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PENAL/DEBE REGIONAL CORPORATION
#218 A S.S Erin Road Debe
CLOSURE OF PENAL MARKET
The public is hereby notified that the Penal Market will be closed on May
21st, 2015 to facilitate washing and sanitizing of same.
For further information please call 647-0961/7012/2092 or 647-8622.
The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
Chief Executive Officer
Penal/Debe Regional Corporation
The National Library and Information
System Authority (NALIS) invites
applications for the following position:
The Executive Director is responsible for managing the a airs of NALIS subject to the directions and in accordance with the
policies determined by the Board of Directors. The incumbent leads the development and execution of the Organization's
long term strategy with a view to achieving goals and objectives. The Executive Director acts as a direct liaison between the
Board and management of the organization and communicates to the Board on behalf of management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Required Knowledge and Skills
Mininum Quali cations and Experience
to lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development of the Organization's Vision, Mission, Governance and Corporate
to provide information and advice to the line Minister and the Board on matters pertaining to a national library and
information service on policy and other related matters;
to lead and oversee the development and implementation of the Organization's long and short term action plans in
accordance with its strategy;
to ensure the organization's Human Resource is managed according to approved policies and procedures and fully
conform to current laws and regulations;
to ensure that the nancial resources of the organization are utilized based on the budgetary allocations and that the
required nancial regulations are followed;
to assess the principal risks of the organization and to ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed;
to ensure e ective internal controls and management information systems are in place;
to ensure that the Organization has appropriate systems to enable it to conduct its activities both lawfully and ethically in
relation to the management of contracts and legal matters;
to ensure that the Organization adheres to and maintains high standards (international and local) and its corporate social
to act as a liaison between management and the Board;
to communicate e ectively with employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public;
to manage local, regional and international partnerships as necessary;
to foster a customer-centred culture.
Proven leadership abilities and team building skills.
Strategic visioning capacity.
Knowledge of current trends in the application of new technology to library services, while recognizing the continued
role of print media.
Experience in working with a policy-making Board would be highly desirable.
Substantial knowledge of scal and strategic planning and management, human resource management, principles and
practices of marketing and public relations, facilities management, corporate governance and legal issues.
Exceptional communication skills.
Knowledge of 'Caribbeana' with speci c reference to our national heritage information, its preservation and conservation.
Financial management capability.
Knowledge of Contract Management.
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or any other recognized quali cation in Library and
A minimum of ve (5) years managerial experience in Library and Information services, including three (3) years in
a senior management position;
A Post Graduate Quali cation in Management or in a related eld will be an asset.
For consideration, a letter of
application, curriculum vitae,
together with names and addresses
of two (2) references should be
submitted by May 29, 2015 to:
Chairman, NALIS Board
National Library and Information System Authority
National Library Building, Hart and Abercromby
Streets, Port of Spain (POS)
ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS
WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED!
Any quali cation from a non
regional institution must be
accompanied by certi cation from
the Accreditation Council of
Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
The preparation part of a team for
a big tournament is very involved,
especially if the goal is towards a
World Cup or Olympic event. The
Olympic Committee s goal of 10 gold
medals in 2024 that its president
Brian Lewis has set for this country
is a huge one.
He has recruited the help of Cleopa-
tra Borel as an ambassador for the cause
and is little by little attempting to put
things in place to facilitate the prepa-
ration period leading up to the 2024
Olympic Games. I recently heard it said
by Lewis while attending a "courtesy
call" for the men s rugby team following
their NACRA Championship game,
that the process involved with achieving
success is where emphasis must be in
any undertaking. I am not so sure if
all the powers that be are always as
acutely aware of this fact as Lewis
appears to be.
In the local environment, national
sport is heavily dependent on volunteer
work and that makes it an extremely
volatile environment. In our day-to-
day lives, many people rather pay a
professional to handle a project than
ask a friend or family member to do
it because although on the one hand
you might be able to save on cost, on
the other hand you may end up paying
for it in time and/or quality or attention
to detail. In the end it stands to reason
that it is worth the cost to pay a pro-
fessional. So, while even the USOC
relies heavily on volunteer work, there
is a point where it is not enough.
Last year when I visited the US
Olympic Training Centre in Colorado
Springs, the first thing I saw when I
began the tour of their grounds, was
a huge wall recognising their sponsors.
A Google search for "USOC corporate
partners" will bring a clearer appreci-
ation for sponsorship involvement
required. The site has two categories
of corporate sponsors: Worldwide and
Domestic Sponsors totalling 37 large
to huge corporate entities. Their
National Medical Network includes
eight facilities, and their licensee list
is 27 in number.
Gaining the commitment of these
entities is a serious business, not a
charity. When a team makes a com-
mitment to pursue a World Cup or
Olympic qualification, they are agreeing
to a serious, long term relationship that
will involve the appropriate levels of
transparency and accountability. Unfor-
tunately, the sports industry in T&T
has no reputation of possessing either
of these traits on a national level and
as such NSOs are faced with an even
larger challenge of proving their worth
when wooing potential sponsors.
The TTOC has afforded the public
an opportunity to participate in the
#10gold24 task by creating a bank
account to which random deposits can
be made. It is important that the public
clearly understand that the Olympic
Committee, just like in the US, is not
based on federal support. These Com-
mittees exist based on private funding
and volunteer work. The USOC oper-
ates by a stable, well balanced structure
combining the two and that is why it
is sustainable and successful.
Coming back to the local environ-
ment, despite the negative stigma the
sports industry has earned for being
corrupt, it is not impossible to source
the private funding. It is important
however that NSOs appreciate and
accept that now more than ever, it is
essential that they prove their com-
mitment to a professional level of trans-
parency and accountability. This will
involve putting pen to paper and signing
on a dotted line. The NSOs therefore
have to honestly ask themselves
whether they are up to the task of
accomplishing dreams of this magni-
tude or at least give it an honest and
earnest crack at it -- no excuses. This
conscious decision will be a game-
We have knocked at the door of
opportunity many times in sport but
because of poor planning and prepa-
ration we have not been able to com-
pletely follow through. Luck has been
described as that point when oppor-
tunity and preparation meet. While
you cannot and will not always antic-
ipate the opportunities, preparation is
something that can be deliberately
orchestrated with the right team of
knowledgeable people of upstanding
Get that solid team together and a
firm appreciation for the value of sport
preparation and when the opportunity
is presented, Lady Luck will make an
Asha De Freitas-Moseley M.S.
A.T.C., has been an athletic
trainer/therapist with the National
Athletic Trainers' Association
(NATA) for the past 12 years. She
specializes in the rehabilitation of
injuries experienced in the lives of
active and/or athletic populations
applying Active Release Technique
(ART), Facial Stretch Therapy (FST)
and Contemporary Dry Needling to
complement her training as a certi-
fied Corrective Exercise Specialist.
If you would like a consultation or
have an injury, she can be reached
at Pulse Performance Ltd., located
at #54 Gallus St, Woodbrook.
Luck pays a visit
The NSOs therefore have to
honestly ask themselves
whether they are up to the
task of accomplishing
dreams of this magnitude or
at least give it an honest
and earnest crack at it ---
no excuses. This conscious
decision will be a
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