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Country Office in Trinidad and Tobago seeks
IT Local Support Consultant
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Office in Trinidad
& Tobago is looking for an IT Local Support Consultant to provide and
maintain a reliable and responsive IT environment in the Country Office
The ideal candidate will hold Bachelor's Degree in computer science
with a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience.
Languages: Excellent written and spoken English and independent
user knowledge of any of the three other Bank languages (a language
assessment will be administered during the process). In particular a
good working knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
Eligibility: Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago or those with a valid
work permit for Trinidad and Tobago at the time of application are
Deadline for Applications: September 28th 2015
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An overturned truck on the
Solomon Hochoy Highway near
the Gasparillo flyover brought
south-bound traffic to a standstill
during morning rush-hour for
almost three hours.
Hundreds of motorists trying to
get to work, school and other busi-
ness sat in their vehicles for over
three hours before police and fire
officers allowed traffic to flow again.
The accident took place around
7.30 am when the truck, loaded with
goods belonging to soft-drink man-
ufacturer Pepsi, driven by Shawn
Belcon, 23, overturned and skidded
approximately 200 feet before com-
ing to a stop.
It hit another vehicle but fortu-
nately there were no injuries, police
at the scene said. Several plastic bot-
tles of soft drink spilled on the road-
Police officers at the scene said
the roadway was wet after early
The T&T Guardian spoke to an
emotional Belcon, who recalled the
bone-chilling moment he realised
he could not control the truck.
"I came up over the flyover and
the truck started to swerve from side
to side," he said.
"I tried to slow it down but all of
a sudden, the truck was flipping.
"It came back down on the side
and started to skid along the road."
Belcon, who wiped away tears as
he spoke, said he tried to brace him-
self for impact while the truck was
"I tried to make sure I had room
around me, so I couldn t get trapped.
I saw the windshield was already
cracked and as soon as the truck
stopped, I kicked it out and climbed
One of his co-workers, who was
at the scene, said Belcon s brother
Sheldon was also employed at Pepsi
but died on the job about six months
"His brother died on the job and
he took his place as a driver and
now this come and happened, so
he is really emotional right now,"
the worker said.
The accident caused traffic to
back up all the way to the Chaguanas
flyover but began to clear around 10
am when a wrecker was able to
move the truck from the roadway.
Police of the Southern Division
Highway Patrol including Cpls
Mohammed and Ali, and PCs McIn-
tyre, Arbuckle, Ali, Chadee and Paul
responded to the accident.
The decomposing body of an uniden-
tified man was found yesterday at a
Board of Inland Revenue building on
St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain.
Around 7 am pedestrians reported a
foul smell coming from the building,
which once housed the Value Added Tax
Division but had been closed for reno-
A curious passerby went into the build-
ing to investigate, and found the body
of a man of African descent.
The man was wearing clothing that
appeared to be discoloured. The body
was partially tangled in a wire mesh.
The police were notified and officers
from the Port-of-Spain CID and the
Homicide Bureau of Investigations visited
No marks of violence were observed
on the body.
The police believe that the man was
homeless and seeking shelter in the empty
building that is under construction.
Police are asking for assistance to iden-
tify the body.
After the body is identified, it will be
taken to the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, for an autopsy to be done to deter-
mine the cause of death. Anyone with
information can contact the St Vincent
Police Station at 625-1261 or 625-2684.
Decomposing body found in VAT building
shuts down highway
Fire officers at the scene of yesterday's
accident, in which a delivery truck
overturned along the south bound lane of
the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway near
Gasparillo. The accident, caused traffic to
grind to a halt for over two hours. No one
was hurt in the accident.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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