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The Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CEDP) Secretariat in the Office of the Chief
Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly invites proposals from individuals and/or organizations
for providing consultancy services to produce a Strategic Plan for the development of an Economic
Zone at Cove and its Environs.
The CEDP has identified the development of this Economic Zone as critical to the transformation and
diversification of the economy of Tobago. The CEDP Secretariat is therefore inviting proposals for
the provision of pertinent consultancy services to support the establishment of this Economic Zone.
The Strategic Plan must conduct pertinent analyses of all the factors and issues that inform the estab-
lishment of a self-sufficient economic zone and outline strategies and support systems for realising
To be considered, interested parties must include the following in their submissions:
Tender Packages can be obtained upon payment of the sum of
at the Property Management
Department between the hours of 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays, from
The closing date for submissions is
with a pre-
bid submission meeting scheduled for
at the CEDP Secretariat, Level 1 Unit Trust
Building, Main Street, Scarborough Tobago commencing at 10.00am.
Proposals must be addressed to:
c/o Property Management Department
Calder Hall Administrative Complex
The CEDP Secretariat reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any of the proposals received.
Further, late tenders will not be considered under any circumstances.
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Under mounting pressure from the adminis-
tration of US President Jimmy Carter, Duvalier
made pretenses of improving the country s human
rights record by releasing political prisoners. Still,
journalists and activists were jailed or exiled.
Haitians without visas or money left by boarding
flimsy boats in a desperate effort to reach Florida
30,000 Haitians killed
The New York-based Human Rights Watch esti-
mated that up to 30,000 Haitians were killed,
many by execution, under the regime of the two
As Haiti s living conditions deteriorated, Pope
John-Paul II made a visit in 1983 and famously
declared: "Things must change."
Three years later, they did. A popular uprising
swept across Haiti, and Duvalier and his wife
boarded a US-government C-141 for France.
The couple divorced in 1993. Duvalier later
became involved with Veronique Roy, who accom-
panied him on his 2011 return to Haiti.
Exile in France
and return to Haiti
While in exile in France, Duvalier was never
known to hold a job. He occasionally made public
statements about his eagerness to return to Haiti.
Supporters periodically marched on his behalf in
the Haitian capital.
On January 16, 2011, Duvalier made his surprise
return. He said he wanted to help in the recon-
struction of Haiti, whose capital and outlying
cities were heavily damaged in a magnitude-7.0
earthquake the year before. But many suspected
he came back in an effort to reclaim money he
had allegedly stashed. Others said he merely want-
ed to die in his homeland.
More than 20 victims of his rule stepped forward
to file charges that ranged from false imprisonment
to torture. Human Rights Watch issued a report
saying that Duvalier may not have directly par-
ticipated in the torture and killings under his
regime, but that there was enough evidence to
Despite the occasional stay in the hospital,
Duvalier seemed to enjoy his new life back home
and was free to roam the capital. He was spotted
attending government ceremonies, dining with
friends in several high-end restaurants and avoided
jail time. In 2013 he began renovating an old house
that Roy said had been destroyed in the wake of
his 1986 ouster.
The efforts to prosecute him stumbled along.
Duvalier stunned human rights observers and
alleged victims of his regime in 2013 when he
testified about his rule before an investigating
judge. A year later, a judge overturned an earlier
court decision and ruled that Duvalier could face
crimes against humanity charges.
But in the end the case stalled because officials
did little to move it along.
Duvalier and his wife Michele had two children,
son Francois Nicolas "Nico" Duvalier and a daugh-
ter, Anya. (AP)
In this May 27, 1980 file
photo, then Haitian
Duvalier, left, is pictured
with his bride, Michele
Bennett, during their
wedding ceremony in the
Cathedral in Haiti. Duvalier,
"president for life" of Haiti
whose corrupt and brutal
regime sparked a popular
uprising that sent him into
a 25-year exile, died
yesterday of a heart attack,
his attorney said. He was
63. AP PHOTO
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