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Reporting to the Executive Director - This job requires the incumbent to plan, direct, coordinate and manage the legal
and related activities and functions of the Agency and to provide support in respect of advice on the policy and content
of Occupational Safety and Health legislation; to provide advocacy, advice and support to other divisions and units of
the Agency through research and other functions as a specialist in employment, industrial relations and Occupational
Safety and Health law particularly.
o A Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC)
o A minimum of seven (7) years experience as a practicing Attorney in the jurisdiction of Trinidad and Tobago in the
areas of Advocacy, Contracts, Commercial Matters, Civil and Criminal Litigation
o A minimum of two (2) years experience in a Supervisory/Management position in a legal environment.
o Additional training in occupational safety and health, economics, industrial relations, employment law, policy
development or management would be an asset.
o Any other relevant combination of qualifications and experience.
Reporting to the Executive Director - This job requires the incumbent to assist the Executive Director in managing the
overall affairs of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Agency, and to manage the Inspectorate via the Chief
o Post Graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health.
o An undergraduate degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences or a related discipline with sectoral experience would be
o Minimum of eight (8) years relevant executive experience and managerial responsibilities in the field of Occupational
Safety Health, preferably in national Labour inspection or similar function;
o Related experience in administration, programme planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;
o Experience of working with social partners and other OSH stakeholders;
o International Occupational Safety and Health experience will be an asset.
o Any other relevant combination of qualifications and experience would be considered.
Reporting to Communications and Outreach Manager - This job requires the incumbent to be responsible for the
co-ordination and administration of policies, programmes and projects relating to aspects of corporate communications
and events management of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority/Agency.
o A degree from an accredited University in Mass Communications or Public Relations, Marketing or Social Sciences.
o At least five (5) years professional experience in the area of Media Communications, Advertising or Public Relations.
o Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of Desktop Publishing
o Working knowledge of the OSH Act or training in Safety and Health would be an asset.
o Any other relevant combination of education, experience and training will be considered.
Reporting to Research, Planning and Development Manager - This job requires the incumbent to collect, collate analyze
and present data to support the planning and development function of the Agency. The incumbent is also required to
assist the Research, Planning and Development Manager in developing, implementing and evaluating projects.
o Training as evidenced by a BSc. Degree in one of the social sciences.
o Training in Project Management
o Considerable experience in the methods of Social Research
o Any equivalent combination of training and experience.
things, though, is making the ordinary sound spec-
tacular. And Fire Bun Them could, in a lesser per-
former s hands, have been just another volley in six-
hour fusillade. But in Marlon Edwards hands, and
blended with his charismatic presence, good looks
and sharp suit (a la Rico Tubbs of Miami Vice), the
ho-hum became an anthem, delivered with force and
Like an old-time preacher with right and might on
his side, Edwards lyrics blended the banal with the
brimstone of a country preacher to great effect---
"When you practise the politics of distraction/to
deceive the nation"---you get "the whole nation in ah
uproar/and you release the dogs of war." This is another
fellow the PNM should have serious talks with about
the rights to his song.
The forays outside what seemed to be the official
calypso topics of 2015 were few. One of the more
intriguing was Ninja s Level Playing Field, a salty and
at times squeamish look at the new sexual politics,
to wit: "If you start exposing them macomere man
/ Is time you start exposing lesbian."
There s enough humour in the song to keep pulling
you back into it (as it were) after the homophobic
imprecations, which sound nasty-ish, but never quite
cross the line. The song never gets mean or unforgivably
offensive, and is frequently funny in its plaint that
"them gyul ent leaving nothing for man again," and
his gesturing to the chorus line, "even the Revue/have
The absence of malice could not be said of Chalk-
dust s non-political song. His paean to the Caricom
leaders for pursuing reparation talks with the European
governments started off with a queasy, Nation of
Islam-ish proposition "What the whites and them
did we /Calls for more than apology". By way of resti-
tution, the British should "Hand over London to the
African/And here, Westmoorings and St Ann s." Not
only there, but "Penal and Tableland" also needed to
be handed over, since Indians got Africans land, as
everybody who knows drunk history knows.
Chalkdust did big-up Ray Funk, a bona fide "white"
to use the calypso lexicon, who was in the tent the
same night I was, but there s no getting around the
fact of the meme of venomous and emotional logic
being insinuated here, under the guise of avuncular
wit and wisdom.
And the final digression from the preeminent politics
was a fellow named Falco, who apparently took over
the ethnic self-immolation part of the show from Rex
West/East. What a waste of a wonderful winer-girl.
(If said winer-girl wants career advice, my e-mail
address is in the paper on Wednesdays.)
And it bears saying that the most appealing of the
Revue s attractions is the still potent portion of the
previous generation in the line-up---Antigua s Swallow
closes the show, and Chalkdust, Baron and the Pink
Panther are spread through the evening. The show s
management was tight by CG and Sprang, marred
only by the inexplicable encores for mediocre singers,
but that s the audience s fault.
'I take my beat-up
last year, and I
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