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The Tourism Development Company (TDC) in inviting suitably qualified Firms and
Individuals to submit proposals for the provision of Corporate Secretarial Services.
The Corporate Secretary ensures the availability of sound legal advice, provision of
corporate secretarial services and assistance to the Board of Directors of the TDC and
its Committees as it pursues its strategic objectives. The Firm or Individual is
instrumental in ensuring proper accountability for key corporate documents and
records and the timely logging of statutory documentation and requirements with the
appropriate authorities. The Corporate Secretary also provides expert advice relating
to corporate governance to the Board of Directors by identifying concerns and
developmental needs and performs other related duties consistent with the role.
Proposals from firms must include Incorporation Documents as well as compliance
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Individuals would need to include three reference letters in their proposals along with
a detailed resume.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
or providing Corporate Secretarial Services
The Human Resources Department
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Applicants/Firms who meet the criteria outlined above should forward their proposal to:
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Sometimes, even in sports, but
not always so, cream actually
does eventually come to the top!
Today, India and England, the
best teams in the competition,
meet at Edgbaston, Birmingham
in the ICC Champions Trophy
final. Both sets of players have
shown what the word “team” really
So it was too when Miami Heat
played San Antonio Spurs for the
Larry O’Brien Trophy, named after
a former US Postmaster General
who became Commissioner of
National Basketball Association
Miami Heat was magnificent,
its marquee players showing what
it means to be real stars!
Last Thursday, LeBron James,
Dwyane Wade, even the under-
Chris Bosh, Heat’s “Big Three”,
came to final night’s party, battered
and bruised, leaving everything on
One had to feel for Spurs’ Tim
Duncan (nearly a Caribbean man,
born in St. Croix), Manu Ginobili
and Tony Parker. They too, espe-
cially Parker and Duncan, were
Yet, like the Muhammad Ali vs
Joe Frazier trilogy, these two teams
seemed exactly made for each
other over seven games. Neither
gave an inch and neither asked
any, coming down to Thursday’s
Miami’s big boys dug real deep,
running purely on turbo adrena-
line, though ultra-fitness, despite
so many injuries, was obvious.
Fees and money did not matter
at all then. Winning that second
consecutive championship did.
Having resided regularly in Cen-
tral and South Florida since 1981,
I am a pseudo “Florida refugee”.
Hence, when Florida-based pro-
fessional sports teams play, I try
to catch games, even sometimes
Therefore, Miami Heat’s NBA
Finals eventual seventh game win
‘There’s no ‘I’ in team’
over San Antonio Spurs was one that
I could not miss for anything. It was
barely affordable, but I had to witness
it fully. It was quite a wild night too!
Not since Michael Jordan, Scottie
Pippen and Chicago Bulls battled,
almost yearly, with Larry Bird, Robert
Parish and Boston Celtics in the late
1980s and early 1990s have I been this
absorbed and attracted to basketball.
Heat vs Spurs may have been the
better of the two rivalries. If only they
can play again in next season’s finals!
The city of Miami was a maelstrom.
20,000 inside American Airlines Arena,
just off the water of Biscayne Bay, had
great privileges, including observing
great athletes at work, taking respon-
But it was outside, where another
throng milled around the area, and par-
tied, that the real fun was. Winning
and partying are contagious. Friday
last had to be a holiday for some of the
Michael Rosenberg’s editorial piece
in Sports Illustrated was fully on the
mark. It was indeed time to marvel at
the efforts of LeBron James as Heat
now contemplates a three-peat; perhaps
a Bulls-like dynasty.
For me, the player of the finals,
despite James being, rightfully, elected
“MVP of Finals”, the one to really marvel
at was Dwyane Wade, who just a few
years ago, was the franchise face of
In his first visit to the NBA Finals in
2005-6, “Flash” was Finals MVP, and
despite suffering horrendous injuries
to his shoulders, knees and ankles the
following few seasons, still managed
to put up astounding numbers.
The season that LeBron James joined
Miami Heat, 2010, Wade was close to
leaving Miami. Impressively, he stayed,
even as he was told by Coach-President
Pat Riley that James would be the fran-
How many cricketers anywhere, hav-
ing accomplished as much as D-Wade
has, would have deferred, harnessing
ego, to make way for a stronger, bigger
man, accepting him as leading man
All Wade wanted to do was win
again. He made so many sacrifices to
do just that!
1983 and 2011 ICC World Cup cham-
pions India will those same thoughts
today, but it is not unique to them.
They certainly will want to win this
last Champions Trophy.
England too has played good cricket
to get to this final, under the almost
unflappable Alastair Cook, setting up
the possibility of the hosts winning its
first 50-overs world trophy after win-
ning 2010s ICC World T20.
It can be India’s batsmen against
England’s bowlers, even as these
respective teams both have good bowl-
ing attacks and batting lineups. If there
is no rain at the final, expect total runs
to be near 600!
India has been unbeaten so far in
the competition thanks to its batsmen,
who posted the largest total in the
competition, 331-7, against South
Opener Shikhar Dhawan made two
centuries, 114 vs SA, and 102 not out
vs West Indies. Dhawan, Rohit Sharma,
Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli have
also scored another five half centuries
Bowling-wise, India has mixed fast
with slow well, with Bhuvneshwar
Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma,
Ravichandran Ashwin, Kohli and
Ravindra Jadeja sharing the wickets
and work-load well.
England’s batting has been steady,
if not spectacular. Ian Bell, Cook,
Jonathan Trott and Joe Root have scored
seven fifties between them, abetted by
Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan and Stuart
Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Tim Bres-
nan, James Tredwell, Bopara and Root
also form a good bowling attack.
Like Heat vs Spurs, England vs India
can provide great excitement, if players
keep their heads. Enjoy!
M S Dhoni, inspirational Indian skipper
COLIN EH CROFT
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