Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 2nd 2013 Contents Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Minister of Planning and
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 2, 2013
FOR BRANCHES IN EAST WEST CORRIDOR AND TOBAGO
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill
the above position in a large Point Lisas based company; T
To answer questions involving product availability and cost and to
provide effective customer service support to our sales representa-
tives and customers to ensure efficiency and profitability of the
company's operations while maintaining the standards and require-
1. Minimum of 5 CXC/ GCE Level subjects
2. Certification in Microsoft Office Suite
3. Training as evidence by a certification in Sales/Marketing will
be an asset
4. At least two years' work experience in a similar or related position
5. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, written and verbal
A POINT LISAS BASED COMPANY IS
SEEKING SUITABLY QUALIFIED AND
Remuneration would be based on
qualification and experience
1 parcel of freehold land comprising 5
Acres 1 Rood 12 Perches at Edwards
Crown Trace, off Tamanaquita Road,
off Tamana Road, Tamana.
The property is being sold "as is" without any
responsibility of the vendor to provide statutory
approvals, surveying data or warranty or, its suit-
ability for use for any purpose.
The property is being sold subject to any existing
tenancies, occupancy or encroachments however
created or formed.
The mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest or any
offer. The property will be sold subject to all rates, taxes and
other outgoings that may be due at the time of the sale. 0930002
A construction lobby group has been
given the green light for a lawsuit against
the Minister of Planning and Sustainable
Development for refusing a request under
the Freedom of Information Act.
The lawsuit relates to several failed
attempts by the Joint Consultative Council
for the Construction Industry (JCC) to obtain
information about the tendering process
for the construction of a $5.5 billon public
property at Invaders Bay, Port-of-Spain.
Justice Frank Seepersad said the group
had arguable grounds for review and a real-
istic prospect of success. The case is being
heard in the Port-of-Spain High Court.
The JCC began asking for information
on the project in November 2011, after the
minister, Dr Bhoe Tewarie, initiated a request
for proposals, bypassing the Central Tenders
The ministry told the JCC it had sought
legal advice from the office of the Attorney
General and had been told the Tenders
Board was not required in the tendering
The JCC then wrote to Tewarie asking
for the documents relating to the legal advice
under the freedom of information legisla-
The law gives members of the public the
right to access the official documents of
After several delays, the JCC threatened
legal action before the permanent secretary
in the ministry responded in August last
year. The PS, relying on Section 27 and 29
of the act, said the documents fell within
an exempted category.
Calypso King of the
World Mighty Sparrow
(Slinger Francisco) con-
tinues to convalesce in
a New York hospital and
is growing stronger.
This was confirmed yes-
terday by his wife, Mar-
garet Francisco, who
returned to Trinidad
over the weekend after
spending the past
month at his bedside
while the calypso icon
was in a coma.
Speaking from her
Petit Valley home, Fran-
cisco said her husband
has been responding
favourably to medication
and is being restored to
wellness by his team of
doctors and nurses.
In a release issued on
Sunday, Francisco had
said: "I am happy to
report that the Mighty
Sparrow is responsive,
resting comfortably and
is slowly progressing to
what we trust will be a
"The doctors, nurses
and caretakers have done
an excellent job in caring
for Slinger and continue
to monitor his health
around the clock."
She has expressed
gratitude to the numer-
ous wellwishers, includ-
ing President Anthony
Carmona and Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar, who contacted
her and expressed con-
cern during her hus-
band s treatment.
Francisco s statement
added: "As you can
imagine, this has been a
very trying time for us
as a family and I would
therefore like to ask you
to allow us our privacy
as we strive to ensure
that the Mighty Sparrow
continues to receive the
best medical care.
"The outpouring of
support from his fans
here in T&T, along with
the rest of the world, is
sincerely appreciated by
his entire family."
Sparrow growing stronger
The JCC is claiming that when Tewarie spoke
about the legal advice received in addressing the
Senate on February 2 last year, that constituted a
waiver of legal professional privilege.
The group is also alleging that the minister did
not give a credible explanation for the refusal and
said the request should have been granted, as the
issue was one of public interest.
The group is alleging that the refusal was illegal,
irrational and unreasonable.
It is seeking a declaration that the JCC was entitled
to the documents and an order compelling the min-
istry to release them.
"The court is of the view at this stage, that the
argument that the minister s conduct in the Senate
was inconsistent with the maintenance of confiden-
tiality which the Section 29 privilege is intended to
protect and that the said privilege was waived, is an
argument that is arguable and same has a realistic
prospect of success," Seepersad said.
JCC president Afra Raymond was in court for the
The JCC was represented by Kingsley Walesby
while Russell Martineau, SC, Shiv Sharma and
Deowattee Dilraj-Batoosingh appeared for the min-
JCC gets okay to sue minister
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