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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment on contract for a period of three (3)
years, in the following positions:-
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
• Minimum of eight (8) years' experience performing facilities management duties, including at least four
(4) years at a managerial/supervisory level.
• Training as evidenced by the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in
Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical engineering or a related discipline or in Management or related
discipline from a recognized institution.
OR • Minimum ten (10) years' experience performing facilities management duties, including at least six (6)
years at a managerial/supervisory level.
• Training as evidenced by the possession of a Technician's Diploma or equivalent in
Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical engineering or Certification in facilities Management/ Management
or in a related field.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
• Minimum of two (2) years' experience performing facilities/equipment maintenance and repair work.
• Training as evidenced by the possession of a Technician's Diploma or the equivalent in
Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical engineering or related discipline from a recognized institution.
For further details, persons wishing to apply can access the advertisement and the Job Description at the
Service Commissions Department and on the website at www.scd.org.tt .
Interested persons must submit their application and Curriculum Vitae no later than 4th June, 2015 to the
Director of Personnel Administration, Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Port of Spain
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEGED
Applications submitted without the following are deemed incomplete and unsuitable;
Date of application
Copy of Birth Certificates attached (computerized only)
Legible and clearly printed copies of:
Relevant academic qualifications
Documentation showing proof of citizenship (if not born in Trinidad and Tobago)
Documentation from the relevant authorizing bodies, verifying equivalency for qualification
Applicants are also advised to check regularly for updates on the website.
The University of the West
Indies (UWI) St Augustine
Guild of Students 2015-2016
council will draw on the expe-
rience of the former council
to work towards better student
representation and to resolve
their campus issues.
This was said by outgoing
Public Relations Officer/Faculty
of Humanities and Education
representative and new guild
secretary Nikoli Edwards.
He was speaking after the
handing-over ceremony at the
UWI Faculty of Social Sciences
Lounge, on the evening of May
1. The guest speaker was the
High Commissioner for
Jamaica David Prendergast,
who in his address urged the
new council to take their posi-
tions as seriously as possible
and be the change that they
wanted to see.
Edwards said, "We recognize
some of the challenges that we
face and we re here to improve
on them such as the protest
action by the staff.
"We now understand that
they do have a right to undergo
protest action or to let their
voices be heard in particular
"We re a bit more experi-
enced now, however, knowing
that they cannot cross certain
"There was the issue of peo-
ple going into classrooms, dis-
rupting examinations and dis-
turbing students and we
immediately began to engage
administration on this."
He said the guild was def-
initely in a better position now
to handle issues in a profes-
sional manner to ensure that
students did not become dis-
Also present were UWI Prin-
cipal Prof Clement Sankat,
Deputy Principal Prof Rhoda
Reddock, Campus Registrar
Richard Saunders and Chair-
man of the Campus Committee
for Graduate Studies and
Research Prof Kit Fai Pun.
New UWI guild to learn from old
The University of the West Indies St Augustine Guild
of Students 2015-2016 President Makesi Peters, left,
receives his instrument of appointment from his
predecessor, Matthew Peters, at the handing-over
ceremony at the UWI Faculty of Social Sciences
Lounge, on May 1.
Independent Senator Helen Drayton says even
with the best of intentions election campaign financ-
ing reform cannot become a reality before the 2015
Drayton, who is a member of the parliamentary
Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Election Campaign
Financing, had first raised the issue in a private motion
last year when she called for legislation to address
the critical need for transparency in party financing.
Subsequent to that motion a JSC was established
with Speaker Wade Mark as chairman and the man-
date to "propose a legislative framework to govern
the financing of election campaigns and submit its
report with recommendations to both Houses of
Parliament within six months of its appointment."
This week the Sunday Guardian contacted Drayton
for a status update on the work of the JSC and ques-
tioned if, realistically, the reform would be ready
before the general election. Drayton, via email, said,
"No. Not possible at all, even with the best of inten-
tions. The law is one thing, but reform is a lengthy
process involving many stakeholders, systems, process-
es, procedures, technology, manpower etc. It is not
a matter that can be rushed last minute."
At a media conference in March, the JSC, through
its chairman, gave the assurance that a report on
election campaign financing would be ready in May.
However, to date, the JSC has met on four occa-
sions: Tuesday, December 9, 2014; Monday, March
16, 2015; Wednesday, April 15, 2015; and Monday,
May 4, 2015. Drayton explained that the committee
agreed to ask for technical assistance on campaign
financing from the Organisation of American States
(OAS), the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP); and the Elections and Boundaries Com-
At the meeting last Monday, Drayton said, the
committee met with Charles Chauvel of the UNDP
who made a presentation and took questions from
committee members. Election campaign financing
reform is concerned with the need for transparency
and for financiers to disclose their contributions to
political parties and was one of the key promises
from the People s Partnership in its 2010 manifesto.
Last year, political analyst Derek Ramsamooj, at
the opening of the Association of Caribbean Medi-
aworkers and T&T Publishers and Broadcasters Asso-
ciation media workshop on covering elections, esti-
mated that some $330 million was expected to be
spent during campaigning for the upcoming general
No election financing
reform for 2015
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