Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 1st 2015 Contents back to basics now, especially in this tech-
nological age. I think it s a really good idea
to have community games. Build up to the
games and have a community champi-
onship! Make it exciting!" she said.
Borel added, "We have to bring people
back outdoors. We are not outdoors as we
used to be, which leads to a sedentary
lifestyle. We live on an island. It s sunny all
year round. There is no reason why we can-
not have a community beach volleyball tour-
nament. Bring the people out to play."
Fielding questions on the role she believed
sponsors could play in sustaining community
sporting activities, she expressed optimism
that companies were willing to give back
to this country.
"This is a great avenue where we can
really see what the young people are made
of and it s a great place to establish your
brand, establish your product and loyalty
to your brand. I think at the community
level, it s really where things happen in T&T;
in small villages across the island," she said.
On the issue of women in sport and spi-
ralling crime, Borel said, "I think that we
have to empower women. Sport empowers
women all the time. It s a great way for us
to teach our sisters how to stand up to the
stresses of life here in T&T and just to do
well, do better. Perhaps our crime solutions
need to be led by women."
Commenting on the discipline needed
to sustain success, she said, "The work that
went in training was unbelievably punishing.
It is unbelievable how much athletes have
to go through and how much we do to per-
form well, while representing T&T. It s nice
to be recognised."
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, January 1, 2015
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ('the Authority')
invites suitably qualified firms and individuals to submit
proposals for leasing and developing land at the Piarco
AeroPark for a Home Furnishings retail centre. This is an
attractive opportunity to operate in one of the most
high-traffic areas in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Piarco AeroPark is a mixed use business park just north
of the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Piarco AeroPark is the first aerotropolis or airport city in
the Caribbean. It will contain zones for various activities
Copies of the RFP can be obtained from December 30th
2014 between 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at the Cashier's
Booth, Airports Authority Administration Centre, Piarco
International Airport, South Terminal, Golden Grove Road,
Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago upon payment of a non
refundable fee of US$200.00 plus VAT.
A Pre-Proposal Conference and Facility Tour will take
place at 10:00a.m. on January 28th 2015 at the following
Proposers and their representatives are encouraged to attend
the Facility Tour to acquaint themselves with the conditions
therein which may influence their proposals.
The deadline for submission of proposals is February 27th
2015 at 2:00p.m. AST. Late submissions will not be
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
Questions or requests for further information should be
The Secretary Tenders Committee
The subject line should read
Development of a
HOME FURNISHINGS RETAIL CENTRE
at the Piarco AeroPark
TrINIDAD AND TOBAGO
While shot putter Cleopatra Borel is grateful for
being the recipient of the T&T Olympic Committee s
Sportswoman of the Year honour for the second
consecutive year, she wants to use her star power
to tackle obesity locally.
Speaking to the T&T Guardian at the post awards
ceremony held at Theatre 1 at the National Academy
for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on Frederick Street
in Port-of-Spain on Monday, she said, "Your question
actually speaks to one of my passions. I have a Masters
(degree) in health promotions. Obesity is one of the
leading causes of death across the globe. Going after
kids... going after young people... getting people
involved in sport--not just competitively--but to teach
an active lifestyle...to teach healthy living...to teach
a holistic way of living not just work and burning
Borel added, "I believe if we bring in the young
people--the young kids--then the families will get
involved, because kids don t do anything without
their parents involved and then we have a movement
where we value our health in T&T. Sincerely that s
the most important thing that we have: being healthy
and enjoying life. We live on a beautiful island. There
is no excuse not to go outside."
She believed that the resurgence of community
games especially in rural areas was vital to fighting
the obesity scourge, while developing athletes.
Borel said she was proof of a top athlete from the
rural community of Mayaro.
"Many times the opportunities that I had to com-
pete against individuals---to see how good I was up
against kids my age---came at community sports...
employee sport programmes from my dad s workplace
from running the egg and spoon race to sack race.
These are all really important to me. We have to go
Borel launches fight against obesity
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