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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, October 18, 2013
Applications are invited for suitably qualified and experienced nationals to
full the following position of Logistics Officer. The incumbent must meet the
To Assist and monitor crew changes and crew transportation.
To Assist Logistics Manager in carrying out his/her daily task.
Monitor Local purchase and follow and track international shipment.
• Must Possess a first degree
• Must be experience in the oil and gas industry
• Must be fluent in Spanish
Kindly forward resumes to the following addresses by:
"LOGISTIC OFFICER" AND Chief Manpower Officer
PO Box 2873
Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise
Western Main Road
50 - 54 Duke Place, Duke Street, Port-of-Spain
Chaguaramas Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
The public is hereby notified that
Primary School proposes to apply to
the Environmental Management
Authority (EMA) for a Variation in
accordance with the Noise Pollution
Control Rules 2001 for the
Event/Activity described below:
Date of Event/Activity:
December 13th 2013
Description of Event/Activity:
Address of Event/Activity:
Duration of Event/Activity:
Edinburgh Village Chaguanas
Time: 5.00 p.m - 10.00 p.m
The public is invited to submit com-
ments within 5 working days of the
publication of this notice to the EMA.
Selwyn Henry, a businessman of St Lucien
Road, Diego Martin, says the most important
thing for the people of the district is for the
regional corporation to deal with the flooding
His statement was echoed by many oth-
ers.Henry, whose grocery was flooded when
floods ravaged Diego Martin in September
said local government representatives had
contributed to the problem and it was now
their responsibility to fix it.
Henry said: "They built a bridge in the river
and the bridge is built in a way that it blocks
any branches or bamboo that comes down
in the river. The water backs up and it creates
"Diego Martin would flood before but never
as bad as the last two times it happened. The
most important thing to deal with in Diego
Martin is the flooding problem."
The bridge, Henry spoke about, is located
in Blue Basin, near the waterwheel and after
last month s flood, machinery was brought
in to remove debris which had blocked the
water from flowing.
The Diego Martin Regional Corporation
has ten districts from Cocorite in the west
to Chaguaramas and Glencoe in Carenage.
The corporation covers over 127 square
kilometres of land.
All around the Diego Martin Regional Cor-
poration piles of garbage lay at the side of
roads and garbage overflowed from garbage
disposals or remained in heaps in empty lots.
Whether one goes to Bagatelle or Alyce
Glen, St Lucien Road or Covigne, the region
seems to have a big problem with garbage
"It isn t that they don t come to collect
the garbage. They come every two days but
it isn t enough because when they don t come
we don t have anywhere to put our trash so
it just ends up smelling bad at the side of the
road or being attacked by dogs," one young
man told the T&T Guardian while standing
with a group on Hummingbird Circular, Petit
"We need big bins in the area and we need
them to build some drains. There are no drains
on these roads," he added.
Edwin Joseph, a resident of Cameron Road,
Petit Valley, pointed to two large yellow bins
provided for the community to dispose of its
The bins were placed at the side of the
road and bags of garbage lay in mounds around
it.The garbage isn t the main reason Joseph
says he has been disappointed with the serv-
ices provided by local government.
Joseph s main concern is the lack of devel-
opment in his community.
He pointed to an empty lot of land covered
with vines and trees.
Joseph added: "The land is here and we
have been asking for a sporting facility and
a play park for years instead the young people
here have to play football in the road.
"Every time a car passes they have to move
and each election someone comes in here
and say they would help but nobody ever
"I m not going to vote. I don t want to play
this guessing game with councillors and they
always play with people s emotions. They say
they would do something and make promises
but never do what they say they would do."
Ayoke Goodridge, a resident of Bagatelle
for the past two decades, spoke of neglect in
"The savannah which they started under
the PNM has been abandoned. People in this
community have no sort of place to go to
"There is no place for sport or even for a
wedding and these last councillors came in
and met work happening and they never con-
tinued it," Goodridge said.
She added: "They should have continued
the work. They are supposed to be repre-
senting the people.
"There are many other issues to deal with.
Roads need fixing and resurfacing, drains
need to be fixed and they still have not cleaned
up properly after the flood a month ago.
"They cleaned the drain and left everything
at the side of the road so if it rains again it
will just go right back in."
In Glencoe and other parts of Carenage,
residents have access to beautiful beaches but
limited or no access to water to drink or bathe.
Alan Fereira, said his Glencoe home con-
tinued to receive water only three days a week
despite noticing WASA doing work in the
Fereira, who was walking near the MP s
office in the area, said his community had no
water on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.
"I m not voting. I don t see anyone worth
voting for. All day, every day they (political
parties) are coming with the noise and flyers
and music and I just hope they clean up after
everything is finished," he added.
Diego Martin's main grouse:
Resident of Cameron, Petit Valley, Edwin Joseph points to a garbage bin that is overflowing.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
The Diego Martin Regional Corporation
is currently controlled by the People's
In the 2010 local government elections,
the United National Congress (UNC) won
six seats in the corporation, leaving three
for the People's National Movement
(PNM) and one for the Congress of the
This was the only time that the
corporation was controlled by any other
party than the PNM, who won all seats in
the 1992 local government elections.
The corporation was created in 1990
and was formerly part of the St George
West County Council.
On Monday (October 21), voters will go
to the polls to select their representatives
for the various regional corporations in the
local government elections.
The event promises to be one of the
most keenly contested elections in
decades owing to the fact that there will
be four parties---the ruling PP, Opposition
PNM, MSJ and the recently formed ILP---
going after the 14 regional corporations
under the new proportional
Today, the T&T Guardian concludes its
look at the corporations where, according
to recent polls, there is expected to be a
tough race for the incumbents.
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