Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 22nd 2017 Contents news A7
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 guardian.co.tt
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE CORPORATION
INVITATION TO TENDER
1) SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF TWO (2) RECOVERY UTILITY
VEHICLES FOR THE PTSC
2) SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF TWO (2) HEAVY DUTY RIGHT HAND
DRIVE TOW TRUCKS (WRECKERS) FOR THE PTSC
The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), invites:
1) Suitably qualifed and experienced CONTRACTORS to submit proposals for the SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF
TWO (2) RECOVERY UTILITY VEHICLES FOR THE PTSC
2) Suitably qualifed and experienced CONTRACTORS to submit proposals for the SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF
TWO (2) HEAVY DUTY RIGHT HAND DRIVE TOW TRUCKS (WRECKERS) FOR THE PTSC
Proponents would be required to clearly demonstrate adequate experience in the provision of similar services as
defned in the ITT.
ALL documents set forth in the ITT MUST be submitted with your Proposal. Failure to do so may result in disqualifcation.
COST OF PARTICIPATION:
• Each ITT packages may be purchased by making a non-refundable deposit of One Thousand Trinidad and Tobago
Dollars (TT $1000.00) per package to the cashier at the PTSC Offce at Railway Building, South Quay, Port of Spain.
• Proponents are asked to visit our procurement & Logistics Offce to facilitate payment of the non-refundable deposit.
• After payment of the non-refundable deposit, the ITT package may be collected from the offce of the Procurement
and Logistics Manager at PTSC’s Head Offce located at Railway Building, South Quay, Port of Spain.
• ITT packages may be collected on Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) with proof
of payment of the non-refundable deposit.
The deadline for submitting sealed proposals is 1:00 PM on Monday 11th September 2017. Proposals submitted after
the deadline specifed will not be accepted and will be returned unopened.
Each proposal must be accompanied by Valid Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance Certifcates issued by the
Board of Inland Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the stipulated closing date.
The PTSC does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any proposal.
Offce of the Procurement and Logistics Manager `
'Pray for my daughter'
The two-year-old toddler who was punched
violently by a woman and suffered a ruptured co-
lon yesterday underwent her second surgery at the
Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital in Mt Hope.
Following the 90-minute-long operation, the child's
parents said the surgery went well but they were warned
by a team of doctors that the child's life was still hanging
in the balance.
"My daughter is still not in the clear. She is still critical
and could face the risk of getting an infection at any time.
I am calling on T&T to pray for her speedy recovery," the
mother said, as she broke down in tears yesterday during
a telephone interview.
She said her daughter's progress would be based on
her will to survive and her daily progress.
"In the last two days, I have been seeing a fighting
spirit in my little girl. She has shown that she is a fighter
considering the situation she faced. She has a strong will
to live which is a good sign. I have to give thanks to God
for keeping her in safe hands," the mother said.
Last Sunday, doctors had to perform an emergency
operation on the toddler. However, the doctors were
unable to stitch the opening due to swelling around the
child's stomach and arteries. The second operation was
performed yesterday to close the opening.
The toddler suffered a ruptured colon during the beat-
ing last Saturday and doctors had to work on her in a
two-and- a-half hour operation to save her life. Part of
the child's bowels also had gangrene.
Since then, the child has been warded at the Intensive
Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital hooked up to life support.
The findings by the medical doctors prompted a full-
scale investigation by the T&T Police Service's Child
Protection Unit and the Children's Authority of T&T.
Mother of two-year-old abused girl:
Trinis join world for
solar eclipse spectacle
Hundreds of people gathered on the San Fernando
Hill on Monday to witness a little piece of history
with a partial eclipse of the sun.
After witnessing the event shortly before 3 pm, Ka-
rishma Ramnath told the T&T Guardian "it was great, it
looked like somebody took a bite out of the sun."
The UWI student who wants to be an astrophysicist
said it was a "one in a million opportunity," and she was
hoping that many citizens took advantage of the oppor-
tunity offered to view the eclipse at five venues across
There were long lines for the five telescopes with solar
filters set up on the hill, especially for the event.
But many people walked with their own devices. A small
group of friends walked with what was perhaps the most
innovative piece of paraphernalia to view the event, an
x-ray sheet used in medical labs.
Sharon Burford, who came with her son Ryan, said she
was "excited to be part of the historic event."
Burford said she showed Ryan how to make a pinhole
projector to view the eclipse safely. They used "a corn-
flakes box, white paper, tinfoil, tape and a scissors" to
construct the device.
She said that the secret was to ensure "that the sun is
behind you, look into the viewfinder and you will see the
eclipse inside the box."
Asked if this was safe given the warnings against looking
at the eclipse with the bare eye, Burford said "Yes. It will
project the image on to the back of the box so we can see
it safely." Others used welding glass to view the event.
President of the Trinidad and Tobago Astro-Club Khyle
Ramnath said the shade twelve welding glass was "safe
Ramnath said because this country only experienced a
partial eclipse,it would not be as dark as in other countries.
Clouds covered the sky but it did not stop those gath-
ered from witnessing the piece of history they had come
to be part of.
Ramnath said the club wanted to ensure as many people
as possible got the opportunity to experience the eclipse
"we have set up five telescopes with solar filters and 100
solar glasses which adhere to NASA standards, of ISO
123/12/2 that is the safest recommended for you to use."
Unfortunately, however, there were only 100 pairs and
some people were forced to wait on the telescopes.
In an effort to ensure as many people got the opportuni-
ty to see the eclipse given the limited equipment available,
the Astro club set up one of the telescopes to project its
image on a flat-screen TV.
Some of the lucky viewers who were in possession of
the solar glasses provided by the Astro Club to view the
eclipse were allowed to keep them.
While Ramnath said this eclipse was only "64 per cent
coverage of the sun," a total eclipse of the sun will take
place in 2045.
See Page A15
Celeste Hansraj looks through a 130 SLT Telescope during UWI StarGazers
Astronomy Club's solar eclipse public viewing at the university's St Augustine
campus, yesterday. At left is president of the club, Ariel Chiten. PHOTO: ANISTO ALVES
Links Archive August 21st 2017 August 23rd 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page