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√ Forms are available at any Branch of the ADB.
are to be deposited in the Tenders Box located at:
The Bank's Head Office and addressed to:
√ Properties will be sold subject to all outstanding rates and taxes,
√ Subsisting contracts, tenancies or encroachment however formed and any other
outgoings that may be due at the time of the sale.
√ The properties are being sold "as is" without any responsibility of the Vendor
to provide statutory approval, surveying data or warranty on its suitability for
use for any particular purpose.
√ The Bank does not bind itself to accept the highest or any offer.
√ Unsuccessful bidders will not be acknowledged.
Further information can be obtained at the following locations:
#87 Henry Street, Port-of- Spain.
#29 Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas
#7 Cipero Street, San Fernando
Cor. Young &Robinson Streets,
L.P #917 Eastern Main Road,
Thinking of a getaway wedding
abroad? You just might be...
As wedding costs continue to
escalate, brides are becoming
increasingly more practical. There-
fore, destination weddings have
maintained full momentum.
Destination weddings are also
a popular choice because there s
the added bonus of getting a cer-
emony and a honeymoon in one
place. Some brides also claim that
it may help control the guest list,
since not everyone would have the
flexibility or finances to travel.
However, for those guests who
are able to attend, destination wed-
dings allow couples to offer their
guests both a unique venue and a
vacation getaway. Destination wed-
dings are also a good alternative
for couples who prefer to have
something unconventional or those
who have a smaller budget.
The popular islands for desti-
nation weddings have hotels that
offer packages that include accom-
modation, legal documentation,
ceremony planning and perhaps
even airfare. If hotels do not suit
your fancy, there s always the
option of choosing a cruise.
If you re planning a destination
wedding, it s also imperative to
find out about marriage laws well
in advance. Couples that prefer
marriage "Las Vegas-style," may
opt for islands like Barbados and
the Dominican Republic, which
offer the prospect of instantaneous
nuptials as there are no required
residency or waiting period.
Other islands like Antigua and
Barbuda and Jamaica only require
a minimum, 24 hour residency for
foreigners. St Lucia requires a two-
Here are some "do s" should
you decide to jet away for your
• Do your preliminary research
thoroughly so that you are aware
of the need for visas, if any.
• Get contacts for local wedding
suppliers and see what they have
to offer beforehand by checking
their online portfolios, Web sites
and client testimonials. In most
cases, it is best to utilise the serv-
ices of an event planner resident
at the destination.
• Find out about the costs for
the following, in advance: marriage
licence, registrar s fees and mar-
• Ask for a vacation or room
upgrade if you book a certain num-
ber of rooms at the resort or hotel.
• Ask the wedding planner at
your resort whether they allow you
to use your own photographer or
whether you are required to use
the resort s photographer. Many
resorts which offer wedding pack-
ages will now charge you a fee if
you bring in your own photogra-
• Research tourist attractions so
that if you decide to venture out
of your resort, you have a few
• Send your "save-the-dates"
early---This will give guests enough
time to plan and save to attend
• Invest in welcome goodie bags
for foreign guests who attend your
wedding. Include items such as: a
map, schedule of events, toiletries,
sunscreen, local gourmet food or
candy samples, post cards and
business cards for hairstylists,
transportation providers and
• Find out in advance how the
airline requires you to carry your
wedding gown. Some airlines allow
it as a garment bag carry-on and
some may have closet space for
hanging it. When packing your
gown, always store it inside out,
just in case customs staff inspects
it and leave fingerprints.
• Heat, humidity and audibility
will all be factors that will affect
your outdoor ceremony, so it s best
to keep your ceremony short and
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