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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, May 4, 2015
CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VEHICLES TO
THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DEFENCE FORCE (REGIMENT),
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
Tenders are invited for the supply and delivery of Vehicles to the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
(Regiment), Ministry of National Security as follows:
Item 1 - Six (6) 7 Ton Troop Carrier Trucks
Nine (9) 4 x 4 Double-Cab Pick Ups
Ten (10) 4 x 4 LWB 9 Seater Station Wagons
Two (2) 4 x 4 Station Wagons
Two (2) Ambulances
Tender documents can be collected during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office,
116 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.
Any further technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Lieutenant Darrell Sealey,
Workshop Mechanical, Transport Officer, 1st Engineer Battalion, Cumuto Barracks at telephone numbers
1-868-667-8333/4 and 1-868-497-4606.
Tenders must be accompanied by valid:-
(a) Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the by the Board of
Inland Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date of tender;
(b) Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act.
Tenders on the approved tender form (IN TRIPLICATE) should be placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked
on the outside:
"TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VEHICLES/MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT TO THE
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DEFENCE FORCE (REGIMENT) MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY"
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain and
must be deposited in the Brown Tenders Box located in the lobby of the Board's Office not later than
1.00 p.m. on Thursday June 11, 2015.
Tenders will be opened publicly at the Board's Office shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized repre-
sentative may be present at the opening.
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the SLOT in the Tender Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and as such,
tenders should be packaged accordingly.
Late tenders will not be considered in any circumstances.
The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
The Central Tenders Board reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety or partially, without
defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
Tenderers are advised that they can visit website http://www.finance.gov.tt for all published
Central Tenders Board
19 Vol. XIV
April 27, 2015
Jazz musician Marcus Miller s decades-long
resume includes multiple Grammy Awards, work
with Miles Davis and even an appearance on a
Michael Jackson album, but now he s relishing his
second calling as a Unesco Artist For Peace and
spokesman for the organisation s Slave Route Proj-
The AP caught up with the bassist, composer and
producer during his trip to Paris to perform at Thurs-
day s International Jazz Day.
His eyes lit up when he recalled being tapped in
2012 by Irina Bokova, the head of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
after a concert in which he performed a song about
She thought he would be a unique voice to educate
the world through words and music about what
African slaves achieved despite the horrors they faced.
Unesco s Slave Route Project aims to contribute to
a better understanding of the causes and consequences
of slavery while highlighting the global transformations
that came from it.
"The idea of beauty coming out of horrible sit-
uations is really profound," said Miller, 55, who lives
in Los Angeles. "The emphasis isn t suffering, it s
that people overcame this horrible era in our history
and have found ways to thrive."
The down-to-earth jazzman s journey to the roots
of slavery began during a trip to the island of Goree,
a tiny strip of land off the Senegalese coast where
captive Africans were taken before being shipped off
to the Americas.
"I thought I was emotionally and mentally prepared.
But when you re standing there, it s a whole different
thing," he said.
The experience inspired him to compose a song,
Goree, and recount the story of the island in concerts
--- where, he said, it struck a chord.
His latest album, Afrodeezia, released in March,
combines his interest in music and African history.
It s a groove-filled musical odyssey exploring how
the rhythms and melodies brought from African
Slave route shaped the music of the US, Latin America
and the Caribbean.
It s already received rave reviews and led to a per-
formance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
It s well documented how much jazz and blues
owe to the musical and vocal traditions brought to
the US by slaves from Africa.
"I thought it would be cool to collaborate with
different musicians along the stops of the Slave
Route... With Afrodeezia, it was celebratory --- not
the darkness but the light.
"Taking the negative and turning it into positive
is really an important aspect of this music. African-
Americans do this all the time," he said, citing soul
food created from food that slave masters didn t want
as an example.
But 150 years after slavery was officially abolished
in the US in 1865, Miller believes there s still much
work to do, as evidenced by the violence that recently
flared in Baltimore after a black man suffered severe
spinal injuries when he was stopped by police. It was
the latest high-profile case of a black man in the US
dying as the result of a police encounter.
Paradoxically, Miller said he believes the historic
election of America s first African-American president
has intensified racial tensions in the US.
"I feel like when Obama was elected president,
people harbored these feelings --- you know what I
mean, resentful," he says.
But Miller sees Obama as a prominent role model
"When I was growing up you were going to be a
ball player or a musician, this was your way out of
the hood," he said. "Now you can be one of the
Obama brothers, he gets As." (AP)
Marcus Miller on
race, slavery and jazz
Marcus Miller is working with Unesco on the Slave Route Project. AP PHOTO
I thought it would be cool to collaborate with
different musicians along the stops of the
Slave Route... With Afrodeezia, it was
celebratory --- not the darkness but the light.
Taking the negative and turning it into
positive is really an important aspect of this
music. African-Americans do this all the time.
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