Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 4th 2015 Contents A32
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF TWO MINI BUSES
WITH BULK HEAD FOR TTPOST
o OP/TRAN: 3/15- Supply and Delivery of Vehicles for the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost).
- Two (2) Mini Buses with Bulk Head
2. Tender Documents can be obtained during the hours of 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) at the
Procurement Department located at the
upon payment of a
3. Tenders are to remain valid for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the closing date of the Tender
and must be accompanied by:
Copy of Receipt for Purchase of Tender Package
Valid Income Tax Certificate
(iii) Valid VAT Clearance Certificate
4. The original and four (4) copies of the Tender should be placed in a sealed envelope(s), addressed to the
Procurement Manager, Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation, National Mail Centre, 240-250, Golden Grove
Road, Piarco 350462, Trinidad and Tobago, clearly marked on the outside:-
5. Envelope(s) must be deposited in the
located in the Reception Area, First Floor, National Mail
Centre, at the address stated above
Tenders submitted after this dead
line will not be accepted.
Tenderers should note that the dimension of the SLOT in the Tenders Box is 30cm x 5cm and as such, tenders should
be packaged accordingly.
Tenders would be opened within a reasonable time on the date of which Tenders received.. Tenderer would be
informed of the time of bid opening.
6. Any questions or queries regarding this Tender shall be addressed to the Procurement Manager, as appearing above,
during normal business hours or via Tel. (1-868-669-5361 x 230) facsimile message sent to fax number
(1-868-669-7666) or email email@example.com.
7. TTPost does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
8. TTPost reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety or even partially, without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
I spent February celebrating the fact that I have
a self that is deserving of celebration. In the spirit
of St Valentine and the joie de vivre of Carnival, I
took opportunity to speak against any voice that
was dissenting when it came to who I know I am
and how I think I should be regarded.
As I completed the month preparing to march into
some wider mental health challenges of T&T and my
difficulty in having high hopes that anything is about
to change as readily as I m expecting, I had an inter-
The young woman who is thriving with bipolar and
with whom I share counsel said to me, "What is wrong
with us is that what should be wrong with us, isn t."
"Okay," I said, biting in, "explain."
She explained that the people who know we have
mental health issues expect that we should have low
self-esteem but we don t. So when we show up con-
fident and stand up and challenge them they almost
always resort to bigotry, condescension or to a pulling
of rank if that s in their reach.
"Go ahead," I said.
Then she referenced her previous employment and
executives/seniors who happen to be in a company
that should be exhibiting greater knowledge, less intol-
erance, and a more supportive workplace by the very
nature of what they pretend (her indictment) to rep-
"My executive (name called) was flabbergasted when
with the knowledge of my health issue she tried to
be oppressive and I stood up for myself," she offered.
"She faced a wall that she expected not to be there
because, after all, I m bipolar.
"We confuse people," she said. "We re supposed to
have low self-esteem and crumble at the sight of any
conflict that faces us."
She s right, of course. But I ve learned that a host
of judgments about my self-esteem comes from people
who by reason of their own debasing self worth should
be considered mentally ill.
Self-esteem is not now a mental diagnosis, but I
believe it should be. Low self-esteem could inform so
many other issues related to mental well being -- per-
sonality disorders, flawed interpersonal relations,
depression, anxiety disorder, to name a few.
But the world seems more interested in the symp-
tomatic results of our deeper issues than treating our
brokenness. It s become easier to treat by therapy or
medication the end results of issues like injured self-
People with low self-esteem could survive its
destructiveness if they know it s possible and are
willing to improve their lot. I did. And while there are
still areas where I have deep insecurities those are in
the minority, and I commonly avoid circumstances
that render me self-doubting.
I have secured for myself sufficient ammunition in
my quest for self-determination that more often people
find me overpowering, or as one friend once said after
a group counselling session, overbearing.
If you find me authoritative, I apologise profusely
but I guarantee you that you re not selected for any
such conduct. I m as even-handed as I wish everyone
were. Who I am with you is who I am with everyone
else. I have long lost my appetite for pretence or for
I m pretty sure-footed and that s unsettling for
many who have no idea that self-determination is
possible or for those who, knowing the possibility,
choose to ignore it. And for some who expect that a
mental illness equates madness, when I appear strong,
brave, educated, and well informed then somehow
I m just acting out my insanity.
I believe that people should understand themselves
sufficiently to know why they do or say things they
do or say. The Bible says "Out of the abundance of
the heart the mouth overflows" but how often do we
look at our hearts to determine why we did or said
the thing we did or said? Yet if we used that principle
we may come upon what s skewed with us, our self-
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
The phrase self-esteem describes the beliefs you
have about yourself.
"What you think about the type of person you
are, your abilities, the positive and negative things
about you and what you expect for your future.
"If you have healthy self-esteem, your beliefs
about yourself will generally be positive. You may
experience difficult times without them having too
much of a long-term negative impact on you.
"If you have low self-esteem, your beliefs about
yourself will often be negative. You will tend to
focus on your weaknesses or mistakes that you have
made, and may find it hard to recognise the positive
parts of your personality (www.mind.org.uk).
There s a principle in James 1: 23-24 which talks
about someone looking at his face in a mirror and,
after looking at himself, goes away and immediately
forgets what he looks like.
When you read this, look in the mirror; deal with
what you see; resolve to march into your self-deter-
March into your own self-determination
CAROLINE C RAVELLO
Links Archive March 3rd 2015 March 5th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page