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The City of Grand Bazaar, the largest shopping complex in the Caribbean and an affiliate of
the ANSA McAL Group of Companies, is seeking qualified candidates for
the following vacancies:
The General Manager reports directly to the Executive Chairman and manages all facets of the
Grand Bazaar Shopping Plaza, providing a safe, clean and fully functional facility for shoppers
and tenants, while ensuring that the image of the Shopping Centre is of the highest standard.
The successful candidate must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, professional
qualifications in Facilities or Project Management or related proven training and experience.
Marketing experience will be considered an asset.
The Operations Supervisor reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the suc-
cessful oversight and execution of the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the entire facili-
ty. The incumbent will be responsible for the efficient scheduling and effective performance of
the Maintenance and Security Staff. The successful candidate should have strong organisa-
tional and problem-solving skills and at least 3 years experience in preventative maintenance.
He/she should be familiar with HACIP and be computer literate.
FOOD COURT SUPERVISOR
The Food Court Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Oasis Food
Court. He/she will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and for the
delivery of Quality Customer Service with the objective of exceeding customer expectations in
every respect. The successful candidate should have a sound background and at least 3 years
proven experience in the hospitality industry and must have good organisational and commu-
More and more people are including
children s books in their wedding
When Hannah Larkin married her
husband Jason, she had three readings,
but one stood out---a reading from
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam
In her late teens, Larkin had fallen
in love with the story of Big Nutbrown
Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare and
their attempt to articulate their love.
It remained one of her favourite books.
Said hares try to outdo each in their
hyperbolic declarations of love for each
A sample section runs: "I love you
all the way down the lane as far as the
river," cried Little Nutbrown Hare. "I
love you across the river and over the
hills," said Big Nutbrown Hare.
It might seem saccharine stuff to a
hardened cynic but many brides and
grooms seem to feel differently.
"Although it s a children s book, it
resonates with adult life because it s
about the infinite nature of genuine
love," says Larkin. At the wedding at
a hotel in the New Forest, her sister
read the entire book. Her husband s
goddaughter Amelia looked up at her,
mesmerised by the story.
The "classic" Christian wedding
reading is 1 Corinthians 13, with its
ruminations on faith, hope and love
(or charity), but modern couples are
varying their readings, says Bernadette
Chapman, director of the UK Alliance
of Wedding Planners.
"That s the big thing with weddings
now... it s about [the couple s] person-
alities," says Chapman. Children s lit-
erature has become so popular because
it s inter-generational and everyone
can relate to it.
"They re trying to choose readings
that are easy to understand, that are
fun to read and fun to listen to and
just bring a smile to people s faces."
Chapman says readings from
children s books have become
popular among remarrying couples
who want to give children from
previous relationships a key role
by reading from a favourite story.
One of the most popular read-
ings is taken from The Velveteen
Rabbit by Margery Williams. It
tells the tale of a small stuffed
rabbit and its longing to become
real through the love of a human.
When actress Drew Barrymore
married Will Kopelman in 2012,
Kopelman s sister read a passage
from the book. Prince William and
Prince Harry read alternate lines
from it at the wedding of Zara
Phillips and Mike Tindall.
The growing popularity of wed-
ding blogs has prompted more
creativity in the choice of reading,
But why does children s liter-
ature continue to have such res-
onance? Prof Maria Nikolajeva,
director of the University of Cam-
bridge-Homerton Research and
Teaching Centre for Children s
Literature, says that children s
books give us a shared experience.
Nikolajeva s daughter had a
reading from The Little Prince by
Antoine de Saint-Exupery at her
wedding and Nikolajeva read from
The Velveteen Rabbit during the
She says children s books are
adept at expressing profound
thoughts and philosophy about
life in a very concise manner,
which makes them ideal for wed-
Books like The Velveteen Rabbit
take on existential questions, such
as what it means to be a human
being, in a way that we can con-
"As we grow up we are explor-
ing the world and we very often
explore the world through the
characters of literature because it
offers us an experience that we
cannot always find in the everyday
world," says Nikolajeva.
She says children love to revisit
books as they grow older because
as they change, they "interact with
the text each time, understanding
it more and getting involved with
Children's books prove popular for wedding readings
Writer William Kremer explains:
"At my wedding in 2007, we had The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward
Lear. It was a humanist wedding and my bride and I felt the need for
something that would be familiar to everyone.
"Although it's not clear in the poem what sexes the owl and pussycat
are, we got the women in the congregation to read the part of the
pussycat, while the men read out the owl's part. Re-read the poem and
you can imagine it was difficult for them to do this in a straight-faced
"A couple of years later I read Guess How Much I Love You at my sister's
wedding, performing it as a duet with her step-daughter. Once again
there was a theatrical element, since the poem calls for a certain
amount of reaching and hopping and pointing at the sky."
WHY WE CHOSE A CHILDREN'S POEM
Experts say readings from children's books have become popular among
remarrying couples who want to give children from previous relationships a key
role by reading from a favourite story.
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