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The University School at Baker Street, St. Augustine is seeking a professional,
ethical, highly motivated and visionary Principal to lead its transformation into a
model primary school. The Principal is expected to academically and adminis-
tratively lead the institution as it develops research-based pedagogical strate-
gies in keeping with international best practices.
Qualifications and Experience
The prospective applicant should possess:
a) a Bachelor's degree in Education or any other relevant discipline
b) a postgraduate degree in Education
c) at least 5 years' experience as a senior teacher with some
Experience in a school environment as a principal or a vice principal or any
other experience as a curriculum officer or a policy officer will be desirable.
Good entrepreneurial or business skills could be an asset.
The candidate must be self motivated, have an excellent character, have strong
leadership skills, be able to work with minimal supervision in an interdisciplinary
environment and manage personnel at various levels; and be accountable to
the University School Council.
The applications must include curriculum vitae with THREE testimonials.
Names and contact information for the three referees should also be included.
The applications should be sent to the Chairman, University School Council, 62
Baker Street, St. Augustine on or before 15th of March, 2015 in a sealed enve-
lope or by an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the School
The University School is a premier private primary school in St. Augustine
established in 1954. It has from its inception embraced a holistic curriculum
which includes physical education, music, art and craft and science, each of
which is taught by specialist teachers. It is managed by a University School
Council elected from the University School Association -- an association made
of up of staff of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine campus. It has
developed a strategic plan for the period 2014-2019 with the objective of trans-
forming the primary school into a model school.
Shirvan Plaza, Shirvan Road -- requires a manager for its International
Communication Research & Business Transactions. All Applicants must be able
to communicate in fluent commercial languages -- English, Spanish, Portuguese
and have previous experience in this field.
Send Applications to: email@example.com and call 7968432 for
interview appointment before 28th February 2015.
Also send a copy of your application to the Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of
Labor, Small & Micro Enterprise Development. 50 -- 54 Duke Place, Duke Street,
Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Inspectors from the
ment Authority (EMA)
are closely monitoring
industrial activity in the
Caroni Swamp and its
potential impact on the
This is after the
Authority stopped gov-
ernment financier Super
Industrial Services (SIS)
from continuing to back-
fill a portion of the
swamp on the northern
boundary of the Caroni
River. The site cannot be
seen from the Uriah But-
ler Highway but can be
accessed by a road off the
In an interview last
week, chairman of the
EMA Dr Allan Bachan
said when he last visited
the site someone had
planted peas near the
Asked what remedial
action the EMA could
take against the compa-
ny, Bachan said once the
inspectors visited the area
and prepared a report, a
decision would be taken.
He said documents
were also being prepared
to ensure that squatters
did not occupy the site.
The company has since
removed fencing from
the site but hundreds of
bags of sand remain on
SIS Director Terrence
Lalla has offered no
explanation as to why the
lands were backfilled,
saying he had no infor-
mation to give.
In an interview last
and head of the Papa
Bois Conservation group
Marc De Verteuil said
once the wetland was
lost it could not be
"Wetlands are sacro-
sanct for conservation.
No development should
be allowed in any wet-
lands. We should follow
the lead of Panama
which recently forbade
the development of any
kind in the wetlands, in
the Panama City Bay
area," De Verteuil said.
Asked whether he
believed the company
should be fined, De Ver-
teuil said, "I think that
whatever was done ille-
gally they should be
made to restore that or
pay a severe fine."
EMA to rule on SIS swamp project
No decision yet on Caroni site
He said through his group he planned to raise
awareness about the matter and lobby for a
At a separate location, closer to Guayamare
River, EMA inspectors last week visited the
Trinant Investment Limited (TIL) project site
which was backfilled late last year for real
estate development. This project, situated at
LP#16 Guayamare, off the Uriah Butler highway,
is not situated in the swamp.
When the Guardian visited last week, barriers
were erected alongside the Guayamare River to
keep the dust out. Contractor General Earth
Movers' trucks were seen sprinkling water to
prevent dust and a concrete drain was built
around the backfilled property. Water trucks
were also seen washing mud off the highway.
On January 31, TIL was handed a violation
notice by the EMA highlighting the company's
failure to utilise fencing, warning signs,
construction hoardings and dust pallets.
"Evidence of sedimentation and erosion was
noted on the northern, southern, eastern and
western boundaries of the backfilled areas. To
the northwestern boundary the waterway was
blocked with trees and filled with sediment from
the site," the notice read. Bachan said a meeting
was held with company officials on February 3,
to discuss environmental concerns.
PLANS TO RAISE AWARENESS
"We indicated that we had serious
concerns about sediment getting
into the river. They promised to do
everything possible to address the
issues," Bachan said.
"We will continue to investigate
the matter and make sure that the
necessary measures are taken to
ensure the protection of the
environment." However, he said,
their efforts were being stymied by
In an interview last week, TIL's
chief operating officer Barry Tom
Yew said the company was granted
a CEC 2378/2008 on April 20, 2009,
to establish infrastructure for
He said the contractor began
backfilling the area for a real estate
Saying the project was not an
illegal one, Tom Yew revealed that
TIL had approvals from WASA,
Town and Country Planning,
Ministry of Works and Transport,
Fire Services, Tunapuna/Piarco
Regional Corporation and the EMA.
CONCERNS OVER SEDIMENTS IN RIVER
EMA officials on inspection at a site in Guayamare where a real estate development is underway.
PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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