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Dr Walter Rodney’s family welcomes COI

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- says Ramotar administration must be commended


Revision of the Laws of Guyana project completed - copies of revised Laws presented to IDB, Judiciary





High level Suriname meeting examines enhancing exports to Brazil

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Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall (left) presenting a copy of the revised Laws of Guyana to Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Justice Carl Singh

Gov’t working towards a cleaner Guyana

- stakeholder consultation on Litter Regulations held




Dr Walter Rodney’s family welcomes COI

- says Ramotar administration must be commended

By Eddi Rodney

AFTER a period of just under eight months the request made by the Walter Rodney family through the widow of Dr Walter Rodney and the Walter Rodney Foundation, (; for the authorisation of a Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the circumstances of the death of the great Marxist scholar and historian, has been responded to with the Gazetting of the COI on February 8, 2014. The process of engaging with political authorities over the three decades has been a mixed one, especially as it is generally known, the governments of the People’s National Congress, notably the Hoyte regime, failed to ensure that there was a comprehensive and full COI investigation that would comply with the standards and rigours of a Presidential Commission as

set out under the relevant Act (Cap 19:03). It is necessary to recount that with the passage of time there is bound to be secondary features impacting on the insti-

Dr WALTER RODNEY tutional and individual stakeholder memories in terms of measuring up to a COI. However; despite these aspects it is necessary to draw analogies with other Tribunals as well as Inquiry panel probes into the unlawful or criminal deaths of martyrs such as the

Chilean Victor Jara, murdered by Pinochet Ugarte’s fascist generals, or the Inquiry into the death and disappearance of scores of peasants in Guatemala during the rule of General Rios Montt. These are atrocities that occurred decades ago and resulted from consistent campaigning as well as evidence collating processing. The Rodney family is supportive of the selection procedures followed whereby the chairman and other members of the Commission were formulated. It is of considerable significance to note that the matters considered incidental/consequential does not exclude individuals or representatives of organisations from appearing before the COI. The recommendations of President Donald Ramotar lend themselves to a comprehensive outcome especially as the Inquiry shall be ‘conducted in Georgetown and elsewhere as the Chairman may determine’. Additionally the actual commencement of the COI work should not be impeded given that the administration had the prevision to avoid going public with any decision or tentative proposal without establishing some basic reality verifications and research groundwork. The extent to which a ‘consultative’ dimension emerged between the Rodney family/ the WRF and the Guyana Head of State, H E Donald Ramotar impacted on the authorisation of the Commission in the public interest, also augurs well for a justice supported comprehensive process. Rodney’s family and especially an extended network of relatives, friends, associates and supporters of the now universally acclaimed people’s liberation leader, must at this ‘conjuncture’ demonstrate by their deeds a renewed commitment to the vision he had for a people’s Guyana, influenced as that would have been by other socialist or socialist ‘transitional’ and Meridian/Atlanticist movements of the 1970s. The 2014 Walter Rodney COI therefore, holds out the alternative for an improved degree of community trust based on openness and honesty of purpose, on integrity and mutual respect for all racial and ethnic groups regardless of status and creed. For all those reasons the Ramotar administration must be commended for ensuring at the highest level its commitment to bringing a closure to the ultimate Rodney affair – the circumstances of the June 13, 1980 bomb blast in Georgetown.



TIME FOR A WASHINGTON —CARACAS DIALOGUE, NOT SANCTIONS-COHA By Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA); Frederick B. Mills, Senior Research Fellow at (COHA)and Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University AT A TIME when Washington ought to seize upon overtures from Caracas for the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations and direct talks, the champions of the antiquated embargo against Cuba in the Senate are calling for sanctions against Venezuela. Such an approach to diplomacy with Venezuela would be detrimental to the development of a more constructive and mutually respectful US policy towards the Region. Now is the time for a Washington—Caracas dialogue, not sanctions. Democratic Senator Bob Menéndez and Republican Senator PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Marco Rubio have introduced a proposed resolution in the Senate that would call on the Obama administration to study sanctions against Venezuela. The sanctions would be aimed at punishing “the violent repression suffered by pacific protesters” by targeting individual Venezuelan government officials. Of course, any state actors responsible for the repression of pacific demonstrations ought to be held accountable not only in Venezuela, but anywhere in the world. Indeed, the Venezuelan government is already taking steps to address this. The problem with the resolution is that it reflects a very myopic view of political violence in that nation. It also reflects an unproductive approach to diplomacy towards Venezuela as well as the Region. Not all demonstrations have been pacific. A significant amount of the violent demonstrations are ostensively anti- government. The “exit” strategy being sought after by the ultra-right in Venezuela has generated violent anti-government demonstrations that have called for regime change through extra constitutional means. In other

accountability is selectively applied predominantly to government actors. The Council on Hemispheric Affairs has been calling for a change of course in US policy towards Venezuela and the rest of the Region based on mutual respect and dialogue, not imperial intervention and subordination. It was Caracas that instigated the tit for tat after the expulsion of consular officials, and COHA called the expulsion of US consular officials into question at the time. But now President Maduro has proposed a new ambassador to the US and direct talks with the Obama administration. The State Department has also, on occasion, expressed an openness to rapprochement, so now is the time to seize the moment, not wait to see which way the political winds will PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO blow in Venezuela. There is obviously a great ideological divide between nations that prescribe to some version of neoliberalism and those engaging in various experiments in 21st century socialism. Yet such differences need not translate into either hard or soft wars. At the January CELAC meeting in Cuba, the member states, despite their political differences, figured out a way to declare all of Latin America a Region of peace and mutual respect. Meanwhile, there is a national peace conference underway

in Caracas, called by the government, that commenced two days ago and includes an increasingly broad spectrum of opinion in the opposition, and seeks to overcome the boycott of the MUD. This will take a pull back against war and for political competition through the ballot box. Surely, in this context, there is room for Washington-Caracas diplomacy. Rather than impose sanctions on Venezuela, Washington ought to accept the proposed Venezuelan ambassador and enter into a dialogue with Caracas based on mutual respect and the common goal of regional peace and human development. words, through a coup or by creating the escalating violence on the ground that might provoke a coup or an international intervention. No doubt opposition demonstrators are not a homogeneous group and many prescribe to non-violent means of protesting. Yet it is indisputable that elements of anti-government protests, using the slogans of “exit,” have deployed incendiary bombs, rocks, guns, barricades, wire, and other instruments of violence against government and public property as well as people, resulting in injuries and death. But those who have resorted to violence are most often portrayed in the press as responding to repression, as if the government has no legitimate recourse in response to violent attacks on persons and property. To be sure, violence is generally condemned by the State Department, but

PPP/C condemns insensitivity and disrespect shown to Jagdeo

THE People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has noted the disparaging and insensitive remarks made by various opposition politicians and their agents after former President Bharrat Jagdeo took ill earlier this week. A statement issued yesterday said: “The party wishes in no uncertain terms to strongly condemn the inhumane and sinister positions taken by these opposition spokespersons who are continuing their campaign to spew hate and misinformation against the former president. It is clear that the opposition has no statesmen or women within its ranks. It is clear that the opposition has no moral dignity or respect for privacy. “ “The PPP/C believes that any attempt to play down the seriousness of the health condition of the former president at that time, while questioning the need for him to travel abroad, must also be seen as an attack on Jagdeo’s fundamental rights as enshrined in the constituFORMER PRESIDENT tion and right to access timely BHARRAT JAGDEO health care.” “The ruling party has never questioned the urgency or necessity of any opposition politician or public official to travel abroad upon the instruction of their medical advisers or caregivers.” “The PPP/C wishes to remind the opposition that several of its members including former Opposition Leader Robert Corbin and the late Sheila Holder benefitted from assistance from the State to seek medical attention abroad when it became necessary.” “In the most recent past when former Deputy Speaker Deborah Backer was ill and flown abroad for medical attention, this party offered nothing but best wishes and hopes of a speedy recovery. “ “The party further condemns the insensitivity and disrespect shown to Jagdeo. While it is expected that there will be political attacks, the party was alarmed by the extension of these assaults to the point where unbelievable misinformation was being peddled by the opposition provocateurs and their activists about the costs for his travel abroad and his medical entitlements.” “Despite the shenanigans of the opposition and its acts of desperation, which are aimed at bad-mouthing Jagdeo, his track record and zeal remain intact and stronger than ever.” “The PPP/C wishes Jagdeo a speedy and full recovery.”



Putin ready to invade Ukraine, troops seize Crimea By Lidia Kelly and Pavel Polityuk (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament’s approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the Crimea peninsula, spurning Western pleas for restraint. Talk of confrontation or outright war spread rapidly across Ukraine, with pro-Moscow demonstrators raising the Russian flag above government buildings in several cities and anti-Russian politicians calling for mobilization.

A woman waves a Russian flag as armed servicemen wait near Russian military vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said Russian military intervention would lead to war and any relations with Moscow. He called for a political solution.

Putin’s open assertion of the right to deploy troops in a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War. It also rebuffs Western leaders who had repeatedly urged Russia not to intervene, including U.S. Pres-

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ident Barack Obama, who just a day before had held a televised address to warn Moscow of “costs” if it acted. Troops with no uniform insignia but clearly Russian - some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black Sea where Moscow

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has a large military presence in the headquarters of its Black Sea Fleet. Kiev’s new authorities have been powerless to intervene. Western capitals scrambled for a response, but so far this has been limited to angry words from Washington and its European allies. A U.S. official said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had spoken to his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. The official said there had been no change in U.S. military posture. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said Russia’s authorization of force was an unwarranted escalation and called on Moscow not to send troops. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said it was “clearly against international law”. Czech President Milos Zeman recalled the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. “Urgent need for de-escalation in Crimea,” tweeted NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “NATO allies continue to coordinate closely.” Putin asked parliament to approve force “in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compa-




triots” and to protect the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. The upper house swiftly delivered a unanimous yes vote, shown on live television. The authorization to use force in Ukraine would last “until the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country”, Putin said in his request. His justification - the need to protect Russian citizens - was the same as he used to launch a 2008 invasion of Georgia, where Russian forces seized two breakaway regions and recognized them as independent. So far there has been no sign of Russian military action in Ukraine outside Crimea, the only part of the country with a Russian ethnic majority, which has often voiced separatist aims. A potentially bigger risk would be conflict spreading to the rest of Ukraine, where the sides could not be easily kept apart. As tension built on Saturday, demonstrations occasionally turned violent in eastern cities, where most people, though ethnically Ukrainian, are Russian speakers, and many support deposed President Viktor Yanukovich and Moscow.

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Freed Cuban spy Fernando Gonzalez gets hero’s welcome

Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation

He embraced his mother, Magali Llort, before being welcomed by President Raul Castro

(BBC News) A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti. Gustavo Gallon, the UN’s top human rights officer in Haiti, also said in his report that “those responsible” for the outbreak should be punished. It is the first such call by a representative of the UN, which has so far rejected compensation claims. Evidence suggests UN peacekeepers introduced cholera to Haiti in 2010. The outbreak - which has killed more than 8,300 people and infected hundreds of thousands - has been blamed on leaking sewage pipes at a UN base. The UN has never acknowledged responsibility for the epidemic, arguing that it is impossible to pinpoint the exact source of the disease. The organisation says it has legal immunity from a lawsuit filed for Haitian victims at a New York court last year.

“The hero of the Republic of Cuba and anti-terrorist fighter, Fernando Gonzalez, arrived in our country after completing a long and unjust sentence,” state TV announced in a special broadcast on Friday. The channel showed President Castro saluting Gonzalez at the Havana airport before giving him a long hug. Gonzalez’s wife and mother were also present. In brief remarks to the press, the freed spy thanked Cubans for their support and expressed gratitude for his return. “It’s a happiness that is difficult to describe,” he said, adding that “a piece is still missing”, referring to the three Cuban agents who remain in US prison. Since their conviction, the men have been at the centre of a vociferous campaign by the Cuban government to free them. Fernando Gonzalez, 54, was arrested in 1998 along with Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez. Cuba has always maintained they posed no threat to the United States as they were only monitoring anti-communist exiles in Florida with the aim of preventing attacks by exiles on the communist-run island.

‘HUMAN ACTION’ BLAMED Mr Gallon made the comments in a report on the human rights situation in Haiti. “The diplomatic difficulties around this question have to be resolved to stop the epidemic as soon possible and pay full compensation for suffering experienced,” he wrote. “It is advisable to shed light on what really happened and to punish those responsible, whoever they may be.” Mr Gallon said the UN “should be the first to honour” the principle of compensation for victims of human rights violations. He added that “silence is the worst of responses” to a

(BBC News) A Cuban spy released from US jail after serving a 15-year sentence has received a hero’s welcome on his return home. Fernando Gonzalez landed on Friday in the capital, Havana, where he was greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro. State TV interrupted its programming to announce the arrival of “the hero”. Gonzalez is the second of a group of agents known as the Cuban Five to be freed. They were convicted in 2001 on charges including conspiracy. Prosecutors said the five had sought to infiltrate US military bases and spied on Cuban exiles in Florida. ‘Unjust sentence’

More than 600,000 people are thought to have been infected since 2010 “catastrophe caused by human action”. BBC international development correspondent Mark Doyle says the report has once again exposed what is an unprecedented legal and moral crisis for the UN, It is not yet clear how Mr Gallon’s remarks may affect the ongoing lawsuit in the US, our correspondent adds. Lawyers for the victims are demanding compensation of $100,000 (£62,000) for every person who died and $50,000 for each of those who became ill. But the UN argues it is immune from such claims under its Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN. No cases of the bacterial infection, which causes diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and muscle cramps, had been recorded in Haiti for a century until the outbreak in late 2010. Cholera is spread through infected faeces. Once it enters the water supply it is difficult to stop - especially in a country like Haiti which has almost no effective sewage disposal systems.



FOR AN experienced politician and former Minister of Finance, Carl Greenidge seems committed to embarrassing himself, as well as his party, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). His latest act came on Friday when, as reported in another section of the media, he blamed the Guyana Government for not responding to claims of discrimination against Guyanese at Trinidad and Tobago’s international airport at Piarco. As an MP of APNU (A Partnership for National Unity), Greenidge has given notice of various questions for which he is seeking answers in the National Assembly. That’s his right and we have no doubt that they would be answered in time by the relevant cabinet ministers. For now we wish to address his expressed anger, directed at the government, over reports of recurring discrimination to which Guyanese are often treated at Piarco International: Briefly, either due to his frequent overseas visits, or the consequence of a deep‘Rip-van-Winkle’-like sleep, MP Greenidge may well have missed the various personal interventions by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodriques-Birkett, on this deplorable practice to which Guyanese have too often been subjected at Piarco International.

PPP expresses concern on political instability, tension in Ukraine

THE People's Progressive Party (PPP) has noted with concern the political instability and tension in Ukraine which has resulted in the removal of the democratically elected President of that country and the loss of scores of innocent lives. A release from the party said: “The PPP calls on the parties involved in the country to settle their political differences by constitutional means rather than through resort to the streets. This could lead to a situation of anarchy and a breakdown of law and order.” “The PPP is concerned over the fact that the sovereignty of the country is being undermined by external forces with obvious geo-political agendas.” “This development bears striking similarity with what is currently taking place in Venezuela where the democratically elected government of President Nicholas Maduro is under siege by opposition forces with the support from outside forces who clearly have their own ideological and political axes to grind.” “The PPP is painfully aware of the harmful effects of foreign interference in the country's domestic affairs particularly during the 1960's when the Party was removed from power as a result of the machinations and intrigues of western vested interests in collaboration with local reactionary forces.” “It is the hope of the PPP that there would be a return to normalcy and constitutional rule within the shortest possible time.”



OF ‘DISCRIMINATION’ AT PIARCO The minister’s responses have been reported in the print and electronic media in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, including her initiative to engage the attention of her T&T counterpart, Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran, who had expressed his own concerns over such reports and promised to have the problem investigated. Indeed, Minister Rodriques-Birkett is on record as having personally witnessed acts of humiliating discrimination at Piarco International. However, rather than engaging in emotional outbursts, she chose the dignified route of officially communicating her concerns to the government of that CARICOM partner state. It cannot be that Mr. Greenidge wants the Foreign Minister

of Guyana to engage in open confrontational politics with a partner state of CARICOM, especially one with which we have traditionally maintained good relations, irrespective of administrations in Georgetown and Port-of-Spain? Whatever his own internal party political problems, MP Greenidge ought to know that consolidating and expanding mutually satisfactory relations with ALL member countries of CARICOM is a major plank of Guyana’s foreign policy. In due course the other questions to which he is seeking answers, such as the ‘flagship agreement’ reached with state-owned Caribbean Airline Ltd (CAL), would also be appropriately addressed---hopefully with Mr. Greenidge being present in parliament.



Are you prepared when a Life matters? By Keith Burrowes

‘WHEN the shots began that morning, he saw many people lying on the ground, including a young girl. Some were bleeding. Hernandez said he moved from person to person checking pulses. One man was already dead. Then he saw Giffords. She had fallen and was lying contorted on the sidewalk. She was bleeding… Using his hand, Hernandez applied pressure to the entry wound on her forehead. He pulled her into his lap, holding her upright against him so she wouldn’t choke on her own blood… Hernandez used his hand to apply pressure until someone from inside Safeway brought him clean smocks from the meat department. He used them to apply pressure on the entrance wound.’ THE ABOVE account is an excerpt from an article posted on, an Arizona-based news website, one of the dozens of state and national press entities covering the attempted assassination of US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, and concurrent shooting to death of six other people. It details how the intern, Daniel Hernandez, used the First Aid knowledge he learnt in high school to essentially save the congresswoman’s life. While his heroic action is definitely commendable, the fact is, had he not possessed some very specific knowledge concerning what to do in the case of an emergency of that nature, the death toll would have been seven, inclusive of the outspoken Democratic politician.

This brings me to my topic for this week, as unscheduled as it is, and that is: How much First Aid does the average person know? As an extension: Is it enough to save a life? I would wager that most of us do not have the knowledge, however sharp our presence-of-mind might be, of appropriate First Aid beyond what we know from television, or perhaps a text, that is: The basic mechanisms for the Heimlich Maneuver and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  From my Online research in the wake of the stories about Hernandez’ heroic behaviour, there are various levels of First Aid; maybe as much as there are different organisations around the world, which provide certification. Basic First Aid training deals with arming people with the knowledge of simple things that could mean the difference between life and death: How to put pressure on a puncture wound, for example, in order to adequately stem bleeding, or how to position a person, depending on the type of fracture they might have sustained.  I know that in Guyana, the local branch of the International Red Cross is one organisation that has more or less regular First Aid Certification courses, with classes of varying sizes, but not averaging more than 20 persons a class. That said, I don’t imagine that the programme is qualifying a significant number of persons in First Aid, relative to the nation’s population, since the resources simply are not available. The question may be asked: Do we need to have a citizen’s army of certified CPR

specialists? My answer would be yes. This is, in my mind, one of those areas that results in greater public good should more access be had. Despite the massive strides our health care system has made over the past decade or thereabouts, I think few would argue that our capacity to adequately handle significant emergency cases at any one time is something that is still very much a work in progress. A solution, therefore, for both the short and the long-term, would be a state of affairs in which First Aid knowledge and experience are as widespread as possible among the general population. There is a saying that says: “A stitch in time saves nine.” Looking at how the simple actions of Hernandez saved Giffords’ life — consider if we were to extrapolate those actions to the dozens of trauma victims that engage the health care system on a weekly basis. Imagine the average father instinctively knowing the correct thing to do in the event of a potentially fatal puncture wound in his son’s belly; the random passer-by attending to the old lady who faints by the roadside and is in danger of choking on her tongue; or assisting an epileptic who is experiencing a fit and is in danger of biting his or her tongue. On a practical level, of course, First Aid certification is not something that a country such as Guyana can feasibly implement in any sort of universal mandatory way as, for example, the core subjects of Math and English. The trick in this case, therefore, is to develop a pro-

COMMENTARY By David De Groot HAVE we ever stopped to think what impressions are conveyed by the bold front page headlines daily appearing in the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News especially, to visitors on their first experience coming to Guyana? Invariably the news items are vulgar, depraved or associated with crimes of violent nature, including murder, and the texts employed are always imputing negative complaints involving the government. This willful policy has been, over the years, embraced by the two daily newspapers. Take as an example the headline employed by Stabroek News on Saturday February 22, 2014. “DPP asks cops to reopen baton rape probe.” This question of an allegation of a baton rape on a male victim by a police rank is itself of a vulgar nature, but it has been receiving wide front page publicity since early January 2014 including sordid details on what is yet only an

allegation. The front page stories quite often report on four different kinds of violent issues including murder and vicious attacks on persons, quite alarming and frightening to contemplate by potential investors visiting the country. Where is the patriotism in all of this perfidious policy clearly intending to do harm? Yes it may be considered news but surely should not rank front page prominence, in any event where do we rank all the varied developmental issues taking place throughout the country in every sector be it electrification of roads, housing, water, schools, health, making life more comforting, they are always interesting stories to tell about the improvement taking place. Our people are at work feeding the nation, building their own homes and generally improving themselves in myriad areas of endeavour. These people are concerned with building their country not conveying

DAVID DE GROOT negative news or actions as is happening at the moment with the opposition Members of Parliament on the Money Laundering Bill which clearly demonstrate their determination to have Guyana blacklisted in so far as conducting International Trade Transactions. I say we cannot afford to let this happen but unfortunately the opposition’s one seat majority will have the final say and with their vicious agenda of paralyzing the government’s forward movement, the future looks absolutely ominous. We have to get rid of these imposters.

gramme that strategically targets key areas of the population in order to maximize the potential impact of the core intent of the initiative, which should be making First Aid widely available. In my view, there is no more crucial area — outside of the health sector, of course — than our public transportation. Immediately, the minibuses come to mind. Minibus drivers in the past have been extremely cooperative with various public campaigns, from HIV/AIDS reduction, to public health, to waste disposal. Even more important than good public spirit, however, is the nexus between minibus travel and road fatalities in Guyana. There is almost a moral imperative to ensure that minibus drivers and conductors have some basic First Aid training — an initiative that can be part of a general campaign to reduce road fatalities — in addition to those that focus on the reduction of dangerous driving and proper road usage. Granted there is always the question of availability of resources, training as well as the provision of First Aid kits on minibuses can be supported, at least in the initial stages, by some form of donor support.    First Aid in public transportation is, of course, not relegated to minibus travel alone, but extends also to travel in riverine communities, undertaken mostly by speedboat, and thus, ideally the programme should reflect this. 

KEITH BURROWES I am unsure whether First Aid is a part of police training, but I think we can make a safe bet that there is no ongoing programme in the Force with regard to this. I can see nothing but tremendous good coming out of a Guyana Police Force training regime which provides – if it does not exist – basic First Aid certification as part of the new recruit’s qualification requirements, in addition to remedial and advanced training for officers, particularly those out in the field.  I mentioned earlier that implementing a universal First Aid certification would be problematic, even within the education system, but that doesn’t mean it has to be completely out of the system. What was interesting with the Hernandez rescue is that he learnt much, if not all, of his First Aid skills in high school! While it may not be part of the official curriculum, support can be made for the development of First Aid clubs in the high school system; something that receives strong official support, with non-ac-

ademic incentives for joining. Finally, while we may not be able to have training and practice on a universal level, that also does not preclude wide dissemination of the theory in the form of basic tips, for example; this is where the mass media can play a crucial role. Perhaps in collaboration with the Red Cross, there can be an ongoing campaign — nothing too hyped up, over-the-top and unsustainable — which presents the simple, comprehensible presentation of pertinent First Aid information. We are almost bombarded daily with stories of people meeting an untimely end, whether accidentally or by the sort of senseless violence that shook Arizona last week. With the promotion of the usefulness of First Aid knowledge and training, I believe that we can be able to demonstrate — as the story of Hernandez and Giffords illustrates — that hope can be salvaged from even the direst of situations. 



Analysis by Rickey Singh               FOREIGN MINISTER, Carolyn Rodriques-Birkett was evidently quite pleased in announcing last Thursday that Guyana has become ‘the first’ country of the 15-member Caribbean Community to successfully enact legislation that guarantees free intra-regional movement of CARICOM nationals consistent with the Revised Community Treaty. Among the more high profile Foreign Ministers of CARICOM, she has been quite active and successful in enlisting support from CARICOM and the Organisation of American States (OAS) FOREIGN MINISTER for endorsement of the required CAROLYN anti-money laundering and coun- RODRIQUES-BIRKETT tering funding of terrorism bill designed to save Guyana from being “blacklisted” by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF is the watchdog body that’s linked to the influential bloc of countries in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and has been energetically involved in promoting cooperation with the government by the parliamentary opposition alliance, including visits to Guyana by officials of the Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Unfortunately for the Foreign Minister, as well as her quite pro-active Attorney General colleague, Anil Nandlall and, of course, the nation state of Guyana as a whole, the parliamentary coalition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) succeeded in their stubborn resistance to score what seems destined to prove a pyrrhic political victory, but more of this development later. For now, as a founding member of CARICOM, currently in its 40th year, and home to its Secretariat, Guyana can take pride in the fact of its government’s success in being in the forefront of member states of the Community in compliance with required intra-regional free movement legislation that’s an integral component in making a lived reality of the envisaged regional single market and economy (CSME). As pointed out by the Foreign Minister, the “free movement” legislation, unanimously approved by parliament last Thursday, and which makes Guyana the first to do so, is a basic requirement for ALL participating member states in the seamless CSME. The right to free intra-regional movement, as citizens of CARICOM-even outside of provisions for long periods of stay, six months and beyond, to live and work in accordance with objectives of the CSME—has gained momentum with the recent historic ruling by

the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). That development involved the case of Jamaican national, Shanique Myrie, against Barbados, and has further etched into public consciousness of Community nationals the legal empowerment of all citizens in good standing with the law.               `             “MASHRAMANI” AND ECONOMY It so happens that not just countries like Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana that have too often been involved in verbal sparring over denial of free entry by their nationals at ports of entry, but ALL others would now be expected to be more forthcoming in following Guyana’s example in the enactment of required changes in their domestic laws to reflect CARICOM’s intra-regional free movement programme under the CSME project to which they are signatories. Passage of the ‘free movement’ legislation came against the backdrop of increasingly diversified and creative cultural programmes for nation-wide celebrations of Guyana’s 44th anniversary as a constitutional republic. Known and marketed as “Mashramani” the virtual month-long cultural activities continue to attract participation of nationals from


the Guyanese diaspora in North America as well as CARICOM nationals ahead of this week’s final stages of what still proudly remains the greatest annual cultural show in the Caribbean Region—T&T’s Carnival. For all the dreaded news of spreading criminality it is compelled to address—such as CARICOM partners like Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados in particular in that order—Guyana also was celebrating its 2014 ‘Mashramani’ festival with good news from international financial institutions as well as the Caribbean Development Bank of continuing economic growth and careful fiscal management. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, for instance, having concluded its 2013 consultation with Guyana has reported that “during the last decade” the country’s “strong macro-economic performance has contributed to a reduction in public debt levels and sustained poverty reduction…..The economy has experienced seven years of uninterrupted growth”, added the IMF, noting that this has averaged about four percent annually.  What a sharp contrast some 21 years later from the long period when Guyanese at home and abroad would recall with sadness, the country’s very humiliating status as one of the poorest and most highly indebted nations of the world!    



Are APNU’s proposed amendments evidence-based? I do not think that anyone will disagree that Guyana should be compliant with the international norms on anti-money laundering and countering financing terrorism (AML/CFT), and to correct existing deficiencies. At this time, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s (CFATF) advice suggests that Guyana’s plan of corrective action is appropriate. Hence, the opposition’s push to formulate ideal or optimum regulations without valid information is troubling and perhaps unnecessary, given the CFATF’s advisement. And notwithstanding the corrective action now required through amendments, in the future, additional amendments and adjustments to sustain compliance status will become necessary. Construction and reconstruction of AML/ CFT measures is an evolving process, so there is no need now to believe that additional proposed amendment s will solve all the problems once and for all. The AML/CFT plan of action has to evolve on the basis of evidence-based information. But first, let me introduce some caveats on anti-money laundering measures before proceeding further to Guyana’s status on these matters. In many parts of the world, and perhaps more so in the developing world, large segments of the population are more likely to engage in cash transactions rather than in formal financial services (banks, electronic money transfers, etc.), making for less transparency in transactions. The international-setting body on AML/CFT the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in June 2011 provided support for financial inclusion (Koker and Jentzsch, 2013), that is, support for increased use of banks and other formal financial services as opposed to using mere cash transactions; FATF supports this line because financial inclusion results in greater transparency allowing for better law enforcement of AML/CFT regulations. FATF’s support for greater financial inclusion is based on the premise that the more a customer uses formal financial services, the less that customer would use informal (cash) transactions. But FinScope and Research ICT Africa’s (RIA) household surveys on Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia contradict that premise, showing that increased use of formal financial services did not lead to a decreased use of cash transactions (Koker and Jentzsch, 2013); and Koker and Jentzsch argued that if FATF wish to see some alignment between financial inclusion and financial integrity, there needs to be better knowledge of customer choice between formal and informal financial services. Nevertheless, in order to protect privacy and in light of global public spying, many people may be more comfortable with cash transactions. Let me now proceed to Guyana‘s action on AML/CFT. The modus operandi of the Guyana National Assembly (legislature) suggests a laissez-faire approach to legislate against money laundering and financing terrorism. The People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C) tabled the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT ) (Amendment) Bill in the National Assembly on April 22, 2013. The Bill was intended to correct deficiencies identified in Guyana’s third round Mutual Evaluation Report, approved by FATF’s regional body the CFATF at its Council of Ministers’ meeting in May 2011 in Honduras; the CFATF ruled at that meeting that Guyana be put on an expedited list and must do a follow-up at every Plenary. At its May 2013 Plenary, the CFATF required Guyana to correct its deficiencies by November 2013, as its progress was found to be unsatisfactory. In fact, Guyana did not have an approved AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill comprising corrective measures to present to the CFATF Plenary by this deadline of November 2013 because the

combined one-seat majority opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) rejected it. Following this rejection in November 2013, APNU proposed amendments to the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill at the final moment just before the Paris Plenary in February 2014. APNU had ample time between November 2013 and February 2014 to present its proposed amendments. Now who precipitated some delay in parliamentary approval of corrective measures ensconced in the AMLCFT (Amendment) Bill, earmarked for CFATF’s presentation at the Paris Plenary? And even though Guyana was not on the agenda for the Paris Plenary of the FATF, it would have been a show of good faith had the Bill with the corrective action been approved by the National

Assembly, since the CFATF would have reported on Guyana’s compliance status at that meeting. In this situation, the CFATF and its parent body the FATF more than likely raised the moral red flag against Guyana. On February 27, 2014, the opposition, in a brazen show of ignoring the national interest in the National Assembly, validated its sense of zero urgency on the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill. According to local press reports, the opposition did not perceive meeting the CFATF’s deadline of February 28, 2014 as a big thing

Credit: Images of_Money, Flickr Creative Commons and further that no apocalypse was coming any time soon. So much for upholding national interest and national integrity by elected representatives of the people! And again, at the National Assembly sitting of February 27, 2014, the opposition shamelessly fingered the PPP/C Government

for delaying approval of the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill because the Chief Parliamentary Counsel’s refinement of the main opposition APNU proposed amendments was incomplete, resulting in the Bill not reaching the holy ground of the legislature. The opposition claimed that the Government should have ensured completion, since the Chief Parliamentary Counsel is an appointee of the Attorney General’s Chambers. Recall that APNU had ample time between November 2013 and February 2014 to present its proposed amendments, but it chose to propose its amendments at the eleventh hour, thereby giving the Chief Parliamentary Counsel a limited time and space to execute the ‘refinement’ work. CFATF’s Financial Adviser Roger Hernandez recently came to Guyana and advised that the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill was appropriate, and any further attempt at adding and/or subtracting amendments could reduce its effectiveness. APNU, in press reports, claimed that its proposed amendments are intended to strengthen AML/CFT measures. However, given CFATF’s advisement on the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill as appropriate, it is possible then that APNU in its last ditch efforts to add or subtract to the Government’s amendments, may be using optimum (ideal) strategies to obtain information on amendments that are unknown or unknowable (Simon, 1987); and so, with no available evidence-based information, the optimum approach may produce unworkable amendments. It is more practical to use the satisficing method (Simon, 1990) to choose amendments. The satisficing approach uses available limited evidence-based information to select the most feasible amendments when not enough is known about future options. But on the contrary, if APNU is not using the optimum approach, then clearly its action is tantamount to forestall approval of the Government’s AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill. Where are we now? The CFATF required Guyana to approve the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill by February 28, 2014, in order to assess Guyana’s progress in preparation for the CFATF Plenary in Santo Domingo in May 2014. At this point, Guyana has made progress in tabling the AML/ CFT (Amendment) Bill to correct some deficiencies. But it has been unable to execute action to improve its AML/CFT compliance regime because of its failure to pass and implement appropriate legislative reforms. These reforms refer to the blocked AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill, lying dormant in the National Assembly, resulting in Guyana becoming branded as non-compliant, through the kind courtesies of the combined one-seat majority opposition APNU and the AFC.



Chronicle Weekend Roundup with Telesha Ramnarine February 24-March 1, 2014 MONDAY 24

Guyana welcomes 44th republican anniversary with symbolic 21-gun salute

GUYANA’S symbol of nationhood, the Golden Arrowhead, was hoisted in the forecourt of the Public Buildings in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Ramotar, and other military top brass to mark 44 years of republicanism. Also present was Prime Minister, Mr. Samuel Hinds. The standard was raised by a Flag Ensign to the accompaniment of the ceremonial 21-gun salute as members of the Cabinet, the diplomatic corps and the public observed the sombre tradition. Preceding the flag raising was the arrival of the Prime Minister, Mr Samuel Hinds, who was accorded a general salute, followed by the President’s arrival, the Presidential salute and the Inspection of the Guard of Honour. A total of 104 ranks, along with six officers, led by Parade Commander, Dale De Mendonca, drawn from the Joint Services, formed the guard of honour for the proceedings.

Canadian help for Craft producers to improve output, quality

THE Guyana Arts and Craft Producers Association (GACPA) collaborated in 2012 with Canadian company TFO and Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) on a project funded by the Canadian government to take 12 companies into the Canadian marketplace from the home décor sector. What may have been described as an accidental encounter with Canadians Paul and Beverly Williams at the Canadian Gifts and Tablewear Association Show turned out to be a blessing. The duo, through CESO, was sent to Guyana to work in the leather sector and assist local craftsmen to take their leather work to the next level. Expert leather craft designers, Paul and Beverly, commenced their leather training workshop on February 3rd and concluded on February 7.

Two armed bandits relieve WCD taxi driver of his vehicle

TWO men who had hired taxi driver Narine Bahadur to travel from Vreed-en-Hoop to Parika, attacked and robbed him of his motor vehicle at about 15:45 hrs on February 21 at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast of Demerara. The men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held up the 52-year-old driver of Canal Number Two, West Bank of Demerara, and took away his vehicle. The police responded to the report, and recovered the vehicle at a location in Vreed-en-Hoop. Further investigations led to the arrest of the perpetrators in a restaurant at Harlem, W.C.D, and the recovery of an unlicensed .38 Taurus revolver. ******************************************** TUESDAY 25

The after Mash litter

RESIDENTS and businesses located along the parade route from lower Church Street en route to the National Park, and especially on the periphery of Queenstown, (Church, Irving and Vlissengen Roads), woke up to a massively litter-infested environment, brought on through the usual vending and picnicking activities on Mash Day. It was appalling to behold the amount of solid waste that residents, vehicles and patrons had to navigate, in order to gain access to the two nearby gas stations, the state- owned Guyana National Newspapers Ltd, taxi services; restaurants and fast food establishments. In some instances there was an accumulation of crushed bottles in front of one of the gas stations – quite hazardous to motorists having to traverse the path. Even though, understandably, the area used for Mash activities on Sunday would have been littered, concerned citizens contend that it is expected that systems would have been put in place to have the sanitation gangs report early for work and so get the streets cleaned up at least by 09:00 hrs. But far from it,

Irving Street and Vlissengen Road remained littered throughout the day on Monday, and it was not until around 15:00 hrs or so, that one single garbage truck and a few labourers began working to free the space of litter. But given the volume of solid waste, the limited labour force and the abysmal lack of proper occupational health and safety tools, it was impossible for them to make any significant difference within the remaining three hours before night would have stepped in.

Rotary Club of Demerara donates wheelchairs to GPHC

THE Rotary Club of Demerara has donated eight wheelchairs to the Maternity Ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and has unveiled its Gift of Life Billboard in the compound of the Emergency and Ambulatory Care departments (East & Quamina streets) of that institution. This great humanitarian gesture of this august institution was performed on February 21.

Mahdia Gold up and running

CANADIAN based gold exploration company Mahdia Gold Corporation, with properties in Region 7 Cuyuni/Mazaruni), announced that it has started alluvial/surface mining operations at Omai. Mahdia Gold and its joint venture partner, Roraima Investment & Consulting Services (Guyana) Inc., had previously announced that they were looking for an initial rate of production of 300 ounces of gold per month. In an update, Andre J. Douchane, President and Chief Executive Officer, said that unseasonably wet weather and deteriorated road conditions had caused a two-week shipment delay but once all the parts were on site, assembly and start-up progressed rapidly and operations are currently underway. The dredging operation is going on in the Wenot East alluvial target, located within the Roraima mining permit area (the “Roraima Area”) where Mahdia Gold completed its alluvial test programme earlier this year. ******************************************** WEDNESDAY 26

Commission of Inquiry into Rodney’s death sworn

MEMBERS of the international Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of the late Dr. Walter Rodney were sworn in by His Excellency President Donald Ramotar. The commission is headed by Barbadian Queen’s Counsel (QC), Sir Richard Cheltenham; Guyana-born Senior Counsel Seenauth Jairam, who has been practising in Trinidad and Tobago since 1979, and Jamaican QC Jacquelene Samuels-Brown. Dr. Rodney, known as a historian and political activist, was killed on June 13, 1980, when a bomb exploded in the car in which he was travelling. He was 38 years old at the time. After his death, Rodney received several honours. Among them, in 1993, the Government of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, posthumously, gave him the country’s highest National Award, the Order of Excellence (OE) and the Walter Rodney Chair in History was established at the University of Guyana.

Minister Singh’s accident a police matter

GENERAL Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Mr. Clement Rohee made it clear that the involvement of Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh in a road accident is “strictly” a police matter. In his capacity as Home Affairs Minister, he reiterated the view and declined to comment further. According to media reports, Dr Singh’s vehicle collided with a car at Garnett Street and Delph Avenue, Campbellville, also in the city, resulting in the taxi driver and a passenger suffering minor injuries. Both occupants of the other vehicle are, reportedly, doing well but there has since been no comment from the minister on the accident, particularly as it relates to claims that he left the scene of the accident without following

certain protocols.

Cop’s recklessness costs DHB over $200,000

POLICEMAN David Lindo, who crashed his vehicle into a section of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) on January 29, 2014, caused over $200,000 in damage to the compromised section. “The police are currently conducting an internal investigation into the matter,” the Harbour Bridge management said in a statement almost one month after Lindo had slammed into a section of the structure. He had also tossed Bridge Manager, Rawlston Adams’s cellular phone into the river. According to Adams, the incident occurred around 11:40pm. “The officer’s vehicle collided with the bridge rails at Span 45, which damaged two cable trays and a diamond panel member,” he said. The company said the total cost for repairing the compromised section amounted to $233,703. As for Adams’s cell phone, the company said the item has since been replaced. ******************************************** THURSDAY 27

Former President Jagdeo discharged from hospital

FORMER President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo was discharged from hospital after receiving treatment in Miami, Florida for dengue fever and pneumonia. Jagdeo initially began receiving treatment in Guyana and was advised by his medical team to seek further treatment in a recommended hospital overseas. The former President immediately agreed to go on the advice of his doctor. Jagdeo expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the many persons who conveyed best wishes for his speedy recovery. The former President, however, said he has been taken by total surprise by what he termed “malicious and deliberate” misinformation about his illness, as well as about other personal matters, as reported in the Kaieteur News, Stabroek News and some online media entities in Guyana.

International market developments trigger increased investor interest in Guyana

RECENT international market developments in Platinum Group Minerals (PGMs) have increased investor exploration interest in Guyana. Platinum was being sold on the international market at US$1,436 per troy ounce, or US$96 more than gold. Last week, Ensurge Inc., a United States (U.S.) based company that is engaged in the exploring and developing of precious metal mining opportunities in Guyana, announced that it had commenced discussions with another U.S. company, Mojave Gold Corporation (MGC) on participating in the quest for PGMs in Guyana. PGMs is the term used to collectively refer to six metallic elements, namely ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum, which all have similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur together in the same mineral deposits. Knowledgeable sources have described platinum as a grayish white mineral, exhibiting a metallic colour between nickel and silver and the “most precious” metal or the “rarest of the precious metals, rarer than even gold.”

22-yr-old cane harvester gets 11 years for killing mother’s lover

TWENTY-TWO year old Rakash Janack, who unlawfully killed his mother’s lover, was sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment by Justice Diana Insanally at the Berbice Assizes a few days ago. Initially indicted for murder, he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, and the state accepted his plea. The sentence was

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Chronicle Weekend Roundup with Telesha Ramnarine From page 10 handed down after the facts were narrated by Prosecutor Ms. Renita Singh. Janack had to his credit a balanced probation report compiled by Officer Odessia Semple, and mitigating factors presented by defence attorney, Mr. Raymond Ali. Narrating the facts of the case, the prosecutrix had noted that the witness Satwantie Sahadeo, mother-in-law of the convict, had recounted that whilst being at home at Zorg-en-Hoop, Blairmont, West Bank of Berbice with her reputed husband Ragnunauth Bisnauth, Mr. Brentnol Isaacs, the deceased, had entered the yard. Seemingly inebriated, Isaacs, who was armed with a piece of wood, verbally abused the couple; but he became abusive after he had been informed that no cigarettes were available. Bisnauth became afraid after Isaacs had threatened to enter his house to look for cigarettes, and the couple began to shout for their neighbour when their son-in-law, the accused, who lived about fifty feet away, appeared and began to argue with the now deceased man. During that confrontation, Isaacs hit the accused with a plastic tub, which broke following the impact, and the accused raced home and returned shortly afterwards with a cutlass, which he used to chop Isaacs on his chest. Isaacs fell into a nearby trench before fleeing into one Ashton’s yard.

permanent Canadian citizen is currently assisting police with their investigations. The discovery of the cocaine comes on the heels of the arrest and subsequent charge of Tishana Edwards who on February 23 was caught with 2.092 kilogrammes of cocaine in cream liqueur. CJIA’s management again applauds the law enforcement officers in their ongoing pursuit to curb the narco-trafficking trade.

equivalent countries in any part of the world, he said. “To see how fast that country has grown in just over three decades speaks volumes for Chinese investors and their readiness to take risks. It also speaks volumes of their skills, of their traditions and customs, and their dedication to work and labour, and that is something we hope that we can emulate in our country,” the President said.

Strangers hold vigil for abused oneyear- old

Double funeral for former Calypso Monarch, son

STRANGERS to the parents of the one-year old baby who was allegedly abused by her babysitter again gathered in front of the Human Rights of Guyana Office where they held a vigil in solidarity with the defenseless baby. There were approximately 50 persons who showed up at the vigil. At present the babysitter is on high court bail after she was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Magistrate Sueann Lovell in the lower court. She told the court that she hit the child after she refused to put on her pampers and would not stop crying. Following the decision by the magistrate, several groups who days before marched through the streets of Georgetown protesting violence against women and children and called for stiffer penalties for those found guilty of such acts, protested the jail sentence, saying it should have been stiffer.





Cricket Board serves writ over Cricket Administration Bill in Parliament

Guyana signs third annual work plan with UNICEF

SPEAKER of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman, Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony have been served writs of summons by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) to attend court in relation to the correctness of the National Assembly considering the Cricket Administration Bill. The Speaker disclosed the action of the GCB during the sitting of Parliament recently. He said that he received the summons and he felt he needed time to go through the document and to seek legal assistance before pronouncing comprehensively on it. In light of the summons and the contents not being properly scrutinised, the House which was supposed to consider the Bill Thursday deferred it for consideration. Speaker Trotman said it was his firm opinion that the court has no authority to prevent the National Assembly from debating the Bill and passing the law.

Vehicle in hit and run fatal accident found in GWI compound

THE police were summoned when relatives of the victim of a hit and run fatal accident showed up outside the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, after they found the vehicle involved parked in the compound. The victim has been identified as Claud Derrick Mc Pherson, called “Chippy,” 45, a food vendor of 169 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme. Sister of the deceased, June Seaforth, told the media that through their own private investigation they found the getaway vehicle, a silver grey Toyota Hilux Surf parked in the water company’s compound. The grieving woman added that she only arrived in Guyana on Sunday last for a family re-union after four years and she demands justice for her loved one. She said that the father of six, who is a roadside vegetarian food vendor, operates a short distance from his home and at the time he was on his way home when he was struck down and run over by the vehicle. The driver could not be located at GWI but the police showed up and removed the vehicle.

Another woman busted with cocaine at CJIA

A 24-year-old woman was caught at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after Customs and Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) officers discovered a quantity of cocaine in the guise of achar in one of her luggage around 05:00 hrs. According to a statement from CJIA, the woman was an outgoing passenger on BW 525.The

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Ms. Marianne Flach, of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed the Third Annual Work Plan agreed between the Government and the agency. The minister acknowledged that UNICEF is a very important organisation for Guyana, specifically as it focuses on improving the lives of children in areas of health, education and their personal welfare. She said, as Guyana strives to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), its focus is on evidence based programmes of actions surrounding such as poverty, hunger and HIV/AIDS with a special emphasis on equity. The minister said, in this year’s plan, emphasis would be placed on the hinterland regions of Guyana, since statics have shown that these are among the most vulnerable areas. The Annual Work Plan derives from the 2012-2016 Country Programme, which was developed, collaboratively, between the Government of Guyana and UNICEF, in pursuit of the rights of children and gender equality. The plan outlines priority areas for specific interventions and supports projects to be executed by some of the ministries and other agencies. Guyana was elected to the Executive Board of UNICEF for a period of three years from 2013 to 2015, at elections held in April 2012. It is among the five members from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries on the Executive Board.

Guyana welcomes Chinese investors – President

PARTNERSHIPS are indispensible to spurring Guyana to its fullest economic height, and as such, President Donald Ramotar extended a welcoming hand to all Chinese investors. The President was at the time addressing the opening of the Chinese owned Zhanghao Shipyard in Coverden, East Bank of Demerara, and also the launch and naming ceremony for a logging vessel christened the ‘Yhan Heng freighter’. Also present were Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Zhang Limin. “I want to extend special greetings to the Chinese investors who have come here and to let them know that they are welcome in Guyana,” President Ramotar said. The President noted that China has tremendous capabilities, evidenced by the tremendous progress that the country has made in just over three decades. China’s growth is also unmatched when compared to

A MEADOWBROOK, Georgetown family has been plunged into deep mourning, following the deaths of a father and son five days apart, under entirely different circumstances. They were both buried on Wednesday, alongside each other in Le Repentir Cemetery. The death of former Calypso Monarch Lloyd Daniel Charles, 81, also called ‘Smasher’ on February 15, at the height of Mashramani festivities, came as a surprise to many, particularly the calypso fraternity. But five days later, on February 20, the sudden demise of his son, Aubrey Dennis Charles, 52, resulted in deeper anguish for the family and friends. Octogenarian Mighty Smasher died on Saturday February 15 after a period of illness. His son Aubrey, who was enjoying good health, was helping with preparations for his father’s wake and burial among other things. Surprisingly, on the night of Thursday February 20 as the wake was in progress, Aubrey who was probably feeling tired, asked to be excused, telling relatives that he was going to take a nap and would be back later. However, little did they know that it would have been the last time they were seeing him alive. Aubrey got into bed and fell asleep but failed to wake up again. On Wednesday, a double but moving funeral service was held at Sandy’s Funeral Home, Lot 1 Chapel Street, in Lodge, for the father and son.

Government expects ferry from India before year end –Benn

MINISTER of Transport and Hydraulics, Mr. Robeson Benn announced that Government is now finalising arrangements for the acquisition of a ferry boat from India for the North West District. He told Parliament that, as soon as this vessel is acquired, the one currently being used on the route will be reassigned to the Berbice River. Benn made the announcement during a sitting of the National Assembly in response to a motion by Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament (MP), Mr. Trevor Williams, which called for the reintroduction of the Berbice River Ferry from New Amsterdam to Kwakwani. Williams had stated that the removal of the service, years ago, created severe hardships for the residents in the riverine communities, mainly farmers.

Man slaps wife for not sending children to school

RAMKISSOON Sulera, of Portuguese Quarters, Port Mourant, told the court that he indeed slapped his wife, as she was in the habit of not sending their four children to school. The defendant appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs Marcus at the New Amsterdam Court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault. However, he explained that his wife who vends at both Rose Hall and Port Mourant markets is in the habit of not sending their children to school. Due to the children’s absence, several notices were received from the Department of Education, but his spouse gave no heed to the warnings. Consequently, on February 20 the couple had a misunderstanding after the defendant slapped his son. As a result, his wife Maylene Harrinarine, rebuked him, and he became annoyed and slapped her. She, in turn, broadsided him with a cutlass before reporting the incident to the police. After the facts were narrated by Police Inspector Gail Bristol, the magistrate requested that the Probation and Welfare Service personnel look into the interest and welfare of the children. Sulera was placed on $5,000 bail and the case was transferred to the Whim Court for hearing on March 10.


Ukraine after the Revolution

FROM a Ukrainian point of view, the priority is not to throw their revolution away again like they did after the Orange Revolution ten years ago. But from everybody else’s point of view, the priority now is to avoid an irreparable breach between Russia and the West. One Cold War was enough. The Yanukovych era is finished; the former president will not make another come-back. He has killed too many people, and the vulgar ostentation of his former palace (whose architect understandably chose to remain anonymous) has shocked Ukrainians even though they already knew he was deeply corrupt. Besides, Russia will not bet on this horse again. On the other hand, the various opposition leaders will have great difficulty in deciding who leads their coalition, if indeed they can even agree on a coalition before the promised election on May 25. But they’ll still win the election, because Yanukovych never allowed any plausible rivals to emerge in his pro-Russian Party of the

Regions, and Russia will not be able to find and groom a suitable replacement in time. This will frustrate people in

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN the Russian-speaking east and south of the country, who did not take part in this revolution and do not share the desire of the Ukrainian-speaking half for closer ties with the European Union. They worry that free trade with the EU will threaten their jobs, and it will require much tact to reassure them that their interests will be protected. But they will not split the coun-

try: very few Ukrainians want to be part of Russia. W h o w i l l e m e rg e a s Ukraine’s next leader? Yulia Ty-

YULIA TYMOSHENKO moshenko, newly released from prison, is the obvious choice, and that would certainly ease matters on the Russian front. She got along reasonably well with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, when she was prime minister last time. But many Ukrainians who backed the revolution don’t trust her. Tymoshenko is dogged by questions about how she got so rich after the Soviet Union

collapsed, and she bears some of the blame for the chronic in-fighting that discredited Ukraine’s first attempt at run-

VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH ning a democratic government after the Orange Revolution of 2004. None of the other potential candidates, however, is acceptable to Putin. Then there is the wild card: what if Yanukovych goes on trial for ordering the killings, and the prosecutors get their hands on his secret communications with Putin? It would not serve justice well, but it would be better if Yanukovych and his leading henchmen make it safely into exile, having first destroyed all evidence of criminal acts that would implicate the Russian government. The best that can be hoped for in the short run, therefore,

is a cold peace between Kiev and Moscow, which means that the $15 billion Putin promised to lend Yanukovych’s regime will not now be forthcoming. But the money has to come from somewhere, and the only alternative is the West, probably in the shape of the International Monetary Fund. It is not clear if the United States and the EU are willing to come up with that kind of money. If not, then the upheavals in Ukraine will resume in fairly short order. And in either case Putin will work to sabotage the attempt to entrench a strong democratic system with effective anti-corruption laws in Ukraine. President Barack Obama can tell Putin that Ukraine is not a square on a Cold War chessboard, but the Russian President does see it as a zero-sum game, and in terms of his own purposes he is right. His pet project to restore the Soviet Union in a non-Communist version by creating a “Eurasian Union”, for example, dwindles to nothing but Russia and a bunch of Central Asian dictatorships if Ukraine isn’t a part of it. More importantly, Putin does not want to have a large, prosperous and democratic country with strong EU ties on Russia’s own border. Especially if it is another Slavic country that also used to be part of the Soviet



Union, and it got its democracy as the result of a largely non-violent revolution carried out in the main square of the capital city. The example would be very dangerous to his regime. There’s no risk of that sort of thing happening on Red Square in Moscow at the moment, but Putin thinks long term. Russia will therefore continue to meddle in Ukraine in an attempt to abort such a dangerous outcome. Confronting Moscow directly over this sort of thing would be a mistake, and could lead us all down the path that ends in a new Cold War. Russians, for historical reasons, do not see themselves as “outsiders” in Ukraine (although most Ukrainians do), and they will react very badly to attempts to exclude them entirely. The better and safer path is to support the Ukrainians with trade and aid, but leave it to them to deal with Russian interference in their politics. They are perfectly capable of doing this for themselves, and they can also prosper without joining either the European Union or NATO. But they do need a whopping great loan, right now.



Corruption: A crime against humanity By Mario Joseph CORRUPTION is a crime so egregious that the perpetrators are an affront to all humanity. The world is filled with persons who derive great wealth on the suffering of entire societies. These individuals have grown lavish in their plunders and relaxed in their impunity, sheltering behind institutions and legislation that they have been able to twist to their benefit. Corruption wields its evil head at the helm of all tragedies facing human kind. Poverty, Starvation, Injustice and Inequality, even Slavery; unnatural in every form, are all unnecessary products of a corrupt world. Corruption undermines the ability of governments to function properly and erodes democracy. Political corruption is the norm in many countries. This manifests in different ways: embezzlement of government funds, procurement, political patronage, money laundering, bribery, invoicing and over estimation of a project and contract, and the sale or misuse of government property. Far too often, the perpetrators of the most outrageous acts of corruption are able to use their illicit wealth and power to pervert the very laws and institutions that should call them to account. As a result,

the worst offenders are the least likely to face domestic justice. Corruption drains resources, thus worsens the provision of basic human needs. Every year, political corruption contributes to the death of as many as 140,000 children worldwide, by depriving them of medical care, food, and water. Within any democratic economy, every year allocations are made to the various sectors such as health,

ends? When asked why is the poverty level still high despite these ‘Robust’ investments, the appalling answers such as the famous biblical quote, ‘the poor will always be with us’ does not have to ring true. There are more than enough resources to satisfy the needs of every human being on this planet. Corruption causes a spiral of conflict and crime. For example, when youths are not

education, agriculture, water, security, etc. This is certain. Politicians use these allocated amounts as an argument for their robust efforts to strengthening each respective sector. However, the question needs to be asked, how much of this sum was syphoned off to corrupt

engaged in meaningful work, and cannot bear their poverty exacerbated by corrupt practices perpetrated by leaders (who appear to be above the law or the law themselves) anymore, they bring attention to their plight by engaging in destructive behaviour, particularly crime.

Corruption at the highest levels distorts competition so denying the public access to the competitive market place. It induces wrong decisions resulting in wrong policies, wrong prices, wrong contractors, sub-standard delivery to recoup overpricing, promotes corruption at lower levels and eroded public confidence in leaders. Today the act of stealing government funds and handing out some favourites is not legislatively viewed as corrupt or illicit. Not

surprisingly then, corruption appears to be more prevalent in countries with weakly integrated accountability mechanisms, where the leadership institutions are irresponsible, and therefore corruption is perpetrated at the highest level. The first priority for any country must be to tackle corruption. It is a huge problem that exists all over the world. A ‘moral economy of corruption’ exists that preys on the resources belonging

to the people of the world. It deprives those who are not within the entrusted circle of beneficiaries and thus suffers billions whilst enriching a few. Therefore according to the definition of a crime against humanity, which states it to be a particularly odious offence that constitutes a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings, Corruption qualifies as the number one contender.



Dharmic Sabha’s Phagwah Mela & Bazaar, Folk Dance Festival set for Saturday March 8 THE Guyana International Conference Centre, Lilendaal, Greater Georgetown is the place to be on Saturday March 8 when the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha hosts its spectacular annual Phagwah Mela & Bazaar and Folk Dance Festival. Gates open at16:00 hrs. The Sabha is very happy with the great interest expressed by dance groups from across Guyana and looks forward to some electrifying performances from groups coming from Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara. All of the dancers have been working hard on their performances and are excited to be part of the folk dance festival. Keen competition is expected for the top spots. During the past two years since the festival’s inauguration, the top spots were won by the Saraswati dance group of Essequibo and the Jewan ka Nritya Group of West Coast of Demerara. The first prize is $50,000 plus a trophy, the second prize is $40,000 plus trophy and the third prize is $30,000 plus trophy. Other participating groups will receive cash awards and trophies. The Sabha wishes to thank GBTI and Digicel for their generous contributions toward the hosting of the competition. In addition to the Folk Dance Festival, more than 30 dancers from the Sabha’s own Dharmic Nritya Sangh will be presenting several new and exciting choreographies. Music for the event will be provided by the E-Networks Orchestra. Singers Rekha Singh, Sookrane Bookdhoo, Mona Gowkarran, Aarti Sookhai, Govinash, Arisha Pooran and others will add to what promises to be a truly entertaining evening for the entire family. The grounds of the Conference Centre will be transformed and patrons can move freely from the beautifully decorated stage area to the Bazaar featuring numerous food stalls offering a variety of sumptuous dishes and sweets, mehndi booths and games for all, as well as great shopping deals on everything from Indian clothes and jewellery to Phagwah supplies to phones from Digicel. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. Tickets cost $800 with children under five being given free admission. Paid parking will be available within the compound of the Conference Centre. Patrons can also choose to park outside for free. The Sabha wishes to thank Digicel, GBTI, NTN, Rent-a-Tent, Shaline’s Flower Shop and E-Networks for their kind contributions towards the event. Tickets are available at Red Mango - Robb Street, Bhagwan’s – Water Street, E-Networks - Camp Street and the Dharmic Sanskritik Kendra – Prashad Nagar or call 227-6181 or 2191900. (Guyana Hindi Dharmic sabha release)

Mrs. Tyndall’s new home nearing completion

Home for Plaisance plane crash victim nearing completion

A three-bedroom building for Florence Tyndall, a 69 year-old woman whose home in Plaisance, East Coast of Demerara turned to rubble when an aircraft crashed into it last year is 70 percent completed. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is shouldering the cost which is excess of $10M, disclosed Howard Samaroo, the Ministry’s chief Building Engineer. Andre Howard Construction Service won the bid to execute the contract. The one-storey building is expected to be completed in April, 2014. On April, 13, 2013 an American registered aircraft, a twin-engine Piper Aztec with registration number N27-FT, was on a technical survey mission for the Amaila Falls Access Road when it slammed into Mrs. Tyndall’s residence. Mrs. Tyndall escaped injuries because she was at the back of the house preparing for church when the plane landed on the front of the building. The two individuals on board the aircraft perished.

Three fined $20,000 each for illegal departure from Guyana THREE defendants who confessed to charges of illegal entry following their appearance before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Albion Court on Tuesday were each fined $20,000, or two weeks’ imprisonment. Rawla Munroe illegally departed Guyana for Suriname on June 6, 2009, while Ramraj Rabindranauth left these shores on November 15, 2011 and Lallman Beharry on August 18, 2013. Police Sergeant Phillip Sherrif prosecuting, said the men were arrested at the Number 78 Village Foreshore on February 22. The men had departed for Suriname by land frontier other than a port of entry under the Immigration Act. However, after the men had expressed regret over the offence, Attorney at law, Ryan Crawford informed the court that he was somewhat confused by the particulars of the charge, as Customs Officers are usually seen at the Number 78 ‘back track ‘location, and they see who are leaving and who are returning. ……………………………………………………………

Inappropriately dressed juror causes delay in commencement of murder trial

JUSTICE Diana Insanally at the Berbice Assizes was forced to adjourn the murder trial of Joshua Persaud, alias Sunny Boy or Bun Boy, and Raphael Rene Morrison, called ‘Red Head’, who are indicted for the killing of Marlon Andrew Ramcharran on June 3, 2013, because a member of the jury panel had been inappropriately dressed. The female juror, who hailed from Corriverton, arrived at court just over an hour after the scheduled 09:00 hrs commencement; and not only was she late, but she was dressed in a pair of jeans and a red blouse. Moreover, she seemingly was experiencing a ‘bad hair day’ as her hair was apparently uncombed. This juror was immediately summoned to the judge’s chambers, and seconds after ascending to the Bench, Justice Insanally announced that because the juror, identified as Ms Sampson, had not been properly dressed, the court hearing had to be adjourned. “This is not your work place…. No jeans, no reds, no yellows are allowed. Because of this, we will lose a half-day’s work,” Justice Insanally told the juror.



High level Suriname meeting examines enhancing exports to Brazil A high level meeting of officials from Guyana, Suriname and Caribbean Export is currently under way in Suriname, with officials discussing a report prepared on enhancing exports from Guyana and Suriname to Brazil and a Troika Trade Assessment Plan (T-TAP) detailed in the report. With Brazil having become an economic powerhouse in Latin America, Caribbean Export commissioned a study which details an immediate set of actions aimed at addressing the less than stellar performance of firms based in Guyana and Suriname in the Brazilian market. The report noted that Guyana and Suriname are not adequately exploiting trade opportunities either between themselves or with Brazil and finds that the Partial Scope Agreements (PSAs) between Brazil and the two CARICOM countries do not cover most of the countries’ most competitive exports. The report also finds that infrastructural limitations such as the energy costs and road networks also inhibit trade. It was also found that Brazil’s import demand does not sufficiently match the exports of Guyana and Suriname or the comparative advantages of the two members of the Troika. The report finds that the strategic window for enhanced exports to Brazil is the Olympic Games and the World Cup in 2014 and 2016 which can be seen as a market entry period. The objective of the Troika Trade Assessment Plan (T-TAP) as detailed in the report is to generate some US$13.5m in export sales to the other Troika markets by 2018. The target for Guyana is US$8.4m due its geographical access to Brazil and the wider coverage of its PSA with Brazil. Some of the recommendations of the (T-TAP) include the establishment of trade desks in the Suriname Business Forum and the Private Sector Commission of Guyana to provide training for export ready firms; trade and market intelligence and trade show support, including the subsidising of airfare and accommodation for export ready firms. The Assessment also recommends initiating a desk exchange programme amongst SEBRAE, the Brazilian private sector organisation, Caribbean Export, the Private Sector Commission and the Suriname Business Forum.

In photograph from left to right are: Suriname’s Ambassador to Guyana, Ms. Mehroen Kurban-Baboe; Mr. Ramesh Dookhoo of the PSC; Ms. Uchenna Gibson of Go-Invest; Mr. Dhaneshwar Deonarine of MINTIC; Mr. Lance Hinds of the GCCI; Guyana’s Consul-General in Suriname Mr. Arlington Bancroft and Mr. Clinton Williams of the GMSA.

Albuoystown man injured in and hit run accident

ROSHIC Khan of Hunter Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) bleeding profusely from a deep puncture to his right lower leg, sustained when he was struck down by a hit and run motor cyclist in James Street, Albuoystown on Thursday. The 39-year-old Mayor and City Council (M&CC) employee was standing at the roadside when the motorist ploughed into him before speeding away. A mobile police patrol was passing through the area when the incident occurred, and this caused the motorist to abandon his bike and flee on foot. The police took possession of the cycle and rushed the injured man to hospital. The victim’s distraught mother, Radha Khan, who rushed down to the hospital on receiving word of her son’s accident, said she had received word on what had happened to her son at about 04:40 hrs, and on arriving at the hospital, she found her son with a gaping wound to his leg. Roshic also suffered injuries to his head, and his left shoulder is suspected to be fractured. (Shirley Thomas)

Fisherman sentenced to three years jail, fined $30,000 for possession of narcotics ESSEQUIBO Magistrate Sunil Scarce sentenced fisherman, Balgobin Singh of Reliance, Essequibo, also known as "One Eye" to three years’ jail, and fined $30,000 for possession of narcotics. Singh appeared before Magistrate Scarce last Friday at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court to answer to a charge of possession

of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The fisherman, who pleaded guilty after the charge was read to him, explained that he is aware that his guilty plea means he is admitting to the offence. The prosecution’s case is that on Friday February 21 the police were on patrol in Reliance at around 06.30

hrs when they stopped the fisherman on the public road and a search on his person unearthed three grammes of a whitish/creamish substance found in a cigarette pack. The fisherman was subsequently arrested and cautioned of the offense. He was unrepresented in court.(Rajendra Prabhulall in Essequibo)



Gov’t working towards a cleaner Guyana-stakeholder consultation on Litter Regulations held THE Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on Friday hosted a stakeholders’ consultation on the Environmental Protection (Litter Enforcement) Regulations 2013 towards creating a public-private partnership to ensure proper understanding and enforcement of the regulation. The consultation which was held at Duke Lodge, Kingston attracted stakeholders from both the private and public sectors. It entailed presentations on the

regulation by staff of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency tasked with the responsibility of executing the regulation. There are five main areas under the regulation; littering by individuals, litter from vehicles, littering on private premises, local authority and litter prevention, wardens and litter prevention wardens. EPA’s Director of the Environmental Management and Compliance Department, Khemraj Parsram noted that

the aim of the regulation is to reduce garbage in Georgetown by at least 50% by 2016. Under the category of littering by individuals, which relates to individuals throwing garbage in a public place, the charge under the first offence is $50,000 per person and $100,000 per business. The same penalty applies for the litter from vehicles component of the regulation, which deals with litter being thrown out of private vehicles. A fine of $30,000 or six

Stakeholders at the consultation

months imprisonment will be given to individuals who are found littering another person’s property without consent under the littering on private premises component. This component also states that if a person is found to have committed the same offence twice, that person will be required to pay double the maximum fine attached to the original offence. If the person fails to do so, then he/she will be liable to imprisonment of up to a maximum of five months. The local authority and litter prevention wardens’ component of the regulation relates to the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC), the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and other agencies appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources. These agencies will be responsible for the provision of receptacles for litter, and ensuring that public places are kept in a clean and tidy manner. The litter prevention wardens are individuals who will be certified by the minister to arrest persons found guilty under the regulations. Legal Adviser of the EPA, Richard Layne noted that simplified copies of the regulation will be circulated to educate the public about it.(GINA)

Legal Adviser of the Environmental Protection Agency, Richard Layne giving a presentation on the legal aspects of the regulation

Director of the Environmental Management and Compliance Department of the EPA, Khemraj Parsram making a presentation on the implementation aspect of the regulation

Revision of the Laws of Guyana projec -copies of revised Laws presented to IDB, Judiciary

A LARGE component of the Modernisation of the Justice Administration Project has been the revision of the Laws of Guyana; and on Friday copies were presented to the Inter- American Development Bank’s (IDB) Representative, Ms. Sophie Makonnen and Chancellor of the Judiciary, (ag), Justice Carl Singh. Upon receipt of her copy, from Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, Ms Makonnen said she was pleased to see the results of this component of the project. The IDB, Country Representative added that it is her hope that the IDB and the Government can continue to work together. During the ceremony which was held at the Sleep Inn Hotel, copies of the compilation were on display to the gathering which consisted of several top ranking officials from the legal fraternity. Giving an overview of this component of the project, Project Coordinator, Justice Claudette Singh said the laws have been updated as of December 2010, despite the many challenges faced in making this project a reality and success.

“The protracted delay in the updating exercise was as a result of the gross underestimation of the subsidiary legislation involved with each set of the laws which now consists of 18 volumes of substantive and subsidiary legislation,” she said. This, Singh said is a requirement under the Law Revision Act which states that every page of each volume should contain a reference to the Law Revision Order which authorises its inclusion in the laws. Speaking of some of the challenges the team faced in conducting the review, Singh noted that there were four attempts to have the laws revised, but each were unsuccessful. “Prior to this edition updated, there were attempts to have the law revised but all failed, but in 2007 a loan contract was signed with the IDB for this Modernisation of Justice Project and initially it would have been updated as of 2006, but that eventually changed”. Meanwhile, Nandlall expressed how pleased he was about this achievement for the judicial sector. “We are part of a historic exercise as Justice Singh pointed out it has been a 35–year hiatus in our law revision exercise and I would like to assure you that we will not wait another 34 years for this to happen,” he noted. To this end, the minister said a Law Revision Commission has been established within the Ministry of Legal Affairs and that it will begin its work shortly. The staff has already been trained to ensure the continuous exercise of revising the Laws of Guyana. “Momentous indeed as this occasion is, I ask that it not be looked at in isolation, but be viewed against the backdrop of Copies of the revised Laws of Guyana

what we are undertaking and we are executing …to improve the legal architecture and judicial landscape of our country,” Nandlall said. Pointing to several other projects, which have been done in keeping with improving the justice sector, the minister spoke of new Magistrates’ Court that have been built or refurbished, and living quarters for magistrates constructed in interior locations. While speaking of the administration’s commitment to the sector, the minister said he was not pleased with some occurrences within the fraternity. “Only recently we launched the Law Reports. That was another exercise that endured a 30-odd year lapse. I said when I launched those reports that that exercise will continue as well. I said then that I would have hoped that the exercise would have been a cost recovery one, and would not have affected the national budget,” On completion of that project, Nandlall said a price was set after consulting with the bar, a price he said all felt was reasonable in terms of affordability and one which would have captured the cost of production for those reports. “Unfortunately I am to report that the response from the Bar has been disappointing. We have piles and piles of report in stock and not being purchased despite my appeals to members of the practicing bar,” Nandlall lamented. He said he has learnt of the horrendous reality of lawyers actually pirating the reports by way of photocopying and duplicating same, for sale. “It’s a highly regrettable state of affairs coming from lawyers who are really the targets, the litigants will not buy reports, they were printed for lawyers, and I thought they would have seen this as an initiative that they would partner with me on, to ensure that we have a reliable and professional and institutionalised method and system of law reporting,” Nandlall said. He added that it is his hope that this will not be the case for the revised law, as he is still hoping that persons will start purchasing the Law Reports so as to facilitate the commencement of the process for the next set of law reports likewise the revised laws.(GINA)



An Exhibition of Sculpture from the National Collection: Celebrating the 44th Anniversary of the Republic By Michelle Gonsalves

sculpture in the National Collection is made out of wood, arising from the fact that accessibility to material is an imperative for artists and no PREDOMINATED by the work of self-taught sculptors who have doubt wood sufficed in this heavily forested land. He also notes that it developed entirely within these shores, the exhibition titled ‘An exis also evident that sculpture in the National Collection predominantly hibition of Sculpture from the National Collection’ on at Castellani emulates the human figure, ranging from representation in the abstract House includes several important works that have not until now to realism. been seen by a large number of people. He points out that the oldest known Guyanese sculpture, Cedric Acting Curator, Ohene Koama conjectures that almost all the Winter (1902-1974) is yet to be represented in the National Collection, noting that the oldest dated sculpture in the National Collection is ‘Spirit Guide’ done by self-taught artist, Philip Moore (1921-2012) referred to as the doyen of the Guyanese art world. This piece was carved in 1947, almost two decades after the first Guyanese exhibition in 1929 during the colonial period. Moore unlike many other artists carved his niche from the onset, producing a body of work unmatched in the sculptural arena in Guyana. While infused with spiritual motivation and self realisation of his African homeland – a place where he never set foot – his sculpture embodies Guyanese mythology, folklore and Creole culture. Philip Moore was among those exhibiting with the British Guiana Arts and Craft Society (BGACS) in the late 1940s. The grand exhibition in 1931 organised by the Barbadian artist living in Guyana, Goldie White, nurtured an art group, comprised of locals and foreigners. The group staged annual Christmas art exhibitions and eventually gave Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony with Artist Winslow Craig and birth to the Guyanese Art Group Philbert Ghajadar at the exhibition (GAG) in 1944. The exhibition also shows off the work of acclaimed “father of Guyanese Art” E.R Burrowes (d.1966), also of Barbadian heritage, who left the BGACs and formed the Working Peoples Art Class (WPAC) in 1948 which existed for almost two decades until 1961. It was the first group of its kind that was structured in a way geared towards an art education process. During this time, the group members excelled, earning scholarships in Europe. While they were all painters, a few attempted sculpture, including E.R. Burrowes whose alabaster miniature sculpture ‘Pomona’ in the National Collection is truly a treasure. Burrowes after returning from European scholarships pursuing studies in art, had developed his sculptural techniques to an extent that allowed him to execute large work such as the monument to the labour leader Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow. Other members noted by Koama include Stanley Greaves b. 1934) and Dennis Williams (d. 1938). ‘Standing Figure,’ which in the National Collection exemplifies the cool excellence that typifies both his sculptural and painterly work. William who studied painting later went on to broaden his area of studies when he went on to broaden his area of studies when he pioneered the fields of archaeology and anthropology in Guyana. William however, continued the trend of art groupings when he founded the E.R. Burrowes School of Art in 1975, which still function as a formal institution responsible for the output of outstanding sculptors. The self-taught sculptor Campton Paris (1920s to 1980s) like Philip Moore also enjoyed participating in the BGAs during the 1940s. His sculptures in the National Collection, exemplified by his relief series of Caribbean writers, tell clearly of his interest in representational imagery which prevailed during his time especially among painters. Abstract art was not an option for him. Gary Thomas (b. 1952) came onto the scene during the exciting period that began at the end of the 1960s and saw Guyana becoming a republic in 1970 and the birth of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta) in 1972. Using the human form as the basis for distortion and variation combined with the technique of holing and a smooth finish, Thomas was able to create dynamic compositions and movement in wood such as in his piece ‘Retrogression’. Among those influenced by Thomas is the remarkable Sealey Family- father, four brothers, one sister and a brother-in-law of the third son Andre Sealey. The largest known artist/sculpting family in Guyana, they are all completely self- taught except for the sister who went on to Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill (right) formal training at the Burrowes School of Art. presenting IDB’s Country Representative Sophie MakonOmalwale Lamumba (d. 1996) a master of design in the neo-primnen with a copy of the revised Laws of Guyana itive style worked alongside Gary Thomas. Winston Strick (b. 1942)

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artist of the era of Gary Thomas and Omalwale Lumumba studied Architectural Drafting and Fine Arts in the U.S.A. His subjects ranged from simple dignified genre and figure studies to landscapes all with an emphasis on abstraction. Ivor Thom (b. 1954), whose carved wooden sculpture ‘Pregnant Woman’ in the National Collection is comparable to his later achievements in bronze, returned from scholarship in Cuba after studying

A Winslow Craig piece bronze casting. He has since received commissions for public monuments in bronze – all cast within these shores. Winslow Craig is an incredibly gifted sculptor whose major task ‘Discovery’ for his BSA graduation is an impeccable achievement boasting the formalities of European Classical Art. This trait has remained a hallmark of his work although he has moved on to create astonishing pieces in other materials including metal. At BSA Craig had come under the tutelage of Cuban –born Josefa Tomayo 9b. 1958) who has lived for most of her life in Guyana tutoring in sculpture reflecting Guyanese landscape and also her more European heritage. The sculpture of Desmond Ali took form from his solid belief that art can be in the forefront of a freedom struggle, and from his contact with pre-Columbian art and artifacts. Having travelled most of South America on foot, Ali came back revitalised and revolutionised his concept of content and form. High sculpture took on the appearance of high relief of rigid geometrical form and shape which he defines as ‘flat in the round’ as exemplified in his ‘Patria Libre O Morir’ (Free Homeland or Death). His involvement and observation of the political scene of the latter part of the 1970s greatly inspired the content of his work. The Lokono sculptor Oswald Hussein (b. 1954), who benefitted from the acquaintance with BSA, came from a rich cultural background of the indigenous peoples, while they engaged in basket, canoe and pot making, were never seen as sculptors. Winning the sculpture prize in the National Visual Arts Competition with ‘Massasekere’ in 1989, and later in 1993 with ‘Wedgely,’ Hussain became the model for a rich vein of indigenous sculptors such as Lynus Clenkian, Roland Taylor, Foster Simon and Valentine Stoll, all with a desire to rekindle their cultural heritage, who dominated the art scene during the 1990s with their sculpture. Koama noted that although it was the repatriation of Dennis Williams painting ‘Human World’ by public spirited citizens in the 1950s that started the National Collection, the success story of sculpture in the National Collection can be equally matched to that of painting. This contribution has too often been overlooked and unrecognised, but sculptors from Guyana’s beginning have made a profound contribution to Guyana’s art history. “The journey of sculpture in Guyana and in the National Collection has only just begun”. The exhibition continues until Saturday March 29, 2014.



‘Mystic’: The Indo-superstar who crossed over in fine style By Alex Wayne

THERE was a time when many thought that hard core reggae ballads, stirring love songs, pulsating pop selections and riveting dancehall hits were reserved only for the raunchy singers of Afro-descent; but many have lived to see that it is not really so. Just a few years ago, a very

dashing East Indian youth silenced tongues and had heads wagging in shame and dismay as they were forced to eat up their words and learn from the best. And the best, of course, is the multi-talented ‘Mystic’ who caused mouths to drop open in shock when he filled the auditorium at the Sea Breeze Hotel (Georgetown), when he filled the venue with his rich,

melodious and stirring voice that melted hearts and left knees shaking with desire. He was then just the plain and simple, Romeo Nirmal, and he was attempting to make a name for himself at the first ever 2006 TV Reality Show that was hosted in Guyana to discover and unleash the rich, young vocal talent around the Land of Many Waters.

Romeo Nermal a/ka ‘Mystic’

At that time, young Nirmal just had the voice, and many could sense the energy that was inside dying to be released. But like every young and nervous singer, he was a bit timid, and certainly needed the healing hands of time and well acclaimed experience to blossom nicely, like he has done today. When he left the stage after several star Guyana performances, there were many hushed whispers of “this East Indian boy is definitely talented.” Others dubbed him “The Indian boy who broke down the barriers and invaded the English music world”. Mystic entered Star Guyana Search but was knocked out before the finals, as initially he did not realise that contestants had to have three talents — singing, dancing and acting. This show was eventually won by the sexy and captivating Lisa Punch, who is doing wonders on the local shores. There were many other talented youths at the reality show, who, after failing to place, would have disappeared off the scene, but the language of music was calling to ‘Mystic,’ and he followed, heeding its beckoning. He is one of the most unlikely reggae singers around, but his groovy vocals, when combined with some deep romantic or gut-wrenching lyrics, command you to stop and listen, and wish that you were wrapped up in the arms of that loved one; or hold your head and shed tears for the sufferings of others. His

songs certainly set you in the mood. JOURNEY TO STARDOM Fuelled by his love for music and a desire to be famous, Romeo Nirmal took his diamond voice to the studios of the Brutal Traxx Recordings; and of course they readily welcomed his presence and talent. There it budded even more as an artiste, and quite soon he became known far and wide as “Mystic, the new sound in town”. This singer is always proud to declare that the stage name ‘Mystic’ was selected because of the mysterious allure that surrounds his person and rich voice. And he had more to tell on why he is just comfortable with the name. The Sunday Chronicle bumped into the singer just recently, and he was ready to chat, since it was our reporter who actually gave him his first media spread. He said that before choosing his moniker, he looked it up on the Internet and fell in love with what it signified. Today, ‘Mystic’ has become like honey on the tongue of every music lover. Today, with all the spice and entertainment finesse he brings to the platter, one would want to believe that he would have had extensive international exposure, but that is not the case. As a youngster, he sang lustily with his family in church on the Corentyne and in Black Bush Polder; and years after, when he moved to the city, he ensured he meddled with ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly,’ since he felt that would make

him a balanced artiste and be able to garner fans in every nook and cranny of Guyana. And as a young kid, his talent was marvelled at by friends and supporters at Central High School, which he attended. “I used to like sing at lunch time, and persons would give me money and I would buy lunch. They just marvelled at my voice, and would sit and listen as if in a trance,” he recalled. And ‘Mystic’ was, of course, inspired by singers like Beres Hammond and Glen Washington. Though he is not such a staunch ‘church goer’ now, Mystic still remains deeply rooted in his belief that ‘love is within any language’, and he certainly dictates that with his upbeat lyrics and soothing tempos. He of course believes in ensuring that every song delivers a positive message to listeners and fans. Like any other Guyanese artistes, ‘Mystic’ was plagued by his fair share of hard-core negatives that have engulfed almost every Guyanese musician trying to make it big time, and he was very deterred and frustrated. When it was not unfriendly and malicious rivalry, it was the plight of not being paid handsomely for musical exploits. He was so sorely affected that at one point he gave up on the music industry altogether and returned to the Corentyne to venture into barbering. But the fire never died in his soul, so he never gave up on the dream for ‘musical supremacy.’ And this dude also composes, writes and performs his own original piece. He said that while he has not had any formal voice training, he has worked on his vocals over the years, and is definitely at the point of perfection. Amongst his very hot releases are songs like “No Love”, “Don’t Give Up”, “GT Party”, “My Life”, and “Cry”. The last mentioned song, he said, is one of his favourite pieces, because it was inspired by the heart-wrenching story of a young Sudanese boy in a refugee camp, which was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. His performance at the last Temperature Show, which featured Tarrus Riley and Gyptian, coupled with being the opening act of Akon’s Carifesta show and a performance with Natural Black in Berbice, are some of the most memorable public appearances for Mystic. To date, he has working on several new releases, which he said can be expected in the near future. The Sunday Chronicle applauds this artiste on all his accomplishments, and proclaims that he has a far way to go in the field of musical successes.



Guyana Public Service Co-op Credit Union celebrates silver jubilee today with roster of activities By Shirley Thomas THE Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union will today be celebrating its 50th anniversary; and a programme of activities will be held to mark this silver jubilee milestone. That programme begins with a church service at St Andrew’s Kirk in Brickdam, Georgetown, starting at 9:00 hrs. On March 3, 2014, an opening ceremony will be held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) from 17:00 hrs, after which there will be a reception in that institution’s foyer. Meanwhile, a dominoes competition commenced last Tuesday, February 25, 2014, with several teams competing for trophies and monetary rewards. On March 6 and 13, 2014 two “young workers’ workshops” would be held in New Amsterdam and Linden respectively, to examine the role of youths in succession planning and development of the credit union in finding ways and means to diversify its products and services to remain viable in a competitive market. HISTORY The GPSU Co-op Credit

Union was formed as the Guyana Civil Service Co-op Credit Union as a result of the countrywide 90-day trade union strike in 1963, the crippling effects of which were severe on workers and their families. Many incurred debts at the commercial banks and insurance companies, and from friends and family members. Money lenders made a fortune from this situation, because they were lending at high interest rates. The dilemma that most

working families found themselves in was getting alarming, and senior members of the Civil Service Association (CSA) decided to band themselves together to improve their then financial situation and to avoid recurrence of those ill effects should another strike take place; hence a decision was taken to form a credit union in which its members can have access to funding when the need arises. After several meetings by

SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2014: 05:30 MONDAY MARCH 3, 2014: 05:00 TUESDAY MARCH 4, 2014: 05:00

the group, 29 persons signed an application for the registration of the then Guyana Civil Service Co-operative Credit Union

Limited. The inaugural meeting of the credit union was held at the Association's registered

office at Regent and New Garden streets in Georgetown on April 2nd, 1964.

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: Apply in person at Alabama Trading, Georgetown Ferry Stelling, Stabroek. : Apply in person at Alabama Trading, Georgetown Ferry Stelling, Stabroek.  Artist, must be able to work in Corel Draw or Adobe CS5. P.O. Box 10501.  Clerk Application with CV and references to: P.O. BOX 10109, Georgetown.  carpenters. Apply in person at Alabama Trading, Georgetown Ferry Stelling, Stabroek  Clerk at Narine's Bakery opposite Buddy's Pool Hall. Tel. 225-1497..  male Janitor. Apply in person at Alabama Trading, Georgetown Ferry Stelling, Stabroek.




 Marketing young computer-skilled person and a secretary. Phone  exist for security guard for a security company and one handyman. All from Diamond area. Call 226-3383.  following Western Union CSR, Office Assistant, Cleaners, Cashiers. Survival Shopping Complex, 173 Sheriff Street, Georgetown. Tel. 227-5286-9.  Guards, lifeguards for Ease & Chalet Recreational Park. Applications must be sent to: The Executive Director, 118 Aubrey Barker Street, South Ruimveldt Park.  Cashier: Minimum 5 subjects including Maths and English. Apply within, with passport size photo, 79 Albert and Laluni Streets Georgetown, Nimbus Water Department

      Labourers. A p p l y t o : T h e M a n a g e r, Sol Gas Distribution, 9 Dowding Street, G e o r g e t o w n . Te l . 2 2 5 2259, 622-5922, 2163152.  Graphic Artist CorelDraw & Adobe Photoshop. Apply to: Executive Office Services, 82 Albert St, & Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown.  exists for the following positions at : Managers, waiters, waitresses, supervisors, cashiers, bartenders, cleaners, hostesses, security personnel. S e n d a p p l i c a t i o n s t o P. O . Box:101848  exists for an Office Assistant. Must have a valid Motor Cycle License. Age 20 and 30 years.Sound Primary Education. Apply in person with application and reference between the hours 10hrs. and 1600 hrs. Cell Phone Shack, 176 Middle Street.  Sales Clerk must have working experience and a sound secondary education (experience in furniture sales would be an asset). One furniture factory s u p e r v i s o r. M u s t h a v e a t least one year experience. Both positions exist on the West Coast Demerara. Contact 225-8203.  World: Career opportunity - A vacancy exists for dynamic and motivated individual to fill the position of Night Computer Operator, must have minimum CXC Maths and English and must be computer-literate (including Microsoft Office). Send application to Email  Requirements - 25 years or over, 3 years driving experien c e ( L o r r y ) , t w o r e f e r ences, Police Clearance. Apply in person with written application to The Human Resources Department, Wieting & Richter Ltd, 10-13 Water Street, Georgetown.



       e x i s t f o r Sales Clerk, Bond Clerk, A c c o u n t s C l e r k, P h a r m a c i s t and cleaners at Roy's Pharm a c y. I n t e r e s t e d p e r s o n s can s end in applications along with Curriculum Vitae and one passp o r t - s i z e p h o t o graph to Roy's Pharmacy Stall #32-33 and 64-65 B o u r d a Market. o n e c l e a n e r call Samantha 223-6072.

 house lot at Phase 2 Martyrsville, Mon Repos. Price $2.6M neg. Tel. 629-5300.

 land is going to solve your business need, in Smyth close to Brickdam 120 x 60 the only land available for $55M neg All lands that would give you the same return on your investment $95M, talking of 5-storey complex. Phone Lady Boston 684-2244, Lady Racel Jones 6883434 , Master Darindra 615-0069, 6180000, 623-2591, 225-2626, 225-3068, 226-1064 , E mail : m

 exists for the following:- (1) One (1) Senior Internal Auditor: Ambitious female to work in Finance Department. Requirements: Certified Account Technician (CAT) level 2 or AAT - level 2. Four CXC subjects or equivalent including Mathematics, English and Principles of Accounts. Must be pleasant, disciplined and of stable personality. Experience would be an asset (30 to 50yrs preferably) (2) One Junior Accounts Clerk to work in the Finance Dep a r t m e n t . A p p l y i n Person to:- Mr. Latchmin Khan /Ra j d a i R a g h u b e e r ( Va s h t i ) RK's Security Services 172 Light & Charlotte Streets, Bour da

  cultivated citrus, house, fish pond, storage, 2 acres cultivated,    ACRE cultivated Parika. Contact 226-7968.

 Service Agents Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Possibility of growth with a dynamic organisation? Do you have strong customer service skills and experience? If so, B5 Solutions is looking for you. Responsibilities -: Answer phones and respond to customers' requests, identify and resolve customers\ issues, follow-up on customers\ inquires. Knowledge and Skills requirement Appropriate diploma or certification, minimum at least 1 to 2 years of prior experience in customer service, strong PC and internet skills, must be fluent and articulate in English. Starting salary (after probation) G$70 000 per month. Application s can be sent to           , Highly motivated and energetic person with secondary education, 2 years min. experience in retail sales. Starting at $40,000. - $45,000. per month.     . Highly motivated individual with excellent analytical abilities needed for inventory control and marketing .Diploma in B u s i ness or Marketing field is required. Working knowledge of MS Office, Quickbooks plus 1 year experience is needed.Apply to LENS DECOR, 8 Sheriff St r e e t , G / To w n . C a l l : 2 2 7 0176 Email:

LAND FOR SALE Land For Sale  Bank. Tel. 226-0861, cell 669-0899. LAND in Carmichael St, US$750,000 (260x39). Tel. 2163120(office), 667-6644.  of land for sale located at Ocean View Drive, Ruimzeight Gardens WCD. Call 267-2348, 694-3896.  at 14 Kersaint Park, LBI, house lot 50x90 - $ 1 5 M . Te l . 6 9 9 - 9 2 0 1 . at Lot 21 Surat Drive, Triumph,. ECD. Contact Mr Hinds at 223-8059.  from road to river at Parika. Contact Mr Hinds at 2238059.  acres of land at Blankenburg. Contact Mr Hinds at 223-8059.   house and land at De Kendren $6.5M negotiable. 679-7691, 337-5592.   of land at Block 'G' Blankenburg. Contact Mr Hinds at 223-8059.

 of land for sale located at Ocean View Drive, Ruimzeight Gardens WCD. Call 267-2348, 694-3896.  Gardens: Four lots together (50x100) each $12M each. Tel. 646-3251, 2270464.

SILVA Street $22M, South Ruimveldt $11M, Providence $4M, $5M, Diamond $6M. Tel. 611-7004, 680-2596.   100 x 50 only $14M, Call 231-2064, 225-2626, 227-6863, 615-0069, 627-0288, 226-1064.   , Highway and East Bank Demerara Junction.     roadside 200x200 also property at McDoom. Land Parika stelling near GBTI Bank. 225-2319, 688-7224.  in Queenstown 165 x 60 over $100M. Phone Vice President Alysious Pereira 6232591, Vice President Darandia 615-0069, 618-0000, 225-2626 , reasonably priced. Diamond $6M, Eccles 'CC' $9M, Eccles 'CC' $9M. Call 612-3501, 676-5537, 6672422, 646-1334.  'C' Enterprise double or single lot available, size 40x80 - $4M each, Diamond 10th Avenue size 45x90 - $2.5M. Contact 684-6266.  GARDENS/ REPUBLIC PARK E.B.D (Gated community) - Size 50 X 100 Price $11.5 million neg. Contact 665-7400, 643-6353.   RIVER SIDE LAND with property, Land of Canaan, EBD, suitable for factory, bond wharf, etc. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624. (110 ft x 60 ft) - $3.2M, La Parfaite Harmonie (100 ft x 50 ft) _ $2.2M and $1.4M, Schoonord (100 ft x 50 ft) - $2M. 675-7292.  GARDENS/ REPUBLIC PARK E.B.D (Gated community) - Size 50 X 100 Price $11.5 million neg. Contact 6657400, 643-6353.  Diamond Housing Scheme, facing an inner road 11th Avenue, Section 'B' size 80'x40'.Price $5.5M neg. Contact 233-0568, 663-7501, 672-6574.  for bond, hotel, apartment complex, Blygezight 120 x 60 - $36M, neg, Austin St. 134 x 56 - $36M, Kitty 8 000 sq ft - $22M, Phone Vice President 225-2626, 6180000, 225-2626, 623-2591, 2261064, 227-6863, 615-0069  land in Duncan St. for 4storey office complex, bond, school, apartment $40M. Phone 627-0288, Mr. Ramsayoe 6180000, Mr Alysious Pereira 6232591, Mr. Darindra 615-0069.   to Brickdam, $75M suitable for 5storey complex, hotel Mr Ramsohoye 618-0000, Mr Pereira 226-1064, Mr. Darindra 615-0069, 225-2626, 2276863, 225-5198\    land in Bel Air Village for hotel, bond, 5s t o r e y, s t u d e n t s ' d o r m $42M. Phone Vice President Patrick Pereira 669-3350, Vice President Ramsohoye 618-0000, 623-2591, 227-6863, 225-2626, 667-7812.  with 20ft driveway Dennis Street $17M, Sec. 'M' 90 x 50 plus reserve $17M, Kitty 8 000 sq. ft - $19M, one house in McDoom close to main road $9M. Phone Mr Darindra 615-0069, 618-0000 V i ce President Alysious Pereira 623-2591, 2276863, 226-1064, 225-2626.

lot in Dennis St, with driveway 20 feet $17M, Sec. 'M', 80 x 60, plus reserve for bond $19M, Da Silva St 80 x 50 $13M, Kitty Railway Embankment 8 000 sq. ft $20M, land has 20 ft driveways. Vice President Drandia 615-0069, Vice President Alysious Pereira - 6232591, Vice President Ramsayae 618-0000, Vice President 2252626, 226-1064, 667-7812.  in Atlantic Ville with old house $14M, one large lot in Continental Park with reserve $20M, up to March 1, afterwards $23M, Blygezight Gardens 100x50 corner lot $40M. Phone Mr Boodram 692-3831, Mr Johnny 618-0000. Mr Darindra 615-0069, 623-2591, 225-2626, 227-6949, 231-2064, 225-3068, 626-4180, 669-3350, 227-6863, 226-1064.  businesses must think out of the box. They must adopt a new strategy. The Chinese are moving in some locations that land for bond/factory is cheap, 20 000 sq ft land close to the Chinese embassy for bond. $58M, 8 000 s q . f t o n the main road close t o t h e C h i nese Embassy $54M for 4-storey fast food/super market 200-car parking. 1½ acres of land in Turkeyen for hostel, school, university, bond, Buy now, be decisive. Present, you have a boss, now decide. Phone Mr. Danhandri 6150065, Mr. Patrick Pereira 6693350, Mr. Alysious Pereira 6232591, 225-2709, 225-2626, 225-3 0 6 8, 226-1064, 227-6863, 225-5198 Seven days of h o t m ail:  wish to advertise all land was made by the creator for different purposes. Go as high as you can to enjoy economy of height. Earl's Court LBI double lot 120 x 90 - $17M, Happy Acres parallel to the Main Road 100 x 50 $16M, for business or 4-storey apartment land for bonds on the East Coast $28M, Kitty 8 000 sq. ft $20M, Da Silva St 70 x 35 - $14M, 9 000 sq. ft on Main Road 500 yards south of Chinese Embassy, Turkeyen 1.4 acres $38M, Campbellville 80 x 60 with lots of reserve $16M, Republ i c P a r k $16M, C o n t i nental Park double lot $35M, Croal Street 75 x 50 - $32M, 3 lots at 'AA' Eccles with massive unfinished structur e $98M, plus reserve. Friendship $3.5M, Pearl 5 acres for gated community $45M neg. Phone , 225-3068, 226-1064, 227-6863, 2276964, 225-2626. Values Realty Property, Land and Rental Listings Land 3 lots together Diamond Main Road between, 5th & 6th Avenue $100M, Friendship river side (114x166) $6.8M, Diamond/ Grove New Scheme 2nd Bridge $80M, Grove 1st Bridge $6M, Essequibo Supenaam 25 acres $17M, Linden Highway 20 acres farming land $45M, Robb and King Street US$1.7M, Republic Gardens (50x100) $16M, Sherriff Street double lot US$1.5 M, Quamina Street $45M, Bagotstown (Road to River) $35M, Soesdyke (50x400), $40M, La Parfaite Harmonie $ 3 5 M , Shamrock Garden main road ECD $50M, Coverden (Road to River 62x600) $4M, Diamond Land with foundation and columns $4.5M, Republic Garden 7 lots together $80M, Essequibo Supenaam land $25M, North Road and King Street US$1.6M, Diamond Main Road opposite bank, commercial land US$1.4 M, 13,300 sq.'ft Te l : 2 2 5 - 8 1 0 1 / 2 2 5 - 8 1 0 2 / 6 5 8 3 9 2 8 / 6 8 6 - 3 1 5 3



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 on Sheriff Street for salon, barber shop, internet café, boutique, etc. Contact 645-0787.

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Gardens: 3-bedrooms apartment exclusive. 613-9033.  Snackette Stabroek Market. Contact - 617-1481.  space in K i n g s t o n 2 2 ' x 1 2 ' . Te l . 2 2 6 1308. -bedroom flat concrete house in Coghlan Dam, West Bank Demerara. Phone 654-6902.   bottom flat, Lamaha Street Queenstown. Call 225-4097, 668-0922. unfurnished house, kitchen, toilet and bath at Chateau Margot. Call 660-0943. house at Bougainvillea Park. Call 643-5220, 685-5306. -bedroom downstairs. Fully grilled, lower East Bank $35 000. Call 616-5737.  concrete building Mon Repos Block 8 - $40 000. Tel. 643-5797, 231-7568. -bedroom self-contained apartment, 629-1561, 2208826, 679-4615.  House, furnished apartment. Call 656-9894, 2274792.  semi-furnished house, Section 'A' Diamond. Tel. 660-0330.   furnished house US$1000.Tel. 611-0315, 690-8625. -bedroom apartment in Kitty $50 000 monthly. 625-7844, 225-5360.  furnished apartments AC, cable meshed, phone internet, etc. Call 233-2770.  3-bedroom upper flat in Eccles. Price $80 000. Contact 639-2728.  three-bedroom house, 46 Happy Acres ECD, semi-furnished or unfurnished. Call 6118222.  bottom flat at 238 Forshaw Street, Queenstown,. $75 000. Tel. 2238533, 694-8598.   3-storey business and residential properties in and around Georgetown. 638-9116, 603-0976.  US$600, Bel Air Park US$400 neg., US$750 and many others. Contact 628-8012.  Inn Hall for weddings, party, conferences, etc. Call 692-2521. flat apartment situated at 42 Agriculture Road, Triumph, ECD> Call 629-4844.  2-bedroom house with AC and washing machine in Kitty area. Tel. 644-8074.  furnished apartments in Ogle, US$650, US$1400. Call 622-7236.  furnished 2-bedroom house in South Ruimveldt Park US$600. Phone 691-1521.  three-bedroom apartment 2nd Street Cummings Lodge - 629-6351, 222-0555.  two-bedroom flat. Call 624-0335, 2250441. : Unfurnished executive apartment with all conveniences. Tel. 225-0545.  two-bedroom top flat at Lot 62 Da Silva St. Newtown. Contact 227-4058, 681-9932.  bottom flat apartment at 364 Third Street, Herstelling EBD. Call 265-3538.   2-bedroom fully furnished apartments, long and short term. Contact 645-0787.  two-bedroom house La Parfaite Harmonie. Contact 6925547.

 3-bedroom upper flat in Albert Street. Contact 6149560, 226-6036. bedroom apartment, 8 Drysdale Street, Charlestown. 227-4563, 667-3684.  furnished 2-bedroom apartment in South Ruimveldt Park US$400. Phone 591-1521.  for single persons only, at Agriculture Road, Mon Repos ECD. Call 684-4193.  upper/lower 3 bedrooms at Atlantic Gardens. Phone 650-4649, 650-4938, 227-8858.  executive apartment with air condition, internet access, generator and parking. Tel. 642-0636.  apartment at 31 Public Road, Agricola, EBD opposite Police outpost. Call 690-8729.   top flat concrete house very convenient Anna Catherina WCD $30 000 per month. Call 678-3474, 6984813.  3-bedroom unfurnished upper flat in Eccles. Price $80 000. Contact 639-2728.  floor and second floor space on Duncan Street. 6218198.  house for rent at Mon Repos. Call 220-7937, 625-5257.  Street business space for rent. Contact 6006480,  space North Road $40 000, top floor $70 000,. Tel. 619-2525.  two-bedroom, newly built apartment in Kitty. Call 6448015.  bottom flat 2-bedroom apartment, toilet and bath, well secured at Better Hope. Call 6093311, 614-4841.  2-bedroom house with AC and washing m a c h i n e i n K i t t y a r e a . Te l . 644-8074.  2-bedroom family house, fully furnished in Enterprise ECD. Tel. 651-3156, 646-2939.  Furnished 2-bedroom flat, suitable for overseas visitors. Tel. 227-1871, 646-2939.  apartment, semi-furnished/fully furnished at US$750 per month. Residential. Call 664-5105.  bottom flat, two-bedroom apartment - $100 000, including water and electricity. Call 227-4910, 682-3813.  4-bedroom house, Happy Acres, very nice, Lot 143 $300 000 per month. Call 2317839.08:00hrs to 16:00hrs.  front bottom flat apartment two-bedroom, AC unit, living room, kitchen, washroom, Success ECD no parking. Price $50 000. 675-9107, 642-3478.   3-storey business and residential properties in and around Georgetown. 638-9116, 603-0976.  newly built apartment, light, water, etc, Cornelia Ida, WCD. $60 000. Call 687-1628,  unfurnished bottom flat apartment, fully grilled, no parking at Lot 94 Shell Road, Kitty. Contact 643-6552.  room and apartment $3 500, $4 000, $5 000, $6 000 daily. Call Julian 638-4505, 225-4709. large secure bottom flat (2 bedrooms) in Atlantic Gardens, unfurnished, G$65 000 monthly. Contact 622-4746, 220-0959.

22 22 TO LET  built house, 2-bedroom apartments, 2 rooms on top flat, D\Urban Street, Lodge. 2191107, 698-3742.   3-bedroom apartments with hot and cold, AC, selfcontained, etc location Mon Repos ECD. Price $80 000, $100 000. Tel. 618-0626, 220-7154. , secure two-bedroom apartment prime location, decent working bachelor or couple preferred. Call 2269410, 685-2749. -BEDROOM unfurnished bottom flat apartment at 94 Shell Road, Kitty, inside toilet & bath, no parking, fully grilled. Preferred working coupleTel. 643-6552  Studio apartment, furnished. Electricity and water included, $50 000 per month. Contact 678-8904.   Parfaite Harmonie WBD, three-bedroom top flat, inside toilet, bath, overhead tank car park. Call 18:00hrs to 19:00hrs, 220-4538, cell 672-4164 Sandy.  concrete bond 87'x32, lots of yard space suitable for CarMart, etc. Public Road McDoom 233-0570 (No agents.).

TO LET Gardens: Semifurnished, 3 bedrooms, AC, hot and cold, security system, US$900. De Freitas Associates 609-2302/6516, 233-5711.  bedroom $30 000, twobedroom furnished $120 000, three-bedroom furnished $140 000, 2-bedroom unfurnished $50 000. Tel. 611-7004, 680-2596. -bedroom flat, self-contained telephone, Wi-Fi, hot and cold shower, parking (furnished), Courida Park ECD, small single (professional) US$500 inclusive. Tel. 667-9367.  self-contained, fully furnished two-bedroom apartment hot and cold water, internet service available, easy reach to central Georgetown and UG. For information, call 226-8901, 07:00hrs to 21:00hrs.  flat apartments 143B Fifth Street Alberttown, long and short terms, rentals double,24hrs surveilance/night security and single rooms US$40 and US$80 per night, wifi, AC, hot and cold. Tel. 231-6721.


 Street, Campbellville: 3bedroom 2-storey, concrete house AC, master room, parking, room for office on lower flat, secure, etc. US$1300 neg, Naresh Persaud 225-9882, 681-2499.  front, 2-storey property 3-bedroom upstairs and 2 downstairs, parking, separate entrances, $90 000 upstairs, $80 000 downstairs. Lately renovated. Tel. 268-2121.                      prime three-storey commercial building with car park, located on North Road, between Oronoque and Albert Streets. Contact 626-6909, 642-7963, 6690855.    brand new Eccles $80 000, 3-bedroom South $65 000, executive rentals from US$700, Bel Air Park, Prashad Nagar, Vreed-en-Hoop $40M. Call 684-2244.

 apartment from US$500, US$800, US$1000, $US1200 and upwards. 226-1064, 669-3350.

 wooden house $70,000, Agricola Public Road. 2 bedroom house in Diamond $90,000. Brand new 5 bedroom house in Diamond $200,000, various business space, $100,000 Tel. 216-3120(office), 667-6644.

 US$750 US$800, Atlantic Gardens US$600 - US$900, Alberttown (furnished) US$1500, Section 'K' US$1500, Campbellville US$1200, Bel Air US$1800. Diana 227-2256, 6269382.

-storey four bedrooms, house situated in Triumph $50 000 monthly. Contact 697-8116, 220-7454.

 apartment in Bent Street, Wortmanville, US$30 per day. Contact 2263309, 218-1033, 678-4267.

 - ground floor for printery at least 30'x60' in good area. Call 225-3737, 225-4398, 651-7078.

 furnished 5-bedroom, 3-storey house situate at 168 Charlotte Street at $120 000 monthly. Call 225-4712, 6962435.

 Executive fully furnished and unfurnished houses and apartments in high residential areas from US$900 to US$4500. Tel. 6768995, 611-8438 fb - Tropical Real Estate.

 room, semifurnished for single working person in Crane, WCD, $14 000 monthly, 3 months in advance. Call 619-8683.  unfurnished one-bedroom apartment $50 000, one three-bedroom apartment, flat $120 000. Call 662-8969, 6690943, 644-5128. apartment, central location, beautifully furnished, AC bedroom, hot and cold water, pretty garden for entertaining/ dining, wi-fi access US$550 monthly. Tel. 641-4664, 2257211.  apartments (Vlissengen, D'Urban) furnished (for visitors) US$500 to US$1000. Unfurnished 2-bedroom #60 000 per month. Call 698-9086, 2265646, 629-1093. furnished tow-bedroom apartment with AC at 38 Shell Road, Kitty. Contact R.R. Samuels, 215 David and Lamaha Streets, Kitty. Tel. 2251514.   located ground floor office spaces, 306 and 175 sq. ft, - salon, designer, storage or other. (No internal flooding). Call 227-3064, 6287589.  WILLS STREET, Republic Park, fully AC, fully grilled, electronic security system, water filtration system, etc US$1000. Call 6884321, 216-2782.  ready fully furnished two-bedroom upper flat apartment in Atlantic Gardens ECD, US$1000.Call 600-9981.  ground floor for business Alexander St, Kitty $75 000. Ideal for computer sales, hair salon, wholesale outlet, etc. Call 225-0571, 638-0787.  Gardens: Furnished 3-bedroom, AC, hot and cold water, security system US$950 monthly. De Freitas Associates 609-2302, 609-6516.  bottom flat apartment, kitchen and dining, hot and cold water bath and living room, with parking and overhead water at Section 'A' Great Diamond, EBD. 692-1963.

 flat located at 340 East Street, $45 000 monthly. Call 225-4712, 6962435.  to rent close to UG, shared accommodation call: 625- 8585 also to rent, one five bedroom house .  three-bedroom house at 76 Republic Drive, BV, ECD. Front house big yard space for vehicles. Phone 627-6083, 6494689 Mr & Mrs Dodson.  National Shipping Corporation Ltd: Prime office space for rent, situated in our annex compound at 1 Public Road La Penitence. Phone 624-0321, 226-3365.  fully furnished studio apartment, situated in a secure and gated compound suitable for a single person. Short term and long term rental. Call 6996891.  3-bedroom upper flat apartment with all modern conveniences, quiet and secure residential area, with space for parking, $40 000 per month. Tel. 229-6691.  concrete lower apartment, fully grilled, with one parking, in Kitty. Working couple preferred. Tel. 6647945, 641-1852. business space, suitable for drug store, goldsmith shop, taxi base, etc. Tel. 6917164, 231-2619. : Furnished one-bedroom, kitchenette, living room, telephone, wi-fi, hot and cold pressure, parking, air condition (optional) suitable for professional. US$500. Tel. 667-9367  furnished three-bedroom house situated in 1st Avenue Subryanville with one master room, hot and cold water, fully meshed and grilled and generator. 610-8351, 697-5492.  1- and 2-bedroom apartments for $40 000, $50 000, $65 000 per month. Call 650-6231, 697-0480.  5 Block 'Y' Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara. Call 610-1083 call anytime after 17:00hrs to 20:00hrs during the week, and weekends call at anytime. $45 000 monthly.

 Book yours today! 4 new 2-bedroom unfurnished apartments in Kitty, ideal for single working females or couples. $70 000 neg. Tel. 676-8995, 611-8438, fbook Tropical Real Estate.  Executive office building for rent Norton St US$3000 neg, Thomas S US$2500 neg, South Road US$1500 neg, North Road US$5500 neg, Stabroek US$6000 neg, and many more. Tel. 6768995, 611-8438 fbook - Tropical Real Estate.  : Unfurnished one master en suite, three additional bedrooms, living, dining, kitchen, lounge with bar area and door to patio terrace, utility room, hot and cold pressure, parking, suitable for corporate clients. US$1500. Tel 667-9367.   : Eccles entire house $180 000 or top apartment $100 000, and bottom apartment $80 000, Kitty 2-bedroom unfurnished apartment $85 000, office space East Street $50 000.      Street, Kitty: 3-bedroom front house, 1 self-contained room, tub, washroom, hot and cold, 2 washrooms, 2 AC, ceiling fans in all rooms, breezy verandah and all rooms beautifuly lacquered fully grilled, private driveway for 3 vehicles. Suitable for foreigners. Call 225-3262, 6766948.    -bedroom upper flat very spacious, grilled and secure, inside toilet and bath, kitchen unit, telephone, etc. Public Road. Couple preferable. Tel. 653-7654, $68 000 monthly. -bedroom fully furnished flat, Queenstown US$1500 business space 30"x 30" Charlestown US$700. Wills/Vasco Real Estate and Landscaping 227-2612, 2231877, 627-8314, 655-0755.  bedrooms, two bathrooms, two powder rooms, living, dining room, kitchen, lounge, utility room, heater and pump, multiple parking, unfurnished, furnished, Bel Air Gardens, Georgetown, small corporate professional US$1500, US$2300. Tel. 667-9367.



 Subryanville furnished two-bedroom apartment with AC, garage parking, US$500. Liliendaal, unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment, spacious, large verandah, garage parking. Price $70 0 0 0 G e o r g e t o w n . Te l . 2 2 5 3737, 225-4398, 651-7078

 concrete house in Melaine, recently built, going cheap $8M. Call 638-9116, 6030976.  unfinished two-storey building in La Parfaite Harmonie, going cheap. Call 685-9321, 216-1370.  property, 25 Mon Repos Public Road ECD, opposite the market, seaside corner. Price $70M neg. Call 2209889.

 St, W/Rust: Large and secured bond US$1600 neg, 3-bedroom upper flat same address US$500, Bel Air Park 3-bedroom upper flat AC, 1 master room, parking, etc US$1000 unfurnished, US$1200 furnished. Naresh Persaud 2259882, 681-2499. /executive rental: Wonderful 7-bedroom property for office & residence at Atlantic Ville, East Coast Demerara. Price US$2000. Call Mr Darin 615-0069, 225-2626, 225-5198, 225-3069, 225-2709, 231-2064.  Street 3-bedroom upstairs US$500, Diamond 3-bedroom $70 000 Plaza Bridge New Mall, Business spots available US$150 - US$1000, Albertown 6 office spaces $80,000, Commercial building for rent US$2500 and above Executives Homes for rent US$1500 and above Apartment Building. & office space Bent Street $ 5 0 0 0 0 0 Te l : 2 2 5 8101/225-8102/658-3928/6863153 Email: Sts. Queenstown   BSc has more than 20,000 hrs in Real Estate Investment and Economic Transformation of People Economic Gr o w t h . W e ha ve rental from US$15 0 0 , i n Bel Air Park, a m b assador's r e s i d e n c e i n U n i versity Gardens Le Resouvenir, Lama Av e with pool, Jacaranda Ave. with large lawns US$2000, Pras h a d N a g a r U S$100 0 , a p t . f r o m U S $ 7 0 0 , b o n d 8 0 0 0 sq ft, small and lar ge o f f i c e s pace up to 15000 sq foot; state of the art hote l a n d o f f i c e c o m p l e x w i t h inc o m e o f U S$40 000 monthly; 2 acre s o f l and in the city for hotel, and any complex MainStreet 2 ½ acres US$5M, Water Stre e t 4 a cres for hotel, hotel on 5 acres of land overlooki n g t h e sea US$5M; another o verl o o k i n g the sea U S $ 1 . 5 M , in come US$15000; riverside land residential land at LBI - $10M; Republi c Park $8M, Diamond $ 7 M , S e c . ' K ' $2 0 M , Bel A ir Park $25M, G a r n e t t double lo t $ 4 2 M , Phone 225-2626, 231-2064, 225-2709, 226-1064, 227-6949, 227- 6 8 6 3 , 667-7812. 619-7945.  have rental from US$800 in                  beautiful 2-storey concrete property, 4 self-contained rooms, large den, large living room, family room, television room, beautiful kitchen, fully air conditioned, hot and cold facilities, land space. Price US$ 2 5 0 0 , u n f u r n i s h e d .    2-storey c o n c r e t e p r o p e r t y, m a s t e r room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, family ro o m , d e n , v e r a n d a h , h o t and cold facilities, semi-furnished, security came r a s, land spac e U S $ 1 5 0 0 .    2-storey concrete property, fully air conditioned 3 bedrooms, un furnished US$2000, (neg).   2-storey concrete property l a r g e l i v i n g a r e a , 4 s elf-contained rooms hot a n d c o l d f a c i l i t i e s , g e n e r a t o r, u n f urnished US$1500 neg.   middle floor suitable for business $175 0 0 0 . : Beautiful 2storey concrete property in perfect con d i t i o n , 4 b e d r o o m s , h o t a nd cold facilities, master room, family ro o m , d e n , a i r conditioned, parkin g space for vehicle US$2500. Do call u s o n T e l . 2 2 5 - 6 8 5 8 , 2 2 5 - 7 164, 688-1885 Call Terrence 6677812. We are situatedat247 'D' Forshaw &Oronoque


 Kitty $27M, Alberttown $45M neg, Call Corretta on tel. 697-7842, 2317052, 671-6653.  Park corner lot, 2flat 5 bedrooms, 52'x25', 90'x60' - $39M, De Freitas Associates, 609-2302/6516/233-5711.

 World #1 Realtor Mister Terry Redford Reid 667 - 7 8 1 2 , 225 - 6 8 5 8 , 2 2 5 - 7 1 6 4 , 2 2 6 1 0 6 4 , 2 2 5 - 2626, 231-2 0 6 8 , 6 1 9 - 7 9 4 5 . H a v e the e x e c u t i v e r e n t a l r e d u c e d by 35%, Prashad Nagar US$1000, Jacaranda Ave. Bel Air Pa r k U S $ 2 0 0 0 , Barima Ave Bel Air Park US$1 8 0 0 , Bel Air S p r i n g s US$1000, large bond for rental o f f i c e s m a l l f o r m US$3 75, 10 000 sq ft office space for technologybusiness, Lamaha G a r d ens US$1500, Lama Ave, Bel Air Park US$180 0 , B e l Air P a r k o n t h e round about US$1000, Prashad Nagar US$1500, land from $11 million, riverside land hotels w i t h U S $ 3 5 0 0 0 month rental and office space US$40 000 month properties from $14 million. 225-2626, 225-5198, 226-1064, 6232591, 669-3350


PROPERTY FOR SALE  storey $19M, East Street. Tel. 615-8683, 225-7593.  property in Kitty. Tel. 681-7792.  concrete 2 flat house in Sophia, prime location. Call 6297745.  Gardens, corner lot $10M. Contact 680-3771, 694-7210.   house and land at De Kendren $6.5M negotiable. 679-7691, 337-5592.   flat concrete houses at Samatta Point, Grove EBD. Tel. 622-8054, 653-2046.  324 Bee Hive Public Road, E.C. Dem, $12M. Tel. 621-9229.  property at prime location, lot 9 Vlissengen Road, ideal for food franchise. Contact 227-4846.  at Charlestown. Price $10M. Tel. 627-3902.  to rent, sell, buy? Room, house, floor space? Call 687-8168.   at Granville Park. Contact Mr Hinds at 2238059.  flat concrete house at Cummings Lodge. Price neg. Call 691-3406.  3-storey Robb Street, property owner, 4-storey Charlotte Lacytown, 4-storey North Road Laytown. 225-2319, 688-7224. : One two-storey back building. Price $17M neg. Contact 681-8788, 639-7758.  Front land with a small wooden house in East Coast Demerara. Contact 657-8086.  property on the corner of Fourth and Light Streets, Alberttown. Interested persons, please call 617-8255.  2 income properties near cricket stadium, Providence, plus parking for 4 vehicles $40M. 684-3718 etc.

: 2-storey concrete house, self-contained, back property, driveway. Price $28M. Tel. 668-7230.  $10M, East Coast $20M, McDoom $19M, 41 acres land on highway $21M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  Regent Street, reduced to $40M for quick sale. Republic Gardens $35M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  2 VILLAGE, Sukhu St, East Canje Berbice, new structure (two houses) $16M. Contact 665-5776.  wooden and concrete house at 34 Lyng Street, Charlestown. If interested, come in person.  second building in Pike Street from Sheriff street great business and residential area. $50M neg. Call 231-3236 No agent.  business place in Kamarang Landing, Upper Mazaruni River. Contact No. 645-4949, 661-7309.  new home $30M neg, Diamond $15M neg, transported. Tel. 611-0315, 6908625. concrete 2 flat house at 47 Happy Acres ECD, fully furnished 3 bedrooms top flat, hot and cold bath, big yard space. Call 2252902, 673-1095.  property, prime location (land 200' x 50') store front 72' x 24', bond 87' x 32', extra space for 15 cars Public Road, McDoom. Tel. 233-0570 (No agent).  Palace and Restaurant, 344 and 345 Middle and East Streets. For sale by owner only. Contact 656-9835, 1-908-456-/6683.  property, Atlantic Gardens, E.C. Dem. Tel. 225-6608, 679-4096, 661-7719. Must be sold.  farm at Yarrowkabra, house and land at Windsor Forest, WCD. Eleven lots at Wakenaam. Call 686-4994, 2253070.                two-storey concrete 5-bedroom property, parking for 3 vehicles, in Georgetown $48M neg. Contact Mr Alexander Pereira 669-0943, 231-2064 or Mr Louie Pereira 623-2591.  2-storey building wooden and concrete in Norton Street, five buildings from Camp Street, second house in yard, $20M neg. Call 628-0972.  wooden and concrete buildings. Vacant possession, 178 Waterloo Street, Georgetown, $50M neg. Call 627-3994.  two-storey property situated at Lusignan highway, ECD $26M neg., one two-storey property situated at Anira Street, Queenstown. Call 225-4359, 623-3443. No agents.

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 REAL ESTATE: Houses in Bel Air Park, Lamaha Gardens, AA Eccles, Diamond, Better Hope and around Georgetown from G$27M. Tel. 676-8995, 611-8438.

  Adelaide and Evans Streets Charlestown, Georgetown, Georgetown, Lot No. 41 Section 'A', NO. 53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Contact 233-6811, 679-3448.

2-storey concrete building location Cinema Road entrance Non Pareil, ECD. 6 bedrooms, spacious living area, ideal income property. Contact 6483127, 220-2424.

 St, S/C/burg 2storey house on land 250ft x 38ft, ideal for big investment $72M neg. Nasresh Persaud 225-9882, 681-2499.

   modern Pike North Ruimveldt ranch with master room $17M, Meadow Brook Gardens $35M, Tucville concrete new $27M, Providen c e $ 2 5 M , n e w ranch $13M, B e l A i r P a r k $45M, Prashad Nagar $ 37M, Duncan St. $23M, Sec. 'M' Campbellville requires repairs $14M, D'Urban St. $15M, Bent St. busine s s residence. Phone Lord Johnny Ramsohoye 225-2709, 618-0000, 227-6949, 2252626, 226-1064, 22 7 - 6 9 4 9 , 2 2 5 5198

    Cummings and Middle streets, ALBERTOWN, 3 LOTS WITH BUSINESS, (NUT CENTRE) sold furnished, all modern amenities 32 cameras silvilance, parking for 12 Vehicles, taken in alleyway, Vendors for GT&T, Western Union, Interstate Batteries, Lotto, Superbet, Must see to appreciate, best offer agents welcome . TEL: 621-4000, 227-3939 Mr. Singh

 & Oronoque concrete wooden building between Regent and Robb reduced from $45M to $39M. 641-1800.  large 12-bedroom, 3storey, wooden and concrete building, 61 Station St, Kitty, Georgetown. Serious buyers. Call 648-9134, 225-7870.  $50M, Lamaha Street $65M, Newtown Kitty $50M, Ogle $70M, Diamond $20M, $35M, $40M. Tel. 611-7004, 680-2596.

 20% on all executive properties $60M, 30% discount on $24M, and below, 15% discount on land $18M. Phone 667-7812, 225-6858, 225-2626 Terrence Reid.  JOHN 609-9233 Campbellville 6-bedroom $22M,, Tucville huge $28M, Alberttown 5-bedroom with two extra lots $55M, Ocean Front lands $15M neg, Campbellville 4-bedroom $22M, Houston Garden US$1.5M, La Parfaite harmonie 3-bedroom $7M.

 incomplete 2-storey concrete building (30x40) land (50x80) at Liliendaal, Dennis St 'A' Field Sophia. Price $8.7M neg. Tel. 662-3842.

Sam's Real Estate and Property Management has the best priced properties for 2014: D'Urban Backlands $28M, Continental Park $45M, Atlantic Ville $19M, Non Pareil (land) $7M, Princes St. $11.5M, Grove (land) $7.5M, Diamond (land) $4M, Bel Air Park $35M, Kingston $20M. Rentals South Ruimveldt Park $65M, Duncan St $75 000, Bond 55x75 ft, Eccles Industrial Site US$4500 neg. Tel. 697-7842, 231-7052, 671-6653.

 4-storey commercial building in Robb Street, Regent Street, South Road Charlotte Street. Land in several areas in Georgetown, Residential properties in Bel Air, Section 'K', South, many more. 638-9116, 603-0976.  Hope $10M, $13M, Success $20M neg, Lusignan $16M, Mon Repos $30M neg, Chateau Margot $30M, Eccles $26M neg, David to William Street $55M neg. Contact Theresa 648-6033  Gardens: Two-storey concrete building, four bedrooms, fully air conditioned, two master bedrooms, hot and cold, Jacuzzi, water, generator, parking for eight or more vehicles, $130M neg. Tel. 6463251, 227-0464.  and Land for Sale Two Storyed Wooden and Concrete House, Fifth Street Alberttown Georgetown. $40 Million Dollars Negotiable. Contact: Mr. George Tel: 231-6278 Or Dr: Thasana Teekah Tel: 626-0993

 Homes International Realty: Coldingen $14M neg, Rasville $14M neg, Enmore $8M neg, Camp b e l l v i l l e $ 1 5 M neg, Diamond 2 for 1 deal $1 5 M neg, Cove and John 2 homes 5 bedrooms $12M, 4-bedro o m $10M, McDoom Solid concrete $ 2 0 M, North Ruimveldt 7bedroom fixer upper, Nismes $6.5M, La Parfaite Harmonie $8.5M, 6-bedroom apar tment (4 2-br, 2 1-br) only $21M neg), corner lot 89x80 Albouystown. Ready to go now! And many more, call Ahaziah 6133018

 Street and Subryanville: Two-family house, three bedrooms up (lone self-contained) two bedrooms down $50M. Rental: US$1500 and US$800 respectively. Semi-furnished, ideal for residence or office.. Call Corretta on 697-7842, 231-7052, 671-6653.

: 2-storey house sits on double lot land, contains 5 bedrooms, 2 baths also have a water well $70M. Kitty 4 separate houses sit on 40x225 of land $90M, Kitty 3-storey house on the main road, can be used for business or residential purpose $120M. Contact 684-6266.  fully furnished $60M, Diamond $10.5M, $12.5M, $25M, $4.5M, Grove $25M $10.5M, Diamond Public Road $75M neg, Eccles $65M, $15M, $50M, $35M, La Parfaite Harmony $28M with shop $4.5M, Good Hope $9.8M, Little Diamond $12M, Anna Catherina $15.5M. La Grange $42M. Call 612-3501, 676-5537, 667-2422, 646-1334.  POPULAR BUSINESS PLACE 90'X50' GENERAL STORE AND DISCO EQUIPPED WITH MUSIC SET, FREEZER, LIGHTING PLANT, AMONG OTHER THINGS. OWNER MIGRATING. CALL TEL. 226-2833 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  Street $25M, Guysuco Gardens (UG) $45M, Bel Air Park $55M, Lamaha Gardens $40M, Brickdam $75M, Thomas Street opposite Prashad Hospital $65M, Sheriff Street (business) $155M, Ogle with swimming pool $135M, Thomas Street land (150x40) $75M, Robb Street land (110x32) $60M, North Road $70M, Camp Street land (200x75) US$1.5M. Call Vish Realty - 612-7377. Ideal for two families. property in Bent St - $16.5M , Phone Mr. Darindra 615-0069, 2261064, 618-0000, Mr Pereira 6 2 3 - 2 5 9 1 , 2 2 5 - 2 6 2 6 . 2255198, 231-2064, 226-1064.

 new three-bedroom fully furnished house in Subryanville, all modern conveniences, US$3000 neg., one semi-furnished flat, Lamaha Gardens $65 000 per month, one-bedroom apartment, fully furnished D'Urban Backlands US$700, business place, 2room offices and general office space US$1200, one 4-bedroom fully furnished house with 2 utility rooms, generator, etc, Albettown US$1300, two-room office, unfurnished South Cummingsburg US$3000 neg, Wills/Vasco Real Estate and Landscaping 227-2612, 223-1877, 627-8314, 655-0755.

are) FEBRUARY bargains: Sec. ' K ' $23 million, Meadow Brook $28M, and $35M , K i t t y $23, Alberttown concrete massive for hotel $45M, Bel Air Park in great condition $52M, Happy Acres exec u t i v e $ 5 8 M , A lb e r t t o w n $ 3 0 M , S e c . ' M' Campbellville $34M now, Phone 225-2626, 225-5198, 2 2 7-6863, 227-6449, 225-2709, 231-2064, 226-1064, 6 6 7 7 8 1 2 tonyre i d s r e a l t y @ h o t m a i l . c om.  location  Street, Kingston opposite the American Embassy. One (1) huge four storey concrete and steel building, 2 bedrooms on each f l a t , A C < h o t w a t e r, refrigerator and stove one ach floor and fully furnished, generator. Can be used for emb a s s y, o ff i c e , a p a r t m e n ts o r residence. Price $180M. Property being sold with all equipment and furnishings inclusive. Serious enquiries 223-8634, 646-3251, 2270464'

         L O T 1 8 5 C H A R LOTTE AND KING STREETS, MARAJ BUILDING TEL. 227-0265, 2271881, 629-5178. Norton Street, Carmichael Street, , E a s t R u i m veldt, Craig, Republic Park, Alberttown, Section 'K', Eccles Public Road $55M, Kitty $45M, D\Urban Street business spot, Lamaha Gardens, Thomas Street, Herstelling, Diamond. LAND: South Road $55M, Friendship land size 115x450 (wharf side) $ 6 5 M , Meadow Brook Gardens $8.5M, Non Pareil.   on all properties for this summer only. UG Gardens $140M, Republic Park $30M, Nandy Park 4 apartments $32M, Middle Road La Penitence land s i z e 140 x 60 $17M, second St r e e t Alberttown business an d r e s i d e n c e $ 4 5 M , 5 t h St . A lberttow n massive concrete $48M, Eccles $14M, Kitty Sandy Babb St. two properties on double lot $38M, Lamaha St Queenstown apartment complex $58M. P h o n e V i c e President 231-2064, 225-3068, 2 2 7 - 6 8 6 3 , 2 2 6 - 1 0 64, 2276949, 225-2626.

 3-storey concrete building, Price $100M.  property in good condition. Price $18M.  beautiful 2stor e y c o n c r e t e p r o p e r t y 3 self-contained, 1 ma s t e r, l i b r a r y, television room, living room, upstairs ba c k v e r a n d a h , d o w n s t a i r s den, fully marble stone tile, family room pati o , g a r a g e p a r k i n g s p a c e , f o r 3 cars, needs cosmetics, land space Price $90M,Ogle b e a u t i f u l property $90M,  $36M neg,   $120M beautiful home excellent condition in  $55M neg, Queenstown property $100M. Do call us at Joy Reid's Realty. W e a r e l o c a t e d a t 2 4 7 (D) Forshaw and Oronoque Streets, Queenstown. Te l . 2 25-6858, 2 2 5 - 7 1 6 4 , 6 6 7 - 7 8 12, email:  on all properties for this summer only. Sale! Sale! Sale! Business property im m e d i ately: East of Orange Walk in Charlotte Street $28M, 3-storey business property in Croal Street re q u i r e s r e p a i r s $32M, Bent Street almost new 2-storey business property $!6M, S o u t h Ruimveldt G a r d e n s residence $16 M, O g l e fu lly concrete new $49M, Tucville new $26M, Prashad Nagar executive $55M, Bel Air Park $55M, Kitty b u s i n e s s o r residence requires repairs, on 8 000 sq. ft - $19M, Fors h a w o l d ho u s e $21M, 3-storey business c lose to Main Stree t $ 5 5 M , Meadow B r o o k $45M, f u l l y con c r e t e D ' U r b a n B acklands $30M, New Section 'K' $42M, Lamaha G a r d e n s e x e c u t i v e $68M, o ne ranch- style Section 'M' 3-bedroom suites for elderly $50M, fully concrete with excellent interior work, Bel A i r G a r d e n s $130M 2 3 1 - 2 0 6 4 , 225 - 3 0 6 8 , 227-6863, 226-1064, 227-6949,

PROPERTYFORSALE  26% 26% 26% discount: Two-family concrete business and residence in the front of Happy Acres $32M, D o w d i n g S t r e e t , K i t t y wi t h driveway $16M, BB Eccles $16M, South Ruimveldt Gardens $!6M, Light Street $21M, Second building with 12 ft drive way $!4M, David Street Subryanville wi t h 1 4 f t d r i v e way $16M, West Ruimveldt c o n c r e te flat house $4.9M, Dazell Housing Scheme $ 11 M , L a P e n i t e n c e b u s i ness and residence with r e s e r v e f o r 2 0 c a r s $ 11 M , Meadow Brook old house $12M, Lodge $14M, Middle Road La Penitence with 20ft driveway 4 apartments $15M, second ranch con crete $38M, Garnett St. business and residence $ 3 2 M . P h o n e M r. B u d r a m 6 9 2 - 3 8 3 1 , M r D a r indra 6150069, Mr. A. Pereira 623-2591, Mrs Hercules 661-1952, 225-2626, 2252709, 225-5198..  3-storey concrete building, Price $100M.   property in good condition. Price $18M.    beautiful 2-storey concrete property 3 self-co n t a i n e d , 1 m a s t e r , l i b r a r y, t e l e v i s i o n r o o m , living room, upstairs ba c k v e r a n d a h , d o w n s t a i r s d e n , f u l l y m a r b l e s t o n e tile, family room patio, garage parkin g s p a c e , f o r 3 cars, needs cosmet i c s , l a n d s p a c e P r i c e $ 9 0 M,O g l e b e a u t i f u l p r o p e r t y $90M,  $36M neg,   $120M beautiful home excellent condition in   $55M n eg, Queenst o w n property $100M. Do call us at Joy Reid's Realty. We are located at 247(D) Forshaw and Oronoque Streets, Queenstown. Tel. 225-6858, 225-7164, 6677812, email:

 Street business $150M, Sheriff Street apartment building earning $3M per month - US$1M, Main St r e e t thr e e - s t o r e y r e s t a u r a n t , hotel building US$2M, Lamaha Street near Camp three-storey $160M, Thomas Street, Cummingsburg two threestorey buildings $80M e a c h , M i d d le Street, near hospital three-storey building $130M, Charlotte Street co n c r e t e r e s i d e n t i a l , c o u l d be converted into office building $25M, Charlotte Street four-storey new on double lots US$1.1M, Bel A i r V i l l a g e e x ecutive $34M, A A Eccles $68M, others. Mentore/Singh Realty 2251017, 623-6136.  concrete Section 'K' $44M, 7apartment William St. concrete building reduced from $60M to $50M, Kitty house requires. repair on 8 000 sq. ft $19M, Middle Road La Penit e n c e $ 1 6.5M, a l m o s t Regent and Oronoque St. $36M, Charlotte Street East of Orange Walk $28M, South Ruimveldt Ga r d e n s $66M, Meadow Brook con c r e t e $45M, executive Republic Park $48M, Lamaha Gardens 3 self-contained $70M, Prashad Nagar 6-bedroom $58M, business 3-storey Quamina Street $85M, Bel Air Gardens on double lot $140M, Subryanville $58M, Alberttown concrete business $40M, New Haven 4 self-contained $80M, 3-bedroom new concrete Ogle $48M, Bel Air Park $52M, Croal St. 3storey require repairs $30M, 4 lots in AA Eccles with incomp l e t e c a t h e d r a l - s t y l e s t ructure requires $20M to complete, plus reserve and place for lake $90M neg. , Mr. Darendra 615-0069, Vice Presiednt Alysious Pereira 6 2 3 2591, Vice Pre s i d e n t J honny Ramsahoye 225-2709, Vice President Darindra 615-0069, 225-2626, 225-3068, 227-6863, 226-1064, 667-78 1 2 , f a c e b o o k To n y Reid Re a l t y 7 days a week 24 hours a day all holidays and all prices are negotiable.

PROPERTYFOR FORSALE VEHICLES SALE built two flat concrete build i ng a t D i a m o n d N e w Scheme. T h e u p s t a i r s c o n sists of two self-contained bedroo ms with bu i l t - i n c l o s e t s , a s p a c i o u s k i t c hen, dining and living rooms along with a large verandah at t h e b a c k . T h e l o w e r f l a t has a two-bedr o o m a p a r t m e n t a n d a large area that could b e u s e d a s a bon d o r f or any business. The yard has a concrete fen c e with spikes and razor w i r e a b o v e i t . T h e r e is also a laundry and a generator room downstairs along with a fully tiled c a r p o r t . A c o m plete water supply is available including six tanks and pump. Asking price: $42M. Interested p ersons can contact owner at 693 2531.  b a r g a i n s No rton S t r e e t - $14 M , B e n t Street business and residence - $ 1 6 M , e x ecutive Prashad Nagar m a n s i o n d o u b l e l o t $85M, 8 apt. apartment complex was - $120M, now - $85M, Sec. 'K' Campbellville - $23M, Alberttown con c r e t e 5 b e d r o o m s - $ 4 6 M , o t h e r for $19M, and - $30M, South R u i m v e l d t Gardens - $19M, Festival City - $14M Charlotte Street business and residence b y Bourda Market - $ 2 6 M , C ummin g s S t r e e t - $ 3 4 M , Me a d o w B r o ok - $28M, D'Urban Street for double lot for 5-storey $25M, Phone Lord A l y s i o u s P e r e i ra - 623-2591, 227-6949, 225-2709, 231-2064, 227-6863, 226-1064, 227-6 8 6 3 , 225-5198, 6 6 7 -78 1 2 Bargains in Guyana: Full concrete D'Urban Street business $19M, business and residence Bent S t r e e t 1 6 M , G o r d o n Street business & residence $23M. Waterloo Street busin e s s a n d residence ( n e w ) $35M. South Road Land $36M, Charlotte Street 2 buildings 2 houses by Light $32M. Land 140 x 60 by Russian E m b a s s y $ 3 0 M . L a n d a t Turkeyen 140x60 $32M. L0 Ressovenure Land 126x60 $20M. Camp b e l l v i l l e flat house needs repairs $ 13M. Section K $19M needs re p a i r s , 3 s t o r e y Q u a m i n a Street for hotel U S $ 5 9 9 0 0 0 , B e l A i r P a rk $49 M Lamaha Gardens va l u e d $ 8 5 M n o w $ 7 0 M . R e ntal o f a p a r t m e n t s f r o m U S $ 7 0 0 , R e s i dence US$ 1 2 0 0 u p w a r ds. Phone Lord Patr ick Pereira 227-6863, 2252709, 227-6949, 226-1064, 6693350. 7 days a week tonyrei d s r e a l t y @ h o t m a i l . c o m   your year for 28% discount on all properties. Happy A c r e s 2 - s t o r e y c o n crete $24M, Providence Stadium new $16M, concrete Republic Pa r k $ 3 6M, Eccles concrete $34M, South Ruimveldt Gard e n s $ 1 2 M n eeds repairs, Middle Road La Penitence 4-apartment $ 1 4 M , L a P enitence twostorey $ 11 M , D\Urban Backlan d s c o n c r e t e $ 2 8 M , Me a d o w Brook $12M, D\Urban Street concrete residence and business $28M, Lamaha Gardens executive $68M, Prashad Nagar 8000 s q ft l a n d $ 6 0 M , L a m a Av enue, Bel Air Park $83M, Bel A i r Park $45M D o w d i n g Street Kitty $29M, and $19M , David Street Subrya n v i l l e f r om $19M, back with 12ft driveway $14M, Section 'K' Ca m p b e l l v i l l e $ 4 0 M , G arnett Street ranch concrete $38M, Owen Street Kitty concrete 2-storey $39M, Camp Street business and residence. Phone Mr Darindra 615-0069, Mr Carlos Budram 692-3831, Mr. A l e x P e r e i r a 2 3 1 - 2 0 6 4 , M r. Ramsahoye 225-2709, 225-2626, 225-3068, 227-6949, 225-5198, 627-7812, 226-1064.

24 24 PROPERTYFORSALE WBD: almost br a n d n e w 5 b e d r o o m house for sale, master room and all rooms selfc ontained with AC and fans, open concept kitchen/dining/living room, large walki n p a n t r y, o f f i c e / l i b r a r y room and a powder room. Beautiful landscape and wrap around patio. Priced t o s e l l - $ 7 5 M i l l i o n . Te l . 5 9 2 - 6 2 4 - 8 7 0 4 , 5 9 2-6849203.  4-bedroom furnished with pool $78M, Behind Plaza 4-apt double lot $30M, Lot 5 Best Road 3-bedroom flat W.C.D $17M, Diamond 2-bedroom flat $9.5M, Mon Repos 3-bedroom flat $12M, Ogle Airport 5-bedroom $65M, Charlestown 3-storey building $33 M, Republic Park 2-storey $37M, Robb and Albert $95M, Plaza bridge 3bedroom house double lot $20M, Pike Street house top flat 2-self contained bedrooms$45M, Hot/cold shower, lower flat 1&2 bedroom apartments North Road before Camp Street (100x35) $160M Robb Street 3-storey building $160M, Agricola 2nd Street $7 & 8M. Enmore E.C.D house 4 bedrooms $17M, Queenstown business property $95M, South Ruimveldt Park 5 bedrooms, 2 baths $35M, 4car parking garage, study etc. Section K 4 bedrooms, parking, yard space, $50M, and 3 bathrooms. D'Aguiar Park 4bedroom house US$1.5M, South Kaikan Street 3 bedrooms 2 baths $20M, Johnny P Supermarket Aubrey Barker & Kaikan Street $45M, Penny Lane 2-storey concrete house $35M, Ogle 2- storey concrete 55x110, 4 bedrooms 3 baths $45M, Diamond AA 2-storey concrete 3 bedrooms 2 baths $16M, Princes Street $15M, D'Urban Street between Hardina and Louisa $30M, Upper D'Urban Street two properties together $30M, Bel Air Park 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $55M, Providence (behind stadium) $ 1 8 M , M o n R e p o s Martyrs Ville $13M, New Amste r d a m $ 1 0 M , S o u t h Sophia $12M, Meadow Brook Gardens $45M, Diamond Main Road property opposite Bank $90M, D'Urban Street front property $30M. Te l : 2 2 5 - 8 1 0 1 / 2 2 5 8102/658-3928/686-3153 E m a i l :



 & plucked chicken. 650-4421, 220-9203.

14" RIVER dredge complete. Call 669-8985.  Rover parts. Contact 692-2521, 231-6322.  puppies for sale, dogs for adoption. Call 6494247.     s c r a p 3 1 2 B C AT e x c a v a t o r. C o n t a c t 6 5 6 2350. rental in residential location $60M neg. Tel. 650-6231, 697-0480.   hauler trucks, 1 C F D A F. C o n t a c t 6 5 6 2350. : One fourbedroom house and two house lots $28M.. 662-8969, 669-0943.  bull pups, pink nose, vaccinated and dewormed. Call 222-9077, 653-6191. , computer, etc for internet café. Contact 6103689, 254-1958.  312 short boom and 320 short boom. Contact 6562350.  food business for sale. Call 654-7510, for more information.

FORSALE  earth delivery to spot ECD and EBD. Call 6279977, 698-0182.  Toshiba Laptop for sale. Call 689-1618.  equipped mobile snackette/juice bar, with generator, running water, cooler, etc. 638-9116, 603-0976  Terrier pups, fully vaccinated and dewormed. Tel. 664-5828, 6631965, 222-4373.  KVA generator Honda EX 3300 watts also 2300 watts also 1000 watts generator. 688-7224, 225-2319.  and Tibetan terrier mixed puppies, vaccinated and dewormed. Tel. 266-0410.  and Labrador mixed breed pups 10 weeks old, 2 vaccines and dewormed. Call 690-6069.  15 and 9.9 fourstroke engine and mercury 15 and 25 four-stroke engine. Contact 220-0567.     J i a l i n g s c o o t e r, 125cc, T13 series, 75K, 1 PS2 - 17K, Dell desktop 35K. Call 683-7278.

FOR SALE   360, PSP Games, modding of systems also available. Contact 684-3025. -old German Shepherd and pitbull mixed pups, vaccinated and dewormed. Call 695-3813.  table, imported & local & accessories such as cues, balls, cloth, rubber, spot chalk, etc. One Honda CRV. Tel. 609-3311, 614-4841, 2204298.  Bedford trucks and dried coconuts for export at 230 Lance Gibbs Street, Queenstown. Call 689-8380.  Galaxy Fame, Hp3 4575 3-in-one printer, Canon Ip1300 printer, vacuum cleaner. Call 648-4903, 696-7706.  garden earth and builders waste also bob cat rental, excavating clearing and levelling. Call 616-0617, 663-3285.  Hydraulic jack hammer for breaking very strong concrete and rocks, can be worked on 320 CAT, 324, or 330. Also Doosan, Kobelco, Hitachi. Tel. 656-2350.  Generator 15,000 watts , portable, gas on wheels, push start like new $450,000 cash. Tel 227-3939, 621-4000



 pit bull pups, vaccinated and dewormed. Toyota Raum, 16" chrome rims, AC, CD. Price $1.45M neg. Call 650-0609.

3 Hp Laser Jet ink cartridges 13X $6 000 each, 4 Hp Laser Jet ink coloured cartridges 4193A $5 000 each, 3 Canon cartridges NPG H toner $4 000 each. All prices are neg. Tel:6214928

 Market: Double, front stalls facing Regent Street, for electronics cellphone pharmacy, jewellery, cosmetics. 641-1800.  cell phone, 9650 model, Blackberry Bold excellent condition (new)- $12,000. 6246464, 665-6061, 686-0900.. Keith.  165 Massey Ferguson tractor, one 225 Amp portable gas welder and one used marine caterpillar engine. Contact 683-0172, 610-0756.  F-350 single cab, 8ft tray, V8 Turbo diesel, manual gearbox, solid diffs 4WD, double tanks. Recently refurbished, $2.7M. Call 6625910.  louvre doors Canada-made from $9 000 up, 25% off regular price, 37 Brickdam, East of New Thriving. Call 688-8044 Monday to Friday (10:00hrs to 16:00hrs).  adjustable up and downcross cut saw on table - 240v, 1Wadkin 12 inch plane with blades240v. All machines are in good working order. Owner leaving 664-3368.

 forklifts 3 pcs - 2000, 3000, 4000 Lb, lifting capacity $300,000 AND UP needs basic repairs TEL: 227-3939, 621-4000  Generator silent 28,000 watts SDMO John Deere engine, missing Fuel Pump, Panel, Avr $800,000 cash . 227-3939, 6214000

 sets, sizes from 40" to 73" some working others need checking all sold as is make a cash offer all must be sold prices start from $50,000 check Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre 38 Cummings Street, Alberttown. Tel :227-3939

 Ferguson tractor, 15-speed, 4-wheel drive, in excellent condition. Call 6922521, 231-6322.  407C (25 lb) UK-made. Call 233-0654, Monday to Friday (08:00hrs to 17:00hrs).  Sprinter AE 100, series PSS 587, 1 stove (6burner). Call 621-8333, 6458338, 225-9714.  items stove, dishwasher, sofa, wicker chairs, furniture, kitchen utensils, much more. 227-1028.  Terrier mixed with Pekingese pups 6 weeks old, fully vaccinated and dewormed. 650-4649.  Front and back lights, BMW 318i parts and back lights, Land Cruser front and back lights. 688-7224, 225-2319.  cabinet and dining set, 5-pc sofa set, pair wing chairs, stove, fridge. 225-2319, 688-7224.  sale, every Sunday and everything must go, 78 Block 'X', 'A' Field Sophia. From $500. Call 219-1107, 698-3742.             drudge and excavator, great condition, great price, sold together or separately. Contact 610-7647, 682-7453.  48 Yamaha Enduro outboard engines $390 000 neg, 1 new model 15 Yamaha Enduro outboard short foot $340 000 neg. Tel. 668-4562.

 50cc Harley Davidson bikes, key or pull start, perfect for kids or rentals one $70,000 all $300,000 check out Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre 38 Cummings Street. Alberttown GT. TEL: 227-3939  equipment, Nordi Track, Abs Circle, portable Heaters, Ab board, and more also GE DRYER $50,000. Tel 227-3939, 621-4000  jewel workshop, gold detector, 1 RZ minibus BKK 5413. All excellent condition. Call 612-2517, 220-0103. -used Massey tractor, 2 - 60Hp tractors $1.6M00 each, 75Hp tractor $2.4M. Call 627-4148            set model D 343, 250 kva, 3 Ph, 415-240, 220/ 127v, AC 60 Hz. Call 227-0190, 6935610, 616-9727.  backhoe 3 CX, caterpillar backhoe, 10-ton toad roller, portable welder on wheels. Call 623-3404.  caterpillar engine 3406 Di $1M. 2 set 17" mags with tyre (6 logs), 4 wheel 2 wheel drive. 654-6166.    boar, 4inch and 5-inch seine 240 lb , 15 Marino engine, $500 000. Call 698-1425, 234-1111.  - 110v Fridge 2 Double Beds with Mattresses; 3piece Suites; 2 Wardrobes, Entertaiment Centre, etc... No reasonable offer refuse.. 623-6431/ 652-2568/ 657-8887.  lavatory sink tops, double or single bowl with face basin or we can make to order. Contact Rawle - 611-7031, 667-7963.

 1- large Canadian Band Saw 240v, one large De Walt Rip Saw or Cross Cut Saw with large arm and table, move in any direction- 240v. 1 Edge sander with 12 inch disc 240v, to sand wood edge. Price $1.6M neg. Tel:621-4928 entral air conditioner units large 240v complete with motor $50 000 each, large fuel tank metal on stand with gauge 500 gallon $60 000, large Kholer generator housing to keep noise low while generator working $60 000. Tel:616-5340 -PIECE dining set ( w h o l e s a l e / r e t a i l ) $35 000/$45 000, 30, 32, 34, 3 6 purpleheart panel doors, $28 000 each, 30, 32, 34, 36 Kabakali panel doors $20 000 each. Tel. 688-9712, 651-0717, 669-1448.  large table lamps antique with shade 110v $15 000, toaster oven with glass door 110v$4 000, coffe e p e r c o l a t o r w i t h glass mug 110v $4 000, antique half round small table and antique stool $15 000. Call: 616-5340

 Antenna (Mass) for Radio, TV, Cellular, with cables, brackets, sky light $375,000. 227-3939, 621-4000

  of 22" Chrome rims 6 holes and 5 holes universal with tires fits Toyota and Nissan from $295,000 Tel: 621-4000

 oil tanker boat (wooden) inboard engine 6cyl (Caterpillar), max capacity 200 drums, boat length 55 ft, 7 ft depth, 14 ft width. Can also be converted to a snapper boat, solar power backup, kitchen, toilet and 4 beds. Tel. 615-5922.

 machine 3-speed, 3-pint cup stainless steel good for home or business 110v (Hamilton Beach) made $20 000, new 4-speed Premium blender with large m u g 11 0 v $ 5 0 0 0 . O w n e r l e a v i n g 6 7 5 - 8 0 08.

  Hymac in working condition, 750 KVA generator, working construction. Tel. 260-2859, cell 661-9981.  Laverda combine, excellent condition field-ready, 150 Fiat tractor, excellent condition minor interior repairs, 24-disc plough. Contact 771-5286, 612-9514.  generator set combination welding plan, diesel engine, 120/208 3Ph 240 1 Ph 120 1Ph/ 3Ph $350 000. Price neg, 5kw 60 Hz 120/240 3Ph/1Ph $450 000. 678-4046, 625-3409. 250-gallon plastic totes, ideal to transport fuel to the interior also oil paint and concrete paint, 5 gallons a n d 1 g a l l o n , , m a r i n e paint also. Phone 220-1014.  catridges and Hp ink in box, cheap. Owners leaving 2 Xerox ink cartridges 113R 634 $30 000 each, 5 Xerox ink cartridges 113R 321 $30 000 each, 8 Hp Laser Jet ink cartridges 98X 92298S. Tel:664-3368  imported! David's beautiful bridal outfit and accessories, re jewellery and purse, etc. All going at reasonable prices. Call now 225-9450, 649-4435.   radiators for 6- or 4cylinder (1) red engine 2 x 2-1/2 ft in good condition $50 000 excellent. Large commercial vacuum cleaner 120v, 60 Hz, 10 A, stainless steel, on trolley for car wash or industrial purposes, Hp 4.2 shop vac, wet/dry $60 000. Tel:675-8008.   650-16 tyres Goodyear nylon 10-ply rating $21,000 each, 5 used mag rims for Toyota Land Cruiser 5-hole, 17 tyre $120 000. Owner leaving 6149432.  Rebel motorcycle 250cc $450 000 neg, Harley Davidson motorcycle 1350 cc $2.2 neg, 1 Samsung Galaxy Tablet 11, 10-inch $65 000. 673-7734.

-by-side large refrigerator and freezer hardly used 110v good condition $180 000, 32-inch Sony TV, coloured curved screen 110v with remote $50 000, Inverter 140-watt power invertors DC 12 volt to 110 volts with fuse system $20 000, Detecto scale large for measuring height and weight of patient, good for doctor\s clinic or any medical organisation, UK-made $45 000. Owner migrating 675-8008.  heavy duty Kolbe German made band saw 4340 MM to 450 MM model B 63, 240, 208 and 440 volts 50/60 Hz could also tilt the table. Large De Walt industrial cross and rip saw on large metal table, could move in any direction with 4 foot original, 208, 240 and 440v, 50/60 Hz, 2825 to 3425 RPM 3Hp motor, sliding on arm adjustable to tilt or turn to any direction. Tel: 614-9432. -size mattress with box spring, brand new $120 000, 28ft aluminum extension ladder, American-made, brand new $45 000. Used 18 cubic refrigerator $85 000, brand new vehicle dashboard, video camera recorder $25 000, used 14-ft aluminum boat with 40Hp Johnson engine, comes with steering, fuel tank and battery $1M neg. Tel. 609-7257, 621-7728.  for office: Paper cutter guillotine hand type 18x30 US-made $10 000, 1 set office wall divider UK-made to set up two to three offices with glass door $40 000, office paper shredder 110v fully automatic to destroy documents $10 000. Tel:664-3368 dehumidifier on wheels 110v, for office, home or patio, filters clean air $15 000, large new APC smart uninterruptable power supply 120 vac, along with all fittings and new laptop and manuals, CD instructions $90 000. Tel:664-3368

FOR SALE ONElarge flat screen computer monitors 60 Hz 110v $15 000 each 14'x16', 10 surge protector and battery back ups ES 750, 120v, 60Hz, $10 000 each, Owner leaving. Tel. 621-4928. ! Plants! Hibiscus, crotons, palms (red palm), Xmas trees, ixoras, ficus, mussaenda etc, also sweet tamarind plants, etc. Contact Evergreen Plant Shop, 156 Block 'X' Diamond Housing Scheme (2nd Avenue/2nd Street). Tel 216-2199, 687-5631.  dish for communication or TV station or anything that you want to set up. 50 pieces of 10 feet dish width at $100 000 complete each, 10 pieces central air conditioner units large 240v complete with motor $50 000 each, large fuel tank metal on stand with gauge 2000 gallon $60 000. Tel: 6214928. 12-inch disc sander for sanding edge of any furniture 110-240, electric Mac tool brand parts washer 110v with 25gal drum that holds wash fluid at the bottom and square metal bin 2ft by 3 ½ ft at the top with cover to wash engine parts, e t c A l l machines are working. M a k e a n o f f e r f o r 1 or the lot. Owner leaving 614-9432. 10 STURDY metal cages with door to secure air conditioner units, water pumps, etc.Could place a lock on door for security purposes $15 000 each, 2 large 2400 BTU air conditioner evaporator complete wall unit 240v $50 000 each with all brackets complete. Owner leaving. 675-8008.\  1992 Suzuki Intruder 800 blue windshield 45 231 kilometre,, lots of chrome, shaft-driven, liquid cool, perfect condition, bike in Leguan Essequibo River $550 000 or best offer. Contact 668-3652, 416-4029834 Email for pictures or RLAKRAJ@SYMPATICO.CA  ! !                                                                                            hard-to-get vehicle parts including windscreen, computer box, doors, lights, engines, front half, back half, mirrors,window screen for all types of vehicles, spoiler, door visors, mud-flap for 2002 Rav-4, etc for Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Honda Isuzu, Fuzo, etc. at unbeatable prices. Contact Tel. 645-7800, 001-597-8666358.  Lister engines, 2 generators 75 KVA and 30 KVA, with heavy d u t y t r a i l e r. Te l . 2 2 5 7732, 610-3043, 688-4771, 227-0173, 622-7402.  Auto Parts, 6 Vlissengen Road Newtown. Tel. 227-2835. Must be sold. Tyre sizes 185x55x15, 185x60x15, 205x55x16, 235x65x16, 225x65x16, 205x60x16, 215x55x17, 225x50x17, 225x55x17, 235x60x17, 235x65x17, 235x55x17, 245x45x17, 245x65x17, 225x45x17, 235x55x18, 225x55x18. : Production date 2007, manufacturer Caterpillar, product model 312 C, serial number DBN00918, total operating hours 5185, performance specification approximate weight 28 170 lb, additional components/attachments Cab 42 in, bucket new, copular 28 in pads, 9ft 6in stick W, 2007 CATERP I L L A R 3 1 2 C E X C VATO R Email: Tel. 718-588-6675, cell 917-8332990.

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 mirrors $30 000, pressure washer 2200 psi $45 000, brush cutter $30 000, chain saw $50 000, food warmer $25 000, hot dog machine $40 000. Tel. 680-3863.

minibus VVII, BPP series, excellent condition, music, mag, etc. Call 270-4625, 629-7739.


 Nissan Pick-up, engine KA20, AC, music, good working condition, first owner, GNN series. Call 259-3158, 673-1935.

 RZ hardly used immaculate condition, $1.6M. Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

 3Y, GGG series, in good condition. Must sell. No reasonable offer refused. Tel. 6253265, 618-2317.

 Toyota Hilux V6 GMM series, LHD, 4WD, winch, off road bumpers, etc, Toyota RZ EFI long base, 6 lugs late JJ series. Call 643-9235.

 NZE Corolla car, rims, AC, press start, alarm, music set, equaliser speakers, all four wheels disc brakes, newly sprayed, lady-driven, leather interior. Call 668-5384, 648-3342.

VEHICLES FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE 2007 model, PRR series. Tel. 661-6161.   Corona $500 000. 694-9007. seater Regius minibus. Contact 614-2878.  BKK, stick g e a r. C a l l 2 2 9 - 6 5 3 3 , 6 1 3 2798.  Toyota Corolla AE 100 $500 000. Tel. 611-6632, 6643488.  RZ hardly used immaculate condition, $1.6M. Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

 Express, PMM series, low mileage, spare parts available. Contact 684-3025 for more information. F150 V6 in working condition $700 000. Tel. 256-3749, 681-5422, 692-0526.

 Honda Chapa PKK series, mag rims, music, AC, alarm, fully loaded, lady-driven. Tel. 6215582, 611-4227.

4x4 Tacoma. Call 617-6383 for more information.

Hilux pickup 4x4, long base, manual, single cab, just imported. Excellent condition. Tel. 665-2880.

 Glanza EP 91 Turbo, manual transmission. Contact 664-3300.  BMW 316I, mag rims, music, AC, etc. Price $2.1M neg. Tel. 649-7005.  Toyota Fielder, TV, rims, reverse camera. 654-2036, 663-2700.

 Town Ace minivan new model, PLL series. Tel. 6211925, 276-0333.

  2-bedroom apartments, fully furnished at 6 Seaforth Street, Campbellville. Long term or short term. Call 650-5354, 6213094.

 canter in immaculate condition. Price: $2.5M. Tel: 6608260.   Carina, AC, music, alarm, PLL series excellent condition. Price $950 000. Tel. 6557839, 690-7344.

 FERGUSON TRACTORS. 165 AND 135 WITH SPARES. Price $1.5M and $600 000.      equipped 2004 Toyota Allion with TV, camera, DVD, etc. Going cheap. 638-9116, 603-0976.  in excellent condition, rims, alarm, TV, body kit. Contact 617-5559, 256-3542.

 Mazda RX8, fully loaded. Contact 609-9829. Owner leaving country. 11, good condition, music set, chrome wheels, remote start, alarm, 628-2330 Chris.  Pickup, excellent condition, 5-speed transmission. Asking $2.2M neg. Contact 683-0658, 693-7635

 Toyota 2005 Runx unregistered, $2.45M neg. 619-2431

 model Toyota Allion, late PMM series. In excellent condition. Tel. 616-7351.

 Dyna long base, good working condition. Call 6702948, 614-8374.

  tractor, foreignused, in excellent condition. Price neg. Contact 670-9393.

             

 AT 192, in good condition,music,rims,ac, alaram, $900,000 neg. Tel:625-6487

 Tacoma 4x4 2006, $4.2M, RX8 Mazda 2004, $ 2 . 2 M . Te l . 6 1 5 - 8 6 8 3 , 2 2 5 7593.

 Dyna 2-tonne diesel canter, in excellent condition, $975 000 or best offer. Tel. 268-2121.

 A4 Audi, sun roof, turbo, 4WD, 1800cc, DVD, blue tooth. Price $4.2M neg. Tel. 669-7298.

  Hilux extra cab pick-up, one without engine. Contact 642-1070..

 Nissan Titan GMM series, 4WD, rim, bars, cover, etc. Price $2.5M neg. Call 642-9003, 685-5100.

 Nissan Xtrail Axis, PNN series 2004 model, in excellent condition. Contact 647-9888 for further details  silver Honda CRV, PMM series, year 2002. Price $3M neg. Tel. 641-5670, 666-3348. Allion, PNN series, low mileage, alarm, well maintained car. Tel. 616-2126, 614-4436.  Voxy Toyota Noah, full loaded, must see. RZ bus 2000 cc. Call Narine 688-1657, home 216-3488.  Toyota AT 212, high PKK series, fully loaded, CD/DVD, alarm, $1.15M. Call 649-8395.   $750 000, owner leaving, AT 192, $800 000 neg. Call 689-5080, 629-9383.  Surf PHH series in good condition. Call 648-4903, 696-7706.  Mazda Axela, excellent condition. Price $2.1M neg. Contact 623-3726.  Allion, mag rims, CD deck,. Excellent condition. Price $2M neg, 682-3600.  Toyota Ractis, PRR series, flair, mag rims, Tel. 609-8405, 274-0159.  Toyota 212 new model and one NZE Toyota Corolla. Call 656-7900, 668-1718.   CHEAP ONLINE VEHICLE DEALS. TEL. 626-9590, 657-1796. NISSAN Double cab pick up, $700,000 Tel. 216-3120(office), 6676644.

 Benz GLK 200 Kompressor luxury coupe 2005, PRR series, pearl white, like new. Must see, giveaway price. 6235492.

 Toyota Allion, PMM series, mag rims, music, AC, alarm, fully loaded. Tel. 622-8054, 6532046.

 SV-40 Toyota Camry in excellent condition. Tel. 6445931.

 motorcycle, three-wheel with open tray in excellent condition. Call 220-3899.

 RZ minibus in excellent condition, BPP series, CD deck, AC, fully long base, stick s h i ft , $ 2 . 6 M n e g . Te l . 6 2 6 1375.

Auto Blowout Sale unregistered Mazda Axela $2 295 000 Pioneer CD, crystal lights, remote start alarm. 643-6565, 226-9931.

 Rush SUV, 2006 PRR, 29K, grey, mint condition $3.5M. Tel. 225-1540.

 Toyota Allex, PLL series, immaculate condition. Price $1.5M neg. Call 684-8055.

 (Suzuki Escudo/Vitara), fully loaded and in excellent condition and a Toyota Mark 11 Luxury Sedan. Vehicles must go. Call 623-8172, 6292404, 649-6410, 220-3411.

  Toyota IST and PSS series, Toyota Prado (diesel) with crash bar, off road lights, winch. Both vehicles in excellent condition. Tel. 6499889, 645-3583.

 318i, 2004 PLL grey, 65K, excellent condition $3M. Tel. 225-1540.

           

 Premio PNN series, in excellent condition (ladydriven), 17" chrome rims, alarm, automatic start, ac, CD player etc. $2.3M neg. Tel. 649-2541.

 Lancer car, PJJ series $800 000 neg, AC, CD player. Tel. 692-1195, 622-7558.

 ACE small bus, EFI, stick shift, 5-speed. Private Price $350 000. Phone 268-3953, 6385301.         C i v i c , C D player, AC, mag rims, alarm system, $780 000 neg. Ford Ranger 2003 $2.2M neg. Tel. 658-5400.

  Toyota Carina car in very good condition, PFF series. Contact 613-6264, 222-6026.

MAZDA 6, 2300 CC, immaculate condition - $2.8M Tel. 612-9999.

 AT 192 Toyota Carina, PNN series, in excellent condition, fully loaded. Price $850 000 neg. Please call 699-5396, 220-7885.

 Atlas and Caravan carburetor, starter, alternator, etc, Nissan Caravan bus. Tel. 2208209.

 Hilux Surf 4-door, power windows, 4x4 excellent condition 3Y engine. Must sell. $2.2M neg. 615-4667.

   new model, one Toyota Caldina Wagon, one Toyota Raum, All in excellent condition. Price neg. Contact 3374544, 626-1525.

 Solid def $2.45M, Isuzu truck 2-ton dump $2.3M. Vehicles unregistered, New model Raum $2M. 641-1800.

 Tacoma foreignused SV2 engine, 580c Hymac track (new) rams, gear box, D-6 bulldozer. 621-4862.

 Toyota Raum, PMM series, AC, stereo, excellent condition. Owner leaving country. Call 660-9478.

 Nissan Frontier $1.5M, two Hilux unregistered pick-up $2M each, one solid deff 4-door pick-up $1.7M neg. Contact 6655776.

  Mercedes Benz hardly driven, great price. Owner migrating. Contact 6107642, 682-7453.

           

 Hilux 2004 diesel, 4x4, 4-door stickshift pick-up also BMW 318i 2004 likenew. 2252319, 688-7224.

 Spacio, mag rims, music, AC< TV, DVD in excellent condition. Price $2.3M neg. Tel. 677-9044, 231-2931.

 Rover 4x4 SUV also Nissan Titan (4x4LE) fully loaded also Honda DelSol sport car. 6887224, 225-2319.

 clean Premio Silver, fully loaded in excellent condition. Owner leaving country. Call 2204748, 642-4408.

 Civic HID, leather interior, mag rims, CD deck, LED head and tail lights. Call 6190585, 226-0931.

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Windies women trounced again as losing slide continues INVERCARGILL, New Zealand (CMC) – West Indies Women continued their losing skid on the tour of New Zealand when they collapsed to a 32-run defeat to the hosts, in the opening Twenty20 International of the five-match series here yesterday. Chasing 121 for victory, West Indies were never really in the hunt and were bundled out for a paltry 88 off 18.1 overs, at Queen’s Park. Opener Natasha McLean top-scored with 22 while Shaquana Quintyne finished unbeaten on 20 and debutante Vanessa Watts, 16. The defeat was the fourth straight on the tour for the Windies women who lost the preceding one-day series 3-0. Sent in, New Zealand got a strong opening stand of 53 off 46 balls, as Sophie Devine top-scored with 40 and captain Suzie Bates got 32. Devine faced 39 balls and struck four boundaries while Bates hammered five fours in an innings lasting 26 deliveries. Seamer Shakera Selman got the breakthrough when she had Bates caught at the wicket but Devine and Sara McGlashan added a further 32 for the second wicket to keep New Zealand on top. Medium pacer Tremayne Smartt, who finished with three for 17, removed both in the 13th over, triggering a slide which saw six wickets tumble for 26 runs as New Zealand ended on 120 for seven. In reply, West Indies lost Kycia Knight in the third over of the innings for six with the score on 18, and never recovered. McLean appeared to be making a fist of it when she banged a four and a six in her 21-ball stay at the crease but was one of two wickets for seamer Hayley Jensen (2-11) as the Windies slipped to 52 for six in the 12th over. SUZIE BATES Quintyne and Watts defied the Kiwis with a 24run, seventh-wicket partnership – the best of the innings. Once they fell in successive overs, however, any hopes of a victory were erased as the last four wickets tumbled for 12 runs. The second match is on today.

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Pardew sees red, Chelsea and Liverpool march on By Mike Collett LONDON, England (Reuters) - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew faces a heavy punishment after he was sent off for head-butting a Hull City player while Chelsea and Liverpool claimed convincing away wins in the Premier League yesterday. Andre Schuerrle scored a hat-trick as leaders Chelsea went four points clear with a 3-1 win at Fulham while Luis Suarez got his 24th league goal of the season in his 100th league match for Liverpool jumped into second spot with a 3-0 win at Southampton. Brendan Rodgers’ side leapfrogged Arsenal and Manchester City after the north London team stumbled in the scramble for the title, going down to a surprising 1-0 defeat at Stoke City who won with a second-half Jon Walters penalty. Manchester City were without a league match as they play Sunderland in the Capital One (League) Cup final today. The results left Chelsea top with 63 points from 28 games, followed by Liverpool on 59 ahead of Arsenal on goal difference. Fourth-placed City, who have two matches in hand on the clubs above them, have 57 points. While Schuerrle’s Chelsea treble, and goals by Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and a last-minute Steven Gerrard penalty for Liverpool, will make headlines for the right reasons, Newcastle manager Pardew’s name will be splashed across the back pages for the wrong ones. SENT OFF He was sent off by referee Kevin Friend for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler after 72 minutes of their 4-1 win at Hull’s KC Stadium. The incident began when Meyler tried to move Pardew, who was standing by the touchline, out of the way to take a quick throw. Meyler was handed a yellow card for his part in the fracas which quickly escalated involving a whole host of jostling players and officials. Pardew, who was fined 20 000 pounds ($33 500) and banned for two matches at the start of last season for shoving an assistant referee, apologised afterwards but FA Chairman Greg Dyke issued a warning to the feisty Newcastle boss. Pardew told Sky Sports: “I will have to sit down from now on because that’s two or three incidents I’ve been involved in. “I didn’t mean to do anything aggressive but I did move my head

Afghanistan shock Bangladesh in landmark Asia Cup win (REUTERS) - Afghanistan claimed their first victory over a Test-playing nation with a 32-run win over Bangladesh in Fatullah in the Asia Cup yesterday. Asghar Stanikzai and Samiullah Shenwari rescued the war-torn nation from a precarious 90 for five with a 164-run stand to take Afghanistan to 254 for six wickets. Stanikzai (90 not out) and Shenwari (81) batted cautiously to steady the innings before adding 107 runs in the last 10 overs for Afghanistan, who have qualified for next year’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The partnership was finally broken when Shenwari was run-out on the penultimate delivery of the innings. Bangladesh lost both their opening batsmen in the first two overs and then saw a flurry of wickets fall in the middle of their innings to be all out for 222 in the 48th over. A half-century to Mo- Asghar Stanikzai scored an minul Haque and Ziaur unbeaten 90 to help AfghanRahman’s 41 off 22 balls istan earn their first victory took the hosts past the against a Test nation, by 200-run mark after they beating Bangladesh by 32 were reduced from 161 runs in Fatullah © AFP for four to 165 for eight in less than two overs. Afghanistan, who were playing their fourth one-day international against a full member, are making their Asia Cup debut with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also taking part.

forward and that’s enough. I wouldn’t have got involved if I’d been on the other side of the line. Perhaps it will teach me to sit down. “It’s a shame because it took the gloss off a fantastic performance from us.” Dyke, speaking in Zurich after a meeting of the International

And he’s off! Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, is handed his marching orders by referee Kevin Friend, yesterday, and may receive further marching orders from Mike Ashley. Football Association Board (IFAB), told reporters he had watched the incident, adding: “I’ve only just seen the clip and clearly it looks serious and we will investigate it.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was also involved in some drama of his own making yesterday when, by his own admission, for the first time in his managerial career, he did not say a single word to his players at halftime. Mourinho was so upset by Chelsea’s first-half performance at Craven Cottage against neighbours Fulham that he said he just looked at his team and walked out of the dressing room.

They responded with what he called “probably the best second-half performance of the season,” and kept up their great record at Fulham where they have lost once in 13 league games since the hosts were promoted to the Premier League in 2001. SILENT JOSE “At halftime I told them nothing - nothing - not a word. I walked in then I walked out. The second half was a great reaction to the worst performance of the season,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the BBC. “The second half was one of the best performances of the season. We moved the ball around well. If I could have made 11 changes I might have done, but I could only make three - so I did nothing. Schuerrle is cold in front of the goal. “We have four points more than Arsenal. The gap to Man City is a fake advantage. If they win their games in hand, they’re top of the league. We’re behind them,” he added. Schuerrle scored his three goals in 16 minutes and although John Heitinga pulled one back Fulham remain anchored to the bottom of the table four points from the safety zone. Arsenal lost ground in the title race at Stoke where Walters converted a 76th minute penalty after visiting central defender Laurent Koscielny handled the ball. “It’s a big worry to lose a game like that, it is a massive setback,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the BBC. Liverpool’s title chances got a boost at St Mary’s where they resisted Southampton’s impressive first-half display to keep the pressure on the their rivals at the top. Suarez opened the scoring with an opportunist strike after 16 minutes, Sterling got the second in the 58th soon after coming off the bench, and Gerrard blasted home a last-minute penalty to avenge the Saints’ 1-0 win at Anfield earlier in the season, Liverpool’s only home league defeat this term. Yesterday’s other match ended in a 1-0 win for Everton with Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku scoring the only goal after being introduced as a substitute following his recent injury layoff. The win lifted Everton into sixth place above Manchester United who are without a game this weekend. As well as the Manchester City-Sunderland League Cup final at Wembley Stadium today, there are three other league games with Tottenham Hotspur hosting Cardiff City, Aston Villa playing Norwich City and Swansea City welcoming Crystal Palace.

Bell joins Lara-like Warner England walks the walk: Donald Twenty20 … South African great says Aussie made a statement squad as cover (REUTERS) - Ian Bell is to join England’s squad for the Twenty20 series in the West Indies as cover for injured batsmen Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales. Test stalwart Bell had originally been rested for the threematch series of one-day internationals in Antigua but will join up with the squad ahead of the first T20 game in Barbados on March 9. “He is a world-class player, a world-class fielder and a world-class bloke so we look forward to meeting up with him,” coach Ashley Giles told the England and Wales Cricket Board’s website (www.ecb. yesterday. The 31-year-old Bell’s callup comes after he was left out of England’s 30-strong squad for the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh later this month. Morgan and Hales missed Friday’s 15-run defeat in the opening ODI with knee and thigh problems respectively.

SOUTH Africa bowling coach Allan Donald likened David Warner to Brian Lara as the dashing batsman blitzed day one of the Test series decider in Cape Town. The hosts would have found Warner’s explosive innings of 135 just as unpalatable as his controversial remarks about their reverse-swing bowling in the second Test. Warner, criticised by Graeme Smith and punished by both the ICC and Australia for questioning wicketkeeper AB de Villiers’ treatment of the ball, is yet to make a public comment about the controversy.With consultant Shane Warne sent out for the day-one press conference, Warner remained mute. But Donald said more than enough as he analysed the fashion in which Warner busted the game wide open with 12 fours, one six and swift running between the wickets.

“With the controversy (that preceded the Test) ... I thought the statement that he made today was pretty good,” Donald said. “There’s no mucking

South Africa bowling coach Allan Donald around with what Warner does and you know what you’re going to get. “It’s a bit like me bowling to Brian Lara - you know that he was going to come at you but he’s also

going to give you chances. “He’s balanced his batting well. He played very, very well.” Warner’s belligerence was incredible, especially against Vernon Philander whom he flayed for three boundaries in the sixth over. “He puts pressure on the opposition so quickly ... how fast he scores and the way he scores,” Warne said. “Duminy was bowling in the 10th over. Very early, you’ve got a part-time spinner bowling.” But Warne suggested it would be too simplistic to regard Warner as a mere brutal stroke player. “Graeme Smith had point (fieldsman) back and he got a couple of singles to point. “Smith brought point up, so he hit two fours past him. “It’s not like he’s all about smashing the ball. He actually thinks about it and is quite clever about it.” (CA)



Warner and Clarke put Australia in control … Warner smashes 135 for seventh Test ton … Clarke and Smith share 114-run stand By Nick Said CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) - David Warner thumped a run-aball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands yesterday. The wicket was flat and the tourists took full advantage after winning the toss and electing to bat. Warner’s 135 punished a wilting South Africa attack

that lost Dale Steyn after lunch when the world’s top Test bowler limped off complaining of pain in his right hamstring. He will be assessed today to see if he can continue bowling in the innings. Captain Michael Clarke (92 not out) and Steve Smith (50 not out) put on 114 for the fourth wicket and will resume on the second morning as they seek to bat the home team out of the match. Warner, who raised the ire of South Africans after

the second Test in Port Elizabeth by suggesting they had tampered with the ball, smashed 12 fours and a six in his 152-ball stay at the crease. He recorded his seventh ton before falling to a catch behind by wicketkeeper AB de Villiers off spinner JP Duminy. Paceman Steyn had picked up the first wicket, having opener Chris Rogers (25) caught at second slip by skipper Graeme Smith. Alex Doolan then made

David Warner reached his seventh Test ton- his fourth consecutive 50-plus score

a patient 20 off 66 deliveries before losing his cool as he tried to pull Vernon Philander, spooning a catch to Steyn at mid-on. Only Morne Morkel with his steep bounce troubled the Australian batsmen, especially Clarke. Morkel hit him on the elbow, gloves and the back of the helmet during a spell of ferocious fast bowling. The series is level at 1-1.

SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA first innings C. Rogers c Smith b Steyn 25 D. Warner c de Villiers b Duminy 135 A. Doolan c Steyn b Philander 20 M. Clarke not out 92 S. Smith not out 50 Extras: (w-5, nb-4) 9 Total: (for three wickets, 88 overs) 331 Fall of wickets: 1-65, 2-138, 3-217. Bowling: Steyn 10.1-0-44-1, Philander 19-2-66-1, Morkel 17.52-69-0, Duminy 9-0-37-1, Abbott 17-5-52-0, Elgar 15-0-63-0.

South Africa lift first maiden World Cup title … captain Aiden Markram adjudged player- of-the-tournament

SOUTH Africa won their maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title after defeating two-time former champions Pakistan by six wickets in front of Star Sports cameras at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Fast bowler Corbin Bosch saved his best performance in the tournament for the title match when he claimed four for 15, and wicketkeeper Clyde Fortuin collected six catches behind the wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for 131 in 44.3 overs after electing to bat first. South Africa captain Aiden Markram then held one end together as he scored an unbeaten 66 to guide his team home in 42.1 overs. Markram, who faced 125 balls and hit six fours, was well assisted by Greg Oldfield, who contributed 40 in a 71-run partnership for the third wicket to help the side recover after South Africa were reduced to 28 for two. Markram was declared player-of-the-tournament for scoring 370 runs in the tournament, which saw him strike two centuries and one half-century. A delighted Markram later said: “It feels amazing. This is the first win for South Africa at a global ICC event, so I can’t even describe how I feel right now. The boys are over the moon.” Ta l k i n g a b o u t h i s match-winning innings, Markram felt he was not at his best. “It was one of those innings where it didn’t feel great, but I am really glad that I could stick it out.” Markram felt the tournament was a great learning curve for his side. “The team have performed really well in the tournament, and it has been a great experience for all of us. We’ve learned so many things from this tournament, and there is so much that we can take from here to help us further our careers. “The tournament has been fantastic, we are so grateful to the ICC, the organisers and every person involved in this tournament for such a great experience. “It has been absolutely amazing having all the mums and dads

here, supporting us, and I am just so glad that we could win it for them,” concluded Markram. Pakistan captain Sami Aslam, who also played in 2012 in Townsville when his side finished eighth, said: “Obviously, we’re disappointed because we’re a much better side than the result shows. But all credit to South Africa who outplayed us. They’re deserving champions.” Sami defended his decision to bat first but admitted some of the batsmen did commit mistakes. “I don’t think it was a bad decision to bat first because we saw off the difficult period. Unfortunately, we lacked application and good shot selection at the top of the order. Again, we must appreciate South Africa’s bowlers who bowled very well and stuck to the plan. “It has been a great event for everyone and I’m sure this will help the cricketers in the future. Playing in a World Cup final when you’re a teenager is a huge motivation and incentive, and I’ve no doubts that a lot of cricketers will look back at this tournament with a lot of pride and satisfaction.” Pakistan’s decision to bat first after winning the toss backfired when they lost half their side before the 20th over. It soon slipped to 72 for seven in 29.1 overs before Zafar Gohar (22) and Amad Butt (37 not out) managed to take their side to 131. This was the third lowest score in a 50-over final in the history of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan had scored 109 in Colombo in 2006 but bounced back to dismiss India for 71. In 2008, South Africa scored 108 for eight after their target had been revised to 116 from 25 overs against India. Pakistan were rocked by some inspired and quality bowling by South Africa’s pace quartet of Kagiso Rabada, Ngazibini Sigwili, Justin Dill and Corbin Bosch, who consistently bowled in the corridor of uncertainty and forced the Pakistan batsmen into playing false strokes. Sami Aslam (16), Imam-ulHaq (12), Hasan Raza (15) and Kamran Ghulam (0) were all caught at the wicket by Fortu-

in, who later also accounted for Saifullah Khan (1) and Karamat Ali (1) to finish with six catches in the match. It is the first time since Australia’s Darren Barry in the inaugural event in 1988 that a wicketkeeper had taken six catches behind the wickets, though Sri Lanka’s Charith Sylvester sits on the top of the tree when he dismissed eight batsmen behind the wickets (eight dismissals: four catches and four stumpings) in the 2002 tournament. After Rabada provided the vital breakthrough when he dismissed Imam, Dill picked up the prized wickets of Sami and Hasan before Bosch ripped the heart out of Pakistan middle-order with some aggressive and accurate fast bowling. Bosch, the 19-year-old from Durban, bowled to a teasing line and length to return match figures of 7.3-2-15-4. Bosch finished the tournament with nine wickets, while Rabada ended up with 14 wickets and Dill with 12 scalps. Talking about his performance, Bosch said: “It was great to get out there and give my best performance in the final. I am so happy and to have played well for the boys and in the final, it’s just great.” The right-arm fast bowler said his father, the late former South Africa Test bowler Tertius Bosch, was his biggest motivation. “I did it for my dad. This week and all through the tournament, I have been doing it for my dad. It’s his birthday this weekend,” he said. Playing in front of Star Sports cameras and being seen by a global audience also added pressure for Bosch. “There were a few butterflies in the stomach this morning, but I came here to play well, and after the first few overs, they went away. “This is the first time that South Africa have won a global event, and to be part of that is amazing.  It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I hope it does soon, and then we’ll go out with all of the boys and celebrate,” added Bosch. The next ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will be staged in Bangladesh in 2016 and details will be announced in due course.



Trophy Stall/EBFA U15 League

Grove Hi Tech and Soesdyke Falcons off to winning starts COMPETITION in the Trophy Stall0sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-15 tournament kicked off at the Grove Community Centre Ground yesterday on a day blessed with excellent weather. Notching up wins were home team Grove Hi Tech by a 5-1 margin over Diamond United Football Club, led by a brace each from Trevon Pluck and Alwyn Haynes while the opening encounter produced a huge win for Soesdyke Falcons, 10-1 over Herstelling. Grove, an experienced team despite their age, controlled the game from the start but were kept at bay by the young Diamond outfit who improved as the game progressed. Grove took some time to break the deadlock even though play was focused on the Diamond half of the field for the most part. Once they (Grove) were able to score they raced to a 3-0 advantage in the space of 7 minutes. Breaching the Diamond defence and goalkeeper

Soesdyke marksmen: From left, Kevin Sobers, Tyrone Khan, Shanaon Samnauth, Raymond Khan and Shane Meusa. Brian Chung was Trevon Pluck in the 14th minute - the first of his double. Two minutes later it was Alwyn Haynes who converted

the first of his two. Despite conceding two quick goals the young Diamond team, featuring female player Diana Angoy, kept persevering. Twen-

ty-one minutes on, Grove increased the advantage; Akel Forde hitting the back of the nets. The half time whistle sounded with no further goals,

Grove 3, Diamond 0. Coach of the Diamond team Orin Angoy tried his best to keep his charges focused and his pep talk at the break brought some results as they were able to reduce the lead, five minutes into the second half. It was a well executed goal from a free kick just outside the area on the left side of the home team’s goal. Ixios Da Silva, who took care of duties between the uprights in the first half, took on the role of forward in the final half. Initially he lined up for the kick but decided to give that responsibility to Godfrey Williams whose pass to Da Silva was clinically slotted past Shaun Demonick in goal for Grove; Diamond 1, Grove 3. Da Silva tried to take on the Grove defence but found out that it was too much to handle. Grove kept on the offensive and were rewarded with two more goals, Pluck hitting the network again in the 63rd minute while Haynes completed his double on the stroke of full time, 70th minute.

Proceedings got under way for the day with the Soesdyke Falcons opposing new kids on the block, Herstelling. Like Diamond United FC, Herstelling featured a female player, Indira Amardeo, who took care of duties between the uprights. Although Herstelling are now in their learning curve, they looked very enthused to be part of their team and represented to the best of their ability. Soesdyke, no strangers to competition at this level, made their advantage count for them and were led to a big win on the back of hat-tricks off the boot of Kevin Sobers (15th, 33rd, 43rd) and Tyrone Khan (31st, 53rd, 67th). Netting twice was Shane Meusa (40th, 46th). Raymond Khan opened the scoring in the 9th minute with the other goal coming from Shannon Samnauth in the 61st minute. Herstelling’s consolation goal was converted in the 62nd minute by Devon Winter. Matches will continue next Saturday at the same venue.

Federer subdues Berdych to win sixth Dubai title By Matt Smith DUBAI - (Reuters) - Roger Federer roared back from a set and a break down to subdue Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Dubai Championships final yesterday as the Swiss maestro sealed a 78th singles title. Federer had recovered from a similar position to stun world

Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the trophy after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men’s singles final match at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships, yesterday. number two Novak Djokovic in Friday’s semi-final and the 32-year-old again struggled early on before he dug deep to claim a sixth Dubai crown. “It was a tough match,” fourth seed Federer said in a courtside interview. “Tomas had the advantage and could have, should have, brought it home, but maybe I got a little lucky.” Federer nursed a back injury for much of last season and has slumped to eighth in the rankings, his lowest position since

2002, but ahead of Dubai he claimed his best tennis was still to come. With wins against top 10 opponents in successive days, the Swiss proved there may be some basis to his confidence. “I have a lot of tennis in my body over the years. “I’m just happy I’m healthy again and that I can focus on tactics and not on ‘Am I feeling alright when I wake up tomorrow?,” said Federer, whose latest title puts him one clear of John McEnroe and third on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl. EARLY MISTAKES After beating Djokovic, Federer spoke of his need to be aggressive on Dubai’s quick courts, but against Berdych the 17-time grand slam champion seemed too eager to adopt that strategy, over-hitting a series of shots from the baseline in the opening stages. The third-seeded Berdych, 28, suffered from a similar problem, which made for an error-strewn first set. Federer broke for a 2-1 lead, but he then surrendered his serve immediately. Serving at 3-2 down, the Swiss again blundered, a scuffed backhand dribbling into the net to give Berdych a 4-2 lead. World number six Berdych’s first ace of the match earned a set point, which he took when Federer - who later said his serving was poor in the first set - netted a backhand return. “That’s something I maybe have to clean up a little bit,” said Federer. “I was struggling with half volleys, I was struggling with my forehand.” Berdych broke for a 3-2 second set lead to leave Federer facing a third straight defeat against the Czech. SUBLIME DROP The Swiss immediately broke back and then held to love following a superbly disguised half-volley drop shot at the net that had the 5 000 capacity crowd roaring his name. “You just stand on the baseline, try to hit a few good shots and hope he doesn’t keep hitting the big serves,” said Federer, when asked what he was thinking after being broken in the second set.

“I was able to break back right away, which was key. I stayed calm and once I got even I started to play better.” Having built some momentum, Federer twice held to love and then levelled the match after another Berdych forehand error. Receiving serve at 1-0 up in the decider, Federer raced to a 40-0 lead but squandered three break points as Berdych, who was on an 11-match winning streak, refused to wilt. Federer was not to be denied, however, and a long Berdych forehand gave him a 3-1 lead. There was still time for more jitters, Federer failing to covert two match points against serve at 5-2 up but the Swiss sealed the title soon after, as Berdych clubbed another forehand long. “He is the greatest player of all-time - he will never give up and just give you anything for free,” Berdych told reporters. “Of course I knew that. I was ready for it, but my execution was not good enough to hold it until the end.”

ICC Under-19 World Cup Final positions:

1.      South Africa 2.      Pakistan 3.      England 4.      Australia 5.      India 6.      West Indies 7.      Afghanistan 8.      Sri Lanka 9.      Bangladesh 10.  New Zealand 11.  Zimbabwe 12.  United Arab Emirates 13.  Scotland 14.  Namibia 15.  Canada 16.  Papua New Guinea



Bonner, Campbell put Jamaica on top KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Nkrumah Bonner and John Campbell hit half-centuries as Jamaica predictably snatched first innings points over Guyana on the second day of their Regional Four-Day contest at Sabina Park here yesterday. Responding to Guyana’s paltry 117 all out on Friday’s opening day, Jamaica were

dismissed for 294 – a lead of 177 on first innings. B o n n e r, w h o h a s played two Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies, top-scored with 62 while opener Campbell struck an even 50 as Jamaica stamped their authority on the first round encounter. At the close, Guyana were 32 for one in their second

innings, still 145 runs behind heading into today’s penultimate day. Resuming from 89 for one overnight with Bonner on nine and Campbell on 32, Jamaica flourished

ed a further 42 for the third wicket before both fell within 18 runs of each other. Lambert went first, caught at the wicket off seamer Chris Barnwell and Bonner followed soon after, prised

Bounty One-Day Hockey competition opens 2014 season today DEFENDING men’s champions Bounty GCC will be given a chance today to defend their similarly named trophy as the Guyana Hockey Board opens its 2014 season with the Annual Bounty One-Day Hockey Competition at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. GCC, having lost a few of their senior players since last year’s edition, will need to rely on an emerging crop of talented juniors including the McKenzie brothers, Keon and Kareem, to keep their record intact. The Hikers Cadets, boasting the largest presence on the current men’s national indoor squad, are likely to pose a formidable challenge as the entertaining duo of Jaramj Assanah and Aroydy Branford always produce moments of great entertainment with their speed and dazzling skills. A revamped Old Fort, under new leadership, have been improving with every showing and are certain to also make a strong challenge for the cup. As long as the incomparable Aderemi ‘Dove’ Simon is on the field for Old Fort, and teammates Jason DeSantos and John Abrams provide the lethal finishing at the goal, the trophy remains in their grasp. The men’s tournament also sees Saints making an entrance being led by the solid midfield play of Joel Hunte, along with veteran sides Hikers Generals and Ol’ Skool, all of whom have the quality to challenge for the gold. The ladies’ competition sees returning champions the GCC Tigers line up as favourites as sisters captain Sonia Jardine and Kerensa Fernandes will lead a potent attack, supported by the relentless national sweeper Ulrica Sutherland marshalling the defence. The Hikers Divas are the strongest likely challengers to the Tigers as the forward line of national strikers Janella Munroe and Cora Towler will be further boosted by the return of Amanda Garnett. Marisha Rodrigues and Latoya Fordyce round out their solid defence. The newly reorganised Old Fort ladies will be anchored by veterans Sonia Gordon and Carol Caine. The Old Fort side, although new to the game, have already displayed their immense talent in previous outings and hope to create a few upsets in this competition. Matches begin at 09:00hrs and run until the evening with the final beginning at 17:00hrs.

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Answers to yesterday’s quiz: The WACA, Perth WI vs AUST, Lord’s, 1975 (World Cup)

Today’s Quiz:

What were Alvin Kallicharran’s scores in his first two Test innings? Who has played most ODI matches without hitting a century?

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Veerasammy Permaul returns figures of five for 76.


as the pair stretched their second-wicket stand to 67 before being parted. Campbell, who faced 158 balls and struck five fours, was first to fall at 138 for two, caught at the wicket off seamer Keon Joseph. Bonner and captain Tamar Lambert then add-

out by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo after facing 167 balls and counting two fours. Five wickets tumbled for 41 runs as left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul picked up five for 76 and Bishoo snared two for 82, as the two ripped through the middle order.

However, West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell then rallied the lower order with 44 off 42 balls, belting eight fours. Resurgent all-rounder

Jerome Taylor then followed Russell’s cue, smashing three fours and two sixes in a 31-ball 28, as Jamaica earned precious runs late on.

scoreboard GUYANA first innings S. Chattergoon c wkp. Baugh b Taylor 0 A. Fudadin b Russell 21 V. Singh c Bernard b Russell 18 N. Deonarine c wkp. Baugh b Russell 0 C. Barnwell c wkp. Baugh b Merchant 34 A. Bramble c Campbell b Merchant 16 D. Bishoo c Bonner b Merchant 11 V. Permaul b Merchant 0 A. Khan run-out 5 R Beaton not out 4 K. Joseph b Russell 0 Extras: (b-1, lb-2, nb-5) 8 Total: (all out, 54.3 overs) 117 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-35, 3-37, 4-46, 5-80, 6-108, 7-108, 8-109, 9-116.. B o w l i n g : Ta y l o r 11 - 6 - 1 2 - 1 , Cottrell 8-2-15-0, Russell 12.3-233-4, Bernard 8-0-25-0, Merchant 15-3-29-4. JAMAICA first innings (o/n 89-1) H. Miller c wkp. Bramble b Permaul 46 J. Campbell c wkp. Bramble b Joseph 50 N. Bonner c Chattergoon b Bishoo 62 T. Lambert c wkp. Bramble b Barnwell 22

J. Blackwood c Beaton b Permaul 13 C. Baugh Jr c Fudadin b Permaul 0 D. Bernard Jr c Deonarine b Bishoo 1 A. Russell lbw b Permaul 44 J. Merchant lbw b Permaul 18 J. Taylor not out 28 S. Cottrell b Beaton 3 Extras: (b-1, lb-5, nb-1) 7 Total: (all out, 101 overs) 294 Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-138, 3-180, 4-198, 5-199, 6-200, 7-221, 8-250, 9-289. Bowling: Beaton 11.3-3-40-1, Joseph 12-4-27-1, Barnwell 12-3-37-1, Permaul 28-10-76-5, Bishoo 30-9-82-2, Khan 7-2-25-0, Deonarine 1-0-1-0. GUYANA second innings S. Chattergoon c Miller b Taylor 13 A. Fudadin not out 8 V. Singh not out 8 Extras: (nb-3) 3 Total: (1 wkt, 18 overs) 32 Fall of wicket: 1-19. Bowling: Taylor 5-3-7-1, Russell 5-1-13-0, Cottrell 3-2-1-0, Merchant 3-0-5-0, Lambert 2-06-0. Position: Guyana trail by 145 runs with nine second innings wickets in habd

CCC end day one in a strong position against Leewards BASSETERRE, St Kitts - The Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) ended day one of their opening round Regional 4-Day match against the Leeward Islands in a strong position. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first at Warner Park, but were soon made to regret that decision. Within nine overs, the runs were crawling, and they had already lost a wicket. Mali Richards and Montcin Hodge buckled down for the Leewards and had relatively few troubles as they added 44 runs together. However, in a horrible turn of events, Hodge was run-out for 27 in a terrible mix-up with Richards. Both had taken the score to 55-2. The mishap seemed to unfaze Richards, who continued along solidly, taking the Leewards to lunch on 75/2. Early in the second session, Richards brought up his 50, in what was a patient knock off 107 balls. Sylvester Joseph at the other end also seemed to be settling nicely. But the story of the day was that the Leewards couldn’t put large partnerships together. Hodge didn’t add a run after getting to 50, as he was trapped lbw by Akeem Dewar. His solid knock contained nine boundaries. Akeem Dewar takes four The CCC bowlers then manfor 42. aged to start a slide in the Leewards batting line-up. Dewar soon accounted for skipper Devon Thomas, while Ryan Austin had Tonito Willet. Suddenly, the Leewards were 147-5. Ten runs later and they had lost another three wickets. Even-

tually, the hosts were bowled out for 164 runs. Dewar finished with 4-42 while Austin took 3-31. The Leewards managed to get an early breakthrough in CCC’s first innings as Anthony Alleyne was caught at slip brilliantly by Anthony Martin. However, Shacaya Thomas and Kyle Corbin ensured the visitors would lose no further wickets for the day, as both batsmen buckled down and formed a partnership. Thomas brought up his 50 close to the end of day one. The pair took the score to 83 before Corbin was caught by Martin to give Willett his first wicket. The CCC ended the day on 90-2 with Thomas unbeaten on 56 and Raymon Reifer on six not out. Thomas has hit nine boundaries so far in his 83-ball knock. Gavin Tonge and Willett both took a wicket each. The College Students finished on 90-2, trailing Leewards first innings score by 74 runs at stumps on the opening day.

scoreboard LEEWARDS first innings M. Hodge run-out (Dewar) 27 L. Richardson c McClean b Williams 2 M. Richards lbw Dewar 50 S. Joseph c Dewar b Austin 39 D. Thomas c Corbin b Austin 8 T. Willett c Hodge b Austin 9 J. Hamilton c Corbin b Dewar 15 H. Walsh Jr c Jacobs b Austin 0 G. Tinge Williams b Austin 2 K. Walters run-out Thomas 0 A. Martin not out 0 Total: (all out, 60.4 overs) 164 Extras: (lb-8, nb-4) 12 Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-55, 3-124, 4-47, 5-47, 6-47, 7-48, 8-57, 9-64.. Bowling: Kevin McClean 8-4-20-0, Kesrick Williams 7-2-19-1, Steven Jacobs

16-6-30-0, Raymon Reifer 4-1-14-0, Ryan Austin 142-31-3, Akeem Dewar 11.42-42-4. COMBINED Campuses & Colleges 1st innings S. Thomas not out 56 A. Alleyne c Martin b Tonge 9 K. Corbin Martin b Willett 18 R. Reifer not out 6 Total: ( 2 wkts, 27 overs) 90 Extras: (lb-1) 1 Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-83 Bowling: Gavin Tonge 6-1-211, Kelbert Walters 4-0-39-0, Anthony Martin 9-4-18-0, Tonito Willett 6-3-4-1, Hayden Walsh Jr 2-0-7-0. CCC trail Leeward Islands by 74 runs.



7th edition of NAMILCO ‘One Love’ football classic launched … some $5M at stake in prize money THE leading flour company in Guyana on Friday launched the 7th edition of the NAMILCO-sponsored Fruta Conquerors football tournament dubbed ‘One Love Football Classic’. The launch took place in the flour company’s boardroom of the National Milling Company Limited (NAMILCO) McDoom head office. Teams from five associations will be competing when action kicks off on March 23 at the Tucville ground with teams from Slingerz FC, Santos, Pele, Top 20, Buxton United, Seawall United and Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United all going into action. During Friday’s launch, president of Fruta Conquerors FC Wayne Ford while urging other corporate entities to come on board, assured the tournament’s sponsors that their investments will not be in vain. “We believe that the possibility exists for other clubs to forge the same relationship with other business entities and maybe in another few years if not so long, we will see similar tournaments all around and I think it is a good way for corporate and sports to work together, Ford said.

“Seven years is a long time and I can assure you that we will do everything in our power to see it goes way beyond 7 years, he assured. Director of Sport Neil Ku-

mar applauded the organisers and sponsors for making this an annual event and challenged them to aim for higher goals. “We should have a youth tournament, in cricket. We

have an Under-15 tournament, we have an Under-17 tournament, we have a Regional Under-19 tournament. Why you don’t get a youth tournament. The youth tournament will be the reservoir for the national team, will be the reservoir for the youth

players, and the youths will be looking forward to this,” Kumar stated. Meanwhile, president of the Guyana Football Federation Christopher Matthias who has committed to working with any entity desirous of developing the sport also commended NAMILCO and Fruta Conquerors for their contributions to the growth of the game. “It is what we urge every single club in Guyana to em-

brace as we seek to develop football. Let me assure you, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) remains committed to doing what it is required to do by FIFA and CONCACAF, Matthias said. With some $5M at stake, the winner will walk away with a handsome purse of $1.2M, while the second-place team will receive $600 000. At stake for the third-place team is $400 000,

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Triple-header set for GFC today, doubleheader at Buxton

NAMILCO executives in company with GFF president Christopher Matthias, Fruta Conquerors president Wayne Forde and footballers from the Fruta Conquerors team at Friday’s launch.

WICB congratulates trio on Knighthoods ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board Friday staged on a cricket field which carries the name of another great congratulated three legends of Antigua & Barbuda, Leeward son of the soil – Sir Vivian Richards. What was also touching was Islands and West Indies cricket after they were awarded Knightthat family members, many supporters and well-wishers were hoods for their service to the game. present to witness and participate in another historic day in West President of the WICB, Indies cricket.” Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron paid Sir Anderson Roberts became tribute to Sir Anderson Roberts, the first Antiguan to play Test Sir Richard Richardson and Sir cricket when he made his debut against England in Barbados back Curtly Ambrose. The ceremony in 1974. The 63-year-old was an took place during the lunch break in the first One-Day International outstanding fast bowler and ended between West Indies and England his career with 202 Test wickets at at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket an average of 25.6 runs per wicket. Ground with more than 5 000 After his playing days were fans watching. over he contributed to the game “Today is a great day in as coach and selector of the West West Indies cricket. These Indies team and was also presithree great servants of West dent of the Antigua & Barbuda Indies have been rewarded for Cricket Association. their outstanding contribution Sir Richard Richardson was to their country, to this region a magnificent stroke-player and and to world cricket,” said Mr played 86 Tests and 224 One-Day Cameron. Internationals. He made 5 949 “On behalf of the WICB, the runs (average 44.39) in Test and cricket-loving public of the West 6,248 (average 33.41) in ODIs. The Indies and cricket lovers all over 52-year-old is the present manager the world I want to congratulate of the West Indies team. Sir Anderson, Sir Richard and Sir Sir Curtly is rated as one of Curtly on their knighthoods and the greatest bowlers of all-time. A also to thank them for all they giant of a man he took 405 wickhave done for this great game. ets at an average of just 20.9 in We will always remember their 98 Test matches and another 225 Sir Curtly Ambrose outstanding performances, their in 176 One-Day Internationals. hard work and loyalty and the After retiring he entered coachentertainment they gave us.” ing and is the Bowling Consultant for Combined Campuses & Mr Cameron added: “It was fitting that the ceremony was Colleges.

A TRIPLE-header is scheduled for the Georgetown Football Club ground today as action in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/Banks Beer National Premier League continues at two venues. Starting at 16:00hrs at the GFC ground, Riddim Squad will face Grove Hi-Tech, while from 18:00hrs Young Achievers will take on Alpha United and the feature game at 20:00hrs brings together BK Western Tigers and Den Amstel. On the East Coast Demerara, BV/Triumph are down to play Guyana Defence Force from 13:30hrs at the Buxton Community Centre ground, while from 15:30hrs, Buxton United will come up against Mahaica Determinators. Alpha United are currently leading the points standing with 33 points from 11 victories in as many matches in which they scored 43 goals and conceded five for a goal difference of plus 38. Their opponents for today’s encounter, Young Achievers, have so far played 10 matches and are currently placed 16th in the points standing of the 16-team tournament. They won only one match to date, losing nine and have so far scored 10 goals, conceding 24 for a minus 14 goal difference and three points in the standing. Riddim Squad are 12th in the points standing with 11 points from 10 matches, three of which they have won while losing six, drawing one which went to a penalty shoot-out. To date they have scored 11 goals, conceded 15 for a goal difference of minus four. Grove Hi-Tech are placed sixth in the standing with 18 points from 11 matches. They won five, lost four and drew two and scored 20 goals but conceded 21 for a minus one difference. BK Western Tigers are second in the points standing with 25 points from 10 matches, eight of which they won, lost one and drew the other. They have so far scored 21 goals and conceded nine for a goal difference of plus 12. Den Amstel are placed sixth in the points standing with 19 points from 11 matches. They won five, lost four and drew two and have so far scored 22 goals and conceded 15 for a plus seven goal difference. BV/Triumph are 15th in the points standing with nine points from 10 matches. They won two, lost six and drew two. They have so far scored nine goals but conceded 24 for a minus 15 goal difference. The Guyana Defence Force are fourth in the points standing with 22 points from 10 matches. They won six, lost one and drew three. To date they have scored 21 goals and conceded 11 for a plus 10 goal difference. Buxton United are third in the standing with 23 points from 11 matches. They won seven, lost two and drew two and have so far scored 15 goals and conceded nine for a plus six difference. Their opponents Mahaica Determinators are placed 13th in the points standing with 11 points from 11 matches. They won three, lost six and drew two and have so far scored 10 goals and conceded 24 for a minus 14 goal difference.


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England look to up their end game in today’s second ODI

Darren Sammy in destructive mood in the opening ODI in Antigua.

STUART Broad described England’s performance as “brilliant” for all but the last 10 overs of each innings against West Indies in the opening ODI in Antigua as they conceded 269 for six and then collapsed to lose by 15 runs. Those less persuaded by England’s talk of a new era were less impressed. England did concede 116 in those last 10 overs (and even more strikingly 85 off the last five as Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy went ballistic), but total satisfaction arguably only applied to the first 16 overs with the ball when they took four West Indies wickets, and disappeared with the bat the minute Michael Lumb left the crease. Broad’s decision not to bowl Ben Stokes on such a turgid, unresponsive surface was a strong-minded call which, based on Stokes’ recent one-day displays, possessed some logic, but his decision to risk Joe Root’s off-spin in the closing overs was asking too much and, as the West Indies set themselves up for the final onslaught

from Bravo and Sammy, Ravi Bopara seemed worthy of a spell on such a surface. West Indies, by contrast, will delight in how they twice turned the game in their favour with both bat and ball, recovering once more after Lumb’s hundred had seemingly put England within range of victory. They were helped by England’s confusion, by Broad’s own admission, over what constitutes a wide in one-day cricket. It seems as if their research is not all it is cracked up to be. West Indies (possible): Dwayne Smith, Kieron Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo (capt.), Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin (wkp.), Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder. England (possible): Moeen Ali, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wkp.), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (capt.), Chris Jordan, James Tredwell.

South Africa take out U19 World Cup

The South Africa players lift the Under-19 World Cup trophy after beating Pakistan by six wickets in Dubai. (See story on Page 28).

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