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Notice of Sale
We Support. You succeed.
ONE (1) MERCEDEZ BENZ 300 (JAPAN)
REG. NO. PBC 9897
Offers must be made using the official Bid Form
which is available at any NEDCO branch.
Sealed offers should be submitted ONLY at the
NEDCO Head Office,
38, New Street,
Port of Spain
Bids should be addressed to:
The Procurement Officer
National Entrepreneurship DevelopmentCompany Limited (NEDCO)
38 New Street,
Port of Spain
Unsuccessful bids will not be acknowledged.
NEDCO does not bind itself to accept the highest or any offer.
Vehicle will be sold as is where it; transfer fees are to be borne by the purchaser.
Bids close at 3pm on Friday 24th May, 2015
The vehicle can be viewed at
the NEDCO Head Office
from 10th to 24th May, 2016
between 9am and 3pm
For further information, please call: 821-5800
Due to a hectic schedule and a well
documented issue that has generated
significant and heated debate, I had
little private head space in recent days,
so much so it would have been easy
to feel a sense of despair.
Trying to address the multifaceted
debate that purged the diversity of views
and socio cultural and socio economic
antecedents and make sense of the
chaos, demanded a severe test of nerves.
As in most emotionally charged
debates, the framework for learning is
quickly distorted by those who position
their views as deep well researched
Closer examination reveals that well
presented and well argued opinion gets
lost in the melee. The end result is that
civility is soon the victim. It is a rev-
elation for those who consider them-
selves neutral. But for those who hold
strong opinions the volume is pumped
up as if to say louder evolves to right.
It matters not. The train has left the
An important aspect of it all is the
willingness to remain engaged and
accessible, it is no longer about sharing
information or seeking first to under-
Is there space for seeing another s
The embrace of social media and the
digital world has totally emasculated
the rules of engagement in respect of
It is a brave heart that will stay the
course but regardless of how savage
the exchange, the quest for enlighten-
ment requires patience and peace.
Violence, be it physical, verbal, men-
tal or emotional only births a greater
intensity of violence. Respect is cal-
cified as judgement is elevated.
In the end what we learn is that the
line in the sand is drawn and moving
forward is no longer a priority.
Those who advocate the loudest seize
the spoils of victory---whatever that
All advanced societies go through
periods of violence in whatever form.
The discovery that it is in the heat of
battle that clarity is arrived at and on
the bedrock of clarity that mission and
purpose clarity is acheived.
At times it may seem a futile battle
to arrive at understanding. It is more
about who is right and who is wrong.
Accountability and transparency
must never be sacrificed because of
the fear of scrutiny. The battle scars
are more than worth it. Scrutiny, as
disagreeable as it may be, also brings
clarity. It is in the white heat of debate
battle that understanding is forged.
In moving sport forward, this is a
necessary travail. Scrutiny, transparency
and accountability. Trinidad and
Tobago is a wonderful country with
passionate people. In our very own
way we all make an invaluable con-
tribution to the development of
the twin Island Republic.
We are a rainbow nation with
a diversity of views and perspec-
tives. From the search for truth
and truth telling will emerge self
discovery and oneness and the
discovery that there is no us and
them but we. It may take time
and perseverance but clarity of
vision, mission and purpose is an
embrace of the simultaneous
journey and destination.
Brian Lewis is president of
the T&T Olympic Committee
(TTOC). The views expressed are
not necessarily those of the
Olympic Committee. Support
#10 Golds24 Athlete Welfare
and Preparation Fund make your
donations to any branch of
Scotiabank account 171188.
A severe test of nerves
Cooks prepare meals during a food-testing exercise of the Olympic menu
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Diners will choose from five different buffets:
Brazilian, Asian, International, Pasta and Pizza, Halal and Kosher, and
everyone gets to dig into 40 varieties of Brazil's exotic fruits like caju,
acai, carambola, caqui, goiaba and maracuja. AP PHOTO
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