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Larger, more beautiful, more powerful,
This is power, it is glory on earth
and it is yours for the taking.
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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (ON CONTRACT)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment, on contract, for a period of three (3) years, to fill the
position of Court Administrator, at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.
This job requires the incumbent to provide the strategic coordination of the Court's daily administrative affairs, facilities, secu-
rity, space management, information technology management, caseflow management, secretarial services, registry and
reporting services of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develops long range goals and objectives to improve the Court's operations
• Develops, implements, reviews and refines policies, procedures and systems to support and improve the
operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Court
• Assists the Registrar in administering and supervising all projects under the Public Sector Investment Programme
(PSIP) for the Court
• Trains and supervises the registry, information technology and judicial secretarial staff of the Court
• Liaises and works with the Court Reporting Unit to improve their system
• Monitors current, newly adopted and proposed legislation that may affect the Courts
• Administers the continued development and implementation of the Court's information systems and other aspects
of Court technology as they relate to and affect Court operations
• Liaises with stakeholders
• Co-ordinates the internal activities of the Court
• Assists the Registrar in the drafting of the annual court budget
• Liaises and works with the Assistant Registrar of the Court
• Monitors fiscal matters facing the Court
• Consults with the Honourable President with regards to the business of the Court
• Reports to the Registrar in respect to the Court's operations
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Experience in the Court System. Certification from the Institute of Court Management is preferred. Applicant must possess
considerable experience in administration in a public service environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and KNOWLEDGE
A Master's degree in Management, Social Science, Public Administration, Project Management or other related disciplines
in court administration or a Law degree.
Required Knowledge of:
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the management and operation of courts
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of public sector programs,
policies and operational needs.
• Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management
• Research and analysis techniques, methods and procedures.
• Court development and management trends.
• The Financial Regulations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
• The Public Service Regulations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer,
Personnel Department and approved by the Honourable Attorney General.
Applications with Curriculum Vitae, two (2) references and copies of Certificates are to be submitted by 4:00 p.m.
on Friday 13 March, 2015 to:-
Industrial Court Building,
#7 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Attention: Senior Human Resource Officer
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
DENVER---A former Guatemalan president who
was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for
accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan was
released yesterday from a US prison and was
returning to his home country.
Alfonso Portillo was released from a suburban
Denver prison where he had been incarcerated
since last year. The former president was credited
with time served in Guatemala, where he faces no
further charges, said Libna Bonilla, the embassy s
deputy chief of mission in Washington.
"He is considered a free man in Guatemala,"
Accompanied by the Guatemalan consul in Den-
ver, Portillo was taking commercial flights to
Guatemala City, Bonilla said.
Portillo was sentenced in federal court in New
York in 2014 to nearly six years in prison for accept-
ing $2.5 million in bribes from the government of
Taiwan to continue to recognise the Asian nation
The US Bureau of Prisons confirmed Portillo s
release from the minimum-security Federal Cor-
rectional Institution in Englewood.
Portillo admitted accepting the bribes from Tai-
wan s government.
Federal prosecutors said the bribes threatened
the integrity of US banks because Portillo laundered
the money through US financial institutions, making
them "a vehicle for moving bad money." Assistant
US Attorney Adam Fee said at sentencing that Por-
tillo used the first half-million dollars he received
from Taiwan to build a larger home for meetings
Taiwan s government said at the time that it
rejected "checkbook diplomacy."
Portillo, 63, was Guatemala s president from
2000 to 2004. He was extradited to the United
States in 2013 and pleaded guilty to money laun-
dering conspiracy in March 2014.
US District Judge Robert P Patterson also ordered
Portillo to forfeit $2.5 million.
Portillo said he accepted the money from Decem-
ber 1999, shortly before he became president, until
August 2002. He said he knew that the money
from Taiwan came from an account at the Inter-
national Bank of China in New York City.
In 2011, a Guatemalan court found Portillo not
guilty of charges that he stole $15 million from
Guatemala s Defense Department. (AP)
from US prison
in bribery case
In this February 5
photo, musicians from
the band "Balam Ajpu"
pose for photos at a
recording studio in
Guatemala City. The
band, whose name
means Jaguar Warrior
or Warrior of Light,
raps in the ancient
language with the goal
of making it cool for
kids and teaching them
their ancestors' stories
and ways. AP PHOTO
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