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Qualified persons are encouraged to apply for the position of
MANAGER, HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT
To manage the HSSE portfolio in Lake Asphalt, and the creation and maintenance of an HSSE
management System, and for the monitoring of HSSE compliance, to ensure that the Company fully
meets the legal and regulatory requirements, and best practice HSSE standards.
1. Developing a framework and HSSE management systems that are necessary to ensure compliance
with statutory requirements, and best practices pertaining to HSSE.
2. Developing and implementing procedures and strategies to ensure prompt investigations of
incidents, accidents and near misses, and reporting of same to the OSH Agency and State
Police where necessary. This should also include procedures for the notification and mitigation
of hazards and other HSE and Security risks identified.
3. Developing and implementing training programmes which include the development of a training
matrix, conducting some training and maintaining some training records.
4. Preparing Risk Assessments as required by law, and ensuring the monitoring and implementation
of all recommendations for corrective actions stemming from the Risk Assessments.
5. Ensuring the conduct of routine inspections of all of the premises for compliance with general
and specific safety and health standards.
6. Developing, implementing and maintaining a framework in conjunction with the Security unit
to ensure the conduct of all drills for emergency procedures in accordance with regulatory
7. Developing, implementing and monitoring a system for handling of employee HSSE concerns.
o An Undergraduate Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management/Occupational
Health and Safety Management.
o NEBOSH Diploma
o Diploma in Security Management would be an asset
Ten (10) years work experience in a Manufacturing industry with five (5) years at Supervisory level
"The Case for Reparation" will
be addressed in a panel discussion
tonight at the Audio-Visual Room
at Nalis, Abercromby Street, Port-
of-Spain, from 7 pm.
This discussion, which moves to
the Point Fortin East Secondary
School on Saturday at 5 pm, is the
Emancipation Support Committee's
(ESC) third instalment of the Kwame
Ture Memorial Lecture Series.
"The discussion promises to be a
vibrant one as each speaker shares
his point of view through the eyes
of Africans dispersed throughout the
Caribbean. Although the perspectives
may differ, some similarity may be
found in their vocalisation," the ESC
said in a news release. Two of the
panellists chair their national repa-
Stating its intent for "informed
and sensible conversation" on repa-
ration, the ESC cited varying opin-
ions of notable personalities on the
issue, including economist and inter-
national lawyer Courtney Barnett
and UWI Pro Chancellor Dr Hilary
The value of reparations owed to
Africans who worked on British
plantations in the Caribbean has
been estimated, at its lowest, to be
£200 billion, according to Courtney
Barnett, economist and international
On the other hand, economic his-
torian and UWI Pro Chancellor Dr
Hilary Beckles says reparation for
slavery goes beyond a dollar value.
At the recent launch of his book
Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for
Caribbean Slavery and Native Geno-
cide, he noted, "Reparations, or the
concept of repairing damage, is based
on the search for a higher level of
humanity and is intended to lay the
foundation for healing the human
The discussion of reparation in
the Caribbean is a dynamic one since
it pivots around debates on remu-
neration as well as the discourse of
healing and repairing the psyche of
the African descendants in the
Caribbean, the ESC said in a news
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves
has noted reparation is not about
people getting handouts, but about
repairing historical damage and seek-
ing to find a way forward.
Regardless of point of view, Dr
Beckles insists reparation needs
"informed and sensible conversation"
on what has been described as "the
worst crime against humanity," the
The panellists are Barbadian
lawyer and author David Comis-
siong; Antiguan playwright and
renowned Caribbean cultural worker
The value of
estimated, at its
lowest, to be
Dorbrene O'Marde, and Khafra
Kambon, chairman of the ECS.
Comissiong, a member of the
Barbados National Reparations
Commission, is a former senator
and current president of the
People's Empowerment Party.
Comissiong who was born in
Antigua, schooled in Trinidad
and Tobago and Barbados, has
been a driving force behind the
Pan African movement in Bar-
O'Marde, chair of Antigua's
National Reparations Commis-
sion, is best known as a play-
wright, director and producer
(theatre and music), columnist,
speaker, a calypso writer, judge
and analyst. He has written and
directed five full-length plays
with the Harambee Open Air
Theatre group which he helped
form and led for 15 years. His
plays include Fly on the Wall,
Tangled Web and This World
Spin One Way.
Kambon, an economist, biog-
rapher of George Weekes and a
Black Power advocate, recently
presented a paper at the 11th
Annual Konvwa on Reparations
in Martinique titled: Completing
the Emancipation Process:
Reparations and the question of
Monetary value or
time for healing?
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime
Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves
Barbadian lawyer and author
UWI Pro Chancellor Dr Hilary Beckles
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