, and who signed on Ja-
maica for the Petrocaribe
Petrocaribe "speaks to
equality of states and under-
scores the principles of sover-
eignty" and offers significant ad-
vantages for signatory states,
apart from deferred payments

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on concessionary terms and a
special fund for social and eco-
nomic development.
The new Jamaica Labour
Party administration of
Prime Minister Bruce
Golding has decided to stay
on board with Petrocaribe
and is currently pursuing
new cooperation initiatives
with President Hugo Chavez
government that would in-
clude partnership involve-
ment in Petrojam, the state
oil company.
ALBA: This Bolivarian Ini-
tiative for the Americas, is an-
other regional-
cooperation project of President
Hugo Chavez government and is
intended to be an alternative to
the United States initiated Free
Trade Area of the Americas
However, as it is with
Petrocaribe, there are emerging
conflicting signals among a few
CARICOM partners, including
Trinidad and Tobago, on in-
volvement with ALBA also.
Although it is now quite evident
that FTAA as originally
conceptualised has long been
placed in a freezing compart-
ment not likely to be revisited,
if ever, for some time to come.
Trinidad and Tobago insists that
having canvassed to secure
headquarters location for the
FTAA. it cannot now embrace
Three Eastern Caribbean
states-Antigua and Barbuda,
Dominica and St. Vincent and

the Grenadines had originally
committed themselves to the
"general principles" of ALBA,
but to give consideration later to
possible signatory access to its
trade component so long as it
was consistent with obligations
under the revised CARICOM
Dominica, identified for an
oil refinery to be constructed by
Venezuela, has since signalled its
intention to access membership
of ALBA once parliamentary
endorsement has been
secured. No such indication has
yet come from either the
Vincentian or Antiguan govern-
problems of regional air and sea
transportation continue to
worsen and are adding to the
general cost-of-living burden
with intra-regional air travels
becoming almost prohibitive for
nationals of the Community.
This adds to the growing
concerns about the continuing
absence of any serious effort
by CARICOM governments to
get cracking on the introduction
of an appropriate intra-regional
ferry service as an alternative
and less costly mode of travel.
CRIME: A perceived ur-
gent necessity to
review CARICOM's collective
approach in dealing with the
crime epidemic
with galloping rates of mur-
der and armed robberies, es-
pecially in countries like Ja-

maica, Trinidad and
Tobago, and Guyana.
and currently a cause for
deepening concern in The
Bahamas, Barbados and St.
Lucia as well.

This Tuesday. following hi.
visit yesterday to Venezuela t(
participate in a meeting of tht
Council of ALBA, Vincentiar
Prime Minister Ralpl
Gonsalves will travel to Barba
dos for a scheduled meeting
with new Prime Minister Davi(
Gonsalves, who has lead re
sponsibility among CARICON
leaders for Governance and Jus
tice, as well as Regional Air an(
Sea Transportation, plans oi
discussing with Prime Ministe
Thompson issues such as th,
Community's future trade an(
economic relations with the EL
focused on relevant review o
aspects of the concluded nego
tiations for a new partnership
agreement; and also air transport
The latter woul
deal primarily with the need fc
continuing support by currer
shareholders and other goverr
ments for intra-regional airline<
LIAT, that may also require ir
volvement of Trinidad and T(
At present Barbados,
significant hub for LIAT, an(

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US Climate Policy after Bush

LAST month in Bali, as the talks on a new climate change
treaty to replace the Kyoto accord reached a crisis point, the
United States was actually booed by the delegates of more than
180 other countries at the conference. The Bush
administration's dogged refusal to accept any hard targets for
reductions in greenhouse gas emissions had simply exhausted
everybody else's patience. But in less than a year there will
be a new president, and then the US roadblock will be removed.
Won't it?
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, the three
serious contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, are
all pledged to cut US emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by
the year 2050, and all three accept that this can only be achieved
by legal caps on emissions. The leading Republican candidate. John
McCain, makes the same promises, except that he is only aiming
for 65 percent cuts by 2050.
Now, you can argue that a presidential candidate who promises
to deliver something in 2050 is not taking any risks, because the
victor in this contest will be gone from the White House again by
2017 at the latest.
Tell us what you're going to do by 2015, and we'll take you a
lot more seriously. But it is still marks a real and hopeful change in
the world if the next US president accepts the need for both spe-
cific targets and emission caps.
As for the other Republican candidates, Mike Huckabee also
supports emission caps, though he has not proposed any specific
target for cuts.
Mitt Romney has made no commitments at all, and pulled Mas-
sachusetts out of a regional deal to cut carbon dioxide emissions
from power plants when he was governor. Rudy Giuliani isn't even
sure that there is any connection between human activities and glo-
bal warming.
But the likelihood of-any Republican candidate winning the
2008 presidential election, in the midst of what is shaping up to be
a quite nasty recession, is small. Even now, McCain is the only
one who consistently holds his own in the polls when he is matched
against any of the three Democratic contenders. So we can prob-
ably assume that the next US president will be serious about cli-
mate change but that does not automatically remove the road-
None of the candidates has agreed to sign up to any climate
change treaty that does not require the rapidly developing coun-
tries, above all China, and India, to accept specific obligations too.
George W. Bush used the exemptions for those countries in the
Kyoto accord as an excuse for rejecting the whole process, but the
demand that they make their own commitments to control emis-
sions is strong and bipartisan in the United States.
In 1997 the U.S. Senate passed the Byrd-Hagel Resolution,
which declared that the United States should not sigh any climate
change treaty that does not also include binding targets and time-
tables for developing nations, by a 95-0 vote. When then-Vice-Presi-

dent Al Gore signed the Kyoto accord in 1998. he acknowledged
that it would not be acted upon in the Senate until the developing
nations also accepted targets and timetables and nothing has re-
ally changed since then.
Why is this an American bot-
tom line? Because the United ..
States is the world's greatest .
power, and almost every senior
official and politician in Washing-
ton believes that it should stay '
that way forever.
It will not, of course. The .
rapid economic growth of the two ,
Asian giants practically guarantees e f
that the United States will be just
one of the three great powers by ...
mid-century, for economic .
strength is the source of most ./
other forms of power. But it still j.
makes a difference whether that
happens in 2025 or 2045, espe-
cially to Americans. .
Nobody in Washington is
prepared to give the emerging
great powers a free pass on emissions, because they are afraid that
it would help them to catch up with the United States. Any cli-
mate change treaty that the US signs, even under an administration
that takes the problem with the utmost seriousness, will have to
respect that concern.
The US position is not actually so distant from that of the other
developed countries. Being less concerned to safeguard their rela-
tive positions in the pecking order, the Europeans, the Canadians
and the Japanese were willing to let the developing countries have
a fifteen-year free ride under the Kyoto accord. After all, the excess
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere now were almost all emitted
by the old industrialized countries and back in 1997, they didn't
realise how urgent it was to make deep cuts in emissions.
But they always intended that the developing countries should
accept a share of responsibility for future emissions under the fol-
low-on treaty to Kyoto, which is the one now being negotiated.
Not an equal share, of course, because they are still relatively poor
and their per capital emissions are vastly less than those of the de-
veloped countries, but they cannot just let their emissions rip.
The post-Bush United States is not going to be a push-over
on emission targets for developing countries, and it will have
all the other industrial countries as its allies. There is just
no point in France or Canada cutting their emissions if
China's and India's are growing at ten percent a year.

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

1/26/2008. 8:25 PM

From page eight
with some $35 million invested by the previous Owen
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Following Tuesday's meeting by Thompson and Gonsalves,
it is understood that arrangements would be in train for a meet-
ing in Port-of-Spain between Prime Minister Thompson and his
Trinidadian counterpart, at the invitation of Prime Minister
Patrick Manning.

Coming out of last Friday's 12th meeting of CARICOM's Coun-
cil for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the Commu-
nity Secretariat is moving to accelerate arrangements for proposed
measures to deal with "poverty and rising cost of living".
Also, of "critical importance for the region", said the Secre-
tariat, was the need for consideration of future external trade
negotiations now that negotiations have been completed with
the EC for the Economic Partnership Agreement with
CARIFORUM. The EPA marks the end of the era of non-re-
ciprocal preferential trade with Europe that has been in exist-
ence since 1975.
Based on a mandate received, the Secretariat is now
scheduling a special two-day meeting of COTED on exter-
nal trade negotiations for February 28-29 ahead of the up-
coming 19th CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting in The
Bahamas on March 7-8.
It has been noted by leading regional technocrats that there
are serious implications for CARICOM's endorsement on March
15, as proposed.
They have pointed out in communication sent to the Secre-
tariat for consideration by CARICOM leaders, that, as legally
structured, the Caribbean Community, as a juridical entity, is
not a party to the EPA and, therefore the 15 CARIFORUM
member states would each have to sign in their individual ca-
Further, it has been argued, the EU itself is yet to authorise
the European Commission to enter into signing arrangements
before the complete negotiated texts have been translated into
all the working languages of the 27 member states of the EU
and approved by them.
These and other factors point to a likely request by
CARIFORUM for a delay in the singing arrangements for
the EPA until after the March 7-8 meeting in The Baha-
mas of CARICOM leaders who would by then have a final
advisory document from the Council for Trade and Eco-
nomic Development (COTED).


ANSA McAL TRADING LIMITED invites applications from
suitably qualified persons for the following position:-



* Diploma and/ or Degree in business management/
Marketing would be an asset
* Must be Computer Literate
* Must own or acquire transportation ( Motor Cycle
or Car) for the job.

Please submit application with detailed Curriculum
Vitae and at least two references to :

The Administrative Officer
Lot 60 63 Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara,
Closing Date: February 15, 2008.

All applications will be treated confidentially. Unsuccessful applications will
not be acknowledged.


Short-term Consultancy Opportunity

The Guyana Country Co-ordinating Mechanism for the
Global Fund (GF/CCM)

The Guyana Country Co-ordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund (GF/CCM) is a multi-
sectoral body which oversees the implementation of programmes funded by the Global Fund for
AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Guyana. The mandate of the GFICCM includes
ensuring the inclusion of a broad range of national stakeholders in the process of developing
Guyana's proposals to the Global Fund.To this end, the GF/CCM is seeking to engage a
consultant to support a process of soliciting stakeholder input into the development of Guyana's
Round 8 HIV proposal to the Global Fund.

Specifically, the consultant will be required to:
lniinl gaps in the implementation of lhe Guyana National Strategic Plan for HIV
by analyzing relevant national and donor programmes, progress to date, and tfulure
Develop a Request For Proposals I RFP) to solicit submissions that respond to the
identified gaps, from civil society and private sector organizations:
Develop guidelines for eligibility of civil society submissions, based on Global
Fund requirements for sub-recipients and implementing partners: and
Develop score sheets and guidelines, including a Conflict of Interest policy and
declaration form, to be used in the review of applicant submissions, and
Propose the composition of the review panel.

Familiarity with the GFATM:
Familiarity with natinaal and donor-funded initiatives related to HIV/AIDS:
Strong analytical skills:
Strong writing skills;
Abilily to communicate effectively with broad range of stakeholders; and
Ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their curriculum vitae by e-mail to
G,,' :.-' ?F,":CM,. ir,..,il or by mail to the Guyana CCM Secretariat. 56 Main and New
Market Streets, Georgetown by 12 noon on Friday. 1" February, 2008.

If you need additional information please feel free to call 225-8403



(hutchlin @

THERE was mixed news on
the performance of Carib-
bean tourism in 2007 as a
number of factors impacted
the sector, the.main revenue
earner and employer in most
of the countries in the re-
Almost all of the island
states reported early declines,
rebounding later as a result of
other strategies or some merely
holding steady with stay-over
In 2007, the tourism indus-
try took a .beating when the
Homeland Security initiative -
that requires US citizens and
residents to have passports to



re-enter their country from spe-
cific destinations including the
Caribbean went into effect at
the beginning of thel year, and
also the visa requirement needed
for travel in the Cariltbean dur-
ing the staging of World Cup
Cricket which caused major
confusion for people who
wanted to visit but not for the
purpose of the cricket.;
Later in the year, a down-
turn in the U.S. financial mar-
kets, brought on by the increas-
ing cost of fuel, the related col-
lapse of the housing market and
a further weakening of the US
dollar led to adverse economic
conditions, leading to an overall
decline in travel to the Caribbean.
Most countries, however,


are reporting a good start to the
new year.
While countries, will
naturally be focused on hav-
ing a steady influx of visitors
to fill rooms, it should be wor-'
rying to tourism officials that
tourism in the region has'
been growing by a mere one,
percent annually, while world
tourism has been growing at
an average of seven percent
on a yearly basis.
Alex Sanguinetti, Director
General and Chief Executive Of-
ficer of the Caribbean Hotel Asi
sociation (CHA), declared that
the Caribbean is becoming
marginalised in the global com-
petition for tourism.
Tour operators in Europe

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551 -SY/GY
(US$29.5 million) with the lntel-Americani.Development Bank tlDB). Part of the
proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the Fiscal
and Financial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-components

(i) Tax Policy ind Administration;
(ii) Public Sector Financial Management and -
(iii) Fiscal and iduciary Oversight

The overriding aim of the FFN'IP is to build effective and susLainable executive and ovceriglht
capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). the Minhistry of Finance (MOFL, the
National Assembly [Economic Services Comnmittee (ESC) and Public Accounts
Committees (PAC) and the Public Procurement Cmrmission(PPC)].

The PCU hereby invites tenders for the Printifig ard Binding of the following documents for
the National Assembly:

1. Standing Otders of the National Assembly of
2. Manual of Rules of Procedure and Operations of
Committees of the National Assembly
3. Manual of t e Rules of Procedure, Practices and
Convention used by Parliamentarians in the
Conduct of the Business of the National Assembly
4. Handbook for Members of the National Assembly

The relevant details pertaining to the above-inentioned procurement can be uplifted as
Secretary/ Administrative Assistant
Program Execution Unit (PEU)
Fiscal and Financial Management Program
National Assembly
Telephone: 227-7026/27
Telefax: 225-1357
Email: ffmp peu nationalassembilyv(

You are required to submit a sample of 35 pages along with your bidding document.

.4 reference copv of the Standing Orders can be viewed at the Program Execution U 7nit
(PEU) Fiscal and Financial management Program, National Assembly:.

Tenders should be addressed to the Clerk of the National. Assembly and deposited in the
Tender Box located as follow:

'rhe Parliament Office
Public Buildings
Brickdam, Stabroek

The closing date for submission of Tenders is on or before Februay, 15, 2008


and the UK report that their
business to the East and West
Coast in the US is up and to
other regions of the world, but
,not to the Caribbean.
While the Caribbean contin-
ues to attract major investment
in hotel development,
Sanguinetti offered that the re-
gion has to maintain the com-
petitive edge over other destina-
tions to keep the tourism indus-
try afloat.
Bahamas which has enjoyed
successive years of robust tour-
ism performance and expansion
in the mid-1990s, is now in a
holding steady phase, according
to Prime Minister Hubert,
Like other countries in the
region, the Bahamas is faced
with the challenge of remaining
competitive as a destination of
choice for the reduced number
of US offshore travellers, who
will no doubt this year be fo-
cused on value for their shrink-
ing dollars more than ever be-
The Caribbean will also be
competing for tourists who are
lured to new land-based warm
weather, beach vacation destina-
tions in the Americas, the Pa-
cific and the Middle East.
Ingraham also reminded
tourism officials at a CHA Mar-
ketplace event two weeks ago
about the reality that the cruise
industry has become a major
competitor to land-based desti-
nation vacation.
The cruise industry won an
advantage over land-based re-
sorts in the Caribbean when
President George Bush last
month signed off a further de-
lay of the passport requirement
for land and sea travellers to
June 2000.
Although the Caribbean has
always been ambivalent about
cruise tourism, Ingraham be-
lieves the region must come to
terms with it as it is a critical
and essential element of their
tourism product.

Cruise tourism, increasingly
popular with young profession-
als. families and retirees, can
play an important economic role
in bolstering retail businesses
and even increase demand for
land excursions and local attrac-
According to the Bahamian
Prime Minister, the Caribbean's
response to cruise tourism's
growth should be to develop
new and imaginative ways to
have it complement land-based
resources, including renewed
programmes to convert cruise
vacationers to return as land-
based guests.
This is especially impor-
tant since land-based qpera-
tors, with higher operating
costs and with limited flex-
ibility to vary costs, are likely
to remain at a disadvantage
to cruise lines that are able
to offer near unbeatable all-
inclusive air, meals anid en-
tertainment vacations.
Given the realities of Carib-
bean tourism over recent years.
Ingraham believes it is critically
important that hotel owriers and
operators ensure that hotels are
equipped with the amenities de-
manded and expected by visi-
tors, and that guests leave their
properties believing that they
have received good value for
Areas that also impact visi-
tors experience in land-based re-
sorts and important in public-
private cooperation include
safety and security, transporta-
tion and communication, human
resource development, research
and information and promotion
and marketing.
The Jamaica Tourist Board
is also focusing on increasing
airlifts to the popular tourist
destinations and promoting and
emphasising their attractions to
fill rooms that have been grow-
ing at a fast rate because of
Spanish investment.
In 2006, J,amaiia's room
stock rose by more: than 500
rooms to 26,65'3, of which 110
rooms were nevly built. Airlifts
that year rose by 8.4 per cent
to 5.1 million passengers.
Since then, Spanish inves-
tors have placed new rooms on
the market.
Basil Smith, Director of
Tourism in Jamaica, said the is-
land has been attracting massive
hotel investments largely out of
Spain over the large five years,
with an average of 1000 rooms
being constructed on average on

an annual basis.
In 2008, some 3000 more
rooms are expected with a simi-
lar pace continuing for the next

four or so years.
But Jamaica came to the
realisation a while back that it
cannot only depend on the lure
of the beaches for visitors, but
it must go beyond that and di-
versify its product into promot-
ing its large range of attractions
and thus sustain the sector that
is so very important to the
Jamaica currently has 41 of-
ficially recognized and moni-
tored licensed attractions, some
of which target the adventurous.
whether it is riding the river in
a large inner tube, horse back
riding in the surf or in the moun-
tains, and going down on a
mountain range on a bicycle or
Trinidad's sister-island To-
bago, is also going through self-
examination as it attempts to
keep its tourism business grow-
ing and attract more visitors.
Hotelier Rene
Seepersadsingh believes the is-
land could attract more stay-
over visitors even the higher
end tourists if its product, in-
cluding hotels, services and at-
tractions, are upgraded and
Seepersadsingh said if To-
bago continues to lag far behind
other Caribbean destinations, it
could end up losing between 20-
30 percent of its market share.
So island states such as
Jamaica, the Bahamas and
Tobago are already consider-
ing measures and crafting
strategies and programmes to
put in place a plan to ensure
a sustainable future for the
tourism sector.

Ministry of Housing and Water
Central Housing and Planning Authority


Mr. Randolph Ramdat of Lot 167 Parcel 721 Plantation Cornelia Ida, West
Coast Demerara or his representative, is asked to contact the Legal &
Conveyancing Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority at 41
Brickdam & United Nations Place, within 14 days of the date of this notice.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

January 2008

= 'RA



PREPARATIONS are ongoing
as the National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI)
embarks on an extensive
training programme- aimed at
improving the knowledge of
Extension Officers of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Entre-
preneurs and Farmers across
Guyana in the implementa-
tion of sheltered cultivation
using greenhouse and shade
house technologies.
This initiative is in keeping
with NARI's mandate to ensure
all stakeholders in the agricul-
tural sector have access to im-
proved technology which will
increase the sector's competi-
tiveness and ensure year round
supply of food for both re- .
gional and local consumption.
The training will commence in

mid March, 2008 and will initially
empower Extension Officers of the
Ministry of Agriculture who will
act as liaisons to investors and farm-
ers, after which farmers who have
been recommended by their Exten-
sion Officers will be given first hand
training in construction and opera-
tion of these systems, says Dr.
Homenauth, Director, NARI.
"At NARI we are working
ardently to ensure that all stake-
holders within the agricultural
sector benefit tremendously
from access to improved tech-
nology in order to increase their
profits and remain competitive.
We at NARI cannot on our hu-
man resource strength provide
all the services required for the
successful implementation of
the Greenhouse/ Shade House
Technologies throughout

"We are also working to ensure
that farmers and entrepreneurs have
access to a strengthened extension
service of the Ministry-of Agricul-
ture that will be efficient and effec-
tive in guiding them through the
Dr. Homenauth is also en-
couraging other interested per-
sons who have not been con-
tacted by their Extension Offic-
ers to submit their expression of
interest to the National Agricul-
tural Research Institute, Mon
Repos, East Coast Demerara, or
the Extension Department
within their communities on or
before February 15, 2007.
In acknowledging the im-
portance of a strengthened and
well-informed extension sys-
tem, Dr. Homenauth noted that



Applications are invited from suitably quali flied persons for this position.

Job Sunmmary
TCL Guyana Incorporated is seeking to employ a self-motivated, dedicated
individual, who will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of
accounting records for the purpose of general accounting, costing and
budgeting; maintaining accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data
necessary for business operations (including accounts receivable, accounts
payable, payroll, budget,, etc.); examining, analyzing and interpreting
accounting records and preparing statements and management reports and
statistics detailing financial results.

ajoqr Responsibilities
Ensure the financial statements and monthly management accounts are
prepared in accordance with international Accounting Standards and
TCL Group Accounting Policies and completed in a timely and accurate
Co-ordinate the preparation of the Company's annual budgets/forecasts
and related reports.
Monitor and maintain the internal controls to ensure compliance with
established policies and procedures.
Manage TG] payroll
Assist in preparation of Board Reports
Preparation of relevant information for Government and other related

ACCA or equivalent (C.M.A./C.P.A.)

3 5 years relevant accounting experience, inclusive of having external
audit experience.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Experience in budget preparation, final accounts, inter-company
reporting and cost control.
In depth knowledge in Microsoft Office Applications and Accounting
Software. Knowledge of Oracle e-business suite will be an asset.

Applications labelled "Accountant" should be sent to:

The Plant Manager
TCL Guyana Inc.
GNIC Compound
Lombard Street.

Applications close February 1, 2008

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

the successful implementation
of these improved food produc-
ition systems will be very criti-
cal, especially since Guyana and
-'the CARICOM region seek to
reduce their dependency on ex-
tra-region supplies to ensure
food security.
"The implementation of
these systems/ technologies will
enable year production of veg-
etables in Guyana which will
improve not only our commit-
ment to supply regional mar-
kets, but also national demands.
"In Guyana we are affected

adversely by the unpredictable
weather patterns, which make
crop production using the tra-
ditional method of open field
conditions less economically
feasible and unreliable due to
uncontrollable water manage-
ment and other environmental
However, today farmers
have choices because they now
can adopt improved technolo-
gies such as the protected seed-
ling production house and the
organoponics system."
He noted not only will these
systems facilitate food produc-
tion inland, but also are more
economical and environmentally
"As a result of climate

change and the challenges to
compete with the increasing
demand for quality food in
wake of the global bio energy
drive, agriculture in Guyana
will have to be revolutionised
in order to remain competi-
tive and to ensure food secu-
rity. No longer can we depend
on the flat coastal plain as
the primary production ar-
eas, but we need to invest in
technologies that are low cost,
efficient and environmen-
tally friendly to develop agri-
culture inland. At NARI we
have evaluated two main
structures that can be adapted
here in Guyana that will be
of economic importance to
farming communities.'


"Support for the Implementation of the Strategic
Development Plan of the Audit Office of Guyana"

The Audit Office of Guyana (AOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (11)DB) via an Agreement signed on. September
1.7, 2007, to support the implernentation of the strategic development plan.

More specifically, the aim is to assist the AOG in further enhancing its
technical and operational capacity by:

(a) Enhancing professional audit practices and standards;
(b) Improving critical support systems to enhance operational
(c) Institutionalizing best practices and skill transfer for
sustainability; and
(d) Create stakeholder awareness of the oversight role of the

The Audit Office of Guyana invites eligible individuals from Guyana and
any IDB member country to submit their expressions of interest which
must include a detailed curriculum vitae or resume, expected costs and
details of work in similar disciplines for the following consultancies:

Consultancy 1: Diagnostic Study of Registry
Consultancy 2: Finance and Accounting
Consultancy 3: Public Awareness

Interested eligible applicants may obtain electronic or hard copies of the
terms of references and further information at the following address:

Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana
63 High Street
Kingston. Georgetown, Guyana
Tel No 592-227-1061
Fax No 592-226-7257
Email: auditoffice 10200(ii.;

Expressions of interest must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no
identification of the applicant, on the outside and must be clearly marked
on the top, right-hand corner, 'The Consultancy Number and its
.description for which the application is being submitted'. The envelopes
should be addressed to:

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

All expression of interests is to be deposited in the Tender Box at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board of the above
address not later than 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

Tenders would be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and
Tenderers or their authorised Representatives may be present to observe
the opening of Tenders at the Ministry of Finance.

Project Co-ordinator
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana

1/26/2008, 8:29 PM

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Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited





Dear Stockholders,

$ 000


I wish to report that your Bank recorded a net profit after tax of S354 million for the first
quarter of the year ending September 30, 2008.
Although slightly lower than the $380 million recorded during the corresponding penod of
the year ended September 30 2007, your directors remain confdenl that me Bank weill
achieve its otiertives r t 'or preelr.l year

Total assets reflect a year-on-year -: "'i of 9.41% while deposits increased by 10,02%
over the same period.

I am pleased to advise that at our Board of Directors' meeting hreld on January 21, 2008,
Mrs Yolande Foo, our former Executive Lirector/Corporate Secretary. was appointed a non-
Executive Director of the Bank. The Board welcomes Mrs Foo back to the organisahon and
looks forward to her resuming her sterling contribution to the success of the Bank

Net interest inc-,me
Other income

Loan impairment (e2peseL'recoverf
Operatng expenses

Profit before taxation

Net profit after taxation

Earnings per share (S)

812. 15

751 786
442 653



1.621 002

1.204 BF17 i.194.439 4,683,294
25 1. 146) i228 1527
643.432 5u5 .4 2 504.S3.4

203,060 2 3O ;..ii

353584 2s80 78S3 1.144.418

S1 27


Average number of shares ('O0)

David Dulal-Whiteway




Cash resources
Investment securities
Other assets
Premises and equipment

Total assets

Liability & equity

Customers' currenL savings and deposits accounts
Due to banks
Net pension liability
Other liabilities

Stated capital!
Statutory reserves
Other reserves
Retained earnings

Total Liability & Equity







75,992,171 69,456,504 73,869,729

67,735,816 61.564,417 65,909.096
576,188 457,855 472.378
167,900 136,300 167.900
2326,884 2,698.072 2,166.046
70806,788 64,856,644 68,715,420

300.000 300,000 300,000
300.000 300,000 300,000
621.956 501,434 617792
3.963.427 3.498,426 3.936 517
5,185,383 4,599,860 5,154,309

75,992,171 69,456,504 73,869.729

Operating activities
Proiit before taxation
AdjusIments for non-cash items
Net increase in advances
Net increase in customers' current. sayings
an-'d deposit accournts
increase in deposits witr Central Bank
increase in other assets
increase in other liabditiies
Corporation taxes pald
Cash (used in)/provided by operating activities

Investing activities
Net (increase) : decreasein investmerEi
Additions to premises and equipnmenl
Proceeds from sale of premises and eqcip-nent
Cash provided by investing acflvies

Financing activities
Decrease in balances due other banks
Dividends paid to shareholders
Cash used in financing activities

Net (decrease)/increase in cash resources
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

Cash and cash equivalents are represented by

Cash on hand
Cheques and other items in transit
Due from Banks




36 676
(409 559"


!,485, 750

( 15,5271
i2,446 809,
,22 9PiO0



i291 760" (1.194.602S 5,474.512

T,436.626 (2,341,444) 7.518,759)
f188 .115) (17,0685 ;499.753i
617 140.785
1,248.511 (2.357,892) (7.877,727)

221.511 222.684 230,859
:330 000) ,,300 000) (495.000)
(108.49) 77.316i ,264,141)

848 262 (3.62'9,81 3) 2.667.356)
6.177. i66 8.44 .52 8.8a4.522
7 025 428 5.214.712 68,77.166

2.225 973 4,27 005 2,55.6til
13 1953 e 00- :56'.333
4 40.'1257 .f7' 3 54.1!7
7,:.23 42i 5.214 712 6.177. 65

Supplemental Information:

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 27, 2008 13

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited




Quarter ended 31st December 2007

Balance at 1st October 2007
Revaluation of available-for-sale investments
Total income and expense recognized directly in equity
Profit for the year
Total income and expense recognized directly
in equity and profit for the year
Transfer of general provision for loan losses
Equity dividends
Balance at 31st December 2007

Quarter ended 31st December 2006

Balance at 1st October 2006
Revaluation of available-for-sale investments
Total income and expense recognized directly in equity
Profit for the year
Total income and expense recognized directly
in equity and profit for the year
Transfer of general provision for loan losses
Equity dividends
Balance at 31st December 2006

Year ended 30th September 2007

Balance at 1st October 2006
Revaluation of available-for-sale investments
Total income and expense recognized directly in equity
Profit for the year
Total income and expense recognized directly
in equity and profit for the year
Transfer of general provision for loan losses
Equity dividends
Balance at 30th September 2007

$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000

300,000 300,000 617,792 3,936,517 5,154,309
7,490 7,490
7.490 7,490
353,584 353,584

7,490 353,584 361,074
(3,326) 3,326 -
(330.000) (330,000)
300,000 300,000 621.956 3,963,427 5,185,383

300,000 300,000 106,505 3,799,194 4,505,699
-- 13,378 13,378
13,378 13,378
380,783 380,783

13,378 380,783 394,161
381,551 (381,551) -
(300,000) (300,000)
300,000 300,000 501,434 3,498,426 4,599,860

300,000 300,000 106,505 3,799,194 4,505,699
(808) (808)
(808) (808)
1.144.418 1.144.418

(808) 1,144,418 1,143,610
512.095 (512.095) -
(495,000) (495,000)
300,000 300,000 617,792 3,936,517 5,154,309

(Millions of Guyana Dollars)

1. Basis of preparation

This interim financial report for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34. 'interim Financial Reporting'
and should be used in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended September 30. 2007. During the year ended September
30, 2007, the Bank changed its policy with regard the recognition of loan fees as stated in note 2 (b) in the last annual financial statements.
Consequently. comparative amounts for December 31. 2006, presented in this report. were restated in accordance with International Accounting
Standard 8.

2. Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies and methods of computation used in this financial report are the same as those used in the financial statements for the
year ended September 30, 2007.

3. Capital commitments

Contracts for outstanding capital expenditure not provided
for in the financial statements

Other capital expenditure authorized by the Directors
but not yet contracted for

Quarter ended
December 31, 2007

Quarter ended
December 31,2006

Year ended
September 30,2007

496 134 479

1,378 1,342 997

4. Related parties

Parties are considered to be related if one party has the ability to control the other party or exercise significant influence over the other party in
making financial or operating decisions. A number of banking transactions are entered into with related parties in the normal course of business.
These transactions were carried out on commercial terms and conditions, at-market rates.

Outstanding balances

Loans, investments and other assets
Fellow Subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

Deposits and other liabilities
Fellow Subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

Interest and other income
Fellow Subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

Quarter ended




Quarter ended
December 31,2006




Year ended
September 30,2007





(Millions of Guyana Dollars)

Interest and other expense
Fellow Subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

- 5
4 1 6
7 3 70

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and
controlling the activities of the Bank.

13 21
..1.......... 3 2........... .......

S. . 54

5 Segment reporting

The Bank analyses its operations by both geographic and business segments. The primary format is geographic,
reflecting its management structure as follows:

Management considers its banking operations to be a single business unit. All business is done in Guyana except for
certain investment activities.

Three months ending December 31,2007

Market value of investment securities
Income from investment securities

Three months ending December 31,2006

Market value of investment securities
Income from investment securities

Year ending September 30,2007

Market value of investment securities
Income from investment securities




Outside of Guyana

Outside of Guyana

Outside of Guyana




6 Taxation
Taxation recognized is based on the best estimate of the effective annual corporate tax rate expected for the current

7 Contingent liabilities

a, Litigation

As at December 31, 2007, there were certain legal proceedings outstanding against the Bank. No provision has been
made as professional advice indicates that it is unlikely that any significant toss wilt arise, or that it would be
premature at this stage of the actions to determine that eventuality.

b) Customers' liability under acceptance, guarantees, indemnities and letters of credit

These represent the Bank's potential liability, for which there are equal and offsetting claims against its customer in the
event of a call on these commitments.

Quarter ended
December 31,2007

Guarantees and indemnities
Letters of credit

c) Sectoral information

Corporate and commercial


Quarter ended
December 31, 2006

Year ended
September 30,2007



8 Interest of directors and executives and of their associates

Of these categories, the following persons held shares in the company, all of which were held beneficially:

As at December 31, 2007

Mr. John Carpenter 150.000 shares
Mr. Roy E. Chenrg 87.000 shares (75.000 field by self and 12.000 by an associate)
Mr. John N. Alves 75,000 shares (held jointly with an associate)

As at December 31, 2006

Mr. John Carpenter
Mr Roy E. Cheong
*Mrs. Yo!ande M. Foo

87.000 shares (75.000 held by self and 12.000 by an associate)
315.000 shares (held jointly with associates)

As at September 30. 2007

Mr. John Carpenter 150.000 shares
Mr. Roy E. Cheong 87,000 shares (75,000 held by self and 12.000 by an associate)
Mr. John N. Alves 75,000 shares (held jointly with an associate)

*Mrs. Yolande M. Foo retired as the Coreorate Secretary of the Board of Directors and an Executive of tie Bank
on May 31. 2007.

1/26/2008, 9 02 PM

Key management compensation
Short term benefits

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SUNDAY G I ~U1 ItLk anirr b' 31
7 -1


"Support for the Implementation of the Strategic
Development Plan of the Audit Office of Guyana"

The Government of Guyana (GOG) and the Inter- American Development Bank
(IDB) signed an Agreement on September 17, 2007 to support the
implementation of the strategic development plan of the Audit Office of Guyana

More specifically, the aim is to assist the AOG in further enhancing its
technical and operational capacity by:

(a) Enhancing professional audit practices and standards;
(b) Improving critical support systems to enhance operational
(c) Institutionalizing best practices and skill transfer for sustainability:
(d) Create stakeholder awareness of the oversight role of the AOG.

The Audit Office of Guyana invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders to supply
the following:

LOT 1: Computer Hardware and Network. Equipment;
LOT 2: Photocopier: and
LOT 3: Software.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information and inspect the
bidding documents:
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana.
63 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel No 592-227-1061
Fax No 592-226-7257

A complete set of Bid Documents in English may be purchased by interested
Bidders for a non-refundable fee of US$15 or G$3,000. The method of payment
will be by Bank Draft. No liability will be accepted, for loss or late delivery.

Suppliers may submit bids for any amount of Lots.

Tenderers are required to submit their bids with the following:

(a) In the case of Companies registered locally:

(i) Valid compliance from the Commissioner General,
Guyana Revenue Authority
(ii) Valid compliance from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme (NIS)

(b) For all Companies:

(iii) Bid Security of 2% of Tender Value.

Failure to supply the requirements as stated above will result in the Tender
being deemed non-responsive.

Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the
Tenderer on. the outside and must be clearly marked on the top, right-hand
corner, 'The Lot(s) and its description for which the tender is being submittedd.
The envelopes should be addressed to:

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

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration of the above address not later than
09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

Tenders would be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and
Tenderers or their authorised representatives may be present to observe the
opening of Tenders at the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Finance does not bind itself to accepting the lowest bid and
reserves the right to reject any tender without assigning reasons.

Project Co-ordinator
Project Execution Unit
Audit Office of Guyana

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

a.) Supply of Fuel and Lubricants to the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority.
c.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
Regions 3, 4 and 5.
d.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
the East Demerara
e.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in
the Boerasirie Water Conservancy.
f.) Construction of Drainage Structure at Parika, Region 3
g.) Repairs to Strathavon Drainage Sluice, East Coast Demerara,
Region 4

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority during normal working hours.

4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage
and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee
of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture for each bid document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the 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, 12"' February, 2008. Electronic bidding will not be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday, 12'"
February, 2008 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above address.

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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225-6508 227-5204
225-7082 227-521 6

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THE World Trade
Organisation (WTO) exploits
globalisation solely to the ad-
vantage of the developed
world; globalisation has fast
become the principal 'exploi-
tation' instrument of the
WTO. And so the WTO really
is the chief culprit respon-
sible for the termination of
the preferential access to
sugar from 20 ACP countries.
The preferential EU market
access started life in 1975
whereby the access really was
for agreed quantities of sugar at
guaranteed prices, negotiated
annually. The preferential quota
had an equivalence of some 1.3
million tonnes per year.
The Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) is expected to
replace the 'trade' chapters of
the Cotonou Agreement. But
the exemption privilege for
these 'trade' chapters from
WTO law expired on December
31, 2007; and so both the EU-
ACP countries had to meet this
deadline to comply with a
WTO-compatible option.
Hence the great rush by
CARIFORUM, the Dominican
Republic, and the EU to con-
clude the EPA negotiations on
December 16, 2007. This EPA,
however, is not a solid agreement
in the interests of Caribbean
people, as it carries no appropri-

ate development pillar; the EPA
will induce loss of import duties;
and the EU's market access in
the Caribbean, while creating
competition, it is a competition
that mainly would be to the ad-
vantage of the EU.
And so we must know that
all developed countries always
act in their own interest first.
Globalisation is the developed
countries' political tool to- us-
tain dominance and limit devel-
opment among the poor.
Two major changes in
globalisationn' logistics have hit
the deck. Globalisation has be-
come a fashion contest; and to
be in it is to be 'hip'.
Globalisation is no longer a
standalone operation;
Globalisation has become wed-
ded to economic integration, not
political integration.
The wind of economic inte-
gration has stalked this Hemi-
sphere. Evidence the following:
The North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA), The
Mercosur group, the Central
American Free Trade Agreement
(CAFTA) with the Unitepd
States, the Dominican Republi'c's
trade talks with the United
States and Central American
countries, and Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA).
The Caribbean region, not
to be outdone, has its own his-

torical mark on integration, in-
volving the 10-member British
West Indies Federation with
volatile beginnings, temporarily
housed in 1958 and disintegrat-
ing in 1962; but disintegrating
with a consensus, a consensus
that Caribbean nations need to
cooperate for self-sustaining de-
The Caribbean Free Trade
Association (CARIFTA) in
1968 and the Caribbean Com-
munity and Common Market
(CARICOM) in1973 demon-
strated the re silience of Carib-
bean people t cooperate in sec-
tors of agric lture, industry, edu-
cation, health, culture, and
sports; and the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME),
the most recent offspring, has
suddenly become the talking
point after a long but under-
standable sojourn in hibernation
since 1989. But it was a forced
sojourn, beyond the control of
Caribbean nations. Consider the
global externalities' impact.
How has Caribbean integra-
tion fared so far? Pattnayak
(2004) evaluated Caribbean in-
tegration efforts through com-
paring the More Developed
Group (MDG) with the Less
Developed Group (LDG) in
2000; MDG: Bahamas, Barba-
dos, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname,
and Trinidad & Tobago; LDG:

Antigua and Barbuda, Belize,
Dominica, Grenada, Haiti,
Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts
and Nevis, and St. Vincent and
the Grenadines. Pattnayak
(1) The MDG had a higher
annual growth rate of GDP per
(2) The MDG had a greater
Human Development Index
(3) The LDG had higher
poverty rates.
(4) The urban population
had increased in both groups.
(5) Exports as a share of
GDP declined for LDG, not so
for MDG.
(6) The MDG attracted
more net foreign direct invest-
Uneven economic perfor-
mances are glaring between the
two groups; but the unevenness
is even more conspicuous among
individual member countries.
Extra regional forces, inter-
nal politics, and incompatibili-
ties have reduced the effective-
ness of Caribbean integration.
Pattnayak (2004) believes ex-
ternal factors as the Cold War,
the major oil crises, the libera-
tion of Eastern and Central Eu-
rope, the US Administration's
changing political worldview of
the Caribbean, have signifi-
cantly impacted the regional
policy framework of Caribbean

As an example, Reagan's
Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)
in 1983, and its two expanding
pieces of legislation in 1990 and
2000, devastated CARICOM's
integration policy framework.
Due to the distinction between
the CBI and NAFTA, CBI na-
tions are facing some disinvest-
ment and slower export growth
to the US than in the pre-
NAFTA period (before 1994).
'Anthony Payne notes that the
Reagan Administration ensured
that "the USA steadily suc-
ceeded in reshaping the agenda
of Caribbean politics and eco-
nomics to the point where, in
almost every arena, it was able
to lay down the parameters of
what could be done and even
what could be thought."
The CSME's first few years
of life suffered high morbidity.
The CSME was born at the time
of the end of the Cold War when
the Caribbean became less sig-
nificant in US Foreign Policy
vernacular; and the Caribbean
was reduced to the diktat of
substitutes as the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) (Boxill,
1999), and indeed the World
Bank, with the USAID, IDB,
etc., as the other stand-ins.
Globalisation has taken its
toll on Caribbean integration.
The World Trade Organisation
(WTO) Treaty, insisting on
multilateral and reciprocal trade



All Nigerian and Indian graduates and students of the
Greenheart Medical University, including persons of other
African nationalities, residing in Guyana temporarily, are invited
to a meeting with the Minister of Home Affairs, on Monday,
February 11,2008 at 14:00h.

This meeting will be held' at the GNS Sports Complex pavilion,
Carifesta Avenui, Georgetown.

Please make a special effort to attend this very important
meeting. Kindly walk withi some form of identification (students
are asked to walk with their student ID cards).

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs


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

Chief School's Welfare Officer

Senior School's Welfare Officer

Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department,
Ministry of Education 21 Brickdam

Applications on Public Service Commission no.31 forms should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
!Ministry of Education
26 Brickdam, Stabroek

Closing date is February 08, 2008.


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liberalisation, has weakened
some Caribbean nations' one-
way preferential trading ar-
rangements with both the Euro-
pean Union (EU) under the
Lome Convention, and the US
under the CBI. The US as the
chief agent of globalisation has
not truly addressed NAFTA's
emasculation of Caribbean ex-
porters' preferential advantages
under the CBI.
globalisation's positive im-
pact for many poor nations,
these nations cannot afford to
be complacent; countries in
the periphery have to refine
and broaden their regional
integration to get even close
to a competitive advantage
with developed countries in
the world system.


Two survivors at the

Georgetown Public Hospital

TWO of the survivors from the Thomas' family of 30 Lusignan,
East Coast Demerara, gunned down in their Lusignan home
early yesterday morning, were late yesterday clinging to life
at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Howard Thomas, 19 and his infant brother, Roberto, four, were
yesterday morning rushed to the Georgetown Hospital nursing bul-
let wounds, after gunmen invaded their home and shot and killed
three of the five family members.
Howard, who was admitted to the High Dependency Unit
(HDU), nursing bullet wounds to his right shoulder and lower right
arm, remained under close watch by hospital officials. And four-
year-old Roberto, shot in the lower abdomen, remained on life sup-
port in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as doctors waged a battle to
save his life.
Meanwhile, a third resident of Lusignan, wounded in the shoot-
out, was Mohamed Nazir, 45 of 26 Lusignan. He was shot in both
legs, but is in a stable condition in Ward Al of the GPH.
The three arrived at the accident and Emergency Unit of the GPH
around 02:52 h just about five hours before the arrival of eleven

Six lucky winners altogether received G$700,000 following the
conclusion of the Republic Bank "Have a Happening Chhistmss"
Loan Campaign which ran from October 1,2007 to December

Each Retail Loan customer borrowing during the campaign
became eligible to win a cash prize at the end of the period.

The drawings were he.d at Republic Bank's Camp Street Branch
on Friday, January 11,2008 and the presentations followed on.
Friday, January 18, 2008. The winners were: .. ,

Garie Griffith :
Shawndale Glasgow
Rameshwar & Indira Singh
Christopher Morris
Wesley Inniss
Constance De Veira

The "Have a Happening Christmas"Campaign allowed borrowers
to secure financing for all possible purposes from home
enhancements, purchase of household and electrical appliances,
motor cars and motor cycles, travel to just about anything else.

Republic Bank thanks all of the customers who responded to the
campaign and extends special congratulations to the lucky

others who were all pronounced dead on arrival.
The dead six adults and five children were taken to the Lyken
Funeral Parlour.
Howard, still hoping that what he had just come out of was
a nightmare, said that their home was the first of the five in-
The young man said that shortly after 2:00 h,his family heard a
banging at their door, and his father got up and went out to enquire.
Fearfully he stood behind the door, and on realising that there was
someone behind it, the men broke it down and barged in and began
shooting. ,
In a frenzy, Thomas' wife Gomatt e amid Howard (who by then
had awakened), fearing for their lives' hid, but could not get to the
two other sleeping children fast, enough. Thle children Vanessa and
Ron were slot sleeping in their beds. i
Meanwhile, Howard, clutching some suitcases, hid under a
bed, but was hit by two of the bullets.'Luckily, his mother who
was hiding behind a curtain Was not een by the men who, af-
ter a Wiile declared: "Everybody deadl" and left the house.

In piiaure are, from L-R:
Mr. Stanton Seepersaud-Marketing Officer
Retail Credit/Residential Mortgages
ts, Voannetta Grant Supervisoi Retail
tending Unit, Camp Street, Mr. Ciristopher
Morris, AMs. Constance De Veira,
Mr. Sher wyn Greaves. Officer -inp- Charge
Camp Street Branch,
M5. Gone Griffith. Ms. ShawndaleGl1asqgow.
Mr. & Mrs. Singh.
Notinpicture is Mr. Wesley Inniss"

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By Michel Outridge

11 brutally
slain at
bullets match
those used in ,
Sash Sawh,
other murders,

THE five Lusignani families
who were mercilessly con-
fronted by heavily ar ed men
early Saturday morning were
peacefully ,at sleep before the
terror stepped in, neighbours
said .yesterday.
The onslaught which lasted
about 20 minutes penetrated the
quiet of the morning with heavy
gunfire as the marauding gang
ripped through the homes of five
families, leaving 11, including
five children dead.
Dead'from one family are
48-year-old Clarence Thomas,
his 12-year-old daughter,.
Vanessa, and his son, Ron Tho-
Two other members of the
Thomas family were wounded.
Roberto Thomas was shot in the
lower abdomen and.Howard
Thomas was shot in the upper
right hand.
They are patients in the High
Dependency Unit (HDU) at the

Georgetown Public Hospital
Next door to the Thomas'
family, 32-year-old Mohandai
Gourdat and her two sons, four-:
year-old Seegobind Harilall and
ten-year-old Seegopaul Harilall
were also shot dead.
The lone survivor from the
home was 11-year-old Arjune
Bhim. He was spending the night
at his aunt Mohandai, but hid
himself under the bed and shiv-
ered silently as his aunt' and his
cousins were killed in the bed-
The wooden house was bul-
let-ridden and some of the lou-
vre panes were missing:
Across the street, ,22-year-
old Shazam Mohanied was
gunned down as he sought shel-
ter in his kitchen.,
His father, Nadir 1lohamed,
48, was shot in both feet; and is
a patient at the GPHQ.
Their neighbour, 55-year-
old Shaleem Baksh died in-
stantly after he was hit by a vol-
ley of bullets in his head.
His visibly distraught wife
told the Guyana Chronicle
yesterday that they heard the
gunfire and imMediately
kneeled to the floorr.:
IShe and her daughter
scrambled for coer, under,t e
bed, but her husb4Jnd did 'not
make it as gunmen burst thdir
becoino door and kled him be-
fore their eyes.
"We are lucky because .one
of the gunmen told the other
.(gunmen) that morq people were
downstairs in the hduse and they
rushed out in search of themnbe-
cause they did not'see us,"J]she

Religious leader

-"Our hearts bided wit th "f

MEMBERS of the Inter Reli-, which occurred early y'eser-
gious Organisation yesterday day morning at Lusignan and
gathered in the boardroom of left about 11 people dead.!
the Ethnic Relations Commis- The impronmptu meeting
sion (ERC), following a call which began around 15:00 hours,
for its Chairman Bishop featured prominent individuals
Juan Edgehill, for a collabo- from the Christian| Hindu and
rative effort in attempting to Muslim communiqs.-
pacify the relatives of the de- During the meeting. it was
ceased and the communities decided that the group would is-
affected by .the massacre '.ue a collaborative statement

MEMBERS of the religious community engage in a momer
those responsible.

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cried yesterday.
She said the killers did not
ask for money or jewellery but
said they were there to execute
However, across the road
from Baksh, a couple and their
daughter was shot dead still
clinging to each other against a
wall. 1
Neighbours heard their
screams for mercy shortly be-
fore they were cut down by
rapid gunfire.
Their names were given as
Seecharran Rooplall, 56, his wife,
Dhanrajie Ramsingh, 52, and
their 11-year-old daughter,
The Joint Services in a
statement said that the group of
gunmen which launched the si-
multaneous attack on the five
homes numbered between 15}-20.
This is an act of "terror,", the
police said.
The statement said a total of
five (5) 5.56 calibre and thirty
five (35)'7.62 x 39 spent shells,
alohg with two (2) live 7.62 k 39
rounds, six (6) 7.62 x 39 war-
heads, fie (5) 12 gauge cartridges
and onej(1) spent 12 gauge car-
tridge were recovered at the
scenes ly the police.
The thirty five 7.62 39
spent shells match eighteen
shells found at the scene of the
assassination of Minister of Ag-
riculture Satyadeow Sawh in
April 2006. I
The five 5.56 shells mntph
5.56 shells found at the scehelof
the murder of Lawrence Drakes
earlier this month at Merriman's
Mall in the city.
The spent shells also

matched those found at the scene
of the murders of MMC secu-
rity guards at Two Brothers gas
station, Brumell and Scott at
Agricola, and the attack at Ca-
nal No. 2 in 2007.
The Joint Services ex-
pressed its sympathy towards
all family members who have
suffered losses of their relatives.
Security arrangements have
been upgraded, with Joint pa-
trols and roadblocks being con-.
ducted in the city and on the
East Coast of Demerara while
investigations into the incident
are being conducted.
The statement said the Joint
Services will pursue and conduct
robust operations in order to ap-
prehend these criminals' who are
terrorising our citizen '
The Joint Seryipe are ad-
vising members of the'public to
be extra vigilant at thisltime and
urge that they report any suspi-
cious or strange aqivity which
they may observe in their com-
munities. '
They are alsq calling on
all members of the society to
remain calm in the face of ad-
versity and stability will re-
turn to the society, I
The Joint Servic s are also
calling on any meniber of the
public .who may have informa-
tion that may lead to the arrest
of the perpetrators of these acts
to contact the Joint Services on
telephone numbets, 226-6978,
225-8196, 226-9888, 226-8645,
225-6940, 225-6041, 225-6411
or 911.
The Lusignari slaying came
three hours after; Police Head-
quarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown

trnilies of the deceased"I- IRO

came under heavy gunfire.
A motorcar stopped in front
of the main gate and discharged
a barrage of bullets, the Police
said in a statement.
Fortunately, no one was
killed as ranks scurried to safety
before the vehicle sped off.
Police said at about 22:20 h
Friday, gunmen in a grey motor
car discharged several rounds at
the ranks in the guard room of
the Guyana Police Force Head-
quarters, Eve Leary.'
Constable 17781 Scott was
injured to the left side of his back
and Special Constable 13709 Mc
Almont suffered injuries to his
right hand and left thigh.
The building was also dam-
aged with several windows shat-
Constable Scott was
treated at a private hospital
and sent away while! Special
Constable McAlynoni was ad-
mitted a patient in a stable

SAnnouncement of Appointment

to the Board of Directors


highlighting its condemnation of
the mass murder, which has left
Residents uneasy and a road
block spreading miles on the East
Coast, from Melanie Damishana
to Beterverwagting.
According the ERC chair-
Sman, the IRO is the conscience
of a nation, and they must work
collectively in order to effec-
tively tackle the current situa-.

t of prayer for the lives lost and

He added that the message
of the IRO Community should
not be categorised with those
of politicians but should be
considered messages' of peace
and solidarity.,
Following the meeting,
the team, formed a delegation
that ventured into the village
of Lusignan, offering words of
condolence to the affected
families along with promises
Sof tangible support for wakes
and other funeral arrange-
A group was also dispatched
to participate in a live television
broadcast on the National Com-
munications Network (NCN),
%here it openly expressed its
dissatisfaction in the manner of
which the human lives were
According to the group, the
word 'tragic' is a gross under-
statement to describe the man-
ner in which almost two families
with women and children were
Collectively, the team
said that it is prepared to of-
fer a peace settlement with
the individuals responsible
for the brutal slaying and
pleaded for the surrender of

On Monday, January 21, 2008,
the Board of Directors of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited,
appointed Mrs. Yolande Foo
as a Non-Executive Director of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited.
Mrs. Foo retired from the staff of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited
on June 1, 2007 after forty-five years of outstanding service to the Bank.
At that time she also retired her post as
Executive Director/Corporate Secretary of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited
extend a warm welcome to Yolande Foo on her return to the organization.
Website: Email:,m

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$30M reward out for

Rondell 'Fine Man' Rawlins
Police announced last night thai a S30M reard is up for information which may lead to the
arrest of Rondell Rawlins.
WVanted fugitive. Rundell Rahlins. called 'Fine Man'. ot Bumton. East Coast Demerara, and
Lnrcola, East Bank Demerara, i, ,anted by the police for a enes of murders and robberies under
arms. i
Polide said anyone virh information that may lead to his arrest is asked to contact the police on
telephone numbers 225-6411, 226,6978. 225-8196, 226-1326, 225-2227. 225-3650. 225-7625. or
911 of the nearest police station
All information will be treated with strict confidence.
Pelie have been hunting for Rondpil *Fine Man' Ratlins since 2003. when he and several other
men escaped from prison and kluled two guards in the process. Rawlins was searing time for several
armed robberies.
I RavOlins, who, police sas. is the leader of the Buxton/Agricola Street gang in Guyana, is also
wanted for a series of other murders, including the April 2006 assassination of former Minister of
Agriculture, Saiydeow Sawh andc his two siblings.
Reports said he is the masteriiind df the Lusignan massacre yesterday morning in retaliation for
his missigg irlfriend who is heavily pr0 gnam.
-The 19-year-old disappeatedr aboit- week ago in the city wlbqtshe came to visit a hospitaL
.-Afwdiays after, someone w ia rted to be wanted man Rp wins, telephoned the Cdsi-
ndalo Ivti s Departmebl Eye Leary, Georgetoa"n ad. threatened ranks ~
finad hisflfriend or face the s ences. ,
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EUROPEAN Delegation Head, Mr. Geert Heikens, British High Commissioner, Fraser Wheeler, United States Ambassador,
David Robinson, and Charge'd Addaires of the Canadian High Commission, at yesterday's joint news conference. (Adrian
Narine photo)

Ministry of Agriculture

In light of the current unjustified increase for the cost of rice, the Ministry of Agriculture through its agencies will be
providing rice for sale at $325 per gallon beginning 10:00h daily from Monday, January 28, 2008 at the following

Guyana Shop Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown
telephone #: 227 1630

*- Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown
Telephone #: 225 8717

Guyana Rice Project Management Unit (GRPMU), 18 Brickdam, Georgetown
-Telephone #:2251362

This offer is scheduled to continue until further notice.

This activity is aimed at consumers and not wholesalers who can still purchase from their regular suppliers. -

For further information contact the Ministry of Agriculture on Telephone # 227 5049.

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Roger F. Duff was appointed Manager, Corporate Credit
on January 1, 2008. Mr. Duff is an experienced banker
with over twenty years of Credit experience in the local
Banking sector and qualifications in Banking and
Finance and Management.

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Yonnette Greaves has been a career banker for almost
three decades. Twenty five of those years have been .
dedicated to Information Technology, an area in which
she is. also professionally certified. Mrs. Greaves was
appointed Manager, Information Technology on
January 10, 2008.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited
extend congratulations to these officers and welcome them aboard the Management Team.
Website: Email:
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THE diplomatic community in Guyana has said it remains
steadfast in its support to Guyana and is optimistic that this
country will overcome the challenge facing it presently.
This assurance comes in the of the wake of the massacre of 11
residents, five children included, of the small community of Lusignan,
by armed bandits on Friday night.
A joint statement issued at a news conference hosted by the
British High Commissioner, Fraser Wheeler, United States Ambas-
sador, David Robinson, European Delegation Head, Mr. Geert
Heikens and Charge'd Addaires of the Canadian High Commission
, Marc Mostovic at the Grand Coastal Hotel, Le Ressouvenir, East
Coast Demerara, the envoys said like all citizens and residents of
Guyana, they are appalled at the brutal murder of the innocent
'And, in expressing deepest sympathy to the families of the
victims, the envoys also expressed the hope that the perpetrators
of "this atrocity are brought to justice quickly."
"At the same time we recognize that emotions are running high
and we urge all those involved to refrain from actions that will fur-
ther inflame the situation and that could undermine recent progress
in the development of Guyana," the statement added.
The incident on the East Coast has resulted in the cancellation
of a New Year's function which the EU was to have hosted at the
same location.
The Guyana Government has not approached the diplo-
matic community for assistance following the brutal incident,
the news conference was told in response to a query. However,
the missions have advised its citizens who are resident here
and have to traverse the troubled communities to be vigilant.

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Embassy of the United States of America

Student Intern Program

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown is presently accepting applications for
its Student Intern Program for the Spring 2008 semester. This internship
program is designed to introduce university students to the work of the
embassy. This is a voluntary program designed to provide an educational
experience for university students. Internships are available in General
Services (housing, warehouse, motor pool and customer service), Public
Diplomacy, Information Technology/Web Design, the U.S. Agency for
International Development, and the Military Liaison Office.

Applications for this program are competitive. Interested students can
obtain application instructions and further information about each
internship through the embassy website at

Application deadline: February 8,2008.


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Agricultural lands (348.42 acres) situated
at Block: IX, Parcels 12, 13, 17 and 18,
Parts of Plantation Flensburg,
West Bank Demerara.

Individual sealed bids marked 'Bid for Property'
must be sent no later than Friday February 15,
2008, at 16:30 hours to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human Resources & Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47/48 Water Street
For further information please call 227-8167

The Bank reserves the right to refuse the highest
or any bid without assigning reasons.



Sealed bids are invited f6r the following vehicles 'as is'

1. Toyota CarinaAT 192 PGG 528
2. Toyota Mini Bus PHH 481.5
3. Toyota Caldina PHH 4812
4. Leyland Comet Truck GEE 8554
5. Toyota-Car PGG 6351

The vehicles can be inspected at the Company's Terminal,
Providence, East Bank Demerara, Monday to Friday, between
08:00 and 16:00 hours.

Bids must be deposited in Tender Box No. 10 at the Guyana Oil
Company Limited, 166 Waterloo Street, Georgetown. The top left
hand corner of the envelope containing the Bid should be marked
"Bid for Vehicles".

The closing date for submission of Bids is Wednesday, February
20, 2008 at 2p.m. Bids will be opened shortly thereafter and
Bidders or their representatives may attend.

The Company reserves the right to reject the highest or any Tender
without assigning reasons thereof.

Invitation to attend the Public Consultations
You are invited to attend Public Consultations on

Guyana's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, 2008-2011
Consultation Schedule, Thematic Consultations



Businesses and

Consultation Date and time

Monday, January 28, 4.00 p.m.

Monday, January 28, 4.00 p.m.
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Le Meridien Pegasus,
Le Meridien Pegasus.

Leaflets on the strategy may be obtained from PRS Information Centres and
Regional Democratic Council Offices, or the M&E Unit, PCPMU, Office of the
SWorking Together
to Reduce Poverty



P.O. Box 323, Tunapuna. Trinidad, WI.

The Council of Legal Education is a regional institution, which has oversight of legal
education and the qualifications for legal practice in the West Indies. It administers three
professional Law Schools, Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, Hugh Wooding Law
School in Trinidad & Tobago and Eugene [)upuch Law School in the Bahamas.
The Council is inviting applications for the position of Principal of the Hugh Wooding
Law School. The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on Monday.
August 4,2008.
The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-Law with not less than ten (10) years standing at the Bar
and/or in the Judiciary ofanyv Commonwealth Caribbean territory. Qualifications and/or
experience in administration, academia or finance would be an asset. The successful
applicant should have or be willing to develop the following core competencies:

Human Relations Skills
Leadership Skills
Management Skills
Strategic Planning Skills
The Position:
The Principal of the Law School shall be responsible to the Council of Legal Education
for the organization and administration of the Law School and of the courses of study and
practical mnstructidn and shall exercise such other functions of the Council as the Council
may from time to time entrust to4tim/her.
Benefits Include: ie
Competitive Salary : .-
Free use of a Motor Vehicle
An EntertainmentAllowance
Five (5) weeks annual vacation leave
Astudy and Travel Grant
ABookGrant .
An Insututional Vmi:'l A\llowan.c '-.
\lembership in aContributotryPenion Seheniri
Mlc berslip inaGroup:HealihPlan. '-:
Removal Expenses and Passages
Where appropriate, r.6eioval expenses and.up to five (5) full economy class passages and
baggage allowance. 0ill be ipid on appointment ahd on normal termination.
Six (6) copies of a letter of application and letters of recommendation, accompanied by
curriculum vitae and supporting documents and the names and address of three (3)
referees, should be sent under confidential cover no later than February 15, 2008 to:
P. O. Box 323
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

For a copy of the advertisement and/or further particulars, please refer to
Information relating to salary and allowances may be directed to Mrs. Margaret
Adams-Sto-we. Registrar (Secretariat) Council of Legal Education at 1-868-662-

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O. publish below, for general information, a list of areas that are now available for allocation in 2008 as State Forests Permissions (see Section 6 of the Forests Act,
chapter 67:01) and State Forest Exploratory Permits (see section 1 of State Forest Exploratory Permit. 1999)

iny:person desirous of making an application for a State Forests Permission for any of the areas listed below is requested to make such application at the nearest Forest
nationn no later than the 29th February 2008. Application forms are available at all Forest stations: in addition, the form may be downloaded from our website at
i1p: /

S.isthe responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the timber stocking of any area applied for meets his or her requirements.

successfull applicants are required to pay acreage and other licence fees before commencement of operation.

personss desirous of making an application for a State Forest Exploratory Permit for any of the areas listed below are requested to make such application at the Georgetown
fice, not later than 14th March, 2008.

Application forms are available directly from the Commissioner of Forests or Deputy Commissioner of Forests (Forests Resources Management Division) at the Georgetown
Office or can be downloaded from the GFC website.

Only serious investors should apply for State Forests Exploratory Permits.

ames Singh
Conotnissioner of Forests

Proposed Vacant List January 25, 2008
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". #'_Berbice_ APPROX. AREA
6,705 acres, 2,713
Bee 01 Right Bank Harakuli river (38 SE) hectares
6,918 acres 2,799
Bde 02 Left Bank Yarkurabu River (38 SE.) hectares
4,801 acres 1,943
Bie 03 Right Bank Torani Creek, Left Bank Bartica Creek 138 NE,_ SE) hectares
Bk |2,007 acres 812
Bi' 04 Right Bank Berbice River, North Torani canal 38 NE) ..... hectares .
..' Left Bank Ikuruwa River, Right Bank Mibirikuru River (39 4,986 acres 2,018
Be05 SW,47NW __ he_____lctares
S16, 726 acres,
Bce 06 Right Bank Canie River,Left bank marinero River (46 NE 6,769 hectares
12,860 acres 5, 204
Bee 07 Left Bank Canje River, Right Bank Alligator River (46 NE] hectares
Right Bank Berbice River,Left Bank Sari Creek, Right Bank 1,158 acres 469
Be 08 Taunama Creek (38 NE) hectares
2,510 acres 1,016
Bee 09 Right Bank Sari Creek, Right Bank Berbice River (38 NE} hectares

I 1405 acres 569
Dm 01 Left Bank Anarika River (28 SW) hectares
West St Cuthberts,Right Bank Moblisa River,Left Bank 6,107 acres, 2,471
Dem 02 Kairuni River (28 SE) I hectares
S|2974 acres 1203
etem 03 Right Bank Moblissa River.West St Cuthbert's Mission (28 SE) hectares
7225 acres 2,924
perm 04 Left Bank & Right Bank Mora Creek {20 SW) I hectares2,924
Right Bank Kerimeru Creek. Left Bank kamaetin Creek (37 5884 acres 2,381
Dem 05 NE.38 NW) hectares
Left Bank Kamuni River, North East Santa Aratak Village 4,064 acres 1,644
Dem 06 S20SW.SE) hectares .
1,954 acres 791
Ddrnm 07 Left Bank Jumby Creek (20 SWJ hectares
Left Bank Loo Creek, Western boundary St Cuthberts mission I 3,716 acres 1,504
Dem 08 (28 SE ...................................................................tares .....
Eastern Mabura Road, Western Boundary Malali Amerindian 9,206 acres 3,726
Dem 09 Reservation (37 SW____ _____ I hectares
3,924 acres 1,588
Dem 10 Left Bank Enabu Creek (37 NWNE) hectraes
3971 acres 1607
Dem 11 Right Bank Gold Creek, Western Side Muritaro Village(37 NW) hectares
1748 acres 708
Dem 12 Right Bank Wetqabo Creek,Left Bank Kamaetin Creek (37 NEA hectares
' .em 13 right Bank Kibilibiri River, Left Bank Eberoabo River (45 NE) 6,029 acres ,2,440
",._'__ _________________________________ hectares
4487 acres 1816
S14 Rqht Bank Kwapanna Creek (36 SE.,37 SW) hectares
1503 acres 608
' 1m 1 5 i ht bank Boerasirie River (20 NW. __ hectares
lm 16 Left Bank Berbice River.Right Bank Ituni River,Left Bank 5,637 acres 2,281
.. i ..a. ".. .. Creek (38 SW,46 NW) hectares
i'. .'ht Bank Abary River,Left Bank 'White Crane Creek 7368 acres, 2982
,.xm 17 ,29W,SE). hectares
Right Bank Wiruni River.Left Bank Kaikotin Creek.Right Bank 3,411 acres, 1,380
Dem i S Jhirihin River (38 NW,SW) i hectares

.Dem 19

Dem 20

Proposed Vacant List January 25, 2008
# Continued APPROX. AREA
Right Bank Ituni River. Left Bank Haradabu Creek,Right 1,502 acres 608
Dem 21 Bank Koria Creek f37SE,38 SW_ ...................... hectares
Right Bank Arakabusa-Kuyaha Creek,Left bank Darinanari 13,347 acres 5,401
Demnt 22 or Hurihin Creek (37 SE hectares
4,868 acres 1970
Dem 23 Right Bank Kibilibiri River, Left Bank Eberoabo River (45 NE) hectares
Right Bank Harawia Creek,Left Bank Wartilla River, South 8,321 acres 3,367
Dem 24 Santa Aratak (20SW.28 NW) hectares
Right Bank Wiruni river,Left Bank Kaikotin Creek (37,NE,SE, 18,218 acres 7,373
Dem 26 38 NW,SW) hectares
Right & Left Bank Karakara river,Right Bank Warawarairu 5,613 acres 2,271
Dem 27 creek (37NE) hectares
9,893 acres 4,003
Dem 28 Left Bank Anadabo River (29 SW,38 NW) hectares
16,557 acres 6,700
Dem 29 Right Bank Anadabo River (29 SW,38 NW} hectares
Left Bank Illikabuta River Right Bank Urarikuru River (36 8,072 acres 3,266
Dem 30 NE.37NW) hecares
Right Bank Essequibo River, Left Bank Illikabuta river (36 NE 6,844 acres 2,770
Dem 31 37 NW) hectares
Right Bank Essequibo River,Right Bank Dehalibanra river 8,472 acres 3,429
Den 32 (36 NE 37 NW) hectares

1450 acres 587
Ess 01 Left Bank Essequibo River,Riqht Bank Arakwa River (19 SE) hectares
1267 acres 513
Ess 02 Left Bank Essequibo River, Left Bank Groete River (19 SE) hectares
Right Bank Potaro River, Right Bank Greenheart Creek (43 17,483 acres 7,075
Ess 03 NE,44 NW) hectares
8,653 acres 3,502
Ess 04 Left Bank Anmamai River (11 SE, 12 SW) hectares
left Bank Pomeroon River,Right Bank kamakara Creek, Right 7,507 acres 3,038
Ess 05 Bank Isororo river (12 NW, SW) hectares
Left Bank Aripiako River,Right Bank Aripiako Creek (12 1,781 acres 721
Ess06 SW.12 SE) hectares
5,305 acres 2147
Ess 08 Right Bank Potaro River Left Bank Manapani Creek (43 NE) hectares

North West
Right Bank Aruau River,Left Bank Wanakai River, Right Bank 4,086 acres 1,654
Nu.d 01 lurukaikuru River SW.5 NW.............___ hectares
Right Bank Aruau River,Left Bank Naborni River, Right Bank 6,460 acres 2,614
Npid 02 Sawaikuru River ( 5 NW} hectares
Right Bank Aruau River, Left Bank Sawaikuru Creek,Left 7,480 acres 3,027
Nwd 03 Bank Naboni river,Right Bank Kwara River (5NW) hectares

State Forest Exploratory Permit ______________
SFEP Right Bank Mara-Mara, Left Bank Puruni River.Left Banil 100,691 acres
01 Ekabago River (18 SW,SE,26 NW,NE) 40,748 hectares
SEP Left Bank Essequibo River,Right Bank Aktayaru Creck,Right 102,447 acres
02 Bank Rewa River(61 NE,SE.62NW,SWI 41,459 hectares
SFEP Right Bank Essequibo RiverLeft Bank Berbice River( 156,557 acres
03 57SW.58SE.62NE, SE.SW.NW} 63,356 hectares
SFEP Left Bank Mazaruni Rive,,Left Bank Morabisi River. Right 83,363 acres
04 Bank Taparau River (26SW, 35NW) 33,853 hectares

14,507 acres 5,871
Left Bank Wiruni RiverRight Bank Taurakuli River 13S NW) hectares
Right & Left Bank Keranmer river,Right Bank Kurukaikuru. 11784 acres 4769
creek (45 NWNE) i hectares


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Channel 11

02:00h- Late Nite
with Gina
03:00h- Movie
04:0Oh- Cricket 2nd
ODI West Indies vs
South Africa
07:30 h- Lifting'
Guyana to
08:10 h- Cricket
12:00h- Lotto's
Cricket info
12:30 h- Weekly
13:00 h Dharma
1 4 : 0 0 h -
14:30 h- Catholic
15:00h- Farmers'
16:00h- Feature
16:30h- Family

17:00 h- Lutheran
Men's Fellowship
17:30 h Guysuco
Round Up
18:00 h- NCN Week
in Review
19:00 h-Stanford 20/
20 Dominican
Repbulic vs British
Virgin Islands
22:00 h Movie

Channel 18

05:00h- Sign;- On
05:05 h- Meditation
05:15 h- Great Wall
Trading Presents
Ram Bhajans
05:30 h-
Masjid presents
Quran this
06:00h- R. Gossai
Gneral Store Presents
Krishna Bhajans
06:15 h Jettoo's
Lumber Yard Presents
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06:45 h- Timehri Maha

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SVali driverL license
"Valid police clearanceP
" T.v recent referenices
SFive years Anving e:xpenence
'Clean dnving record

Apply in person with written application to:
Abdool & Abdool Inc.
(Next door to Berbice Car Park)
11 Avenue of the Republic
Robbstown, Georgetown.

kali Devi Mandir
07:00h- Ramroop's
Furniture Store
presents Religious
07:30 h- C. Dookie &
Sons Presents
Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h -Annandale
Kali Devi Shakti
08;00 h- Sa Re Ga
Ma Live
09:45 h- Lil Champs
10:45 h TBA
13:00h- Ciassic
16:00h Kishore
Local Talent

16:30h Teaching
17:00h- Musical
18:00h- An
Atmosphere of his
1 8 : 1 5 h-
Birthda y
D e a t h s
& in Memoriam
19:00h- Mere Awaaz
suno Karaoke Live
20:00 The Variety
22:00h DVD Movie


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For Monday, January 28,2007 08:30h
For Tuesday, January 29, 2007 09:00h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about l-l'"hrs


for network maintenance

MONDAY DEMERARA Kuru Kururu to Yarrow Kabra 08:00 to 12:00 h

TUESDARY DEMERARA ECD Ogle to Lusignan 08:00 to 16:00 h
BERBICE No.19 VWage to Albion
Reliance Abandon 08:00 to 16:00 h


DEMERARA EBD- Soesdyke to Timehri
WCD '"sai .es to Lookout Panka:
BERBICE Girls Club St., Black Bush Polder

08:00 to 16:00 h

31 JANARY BERBICE Moleson Creek 08:00 to 16:00 h
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TOURIST Villa residence
in Subryanville has fully
furnished rooms and apt. to let
on a short or long term basis.
Call 227-2199, 227-2186 or
227-3336 or visit

lOronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to
Georgetown Guyana
FILL 100 envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. Send
stamped, self-addressed
envelope for information to Kerry
Ann Hira PO. Box 30109 Parika,
CONTROL your income
filling 100 envelopes for US$500
or more. Information, send

Box 12154, Georgetown,

COMPUTER Repairs couSales &
Servies-smaking fabric-designing Computer
curepairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

JEAN offers courses in
dressmaking, fabric-designing
curtains, cushions, soft-toys,
soft-furnishin, MCSflora, cake-
decorating 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 660-2713.

each. Manicures, acrylic nails
nail designing, etc. Call
Michelle 227-7342/613-
MASTER computer
repairs & networking fBecome
A+ Certified unbeatable cost
A+, Network+, MCSE Certified
Trainer, Practical Training
Focus. Call Joel 655-06, eginners14
Institute 136 Shell Road, Kitty,
Phone 225-9587. Electrical
Installation and wiring, TV and
electronic repairs, refrigeration
and air conditioning, Auto
Electrical Repairs.
NOW registering for Adult
Certificate and Diploma
courses in French, Spanish,
Portuguese and English as a
Foreign language, beginners
and foundation course -for
children (3 13 years) and
CXC preparation courses, also
Remedial English, Translation
and Interpreting Services. The
Languages Institute Inc., 231-
SIR Boy's School of
Mathematics and English -
CXC and GCE Forms 1 5
- Mathematics, English
Language. Physics. Special
tuition, small classes.
experienced teachers, best
student award, one-to-one
tuition available now.
Enroling for February 2008
start. Address 100 Albert St.,
Alberttown. Tel. 231-9404,
cell 689-8304.
international employment -
get trained by Guyana
Training College on a
Canadian Curriculum as a
Canadian Certified Personal
Support Worker (Care Giver).
We are a recognized and
exclusively authorized and
administer this programme in
Guyana. Day and evening
classes available. Call 227-

PHONICS Classes for
children 7 years and older. Call
227-8143 after 3 pm daily.
IMPERIAL College is
currently registering students
desirous of Full-time (Forms 1 -
5), afternoon and evening classes.
Subjects offered are:
Mathematics, English A & B, and
all Business subjects. Monthly fee
$1500 per subject. Contact us at
6 Croal and King Streets 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.

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(Between Oronoque
end Albert Sts.)
Tel 225-1540 or 622-8308

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Microsoft Office, Webpage
Caregiver/Patient Care,
IELTS English
Classroom Instruction and
Home Study

GET rid of all your health
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treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies,
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations,
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ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner,
at 79 Collingswood Avenue,
Nandy Park, EBD, (Enter
Republic Park, go straight at the
first junction, follow the road to
Lot 79). Tel. 233-5944 or cell
624-1181, Mon. Sat., 9 am to
5 pm.

GRANDMA Bitters. Top
ayurvedic medicine good for
arthritis, diabetics, skin
problems, heart problem, etc.
Call 615-5960.

CLOSING down sale!
Novels and other books from
$40 up Juliette Book Library,
West uimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

ONE Chinese passport
belonging JAIWEN LIANGon
January 2008 in the vicinity of
Haruni Creek. Finder please
contact 658-6050.

SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek, G/town. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
.need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
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business. R.K's Institute of
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call 225-7677/88.

Now you can have a Therapeutic
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for $3000 per hour or $4000 for I %hour.
PLEASE CALL 225-7677

Release make contact with MS
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Edinburgh, WCD.

PLANTS! Looking for flower
plant any kind. Then check
S. Mohamed Plant Shop. Lot
55 La Grange, West Bank
Dem. 1 minute drive from
Dem. Harbour Bridge, going
South. Tel. 263-5300.

Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelo pe CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana
Indian, 52 years seeking a
companion. Send letters to
S.B. c/o Plaisance Post Office,
ECD, Guyana.
LOCAL and foreign pen
palso Send stamped envelope
to: Companion Pen Pal Club,
P.O. Box 12421 Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana.
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Migrate!...through the CFI.
Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
TRUE Love: Pen Pals and
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you. Please call 629-4605 or
Senior/Singles Dating Service.
18 80 yrs. Tel. 223-8237 648-
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Sat. 10 am 4 pm (both phones
GET that someone or your
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companion. IF you are
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- 225-0677, 638-0730.

Child care service Nandy
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Household Ministries 226-
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 699-8802/218-
upholstery guaranteed.
Household furniture, office
furniture, vehicles, etc. Tel.
694-7796, 276-3652, 276-



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pick them up. Contact tel. 226-


CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit www.habinLnet

FRIDGE, freezer, not
freezing, AC not cooling. For
reliable service call Omar -
641-0943, 683-8734.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-

Bolwant Persaud & Associates
Certified Immiration Consultants
Authorized by e Canadian Govt. to
Represent (ints in accordance with
Inrnigrion and Refugee Protectdion
At. We an assist you to Migrate to
Canada lly, in certain cases less
than 6 months. Skilled Workers.
Businessmen. Students.
Visitors. Work Permits. Reluees.
Family Sponsorships. Appeal for
Refused Cases, etc.
Deal with only an Authorized
Ask to see credentials
for atesoltedl. lo
Guyr: 225-1540 or 622-8308
(asda: 416-31-8845 or 647-284-0375

LOOKING for that special
someone! Call Companion
Dating Service and let us find
you t at true companion. Free
registration Tel. 7-3273
r.e.9 .a..!. ....: ...T L. .22 .7..... .: ..............
PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
Painting, plumbing carpentry,
free estimate, etc. Credit terms
available. Call @688-2965.
C. S. GARDEN Design -
creating stunning individual
garden in the middle of the
under jungle. We also hire
brush-cutter, lawn mower, chain
sawn, cultivators. Call 616-
7680, 686-3303.

VACANCY exists for
experienced Cosmetologist and
Nail Specialist. Call Tel. No.
PERSON to work in record
shop. Must be computer
literate. Security guard.
Contact Majestics 226-
2 FEMALE Accounts Clerks,
1 cleaner. Apply Alabama
Trading Co., Georgetown Ferry
Stelling. # 623-1615.

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OPERATOR. CALL 226-9006,
MECHANIC heavy-duty
and assistant for logging camp
Salesman. Must have own
transportation to work on
commission. Call 686-1276,
1 Arc & Acetylene welder,
1 Apprentice. Contact Mike's
Muffler. 11 Camp Street. Werk-
en-Rust. Tel. 227-4243 from 9
am to 6 pm.,
VACANCY exist for a
Mathematics teacher at
Imperial College, 6 Croal and
Magnet Place. Tel. 227-7627,
615-8916. 615-8919.
Required for Trinidad -
Mechanics, Welders, Forklift
Driver, Straighner/Painter. Truck
Drivers, Labourers. Phone
Trinidad (868) 355-4656, 680-
0780; 678-0831; 768-6524;
6.47-...13.28..; 65..... 6-6414.. ............................
DRIVER car/van/lorry, 2
porters/handymen. Send
applications with 2 references
and Police Clearance to 56
Brickdam & Austin Place,
Stabroek before February 1,
A REPUTABLE insurance
company is looking to recruit
career oriented people to be
trained as Sales Representatives.
Youf must have minimum 3 CXC
or GCE subjects or relevant
qualifications. Send applications
to Charles Griffith at P.O. Box
TWO workers with
experience and computer
knowledge to work in Real
Estate office. Good salary.
Apply with application to The
Manager, Petes Real Estate
Office, Lot 2 George Street, G/
MECHANIC, Mechanic
Assistant, Pharmacy Assistant,
Sales Persons, Electrician/AC
Technician, Porters, Cleaner,
Cashiers. Applicants must have
2 recommendations, 2
references, valid police
clearance, proof of address.
Kindly apply to Gif land Office
Max, 13A Water & Holmes Sts.
Tel. 227-3854, 226-0546, 225-
VACANCY exist at Survival
Supermarket for Cashiers
(morning & evening) applicants
must apply with a written
application and a passport size
photo to 16 Duncan &
Vlissengen Road. Tel. Tel.# 27-
8506, 225-4168.
ONE Supervisor with
knowledge to operate maintain
a Night Club. Must have the
ability to work night and good
accountability of business one
Sales Attendant waitress, one
person that has the ability to
work in man areas in the
operation of a Club including
training as a Disc Jocky. Tel.
226-6527, 623-7242 8 to 5

LAND at Lot 10 Coverden
- 1 acre road to river. Call 623-
4694, 222-4694.
TRIPLE lot in D'Urban
Street $14M. Phone 225-
5198.... 225-2626. 225-2709._
Ogle, Turkeyen, Canje, Parika.
Tel. 225-5782. 609-2302.
SINGLE plot, Diamond
New Scheme $1.8M neg: Tel.
# 227-4876, 652-4591 Ryan.
225-1848, 625-1624..
TIMEHRI Public Road -
large land access to waterfront.
Phone, water. Tel. # 257-0055
4 % ACRES of land
situated at Ruby Backdam with
citrus and permanent crops.
Price negotiable. Call 669-

Estate, Leguan 353.85
acres, suitable for pasture or
rice. #227-3087, 223-7983.
AT Tony Reid's Realty 20
000 sq ft. of land for
industrial purpose, D'Urban
front land S19M. Phone
KURU KURURU 10 acres
of land, good for chicken farm
and housing, access water
and light, 2 acres, access
water and light. Call 261-
5500, 643-1861.
BACK on the market for
sale Broad Street, opposite
Gafoors Warehouse, large
prime land 200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million.
Owner 226-1742, 623-1317.
GREIA Linden Highway,
11 acres $14M, Canal No.
2 $5M, $7M, Supply -
S15M. Parika water front land
$12M, $15M, Happy Acres,
ECD $11M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
MELANIE Public Road -
1 acre land good location for
gas station or super market.
ete's Real Estate, Lot 02

7432,.... 223-6218.
81,000 acres land ideal for
resort or farming of citrus and
permanent crops. Pete's Real
Estate. Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust Georgetown,
Guyana. Tel. 226-5546 226-
9951, 231-7432, 223-6218.
PARIKA road to riverside
area $20M, Lamaha
Gardens $15M,
Queenstown $40M, D'Auguir
Park $10OM, Courida Park -
$60M, Le Ressouvenir -
$70M, Atlantic Gardens,
Happy Acres, Republic Park -
$9. Keyhome 615-8734,
GREIA Diamond -
$3.3M $2M $1M, Grove -
$1M, Triumph $2M, $2.5M,
$3M, Herstelling $3M,
ovent Garden $3M,
Meadow Bank $4M, LBI -
$3M Lusignan $3M, Vreed-
en- oop $4M, Double lots
Prashad Nagar $15M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
7 lot together, HAPPY ACRES
13 lots together Guysuco
Gardens/Park between UG
Road & Caricom HQ, Bel Air
Springs (double lot),
Oueenstown, Lamaha
Gardens Prashad Nagar,
Sheriff street 3 lots huge
Soesdyke waterfront property
house lot Liliandaal),
Diamond 5'" & 7" Streets. TEL.
225-1848, 625-1624.

ONE three (3)-bedroom
top flat $45 000. Tel. #
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. at 1 Railway Line,
Kitty. Call 227-0958.
HOUSE by itself and 2-
bedroom furnished apartment
in Nandy Park. 684-4411
REGENT Street two flat
building for business. Call
624-6432 or 234-0481 at
contained apartments for
overseas guest. Call 623-
ONE three-bedroom
bottom flat Ogle. ECD. Call
621-3532 or 225-7978.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
2-BOTTOM flat at Lot
D'Urban St., Werk-en-Rust.
Suitable for business. Call
227-0858, 628-1435.



UG or CPCE girls for
boarding Phone 227-1689/
1 3-BEDROOM bottom
flat 5 garage Bagotstown
Public Road. Tel. 699-4997
OFFICE space $50 000
Internet Cafe, Beauty Salon
Boutique, Restaurant. 683-
IN Kitty 1 bedroom apt
fully furnished for overseas or
out of town guess Tel. 227-
2466 or 644-2447_____
FULLY furnished 2 and 1-
bedroom apt. to rent on a
Iong term basis. Call 227-
2189, 227-3336 or 227-2199.
ONE bedroom self
contained furnished
apartment with hot,and cold
water for immediate rental.
Contact 218-03,43, 625-4612,
ONE female to share
large house (rn residential
area. security and parking
available $14 000. 688-
8135, 265-1222.
floors Charlotte St offices etc.
2 floors Waterloo St.,2 huge
bonds Festival Civy,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148,
Prashad Nagar. Guysuco
Gardens/park. Queenstown,
New Providence. TEL. 225-
1848, 625-1624..
ONE (1) fully grilled, self-
contained 3- bedroom top flat
with car garage on the breezy
side, over head tank Call D
Persaud 227-1256.
ROOM (furnished) for
decent single working female
Tel. 226-5035(08.00 hrs -
17:00 hrs).
FOR short term rental
furnished 1 & 2- bedroom
apartments in Kitty. Tel
227-1871, 661-6379.
OFFICE spaces, centrally
located in Church Street, G/
T. Contact San'ira 226-
3284, 616-8280.;
BOTTOM fit business
place for rent Nio. 2 Canal
WBD Phone 691-5863 or
1 BUSINESS place to'
rent in Parika, by. the Koker
Perfect for Restaurant. Call
bedroom apartme nt at New
Rd.. V/Hoop. Working couple
Only Tel. 254-051.9
1 2-BEIpROOM bottom
apartment at Mc Doom -
$25 000 per month. Call
265-7182 or;624 1253.
1 BUSINESS' place to
rent on De Kendren Public
Road. WCD..Former Chinese
Restaurant. Call 275-0332.
bedroom top flat to rent. 80
Laluni St., Queenstown
Opposite Nimbus. Tel. 226-

1 NEW 3-storey
building with self-
contained rooms
pressure pump, etc. Tel #
685-2434. 231-4589
BUSINESS or residential
:,u.,i.iJ,, -i,.jated at Rosignal
F,.,: P.:a30 Contact Rudy -
225-5789, 623-5401
1 BOTTOM flat (small)
apartment for small business
or office. Situated at Bo les
Place. Stabroek. Dial 682-
WELCOME overseas
guests. We offer furnished
one-bedroom, luxurious
apartments and executive
houses. Call Diana 227-
2255. ____
1 3-BEDROOM top flat
apartment at 53 Providence,
North overhead tank. EBD -
$40 000 Tel 651-8210.
ONE two-bedroom
unfurnished apartment to rent,
location Roxanne Burnham
Gardens. Contact Victor #
EXECUTIVE house and
apt. for rental from US$600
with AC and hot and cold
bath. Tony Reid Realty -
225-5198, 225-2626, 225-
3-BEDROOM top flat, Bel
Air $80 000, 3-bedroom
house by itself US$800
647-0856. 699-6667.

HOUSES Alberttown (by
hospital). 2 & 3-bedroom
(parking) apartments $20 000!
$25 000. Call 231-6236.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
622-5776. _
-- --------- ---
furnished apartments $2 500 &
S4 000 daily at Cummings & 6'' "
Sts. Call Jultan 225-4709 or 227-
1319. ............. ....... ..... ......
ONE three-bedroom ,
upstairs semi-furnished,
overhead tank. garage parking.
Tel, 225-4413, 619-9972, 614-I
0949, 220-1306.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504.
PRIME business spot on
Sheriff Street. Restaurant and
Bar. interested person only.
Contact C & S Club. 641-86451
645-0787, 227-3128 .

Busy ji tion business spot,
(top flat) located
at Cumuings & Middle Sts Albertown
with 3 large rooms, full size kitchen
large verandoh, lrge hull way.

Call: 225-4631/225-2501
227-7677, 624-8402

EAST Bank $25 000. $35
000. $45 000, US$1 200, Kitty
- $35 000, $70 000, Bel Air-
US$1 200 Queenstown -
US$500. US$1 000. Tel 227-
PLACE for rent as a goin
concern. 48 Princes & Russel,
formerly a Game Shop and
Club Suitable for many other
things. Phone 226-6603. 231-
9371 on or before 6 pm.
monthly, rentals. Self-contained,
refrigerator, TV. cooking at Le
Rich Guest House, 25 Princes
Street Tel. 227-3067, 23.1-1247.
233-2175, 623-1562...................................
safe, secure and designed with
efficiency in mind Suitable for
any business looking for q,,od
location. Located in '.,1..,3i'
Street._Call +(592) 226-0891..
TOP flat situated in the
heart of the capital city of
Guyana, Georgetown Bourda
District, near all facilities. Adults
only. No animals in Guyana.
Phone 227-8922, in USA.
Phone 1-718-297-2067.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house in excellent condition, 1
self-contained, refrigerator and
stove, telephone, overhead
tank, etc $70 000 neg.
Roberts Realty 227-7627
227-3768. 644-2099.
ONE executive house -
fully furnished 3-bedroom, one
master, grilled, hot and cold
mesh, other modern
conveniences, Ogle, quiet
residential area. el. # 265-
7282, 624-8315. 684-2635.
EXECUTIVE homes in
rime residential areas.
ubryanville, Bel Air Park, Bel
Air Gardens. FOR SALE Great
4-bedroom on an acre of land -
$60M Call 226-7128. 615-
"Homes with Style"
ONE spacious bottom flat
suitable for office or business.
Located at 77 Hadfield Street.
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Contact Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdale Forde on Tel. 227-
0676, 227-1656. during office
1 3-BEDROOM furnished
house to rent. Telephone,
electricity and water in house
available, situated at Lot 2
Williams St., Mocha Village,
EBD $35 000 monthly. Contact
Paulette at Tel. # 644-4576 or
263-6106. Serious enquiries

top floors 1 500 sq. ft. each,
furnished four-apartment
building, furnished top and
bottom flats, furnished one &
two-room apartments. fully
equipped bar. Tel. 225-5782,
609-2302. ....
ONE Lg. 3 bedroom house
mesh 8 acs, hot and cold, griil,
etc residential US$2000
unfurnished, 3 bedroom house
fully furnished. 3 self contained
,rooms US$1500, others
,furnished or unfurnished form
iUS$325 US$400 apt and
houses Call 226-2372.
BEL Air Park US$1 000 -
] new Jacuzzi fully furnished
home, generator, leather sofas,
hot and cold system, AC.
Subryanville residential area
- US$1 200. Republic Park -
new home US$1 500. Bel Air
Springs homes with pools
US$7 000, US$5 000.
Diplomatic accommodation,
business accommodation,
Chinese restaurant. Keyhomes
- 615-8734, 684-1852.
"EVERY accomplishment
starts with the decision to try"!!)
beautiful apartments & homes
in prestigious areas HOMES
Subryanville. Bel Air Park,
Shamrock Gardens, Guysuco
Gardens, Prashad nagar,
Queenstown, Atlantic Gardens,
Courida Park, lamaha St., C/
Subryanville. Courida Park,
Prashad fiJaq Atlantic Ville.
Kingston, ,'.f,:.- space Bel Air
Park Queenstown. Call up-to-
the-minute Realty 225-8097,
684-7229 6.6.-9505..
DIPLOMATS, company
executives, other professional
excellent apartments and
:, fom G$70 000 to US$2
5ir' Bel Air, Cariccrr,', ",.i, Gdns, AA Ecci: K'in,
C/vilie Call for all . :-
Excellence Realty ,'- "-,'. "
OFFICE space for rental
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building of dimensions
36 feet x 20 feet, at 217 South
Road Georgetown. Each floor
shall contain two large offices
with a reception area. Rented
by floors only or the entire
building. Each floor shall have
its independent supply of power
and water. Please call 227-2712
or 223-7487.
ONE four-bedroom semi-
furnished property in Atlantic
Gardens, ECD $100 000; one
three-bedroom semi- furnished
house, Be[ Air Park $80 000.
one four-bedroom semi-
furnished house area 'Q0
Turkeyen US$1 500; one four-
bedroom fully furnished house.
Subryanville US$1500; bond
space ECD, 19,000 sq. ft. -
US$6 000. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.

PRASHAD Nagar $17M/
$8M. Keyhomes 615-8734,
I LG. HOUSE residential
$55 million negotiable. Call -
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road. Call 220-9199,
GREIA Subryanville, old
building on land $11M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Eccles large
concrete incomplete 30 x 80
$10M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. 225-0545
GREIA Melanie, ECD -
incomplete concrete building -
40 x 30 $4M. Tel. 225-4398,
2..5-3737, 6.... 5..1-7.. 07 ...............................
KITTY $8 5M, $25M,
South $15.5M, South Road -
$33M. Unique Realty 227-
3551, 647-0856, 699-6667.
ONE Great Republic
concrete property value
$28M. Reduced to $19M.
Vacant, Phone 225-2626/
ONE three (3)-bedroom
house with one self-contained
bathroom and car port at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive, Enterprise,
East Coast Demerara. Contact
No. 226-9815 .. .........
PROPERTY in Mon Repos,
recently built, upstairs bath,
toilet, phone, etc. and water -
$6.5M. Call 627-8296. 234-
FUTURE Homes Realty
has houses to sell. Prices -
$3-9M to US$1.2M. Call -
227-4040, 669-7070. 628-

REALTY 225-9780, 612-7377
$80M. TEL. # 227-4876, 652-
REGENT St. prime business
place immediate vacant
possession. Telephone 642-
0636.. ...... .
NEWTOWN Kitty large two
storeyed concrete building with
land space for a next building.
executive concrete and wooden
building no repairs, vacant
possession. Telephone 226-


Two-storey concrete &
wooden house.
Concrete yard & fence
3 bedrooms
(Two AC Rooms) and
complete grill

Enmore, ECD

256-3979, 686-0976

NO Agent Call Hubert -
227-1633 to view beautiful
Ideal property 6 bedrooms. 4
bathrooms 2 kitchens,' concrete.
Suits 2 families
227-4876, 652-4591, RYAN.
BUYING selling and renting
houses, business places, office
space, executive apartment. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636..
GREIA 'Prashad Nagar.
large concrete building newly
constructed in. quiet area. Price
- $32M. Tel.-225-4398, 225-
737, 651-7078.
EAST Coast $3M. $4M,
East Bank *$30M, $7.5M -
$12M, Kitty ;$15M, Kingston -
$45M. Tel. 227-2256.
3-BEDROOM : concrete
house upstairs washroom toilet
and bath $9M, Blankenburg,
WCD. 627-0234, 617-6374.
LOT A 12 Lain Ave.. Bel
Air Park wooden and concrete
structure. Lot 15 High St..
Charlestown. 2 wooden
buildings. 'Call 623-4694, 222-
ONE big property up front
in La Penitence Market dropped
from $1 1M to $8500 000.
"l,,:r N,- .vili be made out of
-r,,s '3a' 225-2626/225-5198/

ONE Great Republic
concrete property value $28M.
Reduced to $19M. Vacant.
Phone 225-2626/55198/231-
2-STOREY back house at
182 Barr St.. Kitty (behind
Mac's Vulcanizing Shop) -
$10M. Call Zena or Miss Shaw
on 648-0340.
HOUSE in Good Hope on
the East Coast excellent
condition 4 beds, furnished or
unfurr'shied. $25 million
negotiable. 218-0303, 655-
GREIA Cotton Field.
Essequibo near New Marketd
large concrete building good
for an business $26M. Tel.
225-4 98, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA Le Ressouvenir,
ECD, large vacant plot of land,
6 lots in residential area -
$50M. Large expanse of land
with factory. Price negotiable.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA Lamaha St. back
building $7.5M, Public Road,
Kitty $16M Best Road, Vreed-
en-Hoop $8M, D'Urban St -
$15M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
GREIA North Road near
Camp Streets, large two-storey
concrete and wooden building
- $40M, Camp Street business
property $50M, Tel. 225-4398,
25-3737, 651-7078.

Diamond, Chateau Margot
Parika 13 acre, Vreed-en-
Hoop, Supply, EBD. Bella Dam,
La Grange, WBD, Tuschen,
EBE Tel. 693-3513, 629-8253,
GREIA Harbour bridge
area $7M, Houston $5M,
Eccles $8M. Herstelling -
$11M, Grove $8M, Eccles
Public Road double lots with
large concrete building. Price -
$52M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078
STATION Street, Kitty Shell
Road Kitty, Vreed-en-Hoop, La
Penitence, Goed Fortuin, Public
Road, De Kenderen WCD,
Grove/Diamond, South
Ruimveldt Park, Queenstown.
Tel. 693-3513, 629-8253.
-r .L. ...6 ..3.:35. !3. ,.....6.2.9:8. 253...5... :................
3-BEDROOM wooden
building, South Road,
Georgetown upstair washroom,
toilet and bath Pete's Real
Estate, Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust. Georgetown,
Guyana. Tel. 226-5546, 226-
9951, 231-7432, 223-6218.
3-BEDROOM concrete
house, flat building, excellent
location, Earl's Court LBI.
Pete's Real Estate, Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432,
FOR the best executive
Real Estate call Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198. 225-2626,
225-3068. New Providence -
$40M, Republic Park from
$20M. up Bel Air Park from
$30M upwards. East of Bel Air
Springs $25M ______
3-BEDROOM concrete and
wooden excellent building
D'Urban Street with going
business Pete's Real Estate,
Lot 02 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust. Georgetown, Guyana. Tel.
226-5546, 226-9951. 231-
7432, 223-6218.
COMPOUND), Atlantic gardens,
Counda Park. Ogle with pool,
Shamrock Gardens,
Subryanville, Bel Air Village,
front $19M back, $9M,
Blygezight. Prashad .Nagar
Queenstowm, Vlissengen. Road
Republic Park. Ruimzeight,
Diamond $13.75M, land $4 &
1.8M, TEL. 225-1848, 625-
3-BEDROOM wooden' and
concrete building, on Agricola,
Public Road, East Bank
Demerara with gong business.
Pete's Real Estate, Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 226-
5546, 226-9951, 231-7432,
D'URBAN Street,
Wortmanville massive two-
storey commercial wooden and
concrete building measuring -
24-ft. x 120-ft. with single and
three-phase awiring. Suitable
for a factory, school, spare parts,
etc. Call 624-3378.
GREIA Le Ressouvenir,
large concrete 2-storey house
on extra spacious land with
large swimming pool and other
facilities on fenced, elevated
land, near the East Coast Public
Road. Call for inspection and
make an offer. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Plaisance, newly
constructed concrete building
with modern facilities $18M
neg., Campbellville $16M,
$12M, Kitty $9.5M, Alberttown
- $18M. $30M, Montrose, ECD
- $8M, Triumph $7M, $12M,
Strasphey $4M. Success -
$12M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
MAINSTAY, Essequibo,
Diamond H/S, McDoom,
Republic Park, Cummings
Lodge, Stabroek. Queenstown,
Cummingsburg, Lacytown,
Kingston, Alberttown. Bel Air
Park. Versailles mansion gated
community, Diamond mansion,
Georgetown prime commercial
exclusive resort. Tel. 225-5782,
"THE best thing about the
future is that is comes one. day
at a time!!! Properties in
prestigious areas for sale
lamaha Gardens, New
Providence, Republic Park,
Nandy Park, Atlantic Gardens.
Section 'K' Campbellville.
Duncan Street Campbellville,
South Ruimveldt Gardens, Croal
Street, Brickdam, New Gardens,
Street. Queenstown, Brickdam,
opposite "Cathedral" Centrally
Palms (Durban back lands
Brickdam. before Camp St and
many more" Call Up To The
Minute Realty. Telephone #
225-8097. 684-7229, 686-

ONE concrete & wooden
building at 174 Metenzorg
WCD. Call 225-1589 (8:30 -
5.00) or 624-7341.
ONE Jacaranda Ave.. new
concrete executive property on
8 000 sq. ft. land for
swimming pool reduced from
$39M to US$179 000. Vacant
possession one almost triple
lot with executive mansion in
Republic Park with detached
garage, detached servant
quarters and plan approved for
swimming pool and squash
court reduced from $50M to
US$199 000. Phone 225-
REGENT Street $90M,
Sheriff Street 1 new -
$120M elevator, etc,
Queenstown $50M, Bel)Air
Park $35M, Republic.Park -
$50M pool, Atlantic
Gardens, double lot pool,
Lamaha Gardens $60M,
Main Street US$800, big -
Robb Street $70M, iEccles
AA $28M. Prashad 'Nagar,
new $35M, Ogle 1$17M,
New. S8M new Jacuzzi bath
tubs, etc. Keyhomes 615-
8734. 684-1852.
BUYING. selling or renting
property Primestar Realty.
Newtown. Kitty "$10M,
River's View, Bartica $4.5M
(4.3 acres with house), Bel Air
Park $24M. La Penitence -
$18M, Kingston $50M, Ogle
$28M, $19M, D'Urban Street
S20M. Vergenoegen -
$15M, Spacious 3-storey
office for rental (rent either by
floor or entire building), land
at Leguan (over 90 acres of
land @ $300 000 per acre),
Lombard Street $38M.
Water Street $23M, Prashad
Nagar $30M, one cargo boat
- $25M. Advertise your
vehicle, house, land or
business for sale or rental for
as low as $4 000 per month
on our Web Site,
rimestaronlinegy. corm Call
Nikky today Tel. # 227-3877.
696-5241 N.B.: Prices are

SALON. 231-5171. 1
PIT bulls, pitbulls & pit
bull terrain mix. Contact'No
GOLD Mining -block in
Omai/Quartz Hill Area. Tel #


TE 231-7104

GATE. TEL. 652-9902.
STALL for sale at Mon
Repos Market, ECD. Call 220-
pups, 12 weeks old Price -
$25 000. Tel. 621-6037.
ONE set 20 inches chrome
rims & tyre $360 000 neg.
Call 618-1696.
A quantity of hymac 580c
parts sold as package. Call

1/26,2008, 8"28 PM


TEN-TON 3-wheel road
oiler working condition. Call
GERMAN Shepherd
PUPS. Dewormed and
vaccinated. Tel. 233-5928.
3" INCHES swimming
pool tablets. Phone 233-
0608 (8am 4pm) Mon to

2 365 KVA

3 Phase 240-480

Volts 60Hz



Contact Tel:
225-2072 or 227-7383

1 6-CYLINDER Perkins
engine, working condition. Tel.
227-6072, 644-1981
225-5782, 609-2302.
1 ALUMINIUM canter (box)
i tray with back and side door.
Call 260-2806, 621-2859
1 DELL computer, 1
inverter charger (Nippon).
Contact 218-4507, 681-1971
(Bobby) ......
SALE SALE SALE (3) stihl
grass cutter (weeding machine)
S 90 all new. Call 680-4581.
LISTER engine and
generators air and water cool.
SFLUFFY). CALL 222-7891,

GRAND going away
sale February 2 & 3. Tel.
PURE bred Pit bull
puppies, 4 months old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
Contact 269-0790, 269-0032.
PURE bred Dachshund
puppies, 6 weeks old,
dewormed and vaccinated.
226-9548, 660-2713.
ONE (1) 8HP Yamaha
outboard engine long foot.
Contact Vidya 609-9494,
ONE music system. 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995..
1 RCA 14" TV, 1 Apex DVD
player, 1 computer with
keyboard, 3 panels sign board
for your business place. Call
226-2053 or 225-4765.


A& ncluding-
New leather
new gloves,
NewSfull face
Pricenegotiable helmet (Shoo)

Desk Top Computer

Speakers, A

Tel: 609-6374

NIBBI (wicker) furniture for
sale. Also made to order. Call
227-0902 or visit
1 STALL in Bourda Market.
1 new metal glass case, 1 -
100 Ib cooking gas cylinder, 1
new Samsung K3 Mp 3 player
with arm band & 3 wireless PCI
adapters. Call 227-4910
USED industrial carpets
good-condition, Scotch Guard
& Awatran Legacy (brand
na..mes).:.....23. 2034. ............
IMPORTED pools table
with slate reasonable price.
Contact C & S Club. 645-
0787, 641-8645, 227-3128.

0603, 662-2508.
15 ELECTRICAL weeding
machines 110v $5 000 each.
Contact 220-4701, 628-7440.
RENTAL and sale of
n. a querr, q table cloths.
i'r" -'- Til 226-9162.
1 Dell 2300 Pentium IV
2GHz system with 17" monitor.
Original XP, works, Work CDs
$8 000 neg. 680-1055.
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also
muriatic acid (hydrochloric
acid) Phone 233-0608 (8 am
- 4 pm ) M on to F..ri.. ..........................
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
25 KVA Perkins, generator
110 220 volts, 3-Phase,
diesel 6500 watts generator,
new 225-7900, cell 621-
12 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd
puppies, fully vaccinated
and dewormed. Phone 223-
125 CC JIALING Scooter #
CE 4646, also 1 pair L-7 Kiekers
1 200 watts in fur box, with 2
Kiekers Grill. Tel. 222-5013.



Mia.L AuLTE iI I
TEL: 231-7104

TYRE sale going cheap for
all kinds of vehicle 15", 16", 17"
18" 19" low profile and high
profile for minibus, Hilux, small
canter and cars. Contact 648-
9706, 674-4565.
ONE complete music set 4
- 15" base speakers, base amp
2450 watts. Price $800 000
neg. Contact '229-2308.
1 KAWASAKI Ninja 250
Motorcycle, 1 Cannon NP 1215
Photocopier, needs repairs. Call
Julian 227-1319, 225-4709.
17.29 ACRES, cultivated
farm at Yarrawkabra, 2 large
chicken pens, 1 house and
water facilities. Call 233-2315,
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141 also
Helium for balloons and argon
gas Phone 233-0608 (8am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.
1 TYLER 12-ft. freezer in
working condition, Suitable for
Supermarket. Price $380 000
negotiable. Call 669-7200 or
and appliances fridges,
microwave, stoves, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV beds,
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set Call: 624-8894.
NOW in stock V-Joint KK
- $135 per BM, GH 195 per BM,
PH $220 per BM. Lumber/
boards HW $120 per BM, GH
- $185 per BM KK $135 per
BM, PH $266 per BM. Rough
& dress. 225-2471, 653-6014.
* PLASMA TVs video
projectors, laptop computers,
electric and box guitars, digital
cameras PDA cell phones.
Contact Patrick 226-6432,
MF 290 TRACTOR 400
Amp diesel welder 300 + 300
diesel welder, 6- cylinder
Perkins engine. 2-cylinder
Lister engine, 12 Kw generator.
1 4000 WATTS
generator (diesel) 27" Plasma
TV, HD ready, 2 Sony
Camcorders, 1 Toyota Pick-up
crash bar. Bargain prices
negotiable. Call 226-5437,

POMPEK pups fully
vaccinated, dewormed. 231-
4702, 618-2240.
2 12 000 BTU air-
conditioners. 1 1 700 watts
inverter. 1 pressure washer. 2
water pumps. Freon gas copper
welding rods. Call 623-7212..
OXYGEN 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 -
12 ) .......................
ORCHIDS, sowing
machine, party lights,
television, beds, sofas,
wardrobe, carpet, tables, car,
dining table. Tel. 227-1234.
IN stock 4mm % $1525
each 3/8 Yi 5/8 ply board,
450 gals water tank,
galvanised pipes, long boots,
rain coat and suits. Waheed's
General Store, 113 Pike St.,
Kitty. Tel 226-7585, Fax. 226-
CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs $5
000 alum 55 lbs $5 800 Soda
Ash 55 lbs $7500, sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200,
granular chlorine & chlorine
gas all prices are VAT
inclusive. 233-0608 (8 am 4
pm) Mon to Fri.
Rebuilding & Spare Parts Service,
388 South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Tel. 218-1469, 218-3899, 618-
3514. Spares parts available for
caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit
diesel engines. Also Kubota
2 HAULER trucks with tyres
- $3.5M each one champion
D600 motor grader $3M, one
Bob Cat 320D mini excavator
- $2.8M, 4 band new '18.4 x
34 tyres $400 000, 1 Clarke
ranger skidder $7M. Jerry -
619-2415, 228-2149.
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:
HONDA generators 3000
new Honda Pressure washers
3000 new, Honda water
rump 2&3", Lister generator,
incoln welders 225 Amp
compressor new 35 HP
evindrued outboard with all
remote and steering. Tel. Cell
627-6659, 327-5348.
welding set, oxygen acetylene
bottles, hose, trolley, gauges
for refrigeration $30 000;
large welding set (1) oxygen
bottle only torch hose, gauges
- $75 000; large drill press on
stand Milwaukee, 110/240v -"
$85 000; 25 KVA dry
transformer Belgium made -
$75 000; large industrial
stabliser weight 1-ton $105
000; industrial edge sander
metal fan, 110/240v English -
$350 000. 1- large Armstrong
Sander Clamp, 1 Saw
Sharpener 110V ajustable for
sharpen gang saw blades, 1 set
of Rollers on stand ALL FOR
$160,000. 1- Bedford sapre
wheel 900x20 needs tyre, new
liner $5000 each, i- truck
hydraulic Dump Pump with
shaft $25,000, 1 Hymac & 1-
caterpillar 24V starter $ 40,000
each. 1- Tarizzq tile cleaner
(industrial) 110V $30,000, 4
Extractor fan 110/240v
$40,000 each industrial. 1- new
2 and a half inch water pump
on steel frame with hp motor
on steal frame 3 phase 50/60
hz could be used for wash bay,
poultry & animal pens
$105,000 USA made. 1 hamer
mill, Brazil made 110v $75,000
Tel. 694-1236.
NOW in stock AT Ram's
Auto Spares, 114 Light Street,
Alberttown, Georgetown 226-
6325, 227-1454, 624-1909.
Hyster, Caterpillar, TCM and
Nissan. GENERATOR from 3
KVA to 800 KVA, Perkins gen.
set 4 & 6-cylinder engine.
Dorman, Deutz. Esuzu, Ford,
Lister/Petter Kubota. One
complete mobile work shop in
container to service fuel
injector pump & injector. Three
Ford County 4-wheel drive 6-
cylinder tractor in good
condition. 7533033 Cat in
parts. 4 solid wheels and other
parts sold, wheels 10 x 16.5,
10 lugs & 300 x 15 10 holds.

1 580 CC HYMAC. TEL.
698-6435. .........................
AT 170 CARINA. CALL 621-
CONTACT 231-8661, 688-9167.
1 LN-170 HILUX Pickup.
Excellent condition. Tel. # 646-

In immaculate condition
Mags, music, spoiler, A/C
Priced for quick sale
Credit available
Phone: 671-5637

1 TOYOTA 4-Runner,
excellent condition $6.6M
neg. Call 618-1696.
ONE Toyota Starlet EP 71.
Contact Ravi Singh. Tel. # 222-
3436 or 662-7810.
1 FORD F150 Triton, 4-
door sports model. Never
registered. Call 698-3904.
AE 100 Sprinter, fully
powered, AC, music set. Call
622-9854, 220-3398.
doors. Excellent condition, PHH
series, low mileage. Tel. 223-
4..26,218-0620, 623-1613.
1 AT 212 CARINA fully
powered, mags, music, AC,
clean condition going cheap.
Contact 648-9706, 674-4565,


ONE Toyota RZ-minibus,
excellent condition $815 000
neM. Tel 220-4103 Cell 655-
WORKING Vauxaul Viva
being sold as scrap. No
reasonable offer refused. 231-
4702, 618-2240.
1 NZE Corotta (2003
model) 1 Toyota Vitz, flare kit
etc. RZ mini uses BKK & BJJ
series Call 610-7053.
series) one owner immaculate
condition. Tel, 665-7839, 662-
1156- or 259-3237.




225-9700, 823-9972
d ahinil ila lPim f al i

mmau m lblUl rUx ac OMw
ONE Toyota Silver Grey
minibus (B H 1477) in good
WHEN BUYING OR SELLING condition. Contact Tel. No. 220-
YOUR USED VEHIL 7071 Cell 612-6850.
cab, manual, 3RZ engine 4
W WD, AC CD, mags. Contact #
663-311b, 261-1279.
Jeep hardly driven, fully
loaded, sun roof, immaculate
condition one owner. Call 218-
3827 or 610-1273.
Ar 'IN I iAI i 0.% 1 EP A

Crystal Lights all

225-0700, 23-9972
goB rpkdam Police :

HONDA 250 Custom, very
good, 2 TV one 3Y bus and a
functional whole sale business,
good income. # 688-1657
ONE AE 150 Corona -
automatic, excellent condition.
Tel. 644-5096, 220-1574.
ONE AT 192, PKK Series.
Excellent condition. $
negotiable. 223-1924, 684-
AT 170 CARINA. Price -
$800 000. Tel. No. 270-5018,
225-2487, 698-3435.


double wheel

225-8700, 823-072
Behind BickalaI Police Sttion

1 TOYOTA MR-Z Sports car
fully powered, AC, mag rims -
$950 000. Call 663-1833.
Carolla stick gear, 5 forward
fully powered, mag, spoiler set,
etc. Call 680-7910.


single cab Pick Up

2x4- $875,000 neg.

225-0700, 023-9972
BehindM cH PoBlce dM

FOUR (4) minibuses ust off
wharf. Never registered, CD new
mags, seats, sliding windows,
etc. One 1" (2003 Model). 647-
5124, 641-8647.
1 2002 4-cylinder 2
000cc Toyota Camry 18" mag
rims, leather interior, very low
mileage, 6-disc pioneer DVD,
remote start, alarm, side air
bags along with steering and
dash board' Tel. 613-0613, 669-
TOYOTA Ceres $1.1M, 2
AT 192 Carina $1 350 o6o,
$1 4M, 110 Sprinter $1 350
000, Mitsubishi Lancer $1.4M,
3551, 647-0856, 699-6667.
LAND ROVER, Discovery,
V8 Gasoline engine, 4 x 4,
excellent condition, fully
loaded, fully serviced, low
mileage. Asking $3.8M. Call
NEW shipment just arrived
Toyota Corolla NZE 121 new
model (colour: maroon, beige,
etc leather interior, ed changer,
alloy rims, Toyota VIOS cd,
leather interior, alloy rims,
Honda Fit leather interior,
CD, spoiler, full body kit alloy
rims Toyota L-Touring Wagon
- C6, alloy rims, Toyo a Carina
AT 212 old and new model,
Toytoa Carina AT 192 Toyota
Hilux Single Cab (gasoline),
Toyota Soluna at very low
prices. Contact R.H. AUTO
SALES Lot 20 Wallers Delight
(Harlem WCD TEL NO. 269-
0522, CELL NO. 688-4847.


TOYOTA Corolla Wagon,
1999, fully loaded $1 800
000 negotiable. Cell 621-
1 HILUX Surf, fog lamp,
sub roof. mags excellent
condition. Contact 612-8913,
excellent condition. Call 256-
0645 or 657-8086
1 HONDA CVX Custom
125 motorcycle, Price -- $100
000. Call 220-5802. 690-
1 AE 100 Sprinter.
Immaculate condition. Price -
$1.3M neg. Call Gavin 225-
0245, 665-9795.
1 AT 192 fully powered,
rims, music, AC, clean
condition. Going reasonable.
Contact 648-9708 or 226-
ONE AT 170 Corona EFS,
AC, mas, power window.
Tel 612-7926


1- AE 100



225M,70, 823-9M72

HONDA Civic for sale,
excellent condition, going
cheap. Contact 611-9979,
ONE Nissan Pick-up.
Excellent condition. Call
1 Toyot ia mini-
van, 7-seater, automatic, fully
powered a/c. mag rims, side
door, CD player, cruise
control, low mileage (came in
brand new). $1.7M. Contact
Rocky,- 225-1400/621-5902.
1 TOYOTA GX 81 Toyota
Mark 11, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
layer, alarm. Price $1.2M.
ontact Rocky # 621-5902,

i~liII I


S DBrickdNm rPoie taio

I NISSAN (4x2) Pick up,
gear, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $800 000.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 SIZUKI Wagon 4 door
new model manual,, fully
powered, AC, alarm, CD, DVD
(TV) price $1.4M. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902, 225-1400
Car, private, lately refurbished,
sprayed, seats suspension etc
no mechanical defects $500
000. One 2E Starlet working
engine complete with original
carburetor, alternator and gear
box $100 000 one 22R
double chain engine
complete with carburetor,
starter and AC compressor -
$175 000. Tel. 611-0128.

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1 TOYOTA Tacoma (4
cylinder -:'i Extra cab (4x4)
manual Fuji, powered. (GJJ
series). Price $2 8M. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902. 225-1400.
(2002) 4x4 (right hand),
automatic, fully powered, AC,
CD player, 4 door,
immaculate. Price $3 2M.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 TOYOTA Extra cab
(4x4) right hand manual.
diesel engine) mags. crash
bar, AC & CD price $3.1M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or


MORE. 2.9M neg

225-9700, 823-9972
Behind Brickamn Police Stalon

Diesel engine) 2L-TE.
automatic fuly powered, A)
C, mags, CD player, sidebars.
Price $3M. Hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
(2002 new model),
automatics, fully powered. Al
C, CD, Crystal lights, mags.
Price $5.4M. Contact Rocky
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Sprinter -
(private), automatic fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
player, music set $1 150 000
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1- EP 82 Starlet (4-door),
Automatic, mag. Excellent
condition, Price $850,000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Titan (just
registered) double cab. Fully
loaded price $6.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400, 621-5902..
1 TOYOTA Prado (8
seater) 1993 (diesel engine)
2L automatic, F/P, AC, 4x4,
CD. Price $4.1M. Contact
Ro ky # 621-5902, 225-1400.
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
power, mags. Price $550 000.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or

225-0700, 823-072

ONE Nissan canter truck
GGG 5198, single wheel
2-ton, open back in working
condition. Contact 277-
0108 or 654-7662.
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-
wheel drive) enclosed (5-
door), automatic, fully
dp)ered, AC mag rims. CD
prayers, crash bar, sun roof,
alarm, side bars (V6
engine). Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

ONE Toyota Hilux (Turbo
diesel), Extra Cab pick-up 14
WD). never registered. Call 689-
1 X 1992 Hyundai Excel,
(PEE series), in good working
order. No reasonable offer
refused. Tel. 624-2434, 623-

Leather interior,
Multiple Air Bog, 17"
Mag Wheels, CD/DVD
player only 17000
original mile,
like new
best offer accepted
PKK 6446

Low miles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
very nke, 16" Mag wheels
best offer acce tedl _

MERCEDES Benz 280c in
good condition. Owner leaving.
Price at $1.5M. Call 226-7128,
1 TOYOTA Carina 212.
lately registered PKK 8864.
Just off the wharf. Contact Ravi
-_ 694-2052,.? 22.2-3317.
ONE Super Charged
Tundra automatic, fully
loaded, racing wheels and lots
more. Never registered. Tel.
ONE Tundra Flair side,
2004 model, fully loaded,
leather interior 20" wheels, etc.
Never registered. Tel. 642-6159.
(White), PJJ Series. Woman
driven. Price neg. Excellent
condition. Call 697-9074.
ONE (1) 125cc Jailing
scoter in excellent condition
and one (1) Epson LQ-1070
printer. Tel. # 233-5094 or 647-


2 AT 212 Carina
Clean Cars
one owner

225-9700, 823-9072

Behind Brickilamn Police Stalio

4 RZ minibuses. Price from
$850 000 to $1 550 000. All
prices neg. Phone 268-3953,
automatic, fully powered AC,
music. Call 256-3216, 621-
TOYOTA 4 Runner, AT 212
- 192 Carina, AE 100 Sprinter,
EP 82 Starlet & Ceres, Hilux
Diesel pickup. Amar 227-
2834, 621-6037.
1 SPACIOUS Silver Grey
F250 Pick up, Extra Cab, GKK
Series, excellent condition, AC,
music, 4-seatei. Call 610-7009
- Kamal.
ONE Honda CRV 60 000
Km, CD player, fog lamps, etc.
PKK Series $3.4M (neg.) Call
627-8296, 234-0259.
1 Toyota Dyna, 2-ton
Canter, 1 Long Base Land
Rover, 1 14 B engine and
gear box, Call 266-2241, 625-
1 NISE N PR.: up. F 3-lon
Mitsubishi enclosed canter. Both
in excellent condition. Call
260-2806, 621-2859.

ONE canter truck Toyota
Dyna (3 tons) excellent
condition. Price ne otiable
Tel. 641-1880. 228-54234
GOING cheap 1 Toyota
Dyna Canter truck, 2 V2 ton,
excellent condition. Call 662-
6897 or 627-3532.
1 MARINO (PHH Series).
Spoiler. rims, CD deck, excellent
condition $1M, neg. Call
Chandrapaul 614-4444.
TOYOTA Ceres $1.1M,. AT
192 Carina $1.2M, $1 350
000, AT 212 $1.6M. Unique
Realty 227-3551, 647-0856,
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered AC,
mags, crash bar $2.8M (4x4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

015 .114

2001 Ford FI50 Extra Cab with enclosed
back,automatic, with 2 extra doors, AC,
extra cab. Excellent condition,

200 Fed F250 S&p iut0Sile A,4x4 4W0(iv
loiklA/Cwhit Iay (ve, Wstatm ited.
Excell enito litin
registered GKK9463.

ONE Toyota Camry
automatic. (BWD)Just sprayed
over, working. Price $325
000 negotiable. Tel. 626-
1125, 687-5006.
1 TL BEDFORD truck with
full-time contract 1 Ford
backhoe. Both in good working
condition. Tel. 265-4726, cen
2000 AT 211, 1 800 cc
economic engine, 17 mags, CD/
cassette, ABS, PS, PW,
illuminating dash. $2.8 million
negotiable. 647-4311.
1 TOYOTA Tundra
immaculate condition. Price -
$3.9M. 1 Toyota Camry SV 40 -
immaculate condition $1.8M.
Tel. # 625-0334, 220-7360.

Lincoln Town Car

Fully powered, Leather interior,
DVD/TV, Sound System Mog Wheel,
full executive car,low mileage
Must see :.

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

GRAND Cherokee Ltd. -
Leather interior, spinners, Accura
Legend leather interiors 18"
Lexaxi rims. Contact Patrick.
Tel. # 226-6432, 623-2477.
1 RZ mini-bus, automatic.
1 RZ mini-bus, stick gear 1 -
AT 170 Carina, EFI. All in
excellent condition. Phone:
268-3953 or 612-5419.
1 LAND Rover defender 110
series Turbo Diesel winch &
snorkel tray has hard cover, 1
T100 white pick-up truck. Call 618-
3514, 218-1469.
ONE Nissan Pathfinder SE V6,
left hand drive, automatic, 4
wheel drive, colour, black, 1992
model, fully powered, immaculate
condition. no reasonable offer
refused. Tel. # 672-7528.
1 TIMBER Jack ,450 c log
skidd r,.1e96'49ti winch,
Cummins i' oerW@ clark
transmission. 1 Caterprllar 518
cable log skidder has hydraulic
winch. Call 618-3514 218-

1 TOYOTA Minibus, RZ.
I -or Base EFI BHH Series
1i -P.I neg Call 622-6673/
MITSUBISHI canter truck
Long Base, 4D35 diesel engine,
6-speed gear box, AC. power
window and mirrors. 16 tyre
imported from Japan 74
Sheriff St C/ville 226-9109



225-9700, 023-0872
Behind BrlcHdani Police Sl tlon

12 vehicle vaccum
cleaner black & decker -
$4000; 1- complete new large
imported satellite dish stand
usa $80,000. 1- Anauger
Submergable water pump 110
50/60 $15000; 2 electric
motor 240v- hM p $25000- 2hp-
$4.0000 Tel: 22.. 3-8784..................
Glanza, imported from Japan,
fully equipped to race, includes
racing 15" mags racing
suspension, etc. Racing low off
valve, turbo timer. 74 Sheriff
St., 226-9109.
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 also 1 Bobcat
963. Call 618-3514, 218-
TOYOTA Lucida (ideal for
family), Toyota Ceres fit
engine, AT 170 Corona. AA 60
Carina, Honda Accord, 1 Nissan
pathfinder (Diesel) All vehicle
in excellent condition contact
Safraz 220-5124, 220-5105,
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car AT 212 & AT 192, Toyota
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complete with fittings -
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n Must possess good communication
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Must have a special interest in
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0 Experience in a similar field
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TS --- - - -

Liverpool twice come from

behind to beat Havant

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Mighty Liverpool
were given the fright of their
lives by tiny Havant &
Waterlooville before beating
the non-league side 5-2 in
an astonishing FA Cup
fourth-round tie at Anfield
The part-timers from
iHampshire, six divisions and
123 places below Liverpool in
England's football pyramid,
twice led against the seven-time
FA Cup winners.
But a hat-trick by
midfielder Yossi Benayoun de-
nied Havant the biggest upset
in the competition's 137-year
Holders Chelsea reached

driver, a teacher and security of-
ficer in their team, normally play
in front of about 600 fans.
They stunned the 42 000
crowd at Anfield when Rich-
ard Pacquette, who once
played in the same Queens
Park Rangers youth team as
Liverpool's England striker
Peter Crouch, put the visitors
ahead after eight minutes.
It took Liverpool until
the 27th minute to equalisc
when Brazilian Lucas
scored with a 30-metre
shot but the part-timers
went back in front four
minutes later after a shot
from Alfie Potter took a de-
flection off Martin Skrtel.
Benayoun put Liverpool
level again in the 44th before
producing a well-taken shot on

Sadly for the Hawks, Liverpool go through following Yossi
Benayoun's hat-trick and Peter Crouch's strike near the
end. (BBC Sport)

the last 16 with a 2-1 victory
at Wigan Athletic while Ar-
senal won the other all-Pre-
mier League' tie, beating
Newcastle United 3-0 at the
Emirates Stadium.
Premier League clubs
Middlesbrough and Portsmouth
also advanced but Derby
County were crushed 4-1 at
home by Championship (sec-
ond division) strugglers Preston
North End.
Only eight Premier League
sides are still left in the com-
petition, with at least one cer-
tain to be eliminated after
today's Manchester United-
Tottenham Hotspur tie.
If Manchester City lose
at Sheffield United today,
only six top-flight teams will
be in tomorrow's fifth-round
The most dramatic match
of the day was at Anfield where
Havant left the field as heroes
despite being beaten.
Havant, who included a
refuse collector, a trainee taxi

the turn after 56.
The Israeli international
completed his hat-trick to give
Liverpool a 4-2 lead before a late
goal from Crouch made the game

Havant manager Shaun Gale
said he Iva "You have dreams and be-
liefs and we camnie here today and
thought we mighi get something.
We knew the enormity of the
task but lo be twice in front at
Anfield takes some beating and
not too many teams have done
that," he told SKy Sports News.
"It woiu!d have been nice
to go in 2-1 ahead at halftime
but my lads have been mag-
nificent today and I am proud
of them. It has been a
fairytale. It will be a long time
before anyone else does any-
thing like this."
The only upset of the day
came at Pride Park where Preston
won 4-1 at the Premier League's
bottom club Derby, who had

Wales defender Lewis Nyatanga
sent off late in the game.
Arsenal, coming back from
their 5-1 League Cup semi-final
defeat by arch-rivals Tottenham
on Tuesday, beat Newcastle
with two goals from Emmanuel
Adebayor and an own goal by
Nicky Butt.
After two games in
charge, new Newcastle man-
ager Kevin Keegan has yet to
see his team score.
Nicolas Anelka volleyed his
first Chelsea goal since joining

from Bolton Wanderers two
weeks ago and set up the sec-
ond for Shaun Wright-Phillips
as the holders won at Wigan.
Antoine Sibierski scored
with a stunning late volley for
Wigan and Marcus Bent hit the
bar for the hosts in added time.
Portsmouth came from
behind to beat Champion-
ship side Plymouth Argyle
2-1 while Middlesbrough
won 2-0 at League Two
club Mansfield Town in
the day's early kickoff.

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Page 7 & 26.p65

Holding throws


behind Gayle...

From back page

in 2000.
Though Sarwan is expected to be fit for the West Indies
upcoming home tours against Sri Lanka in March and April
and Australia between May and July, Holding said he did not
believe sticking with Gayle would create conflict.
"I know a little bit about the guys who are playing
for the West Indies. I don't think it would be a problem
because Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan are very
good personal friends, so I don't see it being a conflict
where that is concerned," said the 53-year-old Jamaican
who grabbed 249 wickets in 60 Tests between 1975 and
"The rest.of the Caribbean and the public in general might
think there might be some conflict there, but I don't think there
will be a conflict for the two gentlemen. And I don't think, on
a matter of principle, there is anything wrong with keeping
Chris Gayle as captain."
Holding admitted he never saw Gayle as a leader in
the past and was at a loss to explain his success.
"I don't know. I never saw Chris Gayle to be an effective
leader. Obviously he's doing something right," Holding said.
"I'm not on tour with them to see what the guys are do-
ing or how effective he is in the meetings and or in the rela-
tionship with the team. But you can see a chemistry there.
The guys are reacting to him, they respect him, he respects
them. And if it's working, why change it?"
Holding is one of the Stanford 20/20 Legends gath-
ered in Antigua for the second edition of the Stanford 20/
20 tournament which bowled off yesterday.

FIFA Associations

Committee ,,

From back page

president Jack Warner, also said that another two-man
delegation would pay a four-day visit to the island from
next Tuesday to hold discussions with the various stake
The delegation will comprise Hugo Salcedo, FIFA Instruc-
tor and Urs Zanitti from the FIFA administration.
On January 15, Warner, also a FIFA vice-president, dis-
solved the entire Dexter Francis-led administration and
replaced it with an interim committee, in a bid to settle
the impasse which has marred football on the island since
June last year.

Our beloved LEONARD
307 Rohinital Street,
Prashad Nagar.
Sunrise: May 5, 1959
Sunset: January 21, 2007
It has been a year
since you have left us
God saw you were tired and things
WM were not what they should have been
Go so He whispered "Come home"
With tearful eyes we watched'you passed a' .a
God broke our hearts our hearts to prove
He only takes the best
Gone but not forgotten 21

Sadly missed by your dear mum,
b > J brothers, sisters, niece, nephews, other ~MI/
f,- \% relatives and many friends.. '


in ialinq memory

If Loi S r erir Streel. Campbellville
h.. der'?rted ihis life on Ja,-nuary '2 .

..i has gone on without you,
but it will never be the same
"our love is stili our guide
:nid though we cannot see you
'.u are always by our side
Remembering you is easy we do it everyday but
missing you is a heartache i'hat never aoes away
You can never be replaced or forgotten
"'W. will be in our hearts forever

Sadlyi missed by her loving and caring husband
Edgar children: Anne, Indrani Elizabeth and Nadira.
Sisters and brothers: Lolita Shanta. Barlo and Son-
SSon. grandchildren. sons-in-iaw, bi others-m-law and
other relatives and friends


In everlasting memory of our
dear beloved son and brother
died on January 21, 2007.
of Cove & John, ECD.

One year has passed since that '
sad day when our beloved one was called away
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Memories are treasures no one can steal
Some may forget you now that you are gone
But we will remember you no matter how long
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered in every way
No tears, no words can ever
say how much we miss you everyday

May Lord Krishna grant
your sweet soul eternal peace

Inserted by his loving parents
Ding and Daio, only sister
i Christine, aunts and uncles
D, and cousins. .
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UCI agrees deal

with federations

over calendar

MILAN, Italy (Reuters) The
International Cycling Union
(UCI) and federations from
across Europe came to a pre-
liminary agreement yester-
day over.a long-running dis-
pute threatening the calen-
The UCI, which runs the
Pro Tour, has been at logger-
heads with the organizers of big
races such as the Tour de France
and Giro d'Italia.
The season had been poised
to take place on two separate
circuits but now the parties had
agreed to create a special calen-
dar for the big events which
could co-exist with the Pro
Tour, a UCI statement said fol-
lowing talks in Treviso.
The presidents of the Bel-
gian, French, Italian, Spanish
and Luxembourg federations
will now try to convince the
organizers of the big races to
accept the compromise.
UCI president Pat McQuaid
has been struggling to assert his
authority on the sport in the

wake of numerous doping scan-
dals but wants the agreement to
be the start of a united future.
"For his part the presi-
dent of the UCI ... hoped this
move would lead to recogni-
tion of the UCI's authority as

head of this family and in
particular respect for the
UCI's current rules of par-
ticipation and system of
rankings as well as an end
to all disagreements, the
statement read".

Death Announcement

The death is announced of Myrtle Evadne
Bernard, nee Graham, retired teacher of
S Bedford Methodist Primary School, Golden
Grove Primary School and Kitty Methodist
i. (] E Burnham) Primary School. She was the
t' wife of the late James (Milton) Bernard,
former District Education Officer.

Myrtle Evadne Bernard nee Graham.

,Born 14th August 1925

Died 24th January 2008

She was the mother of Deryck Bernard, Senior lecturer at the University of
Guyana and member of the Central Execurive of the Peoples National Congress
Reform; Penny Forde, teacher at B. E. S. T. Institute in the Turks and Caicos
Islands and Gerald Bernard, Managing Director of Chromaspec Ltd of Trinidad
and Tobago. Grandmother of Denyse Bernard-Griffith, Ayanna Bernard, Shana.
Forde, Shelly Forde, David Bernard and Stephen Bernard.
Sisterof Neville Graham, Attorney at Law, Constance Graham and the late
Elaine Graham
Morher-in-Law of Myrna Bernard, Warren Forde and Dr. Margaret Bernard.
Sister-in-Law of Lucille Blake, David Bernard, and the late Rev. Frederick
Bernard. Aunt of Troy Alex Graham and Neil Graham.
Aunt-in-law of Jacqueline Graham and Colleen Graham.
Cousin of the Toneys, the Hyles, and others.

The thanksgiving service for the life of Myrtle Bernard will take place at the St
James-the-Less Anglican Church at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 29th of Januarv at 3.00
pm. The body will lie at the church from 2.00 pm.

ISAACS : I YIKES .: ri-. 16 lirerl. iel lle.\v ii r, im ,hcrh. .h
.(e hle re ll )on ., ,-Irs .lL C ri .-r'... 27 1':i U?

Ten years have passed m'.inie hul sad moineni
S Your death lea es n hcaiilaehe no one can lake
And we shed many eais because we cannot share our hopes and love
You are gone, but deep in our hears you re there
To have, to love rhen 1o purl is 1he greatest sorrow in our hearts
You will always be remrnmberd in our hearts .
'i .. i ,. .'!

The Bridge of Lifet
In dreams I saw Ilie bridge of life
O're which each soul must go
And down beneath the rapids roar
In wildest winds that blow
The bridge itself is weak and worn
From those that passed before
With any step the stumbling soul
Might slip and be no more
And, why thought I, would God so kind
Not mend this dismal way
Why would He let each precious life
Cross on that bridge each day
But when I raised my eyes above
There coming through the night
I saw an angel bright with grace
Who shone with love and light

He stopped beside that ancient bridge
And to this day he stands
Beside each soul that walks there on
To guide with tender hands
- And ihei I knew lihere was no man
Who wulked that bridge alone )
For God's own angels guuid our way /.
And light the dark unknown,
i .. =.- -z,

Sadly missed
and lovingly
remembered by
his wife Leilith,
children, grands,
great grands,
sons &
daughters in law,
other relatives &

Mat y his soul
rest in peace.

April 3' 1926- E
January 24' 2006
Two years have passed
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you. Whatsoever we were to each other that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me the easy way which you
always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of
solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at little jokes we enjoyed
Let my name be ever the household word that it ever was. There is an
unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of
sight? I am waiting for you for an interval very near, just around the
* corner. ALL IS WELL.

Very much. Turhan, Sherry, Gilly, Anita, Tamara, .
Teesha, Damien, Theron and Macaela.,

1/26/2008, 9:17 PM

The wi Rvena Mohanroop, three children: two (2) girls
Geetangale Lall, aged six (6) and Kashani Lall, aged five (5) and
one (1) boy Khamish Lall, aged one (1) year, six (6) months.

Five brothers: Rabindra Lall, Security Officer of Kei-Shars;
Surindra Lall. Jeetendra Lall, Dharmendra Lall, Rajendra Lall.
.; -.<
Two sisters: Natasha Gonsalves of Trinidad and Samantha Lall of
Guyana; of the late MAHENDRA LALL of 91 Gale Street,
Annandale North, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, formerly of 95
Ituni Street, Bel Air Park. Greater Georgetown, Guyana, former
employee of Survival 'Wholesale Depot, Vlissengen Road and

Duncan Street, Newtown, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, who was born on July 30,1982 and
died from Colon (Cancer)0n December 19, 2607 at his residence after being diagnosed since
November, 2006 (.ver a year) following two surgeries by Dr. Sheik Amir at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation on separate occasions and only after his first two chemotherapy
sessions then becarmbedridden before his demise.

He was cremated on December 23, 2007 at Good Hope Foreshore on.the'East Coast
Demerare We wish .to express our profound gratitude to all those who attended the funeral,
sympathized with us.either by visit, telephone calls, and cards or in any other way assisted us in
our recent bereavement, also thanks to Ms. Shital (Shello) who assisted us financially with the
funeral. -

And also we must say special thanks to the management of Kei-Shars, Edward Beharry Groupi
of Companies, Beacon Foundation, Bakewell, NTN Channel 69, other business community"
and the Public who assisted in contributing in financial crisis to Lall's illness.

Also thanks to Pastor Naresh Sarwan and Antalov Jagnanan of Assemblies of God Church,.
Golf Road, Lusighan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana who ably conducted the Funeral Service.'.

He was the son of Bibi Majeedan Lall neeAli and the brother of the late Shailendra'Lall:

The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh,
Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord. tA

S"May The Lord Grant Him Eterrnal Rest -
As The Ashes Flew Over The Sea"

00 lI I I

'ea -v


E January 27, 2008


Sharapova surges to third grand slam title

By Ossian Shine
MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) It was to be the
Glam Slam, the squealer ver-
sus the squeaker. Instead,
yesterday's Australian Open
women's final was a battle of
brinkmanship and jangling
nerves. Ana Ivanovic blinked
first and Maria Sharapova
was the champion.
Russia's tennis Tsarina beat
Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3 to win her
third grand slam tide and atone
for last year's loss in the final
to Serena Williams.
It was an emphatic title -
she won the crown without los-
ing a set in seven matches.
"I love you everyone,
thanks so much for every-
thing," the former
Wimbledon and UVS. Open
champion beamed as she
held aloft the trophy.
"This morning I got a text
from Billie Jean King saying
champions take chances and
pressure is a privilege. I am just
glad I could take my chances to-
For fellow 20-year-old
Ivanovic, it was a second grand
slam final defeat and one which
left her in tears.
"It hurts a bit now but I
am sure I can learn from this,"
she told reporters. "Already I

fet better in today's final than
in ast year's French Open final,
so that's good.
"Of course I am disap-
pointed but I feel I have plenty
of grand alam finals ahead of
kI 5ok 91 minutes on a cen-
tre court cauldron for
Sharapova to finish off the
When she did so, she sank
to her knees as her opponent's
forteid sailed wide on match-
point, looking skywards as
teams illad her green eyes.
Brilliant in a white
fringed dress, her blonde
pony-tail pulled behind a
wMie vwisc, Sbarapova fairly
shimmered on Rod Laver
Ivamowic's shoes still
squeaked when she returned and
Sharapova certainly shrieked as
play gt minder- way.
'The msian, who struggled
with iimj~jy throughout 2007,
woa the toss and elected to re-
ceive bat Iwanovic stared her
dow and held comfortably.
Sharapova's serve was
something else, however.
Powerful andl well-directed,
she domimated on her own
She got the breakthrough in

the fifth game when she
slammed a backhand winner to
move 3-2 ahead. That winner
was accompanied by the loud-
est shriek of the match so
loud a baby in the stands started
It was not until the eighth

game of the match that
Sharapova lost even a point
on her serve, but having
achieved that mini break-
through Ivanovic's confi-
dence grew and she broke
thanks to two double faults
from the Russian.

Maria Sharapova finally gets her hands on the Daphne
Akhurst Memorial Cup after losing to Serena Williams in
last year's final. (BBC Sport)

Back on serve, the Serb cel-
ebrated with a strange cldended
fist pump bat started with her
arm extended before she
snatched it into her body. The
Pavlovian yell of "C'mon" fl-
Three gaies lamer Shama
nosed alead agai, ffamgt, which
heralded mie fit-pumping and
she duly served out to love to
clinch the set 7-5 as the me amy
reached 34 degmes Celsis.-
Melbhorne's Serb popula-
tion was in fine voice but could
do lite to raise their favourite.
Sharapeva grabbed a
break in the sealk game a
dtese tsdetandmKheltwL
Not even a piece of
advertiser's music acciden-

taly blarig am oo-cot
speaker cIld Ipt her oef as
she comfortably bdd serve
for a 5-3 ka.L
lvanovic's head dropped
Mad *she qupcdly ida k dMind 040
to hand the Rssian three dsam-
Ivanmvic saved the first aM
but victory was Skarapova2's
whae the Serb's flmrdand flew
"IVs a2ma0iig," SharapoVa
Said -Soeitiones wthM y'rFe
pating the work in it just
seems so, so hard.
"When you're going
dhureeg aorl moments, -
newr kno when ien're go-
ing to h -ave good m
rmjust so l ticd at I got
tIs mne."

The British High Commission is offering for sale
by sealed bids:-

Vehicles, Power Generators
Miscellaneous Items

Items can be viewed in the High Commission's
compound, 44 Main St Georgetown on
Tuesday, 29 January
between 08:00 15:00 hrs.

Bidding closes on
Wednesday 30 January at 13:00 hrs.
All bids clearly marked 'BID" must he addressed to:

Management Officer
British High Commission
44 Main Street

Sale is on an 'as seen as is' basis and
all bids are final.
Successful Bidders w-ill be notified on
Friday 1 February.

All items sold must be paid for in full and collected
by 5 February 2008.

The British High Commission reserves the right to
accept or reject all or part of any offer that may be
Management Officer



Toyota Townace Mini Bus 4 BEE 5502
Toyota Sprinter Marino Motor Car # HB 354
Toyota Carina Motor Car # PHH 6705
Nissan Station Wagon # PCC 3297
Toyota RZ Mini Bus # BHH 2181
Toyota Carina Motor Car # PFF 4031

174 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
174 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
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Republic Bank Limited New Amsterdam Branch
Republic Bank Limiled New Amsterdam Branch
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Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited locations.
Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked 'Tender For .." and placed in the Tender Box at
Water Street Branch on the Receptionists Desk no later than 14:00 h on Friday February 01,2008.
The Bank reserves the right not to accept the highest or any tender without assigning a reason.

TENDER CLOSES AT 14:00h on February 01,2008

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Page 5 & 28p65

ECCB invite under-15

players to net session
THE East Coast Cridet fB" m(ECCB) as imled te-
es"d uder-1 lay nm frome ihe mdimes ls aidabs
on the Coast to a twe-day nat session ow e 1Msday and
Wednesday at the Emmere CM CeaiRe grfteem, East
Coast DeMr
Sesimos comment eh day 3at 0900 h anda en&s at 15-10
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Aussies cruising along at 322 for three

Hayden joins elite club with 30 or more Test centuries

By Julian Linden

ADELAIDE, Australia
(Reuters) Australian opener
Matthew Hayden joined an
elite club of just six players
to score 30 or more Test cen-
turies with a blistering hun-
dred against India yesterday.
The 36-year-old blasted a

over the first three days, the
odds are already stacked in
favour of a draw.
Australia, who lead the se-
ries 2-1, were clearly in no
hurry to chase quick runs yes-
terday. adding just 260 for the
loss of three wickets after re-
suming on 62-0.
The only batsmen not to

Good on ya: Ricky Ponting congratulates Matthew Hayden
on his century against India on the third day in Adelaide.
(Yahoo Sport)

superb 103 while Phil Jaques
and Ricky Ponting both helped
themselves to half-centuries to
lead a determined Australian
fightback in the fourth and final
Test at Adelaide Oval.
When play ended on the
third day, Australia were
cruising along at 322 for
three in their first innings,
with Ponting unbeaten on 79
and Michael Clarke not out
India still led by 204 runs
after amassing 526 over the first
two days but their advantage
was rapidly shrinking on a life-
less pitch heavily favouring the
batsmen and offering little en-
couragement to the bowlers.
India need to win the
match to level the series, but
with just 13 wickets falling

make a significant score was
Mike Hussey, although he still
managed 22.
India's chances of knock-
ing the Australians over
quickly were hampered by
the absence of their main
strike bowler Rudra Pratap
Singh, who injured a ham-
string on Friday afternoon
and did not even make it on
to the field yesterday.
Indian skipper Anil Kumble
and the seam pairing of Ishant
Sharma and Irfan Pathan cap-
tured a wicket each but it was
hard going for all the bowlers on
a baking hot afternoon coincid-
ing with Australia Day and
India's Republic Day.

Hayden celebrated his re-

turn to the Australian team with
a typically aggressive display to
join Sachin Tendulkar, Brian
Lara, Sunil Gavaskar, Ponting
and Steve Waugh as the only
players to score 30 or more
Test hundreds.
The left-handed
Queenslander also ham-
mered centuries in the first
two Tests in Melbourne and
Sydney, both won by Austra-
lia, but missed last week's
third Test defeat in Perth be-
cause of a hamstring injury.
Hayden marked his return
with a brutal demonstration of
hitting, smashing 10 boundaries

ADELAIDE, Australia
(Reuters) Factbox on Aus-
tralian vice-captain Adam
Gilchrist after he announced
his retirement yesterday.
Born: November 14. 1971,
Bellingen, Australia.
Left-hand bat,
Test debut: v Pakistan,
Brisbane, November 1999.
96 Tests, 5 566 runs av.
47.89. 17 centuries. High
score: 204*. 377 catches, 37
stumpings. 414 dismissals
(world record)
277 ODI's, 9,594 runs av
36.03. 15 centuries. High score:
172. 401 catches, 53 stumpings.
454 dismissals (world record).
Arguably the greatest
wicketkeeper-batsman the game
has ever seen and one of the
world's most entertaining play-
Has been equally effective
in Tests and one-day
internationals and captained
Australia in both forms of the
game. He made his one-day de-
but for Australia in 1996 and
was promoted to the Test team
in 1999 at the expense of lan
Healy. A big-hitter who scores
his runs quickly and effort-
lessly, Gilchrist opens the bat-
ting in one-dayers and bats at
seven in Tests.
Holds the Australian
record for the fastest century

and a six before Sharma bowled
him with an inswinger. Jaques,
playing in just his eighth Test
after replacing Hayden's long-
time partner Justin Langer at the
top of the order, was bowled by
Kumble for 60.
Content to play a more
cautious role, Jaques hit
just three fours in his half-
century, before he was the
first man out, bowled by
Kumble with a ball that
pitched in the rough and
spun back on to his middle
Hussey was also removed
by a cleverly disguised inswinger

and double hundred in Tests
and is the only player in his-
tory to hit 100 sixes in Tests.
Holds the world record for the
most dismissals by a
wicketkeeper in both Tests
and one-dayers.
Has played in three World
Cup winning teams, including
last year where he was named
man-of-the-match, and was a
member of the Australian team
that twice set world records for
16 consecutive Test wins.
His three most famous in-
nings were his unbeaten 149
against Pakistan at Hobart, his
204 not out against South Africa
at Johannesburg, and his 57-ball
century against England in
Will be remembered as
one of the few modern play-
ers who voluntarily walks
when he is out.

from Pathan that crept between
bat and pad and clipped the top
of his off stump.
Ponting was uncharacteris-
tically slow but clearly deter-
mined to make a big score after
failing to post a century at home

INDIA 1 st innings 526 (S. Tendulkar
153, M, Johnson 4-126)
AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n 62-0)
P. Jaques b Kumble 60
M. Hayden b Sharma 103
R. Ponting not oul 79
M. Hussey b Pathan 22
M. Clarke not oul 37
Exncas-Ib 5.Ib-8.w-1.nb*7) 21

this summer.
He batted for mor-
four hours and faced 15
for his 79 while C'
adopted the same ap *
occupying the crease I
most two hours off 98 4,

Total: (forthreewickets, 111 over-
Fall of wickets: 1-159, 2-186,3-2
Bowling: RP Singh 4-0-"
Pathan 24-1-70-0, Sharmt
5-47-1 (nb-4, w-1), Harbh
28-4-70-0, Kumble 21-3-
(nb-2), Sehwag 8-1-1
Tendulkar 1-0-6-0, Gangu
1-6-0 (nb-1).

Haniff's ton in vain as

Regal XI win MYO softba
DESPITE an attractive century from Hustlers XI's Zah
Haniff, Regal XI recorded an emphatic seven-wicket'
in the final of the Muslim Youth League West Ind
Sports Complex 15-over softball final.
Haniff utilised the small Banks DIH Thirst Park ground .
in smashing 13 sixes and four fours from just 50 balls to so
112. The right-hander made a blistering 86-run first-wicket si
with Arshad Ali who just made two.
Except for 20 runs from Troy Khan no other batsr
dominated and Hustlers XI ended their allotted overs
four wickets down for 157. Balram Roopnarine was the r,
of the bowlers. He grabbed two wickets for 32 runs f:
three overs.
In reply Regal XI flew to 159 for three off 11.1 overs
opener Zulfikar Alli scoring an entertaining 81.
Alli, who paced his team's innings, hit eight sixes an(
fours. He shared a solid first-wicket partnership of 98 runs
Wasim Haslim who made 32 with four sixes and a solitary
Kapil Singh and Lance Adams ended the game for th<
team with 20 and 16 not out respectively. Haniff returned
the ball to claim two for 18 from his three overs to co
man-of-the-match award.
The presentation of the trophies will be done i
MYL annual awards ceremony later next month.


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Australia Test career

to GG 9 -o-

By Peter English at the
Adelaide Oval
ADAM Gilchrist, who
revolutionised the role of the
m wicketkeeper-batsman. has re-
tired from Tests barely 24 hours
after taking the world record for
The shock news means
Gilchrist will depart on a global high
at the end of the fourth match against
India tomorrow and his last ODI
appearances will come in the CB
Series, which finishes in March.
Over the past couple of years
Gilchrist, 36, has been worn down
by the grind of international tour-
ing and has been desperate to
spend more time with his wife Mel
and their three children.
Despite his family circum-
stances, Gilchrist's announcement

at the end of the third day came as
a surprise after he had spent much
of the previous evening denying he
was close to walking away.
"I'll let people know when
I'm going to retire," he said on
Friday, "whether it's tomorrow
or in 12 months. At the moment
I'm going to keep focusing on
giving everything I've got to this
He told his team-mates in the
morning he was leaving and it was
an emotional time. "I've come to
this decision after much thought and
discussion with those most impor-
tant to me," Gilchrist said before
boarding the team bus. "My fam-
ily and I have been fortunate to
have had an amazing journey full
of rich experiences throughout my
Gilchrist played 96 Tests,

Adam Gilchrist has decided to end his Test career while
he has the world record for most dismissals. (Yahoo

the same number as Rod
Marsh, and has collected 414 dis-
missals, currently one more
than South Africa's Mark
Boucher. However, his
glovework, which has dimin-
ished over the past month, will
not be why he is remembered as
one of Australia's most signifi-
cant players.
Matthew Hayden, who has
been a team-mate of Gilchrist's for
the past eight years, called it "mas-
sive news" and said he would be
"deeply, deeply missed". "He is
one .of the greatest to have ever
played the game," Hayden said. "He
was incredibly positive and his
flamboyant nature equals the greats
of Viv Richards and other calypso
characters over the years.
"He entertained everyone
globally and has done it in a
statesman-like way. He changed
cricketers throughout the world
and is a tremendous individual."
Gilchrist brought a limited-
overs approach to Tests, becoming
the first man to launch 100 sixes in
the format, registering the most
centuries by a wicketkeeper-bats-
man. and scoring at a phenomenal
strike-rate in the low 80s. Apart
from posting almost 6 000 runs. he
was also responsible for the more
aggressive approach to a game
where three runs an over was pre-
viously considered reckless.
Growing up in New South
Wales, he moved to Western
Australia to collect a first-class
opportunity and made his 'rest
debut to a chorus of boos after
replacing lan Healy in Brisbane.

iHe scored 8 1 against Pakistan
and brought up his t'irst century in
the following natch in a miiricle
chase in Hobart. From 1999 the
Australia team was never the same.
winning 16 Tests in a row under
Steve Waugh. a streak that was
matched by Ricky Ponting's outfit
over the past three years.
One of only three players to
have won a trio of World Cup
titles, Gilchrist was picked to
open on a Waugh hunch over a
bowl of ice-cream and quickly
became one of the most threat-
ening limited-overs players of
Others have tried to adopt his
style but none has managed it for a
decade, which is a tribute to the
traits developed by a country boy
from northern New South Wales.
"I am now ready and excited
to move into the next phase of my
life, which will include much more
time with Mel, Harrison, Annie and
Archie," Gilchrist said. He thanked
his state and country associations
and his team-mates for the "most
enjoyable, fun career anyone could
hope for".
Brad Haddin, the New South
Wales wicketkeeper, has spent the
past couple of years with the lim-
ited-overs team and should get his
first taste of Test action if the
March tour to Pakistan goes ahead.
Two more wickets need to
fall before Gilchrist will appear
at Adelaide Oval and he will be
celebrated like Shane Warne,
Glenn McGrath and Justin
Langer were last year. Adelaide
has not been the normal place
for farewells over the past de-
cade, but Gilchrist has not been
a traditional player. (Cricnfo)

Eto'o and Egypt keep goals coming

KUMASI, (Reuters) Defend-
ing champions Egypt kept up
their goal-scoring form at the
African Nations Cup with a
3-0 win over Sudan that was
overshadowed by a record-
equalling penalty from
Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o


Eto'o netted the fourth of five
goals as Cameroon crushed Zamn-
bia 5-1 in the first of the two
Group C matches in Kumasi.
matching the 38-year-old record lor
the most number of tournament
goals by a single player.
The striker's third goal
of the tournament in Ghana
brought his overall tally to
14, equalling the mark set by
Laurent Pokou of the Ivory
Coast in 1970.
The runaway wint for
Cameroon restored their
chances after they had lost 4-2
- to Egypt earlier in the week.
The holders overcame a deter-
mined Sudan in their derby match.

leading at halftime with a Hosni Abd
Rabou penalty and adding two
more in quick succession through
substitute Mohamed Aboutrika af-
ter the break.
Sudan provided a spir-
ited show early on but af-
ter goalkeeper Mahjoub El
Moez conceded a penalty

with a clumsy foul on the
half hour, the Egyptians
took control.
Geremi, Joseph-Desire Job
and Achille Emana scored before
the interval as Cameroon ran
riot against Zambia in the ear-
lier match at the Baba Yara sta-

Job got one more in the last
10 minutes with Chris Katongo
pulling one back in the final
Cameroon profited from
some horror defending by
Zambia, who had beaten
Sudan 3-0 in their first game
on Tuesday.

PSCOSetting Woods forges six ahead feet at the par-four fifth to
e grof six strokes clear

at Torrey Pines
By Mark Lamport-

SAN DIEGO, California
(Reuters) Tiger Woods
stayed on track for his 62nd
PGA Tour title by stretching
his lead to six strokes mid-
way yesterday's third round
at the Buick Invitational.
Four ahead of the chasing
pick ov,.rnight. the world
numhbetr one birdied two of the
first five % holes to reach the
luiirn in two under 34.
that left Woods at 14 un-
der oietall on a glorious day
(f sunshine on the South
Course at Torrey Pines.
U.S. Ryder Cup player
Stewart Cink. playing with
Woods in the final three-ball.
was alone in second place, one
ahead of fellow Americans Joe
Durant and Kevin Streelman
and A ustralia's Aaron

Durant had completed 12
holes. Streelman nine and
Baddeley 10.
Woods, bidding for his
fourth successful title at Torrey
Pines and sixth overall. wasted
a golden opportunity to birdie
the par-four second when he
missed a four-foot putt.
However, he rolled in a 10-
footer to birdie the fourth and
hit a superb approach to two

Little-known Tour rookie
Streelman, who had missed
birdie chances from four and
nine feet at the first and
fourth, picked tp his first shot
of the day at the par-five sixth.
From the first cut of rough
on the right. he hit his second
shot to 35 feel and two-putted
to trim Woods's lead to five.
However. Streelman
double-bogcyed the ninth after
failing to reach the green in
two to slip back into a tic for
Three-lime champion Phil
Mickelson. 1I strokes off the
pace at the start of the day.
was on course to post the best
score of the round.
The American left-
hander scorched the front
nine in six-under 30 and
was tied for seventh at six
under with three holes


ENGLAND departed yesterday
for a two-month tour of New
Zealand with their coach, Peter
Moores. under pressure to re-
verse a recent run of poor results
in Tests which has brought con-
secutive defeats against India
and Sri Lanka.
However. the fist challenge is in
the one-day format where England's
fortunes have taken a significant upturn
during the last six months.
Paul Collingwood, after an un-
certain start to his captaincy ten-
ure against West Indies, has pre-
sided over a 4-3 success against In-
dia and an even mole impressive 3-
2 victory in Sri Lanka and is a
formnning aprmmising team alongside
Moores. The relationship appears
to have settled more quickly than
the Moores-Michael Vaughan axis
in Tests.
"I never saw myself having
a honeymoon period as such be-
cause you are always under
pressure to deliver when you are
working with England," Moores
said. "To me, you work as hard
as you can with the players at
your disposal and you will be
judged accordingly at the end of
whatever time you're given in
the role.
"To me the aim is always to
try to build towards something
that's sustainable and that you
can pass on to the next guy. Ev-
ery time England play is a chal-
lenge and we have to try to win.
build momentum and keep
moving forward."
On paper it's the one-day side
who have the tougher task on
England's second winter trip. New
Zealand are in an even more uncer-
tain phase than the visitors with
doubts surrounding the future of
Shanc Bond. Despite this they re-
main a competitive one-day unit
and on England's last visit in 2001-
02 took the series 3-2 in the final
"New Zealand are a very
competitive side who get stuck
in and generally make the most
of what they have," added
Moores. "On their own patch
they can be pretty tough to play
but if you didn't expect to win
there would be no point in play-
ing and we expect to win both
the one-day and T'est series."

Peter Moores is under
pressure to reverse the
recent run of poor results.
Although England's one-day
record is improving the team it is
still not entirely settled and two
new faces are making this tour.
Jamnes Tredwell. the Kent off-spin-
ning all-rounder, and Tun Ambrose,
the Warwickshire wicketkeeper.
Tredwell replaces Monty Panesar
who has been sent off to India to
re-learn the art of flight and guile
while Ambrose's situation is an odd
When he was named in both
the one-day and Test squads,
David Graveney the now
former chairman of selectors -
said Ambrose was almost certain
to start as the Test keeper, but
will have to play second fiddle
in the one-dayers to Phil Mus-
tard who kept in all five ODIs
against Sri Lanka.
Graveney then added that if
Mustard has an outstanding series
he could stake his Test claims, so
an unclear situation could be mud-
died further over the next month.
The core of England's team.
though. remains the same and the
quick bowlers James Anderson.
Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad
- will enjoy the conditions in New
Zealand. The batsmen, too. who
struggled on the sluggish surfaces of
Sri Lanka, should find opportuni-
ties to cash in more accessible.
England arrive in New
Zealand tomorrow before two
warm-up matches against Can-
terbury on February 2 and 3.
The first Twenty20 interna-
tional is in Auckland on Febru-
ary 5 with the first ODI is in
Wellington on the 9th. (Cricinfo) '

" i 1t c

Viv says jury still

out on Gayle
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) Sir Vivian Richards, one of the
greatest West Indies captains of all-time, is not quite ready to
give Chris Gayle his leadership papers just yet.
Despite the rave reviews the 28-year-old Jamaican has rvecied
tor his handling ol the regional team in South Africa. Sit Viv has re-
mained skeptical.
"I think the jury would be still out at this stage." he told
the Trinidad Express newspaper.
"llic team looks to be responding to Gayle ... I thought when
hr was a player and you had other captains, there were times where
he just looked like he wasn't quite in touch."
"But now, there is an alertness about him. I've always felt
to be in that (captaincy) position, you had to be a supportive sol-
dier before."
Sir Viv oversaw one ,r the finest periods of West Indies cricket
during the 1980s. He led the regional team in 50 Tests, winning 27
and losing just eight and had the honour of not losing a single series.
The Antiguan, who scored 8 540 runs in 121 Tests at an av-
erage of 50.24. adnditted however that Gayle looked the part.
SHeI- l.:<-.k It be c-.:mforable %, Wih ithe ndo iduad, Him being in a
re.pLn'ible piilu..n \ou nia-, gei the ier be-i out of Mr Gayle,"
Sir\ i aiud
I'nder Ga.le. liest Indies won their first overseas Test in
seven years against a higher-ranked team when the)\ beat South
.Africa in Port Elizabeth in the first Test of the current series.

England depart for New Zealand ...

Moores prepared

for pressure tour

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Windies hoping St. George's


brings success again

By Fazeer Mohammed

Africa (CMC) Returning to
their happy hunting ground
on this tour, the West Indies
have already surrendered all
momentum while also losing
considerable sympathy going
into the third One-Day Inter-
national today.
Four weeks ago, the Carib-
bean squad left this windswept
city on the Eastern Cape in
buoyant mood after a stunning
128-run victory in the opening
Test of the three-match series,
their first-ever Test match vic-
tory on South African soil.
Now, on the heels of a
five-match losing streak and
an especially dispiriting per-
forniance in the second ODI
in Cape Town on Friday, the
tourists seem to be in no con-
dition to pull off another up-
set at St George's Park to
keep the five-match series
alive ahead of the final two
matches in Durban and
For their part, the Proteas
are desperate to begin redress-
ing the balance at a venue where
they have suffered a succession
of international defeats in recent
seasons, including a five-wicket'
loss to the West Indies in the
first rain-affected Twenty20
match at the start of the visi-
tors' campaign in-this country.
More than just winning
to clinch the series and stay
on course for a whitewash of
their opponents, South
Africa's cricketers seem to
feel they owe it to the fans
here to lift their game.
"As everyone knows, we
haven't played our best cricket
in P.E.. and it's about time that
we give the people there some-
thing to cheer about," said all-
rounder Shaun Pollock after re-
ceiving the man-of-the-match

award at Newlands on Friday
"Of course I Want to do
well, but more than that,
we've got to give those fans a
performance deserving of
their great support over the
years." i
It would be most oppor-
tune for the West Indies to at
least spoil this one farewell
party for Pollock, although even
those generally sympathetic to
the visitors' plight were thor-


oughly disgusted by their lack
of fight after being set a not im-
probable target of 256 in the
second one-dayer.
The squad now under the
leadership of Dwayne Bravo,
arrived in Port Elizabeth at mid-
day yesterday and it remained
unclear whether Shivnarine
Chanderpaul would be fit to
play the following day.
Universally admired for his
determination, resilience and
considerable powers of concen-
tration, the former captain was
roundly chastised by the media
here for failing to show any ur-
gency during his innings of 54
't Newlands at a time when the
West Indies were still in with a
realistic chance of at least seri-
ously challenging the South Af-

rican total.
For most of his innings,
Chanderpaul batted with a
runner due to a bruised knee,
and given the extent to
which he was hobbling dur-
ing his tortuous occupation
of the crease, there is no
guarantee that he will be
passed fit to play in what is a
do-or-die fixture for the West
Throughout the South Afri-
can leg of the tour, the 33-year-
old left-hander has spent con-
siderable time in the dressing
room while his teammates were
on the field, nursing a succes-
sion of ailments ranging from
bruises, strains and niggles to a
viral illness that prevented him
from batting in the second in-
nings of the third and final Test
in Durban.
This, of course, is noth-
ing new as his 14-year inter-
national career has been
briefly interrupted on nu-
merous occasions for one
complaint or the other.
In the present circum-
stances, however, with recent
captain Ramnaresh Sarwan ruled
out of the tour because of injury
and appointed skipper Chris
Gayle returning home with a
nagging hamstring strain and a
fractured left thumb,
Chanderpaul has been asked to
carry an even greater burden
than usual.
That responsibility has
not so far extended to include
returning- to the top of the
order, from where he has
compiled seven of his eight
ODI hundreds and formed a
very successful partnership
with Gayle up to a few
months ago.
Tour selectors seem intent
on giving every opportunity to
the specialist openers Dev0
Smith. Brenton Parchment and
Sewnarine Chattergoon to es-

tablish themselves at interna-
tional level.
How long they will be pre-
pared to do so to the continued
detriment of top-order stability,
especially as they now face a
must-win situation, remains to
be seen.
With Runako Morton also
struggling to get the ball off the
square and Marion Samuels re-
turning to infuriatingly brief ap-
pearances at the crease since
the departure of Gayle., the
West Indies have more than a
few challenges heading into this
They may be considering
the return of Daren Powell at
the expense of Ravi Rampaul,
who never settled during the

course of three wayward
overs in Cape Town.
Another surface favourable
for batting is expected at St
George's Park, where the ground
staff's efforts to prepare a bat-
ting paradise have been aided
considerably by a week of re-
lentless sunshine leading up to
the match.
The encounter is being
highly anticipated by the lo-
cals, more for the desire to
see Pollock say farewell to
the fans of the Eastern Cape
with a rare winning team per-
formance here than any ex-
pectation that the West
Indies can once again gain
inspiration from the oldest
international venue in South

South Africa (from) -Graen",
Smith (captain), Herschelle Gib'
AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis.
Duminy, Mark Boucher, Shaun
Pollock, Albie Morkel, Johan
Botha, Mome Morkel, Dale Steyn,
Andre Nel, Charl Langeveldt,
Makhaya N'tini.
West Indies (from) -
Dwayne Bravo (captain),
Brenton Parchment, Sewnarine
Chattergoon. Devon Smith,
Shivnarinte Chanderpaul,
Marion Samuels, Runako
Morton, barren Sammy,
Denesh Ramdin, Patrick
Browne, Rawl Lewis, Jero e
Taylor, Ravi Rampaul, Da i
Powell, Fidel Edwards.

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In the first game played
at the National Park tarmac
Enterprise boys team batted
first and scored 84 for fou'
with Vivian Albert making 4$'
and Baskar Beepa
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Bowling for Wes'
S Demerara Primary,
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:lFA. the world governing body for football, sent a let-
ter to the Dominica Foot-'
ball Asnsociauon thi week
indicating that the issue
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in Zurich. S% iizerland
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ST JOHN'S. Antigua
(CMC) West Indies
fast bowling legend
Michael Holding has
thrown his support be-
hind Chris Ga.le to
be retained as captain
of the regional squad.
'In iI opinion. If
I was a selector. I
wouldn't hase a prob-
lem The captain would
be Cbrin Gable." Hold-
ing told the Trinidad
E press.
I think everyone

knows I was championing for
Ramnaresh Sarwan to be captain
and he wat eeentuallk appointed
captain. But Raminaresh Sarsian
has had injuries. Chris Ga.le has
come in i.andi ha: done a \er)
good job
"I see pi, problem with Chris
Gas le continuing in that job and
Ramnaresh Sarwan being %ice-
captain "
With Sarmwan ruled out
through injury Ga le was ap-
pointed captain for the One-
Day International tour of
Zimbabwe last December and

for the subsequent three-
match Test series and file
ODIs in South Africa.
The 28-year-old Jamaicin
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leadership especially after he led
West Indie, to victory in the
first Test of the series at Port
It was their first oter-
seas win in Tests exclud-
ing against Bangladesh
and Zimbabwe since thec
beat England at Edgbaston
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Trekking through deep
jungles, hot savannahs and
listening to the sounds of
various birds and animals is
indeed a fascination for na-
ture lovers. So it is too for
mountain climbers.
While most people around
the world eagerly await the first
few minutes of the New Year
and are busy preparing their
fireworks to ring in the year, the
Black family was counting their
steps as they made their way to
the top of Mount Roraima just

in time for the first few minutes
of 2008 Dave Black, 56, and"
his three children, Gary,
21,Lisa, 20, and Joseph, 9, of
Colorado in the United States,,
all decided to take on Mount
Roraima for the New Year arid
be the first family to ever clin1b
Mount Roraima. Mr. Black
shared his unforgettable a"d
thrilling experience recently
with the Chronicle.
Black recalled his journey to
Mount Roraima as the most ex-
citing adventure he ever had in
his life. He said reading and see-
ing pictures of Mount Roraima

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prompted him to visit the
Mountain as he maintained h ...
lifestyle of keeping fit and
healthy. .
After saving enough money. -
the family planned their trip.
backpacked and left home on
Christmas Day 2007. It u as
suggested to the family% ihati "
they take the easier route to .
Mount Roraima so they headed *
for Venezuela. Upon arriA ing in
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menced their climbing on De- I
member 30th, 2007, along nh
a Venezuelan guide.
It took the Black famine I r'n o
days to reach the Roraima sum-
mit, and to get back down
The family stopped at dif-
ferent locations to rest at
nights then started again
early in the morning. They
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ScalingFrom page II

had packed .just enough
food for the trip, nothing too
much or too less, and drank
water from the rushing
creeks and streams along the
"\Ve carried the correct
alllioullnt l everything: ol
dolltI wanl Ito carrv too iI muchi
because the tbackpack %A ill be
lio hi \v. \\i drnk \water rigihi
oult Irol the creeks and
sl leams. no puril'italionl neces-
sar\. and it tasted great and
nothing happened to us." said
Mr. Black.
After completing heir jour-
ney to Mount Roraima the fam-
ily took an overland trip from
Brazil to Georgetown.
Black pointed out that
whenever he decides to go on
adventures such as these, his

children are always excited to
travel with him. He said the
trips are usually planned during
school breaks, so that all his chil-
dren can accompany him on the
adventures around the world.
The eldest sibling, Gary
Black, who is a landscaper, said
climbing mountains and visiting
different parts of the world is
more than an adventure for him.
"I climb all the time with
my dad, whenever he is ready
to plan a trip I am always there.
It is like our family tradition and
it is also a wonderful one, es-
pecially getting to know and
discover new places. The expe-
rience here is Guyana is won-
derful. I am sure my dad will
take up another challenge to
climb other mountains in
Guyana and we are also willing
to take the challenge with him
too," noted Gary.
When asked if he is willing
to take on the challenge of climb-
ing other mountains in Guyana,
Mr. Black he said he would love
to, but it is very expensive. He
noted the Roraima trip cost him
approximately US$5,000.
"We do not have any other
trips planned, but we would
love to return to Guyana. The
five days in Guyana were won-
derful. It was peace and quite for
me, except that our flight was
canceled. However, it turned
out to be good, since we were
able to go around the capital
city," said Black.
Black said he had no fear
whilst climbing Mount Roraima,
but when he reached at the top,
"There is a view there when
you look-down there are_rock

and rocks and more rocks. And
when you realize you are right
at the edge. about 1000 metres
dovn. T hat's the only fear we
had." recalled Black.
His daughter Lisa. who is
a part time lifeguard and a
college student, said she en-
joyed the adventure the most
when she reached at the top
of the mountain.
"The trip was very long
and I v'as very ired too. I was
having a lot of pain from carry-
ing ihe backpack, but finally
when we reached at the top I re-
alized how exciting the trip was.
It was worth the long walks and
the minor pains. The view from
the top of Mount Roraima took
all the tiredness away.
The youngest person on the
mountain was Joseph. His fa-

their said he was surprised to
see a lot of people on Mount
Roraima belonging to different
groups and from different parts
of the world, but the youngest
he saw was his son.
Joseph recalled that climb-

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South American countries of
Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela
meet. It is 2,875 metres high
(9,432 feet) and can only be ac-

journey starts from Santa Elena,
then through the Gran Sabana
National Park, and then Mount
Since 1999 it has been com-
pulsory that anyone going to
climbMount Roraima must have
an official guide.
The first man European to
have seen Roraima is reputed to
be the Englishman, Sir Walter

Raleigh in 1595. He was at the
base be did not climb to the top.
In 1884. the Botanist Everard
Thurn got to the top.
From the village of
Papatepuy to the top of
Mount Roraima and back will
take approximately six days.
depending on the weather. It is
recommended that anyone wtho
attempts this trip mnstI be fit
and healthy. Climbers are also
advised to wear comfortable
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Page III

Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008

THIS essay is written in response to a request made by Editor Petamber
Persuad of the Guyana Annual, inviting my comments on the recent issue
of the magazine.
...... ..:.... First of all, neither local readers or foreign ones should assume
that the Guyana Annual definitively represents creative writing
across Guyana today, or at least the best of it.
The first obvious reason why I say this is because the magazine's
creative writing section is the result of competing submissions, so
Writers have to agree to submit their works in competition for prizes
Sand many may not be interested in this arbitrary process. There is
a tendency or attitude among Guyanese, especially those in organi-
Si national positions, to believe and assert that once some touted struc-
ture has been put in place to contain or represent some issue, then
:4 the issue has been settled and the matter dealt with adequately, and
i we can move on to another item on the agenda.
j This approach is not applicable to creative writing within the
Guyana Annual 2007-08 for a few reasons:
(1) The magazine appears only once a year and uses less than
half its pages on creative writing.
-!(2) The magazine represents the work of very young children
and teenagers, along with adults; for the sake of decorum therefore,
6. one cannot expect to find stories and poems reflecting adult sensu-
ality ,which could include the reality of sexual intimacy between
couples of any race, different race or racial mixtures; the difficult
BY TERENCE ROBERTS yet perhaps pleasurable lifestyle of young women who may social-
ize in Nightclubs, etc; the various experiences of Guyanese indoors
and outdoors ,anywhere in Guyana, etc. In short, topics that reflect the truth, the realities of life in
Guyana today, or yesterday, or the future, since in creative writing we should not SELECT topics
that we think are "correct"or "proper" for the sake of imposing on publications our own limited
accessments of what is "moral" and what is not. In creative writing which reflects civilised free-
dom, we do not say: "This is Ok to write about, but not this". That hurdle has been 95% crossed
in democratic civilised countries, and I am assuming Guyana falls into' that category. Such writing
would be a fraudulent projection of our lives, and of reality, which I hasten to add, is not only
about child abuse, female abuse by crude men, parental abuse, or poverty, injustice, political
Cavouritism, etc, but about how people cope with, and transcend their problems and enjoy their

Please see page V


Carife~la Secretariat, through its Philatelic Arts Sub-
Committee, has agreed to mount an Exhibition of Guyana's Postage
S-mps pre and post Independence as part of the Carifesta
-rations in August 2008. As there is no National Collection of
vi-ps. the Guyana Post Office Corporation and the National Trust
j ,uyana have agreed to procure scanned copies of such stamps to
l or,;!- this exhibition. The scanned stamps can form a pool from
j hicii the necessary images can be selected.

S'e Carifesta Secretariat thus invites our stamp collectors to take
uyana (and British Guiana) Stamp Collections to the National
st, 94 Carmichael Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, for
lining, during normal working hours. Your collection will be
nned and returned to you immediately afterwards. Your
; tance wil be acknowledged.

-ther details can tb obtained by calling the National Trust onft
l- phone: numbers: 225-5071 or 223-1746 or email:
S ii.iUltrci>stU'olutions2000OO.nt. Foi proper planning of' this
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and Guyanese Literature Today

Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008

From page IV
daily experiences felt by Guyanese on the whole. However, this is not simply the fault
of the magazine's judges who chose the winning entries for publication, or the editor, but
the topics and quality of creative writing submitted as welL But perhaps if we were to see
another issue of the magazine with those works rejected for publication, we might get a
more lively and memorable impression of the creative writing section! The reason I say
this is because for each section on poetry and short fiction, three submissions were allowed,
but usually only one submission of the three appeared, and that submission was the one
least unusual or exceptional, in the standardized conventional context the Guyana Annual
usually projects. I say this because 1, like a few other winners in the creative writing section.
submitted three poems or three stories which they felt were equally good, or even better than
their winning entries, never saw them appear, not even as honourable mention. This brings up
another point, as the Editor announced at the magazine's launching, which is that the magazine has
made a recent decision to expose the works of emerging creative writers from across Guyana as a
priority above the submission of entries from the Capital which may be more mature and experi-
enced in style and content; this helps to further clarify why perhaps the Annual is not geared to
exposing all or most of such creative writing it may receive. Personally I am very much in favour
of publishing new emerging writers, but I would prefer if they exposed themselves to those meth-
ods of reading and art appreciation which would quickly raise their creative standards, so that the
magazine is less condescending towards them and its standards are raised on the whole. As usual I
will be presumptuous enough to offer advice on how this raising of literary standards can be
achieved, but first I must mention something.
Even though I was one of the First Prize winners in the Open Poetry section (the Prize was
shared with Samad Baksh for his excellent poem "Dawn") I have to say that if the editor had
informed me that my winning poem "Wild Saviour" was not going to be published in the same
structural format as it was submitted, I would have taken it out the competition and refused its
publication, since it was consciously written with each line beginning at the same end, and not in
the zig-zag fashion in which it was published. I wrote the poem this way because its language and
lines present a continuously changing experience ,which its original unpublished format deliber-
ately conveys with imagistic scenes and flashback past,present,and future tenses, while making it
easier to read
Anyone who has been reading the Guyana Annual over recent years will notice that
each issue has a Judges' Report on most of the poems and short stories submitted and
laments their poor quality. Yet the magazine must exist. Someone recently remarked at the
launching ceremony that they wondered why today's Guyanese generation no longer seem
very interested in becoming serious professional creative writers, like past Guyanese of
the 1940's, 50's, 60's, and 70's, such as Mittelholtzer, Seymour, Carter, Harris,Carew,
Kempadoo, Nicole, Braithwaithe,Macdonald, Gilkes,etc, and those of my generation of
the 60's, McWatt, Agard, Chan, Lowe-Shinebourne, Nichols, Kempadoo, etc. One major
reason, which affects many other aspects of intellectual, social, and creative life in Guyana
today, is the absence of the once very exciting and influential Georgetown cinema culture.
which was patronized and enjoyed by all those Guyanese writers mentioned above, who
were exposed daily to a huge variety of good and great films that also included stories of
creative writers, showing the struggles, satisfaction, glamour, and social pleasures in pur-
suing literary careers. Such films seen constantly in all the cinemas helped inspire young
local writers to become serious about their careers. Films like: Beloved Infidel" with
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and June" with Fred Ward. Uma Thurman and Kevin Spacey (1990). not many come to
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ago, called me to discuss the task of assisting the Curator of Castellani House with setting up a
film program. "Classic Tuesdays", which would return such exciting, interesting, and intelligent
films to the public domain, and all those interested in the arts should attend the program.
Most of the stories and poems of the 2007-08 Guyana Annual are weak, disappointing
and indulgent, as the judges confirmed, because the writers tend to lecture, preach, in-
struct, and moralise, rather than SHOW, DESCRIBE, and PRESENT tangible experiences
in surprising images and conversational tones. Also, we hear and learn nothing specific of
Guyanese reality in these submissions. For example: Where in Guyana is the topic refer-
ring to? Any street? Any region? Where exactly is the writer when writing or speaking to
us? What exactly is his/her environment like? Why is this being written? Who do you
secretly like or love, but do not admit it? Why can't you admit it? What would you like to
tell us about yourself and your experiences but are afraid to? Etc. It is far easier to con-
demn and chastise others like a counsellor, but that is not true poetry. You must show us
where and how you too are involved in your creative writing. Long ago, in 1961,in an an-
thology of criticism on Caribbean Literature, G.R. Coulthard wrote an essay which
recognized the tendency among Caribbean writers to confuse religious or devotional tones
with poetic language, and recently Ms Pacquet, Chairperson of the Guyana Prise 2006,
repeated this criticism. This creative weakness is the result of a colonized timidity that is
still in our creative literature. However talented young Guyanese writers like DannieHe
Swain, Mosa Telford, Kojo MacPherson, and others are beginning to explore local reality,
both private and social The fiction of Hemingway, Jamaica Kincaid, Francoise Sagan, Mar-
guerite Duras,among many others where style IS content, may be helpful to them. This
year's annual inclusion of fine poems from Mark McWatt, Fred D'Aguiar, Cryil Dabydeen
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'Buxton Spice'

Pat woofaninerie0wthOoyaKepdooGeogetwnGuana Jauars20:

(Kempadoo's first novel, BUXTON
SPICE, was an instant success. It was on
the London bestseller list throughout 1999,
nominated for the 2000 International
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and won
her the label 'a Great Talent for the
Twenty-First Century' by the Orange Prize
judges. The novel was translated into
French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
and Hebrew. Her second novel, TIDE
RUNNING, won the Casa de las Americas
Literary Prize of Cuba.)

PP Your second novel,
'Tiding Running', set in To-
bago, continues the theme.
Why this fixation on sex and
human sexuality?
OK The second book is
more contemporary; 'Buxton
Spice' is set in the 70s, whereas
'Tide Running' is the present,
sort of 90s-book, dealing with
it in a more adult form, not a
coming of age story, because it
involves a manage a trois and the
way sexual responsibility and
the way of sexual exploration
limits are set in our society -
within marriage, between differ-
ent classes and cultures, is what
I looked at there. But that was

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can prove to NIS that she had ill health before she attained 60
years of age?

No. Your wife would not get medication if she is not a
direct contributor to the Scheme, since Survivor Pensioners
do not qualify for Sickness Benefit/Medical Care.

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
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sparked off purely by a story
in Tobago involving a character
that I observed and I thought it
would make a good story be-
cause it was so interesting with
all different players
involved.. .but my third novel is
not all about that.
PP I'm coming to the
third and fourth; what is your
third novel about?
OK It is about relation-
ships around illness and death
and how terminal illness of the
main character who dies and
how that affects friendships
and how that affects character-
istics within someone. And how
society deals with that itself; I
am trying to draw Port-of-Spain
as a parallel to the main charac-
ter to show the complexity of
a quite sophisticated, educated
character from the Caribbean
Diaspora who is a very
recognisable type of person, and

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show the similarities between
that character and the country
and the city of Port-of-Spain.
PP There seems to be a
similar storyline in Ramabai
Espinet's 'The Swinging
OK She approached it
from a more sociological aspect
and it is much more historical.
Similar subject, but not the same
PP How would you ap-
proach it?
OK I would like to have
the characters' language and the
preoccupations of the main char-
acter and the characteristics of
Trinidad portrayed in a language
that is engaging and moves for-
ward quite easily. So it would
be a more substantial novel than
what I have written to date.
PP More substantial?
Then you would be taking us to
another level in the discourse.




Labelling of writers how
do you see yourself, Guyanese
writer, writing about Guyanr
away from Guyana, a Caribbear
writer writing from within?
OK I've come to accep
the label, 'Caribbeai
Writer'. At first, though no
considering myself a write
and having the first manu
script published, I waw
launched in England as .
Guyanese writer but I am no
too particular about those la
bels and so would not like tb
be put into a category. Yo
see fiction particularly
should be about the story, th
form of the story and the ap
preciation, and how it speak
to the individual as to an
reader around the world. S
I've refrained from contribul
ing to anything categorisin
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Bank Average
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Bank A average

D. Euro

Bank Average
E. Selected Caricom Exchange

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Rate for Thu., Jan. 17, 2008

6 months
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Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008 Page VII



THE temporomandibular
joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint
that connects the lower jaw to
the upper jawbone. It func-
tions though, five pairs of
muscles attached to the facial
bones. The structures (bones,
muscles, ligaments, and
discs) that make it possible to
open and close the mouth are
very specialized and are re-
quired to work together to
enable you to chew, speak,
and swallow. The muscle
pairs must work in proper
balance so that stresses on
both sides of the jaw are dis-
tributed as equally as pos-
The TMJ is considered
very complex because it is ca-
pable-of making many different
types of movements, including
combinations of hinge and glid-
ing actions. The juncture where

the two joints are connected has
a disc that acts as a shock ab-
sorber to biting and chewing
forces. Any problem that pre-
vents this complex system of
structures from working to-
gether properly may result in
cycles of pain, spasm (cramp),
muscle tenderness, and damage
to the tissue and joint. This is
known as temporomandibular
disorder (TMD).
Most researchers agree that
temporomandibular disorders
are grouped into three main cat-
egories, as follows. It is pos-
sible for a person to' have one
or more of these conditions at
the same time.
Myofascial pain is the most
common form of TMD. It in-
volves pain in the muscles that
control the jaw function, the
neck, and the shoulder.
Internal derangement of the

joint means a dislocated jaw, a
displaced disc, or injury to the
Degenerative joint diseases
includes osteoarthritis or rheu-
matoid arthritis in the jaw joint.
Symptoms that TMD suf-
ferers have include:
An ache in the area of the ear
extending to the back of the head,
into, the, neck and shoulders.
Hearing a clicking or pop-
ping sound on opening and clos-
ing the mouth.
Pain brought on by yawn-
ing, opening the mouth widely,
or chewing.
Difficultly in opening the
mouth and chewing (limited
Headaches that can mimic
migraines, earaches, dizziness,
,and neck aches.
Jaw that 'get stuck,' lock,
or 'go out'.
Tenderness of jaw muscles
A sudden change in the way
the upper and lower teeth fit to-
A combination of one or all
of these symptoms can also be
present for other problems.

me further than a Caribbean writer, whether it is an Indo-Caribbean collection, or Indo-
Guyanese or Guyanese. I want this because I feel strongly that literature should rise beyond
the region and be exclusive of categories. In America in the bookshops, the books are categorised
by Caribbean Literature or Latin American Literature. In England, books are categorised how
new the book is or alphabetically. So I am very much against labels. Look at the way I started
off, trying to get published I went about it that way as well. I was advised to approach Carib-
bean publishers, publishers who are interested in ethnic writing, women writers publishers
and so on. But I said no; this is a product, this is a very competitive world and I should go about
trying to get this out as best I could. So I did my research for the UK as well as the US; ap-
proaches are quite different the US writers guide gives you all the low-down on how to do
the best query letter and which person in the publishing house to approach, all ot the back-
ground information. The UK one gives you only the address and that's it. But realising how
competitive it is and reading all about how manuscripts get to the bottom of the pile, how many
millions of manuscripts are trashed, it takes months to get a response. So I did my research
and followed the American hardnosed commercial advice and sent out query letters to the
States, to the ten top publishing houses there and a dozen to England and as the same time to
agents, five to England and five to the States, and within a week got back responses requesting
a sample chapter and sent out a dozen such to the US, but mostly to the UK. Within a week I
got my first offer from a publisher in England. So I was very surprised. But I think it speaks to
not confining yourself to a category or seeing yourself limited to a region or language or where
you are from. And I am going for it and I think that works for me. Then the response to the
writing itself and how well it was understood to be translated into so many languages was
encouraging, encouraging that we can go beyond categories.
PP That's important and interesting marketing your work. Many writers are content to just
write and hope, but there is that saying that writing is five percent inspiration and ninety-five percent
perspiration. Which was what you did and was highly successful. Many emerging writers are content
to writer there is a lot of talent around just look at The Guyana Annual, this issue and past issues,
lots of talent but the writers need to go the extra mile. It is a difficult life to write...
OK The nicest part of that life is just been able to find a quiet corner and write and not having to
deal with publishers, or who has the book or what they are saying or any thbse things. It still feels like
a privilege to write and only now I am beginning to accept my role as a writer and try and support the
arts in that sense. I hope to be more active and supportive to the art" in the Caribbean; I hope to set up
a library in Grenada and contribute to the development of a writers' retreat.
PP Like the Cropper Foundation for Creative Writing in Trinidad....There is no lack of talent,
but that talent needs to be channelled properly there is need for good editorial advice, there is need
for more writers' workshop...
OK Yes and I think it is important to support that talent, encourage it, help to groom and build
PP With your support, through your sensibility, perspective and perception, we can achieve
much more in the region; the world is taking note of Caribbean literature.

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is now available at book-
stores, Guyenterprise Ltd., Castellani House and from the editor. Inside
this issue there are two new literary competitions namely, 'Martin Carter
Essay Prize' and the 'Egbert Martin Poetry Prize'. Also inside this issue are
features on noise nuisance, the rudeness of being late, cricket for the
visually impaired, the impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music festival of
British Guiana, an introduction to weightlifting in Guyana, and the resusci-
tation of Theatre Guild Playhouse. The main feature is the story of
archiving in Guyana. A section of this magazine is devoted to news and
literature from the.Guy-aspora.

There are no exact causes and
symptoms of TMD. so diag-
nosis can be difficult. After
guidelines have been estab-
lished, it will be easier for
health professionals to identify
TMD correctly and make
proper treatment choices for
patients. It is important for
your dentist to get a complete
health/ dental history in order
to be able to make a diagnosis.
Regular dental X-rays and
TMJ X rays are not tiseful in
diagnosing this disorder. Diag-
nostic techniques that include
CT scans, MRI scans .are usu-
ally needed unless the health
professional strongly suspects

The Dentist Advises

arthritis or the pain and symp-
toms do not improve with treat-
Some clear-cut causes of
TMD are arthritis, trauma or
severe stress. Unfortunately,
TMD is usually a combination
of factors, and not easily diag-
nosed. It is common for the disc
in the temporomandibular joint
to slip forward and click, pop,
or even get stuck for a moment.
In the absence of pain in the
jaw, this is'a minor problem that
does not require any treatment.
Stress often results in clenching
or grinding the teeth which may
be a factor that starts the cycle
of muscle pain and spasms.
Many researchers feel behav-

ioral and physical factors all
contribute to TD. It is impor-
tant to note that at this time we
do not know the exact causes of
this disorder.
Conservative (reversible)
treatments include counsel-
ing or biofeedback training to
reduce emotional stress;
muscle massage, relaxants,
or tension monitors to aid in
breaking the spasm-the-
spasm cycle; short-term soft
diets to give the jaw move-
ments, eg. (yawning, gum
'chewing); physical therapy
that focuses on gentle muscle
relaxing exercises; and short-
term use of anti-flammatory
and muscle relaxing drugs.





FOR 2007

Contractors & Consultants are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by
the Regional Administration of Region # 10 for the year 2008

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:

Lot A Building and Civil Works
1. Rehabilitation construction of roads
2. Rehabilitation Construction of Building
3. Construction of Bridges
4. Drainage & Irrigation works
5. Masonry and carpentry ( Small Works)

Lot B furniture (School)
6. Construction of Desk and Benches, etc.

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10. Buildings
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including authentication.
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6. Valid Certificates of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority and
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Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the Secretary Regional Tender Board: Region
No. 10 from January 12, 2008 at a non-refundable fee of one thousand dollars (SIOO0)
Contractors must qualify for each lot separately. Applications should be in a sealed envelope.
bearing no identity of the Contractor and should indicate on the top, left hand corner "Lot
Tendering for..." and address to the Chairmnan Regional Tender Board, Region .#10 and
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behaving badly

It's a new year and I've got a few issues I need to tackle. The
first is about men. I am not talking about the usual dilem-
mas; this time I am darn right confused and upset about the
way women are disrespecting men..,
Women have gone too far .1ft and are no longer.working at nur-
turing relationships. Instead, male companions have been replaced
by our laptops: Blackberry and Facebook, and when we even give
them a small space in our lives, it's for the use of their bodies. We
have now done a total reversal of roles men no longer have a
permanent place in our stable.
There is no doubt that my comments will offend some of you,,
but I believe in reinforcing values and it's for this reason that de-
bate must be had' to find out if some: of us have totally lost the
plot. Imust however say that I don't believe .in the exploitation
and, abuse of women by men, who in the past have used them as
work horses and for sexual gratification. But some clarity has to be
found as to why we, as women, are now behaving so badly.
Blatant Disrespect
Why on earth would any intelligent'woman call a man a bwoy

or refer to him as beef? We all know what the equivalent language
is, man or woman, yet in this new found culture we continue to
refer to grown men in this derogatory manner. Women have fought
for respect by men for centuries, complaining about the usage of
words used like 'Honey' and 'Babe' as putdowns. Yet the way we
are now speaking and referring to our men has become an uncon-
scious psychological put down, furthering their stagnancy in this
society. Surely this kind of unequivalent language of oppression
will only further spiral our men into oblivion.
The world is changing fast apd is becoming more and more
socially controlled by women, with more of us moving into poli-
tics, business and generally being paid more. But as we move
up to the ladder, would it not be wise to remember the basic
values of love and respect for each other? Can you imagine
Oprah referring to her next guest, "My next guest, is a mus-
cular and talented bwoy", I think the shoe would feel quite

Please turn to page XI




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and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the
abovementioned position within the Secretariat with assigned
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Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
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Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date
of birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills and/or expertise., three referees (at least two of
whom must be familiar with the applicant's work), and other
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SNdAy INA ChronileSJauaryS7,E208MENT (EGISH

Responses from last week
Exercise 1
1. verb 3. verb
2. noun 4. noun

Exercise 2
(a) lion
(b) feather

Exercise 3
1. winking
2. honey

1. (b) dinner
2. (b) polite
5. (c) Eating Out

Exercise 4.
1. Yes
2. No

(c) rain
(d) rock

3. two pea
4. ox

5. noun
6. adicetive

(e) lark

5. eel

3. (c) corn soup
4. (b) money given to show appreciation

3. Yes

4. No

5. Yes

This week we will move on to Idoms.
Idioms are expressions (i.e. terms or phrases) whose meanings cannot be deduced from
the literal definitions and the arrangement of its parts, but refer instead to figurative mean-
ings that are known only through conventional use.

Examples of Idiom
Idiom Meaning
To smell a rat To be suspicious
To give a person a cold shoulder To make him feel unwelcome
To be a dog in a manger To deny to others what is useless to
To have a blue in one's bonnet To be obsessed with a particular idea
To get into hot water To get into trouble
To face the music To take punishment or criticism with
To strike while the iron is hot To act while conditions are
To ride the high horse To behave arrogantly; to be very
To make a mountain out of a To make trifling difficulties appear
molehill great ones
To take French leave To go off without permission
To be loggerheads To be quarrelling
To live from hand to mouth To have just enough for each day's
To hang one's head To be ashamed of oneself
To turn over a new leaf To lead a new life
To paddle one's own canoe To do things for yourself
To be under a cloud To be under suspicion

Exercise 1
Complete each idiom below and give its meaning in your own words.
1. to live from hand to
2. to flog a dead
3. to get into hot ___ .
4. to blow one's own __
5. to show the white __
6. to __ the long bow.
7. to take the __ by the horn.
8. to it in dark.
9. to be a blanket.
10. to make a ____ breast of it.

Exercise 2
Rewrite these sentences substituting for the words in bold type one of the idioms in the
1. It is wrong to think only of adding to one's possessions.
2. Very soon the police began to be suspicious.
3. Sam is too fond of boasting about himself.
4. Two neighbours are forever quarrelling.
5. The bully's two classmates ignored him and refused to talk to him.
6. Faint hearted people often like making difficulties appear much greater than they
really are.

Read the passage carefully. Answer the questions which follow using the information in
the passage.
The driver of the little jeep, weary from the day's journey, picked her way carefully along
the narrow winding country road. It was strewn with rocks of every shape and size, which
were a menace to both pedestrians and motorists. The canvas covering of the jeep had long
been blown off by high winds. But now the foliage overhead shielded them from the merci-
less heat of the midday sun. Peering through the dense undergrowth at the sides of the
road, she caught a glimpse of something that glistened. Incredible! She thought, and abruptly
slammed on the brakes, pitching the passengers out of their seats. "Look!" she shouted,
gesturing wildly towards the bush. Hastily flinging the door opened she blundered through
the undergrowth, leaving her passengers bewildered. "Water!" she called out, laughing hys-
terically. "There's a river here. Water at last!" She was frantic now, tearing away at the bush.

1. The word weary means
(a) overworked
(b) alarmed
(c ) exhausted
(d) feinted

2. The passage says
(a) the road was dangerous because it was so narrow
(b) the little jeep was a danger to pedestrians
(c ) the rocks were a danger to those on the road
(d) pedestrians were a menace to the motorists.

3. The passengers were protected from the midday sun by
(a) the undergrowth
(b) the leafy cover
(c ) the cover of the jeep
(d) the driver

4. In the passage incredible means
(a) deceptive
(b) miraculous
(c) unbelievable
(d) without a doubt.

5. The passage says that the driver stopped because
(a) she was tired
(b) she wanted to jolt the passengers from their seats
(c ) she thought she had seen water
(d) she saw things peering at her through the bush.

Exercise 3
Add Suffix er to the following words
1. administrate_
2. advise_
3. offend
4. rule_
5. supervise_
6. farm_
8. promote_
9. sweep_
10. teacher_

Exercise 4
Add ce or ance to the following words.
1. absent
2. abundant
3. arrogant
4. attend
5. acquaint
6. assist

Letter Writing.
Reminders: Parts of a letter:
(a) Address
(b) Greeting or salutation
(c) Body
(d) Closing

For you to do on your own
Write a letter to a friend in another country telling him or her about a hobby in which you
are engaged. Say what makes this hobby enjoyable.

Discuss it with your classmates then show it to your teacher.
Keep on reviewing your work. Have fiun and use the roads carefidly.

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Responses to last week
Now try these.
1. (a) 1 025g
2. (a) 1.25kg
3. grammes

Exercise 1
(i) G$3 000.00
(ii) G$ 2 066.00
(v) (a) Bds$16.00
(b) US$9.00

Try these

Exercise 2
(a) 10
(b) 14.4

(b) 2 275g
(b) 1.5kg

(c) 5 750g
(c) 2kg (d) 3.5kg

(d) 6 050g

(iii) GS 14 760.00
(iv) g$ 6 980.00
(c) GS 2 960.00
(d) USS4.00

Exercise 3.
1. What percent is:
(a) 18 of 72 (c) 320 of I 600
(b) 120 of 600
2. A tray contained 30 eggs. Sandra bought 15 eggs. What percentage of the eggs did she buy?
3. Express 5 as a percentage of 40.
4. 12 out of 25 boys in Grade 6 walk to school. What percentage of the boys walk to school?
5. A farmer planted 150 plants. 15 of them did not grow. What percentage of the plants grew?

Percentage increases and decreases
The cost of a pen is $200-00. The price is increased by 5%. What is the increased price?
5% of $200.00 = 5/100 x 200/1 100% + 5% = 105%
= $10.00 105/100 x

Increased price is

2. 125

(d) 125

3. 180

(c) 15


(e) 30

= $200 + $10

= $210-00

= $210.00

Decrease 120 by 5%
100% = 120
1% = 120/100
5% = 120/100 x 5/1

= 120-6= 114

We will continue on percentage.
Let us try these problems:

Exercise 1
1. Calculate:
(a) 5% of 200
(b) 20% of 400

(c) 50% of $1 200.00

In a class of 40 pupils, 10% is absent-
What percentage is present?
How many pupils were present?

3. 90 eggs are in a box. 9 of them were cracked. What percentage of eggs was cracked?
4. Paul got 40 marks out of 60 marks in his science test- Find the percentage of marks Paul got-
5. 120 workers work in a Government factory. 90% were present at work on Wednesday. How
many workers were present?

Exercise 4
1. 10kg by 10%,
2. $500.00 by 5%
3.30 eggs by 60%

4.48 by 25%
5. 130kg by 20%
6. 360pineapple by 20%

7. The price of an article is $400.00. It is increased by 20%. What is the new price?
8. 240bottles decreased when 5% got broken. How many bottles remain?-
9. A school enrolment of 600 is increased by 15%. What is the new enrollment of the school?
10- I spelt 10% of 200 words incorrectly. How many words did I spell cofnectly?

A discount is the amount taken away from a given price.
A discount is a decrease in the price.
eg. At a sale, there is a 10% discount on these items:

Finding the whole given the percentage
20% of a number is 6. What is the number?
20% of a number = 6
1% of the number = 6/20
100% of the number is = 6/20 x 100/1
The number is = 30

Try these on your own.
Find the quantity.
(a) 20% is $200.00 (c) 2
(b) 10% is 40 g
Did you come up with:
(a) $1000.00 (b) 40 g (c) 40 cm. Well Done!!

Exercise 2.
Find the quantity if:
1. $300.00 is 25% 3.4'
2. 20% is 10 km 4. 1

25% is 10 cm

The discount of each item will be:
Dress 10/4000 x 100/1
= $400.00
Price will be $4 000.00 $400.00
= $3 600.00

% is 40 litres
50 g is 30%.

Finding what percentage is one number of another.
eg. What percent of 20 is 8?
First you write the fraction 8/20
Then you change the fraction to a percentage by multiplying by 100
8/20 x 100/1
= 40%
Then 8 is 40% of 20.


To change a fraction to
percentage; multiply
the fracdton by 100

Try these on your own
I. What percent is:
(a) 8 of 50 (c) 90 of 6
(b) 60 of 300
What did you get? (a) 16%

(b) 20% (c) 15-. That's correct!!



Cap 10% of $800.00
10100 x 800/1
= $80.00
cost = $800.00- $80.00
= $720.00

Table 10/100 x 8 000/1
= 800
cost = $8 000.00 $800.00
= $7 200.00

Exercise 5
I. The regular price for a Casio watch is $1 500.00. If the sale price has 20% discount:
(a) Find the discount.
(b) Find the cost of the item.

2. At a sale 25% discount is given on a cycle with regular price of S 1 5000.00.
(a) Calculate the discount
(b) What is the sale price of the item?

3. Mom bought a blouse, the marked price was $2 000.00. but she received a 5% discount
How much did she pay for the blouse?
4. A man buys a pair of shoes for $8 000.00 and had a 10% discount at the cashier. How muct
did he pay for the pair of shoes?
5- Margaret bought the following items for her new home and was given a 20% discount on tht
items. How much was her overall cost'?
Table S8 000.00: Chair $12 000.00: Bed S60 000.00.

See you until next week- Continue to study hard.

Page 10 & 19 p65

Sunday Chronicle January 27, ,2008


From page VIII

Women now have a full range of interests and behaviors just like males. But whereas before we
were slightly conservative about changing our men too often, that attitude has totally changed. Now
we replace our men like we do our underwear, the ante being on how much money the newest beau
has, what car he drives, and what in the end can he bring to the table. This type of behaviour is called
Social Prostitution.
I spent last year living and working in the Caribbean. At first I though the women there were a bit
subservient. But I later learnt that the women there are just as bad as those in England. Some of them
have two men, one takes care of the household bills, the other 'Fancy Man' takes care of the hairdress-
ing and nail care bills; and all she has to offer in return is the occasional illicit sexual favour or maybe a
good stewed chicken! Where is the intimacy here? Where is the love unless it comes in the form of a
shiny compact which says Tiffany, Prada or LV?

There was a time when we women were accused of being too nurturing. There's nothing wrong
with nurturing. The problem was that some women felt so obligated to nurture others, that their own
needs got neglected. That's was the problem then. Nowadays, women don't even have the time to
nurture in the way our mothers did for us. In fact some may have to Google the word nurture to know
what it means. We are stepping up the corporate ladder at a pace faster than a jet plane and we are
certainly not taking passengers along with us. We are also always too busy and stressed, although we
have the gadgets to make our lives easier. Men are complaining that they are appearing on the TO DO
list alongside 'Buy Yams.' What is going on? What are the children of the next generation going to use
as their goalpost for a long lasting relationship'? We as women set the standard for life. This is nothing
new. Malcolm X said "Educate a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you edu-
cate a nation." We were always the leaders, settling the rules, regulations for life values. My grand-
mother was a strong black woman who ruled the house like an old army major; yet at no time did I feel
that she disrespected my grandfather. If on the odd occasion I dared to move the goalpost and was
feisty to him, a strong slap on the butt soon brought my senses back. The man of the house was
always respected and she was never too busy to give him personal time, whether it was cooking his
lunch at 12pm or washing his clothes; and in return he looked after her, putting up her favourite cur-
tains, chopped the wood, baked the bread, washed the yard etc. Those values are life values not fly
by night ones.

We have been complaining for years about the way men approach or generally harass us
women. The other day whilst I was shopping for my Xmas presents, I heard a group of young
women trying to get a guy's attention. I had to stop and look back in amazement. They were
Karate-chopping in their groin area, licking their lips and teeth with oral sex suggestion, pointing
to the man's groin, making some sort of sexually charged gesture. What ever happened to
charm? The poor man was appalled and shouted to them to keep their fingers, tongues and
gestures to themselves.
How men are taught and socialized to view and treat women is a learned behavior from the past.
Men's street harassment against women speaks to a larger culture that places the blame and burden of
responsibility unfairly on women. Street harassment (as with any sort of harassment) is a way in
which a group terrorizes another group through intimidation, fear, control, and ultimately, the use of
power. So, when men sexually harass women on the street, in the subways, on the sidewalks of shops,
they aren't doing it because they want to go on a date with the woman, they're doing it to exercise
power over women. If our young women of today are adopting this sort of attitude by disrespecting
men with rude and aggressive behavior, then we are adopting the same behaviour pattern that we have


The Department of Education, Region 4 invites applications from interested persons
for the OPERATION and MAINTENANCE of the Diamond Secondary School

Applications should clearly state OPERATION OF DIAMOND SECONDARY
SCHOOL- CANTEEN and addressed to:
Department of Education
Region 4
Triumph, ECD

Closing date for all applications to reach the Department of Education Region 4 is
Friday, February 1, 2008 at 16:00 h.

fought for years to abolish?
2008 is the year of change. So what I am trying to do by writing this article is ask-
ing women to check their values, reinforce some of the good ones which our mothers
taught us and re-inject a care and attention program into our relationships before all
is lost.

GN N \


225-5912 225-7174

225-6508 227-5204

225-7082 227-5216


The Ministry of Public Works and Communications. Sea and River Defence
DiN ision invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following
Construction of Rip Rap Sea Defences at Belladrum/1Hope, West Coast
Berbice, Region 5.

River Defence Works at New Forest, Canje River. Region 6

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Project
Manager, Sea and River Defence at Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown:
Emailhttp://gsdpeu( ihotmail.comn and inspect the Bidding Documents at the same
address between the normal working hours from January 18, 2008 to
February 04,2008.

4. Qualifications requirements include: Contractor shouldha ve:
Undertaken at least tw jobs of similar size and scope within the last two
Annual turnover of G$75 million in any of the last 1uie.e years for
Belladrum/Hope and G$20 million for NAew Forest. Cunje.

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

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address stated in Item 3 above and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars(G$5000.00). The method
of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the tender
box at the following address: The Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
The name of the project should be in the upper left-hand comer of the envelope.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Item 6 above at or before 09:00h on
Tuesday, February 05, 2008. Electronic bidding "shall not be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address Item 6 above at 09:00h
on Tuesday, February 05, 2008.

8. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of G$S 4,000,000.00 for
Belladrum/Hope and G$200,000.00 for New Forest, Canje.

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

10. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on January 28, 2008 in the Boardroom olfthe Sea and
River Defence at 09:00h.

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary

1/25/2008, 4:49 PM

Page XI

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Veteran lawyer had no

locus stand before Judge

in Chambers







IN 1996, Justice of Appeal
Desiree Bernard as she then
was, dismissed an application
by veteran Lawyer, Mr. Ben-
jamin Gibson for a stay of
execution in a civil action to
enable him to file an appeal.
The record showed that At-
torney-at-law Neil Boston was
the lawyer authorised to appeal
the matter and not Gibson, as
was listed on the record.
As a consequence, Justice of
Appeal Bernard, who later be-
came Chancellor of the Judiciary
and eventually a member of the
Caribbean Court of Justice .
dismissed the application after
finding that Gibson did not have
locus stand (any ground to
stand on).
The judge made the order
when ruling on a preliminary
point taken by lawyer on the
other side, former Attorney
General Mr. Charles Ramson,
S.C.. .
It was a matter involving a
civil action between Kamelia
Ramgobin ,Respondent, repre-
sented by Mr. Charles Ramson,
S.C., and Appellant Premnauth
G.D. Persaud represented by
Attomey-at-law, Mr. Benjamin

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Guyana Revenue Authority-, :
S .: j Head, Corporate Services-

The Guyana Revenue Authority is seeking a qualified and experienced pci on ih, %ork in a-
dynamic and challenging environment to serve in the position of Head, Corpou.iiSc Stcr : ;.C

The Head, Corporate Services, will be responsible for the effective and efficient pl niihi
and co-ordination of the operations of all the Common Service Division- L'nil, i inn [ile,
Guyana Revenue Authority, which include:

Corporate Administration
Information Technology
Legal Services
Human Resources Management
Project Management and
Corporate Communication *

R.eqt irement:
A Master's Degree with specialization in Economics, International Business, Management
or Public Administration or equivalent qualification.

A minimum of ten (10) years experience in a Senior Management and Leadership position
in a medium or large-sized organisation. Computer literacy is essential.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later than February 4,
2008 to:

The Commissioner-General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets

After dismissing the appli-
cation, the judge ordered the
Appellant to pay costs to the
Respondent in the sum of $5,
The facts of the case as dis-
closed in the judgment of Jus-
tice of Appeal Bernard were to
the effect that on February 21,
1996, the Defendant/Appellant
filed a Notice of Appeal against
the judgment of the trial judge
in Action No. 3450/1994. The
attorney-at-law on record in
those proceedings, and who ap-
peared for the defendant at the
hearing, was Mr. Neil Boston.
The Notice of Appeal was
signed by Mr. B.E. Gibson, At-
On 6th March, 1996, Mr.
Gibson filed on behalf of the de-
fendant/appellant an application
for a stay of execution of the
judgment. At the hearing of this
application which was before
Justice Bernard, Counsel for the
Plaintiff/Respondent took a
preliminary objection, this be-
ing that Mr. Boston was the at-
torney authorised to act on be-
half of the defendant/Appellant,
he being-the one on record up
to the award of judgment, the
Justice of Appeal said, and
"No notice of change of at-
torney-at-law and authority


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.authorisinhMr. Gibsoni to ac-- iipion fe- ippgsite-party b-ut-
on behalf of the Defendant/Ap- until such notice is filed and
pellant was ever filed. served the former solicitor
"As a result, Mr. Gibson shall be considered the solici-
has no locus stand in the mat- tor of the party unless the
ter and the filing of the Notice court or a Judge shall direct
of Appeal is a nullity" otherwise.
According to the Justice of The Justice of Appeal
Appeal in her judgment, at this added, "At this juncture I would
stage Mr. Ramson referred to like to state that our Order 6
Order 6 Rule 1 of the Rules of Rules 1 & 2 are similar in con-
the High Court which is to the tent though not in wording to
effect: the English Order 62 (a) Rule 1.
"Every solicitor who shall It is to this effect:
be engaged in any action shall be "A party to any cause or
bound to conduct the same if matter who sues or defends by
desired by the Plaintiff or defen- a solicitor may change his so-
dant, as the case may be for licitor without an order for that
whom he shall be engaged, un- purpose but, unless and until
less allowed by the Court or a notice of the change is filed and
judge to cease from acting copies of the notice are lodged
therein, until the final determi- and served in accordance with
nation of the action, whether this rule, the former solicitor
in the Court of first instance or shall, subject to rules 5 & 6 .
on appeal". be considered the solicitor of the
The Justice of Appeal party until the final conclusion
went on to say that his con- of the cause or matter, whether
tention was that a solicitor's in the High Court or the Court
(now an attorney-at-law) au- of Appeal".
thority to act continues unless According to the Justice
revoked until the final deter- of Appeal, Counsel agreed
mination of the action that there is no specific pro-
which includes up to the hear- vision in the Court of Appeal
ing of the appeal. Order 6 Rules .requiring a notice of
Rule 2, she said, provides for Appeal to be signed by at At-
a party changing his solicitor torney-at-law who is
upon filing notice of such authorised, but relied on Or
change in the Registry and
serving a copy of such notice Please see page XIII

Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008 ,. 1!Wr Y,*V'yTage.-1.



From page XII
der 6 Rule 1 which binds a solicitor authorised up to the
determination of an appeal.
Mr. Gibson, she said, had contended that the High Court and
Court of Appeal proceedings are separate and distinct, and referred
to Order II Rule 1 of the Court of Appeal Rules which states that
all appeals shall be by way of rehearing and shall be brought by
notice signed by the appellant or his legal representative. He sub-
mitted that the legal representative need not be the lawyer who
represented the appellant in the court below and cited cases in sup-
port of his contention.


by,that party.

After referring to a num- "This was held to be so in the case of Danish Mercantile Co.
ber of legal authorities, the Ltd. -v- Beaumont (1951) 1 AER (All England Reports), where a
judge said it cannot be dis- solicitor commenced proceedings in the name of a company with-
puted that a party can change 'out its authority, but later, after the company went into liquida-
his solicitor or attorney in our tion, the liquidator adopted the proceedings on behalf of the com-
context at any time during the pany; it was held that in accordance with the ordinary law of prin-
pendency of an action, but the cipal and agent and the ordinary doctrine of ratification, the de-
relevant rules must be com- fect in the original proceedings was cured.
plied with, i.e. Order 6 Rule 2 Finally Justice of Appeal Bernard had said, "There is nothing
- a notice of change must be on record to indicate that the Appellant adopted Mr. Gibson as his
filed in the Registry and ser- new attorney-at-law. Had he filed an authority subsequent to the
vice effected on the other par- filing of the Notice of Appeal, this may have been regarded asa
ties to the action. If this is ratification and may have related the authority back to the filing of
not done, the solicitor or at- the Notice of Appeal. It would perhaps then have been regarded as
torney on record continues to an irregularity rather than a nullity.
be regarded as the solicitor. A "This not having been done, the Notice of Appeal filed is
solicitor or attorney who acts a nullity as no Notice of change of attorney-at-law was filed
for a party without authority either before or after the filing of the Notice of Appeals, and
does so at his own peril, un- it is now too late for it to be done. In the circumstances, the
less his acts are later ratified application is dismissed. Costs to Respondent are fixed in the
sum of $5, 000.00

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SMITH Memorial Congregational Church, on Brickdam, Georgetown


PACOO (Guyana): An oval, thick-bodied river fish
ranging in colour from reddish-brown to black, about
two feet long when mature and weighing up to 12
pounds. It feeds in large numbers on water-grass in
rapids and near waterfalls, and is easily caught when
the water is low. It is much prized for its food value.
Pacoo also describes a simpleton, especially a maneasily
deceived (martially or otherwise). In cricket, a batsman who
is easily got out. ( A reference to the ease with which the fish
is caught while feeding. .,_T
(Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage: Richard Allsopp.)

GUYANA Congregational Union i GCU LI ill continue its
)ear-long observance of Congregationalism in this
country with a special programme starting February 4.
The start coincides with. the arrival of Reverend Dr.
Desmond Van der Water, General Secretary of the London.
England-based Council of World Mis.1ion iCWMNI. umbrella
body for the centuries old London Missionar- Sociert ( 17951,
Commonwealth Missionary Societ i 1836.1i and the iEnglish)
Presbyterian Board of Missions 1-4 71i.
After paying courtesy calls on some senior funcuonaries
and clergymen, the visitor will. on Februarn 6. participate in
one of the sunrise services to be held at all Congregational
churches countrywide, to mark the actual date on which Rev
John Wray arrived in Demerara to minister to the slaves at Le
Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara
That estate was owned by the Dutch planter Hermanus
Post, who had extended an invitation to the London
Missionary Society to send someone to preach at the church
he had built: and rash's s work contributed significantly
to the abolition of sla'eri, through his %isits to England to
champion the cause and his coming into contact with the
abolitionists hosee interest he sustained in the anti-slavery
Van der W\ater ill deliver a lecture at the National Library
on February 7 and take part in a teles ision panel discussion.
Apa-I from other related engagements. including a sisit to
New Amterdam. Berbice. he % ill preach a ,ermon at the
Bicentennial Ser ice, beginning li.-0O h. in Snmith Memorial
Congregational Church.
Brickdam, Georgelown
Van der Water, a South
African, has a Bachelor 's Degree
in Theology and Honours in
Arts, Master of ,rts and Doctor
of Philosophy degrees from
universities in his native land.
His employment history
includes pastoral \,ork. lecturing
in theology and related subjects
and management. at the highest
levels, in policy making and
training at the tertiary level.
He has served on the World
Conference on Religion and
Peace (WRCP), South Africa
Chapter, was a member of the
Common Global Ministries
Board (CGMB), a United
States-based organisatioin
responsible for formulating
policy and overseeing practice in
relation to missionary activity, a
release said.
Van der Water hasheld the
CWM General Secretary post
since 2002, and has
responsibility for a worldwide
community of Christian
Its London headquarters,
established since 1977, groups
31 affiliates, including the
GCU, drawn from all over the
world, with membership
committed to sharing
resources, people, skills and
money for the execution of
missionary activities, the
release explained.

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Seventeen years ago, we set out gn a journey
telecommunication industry in Guyana. ,

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1,7 Tear s
Of TelKla Del'"11ms

to revitalize the

The technologywas obsolete. The equipmentwas antiquated.

It was GT&T that accepted the! massive and unique challenge to
rehabilitate, modernize and expand Guyana's telecommunication
facilities and se rvices.

Seventeen years after, the industry as ben transformed. In any
unbiased assessment, there has begi a rvolutipn. 'i

The Management and all of the staff of the Company are pr ud to have
been part of that revolution. We appreciate the fantastic opportunity we
have been given and continueto havetodosomethingforour bu ntry.

Even as we express pride and satisfaction, we acknowledge that there is'
still workto be done if more progress to be made.

As we pause and take stock at another milestone, we recommit to work in.
the years ahead towards meeting the challenge we accepted when we set
out onthatjourneyto transform an industry.


Our Current Directors -
Left to right: Gerry DeFreitas Deputy, General Manager, Operations; Eustace Abrams Director, Business Planning; Yog Mahdeo Chief Financial Officer;
Lennox Lee Director, Outside Plant; Sonita Jagan Consultant; John Persaud Director, Data Network Services: Mike Morgan Director. Management information
System; Gene Evelyn Director, Rate Making; Joseph Singh Chief Executive Officer; Berkley Wickham Director, General Services;
Pamela Briggs Director,Customer Services: Russell Davis Director, Systems Engineering: Terry Holder Deputy General Manager, Pubfic v"ir"-.- -, ,r

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j age XVI Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008





BBC News) At least 100,000
deaths from ovarian cancer
ive been prevented world-
ide by the contraceptive pill
ver 50 years, research has
The Oxford University.
:iam said the pill's rising popu-

clarity meant 30,000 new cases
will soon be avoided each year,
the Lancet reported.
The findings were based on
analysis of 45 previous studies.
Calls for the pill to be avail-
able without prescription were
strengthened by the study, the

Lancet's editor said.
The link between oral con-
traceptives and lower rates of
ovarian cancer is long-estab-
lished, but the study is one of
the most detailed attempts to
work out how effective it is
across a woman's lifetime.



h' ^VAT Policy Corner

POLICY No. 30: VAT Refunds and Non-Residents

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) continues to clarify issues regarding Value-Added Tax (VAT); Non-resident
persons have been making enquires in relation to refund- ofVATpaid on goods purchased by non-residents.
The iolowing therefore, forms the guiding principle governing the application and granting of refunds to non-residents.
Generally, visitors to Guyana have to pay VAT at the standard rate of sixteen percent on goods and services acquired
whiitstaying in Guyana, including purchases made at the duty-free shops at the airport.
However. VAT paid on clothing bought and worn during the period the non-resident person stays in Guyana will not be
refmtdedsiice that person would have consumed the good in Guyana.
Section 37 (1) (d) of the VAT Act of 2005 provides for a refund of the VAT paid by non-residents which amounts to or
exceeds twenty thousand Guyana Dollars (G$20,000),
Refunds will be paid to a non-resident person who purchased goods in Guyana and removes it from Guyana as part of
his/her personal accompanied baggage.
It must be noted that refunds provided to non-residents are not available to any citizen or permanent resident of Guyana,
and the determination of permanent residency is whether that person resided in Guyana for more than 183 days in the year.
Persons who are present citizens of both Guyana and another country will be treated as a citizen of the other country for
the purpose of the above Section. However, documentary proof must be provided to support the claim and payment will
be processed and dispatched to the claimant in the currency ofthe country where that person resides.

To be eligible for refund, the applicant must file a claim supported by documentary evidence to prove that VAT was paid
on the goods which are being exported and that the goods were purchased by him/her.
Documentary evidence may include an original tax or sales invoice indicating the amount of VAT paid, your overseas
address, copies of pages of Passport showing your biodata, and the date of entry into Guyana.
Further, a physical inspection efthe goods to be exported will be conducted by GRA officials at the border or airport.
Claims for VAT refunds by non-residents must be made on an official VAT refund Application Form (VAT form 31), which
is available at the airport. other ports of entry and departure, the VAT & Excise Tax Department and any Regional VAT
Persons who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write the Commissioner, VAT and Excise Tax
Department, 210'E'Albert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for clarification.


Wild side



(BBC News)A parrot who never stopped chattering lost his
voice after four days' freedom in the wilds of
Harley, an African Grey, used to call his owners "Oum"
and "Dad", could recite his telephone number and was never
lost for words.
But after four days in the wild he appears to have lost his
tongue and has returned traumatised, skinny and mute.
Owner Cedric Tunnel, 66, of Littleport, said: "Wild birds
bully him and won't let him get to any food."
Harley, eight, made a bid for freedom by flying through an
open door.

"Harley was perched on my back but I'd forgotten he was
there," said Mr Tunnel. "When I opened a door to a guest he
flew off."
Mr Tunnel scoured the local area looking for Harley with
his wife Margaret, 65. The pair put up lost posters showing
their beloved bird in a bid to track him down.
Their hard work was rewarded when Harley was finally
found perched on a BMW.
The car's owner recognized Harley from the posters
and alerted the couple.



Even though the dose of
hormones in the 1960s and
1970s pill was roughly double
the amount in today's versions,
this did not seem to make a dif-
ference to the level of protection
offered, the researchers said.
And they said protection
against cancer can continue de-
cades after a woman has
stopped taking the pill.
The relationship between
the contraceptive pill and can-
cer is not all good news there
have been fears about short-
term increases in the risk of
breast and cervical cancer.
But researcher Sir Richard
Peto said that young women did
not have to worry about this
"The eventual reduction
in ovarian cancer is bigger
than any increase in other
types of cancer caused by the
pill," he said.
Dr Lesley Walker, of Can-
cer Research UK, said: "All
women who have taken the pill
or are currently taking it should
be reassured by this study."
She urged anyone with
concerns about it to talk to their
GP or family planning clinic.
Julie Bentley, from the FPA
(formerly the Family Planning
Association) said: "This is great

news for women as it is further
assurance that the contraceptive
pill provides lasting protection
against ovarian cancer."
And Lancet editor Richard
Horton said that the new evi-
dence was a compelling reason
to make it easier to obtain the
'There are few drugs avail-
able that confer powerful and
long-lasting protection against a
highly lethal malignancy after
such a short exposure.
"We strongly endorse more
widespread over-the-counter ac-

THE pill was launched in the UK in 1961.

cess to a preventive agent that
can not only prevent cancers
but also demonstrably save the
lives of tens of thousands of
Currently, a woman who
wants to take the pill needs a
prescription from her GP to do
so as it should not be given to
women with a history of blood
clots and heart and liver disease.
The Medicines and
Healthcare Products Regula-
tory Agency has said there are
no plans to make it available
over the counter.

Poetry Time

A Ne Slt the geeaingp

the IT student laughed
and his colleagues
gathered around;
a treasury of surprises
the museum was.
A slate? What is a slate?
Looks like
and rhymes with plate.
Slate pencil?
Notice how it works,
Cautioned the curator,
Noting their scepticism.
Pen on paper,
stated the IT student,
pocketing a tiny device,
a world of information inside.

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


Marriage is a product of a divine plan. Human
beings did not think it up or invent it -
God created it,
1. What is the only institution in the world that
was established before sin came into the

(a) The Int'l Labor Organisation (ILO).
(b) The World Health Organisation (WHO).
(d) The Int'l Court of Justice (ICJ).

2. Marriage is a
(a) permanent union of a man and woman
before God.
(b) trial and error arrangement to be attempted
by those unsure.
temporary legal arrangement which can be
dissolved at any time.
(d) method used to relinquish one's
maternal/paternal responsibility of a
burdensome child.
3. The happiness of marriage depends on
(a) the husband being master of the home.
(b) how many children are born in the
the relationship of love and sharing
between the husband and wife.

(d) having enough money to enjoy life.

4. Combination of characteristics you would
expect to find in a happy marriage relationship.
(a) Anger, discontent, grief.
(b) Peace, joy, understanding.
Discontent, strife.
(d) Strife, anger.

5. The basic unit in society is the
(a) School
(b) Family
(d) Bank

6. Which is not a far reaching effect of a
happy home?
(a) Those coming from happy homes find it
easier to get along with others.
(b) Mutual love and acceptance between
family members.
Blame shifting by either parties.
(d) Good families make good ccmniruriiiie.
and good c,:irunitie::. make good nations.

The answers to the last set of questions are:
1.-(A) 2.-(B ,3 .-,
4.(Ai, 5.- (), 6.- (A)


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Without lifting your pencil, draw.
four straight lines that connect
all 9 dots.





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Is the length of the tabletop on the
left any different than the width of the
tabletop on the right?

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1/25/2008. 4:51 PM

'-age XVII SiSOhday Chronicle-January 27; 2008

, am 30 years old and have
.iad a couple of relationships
Which did not work out. I un-
lerstand and accept the rea-
ions why this happened and
uy contribution, including
Jelf-acceptance issues and at-
racting controlling partners.
I grew up in a materially
comfortablee but sometimes
-motionally lacking environ-
nent. I've worked on myself,

developed my own interests,
and determined my life purpose
through fulfilling work. The is-
sues I am faced with now are
family members who say I can't
keep going on alone, and friends
who ask why I am scared to
give men a chance.
They've suggested for some
time I put myself on dating
websites-a concept I've never
been fully comfortable with-be


more flirtatious, dress in a more
feminine way. and date for the
experience and to boost my self-
confidence. After all, they say,
you can always leave one man
when you meet another you
The trouble is I'm hoping
for true love. Based on the way
I was raised and my belief sys-
tem, I'm not comfortable with
flings, casual relationships, or


Contractors are hereby invited to be pre-qualified to undertake works to be done by the
Regional Democratic Countmcil- Region 5 for the year 2008.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as fbllows:-

C'onstruction and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Fences
Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
Construction and Rehabilitation of Bridges and Drainage and Irrigation Structures
Construction of School furniture
Cleaning/Rehabilitation and Construction of Canals and Drains
Cleaning and Extermination Services "

Contractors are required to submit at the time of their requests, the following:

1. A yalid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority.
It 11ust be noted that when a request is made in the name of a Company/Finn, the
Compliance Certificate must bear the name of the C( nL1p.II,' I ,.
2. 'Avalid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager. National Insurance
'Qheme. It must be noted that where a request is submitted in the name of a
Company/ Firm. the Compliance Certificate must reflect the name of the
Company/ Finn and in the case of an individual, the Certificate must be on behalf
of the Individual's Employees.
3. Evidence of financial resources available to undertake works in the various
categories, from a Financial Institution.
4. list of manpower and other related resources available.
5. List of machinery/equipment.
6. Record of past performance.

Pre-qualification documents can be purchased from the Office of the Regional Tender
Board, Fort Wellington West Coast Berbice at a non-refundable fee of one thousand five
hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per copy. These documents must be submitted in a sealed
envelope. bearing no identity of the Contractor and must clearly indicate on the top left-
hand comer the areas of work to be undertaken.

Pre-qualification requests must be addressed to:

regional Prociurmnent & Tender
Adnministration lBoard,
,)ffict. of the Regional Di)nocratic Council
.... I~egion ,.;
We.'Vest Coast Berbicc

and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, Fort Wellington,
\\t Q ,tBerbice not later than Friday February 08.2008 at 9:00 h.

T he Regibial Procurement and Tender Administration Board- Region 5 reserves the right
to reject any request without assigning any reasons.

Contractors or their Representative may be present at the opening of the Pre-qualification

Regional Executive Officer Region 5, Mahaica/Berbice

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relationships where I c
ciprocate the other
feelings. I attach int
emotional connection.
of long-term commi
longer scares me.
I do go on dates,
I realize I do not wi
velop things further,
other person know. T
point of this should b
happy, but I feel anx
under pressure.

Nancy, in th
"Twenty Ads That S
World," James Twitch
about N.W. Ayer & So
vertising agency with
problem. One of the
wanted to sell colorless
These rocks were
almost nothing except
What was even worse
things last forever and
in tremendous overs
South Africa, Zaire

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PO Bo 96, prngiedMO6501oreAmil

Grim secrets of


By John Hayes-Fisher
BBC Timewatch

Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the
Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Skeletal remains from a lost city in the middle of Egypt suggest many ordinary people died in their
teenage years and lived a punishing lifestyle.
Many suffered from spinal injuries, poor nutrition and stunted growth.
The remains were found at Amarna, a new capital built on the orders of the Pharaoh Akhenaten,
3,500 years ago.
Hieroglyphs written at the time record that the Pharaoh, who was father of Tutankhamun, was
driven to create a new city in honour of his favoured god, the Aten, with elaborate temples, palaces
and tombs.
Along with his wife Nefertiti, he abandoned the capital Thebes, leaving the old gods and their
priests behind and marched his people 200 miles (320km) north to an inhospitable desert plain beside
the River Nile.
The city, housing up to 50,000 people, was built in 15 years; but within a few years of the Pharaoh's
death, the city was abandoned, left to the wind and the sand.
For more than a century archaeologists looked in vain for any trace of Amama's dead.
But recently archaeologists from a British-based team made a breakthrough when they found hu-
man bones in the desert, which had been washed out by floods.
These were the first bones clearly identifiable as the workers who lived in the city; and they reveal
the terrible price they paid to fulfil the Pharaoh's dream.
"The bones reveal a darker side to life, a striking reversal of the image that Akhenaten
promoted, of an escape to sunlight and nature" says Professor Barry Kemp who is leading the
Painted murals found in the tombs of high officials from the time show offering-tables piled high
with food. But the bones of the ordinary people who lived in the city reveal a different picture.
"The skeletons that we see are certainly not participating in that form of life," says Professor

Please turn to page XXIV


!N.~iilNmili Bo[,o..' l. Au ii.ll i
Siberia, -id Canada.
For N.W. Ayer & Son it
was a puzzle. Their client, De
Beers Consolidated Mines, had
made some inroads with con-
sumers after World War I by
linking diamonds with engage-
cannot re- ment and marriage, but the idea
person's wasn't widely accepted.
timacy to Then in April 1947 Frances
The idea Gerety, one of their copywrit-
tment no ers, put her head down in ex-
haustion. How, oh how, could
but when she link romance, essentially
sh to de- valueless crystals, and human
I let the needs in a way which would
Fhe whole move these stones? In an in-
be feeling spired moment she wrote, "A
xious and Diamond Is Forever."
We live in a sea of other
people's purposes. It isn't
NANCY enough that you are a working,
productive member of society.
e book It appears your family and
hook the friends would like you to buy a
iell writes colorless rock. Though it may
on, an ad- enhance your value in their
a serious eyes, what you seek is not the
-ir clients crystal but what the crystal is
ss rocks, supposed to represent.
good for So here's a voice on your
drill bits. side. Your ideas on dating are
the darn sound and sensible. We appre-
are found ciate that you don't play with
supply in a man's affections, that you are
, Ghana, true to yourself, true to your

feelings, and honest in your ac-
The only flaw we see is
that you seem blue based on
what others are suggesting.
Sometimes, when we drive
down the right road and don't
see any signs, we doubt our-
selves. Right roads often aren't
well-marked, but that doesn't
mean they are not the right road.
The purpose of a relation-
ship is not to shut up your par-
ents or satisfy your friends.
Take a look at your map and re-
affirm that you are heading in
the right direction. Then regard
unsolicited advice the way a
duck regards the rain. The duck
is not vexed by rain, it simply
rolls off its back.
Many women who write
us think dating is shopping.
They think they can make
any man the right man.
They just need to get one.
But intensifying the feelings
of the wrong man can lead to
marriage to the wrong man.
Diamonds may be forever, but
a bad marriage will seem like
an eternity.


'Mr~ S d i C cdnic' Jao 27 '2008


This week we will continue with our rich history.


A National Award is a special honour which the state has given to Guyanese from all
walks of life who have rendered invaluable services to their community and country.

Persons involved in Sports, Culture, Education, Business, Agriculture, Social Work, Trade
Union, Police, The Army, and Medicine were among those who received awards.

Awards were first made on Republic Day February 23, 1970.
Guyanese receive these awards at a special ceremony called the Investiture Ceremony.
The Executive President of Guyana presented these awards to the citizens of Guyana for
the dedicated and consistent service of highest quality

The National awards are


* Fort Kyk-over-al: is situated at the confluence of Cuyuni, Mazani
*and Essequibo Rivers.

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Order of Excellence
Order of Roraima
Cacique Crown of Honour
The Golden Arrow of Achievement
Medal of Service
Distinguished Service Star
Military Service Star

The Order of Excellence: is the highest award of the country. Guyanese of high es-
teem such as the Executive President, Her Excellency, Mrs. Janet Jagan receive this award.
A person who has received this honour will use "O.E." at the end of his or her surname.

The Order of Roraima: is the second highest award given to citizens who have ren-
dered outstanding service to Guyana.

The Cacique Crown of Honour
This award was given to Guyanese who has services of very high quality, working for
long hours in the public service, Local Government Service, trade unions and industry.

The Golden Arrow of Achievement: For long and dedicated service of a consistently
high standard

The Medal of Service: Special quality in community work and acts of bravery

The Military Service Star: The highest award of the state for the Military Service and
is awarded to officers of the GD.F.

Exercise 1
Insert the correct answer in the space.
1. The highest national award in Guyana is the
2. The Military Service Star is the awarded to officers of the

Write the meanings for the abbreviations
3. C.CH
4. A.A
5. OE
6. OR

Symbols of Historical Events
Ladndmaks and Mmmnents
o Landmarks in Guyana are statutes, forts, monoliths, tombs or
buildings set up in memory of a person or an event.
o Landmarks and monuments are preserved by the Government, the
City and Town
o Council or interested non governmental organizations.
o Landmarks and monuments can be found in many places in Guyana.

Look at the pictures of some monuments
Some monuments are parts of Guyana's early history. The ruins of the forts remind us of
the Dutch.
Fort Nova Zeelandia: is found on Fort Island in the Essequibo River.

Fort Nova Zedandia

* Fort Naa is thirty miles up the Berbice River

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Some monuments were erected during the colonial times in the period of slavery and

The mommemEs are:
o The Chatean Margot Chimney: is found on the East Coast of
Demerara. It was once a
cotton plantation. Chateau Margot
is a French name
but the Dutchbuilt the chimney.

o St Alrew's Kirk: is found near the Parliament Building on the
North East comer of Brickdam. It was a church
built by the Europeans in which slaves were
allowed to worship.

o The 1763 Monument: is located at the junction of Vlissengen
Road, Brickdam. It was erected in memory of the
struggle for freedom on Febrary 23,1763. The
area where this monument is located is called the
Square of the Revolution.

The fire pbqes symbolize
Seeking inspiration
Uniting the people
Destroying the enemies
Praise and Thanksgiving

o Damon's Monmnent: can be found at Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast. On Au-
gust 08,1834 he demonstrated against apprenticeship and hoisted the flag of freedom.

o The Enmore Martyr's Monument: is located at Enmore on the East Coast of Demerara.
This monument reminds us of the five sugar workers who were
killed on June 16,1948 by colonial police, while demonstrating
against unfair treatment and abuse.

The workers are:

Next week we will continue with Symbols of historical events.
Until next week. Remember continue to be disciplined children.

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Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008


This week we are going to explore the outer space and in particular our solar system. This
is going to be very interesting and exciting.

The Solar System
What is the solar system? It is our sun and everything that travels around it.
The solar system consists of the sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, an asteroid belt. comets.
meteors and other objects. The sun is the centre of the solar system. It is believed that the solar
system is more than four billion years old.

The Planets.
There are nine planets that orbit the sun. They are, in order from the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth,
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
o Jupiter is the largest planet
o Saturn is the planet with large orbiting rings
o Pluto is called a dwarf planet.

An eclipse of the sun occurs when the Earth passes through the moon's shadow. A total eclipse of
the sun takes place only during a new moon. when the Moon is directly between the Sun and the
Earth. When total eclipses occur, the Moon's shadow covers only a small portion of the Earth, where
the eclipse is visible. As the Moon moves in its orbit, the position of the shadow changes. So total
solar eclipses usually only last a minute or two in a given location.

o Mercury


Mercury, the planet nearest the Sun. is the second smallest planet in the solar system. It is slightly\
larger than the Moon. Mercury's surface is covered with craters. This tiny planet does not have any
ring or moons.
Temperatures at the surface are hot enough to melt lead. This is because it is very close to the Sun.

Mercury statistics.
o Diameter: 4 878 km or 3 030 miles.
o Minimum distance from Sun: 46 million km or 28.6 million miles
o Maximum distance from Sun: 69.8 million km or 43.4 million miles.
o Minimum distance from Earth: 77.3 million km or 48 million miles.
o Planetary symbol:

The solar system is made up of two parts.
o The inner solar system consists of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
o The outer solar system consists of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

We will now try to explore the sun and the nine planets.

o The Sun

The sun is the closest star to earth and is the centre of our solar system. It is a huge spinning ball
of very hot gas. The light from the sun heats our world and makes life possible.

The sun is made up of three different layers one inside the other. The core or the centre of the sun
is the region where the energy of the sun is produced. Even on earth we know that the sun produces
energy because we see the sunlight and can feel the heat on a very hot day. The energy from the sun
travels outwards.

Solar Eclipses.

Fair but inhospitable Venus, a "sister" planet to the Earth that is very different to our home. Venus
does not have any moons or rings.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, and is Earth's closest neighbour in the Solar System.
Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon and sometimes looks like a bright
star in the morning or evening sky. The planet is slightly smaller than Earth and its interior is similar to

The atmosphere of Venus is very hot and thick. You would not survive a visit to the surface to the
planet. You cannot breathe the air and you would burn up in the atmosphere that is hot enough to melt
The atmosphere is made up mainly of carbon dioxide, and thick clouds of sulphuric acid that com-
pletely covered the planet.

Venus statistics.
o Diameter: 12 104 km or 7 522 miles
o Minimum distance from Sun: 108 million nkm or 67 million miles
o Maximum distance from Sun: 109 million km or 68 million miles
o Minimum distance from Earth: 40 millionlkm or,25 million miles.
o Planetary symbol:

Next week we will continue exploring our Solar system.

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o Venus

Sunday Chr e January 27 2008

Sunay hroicl Jauar 27 208 a oe%. XI


out of b

i(BBC News) The world's climate is "clearly out of balance I
and is warming", the world's largest society of Earth and space
scientists has said in a statement.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) warned that change
to the Earth's climate system were "not natural".
Changes in temperature, sea level and rainfall were best explain
by the increased concentration of greenhouse gases from human ac
tivities, it added.
The union called for carbon emissions to be cut by more thani
50% by 2100.
It is the first time the AGU has updated its policy position on
climate change since 2003, when it called for a concerted world-
wide study to understand how the Earth would change as a result
of climate change.
'Tough challenge'
The revised statement has gone further, stating that the changes
to the planet's climate system were "best explained by the increased
atmospheric abundances of greenhouse gases and aerosols gener-
ated by human activities in the 20th Century";
The AGU Council, which adopted the updated position, said
that a sustained research effort involving many of its members had
strengthened the scientific understanding of the impacts of climate


; 1
It warned that the world faced a tough challenge over the com-
ing 50 years: "Even the lower limit of impending climate change -
an additional global mean warming of 1.OC (1.8F) above the last
decade is far beyond the range of climate variability experienced
during the past 1,000 years. 1 i
"Warming greater than 2.0C (3.6F) ab ve 19th Century levels
is projected to be disruptive, reducing global agricultural produc-
tivity, causing widespread loss of biodiversity, and if sustained
over centuries melting of much of the Greenland ice sheet."
If the 2C rise was to be avoided, thd AGU said, net annual
emissions of carbon dioxide had to be cut by at least 50% by the
end of the century.
It acknowledged that, as with most projections, there was a
degree of uncertainty but that it was highly unlikely that the im-
pacts would be."inconsequential".
"This is a fast-moving field of science and the AGU felt it was
time to update the statement," AGU president, Tim Killeen, told
BBC News.
"We took seven months to do it; we brought together a panel
of experts, who created drafts which underwent extensive critical
review, and it was formally approved by the elected Council in De-
Although the statement is consistent with previous positions

adopted by .the AGU, Professor Killeen said it differed in a num-
ber of way.;:
"There ire fewer caveats that might have appeared in previous
statements," he explained.
"It is more of a declarative statement that the climate is chang-
ing and- those changes are best explained by human effects due to
greenhouse gases and aerosols."
"Secondly, rather than the AGV saying that this is important
and should be looked at, I think this is a call that we need to do
something about it."
In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
published its Fourth Assessment Report, which said changes to the
climate were "very likely" the result of human activity.
The IPCC also warned that the cost of acting now to reduce
emissions would be far less than having to adapt to the future con-
sequences of climate change.
The AGU, which has 50,000 members in 137 countries, said
delivering solutions would require the co-operation of all sec-
tors; from science and technology, to industry and government.

THE IPCC says more heat waves are very likely in the




"The Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Development B3ink (IDB) of US$17.5 M.illion towards the cost of
implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme ,(ASSP). The primary
objective of the Programme is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency of
agricultural production in the coastal plain of Guyana. "

The Government of Guyana has established the Agriculture Seictor Developinent Unit
[ASDU] within the Ministry ofAgriculture which is responsible for the implementation
fall externally funded projects to the agriculture sector including the ASSP.

The Ministry of Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualifiedd persons\to fill
the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the ASDU.

The detailed Terms of References (TORs) for the position is available from the office of
the Director,Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU)]. Ministry ofAgriculture, at
the address given below, as from Monday January 21, 2008 during normal working
hours (8:00 h to 16:00 h, Monday to Friday). -

The closing time and date for the receipt of applications is the close ofbusiness at 15:30
h on Monday February 4,2008 ,

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

Applicants Ihould ensure that their applications have their full address, phone numbers
and email,o that contact with the Applicants mav be facilitated.

S ',,! .. i t . .
I Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU]
i Ministry of Agriculture .
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road
Georgetown, Guyana -





The Co-opdrative Republic of Guyana (GOG) has.received financing from the
Inter-American Development Bank (lDB) ol'f USS7.5 Million towards the cost of
implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme (ASSP). .The primary
objective of the Programme is-to-raise rural incomes by i'ncreasing.the efficiency of
agricultural.production in the coastal plain of Guyana.:- "

The Government of Guyana has established the Agriculture Sector Development Unit
[ASDUJ within the Ministry of' Agriculture which is responsible for the
implementation of all externally funded projects to the agriculture sector including

The Ministry ofAgriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill
the position of Finance and Accounts Manager inj the A SDU.

The detailed Terms of References (TORs) for the position is available from the office
of the Director, Agriculture Sector Devel6pment Unit [ASDU], Ministry of
Agriculture, at the address given below, as frohi Monday January 21, 2008 during
normal working hours (8:00 h to 16:00 h, Mondhy to Friday,).

Th losing time and date for the receipt of applications' is the. close of business at-.
I 50,h on Monday February4,2008.

Applicants are required to submit one (I) Original and two (2) copies of their
applications, enclosing a recentC.V., prepared in sufficient detail .for the purpose of
evaluation and the names and contact details of three references.

Applicants should ensure that their applications have their full addre',, phond'
1nuibers and e-mail, so that contact'with theApplicants may be facilitated.
: "' c -

S' Director
.' Agriculture Sector DevelopmentUnit (ASDU]
-.~ ; Ministry of Agriculture ,
S .Regent Street and VIissengen Road
Georgetown, Guyana

1/25/2008, 4:31 PM


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Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008


(BBC News) Social
networking websites could be
romanticisingg" suicide, an
MP claims after the deaths of
seven young people from her
area in the past year.
Last week Natasha Randall,
17. was found hanged at her
home near Bridgend and a girl
who is believed to know her
self-harmed a day later.
South Wales Police are
investigating if they had made
contact on the internet, by e-
mail or on a networking site.

Bridgend MP Madeleine
Moon will raise internet use
issues with police.
She will air her concerns at
a meeting of a focus group,
which includes the police and
members of the local health
.trust. schools and council.
Mrs Moon said she was
growing increasingly worried by
the appearance of so-called
"memory walls" on networking
sites like Bebo, where members
leave messages to mark the
death of a friend.

"The worrying part about
internet sites is it is a virtual
world it isn't a real world,"
she said. "The things that
happen there don't
necessarily demonstrate the
"I'm particularly
concerned about this false
romanticism of the memory
wall that seems to have set up
on Bebo giving some sort of
romantic idea of suicide and
not conveying the huge
tragedy and wasted lives.that
we are looking at here," she
told BBC Radio Wales.
Police investigating the
latest incidents are trying to
discover whether the girls had
made contact on the internet,
whether by e-mail or on a
networking site.
But Supt Tim Jones,
divisional, commander of
Bridgend Police, said while
some of the seven young people
knew each other, there was.
nothing to link them all.
He stressed that no
evidence of a suicide pact or
bond between them had been.
Last summer, Bridgend and "
valleys coroner Philip Walters
said he was "desperately
concerned" about the number of
suicides among young men in
the area.
Mr Walters hqs now that
confirmed the number of
suicides among people under
26 across the whole. of
Bridgend county in the past
year was 13.
But he said he did not
believe there was such a
phenomenon as a "cluster" of
suicides, and that it was a
problem across the country.


The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is seeking to recruit a suitably
qualified person to fill the position of

Assistant Commissioner ,',Rik and Operatioon)

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing and administering
policies and procedures applicable to prudential requirements, and various aspects of
on-going supervision and registration.

Qualification and Experience

Applicants should:

Be a .qualified Accountant, preferably a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants. with specialization and or experience in auditing
(internal and external). Must be familiar with all the International
Accounting Standards and GAAP in the Caribbean territories and beyond.

l- Have at least 3 years of senior management experience.

i- Be able to write comprehensive reports and communicate clearly in
presentations, meetings and the written word.
Be fully familiar with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and
confident with the use of the comliuter and computers systems,

Applications along with Curriculum Vitae and two references should be sent not later
than February 22, 2008 to:
The Commissioner of Insurance
Office of)the Commissioner of Insurance
12) Barrack Street

Unsuitable applications will not be pledged.

Extension of Closing Date for Tender

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably
qualified Mine Operators and Suppliers to tender for the
supply of:-
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adverse way there's no doubt
about that."
One of those was 20-year-
old Thomas Davies from North
Comelly, who hanged himself in
February 2007. He had been
friends with David Dilling, 19,
and Dale Crole,-18, who had
been found dead weeks earlier.
.. Thomas's mother, Melanie
Davies, said she had talked to
her son about the deaths of his
friends: "He was quite upset
about Dai because he went to
school with him.
"I said to him: 'You would
never do that to me, would
"He said 'I'd never do that
to you I wouldn't hurt you
mam'. I think it was a couple
of days later that he did it."
Mrs Davies has urged
young people to seek help -
rather than take often tragic

"For the kids, I think
they should talk to
somebody, even if it's a
stranger. They really need to
speak to somebody, even if
it's over the phone."
A Bebo spokesperson said:
"The loss of any young life is
always distressing.
"We will work closely with
the authorities to provide any
assistance which will help them
with their investigations.
"We have close
relationships with our
member community, law
enforcement agencies, and
public safety partners -
including Samaritans to
provide support. and advice for
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to providing our members.
with the safest possible
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Anne Parry, from the
suicide prevention charity
Papyrus,' said she shared
concerns about the influence of
internet chatrooms and
networking site.
"We've been running a
campaign for the las-t three
years to try to draw attention
to the dangers of the internet,"
said Mrs Parry.
"Social network sites can be
particularly dangerous. Of
course they can give 4 lot of
support to young people but
they can also do quite the
opposite and feed into suicidal
feelings." .
Although some newspapers
have likened the series of
suicides in Bridgend to a "cult,"
Mrs Parry said: "I think it is
dangerous to use words like
However, she said the perils
of networking sites should be
"It can certainly
influence people and perhaps
in the wrong way, in an

Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008 Page XXIII


gets the

glitzy treatment

By Hannah Goff
Education reporter, BBC

When a national reading
campaign gets a glitzy Down-
ing Street launch, the mes-
sage is clear the prime min-
ister is putting his full
weight behind it.
But the sub-text behind the
gathering of authors and celeb-
rities has to be that the govern-
ment is aware it has a serious
problem on its hands.
Documentaries asking why
Britain's children cannot read
were barely off our television
screens in 2007.
Even country singer Dolly
Parton has been doing her bit to
get youngsters reading on a re-
cent trip to Yorkshire.
With primary school read-
ing results in England improv-
ing little in recent years, teach-
ers seem unable to get a persis-
tent group of children to jump
that ever-important reading
Perhaps most alarmingly,
England has slipped from 3rd to
19th in the league table of inter-
national comparisons of

children's reading ability. -
Analysis of the results
found children were spending
more time on computers and
less time reading for fun.
This was something
Children's Secretary Ed Balls
picked up on at the launch of
the National Year of Reading.
"Out of school, children are
using the internet and comput-
ers, but too often they are play-
ing games and not reading." he
Reading was being pushed
out by the modern day of
temptations of the internet,
computer games and the
scores of television channels
targeting children.
Librarian at City of London
Academy Laura Taylor said ev-
erybody blamed IT, but most
school librarians now harnessed
it to promote literacy.
"For example we get the
children to do their own blogs,"
she said.
Her colleague, Louise
Kanolik librarian at Loxford
School of Science and Technol-
ogy said her school was plan-
ning a pilot of e-book technol-
"We realise that with the

iPod generation that we need to
look at different ways of access-
ing literature."
The school is on the
government's Building Schools
for the Future programme and
will be putting both a new li-
brary and technology at the
heart of its rebuild.
But Mrs Kanolik says it is
not just about allowing children
to access words in the form that
they are used to.
It is also about allowing
them to read the kind of things
they are interested in.
She said: "For example we
don't have a problem with boys'
reading because we realise they
may like to read different
"Boys are collectors so
they like series of books and
they like to read them in order.
"We don't mind them read-
ing computer magazines and
football magazines like Match."
Both schools ensure their
focus on reading is visible, with
posters of teachers as reading
mentors pasted up all around
the school grounds.
Some of these challenge, in
humorous ways, the notion that
it is "sissy" for a boy to be


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"caught reading".
One features a science
teacher looking agape at the
camera which has caught him
reading red-handed.
Another features a PE
teacher with a basketball in one
hand and a book, he apparently
cannot put down, in another.
Both send the message that
it is "cool to read books".

TV presenter Richard
Madeley is backing the cam-
One of the biggest chal-
lenges of the reading campaign
is its desire to tackle the "hard
to reach", rather than to preach
to the converted.
As author Tony Parsons
put it: "Some of us grow up in
homes with books, others grow
up in homes without. It is easy
for these children to fall be-
For former children's laure-
ate Michael Morpurgo the key
issue is that young people are
allowed to fall in love with
books and literature.
He wants teachers to be
given time to read aloud each

school day, simply for the sake
of enjoyment.
He suggested that this prac-
tice, so common to previous
generations, had been lost to
many schools in recent times.
"If the teacher has caught
fire, then the children catch fire
too," he said.
But the importance of the
message sent out from Number
10 today was not lost on the
youngsters involved in its
As 11-year-old City of
London Academy pupil Timo-
thy Ekeh put it: "Some
people might say it's not cool
to read, but this us being at
Downing Street shows them
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Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008


Page XXIV' Sunday Chmnielo .lanizarv 97 9flflR

Grim secrets of

Jerry Rose, of the
University of Arkansas, US,
whose anthropological team
has been analysing the
Amara bones.
"Food is not abundant and
certainly food is not of high nu-
tritional quality. This is not the
city of being-taencae-of 7
The population of
Amara had the shortest stat-
ure ever recorded from

Egypt's past, bmt they would
also have been worked hard
on the Pharaoh's ambitious
plans for his new capital.
The temples andl palaces re-
quired ommsamis of large stone
blocks. Working in summer tem-
peralures of 40C (104F), the
workers would have had to
chisel these out of the rock and
transport them 1-5 miles (2.5
km) from the quarries to the

The bone remains show
many woirers suffered spinal
and other injuries- "These
people w working very hard
at very young ages, carrying
heavy l ads," says Professor
"TYhe icidence of youthful
death amongst the Amarna
popla was shockingly high
by any standard-" Not many


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lived beyond 35. Two-thirds
were dead by 20.
But even this backbreaking
schedule may not be enough to
explain the extreme death pat-
tern at Amarna.
Even Akhanaten's son,
Tutankhamen, died aged just 20;
and archaeologists are now be-
ginning to believe that there
might also have been an epi-
demic here.
This corroborates the
historical records of Egypt's
principal enemy, the
Hittites, which tell of the
devastation of an epidemic
caught from Egyptians cap-

tured in battle around the
time of Tutankhamen's
reign. It appears this epi-

demic may also have been
the final blow to the people
of Amarna.

BONES reveal the darker side to buidng Ancient EgypL

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ARIES -- When you are working toward a goal, you have every right to us
all of your skills -- not just your intelligence. Today, pull out your secr.
weapon -- your delightful charm! Flash that smile and tell people just he
wonderful you think they are. People like to be treated well, and you knc
how to boost someone's ego without crossing that line and being too flirl
tious. By helping people lighten up and not take things too seriously, yot
help them take you more seriously.
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in no hurry to get going on any new projects, and will enjoy just keep
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have a very refreshing night's sleep.
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you are in just the type of mood that will enable you to prove that very poi
Make a party happen wherever you go, and do not take anything too se --
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ing people are eager to share their amusing stories, so be encouraging .
help other people ride the fun wave you're on.
CANCER -- The active nature of the day will serve as a wonderful distract.
from whatever (or whoever) has been bugging you lately -- so dive into '
chaos and relish that fact that when your brain is busy problem solving,
can't be dwelling on things that you have no control over. Work-is the gre;
est escape for you and for your friends, so let them get lost in their jobs, ti
Don't hound them for one-on-one time right now -- they; might simply i
have time for you. <,
LEO -- It's a strong day for consensus -- others will agree with you, and
will most likely agree with them. Everyone is on the same page, which me
that big projects can move forward more quickly, and fewer egomaniacs
going to feel threatened. You deserve a lot of the credit for getting every(
aligned, and this will be noted in your next discussion with those in pov
This also a great day for resolving conflicts at home -- the, love you shar
bigger than anything else.
VIRGO -- A joint purchase that you and your partner have made rece
might suddenly seem like it was a mistake today -- either because it's cau
some tension between you two or because you are realizing that you c
really need it after all. You have to speak up and share your concerns
them as soon as you possibly can today! Chances are, they feel the e
liKe yOU aiways'Utl! '--- .. . -
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you are ready for it or not. Step up to the plate and do your best to be
for them. There is no pressure on you, just do your thing and they'll
every single minute of it. You have a lot of confident energy and all the p
will fall into place.
SCORPIO -- Making a sacrifice is never very much fun, but today if I
give in to someone else's demands, you will be making things a lot easit(
yourself. Each and every conflict you encounter is not a battle to be w'
some of them are just hazards you have to maneuver through as safe s
you can. However, if someone is asking you to give something up fo
sake of a relationship, make sure that's not just their way of asking y( a
give something up for their sake. Don't relent too soon.
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some laughter with friends. You only need to concern yourselves with i r-
ing and smiles. There is no need to take things too seriously right now, -
cause everything you're involved. with is doing just fine. There will bi to
fires to put out on this day, so you can relax and use your frpeI time how ir
you want to use it. If you feel like being by yourself, you 'ill- have a at
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CAPRICORN -- Sure, your old habits are nice and comfortable. but them e
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ones. Step out of your routine and be a little bit more strict wir ,youl t.
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going to go avay any time soon.;Deal with them today by h co4 er-
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to someone who has been through it before. While a co%%orker or super ,or
might seem like an obvious candidate, avoid talking to anyo e;who is too
close to your situation. They are likely to have their own issues 'and agendas
regarding you and your job.
PISCES -- When you know you're right, you're right! So listen to what that
little voice in your head is telling you today. It has invaluable insight that
you will need. Someone's invitation will catch you a bit off guard today, but it
will also show you a glimpse of your possible future. Is this the path you
really want to take? Tune into that voice again and do whatever it says. Pick-
ing the right path should not be something that you deliberate over for (lays.
It should be something you just do.

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Hello students.
Do come in. Today we'll look at creating a better letter of'
apology or explanation. Be committed to learning somethinLg
new this Sunday!


Writing Paragraphs

Reminder: Continue reading good books and keeping
your eyes open to the way good writers structure their para-
graphs. Look carefully at how they coin their sentences to
hang well together. You can try doing any of the following
i) simply telling about the same subject,
ii) relating a single sequence of events,
iii) explaining parts of the same process, step by step, and
iv) supplying follow-up details necessary to make the
reader see how true a general statement is.


The Letter of Apology or Explanation

When or why does a person have a letter of apology or
explanation written? If you have ever written one, you might
have convinced yourself of doing something that turned out
to be wrong, unfair, careless, or hurtful to another person.

There are many obstacles in a person's way in the writ-
ing of a letter of apology or explanation (and you are no ex-
ception). Here are some of them:

i) You thought of such a note but found it difficult to
put your honourable intention down on paper; or perhaps

ii) You found it hard to admit to yourself that you had
done something wrong; or

iii) You found it hard to admit that you had forgotten
the correct approach to an event; that you had not been care-
ful, and that you had been at fault.

Put such unwillingness behind you. Letters of apology
often bring out that strong hidden character in people that
gives them strength to coin a gracious letter of apology to
the person they have wronged. When you do write, let the
person know that you are aware of what happened and that
you are strong and willing to own up in writing. A strong
character reflects a strong personality.

Here are some guidelines for writing the note of apology
or explanation:
i) Be prompt in sending the note of apology if you know
that your actions) deserve one.

ii) Believe that what you have said was the best thing to
say under the prevailing circumstance.

iii) Offer payment of some kind or replacement if you have
damaged anything.

iv) Be kind; do not make excuses especially that could

v) Make your letter brief.

[You must have gathered by now that there must be sin-
cerity and promptness in your letter of apology or explana-

Here is an Example of a Letter of Apology.

28% HFlousing Lane
Savannahl Land
January 27th. 2008

Dear Mrs. Sandell.

This morning 1 kissed my teeth when you asked me not
to pick your fluffy red roses that were hanging over into i,,y
father's yard. Please accept my apology for my rudeness. I
could not see then to whom the flowers belonged. Y ai were
right to speak to me when and how you did for whether those
flowers were hanging in your yard or over into ours, they
were still yours. There is no excuse for my behaviour, and I
am truly sorry. I was in a state of ignorance. After all, we
are long standing neighbours and you are a kind and cour-
teous person always.

Yours truly,
Samuel Hally

Learning Activities

1. Look at the letter above, and then read over the guide-
lines to writing a letter of apology. Discuss each guide in
relation to Samuel's letter with your study partnerss.

2. Your parrot has ruined this season's crop from your
neighbour's red cashew tree the best since the young tree
has begun to yield fruit. Write a note of apology offering a
proper solution to the problem. State what steps you can
promise to implement to prevent repetition of the parrot's
behaviour. Go over your work with a study partner.

3. Write a letter to a friend, explaining why you will be
unable to participate in the Church Youth Band next
Mashramani holiday.

The Letter of Excuse

Most institutions require that students bring along writ-
ten excuses for absences. Some others even require that the
note be handed in before the time of absence. Not only
schools, but also clubs and other organizations require ex-
cuses before or after the period of absence. Try the follow-
ing suggestions in writing the letter of excuse.

i) Be courteous.

ii) Be exact in stating the time of the absence.

iii) Give a reason for the absence.

iv) Be brief.

Here is an example of an acceptable excuse.

Your home has not been responding well to the recent
heavy spells of rainfall, so some improvement has to be done
at this time. Your mother has to write a letter of excuse for
your absence from school. You normally have to overlook
her style and presentation in writing, but she is learning
quickly. She eventually ends up sending in this letter on
your behalf. You are pleased about how it is written? Dis-
cuss it with a friend.

1763 Lady Lane
Banana Land
January 27th, 2008

Dear Mrs. Beaky,

Please excuse my son Randal Gibbons from the morning's
sessions tomorrow, 28th January. There is to be a ripping
down of one section of our house roof. Randal has to take
care of his belongings during this process. The shed in the

O! beware, my lord, of


It is the green-ey'd monster

which doth mock

The meat it feeds on.

yard will be completed by noon so that his things can be
properly stored, after which he will proceed to school.

He has prepared tomorrow morning's Grammar aids in ad-
vance. Please receive his home-work in English Language.

Yours Truly,
Dotty Gibbons

Learning Activities

1. Read and then use the suggested points to evaluate
the letter that Dotty Gibbons produced. Tell your study
partners) about your observationss.

2. You have to see the dentist at a prescribed .time for
your yearly dental checkup. Draft the kind of letter that you
think your parent should forward to your form teacher. Dis-
cuss it with a study partner and then rewrite it properly.

An Excerpt for your Reading Pleasure

After a while my way was stopped by a creek or inlet of
the sea, which seemed to run pretty deep into the land; and
as I had no means to get across, I must need change my di-
rection to go about the end of it. It was still the roughest
kind of walking; indeed the whole, not only of Earraid, but
of the neighboring part of Mull (which they call the Ross)
is nothing but a jumble of granite rocks with heather in
among. At first the creek kept narrowing as I had looked to
see; but presently to my surprise it began to widen out again.
At this I scratched my head, but had still no notion of the
truth; until at last I came to a rising ground, and it burst upon
me all in a moment that I was cast upon a little, barren island,
and cut off on every side by the salt seas.

Instead of the sun rising to dry me, it came on to rain,
with a thick mist; so that my case was lamentable.

I stood in the rain, and shivered, and wondered what to
do, till it occurred to me that perhaps the creek was fordable.
Back I went to the narrowest point and waded in. But not
three yards from shore, I plunged in head over ears; and if
ever I was heard of more it was rather by God's grace than
my own prudence. I was no wetter (for that could hardly be)
but I was all the colder for this mishap; and having lost an-
other hope, was the more unhappy.

And now, all at once, the yard came in my head. What
had carried me through the roost, would surely serve me to
cross this little quiet creek in safety. With that I set off, un-
daunted, across the top of the isle, to fetch and carry it back.

It was a weary tramp in all ways, and if hope had not
buoyed me up, I must have cast myself down and given up.
Whether with the sea salt, or because I was growing fevered,
I was distressed with thirst, and had to stop, as I went, and
drink the peaty water out of the hags.
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Sunday Chronicle January 27, 2008

Secrets of bird flight revealed

By Rebecca Morelle
Science reporter, BBC News
Scientists believe they could be a step closer to solving the



to help propel them up steep

BIRDS flap their wings

mystery of how the first birds took to the air.
A study published in the journal Nature suggests that the key
to understanding the evolution of bird flight is the angle at which a
bird flaps its wings.
The US team found that birds move their wings at the same
narrow angle, whether they run, fly or glide.
They conclude that early birds may have begun to fly by sim-
ply learning to flutter their wings at the right angle.
The research was carried out by Ken Dial, Brandon Jackson
and Paolo Segre, who are all based at the Flight Laboratory at the
University of Montana.
Professor Dial said: "There has been a fair amount of in-
terest in the origin of birds and bird flight for at least a cen-
tury-and-a-half, but I think sadly it has been approached from
an awkward beginning."
Scientists investigating this area tend to fall into two camps, he
said. Those who believe that birds learned to fly from the "top
down" by falling out of trees and gliding, and those who think
that birds took to the air from the "ground up" by running and
flapping their wings, possibly to escape predators.
However, both of these scenarios suggest that birds would first
need to establish a wide range of wing movement in order to be-
come airborne.
In 2003, Professor Dial and his colleagues published a paper
that revealed birds utilise their wings when running up steep in-
He explained: "This was an important find birds exhibit a
behaviour we really didn't appreciate before.
"Birds don't just use their wings when they fly or just their
legs to run on the flat; in fact, they recruit both wings and legs for
them to scale steep inclines, whether it be a boulder, a tree or a
His new research, he said, uncovered the second half of the

Using high-speed video, Professor Dial studied the wing mo, -
ments of small quail-like birds, called chukars, as the b 'I ran
steep inclines, glided back down, and flew.
He told the BBC: "To my amazement, the data kept 'nr;- i
showing they were not changing [their wing angle] at all."
"This is one of those moments when you slap you fo: -
head and say: 'We've been thinking that the wing-stroke is
highly specific for different movements but it turns out that
Mother Nature just needs a single wing stroke to accommo-
date all these behaviours."
The team found the same narrow angle range when they their
studied a wide range of different bird species.
The team also looked at the wing movements of fledgling bhi: I
as they learned to fly.
Although hatchlings have small stunted wings and are unai It
to take to the air, the team found that when they ran up stc l
inclines, they flapped their wings at the same angle as older b ,
to help speed them up the ramp.
They held them at the same angle in order to glide back do ;r
from the incline.
The researchers believe that the baby birds' early wing.
are similar to the partially formed proto-wings found on som(
Professor Dial said that dinosaurs may have evolved wings t(
help propel them over rocks and other obstacles that littered their
terrain. *
As their wings grew larger and strong enough to support their
body weight, flapping them at the right angle would have enabler
them to take to the air, the team concluded.
Professor Dial said: "That simple wing stroke seems to b,
elementary to bird evolution and bird ecology to get throi ;1
the fledgling stage."

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Cookery Corner

( .. Welcome to the 488th edition of
S"Champion Cookery Corner", a
K v weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

This is the last in our series of loiv fat recipes to help us get back into shape after the indulgences
of the holiday season, but remember a low fat diet is a great decision for life!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion. peeled and sliced
1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cubed
(about 2 cups)
teaspoon INDI Curry Powder
_ teaspoon Chico Black Pepper
teaspoon salt
V2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups chicken broth
Seasoned croutons

In a large saucepan over medium heat saute
onions and squash in oil for 5-7 minutes. Add
seasonings and chicken broth; simmer,
covered, for 30 minutes, or until squash is
tender. Puree soup in 2 batches and return to
pot: heat through. Serve sprinkled with
seasoned croutons.
Notes: This soup is creamy smooth and
comforting. but spicy enough to keep you
going back for more. Although it's low in fat. it
tastes rich and decadent.
Number of servings: 2

Reduced Fat Gingerbread Drop Cookies

I cup shortening
1 cups packed brown sugar
1'/2 tsp. Champion Baking Powder
1 /2 tsp. ground ginger
l_2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/3 cup molasses
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cup raisins
cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Makes about 90

In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an
electric mixeron medium to high speed for 30
Add brown sugar, Champion Baking Powder.
ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until well
combined. Beat in molasses, eggs, and milk
until combined. Beat in as much flour as you
can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour
with a wooden spoon. Stir in raisins and nuts.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto an',
ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven about minutes or "
until bottoms are lightly browned.'. Cool on
wire racks.


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Behind thescenes a

on the Bond set
(4BCI News) The secret is out. Although it doesn't trip off the The announcement, three weeks into the main film shoot at Pin-
t ngue too easily, the 22nd James Bond film is now officially ewood Studios, will only serve to heat up the already frenzied speca- j
c Qlled Quantum of Solace. nation about th new ames Bo nnd film.

While it may sound like a progressive rock band from the 1980s,
the title actually comes from a short story by Ian Fleming in which
1007 attends a dull dinner party in The Bahamas. i

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Dame Judi Dench reprises her role as Bonhd's boss, M.

As film fans began to dissect the deeper meaning of Quan-
tum of Solace, journalists were given the chance to tour the
sets on the vast 007 sound stage in Buckinghamshire.
And there were plenty of clues about what we can expect from
one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2008..
The budget for Quantum of Solace is larger than that of previ-
ous film Casino Royale (the producers von't say exactly how much),
but it's not hard to see where the money is being spent.
Among the sets at Pinewood is a cavernous interior of the art
gallery in the Italian City of Siena. It is here that Bond has anex-
plosive fight scene, as revealed in some early footage released by
the studio.
Several statues some eight metres tall stand around the gal-
lery set, wrapped in clear plastic presumably to protect them
from the pyrotechnics.
Producer Michael G Wilson has let slip that the new film
will open with a big car chase in the streets of Siena. He's
also mentioned an ambitious free-fall sequence involving mo-
tion-control cameras. i
Another Siena-based set is a subterranean MI6 safe-house with
a deep-water well. It's more like a crypt out of a Harry Potter fimn,1

After ; having roped in Bollywood celebs like John Abraham, Yana Gupta, Raveena Tandon
and s- on, PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) has now roped in the 'Outrageous'
Sher n Chopra to do their next ad.
Ar ;radha Sawhney of PETA India said, "We have an 'outrageous' theme planned for PETA with
Sherhin Chopra as the lead model. She will be dressed in an outfit like that of Victoria's Secret in an
entire set resembling a bedroom. The tagline of the ad will be 'Whips and chains in the bedroom and
not i circus'. The whole idea of the ad has been conceptualized by PETA. And it will be really
wonderful for us if we can have the ace photographer Rakesh Shrestha do that shoot, since he had
earlier shot Celina for us."
Si rlyn said, "I had a puppy when I was a kid and also that I am strictly against the use
of fu and leather in any form. For me, fake fur is equivalent to real fur. So, fur is a strict no-
no for me."

OLGA Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton star alongside
Daniel Craig.
With massive stone columns and huge wooden beams.
Even gloomier is a complex of tunnels the Sieia cisterns -
wYhich are so realistic that you feel genuinely deeli underground
:when walking through them. i
The action of the film isn't confined to sets at Pihewood'. Lo-
cation filming will also include Austria, Italy, Panama and Chile.

Inside M's office
But the most impressive set at Pinewood has to be the MI6
headquarters. A massive two-storey interior with ultra-modern
d6cor, marble floors and frosted glass doors.
We are taken to see Dame Judi Dench as Bond's boss M film-
ing a scene in her office. The crew is shooting close-ups of M as
she speaks to her assistant Tanner (played by Rory Kinnear) in an
adjoining office.
Here's a detail for Bond gadget obsessives: when M wants privacy
she can touch a button and the glass wall that separates their offices frosts
over. Not as impressive as an invisible car nor as ridiculous.
Leaving the MI6 set, the illusion is quickly broken the outer
shell is all plywood and gaffer tape.
It's also hard to miss the member of the film crew who has just
heard some news oii his walkie-talkie.
"Quantum of S6lace?" he says, with a slight look of disbelief.
Now that was ai well-kept secret.
Quantum of Solace will be released in cinemas on 7 No-

Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, right, and
companion Ness Wadia are seen outside the
headquarters of the Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai, India,
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. Bollywood film
stars and industry leaders paid hundreds of
millions of dollars Thursday to buy cricket
teams in the upcoming Twenty- 0 Indian
Premier League. India's highest-oaid film
star Shah Rukh Khan and leading actress
Priety Zinta were part of two separate
consortium that bought teams in the IPL.


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