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Caribbean Banking Law Group has an employment opportunity for:
A Paralegal - Litigation Officer
• To support the goals of RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited ("RBCFCL"), in achieving
the business/operations strategic priorities and operational performance goals of
the General Counsel Group by providing legal services principally through the Global
Dispute Management Team ("GDMT") to RBC Caribbean Banking Law Group in all matters
pertaining to threatened and pending Caribbean Banking litigation; and to monitor
compliance with legal and regulatory orders and other requests.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
- Reviews and acts on all Judicial Orders for the freezing of assets,
requirements to pay, garnishment orders, removal of assets,
restraints, etc., received by any of the Caribbean Banking entities.
- Manages issues related to Integrity Commission requests and
the Securities and Exchange Commission requests.
- Acts as the official liaison representative for RBCFCL with the
Board of Inland Revenue.
- Assists in monitoring and managing the Designated Counsel
portfolio including the issuance of standard annual/quarterly
communications, standard correspondence and annual
- Effectively uses iManage/Interwoven and T360 technology
platforms for opening matters and uploading documents
- Partners with GDMT Counsel in relation to litigation matters,
including assisting with the investigation of initial facts,
gathering related documentation and opening matters within
T360 in the context of regular litigation taken by or against any of
the Caribbean Banking entities.
- Completes Undertakings subscribed to RBCFCL and other
Caribbean Banking entities in the context of various
representative judicial examinations.
- Monitors external counsel involvement in the context of litigation,
which includes ensuring that external counsel is complying with
the required quarterly reporting.
- Responds to ad hoc queries from internal and external auditors
for information on litigation matters and reserves.
- Provides legal support to other members of GDMT and supports
Canada and Caribbean Banking Law Group initiatives.
- Paralegal Certification from accredited organisation at the
certificate or diploma level, or equivalent legal education, or a
minimum of 4 years experience in a legal environment.
- Sound knowledge of litigation practice and procedures.
- Ability to prioritise multiple competing demands as well as to
identify and manage legal and business risks.
- Demonstrates proficiency in litigation and knowledge of banking
laws and corporate business practice.
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Sound Judgment
- Effective time management skills
- Broad computer skills
- Adept creativity and innovation
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Extremely attentive to detail
All applications must be submitted via e-mail to:
or mail to RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited,
HR Centre of Expertise, 3rd Floor West,
7-9 St. Clair Avenue, Port of Spain
By Friday, January 23, 2015
Moruga farmers are demanding a thorough
investigation into the distribution of agricultural
lands, alleging corruption and backdoor deals.
The concerns arose during a land regularisation
function at La Fortune Trace, Moruga, on Tuesday
where 650 acres of land have been earmarked for
The farmers were initially happy to begin the
process of regularisation which they had awaited
for 40 years but they became suspicious when
Roy James, of Barrackpore, was offered five acres
for cultivation in La Savanne, Moruga.
"Who is this man? We never saw him before.
He is not a farmer," Amsad Hosein said, when
James s name was called. He called on Commis-
sioner of State Lands Ian Fletcher and
Moruga/Tableland MP Clifton De Coteau to say
why James was given a land offer when other
farmers could not get even a farmer s card.
"We want to know what plot of land he is get-
ting because he is not from around here. We farm-
ing for 50 years here and nobody has ever seen
him before," another farmer Parmeshwar Rooplal
Rooplal accused ministry officials of manipu-
lating the regularisation programme by giving out
lands to friends and family.
But James, in an interview, said his grandmother
owned five acres of land in Barrackpore and for
the past decade he had been planting peppers
and root crops on two acres.
Asked how he came to be on the list for reg-
ularisation at Moruga, James said he had applied
for lands in La Savanne since 2008.
"I waiting for a long time and I applied over
the years. There was a meeting last December
which I attended and last week they called me
to come here," James said.
Asked why he had applied for another five acres
when all of the five-acre plot he currently occupied
was not cultivated, James responded, "I will be
cultivating this five acres. The other five acres
belongs to my grandmother."
Asked to comment on the farmers complaints,
De Coteau said, "Mr Fletcher will be dealing with
that issue." He said some farmers were recom-
mended for regularisation via Cabinet directives.
Fletcher said all letters of offer would be inves-
tigated including James application.
"Before he gets the lease it will be investigated
There will be more police patrols on the Valencia
Bypass following reports of people throwing stones
at passing vehicles.
Over the weekend, motorists driving along the
Valencia Bypass reported their vehicles were damaged
by people throwing stones.
Three young men, all in their teens, were subse-
quently arrested and appeared before a Sangre Grande
Magistrates Court on a charge of malicious damage
to vehicles. The three teenagers all pleaded guilty to
Senior Superintendent Sacenarine Mahabir, head
of the Eastern Division, told T&T Guardian, "We are
increasing our visibility and stopping and checking
people who we believe may be up to no good."
Over the weekend, people were sharing pictures
on social media of a large stone found in a car and
the picture of a shattered car window.
After stone-throwing incidents...
More patrols for
and if it is found that he is not cultivating the
land, the offer will be rescinded," Fletcher said.
Pressed as to why a farmer from outside of
Moruga was being allowed to own land, Fletcher
said, "My authority comes from Cabinet minutes
and I am following instructions. If they say give
him land, I have to follow through."
Fletcher also said that a team from his office
will be going to each block to determine the extent
Call for probe into land
distribution in Moruga
Moruga/Tableland MP Clifton De Coteau speaks with Nigel Rooplal, a farmer, at
La Fortune Trace, Moruga, over the offer of land to one of the farmers during a
land regularisation ceremony on Tuesday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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