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JADE MONKEY LTD. urgently requires a Training Specialist for its location
in Crown Point, Tobago to provide technical and administrative support.
e incumbent should have at least ten(10) years international experience and
proven competence in managing the administrative operations and training
process of a Private Members Club.
Managerial experience in Casino operations a must
Accounting knowledge and computer related skills will be an asset.
Must have extensive training background to facilitate teaching
Ability to teach sta how to properly perform job functions
e ability to take on multiple roles and responsibilities during the training
Monitors the best practice in the training area and introduce it in the
Key Skills and Competencies
Strong Communication skills
Strong knowledge of training processes and procedures
Strong facilitation skills
Time Management skills
Please forward your application to the HR Manager:
Jade Monkey Ltd.
Crown Point, Tobago.
Applicants are also required to send a copy of their application to the following:
Chief Manpower O cer
Ministry of Labour, Small & Micro Enterprises
Cor. Duke & George Streets,
PORT OF SPAIN.
Deadline for submission of application: 09 September 2014
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Judiciary of
Trinidad and Tobago is implementing "The Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project
(JCP)" with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This project is an important step in achieving meaningful juvenile justice reform.
The UNDP invites applications from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for
the following position:
Manager: Component 2
(Implementation a Youth Pilot Court)
How to Apply
The Terms of Reference for the position can be obtained by visiting the UNDP website at
should download and complete the P.11 Personal History Form located on the UNDP
website (http://www.tt.undp.org/content/trinidad_tobago/en/home/operations/jobs/) and
submit same together with their application (including a CV, cover letter and the signed
P.11 History Form) by September 05, 2014 to: email@example.com or deliver to:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN House, 3A Chancery Lane,
P.O. Box 812,
(Re: Manager: Component 2)
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
Keeping good, kicking out bad
...a message for new Minister of Sport
This is about a tale of the tail
wagging the dog, and in so doing
harming the quiet lives of others.
Even as this country tries to come
to term with life sports, ebeam,
elite athlete funding and many
more in the sphere of sports. The
recent news of the retraction of a
national award for Dr Ian Hypolite,
coach of world 400 metres hurdle
champion, Jehue Gordon, sends
all the wrong messages.
What follows, is a statement from
Dr Ian Hypolite which is revealing:
"In August 2014, I received a let-
ter signed by the permanent sec-
retary in the Ministry of Sport, in
an envelope labeled private and
confidential dated July 30, 2014,
advising that the award to me of
the Chaconia medal silver by a deci-
sion of Cabinet in "subparagraph
"a", "iii" of minute # 2453 of August
29, 2013" had been rescinded. No
reason was given for the rescission."
The fact that former sports min-
ister Anil Roberts stated publicly in
2013 that he would ensure that Dr
Hypolite receive the award is sig-
nificant because it would appear
that the retraction was a sort of
"spite" against any decision that
Roberts made, whether good or bad.
What an unfortunate and childish
decision from whoever made or/and
agreed to it. Roberts may have left
without fanfare but not everything
he did was wrong or bad. And the
people who have taken over from
him must be able to sift out the
good and ensure it continues and
get rid of whatever was not good.
Dr Griffith please note!
With the departure of Roberts
and permanent secretary Ashwin
Creed, there is now a completely
new unit controlling sports and
while it is understandable that they
will scrutinise carefully any and all
matters, there must be the need for
dialogue, especially when the facts
may not be known to those who
have never been involved in sports.
The new permanent secretary
Aramroodeen Ali and Dr Griffith
needed a little research, whether
on line or by conversation with
those in athletics or the Olympic
Committee, and I am sure that Dr
Hypolite s award, as was recognised
by the then Minister, would have
Instead, what we have is a foolish
decision in the eyes of many in the
country at a time when the Ministry
of Sports needs all the support and
trust it can find.
When the leaders in sport lose
the trust of the people, it erodes
sports credibility and affects its
momentum. The Minister of Sport
and his team need to quickly find
a way to correct this.
Dr Hypolite never requested an
honour, nor did he put forward his
own name, it was promised to him
by the Government---the Ministry
of Sport to be exact. Most citizens
and those involved in sport felt it
was a good decision and certainly
justifiable. A local coach, based at
home preparing a young man in
our country to a gold medal at the
World Championships. Some of the
names on the list who received
awards and recognition at the
awards ceremony on Saturday must
consider themselves extremely lucky
to have been recognised ahead of
such an individual.
Whether the decision was
Roberts or not, is a moot point.
He was the Minister of Sport. And
more importantly the decision was
justifiable and credible.
I hope that in the coming
months, we do not have the absurd
situation of legitimate programmes
being denied funding because it
was supported by Roberts.
I am happy to learn that this new
administration is checking all
requests for programmes, subven-
tions and related payments adroitly.
And while this can be expected, the
Ministry must not allow the need
for accountability and transparency
to be tarnished because of a per-
sonality. Each case must be judged
on its value to the nation.
There is also a view that the
microscope being put on the Sports
Company, while understandable, is
slowing progress in several pro-
Sportt was introduced to remove
the bureaucracy and red tape. The
sooner Sportt is cleaned up and put
back on track, the better it will be
for sports in the country. Get a
credible group of people. There are
some very knowledgeable people
at Sportt who understand the sys-
tem and are deserving of the oppor-
tunity to put the company back in
Sportt Board and its executive
must be put in place asap.
Otherwise, we will continue to
believe that sport is only of service
to T&T when an Olympic medal is
won, or when someone does some-
thing on the international scene to
make government look good.
Believe me when I say, 52 years
after Independence, we could do
ANDRE E BAPTISTE
The sooner Sportt is
cleaned up and put back
on track, the better it will
be for sport in the
country. There are some
people at Sportt who
understand the system
and are deserving of the
opportunity to put the
company back in track.
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