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To develop a Physiotherapy department in a Medical clinic
Will involve marketing and promotion of the department.
Must be dedicated to this clinic only.
• Equipping Department -- Planning & Sourcing of
• Any equipment the applicant has and may want to
use can be worked out as some form equity in business
• Working out Protocols
• Carrying out the function of the physiotherapist
• Offsite Visits to Perform Physical Therapy Functions
(eg: hospital or home visits)
Minimum Requirements & Experience:
• At least 5 years post-graduation experience working
in a similar environment
• Flexibility of times of operation for the clinic
• Excellent Communications Skills
• Familiarity with working in a computerized establishment
• Good interpersonal relationships
• Flexibility to start up quickly
• Reference from Previous Employer
Please send applications to:
Women's Medical Services Ltd.
#93 Cascade Road, Cascade
Must include letter of application & CV
Unsuitable Applications Will Not Be Acknowledged
Ingrid Applewhite and her son, Joshua, who were
living in a public bathroom at the Pinto Road, Arima,
recreation ground, now have their own simple, airy
home in a serene, windy, wooded settlement off the
Valencia Main Road.
Mother and son, who share a love for animals, have
taken under their wings two puppies, two cats and
a guinea pig and are kept busy caring for them.
Applewhite got the puppies from a neighbour in
Valencia whose dog made 18 puppies. "I gave them
wormouts and treated them for fleas."
Joshua, 12, who is still to return to school, is delighted
with the puppies and calls them Shortman and Butch.
Applewhite said she was grateful to the T&T
Guardian for highlighting her plight on April 7. "It s
because of that all of this happened," she said.
"On Monday I sat in the house and it was so breezy
and spacious and comfortable I fell asleep in the chair.
It felt like home."
However, she is yet to move into her new house
because it is still incomplete. "It needs windows and
locks on the doors and a washroom," she said.
The house was built with materials donated by
Multi Grade Hardware of Arima and by volunteers.
Applewhite said labour was a problem and this caused
a delay in the completion of the house.
In the meantime, Applewhite and Joshua have been
staying in a one-room hut next to the house which
belongs to a neighbour while her wooden house with
its concrete flooring stands empty, with only the wind
blowing through it.
"I am not moving in until the windows are up and
the doors are secure," Applewhite said.
In the one-room hut, she uses a flambeaux for light
at nights and candles. There is no electricity or pipe
borne water in the new settlement and residents
depend on generators for current and rainfall and the
A blue barrel someone gave her stood at the back
of the structure with a new length of galvanise in it
to collect water from the roof.
After a brief shower Tuesday, there was less than
quarter of a barrel of water. Joshua said a water truck
comes into the area once a week and fills up residents
tanks and barrels.
Applewhite has no furniture. A mattress on which
she and Joshua sleep lie on the floor in one corner of
the small room in which she stays.
She said she was a good cook and worked as a
kitchen assistant at the Hyatt Regency, Hilton Trinidad,
and places like Homes in Arima, and is skilled at
making all types of roti, including "buss-up-shut",
dhalpurie, sada and dosti.
But she has not been able to prepare meals because
she does not have a stove, she said.
"We eat mangos from the tree at the side of the
house and buy bread and snacks from the parlour.
People sometimes give us food," she said.
T&T Guardian employee, Ryan Diaz visited the
Applewhites last Tuesday and bought a box of groceries,
two cases of water and lunch and dinner for them.
Applewhite was hesitant about writing a second
story about her. "I will appreciate any further help
but I do not want to appear down and out and as if
I am begging," she said.
She plans to look for work and start saving to buy
a small generator which costs $2,500 and finish her
house. "I really want to open a shop, too," she said.
She said MP for the area, Glenda Jennings-Smith,
had promised to help get her into the Unemployment
Relief Programme and she is awaiting word from her.
When the Applewhites story broke, the NGO, Shar-
ing Humanitarian Love, said it was taking full respon-
sibility for their welfare.
They promised to build her a house in one week.
The T&T Guardian contacted a member of the NGO
who asked not to be identified.
"We are still in the process of completing the house,"
she said. She said head of the NGO, Zahir Ali, was
not available for comment.
Anyone wishing to help the Applewhites can con-
tact Ingrid Applewhite only at 486-8692.
After living in public bathroom...
Ingrid gets a house
her son, Joshua,
Butch --- in front
their new home
Applewhite and her
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