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Guyana chronicle
Portion of title:
Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 45 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note:
Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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University of Florida
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slammed the Guyana Press
Association (GPA) position on
the suspension of broadcast
by CNS 6 as "another dem-
onstration of its anti-govern-
ment proclivity."
It also accused the
organisation of having come to
a hasty conclusion on the mat-
ter, "even before the position of
the Minister responsible for
communication, publicly dis
closed reasons for the suspen-
sion." -
The government on Friday
evening, announced the suspen-
sion of CNS TV 6's broadcast
licence for a period of four
months, saying the station's
programming "clearly consti-
tuted extremely grave offences."
CNS was found to have

there was a need for media"
.houses here to be more respon-
sible in the execution of their
It however wished the
organisation would be
"be more objective"
when commenting on
such matters.

committed serious infringements
of the conditions of its licence
by broadcasting, on four occa-
sions, three of which were re-
broadcasts, content matter that
advocated the killing of the
Head of State and Government,
GINA said mna release.
The GPA, in condemning
the suspension, said that
while it will not debate the
utterance of a caller on CNS
'Voice of the People'
programme which led to the
suspension of the station's li-
cence, it "firmly believes that
President Jagdeo should
have recused himself from
hearing and determining the
matter because he is the ag-

grieved party, the
threat having been made
against him."
Contending that to the best
of its knowledge, the Advisory
Committee on Broadcasting
(ACB) never did recommend to
the President that the station's
licence should be either sus-
pended or cancelled because.of
the broadcast of the offending
remarks, the GPA said:
"Hence, the President has
usurped the authority of the
ACB which is regarded as the
precursor to a Broadcast Au-
thority whenever the long-de-
layed broadcast bill is tabled in
the National Assembly and ap-

Taking umbrage at this,
GINA retaliated by accusing
the GPA of duplicity because,
even though it is fully aware
that there were infringe-
ments, "it seems to be sug-
gesting at the same time

[that] no action should be
taken in a case where an in-
citement to kill a Head of
State was rebroadcast on
three occasions."
In all fairness to the agency,
it acknowledged that from the

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ARMY chief, Commodore
Gary Best, yesterday de-
scribed the two helicopters
acquired for use in the fight
against crime as "multi-mis-
sion" in function as opposed
to their detractors, whom he
labelled "acid critics".
"We now have two helicop-
.ters capable of conducting law
enforcement operations and
search and rescue," Best told re-
porters at Army headquarters.
Camp Ayangana, Georgetown.
The Army chief said the
Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
was alarmed and deeply con-
cerned about the apparent con-
sternation expressed by so-
called experts over the acquisi-
tion experts, he said, who
claim to have the nation's secu-
rity interests at heart, but at the
same time decry the very initia-
tives aimed at improving secu-
rity in the nation.
"What we need is a truly
patriotic approach to combating
crime," he said, adding that he
did not feel that the criticism
had hurt the image of the Army,
and that the agency is "ex-
tremely comfortable" with the
acquisition of the two Bell 206
B 3 Jet ranger helicopters.

string of aditioa foautlin td t
will have to be installed on the
helic pter 1 ehr the rtoosfE y

wiThh new nuedsedwhich
have to be added include
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system, a Terrain Alert Glo-
b Pouitioning Sysm ca
allows for the illumination of
a large area at nights), a loud
hailer and siren system, and
a Forward Looking Infra Red
system that allows for infor-
mation acquisition.
aloe tfthedhel copaer aw 11
winch, which will allow it to ex-
ecute search and rescue mis-
sions, Best said. He noted that
the additional fe~aeureswhillttoat:

The acquisition of the heli-
copters, he said, forms part of
a strategic plan by the GDF to
equip its aviation unit with re-
connaissance, medium lift, and
troop transport capability over
a phased period. He said too
that the security sector requires
reconnaissance and lift capabil-
ity for both fixed -wing and ro-
tary/helicopter missions.
"The acquisition of these
two Bell 206 helicopters is pni-
msril ao rree imaitsac nns
forward reconnaissance troops.
They were not purchased as
medium-lift helicopters," Best

The major criticisms sur-
rounding the purchase of the he-
licopters are that one of them,
which was bought from Costa
Rica, was manufactured in
1980, has chalked up some 10,
000 flying hours, is single-

engine and therefore cannot fly
at nights in accordance with
Guyana's aviation standards.
There is also the criticism that
the helicopters have a limited
capacity to transport troops
and that there was no consulta-
tion with local aviation officials

in the purchase. stipulated timings they can give
Best however countered the aircraft its "newness."
these arguments saying that "Both helicopters have ex-
the airtime for the Bell 206 cellent component times, with
helicopters is unlimited, once an average 75 per cent life re-
the requisite inspections are maining on their major compo-
done, and that both of the he- nents," he said, adding that the

'What we need is a truly patriotic approach to
combating crime not a partisan. one
Commodore Gary Best

with the previous 206 helicop-
ter that was in its possession.
Further clearing the air, Best
said each of the helicopters has
a 100-hour warranty, and was
advertised on an "as is, where
is," basis, which is standard in
the industry. He said however
that the aircraft were signifi-
cantly upgraded at FAA-isp-
proved repair stations after in-
spections were conducted by
GDF engineers. GDF: engineers
were present at most of' these
upgrades conducted in Costa
Rica and the United States, and
conducted final inspections be-
fore recommending closing the
"To assert that we have
not the capacity to make de-
cisions on helicopter acquisi-
tions or that we should have
consulted with local aviation

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licopters were not just re-
cently inspected by the US
Federal Aviation Administra-
tion' FAA) but were also is-
sud itl rtificates of air-
wr esby the said FAA.
dethi: point that once
an ~fcaft phs a limitless air-
fa m what assumes im-
port vle fare the component
timings on it and once these
components are changed at

GDF's outlook is for a mainte-
nance free timqe of within two
Regarding night operations,
Major Mike Charles, who
serves within the Aviation Unit,
confirmed that the flight manual
of the helicopter indicates that
the aircraft can fly at nights un-
der certain conditions. Best said
the GDF has over the years
been engaging in night flying

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DHAKA, Reuters) Factory
workers rampaged near
Bangladesh's capital yester-
day in protests against rising
food prices, leaving at least
50 people injured, police and
witnesses said.
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The injured included at least 20
policemen at Fatullah 12 km (8
miles) east of Dhaka.
"The situation is under con-
trol and security has been tight-
ened to head off further vio-
lence," a police officer.
Most of the protesters were
factory workers protesting high
food prices and demanding wage
increases. They were joined by
members of public.
"Authorities must enhance
our wages, because the rising
Egesd prie haveem dedours lf
Retail prices of wheat, ed-
ible oil and pulses have doubled
over the last 12 months.

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words to describe their mood.
Democratic rival Hillary
Clinton and Republican candi-
date John McCain kept the heat
on the Illinois senator for his
comments that small-town resi-
dents were bitter over job losses
and turned in frustration to re-
ligion, guns and anti-immigrant
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IA ZAR-1-S A~ RIAghanistan (Reuters) AFGHAN au-
thontiesr have disco~ered a mass grave containing at least 100
bodi:: beivdt evciso Taliban massacre in the l990s,
The grave was discovered in the northern province of Balkh,
about 15 km31 from the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

BEIJING (Reuters) CHINESE POLICE arrested nine Bud-.
dhist monks suspected of bombing a government building in
Tibet, the official Xinhurt news agency reported yesterday.
China has accused Tibetan groups of planning suicide at-
tacks following last month's riots and protests, but this ap-
peared to be the first report of a bomb attack during the un-

tial candidate Barack Obamla denounced huge pay packages for
U.S. corporate chiefs on Friday in a drive to convert middle-
class anger about the U.S. economy into votes.
"Some CEOs make more in one day than their workers make
in one year," Obama said, jockeying for position against rival
Denmerat HiHlr Clinton in lndiana, which votes on May 6.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) A LAWSUIT` filed on Friday
against a Hollywood photo agency says two of its paparazzi
supplied actor Heath Ledger with cocaine so they could secretly
videotape him snorting the drug in a hotel room two years ago.
The suit says footage of the Ledger encounter, a portion of
which aired briefly on two U.S. television shows days after his
death in January prompting an outcry in Hollywood was
sold to media outlets around the world, some in Britain and his
native Austrahia.

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D'Abbraccio designed her campaign posters, it was obvious she
was going to show off her bottom.
Targeting her male fan base, the veteran of Italy's adult en-

NEW' YOCRKC (Reuters) A- NU~DE photo of French first lady
Carla Brunl-Sarkoz!, jlandmin an a plgeorn-tod pose and col-,
ering her modesty writh her hands, waos sold on Thursdal In
New Yrork for 591.(000, mlore han 20) umes Its expected price
A buyer for a Chlnese art collector bouc~hi the black-and-
wuile image, taken bi photographer Milchel Comle In 1993 dur-
ing her modehlng dyls. CIhnzue's auction house said.

TOKY'O 4 Reuters) JA~PA-N wrill not allowr the squad of Chi -
nese flame guards to Interve~ne wlh the Beling Oly'mpic: torch'i
progress when It arnles In a Japanese city thrs month, the na-
tionall police head \r as quoted asi ja! mg on Friday.
"WMe should no r l olatre the principle that the Japanese po-
lice will firmly mainram security. Kyodo news agency quoted
Shrnya frumi, head of the National Public Safety Comnussion,
W'e do not know what posluon the people who esorred
the relay are in." Izuml w~as quoted as spylng.."If ttug' are for
the consideration of sec'unit, it Is our mole "

ROM1E (Reuters) A\BOUIT one-third of Italy's elec~torate,
esulmated to be undecided a day before voting begins in the na-
tional election, spent Saturday considering whether to choose
conservative frontrunner Sllvia Berluscomi or lus centre-left ri-
\al W'alter Veltromn.
Media tycoon Berlusconi, appearing on one of his own tele-
vision channels just before a ban on campaigning began at mid-
night on Friday, pledged to abolish car and motorcycle tax if
the Treasury had the cash.

NEW~ YORK (Reuters) "AMERICAN IDOL" finalist
Michael Johns finished in the bottom three for the first time
on Thursday, and in a surpnsing. result.ended up being elimi-
nated from the TV talent compelillon when fans cast the few-
est votes for his renditio~n of Aerocmith's "'Dream On."
"I'm definitely surprised," said Johns, 29, this seasoil's old-
est finalist, adding that despite some of the judges' comments
that his choice of songs for the inspirational-themed show was
not the best, he stood by his choice and it was not a bad song
to go out on.

DALLAS (Reuters) REPUBLICAN presidential candidate
John McCain on Friday accused Democrat Barack Obama of
breaking his word on campaign financing and said he might turn
down public money for his campaign if Obama does so.


TEHRAN (Reuters) A bomb
exploded in a mosque in
southern Iran yesterday,
killing at least eight people
and wounding more than 60
others, Iranian media re-
Ambulances rushed to the
scene of the blast in a crowded
district in the city of Shiraz,
state television said.

"The death toll has reached
eight and about 66 injured," the
semi-official Fars news agency
said, quoting a police official,
identified only as General
The agency, quoting an un-
named official, said the death toll
was expected to rise because
some of the wounded were in a
critical condition.

The official IRNA news
agency said the bomb exploded
during an address by a cleric in
the Shohada mosque in Shiraz.
Local officials were not im-
mediately available for com-
ment on the blast.
No one has claimed the re-
sponsibility for the blast but the
deputy governor of the prov-
ince Mohammad Reza Hadaegh

told state television the cause of
the blast was under investiga-
Security is normally
tight in Iran, where bomb at-
tacks have been rare in re-
cent years. However, in 2005
and 2006, several people
were killed in a string of
blasts in the southwestern
oil city of Ahvaz.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) U.S.
and Iraqi forces killed 13
gunmen in clashes and air
strikes overnight in the
Baghdad stronghold of cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr, who said
the United States would re-
main his enemy until the
"as hrloioie ease blockade
yesterday in the Sadr City dis-
trict of eastern Baghdad that
had trapped residents in the
battle zone slum for two weeks.
Gunfire was audible and
some roads remained closed, but
cars were allowed in and out of
some entrances to the slum,
home to 2 million Shi'ites and

power base of Sadr and his
Mehdi Army militia.
Several hundred people
have died in clashes between
Sadr's followers and U.S. and
Iraqi forces since late March,
when Shi'ite Prime Minister
Nuni al-Maliki launched a crack-
uowheagaintstothe militia in the
Sadr ordered his fighters off
the streets on March 30, but the
showdown has continued in his
Baghdad stronghold, turning
Sadr City into a key front in the
five-year-old war.
The Baghdad and Basra
fighting has thrust Iraq back
onto centre stage of the U.S.

Children gather near a destroyed Iraqi army armoured
vehicle after clashes and an air strike in Baghdad's Sadr
City yesterday. U.S. and Iraqi forces killed at least 13 gunmen
in heavy battles overnight around Baghdad's Sadr City, the
U.S. military said, but authorities went ahead and eased a
two-week-old blockade of the slum.
REUTERS/Kareem Raheem

Reacting to the up-
surge in violence, U.S. De-
fense Secretary Robert
Gates appeared to reach
out to Sadr on Friday, say-
ing the cleric would not be

Iraqi politics.

presidential election race.
Residents described the
night's clashes as among the
worst since Iraqi forces launched
an offensive into the area a week

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killed in one overnight battle.

values of Americans she met.
"I don't think it helps to di-
vide our country into one
America that is enlightened and
one that is not," Clinton, a New
York senator, said in Indianapo-
lis. "If you want to be the presi-
dent of all Americans, you need
to respect all Americans."
Obama said he did not use
the right language to describe
the anger and frustration small-
town residents feel about the
struggling economy and the fail-
ure of government to help them.
"I said something that ev-
erybody knows is true, which
is that there are a whole bunch
of folks in small towns in Penn-
sylvania, in towns right here in
Indiana, in my hometown in 11-
linois, who are bitter," Obama
said in Muncie, Indiana.
"So I said well you know
when you're bitter you turn
to what you can count on. So
people they vote about guns,
or they take comfort from
their faith and their family
and their community," he

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(Nation News) WORKERS in Barbados will be encouraged to
pursue and maintain ~standards of excellence when they gather
for May Day celebrations this year.
There was a site visit Thursday to Browne's Beach, Bay
Street, St Michael where May Day activities have been staged
for the last four years.

(Nation News) THE LOCAL chapter of the Global Afrikan
Congress (GAC) Friday criticised Government's handling of the
96 West Africans stranded in Barbados since February 15.
At a Press conference at the Israel Lovell Foundation, chair-
man David Comissiong appealed to Government to find suit-
able, civilised, humane and "non-restrictive" accommodation for
the 66 Ghanaians and 30 Nigerians.

(Trinidad Guardian) OPPOSITION LEADER Basdeo
Panday's suspension from Parliament can be lifted easily if the
Opposition admits his behaviour on March 28 ought not to
have happened, Information Minister Neil Parsanlal said Fri-
Parsanlal made the comment Friday, while accusing the Op-
position UNC of a carefully-crafted plan with yesterday's boy-
cott of Parliament

(Trinidad Express) THERE WAS not one, but 14 laptops on
the Opposition benches Friday forcing House Speaker Barendra
Sinanan to refer the entire issue to the House Committee of the
House of Representatives.
In a move to protest the suspension of Opposition Leader
Basdeo Panday from the Parliament, every member of the Op-
position walked with a laptop.

(Trinidad Express) GOVERNMENT FRIDAY committed
US$i30 million (TT$190 million) in expenditure to Phase 1 of
the Rapid Rail Transit System. A further US$42 million will be
spent on the second portion of this phase, Works Minister Colm
Imbert said.
Phase 1, which involves design and planning, is scheduled
to be completed by the end of 2009.

(~Trinidad Express) GOVERNMENT HAS bought four used
last ferries at a cost of US$12.6 million (TT$ 85 million) for
(Ie wa.(te talxi service, Works Minister Colm Imbert stated Fri-

But he irmmediately opened up the possibility that things
m~ight not, work out.; adding cautiously: "Seeing is believing. I
havec been bumrn too ma~ny rimes with t1('Chose bas. And when I
see themn, then I will believe."

(Nation News) ONION F;ARMERS in Barbadlos are crying and
it's not because of the pungent odour of their produce.
It's because of stealing, gluts caused by cheap imports, and
the lack of a drying and storage facility to ensure year-round
supply for the local market.
Onion grower Michael Pile, owner/manager of Brighton
Plantation in St George, told the Weekend Nation these were
among his biggest headaches.

(Nation News) THE GOVERNMENT is on stream to deliver
its promised 500 housing lots.
Friday, Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley
said lots had been discovered to fulfill the Democratictabour
Party's (DLP) manifesto promised.
"We have a special committee which is set up and only this
morning we met and we are on our way. We have identified the
lots and we are on our way to meet the 100-day programme"
he said.

(Tramidad Express) THE company that owns the ambulance
which exploded and burned five people two weeks ago has been
ordered tontak immedihacenactionitto thel save the lives of of
T'he instruction came Friday from Health Minister Jerry
Narace who was responding to the increasingly desperate ap
pea~ls by relatives for the women to be flown to a specialist
burn unit inl Florid3.

(TIrinidad Express) AZ GRIEF-stricken man, who reportedly at-
tempted to kill himself beccau~se he could not locate his missing
Lanucee, is mw assisting police officers in their investigations

Cassalndra Joseph, 413. w~ho w~as reported missing on Tues-
dlay, w~as found so~me 22, feect down a precipice in Morvant Fri-
day. T~he 21-y'ear-old mlan escorted Homicide Department of-
ficers to the Lookout'located just off the Lady Young Road,
Morvalnt, where her body was dumped-

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press, "T&rTEC's proposed price hike will affect us tremen
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(Trinidad Guardian) Oil
prices rose to near mid-$110
a barrel Friday after slipping
from a record high in the
middle of the week as a
stronger US dollar prompted
investors to book profits.
An unexpected decline in
US crude and gasoline invento-
ries drove oil prices to a trading
record of US$112.21 a barrel on
Wednesday amid concerns
about inadequate supplies ahead
of the Northern Hemisphere
summer driving season.
But oil slipped back the

next day after data from tanker
tracking firm Oil Movements
showed that shipments from
members of the Organisation of
Petroleum Exporting Countries
(Opec) rose last week. Oil
Movements' report suggests
more supplies might soon come
to market.
Prices were also weighed
down by the US dollar's recov-
ery from an earlier low against
the euro and its rise against the
Crude oil's recent run above
US$100 a barrel has been largely

attributed to the steadily depre-
ciating greenback. A weakening
dollar attracts investors to com-
modities as a hedge against in-
flation, but when the dollar
rises, the effect tends to reverse
as oil also becomes more expen-
sive to investors overseas. Light,
sweet crude for May delivery
rose 41 cents to US$110.52 a
barrel in Asian electronic trad-
ing on the New York Mercan-
tile Exchange by midafternoon
in Singapore. The contract
dropped 76 cents to settle at
US$110.11 a barrel on Thurs-

More negative US economic
data also appeared to have taken
steam out of oil's precipitous
price rise. The Commerce De-
partment reported the first de-
cline in oil imports in a year--a
possible sign that high prices
and an economic downturn were
hurting crude sales.
Prices have shown little in-
clination to fall in response to
eroding demand. With gasoline
supplies shrinking and the
Northern Hemisphere summer
approaching--when demand.
while weaker than last year, will
be stronger than it is now~-
consumers may have to wait
until later in the year for pr-ice
The US Energy Informa-
tioon rdminist aton's inven-
by the market, showed on
Wednesday that crude stocks
fell 3.2 million barrels last
week. Some analysts cau-
tioned against reading too
much into last week's drop in
crude supplies, noting a sharp
drop in imports over the same

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chief Jus-
tice Zaila IMcCalla's ruling
Friday in the dual citizenship
case has r iedeqtuhest os as

other members of parliament
who are in a situation simi-
lar to that of Member of Par-
liament (MP) Daryl Vaz.
So far, three election peti-
tions involving dual citizenship
are pending in the courts.
Attorney-at-law Bert
Samuels says yesterday's ruling
in the Vaz/Dabdoub case could
have implications for those
"The Prime Minister should
take the high ground and treat
today's judgement as declara-
tory of the law in regard to the

interpretation of the Constitu-
tion." he said. Samuels further
said the Prime Minister should
have the mamaica Laoutr Part
question resign, renounce their
citizenship and hold by-elec-
tions in their constituencies.
"This is the simple way
out,"' he'asserted.

Norman Washington
Manley Bowen, former
People's National Party (PNP)
MP and an elector in North East
St Ann have filed a suit in the
Supreme Court contending that
the JLP MP for the constitu-
ency. Shahine Robinson, has US
citizenship. He wants Oswest
Senior-Smith. the PNP candi-

date to be declared as the MP
PNP candidate for North
East St Catherine, Phyllis
Mtc IIlhfile an elec in peti-

October 1, 2007, contendin
that the JLP MP Gregory Mai
has Venezuelan citizenship.
PNP candidate for North
West Clarendon, Richard
Azan, filed a petition against
JLP MP Michael Stern con.
tending that Stern has dual



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IN GUYANA, following the political culture of party para-
mountcy that smothered press freedom, there has
evolved, over the years, the twin problem of gross
abuse by the private media in opposition to
government's policies and programmes and, on the
other hand, sycophantic misuse of state media to
propagandise achievements.
Much of these scenarios are often played out prima-
rily In the electronic media sector where what passes for
"television networks" operate irta..virtual wildwest atmo.
sphere. The anti-government media bawl 'foul play',
when challenged by reports in state media, and
both often engsige in a mix of arrogance and poor pro-
fessional judgement. The ultimate losers in the process
are, of course, the Guyanese people who are quite fa-
miliar with examples.
Regrettably, media organizations representing prac-
titioners of the journalism profession get caught up
emotionally in the cross-fire between the government
and the private sector media. A common cry is of "denial
of press freedom".
With next month's observance of "World Press Free-
dom Day" (May 3)--an occasion designated by the
United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of
freedom of the media--we will no doubt be treated
to some old and new developments in Guyana and else-
where about media freedom and responsibility.
This past week in Guyana came news about the re-
sumption of public sector advertisements to the Stabroek
News. It is a welcome development, though no official
explanation was offered up to the time of writing.
It's quite likely that no such official explanation
may be forthcoming, particularly as it was never
publicly announced when the actual crude imple-
mentation of decision to suspend the flow of ads
was taken 17 months ago--to the benefit of another
privately owned newspaper.
Then followed announcement of the decision by
President Bharrat Jagdeo (also Minister responsible for
Communication) to suspend, for four months,
effective from midnight yesterday, the licence under
which "CNS Channel 6" has been operating by its owner,
businessman and politician Chandra Narine Sharma.
The action followed recommendations from the Ad-
visory Committee on Broadcasting (ACB) that had inves-
tigated a highly inflammatory "Voice of the People"
programme on Channel 6. There were subsequent in-
vitations to Sharma, first by Dr Roger Luncheon, Head
of the Presidential Secretariat, and later by the President
himself, to discuss infringements of the licence granted
Channel 6 and to show cause why sanctions should not
be taken, including suspension of licence,
The transcript of the relevant offensive claim of "in-

I WhOleheartedly

ag ?99 with the

GOvern ment

citement to crime" with a specific threat by a caller to ";kill
(President) Jagdeo", was released to the local and re-
gional media by GINA. The alleged "crime" was made all
the worse yi~ an unedited repeat of the
relevant programme, even after the ACB had received an
apology ~from S~harma.
Without going into details and implications of this
case at this timi;e, those who have quickly jumped to
the defence of CNS Channel 6--starting, predictably,
with the opposition parties--but surprisingly includ-
ing also the G~iyana Press Association and one edi~
tor who should know better--some attention ought
to be paid to a current related controversy in Ja-
maica. .
It is the case of recommended sanction by the
Jamaica Broadcasting Commission (JBC)-the first
such body to exist in CARICOM--against the
"NewsTalkc 93FM" radio station for transmitting "de-
rogatory and abusive comments" by-one of its talk
show hosts (Kingsley Stuart) that included verbal
salvos against an employee of the University of the
West Indies, and failure to offer an appropriate apol-
The matter~ has been referred for relevant action by
the Minister ofilnformation (Olivia 'Babsy' Grange) with
suspension of the station's licence as an option, but with
the minister having the right to exercise discretion, de-
pending on a written response from the management of
"NewsTalk 93 iM".
A decision in this matter may be forthcoming within
the next 48 hours. Those in Guyana who behave, quite
expediently at' times, as if developments about freedom
of the- press have no relevance to their own expressed
local coherris and agendas, should, with some humil-
ity, restrain themselves in responding to the current case
of CNS Channel 6 and the Jagdeo administration.

A breath of fresh air

ure of CREEP committeee for
the re-election of the President)
to have Hoyte re-elected in 92.
We all know that there is
no part of the world that any
person would have been al-
lowed to 'carry on' the way
that Sharma does and get away
with it. The freedom of speech,
like any other freedom, has its
limitations. Whenever these
freedoms are exercised, they
should not cause other persons
to not enjoy their freedoms
To issue a threat is unlaw-
ful in any part of the world
notwithstanding the freedom of
speech. The same goes for li-
bel and a number of other of-
fences that could be committed
by speech.
If it is that Sharma did
not willfully allow the in-
fringement, then he should
not be fearful of attending
the meeting and presenting
his case. He will have to
present a defence anyhow.
We have this attitude in
Guyana that it is inappropri-
ate for the authorities to ask
some one to explain their ac-
tions. We see the same thing
happening when the police

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This culture has evolved as
a result of the propaganda that
continues to be published by
opposition elements. This could
be one of the causes of the dar-
ing disregard for the rule of law
and order that has be exhibited
by some sections of the soci-
Sharma has a golden oppor-.
tunity to come good; he should
apologise and use his
programme to educate, while
I am not at all surprised by
the PNCR statement on the is-
sue, given the quality of the
party's weekly dose of hate
speech in the form of the Na-
tion Watch programme. They
have every thing to gain by con-
flict in the society and so they
will encourage conflict where
ever they could create it.
The claim that govern-
ment is harassing Sharma is
amusing. It seems as if it is
all right for Sharma to sit in
his studio and harass whom-
ever he chooses daily; but if
any person should call him to
account for his actions, then
it is harassment.


THE decision by CNS Chan-
nel 6 owner and host of the
'Voice of the People'
programme, CN Sharma to
go to the courts to cancel a
meeting called by the Head
of the Presidential Secre-
tariat with him was ill ad-
The meeting as I under-
stand it, was called for Sharma
to show cause why his license
should not be revoked or sus-
pended following remarks made
by a caller to one of his live
shows a few weeks ago.
I was listening to that
programme and from the re-
sponse that Sharma gave to the
caller, I am of the opinion that
he knew that he was in trouble
immediately as the caller uttered
the damaging statement.
Sharma isno dunce; he may
not be very proficient in his ar-
ticulation, but he'know~swhere
it's at'. He even went, as far to
apologise after the caller was
cut off. So, why theibig fuss
As far as I am aware the
Government or Bharrat Jagdeo
has never made any ~attempt to
close down Channet6 or have
his programme pulled off the
air. With the number o infringe-
ments being committee daily on
that channel it would be the easi-
est thing to have the license
suspended and or revoked.
I have heard persons being

vilified, abused and threatened
on that channel, some by name
and some by their designation
and place of employment. There
seems to be no attempt at 'qual-
ity control' so persons do and
say as they please in the name
of freedom of expression.
It is not uncommon for you
to hear persons threatening se-
nior public officers by telling
them that "I will put you on
Sharma." Sharma and the Man-
agement of the channel need to
be weary of this. This could also
backfire on them.
There is a movie by the
name of 'Some Times in April'
which was shown recently on
several channels. It is a movie
that tells of some of the atroci-
ties that transpired during the
genocide in Rwanda when the
Tutsis were being killed by the
That Genocide was sparked
by some irresponsible reporting
that led to one journalist being
taken before that international
criminal court for crimes against
These are things that per-
sons who advise, Sharma if they
had his interest at heart, would
have been telling him. I can un-
derstand Corbin and the PNCR
jumping, it seems, to his aid, af-
ter all they have their free air
time to protect.
Sharma needs to be careful
with these guys; he would do

Many will suffer in terms of
providing for their families,
etc, for the next four months,
now that CN Sharma's TV
Channel- Six has been
pulled off the air. Well I
wholeheartedly agree with
the Government on this
matter, and Mr. Sharma had
better be thankful that his
channel wasn't suspended
for a longer period. That is
the result when those who
have been entrusted with the
disseminating of the day's
news, current affairs, etc,
cross the parameters of good
journalism and enter into an
arena that promotes hate,
and discord.
Surely, the next four

months will allow Mr. Sharma
to think about what he allowed
to happen on that call-in
programme that brought on this
whole mess.
Surely, this must be an ex-
ample to others who may want
to emulate this kind of political
grandstanding. They must
realise that in Guyana there is
the law of the press, and bound-
aries that should not be entered
and crossed. If they do, then
there would be consequences.
Finally, I applaud the
Government's decision as
well to resume giving adver-
tisements to the Stabrock


In a small developing coun-
try as Guyana, I think it is
astonishingly impressing
that the leaders of this coun-
try practice gender equality
in all that they do and espe-
cially the way this country is
Last week I felt such
pride to see two very edu-
cated women being sworn in
as Ministers of the Govern-
ment and I find it to be very
In the past women were
not as proactive as they are to-
day. I see so many women es-
pecially in this present Gov-

ernment being able to voice their
opinions and make important
decisions that would influence
the development of this coun-
try; this is really a breath of
fresh air.
Guyana has indeed come
a long way and I must ap-
plaud the Government for
recognizing the ability and
potential of Guyanese
women and empowering
them. At present there are
six strong and professional
Guyanese women in the


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of work stress. There are a few
that suggest positive success at
work has long-lasting positive
health effects and that it is not
simply the lack of work stress
that contributes to good health
among high status groups."
Professor Cary Cooper, of
the University of Lancaster,
said: "It's common sense if
you are feeling good you look

It is perhaps useful to con-
tinue the commentary on
global warming. Added per-
spectives may help in the
overall discussion. The threat
to Guyana's coastal plain has
been well defined, and this
review looks at some alterna-
Sea level elevation will be
caused essentially by the melt-
ing of glacial ice, as opposed to
that of sea ice which will have
no effect. We are unlikely to
wake up one morning to witness
a flood of biblical proportions.
Rather, one would be able to
observe over the years, a
gradual and creeping inability to
remove excess water, either by
use of pumps or natural drain-
age. The window of opportu-
nity for this relief will gradually
diminish until a state of semi-
permanent inundation is
reached, with all its associated
These developments could
lead to a forced relocation of up
to a hundred thousand families.
If this is done in an ad hoc man-
ner the result is of course, di-
saster. If, however, there is
some planning and scientific ap-
plication, the effort can be suc-
cessful. Crucial to the exercise
would be the need to sustain a
viable agricultural base and stan-
dard of living. Some of the
present rice and sugar cane cul-
tivation may be salvaged, but
that can only be estimated.
A new community estab-
lished on higher ground has to
contend with an entirely differ-
ent soil type. Settlements in
such areas have so far been mod-

est, with little impact on the
ecology and landscape, but large
settlements need to carve out a
bigger infrastructure of roads,
housing, pure water supply, etc,
and most importantly, a new ag-
ricultural base. Agricultural en-
terprises, whether on savannah
or forested soil, need to be tai-
lored for potential growth. The
model on which the developed
economies was built allowed for
increased productivity, while at
the same time reducing the quan-
tity of farm labor in general.
Higher productivity releases
personnel for other industrial
activity, including processing of
agricultural products. Some flex-
ibility is needed because the his-
torical supply/demand inelastic-
ity of farm produce can quickly
transform today's surplus into
tomorrow's glut. At the same
time, the tight competitive na-
ture of world markets would
continue to be underpinned by
the need for high quality at low
Soil cultivation would in-
volve a mix of savannah and for-
ested soils, the former requiring
a suitable model for large scale
operations, and the latter, if de-
nuded, presenting challenge to
maintain a topsoil viable for sus-
tained farming activity.
Some issues are within
the purview of civic minded
institutions, and should be
discussed. Information and
knowledge may, at a mini-
mum, encourage some pio-
neering effort. Future genera-
tions deserve nothing less.


Research suggests stalwarts
of the England cricket team
such as Andrew Flintoff and
Michael Vaughan can look
forward to a long life.
A University of St
Andrews study of 418 En-
gland cricketers between 1876
and 1963 found the more

data on the 418 cricketers who
played Test match cricket for
England between 1876 and
This enabled him to take ac-
count of the impact of social
background which is known to
influence longevity by draw-
ing a distinction between ama-
teur "gentlemen" players and
professional cricketers, who
tended to have more humble
The division between the
two was formally scrapped by
the cricket authorities in 1963.
Overall, "gentleman
am te sst'who played in

average of 7 .3 years, while
those who played in just a
few Tests lived to an average
of 7 y ri nal" players who
made many Test appearances
lived to an average of 76.6
years, but the average life ex-
pectancy of those who played
in few Tests was just 71.5
Previous research has
suggested that people in low
status jobs may be more
likely to suffer from poor
health, possibly due to
stress and frustration.
Professor Boyle said his
findings suggested that the con-
verse may also be true: success
in a satisfying job may boost

He said: "Playing for the
national side is the pinnacle of
a enicketing career and is likely
to have long-term benefits, both
in terms of kudos and future
working opportunities-
"It seems reasonable to
suppose that reaching such a
privileged position would
therefore have long-term impli-
cations for the person in-
Professor Boyle said it
was possible that the most-
capped players were simply
stronger and healthier than
their colleagues bb t he ar

ference between players
who played a small or large
number of tests was likely
to beq very small.fudnas

sociation between captaining
England which could be de-
fined as the ultimate success -
and longevity.
Dr Tarani Chandola, from
University College London, has
carried out research into the ef-
fect of stress in the workplace.
He said: "The workplace,
like other social environments,
has a strong influence on health
and longevity.
"Physically hazardous
working conditions are well
known. Workplace stress is
being increasingly recognized


Tests played, the longer the
player was likely to live.
Professor Paul Boyle said
the finding suggested career
success could boost health and
The study appears in the
British Journal of Sports
Professor Boyle analysed

after yourself because you
want to keep on doing good
"LIf you are depressed at
work you don't, you probably
drink and smoke too much and
don't take enough exercise -
which are all linked to poor

(BBC NewS) Braziian authorities have arrested 16 ma~y-
ors and a judge for their alleged role in a major corrup-
dion scheme.
The country's federal polre claim mo-re than USB100m
(,50.8m) of public money was di~enrted Io a complex plot to
defraud Brazil's social security agenc~.
More than 50) people were arrested after an eight-month
These include the mayors of 16 csltes, as well as nmne la'-
yers and a federal Judge accused of selling the decisions that
made the scam poislble.
Thes mayors are manly from the state of Minas Gerais,
north of Sao Paulo.
The allegations are extremely complicated

The centrally-held money Is said to hav~e been released
fraudulently to local authortues, having been held as bond for
funds still owing fro~m social security payments.
As well as the arrests. the police seized a large amount of
cash. several luxun' vehicles. and two aircraft
In a swoop on homes of one mayor, so much cash waos found
- about 5600,000 that a counting manctune had to be borrow~ed
from a bank.
For a weary Brazilian public. it is yet another example of
alleged wrongdoing amongst their elected onirlals.
WYhile some claim it shows that at least corruption is
being exposed, so far a string of similar police operations
does not seem to be deterring some public servants from
using their position for public profk.

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dissemination of 'strategic in-
formation-(two of the mea-
sures decided at the crime and
security summit)--may prove
useful, said Deosaran.
Nevertheless, it is the ex-
tent and quality of work done
on the ground level that could
be decisive in combating the spi-
ralling criminality with its
threatening dimensions of illegal
arms and drug trafficking.
Still, the "Hilton summit"
may yet prove a watershed
event in regional decision-mak-
ing. It took place against the
backdrop of the two recent
cases of mind-boggling massa-
cres in Gityana (Lusignan and
Bartica), and at a most challeng-
ing time for restoration of pub-
lic confidence in our law en-
forcement agencies to success-
fully combat rampant violent
Their opponents and de-
tractors may disagree, but the
Community's leaders did re-
.veal a welcome mood to vig-
orously have in place poli-
cies, programmes and mecha-
nisms, as sketched in their
menu of announced decisions
"for action".
Writing in this column last
week, I had noted that the
Community's leaders have to
break new ground, in their hoe-
ing of an admittedly hard row,
to restore public confidence for
success in the war against crime
and violence.

I think that an objective as-
sessment of the range of specific

support the contention that the
Heads of Government have
shw abpup ec ia tuhsa al ca -

that new initiatives must be vi
orously and methodically pilh
In that spirit, was offered
for public information a menu o
measures the leaders considered
for action. It is
however, relevant to observe th
crucial difference between deci
sions taken for new initiative
and implementation of mea
sures in support of those deci
Unfortunately, there ha
evolved a tradition ii
CARICOM of a yawning gal
between decisions and imple
For instance, among the raf
of measures they have encour
agingly agreed to pursue are ex
amples for which previous ane
current governments could shane
blame. These would include es-
tablishment of a 'criminal jus
tice protection programme' an
the deportation to their respect
tive homelands of CARICOIL
nationals who have committee
serious crimes in foreign coun
tries--mainly the USA, Unitec
Kingdom and Canada.
They are projects liste
among others for joint actior
by CARICOM and the USA in
the 'Bridgetown Accord' o
1997 at the first-ever summi
to take place on Caribbean
soil with an American Presi
dent (Bill Clinton). Very little
was done to effectively dea
with either.
In the circumstances, a
new spirit in cooperation to
achieve substantial progress
in the implementation of the
"Decisons 'fthe elo
among CARICOM states and
between CARICOM

Please see page n~ine

AS ONE OF the trio of
CARICOM states most af-
fected by the spread of vio-
lent criminality, Guyana has
decided to move with haste to
have legislation and adminis-
trative measures in place in
accordance with the 'strategy
and action plan" resulting
from last weekend's "Crime
and Security Summit' in
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dated to take all necessary ac-
tion within the next fortnight to
move the process forward for
implementation of approxi-
mately 31 specific initiatives.
'These are outlined in
about a dozen broad
headings under the unanimously
agreed to "strategy and action
plan" at the two-day summit at
the Trinidad Hilton.
For its part, the government
of Trinidad and Tobago-
which, along with Jamaica, com-
prises the trio of most affected
CARICOM states by the crime
epidemic--has announced the
vigorous pursuit of a "citizens'
security programme".
This will be
initially focused on 22 com-
munities afflicted by high
rates of crime and violence,
with funding provided from a
BDS$49 million loan re-
cently secured from the In-
ter-American Development
Bank for a security
The Jamaica government,
on the other hand, has signalled
new approaches on spending,
monitoring operations and per-
formances of its law enforce-
ment agencies with the hope of

countering the very unflattering,
negative image of the country as
the "murder capital in the face
of spiralling crime and violence".
It was not among initiatives
announced at last weekend's
CARICOM 'Summit on Crime
and Security', but both Prime
Minister Bruce Golding and a
leading criminologist of the re-
gion were making separate calls
for "serious" studies into the
root causes of our current crime
epidemic as that special meet-
ing of Heads of Government
The Jamaican Prime Minis-
ter restricted his proposal for a
"serious study" to the two
CARICOM states with the
highest rates of murder--Ja-
maica aand Trinidad and Tobago.
He explained that such a course
should be pursued together
since he was "not sure the
causes are the same in both
There are undoubtedly vari-
ous academic studies on the
causes of deep-seated crime- and
violence in member states of our
Poverty is often singled out
as a primary factor, although the

Trinidad and Tobago experience
can hardly be so categorised. In
comparison, for instance, to Ja-
maica with its history of politi-
cal linkages to gun crimes, espe-
cially in the so-called "garrison
However, joint two-state
assessment of the root causes
of persistent high rates of
murder and criminal violence
in Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago, as envisaged by Mr.
Golding, could prove reveal-
ing in its findings and also
helpful to other Community
states being bludgeoned by
the criminal enterprise at
large-- Guyana, The Baha.
mas, St. Lucia and Grenada
being among the victims.
Trinidadian criminologist,
Professor Ramesh Deosaran,
who heads the Centre for Crimi-
nology and Criminal Justice at
the UWI's St Augustine: Cam-
pus, has been reported by the
Caribbean Media Corporation
as saying that CARICOM gov.
ernments must "dig more
deep~ly-ihto the causes of crime;
and the connection of such
causes and implications to the
administration of justice."
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self-regulation and leaving
th a rkn e w io c e a n e st o

in broadcasting are inad- l
equate. Both the market
and self-regulation mecha-
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through a broadcasting au-
thority, must establish the
minimum requirements for
the public's concerns as
well as general broadcast-
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tion in our interest." The
standing of every station is
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In the U.S., the public's
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They further believe that
even if there is little or no
self-regulation, then the Par-
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Now we have some electronic
media that carry on as if they
have no public responsibility,
and make general media
statements that approximate
media lawlessness.
Dwight Whylie and Harry
Mayers monitored the media
scene from February 1 through
March 25, 2001 in Guyana; and
they spoke of one broadcast as:
". . dangerous mischief which
violates many tenets of profes-
sional journalism..." and talk-
show hosts as a "significant
destabilising factor" in Guyana.
Several media operatives
continuously violate the terms
and conditions for use of the
electromagnetic spectrum. This
spectrum is a scarce national re-
source, and is not owned by any
individual talk show host, tele-
vision station, or other agency.
The licensee, invariably the
owner of the television station,
agrees to comply with the
terms and conditions of the
spectrum. The spectrum is is-
sued under license by the Na-
tional Frequency Management
Unit (NFMU).
The recent suspension of
CNS 6 from transmitting and
the ensuing enforcement of that
suspension, has once again
1I brought into play intentional
confusion between freedom of
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.. to non-compliance with the
terms and conditions of the
In this perplexity, freedom
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Generally, it's untidy to
want freedom of speech and
simultaneously not want to
comply with the NFMU's
conditions. The Advisory

ACB with the Federal Com-
munications Commission
(FCC) is way out of line; it's
not even close!!
Let's now talk about how
we can inject the public's con-
cerns in broadcasting, as these
concerns are fast becoming
customised agendas for particu-
lar interest groups. Make no
mistake that broadcasting is
considered a sacred cow for
some television station manag-

Committee on Broadcasting
(ACB) as an advisory body is
expected to advise the Minis-
ter on compliance issues by
Television Station Licensees
on licensing conditions and
to advise the Minister on ap-
propriate action in the event
of non-compliance with such
licensing conditions and
other related functions. At
any rate, the Minister has
the right to agree or disagree
with any recommendation
from this advisory entity. And
indeed the comparison of the

ers in Guyana. Clearly, little
consideration is given to the
public interest, convenience,
and necessity.
Discussions on regulation of
broadcasting have to start from
a premise of the people or the
public's interests and needs.
However, broadcasters, by ac-
cepting as their most important
responsibility, the need to serve
the public interest, convenience
and necessity, can implicitly
create a 'public trustee' model.
U.S. broadcasters are re-
quired to comply with such a
public trustee model. The
Federal Radio Commission
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and judgment of a station's
management are necessarily
personal... station itself must
be operated as if owned by the as if people of a
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and traditional allies like
the USA, European Union
and Canada.
The decisions extend from
signing, by the time of their
forthcoming annual summit in
July this year, of a "Maritime
and Airspace
Cooperation Agreement to ex-
pand and strengthen mnecha-
nisms for regional intelligence
gathering and sharing; and creat-
ing joint investigative mnanage-
ment teams.
Other initiatives to be
pursued include acquisition
of more sophisticated
technologies to counter drug
and arms trafficking; protec-
tiotn of witnesses, jurors and
law enforcement personnel
in criminal cases before the
courts; and exploring the es-

del > IIt r ioatal Fja id
force" in emergencies;
The governments and law
e~nforcements agencies would
neerd the suppolrt of the region's
people to suscce~d inl their c~hal
lenging objiectives to w~inl the
flight against the criminals and
fo~rces undermlining national/rt-
ional se~curity.

The anti-crime 'action
plan' includes a region-wide
education initiative to
sensitise the public to the
united battle against the
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its Anlnual G~eneral Meeting on Saturday,
.April 1 9, 2008 at 5:1i5prn.

Venue: National Trust of Guyana
Building, 94 Carmichael Street,

Mr. Alim Hoosein of the University of
Guyana will present a lecture: Creolese
Language .

For alniost everybody else,
China and Tibet is obviously a
colonial relationship, and it's
perfectly natural for the Tibet-
ans to seek independence. They
won't get it this time round, and
they niay never get it, but why
would, you be surprised that
they try? Indeed, why wouldn't
you support them?
Foreign governments will
never support Tibet's inde-
pendence, because they de-
pend on China's trade and
they value "stability" in
China above all else. Foreign
individuals are under no such
constraints, and the intermi-
nable, multi-national Tour of
the Torch is giving them a lot
of opportunities to show their
feelings. It isn't "anti-Chi-
nese," just pro-Tibetan, but
there will be much anger and
many hurt feelings by the
time this is done.

Gwynne Dyer's new
book, "After Iraq", has
just been published in
London by Yale
University Press.

If I were the Chinese bureau-
crat responsible for guarding
the sacrediOlympic Flame,
the place I'd worry about
most is Australia. It was
there, judt before the
Melbourne! Olympics in
1956, thqlt a student pretend-
ing to be an Olympic athlete,
ran up to the mayor of
Sydney .and presented him
with an "Olympic torch" con-
sisting of burning underpants
in a can nailed on top of a
chair leg. He was gone before
they realized it was not the
real thing.
His intention was to mock
this pathetic neo-pagan cer-
emony that was originally in-
vented by the Nazis to spice up
the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
The 1936 Olympics was
Nazi Germany's coming-out
party, soHitler's people ar-
ranged for 3,442 racially pure
Aryan runners to do a relay race

with an "Olympic torb~h" along
the 3,442-km route from the
Temple of' Hera on Mount
Olympus to the stadilim in Ber-
There had never been a
torch connected with the origi-
nal Olympic games in ancient
Greece, and the reviited Games
got along without an interna-
tional relay race just fine for
forty years before jthe Berlin
Olympics of 1936 but if
there was one thing the Nazis
did well, it was pi~opaganda.
Leni Reifenstahl evdn made a
documentary film about how
the torch came from Athens to
Berlin (and within five years
Hitler's armies had occupied all
the countries along the route).
This year's Olympic Games
were supposed to be Commu-
nist China's coming-out-party,
and the route is even more am-
bitious: twenty-one countries
on all six inhabited continents.

But that includes Australia, and
I really wouldn't send the torch
there if I wanted to preserve
China's dignity. As England is
the spiritual homeland of irony,
so is Australia the world capi-
tal of mockery, and by the time
the torch gets there (if it ever
does) the Australians are going
to feel challenged. It was burn-
ing underpants in 1956, what
might it be in 2008?
The bar will have been
set quite high by the time the
torch reaches Canberra. After
the propaganda triumphs for
the "Free Tibet" movement
in London, Paris and San
Francisco the rain of humili-
ations for the Chinese re-
gime may ease off for a while
(although I wouldn't guaran-
tee the torch an easy ride in
Buenos Aires, either). But af-
ter Dar es Salaam, Muscat
and Islamabad, where they
don't care much about Tibet,

comes New Delhi, where
some people care a great deal.
There will be alot of Tibet-
ans in New Delhi, so the run
there, if itl happens, may re-
semble a low-intensity war.
Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and
Jakarta may be quiet, but then
comes Canberra, where Prime
Minister K~evin Rudd has al-
ready said that the blue-track-
suited Chiqese thugs who have
jogged alongside the torch-bear-
ers in other countries to fend off
protesters wyill not be allowed to
The "thug" description is
courtesy df Sebastian Coe, the
chairman of the London
Organisin$ Committee of the
Olympic Games, who was over-
heard on the phone saying that
the organizers should "get rid of
those guys. They tried to push
me out of the way three times.
They are horrible....I think they
were thugs."
It hai become a nightmare
for the poor, doomed Chinese
bureaucrats who set this thing
up: constant humiliations if
they carry on with the planned
route (which also goes through
Tibet itself!) and utter humilia-
tion if they cancel it.
For the moment, they are
brazening it out. "The Olym-
pic flame belongs to the

people around the world,"
said Wang Hui, a spokesman
for the Beijing Olympic
organising committee, "so
the behaviour of a few sepa-
ratists would not gain sympa-
thy from people and will
cause strong criticism and is
doomed to fail." So far,
though, I haven't been hear-
ing much criticism.
Never mind the silly torch,
and the equally bizarre three-
layer cake that is the actual
Olympics Games of today. (An
international athletics competi-
tion on the bottom, an orgy of
nationalist self-congratulation in
the middle, and a sickly-sweet
pantomime of international love
and brotherhood on the top.)
What's actually colliding here
are two irreconcilable views ~of
the world.
For almost all Chinese, the
turmoil in Tibet is a threat to
national unity. Only in the past
century have Tibet and the
Turkish-speaking, Muslim prov-
ince of Sinkiang come to be seen
as a necessary part of that na-
tional unity, but they are now.
Chinese propaganda insists that
the local people support that
consensus, but it makes no dif-
ference if they don't. They have
to stay, because national unity
is at stake-

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The underpants-of

the Olympic Flame

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MEDIA workers listen in at a workshop on the impact of reporting on violent crimes
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Office of the President


By Neil Marks

AMID concerns that the pub-
lication of explicit photos and
videos of people injured or
killed in violent crimes ad-
kversely affect some psycho-
I' r: rr .w

logically, media workers yes-
terday brainstormed ideas on
how better to manage their
Overseas and local ex-
perts conducted the work-
shop titled, 'Covering Violent

Crime A Focus on Mental
Health', stirring debate about
the impact reporting on vio-
lent crimes can have on me-
dia workers themselves, on
their families, and their com-

The workshop was
organised by the Guyana
Press Association (GPA) with
funding from the United Na-
tions Development
Programme (UNDP). More
than 30 editors and crime re-
porters from State and pri-
vately-owned media houses
in Georgetown, Berbice,
Bartica and Essequibo, at-
tended the workshop which
was held at the Hotel Tower

in the city.
The facilitators were: Pan
American Health Organisation
(PAHO) Mental Health Con-
sultant to Guyana's Health
Ministry, Dr Sonia Chehil;
President of the Association of
Caribbean Media Workers
(ACM), Wesley Gibbings;
Head of the Psychiatric De-
partment of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
(GPHC), Dr Bhiro Harry; and

Head of the University of
Guyana's Centre for Commu-
nication Studies, Dr Paloma
Health Minister, Dr
Leslie Ramsammy; UNDP
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In several countries, there
are programmes and institutions
in place to address the needs of
older people and acknowledge
their importance in society,
from the American Association
or Retired Persons (AARP) to
Japan's Annual Day for the Eld-
erly, to Canada's Programme of
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the University of Guyana -
UG), put forward the novel
proposal of businesses setting
aside 1% of their annual prof-
its to donate to such a fund.
Following specific assess-
ment criteria, assistance could be
given to eligible persons in des-
perate need of same. There are
other initiatives like discounts
and refunds on select services
and goods (transportation,
medication) which can be used
to ease the lot of older folks. A
daycare facility for the elderly
is an iea whose time rh
rah i uya, sic, o n
stance, many housewives who
would have served as caregivers
are now employed outside of
the home.

potential for continued contri-
bution to their own welfare as
well as the development of the
society as a whole. With better
healthcare, as one saying goes

"65 is the new 50", are we com-
ing up with programmes geared
at increasing or extending the
productivity of older persons in
Another sector that I would
like to challenge is opening up
a space for the elderly is the
media. In my estimation, the
media is complicit in the disre-
spect for older persons, which
can sometimes be found in our
society today by the unwilling-
ness or disinclination to focus
on issues pertinent to this
group. In a way, the media
house manager who refuses to
come up with content geared to-
wards the elderly is virtually as
guilty as the minibus driver who
doesn't want to stop on the
street for the feeble old woman.
An hour of programming a week
for television and a weekly
supplement in the newspalpers,
dedicated to ourI citizens most
advancedl in age. w\ouldl not be
overly tax~ing~ on our local me1-
dia. Indeed. it mayl! offer oppor-
tunities for engaging the atten-
tion of an overlooked niche mar-
There may be no means of
precisely.assessing the ways in
which older people contribute
to how Guyana develops, but
the anecdotal trends are, in my
view, very positive. Take away
the babysitter role of the grand-
mother, for example, and how
many young working mothers,
or even couples, would be un-
able to earn an adequate living
while still caring for their chil-

In closing, I would like to
say that being old is a state of
humanity and one that we all
potentially face and, if fortu-

We need to find more
ways of acknowledging, em-
bracing and celebrating the
old folks among us.

As has been my habit in the
past, this week I've decided to
write on a topic inspired by a
personal observation; in this
case my recent witness of the
disrespect shown to a very
elderly person by some
younger people.
I was shocked because I am
pa-rt of` the generation that was
taulght that it was allmost sacri-
legious to be disrespectful to
one's elders. Today, in some in-
stances, there seems to be a
radical reversal of that culture to

one in which the elder
oftentimes regarded as ob:
mockery and derision
than a source of author
It is hard to get a de
picture of what it mean
ciderly in Guyana tod
there are some clear ind
that this situation h~is im
mn certain arcas in the
past. For exc~ample, the
have undoubtedly ben
from overall improvement
health care system, G

ers are ment pensions have also im-
,jects of proved as has the process for
rather delivering monthly payments to
ity and pensioners. Perhaps most sig-
nificantly, the average life ex-
finitive pectancy, over the last decade.
s to be has increased by approximately
ay. but five years, from 63 years to
~icators about 68 years (unvesrified fig-
Iproved ures).
recent But is this the best we can
eldecrly be doing altogether us a society?
!efitted Are we giving the elderly the
nt in the sort of attention they need ?
;overn- There are, for example,
dozens of large to medium
NGOs with a primarily youth
focus in Guyana, cutting
across perhaps as many areas
as young people have an in-
Sterest in dance groups,
Choirs, environment, commu-
nity service, sport, health
n (IHVIAIDS in particular), re-
ligion, politics. Contrast that
with the number of groups for
tts. the elderly, outside of, or
even including, senior citi-
zens' homes. Although the
numbers may never be equal,

perhaps they need to be more
equitably distributed. While
our national focus to aid
youth development is com-
mendable in its scope, the

By Keith Burrowe8
contrasting focus, or lack
thereof, of programmes
geared toward the elderly is
quite definitely an area
which begs improvement
In this column, one of the

government's input is no doubt
invaluable to the development of
certain programmes, ownership
of any ntinaive no tohe ldelrly

Pagie 12 &. 21 p65j




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gional Chairman of Region 10
(Upper Demerara/U~pper Berbice)
Mr. Mortimer Mingo; Dr Patrick
Chesney who is chairman of the
LEAP Demonstration Farm Tech-
nical Board; LEAP's Senior En-
gineer, Mr. Basil Hinds; and co-
manager of the Demo Farm, Mr.
Selwyn Anthony.
Also present was Mr.
Baljit, on whose land the farm

By Joe Chapman

contractor, Mr. Fiyuse Hoosain.
Mr. Hoosain signed the
contract along with LEAP's
Business Development Unit
Manager Mr. Neil Fraser in the
lobby of the Region 10 Busi-
ness Centre housed at the LEAP
building on Republic Avenue in
Among those witnessing the
signing of the agreement were Re-

will be housed, and Ms Sherry
James, an associate of the con-
The 20-acre facility will be
located at Moblissa and the
project will be the centre for
implementing and providing
training in modern and techno-
logically appropriate agricul-
tural practices. The building
proper is estimated to occupy
about 360 square metres of
floor-space, and the layout will
provide for an administrative
office that will be used for
record keeping and all other ad-
ministrative functions necessary
on a properly managed farm.
It will also house two labo-
r-ator-ies to be used for modern
testing and control agricultural
methods, and room is to be set
aside for- processing and pack-
aging, cold storage, and general
storage purposes.
The decision to invest inl
such a facility follows a pre-
liminary study conducted by
LEAP which showed there was
potential in Region 10 in the
areas of forestry, wood prod-
ucts, agriculture, quarrying,
telecommunications and
tropical fish culture.

A $24.4M contract was signed
Thursday for the construc-
tion of a building to house
what will be a 'Demonstra-
tion Farm'.
The agreement was sealed
between the financiers, the Lin-
den Economic Advancement
Programme (LEAP) and the

SEATED from left are Ms Sherry James, Mr Fiyuse Hoosain and Mr Neil Fraser of LEAP.

4/113/2008, 12 13 AM

G DF says ...

From page 3
officials is not only a misguided attempt to be mischievous,
but also a poor attempt to hoodwink the Guyanese nation,"
Best declared.
The Army chief posited that consultations were made with the
GDF's own experts, including its Chief Pilot and its rotor craft en-
gineer, who is FAA-certified. Together, they have a combined ex-
perience of in excess of 45 years with 412 and 206 helicopters,
Best said. Additionally, he said, consultations also took place with
Mr. Lex Barker, who is a pilot and operates a Bell 206 helicopter
similar to the two that have been acquired by the GDF. Barker was
touted to have over 20 years experience in aviation management
and sales, and holds post graduate qualifications in aeronautical sci-
"What we did not do is consult with persons who had very
little or no experience with operating and maintaining helicopters.
The degree to which we consult with experts in the helicopter in-
dustry or the aviation industry for that matter is the business of
the GDF and not the fantasy of acid critics," Best said, voice drip-
pmng sarcasm.
Best said the GDF was contacted by an overseas com-
pany headed by a Guyanese which offered Bell and
Eurocopter helicopters, but the offers were rejected based
on acquisition and upgrade cost, and suitability for op-
erations in Guyana.
T`he Commnodore said the GDF is willing to work with all stake-
holders in order to improve the security environment in the coun-
"Let us work together," he pleaded, saying the GDF is not a
threat to aviation development, but rather a positive contributor to
the industry in the context of its defence mandate.
"The nation can now judge. The GDF wished to assure the
nation that the two helicopters acquired have been thoroughly
examined and provides an excellent platform from which we
can more effectively conduct law enforcement and rebuild our
aviation capability."



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By BBC's Daniel Dickinson

YEARS of neglect have left
many buildings in Stone
Town, the historic capital of
the Indian Ocean island of
Zanzibar, close to collapse -
but now a team of women
builders are trying to put that
The Indian Ocean island of
Zanzibar is an iconic travel des-
tination, known for white sandy
beaches and its capital, Stone
Town, with its eclectic mix of
Arab and African influences.
But what the travel bro-
chures do not reveal is that
Stone Town is crumbling.
However, a small army of
women are trying to restore its
labyrinthine alleys and carved
wooden doors.
Among them is 31-year-
old Asma .Juma, one of six
Zanzibari wromlen who have
been trained to plaster. She
is part of a team restoring a

dilapidated old spice house
which will be reborn as a
tourist hotel.
"When I started out it was
difficult you need to develop
a technique, you need to be con-
sistent and if you make a mis-
take, you need to admit to that
mistake and start again," she
"Women are perfectionists,
we like to get things right and
that's why we're better at this
job than men."
Asma has been doing this
job for 18 months but she talks
with the confidence of a mas-
All the women have been
taught by Vuai Mtumwa, who
says that they all like the work
because of their desire to reno-
vate Stone Town.
"TIhey work hard,. they
come every da~y." Mr. Mtumwa

"They are working like
men. Some work they can't do
- they don't climb the scaffold."
Indeed, it is a physically
tough place to work with
heavy lifting, precarious
wooden scaffolding and the dan-
ger of falling rubble from work
And there are some who
say women should not be
working there at all.
"Women working on site in
Zanzibar is not good," says
Osumani Juma.
"If she has a husband, she
should stay home with the fam-
ily. For men, it is good to work
here as it is difficult and danger-
Despite the money that
tourism brings, Zanzibar is still
a poor island where unethiploy-
ment is high.
"My family is happy that
I'm doing this job," says Asha~
Mussa Ramadhani, another
of the women plasterers.

'"They think it's good work
and I'm earning the same wage
as the men. I think the men are
annoyed because we are taking
their jobs.
"I am the only one who is
earning money in the family. It
is God's will that I work here.
"I'm also happy because
I'm helping to repair Zanzibar
Stone Town and make it look
nice again."

Zanzibar Stone Town is a
World Heritage site.
It is famous for its atmo-
spheric, labyrinthine alleys,
beautiful carved wooden doors,
sea-front palaces, and historic
trading links with the Arab
But it is also a city that
is slowly falling apart. I re-
member my first visit here

several years ago, being
shocked as I walked the back
streets by the number of
buildings in disrepair, and
the rubbish which I had to
pick my way around.
A big problem, of course,
is the lack of funding. On
an island where most people
earn less than a dollar a

Please turn to page 20


A Zanzibari woman hard at work trying to save Stone Town.

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everyone has to mak~e a sacri-
fice,"' Preval said on Saturday as
he announced the plan to cut

Asked before the Senate
vote how he viewed the Criti-
cismn of' Alexis. he said:~ "1
thiinki it s unjustl bcausl~e the
for the rap~id acceleration ofI
pr'ices on thec international
marlkets~ Thel gove1rlnment has~
diealt w~ith the crisis; to the
best of its ability,"
P~~lrev i~alr reiteae :cthal Hii ti r

bocji agr-~~iiullre
Sen. Yoir~i I.LutonueII.

against Alexis, salid the couslted
Prime Ministe~r had failed to,
r'ampl up nationall f~ood produe-
tion, failedl (: proterl jct peop
against c~rime andl failedl to heedl
calls to establish a new national
secr: d es not have the leadl-
ership to lead the gover~nment,"1
Lator~tue saidt
Alexis, an agr~onomist who
was seen as a pragmnatist andc
dealmaker,. also served as Pr~ime
Minister during Preval's first
term as precsident~fromn 1996 to
Sixteen members of
Haiti's 30-seat Senate had to
vote no-confidence in Alexis
to oust him. Three Senate
seats are unoccupied.

)RTl,~I-AU-PRIN CE ( Reuters)
Elaiti's Seniate yesterdlay
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unrtry's PIrime M~inister af-
,i\ weekl of' foodl riots.

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Haitinn police in the southi of the
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the soar~ing cost of~ ri~c, beauns,
cclooing oil and other21 staples.
T~he unrest spread to the
caprital Port-au-Prince tiis
week, bringing the sprawling
mob,!s took~ me\r thec Itreets,
smlashing w~indlows. looking
shop,l" setting~ fire to car~s anrl
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stationedI in Haiti SinlCe thel-
president Jean-Bertrand
Aristide was oustedl in a
bloody rebellion in1 200)4 f'ired
tear gas and rubber bullets to
disperse protesters,
Disturbances over high food
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Africa. Record oil prices, rising
demand for food in Asia, the use
of farmland and crops for bio-
fuels and other factors such as
market speculation have pushed
up food prices worldwide.
The World' Food
Programme and other aid
agencies have issued urgent
appeals for donations. Brazil,
which heads the U.N. peace-
keeping force in Haiti, on
Friday, sent an air force cargo .

HAITIAN women carry baskets with groceries to sell in a street market in Port-au-Prince
yesterday. Food riots in developing countries will spread unless world leaders take major
steps to reduce prices for the poor, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) said on Friday. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

of a sack of rice to $43 from
Three dollars of the price
cut would be paid for by busi-
nesses and the rest by interna-
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Preval said he would ask

parliament to pick a new Prime
The clash with senators
came just two days after the
president of the Caribbean
country of 9 million people
managed to persuade rioters

to end a week of violence in
which at least five people
were killed.
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By Neil Marks
BRADFORD Dillon might
have been the stud, and An-
thony Snow the hunk good
looks, tattoos, six-pack and all.
And they might have both ac-
counted.for all the screams
emanating from the ladies,
but when it came down to the
final decision, neither of the
two was anywhere in the rat-
The guy that was left stand-
ing was a stunned Michael
Young, the 19-year-old television
reporter who dared take part in
the country's first Model Search

On the other side of the cat-
walk, of the three female final-
ists, only two were left stand-
ing... literally. The third simply
fainted !
It was a night of drama that
no one might have bargained for,
and both events, the faint and
Young's unexpected win, left
many a tongue wagging with
nothing too pleasant to say
about either contestant.
Jenel Cox's world came
crashing down around her when
she was named third runner-up.
Poor girl's feet just couldn't take
the tension. The other finalists

PARTICIPANTS interacting with each other at yesterday's workshop.


CLOSE to 30 students drawn from diverse secondary schools
were coursed on the subject of 'Conflict Resolution and Re-
spect for Diversity' at a workshop yesterday, courtesy of the ser-
vice organisation, the Rotary Club of Georgetown.
The one-day exercise, which was purposed to demonstrate the
importance of teachers to the resolution of classroom conflicts, was
held here in the city at the Guyana Red Cross Society's headquar-
ters at Eve Leary in Kingston.
Participants were drawn from schools such as Queens Col-
lege, Bishop's High School, Brickdam Secondary, Christ
Church Secondary and the New Amsterdam Multilateral
School, and according to Mr. Ronald Burch-Smith, Director of
the Rotary Club of Georgetown, in the course of their discus-
sions, students were able to come up with some very innovative
suggestions on how tension in the classroom can be diffused so
as to avoid a potentially volatile situation from developing into
a full-blown convict.
Such workshops, Burch-Smith said, are an annual undertaking
of the organisation, though the topic does tend to differ from year
to year. The focus, however, remains the same in that they try to
confmne it to everyday occurrences in the society.

At the end i)f yesterday's workshop, he said, participants
were encouraged to conduct follow-up sessions on the subject
at reference w~ith their peers at school.
The Rotary Y~outh Leadership Awards (RYLA) scheme, through
which the workshop was held, Burch-Smith said, is an intensive
training programble for youths between the ages of 14-30, and in-
volves the hioung of seminars, training camps and workshops.
The idea, he said, is to gear participants to develop a stronger
awareness of self and community; to learn to identify sources of
conflict and to devise strategies to implement in their schools, homes
and community t'o deal with such situations; and to improve aware-
ness of human differences and respect for diversity.
Through the programme, he said, young people are able to de-
bate issues of professional responsibility and human relations in the
interest of helping improve their leadership and communication skills.
Yesterday's workshop was facilitated by Ms Treena Dundas,
Roxanne Myers, Abbas Mancey and Rolinda Kirton, all of whom
are experts on the subject of conflict resolution and are mem-
bers of the Guyana Peace Builders Network (GPBN), which is
composed of a group of citizens who are committed to the cre-
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at Mon Repos, East Coast
Demerara, as part of a project
involving the governments of
both Guyana and the UK
through the British High Com-
mission in Guyana.
The objective of the initia-
tive is to commercially develop
Texel sheep, which is well-
known in Europe and in the con-
tinents of Africa and South
America as a high quality meat
producer. Artificial insemination
(AI) started Friday also at the
Guyana School of Agriculture

At the official launch of
the project at Mon Repos Fri-
day, Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud, highlighted
the advantages of the Texel
breed to help farmers utilise
the opportunities that exists
in the sheep industry.
He made reference to the use
of the embryo transplant tech-
nology which is being done on a
large scale for the first time in
Guyana. This enables 100 per
cent development of the breed,
as against the use of AI, and al-
lows for better adaptation to

tropical climate since the anial
are developed and bred locally.
It was pointed out that the
initiative is part of efforts to ex-
pand the livestock industry, and
that although many of the initia-
tives are led by the government,
there is yet need for the private
sector to come on board.
British High Commis-
sioner to Guyana, Mr. Fraser
Wheeler and his wife, Sarah,
both of whom have been inte-
grally involved in the project,
Please turn to page 18

THE government's continued
focus on improving breed in
livestock to aid the industry's
growth and the diversification
thrust has been fast-tracked
with the implant of Texel
sheep embryos into local
Black Belly sheep. The em-
bryos were imported from the
United Kingdom (UK).
The transplantation exer-
cise, according to a Government
Information Agency (GINA) re-
lease, began Friday at the Na-
tional Agricultural Research In-
stitute (NARI) Breeding Station


? rushed to her aid, but she had to
be taken backstage where she
made a quick recovery. With Cox
safely out of the running, the
toss-up was between Ayana
Harris and Shenelly Kendall. As
we all know by now, the pen-
dulum eventually swung in the
latter's favour.
And what can we say of
the event itself ... except that
it was one of those stormy af-
fairs which saw shockwaves
ripple across the catwalk and
sparks fairly flyi among pa-
trons over seating accommo-
dation, threatening at one
point to develop into a full
blown conflagration, all be-
cause of poor organising.
Such was the level of drama
that unfolded in the confer-
ence suites of Le Meridien
Pegasus last Sunday when the
names behind Guyana Fash-
ion Weekend, primarily
Sonia Noel, staged 'Glamor-
And for once, we're able to
report that a fashion event actu-
ally started on time, but that, one
rather suspects, was only be-
cause the show was being aired
live on television. But, timing
might have been the only kudos
the NCN crew deserved, as
among their many mishaps that
night was to inadvertently (come
to think of it, was it?) allow the
camera to stray backstage and to
pick up quite an eyeful which
was not so readily discernible
when the models took to the cat-
walk in an explosive lingerie col-
From a Digicel-inspired cre-
ation to one plucked straight out
of a fashion house, (Clairans, to

be precise, whose 'In Style'
magazine he incidentally hosts),
Michael Young commanded the
attention of the judges, walking
away with the title of Guyana's
Top Male Model.
The title automatically
makes him the Face of
Shabeau for Guyana, and he
leaves next week for Barba-
dos to compete against other
Caribbean models in the Mr.
Caribbean Face of Shabeau
contest. The following week
he wings out to Trinidad and
Tobago where he is slated to
grace the catwalks during the
hosting of that country's Fash-
ion Week.
When Sunday Chronicle
caught up with Michael after
the show, he couldn't help but
rub it in that in spite of all the
negatives being bandied around
about him, he still came out the
"I am not concerned about
anybody. I worked hard to ac-
complish what I set out to do.
My hard work paid off, despite
the entire drama taking place. I
have a well-toned body and l am
now the Face of Shabeau," he
Actually, it came as quite a
surprise to him too that he had
won the competition.
Like everyone else, he
thought that Dillon Bradford
would have won. Instead,
Bradford ended up in third place,
and Anthony Snow in second.
The winners of Model
Search 2008 were chosen af-
ter weeks of competition
which included several photo-
shoots and a variety of chal-

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From centtre
i, righted the use of emi-
:ransplant technology,
r: ii it an exciting~ devel-
I orGuan.
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thal hel programme.~ which in-
who\- the suppor-i ofi the ~Texel
Sheepi So~ciety in thei i K. w\as
init!:l:e iaied on thei Irintres~t in

improved bree~ding stock ex-
pressed by faurmers during aln
assessment by U~K officials last
According to NARI Dir~ec-
tor, D~r ~udh~o Homnenaut1.
the C~aribbean currentlyl2 im-
ports close to six million
kilogrammes of muotton.
which costs an estimiated
US$1211 annually,. He is op-

timistic that Guyana could
become a major player in
CARICOMI writh regards to
mlutton production inl the me-
A~pyroxiimateh~l 120
Blac~-Be~lly shee~p are beiing
us~ed in the transplantt pro-
ce s. while an addiitional 200
aire being inseminated. The
i!n~ ro tran plan~i~ rexrcise is

bl.MrSTER of j, cul:~ lt*..:, M\r. R-obiert Pe Saud TiB:ht British Commissioner to Guyana, Mr.
Fraser Wheeler, second left, and NARI Direr;cto. Or Ouadho Homenauth, with cap, are
treated to a 'demo' of the embryoa transplant process.

projectedl to have a more than
50 Per. cent success rate,. and
it is expected that the lambs
will be born within the next
145 days. The exercise in-
volves technicians from
Ministry of Agriculture.
Previous activities to de-
velop the country's sheep
breeding stock include the
successful development of
breeds such as the Virgin Is-
land Whites, the Corentyne
Whites, and the Barbados
Black Bellies. In 2007, an-
other breed, the Dorper, was
acquired from the United

States andi ha:s so f'ar shlown
good aIdaptab~ility.
Valrious interventiionss have
beeI' nmadle over~l the years to
boost the country's livestock
and cattle industry through
improved breedls. Successes
have been miade with the im-
portation and development of
Boer goats and Zebo cows
while more recent initiatives
have been undertaken to de-
velop the Brangus cows.
Additionally, the national
pig-breeding programme wastre-
cently launched as joint initia-
tive by the Ministry of Agricul-
ture and the Guyana Defence

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versificarion1 thr~ust.
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ensuring availability of im-
proved breeds for fa~rmers to be
able to increase production and
support food sectirity in
Guyana and the region.
Apart from the importa-
tion of improved breeding
stock and embryos, focus con-
tinues to be placed on con-
tinuation of AI, establish-
ment of animal breeding:
farms and more pastures to
cater for advancement of the
livestock industry.

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out in her memory: "Once, they
stole our dog," she remembers.
"He was dumped later at
the gates of our factory skin
and bone, almost starved to
Refusing to accept the idea
that the company he had cre-
ated would enrich people who
refused to work, Libero Grassi
wrote an open letter to the
Giornale di Sicilia, the local
Published on the front page
in August 1991, it was ad-
dressed to an anonymous "Dear
Extortionist". It caused a sensa-
tion but, barely three weeks
later, Libero was dead.
"He was going to open
the factory again after the
summer break," Mrs. Grassi
recounts. "He left the house
at 0730 in the morning. They

Please turn to page 20

They also take their mes-
sage about the importance of
playing by State rules directly
into classrooms. receiving some
funding from the education min-
istry for these projects.
"Customers like the fact
that, in this shop, they can ac-
tually make a statement each
time they buy a product," Mr.
Messina says.

One of the first to refuse to
pay protection money in
Palermo was Libero, the late
husband of 79-year-old Pina
Her son manages an off-
shoot of a family-run textiles
firm whose spectacular success
throughout the 1980s and 1990s
had the Mafiosi circling like
Of the gradually escalating
threats she received, one stands

By Stephanie Holmes
(BBC News, Palermo)

IN THE Cosa Nostra's
stronghold of Palermo,
Sicily's sprawling port capi-
tal, the Mafia have ways and
means of knowing if you are
turning a profit. And inevita-
bly, they want a cut.
"It starts with them gluing
over your keyhole," explains
Cecile Lambert, a young mem-
ber of an association,
Adldiopizzo, that aims to free
the city's shop~keepers from the
ty'ranny of extortion paymecnts.
That's a~ clear signal that( they
are~ looking forl the pizzo."
T'he pizzo or protection
money is paid monthly, and
the sum is even negotiable. If
you are unable, or unwilling, to
interpret the Cosa Nostra's
symbolic language, then they
are usually more than happy to
make it clearer-
"You might find your shop
window smashed, or even your
car set on fire," she explains.
But at last, the old ways are be-
ing challenged-
Cosa Nostra is the name of
the Sicilian Mafia one of sev-
eral mafias operating in south-
ern Italy-
Italian government figures
suggest thalt 70% of all Sicilian
businesses from the scruffiest
tobacconist on the street corner
to a multinational exporter pay
some money into the Mafia's
It has taken years for poli-
ticians and business leaders even
to openly acknowledge that
what locals call "the system"
even exists.

One of former Prime Min-
ister Silvio Berlusconi's fiercest
critics, Marco Travaglio, sug-
gests that the Mafia has always

been the elephant in the room
of Italian politics. "These issues
are hidden up in the attic, like
slightly mad relatives they are
never mentioned," he says.
"It was thought that who-
ever talks about fighting the
Mafia... scares a certain segment
of the electorate, and that it
smacks of extremism. There is
this misunderstood moderation,
which is actually appeasement.
In reality, if you don't talk
about the Malfia, it is because

Veltroni has now spoken of be-
ing part of "a political force
which will destroy the criminal-
ity that saps energy from this
land," and Mr. Berlusconi has
said his party is "incompatible"

accepted," says the president of
Confindustria, Ivan Lo Bello.
"Now, there is a sort of social
shame attached, the perception
has changed."

In a side-street of old
Palermo, where dark alleys open
on to piazzas planted with palm
trees, 29-year-old Fabio
Messina helps run the first anti-
Mafia emporium.
Its walls are painted orange
aInd its shelves are stacked with
Sicilv's famous Ne~ro d`Avola
wine, olive oil and orga~nic pasta.
All the products come ei-
therfr~om land confiscated from
the Maf~ia, or have been made
by producers, artisans or im-
porters who have refused to
pay up.
"This used to be the type
of cap often worn by Mafiosi,
they'd wear it straight, like
this," Mr. Messina says of the
brightly coloured caps near
the entrance, pulling one
over his unruly hair.
"But the company is called
La Coppola Storta (Jaunty Cap)
because we wear it differently,
at an angle. It's about reclaim
ing and re-interpreting a sym-
bol, giving it a positive mean-
ing "
Addiopizzo is a resolutely
apolitical organisation set up in
2004 which offers practical,
psychological and legal support
to shopkeepers and local busi-
nesses who decide to say no. So
far, more than 250 businesses
have signed up and the numbers
continue to grow.


with the Mafia, pointing to. the
series of arrests during his time
in office.
Angelino Alfano, a 37-year-
old MP within Mr. Berlusconi's
People of Freedom alliance says
the sea-change on the streets of
Palermo, with companies refus-
ing to pay into the racket, rep-
resents "the end of an era of
"Too many firms still pay
the pizzo, but there has been a
massive rebellion. A lot of com-
panies have decided to trust the
State and believe the State will
protect them."
The work of the city's
committed young people has
been matched by powerful in-
dustrial associations, like
Confindustria, which has
thrown its weight behind the
campaign, announcing six
months ago that any of its
members found to be paying
the pizzo would be thrown
"The pizzo in Sicily became
a sort of social custom, it was

Conticello. He said 'no' to
the Mafia.

you want Mafia votes."
But the success of
grassroots movements like
Addiopizzo has changed that.
It is led by a generation
whose adolescence was punc-
tured by the multiple mur-
ders of anti-Mafia judges,
journalists and entrepre-
The Cosa Nostra has also
suffered a series of wounding
blows, including the arrest of
several high-profile bosses who
had spent years on the run -
Bernardo Provenzano and
Salvatore Lo Piccolo.
Centre-left candidate Walter

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Inglefield, Ogilvy Er Mather Limited and
are not authorised to receive paymentS
whether in cash or otherwise, transact
any business, receive services or products,
or sign and/or stamp any documents on
behalf or in favour of
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257 Thomas Street, South Cummingsburg
Tel: 225-5025 225-9585 225-9586
please email queries to

From page 1-1
day, there is little money for
restoration work. 5 3~~
Mohammed Mugherv., fro-m
the Zanzibar Stone Towrn Herl-
tage Society, fears for the future -
of Stone Town.
"There is little suppon u e are
getting from the govemirrnmn ;nd
other donors locally," he *3!
'But the houses n~eed to t~e i t
repaired most of the b~uildings
haven't been repaired In 30~l--hiI'
years. ht is very stran-,*e
"Most buildings ar-c maje or1
coral stone and lime mortar. So ;
they need to be attended often.
Just a small crack, if left, will.
become wider and will lead to ~
the collapse of the building." ~ ~ ~*:
Although the heritage soci-r i
ety is making its contribution by n
renovating the wall of an old -
trader's house, there are still Pr -
dozens of other buildings which
need urgent attention.
are re dy t el ot. They'er
just hoping that the funds are ; r
provided before Stone Town j i
disintegrates beyond repair.

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From page 19
knew he was coming. They shot him five times from a car."
Now, saying no to the racket is far less risky, thanks to what Mrs. Grassi calls the "collective
conscience" of the young people of Addiopizzo. Yet it remains an act of defiance.
"It's been a very long road to get here," says Fabio Conticello, the owner of the Foccaceria San Francesco.
People are busy tucking into traditional Palermo street food and his establishment's speciality la milza, or sliced
lung and intestines, cooked in lard, topped with salty cheese and served in a bap.
It might not sound too tempting, but the Mafia were soon licking their lips.
"A man came to the restaurant and said: 'Well, you know why I'm here'. He wanted some protec-
tion money. I thought about it briefly and then we said no.
"The man was shocked: Nobody says 'no'. He even started trying to negotiate a price' with us. We
just repeated: 'No, we're not paying'."
His family had noted down the number of his scooter and, with the help of the Palermo police,
they managed to unravel the whole of the Cosa Nostra's local network and the rest of his gang.
As we tum to leave the old part of the city, Andrea Cottone, of Addiopizzo, reminds us of a quotation from
one of Sicily's most famous writers: "Everything must change so that things can stay the same."
His organisation might have proven the writer, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, wrong.


GT&T wishes to inform its customers that all transactions
previously conducted on the upper floor of 69 Brickdam and
were recently moved to our Church Street Office to facilitate
renovation will resume at the 69, Brickdam location from
~tomorrow, Monday April l4, 2008.

All cashier transactions currently conducted at 69 Brickdam will
be relocated to the Church Street and 79 Brickdam Business
Offices from Wednesday, April l6, 2008 to allow renovation of
the bottom floor of the Brickdam building.

A typical street in Stone Town.


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Sicilians grow defiant

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Link. Junlor/Senior/Singles
Dating Service 18 -80yr.
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098., Mvon.
mr.-8:3 am-5p.S

TRUE Love International
Match Making Service. Looking
for friends or com anlons
please call 629-4605/692-567d
or Email

ENCLOSED canter for
rental. Call 660-2284/621-
223-5273/4 FOR FURTHER

HURRY beatf

|"' crss

Vnie fr ,b rthd~ay wd~d r
Upholstery on all furniture and
vehicles guaranteed. Tel. 276-
3260, 278-3652, 694-7796.
WE re air all brands of
LCD, CRT p& Plasma TVs and
cm ut~er rno~nitrs. Tel. # 226-
FOR all your culinary
needs large or small parties,
weddin s, business meetings.
Call 2 5-2780, 225-2819.

Vf ,upiful
Ipfw op( $IOH
\O l .I '. 4



FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, masonr ,
varnishing, plumbing ame
painting. contact M~md
on 233-0591, 667-6644
TECHNICIANS available for
tpp iac r pis 9 /dshels

Canadsfa and 1USA
Inni 1 F3O AA S uites

:. E. b saa* :uAs

.1~'t il

etc:~l. Home SlutionBl~s 27-

Plasticg ormealv hie prs,
tero igeros an accessoriers,et.
Ca 0/222-52362,62-81,614-

2166. Paul or Sharon.

NtF:'I .t~N T 1R
., rE r

all your TV, DVD, stereo set,
microwave and washing
machine repair. Call Ryan -
265-2634 or 627-9313. We
provide home service.
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, pa roll
preparation, stock account ing,
fxed asset recording, other
book kee ing services. Contact
673-757 .
FUTURE Building
construction we specialize in
building, repairing, painting,
pl!umbing, sanding, varnishing,
titling. All carpentry, masonry.
We also build low Income
home. For more info., call 642-
3478 or 675-9107.

DIESEL Mechanic ni ht
guard. Contact 641-7073, 23-
1 PASTRY Maker. Call 231-
7420, 225-1949 or Lot 2 Bel Air,

25149 ALo 2 BIl Ar GI wn

PERSON to work inl record
shop, com uter literate securityy
guards, handyman, female
singers.~ Majestics 226-6432.

~~~~ 20 -.. FI11. 1

q~g~b~~ObC8 B~aik. IT. l 26.

knowlegeP 01 Math n
Englih, 2 lirs oghtn

exoriece Apl f 6ro

RUPHOLSTER saato work on
sue r ntrers chch n asssat

knowledget ofs Mapyths an
ex eriencep.plyaion person

passport size photo to 205
Charlotte St. Tel. 225-4273/4.
1 CANTER Driver, age. 30
- 45 qualification secondary
eduusAtion A utes Clrk
qualification33 subjects at CXC
salary $50 000 tper dmonth. 1,
male person t eiee
chickens and other chores. must
have a motor cycle, 1 Junior
Machanic must have
k~n weedae ofkarquwel ,on,
secondary education. Send
application to P.O. Box 10331.
Creative Desi n &
Building Construction C Ltd.
a ~ildelading pgla er in the
Builing nd instruction
Industry` in Grenada is seeking
to recruit highly motivated
epr eced pruae s nals wth
a proven track record in Site
SuD~ef~sion in the Construction
Inutry Site Servsos
spr ises cer tsers an oteh

ehneaprdein tt dconsst ctio o

marnkn maely edhin os rnae
code requ rements. The
Supervisor interprets work
orders blueprints or
specifications and inspects
ongoing and completed work.
Requirements: Formal training
in respective areas of trade ana
a broad working knowledge of
the craft. Abilii to react and
I epiznes and ect eyeform
precise detail. May have come
up throu h the ranks of the
construc lon profession andj
possess a minimum of 5 years
related experience. Kcn~owled
of Microsoft offc Sun
ino ddinbe Mic oss tt Poec
Incumbent is re uired to
possess: Good in erpersonal
and people management skills.
Excellent communication &
negotiation skills. Excellent
planning time management
and problem solving skills.
Mut bne idlf stres c am

andqly noti t orkoi succeed
demanding, challenging and
rewarding environment.
Should you meet the above
requirements, please send
apA 300n a~nd CVon orh
Human source Mana er,
Creative Desi n & Build ngl
Construction C0. Ltd P.
Box 217, Woodlands, St~
e ,~cratiG de gans-rdoarcm

INDIVIDUAL attention for

studentsE at i atry Lvl

Six Assessme r.l .ll 6981

~f~"xna~~~~i~ A~ mIldll ) l~


ONE-TO-ONE foundation
teaching, phonics, reading, etc.
Nursery Grade 6. CXC
En lishlLiterature. Call 651-

sitany n, acittI

COsl iip4


/ f~

NOW registering for adult -
Certificate and Diploma courses
in French, S anish, Portuguese
nnd Englis bnaeraForeind
Foun ain courses for children
(3 -13 years) and CXC
preparation courses, also
remedial English and
Translation and interpreting
Sn ti ue Inc. P one in e 03

register now for classes. Call
2699349428 aMotrmto Thur. and
ENROL now! At Double B's
School of Cosmetologyd Next
6nk 2e49 g -29 May 6. Call

Page 11 & 22 p65


ONE lar e house lot at
Parika $4. M. For sale by
owner. Contact 222-0184 or
$10M, $15M
EBD -$30M West Coast
Demerara, etc. Villas Realt -
227-2612, 627-8314, 669-

7mCCe% S prmatireside~nti 1/

deveh upcbr and wl
amenities -$25M, Old Road
IEccles front wooeon1 Ir~e
la Adtlinntres 01ntial are~asms ch
Gardens,. Prash'ad Nagarr
Subryanville, : Nandy Par
Republic Park, Kitty,
Alberttown, East L~a Penitence
$7M, Grove CDiamond Le
Drees. InC rp stD tEBD >rim~eD
functioning b si~n~ess poerties
$45M~and 60;M So toh Rd.-
$45M, .land house lots,
acreage, btc. Contact
Su nim s real Estate A ency
[eC 226-4362aor 62 -48~02
W e b s it e

TABLE. CALL 663-6174.
ONE Dell lap top for sale.
Tel. 225-0460, Cell 644-1115.
POOLS table $70 000
locally made. 220-4791, 626-

if 0' W 2.'I I

I1icit .thrirlll


3QI *r lQ ia~r


SALON. 31-5171

SLnrk 2 881-1 0 -22-59
EARTHige for sles. Delivery
Cal 626-7127.

Sha e inl excellet. Tel 2235-9
53 668 or62-290

ON 5H elaWo

O 1?11 5

.. .

LISTER engine and
generators air and water
81oed. From 4 to 17KVA. 624-
BRAND new universal RCA
Remote $600 & $800.
Contact Muslim 621-1517.

4/12/008, 10:30 PM

ONE Massage therapist,
age 19 25. Must be able to
do a variety of massages. Call
1-WELDER Fabricator,
must live around Diamond-F/
ship area. Good Salary. Tel.
22 -0460, 624-7130.
cok Bamdan rndP andy~b y

StoorEX9 isn L 3 de
Sts.e te. # 226-6137. 9
EXISTS for Excavator
to woki t eD Ierir Atraacn v
salary offered. Call 223-5273/

4 % acres long, in Parika.
Success Realty 223-6524,
PRIME Real Estate (gated)
1 acre $95M. Call Ca~rol -
MIDDLETON St., C/ville -
$10M, Lombard & Pn~nces Sts.
-$22M. Call Carol 226-
lot at Blankenburg, WCD -
$2.5M. AII utilities available.
Contact 269-0719, 627-5296.
1 HOUSE lot in Dennis St.,

tGddms. -w -4f 28 at 2ih3
9852 or 2 7-3285.
pre iEENSTO e lad
commercial or residential.
Owner -226-4201, 624-6347.
Price $16M (Serious enquiries
oly AND of Canaan 150

rat De erarae a35 acree
ar02 -06 09 61c 9785
HURRY 20 acres of farm
land at Long Creek with
bearing efr tftrreeioandC eaeckt

0877?431, 615-2773 or 639-

1SHAMROCK Gardens 86
62 x8122 8$ Mu Inl AroPark
(do~upb~e68) -6160M C II Carol

D' rban St $16M. 225-2626,
231-2064, 55198, 76949.
SHE3FM TSET.L.D a2 ond $1685M
land -100 ft. x 200 ft. =
N20b00 ro.dt.Aeskians $236M2
Q/TOWN -$16M, Sec. 'K
R $7Mb PashaadrkNaga 8. M

G neS. Shri faS. ALandd
Realty 225-5198/231-2064/
225- 626/227-6948.

ACRES, ECD. TEL. # 619-
SPACES for business and
ofe 3P~rice location. Tel.
2-BEDROOM apt.. Eccles
Pub. Rd. -$25 000 mth. Tel.
bdom self-contained. Call
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone
227-2995. Kitty.
3-BEDROOM furnished
ht ad Tcold 226pi te

2-BIEDROOMe hous fl
ptet ctla282-525SesEC.
OUNESE tw-erooms a t. e
woknsirddedole d b5 athadetidt

1 -BEDROOM fl s
up fat 50Noto St.,ss BaoCroat
Conall 233-5868,68- 11

Nei hburoobd for inl aP. #
22id -3752ad at, 225344. Pice
$30de 000 li Ra 2

bedroom upper flat apartment,
fully furnished, HIC, AC'
2n5rty 7te.,1 par~kin etc. Call
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for cou le single
per -l. CUSI 252 -346, 6090
4ml29 V

$30A00A TM3E5N00SO $425 00000
Shol ho sbse~mil 2urnis~he~d9

NANDY Park 2-bedroom
at. Phone, rights and oarkin .
613-6674-6n623u l-2 329 /
SELF contained rooms and
apartment $25 000 & $4000
daily, 1 bedroom unfurnished
apartment $60 000 monthly.
Julian 225-4709/227-1319.
BRAND new apartments,
conveniently located in Barr
Street Kitty Just US$30 per
night, 'rV, r frigerator, iron and
iron boards, hot and cold
showers. Call 225-7677.
secure .and desi ned with
efficiency in mind. Sui sble for any
s nats in kgdl Stde Cal)
+(592) 226-0891
Dem. -beauti uI 2-bedroom
dosee phoe,e garae n aor d
$0-6 OOe 68 1hl. 233-2968/
bedroom, house by itself.

8411 -
DIAMOND -brand new 3-

scut as el 2w3a3t- 4 ono
6674- 62-8411.

con Euppebredatowit 2 saelfd
telephone, overhead tanks
endoasted0 Gara en or c cre e
227-1459. Rental $60 000.
cREGEN5T 0StreMt in% cee

Laaa Gard s US3 00000,
Diana 227-2256.
fun U ENSTOWN3-edful y

3unse u eh d bdro

WELL appointed First Floor
Office space in Georgetown
approximately 1400 sq ft air
cnd~rueitioned, available from
Mpilr008. Tel. # 225-4106
Gardens, Prashad Nagar EB~el
ir6-P8 k8/ 5-elen~stown. E

uetia it 5b n~d Kity nT L
ECCLES -bedroom top
flat, never lived in, very nicely
done $75 000 per month. Also
bottom 3-bedroom -$70 000
per month. Must see to
ape6 8411 233-2968/613-
ROOMS at Le Rich Guest
cmus lcate ow25t trnces

logterm, monthly rental,
nihl, weekly, by hour at
afodble rates, refrigerator,
double bed, self-contained, TV
to cook, professional staff. Tel.
227-3067 or 231-1247, 623.
Eccles, fully furnished 4-
bedroom AC, IC, Pk, Ph, office
US$1 500 per month
Diamond Block 5th Street
executive unfurnished 4

b~e~dsle3Mu eremel n eeAc f
-233-296 /613-6674/662- 411

houl BUDSRO400MO, 3-ubed o

long or short term, al
aesidnl 7P~rices negotiable
Executive HOUSE Bel Air
K ieeul84Rd Imm eulate
modern, convenient, secure
spacious fully grilled and air-
bdroc Tse 3 % bmahs rdoubl2
garage etc. A ets emb sie
and iternationa Inganis $ on
are all welcome. Call 220-
1306, 225-4413 614-0949
~iabn.Sn,";619-9972, 680-105m6 or email

Repos & other locations.
Reasonable prices. Tel. 225-
NEW home Bel Air Park
$30 million and land in
Kingston. 611-0315, 690-8625.

Sts SU8S5M &C I Seendkeence

Sthret al etown eb ck h 9 e~
Ask for Sheik 2 1-5920, 22 -

9,BMUSINREeSpSsrp hyaE L t
Ideal for business. Call Nazir -
1 2-STOREY building at
Gordon Street Kitt Contact
Richard. Tel. 213-59 1 or 676-
BUY me -South
Ruimveidt Gdns. -$7.5M.
Phone 225-5198/225-26261

upper fAt oSode hosedroMoom
Re os $9M. 234-0467/644-
96 0 owner leaving.
NEWLY renovated p poerl
in Prashad Nagar, for sa ewit
hot and cold, overhead tank,
etc. Call 624-5004.

i -1-.~l i; a

1 b :`~

ONE two-bedroom apt. wih

double toi et and bathtoen.
Preferaby a married working
couple. or more information
call '674- 3431.
PROPERTY for sale, two-
storey building. Quamina St ,
between Carmichael 8
Waterloo Streets. $26 million.
Call #622-6522.
PRASHAD Nagar -large
four-bedroom executive
concrete building, no repair,
vacant possession. Price
negotiable. 642-0636.

Su~b v nihe $3OM, Ore -
K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
1 2-STOREY house at
Grove, EBD, 4 bedrooms. 2
toilets, reservoir, generator -
$16M ne Call 26 -3164, 226-
2176,62 -3748.
lumber hardware store and
Cond. Pric6 6819206M rlea Call
Carol-~~~~ 2660/1-75
NO AGENT. Call Hubert -
227-1633, to view beautiful,
ideal concrete property, 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suit 2 families.
LG residential pr perty -
$65M, can be used as a
residence or office, 4t-bedroom
house $42M. Call 226-2372.

three-bed~r~oomRhouse uFnr ezo

rics ampifr Ceeo lirzer

Meao SBrpoookP Grde s 16
hn~e T9 yM Rid6 4 2R~e5 22 /

NEW Hope, EBD -2-storey
buelin l handdaroadt5Mr r vr
(U4 75 000). E erson's-22-
BB ECCLES -vacant new
2-storey concrete, 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal for
large family -$30M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BRICKDAM overseas/local
religious organisation. Ideal
building for any religious
functions -$40M (US$200 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.

000. KEYHOMES 684-1852.
HOUSES and a artments
for rental. Call 227- 612, 627-
8314, 669-7070.
SPACE in Georgetown
suitable for business or offices,
Call 225-7131 or 686-9800.
1 TWO-BEDROOM bottom
N 2 3261n/6E-7s40Cotat

S U IHED 3 u 6d oo
OFFICE s ace, centrally
locu r r, s itdabl rc mveuthee

1 2-BEDROOM apartment,
toilet and bath at 7 Plantain
Walk, West Bank Demerara. Call
unfurnished apartment also
furnished rooms. Single
persons only. Tel. 229-6149.
APARTMENTS for overseas
guest, fully furnished AC, hot &
cOd shower. 641-8851, 684-
98 5
5, 4, 3-BEDROOM house
ad riahpe 'lnfurnissho er or
Call 226-2372
ECCLES 'BB', new,
beautiful 3-bedroom top fla
Et rpses 6576-2010208.NE

8 BErtme ts rnQuheeenstown
Gpeorgetown for overseas
visitors. 623-7701.
2-BEDROOM house with
Iarge yard and conveniences,
near to Harbour Bridge. Tel.

utility eC i Ilude -1-4e5dr000 0m
662h 8h1233-2968/613-66 4-

000A IC.BLvdTUR2E5 O0d0. Cl
Seeker's Choice Reat Estate

bsREGsENT et c tm
lcoatioele Lrofe secure- 1r70und
1-BRAND new 5-bedroom
emue in Dia ond00New
mon~th. Tel. 225-0460,64-

$ OhTMeEdNT d2rb 0 0
000, $40 000 Call 231- 236
eFURNISHED two-bedroom
exc tiv eapartr enht with air
parking. Price $o80e a0n0
Telephone 642-0636.
1 NEW 2-storey building
Parking sace and overhead
tank grille corner lot, Grove/
Diamond, INew Scheme EBD
227-1988, 623-6431. Brick'dam
-General office _s ace (upper
or lower floor) $8 000 each.
EXECUTIVE a artments.
2-2 bt Ie 8 42 &
WELCOME overseas guests
we offer one bedroom,
executive apartment, luxurious
houses. Phone Diana 227-
HUTSON Ville, EBD 3-
bedrohom fla concrete mansion
in rsnet accynern amSn6dtd
09n~thly. Ederson's 226-

furnished four-bedroom
executive building with all
modern facilities. K. S
RAGHUBIR A ency 2251
0545. 642-063 .
ONE three bedroom top flat
to rent, interested person
Contact Mlr. Clifford Hill man at
Lot 70 Second St., C/ville at
the earliest opportunity.

f uran LhdF 1- U1N d Oo
00daily, $60 000 mothl .
Cum~mi9gs St. Call 22m5-70 /

I i.LY e ui k tcen at

22 -4709 227-1 19.
aUnfurnished Safe Ar a -
Norbert dD rei as 63402-0508074/
ldace for rental a road side
location for either Chinese
rsbtarit eor lquo m staur tt or
Jalousie Public Road West
Coast Demerara. For more
information Contact in person.

HOUSE and land for sale,
Canal #1. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.
SIX-BEDROOM house on
double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$20M. Wills Realty 227-2612,
627-8314, 669-7070.
PRIME executive property
souvenir shores, Le Ressouvenlr'
phCne027U207610200.6F 83

-UoSCHEoNnHre hemu, uWCuD
b droms. El ctrciy ,0 t~eS 0
000..Ederson's 226-5496.

afford~ab i iyY. locati alit.. t
class homes with gardens and
swimming ools. US$750 000
and u Cal Carol -226-6809,
612-9 85.
ROAD, ECD excellent
condition Must see 2-
bedroom concrete house -
Asking $15M -Norbert
deFreitas -642-5874/231-
SE.''concrete is a wre
Bwpy a $8 Br 11 rna k4le
Brima ve., ElAr~r
$a2l incomee pr0 erty isR dws
Real y- 225-2626/231-2064/
225-5 198/227-6949.
MODERN two flat cnrte
business premisoes oncoSnhce i
Street. Well built/fenced with

fcdie stdaeua y suie for dl b
Shopping Mall. 'Contact Deo
Maraj 226-4939
ONE 3 (three)-bedroom
house in Camp St., South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
For more information phone

830 Ha ad nnpm. Il foar sal
ONE 3-bedroom/2
bahart ist dmestiacxd~woeul n
D hmem Ent or tse E~as pChone
No. 226-8915, between 09:00

hF & ) 17:00 hrs (Monday to
HoIT'S where oubweant solive.
Republic Park $42M, Prashad
N1 0 / Su~b5Man ie -s 8
Cluee~n t w~n -$125 M Call Caro

$r M- $05N Oe ulic Pae
$32M $42M, Larnaha Gardens
-$32M, Brickdam $40M
Atlantic Gardens -$35M. Cal
Carol 226-6809, 612-9785.
MODERN two-flat cnrte
business premises oncoSnheife
Street, structured approved to
build two more floors. Many
facilities driver thru Fast Food
outlet, rShoppikng Mall, night
club, la ge parking Deo Maraj
BROAD ST. 200 x 55ft.,
Night Club & Hangout Bar with
living quarters. 45 & 49
Stan leytown, Strand N/A,
bildin wit2 cxc 3 t la

cmm P 226-2 ac es land Call
LAND & building (Enmore
Ice Factory). Call 226-2229,
225-5084. Can be converted to
ncto commercial building'
fdoy, ap rmen s, housing.
Mreas k aoesqimneant f sa e
too. Serious enquiries only.
LARGE 2-storey building~
situated on transported lan
(83' x 368'), located at Parika,
EBE, between Public Road and
Essequlbo River. Ideal for
business, residence and
tourism, 15 000 gal water tanks,
6rui t e~es. Contact 216-1895,
EAST Bank, outstanding
property from $19 million;
executive diplomatic properties
for the rich, in Bel Air Gardens,

uenso n o el rani for
$28 m Ilion upwards. Also
buies pro etes rr Rbb S6.

Brninkm r i g t. ern0 $

EXCELLENT investment for
1%scrs -2wtcnretlatomm ria
fuller fre rohmeself- c nta re

autm tickaradkbasysue wit
100 000 tunes, modern kitchen
with modern stainless steel
appliances, fully fur., living
quarters with one bath, Jacuzzl,
utc Idneratoreser icing both
US$60~ 000; 4l-bedroom house
in Re public Park -$36M. Wills
Realt 227-2612, 627-8314
669- 070. *

3, 2008

ONEe Tado onT 2 R

0 6s2e5s-714, 61-C7b259-
1 150CC motorcycle
(Pur le). Almost new. Price
Khao able. Call 226-5400. Mrs.
ONE AE 91 Toyota
Corolla EFI engine
automatic $725 000. Call
226-1122, 684-7677-
1 MrNZE 10 PLLoAadled 1C9a2|
5b 8Jameel 2 0-5244, 670-
1 AT 170 To ota Carina
PGG automatic. Price $656
000. Tel. 234-0230/662-0195.
TOYOTA Carina AT 170
Corolla AE 916 Corolla AE 106
Wagn 7Ca I ity Taxi Service

Clio O20) 4yas too pa
1AE 100 G-Touring Wagon
roo eak leToi r CD AC~a

PW,~~~~~ PM el 4-50


e;sr~~~c FUY1c- f


wrLB 1b50 cMo to sooter, r d

ne- 77le 6C~onta2t 7Carl o~n

588B 150 scooter Motor
Scooter, _good working
condition. Price ne otiable.
Contact Carl -660-6 74, 627-
7287, 225-5886.
RZ bus. AT 192 AT 212, AT
07000AE 18/91d- $400 000, $800
2H 1ux6 ra /Sinlo me
TOYOTA 212 Carina, new
model, PKK 440, fully powered
AC, automatic, alarm $1.61VI
each. 276-0313, 626-1141-
1998 HONDA Civic. mint
condition, stick shift.' Just
arrived from J pan and not
evn registe~re~d.aAl dute t xe
-~~ ~$.M ng al8
ONE RZ minibus EFI, Long
Base, BHH Series. (brice ne -
$1.7M~; one Nissan Sentra B- 3.
3P8ien 367700 000. Call 227-
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner
enclosed V6 automatic, fully
oee AC mao rims, alarm.
rb2e5-14020,1621-59n0a ocy
CANTER Nissan 6 cylinder
diesel, 3 ton, open back
steel tray, double back wheel'
GDD series -$1.2M Credi{
available Tel: 226-8454
100 SPRINTER 1 150
000, AT 190 Carina 1 375
000, AT 212 Carina -1 650
000. Uni ue Auto Sales 227-
3551, 64 -0856, 699-6667.
1 DOUBLE cab Toyota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF series
sold as is. Tel. 335-5064, 613-

hyd5aui wnho 9s 3 Bb C
1469, 623-100 .
TOYOTA Mark 2,Model GX
81. Price negotiable. Contact
Javed 643-2817 or Jimmy -
Iad~y1d~riven very od canitio
9800. '
1 AE 100 Sprinter
automatic. Excellent condition.
ContactRZ227-6048, 61 -1 9

minibus. Contact R &T Taxi
Service at 54 Craig St C/vile
Tel. 227-0183. 227-2435.

-r~cay I 5 )-

-1 1-- G 02 co e

xerox n dRs roller5 108- 0~ -
$50 000, 1000 pieces new
cellular phone accessories
bargain $75 000, 2 new local
aquariums 2x1x1 no fish and
accessories $5000 each, 3
display board for adult or
4 00 rn teach adjs beb nd
lamp $20 000, 1 12v vacuum
$ 000, 2 flowered cushioned
rib 22ai $ 0 00 tal iems

NOW in stock at Ray's Auto
S ares, 114 Light Street,
227e/44t wn 4hlo9n0e92A mod5)
Nisa a 9CM GC craor s
3rom43CVA tod e0KVADPemkins
Deutz Isuzu, Ford Kubota
ListerlPetter also one (1
complete fuel injection pu p
work~ ship in container (mobi er
three (63) Ford County 4-whe [
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 13, 2008 25

Canes Saag g

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Sussex d om i nate



From back page

Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and

Rra r ,ue Tin a role of
make-shift opener, was

::':" :: Hac a Gye ho
tried to be aggressive, fol-
lowed soon for 11 when he
gave a catch to mid-on.
A fired-up Kulasekara
tapped SLaa Ib or oeb t
Chanderpaul and Samuels
counter-attacked to quickly
take the match out of the tour-
ists' grasp.
Chanderpaul was devastat-
ing when he lashed medium-
pacer Kaushalya Weeraratne
through the on-side for four, six
and.four in successive balls,
while Samuels also joined the

Man -of -the -Match
Chanderpaul was the first to
arrive at his half-century -
that followed his unbeaten 62
in kh is a dhh efdo hs
and two sixes.
Samuels also reached the
landma k jut befor vit
was attained and his fers mao
score of the season included
three sixes and three fours.
West Indies started
their run-chase at 16:00 h
following a lengthy delay
because of rain that first
stopped play after 24.1
overs when Sri Lanka were
83 for two after they were
put in.
suSri Lanka suf eed a small
from 105 for two on 11p2 f r
They were given an open-

spu Ttde ng i wd o el

SRI LANKA innings
UI.Tharanga cTaylorbsravo 40
M. Udawatte cChattergoon
bTaylor 14
K. Weearatne cBravo 8
bSammy 15
IV. Jayawardena not out 4
C. Silva bGayle 2
C.Kiapugedera not out 0
Extras: (1b-8, w-1) 9
Total: (fivewkts, 30.3 overs) 112
Fail of wickets: 1-38, 2-78, 3-105, 4-
109, 5-112.
Bowilnl: Taylor 62-10-1, Edwards 5-
0-26-0 (w-1), Powell 7-0-21-0, Bravo
6-016-1, Sammy 5-0-25-1, Gayle l.3-

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LARGE floor sandin W
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toFO R (4 hPump Attendants
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CARPENTER with own
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SALESGIRLS and bo s to
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years ex erience in conduit
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000. Call Veronica 645-3650.

Ja n7 BR, E $ 0 eky

PURI Cooks, counter perso ,
dishwashers, handybo ~s. App y
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CleaONr toexopr in Gc r Ctow .
Must be able to prepare% cllish
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Demerara. Preference will be
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le al knowledge wlv~l be
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Stabroek Square, Georgetown


LUKE Wright hit a career-
best 155 not out as Sussex
dominated day three of their
season-opener against the
Ma L, ending the day on 474-
Sa o ds.
'Ihe England international hit
21 fours andthree sixes in his l68-
ball knock, sharing an unbeaten
179-run partnership with Robm
Marlin-Jenkins (71 not out).
Earlier, opener Chris Nash
fell 10 runs short of a maiden
first-class century, while
wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit 44.
Graham Onions and

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From back page

last few months) they played
flawlessly against Trinidad
and Tobago and Barbados in
the competition.
Blair said her first Carib-
bean Junior gold medal win was
"wonderful". Even though she
felt that she could have done
better, she extended credit to
veteran player Colin France for
his training.
The older boys on the
other hand had to win against
Trinidad and Tobago yester-
day afternoon in order to cop
That did not ha pen as

only Nigel Bryan won his game.
He defeated Kyle Borneo 3-1
(8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9). Dar-
win Walcott lost to Kenwin
Small 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 9-11
while Walcott and Warren
Hackshaw lost to Zeke
Huggins and Borneo 7-11, 9-11,
8-11, before Small closed out
the win with a 3-0 defeat over
Hackshaw (11-6, 11-7, 12-10).
But Hackshaw did enough to
propel Guyana to the silver
medal when they played a
tough Jamaica team on Friday
After Bryan had carried
Guyana 1-0 with a brilliant win
over Don Walter 11-9, 9-11,

11-9, 11-6. 11-4, Hackshaw had
lost to Michael Cai 3-1 (12-10,
4-11, 8-11, 7-11).
Bryan and Walcott sank the
team's chances further with a
doubles lost to Walter and
Shane Foster 10-12, 11-7, 11-
6, 5-11, 7-11. It was then up
to Hackshaw to bounce back

and win the crucial game four. He
did so against Frost with a thrill-
ing win 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 16-14.
Walcott then defeated Cai 11-4,
11-6, 11-9.
The mixed doubles compe-
tition was expected to conclude
last night while the doubles
will be played today.

by a second-wicket partnership
of 40 in 14 overs between
Tharanga and Kumar Sangakker.!.l

kept in c~he ag inwt lheerstwe;
bowling of Jerome Taylor, Dawn
Powell and Dwayne Bravo.
Taylor struck first blood to
r~eotve Udawatte to a catel a;t

Chattergoon after the ball was
in the air for a long time.
Tharanga made 40 off 82
balls with five fours, but wa~s
slowed down as he wenlt
onand it led to a drop in thle
scoring rate. He fell just be-
fore the first shower when
Taylor held a good catch at
third-man off Bravo.
After the ,resumption,
Sangakkara, who did not flow
duringthis 28 toff el balls,heanve

attempted to sweep a full-toss
from off-spinner Gayle.
Weeraratne, sent in as a
pinch-hitter at No.4, got to
15coff 20t cal waor giv
from a square-drive off fast
medium bowler Darren
Gayle sustained the pressure
with his second wicket by bowl-
ing Chamara Silva with a ball of
full length just as the rain came
chWest Indies made tisee

won the opening match with
Sewnarine Chattergoon'
Denesh Ramdin and Daren
Powell replacing Devon
Smith, ian ill Ptrick Browne

.Sri Lanka made one change
with Weeraratne coming in for
Ishara Amerasinghe.
The two teams travel to St

nih atc ahde Basre oa
Stadium on 'llesday.

C. Gayle cWeeraratne
bKulasekara 11
D. Bravo bKulasekara 2
R. Sarwanibwb Kulasekara 1
S.Chanud rulnotout 52~
Extras: (Ib-3, w-2) 5
Total:(ethreewks,20.3overs) 125
Fallofwidk1: 1-10, 2-15, 3-18.
Bowling: Vaas 4-021-0, Kulasekara
5-0-28-3 (w-1), Weeraratne 3-0-24-0,
Mlendis 4Q21-0, Kapugedera 4-0-
25-0 (w-1), DilshanO 0.3-030.
Toss: West Indies
Result: West Indies won by seven
w~ickets under the Duckworth/
Lewis method when chasing a tar-
get of 125 in 25 overs.

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Charlie Shreck were the
only MCC bowlers to take a
The intermittent rain
showers failed to dampen
Wright's aggressive knock,
helping the county champions
to establish a formidable 440-
run lead.
With Gloucestershire
seamer Steve Kirby playing no
further part in the match after
he was released from hospital
following a horrific blow to the
head, MCC captain Ed Joyce's
bowling options had become
haDura nfas bbowher Grla
breakthrough, trapping Nash
-4w or 90 with the score at
B hi~f.h s dismissal
brought Wright to the crease
gand to t2h3-yea-l edabP t
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The all-rounder put on a
108-run fifth-wicket stand with
Prior before his partner edged
a Shreck track to keeper James

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maintained the run flow of
his predecessor, helping
Wright to reach three fig-
ures with boundary off On-

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4/12/2008. 11 27 PM

Juniof girlS take gold at Caribbean


HEAVYshowers in the capital Malteenoes Sports Club and
city yesterday ruled out the Guyana Defence Force at the
first day's play in the Demerara Cricket Club ground, in
Cummings Electrical Queenstown.

bCrice Asition he-a weate p reettsi ,ntdhe at d
second-division final between will begin at 09:30 h.

Rain washes out G9TM

Inter-county fmnal game

... 10 be playedi tomzorro w

HE VY earl mrning rain wa too much toalo Bfor an

yesterday. As a result the third and Ilnal round of the 2008
GTM\ Under-19 One-day cricket competition was aban-
Wrhen Chronicle Spo rt isited the venue, there were pools
of water around the ground and the two ruling umpires Roshan
Moakan and Nlgel Duguid ruled out play even before the sched-
uled 09-30 h start.
However, the Guyana Cricket Board announced that the
wac ill be replayed at the same venue, same time to-

Invitation for Bids
Inter-American Development Bank
Health Sector Program
Loan No: 1548/SF-GY

1. The Co-operative Repulblic of Guyana has received financing from the' Inter-American
Development Bank (lDB) towards the cost of its Health Sector Prognun. It is intended
that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the .
contract for the supply and delivery of two enclosed vehicles.

2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector D~evelopment Unit now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for thle supply and delivery of the following :
Supply and Deli ery' of Two Double Cab Four Wheel Drive
Vehicles NCB No: IDB/GO/08/NCB/009
Interested Bidders can obtamn further information on the specifications from and uplift a
complete set of bidding document at the following address between 09:00 hrs and 15:30 hrs
from Monday to Fridays:

Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyrana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: proc~uremeat~.hivigovogy,
3. Bidding Document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non
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method of payment will be by Company Cheque.

4. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder.

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairmanl, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgnetown and marked on the
top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the programme and the description
of the bid, including the words 'do not open before Tuesday. May I3. 2008."

5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the N'ational Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown. Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 andi will be
opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their representative
who choose to attend at 09:00 hlours or shortly thereafter, on May I3, 2008.

6i. Valid Comnpliance Certificates must accomnpanly bids from local suppliers in the name of
the company submitting the bid froml the Guyanla Revenue Authority (GRA) and thle
National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

7. A bid security of GS$358,750 must be submitted along with the bid.
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time
spre~c~i~fi~ed fo therc~p~tion f ids. Ltebiswlberecdanrtue
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Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 25-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222

Email: procurement~hiv.eov~yv,


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I ,. Friday, April 4, 2008 Thursdy, April 10, 2008
Buyin Rate SligRate
Bank of Baroda 200 00l 200).00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nola Scanta 192 010 196 00 202.00 206 00
Cmrzens Bank\ 198 00) 200 00 204.001 205.25
De~me~raa Bank 197 001 199.00 202 00I 203.n0
GBTI1 195.195.0 204 001 206 00
RBGL 200c.00u 20 004.001 206 001
Bank IteragC 19: O(0 198 33~ !03 6" 205.38

Niinbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.20 -203.64

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: USSl.00 = G$203,60

B. Canadian Dollar

Badr .-1w.TraE. 16 3 74.67 187 07 190.00

C. Pound Sterling

Baonk Average 350.50 374.33 393. 50 401.83

D. Euro

Bank Average 245.00 269. 80 272.50 288.20

E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR-USS G. Prime Rate:
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Wed., Apr. 2, 2008
TTS= GS 28.57
BdosS= G$ 89.93 6 months 2.670009% US 5.25%
JS= GS 4.45 1 year 2.56125% Guyana (wgt.) 13.93%

Beliz$ G9.U

Source: Interna ional Department, Bank of Guyana.

By Pritha Sarkar
LONDON, England
(Reuters) Andy Roddick
and James Blake gave the
United States a 2-0 lead over
France in their Davis Cup
quarter-final on Friday.
Roddick appeared to be on
a mission, firing 30 aces en
route to a 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 win
over Michael Llodra in Win-
ston-Salem, North Carolina.
James Blake extended the
lead for the Americans, who
were presented on Friday with
championship rings by the
U.S. Tennis Association for
winning last year's Davis Cup,
when he beat Paul-Henri
Mathieu 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 7-
5 in the second rubber.
"We got a little bit for-
tunate today because it was
two very tough matches,
said U.S. Davis Cup captain
Pat ik 1 cEnroe after gomng

The French were without
their more celebrated players.
Australian Open finalist Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga was ruled out
with a knee injury and French
number one Richard Gasquet was
relegated to spectator duties be-
cause of a blister on his hand.
Rafael Nadal and David
Ferrer gave Spain a 2-0 lead
over Germany mn their quarter-
final tie in Bremen and the
twice former champions now
need to win only one of their
three remaining matches to
progress to a possible semifi-
nal against the Americans.
The other last-eight ties were
evenly poised after Argentina and
Sweden split the opening day's
singles and Marat Safin revived
memories of his glory days, pro-
ducing a stunning comeback win
for Russia before the Czech Re-
public levelled the tie.
Nadal overcame jet-lag to
beat Nicolas Kiefer 76b 6-0o 6-

Philipp K~ohlschreiber was
visibly tired during his 6-7, 6-
3, 6-4, 6-2 defeat by Ferrer.
Triple French Open cham-
pion Nadal, who has had
trouble sleeping since flying in
from Miarm at the start of the
week, made a sluggish start but
edged an 88-minute first set 7-
5 on the tiebreak and went on
to win comfortably.
"I noticed the tiredness at
one or two moments but it was
no problem really," said the
world number two-
The effects of jet-lag also
concerned Russian captain
Shamil Tarpishchev and he
opted to leave out Nikolay
Davydenko from Friday's line-
up after the world number four
flew mn late to Moscow follow-
ing his triumph in Miami last
wee .ishchev's gamble to

pick Safin, who has
struggled all season and is
now ranked 87th in the


on a permanent downward
Conjuring some of the
magic shots that earned him
two gad slam titles, he wr
down erdych in just neu
four hours.
"He played great a
crestfallen Berdych told re-
porters. "He showed-he is a
great player even though he
may not have had the re-
sults this year."
Radek Stepanek, how-
ever, made sure the Czechs

stayed in content io ha6-,6
AA64 i over Igor Andreev.
Mancent nad ctain Alb rto
Mancni' decsio toplay Js
rn u lheemdo omfat ad Jha
Monaco backfired in Buenos
After David Nalbandian had
given the hosts the lead with a
6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Tho-
mas Johansson, Robin
Soderling ensured honours
were even when he thundered
past Acasuso 6-0, 6-4, 6-1.

world, as a replacement,
proved to be a masterstroke.
T"o th d igdht o vthre part
touch in the nick of tme to beat
Tomas Berdych 6-7, 4-6, 6-3,
6-2, 6-4.
Berdych would have fan-
cied his chances of winning the
encounter rasoh a th in-
to the semi-finals of the Sony
Ericsson Open last week.
In contrast, Safin had
won only one match all year
- and none smece the Aus.
tralian Open in January.
But the man who scaled
the heights of the Himalayas
last y t twh determinedntoo

Page 7 & 26.p65


cC .

Roddick, Blake give U.S. a winning start

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 13, 2008 27


China athletes unfazed

by international protests
BEIJING, China (Reuters) The Olympic torch relay pro-
tests have not affected the preparations of China's athletes
for the Beijing Games, a senior Chinese sports official said
Demonstrations against China's suppression of Tibetan pro-
tests have disrupted the progress of the Olympic flame in Eu-
rope and the United States.
"It does not have even the slightest impact on our Chinese
athletes' preparing for the Olympics," deputy sports minister
Cui Dalin told a news conference.
Zheng Jie, twice a grand slam tennis doubles winner
alongside compatriot Yan Zi, said that Chinese athletes in
training were aware of the torch protests.
But she added: "It is unacceptable, and it is something we
don't want to see.
"I think the athletes have nothing to do with politics, and
they should not impose that kind of things upon athletes."
Women's handball team captain Liu Yun added that the ath-
letes assembled across national training camps preferred to fo-
cus on the August 8-24 Games.
'All we want to do and need to do is to enjoy the Games,
enjoy every moment of the Games," she said. .

MEMO~.13RL~~~ &
in loving me~mory of dear father.
grandfather, great grandtfaher.
brother, uncle, father-in-law
SEMLPLE wvho died on A~pril 9.

A r'il comes with deet~ re ert
A month we will never forget l
But weC all know thart it's Go~d's w4il
Forr in o~ur hearts you lingetr still -
leep oln beloved, take thyv sweect rest
or Giod tak~es only the best j


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~:~ft" IN MEMORIAL Ar p
1E ~nl iiing memory of
W~ILLIAMS a.k.a.
IL amaha Street, Kitty,
whlo died on April 15, c~7

Even though 11 years
have gone
Your love. smile is still w'ith us
Thanks for every moment you would
gave shared with us
May God bless you "Uncle Eddy"
YOU W111 always be in our hearts
Sadly missed by his wife (Gireta Williams).
children grandchildren, great
grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Inserted by grandson (Horace) q

(Reuters) The Los Angeles
Lakers clinched the Pacific
Division championship and
moved within a half-game of
first place in the Western
Conference with a 107-104
victory over the front-run-
ning New Orleans Hornets
on Friday.
Kobe Bryant had 29 points,
10 rebounds and eight assists
for the Lakers, who held off a
furious second-half Hornets
rally after leading by 30 points

in the second quarter.
The division title is Los An-
geles' first in four years and
leaves them an opportunity to
take the conference crown with
less than a week remaining in
the regular season.
The Lakers have a 55-25
record to the Hornets' 55-24
A showdown in Los Ange-
les today with the third-place
San Antonio Spurs could deter-
mine both teams' chances of
catching the Hornets.

The Lakers close out the
season on Tuesday against
the Sacramento Kings.
The Hornets have road
games remaining against the
Kings and Dallas Mavericks
and a home contest against the
Los Angeles Clippers.
The Spurs and the Houston
Rockets both are a game behind
New Orleans~ in the tight West-
ern Conference race.
Pau Gasol added 25 points
and Lamar Odom had 13 points
and 16 rebounds for the Lakers.

Peja Stojakovic scored 24
points for New Orleans with
Tyson Chandler collecting 18.
Chris Paul added 15 points and 17
A 39-point first quarter gave
the Lakers a lead they never relin-
quished but the Hornets came
close, pulling within a point on
Stojakovic's three-pointer with
3:57 to play.
A six-point run fuelled by
Derek Fisher's three-pointer
gave the Lakers some breathing

L ,T
* y'


MILAN, Italy (Reuters) -
Ronaldinho has agreed ini-
tial terms with AC Milan and
the Serie A club will now
speak to Barcelona about a
deal, Milan and the player's
agent have said.
SThe 28-year-old Brazilian
has had a difficult few months
at the Nou Camp because of in-
jury and loss of form and a
move has long been mooted.
The forward is out for the
rest of the campaign with a leg

injury and a transfer cannot of-
ficially go through until the end
of the season.
"In general Ronaldinho
and Milan are in agree-
ment," his agent and brother
Roberto de Assis was quoted
as saying on the Gazzetta
dello Sport Web site
( -yesterday.
Gazzetta said a deal up to
2012 worth eight million euros
($12.6 million) a year was in the
pipeline with a few clauses to be

Milan chief executive
Adriano Galliani said: "There is
a general agreement with the
player. Now a deal has to be
reached with Barcelona. Give us
Spanish and Italian media
reports have speculated about a
transfer fee of between 20 and
30 million euros while some
newspapers have talked about
Ronaldinho buying up the rest
of his contract at Barca.
Milan are fifth in Serie
A and in danger of missing
next year's Champions
League after a poor season.
They were dumped out of
this year's Champions
League as holders by Arsenal
in the first knockout round.
Carlo Ancelotti's men have
struggled to score and create
goals with Brazilian Ronaldo
playing just a handful of games
before being ruled out long-term
with a knee injury.
Fellow striker Alberto
Gilardino has been lacklustre
and world player-of-the-year
Kaka has been far from his best.
Despite their troubles,
Ancelotti has been assured of
his job next term.
Former Barcelona coach

Johan Cruyff, who remains an in-
fluential figure at the club, said
Ronaldinho should leave at the end
of the season.

recent bereavement.
Sin one way or another special thanks to Dr.
INavin Rambarran and his wife Fiona of
i G.P H.C. for their medical contribution.
Eterna/r~est grantanfo ther ohLord


Sunrise: 04/02/76 -
Sunset: 04/11/05
God saw you were'
getting tired
So He put His arms'
around you
And whispered, "Come
to me my child" t i
With tearful eyes we watched as y~ou pass

Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay
Your golden heart stopped beating
God broke our heart to prove to us
He only takes the best
You will always be in our hearts
Always thinking ofyou

Inserted by her loving parents: Clive &
Maureen Kellman, grandparents: Joseph
& Mary Kellman, brothers: Paul, Neil,
Rondell, Alex &r Adel, sister: Sheyna,
children: Terrell, Kiana & Kaya, nephew:
Shyheim, Paul Jr., Imari & Ajani, nieces:
Candace & Amoia and all other family
~embers, all in the UTSA.

"If things aren't working out
and one person doesn't want to
stay and the others don't want
him then it is the best solu-
tion," the Dutchman told report-
ers yesterday.

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4/12/2008. 11:28 PM

-- .c/ r

Lakers claim division title

with win over Hornets



New hope for Fulham and Bolton after rare wins



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April 11, 2008

Card iff to stage fir sti

2009 Ashes Test

ers earned Premier League
lifelines yesterday with vic-
tories over Reading and West
Ham U~nited respectively to

keep their survival hopes
alive with four games re-
Goals by Brian McBride

and Erik Nevland secured
Fulham's 2-) win, their first away
success in the league in 19 months,
while Bolton ended a dire run
with a 1-0 home victory, over
West Ham courtesy of a Kevin
Davies goal.
With Birmingham City
drawing 1-l at home to Everton,
the day's results have tight-
ened up the battle at the bot-
Derby County, already rel-
egated and thumped 6-0 at home

from Craven Cottage since
beating Newcastle in Septem-
ber 2006 but even when
American striker McBride
put them ahead after 24 min-
utes their fans would not have
been getting too excited.
On 12 previous occa-
sions this season they had
taken the lead in league games
but only twice did they go
on to win.
This time, however,
they continued to play with

Bolton ha s nt won a
league game since the start of
February and when Davies had
two first-half efforts cleared
off the line it was looking as
if that run would continue.
However, the burly striker
found a way through early in the
second half, much to the delight
of manager Gary Megson.
"These are the good days,
we got the three points and it
was absolutely imperative that
we did," he said.

Substitute Erik Neviand seals Fulham's first away win in 34 games with a neat finish in the

90th minute. (BBC Sport)

by Aston Villa yesterday, are bot-
tom on 11 points. Fulham have
27, Bolton 29, Birmingham 31,
Reading 32 and Wigan Athletic,
with a game in hand, on 34.
The top f our are in action
later this weekend as today
leaders Manchester United
play Arsenal at Old Trafford
and Liverpool face Blackburn
Rovers while Chelsea host
Wigan tomorrow.
Everton are two points behind
Liverpool on 61 points, Portsmouth
after sixhion 57 after agoalless home
draw with Newcastle United while

Fulham had not won away

confidence and, after hit-
ting the bar three times in
the second half, made sure
of the points in injury
"It was vital to get that
away win as we had three out
of five away games to come be-
fore today (and) there wouldn't
have been enough home games
to get us out of trouble," Fulham
manager Roy Hodgson told Sky
"Other teams are pick-
ing up points so of course
there is still a risk but while
there is life there is hope
and the performance will
have given the players a

"It's not easy in that situ-
ation yet we did play and got
the result I thought we de-
Birmingham's focus could not
have been helped by the midweek
arrest of directors David Sullivan
and Karren Brady on fraud
charges and when Joleon Lescott
scored for Everton in the 78th
minute things looked bleak.
However, a great freckick
from Argentine substitute Mauro
Zarate earned what might prove
to be a vital point.
In other games, Manches
ter City won 2-1
Sundlerland while Tottenhan
Hotspur drew 1-1 at hom
with Middlesbrough.

LONDON, England (Reuters) -
Cardiff will stage the first Test
in next year's Ashes series be-
tween England and Australia,
the England and Wales Cricket
Board (ECB) announced yes-
It will be the first cricket Test
ever played in the Welsh capital.
In a statement the ECB said
the remaining Tests would be
staged at Lord's, Edgbaston,
Headingley and The Oval.
The match at Sophia Gardens

will start on Wednesday July
8 rather than the traditional
"Already there is
great expectation sur-
rounding the Ashes se-
ries which will follow the
2009 Twenty20 world
championships in an ex-
citing summer of cricket
for cricket followers,"
said ECB chief executive
David Collier.
In a separate statement,

the ECB said the Rose Howl
near Southampton was set to be-
come England's 10th Test match
venue by staging a Test agains
Sri Lanka in 2011i.
Schedule: First Tes
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff ,Jul
8-12. Second Test, Lord'
London July 16-20. Third Tes
Edgbaston, Birmingh'am, Jul
30-August 3. Fourth Tes
Headingley, Leeds, August
11. Fifth Test, The Oval, Lo
don August 20-24.

Page sa 2nass

By Mitch Phillips

A)~NDON, Englandl (Reuters)
-Fulham and Boton Wander-

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 13, 2008 29

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T& T tag hten g rup

as CFU No.1l teamn


By Joe Chapman

EARLY wins were recorded
by champions Linden Tech-
nical Institute (LTI), New
Silvercity Secondary (NSS)
and M~ackenzie High
School (MHS) as the 4th
annual Victory Valley Roy-
als Linden Under-19 Inter-
school basketball champion-
ship got under way last
After a colourful opening
with a march past of the six
participating schools on Mon-
day, LTI overwhelmed LFS 64-
16 afterl a 39-9 adlvantage at the
break as junior national player
Orrin Rose (Jr) led the LTI
boys with 18 points and De-
von G~ittens had 11. Jeffrey
La Rose was the LFS best
scorer with nine points.
On Wednesday, Mackenzie
Hligh School (MHS) won their
first gamelc with a 40-37 win over
Wismalr/Christian~buirg Secondary
School (WCSS) 'Multi' as they
led at halftime 21-20. Delon
Campbell and Monty Niles each
had eight points for the winners
while Stravin Ettienne got 11 for
the losers.
In the other game on

Wednesday NSS swamped
Wisburg 66-18 as they opened
a 24-6 margin at halftime.
Michael Turner led the scor-
ers with a tournament-high 31

the Linden Amateur Basketball
Association (LABA), noted that
"it is a real privilege to have
people not only in Guyana, but
also overseas willing to contrib-

cause many times we have
persons putting into basket-
ball ... as a fundraiser.
"To have a club putting
into basketball, to have it de-

the best of your skills. I want
you to treat this as a w'ay of
paying back to the sponsors.
saying to them we are grateful for
what you have done and as a
means of encouraging them to do
even more for the development
of basketball in Linden and
Education official Eric
Baird told the players of the
need for discipline to be the.
hallmark of the champion-

ship and this was later ech-
oed by president of the club,
Dereck Alphonso, who said
the tournament was the
brainchild of his brother and
founder/coach of the Victory
Valley Royals of Linden and
w~ho now resides in the
United States where a num-
ber of Lindeners now con-
tribute to the annual compe-
tition by way of trophies and

(CMC) Trinidad anld Tobbago
tightened their grip Wednes-
day as No.1 in the Caribbean
Football Unlion (CFU).
From the April FIF;A Coca-
Cola ratings, the T&T Soca War ~
r-iors back to the region's top
position in Marc sfor th ert

only CFU team with a top-100
After securing al -1 draw
away to arch-rivals Jamaica in
cin sn late laat month, T T
world list to No.89, while Ja-
maica stayed 103rd where they
were last month,
Haiti, the 2007 CFU Team-
of-the-Year, tumbled out of the
top 100 to No.106 and lost the
CFU No.2 spot to Jamaica.
Cuba remain fourth, fol-
lowed by Guyana, with Barba-
dos and Antigua and Barbuda at
sixth and seventh, respectively.
Barbados were the biggest
CFU movers on the world list
this month, jumping 21 places
from 137th to 116th, following
their 2-1 aggregate win over
Dominica in CONCACAF
World Cup qualifying on March
The cluster of World Cup
qualifying results in late
March triggered several ad-
justments in the CFU ratings,
including Suriname and
Grenada entering the Top-10
at the expense of St Vincent
and the Grenadines (SVG)
and St Kitts and Nevis.
Bermuda, who eliminated
the Cayman Islands, moved up
to No.8 in the CFU, while
Grenada jumped 15 places on the
world list to 142nd and ninth in
the CFU and Suriname lifted
themselves to 10th in the region
and 12 places up FIFA's list to
In March, Suriname were
11th and Grenada were 12th

onth regio a list r

were also huge movers for April.
The Puerto Ricans, 1-0 win-
ners over the Dominican Repub-
lic, leapt 19 places to 149th in
the world and four places up the
CFU rankings to 12th.
Little-rated BVI only lost
their World Cup tie against
the Bahamas on the away
goal rule to earn a 20-place
world jump to No.173, and are
now 18th in the region, up
from 21st in March.

St Lucia restored some pride
w~hen they avenged an upset
loss to Turks and Caicos Islands
in the first-leg to win 2-0 at
home, advancing 3-2 on aggre-
The St Lucians climbed to
17th in the CFU from 20th last
w ltdh atd 1r enaw sl8 i8th
last month.
Mexico and the USA re-
main untroubled as the best
in CONCACAF, Confedera-
titm of Norah, Chentral Ameri-

tion Football.
Ranked 16th in the world,
the Mexicans stay No.1 in
CONCACAF ahead of the
USA. who moved up seven
places to 21st.
Honduras are third in the
confederation at No.38 on the
FIFA list.
Canada (63rd) and Panama
(66th) are fourth and fifth re-
spectively in CONCACAF,
with Costa Rica (75th), Trinidad
and Tobago, Guatemala (95th),
Jamaica and Haiti completing
CONCACAF's Top-10.
There is no change
among the world's top teams,
with Argentina at No.1,
stalked by Brazil and Italy,
with Spain fourth and Ger-
many fifth.
CFU Rankings April
2008 (world ranking in brack-
1. Trinidad & Tobago (89)
2. Jamaica (103)
3. Haiti (106)
4. Cuba (110)
5. Guyana (111)
6. Barbados (116)
7. Antigua & Barbuda (127)
8. Bermuda (139)
9. Grenada (142)
10. Suriname (143)
11. St Vincent &
the Grenadines (144)
12. Pucrto Rico (149)
13. Netherlands

14 t Kilts a N s (155)
Islands (165)
15. Bahamas (165)
17. StLucia(168)
18. British Virgin
Islands (173)
19. Dominican
Republic (178)
20. Cayman Islands (185)
21. Dominica (191)
22. US Virgin Islands (192)
23. Anguilla (202)
23. iMontserrat (202)
23.Aruba (202)

The teams decked out in their uniforms provided by the sponsors

artin Pollydore fin- ute to the development of bas- veloped at the fundamental

ished with 16 for the winning
NSS. Clissel Garraway had the
best score of eight points for
In declaring the tournament
open Uborn Smith, president of

points as M~

ketball in Linden and Guyana as
a whole.
To start with Linden, it's
a great privilege. I also want
to recognize the Victory Val-
ley Royals basketball club be-

stage which happens to be our
schools, I think they need rec-
ognition for this gesture." Smith
added, "I would also like the
players to honour this gesture
by coming out and exhibiting

By Ravendra Madholall

GUYANA Beverages Com-
pany Ltd under the Busta
brand and Rose Hall
Town Youth and Sports
Club (RHTY&SC) contin-
ned their relationship af-
ter the former injected
some $1.4M into the
Busta Champion of
Champions cricket com-
petition in Berbice, at a
simple presentation cer-
emony which was held at
the company's new loca.
tion at Plot 4A (AA1)
Plantation Great Dia-
mond, East Bank,
The competition features
cight teams and will be played
on a knock-out basis with the
winner taking home $100 000
and a trophy while the run-
ners-up will receive $50 000
and a trophy.
In addition, the man-of-
the-match in the final will

cooelct $ 000 an as r 5hy

will get $10 000 each for the
The organizers as usual
provide colour clothing,
Busta drinks for lunch,
polo t-shirts for umpires
while the officials from the
various clubs making a con-
tribution to make the com-
petition a success will also
wear polo t-shirts.
The competition. which is

in its fifth year, is set to com-
mence shortly and RHT Windies
Sports Bar are the defending
The participating teams are:
Albion, RHT Windies Sports

be broadcast by National Tele-
communications Network.
Foster, in his brief remarks,
thanked General Manager of the
Busta Company in Guyana,
Robert Selman, for his contribu-

who is one of our closest
friends and Shamiza Yadram
who is a Sales Customer Rep
resentative for their generosity
...," Foster declared.
Selman in reply said his

Again! General Manager of the Beverages Company of Busta Robert Selman, at right,
hands over the trophy for the winners to RHTY&SC CEO Hilbert Foster at the presentation
ceremony. (Photo: Ravendra Madholall)

Bar. Port Mourant, West
Berbice. Young Warriors,
Bermine, Scotsburg and Police.
According to RHTY&SC
CEO Hilbert Foster, the teams
will be assisted with transpor-
tation cost, balls for matches,
umpires' fees and the final will

"The club would like to ex-
press its profound gratitude to
the management of the Guyana
Beverages Company for its con-
tinued faith in us and it is our
hope that we have lived up to
it. Special thanks to Selman

company is happy to be asso-
ciated with RHTY&SC and
stated that they will con-
tinue the commitment to the
dynamic club. He expressed
satisfaction with the wonder-
ful organising of the compe-

4 ~12!2008. 11 29 PMl

Ir?'z r;,~lkt~

Early wins for champions LTI, NSS and MHS

Ganguly, Laxman

guide India to

slender lead

Jamaica elevated to 4x400 metres relay gold

E LCINORHC April 1 8

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GCA donates cricket balls to eleven clubs

FORMER national Under-15 player Javier McDonald reg-
istered a fine man-of-the-match 63 to lead Henrietta United
to a comfortable 79-run win over Lima United in the final
of the North Essequibo Committee Cricket in collabora-
tion with the Guyana Cricket Board Under-19 cricket.
Playing recently at the Anna Regina Community Centre
ground in Essequibo the right-handed McDonald tucked away
five fours as his team reached a respectable 156 for nine at the
completion of the 40 overs while Lima United in reply were
dismissed for a paltry 77 in the 28th over.
Navin Singh was also among the runs for Henrietta
United with a steady 36 as off-spinner Alvin Singh grabbed
four for 31 from six overs while Narine Badhadur took two
for 15 from his allotted eight overs.
Fizal Karrim was the lone standout in Lima United's in-
nings with 22 as medium pacer Christopher Blucher snatchedl
four for 28 from his eight overs while Darryl Rameo picked up
three for 11 in his seven-over spell.
At the presentation ceremony, the winning team and
the runners-up collected a trophy each while McDonald
also took home one for his efforts.
McDonald was named player-of-the tournament while he
collected the award for the most runs in the competition.
Romeo copped the best bowler prize with the most wick-
ets while Navin Singh was adjudged best batsman for the high-
est individual score. All of them received trophies.
GCB provided the balls while chairman of the commit-
tee, Prince Holder, was on hand to hand over the prizes.
Region Two chairman Alli Baksh was among the specta-
tors who witnessed the final.


decided Thursday to disqualify
Jearl-Miles Clark, Monique
Hennagan and LaTasha Colan-
der-Richardson following Jones'
doping admissions last year.
The U.S. team of
Chryste Gaines, Torri
Edwards and Nanceen
Perry were also stripped of
their bronze medals In the


By N.Ananthanarayanan

KANPUR, India (Reuters) -
Souray Ganguly top-scored
with 87 to guide India to a
slender first innings lead
against South Africa in the
third and final Test yester-
Ganguly was ninth out af-
ter South African bowlers kept
the pressure on a deteriorating
pitch to reduce India to 288 for
nine at stumps on the second
day after the tourists were
bowled out for 265 in their first
innings on the first day.
Dale Steyn struck two quick
blows as the South Afnican fast
bowlers claimed three wickets
for 11 runs after claiming the
second new ball in the final ses-
India, needing victory to
square the series, were 23
runs ahead with the last pair
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
(9) and Ishant Sharma to-
gether at stumps.
Bowlers continued to domi-
nate on a dusty Green Park
pic where some deiveries
reared awkwardly from the
cracks, making every run invalu-

in the morning before returning
after lunch to claim Dravid and
Laxman off his successive overs.
Laxman added 78 runs for
the third wicket with Dravid
(29) to raise Indian hopes but
their dismissals made it 123 for
Laxman, batting at number
four in the absence of the injured
Sachin Tendulkar, struck seven
fours and was dropped on 43
by Jacques Kallis at slip after
the batsman edged Harris.
Morkel first forced
Dravid to glove a catch off a
pitched-up delivery which
rose awkwardly to be caught
at gully, leaving the batsman
rubbing his hand in pain as he
walked away.
Laxman reached his 33rd
Test fifty but Morkel bowled
him five balls later with a de-
livery which swung in as he
shaped to play to midwicket.
Yuvraj top-edged a sweep
against Harris to be caught at
deep square leg but Ganguly
went on to complete his 34th
Test fifty.
He scored quickly with
Dhoni until the wicketkeeper
was stumped trying a big heave

Ganguly guided the lower
order after Vangipurappu
Laxman scored a fluent 50 to re-
vive the innings following the
cheap dismissals of openers
Virender Sehwag (8) and Wasim
Jaffer (15).
Ganguly, who top-scored
with 87 in the previous Test
which India lost by an in-
nings and 90 runs, played
solidly until he holed out
Steyn to deep cover in a des-
perate bid to reach his 16th
century before he ran out of
He struck nine fours and a
six off left-arm spinner Paul
Harris, adding 65 runs for the
fifth wicket with Yuvraj Singh
and 60 for the next wicket with
skipper Mahendra Dhoni. Both
made 32.
South African fast
bowlers Morne Morkel and
Steyn took three wickets
each, denying a big lead for
India who will also have to
bat last on the powdery sur-

Morkel, 23, removed Jaffer

Umpire Billy Doctrove talks with Dale Steyn after his verbal exchange with Yuvraj Singh on
the second day in Kanpur. (Yahoo Sport)

against Harris, who took two for
Steyn, South Africa's
leading bowler in the series,
got rid of Harbhajan Singh (6)
and Ganguly with the second
new ball, as three wickets
fell for 11 runs towards the
South Africa skipper
Graeme Smith led the batting on
day one after electing to bat
He top-scored with 69 and
added 91 runs for the second
wicket with Has him Amla

(51) before young paceman
Ishant Sharma and off-spin-

SOUTH AFRICA firsI innings 265
(G. Smith 69. H. Amla 51)
IDI rirstbInin ngsre 5
V. Sehwag Ibw b Steyn 8
'R. Dravid cde Villiers b Mrkel 29
V. Laxmanb Morkel 50
S. Ganguly c Amia b Steyn 87
I Singh ede Villiers bHarris 32
I. Dhoni stp. Boucher bHarris 32
SH. Singh Ibw b Steyn 6

ner Harbhajan Singh took
three wickets apiece.

P.Chawla oSmith bNtini 4
S. Sreesanth not out 9
Exrs: (b-8 iW nb-3, w-1) 16
Total: (nine wickets, 88 overs) 288
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-35, 3-113, 4-
123, 5-188, 4248, 7-268, 8-279,9-279.
Bowling: Steyn 16-1-60-3 (w-), Ntini
19-6-41-1, Morkell13-1-57-3 (nb-2),
Harris 297-89-2 (nb-1),Kallis9-1-23-
0, Amla 2-06-0.

ELEVEN active clubs in
Georgetown were the benefi-
ciaries of cricket balls for
their participation in the
G~eorgetown Cricket Associa-
tion (GCA) cricket competi-
tions at all levels.
The association recently
held a presentation at the
Georgetown Cricket Club main
pavilion and donated some five
boxes of balls each to nine clubs
while Third Class and Ace War-
riors received three boxes.
The nine senior clubs are
DCC, Everest, GCC, GDF
GNIC, GYO, Matleenoes, Po'
lice and Transport and the
contribution was worth ap-
proximately $400 000. GDF
has been drawn into the first-
division level.
President of the GCA, Bish
Panday. said since his executives
took over office in 2007 it was
evident that the members had to
do their best to make life a little
easier for the clubs in
Georgetown. .
"I wish to take this oppor-
tunity to extend best wishes to

Thanks! GCA secretary Salim Baksh, right, hands over a box of balls to GDF's Lieutenant
Kirk Marlock, who receives on behalf of the other cricketers at the GCC pavilion. (Photo:
Ravendra Madholall)

the recipients (the various
clubs) of these 51 boxes of balls,
as we look forward to play
cricket in an organised, struc-
tured and professional way"
Panday said.

Panday also mentioned
that the decision to pay um-
pires' fees for clubs partici-
pating in competitions, run
under the auspices of the
GCA. He has been advised

that this single act of the as-
sociation in absorbing the to-
tal umpires' fees has been of
significant benefit to all of
the clubs in Georgetown.
(Ravendra Madholall)

:Iepott?" igeSUShC' r aief
"The decision illus-
trates just how far-reach-
ing the consequences of
doping can be. When an
athlete makes the choice
to cheat, others end up
paying the price, includ-
Ing teammates, competi-
tors and fans."
Russia have been moved
up to silver behind Jamaica

with Nieria takigbrour dia

Olympic medallist Obadele Tlh-
ompson, admitted to a New York
court last October that she had
taken performance enhancing
drugs in the buildup to the 2000)
Sydney Olympics.
She subsequently an-
nounced her retirement and
was stripped of her medals by
the IAAF and results dating
back to September 2000.

(CMC) Jamaica have been
awarded pold in the 4x400
metres re ay from the 2000
Sydney Olympics after the
International Olympic Com-
mittee on Thursdar stripped
Marion Jones' Umites States
teammates of their medals.
The IOC's executive board

4x100 metres, giving
France third place In the
Jamaica's team in the 4x400
metres event was Sandie
Richards. Catherine Scott, Deon
Hemmings and Lorraine Gra-
The United States Olym-
pic Committee said it had ac-

cepted the IOC's decision but
stressed they would not block
the team members' right to
"We respect the decision
of the IOC executive board.
as well as the right for the
athletes who are impacted by
this decision to file an appeal
with the Court of Arbitration

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 13, 2008 3

GT&~ T Ge//fn Plus Premer League ...

Sharptow tackle Eat

Daerra ason's opener

Kennard Memorial

reoisneder endeen t

set for May 11
THE Kiennard Miemorial Ilarf Club at Bush Lot Farm,
Corentyne, will be running off its pre-Independence
horse race meeting on Sunday, Mlay.11.
It is likely that the feature mee, for horses classified C and
Lo r ~hret bthe couno)jto shloese ame lik2)t take pan, will
This meet w'il be the club's second race meeting
for the year and the track is likely to be in very good
condition on race day having regard to the prevailing
good weather conditions.
A sum in excess of G$4MI was recently expended to re-
surface the track as it is the poicy of the club to contmu-
all!, upgrade its facihtcies. The provisional programnmel will
be circulated to horse owners and trame~rs very shortl as
there will be seven events on the day's card.
a SA e while. entries for the b~y Ul meeting will clos
secretary, Niketa Ross (tel: 662-4668, or-325-3230 or
Roopnadine M~atadial (tel: 325-3192) or Justicc Kennant (tel:
623-7609 or 225-4818 or 226-1399 for furtheirinforation.

Ca ribbean yout h

Guyanese Andrew Murray (Jr) in training with the
Sutherland players,

TYNE AND WEAR, England (CMC) Eight Caribbean

Joseph Guemsley, Leston Paul, Gerard Williams, Emilio Li-
mon, Renaud Brisley, Akeem Brown, Andrew Murray and
Devaughn Elliott underwent five days of training at the club's
academy, and managed to catch the eye of officials there.
They had been recommended by former England
winger John Barnes, following the Digicel Kick Start Foot-
ball Clinics staged in the Caribbean recently.
"I was never worried about their ability, I knew they had
that. When I was in the Caribbean I was impressed by what I
saw," said Barnes who played 79 matches mn an outstanding
cr' F nessws de eaer p~r~obalyl s t, but the most im-
portant thing is that they have shown the character and'
ability to impress at a tremendous club like Sunderland,
"This has been fantastic for Caribbean football. It will help
everyone take notice. The future of football there has improved
anindd afTbo Una1 catan Ieston Paul is reported to
have especially caught the eye of officials and manager Roy Keane
Keane, the former Manchester United star, afforded the eight
players the honour of meeting the Sunderland team when he
inie hme ey the dsng tom ahead ohf yesterday's clash
Barnes, a Liverpool star in his heyday, said he believed
young Caribbean players could replicate the success the
Trinidadian due of Kenwyne Jones and Carlos Edwards
had enjoyed in the Premiership.
"Kenwyne Jones and Carlos Edwards have shown they can
handle it in the Premier League there s no reason why there
can't be many more." Barnes contended.
"I don't know what will happen now but hopefully these
lads will make it over here and be a success. I know they have
really enjoyed it. I will watch their careers closely."
The eight players are due to return to the Caribbean

top prize money of $500 000.
The 2008 edition of the
Premier League was launched
at the Water Chris Hotel on
Wednesday evening and will
see football fans and enthu-
siasts receiving lots of give-
According to GT&T's
Marketing Director
Wyston Robertson who de-
livered the keynote ad-
dress at the Wednesday
launch, the GFA's Premier
League is very similar to

the English Premier
This is the second con-
secutive year that GT&T has
come on board this tourna-
ment "and this investment
has not been by accident.
This is part of our social re-
sponsibility ... the invest-
ment of the future of this na-
tion ... investment where
youths are involved",
Robertson declared.
Robertson noted that
sports is not just about enter-

tainment. "It is recreational, and
more importantly, we see it as
a tool to socioeconomic devel-
Football in Guyana is
about changing the negative
habits and perceptions and
showing a positive
outlook for the young people
of this nation.
Robertson encouraged
more sponsors to come on
board which will only lift the
game from where it is to a
higher level.

By Michael DaSilva

GEORGETOWN will tackle
their East Demerara counter-
parts in the feature game of
the opening of the
Georgetown Football
Association's (GFA) 2008
GT&T Cellink Plus Premier
league season today at the
Theville ground.
This match will be preceded
by a Thomas United v Fruta
Conquerors Under-15 clash at
18:30 h to decide the fourth
place of the Coca-Cola Under-
15 competition.
Prior to this game there will
be a march-past of the teams af-
ter which Minister of Works
and Communications Robeson
Benn will give the feature ad-

The players selected to
represent Georgetown in this
afternoon's feature match
which is set for a 20:00 h start
are: Ronson Williams, Kelvin
Smith, Kelvin McKenzie,
Anthony Harding, Shawn
Bishop, Philbert Moffat,
Elton Brown, Anthony
Abrams, Oswald Cornette,
Neville Stanton, Trevon
Lythcott, Orlando Gilgeous,
Travis Grant, Dirk Archer,
Edison Gomes and Dwight
Meanwhile, The Cellink
Plus Premier League matches
will kick off on April 18 at the
same venue where all matches
will be played, with
Georgetown teams vying for the

GFA president Troy Mendonca receives the sculpted Cellink Plus Premier League trophy
from GT&T's Marketing Director Wyston Robertson at the launch on Wednesday night.
(Adrian Narine photo)

By Michael DaSilva

lineup, East La Penitence
was led on their victory
march by Devon Millington
who registered a helmet-trick
to steer his team to a 5-0 win
against Ann's Grove, while
national Futsal custodian
Shemroy Arthur left the up-
rights to score a hat-trick for
Sophia in their 4-0 win
against Mahaica.
Sheldon Shepherd netted
the other goal for East La
Penitence who recorded the
largest margin of victory in
Friday evening's quarter-fi-
nals round. Pele defence
player and former national
Under-17 player Sheik
Kamal registered Sophia's
other goal.
Solomon Austin led Tiger
Bay's charge against Buxton
and wa1S SUPPOrted by. goals

from Wrensford Coleridge
and Wayne Dick, while
Burton's consolation goal
came off the boot of
Rashleigh Morrison,
Rawle Gittens and Wayne
Gilkes scored for Plaisance
who defeated Albouystown
2-1. Zefanaugh Peters ac-
counted for Albouystown s
lone goal.
Sean Arthur and Lennox
Younge registered one goal
each in their team's (Timehri
and Laing Avenue) 1-0 victo-
ries over Meten-Meer-Zorg
and Ultylugt respectively,
while Frank Dover secured a
double for Goed Fortuin in
their 2-1 upset win against
West ~Ruimveldt. Phillip
Rowley scored the losers' lone
And in the feature match.

Mocha defeated pre-match
favourite Pouderoyen on
West Demerara by a 4-3 pen-
alty kick margin, after the two
teams were deadlocked 0-0 at
the end of regulation and
extra time.
Seven-a-side action will con-
tinue on Saturday at the same
venue with eight more matches,
which consist of four
quarterfinals. two semifinals. the
third-: ace playoff and the fi-
Banks DIH Limited,
the major sponsor of the
tournament, has pledged
$150 000 for the winning 8
team who will also receive
10 pairs of football boots,
compliments of AH Sports
while Beepat's has pledged
the second-place prize of
$50 000.

FOOTBALL teams from the
Georgetown wards swamped
their East Coast Demerara
counterparts to advance to
the semi-final round of the
Georgetown Mayor's Seven-
a-Side Football tournament
which re-commenced on Fri-
day evening at the Thirst
Park ground with eight
In results from the evening's
proceedings. East La Penlitence
drubbed East Coast's Ann's
Grove 5-0 while Sophia dis-
posed of Mahaica by a 4-0- mar-
Tiger Bay came from be-
hind to defeat Buxton 3-1,
while Laing Avenue edged
Led by a star-studded

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Georgetown wards swamp

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Junior girls take gold at Caribbean Table Tennis Champiotiships

.. Guyana also win two silver anzd a bronze


The Real Thing

POR F OF SPAIN, Trinidad
(CMC:) -Shivnarine
Chanderpaul and Marlon
Samuels featured in an ex-
hilarating century partner-
ship to inspire W~est Indies to
a series-winning victory over
Sri Lanka in the second
Digicel One-Day Interna-
tional at the Queen's Park
Oval yesterday.
With the home team under
pressure at 18 for three chasing
a target of 125 in 25 overs,
Chanderpaul and Samuels tore
into the bowling as West Indies
won a rain-affected match by
seven wickets with 4.3 overs re-
maining under the Duckworth/
Lewis method.
Sri Lanka, sent in, made 112
for five in 30.3 overs before
rain interrupted for the second
time in the match to force a
three-hour delay and a revised
West Indies' target.
The unbroken fourth-
wicket partnership of 107 in
14.4 overs between
Chanderpaul and Samuels
carried West Indies to victory
for the loss of three wickets
in 20.3 overs before a sell-out
crowd of more than 18 000.
The left-handed
Chanderpaul sustained his rich
form with a commanding un-
beaten 52 from 42 balls and
Samuels put a recent lean period
behind him to blast an unde-
feated 54 off 49 balls.

West Indies cricket players Ramnaresh Sarwan (left) and Dwayne Bravo (right) wave the West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (62) is hugged
West Indies cricket flag after their seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. (Yahoo Sport by Marlon Samuels after scoring a half-century. Samuels
photos) also went on to register his at the Queen's Park Oval.

earlier and it gave then an
unassailable 2-0 series lead
before the final match on

m0e0d unrged wtwh h ekbe t
the championships. General
Secretary of the Guyana Table
Tennis Association (GTTA),
Godfrey Munroe, feels that the
performance was on par with
some of the best junior perfor-
mances of the association in the
The Under-18 and Under-
15 Boys finished with silver
medals while the Under-15
Girls copped a bronze.

medals in the Boys' events and two sil-
wermedalsintheGids' events.
Jamaica won the Girls'
Under-15 competition while
they finished third in both
Boys' events.
Barbados copped the other
medals up for grabs a bronze
in the Girls' Under-18 competi-
Guyana's best two fe

make payecs, MicellerJ
architects of the country's
gold. They were the return-
in gpla years of the 20 03
team and are the defending
champions of the Girls'
doubles competition at the
Along with 15-year-old
Tiffany Blair (who has im-
proved tremendously over the
Please see page 25

IT was 2003 at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall that
the junior female team
copped gold at the Caribbean
Table Tennis Champion-
ships. Yesterday, five years
Inter at the same venue,
Guyana's girls were able to
repeat the feat.
Guyana, hosting the tourna-
ment for the first time since




Warren Hackshaw steps
up to win a crucial game
against Jamaica, which
eventually propelled
Guyana's Under-1 team to
a silver medal. (Adrian
Narmne photos)

Golden girls: (L-R) Michelle John, Trenace Lowe and Tiffany Blair won Guyana's first
gold medal at the 13th Annual Caribbean Table Tennis Championships being played at
the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

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are driving a second-hand car? At least it's better than the bus. Of
course, everyone would like to move to a better place but let me
tell you, being in a comfortable, clean, one-bedroom flat that you
can afford to pay for is not a bad thing in this climate. I believe
you have lost confidence and you need to start praising yourself.
You're in the best position to know how hard you work, how well
you do, how many things you've succeeded in, and how much you
care. So, pile on the praise. "P'm great at my job"; "I get noticed
and appreciated at work"; "I love what I do, and succeed easily."
Come up with your own, write them down, and put them some-
where prominent. Stop looking at what they are achieving, and con-
centrate on what you have achieved instead. With all the money
you are saving on not living a stupid lifestyle, you can book a re-
warding trip to Thailand or Mexico. Bet they can't afford to do

.My current girlfriend is so different to any previous girl that I
have dated. She is really organised and good at her job, but when it
comes tokeepin a home c51ean, t'tshthe complete opdp ite.eWhen

as me. I could not have been more wrong. She is so untidy, never
cooks, and only eats when I cook. I really love her, but her way of
living is making me miserable. Am I too old fashioned for her?


DiLet m ask yeo this
shed when you met her?
How come you didn't
notice she was untidy
and that she can't cook?
I do think it's unfair that
the relationship seems
one-sided when it comes
to home matters. I may

r understand why these
things were not dis-
cussed in the first in-
stance, even before you jumped into the bed. You can't presume
someone is tidy, or that they like cooking. Not everyone can cook,
but being untidy is no excuse she may be damn lazy. Explain to
her that you can't stand slackness, but you must also be willing to
share the chores. Modern relationships mean that men should also
cook and clean after all, both of you are eating and living in the
apartment, and it's not like in the old days, that the burden of clean-
mng and cooking is down to the woman. But unless you let her know
what you stand for in a relationship, how will she know. Would
you buy a car without the key? I think the two go hand in hand.

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simple. ,
Working through feelings of hurt, anger tnd betrayal aire diffi-
cult, sometimes impossible, especially if ybu harbour bitter feel-
ings or feel victimised. In truth, being drun](~is no excuse, but a lot
of people do stupid things when they have taoo much to drink...
and regret it. A single one-rught stand dan be seen as a mistake,
can't it?
Will you be able to trust her to go out with her friends again
and not worry syltpes,ske's making out with: another man? Many
men can't trustfg qiwomagav~ho has~betrayed thiern sexually.~ The hos'-
tility may be played out in controlling behaviour. A controlling man
and a remorseful-wbmanuniake for an emotionailly abusive: relation-
ship. It's better to leaver than to hold on to an Imhhealthy, hostile
partnership. Without fo3igiveness, moving forward is impossible.
Also, all work rand~iso play makes Steven a dull boy. In-
stead of saying y9s toidrork all the time, look for op~portuni-
ties where you rcati realistically decline. Refusing doesn't turn
you into a monster or cause the loss of a job: rather, it allows
you to be there for those you truly want to be with. And you'll
have time left over fosbyourself to date;to work out; to re-
lax and rejuvenate anllehings that make fi~a far more appeal-
ing to your partner. Intruth, the key is ping reasonable about
striking a balastee. Nouone is suggesting you abandonn work,
fa inli orhet~h hmmitments but if yii~tyt make eoery-
whelmed. If you choose to forgive her, do somle work on your
relationship. :If she's desperate for a second chance, you have
some serious thinking and discussing ahead. Talk to her, and
work out what she reqdy wants and whether she feels she gets
it. Same goes for you

A Bithfown

Dear Sherry,
I am on a bit of adowner at the moment, My problem of late
is that I've been feeling as if my life isn't progressing. I am in a
decent job nr ith a fairl~iverage wvage, but whereas my life is com-
fortable and predictable, my friends are seemingly thriving. They
are all in high-powered jobs, drive expensive cars, and live in nice
houses. While I, on the
other hand, drire a sec-F .- .
ond-hand car, and live
in a small one-bedroom -
flat. I really feel bad be-
cause, on the one hand,
I feel happy `f~r them
but I'm also quite envi-
ous of their lifestyles '.
too. What should I do?


~'(~p r I~


What's with the
self-criticism? How do
you know that your
friends are really, really
happy? Maybe they
are just doing good PR
on themselves; and it's
not all that it seems.
And so, what if you

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~We're still together, but our relationship is hanging by a thread.
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.anything else right show, which is both a physical and emotional
investment. I don't see, how I can contribute equally to a relation-
ship that has lost trust,


Discovering infidelity in a relationship is very painful. I am sure
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lessness, anarchy, crudity, or
lack of interest in anything edu-
cational, then there is little hope
for the emergence of a better so-
cial environment conducive to
social stability. This negative
potential often involves both
those who make art, and those
who administer it, since new
hindrances, biases and bigotries
(sometimes hiding behind con-
ventional false-fronts) develop,
and also favoritisms based on
sexual preferences, for example,
the common prevalence of 'gay
males and females in the Arts
today, some of whom, as a
backlash, tend to exclude or bar
heterosexual sensuality from
their creative choices and sup-
Because post-ColoniallInde-
pendent States and nations,
such as Guyana, continually
stress their new right to create
a culture of their own, countless
important and beneficial cultural
products from Europe and
North America especially, are
dismissed as alien and foreign to
local relevance, without any
proper attention and critical
analysis paid to such products.
Amazingly, it is the best

some local Guyanese artists and
intellectuals (especially since
the post-Colomial era began in
1966) to speak as though their
'culture' is solely an original
Guyanese or racial creation, or
as though Guyanese culture is
of a distinct human value which
can be acquired and enriched
without Hollywood or Western
European film culture, is a re-
strictive platitudinous deduc-
Meanwhile, those who la-
ment the breakup of family val-
ues, the lack of intellectual de-
velopment in a new generation
of Guyanese, seem unaware that
a huge amount of brimlant films
can have a positive effect on
such young adult lives if they
are constantly exposed to such
film culture.
Take the example of
three films, out of many
equally good recent ones, by
the wonderful French film
director, Eric Rohmer: 'My
Night At Maud's' of 1'967;
'Claire's Knee' of 1969; and
'Chloe In The Afternoon' of
1972. Rohmer, who is also a
respected creative writer and
fim critic, wrote these films
as part ofl a famous collection
of short stories titled 'Six
Moral Tales'. What made
these films classics of the
highest order related to the
so-called 'New Wave' visual
style, is the way in which
Please turn to page VI

JEAN-CLAUDE Brialy as the clever intellectual, almost married, but obsessed with Claire's
knees, in Eric Rohmer's masterpiece, 'Claire's Knee' (1969).

lectually and artistically poor
versions of current films and
music imported without can-
tion from North America and
other Caribbean cultures, be-
coming a follow-pattern
trend for local creators and
On the other hand, we
should not be surprised either if
others, aware of this bad trend,
go to the other extreme where
silly conventional films and lit-
erature with no individuality, no
creative innovation in style and
content, no imagination, is en-

courage as a stale local alterna-
The correction of this
negative social situation in
which the art of motion pic-
tures is largely involved
should concern European and
North American governments
and organizations which are
advisors and donors to
Gayanese social development
via social programs and aid.
Their societies have ben-
efited enormously by the pro-
duction and public exposure
of the best old and contempo-

rary classic films, literature,
and music, so it makes sense
for them to propose, intro-
duce, and sustain programs of
the same motion pictures
their populations benefit
from, for equal consumption
by the local Guyanese public.
Motion pictures have the
creative power to influence the
human mind and human
behaviour in a rational, produc-
tive, and pleasurable manner;
but it all depends on the style,
artistry, and moral implications
of the picture. The tendency of



THE unique French actress Zou-Zou, as the wonderful
independent Bohemian girl Chloe, in another Rohco:er
masterpiece: 'Chloe in The Afternoon' (1972).

films, whether old classics or
contemporary ones, which seem
to be targeted as undesirable,
'Colonial' or 'White people' cul-
ture. Yet, the worst films and
books, even music, from North
Amenciatespeacialaye satura e lo

garded as "what the masses ap-
preciate and want."
then, hen 10a 1 sl s an

men ro uce i uatit ylto
cally, they will be little more
than colloquial, creolized
versions of this same intel-

hardly see any continual creative
direction out of its everyday
problems. This is a concern
wicbh those authonitiessi th
law enforcers, social workers,
f reignhaid dvisorsiand don r

rope should look at more
closely, or they may find that
little social progress is achieved
by their good intentions.
If The Arts themselves, ex-
ecising their freedom of epres-

trends, violence, crime, hope-

4/11/2008. 3:14 PM

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Motion Pictures:

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BY NOW, it should be clear
to readers that the sensual
image plays a positive and
useful role in such motion
pictures discussed in this se-
ries of essays, and this role is
completely different and sepa-
rate from what occurs in adult

pon on mheoraso modem
art especially in creative writ-
ing, music, drama, and motion
pictures remains perhaps the
best alternative human influence
on the mental and physical
well-being of civilized societies,
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naios, dxeinces po oas
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Hansib, 1987)
Coolie Odyssey (Hansib, 1988)
Handbook for Teaching Caribbean Literature (Heinemann
Educational, 1988)
Black Writers in Britain 1760-1890 (editor with Paul
Edwards Edinburgh University Press, 1991)
The Intended (Secker & Warburg, 1991)
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Early Black Writers in Britain (edited Edinburgh University
Press, 1993).
Disappearance (Secker &Warburg, 1993)
Turner: New and Selected Poems (Cape, 1995)
Across the Dark Waters: Ethnicity and Indian Identity in the
Caribbean (Msicmillan, 1996)
The Counting House (Cape, 1996)
AHarlot's Progress (Cape, 1999)
Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Black Writers (Pickering
and Chatto, 1999)
No Island is an Island: Selected Speeches of Sir Shridath
Ramphal (editor with John Gilmore- Macmillan, 2000)
Turner (Peepal Tree Press, 2002)
Lutchmee & Dilloo: A Study of West Indian Life by Edward
Jenkins, ed. David Dabydeen, (Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean 2003)
Our Lady of Demerera (Dido Press, 2004)
The Oxford Companion to Black British History (editor
with John Gilmore Oxford University Press, 2007)
Selected Poems of Egbert Martin edited by David Dabydeen
The First Crossing (edited with others)
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1978 1st recipient of the Quiller-Couch Prize for creative
writing from the University of Cambridge
1982 Resident Fellowship at Yale University's Centre for
British Art.
1983 Postdoctoral research fellowship from Oxford Uni-
1984 Commonwealth Poetry Prize for 'Slave Song', his first
1992 Guyana Prize for Literature Best Book of Fiction
Award for 'The Intended'.
1992 Short-listed for the John Llewllyn Rhys Memorial
1997 Short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Prize the world's
largest literary prize for a single work of fiction.
1999 Short-listed for James Taitt Black Memorial
Prize, Britain's oldest literary prize for his novel, 'A Harlot's
2000 Guyana Prize for Literature for 'A Harlot's Progress'
2004 Guyana Prize for Literature for 'Our Lady of
Demerara' (novel).
2004 Wordsworth McAndrew Award by the Guyana Cul-
tural Association, New York.
2004 Raja Rao Award for Literature (India), Government of
India, "an outstanding contribution to the Literature of the South
Asian Diaspora."
2007 The Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) by the Non-
Resident Indian Society of India for outstanding contributions to
the literary and intellectual life of the Indian Diaspora. That award
was presented in January 2008, in New Delhi.
2008 The Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excel-
lence in the category of Arts and Letters.

The book that brought on the re-reading of Dabydeen is 'No
Land, No Mother', which is a collection of ten essays edited by
Kampta Karran and Lynne Macedo. This book reveals the extent
to which Dabydeen's work is studied. Essays are written by schol-
ars from the University of Munich, University of Utrecht, Univer-
sity of Western Cape, Universite de Montreal, University of
Dundee, University of Liege, University of Muenster and Peoples
Friendship University of Russia.
The first book on Dabydeen, 'The Art of David Ipabydeen',
edited by Kevin Grant, contains essays by scholars including Mark
McWatt, Sarah Lawson Welsh, Benita Perry, Margery Fee, Jean
Popeau, Mario Relich and Karen Mclntyre.
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From page IHI
Rohmer makes meaningful and totally interesting use of normal everyday real-life qualities
involving our secret thoughts, perceptive self-analytical conversations or discussions on nu-
merous topics over coffee, at lunch or dinner, in scenes with bedrooms, streets, house decor,
art, country houses, lakes, sunny weather, beaches, boutiques, offices, cafes, restaurants etc.
We may wonder where is the morality in these motion pictures whose stories contain loose di-
vorced women, promiscuous young women and men, married men, or men about to be married at-
tracted by sexual freedom, female nudity, and so on.
But why these films end up being moral is precisely because the 'morality' in them does not come
pre-packaged, like an already decided value against which faulty characters rebel, go astray etc, similar
to what occurs in other creatively and intellectually weak and mediocre dramas, films, fiction and po-
Rather, morality in these films becomes relevant and functional to the lives of characters, because
it emerges at the end of discussions and experiences with others they come into contact with.
For example, in 'My Night At Maud's', the star, young Jean-Louis Trintignant discovers his firm
moral Catholicism and chastity is not a reliable guide, after he rejects the kind sensual advances of an
attractive divorced woman who tells him that her girlfriend's affair with her husband led to her divorce.
Instead, Trintignant ends up pursuing and marrying a devout Catholic like himself, never visiting the
charming divorcee again, and moving to another city, only to discover, when he and his wife meet the
liberated divorcee years later, that the two women are acquainted, because the girl he married was th
very girl who had an affair with the divorcee's husband.
The point of the film, however, is not to say that will happen to others with the same moral
obsession as the star, or that being promiscuous would have been better, but to show where ou
moral opinions and values could result in giving us the opposite to what we expect.
In 'Claire's Knee', Jean-Claude Brialy is a sophisticated intellectual among three women one as
aging novelist who is his old friend, and two playful sensual girls, one of whom is Claire, whose knee
and beautiful legs Brialy becomes fixed upon as he observes her on a ladder, sitting in shorts before
him in sunny summer weather on the French-Swiss border of lush mountains, forests, lakes an
beaches ,where the entire film takes place.
However, Brialy is an intellectual who likes to challenge himself, and though he feels quite con
tented with the absent woman he speaks about anid intends to marry, he dares himself to make Claire
become so infatuated with his charm she will allow him to fondle her knee without resistance, ever
though she, too, has a young boyfriend she is happy with. The Problem is, by the time Brialy finally)
touches Claire's knee and she allows him, he realizes he is really in love with her. But she is not really
in love with him. 'Claire's Knee' is a masterpiece from start to finish, because it slowly shows us ho
sensuality can carry a biological logic of its own,:hyich our intellectual intentions have no power t(
'Chloe In The Afternoon' is one of Rohmer's most cherished films, and probably one of the snos
original and emotionally effective motion pictures about men and women ever inade. Chloe, brilliantly
played by the unique young French actress, Zou-Zou, is a wonderful Bohemian (or beatnik) girl; brave
independent, and ambitious. When she returns to Paris from drifting about, she meets an old friend
Bernard Verley, now comfortably married with a few children and a good job in a publishing firm.
He is thrilled to meet Chlee again and even help her whenever he can, because she is a
pleasure to be with, and sensually attractive without a doubt.
Gradually, he comes to admire Chloe's unconventional and honest freedom, but when she decide~
to give herself to him knowing they both want to have an affair, he realizes at the last minute whs
they are about to begin as he sees himself in her mirror undressing, and rushes back to the drab routine
responsibilities of his married life, only to hear his wife admit to thoughts of infidelity also.
Again, it is sensuality which is used as a powerful choice, awakening the human memory to pas
decisions it must continue to honour. Sensuality in these films is, therefore, not a simple sexual desir
or value, but functions as a critical creative value demonstrating some focused topic which offers deeper
more real questions and realisations than a social worker would extract.
Such films, therefore, are not about 'European culture', but about human behaviour and humal
problems in the modern world of today. Their relevance to the Guyanese is based on the fact that no
only Europeans are supposed to confront their problems in such calm, civilized creative films.
.So, the idea that Guyanese are truly Guyanese only if they converse and settle problem
mna brawling, crude, noisy and fickle un-artistic fashion, is a stereotypical naive and shallo

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Inc., Lot 10, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, before 14:00hrs, Tuesday, April
29, 2008. at which time it will1 be opened in the presence of bidders representatives who
wish to attend.
Section ii: Bids must be deposited into the NPTAB Tender Box located at, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 09:00hts,
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at which time it will be opened in the presence of bidders or
representatives who wish to attend.
Customers are asked email all queries to: oro~a~awi.ay or call us call on 227-8701
Water is li~fel Save itl

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Page VI

want a fourth child. A victor
gets a taste for the spoils.
But what both arguments
come down to is: I want what I
Researchers in a field
called signal detection have
found human beings can de-
tect amounts of energy so tiny
they can barely be measured.
Why does that matter? Be-
cause it suggests that even
the smallest tension between
you and your wife will be felt
by your children and impair
their lives. We are physical
beings who feel physical pres-
sures even at faint levels.
Why not take a cue from
the Native Americanltribes who
held consultations in which each
person was encouraged to ex-
plain their point of view with-
out interruption or criticism.
Over many days, people would
sit and confer, and let their real
fears, real reasons, and real

I am writing because my wife
just hit me with "I want an-
other kid." It's no surprise
- she comes from a family
of four and she has always
said she wanted a big family.
I was okay with that before I
had two of my own. Now, not
so much!
I have two of the most
beautiful children anyone could
ask for. They are so cute. Our
first was a charm. For the most
part an easy child, easily
changed, potty trained at two,
speaks clearly, so sweet, a great

Our second was a problem
from the start, screaming uncon-
trollably, kicking when changed,
and crying "Mommy, Mommy,
Mommy!" He didn't sleep
well for -ayear and a half, and
is a pain in the rear compared
to number one. Number two
won't leave mommy's side,
plain and simple, but that's not
my problem.
My wife has now resorted
to Mafia-like strong-arm tac-
tics. "I am not fulfilled; I need
another; if we don't have num-
ber three I will get over it, but I
will need to talk to some-

body..." She gave me the cold
shoulder for three weeks follow-
ing our wedding anniveggy be-
cause I said no to number three.
She says she has 100 rea-
sons to have it, and wants five
good reasons from me. That I
want my time ish't valid, and
neither is the cost of a child. I
am nearly 40, have chronic back
issues, and don't want to deal
with picking up akid when l am
50. What do I do?

An expert on aging, Gary

hopes come out. Each perspec-
tive was aired, and punishments
and arm-twisting forbidden.
There was no spirit of
argument, and talk would
continue until there was a
consensus. If you and your
wife do this, we suggest you
begin by talking about the
damage to your marriage this
is causing, because you both
have options which include
ruining the marriage.
Either you will reach
genuine agreement or you
won't. If you don't, there is
the answer. No baby. But
whatever decision you reach
it must be mutually em-
braced--not accepted--but
embraced. That's the only
way to make this decision
and the only way to bring a
child into the world.


The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites Tenders for the following projects: o
Section i:
1. Procurement of Works for Upgrade ofService Connections and installation of
Water Meters and Meter Boxes at:
ChrionI to El Dorado, Villacge, Wetst Coa~st Berbic~e
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG -PO37-C01-2008

2. Installation of Water Meters and Meter Boxes
No,. 51 to 73 Villages, Phas~e 3, Region 6
Bid identification No. GWI GOG -PO35 -C01 2008

3. Procurement of Works for Upgrade of Service Connections at:
No. 9 Bath Village, W~est Coast Blerbice
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG PO36 CO1 2008.

Rose Harll to Whimr, Re~gion 6
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG PO28 CO1. 2008.

East Canje Berbice, Region 6
Bid Identification No. GWI- GOG -PO29-C01-2008

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Council Of Elder s

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~ 1

A large multinationals company in the mining industry is' desirous of adding
to its team a highly motivated team player. The Human 'ResourcesMaae
will report to the General Manager In Guyana and Divisional Manager in ~
Headquartefs~.As a member of this organization, youv will be required to live
on our mine site, andtrdivel out of country periodically.

*Employment and placement *Compensation, and benefits
*Trainling and development *Labour relations *And staff welfare and
social costs

The incumbent would preferable be qualified in Human Resources or
Personnel Management, have knowledge of the bauxite or mining
industry and practices and be employed in a similar capacity for at least 3
Proven track record on negotiations, knowledge of the local lobour
market, and key players would be an asset. Ability to multi-task. and deliver
in time pressured situation is a pre-requisite_ for this job. .

This will commensurate with qualification, experience and technical
knowledge of applicant, but will be in line with senior management
package, including health, life and medical insurances, paid vacation
travel and allowances.

SIt a where ..r, y~ou belong


Policies andprocedures;
*Gather and analyse al information necessary to present a financing request for
approval,siinduding mheiing with existing and potential customers and visiting

*Ensr onmps un~ with aHl B~ank policies and procedures, as well as all applicable

*Conltinuously monitor assigned accounts, recommend and implement corrective
actions to betaken to prevent possible credit losses
*Develop Chequing and deposit relationships with customers and promote
customers to appropriate staff for services
*Assist in attaining' established Bank goals through active participation in
marketing and officer call programs
Required Educeation/Skillo
ABachelors Degree in Accounting, Bankihg and Finance, Economics, Business
Management or related discipline plus four years' experience mn banking with at
least two years in commercial lending OR six years' experience in commercial
banking with at least threeyears in commercial lending
Excellent analytical skills, decision-making and problem solving capabilities
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
*Must be computerliterate and have working knowledge ofMicrosoft office suite
*Strong sense ofoonfidentiality, impartiality and objectivity
*Comprehensive knowledge of current practices and procedures related to Credit
anld Marketing
Applications with accompanying resumes should be sent on or before April 18, 2008 to:
201 Camp & Charlotte Streets, G~eorgetown

within six months after the thing
done or omitted and not other-

It was argued by counsel for

(2) Having regard to the use
of the words "and not other-
wise" after a lapse of six
months, not only the remedy
but also the right became extin-

by the said railway for delivery
to the plaintiff at the said bond.
A freight note dated August 2,
1966 was also issued for that
purpose, he said.

was dismissed,

nior Crown Counsel, (now Se-
nior Counsel and Attorney Gen-
eral) appeared for the victorious
Defeqdants T&rHD.

Justice Vieira, in giving
his reasons for dismissing
the action said that "Lon No-
vember 15, 1965, A Gafoor'
and:Sons shipped three Ca-
nadidin bed. frames; one
bundle of nails;, and one bag
containling 12 castors by the
defendants' railway from
Georg~etown to Rosignol for
delivery to the plaintiff at. the
defendants' bohnd at
Stanle~ytown, ,New
Amistekdam." The judge said
thiat a freight note was issued
for thidt purpose, and! that the
cartons qtiiestion were val-
wed af $30, : :

Continuing with his line of
.,reasbaing, the judge said that on
'Aigust 11, :19~66, a case of
threa~d valued$390 was ship~ped
'by thie Iainitiff's~ customs clerk

After a. certain time had
elapsed and he did not re-
ceive' the articles, the plain-
tiff went to thd: defendants'
Stauleytown bond on two oc-
casions to esquire what had
happened with, the expected
freight, in March 1966 as well
as in August the same year,
but to no avail. He also
Spoke to one Mr Soodhoo, the
arissistalit traffic superinten-
Sdent at the defendants' head
officee in Georgetown, who

Please tutrth
to page IX

that' provision as they had not .
pleaded it in keeping~~vith the
requirements of 0.17r..15 of
the Rules of the Supreme
Coubr, nor had they sought any .
amendment to do so.

The Court held that-

(1) Sub-sec..2 of s.. 23,lis
concerned with an'dlays dowd
a matter of substantive law ~and
not merely procedure,

claim for dam
ages for non-
delivery of
B~goods hvas out-
side' the statutory six-morath
limit, the Defendants, Trans-
port & Harbours Department
(T&HD) benefited from the
lapse as the claim brought
against the ~Comnpany ~as
Justice Frank Vieira, who
heard the claim brought by
Ameer Abdool of A Gafoor &
Sons in 1967 against T&rHD for.
the default in 1966, found that
the proceedings were a nullity.
Confining himself to the
wording in the Limitation Ordi

nance,' Justice Vieira noted .thiat
the plaintiff's failure to bring
the action within the six-month:
period laid down in the Ordi-
nance was absolutely fatal, and
forever extinguished both ~his
right and his remedy.<
He further observed: "In ef
fect, this means that that section :
23` (2) of Chapter 261 is really
substantive law and hot merely
procedural law." , :

The plaintiff had claimed
from the defendants~a sum rep-
resenting the value of several
items of goods which had bieen
sent to them on their railway for
delivery at their bodnd but which
wd~re never delivered. The items

were in two consignments dated
November 15, .1965 and August

The plaintiff commenced
hii action on Mhlarch 11, 1967
by a specilly indprsed writ to
whicly the defend ts filed an
affidavit of defence. The action .
was .tiied without further plead- `~
mngs ~and at the clos~e of the, case
for ibe plaintiff, counsel for the
defendaant submitted ~inter alia,
that the actionwas barred by
virtue of section. 23 (2) of the
Transport &~ Harbours Depart-
ment Ordinanc~e, Chapter 261.

SThis section provided that
an "action shall be commenced

Sunday Chronicle April 13, 2008

Page VII

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Government of the Co-operative Republic of Grayan


Applications are invited from suitably qualified person to fill the position of an ACCOUNTANT att
the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.


1. Minimum CATf or ACCA level 1
2. Knowledge of Peachtree Accountinlg or any other Accounting Software.
3. Ability to prepare Financial Statements.
4. At least 2 years experience.
5. Computer literacy.
6. Some Insurance knowledge will be an asset

Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please send applications to:

Commrissioner of` Insuranlce
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
126 Barrack Street

Closing date for applications is April 30, 2008.

GOG invites eligible consultants to submit statements of capability.l In the assessment of
;submissions, consideration will be given to the technical competence, qualifications and experience,
local and r~egional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and present commitments.
All information shall be submitted in the English language.

Two copies of the submissions. must be delivered to the address mentioned below not later
'than 9:00 h1 on May 9th, 2008. The sealed envelope containing the submission should include the name
and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked "STATEMENT OF CAPABILITY:

Following assessment of the submissions, a shortlist of between three and six applicants will~be
provided with fidl terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to
undertake the assignment. GjOG reserves the right to accept or reject late applicants or to cancel the
present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short listing
anly applicant and will not defray and costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission
of statements.

(1) Attention: Project Co-ordinator
Conununity Services Enhancement Project
Cl'o Ministry of Local Government and Regional Developmnent
G~eorgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 225-7989 or 225-7826

TE L: 2 2 5- 44 7 5/2 2 6 -3 2 43 9

identity, mental ability, and
emo ~nql preoccupation. The
Dra~ a ~Family, also called
Kin tic ',Family Drawing,
indicates self-esteem and social
relationships within the family.
The, House Tree Person
draqiag indicates the significant
enviyonmental influences in a .
child's life as he perceives them.
This, article, for want of space,

will only discuss the Dra
Person test.

with validity and reliability, a
great deal about their mental
ability and sociallemotional
There are several types of
children's drawings used as
growth and development
indicators. The most common
are the Draw a Person, Draw
Your Family,: and the House
Tree Person. Of course, there
are variations of these. The
Draw a Persoli indicates gender

suggest denial because of
Small .and tiny drawings
suggest a small self-concept The
small imlIer self is projected or
represented in the drawing. Small
hands often suggests shyness,
while large hands suggest
aggressiveness identification with
aggression. Squdre bodies or square
shoulders indicate rigid behavior and
a lack of sporttaneity. Sunshine
overhead oftenjreflects happiness,
bu ole fen uggests the need
girls who are struggling with family
as maternal over-protection.
Ground effect suggests insecurity,
while slainting figures indicate
emotional imxiance.Whereligures
show action as climbing or
movements; there is a high degree
of drive or ne for activity.
Speech iih children is limited
because th y do not have
language faci ity and they cannot
articulate their feelings. Their
drawings, however, as natural
and spontaneous expressions,
become usefill tools of diagnosis

emotional disorders. As
educational tools, they help
educators identify areas of
learning deficits and possible
Drawings and art therapy
are vry poularmdso
a eatieg m ta /em iosna
disorders. Art su ports the
ego development, and fosters
a sense of identity while

g nera 'rt empa itzes th
integrative and healing
properties of the creative
process itself and which does
ectiorequire verbal

Fig. 1. Age 4


: i

a Mental ability pan be judged
by the. number of items or
Sstrokestin a drawing. More in-
depth perception and
representation indicates further
mental.maturity. For example,
in the drawing above (Fig. 1}
the chidrosk ivenooney ,on foo

strokes for two eyes is one
point, and so is two arms for
one point. One point for eyes,
one each for nose, mouth, head,
and bo~dy. Thus, a total of six
points. This is normal for a
four-year-old child. At age five,
there is more growth and the
drawing now appears as:

Fig. 3. Age 6 1

This drawing, using similar

prpor imatelyulntpinnts, oh aa
mental age of six years. The
body is more proportioned, and
fingers, hair, and clothes may
appear. For each year of mental
growth, three to four points are
normally added. This is up to
age 14 to 15, when factors such
as artistic ability will affect the
validity. When a child of nine'
therefore, has only 14 points, he
will be below his mental age'
while a child of the same age
with 26 points will be judged as
very bright for his age.
At about age five and six
hlare ein to lnder tandut
boys will draw boys, and girls
will draw girls. Fewer times
{approximately 20 % }they wiH
draw the appropriate sex'
especially when they identify
with that gender. Older
adolescents and some mothers
will draw the opposite sex.
Numerous emotional
characteristics may be indicated
in the children's drawing. For
example, heavy shading on any
one part of the body may
suggest anxiety about that part.
Heavy shading of the mouth
may suggest he has been thumb
sucking but feels ashamed of it.
Omission of any part will


The Government of Guyana (GlOG) has secured funds from theiCaribbean Development
Bank (CDB) to assist in financing the Community Services Enhancement Project. As part of the
counterpart contribution, GiOG will finance utilizing its own resources, conksultancy services for the
design and implementation of a C~omm,unity and Awareness and ParticipartionYProgramme, (CAPP) for
the project. The project seeks to upgrade four communities located in the Essfiuibo area of Guyana to
the status of towns namely B3artick, Charity, Parika and Supenatam. The GO00, through the executing
agency, the Ministry of Local Govermplent and Regional Development (MLGiRD), invites the
submlission of qualification information ifrom consultants or joint ventures interested in providing
conlsultancy services for the CAPP.

The main objectives of the CAPP are to:

infomn and make the community aware of the var ~us components of the ,
project in order to ensure ownership of 'the railities andi greater
responsibility for them;
involve the community in implementation, opem~tionrand maintenance, thus
ensuring effective identification of their obligations and needs;
contribute to sustainable delivery of urban services by promoting
compliance with taxes, rental and other charges; and
educate the community on the linkages between the prpper disposal of waste
and health

Fig. 2. Age 5

There are now two points
for the eyes because of two
strokes, one for the~ pupils, one
each for head, arms, etc. two for
mouth, two for nose, two for
body, one for feet, for a total of
11 points. This is normal for a
five-year-old. For a six-year-old,
the drawing will appear as:

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drawings have
delig hted
parents and
educators for years. It is only
in the relatively recent past
thythe deeper psychological
adeducational_ meanings
haje been exploited to better
understand the growth and
development of children.
Children's drawings do tell,


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the public is hereby Lnt med th t all late: ayllsftiayets of tawill a~tstratitrs.
SThe inter t rate f'oith~e second qluarter (AJpril 1, 200)8 jurie 30, 2008) is 19.71

theii calcut Ijit;in of bOis itelrest rate iis basedl onl the prue teriding rate as published
, by the Flank dfG uyang pits 500 basis points.

.The Guyanr tBefence Frce ~is currently nrattlithisuitably qualified Trade Teac~hers to
fill vacancies for: : : 'n
Carpen~tr~y and Joinery
P1tinblag :
Auto vehicle repair (Gasoline anld diesel}

Applicants must possess:

Technical qualification from a recognized Institultion
At least five (5) years experience in the related field

interestedd perlsons should send completed applications including curriculum vitae: and
two refernces to:

The Staff OfficerOne Gecneral One,
Base Camp Ay-~anganna.
Closing davte for applications is F~ridfay April l 8, 2008.

G: rd)/lADB tLQANb.1.] 55$4/F-GjY
The rGo lermentcl of Gusucla (GOG~CI has received~ lil.nac~r l ing f Ithe Inter- merican
Develo~pm et B~ank (IDBIr for the New Amsterrdamn to Aldeso-~n OCelk oand Reb (bili~t~atf
:Protject; Otiic 'ororirlpoen ~of the Prqject is~ toironduct an Urban T'ransport: Study fr~f

The main obF~lectis e othis' Project is to support the'Government of Guyan~a in its effort ts to
le ~ lop lusrumIable Iran sport polic iewindr mi llgrated tran sport strategies and also to support
improvedd' mobihtry and a~ccss fJr, reidednts jnd Lito~lrs to Gveorgetown` whilst recognisihbg
the growig c'nce~rne f trallic qolumes~i andi o)fe~ibironmentl degradation.

Thel CWork s Scr Iees Groiup in\ tres ehgi ble Consutsitiicy Firms fromn any rnetaber counrity'o
thed IADB to ~iblbmit t he'ir x L'XT~ ihn of interest which must include details of work: ini the~
sameL- area of speciali nation T@rins of Rpference (TSOR) can be obtained upon request from
thetrdi~ ne~titud iond a desS iring normal working hours.

The ove~rall iesponsi iliy drthpforniance~of the duties described in the Terms of
R efetrene ~hall be u Idertaken by r ire Teami L eader

SThe ftota duratioil ofthe study should not exceed twentyI-six weeks.

'The se~lection1 of the shiortlist w ill be based on quali fic nations and relevant exp~eriences of the
Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Interest by May 06, 2008.
Applications must be placed in a sealed envelope anzd addressed to:

The Co-ordinator
Works Services Group,
Ministry of Public Works
Wight's Lane, Kingston Georgetown,Guyana.

Applications must be clearly marked at the top left-hanld comer "'PROVISION OF:

Further informl~atlon may be obtainecd from the Of~fice of thei Co-ordinator. Works
Services G;roup. Wilght's Lanc. Kingston. Gorgetow-n.
Phonre: 59222 9870 extl. 108. Faxi: 9)2 2252689, E-m~ail: to,:: 1e-1 -~ir

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Page LX

Counsel for the Plaintiff, in reply, submitted that:
(1) the Plaintiff's cause of action did not arise until October 5,
1966 when the final demand was made for delivery of the articles;
(2) the non-delivery amounted to a fundamental breach of a con-
tract, which no exemption clause could remedy; and
(3) this was a case of non-delivery, [and] not short delivery.

The Judge, in summing up, said:
"I must confess that I found this to be an extremely difficult
matter involving, as it did, the law of limitation under three sepa-
rate ordinances, viz, The Justices Protection Ordinance Cap, 18,
the Limitation Ordinance, Cap. 26, and the Transport and Harbours
Department Ordinance, Cap. 261."
Noting that neither counsel in the matter was of any particular
assistance to the court, as he had had to do all the research himself,
which shouldn't be, Justice Vieira said:
"It is counsel's duty to furnish the court with all the relevant
authorities both for and against.
"It seemed to me that although one ought always to plead a
statute of limitation, or to make a request for an amendment if this
is not done, nevertheless where, as in this matter, a special stat-
ute of limitation, extinguishes both the right and the remedy if the
action or suit is filed outside the time stipulated, then a failure to
expressly plead such a statute or to request an amendment, will
not debar a defendant from raising the issue at any stage of the
proceedings or indeed prevent the court itself from raising and de-
termnumng the issue of its own motion.
'In my opinion, it was not necessary for me to look beyond
the provisions of s. 23 (2) of Cap. 261 in this matter which, I
considered, fully disclosed of this matter ~for the reasons I hav6
"I am fully satisfied that in view of the words 'and not oth-
erwise' in s. 23 (2) of Cap. 261, the Plaintiff's failure to bring
his action within the six` (6) month pe~i'iod laid down, was ab.
solutely fatal and forever extinguished both his right~anrd his
remedy. In effect this means that s, 231(2) 'of ('ap. 261 is re-
ally and isot merely pr~ocedurar law" Justice
Frank Vieira had said.

From page VII

promised to investigate the matter. This was after his law-
yer had sent the defendants a letter of demand dated October
6, 1966 on his behalf
The defendants sought to placate the plaintiff by offering to
replace the castors, but he refused on the grounds that the ones
I they proffered were not of the same type as those he had ordered.
This present action, the judge said, was filed on March 11, 1967.
The following month, on April 22 to be precise, an Affidavit of
Defence was filed by one Eustace Anthony, personnel officer of
the defendants' corporation. The requisite leave to defend without
further pleadings was granted two days later, the judge said, adding
that the matter was fully heard on May 29, 1967. He gave an oral
decision on June 5, 1967, dismissing the claim with costs to the
defendants fixed in the sum of $150.

The defendants led no defence but closed their case at the close
of the Plaintiff's. Counsel for the defendants, Mr Doodnauth` Singh
had submitted the following:

(1) The notice was out of order as it did not comply with s. 8
(1) of the Justices Protection Ordinance, Cap.. 18;
(2) On the evidence itself, the claim was outside the statu-
tory six (6) months limit; and
(3) The conditions laid down in the two freight notes have the
sanction of law as they are derived from Rules made tlieder ss. 8 to
13 of the Transport &t Harbours Depairtmenti Ordinance, Cap.' 112
(now Cap. 261 of the I aws of puiyana (Kingdom ed~

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Di you kow th w tlnds areca

Guyanese ?
1. Residents of Georgetown and
surrounding areas receive about
40% of their water from the East
Demerara water conservancy (a
man-made wetland).

2. People collect water directly
from nearby wetlands for washing,
thing, and even drinking.

1 I

Ministry of Education

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions
within the Ministry ofEducation:
2 Senior Education Officers

Job Description/'Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department, Ministry of
Education, 21, Brickdam. Georgetown and the Public Service Commission.

Application on Public Service Commission No. 30 Form and No. 31 Form (for applicants
outside of the Public Service) shouldbe sent to:

Public Service Commission
Fort Street
Closing date for submission of applications is April, 18, 2008.



The United States Embassy in Georgetowri is seeking an individual for the
position of Fraud Investigator. The incumbent performs moderately
difficult and responsible work pertaining to a limited range of investigative
work and will also assist in work pertaining to the processing and issuance
of immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Requirements are: Completion of/
Secondary School; from two to three years of progressively responsible
experience mn investigative work, such as military or police agency, or
private security claims mn investigative organization; good working
knowledge of English: be familiar with local laws and practices affecting
marriages, divorce, adoptions and legitimization; be able to write reports
clearly and concisely and be able to use a computer and type at a minimum
of 40 w.p.m. Persons wishing to apply may request an application form on-
line at HROGeorgetownH(@,!state.rov or in person at the Embassy's VIP
guard booth on Duke Street, Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you
choose to submit a resume, it must contain ALL information contained in
the application form. Closing date is April 25, 2008. Completed
applications should be e-mailed to the above address or sent via mail to:
Human Resources Office
(Fraud Investigator)
American Embassy
100 Duke Street

Paar ~n Aerican
H health

$18110081 PPof088i0 al 08ficr (Health Pr motion)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) seeks National Professional Officer to assist
with the delivery of health promotion activities in Guyana.
T'he post holder will be responsible for the following duties:
Promoting the establishment of healthy spaces/settings and collaborating to
develop capacity at the local level to facilitate fonnulation and implementation of
these initiatives
Developing health communlicationI programs an'd strategies to provide a pr-otective
environment in the.places where people live, work and study (schools,
communities, municipalities. workplaces etc.)
Developing innovative strategies for health communication programs to increase
people's knowledge of risk factors, to develop and reinforce health seeking
behaviours and advocate for individual responsibility for health
Providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and other national
institutions in formulating public policies in health promotion and in the
implementation of related programs and projects
Promoting operational research and monitoring and evaluation of health promotion
Networking with the media and other stakeholders in health promotion and disease
prevention; preparing, testing and disseminating public information.
Planning. implementation and evaluating of activities for the various
Commemorative Health Days (TB. AIDS, MNH, World Health Day)
Responding to national, regional and International health emergencies as team
member of the Riegional H-ealth EmergencyJ Response in the area of communication
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*Providing, communication and social mobilization support in emergency situations
C'oordinate: the National Mediia Awrds for excellence in health journalism and
collaborate with other PAHO units in support of thle Caribbean Media Awards

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conservation and protection of the world's wildlife and ecosystems. WWF Guianas current four-year project focuses on six themtatic areas. Sustainable
Forest and Protected Areas Management, Freshwater and Wildhife Conservation and Management Gold Mining Pollution Abatement, and finally,
Education and Communication. We are, therefore, pleased to share the following information with yes, especially tailored to meet the needs of primary
and secondary school students as part of our series for World Water Day, 2008. (This is the third in a series of four articles.)

lands are broken up and re-
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oare areas covered in
water permanently or for long
ocan be natural or man-
o can be salt or fresh
water areas
perform important
functions useful to the environ-
ment and to us all.
support a variety of
plants and animals
oare the most rich and
fruitful areas
oare the primary
sources of water.

Guyana has many large
wetland areas, including the
many ponds, swamps, season-
ally flooded forests, lakes and

Remember? We live in the
'Land of Many Waters'.
The values of wetlands in
water purification and
The specific values of wet-
lands related to water supply
and purification are that they:
o receive surface runoff
during rainy periods;

o store water, espe-
cially during periods of high
rainfall; and
replenish the water in
the earth during very dry periods.

Did you know that the
purifying and storage of
water by wetlands is
Yes, it is!
The excessive amounts of
ivaste, nutrients and sediments
cannot always be removed or
stored by wetlands. Eventually,

in these situations, many wet-
lands are destroyed and thus
the many values identified are
also hampered.
You may wonder: Why the
focus on wetlands, especially
since the theme is 'Water and
Well, just think of it this
way: Wetlands practise sani-
tation naturally by purifying
the water we use. All we
need do is practise sanitation
also. See next week's ar-

A wetland in the Rupununi

o remove and hold nu-
trients: For example, excess ni-
trogen and phosphorus;
o store and recycle or-
ganic wastes: Waste materials
from garbage dumped in wet-

sometimes full of sediments.
Wetlands trap these, allowing
the water to be free of sedi-
ments or clear;
omamntain stream flow
during dry periods;

WW F r

for a living planet'

Water and Sanitation Sanitation is
Vital to Hu~man Health

Episode 3: Wetlands and clean water

What are wetlands,
and of what use are they

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was so bitter about being HIV
positive that she had a good
mind to pass on the virus to
as many men as possible. Ja-
son, however, was able to calm
her down and to assure her
he will help her get through
it one day at a time.
Anil's attitude to Uncle
Roy, meanwhile, is very
strained, to the point where
they had a heated argument, with
him telling Roy he will get
someone else to help him with
the school fees.
And a distraught Candace is
not just scared about her future
and that of her baby, but she's
also worried about how she con-
tracted the virus and how to tell
James. Mark, on the other
hand, was somehow able to dis-
cern that Usher is having trouble
with his 'mother and daughter'
affair, but an angry Usher is out
to prove to the pair that they
both "belong" to him.
Merundoi is a radio serial
drama designed to demon-
strate to listeners the

struggle characters face in
adopting positive behaviors. It
sets out to show the audience,
among other things, how
characters can successfully
prevent transmission of HIV
and support those already in-
fected. It also demonstrates
the consequences of each
behaviour and the impact that
these behaviours can have on
the individual's life.

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piness? Jason and Anil are
becoming friends again....but
why is Anil so angry?
You can't miss the episode
at the end of the week when it's
showdown time at the Boston's
between Rhonda and Usher!
Will she discover the truth?
Just to recap, Unique told
Natasha last week about her

sexual exploits with Usher and
her feelings of guilt. Natasha,
however, assured her that Usher
is the one who should be feel-
ing guilty as he is a grown man
who took advantage of her.
And Fine Man found an
angry Lawrence drinking in
'Corner Shot' because Shane
turned down his request to be

his AA sponsor. Then there
was Lily who confided in Ja-
soir over the phone that she

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ideal family is turning out to
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Sundaur Chronicle -Aoril .13,\2008.

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WORKING up a sweat while performing household chores may
not just improve the cleanliness of your home, but your men-
tal health too, a survey suggests.
Just 20 minutes of sustained exercise a week from cleaning to
jogging can impact upon depression, the British Journal of Sports
Medicine study found-
The more strenuous and frequent the activity, the greater the
University College London researchers looked at a survey of
20,000 people on weekly exercise and state of mind.
Another study in the journal also found such exercise among
the middle-aged and elderly may delay the ageing process.
In the Scottish Health Survey, 3,000 people reported stress or
The more active they were, the less likely they were to be suf-
fering in this way. Taking part in sports at least once a week low-
ered the risk by 33%,
while housework and
walking could cut it by
as much as 20%.
However, light dust-
ing or meandering to the
bus stop strictly did not
The activity needed
to be for at least 20 min-
Sutes at time, and had to
induce breathlessness.
One theory as to
why activity might
work is that it curbs
some biological risk fac-

tors for depression, including glucose intolerance, inflammation and
cardiovascular problems.
Researchers did however concede they were unable to work
out the nature of the relationship, and that those with mental
health problems may be less likely to exercise in the first
"Many studies suggest benefits for mental health from exer-
cise, and for the first time we have been able to quantify the amount
of activity which seems to make a difference," said Mark Hamer of
University College London.
"Brit it is a chicken and egg issue as those who suffer from
stress or anxiety may be less likely to take part in physical activ-
ity in the first place."
Sane, the mental health charity, noted that the reasons for dis-
tresd were often poorly understood and that in severe cases people
needed to seek professional help.
But "this study may offer hope to those suffering mental pain
that small, manageable lifestyle changes can improve mental
wellbeing," said spokesman Richard Colwill.
"The brain is as much a 'physical' organ as the heart or lungs,
so perhaps it should notcome as a surprise that even little amounts
of regular exercise can begin to reduce psychological distress."
Another study finds that even if the relationship between
strenuous activity and mental health is unclear, those who opt for
it may enjoy a more independent old age.
Regular aerobic exercise in middle-age and beyond trains the
body to use oxygen more effectively in generating energy, research-
ers at the University of Toronto found after looking at 400 adults
aged between 55 and 85-
This in turn seems to delay biological ageing by as much as 12
Lorna Layward, research manager at Help The Aged, said it was

"never too late" to start exercising.
"When people hear the word 'aerobic' they tend to think of
Lycra and tracksuits, but there are all sorts of activities from danc-
ing to swimming that can make a huge difference.
"There has long been the assumption that retirement is
about putting your feet up, but gradually we're getting the
message across that keeping active is good for you in so many

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GOING around the "Great Walls of China"

I K~EEP telling people that the word is spelt PA-TA-
MU-NA, and not PA-TA-MO-NA. The correct spell-
in i mortaont; it hdlpn frish a background to

As I've been told time and again, the Patamuna people, one of the
last remaining nations of Amerindians in Guyana, can be described
as People of the Heavens. When one contemplates the sheer size
and magnificence of the Pakaraimas, it is easy to agree with that
The Patamunas have, for centuries, inhabited the mountains and
charted their survival through their inherent reverence to nature.
But, as the years go by, their culture continues to be tainted by
outside influences, as evidenced by the zinc-sheeted roofing one
espies in almost all of the communities. The usual benab-style
houses are not just a flight of fancy; the shape of the house is actu-
ally a symbol of fertility.
I longed to see someone bearing the trademark body markings,
as this represented ancient Patamuna culture, and indeed the cul-
ture of the other Amerindian tribes. Each mark, I'm told, has a spe-
cial meaning. If a woman, for example, has tattooed whiskers, you
knew without asking that she is the one to go to if you wanted a
good strong drink, and I don't mean unfermented drink. But it
was not to be. I couldn't see a single person bearing a body mark-
When we reached Paramakatoi, my gaze was intent, but my:
questioning was cautious. It was hinted that a Kanaima lived in the
village. My curiosity subsided, though, when I was told that he
was out of commission. This meant that I could not see him, after
all. What a pity! I thought.
The last time I was in these parts, the traditional welcome,
whereby everyone sips a beverage from the same container,
was minimal. This time around, it was absent; I wouldn't have
minded, even if it did come in a plastic bowl, as opposed to the
traditional dug-out calabash.
But in almost all of the communities, any attempt to talk with
one of the local people sends a refreshing chill shooting down your
spine, and it's not because of the shy blushes and giggles of the
women they speak their own language!
It's amazing to hear the Patamunit tongue. But how did I come
to be in Patamnuna country?
Frankl Singh, malnaging dlirector of Rainforest Tours. started early
to plan focr another safari to the Paklaraimas. The original plan was
for Februarty month end,. but the Heavens thwarted those plans.
Thelr downp'our' was too much: too dangerous for drivers to maneu-
ver the'ir w.ay around unlfam~liliar... andi I mean very unfamiliar...
Fra~nk's company) speciallises~ in outdoor adventures. In fact, he
once guided~c tour-ists from the grandi Kaieteulr t Orinduike Falls. on
fo~ot. Those wecre the days when thoughts of a four-w:heeler in these
parts seemed but a dlisannt realit:.
Last year. the safari w\as abortedc half-wayv along because of a
mnultitudet of' prob~lemlls thant weLre: brought on by the inclement
weather. So. good planning wa:s nececssary: this year.
As usuall. Frank enllisted the help of the Ministry of Tourism,
Industr~y and Conuner~ce andt the Ministry of Local Government
andJ Ric~onal
Sponsors1. were S(oon to comeI on1 board. Trhe Guyana1 Oil Com-
pan\ (that's G;UYOIL for you) sponsored allI the fuel that required
for the cihht-day journyc!.
The Gu);ana ~Telephone andl Tlgc~raph Company (GT&rT) also
camle on board,. and they dlecided they would cover the promotions
end of things.
Ucil Armstrong, who had never before dared to take on the
interior of Guyana, caught the advertisement on TV and de-
cided he would make the call to Frank. He found out that he
had just the right type of vehicle a four-wheeler with mud
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Sunday Chroni

'"IF CULTURE is not to be
merely formal and empty, aes-
thetics must be combined with
ethics man's behaviour to-
wards man, whether based on
the exploitative relationships
of capitalism, wage slavery, or
on non-exploitative relations
of socialist brotherhood.
"In the same way that the
black people of the United
States, with theirjazz, blues and
spirituals, voiced their sufferings,
hopes and aspirations, so the
Carifesta artistes'must use their
creative abilities in the service of
their fellowmen."
This from an interview with
then Opposition Leader, Dr
Cheddi Jagan and published in
the Guyana Graphic during the
initial Caribbean Festival of Cre-
ative At in Gru~yana in 1972.

ners ha damedf and muc ,
mucT more.soe3 a
in this reion of ours, t ere ha
not been any Carifesta as grand
as Carifesta '72, notwithstand-
ing the eight festivals staged by
regional States in the years be-
Carifesta '72 was undoubt-
cdly the daddy of them all.
They came from 25 nations'

JIMMY Cliff, right, in his role as Ivanhoe Martin in the movie, The Harder They Come.

tary?. I would say it is good as
far as we place it in the context
of its times about Jamaican life,
and we hold no illusions that the
movie's individual rebelliousness
and armed confrontations would
contribute significantly to mean-
ingful change for the masses of
the Jamaican people,
A significant achievement of
the movie is that it ptpularised
Jamaican S~a and Reggae music
for international audiences. Bob
Marley and The W~a'ilers, the
more popular Jamaic~an reggae
group, would be formed two
years after the movie was started
mn 1972. .
Perhaps, more importantly,
it populanised a intsic, some of
whose lyrics reflected the yearn-
ings of the poor arid struggling
shanty town inhabitants whichh
included members of the
Rastafari sect). Indeed, among
the lyrics of Cliff's song The
Harder They Come were:
'For as sure a's the sun
will shine, I'm going to get it,
what's mine.'
The movie's popularity at
the time had another characteris-
tic. When it was released in
North America in the 1970s,
there was still a feeling of soli-
clarity and a searching for justice
mn the air among sections of the
population, especially the youth.
The momentum of the late 1960s
student, Vietnam solidarity and
Civil Rights campaigns was con-
tinuing. Vietnamese Freedom
Fighters would enter Saigon mn tri-
umph mn May 1975 to finish off
the puppet regime and humiliate
US Imperialism.
Henzell, who died in 2006 of
cancer, was undoubtedly mnflu-

enced by this and radical film
makers in Europe. Yet, looking
back and despite the movie hav-
ing some commendable features,
The Harder They Come sent the
wrong message, in the sense of
how the wrongs should be rem-
edied. This was especially true
in Jamaica and other Caribbean
and developing countries. Ivan
wasn't publicly involved in any
people's organisation such as a
trade union or a political party.
He was a 'loner'. His 'friends',
such as Pedro (played by the
Rastafarian, Ras Daniel
Hartman) was part of what we
may describe as lumpen ele-
ments. They smoked dope and
robbed and killed mn the 'ganja'
trade. Traditionally, these ele-
ments tend to be insecure and
shifty. They have no discipline
or ideological commitment. They
may often be bought or swayed
with rhetoric from organised po-
litical elements with their own
agenda. They may believe mis-
information about 'disenfran-
chisement' .
Typically, one of Ivan's
concerns in the film is that
the newspapers didn't carry a
photo of him dressed up in the
latest hip clothes and bran-
dishing a revolver in each
hand. There were more Ja-
maican peoples' leaders de-
serving to be portrayed as he-
roes than Ivan Martin.
Michael Manley's social
democratic People's National
Party was in power in Jamaica
at the time. Henzell has been de-
scribed as a close friend of
Manley's. For a time, until the
Jamaica Labour Party took over
in 1980, serious analysts
(Michael Kaufman's book, Ja-
maica Under Manley, which the
author sent me, is a good look
at this conjecture) say Jamaica
could have progressed even fur-
ther from the promising outlook
of the PNP watch.
But such a scenario de-
manded hard work, commitment
and ideological firmness. Ivan's
on-screen individualism and
criminal activity, which tied up
ordinary working people's tax-
payers money in security forces
search and apprehend (or put
down) missions, was romanticist
and contributed little.
In reality, the persevering
drug and gang wars which each
year leave hundreds dead have
harmed Jamaica's international
reputation. Its important tourist
industry has suffered. Drug
smuggling and other crimes (by
a small minority of nationals)
had forced countries like Canada
and The UK to impose visa re-
quirements on Jamaicans going
there. Some misinformed Jamai-
can singers, posing as grass-
roots artistes, still pander in their

songs to prejudices against gay
(homosexual) people, encourag-
ing hatred and discrimination
against them.
Successive Jamaican govern-
ments have commendably
worked to deal with, and eradi-
cate, the organised elements who
profit from such divisive, dam-
aging criminal activity. The au-
-thorities point to very real-
progress in other areas of Jamai-
can life, including respect and
tolerance for minorities.
As in Jamaica and other Car-
ibbean countries, Guyanese au-
thorities are equally committed to
rooting out criminal elements
here, whom some describe as
'freedom fighters'. Guyana is not
Jamaica. Ruthless bandits here
massacred over two dozen inno-
cent people some say it had
racial overtones for nothing.
They have to face the music. The
handful of people sympathising
with them as heroes should re-
think their position and encour-
age participation in the political
party of their choice. They
should encourage them to partici-
pate in democratic processes such
as free and fair elections, and civil
society groups. They should en-
courage them to rethink the ulti-
mately futile and senseless exer-
cise of robbing and murdering de-
cent, hard working people and
business persons. Guyanese have
worked hard to achieve these po-
litical achievements of democratic
institutions. They have led to
very real social and economic
benefits for all Guyanese and we
must defend them.
Sb, in closing, I think Perry
Henzell and his contributions to
Jamaican cultural life praised by
both government and opposition
leaders at the time, were well-
meaning and the movie does have
some merit. But he could have
come up with a better ending in
his movie, The Harder They
Why couldn't Ivan have re-
nounced his violent ways (he
killed three or four policemen
simply doing their job) and
settled down with the faithful
girlfriend, Elsa (played by Janet
Barkley) who was .willing to
help him? He could have gotten
involved in more constructive
work in Jamaica's democratic in-
stitutions to better his society.
But no, he had to show off
and think he was some hero.
By being put down after shoot-
ing at the army people in the
final shoot-out scene, he
sowed what he reaped. So too
will the more organised crimi-
nals in Guyana, encouraged
by ill-advised string-pullers,
who think they are heroes,
(Norman Faria is
Guyana's Honorary Consul in

By Norman Faria

WHEN I first saw the Perry
]Henzell directed Jamaican
movie The Harder They
Come (The Harder They Fall)
at a Danforth Ave cinema in
Toronto in 1975, I came away
from the theatre
sympathising with the main
character, or 'starb'oy' as we
He was Ivan Martin, well
played by Jimmy Cliff, a then
popular Jamaican singer. The
story is a simple one: 'Country-
boy' Martin had come to the Ja-
maican capital, Kingston, to be-
come a reggae star, but his aspi-
rations are frustrated by all sorts
of exploitative people, including
a record producer and corrupt
cops, and he ends up in the dan-
gerous 'ganja' (matijuana) trade
with fateful consequences.
Thirty-three years later, af-
ter I accessed and watched the
film in DVD format last month,
one still got this gut feeling for
Ivan. He had it rough, including
being ripped off by the greasy,
smooth-talking producer, Hilton
(played by Bob Charlton, who,
like the rest of the cast, is Jamai-
can). Hilton forced him no
other DJ would promote it be-
cause of the producer's all en-
compassing control to sign a
contract for the measly sum of
twenty dollars for what the mu-
sic industry man knew would be
a great hit (the title song The
Harder They Come).
In the end. Ivan gets put

down on a Jamaican beach, after
the army troops cornered him
and he pointed his two revolv-
ers at them. The movie today is
still part of festivals and
programmes at 'art house cin-
emas' in North America and, as
in my case, available at a
Guyanese-Barbadian run DVD
outlet in Barbados.
Many of the groups who
sing in the movie are still going
strong. The Fred Hibbert-led
Toots and the Maytals who sang
the really mesmerising hit, Sweet
and Dandy, is doing well with
international artistes covering
their songs. Desmond Dekker
another great Jamaican singer
who is also heard on the movie's
soundtrack, passed away in
2006. His songs are covered
worldwide, including a remix
with the British singer, Apache
Indian of the still memorable Is-
Dekker's song, Shanty
Town, is in the movie. Cliff re-
mains in the music field, though
he hasn't done such good work
as when he was younger,
The Harder They Come is
however, much more than a
bunch of good songs making up
for a mundane story-line.
Henzell, a white Jamaican who
also co-wrote the script with
Trevor Rhone, clearly wanted to
highlight the social dimensions
of urban Jamaican ghetto life in
the 'shanty towns' (poor urban
districts of Kingston).
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the movie as social commen-

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dancers and musicians and artists
and writers, to fashion three
weeks of magic and splendour in
August-September of that year,
coming together in a brilliant coa-
lescence of performances stun-
ning and memorable, the music
throbbing with Afro and Span-
ish motifs, the dancers in exotic
samba and Afro-Cuban choreog-
raphy; and at the art shows, the
inimitable brilliant colours of the
Caribbean transforming the art
venues into what seemed very
much like aviaries disturbed.
The National Cultural Cen-
tre should have been completed
for Carifesta '72, but it wasn't.
So when performance time came
around, the splendid National
Dance Theatre Company
(NDTC) of Jamaica, headed by
the prodigiously talented Rex
Nettleford, took to the stage at
the Centre and managed a stun-
ning performance in a house with
tarpaulins for its roof and palm
fronds for its walls.
The stage was there, with
curtains forming the wings and
enclosing the dressing rooms,
and the audience sat on chairs in
rows on the concrete floor.
In this makeshift setting, the
NDTC glowed with an incandes-
cence both subtle and sophisti-

cated, their dance vocabulary ex-
tensive and intensely lyrical,
their choreography stitched to-
gether with a distinctive shuf-
fling gait that is unique to the
company. .
The company had earlier de-
fied critics as to how to describe
them. For they are obviously
folk dancers who, on the other
hand, are moving and directing in
dance dramas of love gone awry
in plantation dramas, bordering
on the world of ballet.
The NDTC Artistic Direc-
tor, Rex Nettleford, said in an
interview, "As principal chore-
ographer, I do sort of draw

phisticated people, and we deal
with very sophisticated
This Cinderella of the per-
forming arts was further repre-
sented by a clutch of other dance
companies from the Region.
Danceuse Lavinia Williams,
who returned later to serve as
Artistic Director of our own Na-
tional Dance Company, was here
with her Ballet d'Haiti, influ-
enced by a melange of African
primitivism and French culture,
and dealing with very sophisti-
cated themes,
After one of her company's
performances, Ms Williams,

"In~ the same w~ay that the black people of the!
United States, wvith their "a-2 bhaes and
Spirituals, v'oiced their- styrifnngs, hopes and
aspirations, so the Carrifesta airtistes rnust rise
their Creativ~e abilities in the service of their
~fellowmnen. Dr Cheddi Jagan,

the ballerina said.
"Let's say that in a Nigerian
village, a young girl is ill and
there has been no rain for
months. Then the elders pray.
The rains come, and the girl gets
well. That is voodoo."
Dancers also came from Bar-
bados, Belize, Brazil, Cuba,
Montserrat and Trinidad an~d
Trevor Rhone's 'Smile Or-
ange', performed by Jamaicans
at the Theatre Guild Playhouse,
Kingston, was by far the most
outstanding dramatic offering at
Carifesta '72.
It was hilarious and outra-
geous, convincingly enacted, and
cleverly staged.
Our own Gora Singh pre-
sided at an evening~ of Indian
dance, and performed to a
recording of the second
movement of Ravi Shankar's si-
tar concerto, with Shankar on si-
tar, and the London Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Andre
Previn. His Kathak sequence
was stunning.
As for the art shows, there
were exhibitions at venues
around thle city, including one-
man exhibitions by Guyanese
Stanley Greaves, Philip Moore,
and Aubrey Williams.
As for those who came for
Carfiesta '72, the list reads like
a Caribbean Who's Who in the
art world.
Visitors included Michael
Anthony from Trinidad, Jose
Cunha from Brazil, Errol Hill

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Trinidad, Enrique Laguerre from
Puerto Rico, Robin (Dobru)
Ravales from Suriname, Sam
Selvon from Trinidad, Dunstan
St. Omer from St. Lucia, Luis
Suardiez from Cuba, Roderick
Walcott from St. Lucia, and John
Wickham from Barbados.
And then there are the
Carifesta '72 retentions still with
us, reminding us of that grand
initial exposition: Carifesta Av-
enue and Festival City.
Both were constructed for
the festival, and Festival City,
with its wooden cottages, was
where many of the foreign
artistes were housed.
This new village and its
inhabitants witnessed many
impromptu late evening par-
ties, as dancers and musicians
and singers and writers got
together after performances
and gaffed and ate and danced
into the wee hours of the
And there was another in-
teresting, story to be told about
these Festival city residents.
In the late evenings, as they
walked From performances at the
National Cultural Centre, along
Hadfield Street, Lodge, to their
cottages, residents along the
way would call out to them and
ask where they came from and
what was their artistic diScipline.
Many Hadfield Street resi-
dents would invite them to drop
in the next night for a plate of
Guyanese cook-up and drinks
and a good old Guyanese gaff.

f rien hpts wr f rged and i

some cases, international ro-
mances blossomed.
In his welcome address to
Carifesta participants, the late
Prime Minister Forbes Burnham
had said: "We must be a people
prepared to achieve the excel-
lence of those who went before,
putting a stamp on this part of
the world which will be peculiar
to us.
"And from here we will
teach and tell people from the
Caribbean, and not from the
capitals of the industrialized
And this we did too.
Now, with Carifesta X
scheduled for an August home-
coming this year, we?-could
hardly contain our excitement at
what promises to be a great
Those of us who witnessed
the 1972 are all set to indulge,
shamelessly, in a nostalgia binge,
as we sit back and view the
dances and plays and other cel-
ebrations, perhaps shedding a
tear or two as we reminisce about
the events that regaled us 36
years ago.
For us, more than for those
who were not yet born, or who
were too young to appreciate the
big show in 1972, Carifesta X
will be an unforgettable event, a
reprise that will just beg for a
comparison with how it was in
Perhaps, it will not stand
up to that initial festival, for
Carifesta '72 will be hard to
boeot fo rnevearthel ss,o .e

heavily from the rural life of
Jamaica, and the programme
we have brought to Guyana,
for example, reflects this in a
number of rituals.
"But we are also a very so-

speaking to the press, defended
the voodoo that is so much a
part of her repertoire against the
belief in some quarters that it is
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trip, in the person of \o less a
person than the Prime Minister,
breakfast was served.
It was there that I woul j
have my first conversation o :

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to be out of the city, even join-
ing Young Apostles on -the
Move, an organisation whose
mission is to spread Catholicism
to the interior of Guyana.
His first ever road adven-
-ture_was_intfhe_ autskirtsu~f_
Bartica, in Region Sesen, but
the terrain of the
Pakaraimas pales into insig- ~
nificance when compared.
"This trip makes Bartica
look soft," he confessed.
Andrew thanks the other

died earlier thiis year. He'd
served as the main driver/guide
on previous Safatis.
In the afternoon, we ar-
rived at M nkey Mountain,
and immediately headed off
lo-r~eJhe narywaeral
where the activities ranged
from soothing relaxation in
natural Jacuzzis, to a stimu-
Inting massag~e from nature's
.purest waters. That was Sat-
ur day even ng.
With cabl air emanating

:rramnt rsre< Hhr is an ab-
nluelcl necessit?.
H-lrir wif uainita. Jeaded
.he \wuld gor ailong for the nJe.

loadedL up their -ruppines In-
cluded s~me I~ght ilotrhinf fo~r
the heat of Jas' and nome wa~rm

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a lifeirime
Her met up at midnight o~n
lurch 28 at the GUTlOIL
ien ice station o~n Regernt
litsret in the city. Along cames
the Prime Miinister. Mlr
Samuel Hinds and his wife.
Yvonne. accompanied, of
::ourse. by the botanist.
Yolanda \'asconcellos.
Ihad knlwn thal lri

gojng on the safari 1mlng; them
were three guT Osmirndi
Mack, Andrew Lewis, and
Jaime Hall. But there was a
twist: They were on bikes!
They were along for a his~
tory-making ride, spannmng some
529 miles!
We headed off first to the
bauxite mining town of Linden.
jt was three in the morning
wvhen we arrived there, so there

the mnp wilth former MIrnlcter of
Local Government, Mr
Harripersaud Nokta. In the
Pakaraimas, he is considered a
'Godfather'. He began traveling
to the Pakaraimas some 15 20
years ago, when he was a po-


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was nothing of note to really to
see, except for the giant balls
of smoke spewing out of the
Another two hours of travel
and we arrived at Mabura Hill,
at the operations of Demerara

litical activist with the People's
Progressive Party,
His presence in the
Pakaraimas then was treated
with disdain. Owing to carefully
peddled~ propaganda, he was
viewed ps "a bad communist; a
From Mabura Hill, we jour-
neyed to lthe Kurupukari Cross-
meg, anp then through the
Iwokrama rainforest reserve to
the Norte Rupununi village of
Annai. ;
By dsk, we had arrived
at Karasabai, also in Region
Nine. Tlge real adventure was
about tc begin. We tied our
hammocks and dozed off in
the chilly night.
In ty morning, just after
take-off, A~ndrew Lewis had his
first fall nd wanted to quit. A
quick tip changed his mind. He
now kno ws that a little speed
would take care of "the fine
gravel." i
"I havenow developed sig-
nificant Bonfidence in the soft
sand dep ument," he chuckles.
Andrew is an assistant
"""' "1..~,. ; his family's busi-
ness in the city. An avidl out-
doors person, he has over the
years sought every opportunity

from the encircling mountains,
everyone set up camp. Some
chose to hit the sack umder the
constant gave of countless stars,
while others were drawn, as if
by magnet, to the Brazilian mu-
sic blaring frpm the nearby bar.
The only reason we'd got-
ten this far .was because of
Minister Nokta's ingenuity and
the enterprising Patamunas.
From tiate immemorial,
roads linking ~the villages of Re-
gions Eight and Nine were non-
existent. The villages of the
Pakaraimas were landlocked,
thereby forcing their inhabit-
ants, Who spe~cialise in hunting,
farming and fishing to traverse
the mo ntains, rivers and plains
for days, sometimes weeks on
end in siparch:0f a possible mar-
ket for their Ijroduce. Both men
and woltlen had no choice but
to carry their' belongings in tra-
ditional ihvari hees slung across
their backs land tied to their
foreheads:. Thanks to Minister
Nokta, they ;now have a road
linking the tiko regions.
Seeing that they were the

experienced riders for helping
him along.
For Jaime, ever since he saw
the Pakaraimas from the air, he
vowed to one day ride across it.
"I love a challenge," he said,
but was quick to admit that
without skill and flexibility,
"you could easily flip over."
He is satisfied with having
accomplished his heart's desire.
"The Pakaraimas makes me re-
flect on God's creation," he said.
For Osmond, cross-country
adventure is his first love. "I'm
not afraid of any terrain," he
said. He's been riding for some
seven years and has won sev-
eral bikes, but the DR 650 is his
favourite. He admits to having
a liking for "heart-stopping"
-A fitting response to any
query of how one should de-
scribe the beauty of the
Pakaraimas is the simple en-
treaty: "Just come!"
Once we got to the E~chilibar
crossing, which separates Re-
gions Eight a~nd Nine, everyone
pitched in to, help crect a sign
in honour of Paul 'Putagee'
Tcixcira, the Guyjana~ Forestry
Commission (OF1C) driver who

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Patamuna men work on clearing the road in the Pakariams that provides eas~ passage
between Regions Eight and Nine.

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Mia sat quietly as instructed by her mothr S pe
who was standing in a queue at Bill Express.
As the queue was long, Mia soon lost interest:
in the progress of her mother, and allowed
eyes to wander around the room, stopping 'o
persons. Finally, her mind caught hold of the
three clocks on the wall, each showing a
different time for places around the world.
For Guyana, one clock read 1300 hours; for London another said 1800 hours: and
for New Yiork 1400 hours.
I wonder, thought Mia, what my pen pal. Rachael, is doing at this hour. She tried
hiard to picture life as described by Rachael in that part of the world but was unable
to see anything clearly. She screwed up her eyes and covered her ears trying to
imagine what life was like in London. Suddenly, she was sitting with Rachael
having supper. The table was laden with bacon, bagels, muffins, Yorkshire
pudding, mushrooms, stewed kidney beans, and turnips. A lovely aroma from a
silver pot of Earl Gray tea filled the room. Then, just as Mia was about to put a piece
of muffin into her mouth, Rachael's mother came into the room and greeted her.
Then the grownup asked the child if her mother knew she was here. The guilt made
Mia shrink and shrink until she disappeared from London and reappeared in
Greorgetown, G~uyana. When she caught herself, she was munching on plantain
Her eyes met her mother's enqluiring gaze which said: Are you alright? And Mia
replied with a nod.

Optical I IIusion
What do you see
in the picture: Is it
a woman selling
bread, or just plain ~B

Foiled Again
Brock; and his brothers bought their mom a three-pound boxe of candy. Each candy
was wrapped in coloured foil and weighed 2 ounces.

There were at least 3 wrappers of each colour.
There were twice as many blue wrappers as green wrappers.
The number of gold wr~appers equaled the number of silIver wrappers.
There was one more candy wrlapped in green than in silver.
The total number of gold and silver wrappers was equal to the number of red
Howr manyv candies w\er-e wr-Iapped in each colour?'

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2. Why does a f~lamningo lift up one leg?
A: Because if it lifted both legs it would fall over!
3. What is a cat's favourite colour?
A: Purrr-ple.
4. What kind of kitten works for the Red Cross?
A\: A first-aid Kit.
5. What dog keeps the best time?
A: A watch dog.
6. Why don't dogs make good dancers?
A: Because they have two left feet!

7. Why are dogs like phones?
A: Because they have collar IDs.

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experts on the trails, he commissioned them to establish a link in what he terms "~friendly
territory." Once it was feasible, funds were allocated through the Social Impact Amerlioration
Programme (SIMAP) and work on the road commenced.
"When we built this road, we had no consultant, no engineer, no bulldozer. They built it with what
we call 'man-dozers'," Nokta boasted. :
From Monkey Mountain, we traveled over conglomerate rocks or the 'diamond' rocks. i w
Even if we couldn't see any of the diamond the miners seek out of the rocks, the thought of i
traveling across it lit up eyes and warmed hearts. The Pakaraimas is indeed a special place. li
After traversing the highlands, we settled into a nice valley in the village of 'Ibseneng an 1

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TAKING off from Tuseneng, Senor Bell takes the lead on his ATV, while the other ATVS
and the bikers follow.

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PODING with the Castrol banner atop Kurukubaru, the highest village in Guyana. From
left are an unnamed member of the safari team, Senor Bell, Osmond Mack, Navin
Roopnarine, Jaime Hall, Andrew Lewis, Frank Singh and the Toshao of Kurukubaru.
entire community of houses made of mud! It was a breathtaking sight to behold the stunning
cone-shaped, thatch-roof mud houses that took on somewhat of a reddish-orange colour. Yes!
This is just what I'd expected of an Amerindian village. And they all speak with the Patamuna
We left and ended up in one of many jungle patches along the way. It was bright daylight and Soca
music was blaring as we blazed through the trail, so Frank failed to create any terror in us of the
Kanaima tales of how the Patamuna people developed a sort of "super-man" mystique in which so-
lected members had powers to transform themselves into whatever creature they wanted and kill their.
enemies. Try a bonfire at night and then you will perhaps manage to create an air of spookiiness.
By 2pm, the sun had begun to go down behind the mountains, and we arrived at Kato, which
qualifies itself as the most beautiful village that we passed. Thatch-roofed benabs set against a back-
drop of towering mountains seemingly covered with manicured lawns was the perfect scene for a post-
We ended up at the nearby waterfalls for a refreshing swim, but had to quickly dash for some
warm clothing.
Monday morning, we headed out again to Kurukubaru, where Minister Prashad was presented
with an impressive headdress made of the beak of a Toucan. But then again, he was previously given a
garland made of bora and ochro.
At midday Monday, we arrived at Orinduik Falls. Our mission was complete!
Five days across 529 miles, sneaking on wheels across the treacherous 'Great Walls of China', the
refreshing waterfall baths, the magnificent views, the great company, all made for a safari that was
indeed, beautiful.
MrOhin sums out that the Prime Minister was better at spotting plants than his wife. No offence,
For Ucil, his first trip across the Pakaraimas has left him looking for work. He'd heard of
the magnificent Pakaraima mountains only from singing songs in school as a young boy, but
nothing could have prepared him for the adventure he experienced and the beauty he beheld.
'"Thre Pakaraimas is wonderful, wonderful; very, very wonderful," he said.
His wife Juanita was mesmerized by "how big Guyana really is," and she is prepared to do it
again 't'est afr ga t er, I Mii tley of Tur sm w sr t itathad loss rhwld ore than once
a year and has already undertaken to promote it at all the major travel and trade shows Guyana par-
ticipates in so as to attract overseas participation.
The Executive Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority sums it all up thus: "This is
where people should come and see the real beauty of Guyana."

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Sunday thron' le Xp;il 1, 2)08

Most of them did not tell their partners or their families they
were pregnant, and had to borrow money from friends to pay for
the abortion.
At the doctor's clinic, it costs $169 (86) for the operation.
In unqualified hands, an abortion could cost as little as $4 (2).
"It's expensive, but they realise it's better than spending 500
naira and then having permanent medical problems or dying," says
the doctor ---
She gves the women a pill normally used for treating stomach

Source: Guttmacher Institute
This causes the womb to contract and start bleeding.
The doctor, with the approval of another consultant, can then
go ahead and perform the abortion, because they can say it ap-
peared the woman's life was at risk.
"These women are very young," says the doctor.
"They are often not married, sometimes still in school. There
are serious social consequences if they were to have the child. They
might not be able to afford to raise them."
Married women may seek abortions because they already have
more children than they can afford.
Two attempts to change the law were stopped by conservative
women's groups.
They say a change in the law would promote promiscuity,,and
weaken the moral fibre of Nigeria.
"Making more abortions available is not the answer," says
Saudata Sani, a female member of the House of Representatives for
Kaduna State, in northern Nigeria.
"Women need to be educated about their rights over their body
and given opportunities to plan their families, but it must be done
in a way that protects public morality."
Other medical specialists say that the law is just a part of

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Some women go to traditional healers to terminate their preg-
Methods include trying to break the amniotic sack inside the
womb with a sharp stick. This causes infection and in extreme cases,
the tissue inside the body can start to die.
"They're pulling out intestines," says gynaecologist Dr Ejike
Oji, of Ipas, an international organisation working to secure repro-
ductive rights for women.
Another method is to pump a toxic mixtureiof fiercely hot Al
ligator chilli peppers and chemicals like alum into their bodies.
"The women go into toxic shock and die," Dr Oji said.
Abortion is a taboo subject in Nigeria. The BBC couldn't find
any woman who had an abortion willing to speak about it openly.
But 12 women responded to questionnaires about their experi-
The women were contacted though a doctor who arranges abor
tions by trained doctors at a medical clinic in the capital Abuja.
"People k~now I am into women's issues," she says, "so when
a woman comes to an organisation looking for help, they send them
to me." The doctor did not want to be identified because she feared
the authorities would prevent her from providing a service she says
saves lives.
All but one of the 12 women are single, and all are below the
age of 27. Two are still in secondary school.
All of them earn less than $60 (30) a week.
Two women said they had abortions before, and two other
women said their boyfriends refused to let them use contraception.

By Andrew Walker
BBC' News, Abuja
WHEN she discovered she was pregnant, Faith stole a few thou-
sand naira about $40 from her mother to pay for a secret
The 21-year-old wasn't ready to have a baby, she said.
She doesn't have enough money to look after a child as she
earns only 300 naira per day, just over $2.5 (1.30).
"They put iron inside me, it pains a lot," she said in a written
answer to questions from the BBC.
"I was vomiting, and felt sad."
The "doctor" was not trained to perform abortions, and may
not have been qualified at all.
Faith is fortunate to be alive.
Figures show that 10,000 women die every year in Nigeria from
unsafe abortions, carried out by untrained people in unsanitary con-
That is 27 deaths every day.
According to the US-based Opttmacher Institute, that is one
sixth of the total number of womerfwho die worldwide from such
In Nigeria, abortion is illegal unless the life of the woman would
be at risk if she were to give birth, ';
But the Guttmacher Institute estimates that more than 456,000
unsafe abortions are done in Nigerlievery year.

4/11/2008. 3:36 PM

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7176NMational Parks Commission (.NPClivit~es app bIC anons troni; milbtl~ qJuai tial pr)Csons to,fill
the position~o Uofputy~anager at th~e Zoological Parki. :.~
The successful app lic nt mst be appreciatee of aiimIal their nutftionoH. '
environmental issues andi objectives of a good Zoo.

Qualificartions anld Experience

AjfIijicnts -should possess:

- ADegree in any of the f'ollowving Zoology/Veterinaly Medicinal
Livestock Management/:Animal Science/B~iology
-Filic years experience in Animal Care
fh Ecebllet computer/communications skills apd a soikhackg~round .
S;jn managerial accounting :
SExperience izi Zoo Science and Management will be in asset


The NPC offers very:good working conditions and a omet~iti~vepackage :~

Interested persons are req~uired to submit curriculum vitae; nantes of two
referees and their written applications not later than Aprl2 8, 2008 to:

The General Manager
jNational Parks Commission,
Thomas Road, Thomas Lands'

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From paggE flX ,
:the pleture.
." 'viell if it was possible to get a legal abortion many womnte would not be~ able to get a safe one,"
said Di Francis Olrianyido, the president of the Intenational Public Health Fonim.
: 'lkldical facilities vary widely and it is ahpgo t impossible to guarantee quality."
wo Ce',"""' \ab osh man even if there wasa c inic in their tow n. it woilld be impossible for most
Among the 12 women the BBC questlclnio nedfb said they be~ieved it would be wrong to make
abortion more easily available. ~ -
Shadle, a 25-year-old university: studelit, who h~ad an abortion so she could contissue her
education, said she regretted what shq did, sa ing it was against God's commandments.



: Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of
.the Caribbean Community (CARICOMlf), Member States and Assoc;iate.
;Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the following posiitions vtilith
assigned duty station In Guyana:

(i) Project Mlanager, '..,riformiatipn and Communication
(ii) Information Techtnology.Officer. Information ard
Communication TechnolDogies

T..he positions listed above are being recruited for the Caribbean'
Integration Support Programme (CISP)which is being funded under the 9th
European Development Fund (EDF) .
Full details of these positions may~b'e obtained by accessing the following
web sites- www.caricom.orq, www.caribank.orq; and

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, work
experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills
aridlor expertise, language pirofidiency, list of professional publications,
three referees (at least two of wvhoni must be familiar with the alpplicant's
work), and other relevant inforatiation, should be sent to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Cairibbean Community Secretariat,
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and sent by email to

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from April 18,

Page XXf '

Sunday Chronicle April 13, 2008

sustainable conservation.". he
'The old chara;CItr of the
neighbourhoodl canl be pre~served,
whle there can be: modern build-

economic se~nse wecll-huilt
apartments blocks can\r he con-
struc~ted b~hinld somelc of the old
The most important houses

By Mark Dummett
BBC News, Dhaka

Amiya Kumar Sur sits under
the faded portrait of his
grandfather, holding in his
hands the unusual source of
his family's wealth for gen-
erations a conch shell.
For hundreds of years, they
have been importing them from
Sri Lanka. These gnarled sea
shells are then hammered, cut,
polished and carved into delicate
white bangles.
"Every Hindu woman has
to wear two of these at the mo-
ment of her marriage," Mr Sur
explains proudly. "This is the
most ancient handicraft in
The same work is done by
a dozen families along Shakhatri
Bazaar, a narrow street in
Dbalia's old town, which is
nameifdater the bangles.
Opposite~where Mr Sur sits
is his wprkshop, wher6 most of
thecucltthig is done in a near- :
dar ~tmosphere of dust and
da~ip iss.
The only abalng ihat has

changed here for centuries is
that the shells are now sliced by
a machine. But everything else,
including the carving~ of intricate
patterns on the side of the
bangles, is done by hand.
Mr Sur's family and the com-
munity of Shakhari Bazaar has
done well out of this business.
Their houses are as old as
Dhaka itself which was
founded as a provincial capital
400 years ago.
Above the shops is a maze
of courtyards, decorated rooms
and temples that made up some
of the grandest houses in
Mughal and colonial-era Dhaka.
But things are now chang-
ing, and the fate of these build-
ings ~and the way of life. of the
people.who 'live and work in
thiemis uncertitin.
Mr~ Sur explaned dulit while
Bangladesh's Hindu p69uilation
is still.1arge estimated at aboltt
millionn people itsg~i~nbe~rs
:are dwindling andl maiy, new
prefer to buy cheasier,'syn-
thetic bangles winch are made m

Unless Muslims can be per-
suaded to buy the bangles as
well, Mr Sur warns, his indus-
try is "facing death."
'"The next generation is los-
ing all hope in it," he said.
TIhe cost of maintaining their
historic homes is alsoincreasing,and
the owners facq ahuge incentive to
sell to developers, who pull them
down and build low-cost apanment
blocks instead.
A century ago, Dbaka was
a town of 200,000 people. It is
now the home to 15 million and
every day that figure increases.
"The population is going
up, but our houses are not.
Most of them are falling to bits
and we can't afford to repair
them," Mr Sur said.
-"We want to stay~ here and
keep our traditions : alive; b~itwe
need help.". :
:They~ get n~one ~fro t`:he
government,.which also faiils to
enforce, rstrictions on thy Size
and 'onstru'ctia~;on ethods obf
neku buildings.
I:Shakhdia~ Bazahm4V i~stir-
vived the Mughal em1iPu, the

British Raj, the partition of In-
dia and the Prikistani army,
which killed many Hindu~ resi-
dents during Bangladesh's inde-
pendence war in 1971.
But one by one, its crun-
bling mansions are now beung
replaced by overcrowded tene-
ments and the bazaar is becom-
ing another of the city's slums-
"'In Dhaka, you won't find
any other place where the origi~
nal inhabitants of a
neighbourhood are still living,"
said Taimur Islam, an architect
of Dhaka's Urban Studies
Group, which wants to rescue
Shakhari Bazaar.
"We are not.saying there
should not be an~y modern de-
velopment, but there has to be

mmummlueram-man~~Y . .. .2iaur .,i.ln~
IN Old Dhaka. Making marital bracelets out of conch

ings and the old ones are re-
Unlike its South Asian
neighbours and even bombed-out
Afghanistan, Bangladesh has no
programme of preserving or restor-
ing its historic urban quarters, so
Mr Islam admits that his is an up-
hill struggle.
SBut he slopes he can win
over the sceptics in the commu-
nity byI showing~them that re-
storing old buildings can make

can be restored.
"Restoring a building is
labour-intensive and we can
create more jobs," he said.
"'Look at this community
- it is full of craftsmen we can
use. So we are also talking
about preserving these origi-
nal crafts, as well as bringing
in tourism. This can all help
alleviate poverty. It has been
successful elsewhere in the
world, it can work here too."




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(Y)Security SoI~lutons.(NIVSS) provides a comprehensive
range of Guarding, Cash and'Aviation Security Services.

The company is inviting able bodied individuals between
25-55 years to join its growing organisation,

Benefits you will enjoy:
* Attractive WageS
* Uniform Incentives
* Group life Insurance
* Medical Plan
* Performance Incentives
* Training
* Opportunity to become a member of the Group's Credit Union.

All PAYE and NIS deductions are remitted to GRA and NIS on
the due dates.

Interested persons should send their applications to:
Human Resources Officer
NM Security Solutions
Lot O' Ruimveldt

Come in for an interview on any working day between
09:00 and 16:00h.

SMember NEAL & MASSY Group

Project. Engineer
The Project Engineer will be responsible for preparing engineering designs and
tender documents, carrying out quality surve~ying exercises and assist in monitoring
the process of the Programme implementation.


A Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Sanitary: or Water Engineering with a minimum
of two (2) years experience as a Civil Engineer in design, supervision and
implementation ofconstruction works. OR

A Diploma in Civil, Sanitary or Water Engineering with a minimum of five (5)
years experience as a Civil Engineer in design, supervision and
implementation ofconstikuction works.


Good analytical skills
Strong team worker
*Strong communications skills
Knowledge of international procurement procedures
*Computer literate
AutoCAD Technician

The AutoCAD Technician will be assisting in the preparation of maps, and
engineering designs for GWI water systems. The incumbent will also be responsible
for the storage and retrieval of all related records.
*A Diploma in Civil Engineering or Architecture
At least three (3) years relevant experience
*Proficient in the use ofAutoCAD 2004 and up
Proficien t in the use of Microsoft Office

Interested persons should send applications with curriculum vitae to reach the Head
of Human Resources Management and Development at the Company's Head Office
10 Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown on or before April 15, 2008.
Customers are asked email all queries to: oro~alawi.ay or call us call on 227-8701
Wh~bf e~r is Li~fe! S~ave it!'

Sunday Chronicle April 13, 2008

Page XXI

the climate on average is warm-
ing even if there is a temporary
cooling because of LiNina."
Adam Scaife, lead scientist
for Modelling Climath~ Variabil-
ity at the Hadley Centre in
Exeter, UK, said their best esti-

any particular year," he said.
"You should look at trends over
a pretty long period and the
trend of temperature globally is
still very much indicatilke of
S warming. ;
"La Nina is part of what we

Mr Scaife told the BBC:
"What's happened now is
that La Nina has come along
and depressed temperatures
slightly but these changes are
very small compared to the
long-term climate change sig-

call variability There has al-
ways been and there will always
be cooler and warmer years, but
what is important for climate
change is that the trend is up:

e tain for 2008 was avout 0.40
above the 1961-1990 average,
and higher than this if you com-
pared it with further back in the
20th Century.

nal, and lu a tew yeaths ine
we are confident that the cur-
rent record temperature of
1998 will be beaten when the
La Nina has ended."

tial rains in Australia~apd to
some, of the coldest tintrpera-
tures in memory in snow-bound
parts of China. j
Mr Jarraud told t~q BBC
that the effect was likely to con-
tinue into the summer, Ldepress-
ing temperatures globally by a
fraction of a degree.
This would mean that tein-
peratures have not risen globally
since 1998 when El Nino
warmed the world.

A minority of scientists
question whether this means
global warming has peaked and
argue the Earth has proved more
resilient to greenhouse gases
than predicted.
But Mr Jarraud insisted
this was not the case and noted
that 2008 temperatures would
still be witlh above average for
the century.
"When you look at climate
change, you should not look at

By Roger Harrabin
BBC News environment
Global temperatures will
drop slightly this year as a
result of the cooling effect of
the La Nina current in the
Pacific, UN meteorologists
have said.
The World Meteorological
Organization's secretary-gen-
eral, Michel Jarraud, told the
BBC it was likely that La Nina
would continue into the sum-
This would mean global
temperatures have not risen
since 1998, prompting some
to question climate change
But experts say we are still
clearly in a long-term warming
trend and they forecast a new
record high temperature within
five years.
The WMO points out that
the decade fom 1998 to 2007

was the warmest on record.
Since the beginning of the 20th
Century? the global average sur-
face temperature has risen by
0.74C. '
While Nasa, the US space
agency, pites 2005 as the warm-
est year, the UK's Hadley Cen-
tre lists it as second to 1998.
Researchers say the uncer-
tainty in the observed value for
any particular year is larger
than these small temperature
differences. What matters, they
say, is the long-term upward

La PNina and El Nino are
two great natural Pacific cur-
rents whose effects are so huge
they resonate round the world.
El Nipo warms the planet
when it happens; La Nina
cools it Pi year, the Pacific
is in the grip of a powerful La
It has Qontributed to torren-

Guyana Water~inc. has embarked upon Phase B of the Remedial Maintenance Project:
of the Georgetown Sewerage and Water Su~pply Systems and the Water Sector
Consolidation Proj ect: with financing secured py the Government of Guyana from the'
Inter-American Development Bank and the Wo~rld Bank.

The Company is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for
appointment to the following positions:
PTOgralllRI MRnager

The Water Consolidation Project is looking fcor a strong, dynamic leader to head a
multi million investment programmne, and will ensure:

Specific budget targets are achieved
*Project Timeline and Key Deliverables are met
Work performance is ofhighest quality


A Master's Degree in Civil, Sanitary or Wlater Engineering plus two' (2) years
experience as a Civil Engineer in design, supervision and implementation of
construction works. OR
A liachelor's Degree in Civil,' Sanitary or Water Engineering plus ten (10)
years experience as a Civil Engineer in design, supervision and
implementation of construction works.


Knowliedge in international procurement procedures
Ability to lead a dynamic team
Strong communications and negotiations skills
Ability to plan and organize
Computer literate

4/11/2008, 3:31 PM

G 0 AB



Office of the kegional.Democratic Council
Region No. 10:
S19 Republic Ave'nue
M~ackenzie, Lind~en,:
Contractors\wtho havre been pre-qualifiedl by the R~egonal Procurement and Tenderi
Administration Bear~d of Region #10 (Upper Demerara/BerbXiSe)' for 2008 are: invited to
purchase bid f ocuments for works to be done in the folloinpig gategories:

Category #1 i~~uildngS

6. `Excavation ofcanal, Betervervvagting
7. Rehabilitation of Canals within Buxton/Frietidship ,
8. Supply of School Furniture .
9. Construction of Living Qu~arters, St. Cuthbert's Mission

1. Rehabilitation Bridge at NDC Office. Cloitbrook
2. Rehabilitation of Bridge at Bee jive
3. Rehabilitation of Nabactis Clinic Road
4. Construction of Willis StrLeet, uxton I
5. Rehabilitation of Lindeo Drive, Melanie .

Tender documents can be purchased at the Regional~ncounting UUnit Paradise Office, East
Coast Demnerara from 9'h April 2008 between the hours of 8:30 11:00 at a non-refTundaible fee
of 2000

Tenders are required to submit at the time of tendering the following:

a. A valid Certificate of Comnplianlce from the Gluyanla Revenite Authority. It must be
noted that where a ~Tender is submnited inl the name of a Company/Finn the
Certificates must refl~ct the name of the Company/Firm and not: the owners.
b. A valid Certificate of Compliance froml the Greneral Manager, Nationlal Insurance
c. Detail inethod statement anld Work Programme.

Tender Uocum~ents must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity lo the contractor
and should clearly indicate on thle top left-hand corne the area of work to be undertaken.

Tenlder Documents should be addressed to:
Regional Procurement and Tender Administration .
Region 4 Demer~ara/Mahaica .
and deposited in thle Tender Box at thle Education liesournce Centre E.C?.D not later thlan
Wednezsday April 16 ", 2008 at1 9:00 h,

~Tenders will be openedl immediately after closing. in the Education Resource Ce~ntre
Tenderers or their agents may' be present at the opening. .

The Regional Procur-ement and Tender Administration Board Region 4 reserves the right to
reject any or all tenders without assigning any reasons.
Shafdar Alli
Regional Executive Officer
Region 4 Demlerara/MCahaica

Category #2 -Civil Works

10. General Modification of concrete drain & culvert-four; (4) corner junction -
11. Construction of concrete surface' water drain Sta Aidans Primary School -
12. `Construction of concrete bridge ---- Baruda Oval-Retrieve.
I3. Rehabilitation ofl~atabulli Creek Road Christianbtuig.
1 4. Repairs & Maintenance of existing surface water drains -America Street.
15. Continued Rehabilitation of surface water drains Self Help Scheme' Amelia's
16. Excavation of Drainlage & Irrigation .Canals &r Associated Structures West
1 7. Grading & Shaping Access Drains West Watooka Agriculture Scheme.
18. Repair &Construlction ofsurface water Dramn'-Wismar Street, Mackenzie.
19. Construction of~aruda Oval Bridge Retrievie, Linden.

Tender Document can be uplifted from the Secretary Regi~onal Te-nder Board, 19 Republic
Avenue, Linden from April 16(, 2008 f'or non-refundable fteeas follow:

Category 1- $1,500
Category 2 $2,500
The following requirements must be met:
Tenders inust be addressed to:
Regional Tender Board
Region #10
Tlenderers are to submit with their tenders Valid Certificate of Compliance issued by the
Commissioner ofIlRD and General Mlanager NIS.
The work tendered for must be clearly marked at the top right hand corner of the envelope.
Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders on April 30,
2008 when tender closes and opens at 10 am.
The Tender Board is not bound to accept the lowest tender and retains the right to reject any
tender without assigning a reason.

Henry Rodney (Mr.)
Regional Executive Officer
)Region #10


object of fascination and resr-~~

"When I first saw her I was
scared. It's natural," her father.
Vinod Smgh said.
"But nowlIfeellI'mbhlesied "

them ta espt chan LOd
faces, Lali is healthy and nor-
She is able to drink nulk
through.~either mouth and to
breath normally.
Mr Singh is a poor farm
worker. At his mud and brick
house at the end of a narrow
dusty lane, a neighbour applies
a fresh coat of paint to his front

by rvi hes, som sitn ond
sturdy hessian cots, others
smoking pipes.

By Saqjoy Majumder
BBC News, Delhi

They're calling her the
miracle baby.

Barely a month old, baby
Lali was born with a rare con-
dition which has given her two
It's called Craniofacial Du-

plication and she has two sets
of eyes, noses and lips.
In the village where she was
born, close to the edge of Delhi,
her condition has made her an

something unnatural, it can
only, be the miracle of God,"
negbou w's taNe tha
Please turn to page

For the past few days,
people have been lining up to

mgs o et em bring off r
Lali has special powers.
"When you see

Regional Democratic Council
Office of the Regional Executive Officer
Region 4 Demerara/Mahaica
Regional Administration Office, Paradide E.C.D
Tel. # 256 3762 Faxc 256 3774

Tenders are hereby invited from suitable Pre-Qualified Contractors to undertake the following;

1. Construction of Heavy Duty bridge at Unity Main Road andl Railway~ Em~bankmnent
2. Construction of airess road at South Better Hope

3. Rehabiliuttnon of Second Street., Success :


Construction of First Street Melanie- Souith Damishatia
Rehabilitation of Two Friends..WCest Canal

Repai'rsS Maintenance to ~Wismar Hill Primary _Schpol:- ~Wiimlir Housing
Repairs & Maintenance to Wisma~r Hill Namry ~School .- Wisniar ~Housing
I -Re~:painrs lcMitenac of Middle Street Nusrs School GrdValley Entrance
Repairs & Maintenance of St. Aidans.Pri~mary School -B/1)erry Hill-Wismar.
Continued Repairs & -Modification of Regional' Adiministra3tivre Building -
Repitblic ~Avenue.
Continued Repair & Maintenance of Regional 1'1ce C~hairmi~i's. Quarter 522
Banyrabali Street- Retrieve Linden.
General repairs and maintenance to Lower Flat M~edexyi~uarters Blise Berry Hill,
G generall Repairs & Maiintenance to Sta~ffQuarters -~ Blue ~Berry Hilli, Wismlar.
ExtensionofKwakwani Secondary School Berbice R~ii;er.,




Page 7 & 22 p65

Sunday Chronicle April 13, 2008

'Miracle baby'

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:Sunidby C'fiforticleii A i1 '20a88 Page XXII

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Move over Yan ees? New York r.Aise i h nt Saes a tinm cmuiyotteeta
been playing cricket for around about," he said.

d tt t *three years at Stuyvesant High "I thought that entering
CH, School, before the league was that international community
HeP said the ex erience al_ wurrld be fascinatnn Irli


Loan # 1730/SF-GY



The Government of Guyana has received an IDB loan for US$18.07 million to implement
the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme. The Programme's general
objective is to contribute to improving the quality of life of: the population living in
Georgetown Municipality and the fifteen (15) participating Neighbourhood Democratic
Councils (NDCs). The purpose of the programme is to implement sustaidfable solutiorks to
solid waste management for Gieorgetown Municipality arid the participating NDCs. it is
intended that part of the proceeds of the financing will be applied to eligible payments
underthecontractfor"'CommunityParticipatinndulciaees oram.

The Ministry of Local Governmnent and Regional Development is proceeding with ~the
hiring of a consultant firm to execute the following community participation and public
awareness activities:

Activity I Development of a sti-ategy for raising awareness and encouraging
participation in solid waste management in Georgetown and
surrounding 'NDCs.
Activity 2 Implementation of the strategy in Georgetown, including extensive
consultation with stakeholders.
` Activity 3 Implementation of the strategy in 2 pilot NDCs, including
extensive consultation with stakeholders.
Activity 4 Implementation of the strategy in remaining NDCs.
Activity 5 Evaluation of overall programme success within
Georgetown and participating NDCs.

The .Ministry of Local Govermnent and Regional Development invites eligible
consultancy firms from any member country of the Inter-American Development Bank
(TPADB) to submit their Expression of Interest (E0l) in no more than twenty (20) pages,
including all appendices, and must include details of work in the same area of

Estimated level of effort (LOE) forkey staff: 24 man-months.

Proposed Period ofConsultancy: 19 months

Selection will be based on academic qualifications and relevant applicable experience of
proposed personnel. The Expression of Interest will be evaluated and the results used to
pear aa shrls onoi more that six consulting firms, which will be invited to present

Interested firms are required to submit their Expression ofinlterest (EOI) by April 28, 2008
at 9.00 h. The employer is not responsible for documentation received after the time and
date specified for reception of the proposals in which ~case they will be rejected and
returned unopene~d. Documents senit via electronic mail ot ofbefore the deadlirie specified
Swill be accepted but they must be followed by the official submission within orie week.

Applications must be submitted in one (1)hard copy and one (1) electronic copy in (pdf
format) and placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Project Manager
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programnme,
Municipal Solid Waste Management Department,
Incinerator Compound, Princess Street

Applications must be clearly marked at the top left hand corner "Community
Participation and Pu blic Awareness Programme Consultancy."

Further information may be obtained from the office of the Project Manager, Georgetown
Solid Waste Management Programme, Municipal Solid Waste Management Department,
Incinerator Compound, Princess Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Phone: (592) 227-8429, E-mail:



USAID/Guyana HIV and AIDS Civil Society and
Public-Private Partnership Initiative

Community Support and Development Services, Inc. (CSDS), supported
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),: is
inviting locally registered Non-Governmental Organisations (N~G~s),
religious and faith-based organisations (FBOs), private-sec~tor
organizations as well as other non-profit organizations (including public-
pnivate partnerships), working across Guyana to submit applications for
grant funding for projects to provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
support services.

The objective of this undertaking is to support the expanded and
comprehensive response. to the HIV epidemic in Guyana through the
delivery of HIV prevention, care and' support services at the community
level; e.g. Voluntary Counseling and T~thig, Home Based Care, Orphans
and Vulnerable Children (OVC), Behavibuir Change Communicaition,
Workplace Programs, arid; reducing HIV-related stigma _and
discrimination. Proposai:!ls fois: projectS working ~witi OVC and
popu nations at hig her risk of exposure to H1V, particularly ;sex workers,
men wyho have sex with men, mitt~ers, loggers, and transportation industry
workers, among others are particularly encouraged.

Details of proposal submission guidelines and application criteria will be
included mn the Request for Application guidance document. Applications
are due on or before 16:00 hrs on May 23, 2008. Interested parties can
uplift this document at Community Support and Development Services,
Inc., Lot 1, Cumtmings & Lamaha Streets, Alberttown, Georgetown,

To receive additional information, please contact:
Oswald Dey,
Executive Director
Community Support & Development Services, Inc
Telephone #: 227-359 1 / 3594

lows him to gain an insight into
cultures of other nations where
the sport is popular.

tional reporting by Samira
Nanda; Editing by Daniel
'Ik-otta and Frances Kerry)

By Karen Brettell

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
Trinidad native John
Mitchell dabbled in basket-
ball and baseball after arriv-
ing in the United States at the
age of nine. But it took the
introduction of cricket at his
New York school to find a
sport he felt at home with,
"I never got the hang of it,"
the 17l-year-old says of base-
ball, even though, like cricket, it
involves hitting a ball with a
But cricket "feels nice and
'irie' to me," he said using a Car-
ibbean expression for well-being.
New York, a city famously
addicted to the baseball rivalry
between fans of the Yankees and
the Mets, this spring became
the first US school district to
introduce cricket as a sport in
public high schools.
Mitchell now captains a
team from Automotive High

School, a Brooklyn high school
that competes in the New York
City cricket league.
Most of the players in the
league are from the West Indies,
India or Pakistan, where cricket
is a national passion.
Some have been lobbying
for a cricket league for years, as
American sports like baseball,
basketball and American football
failed to ignite the same inter-
School sports officials say
they attracted more interest in
the league than they originally
expected, with 14 teams, and
expect the league to grow.
"We're not going to replace
basketball and football any time
soon, but it will spill over," said
Bassett Thompson, cricket
commissioner of the Public
Schools Athletic League.
Cricket may be one of the
world's most popular sports,
but it has long failed to catch on
mn the United States.

country, or learn about new cul-
tures, also makes the sport at-

Many Americans are baffled
by the terminology of wickets,
ducks and spinners and con-
sider the sport complicated,
slow and long, with games that
can last as long as five days.
The interest of some US-
born teenagers, however, has
been piqued by the league.
Timothy Brown plays
football, baseball, handball,
basketball and wrestles at the
Automotive H~igh School.
He's joined the cricket team
as well, initially missing the
comfort of the baseball mitt
that provides protection for
the hand.
"When I first started play-
ing I thought you could have a
glove, because the ball is kind of
hard," he said. "I had to get
used to the ball. You can't be
scared of the ball."
The opportunity to connect
to the culture of their home

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self-appointed role of tour guide.
"It's something so magical that we believe that she's a god-
dess. We regard her as one."


-E gt-erold Ballabh Saini is a grandmother and respected
But even she bows her head in reverence.
"She has brought us fame and she is blessed," the octogenarian
"So many people have been coming to see her travelling long
distances on cars, motorbikes, horse-drawn carts."
But all this is making Vinod Singh increasingly uncomfortable
and upset.
"She's my daughter. I don't want any more of this. I'm fed up,"
he says, throwing up his hands in despair.
But he's up against centuries of superstition.
Faced with something they're unable to comprehend, the
villagers believe she is the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess.
There's even talk of a temple being built in her honour.
Her new-found status is lost on Lali, as she lies cradled in her
grandfather's arms.
Doctors in Delhi say there is no possibility of separating her
if he t rT do wantat carr out more medical tests to determine
But her parents won't allow them.
"What is the need? As far as we are concerned, she's like any
other child," says Vinod Singh.
"We just want to enjoy time with our first-born child."

News museum to

open in Washington
A museum tracing the history of journalism and press free-
dom is to open its doors for the first time.
The Newseum, in Washington, cost $450m (228m) and
boasts thousands of newspaper front pages and photographs,
plus artefacts and hours of film.
Newseum executive director Joe Urschel said the site was
"dedicated to free speech, free press and free spirit."
An original and much smaller version of the N'ewseum was
based in Arlington, Virginia, and closed in 2002.
twe e new mnant on dsh ued o n Pe ylvania Avenue, be-
The seven-floor building offers visitors interactive games
in 14 galleries, 15 theatre and two television studios
Berlin Wall
One of the exhibits features global coverage of the at-
tacks on 11 September 2001 and the mangled remains of
the broadcast tower that stood atop the World Trade Cen-
The journalism museum also includes large sections of the
BelineWall, archived video and newspapers dating back nearly
Other exhibits allow visitors to decide on the most impor-
tant stories for the front page of a newspaper or record a tele-
vision interview in front of a White House backdrop.
And exhibits will evolve with news of the day.

National Identification Card is a legitimate instrument of identification for the person in whose name it is issued..
You will need your National Identification Card to identify yourself fo~r several purposes.
National Identification Cards are required for the following:-
1. Applying for a Driver's permit'(licence)
2. Applying for a Passport
3. Applymng for a Loan
4. Applymng for a Police Clearance Certificate
5. Applymng for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
6. Carryingou~t Bank Transactions
7. Carrying out Post Office Transactions
8. Arranging Hire Purchase Transactions
9.Carrying out transactions associated with the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
10. Carrying out transactions specifically related with Old Age Pensions

A Passport's specific function is to allow you to pass a port (ofentry or exit). A Passport is not an ID card.
A National Identification C~ard does not expire every~ five years (as does a passport).
An ID card is easily replaceable, if it is lost or damaged.
AnlD card is easy to carry around (e.g. in handbags or wallets)-
Registration, in order to obtain a National ID card, is compulsory by law. Yiou canl be prosecuted for not

Anyone who will be 14 years or older by June 30, 2008, and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen fromI a Comumonwealth country living in Guy~ana for one year or more canl Iregiste~r dur1ing the ongoing
H-ouse-to-House Registration exercise and bc issued a National Identification Card thrcafter.

Sou rce Documents Reqruired For Registration:
You must be in possession ofthe following source documents as may be necessary:-
1. Original Bir~th Certificate or a vialid Guyana Passpot
2. Original Mar~riage Certificate (and original birth certificate) --- in the case of a name change by marriagee
MLarried women~ in possession of` valid G;uyana Passports with their husbands' surname do not need to
provide Marriage Certificates.
3.Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate --in the case ofa niame change by [)ked Poll.
41. Original N'aturalization Certificate forl naturalized citizens.

All persons who ar~e eligible for registration. but are not in possession of the relevant suppor-ting documecnt() abyc tO'
stated are urged to take immediate~ steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during th is liouse-to-Htouse Regi strati on exerc ise-
This House-to-House Registration exercise will conclude on July 4, 2008.


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So, as yet, there are no coun-
try wide figures for acid victims,
let alone insurance or rehabilita-
tion schemes for them.
However, a pressure group,
the Campaign and Struggle
Against Acid Attacks

According to Anubha
Rastogi of the Human Rights
Network, which has joined
hands with the Karnataka Cam-
paign, stiffer punishments and
a change in mind-set, even with
the legal fraternity, are urgent

"Where a case of acid at-
tcks s bseinguhearnd and the

she had agreed to him [the
attacker's request] this would
not have happened I do not
expect any justice."
The group is also demand-
ing a ban on sale of acid at
But some say the real prob-
lem lies somewhere else.
When will men in Indian
society begin to accept that
women are individuals with
rights and choices, they ask?
Until that happens, Mamata
can only pray for justice from
the Indian legal system. Or
Renu, whose attacker has been
given a life sentence, can con-
tinue to demand an eye for an
But the truth remains
that women are horribly vul-

in the southern Indian state of
Karnataka to increase aware-

The group has put together
a list of more than 56 victims
in the State alone.
And while some might see
this as evidence that it is just a
Karnataka issue, the growing
numbers reported by the media
point to the fact that too many
others are silent victims all over
the country. .
For many like Mamata, in-
justice continues in the courts -
her husband is still out on bail,
the father of two children, while
she has nothing but her scars.

All too often, cases are seen
as non-criminal offences and the
offenders are let off with a
lighter sentence.
Many offenders seek bail
and delay cases for decades.

By BBC's Sunita Thakur

A DAY in February 2006 is
imprinted as vividly on
Renu's mind as her body.
In the quiet, narrow lane
outside her east Delhi home, she
had been bathing the family
buffaloes when her father's ten-
ant, a mug in hand, came towards
She thought he wanted wa-
ter, but he greeted her instead
with threats and a shower of
Her sister Rajmi, who came
rushing out when she heard the
screams, remembers how
Renu's "clothes were melting
off her body as though they
were plastic."
The acid attack was so le-
thal that it killed the half-bathed
buffaloes, and has left Renu
blind and disfigured for the rest
of her life.
In an ironic role reversal,

Renu, who had been the mother
to her four younger brothers and
sisters since their mother died
11 years ago, has now become
entirely dependent on them.

In Bangladesh, Pakistan and
India, the number of acid attacks
have been rising and there are
some facts now beyond dispute.
The largest number of vic-
tims come from the poorest
backgrounds and are women
who have rejected their hus-
bands, employers, or would-be
The attack is not committed
in a fit of anger or 'passion', as
is popularly believed, but is
premeditated and intended to
kill or maim.
The attacker's message, in
no uncertain terms, is that if you
can't be mine, you won't be any
one else's either.
Mamata's story goes back

12 years, to when she was 14.
Her crime was that she re-
fused to stay with a husband
who had decided to marry again.
Over several months,
while she stayed with her
parents, he coaxed, threat-
ened and tried to persuade
her, but to no avail.
One day, catching up with
her as she headed for work, he
suggested she come and sit for
a while in the quiet, secluded
park en route.
Then, as she made to leave,
he grabbed her hands and threw
acid over her face and arms,
leaving her permanently scarred.
Twelve years on, she tries
to live as normal a life as she can,
though in a society where looks
are everything, especially for
women, getting a job, even as a
domestic help, can be difficult.

One school teacher, scarred

by acid, had to quit her job be-
cause the children found her
Most employers will not
accept acid victims back, pun-
ishing them for a crime commit-
ted by someone else,
The National Commis-
sion of Women has, of late,
begun to look into the possi-
bility of a medical scheme for
acid victims.
The numerous surgeries and
skin grafts take decades to do,
and cost several thousand
pounds, which the victims are
mostly unable to afford.
Renu's family, for instance,
was hardly poor but the medi-
cal and legal fees have reduced
them to just that.
Cases of acid attack are regu-
larly reported in the newspa-
pers, but the government insti-
tutions and even NGOs are
only just beginning to wake-up
to the issue.

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aed yudjs mge h t ne aglinsen ifthem tdayu wea y ntice ae po-
tial toward creating a safer environment for the people you love, and it
will also create a lot of positive buzz about you. Your profile is getting
higher and as the day goes on, your confidence will build. It might in-
spire you to try something that you've always been a bit too intimidated
to try before.

Taurus: April 20 May 20 -- When drama erupts on the scene to-
Sday, avoid it at all costs. 3ust keep your head down, mind your own
business, and resist the urge to go find out what the fuss is about. Get-
ting caught up in a power struggle right now is not going to be a good
move. Even if you try to stay objective, it simply won't be possible. So
it's much better to stick to your own work and keep your eyes on your
own paper. If someone asks you to get involved, you should tell them
'no,' and accept the consequences.
Gemini: May 21 June 21 -- You need to pay closer attention to the
numbers today especially when you're reviewing any of your bud-
gets, bank statements or tax returns. This is not a day to gloss over
details and just hope that everything turns out all right! Numbers could
also be important socially-speaking. If you get some new cutie's phone
number, make sure you have all the numbers written down correctly!
Little mistakes now could create big problems later, so double check ev-
Cancer: June 22 July 22 -- You'll receive an inexpensive but
impactful gift today and it will be no bargain basement purchase! It
will be more like a gift of an idea, an inspiration that "vill create a spark
in your mind. This spark could grow into a flame of new romantic feel-
ings, it could become a brilliant new idea, or it could just fizzle out into
a warm and pleasant feeling. But enjoy the eureka moment, because
it's nice to be reminded that life is still full of surprises.

Lqo: July 23 August 22 -- You will be absolutely exuding confidence
today even if you don't feel particularly proud of what you have been
doing. This type of bravado will be very useful for you today, so don't
.try' to alter the: oh-so-positive opinions people will be forming of you by
po ntin'g out your faiilits. That's nothing jbut self-sabotage. Focusing oh
yo r .flaws witll only drag you down an disappoint others. People hav4
faith in you -and you have to turn tpa into faith in yourself.

Vir oi August 23 September 21 -'- Are you worried that there i's
too much happening in .your life right now? Think about those days that
are filled with boredom and how difficult they can be, and then consider
yourself lucky that you are being kept so active and busy right' nown.
You' are very popular, so enjoy it! Try to be grateful for the jam-packed
schedule you have there are many people who would trade places
wt ou ein nh i tnt. iThsea e-ss isalways greener on the other side.

Libra: September 23 October 22 -- It's time for you to build a few
new 'hopes and give your subconscious something new to dream abodt
at n ght. Take time today to picture where you want to be and who yoir
want to be with in five or ten years jah~d don't forget to include family
and friends in that beautiful scenario. Visualize the brightest future youi
can possibly imagine and don't worry dbout falling short of thode ex-
pecta~tions. It's important to keep your focus on the bright side.
Scorpio: October 23 November 2i -- You have mastered an im-
Smense challenge recently that few people could have handled, but you
might, be feeling like no one noticed! This resounding lack of praise might
be disappointing, but it certainly not appropriate. You deserve praise for
your accomplishments. You can always pat yourself on the back, you
know- so why not? Give yourself a treat today and promise yourself
that t~he next time someone else does something wonderful, you'll be
the one cheering the loudest. Lead by example.

Sagittarius: November 22 December 21 -- You probablyiwon't
be in a very aggressive mood today mellow yellow is more your color
right now. But don't think that this laid back attitude won't have its ad-
vantages, because it certainly will!.By being more approachable qnd re-
laxed, jyou will unknowingly invite more people of all walks of life to
talk toiyou. This could be the beginning of a very social time fdr '.you.
And iif you are single and ready to mingle get ready to meet &.brand
new candidate!

Capricorn: December 22 January 19 -- There are a lot of things
going on in your life already, so it's not an easy day for new begin-
nings. Instead of starting yet another new project or trying yet another
new activity today, stick with the 'tried and true' for now. There will be
a much better time to debut your newest ideas or meet new people,
and it's coming soon enough, so just hold your creative horses. In the
meantime, keep busy with your usual tasks and social events. They will
keep you happy.
Aquarius: January 20 February 18 -- Someone's words are not
matching their actions, and it should cause you to think twice about taking
their advice or following in their footsteps. These contradictions in their
character are a sure sign that they are not who you think they are. Take
a break from expanding your social cinc~le right now you can have
too many friends, you know. It's much better for you to concentrate
more on fewer relationships than to spread yourself too thin, anyway.

Pisces: February 19 March 20 -- There might be a lot of drama
going on in your life today, but none of it is centered around negative
energy or anger which is good. There are just a few different people
with differing agendas working against each other, and you are getting
caught up in the middle of it all. Choosing sides is a huge mistake, al-
though staying completely neutral will be next to impossible. Just try
your best to get everyone to meet somewhere in the middle. If anyone
can do it, youi can.

The Carifesta X Secretariat and the Ministry of Culture is embarking upon a series of
activities in order to create country capacity and readiness for the upcoming festival of the
arts which is being held in Guyana during Aug 2008. Applications for the following courses
in technical theatre are now being invited:

Stage Management
Properties Management
Set D sg
Set Conet ucnion
Set Dressing
Costume Design
Costume Management
Make up
Production Management
Frontobf House Management
At least high school proficiency in English Language and Math
High Reading Proficiency
*Artistic Sensibility and or Acumen
*Demonstrated interest in area of the arts applied for
Must be over 16 years old and under 60
Technical or Trades Certification of some kind an asset
Willing to work weekends and nights
Course Schedule:
Courses will be taught twice a week in the evenings and on weekend.
Duration 6-8 Weeks beginning May 2008.
Instruction, course materials and small stipend will be provided free by the Government of

Application Closing Date: April 30, 2008.
Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of courses.

nc Up and Return Application Forms to:
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Middle Street
Tel: 2259626

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In research the horizon
recedes as we advance.
MARK PATTISON (1813-1884) Isaac
Casaubon(1875), ch. 10

Second Viewpoint
Schools ar~e marketplaces for ideas, not commercial
turf. The opposite concept that schools should pro-
vide a captive audience for commercials "endorsed" by
educators is repulsive. Educators present all sides of
an issue we don't "sell" one point of view....
The Wall Street Journal reports that American teen-
agers spent $55 billion in 1988. Harnessing the purchas-
ing power can give an advantage in the marketplace.

Jennifer March, NEA Today

2. TaLke a Meaningful Stand
Points to note: To write a persuasive piece you must
take a stand on a topic you have some knowledge of and
then support your position with relevant evidence. For
instance, both writers, Berry and March drew upon their
many years of teaching experience to present specific ar-
guments for and against commercials in classroom
In addition to knowing your subject, you need to make
sure that a genuine difference of opinion exists between
you and your audience. Taking a stand against pollution
would probably not be worth your time, since few people
would disagree. Taking a stand in favour of a specific
-atipollution measure, such as mandatory carpooling, is
more plausible, since some people may oppose your po-
sition. Once you have an arguable topic, express your
opinion in a clear thesis statement such as this: Manda-
tory carpooling regulations should be adopted to ease air

3. Examine Your Audience
Knowing your audience is the essence of persuasive
writing. After all, you're trying to influence their opin-
ions and sometimes even change their actions. The ques-
tions outlined below may help you decide what you need
to know about your audience.

4. Evaluating Your Audience
What is the current attitude of your audience? Are
they likely to agree or disagree? Do they care about the
issues? Do they need me to overcome their apathy?
What do they already know about the issue? Do I
need to provide background or clear up misconceptions?
What types of evidence will have the strongest im-
pact on my audience? Will facts and statistics do the job?
Should I inch~ide informed opinions?
What do- I want my audience to do: change their
thinking, take action, or simply recognize the validity of
my viewpoint?

Try doing this now:
Turn to your Reader Response Journal and make notes
about some audiences you could write for without any
hesitation, including how your choice of an audience af-
fects your argument. If you were asked to present your
opinion about watching commercials in school, what in-
formation would appeal to your classmates, your teach-
ers, your parents, and the members of your school


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Revise as you go. If you haven't started, start now
seriously. It's never too early to start. You can revise
until very close to the examinations but remember to leave
space for relaxation and breathing. As you revise, do self-
monitoring to decide whether you are working efficiently.
Do not work very late or long on the night before the
examination. Please avoid stress and anxiety. Enjoy this
Love you.

The Passage

In the following paragraphs try to find the clues that
will help you to deduce' the meanings of the' italicized
words. Then do the exercise below the passage.
Spring tides are not the tides of spring as many
landsmen suppose. They are very high and very low ~
tides which occur twice a month, with the new and full
moon, when solar and lunar magnetism pull together to
make the circumterrestrial tide wave higher than at other
times. The opposite to the spring tide is the neapl tide,
halfway between these phases of the moon; down -East,
in Minine, there may be as Iinuch as five feet differece
in range between springs and neaps.
Spring tides are beloved by all who live by or from
the sea. At a spring low, rocky ledges and sandbars
which you never see ordinarily are bared; the kinds
of seaweed that require air but twice a month appear;
sand dollars like tarnished pieces of eight are visible
on the bottom. Clam specialists can pick up the big
"hen" clams or the quahaugs, and with a stiff wire
hook deftly2 flip out of his long burrow the elusive
razor clam. Shore birds sandpiper, plover and cur-
lew skitter over the sea-vacated flats, piping softly
and gorging themselves on the minor forms of life that
cling to this seldom bared shelf ....
A spring high is the time to bathe off sundrenched
rocks, or the still dry narrow strip of sand with no
stretch of pebbles and shells to hurt your feet. And at
a spring high, children row over the furthest stretches
of the tide, peering down delightedly at the sea laven-
der and beach grasses that they usually see well out
of the water. Curious bits of light flotsam4, driftwood
in fantastic shapes, green glass net floats, derelict5 lob-
ster pot buoys, float up with the spring high and dry
out on the shore until some beachcomber picks them
up to sell to tourists, or another spring high carries
them off. (Samuel Eliot Morison, Spring Tides)

What? Which?
1. Who are those people?
2. Whom should I recommend?
S3. Whose did you borrow?
4. What did you say?
5. Which of these table lamps shall I buy?

B. Intensive forms of the interrogative pronouns: who-
ever whosoever .whomever whichever whatever
1. Whoever told Thomas about the purchase?
.2. Whatever did they say? -

C. Relative Pronouns: who whose whomever 'that
what whom whoever which whichever whatever
1. The artiste who sang the opening song is my
2. The train, which arrived late, brought our friends.

D. Indefinite Pronouns (Some indefinite pronouns are:
all, any, both, either; much, several, nothing,
several, few)
1. Julian seems to know everyone at school.
2. They are going to- cook something special for
Kingsley's birthday..

SE. Demonstrative Pronouns
1. This is the girl I saw.
2. These are the women in the play.
3. My decorative plants are more exotic than those.
4. Show me that again.

F. Reflexive and intensive Pronouns
You make reflexive and intensive pronouns by adding
-self or -selves to certain personal and possessive pro-
nouns: myself, ourselves; youriself~ yourselves;r him.
self, herself itself; themselves
1. I almost exhausted myself working on Mr. Sandy's
2. Today, for the first time this year, she is herself.
3. As a batting team, they have no confidence in them.
4. You yourself told us to go home.
5. Swanker himself witnessed it.
6. It made the nest itself.

Persuasive Writing: (Continued)
1. Presenting an opinion

First Viewpoint
Below can be found two models for presenting an
opinion. They present opposing viewpoints on the issue
of high classes watching a commercial television
programmes. Each model summarizes the writer's opin-
ion in one sentence. Read them carefully and try to iden-
tify the position each writer takes and the audience to
which argument is targeted.
I have no objection to television commercials being
shown to a "captive" audience of students in school, es-
pecially when the commercials are tastefully when the
commercials are tastefully done....
The furor over Channel One advertising baffles me.
Ads are everywhere in our building and have been for
years. The clocks, the No. 2 pencils, computers, even
the footballs have company logos....
The things we use have to be paid for by somebody.
Many school systems like mine would never have this
kind of equipment except through a programme like this.

Betty Berry, NEA Today

1. Neap tide means (a)
(b) a tide of minimum range

Sa tide of maximum, range

2. Deftly means (a) skillfully (b) awkwardly

3. Elusive means (a) easy to find (b) hard to find

4. Flotsam means (a) floating or washed-ashore
things (b) ship's cargo

5. Derelict means (a) still in use (b) abandoned as

Grammar: Pronouns
See how pronouns are used (Continued)

A. Interrogative Pronouns: who? whom ? whose ?

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IThe National Parks Comlmis~son (NPC I Inviters appllcallons f~romn sultabl\ quallledJ persons to,
filli the position of Agricultural Offcer.

The successfull applicant should possess at: least a Diploma in Agriculture or related field and

The ruccessful applicant will be responsible for the conservation management of the
Botanical Gardens, this entails:

i Upadgan maintaining the inventory of Botanical species in
National Park
-Assistiikg hr the rehabilitation and maintenance and landscape of the
Botanical hjardens and other Parks under the NPC
-Supervisinig staff and uses of the Botanical Gardens
-Supporting educational training programmes of the Jenman Centre
-Coordinating activities with other Botanical Research Institutions
tipgading and maintaining the Nulrsery facilities in the Botanical Gardens


The NPC' offers very good working conditions and a competitive package.

Interested persons are required to submit curriculum vitae, names of two
referees and their written applications not later than April 28, 2008 to:
The General Mlanager
National Parks Commission,
Thomas Road, Thomas Lands,


Sunday Chronicle IApril 13, 20'08


WHAT began as a torrid
romance two years ago
p usn nate I ,nlnaf;gOL
and Dleon Mlahadeo, five
years her senior, four
M aay-- Sn a w.- aoLfP-
bride's parents res dence
on the Leonora Public
Road, on the WNest
Demerara. The ceremony
was solemnized according
to M~uslim rites.

The groom Is the son of
West Demerara business-
man, Mr Parasram
Mahadeo, and the bride
the daughter of M~r and
SMrs All. The two report-
ealy met through a
Mutual friend, Deon's
SHigh SChool teacher, no
less, who had the privri-
lege of teaching Doth
youngsters privately after
The groom, a computer
specialist by trade who
now lives in Toronto,
Canada, came home
specially to keep his
wedding date with the
lovely Arisa. May Allah
grant the couple His
"n",esthabl ssins fud ua
married life.

TO MS Ruth A
Sattaur wht
Obtained a Fir
Degree in
NURSing in the
USA. An old
Student of
School, Ruth is
the daughter of
Mr and Mrs

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MADONNA and her children, Lourdes, Rocco
and young David.

(~r x,- Welcome to the 499'hedition of
w "Champion Cookery Corner", a
~weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

This wee~ ,we feature the wholesome flavour of honey which makes desserts even more rich and
decade ~ndye thealthy atthe same time- enjoy!
I cup ho ey In a large bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients.
I cup sugar
I cup brown sugar in a separate bowl, combine the flour, Champion
1 cuip oil Bakin~g Powder, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add the
3 eggs I flour mi xture: to the wet stuff, alternating with the coffee;
1 Isp cin~namon beat well.
3 cups Bour
V2 tsp Champion Bakingl Powder Put into one greased 9"xl3" pan (or, alternatively, three
2 tsps balking soda 8" square pans). Bake at 325F- 90 minutes for the large
I cup stropg cotfee (can be made pan, 60 minutes i fusing the three smaller pans.

...0.. Pmxr icllil Sy
c..E e...wue PASTA sa .-
mUL Reper (irnm P~rre*

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2/3 cip honey, divided
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup Mshed piticapple, well drained
2 tablesljoons orange zest, divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
V/2 cup milk
I teaspoon vanilla
1 V2 cups flour
1 V2 teaspoons Champion Baking; Powder
V/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350'F. Grease and lightly flour
an 8-mnch square cake pan; set aside. In a small
bowl, combine melted butter, honey, coconut,
pineapple and I teaspoon orange zest; set aside.
Usmng an electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy.

Add 1/3 cup, honey, egg, milk, vanilla
and remaining orange zest and beat on
low speed until blended. Add flour,
Champion Baking Powder adsalt,
and mix on low speed urtldry
ingredients are moistened. Beat on
medium speed for one minute:~ Spread
into prepared pan.

Spoon honey coconut d ixture
carefully over top of batter, Ljpieading
evenly. Bake for 30 to 35 minatjes, until
cake tests done in center. Serve wyarm. l

Note: Honrey shuldould ht be ed
infants under one year of age~

'tgoney is a safe and wholeison e food
jipr children and adults.

411/2008, 3:57 PM

Po~p star,191aklon is is' eipected to appear
court in Malawi Lhis month for a ruling (
whether she carC adopt a child from tl
southern Afrcall country.
'The case is "t tntatively" scheduled for
to 25 A rdl, a couit clerk said. .

mnt re rn endb tat thM 4gyan- d s
smbuld be allowed to adopt David Banda, w
is .aged two. II. I
The boy haf' lived, with 1%indonna a
binsband Guy ~]Altchie since October 20
after they met E$1m in an orphanage..
SThe adoption hearing was scheduled
take place m .Malawi this week.
But the singer's lafye~rs asked for it to
delayed until~the end' of the month, becau
she had another engagement in the US.
Last year, critics of Madonna alleged tt
she had used her celebrity status to "fa!
track" the adoption and get arotind Malawi
However;, the star' strenuously denis
that this was the case



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was a definite change ofpace.

While Laurie has become a
star playing the anti-social and

ering, comedic foil in such TV
shows as 'Jeeves and Wooster'
and 'Black~adder'.
"Suddenly, being associated
with edgy, nasty characters is
quite a shock," Laurie said with
a laugh. "Maybe after a couple
more seasons of 'House', I'll be
craving the chance to go back
home and play a twit again."
Laurie said it was easy to
slip back into the shoes of Dr
Gregory House after roughly
three months off, due to the
writers' strike, which ended in

By Iain Blair

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Hugh Laurie is bleary-eyed
and tired. It is late afternoon,
and he's been awake since 5
am shooting an episode of
television ,~...ina 'H~ouse MD'
which has made him a huge
star in the United States.
His lead role as the cranky,
brash Dr Gregory House on the
top-rated Fox hospital show is
far from the comic parts that
first made the versatile British
actor popular back home, and
Laurie is again shaking up his

'teta Lig', a mov e slate do
open in major cities last Friday.
Laurie, 48, is weary at the
end of his long day. But after a
quick gasperr', or cigarette, and
cup of tea, he said he was glad
to be working again following
the long U.S. screenwriters'
strike that halted production of
his TV show.
When asked whether tak-
ing the role in 'Street Kings'
could be a clever career shift
by a big-name star, Laurie
counters that he does not see
the film role that way, nor
does he consider himself a big
nam thate tloywhaottr any il-
lusions about my place in the
pecking order, but very few
actors, apart from Denzel
Washington, get to choose
from a big supermarket shelf
of possibilities," Laurie said.
'"The rest of us are trying to
find things we can do, and I
hadn't set out to find a no-Irish
police thriller."
Laurie said he was "secretly
amused that a middle-class En-
glish boy from Oxford could
end up playing a veteran LAPD
I even get to carry a gun in

a Hollywood movie every
young boy's dream."
Comedian turned dramatic
star 'Street Kings' is the latest
project by writer David Ayer,
whose 2001 film, 'Training
Day', about a corrupt cop,
earned Washington a best actor
Laurie plays Internal Affairs
Capt James Biggs, a smart and
pragmatic cop investigating the
suspect actions of Detective
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves),
who is part of a special unit

WILDFIRE Productions and
their team of sponsors are
revving and ready to stage the
biggest live concert in the
country for the year thus far,
featuring legendary Jamai-
can reggae/dancehall artistes
Bounty Kil, Wayne Wonder
and QQ.
It might be dubbed the 'Ig-
nition' concert, but according to
Wildfire executive, Jermaine
Softley, it's just a spark com-
pared to what's in store for the
rest of the year.
The man behind Wildfire
Jonathan Beepat, said the idea
is to have an 'Ignition' concert
to kick off the group's
programme of activities for the
year, and then an 'Inferno' con-
cert to close off the year-
'Ignition' is billed for
Saturday at The National
Park, with Softley promising
maximum security.
The artistes lined up are
specific to the reggae and
dancehall scene, and the newest
and youngest superstar, QQ, is
more than likely to draw the
crowds, given the popularity of
his hit singles 'Stukie' and 'Tek
it to Dem'.
Wayne Wonder is the pro-
claimed 'Ladies Man' and is sure
to resonate with the opposite
sex, given his soulful reggae ren-
Beepat says 'Killa', other-
wise known as 'The Warlord',
'~Five Star', and 'The General',
has been duly cautioned about
his lyrics that have been tainted
as inciting violence. However,
there was no clear guarantee
that, given his 'Xperience' on
stage, that the singer wouldn't
go down that road.

Digicel has latched onto
the concert as a Diamond
Sponsor, saying that in addi-
tion to bringing affordable

Ilaman, and Mystic.
Ansa McAl Trading, under
its Carib Beer brand, has signed
on as a Platinum sponsor to the

telecommunications to the
Caribbean, it also supports
social and cultural activities.
"Digicel Guyana is commit-
ted to the development of
Guyanese artistes, hence, the
company is not only looking
forward to a fantastic perfor-
mance from the Caribbean enter-
tainments, but also the up and
coming Guyanese artistes,"
Digicel Head of Marketing, Mr
Donoyan White said at the of-
ficial launch of the concert last
The show will feature local
band, Brutal Jammers and local
artistes Typheon, Gialliani,

event, and according to execu-
tive, Nigel Worrel, the product's
presence at the concert is not to
quench any fires. He said the
reason the company supports
Wildfire because it has delivered
on its commitment to take en-
tertainment to the next level-
"Everybody talks about
taking entertainment to the next
level, but Wildfire has taken the
bull by the horns," Worrel told
reporters earlier this we.
According to Beepat,
Jamaica's Hype TV, which
broadcasts across the Carib-
bean, will be here for the Ig-
nition Concert.

"HAUr"M~as une Irascluse ur uregory riouse OT 100 SenOS,
'Huse MD.

headed by Capt Jack Wander
(Forest Whitaker).
For Laurie, whose film cred-
its include family fare such as
'Stuart Little' and '101 Dalma-
tians' as well as 'Sense and Sen-
sibility', based on the Jane
Austen novel, 'Street Kings'

He added that his time away
was well spent.
"I'm pretty good with
idleness," he said. "I played
the piano, walked our dog,
read and just sat around at
home. No wonder my wife's
glad I'm back at work."

THE SilhlPSONS has been
dropped frmm morning Ti' in
Vernezuela after being
deemed unsuitable for chil-
dren and has been replaced
by Bay watch.
The popular US caritoon

about the tellow dysf\unrctional
family was~ branded ..nappro-
pr"Im" and pulledj b\ the
countrs's relc'.isio~n authonues
Cuaraas T1 ;clation. Teleten
has Started jho\usng epl'odes~ of
the beaChSlide cho~ In the rame

11 h-carnie famous for its bl-
k~int-llJ larLS, IncUludng Pamla C1

The countrl'i TV regular -~
said the saga of Hmier
Slmpson. uife harge, ndtrheilr
three Lchldlren flo-urred regula-
rllonc that p~rohibnl "mes~sages
that go naganst the wrhole edu-
callon ol broys. girls a~nd adole,-

It said hat some unspec ified
ilomplaints had been recented

Te~lelen's manager ma\ de-
cide to show The Simpsons,
which has been duhbbe into
Spamsh. asanother i~me of day
The slauon Is rhowing epi-
rodes of, Ba)watch Hawanll. a
la1tr InL'arnation of the` hfguard

rescue -how whrch started In
The senal, abo~ut a group of
becsh Ilnteguards~ gained nolron-
et\ for al-- altrractite male and
fema~le1~, cast memeri coupled
witth glamol-rouj locallons and
Slow\-motoll n running sequences.
lenezuelan TV sI known
for lillrng Its scheduless with re-
run-, o.f old UiS series and Latin
Amnlra`n soasp Ioeras
But it also Iinludes a talk
showa hosted to the countr\ r
president. Hugo~ Chatez
in an ep'`ode of the week~li
programme law )lear. the len-
ezuelan leader ga\e a speech
which reportedl\ Iasted eight
An abridged versionn of
the show has been broadcast
esery day since February
2007. (BBC Newsl


'Wildfire' rarin' to set

National Park ablaze

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