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for APRIL 21ST, 2017
Is looking for an experienced
Providing daily technical and maintenance
support for the safe and reliable operation
of mechanical equipment.
Working with a team of skilled operations
personnel to effectively repair and assess
risks facing facility maintenance and repair.
Providing technical advice and training
sessions to local plant personnel.
specialty training in Electrical Engineering
year minimum of practical experience
dealing with mechanical and rotating
pumps, extruders, blowers and gearboxes.
Applicants must be solutions-oriented and
demonstrate excellent communication skills
and proficiency with computer systems
including word processing.
Expertise in industrial instrumentation and
probable risk analysis.
Applicants must be able-bodied to work in
this physically demanding and highly active
Please submit applications to:
Mecalfab, Ltd., 92 Queen Street, Port of Spain
Also submit a copy of the application to:
Ministry of Labour & Small and
Micro Enterprises Development,
50-54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.
Application deadline: 20th May, 2017
HDC woes for Sando woman
Frustrated and afraid of continuing to
live in a leaking Housing Development
Corporation (HDC) apartment, Rose
Sancho turned to the media for help.
Sancho, 62, has been living in an apart-
ment at Olera Heights, Circular Road, San
Fernando since August 2009.
When she was first given the apartment,
Sancho was ecstatic and she and her sister
moved in together.
Her joy would be short lived as she soon
noticed the ground floor apartment would
flood whenever it rained.
She has written the managers of the
Rental Department of HDC in San Fer-
nando and Port of Spain on numerous
occasions but is yet to get a favourable
response. Desperate for help, she visited
the T&T Guardian’s South Bureau to tell
“Whenever the rain falls overnight and
we get up in the morning and step off the
bed, we would be putting our feet into wa-
ter,” she said. “We wouldn’t even know rain
was falling because we on the ground floor
and can’t hear the rain. So the only way
was when we step in the water.”
She said the water comes leaking out
of the wall in one of her two bedrooms,
causing mold to grow and the wall to crack.
Sancho began keeping a pair of rubber
boots close and bailing water out of the
apartment whenever it rained.
However, the damp and cold proved too
much for her sister, who suffered a stroke
a few years later and died.
Now living alone, Sancho fears the cold
will get to her as well.
She suffers from arthritis and sometimes
her knees become so swollen she cannot
She complained that there are also
problems with the building’s plumbing
system and she often has to carry water
by the bucket to flush her toilet.
“I can’t keep living there, all inside the
kitchen cabinets have mold now because
the water reaches inside there when it
flood. I can’t use the cupboards. I can’t
use one of the bedrooms and I can’t sleep
in peace at night because I always have to
wonder if rain going to fall and flood my
She is appealing to the Minister of Hous-
ing, Randall Mitchell to relocate her.
“There are empty HDC apartments di-
rectly across from here that I could go and
live in. All I am asking is that they relocate
me before I get crippled living in this place.
The damp is too much for me to handle at
my age, I just want a place where I can be
Rose Sancho shows the damage to her HDC apartment at Olera Heights, San Fernando.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
A Marabella woman is nursing gunshot
wounds at hospital after someone broke into
her home and shot her three times in the wee
hours of yesterday morning.
According to reports, Natasha Applewhite, 41
was asleep at her Ramsamooj Street, Marabella
home around 2.35 am on Sunday when she was
awakened to the sound of glass breaking.
When she went to investigate, Applewhite saw
a smashed window. She told police that all she saw
of the intruder was a hand with a glove wearing a
long-sleeved jersey and armed with a gun, reaching
into the house.
Applewhite heard several loud explosions and
felt a burning sensation in both of her legs.
She raised an alarm and the gunman fled the
PC Clarence and Task Force officers respond-
ed and found seven spent .40 calibre shells at the
Applewhite was shot once in the right lower leg
and twice in the left upper leg. She also suffered
a fractured right shin.
She is warded at the San Fernando General Hos-
pital. —SHARLENE RAMPERSAD
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