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A leading Automotive Parts Importer is
DYNAMIC SALES REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE
SALE AND PROMOTION OF AUTOMOTIVE
PARTS AND PROMOTION OF AUTOMOTIVE
PARTS AND LUBRICANTS.
• Minimum 5 CXC O'Levels including Mathematics and English.
• Three (3) years sales experience in the automotive spare parts
• Excellent communication skills
• Must own a vehicle in good working condition
A leading Automotive Parts Retailer is
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES FOR
IN STORE COUNTER SALES.
• Minimum 3 CXC O'Levels including Mathematics and
• Two (2) years experience retail sales
• Knowledge of automotive spare parts would be an asset.
• Excellent communication skills
• Preferable age group 21 - 30 yrs old.
A leading Automotive Parts Importer is currently
• Minimum 3 CXC O'Levels including Mathematics and English.
• Warehousing experience would be an asset.
Interested applicants please send resume to:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 17TH MAY 2013
Pursuant to Regulation 49 of the Public Service Commission
Regulations, Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago, as adopted by the Teaching Service
Commission, the Teaching Service Commission proposes to
Ministry of Education to
e his office in the Teaching Service with effect
The Teaching Service Commission is therefore inviting Mr.
Sieusankar to submit to the Service Commissions Department,
within fourteen (14) days of publication of this notice, any
representations he wishes to make in the matter
My name is Frankie Abel and I
am a guardian ad litem advocating
for abused and neglected children
in the court system in Broward
I m married to Jonathan. We a r e
Frankie & Johnny.
I was born in Port-of-Spain but
lived in Clifton Hill Oil Camp, Point
Fortin, from the age of four to nine.
It was amazing. We grew up with a
very diverse group of children from
Holland, England, Nigeria, Trinidad,
all different races and colours.
I m more agnostic than atheist
because I m kind of a proof person
and have no proof one way or the
other. But there re too many things
wrong in the world for there to be
this all-powerful, all-caring person
that could fix everything.
I came very close to dying in 2006.
I was in a coma for two weeks. Had
I been in Trinidad, I probably
wouldn t be here today. Not the qual-
ity of the doctors, Trinidad has great
doctors, just the facilities that were
available to save my life on short
notice like that.
My medical bill was three-quar-
ters of a million US dollars. I think
my husband and I were out-of-
pocket maybe $5,000 out of that.
But people have lost their homes
from medical bills. That s why we
After I woke up, religious people
told me they were praying for me.
"So you see how God does answer
prayers? I say, "You see how good
that 24-hour dialysis machine work-
ing?" It was the doctors intelligence
and the quality of machines and
medicine that kept me alive. And
maybe I had a will to live, too. But
it wasn t God. I didn t see any bright
light, no voice telling me to go back.
They had a lot of Asian people,
Every book I ve ever read, I ve
read the last page first; because, in
case I die, at least I know how it
ended. I don t have to fast-forward
to the last scene of a movie, though;
I really don t think I m going to die
in two hours.
I was on the board of directors
of the company I was working for,
the best in Trinidad. I was 35 years
old and there was nowhere else to
go. So, after my divorce from my
first husband, I applied for an inter-
I left my Miami job in 2004 and
volunteered at a hospice. The dif-
ficult part wasn t dealing with people
at the end of life. It was that I got
bored at an intellectual level. A friend
told me I would be a great guardian
and it did stimulate me, intellectually,
because you have to learn the welfare
and court systems and, more than
that, you re advocating for children.
A guardian ad litem will visit one
or two children and write a report
that goes before the judge. I m now
a courtesy guardian. I have 15 cases,
children whose cases originated
somewhere else but who have been
placed in Broward County. The
guardian in the other county cannot
visit, because it s too far, so I write
the reports on their behalf. I can help
a lot more children than just one or
It s like triage: I determine
whether the children are in a safe
enough environment that we can,
as it were, give a guardian to the
gunshot wound and take a little
more time to get one for the broken
There are times I leave a case and
feel extremely sad, but I let myself feel
the sadness and let it go. You can t hold
on to it. You can t help the children if
you re busy feeling sad.
The best part about the job is when
I close a case, because it means the child
has got permanency. The worst thing is
to have children floundering in the court
system for years and years. The bad side
of the job is that we actually have to have
I have cases that are babies. Children
sexually and physically abused to a point
where the damage is often irreparable.
It s stupid to think there could be a God
who would allow that kind of thing to
Anybody born and raised in Trinidad
is one of the luckiest people in the world.
All my Trini friends have friends of dif-
ferent races and creeds. In America, even
though people say they re not racists,
birds of a feather flock together.
I couldn t imagine my life without
black or Indian or Chinese friends.
Read a longer version of this
feature at www.BCRaw.com
Children of God
TRINI TO D BONE
As Told to BC Pires
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