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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.
A new study suggests that women who experience
jealousy or moodiness may be at a greater risk of
developing Alzheimer s disease.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in
Sweden found that women who are "anxious, jealous,
moody or distressed in middle age" may be more
likely to develop Alzheimer s disease in later life. The
study, published last Wednesday in the journal Neu-
rology, looked at 800 female participants for 38 years
to reach its results.
The researchers gave the women personality tests
about their "level of neuroticism and extraversion
or introversion" and their stress levels. The suggested
factors for neuroticism included worrying, jealousy,
and moodiness, in addition to feeling anxiety and
depression. The women were also given memory
tests as part of the study.
Nineteen per cent of the participants developed
dementia over time, and the researchers found that
the women who reported the highest levels of neu-
roticism had a doubled risk of developing dementia
compared to those who reported being the least neu-
"Most Alzheimer s research has been devoted to
factors such as education, heart and blood risk factors,
head trauma, family history and genetics," study
author Lena Johannsson said in a statement. "Per-
sonality may influence the individual s risk for demen-
tia through its effect on behaviour, lifestyle or reactions
Of course, the study s conclusions are dependent
on the fact that women self-reported true information
about their personalities, and more research is needed
to confirm the effect of personality on Alzheimer s
disease. Still, the study serves as a good reminder
to de-stress---it could save your long-term health.
Pink, an organisation that assists breast cancer
survivors, has kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness
Month with a new tattoo app designed to help
women who are looking to hide scar tissue.
Launched in early 2013, Pink helps breast cancer
survivors who have undergone mastectomies and
breast reconstruction by connecting them with a
tattoo artist that creates designs to cover and hide
scar tissue from such operations. Now the organ-
isation has released Inkspiration, an app that gives
women a preview of how a particular tattoo would
look on their bodies.
"When you ve had a mastectomy, whether you ve
had plastic surgery or not, you re still going to have
scar tissue...many survivors who are not tattoo
people are suddenly open to it," said Noel Franus,
co-founder of Pink.
With the app, a woman can take a picture of her
body, paste a tattoo on it and see if she likes how
it looks. The app also displays body types with
common forms of scar tissue that may result from
mastectomies. Once they have made a decision,
the organisation helps connect them with a tattoo
artist who has experience in tattooing mastectomy
Karen Richards was one of the beta testers for
the app and says it s a great device for women who
are unsure about or trying to find the right tattoo,
may increase risk
New app assists cancer
survivors in hiding scars
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whether they have undergone breast reconstruction
or not. "I think it s an incredible way for women
to experiment with tattoos and designs before they
commit to having ink on their body."
Richards, a 12-year breast cancer survivor, says
the scarring acts as a reminder of the ordeal.
"Even though my scars have faded, it s still the
very first thing I see when I look in the mirror,"
she said. Franus says the app will soon offer more
features, including an option for purchasing tem-
porary tattoos in the mail. (ABC)
Inkspiration, the new app from Pink, can be viewed in this screen grab.
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