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CHINA TOUR -
After 3 successful Trinidadians and
Tobagoians tours to China - the last June
2015, Transworld Holiday Consultancy Ltd.
London offering another tour from 7th to
25th November 2015 - China, Hong Kong
Interested contact 665-3311, 492-5934
P All persons with
"Sale of Agreement"
Comprising 17 acres of Land
situated at 2 mile mark
Penal Rock Road
Kindly contact Mrs Rookmin Nandlal
with 'Sale of Agreement " documents
at # 39 Clarke Road Penal'
or call 647 7634, 355 1508, 333 9465.
Deadline day to bring documents
on or before 31st December, 2015
Peake's One Stop Service Station
is looking for
Requirements for Applicants:
◊ Persons 18 years and over
◊ Minimum 2 CXC passes
◊ Able to work shifts (24 hour operation)
◊ Hard working, conscientious, willing to take
supervision and direction
◊ Team player
◊ Police Certificate of Character
◊ Two passport size photos
◊ Recommendation letters
Applicants are also required to submit a copy
of the application to:
Chief Manpower Officer
Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro
50 - 54 Duke Place, Duke Street
Interested persons should attend at our office
located at 10 Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua
Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00
a.m - 2.00 p.m
Sixty five years is a long time for
a business to be operating in T&T.
It is a milestone that attests to the
business savvy of the founders of
Williams Optical in San Fernando.
Evelyn Jo Marcelin Williams started
the family business in 1950 when
she returned to T&T after complet-
ing her studies optometry in Toron-
to. A year later her then fiancé
Lawrence Williams moved from
Canada and joined her in practice.
Williams Optical started as one of
three practices in the South of
Trinidad, but was the first full time
practice of its kind.
"No matter how good you are, you
have to be in your practice." Williams
said, "and that was what gave us our
She recalled that at the time other
optometrists operated part time or
once a week, and that allowed
Williams Optical to get firmly estab-
lished, especially since it was difficult
to get appointments at other prac-
"People from south either waited
a long time for appointments or went
to Port-of-Spain for their glasses."
she said, "so we offered convenience,
reliable attractive hours and very good
prices as well.
"It wasn t about the money, it was
about serving the public and we
enjoyed what we did. That s because
this is one of the most instantly
rewarding professions. People come
to you with a problem and you fix
it almost instantly."
She believes it was a combination
of her husband s charm as a people s
person, their dedication to their craft,
ethics and a little bit of luck that kept
the practice cohesive and thriving
over the years.
Williams is now 90, and has per-
sonally touched the eyes of many
families from the southern end of
In addition to establishing one of
the oldest optical practices, the couple
also pioneered one of T&T s first
independently operated optical labs,
dramatically decreasing wait times
for the turn around of prescriptions
for all of southern Trinidad.
Today both the lab and the practice
operate on a facility at New Street
in San Fernando. It is currently run
by son Charles P Williams and his
family who still maintain some of
the most cutting edge technology in
diagnostics, frames and lenses. They
also continue to be power players
with their lab and customer focused
• For more on Williams Optical
and their legacy visit their new
65 years ago.
The Export Centres Company Ltd (ECCL), a state
agency under the Ministry of Community Devel-
opment, recently hosted its Vacation Craft Pro-
gramme 2015 graduation ceremonies at its head
office in Mount Hope and its Point Fortin Centre.
Export Centres Company Ltd introduced the Vaca-
tion Craft Programme throughout rural communities
in Trinidad, giving children the opportunity to learn
new skills during the July/August vacation period.
This year a new dimension was added which intro-
duced the young trainees to the basics of business
This course is the first of its kind ever offered at
this level and the objective was to introduce and
instil a basic level of knowledge into the minds of
ECCL CEO Hansen Narinesingh said: "Our pro-
gramme aims to develop the innate creativeness and
talent of young people, to instil an understanding
and awareness of business entrepreneurship and the
potential that lies within each and every one of you,
to empower your lives at an early age."
Minister Winston "Gypsy" Peters, Minister of
Community Development, said: "While you may
have signed up for balloon craft or paper craft or
jewelry making, I know that you have learnt self-
control, patience and have further developed a talent.
If this Vacation Craft Programme has sparked an
interest, I want you to explore new areas.
ECCL CEO Hansen Narinesingh presents a certificate to one of the graduates
ECCL invests in young entrepreneurs
UWI to host economic
From the arrival of Europeans with their impe-
rial ambitions to the emergence of independent
economies, the Caribbean has had a fascinating
and sometimes climactic economic past. That
over 500-year history will be the subject of the
Third Congress of the Caribbean Economic His-
tory Association (Asociación de Historia
Económica del Caribe, AHEC).
The congress will be held November 4 to 8 at
the St Augustine Campus of The University of the
West Indies. Under the theme The History of
Investment in the Caribbean, the four-day congress
will look at "the evolution of investment in the
Caribbean from the 15th century to the present;
the movement of capital flows into and out of the
greater region and the incorporation of the
Caribbean into global economies and markets over
the past centuries."
More than 120 presenters from more than 20
countries and 60 different research institutions
are expected to take part in the 3rd AHEC congress.
Sir Hilary will give the opening lecture on Novem-
ber 4 and Professor Múnera Cavadía will provide
the closing lecture.
• For further details email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-2002
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