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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
Our client, the Bank Employees Credit Union (see www.becuonline.com) is currently expanding its
scope of operations and therefore invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the following positions:
Member Services Representatives
The Member Services Representative contributes to the efficient and effective delivery of
quality service. Experience or qualifications in Accounting, Credit Union and/or banking sector
operations with customer care knowledge would be a definite asset.
Information Communications and Technology (ICT)
-The ICT Support Officers provide technical support in the area of ICT including network
systems maintenance, systems analysis, troubleshooting. Experience or qualifications in
Accounting, Information Technology, Systems Analysis, Social Media and website maintenance
would be useful assets.
(Finance & Accounting Personnel) To manage, maintain and review components of process-
es in order to ensure quality accounting standards, safeguard the client's assets and mitigate risks.
Experience and qualifications in all levels of Finance and Accounting - ACCA, AAT, CAT
To develop and maintain a high quality Credit portfolio reflective of clear and sound cred-
it assessment that minimizes the client's risk and exposure in accordance with established Credit
Policy guidelines. Overall responsibility for portfolio in terms of mix, risk & yield. Experience in
Mortgage Financing, Business and Consumer lending including accreditation in Financial Planning
would be an asset.
Profile: Marketing includes the implementation of marketing and business development strategies
to grow business in the productive areas. These include product development, promotion coordi-
nation, social media content management and event management
Experience and qualification in Marketing at all levels, and project management and research
capabilities would be assets
To manage collections, risk and bad debt exposure and to ensure compliance with the legal
framework governing Credit Unions including the Credit Union Act, The FIU and the Co Op Society Act.
Experience and qualifications in legal, finance risk assessment, delinquency control would be required
Prospective candidates should also possess strong interpersonal skills, sound written and oral com-
munication, sound knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel
and ICT skills. Previous Credit Union, Banking or Financial Services sector experience would be a
definite asset. Full details of the job descriptions can be viewed at
PARIS---France said yesterday "con-
ditions" were not in place to deliver
the first of two Mistral-class warships
to Russia, a move planned later this
year that has sparked controversy
given the crisis in Ukraine.
Paris agreed in 2011 to build and sell
the two advanced helicopter assault
ships to Russia for a total of 1.2 billion
euros ($1.6 billion) with the first sched-
uled for delivery in October or Novem-
ber and the second in 2015.
Until recently, French leaders had
refused to back down on a sale crucial
to a country suffering from stagnant
growth and record-high unemploy-
ment, despite widespread condemna-
tion due to Russia s involvement in the
"The President of the Republic
declared that, despite the prospect of
a ceasefire which still remains to be
confirmed and implemented, the con-
ditions for France to deliver the first
warship are not to date in place," Fran-
cois Hollande s office announced yes-
terday, on the eve of a major NATO
The announcement came just hours
after Russian President Vladimir Putin
raised hope of an end to the four-month
war in the former Soviet republic, calling
on pro-Kremlin rebels and government
forces to cease fire and agree to the
broad terms of a truce.
The situation in Ukraine is "serious...
the actions taken recently by Russia in
Eastern Ukraine go against the foun-
dations of Europe s security," added the
French statement, issued after a meeting
of the country s defence council.
Hollande had acknowledged in a
recent interview in Le Monde daily that
"if there was additional tension and it
was impossible to find a way out, we
would have to think about it," referring
to the Mistral delivery.
That interview was carried out before
widespread accusations that Russia had
sent troops into Eastern Ukraine.
The planned delivery of the warships
had created outrage, with President
Barack Obama expressing "concerns"
about the proposed sales and saying it
would have been better to "hit the
pause button" on the deal.
British Prime Minister David
Cameron, meanwhile, said it would be
"unthinkable" to fulfil such a contract
in his own country, sparking a sharp
riposte from Paris, which noted there
were "quite a few Russian oligarchs in
Since the beginning of the summer,
some 400 Russian sailors have been
training in Western France on the oper-
ation of the first warship, named
The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral
class LHD amphibious vessel
ordered by Russia from the STX
France shipyard, leaves the harbour
for her first trial on March 5, in
Saint-Nazaire, western France.
delivery of warship to
Russia over Ukraine
DETROIT---A man who killed an
unarmed woman on his porch instead
of calling police was sentenced yes-
terday to at least 17 years in prison
after telling the victim s family he
would carry "guilt and sorrow forev-
er."Judge Dana Hathaway followed the
recommendation of prosecutors in the
case of Theodore Wafer, who was con-
victed of second-degree murder in the
death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
Wafer, 55, opened the front door of
his house in suburban Detroit and shot
McBride through a screen door last
November 2. He said he was awakened
by pounding before dawn and feared
for his life. A jury rejected his self-
"Although the evidence clearly
showed that Miss McBride made some
terrible choices that night, none of
them justified taking her life," the judge
said. "I do not believe that you re a
cold-blooded murderer or that this case
had anything to do with race or that
you re some sort of monster.
"I do believe that you acted out of
some fear but mainly anger and panic,"
Hathaway said. "An unjustified fear is
never an excuse for taking someone s
life. ... So what do we have? One life
gone and one life ruined."
No one knows why McBride ended
up at Wafer s home about 4.30 am.
Prosecutors speculated she may have
been seeking help hours after crashing
her car about half a mile away in
Detroit. An autopsy revealed she was
Wafer is white and McBride was
black, and some wondered in the after-
math of the shooting whether race was
a factor, likening it to the shooting of
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. But
race was hardly mentioned at trial.
With his back to the courtroom
gallery, Wafer told the judge that he
killed a woman who was "too young
to leave this world."
"I will carry that guilt and sorrow
forever," he said, often pausing to control
his emotions. (AP)
US man gets 17 years
in porch shooting
Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights,
Michigan, testifies in his own defence
during his trial for the November 2,
2013, killing of Renisha McBride in
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