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– PM, Minister Benn impressed with pace of work

– PM, Minister Benn impressed with pace of work  

Both Prime Minister Hinds and Chinese businessman Suzhirong Su point to different parts of the vessel as it sits in the shipyard at Coverden, yesterday.

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

President and First Lady continue to spread Christmas cheer

AS the Christmas festivities pervade the country, President Donald Ramotar and First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar continue to spread Christmas cheer and goodwill among children and other vulnerable groups. President Donald Ramotar and First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar with the children at State House, Main Street, Georgetown State House, Main Street, Georgetown resonated with the happy sounds of children over the weekend, as they enjoyed themselves at separate Christmas parties on Saturday and Sunday organised by the First Lady. The children were treated to goodies provided by the First Lady Foundation, and were also serenaded with appropriate Christmas songs and carols, while the enthusiastic ones took the opportunity to have their faces colourfully painted. President Ramotar noted that the foundation was elated at being able to contribute to adding joy and happiness to the children’s life at this time of year. “Christmas as you know is this very happy time of the year, it’s a festive season, a season of giving and receiving, a season of love and joy, and it’s a season for particularly our children to enjoy themselves.” The First Lady also wished Guyanese and those in attendance a Merry Christmas and a successful 2014.

A young lady getting her face painted at the children’s Christmas party at State House


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

Zhanghao shipyard building logging vessel locally

– PM, Minister Benn impressed with pace of work  

THE speed and efficiency with which Zhanghao Shipyard has constructed a 63-metre long logging vessel, has impressed a high-level Government team which visited the shipyard at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, yesterday. The vessel, Zhango Hao No. 1 which is 183 metres in width and 4.3 metres in height is 95 percent completed after just over three months of construction. “I felt very heartened, and excited by what we saw here some months ago, the establishment of this shipyard and the construction of this power barge, and we think it is a sign of what would be accomplished in Guyana, and what is being accomplished in Guyana, and we thought we come out here to bring attention to the fact that activities are being widened in Guyana so that you could think more of having ships built in Guyana; small ships, and repaired here in Guyana,” Prime Minister Samuel Hinds explained.

The prime minister, who was accompanied by Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn, expressed hope that the investment would encourage Guyanese to make similar investments in their country. Zhanghao shipyard is operated by the Su family, which has been involved in the logging business in Guyana over the past six years. In 2009, the decision was taken to commence construction on the shipyard in Coverden. Simple construction started in this regard in 2012. However, to facilitate a logging concession that the family owns in Kwakwani, they realised the need for transportation and in this regard, building of the shipyard paused to make way for the vessel’s construction. Tresey Su explained that her husband, Shuzairong, has invested US$4M on the entire operation thus far; US$2M on the construction of the Zhango Hao No. 1, and the remainder on the shipyard and on the 60 employees, 30 of whom are Guyanese.

She said her husband, who is a Guyanese, was driven by his need to give back to his country. The vessel, whose design and engine are Chinese, and steel plates were also pre-formed in China. It has the capacity to carry 200,000 tonnes of logs and six crew members and will take about four days from their wharf in Kwakwani to Coverden with the logs. This was Minister Benn’s second visit to the shipyard since the construction began. “I actually visited whilst they were in construction a few months ago, and had a quick site visit,” he said. The minister explained that rapid construction and good quality delivery, on schedule, is always of interest to the ministry. “We are excited that such construction to move our goods into markets could be done fairly quickly here based on technology that is planned and prepared and integrated. We are also interested in the fact that the cost of shipbuilding, based on

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds greets an engineer of the company as Mr. and Mrs. Su look on, as does Transport Minister Robeson Benn. (Sonell Nelson photos) Chinese engineering and construction materials, the cost is significantly lower than the sources that we have, so that is all of interest to us,” he said. All that remains to be completed on the vessel are minor works in the cabin and another coating of paint on the exterior. The Su family is hoping to, in time, construct and design similar vessels for interested buyers. CITIZENSHIP

The Zhango Hao No. 1

Company owner Suzhirong

Su has been living in Guyana for the past 19 years, and has earned his citizenship as a Guyanese. The couple promised that when the boat is fully operational, their attention would be turned to enhancing the facility itself. The couple told the media that the materials to build the boat came from China, and that also included the propeller which would be powering the boat. While this vessel will be used as a sample, the company is also offering businesses and entities the

opportunity to come in with their specifications and drafts to have boats built according to those specifications. Some companies, they said, have already approached the shipyard with proposals for work to be done. One of the men working at the facility has been working in shipyards in China for well over 30 years, it was reported. The vessel has been made with half inch steel plates. The logs which are to be ferried by the vessel would be carried above deck.

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GUYANA CHRONICLE SUNDAY CHRONICLE Tuesday December December 24, 22, 2013 2013

Pakistan’s ex-ruler Pervez Musharraf to go on treason trial

From crime to cigarettes, Bloomberg leaves his mark on New York

Mexico repatriates By Ellen Wulfhorst The former Wall Street exfake reporters ecutive and founder of a media NEW YORK- (Reuters) company that bears his name convicted on leaves a city with lower crime Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: New Yorkmore parks, and new drug charges rates, ers will not forget outgoing urban landmarks such as the

(BBC) Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is due to go on trial on treason charges. He will appear before a special court in Islamabad - a day after his petition that only a military court could examine his actions was rejected. The charge relates to his decision in 2007 to suspend the constitution and impose emergency rule. Mr Musharraf, who is on bail in several other cases, says all the accusations against him are politically motivated. The 70-year-old also faces separate charges of murder and restricting the judiciary. He is the first Pakistani former military ruler to face trial for treason.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Barclays Center, an indoor arena anytime soon. built over a Brooklyn train yard. As the independent billion“This will go down as, aire politician bids farewell without question, one of the to City Hall by touting his acmost influential and successful complishments during 12 years mayoralties in the history of the in office, academics, urban city,” said David Birdsell, dean planning experts and political of the School of Public Affairs Mexican citizen Raquel Correa (C) of is New escorted by police officers pundits say the mark he madeAlatorre at the City University at the airport in Managua December 23, 2013. (Credit: Reuters/Stringer) on New York is indelible and York’s Baruch College. Bystrong. Ivan Castro carrying US$9.2 million in six Bloomberg - a longtime authorities turned them over to prosecutors and prison While Bloomberg’s final Mexican Democrat who became a Re- vehicles with logos from Televi(Reuters) - Eighteen people term was marred by a failed officials. publican in 2001 to get on the sa, Mexico’s largest broadcaster. - convicted on drug-traffickTelevisa denied any connecIn January, a Nicaraguan attempt to outlaw large sugary ballot, and later dropped his ing charges after posing as tion to the incident. judge sentenced the 18, led by drinks and the furorwhile overenstopparty affiliation - ranked No. television journalists Three other Mexican citthe group’s only woman, Raquel New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks and-frisk policing, stands Alatorre 2 on a list of thetogreatest New izens tering Nicaragua with he US$9.2 ‘I WILL NOT RUNfrom sentenced in Nicaragua Correa, 30-year the podium after delivering the 2014 city budget million by as one- were of therepatriated most successful York mayors published recently AWAY’ for drug trafficking were also sentences for drug trafficking, in the Blue Room of New York’s City Hall, in this Mexico fromhistory, the mayorsyesterday in New York by City & State,and a website money laundering organisedthat repatriated. file photo fromdecade, May 2, 2013. Central American nation. Mr Musharraf seized powOver the past they contend. covers politics. crime. Ingovernment October, anand appeals Nicaraguan police transIf adrug tie were permitted, cancoup tick in off1999 a long military Mexican cartels have he er in aExperts court reduced the sentences to ported the defendants, including president until moved into Central America, would have tied with top-rank- andlistremained 18 years. of accomplishments. The a Mexican policeman, under when a anti-smoking democratically using as a staging point tosaid 2008 The group was detained in ingitFiorello LaGuardia, 10-year-old camtight security to Managua’s transport American August 2012 when they crossed Birdsell South who helped compile elected paigngovernment is creditedforced with him some International Airport, where to resign. drugs to the United States. the Nicaragua-Honduras border the City & State list. LaGuardia, 10,000 fewer deaths and served so legendary that not just an as a blueprint for other cities; airport but a Broadway musical more than 850 acres of land took his name, governed the city was added to city parks; and during the Great Depression and the decade-old 311 call center World War II. has grown to handle millions “Rarely are individuals in of non-emergency requests any field recognized among each year. the greats of history during Crime is down, a success their own lifetimes, so the fact that Bloomberg credits in part that our panel ranked Michael to the New York Police DepartBloomberg nearly have at the died top ofas ment’s strategy. (BBC) Two people stormsstop-and-frisk sweep across the this list while he is still in office But a judge earlier this year UK. Flood alerts have been issued for much is City &pulled State wrote. that thein controversial A striking,” man’s body was from theruled River Rothay Cumbria by of the UK. The River Ouse in York caused rescuers searching for a man who had been seen falling in. flooding in nearby streets In Gwynedd, north-west Wales, a woman’s body was found in a stream in full flow near her house. The deaths come as gale-force winds and heavy rain hit the Christmas getaway for road, rail, air and sea passengers. Fallen overhead power lines left thousands without electricity.

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He went exile soon tactic, seen into as targeting young afterwards. minorities, amounted to “indiYesterday, Mr Musharraf’s rect racial profiling.” lawyersOverall had argued unsuccesscrime- rates fell by a fully - that as he was the army third during Bloomberg’s three chief in 2007, only a military terms, decrease reflected court hadathe authority to try in once-blighted neighborhoods him. that now blossoming, Butare Islamabad’s high courtand rejected petition. It record also tourismtherates setting dismissed highs. objections over the appointment of judges and pros“That’s a fundamentally ecutor. positive aspect of life that’s had Mr Musharraf ousted Prime very far-reaching effect,” Minister Nawaz Sharif in said a John Mollenkopf, director of the bloodless coup. Center Research After for hisUrban resignation in at 2008 Pakistan live the he Cityleft of New York to Graduate in Center. self-imposed exile in Dubai and London.

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‘CEO MAYOR’ Bloomberg’s most telling legacy may be, in one sense, himself, said Tom Wright, executive director of the Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy group. When he first ran for office, Bloomberg was an unlikely candidate with no political experience Pe r v e z or M constituency. u s h a r r a f :He spent more thanI $100 “Whatever didmillion was of for betterment of histhe own fortune to win in 2001. Pakistan.” Throughout his tenure, he showed a continued willingness to back his policy priorities with STEERING THROUGH his pocketbook. DISASTER, RECESSION “He was elected as a CEO Bloomberg guided New mayor who ran on a platform of York through the years after the keeping crime down, balancing September 11, 2001, attacks, the budget, and trying to take amid fears that the shaken city’s control of the see schools. And that economy could be devastated. (CNN) -- Eight-year-old Laney Brown will never Christmas it. He really didn’t is doctors easy to imagine ways willwas again. “It Her say leukemia takekind herof soon. Laney music. Loves to dance, Taylor haveloves much,” said Swift, Wright.loves “Now, that a lessloves strategic mayor could Christmas carols. here he is leaving 12 years later, have gotten in the way of that As her dying she asked to meet theascountry superstar and hailed an urban visionary.” recovery,” saidwishes, Birdsell. for some people to come by her house for a night of caroling, CNN Bloomberg moves on to his Bloomberg is credited as new consulting firm Bloomberg well with helping steer the Associates, designed to help city through the recession that other cities worldwide achieve began in 2007. Yet, his effort the same accomplishments as to capitalize on that success has New York. by arguing he was uniquely City voters put their own suited to remain mayor destamp on Bloomberg’s legacy spite term limits rankled some by electing Bill de Blasio, who people. will be the first Democratic He engineered a change in mayor in 20 years and could the voter-approved term limits scarcely be more different than law in 2009 so he could run for Bloomberg, said Doug Muzzio, a third term, but voters gave 10,000 carolersslim respond girl’s wish of politics and public him a remarkably margin to professor opinion at Baruch College. of victory. affiliate“That WFMZ reported. “New Yorkers elected a affected his legacy, On Friday -- her birthday -- Laney and Swift video chatted mayor who presented himself because people will always through FaceTime, a software application that allows callers to see and was correctly perceived to remember him asproducts. the person each other on Apple repudiation in many ways who got a third term against the Saturday night the singers Ata first it was hundreds of of (Bloomberg),” Muzzio said. peoples’ said Norman people, thenwill,” thousands. Then itSiewas 10,000. They came to herattorney home inand West Reading, VotersPennsylvania, may well haveand tired gel, a civil liberties even though she was too weak to gooftoBloomberg’s the window,approach, she heard such See page 5 as his effort to bar restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses from selling large sodas and other sugary beverages. The proposal failed in court, which said Bloomberg had overstepped his authority. “He had this idea that he knew what was best for everybody,” said Siegel. “I don’t think he respected the average New Yorker’s ability to figure out what was in their best interest.”

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of AK-47, dies at 94

(CNN) -- Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian gun designer whose AK-47 rifle became the weapon of choice for many national armies and guerrillas around the world, died yesterday, the Kremlin announced on its website. He was 94. Kalashnikov designed his first machine gun in 1942 after suffering injuries as a tank commander for the Soviet Union’s Red Army during World War II, but it wasn’t until 1947 -- after years of tweaks -- that the AK-47 was introduced for Soviet military service. The weapon, recognizable by its banana-shaped ammunition magazine, became known for its simple effectiveness. It was easy to use and maintain, and it was reliable in extreme conditions, be they hot, cold, wet or sandy. From the early 1950s, it became the standard weapon for Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries, according to IHS Jane’s. The gun also proved popular with paramilitary groups: It was so successful in Mozambique’s successful rebel movement of the 1960s and 1970s that its image appears in the national flag. Russia stopped producing AK-47 models in the late 1960s, but production of variants continued there and in other countries. The Guinness World Records book recognized the AK-47 -- AK

being a Russian acronym for “Kalashnikov’s machine gun” and 47 standing for its debut year -- as the world’s most common machine gun. Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday “expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Mikhail Kalashnikov in connection with his death,” a post on the Kremlin’s website read. In 2009, Kalashnikov told CNN that two main qualities described the AK-47: simplicity and reliability. “It is very important because a soldier doesn’t have university degrees,” he said. “He needs a simple and reliable weapon. Just as an academic, for that matter, in a combat situation. There’s simply no time to figure how to operate a complicated weapon and press many buttons when the enemy is advancing on you.” He said the question he hated most was whether he felt sorry about the hundreds of thousands of people that were killed as a result of his invention. He had a standard answer: “I’ve designed my weapon to defend the borders of our Fatherland, and let it continue to serve this purpose.” In 2011, Izhmash, the Russian manufacturer of the AK-47 family of weapons, said it was abandoning the design in favour of a new one for its next-generation assault rifles.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian gun designer who invented the AK-47 rifle Kalashnikov’s 90th birthday, in November 2009, was celebrated in Russia nearly like a national holiday. In a televised Kremlin ceremony, then-President Dmitry Medvedev decorated him with the country’s highest order, the Hero of Russia.

DIGICEL acquires submarine fibre assets across the Caribbean region

DIGICEL yesterday announced that it has reached an agreement with the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and with Caribbean Fibre Holdings to acquire a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region. Digicel will acquire Middle Caribbean Network, Southern Caribbean Fibre, Antilles Crossings and a number of related assets from Global Caribbean Fibre. This deal will provide Digicel with a wholly owned submarine fibre optic cable network  of approximately 2,100km providing capacity from Trinidad to Guadeloupe, according to a statement from the company yesterday.  Digicel said it has also entered into a transaction with Global Caribbean Fibre and Global Caribbean Network to provide submarine fibre capacity from Guadeloupe to Puerto Rico with onwards connectivity to the mainland United States. With these new capabilities, Digicel is underpinning its commitments to delivering best network, best service and best

Dying girl’s Christmas ... From page 4 the wonderful music. “I can hear you now!!! Love you!” she said through a photo her family posted to a Team Laney Facebook page showing the girl, two thumbs up despite a breathing mask, lying in bed. Laney was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia seven months ago. Last week doctors told her family that she has 70% cancer cells in her blood. She came home from the hospital on Thursday and said she wanted to hear Christmas carols. So two days later people came from all over. Her dance team was there to honor her through one last number. Even Santa showed up. Many of them held back tears. “I can’t even express how I feel,” Krysta Rebe, who has a daughter Laney’s age, told WFMZ. It was only an hour of singing, but it lifted the spirits of everyone who jammed the block outside the Browns’ home. On Facebook one woman wrote that she had seen and taken part in a miracle. “As much as I want that miracle to be saving the life of an 8-year-old little girl, Laney, the miracle was an 8-year-old little girl teaching an entire community, town, city and the whole country the true meaning of Christmas,” Marianne Franken wrote. Laney’s parents issued a statement Thursday thanking the public for its support and asking for privacy in the difficult days ahead.

- driving choice and innovation for data hungry customers

value and will once again be at the forefront of driving competition and consumer choice in the region. In total, Digicel has secured access to a robust network comprised of 15 submarine segments with a reach of some 3,100km across the Caribbean region. Digicel will also have extensive onwards capacity on other submarine networks connecting locations such as Miami, Paris and New York. The financial terms of the contract are not being disclosed Mr Colm Delves, CEO of and the transaction is subject to Digicel Group regulatory approval.  Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, said: “We are always looking for new ways to ensure that we deliver choice and innovation to our valued customers. The acquisition of this submarine network secures significant additional broadband

capacity for Digicel. This additional capacity is central to our continued drive to offer innovative services and products to our customers in a data hungry world.”


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013


Again I ask: how credible is Mr Anand Goolsarran? EDITORIAL

March of an Empire? AS the US embassy’s tiff with the Government of Guyana over a planned $300 million USAID-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project continues to spiral, the expansive column inches of commentary pertaining to the issue have yet to speak to the proverbial elephant in the room. That is, Uncle Sam’s history of ‘democratic interventions’ in foreign states is blotchy at best. Under the Thomas Jefferson-inspired banner of “Expanding the Empire of Liberty”, the US has sought to influence political events abroad and often with very logically perverse outcomes. In actuality, however, the promotion of liberal democratic ideals is hardly the lone variable in the US’s foreign policy calculus. And Guyana knows this all too well. During the Cold War struggle, US foreign policy was predicated more on containing communism and economic nationalism than on promoting democracy – US President John F. Kennedy was quoted as saying that while the US President favoured democratic regimes, given the choice between right wing, pro-American Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo and then leftist guerrilla Fidel Castro, the US would choose the former. Thus began a series of American-led efforts to depose left-leaning leaders worldwide such as Guatemala’s Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán; Chile’s Salvador Allende; Iran’s Mohammad Reza Pahlavi; and Indonesia’s Sukarno, and their subsequent substitution with right-wing tyrants. Most significantly for Guyana, however, was the overthrow of the Marxist Premier, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, and the installation of the decades-long dictatorship of Linden Forbes Burnham. Small wonder then that the Guyana Government, led by the party Dr. Jagan founded, seems so leery of a multi-million American-funded project geared to promote democracy. No analyst should be quick to discount the Guyana Government’s qualms as a mere byproduct of a bygone era, however, since the pennant of the US’s Empire of “Liberty” continues to billow even in the 21st century, and from the mast of its allied NGOs, too. At the turn of the century, 9/11 and the inculcation by US foreign policymakers of the Bush Doctrine, gave rise to another wave of frenzied American efforts to export democracy. But these have decidedly led to undemocratic outcomes. Take Iraq, for instance. Subsequent to its dubiously rationalised invasion of that country and the deposing of strongman, Saddam Hussein, the US spent some US$1.82 billion to strengthen Iraq’s democratic institutions. As with the LEAD programme planned for Guyana, part of the programme included teaching political parties to gain votes. How has America’s democratic experiment there fared? The Sunni tyrant has been replaced by Shiite autocrat, Nouri Al-Maliki, whose persecution of minority Kurd and Sunni groups and brook-no-dissent style stand in marked parallelism to the days of Saddam. Because the Obama Administration is keen on withdrawing from Iraq as quickly as possible, however, the United States has been soft on al-Maliki and are attempting to shore up his military apparatus and by extension, his rule, so that his regime can act as Washington’s bulwark against al-Qaeda. The lesson is plain: the Uncle-Sam-knows-best approach to democracy is no road to democracy as the Americans can always be counted to recalibrate their strategy to suit their ever-shifting priorities. These days, US-sponsored “democracy” initiatives appear to be predicated not on any dominant ideology or desire to

IN my previous letters, I explained that credibility is an important characteristic for columnists to possess. I also noted that Mr. Anand Goolsarran does not possess this characteristic, particularly because of his past acceptance of unethical practices when he was deputy auditor general and auditor general under the PNC regime; and also because of his current double standard in support of his best friend, and leader of the AFC, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan. Today I would like to further examine how Mr. Goolsarran’s credibility is severely damaged. Michael Goolsarran is the son of Anand Goolsarran and was on the AFC’s list of candidates in the 2006 election cycle. Mr. Goolsarran senior is a known supporter of the AFC, which strongly opposes the PPP administration. Mr. Goolsarran senior is also the Director of Transparency International, Guyana. While Transparency International is controversial on its own, Mr. Goolsarran senior adds to the controversy because of his intimately close ties to the Opposition. This alone damages his credibility as his hidden motive is to promote foster democracy, but on a desire to install governments that are subservient to its myriad interests. And it has sought to do so using its allied NGOs, particularly the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the International Republican Institute (IRI), the latter being the conduit through which funding for the LEAD project is to flow. In 2006, the New York Times reported how USAID channelled through NGOs such as the IRI, US$25 million to Venezuelan groups critical of the late President Hugo Chavez, a vocal critic of the US. Explicitly, the New York Times states that USAID made “grants that had what appeared to be an objective of building support for potential rivals to Mr. Chávez.” A $47,459 grant, for instance, was made in July 2005 to an organisation whose goal was to meet with organisations to build a “democratic leadership campaign.” The US government had previously been fingered in a botched 2002 coup against the revered leader, who remained until his death invincible in all free and free fair polls he contested and was widely credited with creating a more organic democracy in Venezuela. Meanwhile, AlJazeera reported in July that the Obama administration had channelled millions of dollars to groups which had publicly called for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist who was popularly elected in presidential elections following the popular overthrow of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak. AlJazeera writes: “The Salvation Front main opposition bloc, of which some members received US funding, has backed street protest campaigns that turned violent against the elected government, in contradiction of many of the State Department’s own guidelines. A long-time grantee of the National Endowment for Democracy and other US democracy groups is a 34-year-old Egyptian woman, Esraa Abdel-Fatah, who sprang to notoriety during the country’s pitched battles over the new constitution in December 2012. She exhorted activists to  lay siege to mosques  and drag from pulpits all Muslim preachers and religious figures who supported the country’s proposed constitution, just before it went to a public referendum. The act of besieging mosques has continued ever since, and several people have died in clashes defending them.” The narrative of “democracy” inspired American interventionism is as long as it is sordid. That political leaders from the People’s National Congress, yet again, and now, the Alliance For Change want to piggyback on American thirst for foreign policy adventurism to suit their short- term political ends is even sadder. Undeniably, our country needs a change in the nature of its political discourse. Gridlock is too commonplace and consensus forging appears to be a rare talent among the politicians. Important reforms to procurement, local government and law enforcement are bogged down by reckless politicking on both sides of the political divide. The question, therefore, are we, as Guyanese, prepared to rise above the fray to build the society we want? Or do we let the Americans do it for us?

the interests of the AFC. As if further evidence of his close ties to the AFC is needed, the AFC nominated Mr. Goolsarran senior to be the party’s representative to the Public Procurement Commission. The fact that he did not decline the nomination reflects his commitment to the AFC, its polices and its members. Yet Mr. Goolsarran senior likes to present an allure of independence w h e n h e u s e s Tr a n s parency International, Guyana to label the current administration as corrupt, unethical and non-transparent. These acts of hypocrisy need to be examined and weighed as further reasons why Mr. Goolsarran senior lacks all credibility to tell any administration about transparency and corruption. The same way he uses his column to cherry pick the issues that will benefit his best friend Mr. Ramjattan, he equally uses his reach and title with Transparency International to promote the interests of his son and the AFC by discrediting the PPP administration. This is yet another example of why Mr. Goolsarran lacks any credibility to be a columnist, whether on accounting, corruption or governance. Tomorrow I will continue my series on why Mr. Goolsarran senior should not be taken seriously as a columnist or as a defender of transparency and good governance. RICHARD PAUL

Tendency to spend at Christmas time

THERE is a tendency for people to spend lavishly at this festive time of the year, especially on consumer items and on food and beverages. This tendency to spend is fuelled largely by relentless media hype which helps to create the mood for generosity in spending to a point where some people, especially those on fixed incomes, exhaust their entire earnings on what is referred to as the “shopping craze.” Christmas, however, is more than just lighting up homes and engaging in conspicuous consumption. It is about lighting up lives; it is about reflecting on the core teachings of Christ which essentially is based on humility and love. Trying to, as it were, “keeping up with the Joneses” and seeking to outdo others is alien to the spirit of Christmas which regrettably has today become heavily commercialised. We should all seek to guard against vanity and ostentatious lifestyles. There is, I wish to respectfully posit, no greater and nobler way of celebrating Christmas than that of reaching out to the poor and the needy and spreading joy to where it matters the most, that is, among the so-called “wretched of the earth.” Let us as we celebrate this joyous time of the year spare some thought regarding the real reason for the season. Even as we celebrate, let us not lose sight of the fact that there are millions, nay hundreds of millions of men, women and children worldwide who are the victims of poverty and want caused by an unjust and inhumane world order, which places profits ahead of human survival and dignity. A Merry Christmas to everyone! HYDAR ALLY

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Old Kai: Chronicles of Guyana


… but he must know Guyanese are an independent people and times have indeed changed OLD KAI’s feathers are a bit ruffled and in the worst way too, especially at this time of the year. One “sada roti with some balanjay choka” went flying through my window in disgust a few days ago, when I observed in the media that the US Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, made absolutely no apology or effort to disguise efforts to impose his country’s imperialist tendencies on this nation of Guyana once again. The US has a dangerous history of funding and assisting a certain political party in this country, a secret which was revealed with the declassification of CIA documents some time back. The destruction of this country; pitting our people against each other; undermining our fledgling democracy; the underdevelopment and violence which followed was all funded by the US Government and the PNC was used as their proxy to achieve their objectives in this country. So it is quite comical when the PNC and now APNU point their fingers at others and accuse them of discrimination and trying to divide our people, when they are the ones who were paid to do so and gladly followed through with this agenda. In fact, the declassified CIA documents points to the fact that the US Government was aware that the PNC, now APNU, under Forbes Burnham was preparing to rig elections shortly after Guyana became independent in 1966. Media reports indicate that it was apparent that the United States government wanted Burnham to be re-elected and it began to give a positive view to the idea of providing his party with financial support despite his plans to utilise “unorthodox methods” to gain re-election. The 303 Committee, in a memorandum prepared on 17 March 1967, reported: “Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, leader of the majority People’s National Congress (PNC) in the coalition,…has stated that he is fully prepared to utilize the electoral machinery at his disposal to ensure his own re-election. Burnham has initiated steps for electoral registration of Guyanese at home and abroad, and has requested financial assistance . . . . for the PNC campaign. It is recommended that he and his party be provided with covert support in order to assure his victory at the polls…”

So after supporting the efforts to undermine our democratic institutions and encouraging the rigging of elections, the United States has changed its tune and is now interested in strengthening our democracy in Guyana. Now we have no problem with that as since 1992, former US President Jimmy Carter and his organisation supported the restoration of free and fair elections. What Old Kai has a problem with is our need to know the full details and what exactly is

US Ambassador Brent Hardt

Dr Roger Luncheon

behind the latest US “Governance project” that is being promoted by the local US Ambassador. Old Kai has detected something “fishy” about this project and based on our history as indicated above, you can understand my serious concerns when I heard that part of the agreement includes the “US Government financing local political parties”. Even more suspicious, is the US Ambassador talking about the need to provide greater transparency and accountability, but a local news site reported that Mr. Hardt was less than forthcoming about certain aspects of the project when questioned. This is a classic example of the US emissaries preaching one thing and then practising the exact opposite. What I am more concerned about is the reasons behind the US ambassador being less than candid about the full details of the proj-

ect. Are we seeing a repeat of the 60s all over again? But in all of this worry, I couldn’t help a chuckle when I read one of the dailies quoting the project document as stating that, “the U.S. government said the spread of stable democratic governments was in its longterm interest.” Serious? So why did they support the overthrow of democratically elected leaders in Haiti and more recently in Egypt among several other nations? To make matters worse, the US embassy apparently released some communication with the Guyana Government in the hope that it was to have proved that our local position was inconsistent with the reality. However, this has backfired on the US authorities as when I read one of the correspondence, it basically informed the Guyana Government that the US Government was implementing a governance project and they were inviting a contribution or input from the ruling party. Clearly, this is not how one sovereign nation deals with another. The US cannot decide that it is implementing projects in Guyana and then goes ahead, only to inform the legitimate Government in a “by the way” fashion of what it intends to do. This nation is not its colony. Based on this, I understand and fully support Government’s decision to scrap the project as, despite this gross disrespect in protocol, it appears the Guyana Government was still willing to encourage the project, but when the US Government began to veer off the initial understanding of what the project entailed, it was time for our leaders to stand up to the US and let it be known as India recently did, that “times have changed.” What happened next is almost unimaginable as after Head of the Presidential Secretariat, the indomitable Dr. Roger Luncheon expressed concern that despite Government scrapping the project, there was information that the US Embassy was continuing aspects of the project in Guyana, the US Ambassador in return, when questioned by the media, confirmed that this was true. Clearly, this is overstepping the boundary and is very disrespectful to our status as an independent and sovereign nation and people. Whatever is the next step that the Guyana Government will take, you can bet your bottom dollar that Old Kai will be in full support.

PARLIAMENT HAS LOST ITS FOCUS Gov’t not satisfied with progress made in 2013 legislative agenda By Vanessa Narine THE political gridlock that dogged the proceedings of the National Assembly in 2013 has left the Government dissatisfied with the level of progress it achieved in advancing its legislative agenda. Attorney General Anil Nandlall, at a press conference held yesterday at Freedom House, said: “No one in the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) can say we are satisfied.” Parliament has lost its focus and is being used by the Opposition as an instrument to advance political causes, he opined. “Parliament has been used repeatedly as a forum to extract political gains…one must be disappointed in the use of Parliament,” he declared. The AG said rejection of the “people’s voice” in moves made to reject petitions from the private sector and stakeholders in the cricket field was also a source of disappointment. He argued that the petitions were not rejected on the basis of their merit, but because of other considerations.

‘The Opposition MPs appear to want to run the Government from the Parliament. This is a total misconstrued view on the role of Parliament vis-à-vis the Executive. Someone seems to have convinced them, or they seem to have convinced themselves, that the Parliament can give direction to the Executive.’ – Clement Rohee The use of the one-seat majority, Nandlall said, was another source of contention. The AG said that misuse of the majority reflected an authoritarian style that bore resemblance to governance in the pre-1992 years. ENCROACHMENT He added that there are “constant and relentless” attempts to

exceed the powers of the Legislature and encroach on the functional responsibilities of the Executive. The AG said: “Last year we saw a series of motions moved by Mr. Carl Greenidge and Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan seeking to direct certain ministers to do things, things that are inconsistent with the law and the Constitution.” Nandlall pointed to more recent acts, including the call for Minister Robert Persaud’s resignation and the motion to have Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, appear before a Privileges Committee. He said the House has no power to censor a member of the Executive in the discharge of Executive functions. “The Parliament has jurisdiction over the conduct of its members over the proceedings of the House, but it has no jurisdiction, no power and no responsibility to censor a minister with respect to the Executive functions of the minister. “All these are trespasses committed into the province of the Executive by the National Assembly seeking to expand their (the Opposition’s) role as they continue on the path of political vendetta. That is what the Parliament is being used for…this can never be the role conceived for the Parliament.” He made it clear that the National Assembly has to serve the interest of the Guyanese people. “A Parliament is the place where the ultimate objective is to act in the interest of the people, not to penalize the people,” Nandlall said. General Secretary of the ruling party, Mr Clement Rohee, added: “The Opposition MPs appear to want to run the Government from the Parliament. This is a total misconstrued view on the role of Parliament vis-à-vis the Executive. “Someone seems to have convinced them, or they seem to have convinced themselves, that the Parliament can give direction to the Executive.” Rohee termed this a governance challenge, and stressed the need for “political compromise” going into 2014. This, he said, has been called for since Cheddi Jagan was Head of State, and throughout the time of the ruling party’s majority in the National Assembly. He said the legislative agenda for the New Year is already being

worked on. HIGH POINT Both Government Members of Parliament agreed that, despite the challenges this year, there were some high points. The AG noted the Speaker’s ruling following the Opposition no-confidence motion in Minister Rohee. Speaker Trotman ruled that Rohee would be allowed to participate fully in the business of the National Assembly and be unhindered in the execution of duties, both as an elected Member of Parliament and as the individual designated by the President to be the Home Affairs Minister. Trotman had said: “It is my considered opinion that refusing the right to a minister to address the House is tantamount to refusing the PPP GENERAL President the right to speak in the SECRETARY House -- a very unconstitutional CLEMENT ROHEE and untenable situation”. Nandlall said the number of questions, in the hundreds, tabled in the House was another high point. He added that none went unanswered. Rohee said the experience gained from working in the new dispensation in the National Assembly was another high point, as it provided the basis for advancing proceedings under different circumstances. Both men agreed that moving into 2014 will not be without challenges, but they also agreed that consensus – which has been proven possible in the absence of political plays – must be the focus of Parliamentarians.


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

Dr. Vishnu Persaud’s Assessment of Economic Challenges Confronting the Region GUYANA-BORN international economist Dr. Bishnodat ‘Vishnu’ Persaud, who was recently honoured by the Barbados Government for his outstanding contribution to the public service regionally and internationally, says CARICOM countries need to implement far-reaching structural policy changes, which should be supported by regional expertise and consensus that would help overcome political resistance to changes which hurt in the short-run but are necessary to put economies on a better longer-run footing. “Out of the Caribbean crisis, there could be a very beneficial long-term gain in the structural change which has had to be undertaken, and the need for which has to be recognised. This could help us not to repeat mistakes and thus prevent future crises of the depth which have hit us,” the former Director and Head of the Economic Affairs Division at the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat advised. Persaud was awarded Barbados’ second highest honour – the Companion of Honour of Barbados. In a recent conversation to congratulate him on his award, I sought his views on a number of key issues confronting the region. Need for Structural Change in CARICOM Economies He highlighted the need for CARICOM countries to downsize bloated bureaucracies, cut other non-essential public expenditure, encourage investment and competitiveness and redirect some public expenditure towards high-return infrastructure. A key focus, he emphasised, has to be increase of exports of diversified services and goods and reduction of imports in areas like food. Persaud pointed to credit downgrades in the region, financing becoming difficult and even borrowing locally becoming problematic as foreign banks operating in the region are constrained by headquarters to extend credit, even to governments, due to credit downgrades and repayment difficulties. On the positive side, he said, the recovery in major developed countries is gradually improving prospects for tourism and other export sectors. As well, international financial institutions continue to be supportive, especially where there is willingness to undertake austerity and adjustment. A former member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Committee on Development Policy (CDP), he observed that debt ratios are in most cases below 80% of GDP, ratios much lower than in countries in Europe, which have had to seek substantial bail-outs. “Growth is becoming positive again in many countries, and those that are not facing a fiscal or debt crisis and that are commodity-dependent such as Guyana, Belize and Suriname are growing at reasonably good rates. Trinidad and Tobago as an energy exporter is growing mildly and both this country and Guyana could do even better, but for internal constraints rather than weakness in the world economy.” Persaud, who served at the Commonwealth Secretariat for close to 20 years, shares the concerns of St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony about the major unprecedented economic crisis facing the region, but unlike Anthony and other influential regional commentators, he doesn’t believe that the immediate requirement is regional solutions or more regional economic integration. He asserts that economic restructuring at the national level is absolutely critical

as opposed to emphasis on a regional approach, which is more of a longer-term imperative. Another CARICOM Commission is necessary He lamented the fact that the report of the West Indian Commission ‘Time for Action’, which was headed by former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal, was in the main, not implemented. “The seriousness of our current problems deserves another similar Commission. I must emphasise, however, that the focus must be on Caribbean economic problems, and not wholly on regionalism as it bears on pressing problems of member countries of CARICOM. Financing is a vital issue so the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and its ability to raise funds and invest wisely are crucial. CDB should be managed in a way that it should never have allowed itself to lose credit rating,” said Persaud, who served as chief economic adviser to the Commonwealth Secretary-General and on a number of high-level international commissions. Dr. Bishnodat Persaud is convinced that the ‘Vishnu’ Persaud financial capacity does not exist to support the “ambitious plans” of CARICOM experts who have identified agriculture, transportation and renewable energy as CARICOM priorities for major regional investment plans, supported by the CDB. He contends that transportation is a regional issue requiring urgent regional solutions. However, on agriculture and renewable energy, he argues that the major thrust should be on national and bilateral programmes with support from CDB and other financial institutions and donors. “What we need is national re-energising plans supported by regional efforts, where required, as in extending scope for freer trade on a wider regional basis and internationally. Another regional priority is freer movement of skilled people and controversially perhaps making residential status more easily available, not only to movement within the region, but also to people from outside with scarce skills, capital and vibrant entrepreneurship.”

Danger of Eroding Existing Preferential Trade Agreements Professor Persaud, who has served as Chief Technical Coordinator of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM- now OTN), urged CARICOM countries to “get on with implementing” the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. He also stressed the importance of moving ahead with negotiating freer trade and investment arrangements with Canada, US and the wider Caribbean, including Central America. “In not moving ahead ourselves, we are isolating ourselves and will cause increasing erosion of our existing preferential trade agreements. A key regional policy initiative has to be to support national efforts

to expand extra-regional exports.” The region, according to the former UWI Professor of Sustainable Development, cannot Sandra Baptiste develop on the basis of the small regional market and since the private sector are the exporters; they must be very involved with governments in devising a major export push in services and goods. A revived Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) and an expanding role for regional export development facilitation and promotion were identified as being crucial. IMPACT OF CRIME AND ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LEGISLATION Persaud also feels crime and related drug trafficking and corruption are serious problems. “The US Drugs Enforcement Administration estimates that 14% of cocaine smuggled into the US now enters through the Caribbean - twice the rate of just two years ago. These problems are surmountable with determined action and increased foreign assistance of the kind provided through the US supported Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. Barbados, recognising the sensitivity of tourism to crime, has shown that such dedicated action can produce substantial results.” “In Jamaica, the association of crime with politics in the past has made the crime situation difficult and in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago race and politics have complicated policing problems and solutions. In all this, there is insufficient awareness of the urgency of the crime problem and of the dire consequences of playing politics with crime and policing.” On the implications of Guyana’s failure to approve Anti Money-Laundering legislation, Persaud said the consequences are financially pervasive. “It is not only going to affect business people and investment inflows, but anyone with an interest in foreign exchange. A large section of the population benefits from remittances. Playing politics with people’s direct interests can backfire for those who are seen as obstructing legislation.” ROLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT Asked about the current role of the Commonwealth Secretariat in Caribbean economic development, Persaud, who co-chaired a UN Expert Group on the Vulnerability of Small States. said it is sad to see the Caribbean losing its central role in the Secretariat’s work on small states. “In our time we initiated work which led to the international debt reduction programme for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC). It would have been good, if the Secretariat was more involved in helping the region in its debt management and relief needs.” He recalled that some of the region’s leading lights were brought in to assist the Secretariat including former CARICOM Secretaries General and economists William Demas and Alister McIntyre, noted economists Jamaican G. Arthur Brown and Trinidadian Frank Rampersad, and former Barbados Attorney-General and Minister of External Affairs Sir Henry Forde. (Sandra Ann Baptiste is a Business Consultant, Writer and Specialist in Caribbean Affairs)


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

PRINCIPALS from petroleum companies operating in Guyana had a meeting with Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud and Deputy Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Newell Dennison in the United States. The meeting was held against the backdrop that Guyana has petroleum prospecting licences issued for exploration activities by petroleum companies in the offshore, coastal, near shore, deep water and ultra-deep waters of Guyana and within Guyana’s maritime areas. Executives of CGX Resources Inc, ESSO Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd and Repsol Exploracion Guyana S.A. were in attendance while new venture company Ratio Petroleum was also present. The petroleum companies shared their operational experiences in Guyana and cross-cutting issues were identified which needed to be

anteed under international laws and conventions. Esso, Repsol and Anadarko were companies operating offshore which concluded geophysical surveys in their respective prospecting areas. Nabi Oil and Gas Inc. concluded a small geochemistry survey over their coastal onshore block in the last quarter of 2013 and together such investments in exploration have been in the vicinity of US$ 50-million. CGX indicated that significant funding was being arranged for their own exploration programme over their prospecting areas and that they should in the near term be advising on their plans. All the companies present committed to keep their timelines and especially with regard to processing and interpreting their new data which has to inform on an anticipated next campaign of drilling speculated for as early as 2015. The meeting concluded with an undertaking by all to work in a unified manner to overcome the issues common to all stakeholders for a more efficient outcome. (GINA)

Oil and Gas companies remain buoyant about prospects in Guyana better addressed. In that regard, it was recognised that during 2013, there were three (3) major offshore 2D and 3D seismic acquisitions and these involved administrative details with several agencies such as the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and the Guyana Revenue Authority. The volume of documents which had to be processed in an organised and timely manner was a challenge which was handled well under the circumstances by the involved agencies where full support was always evident. However, better systems are being examined to improve future operations. Minister Persaud was able to respond and give his assurances that he would engage his colleagues to tackle this matter. Minister Persaud was also able to respond to concerns over the situation with Venezuela which directly affected Anadarko’s survey in October 2013. He also intimated that Guyana was committed to a peaceful resolution but would preserve Guyana’s rights of sovereignty guar-

Minister Robert Persaud and Mr. Newell Dennison along with principals from petroleum companies operating in Guyana


The Staff of the Delegation of the European Union in Guyana thanks all its partners for their cooperation during 2013 and looks forward to their continued support in the new year. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2014!

GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

AG slams AFC’s ‘casino’ type politics

By Vanessa Narine

THE return of the Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/ CFT) Bill to a Parliamentary Select Committee has prompted Attorney General Anil Nandlall to issue cautionary words to Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs). “We have to be careful with what we are titillating with,” he told reporters yesterday during the ruling party’s weekly press conference held at its Freedom House headquarters. The AG explained that the Bill which was re-tabled in the House last Thursday is a product of extensive consultation with the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). He acknowledged that CFATF issued an advisory on the need for changes in November 2011, but pointed out that, with elections in the air, work was deferred until after the event. Nandlall said that after the advisory, CFATF officials visited Guyana; examined the local situation; met with the Government, private sector, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders; examined the legislative framework, and made their recommendations. The legislation to give effect to the recommendations was another process that took time, he said. “Each provision was sent

individually to CFATF, examined by their specialist, and confirmed to have been complied with the recommendations,” the AG said. “It was a very time consuming process.” According to the AG, the recommendations could have been made effective by legislation done in a piecemeal manner, but the decision was to legislate in a more comprehensive manner, particularly foreseeing challenges with passage of the bill in a piecemeal manner. “It is a big bill, but it is a

Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) as capturing 98 per cent of their recommendations which are to be implemented. Recall that in their public statement, the CFATF identified the non-passage of this Bill as the major basis for blacklisting Guyana. Yet, when the Bill is returned to the National Assembly, as requested by the Opposition after their rejection of it was nationally condemned, the Opposition again have refused to pass the Bill.” He charged that the position of the Alliance For Change (AFC)

‘The AFC continues with their casino type politics. Their position is (for them to use) their support for the AMLCFT to gamble for the Public Procurement Commission. They have no problem with the Bill. According to them, the Bill is perfect. However, they will not support it unless the Public Procurement Commission is established.’ comprehensive one that embraces all the recommendations …. It was a long process.” STALLING The vote to send the Bill back to a Select Committee, where it spent six months before being defeated by the joint Opposition vote earlier this month, is another attempt at stall tactics, according to Nandlall. He said: “Recall that this Bill was defeated by the Opposition for no good reason or cause. Recall that this Bill has been approved by the Caribbean

-- that their support is dependent on the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission -- is reflective of “casino” type politics. Nandlall said: “The AFC continues with their casino type politics. Their position is (for them to use) their support for the AMLCFT to gamble for the Public Procurement Commission. They have no problem with the Bill. According to them, the Bill is perfect. However, they will not support it unless the Public Procurement Commission is established. “We reject this ‘ad terrorem’


- urges caution with amendments to AML/CFT Bill

AG Anil Nandlall approach. We say that the Public Procurement Commission and the AMLCFT are mutually exclusive matters, each being important in its own right and each must be treated in accordance with their own needs and peculiarities. Each has its own process.” He stressed that the current administration is not prepared to “gamble” on matters of such importance to the country and its people. Referring to the position of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the AG said: “For the last six months, they have been parroting publicly that they have amendments to make to the Bill. None came forth in six months in the previous Select Committee. “Again, none was proposed on the floor in the National Assembly during the debate. “Mr. Carl Greenidge, who

spoke for the APNU, appears bent on upstaging his leader. He appeared uncompromising and relentless. He has listed a series of demands, all of which are unrelated to the Bill; stating emphatically that unless those demands are met, the AMLCFT will not be supported.” Given both parties’ positions, Nandlall maintained, he is not optimistic in anticipating support for the AML/CFT Bill. “The transmission of the Bill to a Select Committee seems to be another political game. For the sake of our country and our people, we hope that we are wrong. “Thus far, we have done everything that we can do to have this Bill passed. The struggle will continue,” he said. EFFECTS The AG stressed it is important that the bill be passed even as he rejected assertions being peddled in some quarters that the Government is involved in scaremongering. “Talk to the Private Sector Commission,” he said. As a representative of the private sector in Guyana, he noted that the body, as well as others in the business community, can confirm the beginning of the adverse effects of missing the last CFATF deadline. Since missing the November

18 deadline, CFATF, at its plenary meeting, warned its members to “consider implementing counter measures to their financial systems from the ongoing money laundering and terrorist financing risks” emanating from Guyana. The AG pointed to a major impact of the warning, the current exchange rate, where the United States dollar is trading at the much higher rate of Gy$213 to US$1. The French-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is expected to hold a review in February. Guyana could be included in that review following CFATF’s designation of Guyana as a country with deficiencies in strategic areas in regard to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism; and as a country that has not made sufficient progress in addressing the deficiencies in this regard; and as a country that have not complied with its Action Plan developed with CFATF to address those deficiencies. CFATF itself is expected to review Guyana’s position in May 2014 at its next meeting. If Guyana is unable to meet the May 2014 deadline, the body is expected to hand Guyana over to the Financial Action Task Force for the International Cooperation Review Group’s (ICRG) evaluation to begin.

Opposition ‘peddling ignorance’ over Procurement Bill

By Vanessa Narine

ATTORNEY General Anil Nandlall yesterday charged the Opposition with peddling “ignorance” in relation to passage of the Procurement (Amendment) Bill. Parliament last Thursday deferred the second reading of the Bill to a date within the next six months, following a motion moved by Government Chief Whip Gail Teixeira after six hours of debate. The Bill is an act to amend the 2003 principal Procurement Act by making changes to Section 54 by means of deleting subsection six. Section 54 deals with Cabinet’s involvement in reviewing the awarding of procurement contracts and the phasing out of its functions with the establishment of a Public Procurement Commission (PPC), in the interest of decentralising the procurement process. Subsection six states that: “Cabinet’s involvement shall cease upon the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission, except in relation to those matters referred to in subsection one which are pending.” At a press conference held at Freedom House, the AG said: “We are dealing with an overwhelming level of ignorance, and the PPP will now have to educate the country because of the overwhelming ignorance peddled by the politicians.” CLEAR PROVISIONS According to him, the provisions of the Constitution are

clear in relation to the issue. Nandlall said: “There is nothing in this Constitution, in relation to the Public Procurement Commission which excludes a role for Cabinet. “Nothing in the Constitution authorizes, either expressly or by implication, the Procurement Commission to award contracts. The Procurement Commission cannot usurp the statutory functions of the National Tender Administration Board.” He explained that the Procurement (Amendment) Bill is based on positions “deeply rooted” in administrative principles and in the Constitution itself. Nandlall said: “Administratively, one cannot be held responsible and accountable for a process or the outcome of a process when one has been excluded from that process. Simply put, there cannot be a responsibility without a role. “Under the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers, the executive is assigned the responsibility for the management of the financial affairs of the state, including the expenditure of public funds.” The Attorney General added that over 75 per cent of public expenditure by the Executive is done via the public procurement process. “This responsibility is owed both to the electorate as well as to the National Assembly. The nucleus of the Executive is the Cabinet. This responsibility is captured by Article 106 (2) of the Constitution, which states: “The Cabinet shall aid and advise the President in the general direction and control of the Government of Guyana,

and shall be collectively responsible therefor to Parliament.” Nandlall said managing and controlling the Government of Guyana requires the expenditure of public funds. “Articles 217, 218, 219 and 220 of the Constitution create a comprehensive network by which the Minister of Finance is to access these public funds and account to the Parliament for their expenditures. “How can Cabinet be ac-

and the role which the Procurement Commission is expected to play in this process…The role is one to monitor and have oversight, not to participate in the procurement process.” Nandlall pointed out that Cabinet’s no-objection in the procurement process does not, in any way, affect the role or the functioning of the Public Procurement Commission. “The Constitution establishes this Commission as an

‘We are dealing with an overwhelming level of ignorance, and the PPP will now have to educate the country because of the overwhelming ignorance peddled by the (Opposition) politicians.’ countable for the expenditure of these public funds when it is denied any role in how they are expended? The retention, therefore, of Cabinet’s role in the procurement process is indispensable.” Referring to analogies made in the debate to the procurement procedures in other countries, he said comparatively, Cabinet in Guyana plays an “exceedingly minimal” role. All these arguments fell on deaf ears as the opposition refused to support the Bill, Nandlall said. COLOSSAL MISUNDERSTANDING He maintained that there is a “colossal misunderstanding” of the role of the Commission. “What is even more disturbing is their shocking lack of understanding of the procurement legislation, systems and process,

oversight and monitoring body scrutinizing and monitoring the entire procurement process, including the limited role of Cabinet. The AFC completely misunderstands this role, and its leader inexplicably views this Commission as a participant in the procurement process with powers to award contracts,” Nandlall declared. He pointed out that in the face of such overwhelming and unyielding ignorance, compromise will indeed be impossible. The AG called for reason within Opposition ranks, during the deferral period before the second reading of the Bill. “The party hopes that with the passage of time, the Opposition will be visited with reason and support this Bill so that the Government can move quickly to establish the Public Procurement Commission,” he said. On that note, Nandlall made it clear that the “constitutional

prescription” is clear on how the body shall have its members appointed. Appointees, according to the Constitution, are to be independent, impartial and fair. “We must be guided by the Constitution, its letter and its spirit,” he stressed. CONSENSUS General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, in adding his comments to the issue, pointed out that consensus going forward is a must. On the note of appointing members to the Commission, he underscored the fact that the Constitution makes clear that there must be a two-thirds majority in the House. “All three parties are interested in the establishment of the PPC, and they are all speaking

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together on this matter…. If they (Members of Parliament) do not strike a compromise at some point time, the nation will not have the Commission established,” Rohee said. This, according to him, is not the outcome the ruling party wants to be realised, as it recognises the national interest in having safeguards as it relates to the procurement process. The General Secretary noted that while the joint Opposition is focused on accountability and transparency, the responsibility factor must not be ignored. “I do not see a conflict between the three, they are all interconnected,” he said and called for support of the Procurement (Amendment) Bill.


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

Minister Anthony joins Enmore residents in first Christmas Tree light up

THE youths of Enmore on the East Coast of Demerara hosted their first Christmas Tree lighting ceremony over the weekend. Joining them was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, who assisted in the lighting of the tree. While addressing the large gathering of residents, Minister Anthony recalled his childhood days in the community during the festive season. He recalled that while there was not much to be had at that time, he and his friends were contented. In this regard, he commended the Enmore Youth Group for their committed efforts and innovativeness. Alluding to the fact that celebrating Christmas is one of the many traditions observed in Guyana, Minister Anthony also emphasised that the season embraces deeds of good will. He called on residents to give support to the youths in the community, and said assistance will be given for the establishment of a library. Prior to the lighting of the Christmas Tree, several teachers who have served in the community were given tokens for their efforts. The gathering was also treated to cultural items and singing of carols. Additionally, the children were treated to a visit from Santa. Minister Anthony also attended a similar event in Crabwood Creek, Region 6 where 200 toys were given to children. That event was hosted by the WPO group in Crabwood Creek and was also the first of its kind in the community. Along with the minister, other attendees included the Mayor of Corriverton, PPP Members of Parliament from Region 6 and the Regional Chairman, all of whom shared messages of goodwill with the residents.

Minister Frank Anthony during a recent Christmas event in Enmore

Dr Frank Anthony among those cheering during the ceremonial lighting up of the first ‘Christmas Tree’ at Enmore.

Enmore hosts children’s party

IN keeping with the spirit of goodwill, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, recently joined residents of Enmore, where he hails from, to host their annual children’s party. This year saw about 500 children flocking the Enmore/Hope primary school where they were treated with gifts and eatables. The gifts were donated by the Radio Needy Children’s Fund, and presented by “Santa” and Leila Ramson. This community activity has been going on for a number of years, and is well received by the children in the community. While interacting with the children, Minister Anthony noted that the event seeks to ensure that each child has a good Christmas. He expressed appreciation for those people, especially the

Minister Dr. Frank Anthony giving out snacks at the party for children in Enmore

Children gathered at the Enmore Hope Primary School for the Christmas party


Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), for giving support in the coordinating of the activity. Trans Pacific and Jamaal (a resident of Enmore) were instrumental in providing the eatables, and ice cream was contributed by Sterling Products. Minister Anthony explained that the community will continue to benefit from developments, for instance, work has been done on the community centre ground. The need now is for more residents to get involved in sports. The children were encouraged to join the community’s sports club. Dr Anthony pointed out that attention will also be placed on setting up a library in Enmore.

GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

GPL sheds light on weekend outages

THE Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) has said that power outages experienced throughout the weekend resulted from malfunctioning equipment. Below is a release issued by the company yesterday: “December 22, 2013, Georgetown, Guyana: GPL wishes to advise our customers that the outages experienced on Saturday December 21, 2013, commencing at 14:10 hrs, were the result of a series of faults occurring on the F4 feeder emanating from our Kingston 2 generating station, coupled with the tripping of one of two station service transformers at that station. “After restarting the system, this feeder was reclosed around 14:34 hrs, after waiting for any reports of fallen poles and other unusual occurrences, as is standard procedure. “However, it tripped again, and checking of the lines revealed a burnt cable lug on the feeder pothead at Kingston. Repairs were completed at approximately 17:10 hrs. “On closing at 17:21 hrs, it again tripped, and a burnt jumper connection on the line was found at Water and Barrack Streets. “After repairing and reclosing the feeder at 18:15 hrs, it again tripped, and crews found the lines entangled at Main and New Market Streets. The feeder was finally reclosed at 18:35 hrs. “Repowering of areas commenced 14:22 hrs, with areas from Kingston along Water Street, Brickdam, Princes Street, Louisa Row,

Man allegedly inflicts 29 stab wounds on paramour at East Bank Essequibo THIRTY-SEVEN-year-old Sookdai Basdeo of Tuschen Village, East Bank Essequibo, was reportedly stabbed 29 times by a man with whom she had allegedly had a relationship. Basdeo’s mutilated body was discovered in her home around 07.45am yesterday. The suspect, Iqbal Mohammed, is reported to have voluntarily surrendered to the police, and is assisting with investigations. Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said Basdeo was already living with a partner but seemed to have held on to the relationship with the suspect, with whom she had previously been involved. The suspect, a fisherman, reportedly came in from sea and visited Basdeo, who was home alone at the time. He reportedly asked her for them to “be together again”; but Basdeo, fearing the partner of her stable relationship would harm her, did not accede to Mohammed’s request, precipitating an argument that resulted in her being stabbed to death.

(and) Sussex Street to Agricola. “The station service transformer that was tripping has been isolated, and technicians are carrying out detailed checks. “The outages experienced on Sunday December 22, 2013, commencing approximately 12:15 hrs, were as a result of a shut-

13 down of our Demerara Interconnected System. This was caused by a stuck starting air valve on a cylinder of the No.3 generating set at our Kingston 2 generating station, leading to a drop in the common control air pressure system and consequent shutdown of the fuel pumps to all of the machines. “With the loss of this, the largest station (36 MW) in our system, all other stations would become overloaded and shut down. All areas in Georgetown/Greater Georgetown, the East Coast, East Bank, West Bank, and West Coast Demerara were affected. “Repowering of areas commenced 12:19 hrs with small areas between Sophia and Good Hope. The last areas between Good Hope, Industry, Success, and Lusignan were repowered at 13:40 hrs. “GPL sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused, and wishes to advise that GPL’s technicians, line crews, and contractors are working continually to keep our system running.”


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President Donald Ramotar and Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony listen as rice farmers unwind during their Christmas party last Friday

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PRESIDENT Donald Ramotar, on Friday last, acknowledged the signi icant contributions of rice farmers to Guyana’s economy, and called o them for their support to ensure much more happens in 2014. Guyana recorded its highest ever rice production in 2013, nettin 530,000 tonnes. Speaking to the farmers during a Christmas party organised by the Ric Producers Association (RPA) at Crane, West Coast of Demerara, Presiden Ramotar observed that things are not smooth and easy with projects alway being stopped for one reason or the other. Pointing to cuts of the national budget earlier this year, he remind ed that they affected major development programmes for the countr

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such as the Specialty Hospital, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion and the Amaila Falls Hydro Power Project. The President noted that the Amaila Falls project would have alleviated electricity problems in Guyana, in addition to attracting investment, and creating employment for Guyanese. “Only recently, the Anti Money Laundering Bill which targets drug trafficking and people profiting from illegal money, again the opposition opposed it… I know that it is putting our country in great danger and carrying up the cost in doing business in Guyana,” the President stated. He appealed to the rice farmers for their support to carry on and pull the country forward. (GINA)

Showing his moves, President Donald Ramotar cuts the barriers at the party hosted by the Rice Producers Association



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Teen’s sudden mysterious death devastates grieving parents By Clifford Stanley

MOMENTS after concluding an animated conversation with her father and starting to watch video cartoons, 15-year-old Ronita Erskine, popularly known as “Pinky”, suddenly took ill at her West Ruimveldt home, and died before receiving medical attention. The Gifted Hands Learning Centre student was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Godfrey Erskine of 113 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Mrs. Erskine is an employee of the Guyana Chronicle. Pinky’s parents were in mourning yesterday even as they struggled to find reasons for their only child’s sudden death. A devastated Mr. Erskine recounted the moments before his daughter collapsed while eating a meal early yesterday morning. He said: “I was at home. Her mother had left for work, so myself and her were talking as I moved around the house; and everything seemed

normal. Then I asked her if she was hungry and she said yes, and I dished out some pepperpot and gave her some bread to eat it with. Then I left her in the upstairs where the TV is and went downstairs to do some other tidying up,” he said. Moments later, he said, he heard a loud thumping noise in the upper flat, and he rushed back upstairs to see what was happening. He found the teenager tossing on the floor and apparently gasping for breath. He thought that she had choked on her food and tried to help her, but her condition began to deteriorate when she began to bleed through her nose and mouth; so he had no option but to rush her to the nearest hospital. The young girl was declared dead on arrival at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital. The sad and mystified parents said it was the first time their daughter had taken ill. They said they are totally depending on the results of a post-mortem on Pinky’s body, scheduled for Friday, to furnish them with answers to her mysterious death.

Ronita Erskine in happier times

Bartica businessman among Harbour Bridge Mall armed robbery victims THREE armed men yesterday robbed several persons as they conducted business at the Western Union branch located at the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Among those robbed was Bartica-based businessman Winston Miller. Ten patrons were reportedly in the Western Union outlet when the bandits struck; and the robbers made them lie face down before stripping them of all their valuables. One patron indicated that the bandits had joined the line of patrons, pretending to be there to conduct business like everyone else. Miller told this newspaper that he has just returned from New York, and had visited the location to collect cash. Two minutes after he had entered the location, one of the bandits standing directly behind him shouted, “Everybody gimme all yuh have!” Brandishing handguns, the three bandits made the patrons lie on the floor as they emptied their pockets. H e s a i d Winston Miller was a victim of armed patrons were robbery minutes after he had entered forced at gun the Western Union branch at the point to hand Harbour Bridge Mall over their valuables, which included jewellery, cash, cellular phones and other items. The bandits reportedly escaped through a back entrance of the Mall compound.(Alex Wayne)

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Caretaker to spend Christmas in prison for intention to traffick cannabis CARETAKER Ian Smith, 23, of 123 Third Street, Alberttown, Georgetown was remanded to prison yesterday after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer a charge of having intention to traffick 3.970 kilogrammes of cannabis. Particulars of the charge stated that Smith was found with the cannabis on December 23 in Werk-en- Rust, Georgetown; but Smith pleaded not guilty to the charge, even though the prosecutor, Corporal Bharat Mangru, said that ranks from the Narcotics Unit went to Smith’s abode and found two separate amounts of the cannabis in a room. Mangru said one parcel contained 3.215 kilogrammes while the other contained 755 grammes. When the defendant was confronted, Mangru said, he admitted to the allegation, but refused to write a confession after he was arrested and charged for the offence. Smith’s lawyer, George Thomas, contended that his client never made an oral confession. He said he was instructed that his client lives at 123 Third Street Alberttown, but had visited a woman at the address the cannabis was found. He said his client had an ‘altercation’ with the woman at the time the police came. Thomas asked the magistrate to set bail in a reasonable sum for his client, but the prosecutor objected to bail being granted Smith on the ground that no special reason had been raised by the defense counsel. Smith will be spending this Christmas in prison, but his matter is set to be continued on January 6. ********************************************************************

Music vendor on $25,000 bail for allegedly assaulting female at #42 bus park Music vendor Juel Harris (no address given) was placed on $25,000 bail last Friday after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer an allegation that he unlawfully assaulted Nadisa Griffith on December 17 at the 42 minibus park. The 26-year-old pleaded not guilty as charged. When the magistrate asked if the VC was in any way related to the defendant, she learnt that they were total strangers before the alleged attack. The facts were not read in court, and the prosecutor did not object to bail being granted Harris; so the magistrate granted Harris bail and bonded him to keep the peace until January 5, when the matter is to continue in Court 10. ********************************************************************

Man fined $30,000 for illegally departing country TWENTY-SEVEN-year-old Berbician Mohamed Ali was yesterday fine $30,000 with an alternative of three months’ imprisonment when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer an illegal departure charge. Ali pleaded guilty to the charge that, on September 23, at Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice, he illegally departed Guyana for Suriname. The defendant told the court: “I made previous arrangements to fly to the United States (U.S.) with my family via Paramaribo, Suriname, but I missed the ferry”. Ali added that he proceeded to Suriname via Springlands, and spent three months in the U.S; and upon his return at Timehri, he was informed that he was wanted. He was subsequently arrested and charged with the present offence. The defendant apologised to the Chief Magistrate, stating that he was not aware he had done something illegal. ********************************************************************

Taxi driver remanded on armed robbery charge NINETEEN-year-old taxi driver Teairri Cush, of Lot 265 Impendence Boulevard, Georgetown, was yesterday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for the offence of robbery under arms. Cush pleaded not guilty to the charge that, on December 19, at Robb Street, Georgetown, being in company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed money changer Naresh Singh of $1M, property of Mark Smith. Police prosecutor Corporal Bharrat Mangru told the court that the defendant was the driver of a 212 motor car, and on the day in question, Cush was in company of another, who approached the virtual complainant (VC) to change US$5,000, equivalent of Gy$1M. The defendant, however, drove the car to Kingston while his companion robbed the VC at gun point. They then let out the VC in the Kingston area. A report was made to the police and the defendant was arrested. Attorney-at-law Mr. George Thomas, representing Cush, argued that his client was highjack by two men and two women, who forced him to commit the act. Mr Thomas said immediately after his client was released by his highjackers, he went to the police station to report the matter, but was ignored by the police when he tried to explain. Cush was arrested and charged with the present offence. Cush was remanded until January 21.



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Aries March 21 - April 19

It’s good for you to feel confident about your chances going into an upcoming challenge, but it would be unwise to think that you will walk away with a victory too easily. Do not sell your competition short. The only thing less helpful than underestimating your opponent is overestimating yourself. So don’t rush ahead thinking this will be a cakewalk. You have to have a healthy respect for every contest you enter. Otherwise, what is the value in winning it?

Taurus April 20 - May 20

There is a person in your life who has been working on your last nerve and it’s time for them to go. Today is the right day to tell them what you are feeling -- gently and with your trademark diplomacy skills, of course. Let your compassion guide you through this tricky conversation and let them know that it’s nothing personal, but you just need a break (you don’t have to get specific as to why). Cutting out whatever is holding you back in your life is liberating and healthy.

Gemini May 21 - June 21 What better gift can one ask for than a new home for Christmas?

Scotiabank/Habitat project gifts disabled woman house for Christmas

AMANDA Anthony would be spending Christmas in comfort and style now that she has been blessed with a new home through the kind compliments of the Scotiabank ‘Habitat Build a Home Promotion’. Scotia Bank is said to have contributed approximately Gy$1.8 million towards building Anthony’s single-bedroom, ‘disability-friendly model

home’ at Hope Lowlands, East Coast of Demerara. Anthony, a widow and mother of two, recalls living several places -- the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, Kamuni Creek, Land of Canaan and Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast of Demerara; and even in neighbouring Suriname. About one year ago, she acquired her house lot from the Ministry of Housing.

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Although she reportedly failed to secure assistance from the Lion’s Club and Food for the Poor entities, she was advised to approach the Habitat for Humanity, where she spoke with National Director Rawle Small. Now 52 years old, the widow was born without legs, and was almost reduced to tears when she reflected on the difficulties she had faced in life as a result of her disability. Anthony cooks, cleans and moves about briskly, but says she has often been denied employment, even as a domestic, because of her disability. Accustomed to working on a farm on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, the proud Anthony hopes to have her yard fenced, so she can plant vegetables and rear chickens. Habitat for Humanity’s local staff members see Anthony as inspiration because of her vision of receiving support to emerge from the “really harsh conditions” in the oneroom apartment she had been occupying. Other criteria used to determine Anthony’s eligibility to receive help included her number of dependents, employment status, health status and age. Scotiabank (Guyana) is taking a small percentage from several types of loans to finance the project. The Scotiabank/ Habitat Build a Home project has been extended for three years. ANSA Mc AL, the Braam family, Office of the President, Guyana Relief Council, Courts and other entities also assisted in making the house comfortable for Amanda Anthony and her son.

Friends who you feel are more successful than you are showing signs of wear and tear -- today you might actually see that their lives aren’t as perfect as you thought they were. They need some advice, and you are the person to give it. Your perspective is so different from theirs, and it is the only one that will mean anything to them. This switch in the dynamic isn’t such a switch, you know -- the two of you are equals in every sense of the word. This will bring you closer.

Cancer June 22 - July 22

Your newest relationship is going well, but you need to take things a little bit more slowly, now. If you act impatient or try to rush this other person, you will only create more stress for yourself -- relax, and trust that things will be what they are destined to be. Let things unfold at their own pace. There are some small details around the house you can take care of while you are waiting for this person to respond to your actions. Keep yourself busy!

Leo July 23 - August 22

Beware of being too impulsive right now -- especially in terms of your shopping habits! Being spontaneous at the shopping mall could lead to more financial commitment than you had initially anticipated. Try to avoid making any purchases whatsoever today, even if that means packing your lunch or bumming a ride. Saving more money is not only good for your bank account, it’s good for your ego. Prove to yourself that you have the discipline to do it!

Virgo August 23 - September 22

Today is a great day to formulate your plans and organise a list of things you need to do in order to prepare for a new work project or opportunity. You need to start putting more effort into growing your career and pushing yourself to reach for goals that are a little bit higher than you are comfortable with -- you need to stretch! Remember that your boss is a human being, and sometimes a simple casual conversation can lay the foundation for your future.

Libra September 23 - October 22

A friend or partner needs your guidance right now -- they are in the midst of making a decision, and they need to have a sanity check with you. Make time for them! Be prepared for long conversations that don’t go anywhere but around in circles. As a friend, you need to be a good listener and a good cheerleader -- just like they have been for you in the past. Stay patient and positive. You can help them just by being yourself and being there for them.

Scorpio October 23 - November 21

You’ll have a strong sense today that there is something going on that no one is telling you about -- are you being left out of a secret? That remains to be seen. Walk a little more slowly by people in hushed conversations and see what you pick up. Before the end of the day, you’ll probably be able to put the pieces together and get a loose idea of what is really going on. Luckily, it’s not going to be anything you have to worry about. People are being more secretive for their own reasons.

Sagittarius November 22 - December 21

An authority figure in your life who sometimes verges on being a real friend might stir up some difficult emotions for you, today. Your first urge will be to talk it out with them, but it’s much wiser to hold on to what you are feeling for now. The line between your personal and professional relationship is too blurry -- and asking them to navigate it with you is way too risky of a proposition. Hold on to your feelings for a few days. Wait for the right moment to broach the subject.

Capricorn December 22 - January 19

One of your friends might have an interesting social opportunity for you, but you need to do some research on your own before signing on or committing yourself in any way to it. If your friend is truly a friend, they won’t mind in the least if you do your due diligence before associating yourself with their little scheme. And if they get defensive about it, then you know for sure that something is up! You can afford to be honest and open up to this person about your concerns.

Aquarius January 20 - February 18

You have the right philosophy for staying grounded and in synch with all the important people today -- you just have to have faith! To cultivate your confidence in your people skills, get as social as you can as early as you can. The sooner you can make someone smile, the sooner you will get a clear sense of the power of your personality. Recent setbacks aren’t a sign that you are losing your mojo. You’ve just got to get back out there and try again.

Pisces February 19 - March 20

The people you love could use a reminder of that fact -- try to show as much affection as you can for them today. Have confidence that your friendships are real and strong, because they are. You are in a very healthy phase in terms of communicating and connecting with others. Others are trying to distract you from your friends, but you know what is important -- never forget that the people who are there for you now will always be there for you.

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 Institute of Motoring Learn to drive at an affordable cost. Professional, Courteous and Patient Driving Instructor. For more details contact Annmarie/Vanessa at 172 Light and Charlotte Streets, Bourda. Te# 227-5072, 226-7541, 2 2 6 - 0 1 6 8 .

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 Services Have you been denied a visa, been deported, need advice on VISA matters?Email for free advice and subsequent help from our trained Immigration Attorneys in USA and Canada for further information Email                               REPAIRS and Services: We fix all desktops, laptops and tablets. We sell laptop screen as cheap as $16 000. Set up office and business networks and internet café. Quality, reliable and affordable service, trained technician, The PC doctor 696-2602, Get 20% off for December. you tired of waiting at the salon and wish to have your hair nails, manicure, pedicure done at home at your time, day or night? For children of all ages cartoon character nail design, let the little ones feel and look pretty too this Christmas. Come in groups of 4 and get $4 000 back doing your nails from now until next year. So each person gets $1 000 off. Call Shermika on Tel. 667-9737.  for all your Tech Support: Computer repairs (Mac and PC), computer sales, laptop charger replacement, network installation, software development, printer repairs and servicing, IT consultation, security camera installation. 125 Light Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. Tel 226-0085, 693-1259.


 spouse, polygraph testing, background checks, locating missing persons, bodyguard service, private + criminal investigation, any other (Worldwide). C o n t a c t St r a t e gic Advisory Services. Tel. 592-651-3508, 5 9 2 - 668-9532 Email: M e m b e r of National Association of Investigative Specialists (USA) (All assignments treated as top secret

 reading, other works done. For fast results - reuniting lovers, removing evil and all blockages, etc. Call 696-8873, 6 7 3 - 11 6 6 .  works done to bring peace, finance, success, enhance prosperity, remove evil, blockage, reunite f a m i l i e s , l o vers, etc. 6107234, 644-0058.  spiritual help in removing evil spirit, bad luck, evil sickness, spells, reuniting lovers, bringing prosperity to business, etc. Tel: 612-6417, 220-0708, .6875653. 


 Old Year into New Year return trip, December 29 - January 2, Book early - 644-0185, 6392663, 665-5171, 227-8290.



 you a friendly person and wish to make some money? Then call 667-9737. male Sales Clerks, previous experience would be an asset. Please bring written application to Mike's Pharmacy, 56 Sheriff Street, Georgetown.  for a van driver, and a canter driver. Excellent salary and commission. Apply in person with police clearance, a copy of your driver's license, and 2 recommendations. Tel # 226-5473.   Minimum 5 years' experience, PORTERS and WATCHMAN- Apply with written application to Patsan - Sheriff &Johnsmith Streets, Campbellville.  exist at Survival Shopping Complex, 173 Sheriff Street, Campbellville, for cleaners and drivers. Persons must send in application along with a passportsize photograph. For more information, contact 227-5286-89.  exist for Sales Clerk, Bond Clerk, Accounts Clerk and Pharmacist at Roy's Pharmacy. Interested persons can send in applications along with Curriculum Vitae and one passport-size photograph to Roy's Pharmacy Stall #3233 and 64-65 Bourda Market. Tel. 2260693, one cleaner call Samantha 2236072.

 Engineer full time. Qualifications are as follows: BSc. Civil Engineering. Minimum (3) years working experience. Security Personnel, Labourers, Accounts Clerk, Skid Steer Operators (Bobcat) Truck Drivers. Interested persons can contact the office on telephone numbers 603-4001.  Clerk, 5 subjects CXC with Maths and English, CAT. At least 2 years work experience. Knowledge of Accounting Software (Peachtree) would be an asset. Send application to or apply in person at Aracari Resort, Pln Versailles, West Bank Demerara. Phone 264-2948.


Land For Sale

  of lease land at Yarrokabra. Tel. 601-9297, 616-8193.   of land in Kara Kara, Linden $35M. Contact 6803771, 694-7210.  Ville & Friendship ECD EBD. No price will be refused . Tel. 689-9388,     of land at Watooka Linden $6.5M. Contact 6803771, 694-7210.  , Republic Drive, Betterverwagting, East Coast. No Agent. Tel. # 684-3009, 667-3953.  commercial land on the East Coast Public road. Tel 671-1997   cultivated citrus, house, fish pond, storage, 2 acres cultivated,    ACRE cultivated Parika. Contact 226-7968.   100 x 50 only $14M, Call 231-2064, 2252626, 227-6863, 615-0069, 627-0288, 226-1064.  land at Phase 2 Martyrsville, Mon Repos ECD. Price $3M neg. Tel. 629-5300.  high income, residential house lot (53 ft x 100 ft) Phase 1 La Parfaite Harmonie. Price $2.6M. Phone 697-5378.             in Queenstown 165 x 60 over $100M. Phone Vice President Alysious Pereira 6232591, Vice President Darandia 615-0069, 618-0000, 225-2626  land in Duncan St. for 4-storey office complex, bond, school, apartment $31M. Phone 627-0288, Mr. Ramsayoe 618-0000, Mr Alysious Pereira 623-2591, Mr. Darindra 615-0069.


LAND FOR SALE                   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    with 45 cows, 1 horse, house and generator HOUSE LOTS VERSAILLES and Republic Gardens gated compound, High Street, Bel Air, Cummings Street.      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 Vice President Alysious Pereira 623-2591, 227-6863, 2261064, 225-2626.    land in Bel Air Village for hotel, bond, 5 - s t o r e y, s t u d e n t s ' d o r m $ 4 2 M . P h o n e Vice President Patrick Pereira 6693350, Vice President Ramsohoye 618-0000, 6232591, 227-6863, 225-2626, 667-7812.  businesses mus t think o u t o f t h e b ox. They must adopt a new strategy. The Chinese are moving in so m e l o c a t i o n s t h a t l a n d f o r b o nd/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 m a r k e t 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. Danhand r i 6 1 5 - 0 0 6 5 , M r . P a t r i c k P e r e i r a 6 6 9 - 3 3 5 0, M r. A l y s i o u s P e r e i r a 6 2 3 2591, 225-2709, 225-2626, 225-306 8, 226-1064, 227-6863, 225-5198 Seven da y s o f h o t m a i l : t o n y r e i d s r e a l t y. c o m .  lot in Dennis St, with driv eway 20 feet $17M, Sec. 'M', 80 x 60, pl u s r e serve for bond $19M, Da Silva St 80 x 50 $13M, Kitty Railway Embankm e n t 8 0 0 0 s q . f t $ 20M, land has 20 ft driveways. V i ce Pr e s i d e n t D r a n d i a 6 1 5 0069, Vice President Alysious Pereira - 6232591, Vice President R a m s a y a e 6 1 8 - 0 0 0 0 , Vice President 225 - 2 6 2 6 , 2 2 6 1 0 6 4 , 667- 7812.  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 r e t u r n o n y o u r i n vestment $95M, talking of 5-storey complex. Phone Lady Bost o n 6 8 4 - 2244, Lady Racel Jones 688-3434 lady Davi Dyal 697-9377, Master Darindra 615-0069, 618-0000, 623-2591, 225-2626, 225-3068, 226-1064, Email:


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  to Brickdam, $75M suitable for 5-storey complex, hotel Mr Ramsohoye 618-0000, Mr Pereira 226-1064, M r. Darindra 615-0069, 2252626, 227-6863, 225-5198

 furnished executive apartment with all conveniences. 642-0636.

 with bottom, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, toilet, bath. Unfurnished bottom 2 bedrooms, toilet, bath at Chateau Margot ECD. Tel. 660-0943.

 & HOUSES, ECCLES: 3- and 2-bedroom unfurnished top $100 000, and bottom $80 000 or whole house, REPUBLIC GARDENS: well-appointed furnished house. OGLE: 2-bedroom unfurnished, AC $120 000, KITTY: 2-bedroom unfurnished $85 000.    

 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$2500, unfurnished.    2-storey concrete property, master room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, family room, den, verandah, hot and cold facilities, semifurnished, security cameras, land space US$1500.   2-storey concrete property, fully air conditioned 3 bedrooms, unfurnished US$2000, (neg).   2-storey concrete property large living area, 4 self-contained rooms hot and cold facilities, generator, unfurnished US$1500 neg.   middle floor suitable for business $175 000. : Beautiful 2-storey concrete property in perfect condition, 4 bedrooms, hot a nd cold facilities, master room, family room, den, airconditioned, parking space for vehicle US$2500. Do call u s o n Te l . 2 2 5 - 6858, 225-7164, 6881885 Call Terrence 667-7812. We are situated at 247 'D' Forshaw &Oronoque Sts. Queenstown. 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, 6786948.

 3-bedroom house in Nootenzuil Plantation Lowlands E.C. D. $16M neg. Contact 6803771, 694-7210.

 Yarrowkabra 30 acres in the vicinity of Maduni Creek $8M, Land of Canaan, 3 acres roadside width 500ft, road to river 400ft riverside frontage 500ft - $120M neg., New Amsterdam riverside 112 x 114 (12 768 sq, ft), 98x48 ft (4,704 sq ft), factory building on 75 x 62 ft $60M neg., Soesdyke riverside, 160 x 300 ft - $35M neg., Mahaica Creek 100 acres arable land $35M., St Eustacious Llana Timehri 18.4 acres - $30M, Happy Acres one house lot $16M neg. Wills Realty - 227-2612, 2231877, 627-8314, 655-0755.  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, Republic Park $16M, Continent a l P a r k d o u b l e l o t $ 3 5 M, Croal Street 75 x 50 - $32M, 3 lots at 'AA' Eccles with massive unfinished structure $98M, plus reserve. Friendship $3.5M, Pearl 5 acres for gated community $45M neg. Phone cell 697-9377, 225-3068, 2261064, 227-6863, 227-6964, 225262 6. to let


 and apartments 621-5282. -bedroom bottom flat Kitty Tel. 223-3067.  Park unfurnished 3 bedroom house fully AC, security grill, etc. call 6884321.  space - 2500 square feet- Lamaha and Carmichael Street. Call 225-8915 (office).  furnished executive apartment with all modern facilities. Tel # 6420636.  Repos: 2-bedroom upstairs, inside toilet and bath, parking $45 000 neg. Tel. 613-4536. : New modem 5-storey building for sale or rent. Studio apartments. Tel. 226-0025, 648-3171.  3 bedroom fully furnished top flat at Da Silva Street, Newtown. Tel. 227-5871, Sheila Singh.  unfurnished executive two bedroom apartment with all convenience. Tel 225-0545.         f o r r e n t from January 1, 2014, walking distance to UG. Call 222-6708.  room and apartment $3 000, $4 000, $5 000, $6 000 daily. Call Julian - 638-4505, 225-4709.  and bar available from January 1, 2014, UG Road, also area for any kind of business. Call 623-3404.  furnished top flat in Kitty, 2 bedrooms $75 000. Call 6004343 for more details. No agents.  flat 3-bedroom, Parking Shell Road and Lamaha Streets Kitty $80 000 month. 677-2732.  bedroom apartment in Campbellville suitable for business also. 621-3661.  (3) bedroom middle flat, fully furnished and fully grilled long term or short term. 225-0071, 674-7420. Avenue furnished excellent four bedroom top flat with all conveniences. 642-0636.

 furnished executive apartment with all modern facilities. Tel. 642-0636. unfurnished three bedroom top flat with all conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.  BEDROOM apartment at Da Silva Street $70 000. Tel. 6102021, 629-4337.  for overseas visitors, US$30 per day. Tel. 6506231, 697-0480. built apartment, $50 000 per month. Tel. 650-6231, 697-0480.  2-flat concrete house at 30 Fort Street Kingston, 3 bedrooms top flat, kitchen and garage. Price neg. Call 225-2902, 673-1095.   bedroom concrete bottom flat EBD, inside toilet & bath, telephone, parking. Decent working couple. 648-3342, 668-5384.  bedroom Furnished apartment with AC Hot & Cold shower and internet. $25 US Daily 231-6061/621-1524.  room and apartment $3 000, $4 000, $5 000, $6 000 daily. Call Julian 638-4505, 225-4709.  -bedroom apartment at La Parfaite Harmonie, WBD Tel. 694-7817, 668-0306. Park. Furnished Executive apartment with Internet access, generator and parking. Contact 642-0636  space in Cummings Street 12x24 ft $120,000 or 19x24 ft 200,000. Call Julian 638-4505, 225-4709.  (1) semi-furnished apartment in Subryanville, available immediately, price US$900 per month. Tel. 664-5322.  two-bedroom apartment at 27 Hugh Ghanie Park, Cummings Lodge, ECD. Tel. 6742639.  REPOS: 2-bedroom house, upstairs inside toilet and bath, parking $50 000 monthly. Tel. 613-4536. -free executive office space in the heart of Georgetown, with lots of parking available. Call 609-3899, 225-6370.  BARROW'S REALTY: New , 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, new furnishings $75 000.    complete furnished apartment, reasonable rate, (single person), in residential area. Tel. 227-4422, 683-7410.  located 2bedroom upper flat, suitable for residence or business, -$60 000 neg. Tel. 227-1871, 646-293. -bedroom fully furnished flat, Queenstown US$1500 Wills Realty - 227-2612, 223-1877, 6278314, 655-0755.  apartment from US$500, US$800, US$1000, $US1200 and upwards. 2261064, 669-3350. apartment, fully furnished long-term or short-term, 115 Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown. 225-0071, 674-7420.  2-bedroom, semi-furnished, middle income apartment, Golden Grove ECD. Call 600-5550, 623-5550.  room and apartment $3 000, $4 000, $5 000, $6 000 daily. Call Julian - 638-4505, 225-4709.  Air (one-bedroom apartment) $80 000, Kitty (one-bedroom apartment) $60 000, Campbellville $100 000 etc Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.     - 3 Bedroom house, fully grilled etc. Price $35,000 monthly. 

 furnished 2-bedroom apartment in South, TV, AC, hot and cold, US$60 per day. Tel. 689-5877 Sisher Car Rental $6 000 per day. , unfurnished three bedroom executive apartment with all conveniences. Contact Raghubir , Tel # 6420636.  2-bedroom upper flat, western side of McDoom Publ i c R o a d $ 4 5 0 0 0 m o n t h l y. Married couple preferred. Tel. 653-7654.  3-bedroom apartment, includes 1 self-contained, grilled windows, hot and cold bath, $90 000 neg. 6187750, 218-3992.  US $100,000, Atlantic Gardens US $900, Greenfield Park US 1250. Have Properties to rent or sell? Then call Diana 227-2256, 6369382.  Street, Bourda: Fully furnished two-bedroom upper flat with AC, internet, hot and cold, all inclusive US$35 daily. Rate neg, for monthly visiting. Phone 623-9308, 227-5852. ,: Fully furnished 1- and 3-bedroom apartments, hot and cold, AC, parking, internet, etc. Suitable for overseas visitors, short term. 226-5137, 227-1843.  Store, secure ground floor 60'x10,' suitable for electronic, cell phone, computer, general or Jewellery store . Mr. Paul 231-9181, 626-1150, 118 Regent & Alexander Streets.  with bottom, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, toilet, bath. Unfurnished bottom 2 bedrooms, toilet, bath at Chateau Margot ECD. Tel. 660-0943. newly renovated 3bedroom, 2 bathrooms, South $120 000 Executive 3- bedroom, Campbellville furnished US$1200. Huge 2-family house, Cummings Lodge a must have US$1500 neg, 2-bedroom furnished, Queenstown US$1200, D\Urban Street needs some repairs $9M. 610-8282, 671-9614.  furnished 2-bedroom apartment located in Bel Air Park US$750. Furnished/ unfurnished newly built 2-bedroom apartment at Eccles $80 000, $100 000. Very spacious unfurnished 3-bedroom at Republic Park US$800. Tel. 621-6888.  5-bedroom concrete house with hot and cold, AC etc. One 3-bedroom apartment with hot and cold, AC and one 2-bedroom apartment with hot and cold, AC etc. Price $200 000, $110 000 and $90 000. Location Mon Repos ECD. Tel. 618-0626.  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. 2163120(office), 667-6644.  $65 000, Campbellville $100 000, Atlantic Gardens US$900, Greenfield Park US$1300. Have properties to let or sell? Then call Diana 227-2256, 626-9382. /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, Georgetown: 1 large secure bond US$1800, with 3 bedrooms upper flat US$500, Bel Air Park new 2-storey house with 3 apartments ideal for company US$2500 neg. Naresh Persaud 2259882, 681-2499.

 of Eden 1-4 bedroom house on land with lots of fruit trees. 3rd house from Public Road. 90x1, 100 ft 100,000 per month rental. For Sale 36M. 2 bedroom apartment upper flat $ 45,000 575 block X Diamond June 623-1562.  bedroom furnished apartment, telephone, internet, parking, tiled and carpeted floor. Diamond, EBD. Available from January 1, 2014, $60,000 per month. Call: 661-4988 after 5 pm.  3 big bedrooms upstairs -80k, North Ruimveldt 3 bedrooms upstairs -55k, 2 bedrooms down -55k, Nandy Park 3-bedroom house by itself -120k neg, Hadfield St. semi furnished 1 bedroom, light and water included -45k, Paul 6558361, 699-6811, Fabulous Homes Realty.            2-bedroom very spacious $90 000, furnished 1- 2-, & 3-bedroom, including AC, internet, parking, pool US$500, US$600, US$700. Very exquisite. Contact Alexander Pereira - 6690943 Email  have a variety of Residential and Commercial Properties and vehicles for sale/rent on the Essequibo Coast. [Wharf, gas station, houses, lands etc] Contact: Miss Manman for more information on 617-4252/ 447960814858 email r. m a n m a n _ g y @ y a h o o . c o . u k Price: Negotiable. World #1 Realtor Mist e r Te r ry Redford Reid 667 7 8 1 2 , 2 25 - 6 8 5 8 , 2 2 5 - 7 1 6 4 , 2 2 6 - 1 0 6 4 , 2 2 5 - 2626, 2312068, 61 9-7945. Have the executive rental reduced by 35%, Prashad Nagar US$1000, Jacaranda Ave. Bel Air Park U S $ 2 0 0 0 , B a r ima Ave Bel A i r Park US$ 1 8 0 0 , B e l A i r S p r i n g s US$1000, large bond for rental office small form US$375, 10 000 sq ft office space for technologybusiness, Lam a h a G a r d e n s U S $ 1 5 0 0 , Lama Ave, Bel Air Park US$180 0 , B e l A i r P a r k o n t he round about US$1000, Prashad Nagar US$1500, land from $11 million, riverside land hotels w i t h US$35 000 month rental a n d o f fice s p a c e US$40 000 month propertie s from $14 million. 22 5 - 2626, 225-5198, 2261 0 6 4 , 6 2 3 - 2 5 9 1 , 6 6 9 - 3350   BSc h a s more than 20,000 hrs in Real Estate In v e s t m e n t a n d E c o nomic Transformation of People Economic Gr o w t h . W e h a ve rental from US$1500, in Bel Air Park, ambassador's residence in University Gardens Le Resouvenir, Lama Ave with pool, Jacaranda Ave. with large lawns US$2000, Pras h a d Nagar US$1000, apt. from U S $ 7 0 0 , b o n d 8 0 0 0 sq ft, small and large office space up to 15000 sq foot; stateofthe art hotel and office c o m plex with incom e o f US$40 0 00 m o n t h l y ; 2 a c r e s o f l and in the city for hotel, and any complex Main Street 2 ½ acres US$5M, Water Stre e t 4 a cres for hotel, hotel on 5 acres of land overlookin g t h e s e a U S $ 5 M ; another overlooking the sea US$1.5M, i n come U S $ 1 5 0 0 0 ; r i v erside l a n d r e s i d e n t ial land at LBI - $10M; Republi c Park $8M, Dia m ond $7M, Sec. ' K ' $ 20 M , B e l A i r P a r k $ 2 5 M , G a r n ett double lot $42M, Phone 225-2626, 231-2064, 225-2709, 226-1064, 2276949, 227-6863, 667-7812. 619-7945.

 floor 3 420 sq. ft, residence/office 3 rooms, complete kitchen and water system, compound fully secured, three-bedroom fully furnished executive property in gated community, property with four self-contained bedrooms in gated community, four-bedroom fully furnished house, top flat for office with two offices and open space, fully secured, four-bedroom house, fully furnished in residential area, threefloor building for residence or office, studio apartment fully furnished, office space 900 sq. ft, South Cummingsburg two-bedroom, fully furnished 1st and 2nd floors of building. Wills Realty 227-2612, 223-1877, 627-8314, 655-0755, Email


: One large property on Light Street. Tel. 6440530. 2-storey concrete house in Grove, fully tiled, 3 bedrooms upstairs. 628-2330.  corner house in Enterprise Gardens $9.5M neg. Contact 6803771, 694-7210. , 1 two bedroom concrete flat building with large yard space. Price: 9m. Tel # 2250545.  Sandy Babb St. business place, large concrete building, vacant possession. Tel: 2250545.  :Large concrete building with two selfcontained apartments, vacant possession. Tel. 225-0545. : Peter Rose Street: One large concrete and wooden building with four selfcontained bedrooms. Vacant possession. Tel. 225-0545.  property located in Tucber Berbice $18M neg. Contact 6803771, 694-7210.  property located at Plantain Walk, BV, East Coast Demerara $16M neg. Contact 680-3771, 694-7210.  4-bedroom property in Atlantic Ville E.C.D. $50M neg. Contact 680-3771, 694-7210.  finished 2-storey building in Kara Kara, Linden $15M. Contact 6803771, 6947210.

 3-bedroom property in New Market Street, Georgetown $58M neg. Contact 6803771, 694-7210.  wooden building, Agricola Public Road $9M neg. Land with foundation $6.8M Tel. 216-3120(office), 667-6644.  house and land at Good Hope New Scheme, E.C.D. Price $18M. Tel. 6179372.  Ruimveldt $10 500M neg, Werk-en-Rust $16M neg, Stabroek bottom flat $70 000, Meadow Brook $100 000. Call 622-2321.  Peter Rose St. one large concrete and wooden building with one self contained bedroom. Tel # 6420636. , 31m, East Coast 11m, Eccles 25m, Campbellville 35m, Quamina Street 73.5m. Many more. Diana 227-2256, 629-9382.  Large concrete building with two selfcontained apartments. Vacant possession. Tel. # 642-0636.  new concrete twostorey, Kitty property, vacant. $36M, Mr Boodram 692-3831, Mr. Darindra 615-0069, 6232591. Real Estate and Apartments: Enterprise lot with house $6M, La Parfaite Harmonie $3.5M. 628-1567, 628-5738.  concrete building at Chateau Margo,t ECD $32M. Tel. 661-9431.  City: one wooden house, needs a little repairs, selling price$16.5M. Call 225-7173, cell 684-4194.  Gardens New Housing Scheme Gated community situated in Peter's Hall District, East Bank Demerara.  are in place. Interested persons are asked to make contact at our office: 225-1787 or 672-7189 two-storey property situated at Lusignan Highway ECD, $28M neg. Call 225-4359, 623-3443. No agents. : Alberttown - old building on land $14M, Saffon Street large ongoing business for sale. Price neg. Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078. : Fully furnished 5-bedroom house, all rooms self-contained, modern facilities including generator. Beautiful landscape in gated community. Tel: 592-624-8704, 592-6849203. B Grant's Scheme, Craig, E.B.D. 3-room flat concrete garage, water trestle -$13 million neg. No Agents. Tel. 266-2779 after 6:00pm.  concrete building with land, suitable for business can also be converted into home, located at Better Hope ECD. Tel. 601-9297, 616-8193.  four-storey building, recently constructed, suitable for mall, office complex etc in South Georgetown $85M. Wills Realty - 227-2612, 2231877, 627-8314, 655-0755. : Near Harbour Bridge on Public Road old wooden building on land 38'x90'.Price 26M, Concrete two-storey building in Diamond EBD 30M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.  $19M, $18M, Kitty $20M, Berbice $10M, East Ruimveldt $12M, Queenstown $12M, North Road land $27M, Campbellville $26M neg, West Ruimveldt $12M. Troy 6262243, 694-3652.  on double lot in Republic Park $40M, Regent St $160M, East Bank $8M, 2-storey concrete and wooden building with going business $60M, Ogle $45M. Call 645-5938.



 property in Bent St - $16.5M, Phone Mr. Darindra 615-0069, 226-1064, 618-0000, Mr Pereira 6232591, 225-2626. 225-5198, 231-2064, 226-1064.  William $30M, land sixe 100x50 3350, 623-2591, 226-1064, 2626, 225-5198, 225-3068, 2064, 227-6949, 227-6368, 2709.

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 Homes Int'l, We s t Ruimveldt $ 11 M , Queenstown $12M, Cemetery Road $12M neg, Shell Road $19M, Seaforth Street Campbellville $26M neg, Kitty 3-storey $28M neg, South $18M, $19M neg, etc, etc. Contact Theresa 648-6033.

 : Three bedroom concrete building 28M; Diamond - concrete and wooden twostorey building - 16M; Guyhoc Park - two-storey concrete and wooden building- 11M. Tel # 225-3737, 2254398, 651-7078.  and Bar C o d y ' s P l a c e 345 East and Middle Streets, North Cummingsburg, For sale by owner only. Tel. 656-9835, 908-4566683. : Grove EBD Large concrete three-storey building with going hardware store and bond. Price $100M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 6517078. : Providence - just off public road, corner lot with two concrete buildings with good land space. Price $40M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 6517078. : Sandy Babb Street business property 2-storey concrete with land space. Price $70M. Plantain Walk, Vreed-enHoop, Public Road nice spot for business, $35M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.  and Land for Sale Two Storyed Wooden and Concrete House, Sixth Street Alberttown Georgetown. $35 Million Dollars Negotiable. Contact: Mr. George Teekah Tel: 231-6278 Or Dr: Thasana Teekah Tel: 6260993

            6 bedroom 2-family $25M, South Ruimveldt Gardens 5 bedrooms $19M, Kitty 3storey house needs repairs $28M neg, West Ruimveldt 7-bedroom a partment $12M neg, Queenstown 3rd lot with old house $13M, Cemetery Road front spot $12M neg. Call Raul 655-8361, 699-6811, Fabulous Homes Realty.

PROPERTYFORSALE  Marketing and Rea l t y. K I T T Y$ 17M , $32M&$35M, Good Hope $15.5M, Garnett St $31M, SEC K C/ville 4 bedroom self-contained $44M, Carmichael Street 2 storey back house $22.5M, Montrose $1 6M, Mon Repos Block CC $22M, $10.5M & $9M, Ganges St. P/Nagar - 5 Bedroom $58M, Granville Park $31M, Lusignan business property $13M, Durban St $21M, Ogle A/Strip Road $55M, Better Hope Pub Rd $37M, Cummings St $37M, New Market St $55M, East St $60M, Happy Acres $30M, North Road $70M, Bel/A/Park $60M, P/Nagar $28M, L/Gardens $75M,Regent St. $1.2MUS. Diamond - 2nd Ave, 5 Bedroom $38M. Tel. 219-4399, 6108332

 3-bedroom South Ruimveldt property $12M neg. requires painting etc, 2-family Shell Road Kitty property, 14 ft driveway $17M, Phone Mr Boodram 692-3831, Mr Ramsahoye 618-0000, Mr Darindra 615-0069, Mrs Hercules 665-1957, 227-6949, 226-1064, 225-2626, 225-5198, 231-2064, 669-3350.  concrete 2-flat house at 47 Happy Acres ECD, fully furnished. 3 bedrooms top flat, hot and cold bath, big yard space. Call 225-2902, 6731095..  $25M, 18 acres land on highway $20M, East Coast $11M, Alberttown $31M, South, Duncan Street (land) $33M, East Bank $13M, Quamina Street 80x100 $75M. Dian 227-2256, 626-9382.  residential and business property in D'Urban Street close to Mandela Avenue for Christmas giveaway. Land in Da Silva Street 140 x 40 for $18M neg. Call Lady Jones 227-6863, 225-2626, 225-3068, 225-5198, 231-2064, Mr Budram, 6923831.  Road La Penit e n c e $ 11 M , P i k e St , K i t t y $22M, Diamond EBD $22M neg, Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre US$1.2M neg, West Ruimveldt $8M. Call Corretta. Tel. 697-7842, 6716653, 231-7052.

 are ) D E C E M B E R bargains: Sec. 'K' $23 million, Meadow B r ook $28M, and $35M, Kitty $23, Al b e r t t o w n c o n c r e t e massive for hotel $45M, Bel Air Park in great condition $52M, Happy Acres executive $58M, Alb e r t t o w n $ 3 0 M , Sec. 'M' C a m p b e l l v i l l e $ 3 4 M n o w, Phone 225-2626, 225-5198, 22 7-6863, 227-6449, 2252709 , 2 3 1 - 2 0 6 4 , 226-1064, 6 6 7 7 8 1 2    1 spacious modern 3-bedroom concrete house, 3 master rooms, guest room, AC, generator, separate caretaker's apartment plus 2-bedroom flat concrete house, fully fenced in concrete, lots of fruit trees on 3 acres of land. Ideally built f o r a H i n d u f a m i l y. P r i c e U S $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 n e g . N a r esh Persaud. 225-9882, 681-2499.  $4.5M neg, Grove $8M, Non Pareil $10M, D\Urban Backlands $30M, Campbellville $35M neg, Leonora $38M, Section 'K' $40M, Shell Road Kitty $16M, Middle Road, La Penitence $12M, Rentals Republic Park, B e l A i r, L a m a h a Sp r i n g s US$500 - US$2000. Call Corretta on tel. 697-7842, 671-6653, 231-7052.

 us at Raphael's Realty, 204 Charlotte St. Bourda Tel. 225-8241, 227-4950 after hrs 226-7829 fax 227-1537. Timehri hotel $60M, executive Ogle $100M, $115M, $170M, Diamond $21.5M, $26M, Queenstown $65M, $75M, $120M, Kitty $60M, LBI $43M, Versailles $25M, Westminster WBD $24M, Republic Park $40M, Nandy Park $40M, South R o a d . 3 - s t o r e y b ui l d i n g . $ 2 2 0 M , B r i c k dam $180M, Hop e E C D $ 2 5 M , Lamaha Gardens $125M, $200M, Meadow Brook Gardens $50M, Louisa Row $44M, Lamaha St Alberttown $85M, Subryanville $5 0 0 M . L A N D f o r s a l e L a G range $3M, Smyth St. $60M, Bel Air (ECD) $42M.

 Marketing and Realty. Middleton St C/VILLE 5 bedroom self-contained back house 15ft driveway $28M, Kitty business property $44M, LBI Embankment $24M, Good Hope P/Rd (land - 2 8 0 x 1 4 0 ) $ 9 0 M , Sheriff & Enachu Sts. $75M, Vlissengen Rd. (land) $75M, $110M, $140M, Sherrif St, $5 0 M , S o u t h R u i m v e l d t $ 1 6 M , D i a m ond $9M, $12M, $22M, East R/veldt $10.5M, E c c l e s $ 30M , $ 3 4 M , A / t o w n $36M,Triumph $14M, Agriculture Road, Triumph $20M, Sheriff St. $150M, Subryanville $58M, Brickdam $100M, Ogle brand new 2-storey, 5 bedroom house $80M, Lamaha St, Queenstown, 3-storey, corner proprty $85M. Tel. 219-4399, 610-8332

 Marketing and Realty. Good Hope PUBLIC Road East Coast (land 675 x 92) $150M, Agriculture Rd, Triumph (land 600 x 45 ft) $14M, Chimney Road, Chateau Margot - (4 bedroom self cont) $29M, Atlantic Ville 5 bedroom self contained $53M, Diamond 2nd Ave- 5 Bedroom $40M,Queenstown 5 bedroom self-contained (back lot - 80x60) $48M, Oleander Gdns $40M, Alberttown 6th St $52M, Republic Park $40M, L/Gardens $55M, Atlantic Gardens $ 45M , D u n c a n S t $ 30 M , A l e x a n d e r S t $ 50M , R o b b St $60M,Barr St $65M , E a r l ' s Court $35M, Meadow Brook Gardens $50M, Queenstown $70M, South Road $85M. Republic Gdns -Land (100x100) $24M. Tel. 219-4399, 610-8332.    m o d e r n P i k e North Ruimveldt ranch with master room $17M, Meadow Brook Gardens $35M, Tucville concrete new $27M, Providen c e $ 2 5 M , new ranch $13M, Bel Air Park $45M, Prashad Nagar $ 3 7 M , Duncan St. $23M, Sec. 'M' Ca m p b e l l v i l l e r e q u i r e s r e pairs $14M, D'Urban St. $15M, Bent St. busine s s residence. Phone L o r d Johnny R a m s o h o y e 225-2709, 6180000, 227-6949, 225-2626, 2261064, 2 2 7 - 6 9 4 9 , 2 2 5 - 5 1 9 8 .  property in Independence Boulevard La Penitence - $7M g i v e a w a y, o w n l e a v i n g b e fore Christmas. Phone 2261064/692-3831/623-2591/ 615-0069/225-2626.

PROPERTYFORSALE : One five-bedroom two-family property on 50 x 80 land fully furnished, four bedrooms, fully f u r n i s h e d , p r o p e r t y i n residential area, one fours t o r e y b uilding comprising 7 rooms, 5 self-contained. Sixbedroom, two-family property, top flat furnished in residential area, one furnished hotel with restaurant, dining area and bar, two 2 flat buildings on 50x80, one two-flat concrete and wooden building with derelict building a b a c k o n 3 1 x 11 8 ft , f o u r bedroom property (2 master rooms) on large land in residential area, one 3-bedroom concrete and wooden property on 50 x 80 ft land. Wills Realty 227-2612, 223-1877, 627-8314, 655-0755.  Lot V i l l a g e , W e s t C o a s t B e r b i c e . Va c a n t l o ts f r o m  - $+5M and lots with newly completed houses from . 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes close to race track, seashore, schools, supermarke t , c h u r c h e s , g a s s t a tion, shops etc.        : m o n t h l y, q u a r terly or h a l f -yearly instalments. Roads, water, electricity, phone. Regency Homes 232-0107, 610-0956.

 on all properties for this summer only. UG Gardens $140M, Republic Park $30M, Nandy Park 4 apartments $32M, Middle Road La Penitence land size 140 x 60 $17M, second Street Alberttown business and residence $45M, 5th St. Alberttown massive concrete $48M, Eccles $14M, Kitty Sandy Babb St. two properties on double lot $38M, Lamaha St Queenstown apartment complex $58M. Phone Vice President 231-2064, 225-3068, 2276863, 226-1064, 227-6949, 2252626.

 Strathspey ECD: Flat three-bedroom concrete building $6M, Eccles two corner spots, concrete buildings $25M, Canal No. 2 two-storey 4-bedroom concrete building on 9 acres of land $25M, Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398, 6517078. : Campbellville twostorey concrete building $50M, Atlantic Ville furnished twostorey building with generator, overlooking Atlantic Ocean $55M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398, 6517078.


  built two flat concrete building at Diamond New Scheme. The upstairs consists of two self-contained bedrooms with bu i l t - i n c l o s e t s , a s p a c i o u s kitchen, dining and living rooms along with a large verandah at the back. The lower flat has a two-bedroom apartment and a large area that could be used as a bond or for any business. The yard has a concrete fence with spikes and razor wire above it. There is also a laundry and a generator room downstairs along with a fully tiled carport. A complete water supply is available including six tanks and pump. Asking price: $42M. Interested persons can contact owner at 693 2531.  b a r g a i n s Norton Street - $14M, Bent Street business andresidence-$16M,executivePrashad Nagar mansion double lot - $85M, 8 apt. apartment complexwas-$120M, now - $85M, Sec. 'K' Campbellvile - $23M, Alberttown concrete 5 bedrooms - $46M, other for - $19M, and - $30M, South Ruimveldt Gardens-$19M, FestivalCity - $14M Charlotte Street business and residence by BourdaMarket- $26M, Cummings Street $34M, Meadow Brook - $28M, D'Urban Street for double lot for 5-stor e y - $25M, Phone Lord Alysious Pereira - 623-2591, 2276949, 225-2709, 231-2064, 227-6863, 2261064, 227-6 8 6 3 , 2 2 5 - 5 1 9 8 , 6 6 7 7 8 1 2  Homes International Realty: Coldingen $14M neg, Rasville $14M neg, Enmore $8M neg, Campbellville $15M neg, Diamond 2 for 1 deal $15M neg, Cove and John 2 homes 5 bedrooms $12M, 4bedroom $10M, McDoom Solid concrete $20M, North Ruimveldt 7bedroom fixer upper, Nismes $6.5M, La Parfaite Harmonie $8.5M, 6-bedroom apartment (4 2-br, 2 1-br) only $21M neg), corner lot 89x80 Albouystown. Ready to go now! And many more, call Ahaziah 613-3018

 location   S t r e e t , K i n g s t o n o p posite the American Emb a s s y. O n e ( 1 ) h u g e f o u r storey concrete and steel building, 2 bedrooms on each flat, AC< hot water, refrigerator and stove one ach floor and fully furnished, generator. Can be used for embassy, office, apartments or residence. Price $180M. Property being sold with all equipment and furnishings inclusive. Serious enquiries 223-8634, 646-3251, 2270464'        Bargains in Guyana: Full concrete D'Urban Street business $19M, business and res i d e n ce Bent S t r e e t 16M, Gordon Street business & residence $23M. Waterloo Street business and residence ( n e w ) $ 3 5 M . S o u t h R o a d L a n d $ 3 6M, Charlotte Street 2 buildings 2 houses by Light $32M. Land 140 x 60 by Russian E m b a s s y $30M. Land at Turkeyen 1 4 0 x 6 0 $ 3 2 M . L 0 R e s s ov e n u r e L a n d 126x60 $20M. Camp b e l l v i l l e flat house n eeds r e p a i r s $ 1 3 M . Section K $19M n e e d s r e pa i r s , 3 - s t o r e y Q u a m ina Street for hotel US $ 5 9 9 0 0 0 , B e l A i r P a rk $49M Lamaha Gardens valued $85M now $ 7 0 M . R ental of a p a r t m e n t s f r o m U S $ 70 0 , R e s i dence US$1 200 upwards. Phone Lord P a t rick Pereira 227-6863, 2252709, 227-6949, 226-1064, 6693350. 7 d a y s a week tonyreidsrealty@hotmail . c o m  Sam's Real E s tate and Property Management has the best deals on properties this Christmas: Alberttown (land) $35M, Tucville $30M, South Ruimveldt Park $21M, $25M, $32M, Continental Park $60M neg, West Ruimveldt $15M, Leonora $40M neg, Camp Street $38M, Shell Road Kitty $16M, Grove (land) $8M, Diamond (land) $4.5M, Non Pareil $13M neg, Punt Trench, La Penitence $12M neg, Camp St. $38M, Shell Road Kitty $16M, Grove (land) $8M, Diamond (land) $4.5M, Non Pareil $13M neg, Campbellville $40M neg, Prashad Nagar $80M, $65M Section 'K' Campbellville $45M neg, Lanaha Gardens $65M, Plaisance (land) $7.8M neg, Land of Canaan $16M, Charlotte St (land) $40M, Rentals Duncan St. US$600, Atlantic Gardens US$3000 (furnished), Kitty US$500, Republic Park US$1200, D\Urban St US$700, Call us now on 697-7842, 671-6653, 231-7052.

PROPERTY FOR SALE  concrete Section 'K' $44M, 7-apartment William St. concrete building reduced from $60M to $50M, Kitty house requires. repair on 8 000 sq. ft $19M, Middle Road La Penitence $16.5M, almost Regent and Oronoque St. $36M, Charlotte Street East of Orange Walk $28M, South Ruimveldt Gardens $66M, Meadow Brook concrete $45M, executive Republic Park $48M, Lamaha Gardens 3 selfcontained $70M, Prashad Nagar 6-bedroom $58M, business 3storey 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. 3-storey require repairs $30M, 4 lots in AA Eccles with incompl 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 623-2591, Vice President Jhonny Ramsahoye 2252709, Vice President Darindra 615-0069, 225-2626, 225-3068, 227-6863, 226-1064, 667-7812, facebook Tony Reid Realty 7 days a week 24 hours a day all holidays and all prices are negotiable.  3-storey concrete building, Price $100M.  property in good condition. Price $18M.   beautiful 2storey concrete property 3 selfcontained, 1 master, library, television room, living room, upstairs back verandah, downstairs den, fully marble stone tile, family room patio, garage parking space, for 3 cars, needs cosmetics, land space Price $90M,Ogle beautiful property $90M,  $36M neg,    $120M beautiful home excellent condition in  $55M neg, Queenstown 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, 667-7812, email:   on all properties for this summer only. Sale! Sale! Sale! Business property immediately: East of Orange Walk in Charlotte Stree t $ 2 8 M , 3 storey business property in Croal Street requires repairs $32M, Bent Street almost new 2-storey business property $!6M, South Ruimveldt Gardens residence $16M, Ogle fully concrete new $49M, Tucville new $26M, Prashad Nagar executive $55M, Bel Air Park $55M, Kitty business or residence requires repairs, on 8 000 sq. ft - $19M, Forshaw old ho u s e $21M, 3-storey business close to Main Street $55M, Meadow Brook $45M, fully conc r e t e D ' U r b a n B acklands $30M, New Section 'K' $42M, Lamaha Gardens executive $68M, one ranch-style Section 'M' 3-bedroom suites for elderly $50M, fully concrete with excellent interior work, Bel Air Gardens $130M 2 3 1 - 2 0 6 4 , 225-3068, 2276863, 226-1064, 227-6949,

AGRI. EQUIP. MISC.  180-90 4x4 tractor, Fiat 110-90 4x4 tractor, Ford 7740 4WD tractors, 416 Caterpillar 4x4 L/backhoe, Cherry picker lifts 45ft, . Tel 666-2518, 671-1809, 6392789, 666-2518.  & Ranjah Import and Export. For all genuine truck parts and accessories new and used for Leyland, DAF, ERF Bedford Model M and TM etc from the UK, also foreign used Cummins and Perkins engine from the UK We currently have transfer boxes (power box) for 6x6 TM. Tel. 592-660-9152, 592-610-2873.



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 Play Station 3, $80 000 neg. Tel. 219-3199, 638-4515.

 Ferguson parts, Perkins engines, tractor's complete front, gear box, square back leg and many more Bedford 330 and 500 engine, spring, gear box and many more. Tel. 339-3608.

Rover County, 4 cylinders, Turbo 4x4. Diesel (very economical) $3.5M, Mitsubishi Canter 1.5-ton box truck (hardly driven) $3.5M, Mitsubishi L a n c e r, 2 0 0 4 M o d e l $ 1 . 2 M , Mitsubishi Shogun just finished 50 000 miles $5.8M All vehicles are in excellent condition. Inspect before you buy. Contact 227-2174, 226-0351, 227-7865

 Projector, 1 receiver amplifier. Contact 642-0078.  WATER: DRINK EVER PURE WATER, DELIVERY. Call 442-1952, 442-1656.  FOREIGN-used 6-cylinder Cummins Engine, DeWalt chop saw. 691-9844, 673-9501. " SHARP television $19 000 Call 669-8260. Frost free commercial upright freezer $90 000. Contact 622-9589.  Cadence G5.9 Threadmill $90 000. Contact 622-9589. -AN ATV's Evinrude, Seadoo Jet Ski, new household appliances. 26-0025, 648-3171.            165 KVA generator with very low hours. 6562350.  MICHELIN tyres for sale, like new, great price. Call 611-5414.  Hymac, foreign-used 3400 cc 5VZ V6 engine, 10-ton TK dump truck. 621-4862.  MALE pure-bred German Shepherd, 7-week-old pups. 6295289, 254-0608 after 18:00 hrs.  room chairs: $30 000, and one long carpet. Tel. 223-4649, 668-5449, 223-5033.  equipment: I BK pressure fire. Tel. 642-9974, Rabin  ENGINE 1 Yamaha 4-stroke 75 Hp. Tel. 6429974 Rabin.  sound system: over 20 pieces to go, price negotiable. Tel. 227-0761, 610-4515.  Terrier: 10 weeks old, fully vaccinated, and dewormed. Tel. 617-9476, 6604003.  backhoe 3 CX, caterpillar backhoe, 10-ton toad roller, portable welder on wheels. Call 623-3404.

 deals on all gent's sketchers and Go walk ladies, gents. Sizes available. Tel. 675-6723 (using Duncan St, third building in Middleton Street Campbellville.   8 Channels video Security kit, with 500 GB Hard Drive and 8 Night Vision Cameras. Viewable on Smartphones and tablets, Motion activated recording; contact: 622-9589.  new queen size spring-filled mattress with box spring $125 000, brand new RCA LED TV 32" $75 000, vehicle dashboard video recorder camera $25 000, brand new. 621-7728, 609-7257.  phones accessories with warranty, wholesale, and retail unbeatable prices: screen protector, charger, ear phones, batteries, cases, memory cards, flash drive, etc. Contact 649-5232.  Hymac: Brazilian, MF 290; Ford 6600 tractor; 24 disc tatu chipper; 20 disc tatu chipper; 28 disc Baldan Rome plough; 3 disc, MF plough; one irrigation pump; one cyl, 6Hp Lister. Tel. 676-6630, 616-9402.  110 volts energy saver, 13 watts bright like 60 watts; we give warranty $500 each wholesale; we also have beautiful LED lights. Check us out at Azelea Store, 111 Regent Road, Bourda. Call 623-0290 or 619-7211. , paints, paints: top brands American and Canadian made paint for concrete, wood, metal, floor, ceiling, and anti rust. Starting from $1 900 up per gal. Contact 623-0290 or 270-4650.  OWL 8 channel surveillance camera systems with 8 out door/indoor cameras (30 feet clear night vision), DVR with 500 GB hard drive, all cables and power adaptors, remote, mouse, and software CD, internet ready with motion detection email alert. $150 000. Contact 689-1957. ASCO 200 amps and 100 amps automatic change-over switch, 2 New Q see bullet 1080 TV lines camera, 1 Speco technologies 1080 TV lines, HD Dome camera, 1 Bosch 16-channel DVR 600 series. Tel. 694-7817, 612-1351.

 quality 16" Michelin (German) tyres with new American-made rims, 16" 5-hole $320 000. Tel. 626-0595, 670-4161.  table, imported and local and accessories such as cues, balls, cloth, rubber, spot chalk, etc. Tel. 609-3311, 614-4841, 220-4298.

 360 new model with games and one Beats by Dre Studios head phone (over ears). Brand new at affordable prices. Phone 671-3320, 690-2739.  cell phone, 9650 model, Blackberry Bold excellent condition (like new) $12,000. 624-6464, 675-3062. Keith.

 new, light blue fibreglass bath tub US-made $40 000, 2 hot and cold water sinks with fittings UK-made $10 000 each. Owner migrating 6165340.      b a l l g u n s , b a l l s and accessories.        Alpha black, Tippman Project Salvo, Kingman MRX S p y d e r, Sp y d e r stormer. Call 670-9606.  online vehicles, Iphones, Ipads, Galaxy S4 laptops, Tablets, clothing, footwear, cosmetics. Send link: 6262771.

  16-cylinder Cummins e n g i n e O n a n 1 2 5 0 K VA c o i l (1.2 megawatts), 3 Phase 440 volts, 1,242 hours, 1992 model, 12,000 volt transf o r m e r, m a n u a l t r a n s f e r switch, 8 distribution panels, main switch for transformer. Price G$15.5M (neg.), one new diesel generator 20 KVA key start, $250 000 neg. Ideal for interior or farm. Contact Rajesh - 614-8960 Guyana, Tr i n i d a d : 0 0 11 - 8 6 8 - 2 9 7 4823 (anytime).  large table lamps antique with shade 110v $15 000, toaster oven with glass door 110v$4 000, coffee percolator with glass mug 110v $4 000, antique half round small table and antique stool $15 000, Milkshake 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 mug 110v $5 000. Owner leaving 675-8008. -by-side large refrigerator and freezer hardly used 110v good condition $180 000, 3 2 - i n c h S o n y T V, c o l o u r e d 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.

 ft decking 120x39 13 shts 11', 976 ft decking 120 x 39 61 shts 16', 350 ft decking 120 x 39' 25 shts ,14'. Tel. 696-9529, 669-1113. Price - reasonable.

 Galaxy Tab 3 (2013 Edition) and Beats by Dre Studios (over-ear) headphones. Very affordable prices. 671-3320, 690-2739.

  radiators for 6- or 4-cylinder (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, 4 new 650-16 tyres Goodyear nylon 10ply rating $21,000 each, 5 used mag rims for Toyota Land Cruiser 5-hole, 17 tyre $120 000. Owner leaving 616-5340.

 Ruckus, Apple Laptop/Ipads, Crown/QSC Amps, drive racks, Celestion/RCF speakers, projectors, Iphone 5/55, Canon,/Nikon SLR cameras, Bluray Players, jugglers, mixers, PS3 Wii. Tel. 226-6432, 623-2477.  clothing, designer brands such as Jessica Howard, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto etc from $1 000 - $12 000. Retail as well as wholesale, 126 Thomas St,, Kitty between Alexander and Lamaha Streets. Tel. 680-2177.  opened Azelea top brand Store at 111 Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown. We have Aeropostal, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Hollister, Guess, Abercombe and Fitch, American exchange, H.M., Forever 21, Nike, Addias, Lockers, etc.; original brands at unbeatable prices. Contact 619-7211.

 new catridges and Hp ink in box, cheap. Owners leaving 2 Xerox ink cartridges 11 3 R 6 3 4 $ 3 0 0 0 0 e a c h , 5 Xerox ink cartridges 113R 321 $30 000 each, 8 Hp Laser Jet ink cartridges 98X 92298S, 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. Owner migrating 616-5340.  equipment: 1 used Xerox work centre photocopy machine with scanning kit, all cards, manual CD available with machine, excellent condition, hardly used, also spare ink available $325 000. 4 Printers Laser Jet Hp 4200N, 4300 series $30 000, 2420 - $10 000, Hp Laser Jet $20 000 and Lexmark 253 $6 000. All 110v and in good condition. Owner leaving 616-5340.




 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 3 H p m o t o r, s l i d i n g o n a r m adjustable to tilt or turn to any direction, 12-inch disc sander for sanding edge of any furniture 110-240, electric Mac tool brand parts washer 110v with 25-gal 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, etc All machines are working. Make an o f f e r f o r 1 o r t h e lot. Owner leaving 614-9432.

 and mirrors foreign-used, screw on antenna, Japanese-made for all types of vehicles also rear view mirrors original, 192, 212 Honda and many more. $6 000 per pair and antenna $5 000. Tel. 616-5340.

 for office: Paper cutter guillotine hand type 18x30 USmade $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, Whirlpool 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, 10 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, 2 large automatic voltage regulator, stabiliser 110-240v input 110-240 output AR 2000 - $12 000, and A$ 3000 $15 000 with breaker protection, large wooden writing desk 5 drawer $10 000, Avanti hot and cold water dispenser with cup storage at the bottom and 5-gal bottle 110v $20 000 new model, hardly used. Owner leaving 6165340.

 Premio NZT 260 new model, unregistered, fully loaded. Tel. 644-0530.

 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, large Kholer generator housing to keep noise low while generator working $50 000, 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.  ITEMS large flat screen TVs, Ice cream maker in box, wares, floral arrangements, universal six holes custom chrome wheels brand new 305x40x22 fits all 4x4, guard grill for 4x4 engines, Sony computer, body building creative powders, steel grills for windows and doors, large complete standing unit with glass shelves (Food warmers) with 8/9 stainless steel pans, with burners and all fittings suitable for canteen, snackette, restaurant, 100 lbs cylinders new designers clothing and accessories, brand new polorised Oakley sun glasses, brand name colognes, inflatable new sturdy big chair bed, inflatable mattress, writing desk, cocktail and centre tables, karaoke player in box, decorative standing floral arrangements stands, wardrobes, large stainless steel fridge Frigidaire with ice maker, computer desk, Panasonic stereo complete with subwoofer and speakers, large carpets, ind u s t r i a l s t a n d i n g f a n s ( 11 0 volts), ice box, much more all items in excellent condition. 223-1885, 642-3722

VEHICLES FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE  Daf truck with hyab. Tel.. 626-5706.  Corolla G-Touring Wagon. Tel. 644-0530.   Daf hauler truck. 656-2350.      Tu n d r a i n excellent condition. 6231355.  Hilux Vigo fully loaded, lift kit, music system, etc. 6388930.

 Silver Honda CRV PMM series, year 2001, $3M neg. Tel. 641-5670, 677-7666. Hilux Surf Extra Cab 5L diesel pickup -excellent condition. 656-2350.  booms long and short for CAT 3IL and 320 machines. 656-2350.  10-seater bus, BMM 1832 in perfect condition. Tel. 614-2878. Hilux Surf 4-Runner, AC, CD player in excellent condition $3.95M. Tel. 225-8761, 6009568.     RR 600 motorcycle, like brand new. Contact 682-0384.  Raum, PNN series,AC, music, Alarm. Lady-driven. Price $1.7M neg. Tel. 696-4695.  bus 3Y engine, PJJ series; 1 Hilux Surf 4x4 3Y engine, PHH series. Call 610-0514.   Carina; AE 100 Corolla. Contact City Taxi Service 660-1100.  Axio $2 850, Spacio PRR series $2.1M, CRV PJJ $1.7M. 697-0294.  RX8 leather interior, fog lights, spoiler, 18-inch alloy rims, $1.8M neg. Tel. 220-0170.  Wing Road 2005 model, PRR series, fully loaded. 645-6966.    PNN series, very good condition. Call 617-9507.  Jeep ML 320, in outstanding condition, drives superbly, CD/TV. Lots of extras 611-0735  Explorer 4-door automatic 4x4, excellent mint condition, fully loaded. Must sell, hardly driven. Price $7.8M neg. 6423304, 335-3823.  F150 1994 model, GKK series, new pressure plate, clutch plate, clutch cylinders, battery, all documents current. $750 000. Contact 689-1957.            Ceres AE 100 good working condition, reasonable offer accepted. Tel. 601-0225.  AT 192 excellent condition with mag rims and CD. Price neg. 642-4408, 220-4748. AT 212 new model, AC, alarm, mags. Tel. 625-7416, 2278659.  3, excellent condition, owner migrating. Contact 677-1940, 621-4601.  model Raum in excellent condition. Price $1.7M neg. Tel. 625-6397.   minibus in excellent condition with mags and music. Tel. 625-6397. Price $1M neg.

VEHICLES FOR SALE  212 new model car, in excellent condition with AC and music. Price $1.3M neg. Tel. 625-6397.  double cab Nissan Pickup $700 000 neg. Tel. 233-0591, 6676644, 216-3120(office).  170 Carina, automatic, good condition. Any reasonable offer, $450 000 and above. Call 619-1047, 672-6670, 604-7232.  Nissan Titan, GMM series, $2M neg, one Toyota Extra Cab Hilux, 3 VZ (V6) winch, steel rims, ideal for off road. Tel. 685-5100.  beige Honda CRV, PHH series in excellent condition. Music, in dash DVD player, $1.8M. Tel. 641-5670.  Fielder, PNN 8657, brand new tires, rims, shocks, and lift kit, $2.0M neg. Tel. 266-2779, 661-3353.  Wagon, PKK series, $1 050 000, 4 BF Goodrich mud terrain tyres 33x10.50x15, 95% thread $220 000. Contact 223-8780, 669-3741.  Tacoma 2011 4x2 automatic fully loaded, excellent condition. Extended cab. Price neg. Tel. 671-8883, 696-9529, 669-1113 .  Tacoma 2008, 4x4, TRD fully loaded automatic, dark blue colour, with cargo high top.Extended cab. Tel. 671-8883, 696-9529,669-1113.  Tacoma 4x4, TRD 2005, automatic cherry red, excellent condition fully loaded.Extended cab. Price neg. Tel. 671-8883, 6969529,669-1113.  unregistered, 1 Allion registered, all excellent condition. Contact Leonard - 2269316, 617-1505, 673-8451.  Carina Wagon backwheel drive. Price $600 000 neg. Tel. 626-7979.  series Super GL minibus, fully loaded in excellent condition, VVTI engine. Tel. 6280513, 611-9336.  AUTO XMAS BLOWOUT SALE! Unregistered fully loaded Toyota IST $2.295,000, Mazda Axela $2.295,000. Tel. 643-6565, 2269931.  TO GO! 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer motor car, alloy wheels, CD player, alarm, low mileage. Price $1.95M neg. Contact Fazela Auto Sales - 2690210, 625-6833, 628-4179.  GNN series, lift hand drive, extra cab Hilux in good working condition. 2222394.  Hiace BRR1, RZ Super Custom Hiace, PKK. both excellent condition, never worked hire. Tel. 612-1718, home 325-3057. 212 motor cars, AT 192 motorcar, RZ minibus, EFI L-base. Phone 268-3953, 638-5301. All in excellent condition.  Carina mags, CD, AC, Toyota Raum, Toyota NZE and Toyota Runx. All in excellent condition. Tel. 650-4200, 656-7900.  RZ minibus in excellent condition in Berbice, rims, music, etc. Contact 326-0971, 649-0950.  Toyota Camry in excellent condition, mags, music, AC, alarm etc. Price neg. Tel. 680-0212, 218-5515.  Hilux fuse double cab Vigo, fully loaded, crash bar and roof rack, etc in excellent condition. Call 600-5550, 623-5550. , Premio, NZE Corolla, Allex, AT 212, 192, Carina, IST, AT 110 Sprinter, Corolla Pickup RR 650, Honda, Raum, Pajero JR. Amar 621-6037.  Auto Dealership: 2008 Toyota IST (silver), 2008 Toyota Belta (white), 2008 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy (gold), 2007 Toyota Allion, press button start (black). 648-9566.

GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013


Sponsorship continues to pour in for KMTC Boxing Day Meeting By Michael DaSilva SPON SOR SHI P for this year’s Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Boxing Day horse race meet continues to pour in as Metro Office and Computer Supplies and telecommunications giant Digicel yesterday made timely donations to the event which will be staged at the club’s Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne track on Thursday. Metro’s Chief Executive Officer Taajnauth Jadunauth said his company has been very supportive of the annual Boxing Day meet for the past four years and this year it’s no different, neither will it be different next year. Metro handed over a cheque for $1M which will assist in offsetting the first prize money of $1.5M for the feature race on the day’s eight-race card which will be contested by horses classified Class `A’ and Lower over a distance of one mile. The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will earn $750 000, $375 000 and $188

Rohan Boojraj of Rohan’s Auto Spares (left) presents president of KMTC, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary of $1M is evidence of their commitment. 000 respectively, while entries Current president of for this race will cost horse KMTC, Retired Chancellor of owners/trainers $165 000 per the Judiciary Cecil Kennard horse. thanked Metro for coming on Jadunauth said Deo board once again, noting that Kharag, the owner of Metro the Kharag family has been a Office and Computer Suppart of the club for the past 25 plies has been a member of years and has always supported KMTC for over 25 years and the Boxing Day meet. was president of the Bush Lot Digicel, on the other hand, Turf Club between 1955 and contributed the prize monies 1978 and Kharag’s offspring for the top four finishers in the have continued to offer signifClass `J1’ and Lower six-furicant support for the `King of long event, with their total Sports’ and the prize money

package being $375 000 and according to Kennard, this is the fifth year that Digicel has been supporting the Boxing Day Meet. Digicel’s Sponsorship and Events manager Gavin Hope made the presentation on behalf of the Telecommunications giant and thanked Kennard for inviting his company to get involved, adding that he is looking forward to a full day of excitement on Thursday, noting that horse racing in Guyana has been growing. “We know the potential of horse racing in Guyana,” Hope stated. Meanwhile, Rohan Boojraj of Rohan’s Auto Spares in Mahaica also joined the list of sponsors for this year’s event, when he donated a trophy in his late son’s name for one of the events. Boojraj’s son Ravindra Boojraj, who died via an accident on the Number 74 Village, Corentyne Public Road on December 27 2005, was an ardent fan of the sport and in his memory his father donated the Ravindra Boojraj Memorial trophy to Kennard yesterday. cil Kennard with the trophy, in memory of his late son Ravindra Boojraj.

England add Borthwick and Tredwell to squad figure in the fourth Test. England have already lost the Ashes, conceding an unassailable 3-0 lead to their hosts after a third successive widemargin defeat in Perth last week and it is highly unlikely that two spinners would be considered at the MCG, but possible for the final Test in Sydney. An England and Wales Cricket Board press release read: “Borthwick will arrive into Melbourne later today, will

train with England...and will be available for selection for the (fourth) Test, beginning on Boxing Day. “Tredwell will arrive in Melbourne during the fourth Test and will be available for selection for the final Test in Sydney beginning on January 3.” Panesar remains the likeliest replacement for Swann in the first instance, for the final two matches of what has been a tough series for England.

Injured Samuels to return home

played most of his first-class and domestic limited-overs matches for the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) over the last five years, when he was pursuing studies at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus in Barbados. He’s a tidy gloveman with close to 250 dismissals in firstclass and senior limited-overs competitions and has played a few flambuoyant innings for the CCC in WICB senior regional domestic competitions.  “Chaddy has been on tour with us from the start including the tour of India without getting an opportunity. He has been working hard and growing as a player, and I feel confident that when his opportunity comes, he will make the most of it,” said Gibson.  

ENGLAND have called up spinners Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell to their Ashes Test squad following the retirement of Graeme Swann. Uncapped leg-spinner Borthwick will be available, alongside slow left-armer Monty Panesar, for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and Tredwell, who has played just one Test - more than three years ago in Bangladesh - will also report to Melbourne but not in time to

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Marlon Samuels has been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies tour of New Zealand due to injury and the team’s physiotherapist C.J. Clark confirmed that Samuels is returning home with an exacerbation of a chronic right-wrist injury. “It will require surgery management and he returns home to seek that surgical opinion and advice from the West Indies Cricket Board’s medical panel, headed by Dr. Akshai Mansingh,” said Clark.  Wicketkeeper/bats man Chadwick Walton will remain in New Zealand and replace Sam-

uels in the 15-member squad for the series of five One-day Internationals against the Black Caps which opens on Thursday, Boxing Day, at Eden Park here. West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said losing Samuels was a major setback for the side as it looks to restore faith.   “Marlon’s injury is unfortunate at such a tough time for the team, but it gives another player the opportunity to make a name for himself in this series,” said Gibson.  The 28-year-old Walton previously played two ODIs for West Indies during the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.  Walton, a Jamaican, has


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

Former Windies pacer wants public investigation into ‘disappointed’ Test series BRIDGETOWN, Barbados CMC – Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft, now writer and analyst, is calling for a public inquiry into the regional team’s tours of India and New Zealand. Croft, writing in his weekly syndicated column, described the recent results as embarrassing adding that West Indies cricket, at least on the Test field of play, has reached “a new low!”, after they were beaten 2-0 in India and suffered a similar result against New Zealand in the recent Test series. “One could only hope that when the festive season is over,

Colin Croft

in the first week of January 2014 even, before 2014’s cricket season starts, that a real, not contrived assessment, but a full public investigation, will be completed by WICB, as to what exactly went wrong on these recent tours to India and NZ,” he wrote. “One thing is certain, even from the outside. Something is seriously wrong with the entire make-up of the senior team and its coaching structure, since none of our cricketers could boast of becoming any better! Realising how West Indies cricket has worked over past years, always moving forward

without obvious assessments of recent mine-fields do not hold your breath, but such an overview should be welcomed.” He said that while enjoying the festive season, there should be serious in-depth introspections by the entire recently Test-toured senior West Indies contingent, to assess as to where exactly they, and our senior team, are. “All may not be fully lost, yet, so drinking very heavily, especially by our players, may not be necessary, yet, but after the last two Tests in NZ, and those in India, one has to seriously worry about this WI team.” Croft said that utterings

from head coach Ottis Gibson and manager Richie Richardson after the second Test against the Black Caps were pointed, suggesting that there could have been serious problems in the camp on tour. “Had Gibson been a soccer manager, he would have lost his job ages ago, since Champions Trophy 2013.” “It is Christmas time, so one should be charitable, but how does anyone who really cares about West Indies cricket interpret the absolute disgraceful garbage perpetuated on us from that other Down Under; NZ? 2014 cannot come fast

enough, as one must believe that the new year will be better,” he concluded. Croft represented the West Indies between 1977 and 1982 where he played in 27 Test matches and took 125 wickets at an average of 23.30. The West Indies lost the third and final Test against New Zealand by eight wickets on Saturday in Hamilton following a drawn first Test in Dunedin and an innings and 73-run defeat in the second match in Wellington, while the five-game One Day International (ODI) series starts at Eden Park on Boxing Day. (Christmas Day Caribbean Time)

South Africa claim no regrets as debate rages on drawn Test By Nick Said

Jayawardene and Herath back for Pakistan Test series

(134) and AB de Villiers (103), whose 205-run fifth-wicket stand contained some of the most skilful Test batting seen in difficult conditions and under extreme pressure, are being lauded for saving the match rather than winning it for South Africa has irked many. Playing ‘brave cricket’ has become a mantra for this South African team in recent years and has helped them to back-to-back series wins in Australia, a series victory in England and to the top of the world Test rankings. But as Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn shouldered arms for the final three overs as boos from the home support rang out around the ground, questions were raised as to where that bravado had disappeared to. It was only once the draw was secured that Steyn launched the ball over the boundary for six, an act that was perhaps ill-advised in that it incensed the crowd even more by not only taking South Africa agonisingly close to their target, but also showed what was still possible on the wearing pitch.

Flashback! Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene plays a game during a World Cup cricket training session in Port of Spain, March 20, 2007

NO TEAM ORDERS Captain Graeme Smith, who was jeered at the post-match presentation, was quick to say that though Steyn and Philander were not acting on team orders, he supported their decision. “Ultimately the guys out in the middle did what they thought was in the best interest of the team,” Smith told reporters. Morne (Morkel) is struggling to stand really. And Immy (Imran Tahir) would probably say himself that you are not too sure what you are going to get from him. “I think we as a team have

(REUTERS) - Most of South Africa’s cricketers might have expected to wake up yesterday morning to headlines praising their valiant batting effort in saving the first Test against India at the Wanderers. But instead the country was locked in a heated debate over whether the hosts should have pushed on for a historic victory. Set 458 to win on a wicket with variable bounce, the Proteas needed 16 runs from 19 balls at one stage but eventually fell eight short, having abandoned their chase in the fear of losing their final three wickets and the match. Victory would have comfortably eclipsed the current world record of 418 runs chased down by West Indies against Australia in Antigua in 2003. And that Faf du Plessis

(REUTERS) - Experienced batsman Mahela Jayawardene and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will return for Sri Lanka’s three-Test series against Pakistan in UAE after skipping the ongoing one-day contests due to personal reasons, after being named in a 16-man squad yesterday along with three uncapped Test players. Vi s h w a F e r n a n d o , a 22-year-old left-arm fast-medium bowler, has not represented his country in any format while off-spinners Sachitra Senanayake and Dilruwan Perera have appeared in ODIs and T20s for Sri Lanka. Wicket-keeper Kaushal Sil-

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis races to take a run as the wickets are broken in an attempt to run him out during the final day of their test cricket match against India in Johannesburg,

va, a consistent scorer in domestic cricket, finds a place in the Test squad as a replacement for Tillakaratne Dilshan, who retired from Test cricket early this year and fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been recalled to the Test side after being rested for the ODIs against New Zealand and Pakistan. The three-Test series starts in Abu Dhabi on December 31 and the squad reads: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Vishwa Fernando, Sachitra Senanayake, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera.

to support the decision Dale and Vernon made in the middle. The strength of this team is that there are good decision-makers. Each guy is mature. “They’ve made great decisions over a period of time which have won cricket games for South Africa. I think that’s how we have got to number one, by trusting each other and trusting each other’s decision-making. Dale and Vernon have 100 percent support from me.” India admitted their surprise that South Africa had taken their foot off the pedal having played themselves into a position of superiority, while a number of former players have expressed astonishment too. Former Test captain Kepler Wessels used his column on the SuperSport website to suggest the team had more to gain than lose. “In my view the Proteas should have gone for the win while Steyn and Philander were at the crease,” Wessels said. “Looking at the situation objectively and without emotion there was far more to gain going for the win than settling for a draw. The team was chasing history by breaking the record for the highest run chase. After the efforts of de Villiers and du Plessis they deserved it.” Herschelle Gibbs took to Twitter to suggest that the victory would have been greater than the famous ‘438’ one-day international during which South Africa chased down that number of runs to defeat Australia at the same venue in 2006. The majority of South Africans across social media platforms agreed and suggested they would rather have seen their side go for the win and lose than play out the draw.

GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013


‘Multi’ edge New Silvercity in dramatic penalty shoot-out … MHS through to quarter-finals By Rawle Toney HEARTS were broken and tears were shed last Sunday but in the end after two enthralling matches at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Christianburg/Wismar Secondary and Mackenzie High School advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kashif and Shanghai/Chico Elite Next Generation Secondary School football tournament. The heavy downpour of rain could not keep scores of football fans from converging on Linden’s premier sporting facility to show support to the next generation of football stars and they were not disappointed since the teams turned in some fascinating performances. Two-time Digicel schools champions Christianburg/ Wismar, more popularly known as Multi, defeated New Silvercity Secondary 4-3 on penalty kicks after finishing their regular time fixture goalless, while Mackenzie High School (MHS) demolished the visiting Leonora Secondary 4-0 in the opening game of the

The victorious Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School team pose following their emphatic win over New Silvercity Secondary last Sunday. (Photo by Rawle Toney) from the students and even supporting parents of the New double-header. Silvercity Secondary. With Major League Soccer It was one of the most antic(MLS) Super-Star Dwayne ipated clashes of the tournament De Rosario in attendance, the - a Wismar Derby - since New players all turned in their best Silvercity had won the hearts of performance which led to the the Lindeners with their mature already rained-soaked venue befootball tactics, but Christianing ‘flooded’ with tears, mainly

De Rosario sponsors ‘golden shoes’ for K&S/Chico MVP MAJOR League Soccer (MLS) player Dwayne De Rosario became the latest contributor to the 24th Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament which has taken on, for the first time, a secondary schools format, by presenting the organisers with a pair of golden Puma cleats which is to be awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament. De Rosario made the presentation before a massive crowd at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground last Sunday and received thunderous applause for his gesture. Addressing the audience after making the presentation, De Rosario said that he’s over-joyed in making his maiden voyage to Guyana and most importantly, getting a chance to be part of the Kashif and Shanghai football tournament. “I want to present these football cleats to the MVP, whoever that lucky player is and I hope that it would be cherished as well. I love to give back to football, especially through the youths and I’m glad Kashif and Shanghai could make my being here in Guyana, a success.” He added that since it was his first time in Guyana, he wanted to make a lasting impression on the youths and lauded the organisers for giving the youths a major platform to showcase their talent. “I’m returning to my roots for the first time and I’m very happy about it, but what I’m happier about is the fact that these young players can have a very big stage to showcase their talents on. “It’s important to not only invest, in their future but also give them that stage where everyone would see them, follow them, and help turn them into stars. Every player loves to be seen and I’m glad people are coming out in their numbers to support them as well,” the former MLS MVP noted.

Yes, guys, that is how it is done. MLS Super Star Dwayne De Rosario (in background with grey T-shirt), supervises a warm-up exercise undertaken by the attendees of his two-hour long clinic at the MSC ground last Sunday.

burg/Wismar Secondary certainly has the best secondary school football-playing team in Guyana. By virtue of winning backto-back Digicel School football titles while featuring in all three finals in the foremost schools football tournaments they have positioned themselves as the ‘team to beat’ at this level. Rain had threatened to keep the crowd away, but parents, teachers and students refused to let the inclement weather hinder them from supporting their respective schools and in the ‘Wismar Derby’ it was hard for an outsider to really choose a side to win since the game, especially in the first half was evenly balanced. outsider While New Silvercity cre-

ated more chances, that did not bother the Christianburg-based ‘Multi’, but the second stanza told an entirely different story. New Silvercity forced the National school champions to fall deep into their defence and capitalised on a free kick in the 85th minute that was scored in a goal-mouth scramble, only to see the assistant referee’s flag airborne for an infringement, with one of the players being caught in the off-side position. The huge crowd in attendance, most of them supporting ‘Multi’, cheered at the result, while the New Silvercity supporters voiced their displeasure with the call. In the end it came down to penalty kicks and after scoring

his side’s last kick, Multi’s custodian effected a save from the opposing team’s kicker, to spark off celebrations among his teammates and their band of supporters off the field, as they head into a quarterfinal clash with the winner of the contest between Bladen Hall Multilateral and Ann’s Grove Secondary. Meanwhile in the opening game, it was as easy as a Sunday afternoon walk for MHS who were led by goals from Akeem Higgins (5th), Qualon Andrews (75th, Randy Hohenkirk (79th) and Teniel Charles (83rd) in a one-sided clash against Leonora. They go on to face St George’s on Friday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground.


De Rosario hosts clinic in Linden KIDS FROM Linden last Sunday benefited from a coaching clinic held by the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation in collaboration with Canadian international football star Dwayne De Rosario at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground from 11:00hrs to 13:00hrs. De Rosario, who has been an ambassador for youth soccer throughout his career which started in his home city of Toronto, attributes most of his success, both professionally and personally, to the experiences he enjoyed while playing soccer as a youth. Building, inspiring and educating are tenets that have always characterised the De Rosario household and with this in mind, the Dero United Programme was formed in 2007

to serve as a template to foster these values, and De Rosario has always been a active supporter of organisations that share his beliefs. The clinic is so structured that at the end of it all the kids will leave with the additional tips and tricks for their onfield arsenal. Such topics like, ‘Healthy Eating and Living Insight’ and an ‘Understanding of the Power of Community’ built both on and off the field, along with a great appetite for soccer were taught to the over 30 attendees. “Our goal is to develop tomorrow’s MVPs in the same manner as Mr De Rosario who is of Guyanese parentage and who chose to reach out in support to our programmes and is committed to working with the

K&S Organisation in expanding the DERO United programme here as he will try to frequent the home land of his parents,” the K&S Organisation stated in a press release. De Rosario who visited with his older brother and father departed Guyana yesterday. The K&S Organisation gives a big thank you to the DERO team and promises to make this collaboration the huge success it is destined to become. Meanwhile, the tournament continues with a double-header at the Number 5 ground in West Coast, Berbice, on Christmas Day, with Ash Education taking on President’s College at 16:00hrs, followed by the feature clash at 18:00hrs between Bladen Hall Secondary and Ann’s Grove.

MLS Super Star Dwayne De Rosario (right) presents Kashif Muhammad with the pair of golden Puma cleats for the tournament’s MVP


GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013

GTTA Champion of Champions

Ninvalle, Edghill and Britton rule roost

KHALIL Ninvalle, Chelsea Edghill and Shemar Britton all came out victorious in their respective age group last Saturday, when the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) hosted a Champion of Champions tournament at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. The tournament attracted 40 players in the three categories, with Ninvalle defeating Salinas Jackman to take the 11 to 13 Open Singles, Edghill stopped Shemar Britton for the 15 to 18 Open win, while Britton beat Kyle Edghill to take the Open Singles title. The 12-year-old Khalil Ninvalle, who is the son of the president of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle, trounced Jackman in straight sets, with the score reading 11-7, 11-8 and 13-11. Joint third in this category went to Khalid Gobin and Tyriq Saunders, who both were

Shemar Britton

Chelsea Edghill thrashed by Khalil Ninvalle and Jackman in the semis, with Khalil Ninvalle smashing Gobin 11-4, 11-5 and 13-11 while Jackman

Khalil Ninvalle was taken to the limit by Saunders, before she came out on top 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 12-10 and 11-5. Three players did not make it out of the group in the tournament which was coordinated by GTTA general secretary Linden Johnson and they are 8-year-old Kaysan

Ninvalle the younger brother of Khalil, Keithlyn Smith and Aneka Phillips. (Vigalanice) In the 15 to 18 Open Singles, Guyana’s 2012 Junior Sportswoman-of-the-Year Chelsea Edghill needed four sets before she overcame a game Britton in the final, winning at 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, with joint third place going to Elishaba Johnson and Ryan Narine.

In the semifinal, Chelsea Edghill defeated Johnson 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 16-14 in a nail-biting match, which for her was retribution from the Digicel Schools tournament, in which she lost to Johnson 3-2. Britton took care of Narine at 2-11, 11-2, 14-12, 11-8 in their semifinal matchup, while in the quarterfinals, Chelsea Edghill got the better of Kevon Corbin 8-11, 8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9, Johnson beat Kyle Edghill 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-7, Narine defeated Kareem McKenzie 13-11, 11-9, 14-12 and Britton whipped Jamaal Skeete 11-2, 11-6, 11-6. Several players failed to make it out of their respective groups and they are Angelina Persaud (Corriverton), Timothy Blake, Jerome Mitchell, Jamal Whitehead, Vikash Horil, Randy Rambarran, Kristoff Sukhoo and Nickolas Bhola. However, Britton rebounded from his loss to Chelsea

Edghill to defeat her brother Kyle Edghill 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, thus taking the Open Singles title in the process, with Paul Meusa and Joel Alleyne sharing third place. In their semifinals clash, Britton edged Meusa 15-13, 15-13, 11-8 and Kyle Edghill beat Alleyne 12-10, 5-11, 1311, 3-11, 11-5 (3-2), while in the quarter finals Britton beat Brad Belle 11-7, 11-6, 3-11, 10-12, 8-11 and Alleyne beat Kevon Corbin 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7. Also in the quarterfinals, Kyle Edghill got past Johnson 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5, Meusa gained a walkover from Jody-Ann Blake and Xen Goliah, Jerome Mitchell, Kareem McKenzie, Andre Monize, Ryan Narine, Kristoff Sukhoo failed to make it out of their group matches. The presentation of prizes will be done on Saturday.

GFA/Banks Beer Knockout Cup Tournament

GDF put Netrockers to sleep, Alpha edge Pele By Michael DaSilva THE GUYANA Defence Force (GDF) put Netrockers to sleep with an 8-1 thrashing while Alpha `The Hammer’ United edged Milerock 2-1 when the final two second-round matches of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Banks Beer Knockout Cup tournament continued last Sunday evening at the Georgetown Football Club ground. Desford Williams netted a brace for the Army side in the 48th and 51st minutes, while his team mate Delroy Fraser emulated him by inking his

Quarter-finalists decided

name on the score sheet twice in the 53rd and 77th minutes of play. Delwyn Fraser and Kennard Simon also placed their names in the scorer’s column with goals of their own which were scored in the 83rd and 73rd minutes respectively while the other two goals were own goals in the 59th and 92nd minutes, even as Omeion Wills scored Netrockers’ lone goal in the 65rd minute. In the feature game of the double-header card, Gregory `Jackie Chan’ Richardson

opened the scoring for Alpha United in the 20th minute, but the lead was negated in the 86th minute by a Konata Mannings strike for Pele. With the scores level 1-1 at the end of regulation time, Alpha United captain Dwight Peters sealed the issue in the 7th minute of extra time, setting up a clash with GDF at 20:00hrs tomorrow in what can be termed a virtual final, even as both teams have guaranteed themselves $250 000 each for reaching the quarter-final round. Tomorrow also, Sunburst Camptown and Santos will en-

gage each other in the opening game from 18:00hrs, with the former reaching the quarter-final round by destroying Essequibo 10-0 in their opening fixture last month, followed by a 2-0 win against Winners Connection. Santos, on the other hand, secured a 10-1 win against Houston Stars in a first-round match then brushed aside Buxton United 2-0 in the second round. The other two quarter-final matches are set for Thursday also at the GFC ground, with BV/Triumph United facing BK Western Tigers in the opening

game at 18:00hrs, followed by the Slingerz versus Den Amstel encounter from 20:00hrs in an all-West Demerara affair. BV/Triumph reached the quarter-final round after disposing of GFC by a 2-0 margin in a first-round fixture, following which they edged Northern Rangers 3-2 in the second round. BK Western Tigers, on the other hand, defeated Kwakwani Strikers 6-1 in their opening match then last Saturday, they beat Milerock 3-1 at the Tucville ground. Solomon Austin, Hubert Pedro and Shavez Henres scored for BK Western Tigers

in the 42nd, 59th and 89th minutes respectively, while Clarence Miggins netted Milerock’s lone goal in the 90th minute and in the feature match on that same day, Slingerz blanked Monedderlust 3-0, after disposing of Cougars, another Berbice team 3-1 in the opening round. Colin Nelson, Kevon Woodley and Dwayne Jacobs scored for Slingerz in the 20th, 46th and 70th minutes respectively, even as Den Amstel, who beat Silver Shattas 3-2 in their opening match of the tournament, went past Mahaica Determinators 2-1 in a second-round fixture to advance to the quarter-final round.

Middle distance queen gives back to GRCSCC FOR THE past eight years, Guyana’s middle and long distance Queen Alika Morgan has been spreading Christmas joy to the less fortunate children across the country and last Sunday was no different, when she visited the Guyana Red Cross Society Children’s Convalescent (GRCSCC) Home and made her contribution in a humanitarian effort. Morgan, who was accompanied by Mrs Avril Black, the wife of her manager/coach Leslie Black, visited the D’Urban Backlands location which houses over 32 children of various age groups and distrib-

Guyana’s middle and long distance queen Alika Morgan, with one of the children on her knee, mingles happily after distributing Christmas joy to the Guyana Red Cross Society Children’s Convalescent Home last Sunday.

uted toys and other Christmas packages. “Several kind individuals and businesses such as Payless Store, Bacchus Drug Store and Andrew King’s house came together in making this donation possible for the children of the Home who were all happy,” said Morgan. She added, “Many businesses and persons over the years have sponsored me such as Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), Steve Pemberton, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Dr Roger Luncheon, Minister Westford, Kelvin Jeffrey, Mr Cummings, Mr

Branford and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA). Some of them had no hesitation in making my journey to compete overseas possible and with that in mind, knowing that when I did so I was successful, such as in the Suriname Half Marathon, I thought it best to give back to the less fortunate, hence our visit to you today, while I wish to say thanks to all the sponsors who made it possible for me to be doing this today,” stated Morgan. A thank-you letter, which was sent to Morgan on behalf of the Administrator of the GRCSCC Ewin Enmore, ex-

pressed the Home’s appreciation of Morgan’s humanitarian effort at a time like this. It states, “With the spirit of Christmas and remembering the joy of the season, this letter is to acknowledge your humanitarian efforts in supporting the GRCSCC. “Your contribution is greatly appreciated and we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to you for interest and continued support for the vulnerable. Thank you very much and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family from the children and staff of CCH.” (Calvin Roberts)

GUYANA CHRONICLE Tuesday December 24, 2013


New Year crisis meeting plans to rescue Windies cricket HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) - Newly appointed director of cricket Richard Pybus and coach Ottis Gibson have begun discussing plans to rebuild the stature of the regional side following a series of embarrassing defeats overseas. Pybus, who joined the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) late October, Gibson and West Indies selectors have scheduled a crisis meeting in the Caribbean for early next year to plot the way forward ahead of their next Test series. Four of the West Indies’ last five Tests have ended in heavy defeats undoing the strides made over the previous year where the side had strung together six straight Test victories. “We’ve had some discussions already about where we are and my thoughts on what we need to do to move forward,” Gibson said. “There’s a meeting pencilled in for us when we get back, including the selectors, to try and plot the way forward. We have five months before the next Test series which gives us some time.”

Meantime Chris Gayle is likely to be available for the two Twenty20s that round off the tour next month, following the One Day series, after picking up a hamstring injury during the one-day series in India and was ruled to have not recovered in time for the 50-overs segment of this trip. He is currently in Sydney as part of his rehabilitation programme, and Gibson said the main target for him was the World Twenty20 defence Clyde Butts West Indies suffered a twonil hammering against New Zealand in the just ended threematch series after losing to India. Reports suggest that discussions involving Gibson, Pybus and the selectors are likely to focus on the status of players such as Ravi Rampaul and Fidel Edwards, who have doubts over their viability for Test cricket, and whether to recall other experienced figures such as Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo.

South Africa recall fast bowler Abbott for second Test

(REUTERS) - South Africa have recalled fast bowler Kyle Abbott for the second Test against India in his home town of Durban starting on Boxing Day (December 26). Abbott, who replaced the injured Morne Morkel, made his Test debut against Pakistan in the final match of the series at Centurion in February when Jacques Kallis pulled out with a hamstring problem. Despite recording match figures of nine for 68, including seven for 29 in the first innings, he was not retained when the squad was selected to tour United Arab Emirates eight months later. The 26-year-old Abbott, who plays for the Durban-based Dolphins franchise, has taken eight wickets at an average of 13 in the current domestic provincial competition. South Africa and India drew an epic first Test on Sunday when the Proteas fell eight runs short of chasing down a record victory target of 458, ending the game with seven wickets down in their second innings. Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), AB de Villiers (vice-captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.

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in Bangladesh. “We’re in communication with him and the people he’s working with in Australia,” Gibson said. “He’s still injured so would be an unnecessary risk to fast-track him with what lies ahead. The World T20 is coming up - a format where he is king. He should be available for the two T20s.” West Indies next Test assignment is in May when they host New Zealand in a return series here in the Caribbean.

Ottis Gibson


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