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INVITATION TO BID
PROJECT: Development of a Waste Oil
Management System for Trinidad and Tobago
The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology
Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) is an autonomous cor-
porate body, established by Act #2 of 2008, Chapter 35:49 of the Laws
of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Its primary mandate is to assist
countries in the Caribbean to comply with and implement the provisions
of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous
Wastes and their Disposal, as well as the other wastes and chemicals
Environmental Programme that is hosted by the Government of Trinidad
& Tobago, through the Ministry of Planning and Development under a
Framework Agreement entered between the Government and the Secre-
tariat of the Basel Convention in 2004.
The BCRC-Caribbean is currently executing a national waste lubricat-
ing oils recovery and recycling project which is being supported in part
through funds provided by the Trinidad & Tobago Green Fund.
The BCRC-Caribbean is seeking to retain the services of a suitably
eration and transfer of a Waste Oil (Pilot Scale) Processing Plant. An
Invitation to Bid package is available now on our website http://www.
bcrc-caribbean.org/what-we-do/invitations-to-bid/ or for collection at
the Centre. For further information on this tender please contact the
Closing date for receipt of tenders is December 16, 2016 at 4pm
local time. The BCRC-Caribbean will not accept late submissions
or incompatible bids.
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Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt November 13, 2016
"I ll give Mr Trump a chance."
Those words came last Friday from T&T
born, New York-based Kyle Jeremiah who was
among thousands participating in Wednesday s
New York protest against US president-elect
Jeremiah said while he was among the pro-
testers, he will heed unity calls by defeated Dem-
ocratic contender Hillary Clinton and President
He has adopted a "wait-and-see" approach
to Trump s presidency.
As anti-Trump protests continued in Ore-
gon---where one person was shot---and continue
in various cities this weekend, Trump shifted
from initially criticising protesters to praising
The Ku Klux Klan, in his corner, plans a
December 3 victory parade in Trump s honour.
Jeremiah, a former T&T Guardian reporter,
said many T&T nationals who were also in
Wednesday s New York protest said they wanted
to return to T&T since they could not live in a
US under Trump.
But Jeremiah said: "I ve now heeded the unity
calls. I m prepared to stay. I can t let political
disagreements hinder my work. We should give
him the benefit of the doubt.
"As Clinton and Obama said, let s try to work
together. I m willing to see if he s serious about
uniting the US. The only way to know is give
him a chance."
Jeremiah, 29, has lived in the US since 2009.
An international relations graduate from Hunter
College, he is a media and communications spe-
cialist for a US environmental company.
Jeremiah said there were many people from
T&T in the protest which was organised by New
York activists following Trump s victory in Tues-
day s US presidential election.
"I joined on the spur of the moment. Many
people felt Hillary would have won. After Trump s
upset victory, the protest was organised."
He said protesters walked from 6 pm from
downtown Manhattan to Trump Towers.
"We started with 700 which built to a few
thousands by 8 pm when we reached Trump
Towers. It was a very diverse crowd, old and
young, Caribbean people, Latinos, working-
class folks. Coldness and rain didn t stop anyone
from voicing their disapproval.
"Everyone was shouting slogans and chanting
protests. Some shouted Trump is not my pres-
ident. Others, yelled My Body, My Choice!
supporting Clinton s pro-choice stance. Others
yelled slogans supporting Mexicans, We Want
"The heavy police presence thickened at
Trump Towers where some protesters climbed
scaffolding, some played music, and others
screamed and cried or cursed.
"People just vented heavy emotion. It was
very intense, but not violent. There were heated
exchanges between police and protesters but no
arrests. Everyone was just in disbelief that a man
who d spewed so much hatred became president
elect. It really scared people."
Jeremiah added, "This situation affects the
entire world. Many Americans don t support
him as he s perceived to represent racism, sexism,
homophobia and xenophobia. It was important
for the international community to see the protest
which was an exercise in democracy."
Jeremiah said a friend of his, formerly from
Arima, was among protesters.
"She said her entire office was so distraught
they couldn t work all day. She was beside herself
with disbelief and rage. She d voted for Clin-
"My cousin, who grew up in New York, was
very worried about the effect on her retirement
savings and investments since the Dow Jones
(financial) index plunged on Tuesday. Many
other Trinis in the group had that concern also."
Jeremiah said some of his friends who hold
undocumented status in the US are desperately
T&T anti-Trump protester
gives president-elect a chance
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