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POSITION : Marketing and Business Development Officer
1. Job Purpose
To plan and execute assigned activities associated with the marketing of new and
existing products of the organization. Responsible for the research, development,
and launch of new products in keeping with the requirements of the membership.
Accountable for the development of marketing plans and strategies and the
research and development of new business initiatives for approval by the Board
designed to grow the Credit Union among new and existing members of the
extended bond. These activities are to be cost effective and reliable and must be
delivered in a manner that consistently adds value to the credit Union's overall
2. Qualifications and Experience
• A minimum of a 1st degree in Business Management and or Marketing
Management or equivalent professional qualification.
• At least 3 years experience in a co-operative environment or financial institution.
• Extensive knowledge of Credit Union philosophy, systems work methods and
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Power Point, Publishing, Computer
• Familiarity with Emortelle/Credit Union software will be an asset.
• Excellent communication written and oral skills
• Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
• Effective leadership & supervisory skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Proven experience in use of Social Media as a marketing tool
• Planning and organizing
• Strong communication skills
• Information and task monitoring
• Problem analysis
• Judgment and problem-solving
• Stress tolerance
• Customer focus
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule
Please send full resume to:
ATTN: GENERAL MANAGER
P.O. Box 2192
National Mail Centre, Piarco
Applications postmarked after Monday 10th March, 2016 will not be considered
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Last week, we featured the charac-
teristics of two of the turtle species
designated as Environmentally Sen-
sitive Species (ESS) by the EMA---the
Green and Hawksbill turtles. This
week, we will continue with the char-
acteristics of the Leatherback, Log-
gerhead and Olive Ridley turtles.
This is the most commonly known
species of turtle in T&T. The
Leatherback is quite different in shape
and physiology to other marine turtles.
This species has a soft, leathery shell
with seven longitudinal ridges or keels.
The shell of the adult Leatherback turtle
is black in colour with white spots and
interrupted white lines on the keels.
The head is black with large white
markings and a pink spot on the top
of the head.
Leatherbacks are the largest turtles
on Earth and the weight of adults gen-
erally exceed 1,100 lbs. Their nesting
period is February to August each year,
and can be found in beaches such as
Matura, Grande Riviere and Manzanilla
in Trinidad, and Black Rock, Turtle
Beach and Englishman's Bay in Toba-
go.Female leatherbacks may lay four to
five times per season, each time
depositing 60 to 120 eggs. Leatherbacks
appear to nest once every two or three
years with an incubation period of
approximately 60 days.
The large size of leatherbacks is all
the more remarkable given their low
energy, low protein diet of soft-bodied
creatures such as jellyfish, squid and
tunicates ("jelly fish-like" marine inver-
This species is the rarest marine turtle
found in Trinidad. A Loggerhead nesting
event was recorded in Tobago in the
mid-1990s as such, nesting activity
has been a rarely recorded event. The
head and upper shell range from a yel-
low-orange to a reddish-brown, while
the underside is typically pale yellow.
The turtle's neck and sides are brown
on the top and yellow on the sides and
bottom, and has a distinct patchwork
of hexagonal rings on its back.
The adults generally exceed 400 lbs
and average 250 lbs in weight. The age
of sexual maturity has been estimated
at between ten and 30 years but studies
in Australia indicate that it may be
between 34 and 37 years.
Females nest an average of three to
five times per season, and between 40
and 190 eggs are laid per clutch. Data
from studies in the USA suggests that
nesting takes place about every two
years. A recent estimate of the numbers
of nesting female Loggerheads is more
In terms of diet, Loggerheads are
carnivorous eating bottom dwelling
molluscs (conches, clams), crabs,
urchins and sponges, as well as free
swimming jellyfish and seemingly
impenetrable prey such as the queen
KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENTALLY-SENSITIVE SPECIES ---PART TWO
Turtle nesting season is here
Continues on page B9
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