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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, September 10, 2014
LIAT (1974) LTD invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the
Job Purpose: To perform all aspects of LIAT Express activities covering LIAT's own Quikpak products and any
other handled express business.
• Five (5) GCE/CSEC passes including Mathematics and English A.
• Work experience in cargo handling, express courier services or related field
• Cargo handling mandatory training
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications
• Prepare all Quikpak documents for the Traffic department at least one hour before the scheduled time of
departure of the flight to which they relate.
• Prepare manifest for all documents taken from the bond and ensure that documents are ready for the Duty
Officers to dispatch to Traffic.
• Reconcile Quikpak documents offloaded from a flight to determine if any have been left back, and advise the
destination station in writing by email, fax or telephone as soon as information is received about the offloading.
• Notify consignees, passengers or customers of the arrival of Quikpak materials and arrange for delivery.
• Enter and send Proof of Delivery (PODS) in the Quikpak tracking and tracing system before the end of each
• Ensure that if required, International Courier Associates are advised of the arrival of their shipments.
• Ensure Quikpak materials are cleared from Customs during the course of the day and handed over to the
drivers/delivery agent for delivery.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• The ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and
• The ability to think critically by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• The ability to analyze information and use logic to address work related issues and problems.
• Ability to work within a team environment.
Qualified persons should submit an application no later than September 12th, 2014 addressed to:
Director, Human Resources
LIAT (1974) Ltd, P.O. Box 819,
V. C. Bird International Airport Coolidge, Antigua
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GEORGETOWN---The Guyana Customs Anti-Nar-
cotic Unit (CANU) says it has questioned seven
people in connection with the discovery of a self-
propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel last
"These semi-submersible vessels are built for one
reason and one reason only and that is to transport
drugs, mainly cocaine. This vessel was more than
likely going to Europe or Africa not the US...the camp
itself has been there for at least five months based
on the materials found," said CANU head James
Singh gave no further details about those questioned
but the authorities believe that the vessel, discovered
hidden in a swamp in the Waini River, North West
District, was constructed here, given that the odometer
reading indicated that the vessel travelled for only
"This is based on us sharing information with
experts, persons who have seized vessels like this
before...this now moves us beyond just trans-ship-
ment," Singh said.
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said the
SPSS, which is now stored at the Coast Guard Base
in Ruimveldt, underscores the difficulties law enforce-
ment authorities have in dealing with the illegal drugs
He said the SPSS is similar to those used by drug
smugglers in Latin America and that at the request
of the government, experts from the US Drug Enforce-
ment Agency (DEA) were assisting local law enforce-
ment officials in their investigations.
"Drug traffickers use rivers, waterways and territorial
sea very frequently to conduct their nefarious activ-
ities...we hope that this kind of work will continue
on the part of the law enforcement agencies with
the help of the GDF (Guyana Defence Force)," he
7 quizzed in
narco sub case
Saying it was important that the Government
recognised the contribution of the elderly to society,
Finance Minister Larry Howai on Monday
announced a second increase in five years to the
senior citizens pension.
The new $3,500 grant came in the 2014/2015 budg-
et, along with other increases and additions in the
social sector, such as a $500 a month "babycare
grant," a $300 increase in the disability grant and an
increase in the minimum wage from $12.50 to $15.
The Government s investment in the social sector
will increase by 11 per cent from last year to $12.6
billion in 2015.
The $500-a-month babycare grant will be effective
for one year only for any child born to underprivileged
parents during the course of the next fiscal year.
In his budget speech, Howai said senior citizens
and retired public service officers remained among
the vulnerable and at-risk groups in society.
"As a Government with a demonstrable commit-
ment to our citizens, we cannot be oblivious to the
sterling contribution which these citizens made to
our country. I propose to increase these pensions,"
The cost to increase the senior citizens pension
will be $200 million and will impact 84,720 people.
The senior citizens pension will be adjusted with
the receipt of other pensions to a cap of $4,500.
Howai said citizens had long enjoyed pension
arrangements provided by public companies and had
also been supplementing their pensions through reg-
istered annuity programmes.
"The personal allowances for individuals aged 60
and over will be increased from $60,000 to $72,000
Howai targets elderly, needy
for the calculation of individual taxes; at a
cost of $53.3 million."
Howai proposed to expand the social safe-
ty net by modifying a number of benefits
which will come into effect from October
1. The disability grant will now be $1,800
a month, will cost an additional $86.8 million
and will apply to 24,100 disabled individuals.
He noted that in 2010, the disability grant
Howai also announced that the public
assistance grant will be increased by $300
across all bands. The additional expenditure
will be $89.3 million and will affect 24,797
citizens. This represents an average 20 per
cent increase across all bands since 2010.
Howai said the Government was contin-
uing its efforts to ensure national insurance
coverage was provided to all eligible members
of the population.
"All earners of emolument incomes have
long been covered. We are now moving to
extend coverage to the approximately 11,300
self-employed persons. We propose to
amend the National Insurance Act to effect
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