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ontributing to building
the reputation of Shell
in T&T as a driver of
local capability devel-
opment and economic
diversification—a national prior-
ity—is one of the company’s key
objectives. Hence, on March 22,
Shell launched its LiveWIRE pro-
gramme in the form of a panel
discussion themed “Exploring
The discussion was used as a
forum to disseminate important
messages aligned to the three
targeted industries: agriculture
and food processing; energy
solutions and re-cycling and
Industry experts including:
Omardath Maharaj, agricultural
economist; Dr Thackwray “Dax”
Driver, president and CEO of the
Energy Chamber of T&T; Ronald
Roach, CEO, Solid Waste Man-
agement Company Ltd, and Rac-
quel Moses, country manager,
Microsoft not only shared rich
information, but also engaged an
audience of just over 110 entre-
preneurs and stakeholders.
In his presentation, Maharaj
iterated that agriculture must be
positioned as T&T’s alternative
Racquel Moses, left, with Ronald
Roach, Dr Thackwray Driver, Omardath
Maharaj and Ana Lia Ferrero,
reality particularly in light of the
continued depletion of the country’s
oil and gas reserves.
As he puts it: “we need to focus
on production, but policy support
includes identifying strategic pro-
grams and projects aligned to meas-
ureable outcomes and its financial,
human and technical resources.”
The current state of the energy
sector continues to be on the tip
of the tongues of not only the Gov-
ernment but also the private sector
who has been earmarked to lead this
country’s diversification agenda.
The Shell LiveWIRE programme
presents a unique opportunity to
heighten activity among the entre-
preneurial community, whose eyes
are set on finding energy solutions
which was also reiterated by Dr
His presentation addressed the
country’s current gas supply situa-
tion, renewable energy, transport,
commercial, manufacturing and
housing energy efficiency; small
scale renewable energy and export
Adding value to the conversation
was Roach who highlighted the en-
trepreneurial opportunities that
exist in upcycling also known as
creative re-use which is the process
of transforming by-products, waste
materials, useless or unwanted
products into new materials and/or
products of better quality or better
He also focused on waste re-cy-
cling and composting.
Demonstrating the critical link-
ages of digital transformation across
the three sectors was Moses.
“A seamless transition requires the
empowerment of people, inclusive
design and building trust in technol-
ogy,” she said.
Youth Business T&T (YBTT) is the
delivery partner for the Shell Live-
WIRE programme. YBTT has over
17 years in the provision of entrepre-
neurial training, financial and men-
YBTT is poised to deliver two pro-
grammes—a national programme
based in Trinidad and a Tobago
programme based exclusively in the
The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), in its drive towards improving and
expanding its services, is pleased to invite applications for the following CONTRACT position:
ONE (1) POSITION
The General Manager will provide leadership, direction, plan, direct and coordinate all activities of the PTSC in accordance with its
mandate under the Public Transport Service Act while safeguarding and growing the assets of the PTSC for the benefit of the citizens of
Trinidad & Tobago.
• Performs duties and exercises power as stipulated by the Act or delegated by the Board.
• Reports to and advises the Board on matters related to the achievement of the Corporation’s mandate.
• Attends Board Meetings of the Corporation.
• Implements general policies and pursues strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors.
• Advocates/promotes relevant organisational changes.
• Establishes operational goals that are consistent with the Corporation’s Strategic & Development Plans and their desired output.
• Assumes responsibility for the deliverables of Deputy General Managers of the organisation.
• Manages human, financial and physical resources necessary for efficient and effective running of the Corporation.
• Works in close collaboration with Ministries in the areas of Public Policy and Finance.
• Represents PTSC at meetings with external agencies, organizations, special groups and committees.
• Performs related activities as assigned by the Board of Directors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting or related discipline from a reputable University.
• Post Graduate qualification in Business Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting or related discipline.
• A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a Senior Management position.
• Experience in Public Transportation Operations shall be an asset.
• Experience in a unionized environment shall be an asset.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills.
• The ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Any similar combination of qualifications and experience will be considered.
Interested persons should send a cover letter of application clearly stating the position
of interest, a detailed C.V. containing two (2) references and copies of academic certificates to:
The Corporate Secretary on or before Friday 20th April, 2018.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE CORPORATION
Exploring new industries
through Shell LiveWIRE
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