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GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
31-33 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain
The Information Technology Unit of the Ministry of National Security is charged with the
responsibility to manage and maintain all areas of the Ministry of National Security's General
Administration Information and Communication Technology services and support. In this regard
applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to fill the
following contract positions in the Information and Communications Technology Unit, General
Administration, Ministry of National Security:
Information Systems Support Specialist
Role: Reporting to the Manager, Networks and Infrastructure, incumbent is required to provide
maintenance and support services for the Emergency Call Centre and the Ministry's Wide Area
Trunking and Broadband Networks. Duties include ensuring the security of the application
data; supporting and maintaining the software applications; assisting with the enhancement
of these software applications; providing training to key stakeholders on these systems; and
supervising Technical and Support Staff as required. Depending on work assignment, the
incumbent will be required to perform these duties for one of the following categories of
software application solutions: a) the business information systems of the Ministry such as
finance, payroll and human resource Management; b) the Ministry - specific information
systems; c) any defined combination of business and Ministry-specific information systems.
Minimum Experience and Training:
Minimum of three (3) years' experience performing at a technical level, including at least eighteen
(18) months' experience in the maintenance, support and enhancement of software applications.
Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized Bachelor's Degree in Computer
Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Computer
Engineering or a related area.
Information and Communications Technology
(ICT) Technical Officer
Role: Reporting to the Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist, the incumbent is required to provide
technical support in the operations and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure of the Ministry under
the guidance and direction of supervisors. Duties include: installation and support of personal
computers and related software; monitoring of the operations of the Ministry's IT and networking
infrastructure; assisting with the installation of computer room and networking infrastructure; and
responding to and addressing IT incident reports and requests for help.
Minimum Experience and Training:
Minimum of three (3) years' relevant technical experience.
Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized Associate Degree or Diploma in
Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management,
Computer Engineering or a related area.
How to apply:
For further details on these positions please visit www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt
Applications including Resume giving details of qualifications and experience, names and addresses
of two (2) references should be sent to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of National Security
Temple Court 1
31-33 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain Trinidad West Indies
Closing date for applications is September 4th, 2015
We thank all interested applicants, but advise that only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.
LOS ANGELES---A judge overturned Terrence
Howard s divorce settlement with his second wife
Monday, finding the actor was coerced into signing
the settlement by her threats to leak private details.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis ruling
means Howard and his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent,
will now have to renegotiate the financial terms of
their divorce. The ruling also ends, for now, any
claims Ghent has to Howard s earnings from the
hit TV show Empire.
"The evidence of extortion or duress was unre-
butted," Lewis said.
Howard contended he signed a 2012 settlement
to end his marriage to Ghent out of fear she would
leak private details about him, including phone sex
recordings with other women and a video of him
dancing naked in a bathroom.
The agreement entitled Ghent to a share of
Howard s earnings, which would include a portion
of his salary from the hit Fox series Empire, which
opens its second season in the fall.
"I could not be any more pleased by today s rul-
ing," Howard wrote in a statement issued after the
Ghent s lawyers have said she denied extorting
the actor in a deposition and argued he didn t prove
threats she made in 2011 forced him to sign the
agreement a year later. She was not allowed to
testify at a recent hearing because her attorneys
did not file a sworn declaration from her before
the proceedings began.
Ghent s attorneys declined immediate comment,
saying they would release a statement later Mon-
Lewis presided over a four-day hearing that
revealed numerous private details about the Oscar-
nominated actor, including that he had cheated on
Ghent during their engagement, he was physically
violent with his first wife, and he has already
divorced his third wife.
Lewis also heard a 2011 call in which Ghent berat-
ed Howard and threatened to sell private information
about him if he didn t pay her money by the end
of the day. Howard s accountant sent Ghent $40,000
in response to the call, which he called "hush
The actor called it "blood money." He told Lewis
that leaking the information at the time would have
ended his acting career.
Ghent has accused Howard of multiple instances
of domestic violence and has an active restraining
order against the actor.
Howard, 46, has denied he abused Ghent.
Lewis cited the ugly details of the case and said
it was clear Howard had mistreated Ghent.
"There s no question in my mind Terrence
Howard is a bully," Lewis said. But the judge also
said: "Just because you re a bully doesn t mean you
can t be bullied."
The actor was nominated for an Academy Award
for his starring role in 2005 s Hustle & Flow.
His career has resurged since the debut of Empire,
a hit series for Fox that had steadily improved
ratings each week in its first season. The show s
second season, set to debut on September 23, is
Work on the show s second season continues.
Howard spent four days in court during a recent
hearing, testifying for portions of three of those
days. His absence didn t impact the show s shooting
Howard s attorney, Brian Kramer, praised the
ruling and its impact on Howard s life.
"Today s ruling represents not only a watershed
event in the life of Mr. Terrence Howard whose
financial livelihood was hanging in the balance, but
it s a precedent setting ruling that will have impli-
cations for the entire family law bench and bar in
California," Kramer wrote in a statement. (AP)
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