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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, July 1, 2013
EA Chaguramas-Based Ship Repair Company seeks
is required for
Blasting and Coating.
Individuals should have a minimum of NACE Level l
Certification and two years experience. You will be
required to support in the operations of the QA/QC
Department within the Company. The incumbent will have
the unique opportunity to serve and develop experience in
a shipyard environment. The ideal candidate should have
a suitable combination of educational qualifications and
experience in QA/QC operations with two years experi-
ence. Must be able to inte1pret coating specifications and
relevant data related to coating and be able to carry out
required NDE testing, complete all required reports,
checklist and other documents and deliverables as per
Interested persons should submit curriculum vitae with
relevant documents and certification to the
Human Resources Manager P.O. Box 2874 TT POST,
Chaguramas and/or to email@example.com
no later than July 10th 2013.
Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.
- VISUAL (Spectacles
& Contact Lens)
The TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FIRE SERVICE
CREDIT UNION is inviting its members in good stand-
ing to apply for a bursary for their child/ward, who is
also a member, and was successful in the 2013
Secondary Assessment Examination. These bursaries
will be granted by order of merit per division.
o Completed Application Form
o Copies of Birth Certificate and Performance
o Evidence of Guardianship
My name is Yanic Thongs and
I m a customer service rep; I tell
people which line to join.
Thongs is a weird name. I can t
say where I got it from, other than
my father. And he got it from his.
I got plenty ladies underwear heck-
le and plenty nicknames, like G-
String. My name actually sounds
like a sentence. My dad s name is
Kent and my mom s name is Mary.
And, yes indeed, they named me
I come from Nelson Street in
Port-of-Spain. The heart, they does
say. And I work Independence
Square, so it takes about five minutes
to walk to work.
I come from a small immediate
family but, otherwise that, on both
my mother and father s sides, they
had seven on each side. I have plen-
ty uncles, aunts and cousins. Most
of the family is in St James or away.
I m pretty lucky because all the
schools I went to were actually in
Port-of-Spain: Roytec; South East;
and Sacred Heart Boys RC right
there on Richmond St.
I m a real Town-man. Except
when Carnival comes around. I like
to watch it but I wouldn t take part
in it. Jouve, also. I think it s the way
my family grew me up: they always
kept me inside, away from all the
"elements" in the neighbourhood.
You could say I grew up in a con-
crete jungle but we actually have
trees in Town. Right where I live
we have a lime tree. They have
mango trees. Coconut trees in the
plannings right there. Everywhere
you go, in East Port-of-Spain, you
see signs of a tropical island.
South East Port-of-Spain was a
great school. You never felt threat-
ened at all. I don t see the point in
stigmatizing people from Nelson
Street, Laventille, anywhere. I
mean, you will find bad elements in
any school anywhere you go, any-
where in the country, anywhere in
the world. I never got jostled or any-
thing, nobody stealing your money,
I saw the video of the daylight
robbery on Nelson Street. I m really
sad that person got off. He should
have been thrown in jail!
Living in East Port-of-Spain, you
really get accustomed to noise. Any
time I go to a quiet area, it actually
hurts! I have no idea what to do
with that silence. I have to have noise
and busyness. Even on a Sunday, I s
find it too quiet in Town. I s have to
leave the house.
I ve visited the main sites of
Trinidad: the Pitch Lake; you ll go
down Toco; actually, to be honest,
I d have to say I haven t explored
Trinidad fully. I d like to see the rest
of it but I m happy in Port-of-Spain.
I always find myself in Globe
[cinema]. It s cheaper. And they
double their movies. The quality is
good, for the amount they re asking
you to pay. I heard it was up for sale
but I think that was a marketing
People don t just talk to the
movie in Globe: they s quarrel!
When somebody going into a room,
they shouting, "Why you going in
there?" You know the man inside
there to kill you. You scared already---
but you still going in the room! Come
on! Most people in Trinidad would
not go in that room.
I love my soca. I would love to
go to David Rudder Six-Point-Oh
but I d more see him in a club or
so. A large event like that, a concert
like that, I can t afford it. I love his
music. Just about anything he sings
I ll listen to that I find on YouTube.
I was far more fit than I am now.
I had to give up hockey. Going to
school, and with work, you have
to give up something. But I have
one more project to finish to com-
plete my associate degree in Roytec.
My job is rather simple and a lit-
tle bit redundant. You re doing the
same thing over and over. Once you
get accustomed to it, it becomes
really, really easy.
The best part of my job is getting
paid. Yes, indeed!
A Trini is a person who is more
relaxed. I think it has something to
do with the amount of holidays we
have in the country.
Trinidad and Tobago is my home
and I can t think about leaving it.
I love Tobago, but it s definitely not
loud enough for me.
Read a longer version of this
feature at www.BCRaw.com
THONGS SUNG LOUD
TRINI TO D BONE
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