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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
SALE BY MORTGAGEE
Offers are invited for the purchase of the following
property with a single storey warehouse building, 2
ancillary buildings and an incomplete structure:-
Wyabi Pen Site off Roopsingh Road, Carapichaima
665-5995/7907 ext. 4619/4617/4618
SEND BIDS TO:
The Manager (Property Sale)
Commercial Recovery Management Unit
Market Street Complex, #4 Market Street, Chaguanas
Bids must follow the guidelines herein given
to ensure they are duly considered.
Bids must be received by April 13th 2018
The Mortgagee does not bind itself to accept
the highest or any offer. The property will be
sold as is subject to all rates taxes or other
outgoings that may be due at The time of sale.
Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged.
THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
Claim No. CV 2017-04081
SCOTIABANK TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO LIMITED
TO: KENT CHARLES
NUMBER 13D SOOKOO TRACE EXTENSION
TAKE NOTICE that on 10thNovember 2017 a Fixed Claim Form and Statement
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED
IF YOU DESIRE
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE
Dated the 23rd day of March, 2018.
Teachers—Jacks of all trades
The old saying that “Charity begins
at home” seems to have lost its
meaning. It appears now that charity
seems to begin in the classroom.
There have been very few attempts
offered to accurately describe the
long list of expectations of the
teacher. It is as though, in addition
to all that they do, teachers are
expected to “raise” their students.
The long list of tasks that the society
asks of teachers is a laborious one!
Information provider: Teachers
provide students with loads of
information on a variety of subjects,
then move them forward to a deeper
understanding of the concept.
Facilitator: Teachers engage,
lead and inspire students to take
charge of their own learning.
Mentor: The teacher acts as a
mentor, encouraging, guiding and
honing students’ skills to prepare
them for a better future. Teachers
are, in many cases the example to
students of “professional adults.”
Foster Parents: When many
parents work, and are unable to be
with their children, teachers often
provide that support that students
can lean on when they are in need
of advice. Positive adult-contact
is crucial in raising well-balanced
children, and teachers are often
given the charge of being surrogate
parents to their students.
The role of the teacher in a child’s
education in Trinidad and Tobago’s
culture has fundamentally changed.
The teacher wears many hats. Now,
more than ever, the teacher is
expected to perform these parental
roles, in addition to the delivery of
the curriculum. The irony here is that
Teachers must have classroom
management skills. Classroom
management involves diversified
tasks of effective presentation of
every subject that is taught. The
teacher has to ensure that every
student is involved in the discussion,
that each student’s attention is held
in the classroom and that order
and discipline is
instance, a teacher,
during the delivery
must survey the
make eye contact
with students to
ensure that their
attention is held
and to observe
on their part which could lead
to a distraction in the teaching
and learning process. When an
assignment is given, correction
of notebooks, test papers and
worksheets is an ongoing task for the
teacher and must be done in a timely
manner. In addition, the analysis
of test results is what informs the
teacher as to the way forward.
Teachers are in a daily struggle.
Specifically, their major struggle
is to be recognised as having
complex and multi-functional roles.
The teacher with good classroom
management skills, involving dealing
with varied children, can manage
family, friends and relatives with
ease. That being said, what is there
left for the parents?
One wonders what is happening
in the homes of these children.
Children learn the values of respect
for authority, honesty, kindness and
good morals at home. However, they
will not learn these social virtues
if they are stuck in front of the
television for hours every day. Many
children live in homes which contain
television sets computers, tablets
and other technological devices.
What they lack are adults who are
prepared to give their time and
energy to do that difficult, but most
essential job, raising their children.
The television becomes the
socialising agent in the home.
Feeding scores of students with
foreign behaviour patterns and
attitudes towards authority and
an almost complete genocide of
traditional values. Basic values such
as cleanliness, picking up after
oneself and respect for persons, are
behaviours that are almost invisible
in the nations’ children. Parents must
show more interest in their children;
spend more time with them and
thus, teach them the rules of social
Teachers are constantly on the
receiving end of negative attitudes
by students. The teacher must take
time to highlight and attempt to
undo these adverse behaviours. Their
attempts to remedy the situation are
met with an extensive list of teacher
“can’ts,” paired with an even longer
list of students’ rights.
Many students are simply too
disrespectful, and seemingly
allowed to parade around on the
farce that they are “untouchable” by
teachers. Teachers have very limited
the fear of
by their supervisors and insulted
by parents, the public and the
Teachers, despite their limited
powers, are alone and are held
responsible for failing students and
are also expected to correct complex,
societal and institutional dilemmas.
Schools provide neither an outlet
nor a means of correcting these
Teachers do not exist in a vacuum.
They cannot be expected to right
the wrongs of society, and cannot be
expected to be substitute parents.
The stark reality is that unless
teachers teach well, the country
in which they teach has no future!
Without teachers, there are no
doctors, plumbers, seamstresses,
lawyers, engineers, musicians,
no sculptors, no artists and no
politicians. Teaching is the basis
of every facet of society. Each and
every career depend on the work of
armies of teachers, who, ultimately,
are those in society charged with the
craft of people building; and there is
nothing more important than that!
Teachers are the quiet heroes
of our communities. Some of the
world’s most famous people, point
to a special teacher as a special
source of inspiration behind his or
her success. Teaching can do more
to produce good citizens than all the
acts of parliament ever passed. Yet,
teachers are the least recognised for
In spite of all these difficulties,
the committed teacher continually
looks for solutions to a cadre
of problems. Amidst this, they
continue to produce exceptional and
outstanding students, scholarship
winners and top students in SEA,
CSEC and CAPE. Students who go on
to meet and surpass international
standards of performance.
Teachers, Jacks of all trades and,
still, master of one!
The stark reality is that
unless teachers teach
well, the country in which
they teach has no future!
Without teachers, there
are no doctors, plumbers,
engineers, musicians, no
sculptors, no artists and
no politicians. Teaching is
the basis of every facet of
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