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OFFER OF POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
For Study Commencing in Academic Year 2014/ 2015
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago invites
ONLINE applications from citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue
master's and doctorate degrees for the academic year 2014/2015
ELI GIBILITY :
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
a) Be citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and must
not be a permanent resident of another country
b) Have graduated in 2008 or thereafter with a First Class
Honours undergraduate bachelor's degree
c) Possess a Grade Point Average of 3.60 and above
d) Have graduated from one of the under mentioned
University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Cavehill
and Mona Campuses.
University of Trinidad and Tobago
University of the Southern Caribbean
St George's University, Grenada
Be recipients of Government scholarships and graduated in
2008 or thereafter with a First Class Honours undergraduate
bachelor's degree from any accredited local, regional or
international academic institution.
e) Be desirous of pursuing studies at the postgraduate levels
(masters and doctorate);
f ) Be desirous of pursuing studies in areas related to the
development needs of Trinidad and Tobago and must
be able to identify the development need based
on the Seven (7) Interconnected Development Pillars of the
country. Applicants must provide detailed evidence
that their programme of study and research is tied to
an identi ed development need of the country;
Applicants must consider the national human resource
development needs and the national development
strategy in deciding on their area of study.
g) Provide proof of acceptance or proof of being
enrolled at an accredited institution in an accredited
postgraduate programme (Master's or Doctorate)
h) Be under 50 years of age.
Applicants must ensure that two (2) Recommendations are
submitted online by their Recommenders. These Recommenders
must recommend the applicant for a scholarship.
i. One must be an academic recommendation; and
ii. Recommenders must attest to the applicant's ability
to perform and to succeed as a scholarship recipient
by providing relevant and practical examples where
applicable. They must also describe what contribution and
the likely impact the candidate will have on the institution/
Applicants must submit a Study Plan, 'online' which explains in no
more than 500 words:
i. The impact their studies will have on their institution/
ii. How the course of study relates to the existing and future
development needs of their institution, community or the
iii. How the programme of study relates to the identi ed Seven
(7) Interconnected Development Pillars of the country,
providing detailed evidence that their programme of study
and research is tied to an identi ed development need;
iv. How exposure gained from pursuing this course of study
could contribute to the development of the nation. Please
indicate clearly where the development need has been
identi ed and outlined in the national development
v. Their ve-year plan to put into practice the knowledge and
experience acquired through the scholarship.
I. Area of Study as it links to national development
II. The content/quality of the study plan/research proposal
III. Likely Development Impact the Applicant will have on
Completion of Studies.
IV. Interview -- candidates will be interviewed to get a sense of
their maturity, commitment, adaptability, cultural awareness,
and their state of mind in relation to the undertaking of
studies locally or overseas and their ability to complete the
programme of study successfully. Applicants must also be able
to discuss their plan of study/research proposal.
Please refer to our website at www.scholarships.gov.tt for
further information on the eligibility and selection criteria
and for preparation and submission of an online application.
All applicants must ensure that their transcripts must
be received on or before the date of submission of their
application to be considered.
Ministry of Public Administration
(Scholarships and Advanced Training Division)
5th Floor National Library Building
Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets
Attention: Head, Selections Secretariat
Applicants who wish to hand deliver their transcripts
must ensure that this document is properly sealed
by the academic institution and submitted to the
The Ministry of Public Administration, Scholarships
and Advanced Training Division can be contacted at
625-6724; 623-7608 ext. 2064; 2070; 2097; 2093 or
LONDON---Britain erupted in a frenzy of national
fervor when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013.
An agonising 77-year wait for a home-grown men s
champion had finally ended.
It s a good thing he won it when he did.
If and when Murray wins Wimbledon again, he
may not lift the trophy as a British player. And if he
successfully retains his Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro
in 2016, he may not hear the British anthem as he
stands atop the podium. By then, Murray could be
representing an independent Scotland.
"The joke in England has always gone that Andy
Murray is Scottish when he loses and British when
he wins," Britain s Daily Mirror newspaper said. "If
there is an independent Scotland, the joke is on us."
Murray s future status, as well as that of Scottish
Olympic athletes, rests on the result of next week s
independence referendum in Scotland. Polls suggest
the two sides are running neck-and-neck, presenting
a real possibility that Scotland could break away after
307 years as part of the United Kingdom.
Andy Murray would become Scotland s No 1 player
and leave British tennis without a top male contender.
It would create the awkward situation of Murray
LONDON---An Australian DJ who made a hoax call
to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge
tearfully apologised yesterday to the family of a
nurse who committed suicide after the broadcast.
DJ Melanie Greig posed as Queen Elizabeth II
during the call to the London hospital in December
2012. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha took the call, and
passed it on to a colleague who described the condition
of Kate, then pregnant with her first baby, to Greig
and another DJ impersonating Prince Charles.
Three days after the call was broadcast worldwide,
Saldanha, 46, was found dead in her room.
Coroner Fiona Wilcox did not criticise the DJs or
their radio station, but told an inquest that the hoax
call had clearly been pressing on Saldanha s mind in
the days before she took her life.
The inquest heard evidence including e-mails to
colleagues in which Saldanha blamed herself for being
deceived. Addressing the inquest, Greig said: "I really
just wanted to say I am truly sorry. I ve wanted to
say that for so long. This tragedy will always stay
with me and serve as a constant reminder," she added.
Kate was being treated at London s King Edward
VII Hospital at the time for severe morning sickness.
COLOMBO---Pope Francis may make a 17th century
priest Sri Lanka s first Roman Catholic saint during
his trip next January, making good on his promise
to give Asia more saints as models for the faithful,
Sri Lankan and Vatican officials said yesterday.
The archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm
Ranjith, said he hoped that the Vatican would give
final approval to the sainthood case of the Rev Joseph
Vaz so that Francis himself could celebrate the canon-
isation Mass at Colombo s Galle Face Green.
"We are hopeful," Ranjith said.
Vaz was born in Goa, India, in 1651 but chose to
work in Sri Lanka amid persecution of Catholics by
Dutch colonial rulers, who were Calvinists. Vaz is
credited with having revived the Catholic faith in the
country, using disguises and learning the local Sinhala
and Tamil languages to meet secretly with under-
ground Catholics. He died in 1711.
Francis is particularly keen on raising up as saints
martyrs and others who fought Christian persecution,
seeing them as models for Catholics today. (AP)
'The joke is on us' A child looks at a man suspected of
suffering from the Ebola virus, while
holding his hand over his nose, in a main
street and busy part in Monrovia, Liberia,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
playing as a "foreigner" at the All England Club. He
could play under the blue-and-white Scottish flag
in Rio, four years after draping himself in the Union
Jack while wearing his 2012 gold medal after beating
Roger Federer on Wimbledon s Centre Court.
Murray would also compete for Scotland, instead
of Britain, in Davis Cup. Murray s mother, Judy, cur-
rently coaches Britain s Fed Cup team.
Murray, who grew up in Dunblane, Scotland, but
now resides in England, has steered clear of coming
out publicly one way or the other on independence.
Australian DJ in tears
at royal hoax inquest
Pope Francis may declare
Sri Lanka's 1st saint
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