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POSITIONGER -- CORPOR
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ganises, directs and coordinates the
Communications services at the Division.
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The incumbent is required to develop, implement, direct and evaluate the Inland Revenue Division'
communications strategies and programmes including public relations, media relations, web site content
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fective Communications Strategy including content
Sets performance standards for supervised st f
relationship management for the Division.
Cabinet/Ministerial Notes, Internal Notes and other documents.
Spearheads the development and implementation of media relations strategy
Provides strategic advice to members of the Division'
business unit managers and client sector leaders.
Prepares complex and sensitive briefs, media releases, advertisements, presentations,
Directs and participates in the preparation of budgetary estimates for the Corporate Communications
s executive and senior management teams,
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Communications and client services and recommends necessary changes.
Prepares inputs for Reports required by the Division.
events and programmes at the Division and ensures successful execution.
Formulates policies, procedures, systems and guidelines that support the Corporate
Oversees the budgeting, planning, direction, coordination, implementation and evaluation of major
f engaged in the performance of protocol duties at the Division. Plans.
of Crisis and Issues Communication
Participates in the procurement of consultants for communications and research services and manages
Directs and coordinates the process for monitoring national, regional and international news and
provides the executive with media summaries as detailed in the delivery schedule.
Performs other related duties as required.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
or Media Relations and
raining as evidenced by a recognised University Degree in Communications Studies or a post
O: THE SENIOR HUMAN RESOUR
Applications must be submitted in writing only no later than
As we celebrate 54 years of Inde-
pendence today, let us all be certain
we know that talk is cheap!
Talking is for pretenders!
It is time for action, where words
mean nothing if we cannot substan-
tiate it with the appropriate action
and momentum that will give true
meaning to the word "Support."
As a people that talk a lot and are
always quick to kick our athletes when
they are down, it is time for every cit-
izen to demonstrate that they care
about our national teams by spending
their own money and attending the
very important football match against
Guatemala on Friday.
Our Soca Warriors lead the group
with 10 points from USA (7 points),
Guatemala (6 points). We need only
a draw, but after the experiences of
November 1989 and December 2014,
the nerves will be tingling.
Guatemala media have already
issued a do or die cry so their team,
having already arrived early for the
encounter, are seeking to entrench in
their minds the will to succeed. Infor-
mation from the Guatemalan media
suggests there is a strong belief that
there is no home advantage for T&T,
based on previous results and the pas-
sive nature of the home supporters.
As T&T s captain Kenwyne Jones
said on Isports Saturday on i95.5fm:
"The cost of tickets to this match is
less than the cost of a boat ride."
It was a damning comment, as
truthful as it was sincere, as biting as
it was realistic and as telling as it was
honest. In this country, people will
pay $3,000 to play mas or to buy two
tickets for an all inclusive fete. But
with ticket prices at $150 (uncovered)
and $300 (covered), we are hearing of
persons who can afford asking for
complementaries or free tickets. This
is just wrong. It is time we forget
about this freeness attitude and focus
on being patriotic.
So what Jones is asking is that as
citizen, stand up and be counted in
this march to Russia 2018. How many
of us can remember the pleasure of
2006 in Germany and the feeling of
pride when your national anthem was
played. It did not matter which part
of T&T you were from, everyone was
proud that day.
So there is a strong belief that coach
Stephen Hart, this wise and experi-
enced tactician, has a plan for
Guatemala, who appear to be quite
"cocky" and upbeat, given their run
of good form. In that regard, we need
the entire T&T squad to be focussed,
including those players not selected
on the starting eleven .
Honestly, given the current mood
in the country and the lack of enthu-
siasm that has permeated whether
through social, political or financial
issues, T&T needs to exhale and this
time with a concerted and united
smile. A full stadium is not an option.
It must be a certainty and we must
demand of each other the assurances
required to maintain that momentum
all the way through to our next match
against the USA on September 6.
Guatemalan spies arrived here over
two weeks ago, flying from the USA
and other venues. One hopes that the
immigration authorities would be vig-
ilant of this, given the number of
Spanish speaking persons that appear
to arrive here everyday. On our return
flight from Brazil, via Panama, 3/4 of
the aircraft was filled with non res-
idents and on my previous trips from
South America, I witnessed similar
numbers. I understand that many are
coming through Miami but whatever
it is the Guatemalan officials were
here and did their independent work
and observed everything from the
mood of the country to the playing
surfaces and even hotels. We must
learn to be as competitive. This some-
times makes the difference between
winning and losing.
As we look ahead to Friday, let us
all not only wear "Red" on the outside
but also on the inside, with true pride
and let the foreigners understand that
this is our culture, our way and they
will have to learn it the hard way on
Friday and beyond. It may not be pret-
ty when there is so much on the line
and so much at stake. For Guatemala,
nothing but a win will ensure they
move into the round of six. This makes
them especially dangerous.
We can expect the Central Amer-
icans to come out full steam and throw
everything, looking for that early goal
to upset the flow of the national team
and quiet the home fans. So a testing
time is ahead for the Warriors. They
must expect such and hopefully will
Scoring first is critical and if the
Warriors can do this, it will force
Guatemala to take more chances which
could lead to more goals.
It is going to be a most defining
game for several on both teams, with
not only careers, but positions and
pride at stake .
So let us find our voice on Friday
and support your team in "RED"
Andre E Baptiste
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