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Tenders are invited for Road Paving Works for the Princes Town Regional Corporation, Ministry of Local
Government in the following areas: -
Only one (1) Project will be awarded per contractor.
Tender documents can be collected during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office, 116 Frederick
Street, Port of Spain, telephone number 625-4330.
Tenderers are required to pay a tender deposit of
payable by cash or certified cheque
to the Director of Contracts, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain. This deposit will be received
must be attached to the tender.
Any further technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Mr. Masud Mohammed,
Engineering & Survey Officer, Princes Town Regional Corporation, telephone numbers 655-2416 ext. 244/ 385-1209.
A pre-tender meeting followed by site visit will be held on
at the Princes Town
Regional Corporation, Hoseins Mall, High Street, Princes Town.
Tenders must be accompanied by valid:-
The original and two (2) copies of the tender should be placed in sealed envelopes and clearly marked on the outside:-
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain and must
be deposited in the
Tenders Box located in the lobby of the Board's Office not later than
Tenders will be opened publicly at the Board's Office shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized representative
may be present at the opening.
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the
in the Tenders Box are
and as such,
tenders should be packaged accordingly.
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 defray-
ing any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
Tenderers are advised that they can visit website
for all published Tender Notices.
Eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve
your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda
is still in its infancy, but there's enough out there to
identify what you can look forward to when you put
down the can and cool down with an unsweetened
iced tea instead.
• Migraines disappear and focus sharpens
It turns out the headaches you expected from a diet-
soda withdrawal didn't materialise. And now that
you've quit the stuff, you probably find yourself thinking
clearly for the first time in a while. That's because the
chemicals that make up the artificial sweetener aspar-
tame may have altered brain chemicals, nerve signals,
and the brain's reward system, which leads to headaches,
anxiety, and insomnia, according to a review in the
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. And a 2013
animal study found that rats that drank diet soda had
damaged cells and nerve endings in the cerebellum---
the part of the brain responsible for motor skills.
• Taste buds are more sensitive
It's not your imagination: without your usual diet
soda chaser, you may find that food has more flavour.
That's because the artificial sweeteners in your diet
soda overwhelmed your taste buds with an onslaught
of sweetness. Aspartame ranks 200 hundreds times
sweeter than table sugar. Splenda? 600 times. In fact,
brain scans show that diet soda alters sweet receptors
in the brain and prolongs sugar cravings rather than
• The scale finally goes the right way
While you may have started drinking diet soda to
facilitate weight loss, quitting it may actually do the
trick. A recent nine-year study found older adults who
drank diet soda continued to pack on belly fat. The
study piggybacks on research that found each daily
diet soda increases your chance of becoming obese in
the next decade by 65 per cent, and a study published
in Diabetes Care that found drinking diet soft drinks
daily was associated with an increase in metabolic syn-
drome---obesity, high blood-pressure, high triglyc-
erides---which leads to heart disease and diabetes.
• Bones strengthen
Putting down the soda may be the best way to
improve your bone strength and reduce your risk of
fractures. One 2014 study found that each daily soda
increased the chance of hip fracture by 14 per cent for
postmenopausal women. And another found that older
women who drank cola had lower bone mineral density
in their hips. Science suggests that a soda habit weakens
• You handle booze better
It's a fact: Diet soda gets you drunk faster. When
you mix it with alcohol, your stomach empties out
faster than if you used regular soda, causing a drastic
increase in blood-alcohol concentrations, according to
an Australian study in the American Journal of Medicine.
• Your fat storage and diabetes risks decrease
Our hormones may explain the great paradox of
why people gain weight when they switch to diet soda.
A study in Diabetes Care found that drinking two-
thirds of a diet soda before eating primed the pancreas
to release a lot of the fat-storing hormone insulin.
When the pancreas is overworked from creating insulin
to control blood-sugar levels, diabetes rears its ugly
head. And a recent study in Japan found that middle-
aged men who drank one or more diet sodas daily were
much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes over a
• Kidney function improves
Now that your body no longer has to make sense
of the unpronounceable ingredients in diet soda,
your kidneys can get back to clearing toxins, stabilising
blood pressure, and absorbing minerals. One study
looked at 11 years of data and found that women
who drank two or more servings of diet soda doubled
their chances of declining kidney function.
Things that happen
when you quit diet soda
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