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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) invites sealed Bids from suitably qualified companies/firms which
are registered in Trinidad and Tobago for the:
“EXPANSION OF THE NORTH TERMINAL CAR PARK PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT”
RFP documents may be perused at the Information Resource Centre, Administration Centre, South Terminal, Piarco International
Airport, Golden Grove Road, Piarco but can only be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Five Hundred Dollars
($500.00). Documents will be available from Tuesday 31st October 2017. A copy of this receipt must be submitted
with the Bid.
Prospective Bidders are invited to attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting to acquaint themselves with conditions which may
influence their Bid. The Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Conference Room, North Terminal, Piarco International Airport.
Bidders must submit one (1) original, two (2) hardcopies and one (1) PDF softcopy on a flash drive of the Bid, in sealed envelopes
identifying each Bid Package with label:
“Expansion of the North Terminal Car Park Piarco International Airport”
and addressed to
The envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Lobby of the Airports Administration Centre no later than
2:00 p.m. on Friday 10th November 2017.
The Bids will be opened publicly shortly thereafter at 2:30 p.m. Bidders or representatives may be present at the opening.
Late Bids will not be considered in any circumstances. Bids submitted by means of facsimile or email shall not be considered.
The Authority will not defray any cost incurred by Bidders during the preparation and/or submission of their Bids.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Bid.
Secretary – Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The Secretary - Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Administration Centre
Piarco International Airport
Golden Grove Road, Piarco
EXPANSION OF THE
NORTH TERMINAL CAR PARK
PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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the body uses to manage blood sugar,
begins to rise because the body becomes
resistant to its effects.
“We’ve known for a while that having
a higher blood sugar and having a higher
level of insulin in your system are both
linked to the risk of developing cancer,”
At the same time, studies that have
tried to look at how eating sugar might
be linked to cancer risk “have been much
less consistent,” she said. One large study
of older US adults, for instance, did not
find a relationship between the amount of
sugar people ate and the risk of developing
Conversely, she noted, other studies
show that people diagnosed with colon
cancer who ate a higher proportion of
their total calories in sugar had a higher
risk of cancer recurrence—but only for
people who were already overweight and
obese. Once again, how the body manages
sugar—and not the sweetener itself—may
Studies in breast cancer patients have
compared low-carbohydrate diets to low-
fat diets and found that the amount of
weight people lost, not the diet itself, was
important, Ligibel said. If it led to weight
loss, either diet brought an identical
lowering of sugar in the blood stream and
an identical lowering of insulin.
“Whether you achieved that through
one diet versus another didn’t seem to be
as important as the amount of weight you
lost if you were overweight or obese,” she
Translated into practical advice for
cancer patients: “If you have someone
who is obese or overweight, helping them
to lose weight is going to be an important
thing. We know that from a lot of different
lines of study.
“I think that sugar definitely contributes
to weight gain. I think that sugar doesn’t
have a lot of nutritional value,” Ligibel
said. Still, cancer patients need to focus on
maintaining a healthy weight by balancing
exercise and the food they eat.
Sugar can cause obesity
which leads to cancer
Asked whether he believes that eating
more sugar leads to more cancer,
Thevelein immediately answered, “No!
definitely not.” He and his co-authors do
not state that in the paper; instead, they
explain how normal, healthy cells can
handle sugar in a controlled way.
“On the other hand, we all know that
when you eat a lot of sugar, you have a
tendency—that has been clearly shown—to
become more obese,” Thevelein said. “And
obesity is linked to a higher risk of cancer.”
Though it’s “too early to say,” Thevelein
said that when you eat too much sugar
over a long time, “maybe this can also lead
in some way to dysregulation of the RAS
protein in the normal cells,” and possibly
it is this “dysregulation” that triggers RAS
genes into becoming mutants.
“It’s better not to eat too much sugar
so that you don’t become obese,” he said.
“And if at the same time, you also decrease
your risk of cancer, the better—but this is
something we cannot make a statement
about at this moment.”
If anything, he would suggest that
cancer patients eat less simple sugars
and more complex sugars, such as
those found in starch and whole grains.
Complex sugars are released more
slowly and are taken up by the body
more slowly, and this might be helpful to
“That would be our message,” Thevelein
said: “Try to look for alternative ways
of providing sugar and energy to cancer
patients rather than rapidly metabolised
simple sugars.” (cinemablend.com)
contributes to weight gain’
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