Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 19th 2015 Contents Maintenance and Upkeep Works (Landscaping) for e TecK's Parks
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited ("e TecK") hereby invites the
submission of Tenders for the Provision of Maintenance and Upkeep Works (Landscaping) for
the following Parks: Diamond Vale, Morvant, Macoya, Trincity, Fredrick Settlement, O'Meara.
The delivery period will be over the course of three (3) years.
Bidding will be conducted through the Two Envelope Competitive Bidding process in accordance
with e TecK's procurement guidelines and is open to all suitably quali ed bidders.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from tender documents at the o ce of
The Secretary, Tenders Committee at the following address:
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (e TecK)
131 Uriah Butler Highway
From 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, no later than Wednesday 25th March 2015, 4:00 p.m.
A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Dollars (TTD 1,000.00). The method of payment will be
cash or certi ed cheque. Only bidders who have purchased the bid documents will be eligible to
Mandatory site visits have been scheduled scheduled for Thursday 26th March, 2015, 9: 00 a.m.
starting at O'Meara Industrial Park followed by Frederick Settlement, Diamond Vale, Morvant, Macoya,
and Trincity Industrial Parks. Failure to attend the site visits will render the prospective bidder ineligible
to submit a Tender.
Tenders must be depositied into the marked Tender Box at the above address by Thursday 9th April,
2015 at 2:00 p.m. Late Tenders will be rejected. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of
Fifty Thousand Dollars (TTD50,000.00) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.
The sites of the Works are at the aforementioned e TecK's Industrial Parks situated in Trinidad.
Tenders must be submitted strictly in accordance with the Tender Documents. e TecK does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any Tender and reserves the right to negotiate nal price with any
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK)
131 Uriah Butler Highway, Charlieville, Chaguanas
That infallible organ of British conser-
vatism and classism, The Daily Telegraph
recently published a list of The 100 Best
Novels of all Time.
I had to review the list several times,
before first laughing and then shaking my
head in disbelief. Even though the paper
addresses a particular English constituency
some of the choices, and more significantly
the omissions, both of which I m coming
to, are disturbing indicators of insularity
While I m happy to see personal
favourites like Laurence Sterne s Tristram
Shandy or Dostoyevsky s Crime and Pun-
ishment on the list, I m still astounded
that major modernists like the American
William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury)
or the Irish Samuel Beckett (Malone Dies)
have been left out in the cold---unlike Brit
John le Carré, who makes it with his Tinker
Tailor spy classic.
Joining the unplaced are such other
notables as Nobel literature laureates: the
Americans Ernest Hemingway (1954), Saul
Bellow (1976) and the Peruvian Mario Var-
gas Llosa (2010).
Obviously not every Nobel laureate can
make it but the inclusion of decidedly
minor English writers raises the question
of the criteria involved in exactly what is
"the best of all time."
I agree that Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim
and PG Wodehouse s Code of the Woosters
are amusing in the context of pre-mul-
tiracial England, although the farce in Eve-
lyn Waugh s Scoop is compromised by racism.
These titles, like the delightful panegyric of Eng-
lish country life Cider with Rosie, Iris Murdoch s
Under the Net, Conan Doyle s Hound of the
Baskervilles and Caroll s Alice in Wonderland recall
the days of the British Empire, a comfortable world,
where people knew their place from the squire in
his mansion to the peasant in his cottage.
Undoubtedly these are well crafted texts but if
the criterion is "best of all time" how can they be
included while excluding those I ve already men-
tioned and others, who you might have guessed
are not English, or old style white male English.
Worst of the Best
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Joining the unplaced are such other notables
as Nobel literature laureates: the Americans
Ernest Hemingway (1954), Saul Bellow
(1976) and the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa
(2010). Obviously not every Nobel laureate
can make it but the inclusion of decidedly
minor English writers raises the question of
the criteria involved in exactly what is "the
best of all time."
Thursday, March 19, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Sir Paul McCartney is to induct former Beatles
bandmate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame. Starr is the last of The Beatles receive the musi-
cal honour. Sir Paul will usher in the 74-year-old at
the 30th annual ceremony at The Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum next month.
The Beatles are already in the hall as a group, as are
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as
solo artistes. Other inductees will include Green Day,
Lou Reed and Bill Withers.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Starr said it
meant "recognition" of his work. He added: "And it
means, finally, the four of us are in the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame even though we were the biggest pop
group in the land."
Eagle Joe Walsh will perform some of Starr s music,
while Withers music will be performed by John Legend.
It is not known if Withers, who quit the music business
more than 30 years ago, will sing himself.
Patti Smith will induct Reed, who died in 2013, while
Beck will perform the Velvet Underground singer s
Joan Jett, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Butterfield
Blues Band, and the "5" Royales will also be elevated
to the elite musical club at the Cleveland ceremony.
• In December, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductee Sir Paul McCartney talked about former
Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr when he appeared on
appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Back then he was advocating Starr's inclusion into Starr
in the Hall of Fame, especially since Beatles manager
Brian Epstein and all the Beatles had already been
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
During that interview McCartney revealed that his
favourite Ringo Starr solo recordings are Back Off
Boogaloo and It Don't Come Easy.
Hall of Fame
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