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Guyana to know fate today

Guyana President Ramotar calls has huge on CDB to assist in finding hydropower new growth areas potential At annual meeting…


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Legendary author, poet

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‘THUMBS UP!’: President of Guyana His Excellency Donald Ramotar gives a ‘thumbs-up’ at the end of yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting, held at the Guyana International Conference Centre. Mr Ramotar is flanked by CDB President Dr William Warren Smith and Chairman of the CDB Board of Governors, Dr. Ashni Singh (Adrian Narine photo)

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014

CFATF to rule on possible blacklisting…

Guyana to know fate today By Vanessa Narine THE Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) will make its ruling today on the fate of the country, in relation to the possibility of it being referred to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), for review by the body’s International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG). This was according to Attorney-General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, in a telephone interview last evening. Minister Nandlall maintained his assertion that Guyana, already blacklisted regionally by CFATF, is most likely to be referred to the international body, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force. C FAT F b l a c k l i s t e d Guyana regionally last November, at its 38th plenary meeting, issuing a missive which called for its members

to “consider implementing counter measures to their financial systems from the ongoing money laundering

AG Anil Nandlall and terrorist financing risks” emanating from Guyana. “From all indications it does not look optimistic and Guyana’s referral to FATF by CFATF appears to be a virtual certain,” Nandlall said, in a prior interview. The AG stated that 90 per cent of the deficiencies in the

local Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/ CFT) framework, which were identified by CFATF are legislative in nature. While Government contends that these deficiencies were wholly addressed in the AML/CFT Amendment Bill, it has still not received the support of the combined Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), both of whom have attached conditions in exchange for their support. APNU has proposed three amendments that proffer a change to the entire governing apparatus of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU); removal of the Attorney General wherever that name appears and replacement of it with the FIU and vesting a Police or Customs Officer with the power to seize currency from any per-

son, anywhere in Guyana, if those officers have reason to believe that it is the proceeds of crime or will be used to fund criminal activities. The party is also calling for President Donald Ramotar to assent to Bills passed in the National Assembly, through the Opposition’s one-seat majority, but the Head of State has explained that they are unconstitutional. The AFC, which has expressed support for APNU’s position, is demanding the establishment of the PPC (Public Procurement Commission), which Government has agreed to, providing that Cabinet retains its no-objection role in the process; but the latter position has been rejected by the AFC. With neither of the two Parliamentary Opposition parties budging on their positions, the Attorney-General, on behalf of the Government, earlier this month forwarded counter-proposals in the interest of ensuring that the amendments made are CFATF compliant and to move towards a compromise. These counter-proposals are being considered by the Parliamentary Select Committee, which has been reviewing the AML/CFT Bill for more than 12 months and held its most recent meeting last Thursday, May 22. If the Committee were to complete its work before the next scheduled sitting of the National Assembly, June 19, the Financial Action Task Force’s next Plenary meeting is slated for June 23 to 25, 2014 in Paris, France.


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Based on Guyana’s huge hydropower potential…

CDB President advances wide ranging regional energy proposals By Vanessa Narine PRESIDENT of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. William Warren Smith has acknowledged the role of renewable energy in unlocking opportunities for competitiveness and growth in the Region. Speaking at yesterday’s opening of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting, in the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, he emphasised Guyana’s huge potential for economic benefits through the development of hydropower.

“Guyana alone has enough renewable energy potential, mainly in the form of hydropower to meet all of its electricity requirements for the foreseeable future, supply all of the needs of im-

most ambitious undertaking, the Amaila Falls Hydro Project (AFHP) is touted to be able to provide Guyanese with a cheaper, reliable and sustainable power supply. It involves the construction

“We cannot transform the Caribbean’s competitiveness landscape without a frontal attack on energy costs and the generally poor state of our electricity infrastructure” - CDB President mediate neighbours, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, and still have enough left over to sell to neighbouring Brazil,” Dr. Smith said. Slated to be this nation’s

of a hydropower plant in the area of West-Central Guyana, where the Amaila and Kuribrong rivers meet. Electricity produced there would be delivered to Georgetown and Guyana’s second largest town, Linden. The Amaila Falls Hydro Project is anticipated to result in substantial savings to the nation’s coffers, particularly in terms of foreign exchange and the purchase of heavy fuel oil.

President Donald Ramotar, left, exchanges a handshake with President of the CDB, Dr. Warren Smith, after he delivered an address in which he (Smith) stressed Guyana’s huge potential for economic benefits through the development of hydropower (Adrian Narine photo)

“Guyana alone has enough renewable energy potential, mainly in the form of hydro-power to meet all of its electricity requirements for the foreseeable future, supply all of the needs of immediate neighbours - Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, and still have enough left over to sell to neighbouring Brazil” – CDB President, Warren Smith

CDB President, Warren Smith, during his presentation to the opening session of the 44th annual CBD Board of Governors meeting (Adrian Narine photo)

POTENTIAL BENEFITS The potential benefits of a more stable and reliable source of energy through the advance of hydroelectricity was also targeted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), last December, as an area for continued focus.

On July 18 last, the combined political Opposition defeated the Hydroelectric Power (Amendment) Bill in Parliament and, in August, the Government took the legislation back to the National Assembly and received the

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014

Legendary author, poet Granger fails in desperate attempt to save face over AML/CFT stalemate Maya Angelou dies

- She was ‘the brightest light’, says Obama Maya Angelou

(BBC) U.S. President Barack Obama has led the tributes to Maya Angelou, describing the poet, author and activist as “one of the brightest lights of our time”. He hailed Angelou, who has died aged 86, as “a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman”. She made her name with the memoir ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, which charted a childhood of oppression and abuse in the Deep South in the 1930s. Her family described her as “a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace”. In a statement on Facebook, they said she passed away quietly at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, yesterday. “Her family is extremely

grateful that her ascension was not belaboured by a loss of acuity or comprehension,” they said. “She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being... The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.” Mr Obama gave her the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian award, in 2011. He said: “Over the course of her remarkable life, Maya was many things - an author, poet, civil rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer. But above all, she was a storyteller - and her greatest stories were true.”

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LEADER of the Opposition, Mr. David Granger is not being factual in his latest account (as published in yesterday’s edition of Kaieteur News) of the stalemate over the non-passage of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill. “In his desperate attempt to save face over the Opposition’s recalcitrant and irresponsible behaviour, Granger’s credibility has been further brought into disrepute,” a senior government official commented last evening. The AML/CFT Bill was before the Parliament since April 2013. The Opposition is responsible for the non-passage of the Bill which it voted down in November 2013, using its one seat majority. The Bill was reintroduced in Parliament in December on the request of the Opposition and was then sent to a Special Select Committee. This Bill is still before that Committee because of an abundance of delay-tactics by the Opposition. The Government official

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who spoke to the Chronicle last night said “the Opposition’s introduction of blackmail politics is worrying and its insistence of demanding what it wants in exchange for its support to the Bill can never be in the best interest of the country.” “The demands for which the Opposition makes a case have no relationship to AML/CFT Bill. It is astonishing that the Opposition would use this Bill as a political bargaining tool,” commented the official, who prefers anonymity. “ U n d o u b t e d l y, t h e APNU/AFC non-support for this Bill is part of their wider

anti-national agenda through which they aim to sabotage and stymie national development projects, plans and objectives. The behaviour of the Opposition cannot be described as anything other than being unpatriotic,” the official added. Despite the threats of Guyana facing severe consequences if it is blacklisted for failing to enact a CFATF compliant legislation, the Opposition remains unmoved, unconcerned and unmindful of the negative effects on the country’s social and economic gains and hardship on Guyanese. “To a large extent, pre-

vious CFATF reviews have taken into consideration Guyana’s unique situation of the readiness and willingness of the Government to pass the legislation, while the Opposition remains the stumbling block,” the official commented. “Mr. Granger and his Opposition colleagues must take full responsibility for the foot-dragging, and delay tactics which have resulted in the non-passage of the AML/CFT Bill. All that is needed at this time is for the Opposition to back up its claim of being committed to the passage of the Bill with their actual vote in favour of a CFATF compliant legislation,” the official said.

NA man charged with murdering estranged teenage lover dies in prison By Leroy Smith ROBERT Sandy, 48, of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam who was charged with the murder of his estranged teenage lover died yesterday in the New Amsterdam Prison. Sandy had been charged with the murder of Onika Greaves which occurred on May 19 and he appeared in court Tuesday, where he was remanded to prison until June 09, 2014. The man had consumed a poisonous substance following his fatal




stabbing of his former girlfriend and had been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital under guard until Monday, May 26, 2014, when he was discharged, the police said. The police in a press release yesterday confirmed that the man died while in prison. It was only on Tuesday that Sandy was able to make a court appearance to answer to the capital offence. Greaves had earlier broken off an abusive relationship with the man and was





residing in Georgetown. Family members of the woman recalled that the man tricked the teenager to return to New Amsterdam, stating that their baby was sick and she needed to care for the child. MAN DRINKS POISON Meanwhile, on Tuesday, another man attempted suicide while at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer a domestic abuse charge. Shannon Hooper, who was sentence to one month imprisonment on April 24th, 2014 before Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court consumed a toxic substance (said to be grammoxone). Hooper was picked up by ranks of the police force just outside of the courtroom of Magistrate Judy Latchman where he was schedule to appear. (Additional reporting by Asif Hakim)

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No evidence prison Police narcotics rank staff allowed entry remanded on of weapons used in drugs-related offenses recent attack By Geeta Rampersaud

By Leroy Smith THE police are leading the investigations into the unrest and violence which occurred at the New Amsterdam Prisons last Friday evening. A source close to the investigation told this publication yesterday that, so far, the police have been able to question both prisoners and prison officers at the facility. Chronicle was also informed that the investigators did revisit the prisons yesterday where more statements were taken from persons who were present when the incident occurred and who are responsible for various layers of security at the facility. Meanwhile, another source at the prisons re-

lated that while the police are conducting the general investigations, they have already launched their own internal probe. The main part of the investigation will be to determine how the choppers and corrosive substance got behind the prison walls and into the hands of the prisoners. It is understood that the four prisoners who were injured in the attack are among the most dangerous of the high profile prisoners at the facility. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in a statement yesterday, assured that the matter will be fully investigated. Those injured in the attack were Clarence Williams, Kwame Bhagwandin,

Abdussalim Azemulla and Davindra Harrichand. On Tuesday, the injured prisoners told reporters that the four men who attacked them were encouraged to do so by prison officers. They claimed that the prison officers knew fully well that their lives were in danger but did nothing to address the concerns. Last week Friday the four injured prisoners were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention after the attack. Some were treated for acid burns while others had chop wounds. Over the years, several prison officers have been hauled before the courts accused of facilitating the entry of illicit items into the facility.

Stepson manslaughter trial…

Accused says killing of step-father was act of self-defence By George Barclay

BOTH the prosecution and defence counsels in the stepfather murder case will, this morning, address the jury on how they should perceive the expressed views put forward to them. The defence is expected to urge the jury to return a not-guilty verdict, while the prosecution would ask for a guilty verdict, in keeping with evidence led. Attorney-at-law Miss

Sonia Parag, who led the defence, will contend that the accused should not be convicted because he was acting in self-defence against his stepfather Ralph Jacobs, who was allegedly ill-treating his brother at the time; and he had become involved in the matter as a peacemaker, but had also became a target of the attack. The accused said his brother and sister had habitually been beaten by his stepfather. But Prosecutrix Miss

Murder accused freed on no-case submission - in ‘Miss Rose’ murder case

JUSTICE William Ramlal recently freed murder accused Kwabena Barker, called ‘Alex’, because of a no-case submission against an indictment that, between January 30 and March 13, 2008, in Demerara, he murdered Roseanne Pearl Hall, called Miss Rose. At the close of the prosecution’s case, Defence Counsel Mr. Charles Ramson, Jr. made a no-case submission to the effect that the prosecution had failed to establish a case against the accused for the offence charged, and the attorney called upon the judge to discharge the accused at that stage without calling on him for a defence. The judge accepted the submission and freed the accused. Miss Dhanika Singh of the DPP Chambers had been prosecutor in the matter. (Barclay)

Natasha Backer will most likely point out, among other things, that the accused Anthony George, called Ryan, of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, had admitted under cross-examination that he had been upset at his stepfather beating his brother, and that was what had prompted him to intervene as a peacemaker; and when his step-father attacked him with a bottle, a friend gave him a knife, with which he stabbed his stepfather. Following addresses to the jury by the various lawyers, Justice Dawn Gregory would decide when she would address the jury and hand over the case to them for their consideration and verdict.

TWENTY-FOUR-year-old Ian Johnson, a rank of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) attached to the Canine Section of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Narcotics Branch, and stationed at Ogle International Airport, appeared yesterday before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell at the Sparendaam court and was remanded to prison until June 13 on two narcotics charges. Johnson pleaded not guilty to both charges, one of which alleges that on Wednesday, May 21, at Ogle International Airport, he had in his possession 5.574 kilogrammes (kgs) of cannabis sativa (marijuana) for the purpose of trafficking. The other charge states that Johnson also had, on the day in question, 2.286 kg of cocaine to traffick. Johnson’s attorney, Ms. Gwendolyn Bristol, failed to secure bail for her client. Nineteen-year-old Anastasia Latoya Crawford of Lot 29 Fort Street, Kingston was also remanded to prison last Wednesday in relation to this same drug bust at Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. Police investigations revealed that prior to Crawford committing the offence, Johnson and Mark ‘Polo’ had visited her at her home in Kinston, where arrangements had been made. On the day Crawford was busted, Johnson had allegedly been monitoring her via her cell phone. He had been contacting her and instructing her ‘who to go to’. Crawford had revealed his name to investigators, and she had also positively identified him. A confrontation had been arranged, but Johnson had strongly denied the allegation.


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The Court is supreme adjudicator of any nation

THE cuts to the National Budget that were imposed on the nation in contravention of the Constitution, so ruled by the Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang, twice, is having severe deleterious impacts on the nation’s working-class, with utilities being cut off, mortgages unpaid, resulting in dire threat to loss of homes; and even feeding children has become a challenge in many homes because many workers cannot be paid as a result of cuts to their agencies or departments. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has been vindicated by the verdict of Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang, who reinforced his 2012 verdict in the cutting of the 2012 Budget (in a 2014 ruling that upheld his primary findings), that the National Assembly has no power under the Constitution to reduce the National Estimates. Immediately after ex-

iting the first hearing AG Nandlall informed the media corps that had been encamped for hours outside the deliberative chambers on the verdict of the preliminary ruling, whereby the Chief Justice stated that the National Assembly “performs a gate-keeping function and that a power of disapproval is not contemplated by the Constitution” relative to the National Estimates. Government was forced to make application to the Supreme Court for an Interim Order to allow the Minister of Finance to access monies that was cut from the National Budget by the political parliamentary Opposition, which the CJ’s pronouncement now facilitates. However, the Opposition, which comprises lawyers au fait with the constitution and whom are astute enough to be aware that the budget cuts in parliament had breached the constitution, were prepared for just such a ruling and immediately subsequent

to the pronouncement on the matter in the first instance by the CJ, Senior Counsel, Rex McKay submitted an application for a stay of execution for the amended order. However, Nandlall’s objection to McKay’s was allowed by the CJ, after hearing arguments on both sides. Speaking to the media at the High Court immediately after the ruling, the AG expressed his pleasure at eventually being vindicated by the Court’s ruling. He explained that the CJ’s verdict ruled that in cutting the 2012 National Estimates and Expenditures, the National Assembly acted outside of the Constitution. The AG informed that the CJ’s ruling determines the right of the Minister of Finance to form an opinion as to whether or not he needs additional monies relative to the estimates and to withdraw the money and then seek Parliamentary approval if he forms that opinion. This, he said, is outlined

in the Constitution and the Financial Management and Accountability Act. These were the contentions upon which the Attorney General had premised his arguments, and the Court justified and upheld his pleadings. As Nandlall explained: “...the court proceeds to say that the Minister of Finance is resided with the power, under the Constitution and the law, to withdraw from the Contingency and the Consolidated Funds, whenever the minister has formed the opinion that there is a need to do so, and that is what the law says.” He drew attention to page 17 of the judgement, reading verbatim: “Applying that doctrine to the interpretation of article 218, it does appear to the court that it was not permissible for the National Assembly to cut or to reduce the estimates and expenditures to any particular figure since, in so doing, the National Assembly was both determining and ap-

proving such estimates. If the drafters of the Constitution had wanted the National Assembly to exercise such a power, they would have easily conferred such a power on it in the Constitution in express terms as was done in India - see Article 113 (2) of the Constitution of India; or Australia.” The preliminary pronouncement of the Court that the reduction is unconstitutional was underlined by Nandlall, “....the minister (of Finance) is now free to exercise his statutory and constitutional powers which allow him to withdraw from the Consolidated and/or the Contingency Funds for the purpose of funding agencies where he feels that there has been an insufficient allocation made.” The Court is the supreme adjudicator of any nation and it is incumbent upon the

citizenry to heed the laws of the land: but how can it be justifiable for criminals to be punished when the framers and makers of those laws are intent on disregarding those laws for self-empowerment and self-aggrandisement agendas, despite the devastation it would visit upon the lives of the citizens of the land, including their own constituencies? But this question was answered by one Opposition leader who said that the victims of the unconstitutional Budget cuts are merely “collateral damage.” So when babies go hungry and children become homeless the explanation is simple: They have become collateral damage to the collective Opposition’s un-constitutional budget cuts.

Two cases of Chikungunya detected in Berbice - Health Ministry beefs up vector control

‘MEDIA UPDATE’: From left, Head of Vector Control Services, Dr. Reyaud Rahman; Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran; Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary week after some 30 samples IN wake of the discovery The two cases, a toddler, were sent to the Caribbean of two confirmed cases of and a woman said to be in Public Health Agency in Chikungunya in the Canje, her forties, are from CumTrinidad for testing. Berbice area, a medical berland and Canefield, Canje Dr. Ramsaran indicated team has been dispatched in Region 6. that the Ministry of Health to the area and will be conMinister Ramsaran made has decided to heighten their ducting fogging exercise the disclosure during a press vector control exercise in the over the next two weeks, briefing he hosted on TuesBerbice area. according to Health Minday, where he explained that In addition, he said the ister, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran. the discovery was made last ministry has already iden-

tified all ports of entry for strict monitoring, as well as health centres have been alerted. “Since last year, we have been quietly getting our work done by increasing fogging activities, public health awareness programmes, spraying, and at the same time education programmes to encourage citizens especially in densely populated areas to desist from degrading their environment which will create condition for breeding of mosquitoes.” The minister said this will help in the fight against all types of vector borne diseases, including malaria and dengue. “We have been follow-

ing our data and we have been taking samples as is recommended by good public health practice and these samples are sent overseas for testing,” Dr Ramsaran said. Meanwhile, the minister said all health facilities have readily available medication for the effective treatment of any vector borne disease. He added that the symptoms are similar to those associated with dengue fever. Further, the fogging exercise that has been ongoing in the city for several weeks will continue and persons are advised to adhere to the warning during this exercise. The ministry is encouraging citizens to appropri-

ately discard tyres, unwanted containers, and to keep their surroundings clean so as to eliminate breeding grounds for the vector. The most common symptoms of Chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, the illness was found for the first time in the Caribbean, and now several countries have reported cases. (GINA) retary, Mr. Leslie Cadogan and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud


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CDB President advances wide ranging ... From page 3 backing of the Alliance For Change (AFC) but A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) voted down the bill and motion. However, the current PPP/Civic Administration has since made public its commitment to ensuring that hydropower is a realisation for Guyana. The CDB President said the Caribbean is not energy poor, contrary to public opinion. According to him, in addition to Guyana, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and The Grenadines have great potential to generate their entire base-load electricity requirements from geothermal sources. He said: “Although their domestic markets are quite small, technological advances in the development of undersea transmission cables would allow these countries to exploit their relatively large geothermal reserves for export to neighbouring countries. “Evolving renewable energy technology and recent price reductions can potentially bring about a transformation in the energy landscape to the extent that all BMCs (Borrowing Member Countries) can now harness their available resources. “…all of these renewable options have the potential to lower electricity costs and increase foreign exchange reserves from reduced energy imports.” Smith cited the fact that it is noteworthy that CARICOM Energy Ministers have already adopted “net-billing” as a feasible mechanism for ensuring equitable pricing. “As a matter of urgency then, all BMCs should follow the lead set by Barbados and Jamaica, which have already enacted the supporting legislation,” he pointed out. The CDB President agreed with the nexus between competitiveness and economic growth and the role that energy plays in this mix. “The inability to compete stands out as a major challenge for our Region,” he posited. Smith said that pursuing the development of renewable energy has considerable potential to enhance regional energy security, save foreign exchange and improve the competitiveness of Caribbean economies. He argued that, for economic growth to be sustainable, it must be undergirded by competitiveness, which has to be “global” in its outlook and reach. “We cannot transform the Caribbean’s competitiveness landscape without a frontal attack on energy costs and the generally poor state of our electricity infrastructure,” the official submitted. The CDB President stated that the building of a new energy paradigm must give priority to energy efficiency, which is relatively low cost and yields a high return on investment with a short payback period. “The majority of our BMCs are caught in a vortex of low growth and stagnant or declining living standards. In contrast, many of the SIDS are out-performing us and the newly emerging countries of Africa, Asia, and South America are either catching us or rapidly leaving us behind. We are very good at analysis but we need to become excellent at praxis. We know what needs to be done and we just need to do it. “…a successful energy efficiency programme, incorporating appropriate tax incentives, would reduce household

expenditure on electricity and other forms of energy, thereby increasing disposable incomes. Businesses, especially the critically important micro, small and medium sized-enterprises (MSMEs), would also see improvements in their efficiency and their competitiveness. “Our fight against high energy prices could, potentially, also open the door for the emergence and growth of new non-traditional businesses that promote the use of energy efficiency technologies and services to reduce energy consumption.” The CDB President pointed out that in the new energy paradigm, the Caribbean Region should expect an expansion in new industries around a range of energy services and the manufacture and installation of other renewable energy systems and energy saving devices. “The new paradigm is integral to the ‘Green Economy’ approach currently under consideration by some BMCs and is consistent with the CDB’s Climate Resilience Strategy,” he said. THREE ACTIONS To this end, Dr. Smith made the call for action and proposed three actions: * The recognition that the Caribbean Region has a competitiveness problem, which is responsible for our relatively low rates of economic growth; * The recognition that the high price of electricity and our heavy reliance on imported fuels make us vulnerable and are the primary sources of our Region’s uncompetitiveness; and * The realisation that Caribbean nations can increase energy independence substantially; reduce the cost of energy; and create a whole new industry based on this new paradigm. Smith said: “First, Caribbean countries have a competitiveness problem and it is at the root of our difficulty in achieving the high rates of economic growth which we need to be able to provide the standard of living to which our people aspire. “Second, the high price of electricity is a major source of our Region’s uncompetitiveness and of our vulnerability to external shocks. “Third, we can increase our energy independence substantially; reduce the cost of energy and, in the process, create a whole new industry based on a new paradigm.” The CDB President questioned the impediments in moving forward with the hugely beneficial paradigm shift. “With falling prices of renewables, including solar energy technologies, what prevents us from taking advantage of the opportunity to create a Shakespearian-type sea change in the Caribbean’s energy landscape?” he asked. PRIORITY AREAS According to him, the legislative and regulatory environment is a major hindrance to the pursuit of a new energy paradigm for the Region. There are two priority areas for urgent Government action. “One, we need to change the legislative framework at

the national level in order to facilitate access for renewable, by altering the monopoly on generation where this exists in BMCs. Revisions in the framework should ensure equitable pricing for supply from independent power providers or small, distributed renewable generators of electricity. “Two, an appropriate regulatory framework needs to be established for each BMC to ensure that equitable tariffs and rules for optimal performance are in place and to make certain that the interests of consumers, investors and governments are balanced. Given the constraints of market size and the availability and cost of specialised skills necessary for the effective administration of the regulatory function, it makes sense for a collective approach to be adopted. “It is for this reason that CDB welcomes the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority initiative, applauds those OECS countries that have already committed and looks forward to the full participation by other member countries.” Smith asserted that a supra-national regulatory body is critical for full and sustainable development of the geothermal potential in the sub-region, to encourage private investment in the sector and to make interconnectivity a reality. Additionally, he addressed the role of the CDB in advancing efforts relative to the competitiveness challenge and to make the transition to the new energy paradigm. Dr. Smith said: “Promoting poverty reduction through inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth and building resilience to external shocks and natural hazard events underpin all of CDB’s development financing and technical assistance to its BMCs. “Within that broad framework, the Bank has been intensifying its focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Our flagship programme, the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), has been a useful mechanism for encouraging the use of renewable energy at the community level. Through the BNTF, therefore, CDB has been creatively using renewable energy solutions to improve the quality of life of the poor.” He highlighted, as well, the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit that was created, among other things, to prepare a new Energy Sector Policy and Strategy for CDB; develop new financing instruments and champion the Bank’s interventions in the area. This Unit will benefit from specialist expertise provided by the Government of Germany. CDB, he said, has also financed electricity generation, transmission and distribution facilities in its BMCs virtually since the Bank’s inception and is expected to continue to do so, including through collaborations with development partners. “It is estimated that as much as US$10B investment in new generation capacity could be required within the medium term if the Region’s electric utilities are to benefit from efficiencies associated with the new technologies and for them to maintain adequate reliability. To radically transform the energy generation landscape, the investment requirements could exceed US$20B,”the CDB President indicated. Dr. Smith concluded that the energy challenge is not a new one and what is clearer today is that the Caribbean Region must not “continue as helpless victims of the vagaries” of the international oil markets; rather the Region must address its lack of competitiveness because electricity prices are like an albatross around our necks in a tangible way.

OAS, Symantec to present Cyber Security Report - about trends in Latin America & Caribbean

THE Organisation of American States (OAS) will release, on June 2, the report ‘Cyber Security Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,’ which illustrates and analyses cyber security and cyber-crime tendencies in the Region. The report, produced in partnership with Symantec, will

be presented in Asunción, Paraguay, host to the 44th OAS General Assembly, which will take place from June 3 to 5 under the central theme ‘Development with Social Inclusion.’ The document will include contributions from Microsoft, the Police Community of the Americas (AMERIPOL) and other organisations such as the Internet Corporation for As-

signed Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC), and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), as well as civil society and other partners in the private sector. Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza is invited to speak at the opening of the event.


GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014

Kwayana recalls Burnham’s threat:

‘They had better make their will…One must die, we know that the PNC will live’ - as he spends another day testifying at Rodney COI By Telesha Ramnarine PRIOR to the alleged assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) of which he was co-founder, had heard death threats uttered by People’s National Congress (PNC) Leader, Forbes Burnham. But the WPA members had no idea to what extent such threats would go, said 89-year-old Eusi Kwayana, one of the founders, who now resides in San Diego, California, United States (U.S.). Testifying, again before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the death of Rodney, he was led by lead Counsel Glen Hanoman when the hearings resumed at the Supreme Court Law Library, in Georgetown, before Commissioners Sir Richard Cheltenham and Seenath Jairam and Jacqueline Samuels-Brown. Kwayana said Burnham’s threats were a declaration of war and they were directed against the WPA. Forbes Burnham The witness was reminded of such threats when Hanoman drew his attention to excerpts from a compilation titled ‘Report on the Third Biennial Congress of the PNC, August 22-26, 1979.’ This computation, according to Kwayana, contained “significant words” spoken by Burnham and was tendered in evidence. Furthermore, a booklet with the title ‘Assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney’ was also submitted as an encapsulation of part of Kwayana’s testimony. It was the work of the WPA surrounding investigations into the death of Rodney, along with responses to the Government’s propaganda, Kwayana said. BURNHAM’S WORDS The following words of Burnham from pages 342 and 343 of the Report on the Third Biennial Congress of the PNC were read by Kwayana, with the aid of Hanoman: “As for the Worst Possible Alternative, upon whose bandwagon the formal opposition seeks to climb… (And may I digress to deal with this for a moment) I think this is an indication of the ossification of the minds of those who lead the formal opposition. The Worst Possible Alternative comes along, so the formal opposition climbs on the bandwagon, hoping to gain entry into the solid proletarian areas through the Worst Possible Alternative. The formal opposition cannot go to Linden and hold any meeting; they have neither the physical apparatus nor the courage. However, they hope that the WPA will give them entry. The Worst Possible Alternative has no use, as their pickets outside Eve Leary last month showed, for

the formal opposition because they say that the Leader of the formal opposition does not know what he is doing. “Let me tell the formal opposition this: The Worst Possible Alternative has held its last meeting at Linden; that is the last meeting that they have held at Linden, and the PPP has also held its last meeting in Linden. Why this attack on the PNC proletarian strongholds? They realise that we hold the urbanised proletarian working class. They realise further that we have made substantial inroads amongst the rural agricultural

These rights began to be set aside on the ground that in the foremost European countries, revolutionary countries…they were regarded as no longer necessary. And that was a conflict. And we began to say that the right to vote was an important right, the right to speak was an important right, and the right to publish was an important right. And so we came into conflict with this new third world authority.” He said the party also began supporting trade unions, students’ educational rights, the Mirror Newspaper and the Catholic Standard. “All of these people were suffering. The Government controlled the newsprint with a tight hand.” Kwayana said he became a political person in 1947 when Dr. Cheddi Jagan was getting into the Legislative Council. “From then on, I became active in the politics of Guyana as well as in the culture. I’m regarded as a very controversial figure so people take me to be a public danger.” SYDNEY KING

Walter Rodney

Eusi Kwayana

workers, as successive elections have established and proved. Therefore, it is the hope that, with a glossy radical rhetoric, they, the PPP, can ride into office on the backs of the Worst Possible Alternative. But comrades, let me say this: ‘Never the day canoe bore punt.’ WARNING “I have given warning in accordance with the mood, as I interpret it, of the Third Biennial Congress which came to an end this afternoon. I repeat that the PNC stands for peace not conflict. The PNC will never start violence. The PNC did not ask for a confrontation. But comrades, as I said on Thursday, the battle is joined, no holds are barred. Comrades, they had better make their wills, because so far as we are concerned, we are not asking them for quarter and we will not give them any. “Comrades, we are now in the Roman Amphitheatre. The lion and the gladiator cannot both survive; one must die, and we know that the PNC will live.” Explaining the phrase: “Never the day canoe bore punt” Kwayana said, in his opinion, that just as the canoe is inferior to the punt, so the WPA was portrayed to be inferior to the PNC. Meanwhile, Kwayana said people identified Dr. Rodney as a new force in the society who they found inspiring and unaffected by the damage done in the past. “So the WPA became even more popular and stronger and began to look at things which were being ignored in the country. Human rights were being cut off one after the other.

His name at birth was Sydney King but he later changed it to Eusi Kwayana which means ‘Black Man of Guyana.’ In 1953, he recalled that he was Minister of Communications and Works and that his stay in Parliament was for four months. Kwayana said he was in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as a founder member. “My reason for getting active in politics was the fact that Dr. Jagan was an Indian and was making such a remarkable review and explanation of the dying colonial system and I felt he should not be alone. I took the risk.” In 1956, he recalled that he got into controversy with the leadership of the PPP over the issue of support for the West Indian Federation and so he withdrew because he felt the reasons given were not consistent with their original beliefs. Sometime after, Kwayana joined the PNC as Editor of New Nation and later as General Secretary. He was, subsequently, deemed a racist by the PNC and expelled. “The PPP took a similar position. I could not freely walk the streets of Georgetown in those days. It will be disastrous. So now I am a non-party person. The political divisions led to the unfortunate development of violent ethnic conflict.” According to Kwayana, Burnham had said that if he lost the 1961 elections, he was willing to go on a plane with Dr. Jagan and support independence. “He also said if the PPP won, we could only regain our freedom by bloody rebellion.” After this, the African Society for Racial Equality was established with a handful of people. Some years after, the African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa (ASCRIA) was born. ASCRIA took up the question of corruption. “Corruption had begun to raise its head within the ranks of the PNC Government and certain individuals were pinpointed and we were carrying a public campaign for a code of conduct and against corruption because we knew that corruption had already begun to wreak havoc,” he related.

Gov’t satisfied with progress of Rodney COI By Clifford Stanley

GOVERNMENT is satisfied with the progress of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) with spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon stating that the Administration is confident that the current level of public support for the process would, ultimately, provide closure for the period and the incident of the death

Dr. Roger Luncheon

- says Dr Luncheon

of the renowned historian. Speaking at his post-Cabinet briefing in Office of the President, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown, yesterday, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) said Government’s view is that the ongoing hearings before the three Commissioners continue to be a source of revelations for Guyanese at home and in the diaspora. “The ongoing inquiry to bring closure to this painful episode in the lives of Guyanese inspire commendations as daily, witnesses after witnesses, recount details of that period.” Dr. Luncheon disclosed that the grant of immunity from

prosecution seems to have been unnecessary, since this privilege has not been used to any extent to facilitate testimony. “Witnesses have volunteered and others have favourably responded to being summoned by the Commission,” he noted. He lauded the media coverage of the hearings ranging from the press, radio, television and Internet and, often time live, as being comprehensive and extensive. Dr. Luncheon disclosed: “The Administration’s expectation is that the ongoing proceedings, as they evolve, would generate the demand for answers for clarity and that demand would only enlarge the numbers of witnesses at the inquiry and thus contribute to its objective of bringing closure to that period and that incident.”


GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014

Old Kai: Chronicles of Guyana…

Can Mr. Granger say how much the PNC had paid the State for land it is now selling for 75M?

THE APNU=PNC leadership have never missed an opportunity to lecture Guyanese on the virtues of transparency and accountability; hence, Old Kai is expecting that they will be readily forthcoming on exactly how they acquired the land they are now moving to sell a local company for a reported sum of $75M. I am also interested to know exactly how much they paid for this portion of land at the time of acquisition to the State of Guyana. Surely, we would not expect that this portion of land was acquired free of cost as this would be tantamount to defrauding the Guyanese people. The secrecy surrounding efforts by the PNC leadership to sell the portion of land takes on greater meaning when one takes into consideration a statement attributed to no less than Mr. David Granger himself. An online news site quoted him as saying, “I was not involved in any negotiations. All matters of this nature are authorised and discussed by Central Exec (Central Executive Committee). It was never personal.” The glaring contradiction here is Mr. Granger saying he was in no way involved in these negotiations but then admitting that it was dealt with at the level of the Central Executive Committee of his party. Is he not a member of the Central Executive? How can any leader of a party not be a member of the Central Executive? If this is what he is implying, he needs to clarify. Until such time, Old Kai will logically assume that he is a member of the leadership body and by his own admission; these negotiations were discussed at the level of the central executive. So how can he now say he was not part of the negotiations or imply that he is not aware of what is unfolding before his very eyes? Even if we were to go along with the explanation offered by the Opposition Leader that “I was not involved in these negotiations…(it was the) Central Exec.,” it poses another quandary. Who exactly is in charge of the PNC = APNU, if by his own admission Mr. Granger is not involved or unaware of these major

undertakings inside the party we are publicly informed that he leads? In any event, it speaks to weak leadership. One cannot be the leader of a political party wanting to take on the responsibilities of Government but refuse to get involved in such a major undertaking of your party. A responsible leader would want to ensure that the party gets value for money in the disposal of its assets. And if in the event, Mr. Granger was indeed part of the negotiation process at the level of the Central Committee then it would speak to dishonest leadership. Old Kai is at a loss as to why the Opposition leader would willingly place himself in such a position. Was there really a need for him to make Opposition Leader such a contradictory David Granger statement? What it does is that it opens up more room for suspicion. It gives credence to the concerns by those inside the party who claimed that the agreement was being done in secrecy by a small elite group with vested interests. The Opposition leader’s image has taken a beating more so of recent, following several contradictory statements and u-turns on stated policies. Having set up the APNU which consists of over 90% PNC officials, the aim was to give the impression that they were serious about national unity. This was subsequently undermined by a recent statement of the Opposition Leader articulating a “jook fuh jook” perspective on matters of foreign policy. It did not

help when, on one hand they stated they were not in favour of closing the sugar industry but later publicly called for the lands to be converted to fish ponds. Then Mr. Granger had personally addressed the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association luncheon prior to the 2011 election, where he pledged his support to the business community only for him as Opposition Leader staunchly refuse to support the AML/CFT amendment bill in the National Assembly, which has resulted in the business community already feeling the effects with the possibility of full international blacklisting looming ahead. He had on more than one occasion publicly claim to be supportive of Amerindians, only to have one of his MP’s refer to Region 9 as a ‘backward place’ and followed this up with slashing of the entire Amerindian Development Fund in the 2014 budget. Mr. Granger had projected himself as a paragon of virtue and serious about fighting corruption in the public sector only for him to turn around and attack President Donald Ramotar’s proposal to increase the use of integrity testing. There was talk of being concerned about creating employment only to witness efforts in the National Assembly to stymie or kill several major projects which would together have created thousands of jobs both directly and indirectly. We also heard about the plight of workers attached to the Guyana Energy Agency who, because of the Opposition cuts to their budget, might soon face the breadline as was the case with some employed at other state agencies. Then there was the much touted concern for our youths and education, only to see an about turn with the Opposition voting unanimously to cut Government funding for University of Guyana students to access loans to pursue tertiary education. Old Kai can go on and on but I will pause here for the moment and await the answers to my earlier questions from the Opposition Leader.

Guyana will be a major economic leader of the Caribbean – CDB President GUYANA is seen as an important and strategic ally in the Caribbean for the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and a faithful partner of the financial institution, as even during the tough years of economic hardship, it continued to meet its financial obligations, President of the institution Dr. William Warren Smith has said. “I think we would recognise now that Guyana is enjoying better fortunes and Guyana, in the not too distant future, is going to be one of the economic leaders of the Caribbean, (and) we would want to hitch our wagon to the Guyanese economy,” Dr. Smith declared. He noted that apart from Guyana’s capacity to become the Region’s “breadbasket” once again, it is well endowed

with energy resources, which at this point in time has to be in the shop window. “There’s a lot that hinges on the success of Guyana,” he said. The positioning of Guyana as the South American gateway has led to an awakening of the consciousness of other Caribbean countries, he explained. “There’s this large continent, not too far from us that has emerged and now represents great economic opportunities, economic opportunities for those who have large manufacturing capability, but also those who have large and vibrant tourist industries, so that Guyana represents for us a large English speaking gateway into that very large continent.”

“This is understood and the CDB will not lose the chance to engage with Guyana,” he added. Dr. Smith said the opportunity for the CDB to expand is there, and as Guyana’s economy grows, the bank will also need to diversify its portfolio and grow its business. “If a country this size is going to be one of the fastest Regional countries, in our membership, then it would be foolhardy for us to do anything but to develop a close relationship with Guyana,” he bluntly declared. The CDB is being hosted in Guyana for its annual Board of Directors Meeting, from May 28 to 29, at the Guyana International Conference Centre. (GINA)


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Gov’t continues push for increased air lift – UAE officials here for talks

THE Government of Guyana is in talks with United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards negotiating an air service agreement that will see at least one of UAE’s three major flag carriers operating flights to Guyana, in the very near future. On Tuesday morning, in the conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation each from Guyana and the UAE met for further discussions. The local delegation comprised from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Director General Zulficar Mohamed, GCAA Board Chairman Hugh Denbow, GCAA General Counsel, Amanza Desir and Air Transport Officer Saheed Sulaman; from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation, the Senior Aerodrome Officer, Alvin Majeed and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Legal Adviser, Trishala Persaud. The team from UAE comprised from the UAE’s Federal Government, Director General, His Excellency (H.E) Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi and Air

Transport Agreements Chief Specialist Valerie Browne and from the Department of Transport-Abu Dhabi, Senior Analyst-Government Affairs Saeed Al Suwaidi. Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn formally opened discussions and expressed the Government of Guyana’s pleasure of having the opportunity for the negotiation and the signing of an air service agreement to foster better linkages between the two countries. Minister Benn further noted that the dialogue comes at a time when Guyana’s aviation sector, both at the domestic, regional and international level is expanding. “There are opportunities, via Guyana, we expect and we intend for foreign countries and air service operators to use Guyana as a regional and international hub for the development of the aviation sector, and for the development of other economical and tourism and other linkages between the continents and specifically between the countries like Guyana and the United Arab Emirates,” he said.

Minister Robeson Benn with the Guyana/UAE delegation negotiating the air service agreement between the two countries Al Suwaidi, in his opening remarks, noted that it would have taken the UAE’s delegation days to travel to Guyana. “So the need to connect your country to our Region is very important,” he said. He also reaffirmed his government’s openness to engage with the Government of Guyana on any future engagement in the aviation sector.

The team from UAE, from the UAE’s Federal Government, Director General, His Excellency (H.E) Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi and Air Transport Agreements Chief Specialist, Valerie Browne, and from the Department of Transport-Abu Dhabi, Senior Analyst-Government Affairs Saeed Al Suwaidi

The UAE has close to 30 airlines with the largest three operating being the Emirate Airline, Air Arabia and Etihad Airways. The Emirate Airline is the largest in the Middle East, operating nearly 3,400 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 133 cities in 74 countries across six continents. The Air Arabia is a low-cost airline with its head

office in the Sharjah Freight Center, Sharjah International Airport, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It operates scheduled services to 51 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Europe to 22 countries from Sharjah, 28 destinations in 9 countries from Casablanca, Fez, Nador, Tangier and Marrakesh and 6 destinations in 4 countries from Alexan-

dria. Its main base is Sharjah International Airport. Etihad Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates operates more than 1,000 flights per week to 96 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 85 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. (GINA)

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Mr Robeson Benn, opens the Guyana/ UAE air service negotiation on Tuesday

Bartica residents to benefit from new $62M community centre

–facility remains in hands of the people, says Presidential Advisor Lumumba PRESIDENTIAL Advisor on Community Development, Mr. Odinga Lumumba, has announced at the 48th Independence flag raising ceremony held in Region Seven on Sunday, that the new Bartica Community Centre will now be of service to residents in the community. The facility, which will be used for sporting activities will be controlled, maintained, secured and managed by a management committee from the Region that will be headed by the Regional Executive Officer in Bartica. The initial cost of the building was $54M, but $8M more is required to cater for some sanitary blocks and other minor works. However, Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford, who in the past visited the centre along with Lumumba, provided the remaining funds from her pocket for the completion of the centre, Lumumba said.

“I said to the REO and the Regional Chairman that he must come up with a plan for the rehabilitation of the playground so we will look at the playground this year and 2015 so that we can have a proper playground so that you can play football, cricket, hockey and any other sport that is deemed necessary and appropriate,” Lumumba told the gathering. He assured that the Government will continue to respond to the needs of the residents. “We have constructed two outposts in Bartica. There has also been the completion of two roads and work will soon commence on river defence,” the Presidential Advisor stated. He noted that the Bartica - Potaro road has been a complex issue, but it must be dealt with. Government will continue to build proper roads from Bartica to Potaro especially one to ‘Five Mile’, he said.

Presidential Advisor on Community Development Odinga Lumumba speaking to Bartica residents Lumumba added that he has been assured by Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, and Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali, that this year there will be attempts to complete the concrete drains alongside the roads and construct asphaltic roads. (GINA)


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Rumpus continues…

Mayor adjourns City Hall’s statutory meeting after calling Sooba “interloper” By Ravin Singh EVEN before City Hall’s statutory meeting could get going on Tuesday, it was brought to an abrupt end after the public was not allowed into the meeting which was adjourned after Mayor Hamilton Green failed to acknowledge the presence of acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba, describing her as an “interloper.” The statutory meeting which is normally held in the Chambers of City Hall was about to commence after the acting Town Clerk occupied her official position in the meeting. However, after Sooba took her seat, the Mayor described her as being an “interloper,” and encouraged other councillors to recognise the “configuration” around the table. According to Sooba, “It was clear he was referring to me as he had failed to acknowledge my presence.” Sooba said that she had expected this kind of behaviour as on previous occasions she was not permitted to say the prayers. “I would usually say the prayers, but of recent he has been trying to prevent me from doing so. I was prepared to expect this kind of behaviour though.” She also noted that the Mayor decided to opt for a silent prayer to commence

Guyana continues leadership in climate change advocacy By Clifford Stanley

Mayor Hamilton Green and other councillors who remained for the press conference after the statutory meeting was adjourned the day’s proceedings and “by doing this he was limiting me while failing to acknowledge my presence.” Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene said that requests were made to have the keys for a particular door as it gives ease of access into the Chambers but those requests were not granted. She added that after two weeks no efforts were made to retrieve the keys. Sooba, however, refuted this and explained that Constable Jordan and PRO of City Hall, Royston King went to the constabulary and “stole” some keys to the door, which is used for public access to these meetings. She stated also that the locks

for the door had not been replaced as yet and so the door could not be opened on Tuesday. The acting Town Clerk lamented that according to Mayor Greene the “conditions weren’t good enough for a statutory meeting” and it was not safe to hold a statutory meeting. As such, the meeting was adjourned. “I was not allowed to say prayers, he called for the time-book but he did not recognise me as Town Clerk. He did not acknowledge me and called off the meeting.” Following the events which led to an abrupt end to the statutory meeting, the Mayor who was seated in the Chambers with members

of the council proceeded to hold a press conference. Meanwhile, Sooba sarcastically noted that the Chambers could suddenly be safe for him to hold a press conference. “As we walked out, it was conducive enough for him to have a meeting,” Sooba remarked. Both Mayor and Deputy Mayor have continued to ignore the Chief Justice’s ruling that Carol Sooba is the acting Town Clerk. Their latest act of illegality by appointing PRO Royston King as Town Clerk was brought to an abrupt end when the Chief Justice quashed King’s appointment, recognising it as illegal and unofficial.

General Manager announced for Guyana Marriott ATLANTIC Hotel Inc. (AHI), yesterday, announced the appointment by Marriott International Inc. of Mr. Roberto Grisi as General Manager of the Guyana Marriott Hotel, in Georgetown. Roberto will assume his new role effective June 1, 2014. He began his Marriott career in 1985 as Banquet Manager at the Washington Dulles Renaissance Hotel. He was Director of Food and Beverage at various Marriott properties spanning fourteen years and in 1999 he was promoted to Director of Operations and then Hotel Manager at the Casa Magna Marriott in Cancun, Mexico. Mr. Grisi was appointed General Manager in 2002 of the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo. Roberto performed in similar capacity at establishments that included the JW Marriott Caracas Hotel, the Marriott Venezuela Playa Grande Hotel and the Renaissance Caracas La Castellana. Currently, he is also the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, in Aruba, where he successfully opened the hotel in 2013. According to AHI, Roberto Grisi brings to the position 29 years of industry experience and during his tenure in Venezuela he was successful in creating a cluster office for Reservations, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Revenue Management and Engineering – all of which resulted in increased revenue and maximized profits year after year, despite the adverse

WITH its prototype Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), Guyana is in the forefront of the international climate change debate and the advocacy initiated by former President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, is continuing unabated. According to Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, Guyana is continuing its advocacy at the regional and international levels on climate change as was seen most recently when Prime Minister Samuel Hinds represented the country at the recent CARICOM meeting of climate change negotiators and climate change Ministers in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Luncheon said Guyana’s climate change road map for the rest of the year will include participation in a meeting in June in Bonn, Germany, where the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations will continue to further discuss the elements of the design of a new agreement in 2015. Guyana expects to contribute to declarations on a Regional position on climate change during a meeting in July of the CARICOM Heads of Government. In July also Guyana will participate in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) international conference on climate change and then in September at a New York Summit on climate change to be convened by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General. Dr. Luncheon said the New York summit will be preceded by the Annual General Assembly of the UN where politicians are expected to be bold and ambitious and innovative in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation and financing. A similar activity in October will precede a definitive activity in December in Lima, Peru where all the members of the convention on climate change will gather. He said government feels that a reasonable expectation of the outcome of the meeting in December would be that details of the new climate change agreement intended for completion in 2015 would be unveiled. Dr. Luncheon said the final approach is to the 2015 UN summit in Paris to negotiate the new international agreement. He stressed that countries and regional blocks are at the moment consolidating their respective positions on climate change and Guyana and CARICOM are no exceptions.

Members of the AHI and Marriott Hotel team during a courtesy call to President Donald Ramotar yesterday. From left, Chairman of AHI, Winston Brassington; President, Donald Ramotar; General Manager of the Marriott Hotel Guyana, Roberto Grisi; Company Secretary of AHI, Marcia Nadir-Sharma; and Area Vice President- South America, Rahul Vir economic, political, and social conditions. overcome adversity. Over the course of his career, Roberto has received several He is also a graduate of LaSalle Schools, La Paz, Boleadership and sales and marketing awards. Most recently, he livia where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. was awarded a Mustang Award in recognition of his ability to He is fluent in Spanish and English.


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National & Regional strategies crucial in moving SMEs forward - Minister Ali tells participants at CDB, CTCS stakeholders’ forum

THE need for national and regional strategies in order to make Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) work for the development of the economies of countries from the Caribbean Region was underscored by Guyana’s Minister of Tourism Industry and Commerce (ag), Mr. Irfaan Ali. He said for SMEs to further develop, there needs to be a realistic approach in dealing with the environment in which these enterprises operate. The minister was at the time speaking at the official opening of the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services stakeholders’ forum, which is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and has drawn participants from almost all Borrowing Member Countries. Minister Ali urged the participants not to shy away from developing ideas, which can be “game changing in the way we look at developing SMEs.” “Look in a realistic way at the environment in which we operate within the Region, the traditional SME faces the eminent challenge of being swallowed up and it’s a natural process of globalisation,” Ali contended. The growing economies of China and India were used as examples from which the Borrowing Member countries can take lead from. “Many SMEs equal large enterprises, that’s the formula, there is nothing preventing SMEs from combining their efforts to become large in order to compete and become sustainable, (and) that must be taken in the equation and that is why China and India are successful; they combine ideas, resources and they are driven by a national policy,” he posited. Minister Ali also pointed to some challenges SMEs face when one considers globalisation. “SME is faced with the issue of survival even in this Region and unless we develop regional and national strategies that focus collective effort of the varied SMEs within different countries into particular direction, we can be easily swallowed up.” To this end, the minister said strong consideration must be given towards introducing the concept of the maximisation of effort, profit driven initiatives and efficiency. “I think this would ensure that we have a more holistic and comprehensive outlook at SME. We cannot believe that SME would survive without creating efficiency, and a culture of profit driven approaches to business development as part of the driving force.”

Minister Irfaan Ali addressing the official opening of CTCS stakeholders’ forum at the Ramada Princess Hotel in Guyana Minister Ali however, noted that while there can be combined efforts, if they are not driven towards a national policy, then the efforts would be useless. Meanwhile, Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Officer-in-Charge of the CDB’s Project Department, who also addressed the participants, urged them to make full use of the knowledge acquired during the sessions. She noted that it is the mission of CDB to contribute to the sustainable development of their borrowing member countries with poverty reduction as their overarching goals. “As we continue to discuss the progress we have made in the achievement of the MGDs, particularly in the Caribbean, we recognise that one of the main drivers of poverty reduction must be inclusive economic growth transformation. When countries grow, their people move out of poverty.” Further, she noted that the CDB has recognised the role the private sector plays in reducing poverty, and that strong economies always rely on stable well-paying jobs. “One of the bank’s strategic objectives is to promote broad based economic growth by providing support to private sector development aimed at enhancing the viability of MSMEs.”

Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Officer-in-Charge of CDB’s Project Department According to Ms. Clarendon, the CTCS network is one of the bank’s vehicles in contributing to the small and micro sector. The CTCS stakeholders’ forum started on Monday at the Ramada Princess Hotel with participating OECS countries. The CTCS Network is operated by the Private Sector Development Division of the CDB in cooperation with Regional and National Institutions, laboratories, industrial enterprises and private consultants. The CTCS Network also helps to solve planning and production problems quickly by providing Caribbean expertise at an affordable cost. It has been assisting users in funding solutions to practical problems encountered in production enterprises, as well as in the hotel industry. Countries, which are a part of the CTCS Network, include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Island. Suriname is the most recently added member of the CTCS Network. (GINA)

Anna Catherina Islamic Complex completes Phases 1 & 2 of multi-million-dollar upgrade, expansion

THE Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC), which is said to be Guyana’s leading Islamic centre and hub for the international cooperation between the Muslims of Guyana and the rest of the world, has completed Phases 1 & 2 of a four-phased multi-million-dollar upgrading and expansion of its facilities to better serve the needs of its membership and the hundreds of persons who use these facilities each year. Public Relations Executive of the ACIC, Mr. Reyaz Hussein, said the Complex which is also the centre of Sunni Islam in Guyana, is the venue of more than eighty per cent of the national Muslim programmes in Guyana and headquarters of several organisations and institutions both local and overseas. According to Hussein, the first phase was the construction of a canopy on the western section of the Masjid, just off the main entrance to the Complex; and this was done, keeping in place the beautiful architecture of the mosque. This area will be used as an extension of the masjid when the capacity of the mosque is exhausted and persons have to pray or be seated outside of the masjid. A wheel chair ramp has been constructed to allow persons utilising wheelchairs, to gain easy access into the masjid. The entire wudu (ablution) area has also been upgraded, Hussein said. The second phase is the construction of a new annex for ladies praying at the Complex. This facility is fully air-conditioned and carries a large television monitor to allow the sisters to see the Imam/Khateeb at Juma Prayers and other activities held in the masjid itself. The 80% glass facility will also allow the annex to be used as part of the Lecture Hall for programmes. Hussein said Muslim sisters can be in the annex and able to view any programme in the lecture hall, through the one-way glass or on the TV monitor. The official opening of this new annex will be done on Sunday June 15, 2014 at 13.00hrs at the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex, West Coast Demerara. World famous female Qaseeda singer, Sister Nazeema Khan of Toronto, Canada is expected to grace the event. Hussein said construction has been funded through the contributions of ACIC’s members, the wider local Muslim community as well as members of its counterpart organisations based in Toronto, Canada. Invited for the opening are contributors to the projects, the wider Muslim community, members of the political parties, civic society, representatives of other religious groups, as well as delegations from Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Canada.

- official opening set for June 15


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Mother of kidnapped baby appeals for child’s return By Vanessa Narine THE days continue to drag on without word of the now 14-day-old baby, Avinash, who was kidnapped last Saturday in broad daylight. And his mother, Sandra McLean, called ‘Pinky,’ of Number 60 Village, Corentyne continues to make appeals for the child’s safe return. According to the infant’s mother, she would even decline to press charges against the kidnapper, who identified herself as Bibi Khan, an assumed alias, if the woman would only return the child. “I don’t want anything, no police action or nothing, just that she put the baby some place and I will come for him. I want back meh baby,” the mother appealed. According to McLean, the alleged kidnapper had met her at the hospital where she was admitted for delivery and befriended her, expressing an interest in the newborn, even giving her $5,000 on two separate occasions for the child. Last Saturday, nine days after the child’s birth, the family was hosting a celebration and the alleged kidnapper tuned up and offered to sponsor part of the festivities. The mother, along with the baby and the woman, made their way to the Rose Hall Market,

The now 14-day-old infant who is still missing after being kidnapped on Saturday

The alleged kidnapper, who identified herself as Bibi Khan where the alleged kidnapper sent the mother to purchase fish and disappeared with the baby.

“I am okay, but meh can’t even able fuh eat without meh baby,” the distraught mother said.

The distraught parents, father, Ravikant Vistonauth Lean, called Pinky McLean described Khan would be forthcoming after as an Indian woman in her Monday’s release of an imforties, with a gold tooth age of the alleged kidnapper, and a nose-ring, who is of who told the family that she

“I don’t want anything, no police action or nothing…I just want she (the kidnapper) to put the baby some place and I will come for him. I want back meh baby.” – Sandra McLean, mother of the kidnapped baby. medium built. The tearful mother said she is hopeful that results

was from the Surinamese border town of Nickerie. The image was taken off

and mother, Sandra Mca surveillance tape from a business place Khan and the child’s mother, Sandra McLean, called Pinky, visited on the day of the kidnapping. Assistant Commissioner, Brian Joseph, who heads the ‘B’ Division, told this newspaper yesterday, that there still have been no new leads into the police’s investigations. The authorities, however, are continuing their search for the missing child, and anyone with information in relation to this case is being asked to contact the nearest police station, or the couple on telephone numbers 338-1297, 660-2651 or 693-9484.

Bartica residents call on Region 7 Administration to fix Mongrippa Hill main road - lament deplorable state

SCORES of residents of Bartica, in Region 7, are calling on the Regional Administration to fix the Mongrippa Hill main road which is in a deplorable state. One resident said the road which is used by school children and vehicles is a main access way to the mining areas in the deep interior of the country. The road is said to be full of large holes and has

deteriorated in some areas by rainfall water running down the hill. Residents are of the view that the Regional Administration seems to be sleeping on the matter although the Government provides money for the maintenance and construction of streets and roads in the mining Town. “If the Regional Administration is unable to carry out repairs to the road then

the Ministry of Public Works should step in to have the road repaired and paved so school children and drivers will benefit,” one resident suggested. The road is reportedly used by 70% of the traffic in Bartica, especially cars, cruisers, and heavy duty trucks that transport goods, fuel, spares and other equipment to the interior. (Rajendra Prabhulall)

The main Mongrippa Hill road in a deplorable state at Bartica, Region 7 and residents are calling for urgent repairs to be done


At workshop today…

Region’s youth set to become CSME-savvy

OVER 25 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) from across the Region are expected to participate in a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Advocacy Workshop. The two-day activity is scheduled to begin today, May 29, at the Grand Coastal Hotel, located on the East Coast of Demerara. The workshop’s objective is to equip CYAs with knowledge of the CSME and also prepare them to engage peers on regional integration issues. The activity is hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat with the assistance of the European Union under the Tenth European Development Fund.

Over the course of the two days, the CYAs will participate in interactive sessions including presentations on CARICOM and CSME for Youths and the Free Movement of Skills and Occupation. A highlight of the workshop is a field trip to a local CARICOM Exporting company to facilitate a practical look at the CSME processes in operation. Other areas of training will include public speaking, understanding the media and creating youth-friendly messages. There is an increased effort this year by the Community for the workshop to be practical and youth-centred.

Two miners accused of stealing raw gold put on $300,000 bail each TWO miners accused of stealing two ounces of raw gold were placed on $300,000 bail each by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, on Tuesday. Number one defendant, Wesley Morrison, 42, of Lot 9 Belfield Housing Scheme and number two defendant, Royston Herod, of Lot 10, Two Friends Village, both on the East Coast of Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The particulars stated that between April 28 and May 2 at Aranka Backdam, Cuyuni River, they stole the raw gold worth $420,000, property of Ivan Weight. Police Corporal Bharat Mangru, prosecuting, objected to the pretrial liberty of both defendants on the grounds that they pose a flight risk, since they are likely to be facing other similar charges. Mangru said after the commission of the offence, the

number one defendant fled the area but was later apprehended during a sting. The duo was represented by attorney-at-law, Mr. Rexford Jackson, who requested that both his clients be admitted to bail. The lawyer said that Morrison was employed with the virtual complainant (VC) for about fourteen years and is a father of four. Jackson said the other defendant is also employed with Weight for a considerable time and never encountered any such allegation. They were both ordered to lodge their passports and report to the police until the completion of their trial. However, the prosecution’s objection to bail was overruled and the case was transferred to Bartica Court for June 12. (Geeta Rampersaud)

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Man fined and jailed over cocaine pipe ROYSTON Scipio (no address given) was on Tuesday fined $15,000 along with one year imprisonment for possession of a pipe that is used for smoking cocaine. Scipio accepted the offence which stated that on Thursday, May 22 at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, he had in his possession one metal pipe used in connection with smoking cocaine. Police Corporal, Bharat Mangru, prosecuting, said the prisoner was seen acting in a suspicious manner and with his permission a search was carried out on his person by a police rank and the instrument was found.

Escapee from Providence Station lock-up gets 12 months

A 29-year-old man of Lot 60 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, who was charged with escaping from the Providence Police Station lock-up last Sunday night was sentenced to a 12-month jail term. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, on Tuesday, Lennox Cort pleaded guilty to the offence that said on Sunday, May 25 at Providence Police Station, East Bank Demerara, while being in custody over an alleged assault, he escaped from the said custody. Police Corporal, Bharat Mangru, prosecuting, said on the day in question the defendant was assaulting his girlfriend when his cousin, Devon Pile, who lives upstairs of the house, intervened in the matter. Cort then armed himself with a piece of wood and lashed the virtual complainant to his head. The court was told by the prosecutor that Pile collapsed and fell to the ground. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and the matter was reported to the police.

Convict shot by cop during armed robbery jailed after changing plea By Geeta Rampersaud JAMAL Cromwell who was previously slapped with several robbery charges: discharging a loaded firearm and attempting to commit two felonies was, on Tuesday, sentenced to an additional jail term. The 20-year-old convict of 54 Dowding Street, Kitty in Georgetown, changed his not guilty plea and accepted two charges of attempting to commit a felony and discharging a loaded firearm before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on each of the three charges, which will run concurrently. Details of the charges stated that on Saturday November 23, 2013 at Irving and Anira Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, he attempted to rob Joel Sukra. He was also charged with attempting to rob Sarah Bisoondyal at Irving and Anira Street on the same day. The other charge stated that on the same day, at Irving and Anira Street, he also discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable 18438, Praim Narine with intent to maim or disfigure or cause him grievous bodily harm. He was last year nabbed at a City hospital while being treated for the gunshot wound he sustained after a police rank opened fire on him during an armed robbery attempt. Police Corporal, Bharat Mangru, prosecuting, said Constable Narine who was dressed in plainclothes was passing in one of the force’s motor vehicles when he observed the accused with a handgun and suspected that a robbery was in process. About 18:20hrs on November 23 last, Sukra and Bi-

soondyal were reportedly walking at the corner of Irving and Anira Street, Queenstown when the accused confronted them with a handgun and demanded cash. The constable exited the vehicle and approached Cromwell who then discharged several rounds in the officer’s direction. The cop, in response, returned fire and hit the accused who then escaped on a motorcycle which was driven by an accomplice. Cromwell was later apprehended at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was admitted because of the injuries he had sustained. Subsequent to him being discharged, he was charged and taken before the court on the seven charges. He had been held in remand ever since. Convict Jamal He was recently sentenced Cromwell by Magistrate Judy Latchman on another robbery under arms charge. He first appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on November 28 last year at the George-

town Magistrates’ Court. The charge to which he admitted; stated that on October 12 last, at Thomas Lands, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Javed Barakat of his iPhone valued at $160,000 and Tyrone Marok’s BlackBerry Curve valued at $45,000. It was previously explained by the prosecution that about 17:15hrs on October 12 last year, Barakat and a friend were entering the National Park when they were confronted by Cromwell who was riding a bicycle. Cromwell brandished a knife, placed it on the victim’s neck and relieved him of the iPhone and BlackBerry and later escaped on his bicycle. When he appeared before the Chief Magistrate he was not allowed to plead to the charge and the case was subsequently transferred to Magistrate Fabayo Azore where the defendant entered a not guilty plea. As a result a trial got underway earlier this year but he changed his plea on those two charges. Magistrate Azore said that before sentencing Cromwell she had considered both the mitigating and aggravating circumstances. She said that she considered that a knife was used in the commission of the crime but thought was given to his age, the fact that he did not waste the court’s time as well as the fact that he has one minor child. As such; Magistrate Azore imposed a jail term of 18 months. On Tuesday, in mitigation, he asked the Chief Magistrate to be lenient in her decision since he is already serving a sentence and is the father of a one-year-old.

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At annual meeting…

President Ramotar calls on CDB to assist in finding new growth areas - CDB Governors acknowledge challenges towards greater regional integration

PRESIDENT Donald Ramotar has challenged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to address several areas he described as quintessential to ensure the Region’s competitive advantage is developed with a focus on regional integration. He said the region must consolidate its gains, build on its successes and immunise itself from the difficulties that exist. President Ramotar also called on the bank and its leadership to assist the region to identify new sources of growth, as well as to support countries

ternational Conference Centre (GICC) at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, yesterday. Mr. Ramotar said: “We need to work closely to overcome the problems (facing the Caribbean Region) and also, as far as possible, unite ourselves from what impacts on our countries.” MAJOR AREAS He identified three major areas that need to be looked at, including the high levels of debt in developing countries and graduation from concessional financing and

Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, left, in talks with United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, yesterday, at the 44th annual CBD Board of Governors meeting

President Donald Ramotar delivering his address yesterday where he called on the CDB to ensure the Caribbean Region’s competitive advantage is developed, with a focus on regional integration to deal with huge debts that threaten to retard the region’s development. The Guyanese Head of State was speaking at the opening of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting, in the Guyana In-

development aid based on an arbitrary categorisation of small developing states as upper middle income countries; the vulnerability to external shocks, as was evidenced by the 2008 global financial crisis that rocked

the economies of many countries in the Region and the Region’s increasing susceptibility to the impacts of climate change. Mr. Ramotar explained that some of these challenges have also been viewed dually as opportunities, as is the case with climate change and the response Guyana took in pioneering the acclaimed Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). “We cannot escape it (the impacts of climate change) so we have to be part of the solution…we have to turn our challenges into opportunities,” the Guyanese Head of State said. According to him, the Caribbean’s competitive advantage if developed in the interest of regional integration, can be supported by the CDB through focus on: * diversification of

economies, a process that must focus on new areas of growth, including Information Communication and Technology (ICT); * development of the Region’s human resource capital * investment in changing the image of agriculture from being seen as a field with “ragged men and women in fields” to one that has vast opportunities in the areas of science and technology, especially as these areas relate to reducing the Region’s massive food import bill, in the interest of food and nutrition security and * broadening the scope for partnerships with the international community to expose countries to more possibilities for trade and human resources development, in general the advancement of socio-economic progress. “We cannot afford a re-

The CDB Board of Governors present for the 44th annual CBD Board of Governors meeting

versal (of socio-economic gains made) we need the support to continue to grow,” President Ramotar emphasised, as he made clear the need for real efforts in the areas mentioned. The Head of State added that all these focus areas must be done from a platform of a united Caribbean Region, a coordinated approach, to support the important thrust in the direction of greater regional integration.

the Region. Guyana’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, who is Chairman of the CDB Board of Governors, echoed similar sentiments. In his remarks at the same forum, he said: “We (CDB) have also formulated an ambitious aspiration of regional integration, clearly recognising the necessity of togetherness when confronted by the limitations of smallness.” He said the stark reality is that at the “dusk of half a century of nationhood” small states of the Caribbean appear no less vulnerable, either individually or taken as a collective, than they were at the start of the journey. Dr. Singh said: “Indeed, when compared to the global context of fifty years ago, today’s world comprises infinitely more insidious channels through which vul-

IDEAL PARTNER “We need strong institutions to develop and consolidate our unity,” he said, noting that the CDB is an ideal partner that can support this process going forward, as it has in the past. President Ramotar also lauded efforts, over the last decades, that have been undertaken by the CDB across

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President of CDB, Warren Smith, left, in conversation with President Donald Ramotar, centre, and Chairman of the CBD Board of Governors, Dr. Ashni Singh

CDB President, Warren Smith, right, in a light moment with stakeholders at yesterday’s meeting (Adrian Narine photos)

during yesterday’s opening session of the 44th annual CBD Board of Governors Donald Ramotar’s address

centre, with the CDB Board of Governors at yesterday’s meeting

nerability is exacerbated instead of mitigated. “What we have not managed to accomplish after fifty years is to lift ourselves beyond the pale of existentially threatening exposure, whether it be to the spectre of climate change or to the vicissitudinous global economy.” The CDB Board of Governors Chairman insisted that efforts must be made, in a practical way, to ensure successes in the integration effort, not within the corridors of the regional bureaucracy, but in the streets and markets where people’s lives are more immediately touched. In response to President Ramotar, the Governors from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Colombia and Italy agreed that the people of the Caribbean Region depend on the CDB for solutions, and efforts on advancing policies in this regard to effect change must be advanced. The Governors also acknowledged the challenges that plague development in the Region and accepted that cooperation, in addressing this, is a route that is full of possibilities. Sustainable growth was another point identified in the Governors’ replies, particularly in relation to climate change and its accompanying challenges. The Temporary Alternate Governor for Italy, Mr. Pablo Facchinei said: “We particularly welcome the increased engagement of the Bank in the area of Climate Change, which constitutes a major threat to the Region. In this regard, we highly appreciate the participation of the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund at this Annual Meeting. CRUCIAL ROLE “In the current context, the Bank has a crucial role

to play, one for which a solid institution is needed. In this regard, we welcome the strengthening of the Bank’s risk capacity and the removal of the negative outlook of its credit rating by its credit rating agencies.” Another point of agreement was the need for the CDB to realistically and flexibly align its strategic development plan to the development objectives of the countries that benefit from its support, in the interest of easier and better lives for the Region’s peoples’ socio-economic advancement in its truest sense. The Temporary Alternate Governor for Colombia, Mr. Alberto de Brigard said: “For us, nationals of non-insular Caribbean countries, such as the beautiful Republic of Guyana, it is most interesting to have yet another occasion of encountering those similarities and contrasts among our countries that make integration processes certainly complex, but, above all, so full of possibilities. “…among the many points to be discussed by the Board of Governors of CDB in the next couple of days, we consider that the grounds for the strategic plan for the five-year cycle that will start in 2015 are particularly important. “We think that the recently adopted format for our meetings creates the most appropriate and valuable forum for a frank and open debate about the route the Bank should follow in the coming years. “In particular, this is the right moment for aligning, in a realistic and flexible structure, the development objectives of both donor and borrowing member countries, with the absorptive capacity, the project pipelines and country strategies of the borrowing members.

TRANSVERSAL OBJECTIVES “In this strategic planning process it is crucial to give much attention to our approach to some transversal objectives, such as gender equality, climate change response, disaster prevention and citizen security, among others. By their very nature, those are issues that, in general, transcend national borders and individual countries’ resources. We know that CDB is recognised as a trusted partner at the time of designing and implementing national programmes that touch these problems and we hope that our discussions here contribute to the generation of more initiatives that are regional in scope, as well as to mainstream these issues, for the benefit of the people of the Region, as solid foundations for sustainable social and economic progress. “The Regional borrowing member countries are willing to take part in this analysis and in regional programmes aimed to make life easier, safer, and with more opportunities for every woman and every man in this part of the world.” The presentations made during the opening session of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting were well received by the assembled stakeholders. In May of each year, the CDB Board of Governors holds its Annual Meeting in one of the Bank’s 27 member countries. This is normally a week-long event comprising seminars, workshops and two days of formal meetings attended by the institution’s Governors, most of whom are Prime Ministers, Ministers of Finance or other high level authorities of the member countries. The 2014 meeting ends today. (Vanessa Narine)

Dr. Singh draws nexus between regional integration and economic growth

- calls for removal of impediments affecting integration, trade relations within Caribbean By Vanessa Narine

THE need to work more urgently and concertedly to restore faith in regionalism, pride in regional identity, and enthusiasm for the regional enterprise was yesterday underscored by Guyana’s Finance Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Governors, Dr. Ashni Singh. Speaking at the opening of the 44th Annual CBD Board of Governors Meeting, held in the Guyana

International Conference Centre (GICC), Dr Singh explained that the region has registered mixed economic performances in the last few decades, and there has to be renewed haste to remove all impediments to factor mobility across and within a truly single regional space. ECONOMIC CHALLENGES Dr. Singh said: “Our exposure to the forces of nature has been amply illustrated, over the years, with increasingly volatile, unpredictable,

and intense weather along with rising sea levels, combining to threaten our very existence in some cases, and our entire infrastructural and productive base in others. “…at the same time, our exposure to the increasingly unpredictable external environment is stark, with the global and hemispheric economy (being) more integrated and interconnected than at any previous time in history. “The risks arising from low and unpredictable exPlease turn to page 19


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Courts Guyana rewards winners in the Whirlpool appliances promo By Rebecca Ganesh-Ally COURTS Guyana Inc. recently held a number of promotions in which customers who had purchased Whirlpool appliances, such as fridges and washers, were given the chance to win fabulous prizes. A press briefing was held at the Head Office on Main Street when the company handed over prizes to the lucky winners last week.

‘I love my appliances from Courts,’ ‘Win your Kitchenaid purchase free,’ ‘Shop any fridge or freezer and win free groceries for the entire year’ and ‘Shop any washing machine and get a chance to win a year’s supply of soap powder’ were promotions held during the months of April and May. Those promotions included a cash prize of $400,000, an opportunity to ‘scratch and win’ up to $150,000 on spot, and a chance to be one of two persons to ‘win free groceries or soap powder for one year.’

Roberta Ferguson, Sales & Marketing Officer of Courts Guyana (right), poses with prize winners at Courts Guyana’s Main Street Office

Maresha Peters (left) receiving the cheque from Roberta Ferguson, Sales & Marketing Officer of Courts Guyana Two Kitchenaid customers each got the chance to win their purchase free. At the function, Roberta Ferguson, Courts’ Sales and Marketing Officer, explained: “At Courts Guyana, we always try to reward our customers and thank them for their patronage throughout the year; and we know that without our customers we would not be the mega-store we are today.” Ms. Ferguson noted that the store received great response for each promotion held, and she said the winning entries were drawn under the scrutiny of Courts’ external and internal auditors. Courts Guyana, she declared, is pleased to serve and reward its customers in a way no other furniture and appliance store is able to match. Ferguson used the opportunity to urge customers to be on the lookout for more and better promotions from Courts. Maresha Peters was the lucky customer to win $400,000, while Jairam Lallman and Godfrey Austin both won free groceries for the entire year. Bernadette Stanislaus and Cherly Tappin each won a year’s supply of soap powder, and Harriram Parmasar and Diane Higgings each won their Kitchenaid purchase free.

Digicel Guyana hosts anniversary dinner for Social Life Issues By Michel Outridge

DIGICEL (Guyana) hosted a dinner at the Georgetown Club on Camp Street, last Saturday evening, as part of the first anniversary celebrations of the ‘Social Life Issues,’ an organisation that assists school dropouts and drug addicts to reintegrate in society, whose funding is provided by the giant telecommunications company. Director of Social Life Issues, Mr. John Greaves, told the gathering he is pleased that the organisation could pull off an anniversary in such fine style and with such fine dining, even as he thanked Digicel for its unwavering support. He spoke at length of the work of the organisation, which entails visiting schools and workplaces to talk about drug and alcohol abuse through their pilot project. Greaves added that the motto: ‘Nipping it in the

bud,’ is precisely what the organisation seeks to do. He said the organisation has a variety of initiatives to rope in young people, and members are hoping that the project grows although the organisation has not yet been registered. He stated that since its establishment on May 25, 2013, ‘Social Life Issues’ has made strides, but more could be achieved with increased support from other organisations to enable Social Life Issues to consolidate and expand into the vibrant entity its potential suggests. Greaves explained that the idea was conceptualised when he recognised the need to reach out and assist young people to cope with life. He decided to open an avenue to facilitate young people in making informed decisions in life, for which they can ultimately benefit. Representing the sole sponsor, Digicel Guyana, was the

The gathering on Saturday night at the Georgetown Club

company’s Sponsorship and Events Manager, Mr. Gavin Hope, who lauded Social Life Issues for doing work in several schools. He applauded the work of the organisation, and declared that its members have been working tirelessly to improve the youth counselling and guidance services they provide. Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army, Major Cumberbatch, also spoke of the work of Social Life Issues, and its collaboration with the Salvation Army to promote alcohol and drug abuse awareness. He lauded Social Life Issues for the steps it had taken in reaching out to the vulnerable, and for just doing something on the whole. Advisor Dr. Faith Harding, and Miss Guyana/India, Katherina Roshana, also made brief remarks at the occasion.


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Dr. Singh draws nexus ... ternal demand for service products such as our tourism, and volatile imported and exported commodity prices, along with contracting foreign direct investment, official development assistance, and Diasporic remittances, conspire to create conditions of extreme unhelpfulness. “…(all of this has) brought into sharper focus the problematic under-diversification and mono-sectoral dominance persistent in so many of our economies. The result has been retarded growth, fiscal stress, and unsustainable debt.” He consequently stressed the need for a single-minded focus on the long established priority projects that have been identified, if a more competitive regional economy is to be achieved in this generation. Dr Singh asked rhetorically: “What must we do now to ensure that the vulnerable small states of the Caribbean become - or as the case might be, remain -- a viable entity; and beyond viability, to ensure that (they) achieve the real and lasting prosperity that (their) people have anxiously awaited for such a long time? “This is the question that must preoccupy the minds and efforts of the intellectual and political leadership of

the region, and to which an answer is urgently needed. “…we address our minds to finding the answer to that admittedly sweeping and long-vexing question; there are certain evident realities that demand immediate action.”

From centre

the inevitable consequence is suboptimal productivity and competitiveness; and the unavoidable victim is the Caribbean citizen, no matter how unbeknownst to him for the time being.” Dr. Singh maintained that there is no more ef-

“We need to work more urgently and concertedly to restore faith in regionalism, pride in regional identity, and enthusiasm for the regional enterprise” - Dr. Ashni Singh FADING CONVICTIONS Dr Singh thinks the peoples of the region have been experiencing a fading of conviction on the validity of the single Caribbean identity and the value of Caribbean oneness. He said: “Regionalist fervour is being supplanted by parochialist caution, openness by inwardness, competition by protectionism, and ideological passion by myopic opportunism. “We in the region seem to be happier contesting against and amongst each other, (rather) than contesting together against the rest of the world. “Whether the latter is a sign of our times or the zone of greater comfort for us,

fective way to achieve the restoration of faith in regionalism, pride in regional identity, and enthusiasm for the regional enterprise than through demonstration of practical successes in the integration effort. “The question for us is whether we wish just to be the latest generation engaging in lamentation of current challenges, or whether we would like to be known instead for being a generation that found valid and lasting answers when asked the inextricably intertwined questions,” he said. Dr Singh pointed out that successes have been made, and these must be consolidated and further advanced. “Today, our countries are represented in the councils of the United Nations;

we occupy pride of place amongst the global family of democracies; our flags flutter over the medal podiums of the Olympic Games, albeit not as frequently as we might wish; and some aspects of our cultures, like the music we make and the food we eat, have finally started to enjoy a measure of nationality-based brand recognition,” he said. Going forward, the areas for cooperation, priority projects, as highlighted by Dr. Singh, included: * The reduction of vulnerability to climate change; * The achievement of greater food security in the region; * The achievement of greater energy security, especially by harnessing clean and renewable sources; * Resolving critical gaps in transport and communications infrastructure; and addressing legislative, regulatory, and institutional impedi-

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh ments to intra-regional trade. purpose of contributing to “Single-minded focus the harmonious economic must be placed on these long growth and development of established priority projects the member countries in the if a more competitive region- Caribbean. al economy is to be achieved There are nineteen rein this generation,” Dr Singh gional borrowing member stressed. countries, three regional The Caribbean Devel- non-borrowing member opment Bank is a region- countries and five non-real financial institution es- gional, non-borrowing tablished in 1970 for the member countries.


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South View Tavern, Restaurant and Sports Bar…

A dream come true for entertainment seekers tired of ‘same old’ By Shirley Thomas

DID you have a hectic week at work, and now feel the need to pamper yourself or enjoy the company of others under a serene and relaxing atmosphere? Then South View Tavern Restaurant and Sports Bar, located at the corner of Aubrey Barker Road and David Rose St. in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown should provide the ideal venue. This tavern is the newest such facility to have come to town, having thrown its doors open to the public only last Friday evening; and already it is positioned to become a winner because of its superior quality products and services, delivered in an environment of unmatched ambience. Ideally located atop the attractive three-storey shopping facility that houses Royal Castle, South View Tavern offers a fascinating and panoramic view of the neighbouring communities of North, South, East and West Ruimveldt, and is superimposed against the backdrop of the lush green GuySuCo cane fields to the south. Its picturesque beauty is especially accentuated as night sets in and the environment becomes colourfully illuminated. At South View Tavern, you’ll experience superb customer service, delightful music, the finest in exotic and locally manufactured beverages, and the tastiest cuisine. The choice is yours to wine and dine under canopies or in the refreshing open air beneath the star-spangled

Waitresses at South View Tavern, Restaurant and Bar toast to the success and prosperity of the business at last Friday’s opening (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo) skies, while enjoying good music and the gentle breeze wafting across the Atlantic coastline. The South View Tavern is perfect for any occasion, and is ideal for sunset cocktails, where one can have an amazing unwinding and rejuvenating experience. The beverage bar offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and a wide range of bar foods: including wild meats, like labba; besides fish fingers (trout and banga); Bar-B-Que chicken wings; fried wings and the works. All these orders come with a side order of fried plantains and French-fries, a management official disclosed, adding: “We at South View Tavern plan to make the difference with the bar foods; and (we) can cater for special events, offering a variety of select preparations of wild cow, labba and Bar-B-Que or Roast, with flexibility for the seasons.” The restaurant is geared to serve local and international dishes, including Brazilian and Spanish cuisine, the official said. Local foods include Creole dishes, roasted and curried labba, sweet-and-sour Bar-B-Que chicken, and daily lunch specials. The service is available Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00hrs to 23:00hrs; and Fridays through Sundays from 11:00hrs to beyond 23:00 hrs. Apart from nightly sound systems, live band entertainment is provided and television viewing is optional on quiet evenings. Moreover, adequate and secure parking is assured. This coming Friday, Ansa Mc Al will sponsor the Bar, while Banks DIH will so do on Saturday. STAFF The staff comprises a team of twelve energetic and enthusiastic young men and women, who take pride in bringing customer service that reflects warm professionalism and genuine hospitality.

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NDIA rejects Stabroek News Hope Canal assertions THE National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) of the Ministry of Agriculture has rejected assertions contained in a Stabroek News article last Tuesday, under the headline ‘Hope Canal sluice gates contract yanked from Courtney Benn.’ NDIA, in a statement, said the Hope Canal sluice gate contract was never “yanked” from Mr. Benn’s contracting firm. It added that the construction of the sluice gates is not an item comprised on the Bill of Quantities of the contract with Courtney Benn. “The contract awarded to

Courtney Benn and signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and him does not include the construction of steel gates; rather, it is for the installation of steel gates. The installation of the gates is still part of Mr. Benn’s Contract,” the statement pointed out. The NDIA noted, too, that from the outset it was responsible for procurement of the requisite stainless steel materials for the fabrication of the gates. “Thereafter, there would have been a handover to the contractor for installation. We deliberately did not include it in the contract so that we can fast track the

Below rates for May 28, 2014 Currency G$/US$ G$/GBP G$/CAD$ G$/euro BDOS$ G$/EC$ G$/TT$

Buying 205.98375 344.89919 189.76659 280.50867 101.74500 75.36667 31.91599

Selling 208.43594 349.21357 191.95498 284.05650 102.76500 76.12222 32.23595

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work. As the project developed, the NDIA went to a public bidding procedure to engage a contractor for the fabrication of the gates. This process has been completed and a contract was awarded to Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC),” it said. BEFORE PUBLISHING GNIC called on Stabroek News to “seek the comments of NDIA before publishing issues” relative to the agency. “Indeed, the acid test for the truth of the matter should have been a call to Courtney Benn,” it said. Additionally, the Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, has also spoken publicly on several occasions, about sub-contracting the fabrication of the gates. In a previous comment, he noted that, with work on one of the four components of the massive project completed, efforts are progressing at an encouraging pace in relation to the remaining three. Indications were that the US$15M Hope Canal project, which is expected to be the answer to the flooding experienced in the Mahaica/ Mahaicony/Abary (MMA) areas during rainy periods, would be operational as the rainy season sets in. Residents in the MMA area have, over the years, lost crops and cattle in floods, during the rainy period. As seen in the past, when the Maduni Sluice had to be opened to drain the East Demerara Water Conservancy, residents in the MMA area battled a rise in the Mahaica Creek, making the completion of the Hope Canal something that is much needed. Construction on the project began in February 2011, with an estimated 18 months to be completed and the deadline was initially set for June 2013, but was subsequently extended to the end of August and then, once again, extended to December 31, 2013. The Agriculture Minister expressed optimism about meeting the most recently revised date of June 2014 and within cost.

GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014

Aries March 21 - April 19

Give a fire some air and you can really feel the heat. Right now you and someone new are sparking off of each other all over, especially when you add your flirtatious rambling into the mix. Make sure that it’s someone you’re really interested in -- there’s nothing worse than building up a roaring fire only to have to quickly hose it down with an extinguisher.

Taurus April 20 - May 20

Are you eating because you need sustenance -- or chewing down for other, maybe more emotional, reasons? As one of the earthier people out there, you can sometimes respond to stress through your body, and overindulging in food is an easy way to do just that. Just make sure you really need those calories and aren’t simply trying to feed your anxieties. Find a way to nourish your body and soul in the right way.

Gemini May 21 - June 21

You’re the ideal person now, and it’s a good thing, too -- because you’ve got more than you know what to do with! Delegate all the stupid details (and the followup) to others for now -- your job is to just keep coming up with new schemes for people to play with. Your imagination is so deep that it might almost be too much to keep up with. If so, save some of your hot ideas for later.

Cancer June 22 - July 22

From answering ancient messages to replying to old invites, you’re the master of tying up loose ends now. It’s not just communication matters, either -- anything lying around collecting dust should definitely get some of your attention as well. It’s also time to play catch-up with an old friend or family member, especially if they’ve been sending you signals for a while now.

Leo July 23 - August 22

Are you stuck in the mire of dealing with career needs and other necessary, but taxing, responsibilities? Your energy has a major change of plans in store for you. Social activities rank high, so make sure everything you do is part of a group. That doesn’t mean that your task list gets thrown out the window, though -- it’s more like you and your friends run errands together, and your chores turn into games.

Virgo August 23 - September 22

Keep your head and don’t be distracted by any silly notions or guesswork. Unanswered questions sometimes spark your creativity, but right now you’re better off sticking to the basics and taking care of any details that come up. You find that once you’re in the groove, the time flies by as you take care of all those loose ends that escaped your attention earlier.

Libra September 23 - October 22

Though you’re normally the apex of sociability and grace, right now you rise to even greater heights of social genius with barely any provocation. Indulge your curiosity about different people, places and things. You’re delighted to discover new interests -- and a wide-ranging circle of new people who might turn into lifelong connections.

Scorpio October 23 - November 21

Even your best-laid plans need to be double-checked, confirmed and then (sigh) triple-checked before you’re sure that everything should work out right. Your energy demands caution in all business and financial matters, so make sure everything is in order before you sign on the dotted line -- or any other kind of line, for that matter. It may take a serious effort, but your peace of mind is worth it.

Sagittarius November 22 - December 21

Boredom is not on your schedule right now, thank heavens. Curiosity and competitiveness are taking up too much room to allow anything else! Take advantage of this buzzing energy to get lot of things moving. It’s not the time for you to sit down and see things through from start to finish. Instead, you need to just begin projects you’ve been trying to get off the ground for some time now.

Capricorn December 22 - January 19

Immunize yourself against a dangerous case of flakiness that’s making the rounds by ensuring that your communication style is direct and to the point. Others may have a hard time expressing their feelings, which results in lots of time-wasting, but you don’t have to let it affect your work. It may help to rehearse what you want to say ahead of time and to cut out anything extraneous that could confuse your flightier peers.

Aquarius January 20 - February 18

Sparks fly -- in the best possible way -- when you and the right person get clicking. All partnerships (from romantic to business and beyond) really get moving thanks to today’s energy, and communication has never been as easy or as fun as it is now. Make the most of this energy and discuss all the topics that seemed too touchy just a few days ago. They’re easy as pie to address now.

Pisces February 19 - March 20

If you felt that certain elements of life were carved in stone, today is the day to shake things up in a big way. Your personal energy is pushing you to stick with generalities, rather than trying to nail anything down. Embrace change and you might encounter some sweet surprises, even when the things you thought you knew for certain start to change before your very eyes.


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 truck service for your breakdown car and opening of locked vehicles. Call 610-8005.

-IMMIGRANT Visa Service. Professional Visa applications to the US and Canada. Fees USA VISA $3000, Canada $40 00, Plaza Computer Service, 245 Sheriff Street, C/ville. 225-7390, 618-0128, 688-1874. Open Monday to Sunday 09:00hrs 21:00hrs

 reading, other works done. For fast results - reuniting lovers, removing evil and all blockages, etc. Call 6968873, 673-1166.

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 Inn Apartments. With Jacuzzi, kitchen and hot and cold from $3 000, AC $5 000, Eccles. Tel. 679-7139, 639-4452, 6193 66 0 .  VILLA, FURNISHED rooms and apartments 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment, long- and short-term rental. Affordable rates. Call 227-2199, 2272186, 227-2189.


car rental

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BUSS/JOB OPPORTUNITY  give you a free website to earn, guaranteed US$$$$ monthly. Registration is FREE Email:  your income filling 100 envelopes for US$500, informatio n , s e n d stamped self-addressed envelope. Nathaniel Williams, PO Box 12154, Georgetown, Guyana.



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LEARN TO DRIVE   Sons and Outar Driving School, 185 Charlotte and King Streets, Maraj Building- 622-2872, 644-5166, 6895997, 615-0964.  Driving School. Cell No. 650-4291. We operate on the East Coast and Georgetown.  Enterprise Driving School, 2 Croal Street Stabroek: You could also obtain an International Driver's Permit covering over 123 countries. 227-3869, Like us on Facebook. 's 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, 226-0168.



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 MASSAGE. Call for appointmentsl out calls only. Anna 6 6 1 - 8 9 6 9 .

 a certificate in Cosmetology or Nails alone. Call Jenny - 225-5360, 226-5904, 687-7566.

        Divinty Spa, 245 Sheriff St., specialise in relaxation and therapuetic massages, facials. C a l l 661-6 6 9 4 , a s k f o r D i a n n a


 decorating classes, 31st May 2014. Call 225-3133, 613-7513 for more information and to register.  private tutoring for CXC M a t h e m a t i c s o r Mathematics lessons for 4th and 5th Form CXC, Call, 685-9590, 2236941.  CLASSES for adu l t s , s t u d e n t s , C X C r e peaters, slow learners especially in Maths, $1 200 a subject, for January 2015 exams. Phonics classes for Grades 1-6, $3 0 0 0 m o n t h l y. C a l l 6 9 0 5008.  you want to live and work in Canada? Get trained, (Canadian standards) as a live-in caregiver also care for the elderly and care for children. Training available. 592-227-4881, 416-674-7973.  Classes available for first year Business Mathematics University Students. Rate $1 800/hr. Class size limit - 5 students, programme lasts 8 weeks. Please visit then call 675-8104 for further d e ta i l s . A s k a b o u t o n l i n e classes. Please call between 11:00hrs and 20:00hrs.

 massages done by professional therapists, Out calls only. Contact Samantha 6612219.

FOR RENT/HIRE for rent/hire  and Cement Ransom. 610-8005.  and hair dressers' station to rent. Must be experienced and have customers. Salon located in Georgetown. Contact 627-8277, 699-6110.

PAWNSHOP \Pawnshop  Jewellery and Pawn Shop, Lot 1 Durban Street Werk-enRust between Camp and George Streets. Tel: 223-6331, 227-2307.



 weight: Fat reduction powder, protein powder. Call 6602686, 625-7073. BEAUTY SALON


: Offering hair and nails courses, also available Indian Brazilia virgin hair. Call 604-3002, 699-8477.

SERVICES service and repairs to fridges & freezers, AC, washers and gas stoves. Tel. 6273206, 683-1312. (Nick)

cards starting at $4 each. Many professional choices. Several full colour and 1-colour options. May - special offer. Alert Printing 227-2679.  to fridges, washing machines, AC units, gas stoves, etc. Contact Kirk 6662276, 645-4124.

 work done in Suriname - love, marriage, sickness, pregnancy, remove evil, prosperity, business and readings. Call 674-8603, 597-851-9876..

         LCD, Plasma, Led projection TV's, etc, DVD, CD players. Any type of audio equipment, circuit board repairs, Abdul Electronics - 225-0391

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For all your culinary/catering needs come to Angel Seafood Restaurant and Bar. Call: 226-4001/ 225-2780. (Services)


 up to 20% on Flash drives, SD cards, binding, laminating, copying and much more - Printsmart. 135 Sheriff & Fourth Sts Campbellville, 08:00hrs20:00hrs. Tel. 226-1252.  repairs, flash drives, prints, copies, browsing, internet calls, Printsmart. 135 Sheriff & Fourth Sts, Campbellville 08:00hrs20:00hrs. Tel. 226-1252.           'S PLUM BING & MAINTENA N C E , w e s p e c i a l i s e i n tap and die, hot and cold water systems, bathrooms, toilets, sinks and gutters, etc. Call 653-0422, 682-6004.     Lot 31 ben street werken-rust,Georgetown (592)2258101,225-8103,(592)6583928,686-3153 Professional maids, Qualified person to care for the elderly . Please apply with reference to BETTER VALUES REALTY. Secretaries please apply with curriculum vitae to BETTER VALUES REALTY.  all general constru c t i o n , contact Mohamed. We specialize i n c a r p e n t r y, m a s o n r y , plumbing, po w e r - w a s h , painting, t r o w e l t e x and varnishing. C a l l 2 3 3 0 5 9 1 , 6 6 7 - 6 6 4 4 , ( office) 2 1 6 - 3120.  Property Maintenance: Don't miss out on this opportunity: Services - domestic and industrial buildingwashing, starting from $30 000. Power washer rentals $5 000, 32-foot) fibreglass ladder for rental $9 000, swimming pool maintenance $2 600 per session, swimming pool consultancy (free), 50lb chlorine (gram …..) for sale $33 000, weeding service starting from $2 000, weeder (brush-cutter) rentals $5 000, plumbing, painting. Contact 677-8739, 6413464. . Lot 31 ben street werk-enrust,Georgetown,(592)2258101,225-8103,(592)6583928,6863153   Better values realty introduces its property management services; payment of utilities, mortgages, rates and taxes, collection of rent, deposits, general maintenances, eviction, demolishing of buildings. Please check us out on our facebook page for listening of properties, land and rentals.

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VACANCY ,/Waitress. Contact 223-5273/4.     A s s i s t a n t s , G r o v e EBD. 265-3304, 641-2703.

  (Residential, Commercial, R e t a i l & Office Cleaning). We offer complete professional cleaning services. Our services are reliable, affordable, consistent and thorough. Our staffs are uniformed and background checked. Additional services incl u d e ;              (laundry & ironing, grocery shopping and meal prepar a t i o n ) ,   ,   ,  (closets, cupboards, packing & unpacking),  (before, during & after),   ,                      Our services can be customized to suit your specific needs. Contact us for a free, no obligat i o n , i n -home estimate     Office Hrs.: Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm Cleaning 7 days a week TAXI SERVICE


Runnings Taxi Service and Auto Rental.. Tel. 225-6926, 231-5808. Short drops $300. Contract cars wanted. TOURS


  returns  holiday weekend, July 4 to 7.. 644-0185, 639-2663, 665-5171, 227-8290. Weekend tours to Suriname. Come have a fun filled weekend, this and every weekend. Call: 226-4001/ 225-2780. (Tours)

PENPAL PEN PAL     a Friend! Get educated! Get Married! Mig r a t e ! . . t h r o u g h t h e C F I . Telephone Friendship Link. Call 592-261-5079, 654-3670, 6 8 8 8 2 9 3 , 2 6 1 -6833 tw enty-four hours

SPIRITUALITY SPRIRITUALITY   and blackmagic done in Aldina Suriname. Call 642-5593

 guards: Must be able to work either day or night shifts. Apply in person with written application and identification to May's Shopping Centre, 98 Regent Street, Georgetown. Desk staff, age 20 - 40 years, shift 12 midnight to 08:00hrs. Security guard, age 20-50 years, Apply to Tropical View Hotel, 33 Delph St., Campbellville. Tel. 2272216. Clerk must have experience in Japanese parts. one handyman. Contact Ray's Motor Spares and Auto Sales. 231-7839.  Guard. Apply Foo's General Store, 202 Camp St, South Cummingsburg (next door to GRA). Monday - Saturday, 09:00hrs - 16:00hrs.  Confidential Receptionist between 18 and 30. Attractive salary, Prashad Nagar. Tel. 6452749, 231-1543. your own boss! Independent travel agents needed. Register n o w.  $70,000-135,000, Immediate Hire, F/T or P/T Flexible Hours, No Experience, Will Train, Bi-lingual a plus. Mr. James 6582 6 4 7  guards, age 30-55 years, must be able to work shift. Requirements - application, reference last place of employment. TIN, NIS#, ID#, Police Clearance. Apply 233 South Road, Lacytown or tel. 225-0198. Attractive benefits offered.

                                    

LAND FOR SALE Land For Sale No.2, 138 ft x 1750 5.5 acres - $15M, Phone 227-7734.  St, 50 x 60 $10M. Call Carol 612-9785.  St, 31'x 71' $10M. Call Carol 612-9785.  St, 41 x 171 $30M. Call Carol 612-9785.  96x122.$70M Call Carol 612-9785.  lots $7M each (could be transferred). Call Carol 612-9785.  land EBD, 3 acres - US$800 000. Call Carol 612-9785. /Business, Kitty, 60x120 - $50M. Call Carol 612-9785.  $9M, Regent St $160M. Real Deal Realty - 6470856, 668-4781.  x 80 LAND in Grove, EBD. Price $5M neg. Tel. 6955744  ACRES transported l a n d , D e m e r a r a R i v e r. Te l . 222-4708. Blocks for sale. Tel. 683-9910.     Triumph, 90% concrete & fence $3.5M neg. Tel. 220-2760, 645-3791.  lot in Prashad Nagar, 60' x 126' - $32M neg. Call 219-0774, 603-4283.  Street near Hardina Street 40x100 - $22M. Tel:627-4348 Ryan income land 55x 100 $2.5M neg at Parfaite Harmonie Phase 1. 697-5378 Victor.  Road, Kitty, size 123x48, 8-ft driveway (back spot). Contact 678-0752.   of prime Real Estate at Nismes, WBD, easy access to public road and river, $30M. 663-1728.

 Clerk: Three s u b j e c t s C X C , St o r e A s s i s tance/Porter between ages 20 and 30. Applications must be addressed to: K E N N AV H D L L I M I T E D , 3 0 9 East and Quamina Sts, S/ C/Burg, Georgetown, Guyana.

 lots located in the Peter's Hall area, East Bank Demerara. Call 231-5359, 6727189.

, Accounts Clerk, Sales Clerk, and Bond Clerk. Interested persons must have at least three 3 Subjects at CXC. Please send application and Curriculum Vitae along with a passport-size photograph to Roy's Pharmacy Stall #32-33 & 64-65 Bourda Market, Georgetown. Vacancy also exists for Packing Clerk/Cleaner, age 35 - 50 years. Please call 2236072.

 Estates, EBD lots, authorised agent De Freitas Associates. 609-2302, 609-6516, E m a i l :

 Lots EBD $5.5M G a t e d C o m m u n i t y, B a r t i c a $12M, Berbice $5M, WCD $1M, Linden $10. Call 2232153

     c o r n e r l o t , 58½ x 30½, Garnett and Republic Streets, Newtown. Ideal for business operation. Call 6450616.


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  house lots, in Blankenburg executive residential community. WCD, 50x75 $5.5M each neg. Tel. 617-6814.

 x 60 land in Bel Air Village for hotel, bond, 5-storey, students' dorm - $42M. Phone Vice President Patrick Pereira 669-3350, Vice P r e s i d ent Ramsohoye 618-0000, 6232591, 227-6863, 225-2626, 667-7812.

 land in Smyth Street 123x50 reduced from 64M to 56M suitable for bond and 4-storey office complex, Phone Mrs Bibi Khan 676-3405. Mr Dorindra 615-0069, Mr Ramsohoye 618-0000, Mrs Hercules 661-1952, 225-2626, Mr Boodram 692-3831, 227-6949/ 231-2064. Land in Hadfield St $6M, Da Sliva Street 70x33 $14.9M South Raod 70x33 $36M, Middle Road La Penitance 130x50 $14.5M. 226-1064, 2255198, 227-6863, 225-2709.

 flat situated in Lamaha Street, Newtown 2 bedrooms. Call 642-1668, 670-5959, 623-8984.

 top and bottom flat at 47 Gordon Street, Kitty, $75 000 monthly. Contact 621-7989, 2275025.

 top flat threebedroom house, 80 Albert & Laluni Streets, Queenstown. Tel. 2267452, 226-0178.

 Air Gardens, wide yard space, swimming pool, fully airconditioned, US$6500 per month. 680-3771, 694-7210.

 newly built fully furnished, upper flat 3-bedroom apartment, in Pike St., Kitty inclusive of AC, hot and cold water, etc. Suitable for long term and short term visitors. Tel. 644-8015.

 Nagar: Lower flat for bond or office, 50ft x 30ft US$500. Naresh Persaud - 2259882, 681-2499.

 Park: Two-bedroom flat concrete house, preferably working couple with kid, monthly $70 000. Tel. 233-5605.

 diplomats and executives, furnished properties from US$880 to US$3000, in Georgetown. Call 592-663-1728.

 5-bedroom house Happy Acres. Call 231-7839 between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs.

 location for any business, large space, residential area. Lot 22 Public Road, Covent Garden, EBD. Tel. 682-7490.

 7-8 Plantain Walk: Unfurnished, newly built 2-bedroom apartments with parking. Tel. 264-2743, 2642232.

 house lot at Mon Repos, (through school road) Martyrsville. Transport ready to transfer. Price $4.5M neg, Tel. 629-5300.  land Linden Highway 152 acres, road to river $36M. 609-2302, 609-6516, 645-2580. E m a i l :   cultivated citrus, house, fish pond, storage, 2 acres cultivated, 2 - 1 ACRE cultivated Parika. Contact 226-7968.  plot of land $4M, Non Pareil, ECD, single plot Granville Park, ECD. Tel. 2207259, 623-8195. compound: House lot 55 x 100, ideal location, just behind the Princess Hotel,. Only $13M neg. Tel. 6459266, 225-7722.  FT X 50 FT - $2.2M, High income area, already excavated La Parfaite Harmonie, Diamond with foundation $3.2M. 675-7292  your dream home at Continental Park 102x54, plus 2000 sq. ft reserve - $28M. 2312064, 613-2591, 227-6949, 2252626, 225-5198, 225-3068, 2261064, 225-2709.  ACRES prime high land in Cane Grove/Mahaica, has good road, water, light, farm house, bearing fruit trees, $22M. Call 227-3285, 617-6502.  land just off Linden, Soesdyke Highway Junction, suitable for business ventures. Tel. 601-3094.   land in Duncan St. f o r 4-storey of f ice complex, bond, school, apartment $40M. Phone 627-0288, Mr. Ramsayoe 618-0000, Mr Alysious Pereira 623-2591, Mr. Darindra 615-0069.\  CLOSE to Brickdam, $75M suitable for 5-storey complex, hotel Mr Ramsohoye 6180000, Mr Pereira 226-1064, Mr. Darindra 615-0069, 225-2626, 227-6863, 225-5198\ $15M, Grove $6M, La Parfaite Harmonie $2M, Garnett Street $35M, Good Hope $8M, Diamond $15M,      . Tel. 225-5908, 6265807, 688-7485.     of land in Vlissengen Road close to Sandy Babb Street - $79M for 4-storey complex drive through. Phone Mr Boodram 692-3831, 615-0069, 225-2626, 225-5198, 618-000, 626-4180.

 only remaining triple lot in God Bless Agricola A is #1 for parking truck, bond. Security is the best in the world $19M. Phone Lord Budram 692-3831, Pereira 669-3350, 623-2591, Alexander 661-1952, Hercules 661-1952, 226-1064, 225-5198, 227-6949, 225-2626,2 31-2064, 693-9131, Cameron 225-5184, 7 days a week 24 hours. 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 co m p l e x . P h o n e Lady Racel J o n e s 688-3431 , Master Darindra 615-0069, 618-0000 , 6 2 3 -2 5 9 1 , 2 2 5 - 2 6 2 6 , 2 2 53068, 2 2 6 - 1 0 6 4, E m ail :

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 61500 6 9 , 6 1 8 - 0 0 0 0 V i c e P r e s i dent Alysious Pereira 623-2591, 227-6863, 226-1064, 225-2626.  lot in Dennis St, with driveway 20 feet $17M, Sec. 'M', 80 x 60, plus reserve for bond $19M, Da S i l v a S t 8 0 x 5 0 $ 1 3 M , Kitty Railway Embankm e n t 8 0 0 0 s q . f t $ 20M, land has 20 ft driveways. Vice President Drandia 615-0069, Vice President Alysious Pereira - 623-2591, Vice P r e s i d e nt Ramsayae 618-0000, Vice President 225-2626, 226-1064, 667-7812.  busines ses must think out of the box. They must adopt a n e w s t r a t e g y. The Chinese are moving in some locations that land for bond/factory is cheap, 20 000 sq ft land close t o 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 n e s e E mbassy $54M for 4-storey fast food/super m a r k e t 2 0 0 - c a r parking. 1½ acres of land in Turkeyen for hostel, school, university, bond, Buy now, be decisive. Present, you hav e a boss, n o w d e c i d e . P h o n e M r. D a n h a n d r i 6 1 5 - 0 0 6 5 , M r. Patrick Pereira 669-3350, Mr. Alysious Pere i r a 6 2 3 - 2 5 9 1 , 225-2709, 225-2626, 2253068, 226-1064, 227-6863, 225-5198 Seven days of h o t m a il: , opposite the Cultural Centre in great Industrial Hadfield Street more than $80M. Phone Mr Boodram 6923831 , Mrs Bibi Khan 67603403, Lady Abundance 661-1992 Lord Darindra 6150069, Mr Alex A. Pereira 669-0943, 618-0000, 6232591, 225-2626, 226-1064. 20 Acres of Title Land at    (Riverside)- $12M;    -40 Acres;  - $35M;   (double lot)$6M; (Jib lot with active driveway)$22M;       (double lot)$30M; FR                               North Road & Ornoque Street, $40m neg, South Road & Ornoque Street, $50m neg, Friendship river side (114x166), $6.8 M, Diamond/Grove New Scheme 2nd Bridge, $8M, Grove 1st Bridge, $6M, Essequibo Supernaam 25 acres, $17 M, Linden Highway 20 acres farming land, $45 M, Robb and King Street, (US) $1.7 M, Republic Garden s (50x100),$16 M, Sherriff S t r e e t d ouble lot(US),$1.5 Bagotstown (Road to River),$35 M,Soesdyke (50x400), $40 M, La Parfaite Harmonie, $3-5 M, Sham Rock Garden main road ECD, $50 M, Diamond Land with foundation and column, $4.5 M , R e p u b l i c G a r d e n 7 l o t together, $100M neg, Essequibo Supernaam land, $25M, North Road and King Street,(US)$1.6M, Diamond Main Road Opposite Bank, commercial, land,(US)$1.4 M, 5 & 10 acres yaracabra, $4&6 m, land in 5th street Alberttown 48x 125, $45 M

 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 L B I do u b l e l o t 1 2 0 x 9 0 $17M, Happy Acres parallel to th e 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 Emb a s sy, Tu r k e y e n 1 . 4 a c r e s $38M, Campbellville 80 x 60 with lo t s of reserve $16M, Republ i c P a r k $ 1 6 M , C o n t i nental Park double lot $ 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 , 225-3068, 226-1064, 2276863, 227-6964, 225-2626. to let


-furnished 2-bedroom apartments. Tel. 670-9606.  house in BB Eccles. Please call 623-8496. Gardens: 3-bedroom upper flat - 613-9033.  daily - furnished 2bedroom, studio apartments and business space. Tel 621-5282.  one-bedroom apartment. Te l . 6692 11 9 .  single working female to sublet. Please call 226-5042, 676-5769, 677-3891, 684-0428.  two-bedroom upper and lower flat, BB Eccles, EBD. Phone 233-2288.  furnished h o u s e U S $ 1 0 0 0 . 6 11 - 0 3 1 5 , 690-8625.  room to let. Reasonable rate, bed, light, water, etc. 227-4422, 683-7410. floor and second floor space on Duncan Street. 6218198. -bedroom self-contained apartment at Mon Repos, ECD. 629-1561, 679-4615.  furnished bar to rent at Montrose, EC. Contact Number 609-9946.  Service to rent. Contact Roopa's Bar. 226-8978, 6225187.  business space to rent in Light Street. Tel. 644-6530.  furnished 1- and 2bedroom apartments long and short terms, utilities included. Contact 645-0787, 691-7093.  flat open space, suitable for lessons, doctor's clinic, lawyer's office, gym. Tel: 226-7380, 6277982.  2-bedroom bottom flat apartment, 43 Austin Campbellville - $45 000. 2232964. bedroom bottom flat on East Coast public Road $40 000, includes electricity. 220-1630, 638-1829.  2-bedroom upper flat wooden house, toilet and bath inside, B Field Sophia. $40 000 monthly. 682-2821, 688-8856.

 bond $500,000. Large Storage space Regent St. $500 000, monthl y. 626-1150, 231-9181. : one 3-bedroom flat, semi-furnished, overhead tank, parking. 641-2939.  3 BR Furnished House A/C, Hot Water, Large Yard, Self-Contained EBD US$1,000 Call 645-0944   semi-Furn house/garage/back yard security system/ grilled ECD $90,000. Call 2232153/645-0944 Upstairs, Unfurnished, lots of closets, Breezy Verandah, Parking EBD $70,000. Call 2232153/645-0944  two-storey business place suitable for fast food restaurant, large business, in busy area. Call 675-3384.  Inn hotel, restaurant and bar, 49 Hadfield Street, Werken-Rust, Georgetown, Georgetown. Tel. 231-6322, 692-2521.  room and apartment $3 500, $4 000, $5 000, $6 000 daily. Call Julian 638-4505, 225-4709.  kitchen at Julian's Restaurant, Bar & Guest House $35 000 per week. Call 638-4505,, 225-4709.   unfurnished with internet, cable, parking ECD $45,000. Call 223-2153/6450944  Air or Prasad Nagar 3 BR Luxurious furnished apartment, A/C, Security US$1,500. Call 668-7419  furnished apartment fully tiled and secured with AC, hot and cold, internet, US$25 daily. 231-6061, 621-1524. -bedroom and two-bedroom bottom flat apartment at Lot 6 Railway Line Kitty. Tel. 2274157. -EN-HOOP, 7-8 Plantain Walk: Unfurnished 2 - twobedroom apartments with parking. Tel. 264-2639, 264-2743.  spacious 2-bedroom bottom flat, situated in Atlantic Gardens, $65 000 monthly. Contact 622-4746, 220-0959.  concrete bond 87'x32' Public Road Mc Doom next to Police out post suitable for storage, factory etc. 2330570.  ground floor business Alexander St, Kitty $75 000, $40 000. Ideal for pharmacy, teacher's lessons, hair salon and barbershop, taxi base, etc. Call 225-0571, 638-0787.   2-bedroom apartments, fully furnished and selfcontained for long- and short-term rental. Contact Tropical View Hotel. 227-2216.  spacious 3 bedroom, more apartments. 222-7986, 6387232.  top flat 3-bedroom apartment. Contact Geeta 6612082, 227-8651, 158 Da Silva Street.

          : Unfurnished one-bedroom self-contained apartment with parking. Contact Mr Hing. Tel. 680-5000.  furnished, 1-bedroom apartment with AC in Kitty, for short time visitors. 686-4620, 227-2466. : Furnished one-bedroom selfcontained apartment with parking. Tel. 677-8176.  Street: 1 & 2 bedr o o m f u r n i s h e d a p a r t ments, hot & cold, AC, I n t e r n e t , from U S $ 2 0 d a i l y. Rates neg. for monthly visit o r s . Te l : 2 2 7 - 5852/6384404.  apartment for business purposes, 22 North Road and Camp Street, next to Cell Phone Shack. Tel. 629-1657. , ECD: Executive-style, furnished two-bedroom family house in residential neighbourhood $80 000.Tel. 6462939.  $80 000, Eccles $50 000, US$1200, Bel Air Park $75 000, Lamaha Gardens US$3500 and many others. Contact 628-8012.  bottom flat apartment, fully grilled, master bedroom, AC, Enachu Street, Section 'K' Campbellville. Contact 227-4992, between 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs.  $90 000, Kitty $140 000, Ogle $60 000 - $160 000, AA Eccles (5-bedroom house) US$1200, Subryanville US$1000. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  house, Section K US$2500, Bel Air Park US$3000, Kingston US$700 US$1500 furnished Craig St $80 000 - $120 000. Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537. -bedroom, self-contained apartment. Single working person preferred, Lot 32 Public Road, Kitty. Tel. 661-0999, 2270720. concrete 3-bedroom bottom flat, spacious living q u a r t e rs, telephone, parking, toilet and bath, EBD. Decent working couple. Tel. 668-5384, 648-3 342.            f u r nished 3-bedroom house, fully meshed and grilled, large yard space and office space at the bottom. 6108 3 5 1 , 6 9 7 - 5 4 9 2.  ground floor measuring 44' x 22' can be used for a store or storage bond, located at 61 Public Road Kitty, Georgetown. Tel. 2261769, 629-4961, 600-0282.  spacious 3-bedroom home, New Haven US$3000 neg, one-bedroom Prashad Nagar $50 000, three-bedroom top flat Sophia $40 000. Call 644-5128, 662-8969 Ms Yahya. front business space, 12ft x 19ft - $100 000 at Julian Restaurant in Cummings Street, Georgetown. 225-4709, 6384505.

 ready fully furnished two-bedroom upper flat apartment in Atlantic Gardens ECD, US$1000.Call 600-9981. business, well secured, parking. Vacant possession, rent easy. Tel. 233-5366 09:00hrs to 20:00hrs, 225-9731 11:00hrs to 14:00hrs. house to rent in Kitty - one self-contained master room, extra toilet, bath, grilled, parking for one car, water day/night, kitchen, dining and living room. Tel. 227-6178.  Apartments for rental. Self-contained one bedroom apartments with a comfortable lounge, dining area and kitchenette. (Accommodation) Call: 226-4001/225-2780.  flats, fully furnished 1- bedroom $60 000, 1 bedroom AC, hot and cold $80 000, 2-bedroom upper flat 2 selfcontained rooms $120 000. 6228109.  'K' US$1500, Bel Air Gardens $280 000, Bel Air Gardens US$1550 neg, Lamaha Gardens US$5000 with swimming pool. Enachu Street US$2000. Tel. 671-6573. : Fully furnished one- and three-bedroom apartments, AC, hot and cold, internet, cable TV, parking, etc. Suitable for overseas visitors, short term. 227-1843, 226-5137.  have 2-, 3-, 4-,5- and 7bedroom, in and out of town. Prices range from $90 000 to US$3200. Also rooms for female UG students. Tel. 216-3120 office, 233-0591, 667-6644. - and two-bedroom fully furnished, AC, WiFi, apartment conveniently located at 6 Seaforth St, Campbellville. Long- or short-term. US$35/60 dai l y. 621-3094, 650-5354.  bottom flat at 95 Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, 3 doors, before Smyth Street, suitable for office, company business. Contact 6821055, 643-1250.  garden apartment, quiet central location, amazing bargain at US$550, Wi-Fi access, hot and cold water, fully/comfortably furnished, AC bedroom. Call 225-7211, 641-4664 to view.  8-room top flat, 3 bathrooms, 32-33 Dr Miller Street, Triumph, ECD US$2500 monthly neg. 7-room bungalow, ideal for students and groups, short or long term. Self-contained apartment fully furnished in Triumph, ECD. Tel. 220-2130, 6247111, 612-1571, 220-2254.           furnished bottom apartment (1 master room), parking, etc US$1000, 3-bedroom furnished house (1 master room) grilled, parking, etc US$1500 residential othe r s . A pa r t m e n t / h o u s e s f u r nished and unfurnished from US$1000 up. Call 664-5105. , 3-bedroom house with large bond space US$2500, Continental Park 4-bedroom house with AC and automatic gate US$2000, 3-storey newly built property ideal for school, restaurant o r c h u r c h , e t c $ 8 0 0 000, McDoom 3 large bond spaces with security $150 000, Diamond upper flat US$600, Eccles 4-bedroom furnished house US$1800.            . Tel . 2 2 5 -5908, 626-5807, 6887485.


GUYANA CHRONICLE Thursday May 29, 2014 25 TO LET             Plaza Bridge New Mall, Business spots available, (US)150 - 1000, Albertown 6 Office spaces, $80,000, Commercial Building for rent, $(US)2500 and above, Executives Homes for rent, $(US)1500 and above, Apartment Bld. & office space Bent Street, $500,000, 2 bedroom furnish flat duke street kingston, $US 750, 3 bedroom in sybranville fully furnish, $US 650, fully furnish 1 bedroom in alexander village, $US 500  1&2- US$3500/ US$4500 fully furnished;   US$2500; (furnished)- US$1500;  (fully furnished)-US$2500/ unfurnished US$1000;   US$1000;      US$1400;                US$800; US$600/ US$400;  (furnished upper)- US$850/ (3 b e d r o o m l o w e r ) - $ 8 5 ,000;   (upper)-$90,000/ (lower)-$80,000;   (Studio)- $80,000;   (upper)- $60,000.  227-1988/ 6236431/ 657-8887.     "Spaces at Time Square Mall"- Ground Floor US$1000/ 1st Floor US$700/ 2nd Floor US$500; (formerly Chinese Supermarket3storied) - US$10,000;     (Opp.Burial Ground. 160 X 40 Building as a whole or in three parts- Ground US$5000/ Upper US$5000/ Restaurant US$15000;  (bond 2000 sq.ft)- US$2000;        US$1500;            US$700;  US$5000;  U S $ 2 0 0 0 ;       (business/ residence)- $150,000;   - $2000;  $70,000/ $40,000;      (Best offer)US$5000;  (Bank, etc)- US$10,000;   (formerly Windsor Estate)- US$2000.  227-1988/ 6236431 Realty Agency 2235204, 697-1142, 649-9543. Diamond $100 000, Kitty $200 000, $75 000, $40 000, US$600, Albert St. $400 000, $100 000, South Road US$1000, US$2000, Liliendaal $100 000, David St US$1200, Robb St. US$2500, US$15000, US$5000, D'Urban Backlands US$1500, East Coast $80 000, Oleander Gardens US$1200, Kingston US$1500, Alberttown $80 000, South $50 000, $70 000, Bel Air $120 000, US$2000, Prashad Nagar US$1500, Charlotte St. $150 000, Campbellville US$!500, US$2500, $80 000, $140 000, Happy Acres US$1400, Regent, Cummings Lodge $160 000, Mon Repos $80 000, Atlantic Gardens $160 000, Industry $45 000, $65 000,m Bent St $50 000, $70 000, Henry St $50 000, Courida Park $80 000, Subryanville US$1000. One salon fully equipped $250 000 neg. Central area.

PROPERTY FOR SALE PROPERTY FOR SALE  ST $55M, 60x120. .Tel. 611-0315, 690-8625. wait for the bargains, enquire! 644-6551.  Road - $75M. Call Carol 612-9785.  Gardens $72M. Call Carol 612-9785.  in 8th St Foulis, Enmore EC D. 256-3360, 6858485.

PROPERTY FOR SALE -storey house in Retrieve, Linden. Price $11M. Tel. 641-7979.       K o k e r. P r i c e $19M neg. Call 220-2363, 653-6479.  house and land, 2storey building, 3 apartments Cornelia Ida. 610-0514.  home $30M neg. 611-0315, 690-8625.  EBD: Two-storey concrete and wooden property. Tel. 655-3817. Residential Two Blgs on Double Lot Sandy Babb Street. Call 645-0944  Road: Lot 20 house and land 34x100.20. Vacant possession. Call owner 2255727.  and land in Brickdam Georgetown. Asking price $60M. Email sale and removal: One small two-room cottage, located in Hardina Street, Wortmanville. Call 661-8091, 683-7923.  2-storey concrete building - $60M. Call Carol - 612-9785.   2-storey, 2family house - $35M. Call Carol 612-9785.  Large property with lots of yard and fruit trees $75M neg. Call Carol 612-9785.  - $30M, Good Hope $30M, South Ruimveldt Park on double lot $40M. Call Carol 612-9785.  Hope: Two-storey concrete building with lots of yard $30M neg. Call Carol 612-9785.  Street, Water St. sawmill $80M. Call Carol 612-9785. : New three-storey concrete building (business) $90M. Call Carol 612-9785.  $16M, La Parfaite Harmonie (new) $18M, BB Eccles in good condition $35M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  Park (new) $65M. Nandy Park (with swimming pool) $130M. Call Carol 612-9785. Park (needs repairs) $22M, Kitty two-family house $32M, West Bank (new) $21M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.   Building with Store, Prime Georgetown Location REDUCED!! $35M Call 223-2153  storey building in A12 East La Penitence Housing Scheme in need of repairs, $22M neg. Tel. 662-6173, 648-4420.

PROPERTY FOR SALE  business and residential 3-storey property in excellent condition, situated at 11 Camp & Norton Streets, Georgetown neg. Call Pearl Realty - 689-9991.  $9M, Norton St. $9M, Kitty $95M, Robb St. $170M, Bel Air Park $60M, Regent St $170M, Real Deal Realty - 647-0856, 668-4781.   (executive house) $55M, Lamaha Gardens $55M, Duncan Street (land) $30M, Enterprise (business and dwelling) $60M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  stall in Bourda Green Market. Can be used to sell groceries, food, vegetables, fruits, etc. $800 000.Call 2273285, 617-6502. newly built concrete house at Success, two self-contained rooms. Fully grilled and garage for 3 vehicles, plenty of yard space for swimming pool. Price $50M. 649-0755. : 5-bedroom transported property $38M neg. Diamond $20M. 265-1050, 6044512.  2-storey (half downstairs) in Thomas Street Kitty, back building, $10M. Tel. 6633304.  St $45M, Craig St $35M, Cummingsburg $65M, Sheriff St $150M, Lamaha Gardens $91M, etc, etc. Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537. concrete house, 3 bedrooms, 1 self-contained with AC, laundry room, located at Mon Repos, ECD. $34M neg. Tel. 6422116.  , First Street $40M neg, land $8.7M neg, Mr. Pereira 669-0943, 623-2591,  6 bedrooms $17M, Vryheid's Lust $9M, Kitty $20M, Enterprise $12.5M, Eccles land $6.5M. 655-8361, 699-6811. concrete 2 flat house at 47 Happy Acres ECD, fully furnished 3 bedr o o m s t o p f l a t , h o t a n d cold bath, big yard space. Call 225-2902, 673-1095.  brand new concrete building, 50 x 40, 3 apartments located at 19th Street Diamond EBD. Price $32M neg. Contact 677-4866.        Street, Norton Street, Kitty Public Road, Sheriff Street, Republic Gardens, Republic Park, Diamond, Eccles, Hadfield Street. Trival Realty 665-7946.  2-storey concrete building (30x40) land (50 x 80) 'A' Field Sophia. Price $7.6M neg. Contact Sanjay 662-3842.

 flat house i n g a t e d c o m m u n i t y, E B D . M o v e i n , r e a d y. Te l . 6 7 0 8958

, New Garden St; Newly constructed threestorey, executive concrete buildi n g . Va c a n t p o s s e s s i o n . Te l . 642-0-636.

: Newly built 2storey concrete building, containing 5 bedrooms, on land 55x90. $30M neg. Contact 6811290, 641-8445, 220-7295.

 2 bedroom upper flat at 95 Craig St. C/ville, prefer teacher or working couple or small family (not more than 3). Te l 2 2 5 - 4 4 0 9 , 6 4 5 - 0 9 8 4 .

 house for sale at Timehri, corner lot with ongoing business $4.5M. Owner leaving. Call 685-8691, 693-4315.

 four-bedroom wooden and concrete house, in prime residential area, double lot. Shamrock Gardens, Ogle. Contact 264-3146, 658-7489.

 St $35M, South Ruimvdldt $20M, Bel Air Park $35M, East Ruimvdldt $20M, Lance Gibb St, $75M. Call 626-7159, 6100065.  Estates, have properties to rent or sell? Then call Diana 227-2256, 626-9382. We have clients for your properties.  property, Lot 1 D\Urban and Smyth. House and land 119 Pike Street, Kitty. Phone 231-1966.  second building in Pike Street from Sheriff Street, great business and residential area, $50M neg. Call 231-3236. No agent.

located on East Bank with large land space to build another home $15.5M neg. Owner migrating. Contact Ruth 684-1023.  business and residential property land 200' x 50' house 24' x 36', bond 160' Public Mc Doom. Ideal location or Super market, Fishing industries, etc. 233-0570.  DISCOUNT: 20% on all executive properties $60M, 30% discount on $24M, and below, 15% discount on land $18M. Phone 667-7812, 225 - 6 8 5 8 , 225-2626 Terrence Reid.



      i n L i g h t S t , commercial and residential $ 1 5 0 M . Land with foundation $6.8M, O n e d o m e c t i c / c o m mercial semi- four storey Albertown $150M, Other various places. Tel. 216-3120(office), 667-6644.

$110M, Somerset Court $30M, Lamaha Springs $33M, Alexander Village $30M, Alberttown $45M, Regent and Oronoque Street $39M, Mon Repos double lot $19.5M. Land for sale Mon Repos $4.5M. Tel. 671-6573.

 transported twostorey property with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, built-in closets, AC, pressure pump system, yard space in Somerset Court (Buddy's Scheme), Herstelling. Price neg. Contact 623-9872, 619-4119.  $10M, near Regent Street $29M, Nandy Park $24M, Lamaha Gardens $55M, Duncan Street (land) $32M, Kitty $32M, AA Eccles $55M, West Bank $21M, La Parfaite Harmonie (new) $18M. Diana 227-2256, 626-9382.  REPOS ECD $23M, Providence $35M, $27M house New Grove Scheme $20M, Plaisance 3 lots $26M, land in Sophia $3M, land in Grove $3.5M, land in Diamond $6M. All prices neg. Call Ms Yahya 6445128, 662-8969.  concrete building bordered by 3 Main Streets in central Georgetown. Ideal for offices, school, bond, etc., 4 flats 130ft x 35 ft each, land 250ft x 50 ft. 227-0190, 6935610. constructed 2-storey concrete house in Prashad Nagar, three bedrooms including air conditioned master bedroom, electronic alarm and gate systems, 2car garage, tiled outdoor patio area, lawn and large concreted yard space - $55M neg. Call 2190774, 603-4283.  Hope EBD: One 3-bedroom house situated on the eastern side of East Bank Demerara Public Road, with house on Lot 14 and Lot 13 vacant, suitable for business. Call 648-4274, 225-9473 on Saturday and Sunday.   transported land in Mahaica Creek good for cattle, rice and aqua cultivation, 25 acres lease land with pens at Moblissa. Package deal can be arranged. Owner leaving. Serious enquiries. 644-6551.  Park $17M, BB Eccles $32M, $31M, Nandy Park $38M, Blygezight $56M, South Road US$900 000, Lamaha St US$400 000, Regent St US$900 000, Georgetown going business $36M, Land of Canaan going business $90M. 609-2302, 609-6516.  by owners, transported properties, One-flat two-bedroom house at Somerset Court Herstelling, spacious yard and excellent community. One 3-floor building 50' x 30' for commercial or domestic use in Section 'M' Campbellville. Excellent investment opportunity. Serious enquiries only, 652-5467.  HOUSES require repairs in Brickdam, land size 120x38 - $44M was $60M. Phone Alysious Periera 623-2591, Lady Khan 225-2626, Lord Boodram, 692-3831, 2252709, Lady Abundance 6611952, 225-3068, 669-0943 Mr. Pereira.   $7M, Vryheid\s Lust $9M, Diamond $11M, Rasville $12M, South Ruimveldt $21M, $27M neg, Queenstown $65M neg, Eccles (land) $6.5M, Republic Park $45M neg, Hadfield Street (business) $55M, Alicia - 616-1442.  SALE/RENT NEWLY built  bond, located on McDoom Public Road, with office space, upstairs size 120x40. Asking US$650,000. For rental US$6500 not far from the gas station. 680-3771, 694-7210, 6456483.  properties in Lamaha Gardens $150M, and

, 3-storey building $90M, 2-storey $38M, McDoom $85M, Diamond $32M, Good Hope $17M, Providence $40M, Queenstown $60M, Charlestown $50M,               . Tel. 225-5908, 626-5807, 688-7485,  Street, Albouystown 2-storey, 2-family front building. Vacant possession, parking. Upper flat 2 bedrooms, water pump, $12M.      3 bedroom upstairs and 1 downstairs, parking for 2 vehicles, toilet, bathroom, back yard about 15'. Tel. 611-8912. business properties: Bel Air, great location for business 113ft x 40ft $72M neg, Thomas St, South Cummingsburg for big investment 240 x 38 - $70M neg, Shell Road 3 onebedroom , one 2-bedroom and shop in lower flat, 5 rooms upper flat $39M neg. Naresh Persaud 225-9882, 681-2499, 660-0023.

PROPERTY FOR SALE us at Raphael's Reality, 204 Charlotte Street, Bourda. Tel. 225-8241, 227-4950, 226-7829, Fax: 227-1537 For Sale: Executive Ogle $115M, Diamond $35M, $20M, Queenstown $65M $75M, Versailles $25M, Continental Park (exquisitely furnished) 70M, Plaisance (2-storey concrete) $23M, Dazzell Scheme $20M, Atlanticville 19M, John Street Campbellville $55M, Water Street, Agricola $18M, M/cony $65M, Light St Alberttown $40M, Prospect $20M, North Ruimveldt $12M, Mon Repos $45M, Enterprise $13.5M, $25M, Lamaha Park $15M, East La Penitence $18.5M. Land for sale: 157 acres river to highway, Linden Highway $30M, Mon Repos $2.5M, Bel Air Park $60M, Diamond $4.5M, For Rent Ogle 5-bedroom furnished, swimming pool US$4000 per month, new one and twostorey apartments in Georgetown US$800, US$1200 and U S $ 1 5 00 monthly. All prices are negotiable.

 - $16M, pay down $5M, 6 bedrooms with driveway and back house, 32 x 81 land size. Vryheid's Lust 2 houses for $9.5M, Enterprise $14M neg, move in, ready. Coldingen $3M, North Street 2bedroom, Hadfield Street 1-bedroom $50M and more. Please contact 697-6134. 609-8233 After Easter bargains: 14 Ocean Front apartments - very lovely modern amenities, influential neighbourhood, US$2M neg Houston Garden mansion with pool US$1.7M neg, Providence 2 houses $36M, neg, South 5-bedroom $22M, Tucville 4-bedroom $26M, Enterprise 4bedroom - $13.5M.      . KITTY- $17M, $32M & $35M, Guy s u c o G a r d e n s $ 65M , Good Hope $10.5M, $16.5M, Garnett St $31M, SEC K C/ville $45M, AA Eccles $68M, Carmichael Street $ 2 2 . 5 M , Montrose $16M, Mon R e p o s B l o c k C C $ 10.5M & $1 4. 5 M , Ganges St. P/Naga r $58M, Granville Park $ 3 1 M , Fort St. Kingston $ 1 7M , Ogle A/ Strip Road $55M, N e w Market St $55M, Ea s t St $60M, H a p p y A c r e s $ 3 0 M , N o r t h R o a d $ 70 M , Bel/A/ Park $60M, P/Nagar $28M,$42M, L/Gardens $75M, Diamond $38M, Regent St. $1.2MUS. Tel. 219-4399, 610-8332  . Lamaha Gardens & Eastern Highway $65M, $95M, Kitty $ 4 4 M , Pike St. C/Ville $ 4 5 M , S h a m r o c k G a rdens $49.5M , Alexander Villag e Business property, 3 storey $55M. Da Silva St (land) $21M. Charlotte St. (land) $55M, Sheriff & Enac hu Sts. $75M, 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, $19M, Eccles $30M, $34M, A/ town $ 40M , Agricult ure Road, Trium p h $ 2 0 M , S h e r i f f S t . $150M, Subryanville $58M, Ogle brand ne w $80M, Lamaha St, Queenstown $75M. Tel. 219-4399, 6108332     . Good Hope PUBLIC Road East Co a s t (land - 675 x 92) $150M, Robb St. - 4 storey building $175M, C h i m n e y R o a d , C h a t e a u M a r g o t - $ 30M , A t l a n t i c V i l l e $ 5 3 M , Diamond 2nd Ave $40M, Robb & Ornoque Sts $46M, Alberttown 6th St $45M, Republic Park $40M, L/ G a r d e n s $65 M , A t l a ntic Ga r dens $ 45M , A l e x a n d e r S t $ 50M, Robb St $60M,Barr St $65M , E a r l ' s C o u r t $ 3 5 M , Meadow Brook Gardens $50M, Alexander st. & S o u t h R o ad $ 900,000US. Tel. 219-4399, 6108332.

        Diamond 4 bedroom furnished with pool, 78 M, Behind Plaza 4 apt double lot, 30 M,Lot 5 Best Road 3 bedroom flat W.C.D, 17 M, Mon Repos 3 bedroom flat, 15 M, Ogle Airport5 bedrooms, 65 M, Republic Park 2 story, 37 M, Robb and Albert, 95 M, Plaza bridge 3 bedroom house double lot, 20 M, Pike Street, house top flat 2 Self contained bedrooms, 45 M, Hot/cold shower, lower flat, 1&2 bedroom apartments, North Road before Camp Street (100x35), 160 M, Robb Street 3 story building, 160 M, Agricola 2nd Street, 7 M, Enmore E.C.D house 4 bedroom, 17 M, South Ruimveldt Park 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 35M, 4 car parking garage, study etc. Section K 4 bedroom, parking, yard space, 50 M, and 3 bathrooms, Johnny P Supermarket Aubrey Barker & Kaikan Street, 45 M, Ogle 2 Story concrete 55x110, 4 bedrooms 3baths, 45 M, Diamond AA 2, Story concrete 3 bedrooms 2 baths, 1 6 M , P r i n cess Street, 15 M, Durban Street between Hardina and Luisa, 30 M, Upper Durban Street two properties together30 M, Bel Air Park 4 bedrooms, 3 baths55 M, Providence ( b e h i n d s t a dium)18 M, Mon Repos Martyrs Ville13M, New Amsterdam10M, South Sophia12 M, Meadow Brook Garden fully furnish 65 M, P i k e a n d r a i l w a y, 3 8 M , Aubrey barker street main road 4 bedrooms, 38 M , Norton street main, road, 17 M, prices street 30 x 100, 6 M , P r a s h a d hospital, 2.5 M neg

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 stall in Bourda Market - 627-3902. Tel:

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

 ball guns, money counter. Call 670-9606.  flat bottom boat. Call 604-0038.  founts, hemoplex for chickens. 6277835.  bunk bed - $15 000. Tel. 223-5345.  cameras with DVR, Kanon AC, 24000 BTU. Price neg. Call 621-8223.  female Rottweiler, 13 weeks, fully vaccinated. 617-9476, 264-2210.   with games, excellent price. Call: 669-5896, 668-6803.  Terriers puppies, 6 weeks old. Call 231-9780, 2256463, 223-6463, 661-1720.  320 B/C excavator pa r ts , r a d i a t o r, o i l c o o l e r throttle cable box, etc. Call 6967686  garden earth, d e l i v e r y o n s p o t . Te l . 6 4 1 6 2 4 8.   Decking 16ft length,2 &1/2 x 39. 669-1113, 671-8883, $900 per ft.  Honda CG 125 FAN in very good condition, first owner. Please call 231-7890.  Toyota Voxy silver and black, unregistered, and house near stadium. 688-1657.  ice-maker refrigerators - Maytag, Whirpool. Great price. Call 225-0571, 638-0787.  and Stratton brush cutter, pressure washers, hand trucks. 627-7835.  pups, 5 months old, Red Nose. Contact 6128893, 662-1237.      8900 Curve, camera flash, $16000. Moses, 6753062   -month-old Rottweiler pups. 625-0345.  - 8x4 SLATE pool table $450 000 neg. 601-8083, 6892658.  arrived all makes of Japanese used parts. Call on 227-2835.  puppies, $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 e a c h 6 41-4812.  new 4-cylinder Kubota engine on bed. Contact 623-1387. -bred male Rottweiler pups, vaccinated and dewormed. 627136 0 . and Germ a n S h e p h e r d p u p s . Te l . 618-2903.  your own water business with a turnkey system supplied and installed in a short time. Call 623-7212.         D e c k i n g 1 6 f t length,2 &1/2 x 39. 669111 3 , 6 7 1 - 8 8 8 3 , $ 9 0 0 p e r ft.  99.99% PURE LAB GRADE, USA QUALITY, NOT CHINESE. BEST PRICE. CALL 592-648-5281. Ipod touch 4th GEN with accessories. Price $40 000. 6774757      generator driven by a Perkins 4-cylind e r, i n e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n . No reasonable offer refused. 261-5547, 686-3794.

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  Perkins engine 4-cylinder, one Caldina Wagon, PGG series. Tel. 621-6251.

  air conditioner wall units and water pump metal cages with gate to place lock $10 000 each, 1 large snap-on parts washer 110v with bin at bottom to hold fluid wash $55 000. Tel:664-3368.

 Toyota Fielder Wagon, PPP series. Phone 688-7435.

 Massey Ferguson, hardly used, $3.5M. 697-2492, 270-6397.

 Land Cruiser Prado PMM Series. 225-0188, 225-6070, Monday to Friday 08:15hrs 16:15hrs, Saturday 08:15hrs 13:15hrs.

 computers with 20" LCD $65 000, Laptops from $49 000, Iphone 3GS $35 000, BlackBerry from $8 000. Future Tech - 231-2206.  bronze frame, clear glass showcase with two shelves, L 72", W 24" H 39". Contact 6459266, 225-7722. , 10 weeks old, American Akitas. Tel. 233-2315, 2235659.  Caterpillar 317 excavator, in working condition, new engine. Going very cheap for quick sale. Tel. 661-3671, 602-0036. -bred German Shephe r d p u p s , v a c c i n a t e d a n d dewormed, 8-weeks - $100 000 neg. Phone 231-6276, 220-3318, 680-5760, 6970014.  glass (hotel, mall, etc.) bus tyre, car tyre, marine plywood ½ inch, galvanised plain sheet for patching cars, bus, etc. Tel. 679-6390.  40 Hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor $450 000, 90 Hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboard motor $750 000, one Kawasaki Ninja ZX6 - 600 motorcycle $550 000. 660-5271. /Commercial Doors: 3 coated aluminum vent doors 7ft high x 3ft wide, 2 inches thick, ideal for generator room or workshop area. 647-4997. John Deere engine generators 163 KVA ($3.5M) and 63 KVA, on wheels $2.3M, all enclosed, low hours. Tel. 639-3100, 667-1116, 220-5526. Perkins engines 4- and 6-cylinder, also rebuild engines on bed with radiator. We stock Lister, Petter engines and spares. 6490755, 624-3187.  18.2 cubic (Frigidaire) refrigerator, 54 acres transported land at Northern Hogg Island. Priced to go. Contact 227-0575, 220-9336.  rebuilt Perkins, Deutz engines, Lincoln generator welder, Honda ATV bikes, model 'M' with winch, 320 BL excavator. Call 691-2921.  car alarm and Pioneer stereos with USB, also reverse cameras. Marking of entire vehicles for $5 000.Tel. 679-7944.  BTU AC unit comes with transformer and AC brackets, $100 000 neg. Call Mrs Reynolds.  Hobart engine welder large machine welds a little over idle speed, $290 000, wood mortice machine $150 000, wood shaper $180 000. Tel. 619-6863, 6018276. machines, button and button hole surgers, straight-stitch, twin-needle and leather upholstery, sewing foot machine and also domestic machines. Contact 621-7989, 227-5025.  on antenna for a l l J a p a n e s e C a r, f o r e i g n used - $5000 eac h. Rear view mirror for 212, 192 and Wagon, Honda, etc, original Japanese $5000 each.Tel:664-3368  JOHNSON outboard engine, 60 Evinrude 80 mercury fibre-glass boat with sheet fibre glass tray cover for Toyota Hilux. Tel. 672-9272. set model D 343, 250 kva, 3 Ph, 415-240, 220/ 127v, AC 60 Hz. Call 227-0190, 693-5610, 616-9727.  MF 1085 - $2.3M, imported from USA, very low hours, good condition, Hobart large ARC WELDER, gas-driven $400 000 619-6863, 601-8276, 226-3883.  fog machine, 3 000- 6600 tractor, 77 Hp with 3-dish plough, location Anna Region Essequibo Coast, $1.5M neg. Needs minor repairs. Tel. 614-8400, 626-9373.

 commercial stainless steel with wheels vacuum cleaner 110v for car wash, commercial use 110v, 60Hz shop vacuum wet and dry $60 000, 5000 new PVC fittings for pipe mains ¾ and ½-inch and metric, cheap. Owner leaving 616-5340  Welder heavy-duty generator, Kobota 3-cylinder diesel engine, Cummins 6-cylinder and gear box, 2 completed Land Rover diesel engines gear/ transfer box, 110 Land Rover body without engine. Tel. 231-6322, 6922521. ! SOLAR! Complete solar spot light package, all-night lighting, security motion sensor, do it yourself installation for homes, mining, farming, etc, outdoor/indoor use, durable, effective, wholesale - only 5 units and over $15 000 each. Call 6474997, 225-7722.  Toyota Hilux double cab, 4x4 pick-up, Solid Def front suspension, air-conditioning, completely rebuilt 3Y engine with genuine Toyota parts, new front and rear shocks, new steering ends and damper 2000cc, alloy wheels, new tyres, snorkel. Recently sprayed over. Call 6453775. sets, music sets and speakers, grass cutter machines and trimmers, brass pipes and shower sets, building paint sprayers, heavy duty rotary and hammer drills, compressors, electric winches (trucks and ATVs), Honda water pumps (2-inch,/ 3-inch), 48 Yamaha outboard boat engine, vehicle alternators and starters for various vehicles. Tel. 2278519, 653-4287, 618-1839.  5050 amplifier used, QSC 1450 amplifier used, Spin 3300 amplifier new, Spin 330 amplifier used, Dennon 1500S mixer and pair Dennon 3500 CD player used, DBX 1231 equalizer used, DBX 120 x Sub harmonic used, Rane 23A crossover used. Tel. 613-3846, 670-9993.

AT 192 Carina, PHH series. Price neg. Tel. 692-3716, 219-3661.  Frontier king cab, 4x4, fully powered, 5-speed. Tel. 328-8155 home, 699-4577 cell.           C a n t e r, 1 2 - t o n . Te l . 6 4 5 - 3 7 9 5 .  Toyota Spacio, PLL series. Call Lloyd 612-8248, 218-3662.  RZ minibus, one van for complete snackette. Tel. 658-2751.  AA 60 Carina cars, going cheap. Tel. 625-1370, 6880144.  types of used vehicles in excellent condition. Call Ussi now 690-8287.  old model PNN, AC, CD, mags, $1.075M neg. Call 617-3642.  PNN, AC, CD, mags very clean $1.750M neg. Call 6173642.  Toyota Vitz (femaledriven), series PMM. Contact 6161451, 227-6675.  Mitsubishi Fuso canter, 22ft tray, $1.8M neg. Tel. 668-6707. Carina 192 HC series, $800 000 neg. Tel. 676-8233.   minibus in excellent condition with mags and music, $1.3M neg. Tel. 625-6397.  stick gear, carburetor, PHH. Tel. 229-6533, 6132798.  Toyota Premio, $2.4M neg. 693-9246, 6878534. CRV, PKK series, excellent condition $1.775M. Owner leaving country 645-7406.  192 CARINA, $825 000 neg in excellent condition. Tel. 628-1332.   new model, fully powered with AC and music. Price $1.35M neg. Tel. 625-6397.   trucks model 'M' 4x4. Owner leaving country. Tel. 693-2237.

   and used clothing, accessories, wholesale, glass case, large units of food warmers, 8/9 pans, $200 000, TVs, Oakley sun glasses brand new, large stainless steel Frigidaire fridge/freezer $299 000, large standing fans, stereos, computers, all household items. New set of 4x4 wheels, 305 x 40 x 22, brand name colognes. Cheap prices. 223-1885, 6423722. shipment of tyres available 49A Sandy Babb Street, Kitty. Tel. 699-6978, new and used tyres at very low prices Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin. For further information call Nannan on 699-6978 for quality and prices or visit us at the above location Monday to Saturday 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs. Sizes 185 - 70 R14, 185 - 65 R15, 195 - 60 R15, 175 - 65 R15, 175 - 70 R13, 235 - 70/75 R15, 195 - 70 R14. All sizes available for rims 13, 14 and 15 " 5 HP wood planer, 10" 3 hp wood table saw, 8" 3 hp jointer planer, (DeWalt 12" mitre saw, drilling machine, circle saw, 3 hp plunge router, jig saw, cordless drill) 17" wood ban saw 3 hp, sanding machine, 4" wood planer, biscuit cutter, 5" 3 hp blower, air compressors, welding plant, double door fridge, 3 Perkins diesel engines fully bed for dredge. Tel. 220-3523, 616-1578.

 RZ EFI, green and black, mags, good condition. Tel. 679-6390.


 bush truck with winch, Mitsubishi Lancer, Suzuki Vitara. Contact 216-0284, 668-5257.

VEHICLES FOR SALE   Surf, PHH series. 610-0514.  back Hilux Pick-up. Tel. 683-9910.  RZ long base, BLL series. Tel. 673-7934.

 RAV-4, fully loaded, chrome kit, 17" mags, remote start, alarm, TV deck, reverse camera, bar. Tel. 628-1038.  IST fully powered with mags, AC, music and flair kit, in excellent condition, $1.6M neg. Tel. 625-6397. Rav-4, PMM series, AC, music good condition, price $2.3M neg. Contact 669-6499.  170 Corona. Price $580 000 neg. AC, mags, good condition. Tel. 686-0782. Ceres, leather interior, mags, music, $675 000. Tel. 698-7632.  Carina Wagon, very affordable. 616-2409  PMM series, dark interior, mags, AC, music, $1.635M. 616-2007.    Corolla, PLL series, excellent condition, $1.1M neg. Call 616-7353.  Vitz $1.75M, Contact Robin, Tel. 6550647.  82 Starlet Turbo, stick gear, DVD, AC. Tel. 682-0997.   motor car, PKK series. Price $825 000. Phone 6658517, 268-3953.

 Nissan Bluebird SSS $550,000 negotiable. Tel: 6004409  black Lexus, 2004 model. Price $2.5M neg. Tel. 622-8320, 699-8189.

 315i fully loaded, in excellent condition, $1.9M neg. Owner leaving country. Tel. 6497005.  grey Premio, PRR series, car only diove 4 600 miles, CD and air condition, 16" mag rims. alarm system. Price $2.2M, Contact 614-3039. AT 190 Corona (red) 4A-EFI engine, automatic, viper alarm, remote start, AC, PS, PW, excellent condition. Contact 614-6554.  Cedia, PKK series, 17" mags, CD deck, AC, Alarm. Price neg., fully powered. Tel. 618-5509.  Allion, NZE, Runx, Alex, Tida, IST, AT 212 Carina, new model, RAV-4, AE 100. Amar 621-6037.  Raum, never worked hire, PNN, excellent condition. Price $850 000 cash. Call 655-7839, 690-7344 Neckoomarine Shivtahal.  Mark 11 with mag rims, PDD series, some body work required. Great for transporting goods, $145 000. Phone 6870647.  Toyota Premio in excellent condition with alarm, TV, auto start, mags. Price $1.75M neg. Call 629-5300.  2002 Toyota Rav-4 only 81 000 km, excellent condition, auto start, alarm, AC, etc. Price $3.1M neg. Call 629-5300.  H1, MILITARY GRADE, FULLY LOADED, FULLY SERVICED, EXCELLENT CONDITION, GSS SERIES. CALL 592648-5281.  Yamaha motor bike, 1000cc, (R1) year model 2009 - $1.3M. Tel. 644-5096, 6971453.  Toyota NZE excellent condition with 17" mags, flair kit, AC, CD. Price $1 35M neg. Cell 628-1682.  Toyota Cami, PNN series, alarm, automatic, mags, TV. Price $1.55M. Tel. 227-0613, 645-7248 Axio, $2 495M, registered. 2004 Premio $2 495M unregistered. 2004 Spacio $2.25M unregistered. Call 648-1000.  Toyota Bb, IST and Ractis for sale. Call 614-2331, 697-6096.  Verossa (2003) in excellent condition, Toyota Premio (2008) in excellent condition. Both fully loaded. Tel. 6130613.

 Toyota Pitbull BRR s e r i e s . I m m a c u l a t e condition. 629-3663 -charged Nissan Frontier, only one in the country, double cab pickup, good condition. Priced to sell $3.2M. Call 647-4997, 225-7722.  Mk 11 Station Wagon, model YX76 - 2Y original engine in very good condition. P r i c e n e g C a l l 2 5 9 0039, 619-4560. Toyota Raum PNN series, 16" chrome rims, router lights, HID, CD, AC, excellent condition, $1.35M neg. Tel. 650-0609.  RX8, 20-inch allow rims, leather interior, spoiler, excellent condition, $1.3M. 2200170.  Premio new shape, 2007 year model, NZT 260 silver, push start, wood finish, TV, reverse camera, AC, etc. Tel. 6440530.  Toyota Noah new model, colour black, series GSS, immaculate condition. Price neg. Owner leaving. Tel. 653-4002, 670-2948.  Honda Zest 2007 model, Turbo, 660cc, fully powered, PSS 1000, only one in the country. Tel. 2604323, 664-2100.  At 192, AT 212, AE 110 Corolla L-Touring and Fielder Wagon, Raum, Fun Cargo, RZ minibus, IST. Tel. 6445096, 697-1453.   enclosed Canter GMM series, 3½ ton new tyres, steel rail, both in excellent condition, GEA-certified. Owner leaving country. Tel. 628-1038.   Ta c o m a 2 0 11 TRD, 4x4, extra cab, reverse camera, fully loaded. Tel. 6691113, 614-0949, 671-8883.  RAV-4, 2008 new model, rims, etc, 2001 Toyota Sprinter AE 100. Owner leaving. Both vehicles in immaculate condition. 628-7884, during day. RAV4, 2001 model, 60 000km, PKK series, excellent condition, automatic, alarm, MP3, DVD, CD deck, etc. Contact 613-9239.  Auto Sales, 36 years in business. For the best deal when buying or selling used vehicles. We have all models of vehicles. Call David 231-3690, 6490329.

3-ton open back Nissan truck, not new but in working condition. 231-6561, 231-6560, 6725281, 643-7666.

II GX 110, cd, dvd, mags, remote start etc. In excellent condition. Owner l e a v i n g c o u n t r y. Te l : 6 4 3 5431

    . Just arrived, unregistered, in excellent condition.  .

Tacoma, stick shift, king cab, AC, bull bar, tool kit, high lift. In immaculate condition. Call 626-5306, 671-7450.

 CRV $1.9M, (blue), PKK series, in good condition. Tel. 627-5079.  Civic HID, leather interior, mag rims, CD deck, LED head and tail lights. Call 619-0585, 2260931.  AT 192 Toyota Carina in good condition with music. Price $800 000 neg, Please call 220-7885, 699-5396. AT 212, Toyota Allion, Toyota Rum. Contact 6666680, 617-1777.  Toyota minibus, IRZ engine, BSS 3012 $2.1M neg. Toyota Carina 192 $950 000 neg. Call 646-8687. Owner leaving.  2 1 2 , n e w m o d e l , i n hire. BPP series RZ minibus. Both in excellent condition. Price neg. Tel. 617-9004, 6827121.

  P r e m i o 2 0 0 3 , PRR series, 53160 miles (grey) in good condition, original CD and tape deck. Price $2M. Tel. 664-4904. Ninja 600cc silver/black, 4 000 km - $1M, Suzuki 250cc, green, 4 000 km, 2009 - $500 000. Both bikes unregistered, excellent condition. 223-1885, 6423722.  6500 watt generator, Behringer 4000 watt amp, Monitors (powered and non-powered), Bass boxes (Scoop), amp rack, tweeter boxes, 2 Denon jugglers with mixer & original case, Tel-623-2923.  sale! Clothing, shoes, bags and household items, all at bargain prices on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Lot 2900 Well Road, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, starting at 06:00hrs. Tel. 218-1223.

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Guyana observes 7th World Challenge Day UNDER the auspices of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, scores of students and athletes from various disciplines turned out at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday, to observe World Challenge Day. Noshavyah King, Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobic Instructor and Sports Conditioning Trainer of Genesis Fitness Express, led students and teachers drawn from schools from the East Bank, East Coast and Georgetown, through a rigorous but fun workout which lasted for about 30 minutes. Minister of Sport Dr Frank Anthony encouraged the students to use the day

as a reminder that working out and exercising play an important part in staying fit and healthy. He added that the objective of World Challenge Day is to present a new attitude towards active living by stimulating citizens to break their daily routine and practise any kind of physical activity for at least 15 minutes. Observed around the world, World Challenge Day comprises a friendly competition in sport, where communities compete against each other to motivate as many people as possible within their area to get physically active. Above all, the event is a fun day that creates awareness and enthusiasm for fitness and active living in participating communities. Students were delightfully entertained by physical and acrobatic displays from members of the Guyana Defence Force and the Police Force by Noshavyah King during their workout session to observe World Challenge Day.

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Knight Riders through to IPL final KOLKATA Knight Riders (KKR) eased into the IPL final with their eighth-successive win, beating a listless Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens. Robin Uthappa prolonged a stellar season and took the record for the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an IPL season. (Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 163 for 8 (Uthappa 42, Karanveer 3-40) beat Kings XI Punjab 135 for 8 (Saha 35, Umesh 3-13) by 28 runs) Gautam Gambhir, though scratchy with the bat, had helmed an impressive turnaround by Kolkata Knight Riders. The satisfaction of making the final was sweetened all the more when both players returned into national reckoning. Uthappa found a place for the ODI tour of Bangladesh and Gambhir could contemplate a Test comeback in England. Rain tends to favour chasing teams, if it’s impact is expected. Yesterday, sunny skies welcomed Kings XI and Knight Riders but as the evening waned, the weather soured. Kings XI would not have been flustered by a target of 164, but the advent of a non-stop drizzle in the third over meant they had to tackle one of the wilier bowling attacks with the prospect of the match be-

ing curtailed at any given moment. Having fallen behind the Duckworth-Lewis equation, one of the most assured batting line-ups suddenly looked out of their depth, but they have another crack tomorrow when they meet Chennai Super Kings, the winner of the eliminator. The jitters began when Manan Vohra, empowered by a few solid hits, miscued to long-on. His 26 off 19 had originally put Kings XI ahead on the rain rule but now they were four runs behind par . Glenn Maxwell’s attempts to dance around the crease to upset the bowler’s rhythm backfired when he was found plumb in front. Kings XI were 11 behind and the downward spiral steepened. Umesh Yadav was not among those bound for England in July. His chosen way to vent was an opening spell of 2 for 12 in three overs. As rain persisted, the batsmen were uncertain regarding the length of the match and the approach they should employ. If they took undue risks and the game ended up lasting the 20 overs, they could end up without enough batsmen. If they didn’t press on, Knight Riders would clinch the game with ease.(ESPN Cricinfo)

From Backpage finish in his bashing of the man with whom he once served as an executive of the GFA, he (Matthias) further said that Burnett’s measure of ungratefulness was “extended to the court who granted him the injunction relief sought upon hearing his application and to the members of FIFA and CONCACAF who supported his position and with whom he posed for a photo opportunity on the signing of the famous agreement on January 10, 2013” Matthias went as far as stating that Burnett’s alleged wicked, deceitful and ungratefulness is an “insult to the professional and principled character of that honourable institution, the GDF in general, and the GDF Football Club in particular”. As it relates to the reconvening of the GFF Congress, Matthias said that the June 1 date is still tentative and would be confirmed shortly.

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Efficient CSK enter another qualifier AFTER a few off games, Chennai Super Kings held on to all their catches, after which Mumbai Indians fumbled in the field to clear the qualifier passage for the most consistent team in the IPL history. Scores Chennai Super Kings 176 for 3 (Raina 54*, D Hussey 40*; Harbhajan 2-27) beat Mumbai Indians 173 for 8 (Simmons 67; Mohit 3-42) by 7 wickets. The game was won and lost in the final few overs of Mumbai’s innings when they went from 140 for 2 in 16 overs to 173 for 8 in 20. Lendl Simmons’ half-century had set them up beautifully, but Mumbai batsmen fell one after the other as Super Kings bowlers remained accurate and stifled them with changes of pace. An edgy but quick start to the chase was driven home by Suresh Raina, who earlier in the day made his India comeback as the ODI captain. Mumbai wouldn’t have accepted such a facile defeat after a rollicking start pro-

Suresh Raina and David Hussey celebrate Super Kings’ win.

vided by former Super Kings opener Michael Hussey and Simmons. They added 76 in 9.4 overs, finding gaps regularly and using the quick outfield and the slope of the Brabourne Stadium. A big, fighting total looked on the cards when Corey Anderson raced away to 20 off 10. R. Ashwin, who had bowled well without success until then, drew a top edge to send Anderson back with the first ball of the 13th over. A platform had been set, nonetheless, and Super Kings were still looking at a stiff target and Mumbai seemed well on their way, with 41 runs off the next 23 balls, but like he had done earlier, Ravindra Jadeja provided another breakthrough with Simmons’ wicket. The ball had been turning, but this one didn’t, and the Super Kings spinners did their job with just 57 runs in their eight overs. Their contribution was crucial because Brendon McCullum’s comeback had meant Super Kings had no

overseas bowlers. Mohit Sharma and Ashish Nehra ended well as Mumbai kept mis-hitting the big ones and kept finding the deep fielders. Quite opposite was the start of the Super Kings innings. Praveen Kumar looked more incisive than any of the Super Kings quicks, but he was denied by umpire Bruce Oxenford, who let Dwayne Smith get away with possibly the plumb-est lbw of the IPL season. Oxenford suggested the ball was going down; it was Mumbai that were going down after this decision. Corey Anderson suffered at the hand of his fielders, when Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu converged to attempt Faf du Plessis’ catch, with neither going for it. Harbhajan did manage to pull things back, though, with slow loopy offbreaks to take out both openers after they had raced to 60 in the first six overs. With the ball turning and gripping, it seemed we could have a tight chase, a

feeling reinforced by McCullum getting stumped to make it 87 for 3 with 10.3 overs to go. Raina, though, went on to display some of his vintage IPL form, in the company of David Hussey. There never seemed to be any panic around. His six over extra cover, off the bowling of Harbhajan, was the turning point in this innings. Even though D. Hussey struggled to get going at the start, Raina kept the asking rate in check with well-placed shots that weren’t necessary boundaries. As Super Kings took the game further without the asking rate getting out of hand, Mumbai kept getting pushed out with no death bowler in their ranks. Raina, who has played every Super Kings match in the history of the IPL, soon matched the record for most scores of 50 or more in the event, 23, by which time D. Hussey had also got into the act and all but ended the game. (ESPN Cricinfo)

Serena follows Venus out of French Open after shock loss By Robert Woodward PARIS, France (Reuters) Holder and world No.1 Serena Williams was shocked 6-2, 6-2 by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the French Open second round yesterday, an hour after her elder sister Venus was ousted at the second grand slam of the year. On a chilly day in Paris, Serena never looked the force that has won 17 major titles. Her 20-year-old opponent broke the American’s serve twice early in the first set and made the most of a series of unforced errors by a leaden-footed Williams. The Spaniard, ranked 35 in the world, did not release the pressure and the match became a repeat of the nightmare of 2012, when Williams lost in the first round, not the glory of 2013 when she beat Maria Sharapova in the final here. A netted return from Williams sent the Spaniard into ecstasy and even Williams’ mother, Oracene, smiled as Muguruza leapt about the court. “Of course, it’s amazing,” Muguruza said. “I had to be really aggressive and focused. “Today is a great day. I’m so happy,” the Spaniard shouted. Later Muguruza told a news conference: “She (Serena) said that if I continue playing like this, I can win the tournament. I said: ‘I will try, I will try’.”

Serena was philosophical, saying: “I don’t think anything worked for me today. It was just one of those days; you can’t be on (your game) every day. “It’s not the end of the world, there’s always next year.” After the defeat of China’s Li Na in the first round on Tuesday, it is the first time since tennis turned professional in 1968 that the top two women’s seeds have failed to reach the third round at a grand slam. It is also the third time, after 2004 and 2008, that both Williams sisters have lost on the same day at the French Open. FEDERER THROUGH The big names on the men’s side of the draw suffered no problems in reaching the third round. Novak Djokovic, the second seed, dispatched Jeremy Chardy of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 while Roger Federer, seeded fourth, won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 against Diego Sebastian Schwartzman of Argentina, a player he had never seen before. Chardy, who beat Federer at the Rome Masters earlier this month, spelled out why Djokovic is fancied to end eight-time champion Rafael Nadal’s reign here. “He was simply stronger than me, bigger than me in all compartments. You’re always under pressure. He knows everything. He can do everything.” Czech Tomas Berdych, the sixth seed, started slow-

ly before beating Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. Eighth seed Milos Raonic got past Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1. The Williams sisters had been due to meet in the third round but that was knocked off the agenda when Venus became the first seed to lose in the second round, falling 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia. The 29th seed, wearing long sleeves in temperatures of 14 Celsius, has never won the claycourt grand slam in 16 visits and, now 32, she may

have to accept she never will. Schmiedlova, aged 19 and ranked 56 in the world, wasted two match points on Williams’ serve before the American hit wide to set up a third, and the Slovak clinched the match with a fine backhand cross court shot. “This is the biggest win of my life,” said Schmiedlova, who broke down when expressing how much Venus had meant to her when she was growing up. SOLID START Venus was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in

September 2011 and since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon that year, has exited in the first or second round of every grand slam she has taken part in. “I think she just played so well and just kept getting so many balls in the court,” said Venus. “It just wasn’t my day in the last couple of sets.” Flavia Pennetta of Italy, seeded 12th, joined the Williams sisters in heading for the exit after going down 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to Sweden’s Johanna Larsson. Eugenie Bouchard, the 18th seed, recovered from a

Thunder rumble past Spurs to level series

(REUTERS) - The Oklahoma City Thunder, superbly led by inspirational All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on their home court, outplayed the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. Dynamic guard Westbrook contributed a gamehigh 40 points and 10 assists while league MVP Durant weighed in with 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting as the second-seeded Thunder evened up the best-of-seven series at 2-2. The top-seeded Spurs, aiming for a return to the NBA Finals after losing

to the Miami Heat in five games last year, were outshot by 49 percent to 40 from the field. Point guard Tony Parker and Boris Diaw, off the bench, led the way for San Antonio with 14 points each but veteran All-Star forward Tim Duncan was held to just nine points on three-of-eight shooting. “I think I did all right,” a smiling Westbrook told Turner Network Television in a courtside interview after a stellar display that also included five steals. “Coming out with a win is most important. “I just try to come out

and give maximum effort. My team mates ask that of me and that’s what I was trying to do at both ends of the floor.” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich applauded the performances produced by Westbrook and Durant, but felt his team had paid the price for not being aggressive enough. “I thought they (Westbrook and Durant) did a great job,” he said. “They are great players, and that’s what they do. I was disappointed in our physicality.” FAST START San Antonio made a fast

slow start to beat Julia Goerges of Germany in three sets. On the men’s side, Russian Mikhail Youzhny, the 15th seed, lost 6-0, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to Czech Radek Stepanek before Spain’s Marcel Granollers overturned a two-set deficit to beat 20th seed Alexandr Dologopolov of Ukraine 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2. Gilles Simon, the 29th seed, eased past Alejandro Gonzales of Colombia 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 and there were also straight-set wins for Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, the 27th seed, and Ernests Gulbis, the 18th seed from Latvia.

start, Kawhi Leonard pouring in two three-pointers to help his team race ahead 8-0 but Westbrook sparked an Oklahoma City fightback and they ended the first quarter on a 13-2 run to lead 26-20. Durant then put on a spectacular show for his fans with a dazzling array of shots from all around the court, totalling 15 points in the second quarter as the faster-paced Thunder stretched their advantage to 58-43 at halftime. San Antonio’s second unit went on a rousing 18-5 run late in the third quarter but Oklahoma City maintained overall control and led 83-67 heading into the fourth.

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Jordan aggression speaks louder than words By Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford CHRIS Jordan loves nothing more than hurling down a few bouncers, but is less bothered about hurling a few words at the batsmen along with them. He would prefer the more silent-assassin type role and it certainly worked a treat at Old Trafford as he bagged 5 for 29 to inspire England to a 10-wicket win as they bundled out Sri Lanka for 67. Jordan’s figures were the best by an England bowler at Old Trafford and the best for England since Chris Woakes’ 6 for 45 against Australia in 2011. In Durham, Sri Lanka appeared to try and ruffle Jordan with a few words and again at Old Trafford there were a couple of occasions when the experienced Mahela Jayawardene appeared to try to engage him. The most

Chris Jordan produces his best spell in an England shirt at Old Trafford in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka.

Raina to lead young team in Bangladesh SURESH Raina, who was dropped for India’s last ODI assignment - the Asia Cup - will lead India in the three-ODI series in Bangladesh in the absence of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, among others. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami were also rested. Robin Uthappa earned an expected national comeback, Wriddhiman Saha was called up to replace Dhoni as the wicketkeeper, and quite a few performers in the IPL and domestic cricket got selected. Va r u n A a ro n , S t u -

art Binny, Amit Mishra, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu were the only players retained from the Asia Cup squad. With so many players resting, this was an ideal space for performers in the domestic season and in the IPL to fill. Maharashtra’s Kedar Jadhav, who led the season’s Ranji tally with 1 223 runs, got in, as did left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who impressed for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. R. Vinay Kumar reaped the rewards for leading Karnataka and South Zone to three domestic titles. Manoj Tiwary, who has

spent a lot of time on the India bench, came back too, almost two years after last playing for India. Parvez Rasool, who travelled to Zimbabwe last year without getting a cap, got another shot at it. Mohit Sharma’s IPL success worked for him whereas absence of possible captains might have worked for Raina. Raina’s previous experience of international captaincy came in a tri-series in Zimbabwe, and a five-ODI series. India failed to make the final of that tri-nation tournament in Zimbabwe, losing out to Sri Lanka and the hosts. India won the bilateral series comfortably in

the Sri Lankans got back was a stare, and maybe another bouncer. Jordan sounded quite hopeful they would continue. “ T h a t k i n d o f s t u ff doesn’t faze me,” he said. “If anything it gets me going a little bit more. I try to leave as much as I can on the field if not everything. I’ve always been quite an aggressive performer. Too much talking may distract me from my task, so I try to keep my eye on the prize. When you cross that line you are playing international cricket so you try to play as hard as possible.” After having injury problems earlier in his career, Jordan is now renowned for how he keeps himself in shape and gained a glowing appraisal from David Saker, the fast bowling coach. “He’s just an ultimate professional,” Saker told Sky Sports. “The way he the West Indies, but Raina’s batting and shot selection came in for criticism. The most noteworthy comebacks, though, were of Uthappa and Saha. Uthappa last played for India in March 2012, but he had long ceased being a regular member of the side. This year, though, he followed up a decent first-class season with a stupendous run in the IPL, scoring 40 or more in 10 consecutive innings, possibly a world record. Saha, known for his keeping skills more than his batting, has frequently warmed the bench in Test cricket, but his 206 IPL runs at a strike rate of 130 seem to have put him ahead of Dinesh Karthik, who kept wicket in Dhoni’s absence in the Asia Cup.

Jordan inspires emphatic England win over Sri Lanka (REUTERS) Chris Jordan claimed five wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 67 runs, their third lowest total in one-day internationals, to help win the third ODI with a resounding 10-wicket victory yesterday. England have a 2-1 lead in the five-match series heading into the fourth encounter at Lord’s on Saturday. Jordan, who also sec u re d t h e m a n - o f - t h e match award after impressing with bat and ball in the first ODI, continued to press his claim for a place in England’s Test squad

with another performance full of aggression and enthusiasm in Manchester. “After we lost at Durham, we wanted to fight back hard,” Jordan told BBC radio. “We were surprised at how quickly we won but we’re happy. I had an advantage of assessing the conditions and the lengths which got the most rewards, after James Anderson.” With rain in the air, England won the toss and elected to bowl first and that decision paid immediate dividends in the third over with Anderson grabbing

the wicket of the dangerous Tillakaratne Dilshan (2), who scored 88 in the second match. Anderson then accounted for Dilshan’s opening partner Lahiru Thirimanne for seven, also caught behind, before Jordan tore through the visiting middle order. First the 25-year-old had the talismanic Kumar Sangakkara (13) caught by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler trying to play an extravagant shot before Dinesh Chandimal followed with a soft dismissal for six. England’s fielding, a problem area recently, was

notably better than in the lost second one-dayer as England increased the pressure on the shell-shocked batsmen. Spinner James Tredwell ousted Mahela Jayawardene lbw for 12 before captain Angelo Mathews became Jordan’s third victim on 60-6. Ashan Priyanjan was run-out for two and then Jordan brought up his five-wicket haul with two further dismissals either side of Tredwell’s second victim as England took the last six wickets for the loss of nine runs.

prepares for every game, the way he looks after himself, he’s the ultimate professional. He’s fantastic to work with, he always wants to get better and he is getting better every game. He’s just been fantastic.” England appear to be pushing Jordan into the role of an impact bowler, utilising the pace which has discomforted some of Sri Lanka’s batsman, and he is keen to continue to make full use of the short balls available to him. “That’s something we spoke about, so hopefully we can continue throughout the series. I want to be able to hit teams hard and use the short ball wisely because you are allowed two in an over. So with the extra man inside the circle I’m sure if the guys can get it up there they will try their best to use all two.” It was a simple decision for Man-of-the-Match, as it

was at The Oval when he played a central role in England’s victory at the start of the series. On that occasion it was his innings of 38 off 13 balls that played as much a part as his bowling, but today there was little chance of his batting being needed. England are expected to name their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka a week today and only injury will prevent Jordan’s name being on it. He was a strong favourite based on his Championship form for Sussex before this series but, even having backed that up, he refuses to let his mind wander. “Today I was concentrating on Old Trafford, now that is done we have to draw a line under that and move onto Lord’s. That’s my focus.” Whether Jordan wants to admit it or not, he is clearly one of the coming men of English cricket. (ESPN Cricinfo)

Gambhir recalled for England tour INDIA have recalled opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for the five-Test tour of England which begins in July. Gambhir, who has scored 4 021 runs and nine centuries from 54 Tests, returns at that level for the first time since December 2012, in an 18-man squad. Fast bowler Zaheer Khan is absent after missing much of the Indian Premier League with a hamstring injury. Seamers Pankaj Singh, Ishwar Pandey and Stuart Binny have been included despite having yet to play at Test match level. The Indian selectors have opted for seven seamers in total, with Wriddhiman Saha chosen as reserve wicketkeeper for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Gambhir, one of the three openers named in addition to Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, had been overlooked for the home series against Australia and the West Indies last year and the January tour of New Zealand. It will be India’s first fiveTest series since 1997 and their first of such a length in England in 55 years and they will hope for a different outcome to the 5-0 whitewash they succumbed to on that occasion. They have not played a

Gautam Gambhir five-Test series since losing 1-0 in the Caribbean in 1997. They arrive in England in the third week of June and will face Leicestershire and Derbyshire in warm-up matches before the opening Test in Nottingham begins on July 9. The remaining Tests in London (Lord’s and The Oval), Southampton and Manchester, will be followed by five one-day matches and a lone Twenty20 international. The teams for the limited-overs matches, to be played between August 25 and September 7, will be named later. India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt.), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Ishant Sharma, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Pankaj Singh. (BBC Sport)


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Man Utd’s former owner Malcolm Glazer passes away at 86 MALCOLM Glazer, the billionaire who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United, has died at the age of 86. The Glazer family purchased United for £790M in May 2005 amid protests from the Premier League club’s fans. However, they went on to win five Premier League titles and the Champions League under his ownership. “Malcolm Glazer never set foot in Old Trafford but was a figurehead of that controversial takeover of Manchester United. “In terms of practicalities and the day-to-day running of the club, very little

Malcolm Glazer will change and the business will continue to be run on the same basis it has been for a number of years. “The club’s debt payments have been reduced but I think it is fair to say fan anger over those debts remains and will not go away.” The New York-born American’s sons, Joel and Avram, took over the dayto-day running of the club

after their father suffered a stroke in April 2006. “The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with his family tonight,” said a spokesman for the Premier League club. The Glazer family retains a 90% share in United - split equally among Glazer’s six children - with 10% listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Glazer, who never actually stepped foot inside Old Trafford, gradually bought out United shareholders between 2003 and 2005. His takeover was largely funded by loans secured against the club’s assets, a move that took them heavily into debt and sat uneasily with many fans at

Old Trafford. Manchester United Supporters’ Trust vice-chair Sean Bones said: “It would be inappropriate for me to make any comment about the death of Malcolm Glazer as I didn’t know him or his family personally. “However, as a supporter, I am aware of the detrimental effect the Glazers have had on the football club and the huge debt that has been placed on Manchester United.” S u p p o r t e r s ’ g ro u p Shareholders United were one of the most vociferous anti-Glazer voices during the takeover, and in the aftermath. In 2010, a group of lifelong United fans made up of City bankers and lawyers set

CAB is the fruit of serious thinking Letter to

I WELCOME the Cricket Administration Bill (CAB) which was recently passed by the National Assembly of Guyana. I took note of the fact that it passed with the support of both the Government and the main Opposition Party. This Bill has been some three years in the making. It is the fruit of serious thinking about the future of Guyanese cricket and consultation with the widest possible cross-section of the Guyanese public, including a parliamentary select committee. Q u i t e a p a r t f ro m this, even before the Bill was approved, important stakeholders in the cricketing community and important individuals and recognised cricket authorities, such as the former West Indies all-rounder Roger Harper, supported the Bill on the basis of its known inputs and the objectives it is intended to achieve: the restoration of a game that has made a significant contribution to the development of our country. I am encouraged by the

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fact that the CAB seeks to bring transparency, honesty and accountability to the administration of the game. I do not believe that there is a single Guyanese citizen who would not wish to see cricket so administered in our dear land. It is a given that a new administration can act as a spur to the development of cricket. And no one can seriously contend that in our current circumstances our cricket does not need a shot in the arm. Without being too parochial I am constrained to note that when the New Zealand cricket tour starts in a few weeks time there will be no Guyanese cricketer among the eleven representatives. During my tenure as captain my focus was always about WI cricket and not any one territory. Contrast this with the era in my lifetime when we had as many as six players in the West Indies team, and could offer to West Indies cricket six Test captains, including myself, Maurice ‘Pacheco’

Fernandes, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kalicharran, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan. Let me note here also that apart from the great batsmen who have graced the cricket field with our colours, Lance Gibbs was the first spin bowler to break the world record. Guyana has a proud and enviable record as a component of West Indies cricket. We must do everything to sustain that record. That record can only be sustained if we grapple with our current problems and as a nation, accord cricket the importance it deserves. The Bill is an important step in this direction. It can remedy the problems and difficulties facing the game and allow it to flourish as part of the cultural tapestry of this nation. The need for Guyana’s cricket to be provided with an environment in which it can flourish does not need an elaborate argument. Cricket in Guyana has been an agent for national unity, for bringing communities together,

for ensuring Guyana’s recognition beyond its borders and for providing the means by which our individual cricketers could realise an upward movement in their social status. In addition, Guyana must be able to return to the position in which it is a major contributor of talent, both in terms of cricketers and administrators, to West Indies and world cricket. That great American patriot, Tom Payne, said that the American Revolution was an opportunity to make the world new again. The Bill is certainly not a revolution but it can decidedly offer this nation the opportunity to make Guyana great again as a contributor to regional and world cricket. I am confident that the Bill can do this and I look forward to an era in which our cricket is again properly administered and a credit to every Guyanese citizen. CLIVE H LLOYD

up the Red Knights consortium in an attempt to buy the club with the support of fans, but their plans failed. The club had no debts before the Glazer family takeover but now owe around £400M. Yet, despite a turbulent 2013-14 season which resulted in the sacking of manager David Moyes, United still generate record revenue, with turnover set to exceed £418M in the 201314 financial year Glazer was also the owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, turning the American football franchise into Super Bowl winners following his takeover in 1995. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: “Malcolm’s

commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy.” Glazer’s business career started when he took over the family watch-parts business aged 15, following the death of his father. He continued to invest in other businesses and acquired a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein. Glazer is survived by his wife Linda, his six children and 14 grandchildren. (BBC Sport)

GVF wraps up FIVB Referee Training Course THE Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) last Sunday wrapped up its six-day referees training course which was hosted in collaboration with the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) at the National Gymnasium. Under the guidance of FIVB trainer Carlos Cimino of Brazil, fifteen officials drawn from around Guyana completed the course which saw them exposed to five days of theory and one day of practical sessions. Course coordinator Marlon Pearson, in his closing remarks, thanked all the participants for completing the programme and encouraged them to put their newly gained knowledge to practice and also thanked Cimino for his excellent work over the six-day period. The Brazilian commended the officials and urged them to be only the best and said he is looking forward for some of them to become international referees. He urged them to always come forward and make their contribution and not stay in the background. According to a release from the GVF, Cimino reiterated that he knows this is a start but with much practice they will become excellent referees. Participants were also very optimistic and are very eager to put their newly acquired knowledge to the test and plan to do their best. The event concluded with each of the participants being presented with their Certificate of Participation.


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Brathwaite, Cummins lead Bangladesh demolition LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) – Captain Kraigg Brathwaite’s sixth first-class hundred and fast bowler Miguel Cummins’ four-wicket haul helped West Indies High Performance Centre crush Bangladesh-A by 351 runs inside three days, in their opening four-day ‘Test’ here yesterday. The right-handed Brathwaite made 164 to propel his side to 351 for eight declared, after they resumed the day on 170 for two. Leon Johnson added just two to his overnight 40 while Jonathan Carter chipped in with 49 and Carlos Brathwaite 37. Set a mammoth 504 for victory, Bangladesh-A were undermined by Cummins who grabbed four for 45, as they crumbled for a disappointing 152 all out. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed three for 58 while left-arm pacer Sheldon

Kraigg Brathwaite Cottrell took two for 25. Opener Shamsur Rahman top-scored with 33 while wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan chipped in with 23 but the visitors were unable to deal with the firepower from the HPC. Following the HPC’s declaration, the tone for the innings was set in the 11 overs available before tea

where Cummins produced a hostile spell to reduce Bangladesh to 58 for two. Cummins shook up Imrul Kayes before removing him for five with the score on 11 and he also accounted for Marshall Ayub to a catch at the wicket for 18, at 33 for two. Shamsur and Mominul Haque (22) carried Bangladesh-A to the safety of tea and continued their resistance afterwards, as they posted 39 for the third wicket. However, Shamsur’s d i s m i s s a l t r i g g e re d a collapse that saw three wickets fall for 16 runs, and which left the tourists struggling again on 88 for five. Mominul carried on the fight for just over 1-1/2 hours before finally succumbing, lbw to Bishoo with the score on 105. Nurul and Muktar Ali, who hit 20 from 30 balls with three fours and a six,

ly in the morning just three short of their century stand, but found allies in Carter and namesake Carlos Brathwaite, to add crucial runs. With Carter he put on 69 for the fourth wicket, the left-hander gathering seven fours and a six in a

Devendra Bishoo staged one last stand of 31 for the seventh wicket before Bishoo ended that resistance by knocking over Muktar. Earlier, Kraigg Brathwaite converted his overnight 96 into a hundred as he fell just short of equalling his career-best 165. He faced 237 deliveries, in three hours and 41 minutes at the crease, striking 15 fours and a six. He lost Johnson ear-

GFCA and MCY&S host football workshop THE Guyana Football Coaches Association (GFCA) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCY&S) yesterday hosted a football workshop at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Georgetown. The workshop was hosted for coaches to focus mainly on: Hydration, Nutrition, Role of the Coach, Environ-

mental Health and Safety, Warm Up and Cool Down, Goal-keeping Techniques, Laws of the Game and Injury Prevention and Treatment. The secretary of the GFCA, Sampson Gilbert, told Chronicle Sport that some 40 coaches participated, hailing from different areas such as Berbice, West Demerara, Georgetown

and East Coast. He said that this is the first of many that the association has planned. The secretary said that the next workshop will be for the East Bank Demerara sub-Association workshop to be held on the East Bank. “Guyana is developing a lot in the sport and we will work hard to make the sport

better in this country. Guyana has the talent and with the work of the coaches the players will produce results,” the secretary said. The seven facilitators at yesterday’s workshop were Ivan Persaud, Wayne Dover, Andrew Hazel, Joseph Wilson, Colin Aaron and Dabita Persaud. (Asif Hakim)

One of the facilitators is seen addressing coaches at yesterday’s workshop. Sonell Nelson photo)

Windies tail wags in practice encounter

CAVE HILL (CMC) – West Indies tail-enders enjoyed batting practice as their three-day warm-up match against a Barbados Select XI ended in a draw at the 3Ws Oval here yesterday. Kemar Roach, back in competitive cricket for the first time in nearly a year, struck 44 while the combative Sulieman Benn hit an unbeaten 28, as the Windies were dismissed for 212 in their second innings after resuming the day on 113 for six.

Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin converted his overnight 21 into 41. Off-spinner Chaim Holder finished with five for 78. The Barbados Select XI then closed on 129 for two, with left-hander Anthony Alleyne hitting an unbeaten 52. The match is one of two practice fixtures for West Indies as part of their ongoing camp, in preparation for the three-Test tour against New Zealand starting June 8 in Jamaica.

WI HPC 1st innings 292 BANGLADESH A 1st innings 140 WI HPC 2nd innings (o/n 170 for two) K. Brathwaite lbw b R. Islam 164 A. Fudadin c R. Islam b N. Hossain 22 J. Blackwood lbw b T Islam 0 L. Johnson c wkp. N. Hasan b R. Islam 42 J. Carter lbw b T. Islam 49 C. Walton c I Kayes b T. Islam 17 A. Nurse c wkp. N. Hasan b M. Haque 0 C. Brathwaite b M. Ali 37 D. Bishoo not out 2 Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-5, nb-2) 18 Total: (8 wkts, 85.1 overs) 351 Fall of wickets: 1-79, 2-80, 3-177, 4-246, 5-272, 6-277, 7-349, 8-351. Bowling: Robiul Islam 13.1-1-64-2, Shubhashis Roy 5-0-34-0, Muktar Ali 17-0-62-1, Taijul Islam 26-2-95-3, Nasir Hossain 7-0-29-1, Mominul Haque 12-0-44-1, Samsur Rahman 4-0-9-0, Naeem Islam 1-0-3-0.

busy 50-run knock. The two Brathwaites then added 72 for the seventh wicket, with Carlos facing 40 balls and striking five fours. Brathwaite’s dismissal triggered the HPC’s declaration, allowing them to set about the Bangladesh-A innings with relish.

BANGLADESH 1 2nd innings (target: 504 runs) Imrul Kayes c K. Brathwaite b Cummins 5 Samsur Rahman c Johnson b Cottrell 33 Marshall Ayub c wkp. Walton b Cummins 18 Mominul Haque lbw b Bishoo 22 Naeem Islam c Nurse b Cottrell 0 Nasir Hossain b C Brathwaite 3 Nurul Hasan b Cummins 23 Muktar Ali c Cummins b Bishoo 20 Taijul Islam b Cummins 4 Robiul Islam stp. Walton b Bishoo 1 Shubhashis Roy not out 2 Extras: (b-10, w-2, nb-9) 21 Total: (all out, 38.2 overs) 152 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-33, 3-72, 4-74, 5-88, 6-105, 7-136, 8-141, 9-149. Bowling: Cottrell 6-0-252, Cummins 12-3-40-4, Carlos Brathwaite 6-1-19-1, Bishoo 14.23-58-3.

Lara to play for MCC v Rest of the World

LONDON, England - West Indies legend Brian Lara is among the final six players confirmed as a participant in the MCC v Rest of the World Bicentenary match at Lord’s on July 5. Lara will play alongside India icon Sachin Tendulkar in an MCC side which also includes hard-hitting Australia batsman Aaron Finch. Tendulkar will captain the side to take on Shane Warne’s Rest of the World XI, a team that features his close friend Kevin Pietersen, Muttiah Muralitharan and Shahid Afridi. The Rest of the World XI will be managed by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC World Cricket committee member Shaun Pollock, while the MCC XI will be managed by Club President Mike Gatting. Lara said: “Lord’s always holds a very special place in any cricketer’s heart, and I am very much looking forward to helping celebrate its Bicentenary with MCC this summer. “It was an honour to be asked to be involved and it will be fantastic to play at such an iconic place on such a special occasion.” MCC Head of Cricket, John Stephenson, said: “It’s extremely exciting for us to confirm the full line-ups for this match and I cannot wait to see them put on a show at the Home of Cricket. “This is a very special year for Lord’s and I’m delighted to see the calibre of players who are so keen to come and celebrate the Lord’s Bicentenary with MCC.” Teams: MCC: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Saeed Ajmal, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Umar Gul, Brian Lara, Brett Lee, Chris Read, Shaun Tait, Daniel Vettori. Rest of the World: Shane Warne (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tino Best, Paul Collingwood, Adam Gilchrist, Tamim Iqbal, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, Peter Siddle, Yuvraj Singh. (Sky Sports)


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GFF president chastises GFA president

… calls GFA boss wicked, deceitful and ungrateful By Rawle Toney THE power struggle in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) continues and yesterday it took a different turn to what one might want to call ‘character assassination’. President of the GFF, Christopher Matthias, launched a scathing attack on the president of Guyana Football Association (GFA) Vernon Burnett, whom he labelled wicked, deceitful and ungrateful, at a Press Conference held at the Federation’s Campbellville, Georgetown head office. Matthias’ description of the Guyana Defence Force Commander might raise a few eyebrows, though giving reasons behind his declaration. Matthias, who at the time was General Secretary of the GFA, and Burnett fought the-then Colin Klass-led administration to have full membership status and allow for their (GFA) constitutional rights to be respected. When Klass was

GFF president during yesterday’s Press Conference making a point about the GFF’s constitution and his governance of the game in Guyana. (Sonell Nelson Ppoto) On January 10, 2013, a banned for 26 months by mam scandal, his deputy team, led by CONCACAF FIFA for his involvement Franklin Wilson took over President Jeffrey Webb that also included FIFA’s Direcin the famous bin Ham- as acting president.

tor of Members Association and Development, Thierry Regeness, visited Guyana and the outcome of their visit saw the GFA get rid of its illegal status and their full membership reinstated. It is on those premises that Matthias feels that Burnett is being hypocritical in denying the GFF’s member associations (Linden and Bartica) the selfsame rights for which he (Burnett) had fought. Burnett, along with members of the GFF’s highest decision-making body (Franklin Wilson, Odinga Lumumba, Aubrey Hutson, Alfred King, Wayne Dover, Wayne Francois and Vanessa Dickerson) have all stated that the GFF’s affiliates from Linden and Bartica are seen as illegal representatives at the Congress since they hold an Interim Management Committee (IMC) status which does not allow them to participate as full members and are not able to vote. “Burnett is wicked because he attempted to deny his sister associations and

affiliates the selfsame right which was denied the GFA and himself, and for which he had fought. He’s deceitful since he led this nation to believe that he held a conviction that no constitutional right of any association should be taken away or denied,” Matthias said. The GFF president also added that “Burnett is ungrateful for, by his apparent contempt, he demonstrated a lack of appreciation of the efforts of Gerald Laurie, Avery Trim, Oliver Hinckson, Troy Mendonca, and Marlon Cole - all pioneers seeking to rid this institution of the measure of injustice which many would have suffered; Moreover, his Executives - Ivor Thompson, Kwabina Griffith, Mark Phillips, Dexter Schultz, Fiona Hamilton and Charmine Wade - and the clubs, whose executives and members all placed themselves on a limb with the possibility of being banned for life by endorsing his pursuit of legal action to obtain the constitutional right sought after.” Matthias wasn’t quite

(See page 27)

Guyana observes 7th World Challenge Day (See Story on page 27)

A section of the crowd at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday, being led (Sonell Nelson photo)

(See Story on page 26)

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