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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, May 6, 2013
FOR SALE BY MORTGAGEE
On site stands a two storey Inn with Property is known as Turtle Watch
lodging andrestaurant accommodation. Inn & Grill Lp T420 Toco Main Road,
Area: 28,294 square feet.
Existing Use: Commercial
Enquiries Contact: 623-2961 extension 3292
BIDS ARE TO BE SENT TO:
The Senior Account Manager
Commercial Business Centre
First Citizens Bank
Corner Park and Henry Streets
Bids must follow the guidelines herein given to ensure they are duly considered
Bids must be received by 3.00 p.m on May 17th 2013.
No late bids will be considered
1. The Property is being sold "as is" and subject to any statutory outgoings
that may be outstanding at the point of sale.
2. he Mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest or any offer.
3. Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged.
My name is Hysus Felician and
I run a smartphone and electronics
supply and repair business.
My mother named me Jesus
but the lady in the Red House
probably thought I should be
special. So she spelled my name
the way my mother pronounced
it. Nobody ever forgets the spelling,
once they see it. And everyone
with a normal name like Jesus has
to put Jesus5000@hotmail.com.
I m the only Hysus.
I m from East Port-of-Spain
originally. Right across from
Riverside Plaza. When I was
growing up there, it was more
manageable. Parents were able to
correct kids and we were a bit more
I wasn t a Dry River footballer
because my parents wouldn t
allow us out that late. But the
chennette downs trees down there,
we used to like to climb.
I m multilingual. My mom is
Venezuelan and my dad is from
Paramin, so he speaks patois.
We moved to Maraval when I was
seven-eight. My sister lives in what
used to be Chavezland.
When I got married four years
ago, I moved to Barataria. I m
married to Natalie Banker-Feli-
cian. And we have a lovely two-
and-a-half year old daughter,
Hylie. Our entire family was raised
I wasn t one of the wealthier
kids at Queen s Royal College
but it was quite a good cama-
raderie. I have friends in low and
high places, in government and
in jail. Every Sunday, we re back
in QRC playing football together,
for the past 15 years.
I became a businessman at
QRC. Everybody was piercing
their ear and a jeweller was two
streets away from my home in
Maraval. I would get the stuff
from him, back to school. And
I d make a little on each earring.
And that would make you a little
less dependent on your parents. I
never pierced my own ear, though.
At age 19, I went to work for
an interactive online casino, two
young, multimillionaire Israelis
working out of Antigua. My
mum called and told me I was
accepted at UWI and I had to
come back. I was making more
than both their salaries put togeth-
er but I gave in and came back. I
came out of UWI and went into
a government job. I could only bear
it for about nine months.
We came to the mall by force.
We had tried to be revolutionary
and do everything online, but it
became dangerous to deliver
products in Trinidad. It came
down to one gunpoint incident. We
lost a couple computers and said, "Let s
pay some rent!"
A lady came in Ash Wednesday
with a phone that got soaked in J Ou-
vert. We worked on it, worked on it,
worked on it, and got it to come on
for about ten minutes. Then she was
like, "My BBM is not working; can
you update the software?" When we
plugged in the phone to the computer,
it shut off again---there was some bit
of moisture in there somewhere still.
And then she was so insistent that we
had to replace her phone because we
"damaged" it. She was explaining to
another person in Spanish, saying how
we mashed up her phone. I d only spo-
ken English to her up to then. At the
end, I answered her in Spanish and she
was most amazed. She was telling the
other person she wanted her phone
back in the order it was when she came
to us; well, it was!
Every day, I give the guys a pep
talk and remind them: upsell, upsell,
upsell! And I try to stay around all
day. I have to do research to keep up.
You have to streamline the products to
get them off the shelf before the new
release, like with the Samsung Galaxy
S4 and the S5.
The best part about the job is when
one customer comes back with two
other customers and says, "This is
where you get the best deal!" The
bad part is a customer that s not willing
to understand how warranties work.
A Trini is somebody who wants
an eight-to-four job but wants to
I m very passionate about Trinidad
and Tobago. I was there, crying in the
stadium on November 19, 1989, when
we got knocked out of the World Cup.
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