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Our client is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following position on
contract for a period of 2 - 3 years.
The Legal Manager is charged with the responsibility of
providing a range of legal services in support of the client’s
operations, in a dynamic and highly-creative environment.
Provides legal advice and legal opinions with a view to
protecting the company from legal liability, safeguarding
the company from claims and litigation and promoting
compliance with Company Laws and Statutory
Procures legal research, interprets laws, ordinances,
regulations and by-laws relating to the company’s legal
Drafts all contracts, leases and other legal documents,
and assists in providing the necessary training and
exposure on various legal issues through seminars and
Reviews and provides advice on Deeds of Lease, Lease
Agreements, Deeds of Conveyance and other legal
Participates in negotiations with attorneys representing
landlords, private companies and the State on term and
conditions of Lease Agreements, tenancies, contracts and
Determines compliance to contracts and the need for
amendment or extension of clauses and advises the CEO.
Provides assistance to, and liaises with external counsel
as required, to obtain legal opinions or to handle claims
Provides appropriate legal assistance to internal
departments, and monitors freelance contracts.
Appears on behalf of the client before the Courts of Law
Avails legal interpretation expertise as and when required.
Manages the legal department, and monitors performance
Drafts and manages policies on due diligence, political
broadcasting, responding to requests for information
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and
communicating with external clients.
Negotiates, prepares and reviews and implements
various contracts to support the functions of the
Maintains the company’s records in keeping with
Manages relationship and ensures compliance with
Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago and
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ensures compliance with the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.
Ensures that all legal issues are handled expeditiously.
A Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) and Legal Education
Certificate (LEC) experience.
Seven (7) years experience at corporate level.
Member of Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of the trends and developments in
Media law as it relates to the Broadcast and Media
In-depth knowledge of corporate and commercial law.
Excellent legal drafting skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent conceptual, analytical, critical-thinking and
Excellent negotiating, mediation and advocacy skills.
Good team building and organization skills.
Knowledge of the Government’s strategic vision and
Ensures that the company meets all statutory obligations
pursuant to its concession and enforces compliance by
concessionaires with respect to Government Broadcast
Provides internal legal advice for management of on-going
service providers and drafts legally sound contracts and
Interested persons should submit their applications and
Curriculum Vitae by September 30, 2013 to:
“KPMG Recruitment – Legal Manager”
Tel: (868) 623-1081 ext. 4632
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.
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“Whoever wants to be a bishop aspires
to a noble task...He should be a good
teacher. He must not be addicted to drink.
He ought not to be contentious but, rather,
gentle, a man of peace. Nor can he be
someone who loves money.” (1 Timothy
Maybe Archbishop Harris had read this
passage as he prepared the homily he deliv-
ered at last Saturday’s ordination ceremony
of Msgr Robert Llanos, which elevated him
to auxiliary bishop of Port-of-Spain at Our
Lady of Fatima Church in Curepe.
The archbishop reminded the new bishop
of the enormous responsibility he would
now have as a leader in the archdiocese.
“This responsibility can only be fulfilled in the measure
that one becomes another Christ in the world. Another
Christ who loves all; who goes out in search of the
lost sheep, another Christ who loves not only the
poor and sick, but everyone, even those that some
may think beyond redemption.”
Continued Archbishop Harris, “Another Christ
who pays special attention to those who doubt, to
those who have lost their way; another Christ who
pays special attention to the young; another Christ
who loves and respects and supports the clergy and
religious and who by his example calls others and
animates others to join with him in this great enter-
Warning Msgr Llanos
of some of the problems
he would face as he ven-
tured into the society in
his new bishop’s clothes,
Archbishop Harris said,
brother, this moment in
the history of our nation
is not one of light and
love. We are a people of
hope, however, and in a
special way the bishop
is called to help his peo-
ple to live hope.
“In a culture which is
characterised by indi-
vidualism and selfishness,” continued Archbishop
Harris, “in which the ‘I’ and the ‘me’ have taken on
tremendous importance, a culture in which seeking
more and more is the norm; a culture in which we
tend to examine everything to see what is there in
it for me, St Paul calls us to live the opposite; to
imitate Christ in his self-emptying, a self-emptying
which allowed Christ as the reading says to take the
form of a slave.”
The Archbishop said, “For Christ to take the form
of a slave was to be totally available for others, putting
others at the centre instead of himself. It was a self-
emptying which allowed Him to live in obedience to
the Father’s will, proclaiming and building the king-
dom, and as part of that will, speaking the truth to
power with its obvious consequence which was the
“My dear brother,” said Archbishop Harris to Msgr
Llanos, “The cross is part of the landscape for every
Christian, but it is so for us bishops in a special way,
for we too are called more and more to speak truth
to power. Power very often does not like hearing the
truth and seeks ways to silence truth, either through
bribery, intimidation or the denying of rights. Dear
brother, never let fear or enticements stop you from
proclaiming the truth. Always remember the words
of Jesus, ‘the truth shall set you free.’”
Archbishop Harris admonished the new bishop to
preach the gospel in season and out of season, allowing
us (bishops) to walk with the brothers and sisters,
sharing their joys and sorrows, pains and frustrations
in such a way that we bring hope where hope is lan-
guishing, reminding and convincing our people of
the truth of the gospel and the promises of Jesus.
“My dear brother,” said Archbishop Harris, “teach
us all, clergy, religious and laity to live counter cul-
turally by the witness of your self-emptying...by the
witness of your life.”
Vernon Khelawan is the media relations officer
of Catholic Media Services Ltd (Camsel), the official
communications arm of the Archdiocese of Port-
of-Spain. Its offices are at 31 Independence Square.
RC bishop hits the
‘I’ and ‘me’ culture
“In a culture which is
selfishness, in which the
‘I’ and the ‘me’ have
taken on tremendous
importance, a culture in
which seeking more and
more is the norm; a
culture in which we tend
to examine everything
to see what is there in it
for me, St Paul calls us
to live the opposite; to
imitate Christ in his self-
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