Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 12th 2014 Contents Apparicio, 31, a businessman and
father of one from Barataria, was
shot and killed by a Special Reserve
policeman (SRP), while running
along Real Street, San Juan, on
May 21. His relatives claim he was
running to the police station to
make a report and was "innocently
gunned down" by the SRP.
Police reports said the officer,
who was in a car, shot Apparicio
while trying to arrest him after
drivers on the road shouted, "thief"
when they saw him running along
the road. The officer was said to
be last assigned to the Witness
Protection Unit of the Homicide
Bureau and to the San Juan Sub-
Station. An autopsy by pathologist
Dr Hughvon des Vignes said
Apparicio was killed by a single
bullet in the chest which caused
organ damage and severe internal
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DIVISION OF TOURISM & TRANSPORTATION,
#12 SANGSTER'S HILL, SCARBOROUGH, TOBAGO.
Tel: 639-2125 Fax: 639-5432
The Division of Tourism and Transportation
is seeking to suitably fill the following vacant position, on contract:
Business Operations Assistant II
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervising the work of employees performing a variety of routine to complex clerical/secretarial and administrative
support duties by assigning and reviewing work and providing guidance;
• Training and guiding staff in performing work assignments;
• Co-ordinating the planning and management of meetings, workshops and conferences;
• Preparing and/or guiding the preparation of complex correspondence, spreadsheets, reports and other documents;
• Determining the need for, and preparing or overseeing the requisition, receipt, storage, distribution and maintenance of
office supplies and equipment;
• Undertaking follow-up activities regarding the Unit's work programme and decisions taken at meetings, workshops and
conferences and submits progress reports;
• Undertaking research, conducting analysis and compiling data as directed;
• Performing officer management duties such as:
• Developing and maintaining file register and filing system in keeping with established procedures;
Coordinating the receipt, sorting, recording and distribution of correspondence and other documents;
Coordinating travel arrangements for staff;
Arranging for equipment/building for repairs and maintenance.
• Assisting in the preparation of budgetary estimates by obtaining relevant financial and other data for inclusion;
• Generating a wide variety of documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes, reports, spreadsheets utilizing
• Operating a computer, utilizing word processing and other software as well as other standard office machines such as
scanners, photocopiers and facsimile machines;
• Performing administrative support duties for managerial/professional/technical staff such as:
Reviewing and screening incoming correspondence, making preliminary assessment of importance, handling
personally or forwarding to superior;
Receiving and screening incoming calls and visitors, determining priority matters and notifying superior accordingly;
Coordinating and managing the superior's calendar by arranging appointments and engagements.
• Performing other related duties as assigned.
• Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures;
• Considerable knowledge of relevant Public Service rules and regulations, instructions and procedures;
• Considerable knowledge of office management principles and techniques;
• Knowledge of relevant financial rules and regulations;
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite;
• Skill in the use of personal computers;
• Ability to use e-Government technology platforms;
• Ability to use the internet for research purposes;
• Ability to compose and prepare standard documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes and reports;
• Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills;
• Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of staff engaged in performing a variety of clerical/secretarial and
administrative support duties;
• Ability to train and mentor employees;
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Ability to develop creative strategies and solutions to accomplish objectives;
• Ability to lead and work as part of a team;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and members of the public;
• Ability to use initiative and to find solutions for work related issues.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
• Minimum of four (4) years' experience performing clerical/secretarial and administrative support duties;
• Training as evidenced by the possession of an Association of Business Executives Diploma (ABE); or Certificate in Public
Administration (CPA) or equivalent.
Applications along with curriculum vitae must be forwarded by Friday 26th September 2014 to:
Division of Tourism and Transportation
12 Sangster's Hill
Relatives of Joel Apparicio, who was killed by
police, are claiming they are being kept in the dark
on the ongoing police investigation into his death.
Speaking at the weekly police press briefing yes-
terday Supt Joanne Archie said the investigation had
reached an advanced stage
with investigators consult-
ing with the Office of the
Director of Public Prose-
"The police officer is to
be interviewed again,"
But when contacted
Apparicio s brother
Jonathan said his family
was disappointed, both by
the speed of the investi-
gation and the failure of police to keep them informed
"That is news to me. I have to call my mom now
to tell her. They (the police) not telling anything,"
Jonathan said after being told of Archie s statement.
He said his family had not fully recovered from
the incident as they were stricken by grief whenever
Apparicio s name was mentioned and when they saw
"It s still very hard, especially for my mom, who
witnessed it. She s still trying to come to terms with
it," he said.
A man who has been in custody for 16 months
awaiting trial in two robberies with aggravation
charges, has threatened strike action if the delay
Loudly expressing his frustration in the San Fer-
nando Second Magistrates Court on Wednesday,
Aleem Medford said he would "resurrect the spirit
of Nelson Mandela" if his case did not start.
He claimed to be speaking on behalf of the other
prisoners as well and said they would embark on a
Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington ignored
his complaints and continued to deal with other mat-
ters, but Medford did not stop complaining. He is
jointly charged with two others with committing two
robberies with aggravation on April 4, 2013. He was
denied bail because he has other matters in court.
Claiming he was being victimised and his consti-
tutional rights were being infringed, Medford called
for a commission of inquiry into the administration
of justice at the court.
Shouting "Madiba!" he complained, "Is delay upon
delay...In the name of justice...allyuh cannot do that,
allyuh wrong...I am going to resurrect the spirit of
Nelson Mandela in this place."
The other prisoners did not say anything, but
Medford s protests did strike a chord with a woman
sitting in the courtroom, who began saying, "Jesus,
Police instructed Medford to return to the cellblock
below the court, but he failed to comply, insisting
his case had not been called yet. Medford said numer-
ous times he had asked for his matter to start without
disrespecting the court. Holding on to the wire mesh
in the prisoners dock, he said: "I can t take that
today. Is 16 months I in jail."
A policeman grabbed Medford from behind and
pulled him until he let go of the wire. With the assis-
tance of other officers, he was able to get Medford
out of the courtroom.
The case was adjourned to October 7.
Cop to be quizzed again over shooting
over case delay
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