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LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER /
CHILD CARE PROVIDER
We are looking for an experienced
Live in House Keeper and Child Care Provider
who will be responsible for all functions
of operating and maintaining a household
and caring for our children.
The nature of the job also requires work on all
The key responsibilities (not limited to) are as follows:
• Planning, preparation and ordering of supplies
and maintenance of all household inventories
• Planning and preparation of all nutritional and
• Executing all child care needs while being a key
The successful candidate should have at least 5
years housekeeping/child care provider experience
and must be able to read, write and speak Spanish
Applicants are required to submit their applications
with resume and photo by March 17th 2017 to mper-
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the
Pan Elders on sponsor hunt
There is no way in hell that reigning National
Panorama champions in the medium conven-
tional pan category Pan Elders is stepping up its
game to compete in the big league---even after
winning the competition for four consecutive
"We know what we have in the medium category,
what we are up against. We don't know how we would
fare in the large band category, so we staying right
here," band leader Hollister Smith declared.
The question about graduating to the ultimate cate-
gory after faring well in the small and dominating the
medium, has been posed to Smith and his committee,
but he stressed that it is not an easy transition.
"We are an unsponsored band. To move up to large,
we need to have at least 40 more players and that
costs money. Right now it is real difficult as an un-
sponsored band to fight up in this category. The prize
money can only do so much, pay some of the bills,
so with that kind of difficulty to enter into the large
band category, we might as well stay in medium and
share licks," Smith said during an interview at his
Carib Street, San Fernando panyard.
For years, Smith has been dipping into his own
pockets to support the band. Now the Petrotrin re-
tiree said he can no longer continue to be the band's
"I am retired now. People who know me, know
I worked 24 hours at Petrotrin and 12 hours right-
round-the clock-shifts, all kinds of things to keep
the band going, keep some of the players and keep
some of the children off the streets.
"As a community, you try to give back, I did that ,
but now that I am retired, my children's money start to
jump up in the steelband. My gratuity start to spend.
How long this could go on? The only thing that could
save us now is a sponsor," he said.
Smith said he is hoping that the fourth consecutive
win with a Duvonne Stewart arrangement of Roti and
Talkarie, would spur corporate citizens to see the value
of investing in the band.
"At the moment Petrotrin and TECU Credit Union
are the two companies assisting the band. We want full
sponsorship to take us through the whole year. With
our consistent track record we hope someone would
come forward and see us as a worthwhile investment."
"We know that a lot of business people would have
seen our performance at Panorama or on television.
I mean pan is all over the world, people are seeing
it. I don't want to beg, but at the same time, I hope
those who have been following our history would look
at what we are doing for the youths and think again
about assisting the band financially and getting their
advertisement and tax break in return."
Smith said in-spite of the name, of the 18-year-
old band, Pan Elders, at least 90 per cent of their
membership comprises young people between the
ages of 11 and 30.
"We want some assistance to keep the players
during the year. With so much crime taking place,
the panyard is a place to rescue troubled youths, to
channel and transform that energy into something
Smith said the prize money was insufficient to
conduct programmes throughout the year.
"We have quite a number of players who are certified
musicians, we want them to pass on the knowledge
to those who are not. We want to hold a concert later
this year, there are so many things we want to do, but
we need the resources to do that and we are hoping
a fourth victory would encourage those with the fi-
nances to buy into our band," Smith said.
He said he would like Culture minister Dr Nyan
Pan Elders during their winning performance at the National Panorama Finals last month. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
Gasby-Dolly to visit panyards and see the condition
under which they operated to promote the national
"There are a lot of challenges to reach her, so I would
like her to visit and see for herself. We have a beautiful
site, at the foot of the San Fernando Hill, but we have
a dust problem. The yard needs paving. We can't take
prize money to pave the yard. We have been asking
for assistance, but everybody crying."
He said politicians as well, had made promises
in the past to assist the band, promises which were
After fourth consecutive Panorama victory, band seeks
support from those who view them as worthwhile investment
Right now it is real difficult as an unsponsored
band to fight up in this category. The prize money
can only do so much, pay some of the bills, so
with that kind of difficulty to enter into the large
band category, we might as well stay in medium
and share licks. --- Hollister Smith
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