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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, December 9, 2014
SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Office of Agricultural Assistant I (Range 30)
in the Public Service
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
for appointment to the above mentioned office.
Particulars relating to the office are given hereunder:-
Kind of Work
Sub-professional work in the field of agriculture.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Training as evidenced by a Diploma in Agriculture from
the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and
Forestry or its equivalent.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee in this class performs sub-professional work
in the field of agriculture and renders advisory service to
farmers with regard to crop and/or animal husbandry.
Work involves the supervision of agricultural field
operations and the participation in various agricultural
developments. Detailed instructions as to the work to be
performed are received from a superior but as the
employee becomes more familiar with the work only
general instructions are given. Work is supervised and is
reviewed whilst in progress or upon completion by
observation and through an analysis of reports.
Range 30: $6,162-$7,780/$8,386 per month (2011).
Persons wishing to apply can access the
Advertisement, the Application Form and the Job
Specification at the Service Commissions Department
and on the website at www.scd.org.tt
Application forms are obtainable from any District
Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago House
of Assembly or the Service Commissions Department.
Interested persons must submit their application no
later than 19th December, 2014 to the:
Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Persons who have applied previously and who still
wish to be considered for appointment to the office
are advised to re-apply in response to this
Applicants are advised to submit the following along
with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Relevant copies of your Birth/Academic Certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g. Curriculum Vitae.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS
WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
Applications submitted without the following are
deemed incomplete and unsuitable:
Date of application
Copy of Birth Certificates attached (computerized only)
Legible and clearly printed copies of:
o Relevant academic qualifications
o Documentation showing proof of citizenship
(if not born in Trinidad and Tobago)
o Documentation from the relevant authorizing
bodies, verifying equivalency for qualification
Applicants are also advised to check regularly for
updates on the website with respect to the Civil
Service Examination or Interviews to be conducted
in the future.
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years
off your life and cause decades of ill health, a
The analysis showed being obese at a young age
was more damaging to health and life expectan-
cy.The team, at McGill University in Canada, said
heart problems and type 2 diabetes were major
sources of disability and death.
Experts said people were frequently "ignorant"
of the consequences of obesity.
The health problems caused by obesity are well
The report, in the Lancet Diabetes and
Endocrinology, used a computer model to take those
risks and calculate the impact of weight on life
expectancy throughout life.In comparison with 20
to 39-year-olds with a
healthy weight, severely
obese men of the same
age lost 8.4 years of life
and women lost 6.1.
Men also spent 18.8
more years living in poor
health while women
spent 19.1 in that state.
Moving up an age
group to those in the 40s
and 50s, men lost 3.7
years and women 5.3
years to obesity.
Men and women in
their 60s and 70s lost just
one year of life to obesity,
but still faced seven years
in ill health.
Prof Steven Grover
said: "Our computer modelling study shows that
obesity is associated with an increased risk of devel-
oping cardiovascular disease, including heart disease
and stroke, and diabetes that will, on average, dra-
matically reduce an individual s life expectancy.
"The pattern is clear. The more an individual
weighs and the younger their age, the greater the
effect on their health, as they have many years
ahead of them during which the increased health
risks associated with obesity can negatively impact
Responding to the findings, Barbara Dinsdale,
lifestyle manager for the charity Heart Research
UK, said: "How many more wake-up calls do we
"This research study yet again supports the clear
message that by becoming obese you not only take
years off your life, but also life off your years in
terms of experiencing more years in poor health
rather than enjoying a happy, active and productive
"Whatever size you are, small, manageable but
sustainable changes are the way forward for a hap-
pier, healthier and longer life, and reduced risk of
heart disease and type 2 diabetes."
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said:
"People persist in thinking that fat is just fat and
appear ignorant of the many diseases that a high
body mass index triggers.
"If they were told that they could lose a leg or
go blind from diabetes or develop life-threatening
complications from other similar diseases, I am
sure they would think hard and twice before piling
on the pounds." (BBC)
People persist in
thinking that fat is
just fat and appear
ignorant of the many
diseases that a high
body mass index
Obesity can take
years off your life
associated with an
increased risk of
heart disease and
diabetes that will,
This research study yet again supports the
clear message that by becoming obese you
not only take years off your life, but also life
off your years in terms of experiencing more
years in poor health rather than enjoying a
happy, active and productive life.
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