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Application for the post of
Registrar-Secretary to the Land Survey Board of
Trinidad and Tobago
Applications are invited for the post of Registrar-Secretary to the Land Survey Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
The job specifications of the Registrar Secretary are as prescribed in the Land Surveyors Act
1996 and include:
• To receive applications for registration each year
• To maintain a register of all Land Surveying Graduates, Land Surveyors and Trinidad and Tobago
• To record in the Register the class of surveying that each surveyor is qualified to practise
• To prepare a list of the names and addresses of all persons registered under the Act and send a copy
to the DOS, ISTT, and Registrar General and to cause such list to be published in the Gazette
• To pre-examine complaints made against persons registered under the Act if so appointed to do by the
Board and to make recommendations on further action
Qualifications required are as stated in the Land Surveyors Act 1996 as follows:
• The Applicant must be a Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyor and as such must be registered for the
• A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience as a Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyor
• Preference would be given to candidates who have Post Graduate qualifications or who are pursuing
post graduate qualification in Geomatics Engineering and Land Management (Land Surveying)
It is also expected that, owing to the sensitive nature of the pre-examination of complaints against registered
surveyors and the conflict of interest that may arise, the Registrar-Secretary should NOT be in the active
practice of land surveying during his/her tenure in the post.
The applicant would be required to perform field visits for the purposes of investigating complaints and mon-
itoring applicants for licensing.
The recently revised remuneration for the office is:
Stipend - $17,600.00
Travelling - $ 2,200.00
Additional responsibilities include managing a small staff and office.
Terms & Conditions are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer and to be approved by the Cabinet.
Applications should be submitted to Mr. Nasser Abdul (Ag.) Director of Surveys by the following methods:-
Via e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) By mail to:
Mr. Nasser Abdul
(Ag.) Director of Survey
# 118 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
The deadline date for submissions is the 31st October 2013
A fine drizzle blew over
Memorial Park in Port-of-
Spain yesterday morning
during an emotional and
moving memorial service for
World War II hero, Philip
Louis Ulric Cross.
Cross passed away peace-
fully at 96 at his home in
Port-of-Spain on October 4
and was cremated after a pri-
Born in 1917, he served as
a squadron leader in the Royal Air Force
at a time when this country was still
a colony of Britain, and became the
most highly decorated aviator in the
Caribbean. He was also an international
His heroic exploits in attacking Adolf
Hitler s German army as he flew and
his fellow crew members flew their
Mosquito aircraft in over 80 operations
earned him the soubriquet "Black Hor-
net" and inspired Ken Follett to make
him the model for the character Charles
Ford in his novel Hornet Flight.
British High Commissioner to T&T
Arthur Snell, paying tribute at the serv-
ice, said so important was the contri-
bution of Cross and other West Indians
in defending Britain that, without it,
the outcome of WW II would have been
Reflecting on the "remarkable things"
Cross did for the United Kingdom, Snell
said it is generally believed that in the
early 1940s Britain stood alone.
He said this was historically inaccurate
because Britain had the help of the
countries of the British Empire.
"Without the help of servicemen
from the Commonwealth (like Cross),
the outcome of World War II would
have been entirely different."
Snell commended Cross for "fighting
for an empire that had not given him
"He did it for a bigger cause. His sac-
rifice will never be forgotten in Britain."
President Anthony Carmona, in his
tribute, said fascism promoted by Hitler
was spreading and it was this that
hero, he would have said he didn t con-
sider himself one, that it just needed
to be done."
Carmona said Cross, asked once if
he felt afraid during combat, said, "One
cannot be trained to not be afraid, but
one can be trained to conquer fear."
Chief Justice Ivor Archie had earlier
said in his address that Cross had
described himself as an agnostic, but
Carmona said his life showed he was
a man of faith.
He quoted Isaiah 1:17:
"Learn to do good, seek jus-
tice, correct oppression, bring
justice to the fatherless, plead
the widow s cause."
"What greater prayer can
one pray than by invoking
such deeds?" he asked. Car-
mona urged that all should
emulate Cross s example and
stop talking and writing letters
to the editor and do what
needed to be done.
Archie said Cross had
asked for him to speak at his
memorial service. Referring
to Cross agnosticism, he said, "I m a
man of faith but the scriptures say faith
without works is dead."
He said when one looks at Cross s
life, it took faith to do what he did.
Group Captain of the T&T Defence
Force Air Guard unit Tyrone Rudulfo
cried when he paid tribute to Cross
who, he said, was one of the last people
to speak to his uncle, Capt Hyde, before
his plane was shot down during the
Hyde was flying with his little dog
next to him when the Germans shot
him down. Cross, who was just behind,
flew down when he crashed and spoke
to him before he died.
Several members of the Government,
including Legal Affairs Prakash Ramad-
har, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
and Independent Liberal Party interim
chairman Robin Montano attended the
Divisional heads of the National
Security Ministry and several other
dignitaries were also at the service,
which was held under a tent.
President Anthony Carmona greets Ann Cross, widow of Ulric Cross, after signing the guest book on his
arrival at yesterday's service at Memorial Park, Port-of-Spain. Next to her are, from left, her daughter Nicola
and Cross's other children Sue, Lady Hollick and Richard Finch. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Glowing tribute to Ulric Cross...
Carmona: A hard act to follow
In 1941, at 24, Cross joined the
Royal Air Force (RAF) and served
during the Second World War as a
squadron leader. He was the only
West Indian in his squadron.
In June 1944 he was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross and
in January 1945, the Distinguished
Service Order in recognition of his
"fine example of keenness and
devotion to duty" and "exceptional
Pathfinder Force that perfected
techniques for precision main force
bombing. "We flew at just 50 feet
instead of the normal 25,000 feet.
We dropped four 500-pound
bombs," he said.
Cross flew 80 missions over
Germany and occupied Europe as
navigator of a Mosquito fighter-
Indarsingh: My track record
speaks for itself---Page A14
Philip Louis Ulric
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