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A growing local chain is inviting applications
for the position of Executive Housekeeper.
The Executive Housekeeper is responsible for
overseeing the overall success of all the func-
tions in the housekeeping areas:
1. Planning and coordinating activities of the
2. Ensuring that all Staff (including grounds
and pool) have the tools and equipment
needed to effectively carry out their job duties.
3. Controlling expenditure within all areas of
4. Planning and preparing meals in
accordance with proper dietary requirements.
5. Overseeing the performance &
6. Ordering of supplies and maintenance
The ideal candidate should possess strong
communication and organizational skills. He/
She must have proven track record and
should have at least 5 years
The position is in- home and work will include
weekends and public holidays.
Please send applications to
The Chief Manpower Officer,
Ministry of Labour 50-54 Duke Street,
Port of Spain.
Among the more modest and least glitzy
exhibitions that formed part of UWI s Cen-
tre for Language Learning (CLL) Open
House activities on March 27 and 28, was
a photographic display of the late Chilean
poet Pablo Neruda s diplomatic sojourn
in France between 1970 and 1972.
No better person than the 1971 Nobel
laureate to emphasise the value of language
as a way of acquiring "an understanding of
the other," suggested Chile s ambassador to
Port-of-Spain, Fernando Schmidt.
Several secondary school language stu-
dents who had earlier toured French, Japan-
ese, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese and
other language-based exhibits, listened to
Schmidt s lecture on the role played by peo-
ple such as Neruda in promoting "open
minds" about the world s cultures.
There were 20 black-and-white photo-
graphs of the Chilean poet engaged in official
diplomatic activities and in more informal
gatherings with fellow poets and thinkers.
Ambassador Schmidt pointed to the fact
that Neruda had served as a diplomat in
countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
"The poet (Neruda) became universal
through understanding of the other,"
Schmidt told the students.
Speaking with T&T Guardian, the former
deputy foreign minister of Chile said the
CLL exercise was important because it
helped expose people to an area of study
that s important to a wide variety of human
He has himself served in countries such
as South Korea, Mongolia, Australia, Papua
New Guinea and Brazil.
The open day was the third of its kind.
Similar activities were hosted in 2008 and
CLL director, Dr Beverly-Ann Carter, said
the Open House concept has grown to
include a mini film festival, food fair and
"faculty outreach" which engaged the wider
Dr Carter said the centre was focusing
on "keeping it innovative and finding new
ways of engaging people."
Nobel laureate emphasises
the value of language
As part of the 2015 festival programme, the
NGC Bocas Lit Fest is offering ten emerging fiction
writers the chance to have their work critiqued
by an expert reader. Interested writers must submit
work samples very soon---by April 7.
London-based Clare Alexander became a literary
agent in 1998 after more than 20 years as a publisher,
latterly as publisher of Viking and editor-in-chief
of Macmillan. In 1995, she was the editor of the
winners of the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and
the Whitbread prize, the first editor to achieve this
hat-trick. She was named Orion Publishing Group
Literary Agent of the Year at the 2007 British Book
Industry Awards, and was awarded the 2008 Kim
Scott Walwyn Prize, which honours outstanding
achievements by women in publishing.
During the 2015 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, which runs
from April 29 to May 3, Alexander will meet with
selected writers for short but focused feedback ses-
sions. This is an opportunity for ten serious writers
of prose fiction who have not yet published a full-
length book, but have a credible and substantial
body of work.
to get advice
from literary agent
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
• Submit a sample of your best work, up to
2,000 words of prose. • Submit entries via e-
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing samples
should be attached as .doc or .txt files, or as
PDFs. Your e-mail should have the subject line
"one on one submission." • Entries must be
accompanied by a short e-mail with a brief
biographical note listing the writer's recent
literary activity: writing workshops; prizes;
magazine or journal publications. • Deadline for
submission is April 7. Only writers who are
selected for participation will be acknowledged.
• Critique sessions will take place during the
festival at the National Library of T&T, in Port-
of-Spain. Exact date and time will be advised.
Chile's ambassador to Port-of-Spain, Fernando Schmidt speaks about the poetry of Pablo
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