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LAKE ASPHALT OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (1978) LIMITED
Brighton, La Brea
1. Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (Lake Asphalt) has authorized tendering for the
Tender Ref. No.
The Provision of Janitorial Services.
Monday 03 April, 2017 - 3:00 pm.
Proponents are invited to submit proposals.
2. Proponents are advised that Tender Packages will be available from Thursday 16 March, 2017 at the
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3. Proponents shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the Proposal.
4. There is a non-refundable fee of
for the Tender Package
which MUST be paid via cash or Manager's cheque to
Limited" at the Cashier. Packages will be presented upon payment.
5. Proponents shall submit one (1) original and two (2) copies.
6. Completed Proposals MUST be addressed to:
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad & Tobago (1978) Limited
Brighton, La Brea
Trinidad, West Indies
7. Sealed packages must be placed in the appropriately labelled box "Tender Box" situated in the Lobby
of the Administration Building.
8. Responses for this Tender MUST be submitted in accordance with the instructions given in the Tender
9. Late Tenders will NOT be considered.
10. All queries in respect of this Tender MUST be directed to the
Tel: 868-648-7555/8521 (Ext. 2223)
11. A Pre-Bid and Site Visit meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 22 March, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Human Resource building.
Parents protest to remove school bully
A father broke down in tears during a protest at
the Santa Rita RC School yesterday, as he recalled
how his seven-year-old son was punched in the
stomach by a school bully.
Members of the school's Parent Teachers Association
(PTA) and students of the school protested in front of
the school's gates calling on the Ministry of Education
to intervene, as they said the bully is out of control and
terrorising other students.
They are calling on the ministry to remove the child,
a nine-year-old Standard Two student, or they will
not allow their children to attend classes.
"He was abused by this boy with one hard cuff to
his belly, I don't know what else could have happened
to my son...I don't want it to happen again," the fa-
"We are doing everything the legal way but we need
something to happen here, we are not going to take
this any longer."
Choked with emotion, the father pleaded for an
intervention by Education Minister Anthony Garcia.
"This child came to the school in 2015 and since
then these kind of incidents started happening, there
are teachers being abused, he is beating up children
and this cannot continue to stand."
Another parent said her daughter was followed by
the boy who made suggestive statements to her and
asked her to be his girlfriend. President of the school's
PTA, Savitri Persad said this was not the first time
parents have called for his removal from the school.
"We did a protest on behalf of children in this school
in 2015 and the Ministry of Education told us they put
things in place for this child---counselling, guidance
officer, teachers, everything you could think about,
this child got it," Persad said.
"But apparently what we are seeing is this is not work-
ing, the Ministry of Education sent a special teacher to
tutor this child and the child beat him up twice."
Persad said two children who were attacked were
transferred out of the school by their parents.
Parents of pupils attending Santa Rita RC School
during their protest yesterday.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
"A child was almost choked to death and
another one got stabbed with a pencil, these
children were transferred out of the school.
We don't want this to keep happening in
our school---to the Minister of Education,
please come down to Santa Rita RC School
in San Pedro, pay us a visit and see what is
going on with this child."
In response, Garcia, speaking to reporters
at the Mayaro Secondary School, said he
could not "see" a primary school student
behaving in such a manner. Garcia said he
would not be visiting the school as he cannot
be expected to "out every fire.
"We cannot go to every school that has a
problem, we have student support for that
and there are many chairs with respect to
that division and we leave it up to the pro-
fessionals to handle it," he said.
"I cannot be expected, nor Minister Dr
(Lovell) Francis can't be expected to go to
every school and attempt to out every fire,
we have competent people in the Ministry
of Education to do that."
He passed questions to Chief Education
Officer (CEO) Harrilal Seecharan, who said
he was aware of issues at the school which
are being dealt with by the Student Support
"We are aware of the situation, there is
a process that one must go through when
dealing with students, that particular stu-
dent has been transferred from another
school but is currently receiving counsel-
ling and guidance from our student support
services division," Seecharan said.
"If we are to remove a student from
school, it would be based on their recom-
mendation. Our information at this point is
that they are working with this student and
removal at this point may be premature."
Seecharan said the child has been referred
to clinical and behavioural psychologists in
the division and a recommendation has been
made for a full-time aide for the child.
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