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MASTER TECHNICIAN -- LEVEL IV
ANSA Automotive Limited a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group of
Companies is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the vacancy of
Master Technician -- Level IV.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Master Technician is responsible for managing the operations of
the Service Department by designing and implementing processes
geared towards increasing customer satisfaction, business growth and
profitability. The incumbent also manages the service transaction
process and oversees all technical personnel to ensure diagnostic and
service/repair of all vehicles for the division are done in keeping with
the highest standards.
Minimum Qualifications/Competencies Required:
Master Diagnostic Technician Certification
Minimum of 8 years experience in a similar position
Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
An attractive compensation package inclusive of Incentives and Group
benefits is being offered to the successful candidate.
Interested individuals should submit their resumes to
The Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 178, PORT OF SPAIN
Applicants are also requested to submit a copy of their resume to the
Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour, Level 9, Riverside Plaza, POS
tors in Suriname demanded an expla-
nation yesterday from the president
of the South American country about
the arrest of his son on US drug and
Desi Bouterse has not commented
publicly on Thursday s arrest of Dino
Bouterse at Panama s main international
Bouterse faces a US federal indict-
ment alleging he worked with a man
identified as Edmund Quincy Muntslag
to smuggle cocaine into the United
States starting in or about December
2011. Federal prosecutors said Muntslag
was arrested Thursday in Trinidad.
The son pleaded not guilty Friday in
a New York courtroom to accusations
that he conspired to smuggle cocaine
into the US and violated firearms laws
by brandishing a light anti-tank
weapon. Guno Castelen, legislator for
the opposition Labor Party, said the
arrest has tainted Suriname s image.
"This whole situation is embarrassing
and unfortunate," he said. "South
America is now fighting hard to change
its image as a cocaine-producing
Castelen said the arrest is especially
negative because Suriname on Friday
assumed the rotating presidency of a
group of South American countries
known as UNASUR.
Dino Bouterse was director of Suri-
name s Counter Terrorist Unit at the
time of his arrest.
He had been appointed by his father,
a two-time dictator who was elected
president of Suriname in July 2010.
PARAMARIBO---Paraguay was wel-
comed back Friday into a group of
South American nations known as
The country, which was temporarily
suspended after it impeached its pres-
ident, was officially reinstated during
the seventh UNASUR summit held in
Suriname. Leaders observed a minute
of silence for late Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez before discussing issues
such as regional security and tourism
and economic cooperation.
Paraguay President Horacio Cartes
issued a statement saying he would
seek to strengthen the bloc as he urged
"Inequality is the enemy we have to
defeat," he said.
Those attending included Venezuelan
President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian
President Dilma Rousseff. The leaders
of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and
Colombia sent delegations to represent
The summit was held hours after the
son of Suriname President Desi Bouterse
was arrested Thursday in Panama on
US drug and weapon charges.
Mike Antonius, Suriname s UNASUR
diplomatic representative, said officials
were not talking about the case.
"We were busy with UNASUR mat-
ters and were somewhat unaware of
what was happening in the outside
world," he said.
The summit marked the transfer of
UNASUR s rotating presidency from
Peru to Suriname, the smallest country
in South America. (AP)
GUYANA---Venezuela President Nico-
las Maduro met yesterday with
Guyana s leader during a one-day visit
to talk about economic and political
Maduro was expected to talk with
Guyana president Donald Ramotar
about Venezuela s Petrocaribe pro-
gramme, which allows countries to pay
for oil imports with local commodities
such as rice and bananas.
The leaders were expected to review
an eight-year-old Petrocaribe agree-
ment that allows Guyana to buy some
5,000 barrels of oil from Venezuela in
exchange for commodities such as white
rice. Finance Minister Ashni Singh said
Guyana hopes to extend the agreement
The leaders also are expected to talk
about a longstanding territorial dispute
over the mineral-rich Essequibo region,
as well as offshore areas believed to
contain oil and natural gas deposits.
Since the late 1940s, Venezuela has
claimed two-third of Guyana s western
Essequibo region, site of several oil
explorations and of multiple gold, dia-
mond and timber investments.
This is Maduro s first trip to Guyana
His visit comes after the conclusion
of an annual UNASUR summit in near-
by Suriname. (AP)
GEORGETOWN---Lightning strikes in
Guyana have killed a 17-year-old sug-
arcane worker and injured seven oth-
The strikes have led the state-owned
Guyana Sugar Corporation to review
policies about staff working in fields
during rain and thunderstorms.
Company Director Paul Bhim said
that while he supports the review, it
would be hard to predict where storms
will strike and to get thousands of
workers out of the field quickly.
Authorities say 17-year-old Klein
Roberts was found dead in an open
field just west of the capital of George-
town on Thursday.
They say seven other workers were
injured at the same time but at a sep-
arate plantation. One worker is in critical
condition and another is in serious con-
Demonstrators bang on pots in support of farmers at the entrance of La Calera near Bogotá, Friday.
Colombia deployed troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by
small-scale farmers. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the troops were needed "to assure
normality." Clashes with police broke out after thousands of people took to the streets in support of
the farmers. At least two people have died. PHOTO: REUTERS
Arrest of Suriname
leader's son sparks debate
...assistant nabbed in Trinidad
UNASUR summit welcomes back Paraguay
Venezuela, Guyana to talk about Petrocaribe
Lightning kills 1, injures 7 in Guyana
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