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HIRING FOR TWO POSITIONS
LANDSCAPER/ GARDENER AND HOUSE KEEPER
An opportunity exists for two prospective positions. We are looking for live in persons with
experience in landscaping and housework.
As the housekeeper you will be responsible for over-seeing the overall success of all the functions in
the housekeeping area, including:
• Planning and coordinating daily schedules and activities required for maintenance of the house.
• Inspecting rooms and laundry room facilities to ensure that high standards are met and all equipment
is in proper working condition.
• Planning and preparing meals in accordance with proper nutrition and dietary requirements.
• Ordering of supplies and maintenance of inventories.
As the landscaper/gardener you will be responsible for over-seeing the overall success of all the func-
tions in the landscaping and gardening area, including:
• Planning and coordinating daily schedules and activities required for the maintenance of the garden
and outdoor spaces.
• Experience and understanding of species of plants and trees and requirements necessary for proper
maintenance and health of the landscape. Including adequate knowledge about different kinds of
fertilizers and soils.
• Skills in operating and maintaining tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their respective
overall objective of the maintenance function.
• Applicant should be ready to endure physical labor and work for long hours in the outdoors.
• Applicant should also be willing to assist with household requirements when necessary.
The ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills and organizational skills. They must
have a proven motivational track record to provide the highest quality service, be extremely detail ori-
ented and self-disciplined with a drive to accomplish tasks correctly in a structured work environment.
The successful candidates must be willing to work weekends and Public Holidays if required. The po-
sitions will require the successful candidates to live-in full time at the assigned properties. Please note
only one room is available for accommodation, therefore a couple would be ideal for these positions.
Applicants are required to submit their application with resume and photo to:
THE HR MANAGER, #11 TAYLOR STREET, WOODBROOK. BY MAY 14TH 2017.
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to:
50-54 Duke Place, Duke Street, Port of Spain.
School drop-out rate declines
Seven months afterthe
Programme (SIP) in 25
schools in Morvant and
Minister Anthony Garcia
has hailed its positive im-
pact on students in these
communities as he said
the rate of school drop-
outs had declined.
Attributing this to the
efforts being made through
the SIP to reach students,
Garcia said people were
more eager to learn as their
numeracy and literacy skills
Declaring the early suc-
cess of the SIP as he ad-
dressed students at the
launch of the STEM Lab at
Queen's Royal College, in
Garcia said he was further
excited as Shell T&T Limited
had pledged to get involved
in the initiative.
The SIP is a three-year
pilot project in which 20 pri-
mary schools and five sec-
ondary schools will examine
the holistic development of
the child and bring together
key stakeholders including
the ministry, principals,
teachers, parents, students,
community and corporate
It will focus on four core
areas namely, improving
student performance; im-
proving physical infrastruc-
ture and recreational amen-
ities; encouraging greater
parenting and community
involvement; and reducing
indiscipline and violence in
Heartened by the positive
outcomes thus far, Garcia
admitted they still had a
long way to go.
T&T's commitment to na-
tional development through
social performance pro-
grammes, Garcia said their
sponsorship in the refur-
bishment of labs at several
schools was yet another tes-
tament of their willingness
to ensure students had the
necessary facilities and sup-
plies they required to learn.
Garcia said while the
STEM (Science, Technolo-
gy, Engineering and Math)
labs would go a long way
to ensure the ministry's
goals were advanced and
achieved,it was also one way
to provide students with an
opportunity to gain quality
education and assure inclu-
sion for all.
Excitedthat the establish-
ment of such labs would also
assist in developing critical
thinking skills, Garcia said
he often found that this im-
portant aspect was lacking
in many persons applying
for jobs both in the private
and public sectors.
He said if the nation was
to move forward, this was
one area which needed to
Shell T&T Limited's vice
president, Derek Hudson,
reaffirmed his company's
commitment to developing
T&T as he said they had re-
alised positive results in the
Beetham and Laventille ar-
eas via its public safety in-
itiative, in which they had
partnered with the minis-
tries of National Security
and Education in 2011.
He said their investment
in a homework centre at the
Beetham Government Pri-
mary School along with stu-
in sixprimary schoolsin East
Port-of-Spain has resulted
in significant improvements
in the reading levels; greater
parental involvement; im-
proved behaviours among
students; greater student
interest in school activities;
and enhanced teacher mo-
tivation and participation.
Commending officers of
the Inter Agency Task Force
who assisted by providing
transport for students on
evenings, Hudson said
they were currently ex-
ploring options to extend
these programmes within
Company agrees not to discuss severance
The management of the Tourism
Development Company (TDC) has
agreed not to discuss severance with
its employees until it holds talks with
their union later this month.
Lawyers representing company gave
the assurance before the Industrial Court
yesterday while responding to an applica-
tion for an injunction from the Commu-
nication Workers'Union(CWU),in which
it was alleging that the company wrong-
fully approached its members recently to
discuss the issue without consulting it, as
required by industrial relations legislation.
The application is the latest legal dis-
pute to arise out of Government's decision
to liquidate the State-owned company in
The union first filed their industrial
relations complaint against the TDC in
March after Tourism Minister Shamfa
Cudjo announced the Government's de-
cision to liquidate the company, charged
with marketing T&T tourism industry
internationally, and replace it with new
entities representing each island individ-
ually. The dissolution of the company is
scheduled to be completed by June 9.
Inits complaint the union is contending
that the company was required to consult
with the it before making its decision as it
would directly affect its members.
According to secondary complaint
filed on Tuesday the union is alleging
that TDC's acting chief executive Cliff
Hamilton wrongfully approached staff
members and informed them that the
company was in talks with Cabinet over
their severance packages and that they
"had no say in the matter"
. The union
applied for an injunction preventing the
company from discussing the matter di-
rectly with staff.
Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who
presented the application on their behalf
said: "We come here on the basis of fear
that separation packages would behanded
out to workers directly unless restrained."
Presenting submissions before Indus-
trial Court president Deborah Thom-
as-Felix and four Industrial Court mem-
bers yesterday, TDC"s lawyer Fyard Ho-
sein, SC, admitted that such an approach
would be illegal but repeatedly denied that
his clients were guilty of doing so.
"It would take a company out of its
senses to speak to the workers without
consulting their union," Hosein said as he
stated there was no evidence to substan-
tiate the union's allegation.
Thomas-Felix appeared to take issue
with Hosein's contention against the
workers as she asked: "Are you saying
they just dreamed all of this up."
"I would like the person who made the
claim to go in the witness stand and give
evidence in court," Hosein said.
While Hosein gave the assurance that
he would advise the clients of such,he did
not agree to give an official undertaking
to the court and suggested that the union
refile the injunction in the event that an
illegal approach is actually made.
After Mendes indicated that his clients
were comforted by the assurance, Thom-
as-Felix gave the attorneys dates to file
submissions on the substantive complaint
over the lack of consultation with the un-
ion over liquidation of the company and
the severance deals.
The case comes up for hearing next on
May 31. The company is also being rep-
resented by Rishi Dass, while Imran Ali
appeared alongside Mendes.
Lawsuit over TDC's shutdown...
Garcia assists QRC
Roberts, left, and
with a Food Test
the launch of the
College STEM Lab,
on are Derek
President Shell and
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