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PROPOSED PUBLICLY AVAILABLE SPECIFICATION (PAS)
FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
TTS/PAS 107:20XX has
been developed to address
concerns related to the
safety and performance of
solar water heaters.
Solar water heater systems --
Solar collectors -- Requirements for
TTS/PAS 107:20XX speci es requirements for materials used in
the construction of concentrating solar collectors.
This document does not prescribe requirements for:
a) evacuated tube solar collectors; and
b) freeze resistance properties of materials for concentrating
This PAS does not apply to evacuated tube solar collectors.
Parties that may be a ected by the proposed draft PAS can submit their concerns and justi cations in writing to the:
Head, Standardization Division, Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards,
P.O. Box 467, P.O.S.
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPOSED DRAFT PUBLICLY
SCOPE OF PROPOSED DRAFT PUBLICLY
AVAILABLE SPECIFICATION (PAS) AVAILABLE SPECIFICATION (PAS)
In accordance with the Standards Act, No. 18 of 1997, the following proposed draft PAS is being issued for public comment.
Copies of this draft PAS will be available from the Bureau's website and Information Centre for consultation by interested parties.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO BUREAU OF STANDARDS
1-2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya, Tunapuna.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO BUREAU OF STANDARDS
CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENTS: 1st August, 2013
NOTE: The above PAS is Voluntary
SALE BY MORTGAGEE
OFFERS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:
Vacant parcel of freehold land comprising 633.1
square metres (approximately 6,815 square feet)
located between LP #53 and #54, Church Road,
The property is being sold "as is" without any
responsibility of the vendor or provide statutory
approvals, surveying data or warranty on its
suitability for use for any purpose.
Telephone Nos. 662-4020/4286; Fax No.
Officer #54 Ext . 5408
SEND SEALED BIDS TO:
The Properties Officer
Sale No. 17/2013
#34 Southern Main Road, Curepe or
P. O. Box 72, Port-of-Spain
BIDS MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
HEREIN GIVEN TO ENSURE THAT THEY
ARE DULY CONSIDERED.
Bids must be received by 3.00 p.m.
on 2013 July 15th.
No late bids will be accepted
Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged
The mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the
highest or any offer. The property will be sold
subject to all rates, taxes and other outgoings that
may be due at the time of the sale.
Yes, the old days gave you
good cricketing memories!
Now you have 20/20 or, if rain
falls 5/5. First you had fast sex,
then fast food, then fast dancing,
now it's fast cricket. All the same
thing: trivial and unsatisfying.
The new cricket is really a
Savannah fete-match madness:
nice for a while but not to the
exclusion of real cricket. It's a
vooping frenzy by "batters," and
what word better describes the
falling standard of the game than
that one used instead of the tra-
ditional batsmen---"batters" who
don't read the game and get out
stupidly when a blocked ball
would have sufficed to win and
make it to the semis of the last
ICC Champions Trophy. All sur-
rounded by screaming DJs, blast-
ing music, wining Carib girls and
a whole set of people who know
nothing about the game posturing
for the TV cameras like monkeys
in the zoo.
Yes, the lime in the Oval can
still be sweet, but that's because
of the old-time characters there,
not the cricket nor the players,
and certainly not the new crowd
in the concrete stand gulping
down KFC instead of Michael
The days of J'Ouvert, when
people were allowed, nay invited,
to play themselves, ole mas,
dress-up, cross-dress and mam-
aguy pompous public officials as
long as it was clever and witty,
are also over. The days when,
regardless of race, colour or creed,
you could play mas anywhere in
Many were the Monday morn-
ings when my uncle, brother and
I, with or without Gill, Kenny,
Carlos or one or another of the
Smith brothers, would end up late
morning sitting comfortably on
the pavement sucking orange on
George Street or Duncan Street
before returning home by pushing
pan with Invaders back up Tra-
Can't do that now. Crime. Plus
there is no pan on the road.
Those were the days when steel-
bands ruled J'Ouvert and the
chip, chip, chip, chip of thou-
sands of feet was the beating
heart of downtown Port-of-Spain.
Steelbands paraded on the road,
surrounded by and included with-
in the people. None of this non-
sense of being driven round on
top of a truck, separated from the
soul and fury of the masses.
Bring back steelband on the
road where it belongs. If you can
find one, that is, what with the
proliferation of DJs and "get in
yuh section" business organisa-
tions that have taken over the
The less said about the dearth
of horse racing in the Savannah
and around the country the
The move to centralise at the
Arima Race Track, as far as I
know, was to improve the stan-
dard of horse racing and that cer-
tainly has not happened. Not one
of our horses has been able to
compete outside of T&T with any
degree of success and foreign
horses regularly come here and
buss up the locals. Decreased
public exposure has made the
sport less popular and, from my
reading of the papers, the indus-
try lurches from problem to prob-
lem and bacchanal to bacchanal.
Another example of art, culture
and the zest of life in a small
island losing out to financial con-
cerns without anyone benefiting
but a few businessmen, who, like
others, will no doubt emigrate
north as soon as they get their
first heart attack so they could
get "proper" treatment by white-
robed blonde automatons.
Frederick Street is there. It's
still exciting, still crowded, but
the doors of the shops are mostly
closed now and malls on the out-
skirts of Port-of-Spain have taken
over; they are the places to be, to
be seen and to gallery and pre-
tend you are really not in the
Caribbean but in whatever North
American place you prefer, where
you can stuff yourself with some
piggish fast food. Miami lifestyle,
As far as dropping in for a
small lime, even if you have time
after work and getting home in
traffic, those days are over. No
one entertains at home anymore;
go down Ariapita Avenue or to
So what is there?
Well, there's the breeze. And
the high sky. The family of igua-
nas that live in the mango tree
next door. Hummingbirds in the
garden. Crix. Julie mango. Full
moon over Laventille. Turning on
the radio and, surprisingly, hear-
ing pan. Old talk about coverty
pocham. Church choirs at wed-
dings. Dogs---Trini dogs, a breed
apart---you ever see one crossing
the road, taking its time? Cricket
commentary on the radio, still
entertaining, regardless of the
match. The spontaneous remarks
heard in the cinema.
cinema, downtown, quick, quick
before they close down.
The lilting cadence of our
speech and words that put people
in their place. The equally beguil-
ing sashay of our women,
strolling around the Savannah.
The kids from the Two Cents
Movement. And the folks who
walk up Chancellor on Saturday
morning and say hello.
Above all, the children who
keep hope in the future alive. Life
without hope is like crab neck
soup. It does not exist.
CRAB NECK SOUP II
DAVID E BRATT, MD
Letters via post should be sent to the Editor in chief, 22 24 St Vincent Street, Port of Spain. Fa es: 625 7211.
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