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Applications will be accepted from ten (10) working days prior to the auction date. The
deadline for submission of tenders to the Domestic Market Operations Department of the
Central Bank is 12:00 noon on the auction date.
Central Bank of Trinidad
and Tobago and must accompany each tender. Cheque payments must be submitted no later
than three (3) working days prior to the auction date.
Competitive tenders can be submitted for any amount up to the issue size and must state the
price the bidder is willing to pay for each $1,000 of the face value being applied for. Competitive
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bidder agrees to accept the weighted average price of the successful bids determined in the
For competitive tenders, payments must be in the amount of the total cost of the bills; for
non-competitive tenders, payments will be equivalent to the face value being applied for.
The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago invites tenders
from the public for the following issue:
TREASURY BILL AUCTION
Central Bank of
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Results of Tender for Treasury Bill numbers 1397 and 1401:
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REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF
THE LICENSING DIVISION,
Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
The tests were commissioned by the Ministry following
concerns expressed by the PSA about the air quality and
the presence of asbestos at the facility.
The results of the investigation revealed that the
Regulations Department Office at the Licensing Office,
Wrightson Road Port of Spain is
and that the facility is considered
safe for occupancy.
The upcoming annual general
meeting of the T&T Cricket Board
(TTCB) is creating great interest
at this time, even though there is
a by-election in St Joseph and
local government elections as
I have been bombarded with
questions from many quarters as
to whom I think would win the
TTCB elections. President of the
TTCB, Azim Bassarath is receiving
a challenge from Dinanath Ram-
narine, the former president of the
West Indies Players Association
As a journalist who has covered
the sport since 1997, I have had
dealings with four presidents and
all their men and sometimes ladies.
I have received stick from both
sides every two years when elec-
tions come around - which tells
supporting just one group.
I was so happy recently when
the TTCB made a change to their
constitution - which now reads
that they will have elections every
three years, it gives me another
year of no stress.
I have been asked by many as
to who I support as if it would
make a difference because I have
no vote. I find myself looking at
the current president Bassarath
who is a long standing and genuine
friend of mine and not only me
but my family as well.
Then on the other hand his
challenger is also a very dear friend
of mine and the family as well. In
an ideal world for me both men
would have co-existed for the bet-
terment of T&T s cricket.
While, I think that Bassarath
has done a good job in keeping
things stable at the cricket board
and charting a solid future for the
sport in this country, I also think
that Ramnarine has a great deal
to offer this sport.
Just imagine if both men could
have worked together, instead of
against each other how this sport
would have benefitted.
No one can deny that Ramnar-
ine revolutionised WIPA.
I served as media manager at
WIPA for a while and saw his
working first hand and although
I did not agree with everything he
did, what I saw was a man with
a passion and love for the sport
He made people and especially
the West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) understand what players
The player soon had a voice and
when history is written, Ramnarine
would always be remembered as
the pioneer in this aspect.
Ramnarine is a go getter and a
man who makes things happen
and together with the stability and
reasoning of Bassarath, it is unbe-
lieveable what could have been
I saw both of them working
together at the WIPA T20 at
Guaracara Park some years ago and
it was one of the best organised
cricket tournament this country
had ever witnessed.
Ramnarine, then the president
of WIPA called on Bassarath to be
the man in charge of operations
at Guaracara for the event and he
did an excellent job.
Both men know that each has
a talent, a strength that is needed
in the administration of cricket in
Bassarath has a track record of
achievement, be it is cricket
administration, when he took a
near defunct South East Zone and
made it the best in the country,
or with the work he has done with
the Muslim community, or his
every day work which is as a Sen-
ior Road Officer with the Princes
Town Regional Corporation.
He has a reputation of delivering
and this I am very impressed with.
When you look at some of the
men aligned with Bassarath, they
are in my humble view, excellent
administrators. Baldath Mahabir
has exhibited an understanding of
what sport administration requires
now and has made great strides
in West Indies cricket circles.
I also have to mention Patrick
Rampersad a very honest human
being who wants to give to cricket
and would like to move away with
This man has invested his own
finances for the love of the game
at Merryboys Sports club and is a
man of the highest integrity.
Then I switch over to Ramnar-
ine s side and find Daren Ganga,
who is a bright young man with
so much to offer.
Ganga has been able to make
international contacts which can
benefit the TTCB. Added to this,
he has some wonderful ideas for
cricket and has toured the world
and knows what is required.
Long gone as the days when we
require cricket administrators who
As we head to the elections, let
us forget sides and let us vote for
the men and women who we
think, can take this game forward.
T&T s cricket is poised to make
it huge and we must understand
that in order to make that grade
we need thinkers and workers not
hangers on and men who always
want something from the game.
As a matter of fact, I would like
to see the sport run on a profes-
sional basis and not on volun-
Whoever wins the elections, I
would like to see them pay men
to do duties and while we strive
to make the players conditions as
professional as possible, let s also
take along the administrators as
If only we could work together
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