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Granite Services International Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of GE invites
applicants to carry out the following job functions:
1. Mechanical Foreman
2. Mechanical Technicians
Duties include the following:
- Supervision of all mechanical works associated with Gas and
Steam Turbine maintenance
- Disassembly and reassembly of frame 5002 turbines.
- Visual inspections and the troubleshooting and correction of
all parameters that are outside of the manufacturers design
criteria during commissioning.
- Industry experience in mechanical maintenance with specific
reference to GE units in particular frames 5002.
- Equipment specific training on Frame 5 units.
- Training at GE facilities in Florence, Italy or other GE or
Granite training facilities.
- Certification commensurate with the positions being advertised.
Send resume no later than August 14th 2013 addressed to:
Granite Services International Inc., Trinidad
Corner Bryce and La Croix Streets
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their application to:
Chief Manpower Officer,
Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise Development
50-54 Duke Street
Port of Spain
Workers of the Regional Health
Authorities (RHA) can "exhale"
now that their salaries have been
adjusted by four per cent for the
period 2008 to 2010 said Watson
Duke, president of the Public
Services Association (PSA).
This salary adjustment comes
on top of the original five per cent
they had received for that period.
"PSA members see this total of
nine per cent as a good thing that
we have moved beyond five per
"This will benefit doctors, nurs-
es, radiographers, ward attendants
and others in whose hands the
nation's health care is entrusted,"
he told the Guardian Thursday.
In a release to the media, the
PSA also said the North West
Regional Health Authority
(NWRHA), the North Central
Regional Authority (NCRHA), the
Eastern Regional Health Authority
(ERHA) and the South West
Regional Health Authority
(SWRHA) represent about 10,000
workers who benefited from this
"This agreement is an adjust-
ment to the five per cent RHA
workers received from 2008 to
2010 bringing the total salary
increase to nine per cent," the
"It should be noted that due to
certain logistical and legal chal-
lenges, the salary adjustment was
placed outside the bargaining peri-
od 2008 to 2010.
"However, all workers should be
cognisant that the placing of the
salary adjustment in the period
2011 to 2013 does not negate the
current salary negotiations for the
bargaining period 2011 to 2013. The
negotiation for 2011 to 2013 is
expected to be completed and
implemented in early 2014."
The PSA said that the RHA's
have given the commitment to pay
the new adjusted salaries and lump
sum at the end of August 2013.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar offered apologies to
the Emancipation Support Com-
mittee (ESC) Thursday for her
non-attendance at Emancipation
celebrations on August 1 as she
treated members to a lavish
luncheon and entertainment at
the Diplomatic Centre in St
The PM's failure to show at
Emancipation celebrations came
after the UNC's crushing defeat
in the Chaguanas by-election on
July 29 and prompted comments
"I was there last year and God
willing I will be with you next
year," she promised to loud
The PM, dressed in full African
wear, told the gathering that the
spirit of Africa resonates within
the heart and soul of T&T.
Recalling the July 27, 1990,
attempted overthrow of the Gov-
ernment by Jamaal al Muslimeen
insurgents, Persad-Bissessar said
the event was the greatest chal-
lenge to T&T's democracy since
the emancipation of slaves in T&T
She said the country's democ-
racy was truly tested and com-
mended the T&T Defence Force
for its successful quelling of the
Minister of Arts and Multicul-
turalism Dr Lincoln Douglas said
people of African descent have
been subjected to a programme
of cultural invasion by the pre-
vailing powers which degrade and
denigrate them and fill them with
despair, doubt and self hate.
"We come from a place of pain,
violence and disenfranchisement,"
Douglas expressed hope in the
African youth of the future and
emphasised the need for education,
spirituality and a good family life.
"To recognise God is to recognise
Him in every human being and
denounce racism and ethnic cleansing.
We are saying these things are ungod-
ly."ESC president Khafra Kambon
thanked the Government and Persad-
Bissessar and said his organisation
had good relations with the Ministry
Kambon said the ESC would like
Emancipation celebrations to become
a major tourism event. He also con-
gratulated the current head of Cari-
com, Persad-Bissessar, because of its
decision to support the call for repa-
ration for former slaves.
Members of the ESC were treated
to lunch and entertainment from
calypsonian Brother Valentino, the
Wasafoli Dance Group and others.
Diplomatic Centre on Thursday, start-
ing with the Cabinet meeting.
After hosting the Emancipation
luncheon, she met with environmental
activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh fol-
lowed by a meeting of the National
Persad-Bissessar avoided the media
but Communications Minister Jamal
Mohammed, asked about filling the
vacant position of Senate vice-pres-
ident, said the PM is expected to
address that matter in the new par-
Lyndira Oudit resigned from as Sen-
ate vice-president and from the UNC
last Monday and joined Jack Warner's
Independent Liberal Party.
It's now 9% pay rise for RHA workers
PM hosts Emancipation luncheon
...apologises for absence at celebrations
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar talks with Archbishop Barbara Burke during a reception at the Diplomatic
Centre, St Ann's, Thursday to celebrate Emancipation Day. PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
gives a young
to give as alms
to the poor
by Muslims at
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