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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING
The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) is mandated to regulate and administer a safe
Civil Aviation system whilst ensuring that Trinidad and Tobago properly discharges its obligations under
international Civil Aviation agreements and treaties. Applications are invited from suitably qualified
Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue an Aerodrome and Approach Control Diploma Programme to
be conducted by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority.
This introductory training programme commences on Monday 27th October, 2014 and is aimed at persons interested
in being stationed respectively, at either the Piarco or ANR Robinson Control Towers. Prospective applicants are asked
to note carefully the following:
1. Applicants must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-seven (27) years old and possess a mini
mum at least five (5) C.S.E.C. or G.C.E. O' Level subjects, grades I or II, which must include English Language,
Mathematics and Physics. (Preference will be given to those applicants who were successful at C.A.P.E or
G.C.E. A' Levels).
2. Possess good interpersonal and communication skills with clear, fluent speech and a demonstrable ability to
use the English Language.
3. Be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
1. Applications must be in applicant's own hand-writing and accompanied by the following documents:
• Copies of academic certificates.
• (2) passport-size photographs.
• Proof of nationality and age as evidenced by two (2) forms of National Identification and birth certificate.
Note: All originals to be validated at interview.
2. Applicants that meet the requirements will be subject to an aptitude test. Successful applicants with the
highest scores in the aptitude test will be shortlisted for an interview.
3. Selected applicants will be required to be:
• Medically examined (at their own cost) by one of TTCAA's Authorized Medical Examiners (AMEs) to the
level of Class 3 Medical Certificate in accordance with Part VIII of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation
Regulation No. 1. A list of these AMEs' names and addresses can be obtained from the TTCAA.
• Subject to a psychometric examination at a subsidized cost of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars TTD
$2500 (to be paid by the applicant).
The fee of Seven Thousand Five Hundred United States Dollars (USD $7500.00), is applicable and is G.A.T.E.
approved. Successful applicants must provide Clearance from the Funding and Grants Division of the Ministry of
Tertiary Education, Science and Technology or make full payment of this fee prior to the commencement of the Course.
Applicants are asked to note that all course materials will be available electronically.
Interested applicants need apply by the 19th September, 2014 to:
The Manager Human Resources
Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Complex
Caroni North Bank Road, Piarco
Persons requiring further information may contact the Manager CATC at 668-8222 ext. 2430 or 2431. Only application
in response to this advertisement will be considered. Late and unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged and
any falsified documents will be reported to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
announced yesterday it will donate $50 million to
help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
More than 2,200 people have died in Guinea,
Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the outbreak has
been concentrated. Cases have also been reported
in nearby Nigeria and Senegal.
The foundation says the money will be used to
enable international aid organisations and national
governments "to purchase badly needed supplies
and scale up emergency operations in affected coun-
It will also "work with public and private sector
partners to accelerate the development of therapies,
vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in
treating patients and preventing further transmission
of the disease."
The first human trial of an experimental Ebola
vaccine began last week at the National Institutes
This is considered the deadliest Ebola outbreak
in history. The World Health Organization said Mon-
day the rapid spread of the virus in Liberia shows
no sign of slowing.
"The number of new cases is increasing expo-
nentially," WHO said, calling the situation a "dire
emergency with...unprecedented dimensions of
Taxis packed with families who fear they ve con-
tracted the deadly virus criss-cross the Liberian
capital, searching for a place where they can be
treated, WHO said. But there are no available beds.
"As soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is
opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with
patients," the UN group said.
To help ease some of the burden on West Africa s
already over-taxed medical system, the United States
announced Tuesday it will send $10 million in addi-
tional funds. That s in addition to the $100 million
Washington has already sent to help fight the out-
break. USAID also announced it will make $75 million
in extra funds available.
The new funds will pay for transportation and
support to send 100 more health care workers to
help fight the epidemic. The WHO and several non-
profit agencies on the ground have repeatedly called
for the international community to send additional
FREETOWN---Sierra Leone plans a three-day
nationwide lockdown in an effort to halt an Ebola
outbreak that has killed hundreds, a move that a
leading medical charity said Saturday will not help.
People will not be allowed to leave their homes
for three days under the plan, set to start September
19. The lockdown is being billed as a predominantly
social campaign rather than a medical one, in which
volunteers will go door-to-door to talk to people.
"We believe this the best way for now to identify
those who are sick and remove them from those who
are well," said Alhaji Alpha Kanu, Sierra Leone s min-
ister of information and communication.
But Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doc-
tors Without Borders, said such a lockdown is unlikely
to stop the spread of the disease.
"Large scale coercive measures like forced quar-
antines and lockdowns are driving people underground
and jeopardising the trust between people and health
providers. This is leading to the concealment of cases
and is pushing the sick away from health systems,"
the charity group said in a statement.
"This is leading to the concealment of potential
cases and is pushing the sick away from health sys-
USAID funding has already provided 130,000 sets
of personal protective equipment, 50,000 hygiene
kits, and 1,000 new beds.
USAID has created a website where trained nurses,
physician assistants or doctors who want to help
can sign up.
On Sunday, President Barack Obama said the
Ebola outbreak needs to be a "national security pri-
ority." Obama told NBC s "Meet the Press" that the
US military could help set up isolation units and
provide security for public health workers. (CNN)
Gates Foundation pledges
$50 million to fight Ebola
Health workers carry load the body of a woman that they suspect died from the
Ebola virus, onto a truck in front of a makeshift shop in an area known as Clara
Town in Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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