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PROPOSED VOLUNTARY STANDARDS
FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
-- General requirements
Funeral homes - Part 1
Funeral homes - Part 2
- Facilities and services
This standard establishes the requirements for
packaging that is used for the containment,
protection, handling, storage, delivery,
transportation and presentation of pesticides.
This standard does not apply to packaging for
fertilizers, soil conditioners, bio-stimulants,
growth promoters and animal feed.
This standard de nes terms relating to funeral
home facilities and services.
This standard establishes requirements for:
a. funeral homes,
b. agents or representatives of funeral
c. other entities that provides funeral
services or operates a crematorium.
This standard does not apply to any public
institution, medical school, medical society,
anatomical association, college of embalming,
or any person prescribing the conditions under
which indigent human dead bodies are held for
scienti c or anatomical study.
Packaging works to facilitate
safe and convenient
handling, sale, storage and
transportation of pesticides.
It functions to protect the
content, users, handlers and
It is therefore necessary that
packaging for pesticides
conform to a minimum
standard that will ensure that
it performs its intended
This standard provides
standardized de nitions for
the funeral home industry.
The funeral home industry is
largely unregulated resulting
in vastly varying ethical,
hygienic and waste disposal
practices and facilities. This
standard was developed to
address these inconsistencies
in the quality of services and
facilities so as to promote
best practices in the industry.
In accordance with the Standards Act, No. 18 of 1997, the following proposed draft Trinidad and Tobago Standards are being
issued for public comment. Copies of these proposed draft standards will be available from the Bureau's website and
Information Centre for consultation by interested parties.
SCOPE OF PROPOSED DRAFT STANDARD
REASON FOR DEVELOPMENT
Parties that may be a ected by the proposed draft standards 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
CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENTS: 13th September, 2013
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO BUREAU OF STANDARDS
1-2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya, Tunapuna.
NOTE: The above Standards are voluntary
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO BUREAU OF STANDARDS
Four writers from T&T were the
highlight of a special event at last
week s 16th Triennial Conference of
the Association for Commonwealth
Literature and Language Studies
(ACLALS) in St Lucia.
Their special readings were given
pride of place in the programme involv-
ing hundreds of literature scholars from
around the Commonwealth, including
from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Canada
ACLALS organisers invited NGC
Bocas Lit Fest organisers to stage an
evening reading that showcased win-
ning Caribbean writers from recent
editions of T&T s annual literary festival,
and hosted by the festival s programme
director Nicholas Laughlin.
The event opened with fiction writer
Barbara Jenkins, winner of the inaugural
Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize,
an award for emerging writers sponsored
by the Hollick Family Charitable Trust
and the literary charitable trust Arvon,
in association with the Bocas Lit Fest.
Jenkins read an excerpt from her debut
book Sic Transit Wagon, launched at
the 2013 NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
She was followed by Sharon Millar,
co-winner of the 2013 Commonwealth
Short Story Prize, who was also short-
listed for the 2013 Hollick Arvon Prize.
Millar read an excerpt from her prize-
winning story "The Whale House."
Spoken word poet Jean-Claude
Cournand then changed the pace of
the evening with an energetic perform-
ance of two thought-provoking pieces.
Cournand is the founder of the 2 Cents
Movement, a non-profit organisation
that promotes youth activism and civic
engagement through spoken word and
He was also the co-ordinator of the
2013 Verses Bocas Poetry Slam Com-
petition, sponsored by First Citizens.
St Lucia poet Kendel Hippolyte was
next in the line-up, reading from his
book Fault-Lines, winner of the 2013
OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry.
The evening s finale was a spirited
reading by celebrated Trinidadian author
Earl Lovelace, who read from his novel
Is Just a Movie, winner of the overall
2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean
The ACLALS conference programme
also included readings highlighting St
Lucian and Jamaican poets, and an
appearance by Nobel laureate Derek
The NGC Bocas Lit Fest takes place
in April annually. Its festival s title spon-
sor is the National Gas Company of
T&T. One Caribbean Media are spon-
sors of the Caribbean s top literary
award, the OCM Bocas Prize that cel-
ebrates and rewards the region s finest
Bocas takes T&T
writers to St Lucia
Bocas star writers in St Lucia are, from left, Kendel Hippolyte, Jean Claude Cournand, Sharon Millar, Barbara
Jenkins, and Earl Lovelace.
Blue devils spew fire in the air during a break in play at the Queen's Park Oval
last Friday night when the T&T Red Steel played Guyana's Amazon Warriors
in the Limacol CPL T20 series. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
DEVILS IN ACTION
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