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is a multi-disciplinary, marine and environmental-related research institute
incorporated by an Act of Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Institute is a statutory body
and currently reports to the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.
The Institute conducts research into the condition of the marine and coastal environment of Trinidad and Tobago
and makes the results of such research available to the Government for the formulation of policies in the
conservation and management of the country's marine and related resources. The Institute also responds to
general needs for information and collaborates with all sectors of Trinidad and Tobago and regional and
international marine and environmentally-related organisations.
The IMA has a team of research scientists who conduct research in the various disciplines of marine sciences,
sociology, economics and law.
The Institute's establishment is 100 employees with approximately Job Positions. The job positions are
categorised into four main groupings, namely
-- Director, Deputy Director - Research
-- Programme/Department Heads
m -- Research and Non-Research Officers
-- Maintenance, Marine, Technical, Accounting, Administrative and Clerical staff.
The Institute wishes to have
determined for all of its job positions and invite
eligible Consultants to submit proposals to undertake this assignment.
Your proposals should include the following information and documents:
1. General information on the company.
2. Personnel Capabilities: qualifications, training and experience of consultants.
3. Experience record and list of clients who may be contacted for further information.
4. Valid VAT Certificate and Board of Inland Revenue Income Tax Certificate.
Tenders must be delivered via direct mail or email to the following address by 3p.m. on
Monday 19 August, 2013.
The Office of the Director
Institute of Marine Affairs
Hilltop Lane, Chaguaramas.
The Institute does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.
San Fernando Mayor Navi Muradali has
called for stiffer penalties against owners of
food establishments, after three more restau-
rants were shut down by the San Fernando
Public Health Department Wednesday.
The ongoing exercise by public health
inspectors(PHI) has seen the closure of about
15 restaurants in and around the city over the
past three weeks.
Yesterday s exercise took inspectors to the
food court at the Gulf City Mall, where three
restaurants ---Little Italy, Hakka Express and
Stew s Caribbean Cuisine---were ordered to
Also forced to shut its doors was a breakfast
and lunch outlet adjacent to the Board of
Inland Revenue office, Cipero Street.
Poor kitchen conditions, unhygienic food
preparation, absence of updated food badges,
flies and cockroaches, and improper storage
of food were among some of the violations,
according to the Health Department.
Commenting on his Facebook page after-
wards, Muradali said: "It is again very disap-
pointing that restaurant owners are not heeding
the call of the public health authorities and
putting the lives of the public at risk.
"It is time we review the old legislation and
create harsher penalties against delinquent
"The health and safety of the public is of
utmost priority in the city and the office of
the mayor would work with all to ensure our
food preparation and handling are first-class."
Led by city medical officer of health Dr
Ingrid Poon King the team yesterday included
PHI IV John Ramkhelewan, PHI III Alexander
Ramnath and the City Police.
They visited seven restaurants at the food
Last week, two food courts on High Street,
San Fernando, also were also shut down.
The inspectors also visited night-vending
areas at Cross Crossing, Cocoyea and Marabella
and ordered some vendors to stop selling food
Three more South restaurants closed
San Fernando Mayor Dr Navi Muradali assists public
health inspectors to clear tainted food from a
restaurant kitchen at Gulf City during the food
inspection drive on Wednesday.
PHOTO COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Regional ministers with responsibility for
telecommunications and ICT will enter their second
day of meetings at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-
The two-day Caribbean ICT Ministers Forum on
Leveraging ICT for Development in the Caribbean
was organised by the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Caribbean
Telecommunications Union (CTU).
The meeting targets ministers responsible for
telecommunications/ICT, senior Government officials,
and regional organisations.
Participants will also exchange views on current
opportunities and challenges.
The meeting is expected to produce a strategic
roadmap for the establishment of a new project and
potential funding possibilities.
ICT Ministers' Forum
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