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Is your company a:
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ("the Authority") is
accepting requests for proposals for companies seeking to
lease space at the Piarco AeroPark.
The Piarco AeroPark presents a strategic location on the airport
estate. The area is bounded by multi -- modal transportation
options, which will improve the efficiencies of any firm seeking
an opportunity to expand and grow its business.
Copies of the RFP can be obtained from 15th May, 2015
between 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at the Cashier's Booth,
Airports Authority Administration Centre, Piarco International
Airport, South Terminal, Golden Grove Road, Piarco, Trinidad
and Tobago upon payment of a non refundable fee of
US$200.00 plus VAT.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
at the Piarco AeroPark TrINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Proposers are encouraged to attend a Pre -- Proposal
meeting on 24th June, 2015 at 10:00a.m. in order to
become familiar with the conditions which may affect
the submission. The meeting will take place at:
Airports Authority Administration Centre
Piarco International Airport
Golden Grove Road
The deadline for submission of proposals is 26th
October, 2015 @ 2:00p.m. AST. Late submissions will
not be considered.
Questions or requests for further information should be
The Secretary Tenders Committee
The subject line should read "RFP for Service Companies
at the Piarco AeroPark."
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any tender.
INDONESIA---When Kyaw Naing arrived at the
tiny thatch-and-bamboo shack in Myanmar, it was
empty and the door stood wide open.
He was finally home, after five years of being
forced to work as a slave on a fishing boat, but there
was no one to greet him. His brother---and only
living relative --- was gone.
Kyaw Naing, 30, who was kept at one point in
a cage on the remote Indonesian island village of
Benjina, is among eight migrant fishermen rescued
for their safety during an Associated Press inves-
tigation into slavery in the seafood industry. Those
men are now home, and hundreds more are waiting
to be repatriated after the Indonesian government
evacuated them to another island following the
story s publication.
The number of former slaves found has risen
steadily in the past month to nearly 600, reflecting
how widespread and deep-rooted the problem of
forced labour is on the boats that bring them from
Thailand. Before the first men left to go home this
week, more than 360 were gathered on the island
of Tual, including some who got word of the rescue
and travelled hundreds of miles by boat to join the
others. Another 230 Burmese and Cambodians have
been identified and are waiting to leave Benjina,
while hundreds of Thai nationals still have not been
In addition, the AP recently found more foreign
migrants desperate to go home during a visit to the
provincial capital of Ambon. The International Organ-
ization for Migration suspects thousands of others
are stranded on boats or surrounding islands.
Most of the men are from Myanmar, also known
as Burma, but some are from Cambodia, Laos and
poor parts of Thailand. They were sold, tricked or
even kidnapped in Thailand and brought to work in
Indonesian waters for little or no pay. They were
forced to work up to 24 hours a day with inadequate
food and unclean water, and many reported being
beaten and denied medical care.
The AP linked their catch to the supply chains of
some of America s biggest food sellers, such as Wal-
Mart, Sysco and Kroger, and also to popular brands
of canned pet food, including Fancy Feast, Meow
Mix and Iams. The companies have all said they
strongly condemn labour abuse and are taking steps
to prevent it, such as working with human rights
groups to hold subcontractors accountable.
On Monday, 59 former slaves from Cambodia
became the first to return home there. Sim Chhorn,
69, traveled to the airport from the central part of
the county to meet her son. (AP)
In this April 21, 2015 photo, former fishing slaves gather at their temporary shelter in Tual, Indonesia. Hundreds of former slaves rescued
by Indonesian government from the remote island of Benjina following Associated Press investigation into slavery in seafood industry are
now waiting to be repatriated. AP PHOTO
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