Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 16th 2017 Contents commentary A19
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"I challenge you to
make your life a mas-
I challenge you
to join the ranks of
those people who live
what they teach, who
walk their talk."
--- Tony Robbins
Labour Minister Jennifer Bap-
tiste-Primus says Tourism Develop-
ment Company employees will have
the opportunity to apply for the new
jobs emerging from the new organi-
sation and structure being proposed
Madho Persad: So you disband
a functional company to form a new
one...who did you want to get rid
of that was standing in your way of
your non-performance government?
Mukesh T Ramlochan: Apply for
job? That's madness! Just place us in
the new company!
Aleem Mohammed: Correct me
if I'm wrong but can't anyone suit-
ably qualified apply for those jobs?
This is not anything special being
done for those fired.
David Daniel: You can apply...
doesn't guarantee you will get a job.
Jinelle Mansano: Well, if persons
just complain here and don't stand
up for what they want then nothing
Ryan Steinberg Jr.: Does that
really make sense? Why didn't they
just create a new job and have the
people switch positions? These peo-
ple are playing with people lives and
have no consideration for the trauma
and pain they are causing the people.
33 Oilbelt employees
Nineteen men, all unionised em-
ployees of Oilbelt Services Limited
with in excess of ten years' service
each, stood with letters of redundan-
cy in their hands yesterday evening,
contemplating how they were going
to break the news to their families.
Krissy Kay: These men have to go
home and look into the faces of wor-
ried and scared wives and kids. Some
of them wondering what tomorrow
holds. I don't think many people
understand the struggle of wonder-
ing what will happen to their home
or their car with these heartless and
money hungry landlords and banks.
Junior Wickham: Hope they
keep it together and they are suc-
cessful in gaining employment
Brittney Hinds: Sigh...so sorry
for the families affected. Life could
be so tough eh!
Devon Devon: That's how it goes
when you're just a tool. Whenev-
er they're ready, you can easily be
disposed of. These men should try
to work for themselves in whatever
trade they may have. With self em-
ployment you cannot be fired.
Anessa Simone Hamilton: We
are so focused on seeing through
coloured glasses that we don't notice
what is happening worldwide. Com-
panies are closing up, retrenching
workers... We need to understand
the climate of the worldwide econ-
omy. I am seeing job options offered
here. Thanks to all who are offering.
Where is our resilience?
Nirmal Ramkissoon: Sorry for
those guys. In this timing, that's tuff
Tonga Sooknanan: Children to
go to school, families to mind, bills to
pay. Tell me about it, I know.
Sea Lots no
home to suspect
Residents of Sea Lots say if the
39-year-old man held by police in
connection with the sudden disap-
pearance of constable Nyasha Joseph
is released by police, he will not be
welcomed back in the community.
Theresa Desouza-forte: I hope
she is alive, violence against women
has to stop.
Crazyeyes Sweeteyes Deroche:
Sea Lots don't play, better he fly out
This is a sad, sad situation. Praying
for family members and her daughter.
Nikey Joseph: And if he really has
nothing to do wit it? Nobody knows
wat really happened to her besides
she and the person who took her.
When something happens to some-
one the first person they lock up for
questioning is their partner.
hands over $3,000
Toyota car serviceman Varun
Ramnarace's honesty touched the
hearts of his co-workers and one
customer when he found $3,000 in
an envelope inside an air-condition-
ing vent at his Barataria workplace
on Monday and promptly returned it
to the owner.
Shania Ramdeen: You are an
honest person, may God keep on
Ria Ramcharan: Such a sweet
Angie Huskisson: Wish there
were more people like you.
Carol Blanc: That is role model.
How many like him do that so great,
honesty is the best. God bless.
Crystal G Yarna: God will surely
bless you with more than that.
Donwin Morris: Smh, if you
would do some research you would
see that it is very possible. The
air-condition vent is right behind
the glove compartment. When the
glove box closes item can become
lodged in the air-condition vent.
What's sad is that this act of honesty
should be the norm. Lord have mercy
on us all.
Betty-Ann Biggart: Honesty is
always the best policy and will cause
people to trust you more.
Ramanchack Narine: As we all
say honesty is the best policy. You
will sleep peacefully and be happy
when you go home. You won't, have
to look over your shoulder and sleep
Former employees of the Tourism Development Company (TDC) during a
demonstration outside its offices at Maritime Plaza in Barataria on Tuesday
PHOTO: ANISTO ALVES
TDC EMPLOYEES CAN APPLY
FOR JOBS IN NEW ENTITIES
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