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GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC.
Home of Genuine Demerara Cane Sugar
Request for Expression of Interest
For Distributor of Direct Consumption Sugars in Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) is located on the coast of South America. GuySuCo is
renowned for the production of Demerara Cane Sugars enjoyed around the world.
GuySuCo is now inviting expression of interest from suitable and qualied companies for the
distribution of direct consumption sugars (bagged and packaged) in Trinidad and Tobago.
1. Company’s role and business registration details
2. Established product lines and clientele
3. Distribution Capacity
Warehouse and storage facilities and capacities
4. Promotional efforts
Strategies employed with principals and clients on advertising and promotion
Other specialized services offered, such as merchandising and co-branding
Promotional activities currently employed for major product lines
5. Management team and sales force
6. Preferred contract terms and payment options
7. Banker’s reference (two)
8. Trader’s reference (two)
Interested companies must submit their request to the contact below via Courier or
email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14:00 hrs on 15th June 2017
Procurement and Contract Management Department
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara
Guysuco will not be responsible for the reimbursement of any costs incurred in the preparation of the submission.
Guysuco at its sole discretion has the right to cancel, suspend or re-advertise this request without any explanation.
AND DEREK ACHONG
After an agonising 12-year wait
for justice for the murder of her son,
Colin Ruiz, on Mother’s Day 2005,
Grace Ruiz was left angry, hurt and
disappointed at the sentencing of
his killers on Friday, refusing their
courtroom pleas to forgive them.
Shadeed Dalia, Jason Surujlal and Ish-
mael Khan were sentenced by Port-of-
Spain High Court Judge Devan Ramper-
sad to 20 years in prison for kidnapping
Ruiz, robbing him of $18,000 and bur-
ying him in a shallow grave in Waterloo.
Ruiz was around 28 at the time and mar-
ried with two children, aged seven and
nine. His killers were in their 20s, too.
The men of Friendship Village were
reportedly close friends of Ruiz, a car
alarm businessman of San Fernando.
What had Grace devastated over their
sentencing was that they have already
served 12 of the 20 years in remand wait-
ing for a hearing, With that deducted
from their sentences it means in eight
years time they will be free men.
The trio received the sentence after
they were allowed to plead guilty to the
felony murder of Ruiz.
Under the felony murder rule judges
are permitted to waive the mandatory
death penalty in circumstances where
death occurs during the commission of
a lesser criminal offence, in this case
Rampersad initially considered a 30-
year sentence for the men but applied a
one-third discount afforded to accused
people who plead guilty to crimes.
A distruaght Grace told the T&T
Guardian she waited in the court from
9 am to 2.30 pm for the sentencing,
looking forward to getting justice for
her only son’s death.
She said after the sentence she began
weeping and had to be assisted out of the
court by the prosecutor, Joy Balkaran.
Grace said during the proceedings,
her son’s killers asked for a chance to
tell her sorry. “They said Miss, Colin
mom, sorry for what we did. We know
this can’t bring him back but we sorry
from the bottom of we heart.”
Grace said she did not respond since
she was still unable to forgive them.
“How can you brutally murder your own
friend? He was no gangster, no limer. He
trusted his friends.”
She said the hearing left her emo-
tionally drained and she cried out at
one point in time and ran out the court
in horror. “The lawyers for each of the
men were reading their statements giv-
ing all the details of what they did to my
son. I relived that ordeal of 12 years ago.”
Grace recalled on the day her son was
killed, she felt stabbing pains in her belly,
a nervousness and a feeling something
was happening. “Every stab they gave
Colin (reportedly 18) I felt it. I did not
know he was killed as yet and tried call-
ing him but could not get through to him
on his phone.”
She said there was nothing she can
do now about what she felt was an un-
fair sentencing. “If they had heard that
case right after it happened, those men
would have been sentenced to hang. But
12 years after, the police photographer
and the Justice of the Peace involved in
the case died.”
Grace said while waiting for the
...after agonising 12-year wait for justice in son’s murder
hearing of the case, which was
constantly postponed over the
years, she got all kinds of sickness-
es, including high blood pressure
and diabetes. She said she stopped
working at her sewing shop/bou-
tique, Bold and Beautiful in Coco-
yea, San Fernando.
“I never came to terms with Col-
She admitted, however, yester-
day’s final sentencing of the men
brought her some kind of closure.
“I said, yes boy Colin, like you re-
Grace said for the last 12 years
she always felt she made some kind
of mistake in thinking her son had
died. “I would be driving and see a
man who resemble Colin and say
he was still alive. Or I would see a
little boy in his school khaki pants
and blue shirt and remember my
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