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Friday, January 26, 2018
Tender for Provision of Security Services for the Port of Spain Corporation for the following locations:
(I) Dog Pound, Sea Lots
(II) Brian Lara Promenade
(III) Central and Eastern Division
(IV) Transport and Cleansing Department
(V) Nelson Mandela Park
(VI) Night Soil Compound
(VII) Central Market
(VIII) City Hall
A pre tender meeting followed by a Site Visit is carded for Wednesday 28th February, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Corporation’s Committee Room, 2-4 Knox Street, Port of Spain.
Tender documents may be obtained at the Corporation’s Tenders Department, 2-4 Knox Street, Port of
Spain, Telephone No. 299-0870 Ext. 2210 on receipt of the Non Refundable Tender Deposit of Three Hundred
($300.00) Dollars, payable at the Cashier’s Cage between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tenders will be closed on Friday 16th February, 2018 and will be opened at a date to be announced.
Late tender will not be considered.
Any further information may be obtained during normal working hours from the Tenders Clerk at Telephone
No. 299-0870 Ext. 2210.
Tenders must be accompanied by:-
1. Valid Income Tax, National Insurance Compliance and Value Added Tax Clearance Certificates
issued by the relevant Authorities and date should not exceed six (6) months prior to the
closing date of the tender.
2. Certificate proof of Company/Firm being registered with the Ministry of National Security.
3. Registering Certificate of the Company/Firm.
4. Two (2) references from previous employers.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PORT OF SPAIN CORPORATION
NEW YORK—For the first time, re-
searchers have used the cloning
technique that produced Dolly the
sheep to create healthy monkeys,
bringing science an important
step closer to being able to do the
same with humans.
Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, sci-
entists have cloned nearly two
dozen kinds of mammals, includ-
ing dogs, cats, pigs, cows and polo
ponies, and have also created
human embryos with this method.
But until now, they have been una-
ble to make babies this way in pri-
mates, the category that includes
monkeys, apes and people.
“The barrier of cloning primate
species is now overcome,” de-
clared Muming Poo of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences in Shanghai.
In a paper released Wednesday
by the journal Cell, he and his col-
leagues announced that they suc-
cessfully created two macaques.
The female baby monkeys, about
seven and eight weeks old, are
named Zhong Zhong and Hua
“It’s been a long road,” said
one scientist who tried and failed
to make monkeys and was not
involved in the new research,
Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon
Health & Science University. “Fi-
nally, they did it.”
The process is still very ineffi-
cient—it took 127 eggs to get the
two babies—and so far it has suc-
ceeded only by starting with a
monkey fetus. The scientists failed
to produce healthy babies from an
adult monkey, though they are still
trying and are awaiting the out-
come of some pregnancies. Dolly
caused a sensation because she
was the first mammal cloned from
an adult. (AP)
SAO PAULO—A day
after a corruption
conviction cast se-
rious doubts on his
future, former Bra-
zilian president Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva
insisted on Thursday
that he’ll be on Oc-
ballot, while also ap-
pearing to acknowl-
edge that he could be
The comments to
bers of his left-leaning Workers’ Party underscored
the conundrum facing the party that governed
Brazil between 2003 and 2016: Its best chance of
winning the presidency rests with da Silva, but the
once wildly popular former leader may ultimately
be ineligible or even jailed.
His chances of running went down sharply on
Wednesday when an appellate court upheld a graft
conviction against him and even increased the
sentence to more than 12 years.
“I hope this candidacy does not depend on
Lula,” the former leader told Thursday’s meeting,
hinting that others in the Workers’ Party must be
ready to carry forward its vision for the country.
“You have to put the Brazilian people in motion.”
Party stalwarts at the meeting doubled down on
their insistence that da Silva will run and that no-
body is entertaining alternatives. “There is no plan
B to Lula’s candidacy,” said party chairwoman
Gleisi Hoffmann. “Lula is plan A to Z.”
A few hundred members symbolically voted in
favour of da Silva’s candidacy and the party in-
tends to register him on August 15, the last day to
do so. Many members expressed interest in regis-
tering da Silva even if he is in jail.
At the same time, however, local news media
say supporters are quietly considering other
candidates, including former Sao Paulo Mayor
Fernando Haddad and former Bahia Gov. Jaques
Wagner, who held several cabinet positions during
Workers’ Party administrations.
But neither politician comes anywhere close to
da Silva in preference polls.
Under Brazilian law, a criminal conviction that
has been upheld on appeal makes the person in-
eligible to run for office, although da Silva still has
several avenues to get on the ballot by appealing to
higher courts. Ultimately, the country’s Supreme
Electoral Tribunal makes decisions about candida-
cies, and the Supreme Court could also weigh in
on the case.
Da Silva, president from 2003 to 2010, has been
leading in polls, often describes his legal trou-
bles as an elitist plot to get him out of the race.
On Thursday, he called his corruption and money
laundering conviction “the works of a cartel.”
Scientists successfully clone monkeys
vows to run
Brazil’s former president Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva
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