Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 7th 2013 Contents A12
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, June 7, 2013
All business partners and customers of SUMMIT
Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd ("SUMMIT") are
hereby advised that MS. CHERISSE HARRICHARAN who
was previously employed by SUMMIT as a Human Resource
Administration Officer is no longer employed with SUMMIT
and has not been employed with SUMMIT since 3rd May 2013.
Ms. Harricharan is not authorized to carry out or transact or
make any representations on behalf of SUMMIT. The public is
asked to disregard all correspondence from Ms. Harricharan
on a SUMMIT letterhead. If the public has any concerns about
any correspondence received from Ms. Harricharan issued on
behalf of SUMMIT, queries should be directed to the company.
• Marketing of materials such as quartz,
granite and marble.
• Participate in product and promotional events.
• Work with sales support to manage and
deliver customer expectations.
• Several years of sales experience
(knowledge of the stone industry would
be an asset).
• Computer literacy
(AutoCAD would be an asset).
•Capable of building customer relations
including identifying needs, creating
solutions and recommendations.
•Exceptional presentation and
•Organizational and project coordination skills.
Staff members at the South West Regional
Health Authority (SWRHA) say they are under
siege by a manager who has allegedly been abusing
and terrorising them since January.
The employees, who requested anonymity, com-
plained of verbal abuse and discrimination by the
manager. They called on Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar and SWRHA CEO Anil Gosine to
A staff member said since the manager was
appointed their lives had taken a turn for the worse.
The worker said: "It is really stressful to work
under such conditions. He is unprofessional and
abusive. He has us all crying on a daily basis because
he has no respect for us. He curses us frequently.
"He says the F word and the N word regularly.
His conduct is out of hand and we are really upset
by how he treats us."
The worker said other managers from the SWRHA
were familiar with the manager s conduct but had
done nothing about it.
Last week, the employee said, a group of employ-
ees went to the Public Service Association to make
a complaint but were advised to write an official
letter explaining their predicament.
However, most of the affected staff were unwilling
to sign the letter in case they were victimised or
The source said: "He is always threatening that
he will get rid of us. It will be harder to get rid of
the permanent staff but workers who are on con-
tract are very scared of him.
"We fear for our jobs. Some of us are employed
on contract. The manager already said he will give
us a bad appraisal so we won t get it renewed."
The workers said last week the matter was
brought to the attention of Gosine.
"This also did not make any sense because it
was his word against our word. He is the manager.
Do you think they would believe the subordinate?"
the source asked.
Contacted on the matter, Gosine said he was
unaware of the allegations and advised the workers
to come together and make a complaint.
"If they bring information to us, they cannot be
victimised," he added.
He said two matters of indiscipline had been
brought to his attention but that was the first time
he had heard of the allegations of abuse and dis-
Manager of the Blind Welfare Associ-
ation s South branch, Deonarine Ragoo,
is advocating for political parties to con-
sider the candidacy of disabled people
for the forthcoming local government
Ragoo, a member of the Congress of
the People (COP), said, however, he did
not want tokenism, nor is he advocating
for the disabled as just window-dressing
on the political landscape.
He added: "I am calling on all the par-
ties---UNC, PNM, COP, MSJ---to give due
consideration to disabled people, whether
as councillors or aldermen, especially in
this renewed drive for local government
where there is so much talk about reform.
I want disabled people to be part of this
Ragoo served as the UNC councillor for
the Reform/Manahambre electoral district
on the Princes Town Regional Corporation
between 2003-2010, when he joined the
Ragoo, who is partially blind, pointed
out that in T&T, the disabled community
constituted approximately ten per cent of
"That is roughly 100,000 disabled peo-
ple and we have among the disabled lots
of people who are qualified, competent
and want to make their contribution at
the local level.
"We are not talking about window-
dressing. We want to be part of the main
stream society," he said.
He said just like the advocacy of social
activist Hazel Brown for balance with at
least 50 per cent of women among political
candidates, "I want to lobby for the dis-
"At least in every of the 14 regions, if
we could have just one person. I don t
think that is asking for much," said Ragoo,
who has submitted his nomination to the
COP for consideration.
"I am interested in contesting. I still do
a lot of work in local government and I
have offered my documents, but the COP
is still in negotiation with the UNC to
decide who getting seats and where."
Referring to President Anthony Car-
mona s recent temporary appointment of
wheelchair-bound attorney Hugh Roach
to the Senate s Independent bench, Ragoo
said he would like to see more disabled
people on State boards and in the Parlia-
He pointed to Barbados, where visual-
ly-impaired Kerry Ann Ifill sits as the pres-
ident of the senate and to the Jamaican
Parliament, where Floyd Morris serves.
He added: "We need to think seriously
about an all inclusive society and again I
want to reiterate not just putting somebody
as a figurehead but giving opportunities
to people like Mr Roach who has the skills
and capability to get the job done.
"I was really happy when I heard of Mr
Roach s appointment and will like to see
more of that because since creation dis-
ability has been a reality with man and
will always be with us."
Carmona said while T&T was a signa-
tory to the United Nations convention on
the rights of people with disabilities, it
was yet to join the 130 countries in ratifying
it.At the recent launch of a campaign to
educate and raise awareness and social
integration of people with disabilities, Car-
mona was quoted as saying people with
disabilities should not be viewed "as
objects of charity requiring medical treat-
ment and social protection but as valuable
individuals with rights and freedoms who
are capable of making decisions for their
lives, based on their free and informed
consent, as well as active members of soci-
Blind Welfare boss on local govt elections:
Disabled also able to serve
BPTT president Norman Christie, centre, chats with paralympians Gerard Asyn, left, and
Ricky Singh at the launch of the Equal Halves education and awareness exhibition at
Nalis, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. The event was hosted by the TT Paralympic Association
PHOTO: BRIAN NG FATT
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