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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Manager, Corporate Communications at
the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).
Manager, Corporate Communications
To plan, coordinate and develop the Authority's Marketing Business Development and Corporate Communications
functions so as to ensure the achievement of established goals and objectives.
• Define the Authority's Corporate Communications, Marketing and Business Development requirements.
• Define, develop and recommend strategies and plans for the implementation of the Company's public relations
promotions, programmes and activities.
• Monitor the implementation of approved Corporate Communications policies, systems, polices and programmes to
ensure the achievement of established work and performance targets.
• Direct and control the planning and implementation of established corporate promotions, events and programmes
to ensure the achievement of approved work targets.
• Maintain existing Communications, Marketing and Business Management programmes in accordance with
established standards and practices.
• Prepare operational reports, technical studies and forecasts for the Corporate Communications, Marketing and
Business Development functions as required.
• Prepare relevant budget proposals and administer approved budgets.
• Post Graduate degree in Business Administration with specialization in Communications and Marketing or
• At least five (5) years post qualification experience in a similar or related job, two (2) of which should have been at
middle or Senior Management level.
Last week, I was in Doha,
Qatar at a Securing Sport
Conference where the focus
was discussing ways to
advance security and integrity
in order to safeguard the future
The conference provided a
new perspective on sport
integrity and the danger that
world sport is facing from cor-
ruption, match fixing, money
laundering, illegal betting and
doping to name a few.
World Sport has finally discovered all is not what it
Globally, the values of sport are been subverted by
economic and politically well-connected individuals
with a value system that has a belief that money can
Corruption is thriving in global sport by destroying
the core values of sport of which integrity is funda-
Based on what I heard in Qatar, the greatest danger
to the autonomy and independence of sport is not politi-
cians and government but money. Not the lack of money
but the use and power of money.
So while sport leaders were focused in recent years
on protecting sport from politics and politicians, economic
influence had a free run.
To protect sport in general and safeguard its autonomy
sport must resist all pressures whether of a political or
economic nature. A for sale sign can't be put on the
integrity of sport nor can it be put on the integrity and
core values of a nation. The sport fraternity here in
T&T must not believe for one minute that what was
spoken about in Qatar will not happen here. Corruption
thrives where fear is prevalent.
Law abiding citizens are afraid to speak up. Why?
They fear retribution and disapproval. To simply be
offended by wrongdoing is not enough. We must sum-
mon the courage to confront our fears and take action.
If we just let things slide, we are complicit.
Courage is the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncer-
tainty, or pain without being overcome by fear. When
you see something happening that just doesn't seem
right do you have the courage to stand-up and do some-
Even though I was not in T&T to watch the inau-
guration of His Excellency President Anthony Thomas
Aquinas Carmona, I have since read his speech and
noted the acclamation with which his speech was
received. His words lifted the nation's spirit. They were
encouraging and inspiring.
Who in T&T is not tired, frustrated and fed up of
the corruption and double standards? We all need to
feel that there is hope.
Unethical behaviour must disturb something deep
within our soul when we see it.
We must shine the light on the dark corners and right
now the darkest is corruption. Shine the light. Question
every detail. Ask about procurement, ask about nepotism.
Creative accounting is a euphemism for hiding corruption,
fraud, bribery, and abuse and misuse of funds.
I believe real change will only occur when more citizens
are willing to be bold and brave and follow President
Carmona's example and display the courage to stand
up and speak out for moral and ethical values and social
Brian Lewis is the Honorary Secretary General of the
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee http//: ww.ttoc.org.
The views expressed are not necessarily those of the TTOC.
Harrilal Kissoon, coach and treasurer of the T&T Blind
and Visually Impaired Cricket Association (TTBVICA),
receives a donation from Sharon Balroop, ANSA
McAL's Group Corporate Communications Manager.
The sport of cricket for blind and visually impaired
persons was officially launched in T&T in 2005 and
the local team is the current T/20 champions of the
region. In recognition of the team's accomplishments
and to encourage continued success, ANSA McAL
made a donation towards the weekly training
sessions, which are conducted Saturdays in
Edinburgh Gardens, Chaguanas. Players from as far
as Mayaro and Point Fortin are transported by the
Association to prepare to defend their title in the
upcoming T/20 tournament in June.
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