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A Company operating in East Trinidad is currently recruiting for the following positions for
STRICTLY PART-TIME WORK:
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS -- Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Close interaction with foreign visitors and citizens who are departing and arriving on flights.
• Screening of Passenger travel documents to determine validity for domestic and
• Processing of incoming and outgoing of flights with the Governmental Authorities in
accordance with Laws, procedures and regulations and the fostering of an excellent and pleasant
working relationship with All State Authorities, Customers, the General Public and coworkers
• Flight Bookings and Ticketing
• Technical Duties relating to flight operations
• Bi-lingual capabilities would be an asset
AVIATION SECURITY AGENTS -- Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Close interaction with foreign visitors and fellow citizens who are departing and arriving on flights.
• Physical and Electronic Screening of passengers, travel documents, their luggage and cargo.
• Controlling and monitoring access to restricted areas including Aircrafts.
• Interception of prohibited items and substances and invalid travel documents.
• Report writing and investigations.
AIRPORT BAGGAGE HANDLERS -- Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Handling of passengers' baggage both in outdoor and indoor conditions.
• The physical ability to lift packages and baggage by hand up to 70 pounds (proper
technique training shall be provided)
• The physical ability to work in confined and movement restricted spaces requiring bending,
crouching and kneeling and pulling and pushing of packages of varying weight and dimensions.
• A valid driver's permit will be an asset.
The following is applicable to all of the above positions:
• he above positions are strictly for persons who wish or require to work NIGHTS ONLY,
WEEKENDS ONLY, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ONLY or a combination of all of the above.
• Minimum of two days off per week
• Monthly Attendance Incentives
All interested applicants are required to submit their application to:
The Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 558, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please title emails with the desired position being applied for as stated above. 0821058
The European Union has suffered
three systemic shocks in the past five
The most existential of these is the
euro crisis and the most insidious is
the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But
the most visible and heart-rending---
not to mention most challenging to the
EU s easy assumption of its own
virtue---is the recent flood of migrants
from the south and east, fleeing poverty,
suppression and war.
Both the euro crisis and the Russian
encroachment in Ukraine threaten to
undermine the EU s development into
a cohesive unit. The common euro cur-
rency was meant to pave the way to
common politics, a giant step towards
a European State, which turned out to
be a step far too large.
The Russian challenge was a response
to what President Vladimir Putin insists
is an imperial project to surround and
squeeze Russia. In response, he seized
the southern Ukrainian province of
Crimea and gave strong support to pro-
Russian rebels over the Russian-Ukrain-
ian border in Donbas, sparking a low-
level war. A truce is now in the process
of breaking down.
The migrant crisis is different. The
tremendous scope of the influx is dif-
ficult to exaggerate. Refugees are fleeing
Syrian and Libyan wars, Eritrean repres-
sion and sub-Saharan poverty.
They are traveling to Europe across
the Mediterranean, largely landing in
two countries ill-equipped to help them:
Greece and Italy, which both struggle
with high unemployment and fragile
economies. Some 70,000 migrants have
come into Italy this year alone, with
many hoping to get to more favorable
The Greek island of Kos, located near
Turkey from where many migrants set
sail for the EU, has been partly overrun,
forcing the Greek government to charter
a cruise ship to take them to the main-
land for processing.
This flood of refugees has stoked
political tensions across the continent.
Italy s Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-
right Lega party, benefitting in the polls
from the crisis, took on the Vatican s
charitable approach to the migrants.
Responding to Pope Francis remark
that pushing migrants back was "a
crime," he proclaimed, "A crime? No,
it s a duty!"
New barriers appear everywhere.
Hungary s migrant flood comes through
neighboring Serbia, and it s responded
by building a double fence (one of razor
wire, the second a 12-foot high wall)
along the 110-mile frontier between
the two states.
It will be patrolled by a new border
force, tasked to plug any breaches in
the walls. Janos Lazar, chief of staff to
Prime Minister Victor Orban, said earlier
this week, "Demands to be let in to
then take advantage of the EU s asylum
system are on the rise, aggressiveness
Migrants are aggressive in their efforts
to get in because nothing else will do.
The British have paid for fences to keep
thousands of migrants camped out near
the Calais entrance to the Chunnel
from boarding trains or trucks. Earlier
this week, the French and British inte-
rior ministers announced a joint control
center in Calais.
The agreement included the provision
of better accommodations, blasted by
the Daily Mail as a "French farce," a
devious anti-British trick to encourage
more migrants to come to Calais en
route to the UK.
Immigration is toxic in the European
Union but it doesn t have a monopoly
on the issue.
The United States, historically most
welcoming of poor and huddled masses,
now seems to have shifted away from
that attitude. Republican supporters
now, by a sizable majority, believe
immigrants "burden" the country; even
Politicians, except those who gladly
accept the role of anti-immigrant trib-
unes, are caught between the rock of
desperate migrants and the hard place
of their citizens disdain.
Some countries have been more gen-
erous than others: Germany stands out,
taking 43 per cent of all migrants this
year -- but its government has warned
it can t carry on at this rate forever.
Europe will not become more wel-
coming than it is now---likely, it will
become less so. Men and women in
zones of conflict or poverty will not
become less determined to grasp a bet-
ter future. And violent jihadist groups
will not cease to infiltrate their militants
into Europe through the cover of migra-
Thus the hope that the migrant crisis
will abate, or be held back indefinitely,
is a futile one. The rock will get rockier,
the hard places harder. Popular and
democratic pressure will close up
Europe. These impossible circum-
stances---coupled with basic human
conscience---prompt us to think rad-
ically of larger solutions.
Oxford economist and specialist in
African affairs Paul Collier has suggested
building more permanent camps,
together with the provision of work for
the migrants. His idea is in the right
The United Nations should extend
the good work its Commission for
Refugees does. It should identify large
areas where migrants could both live
and work while retaining their nation-
ality. Granted an indefinite stay, these
migrants would also have the possibility
of attaining citizenship. These areas
would, by definition, be empty and
probably inhospitable; the UN s aim
would be to make them comfortably
The proposal is full of problems and
flaws: It s thinkable only because the
continuation of the present is unthink-
able. It s a kind of Marshall Plan for
the wretched of the earth: fearsomely
hard to do, but one that might really
unite the nations in providing help to
the desperate. (Reuters)
To solve Europe's
migrant crisis, give
them a place of their own
In this photo taken August 12, migrants disembark a local bus in Kanjiza, Serbia. Serbia's border with EU-
member Hungary has become a major crossing point for tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East,
Asia and Africa who are using the so-called Balkan route to enter the EU while fleeing poverty and wars in
their home countries. AP PHOTO
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