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• Document jobs being carried out in the garage on a daily basis
• Complete job cards for each job/tasks being undertaken
• Complete checklists and inspections forms for vehicles with
mechanics & garage supervisor on a daily basis
• Enter recorded information into spreadsheet for tracking
• Provide daily/weekly jobs/tasks as required based on recorded data
• Liaise with drivers to identify truck defects and record for planning
• Assist in tracking jobs/work sent to 3rdparties (machine shop/body
• Conduct weekly tool box meetings with garage staff
• Manage garage operations
• Good working knowledge of HSE practices in an industry environment
• Diploma in auto mechanics or related field
• Proficient in MS Office (word, excel)
A minimum of three (3) years working experience in a garage
Must be a team player
Merry Christmas to all!
Do not consume too much of
high-spirited liquids but please
enjoy fully and be safe!
So, is all lost for West Indies
as considered internationally,
especially in Tests, after recent
outright shambolic debacles and
disappointments on tours of India
and New Zealand?
Who knows, but it could be a
very long haul, beginning next
year, to repair West Indies inter-
national Test standing.
"National Lampoon s Animal
House" is that 1970 s comedy
classic, starring screen luminaries
John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tim
Matheson, Tom Hulce and Don-
After a series of outlandishly
vile situations, Belushi, acting as
John "Bluto" Blutarsky, first
uttered those now fully immortal
words: "When all else fails, start
Obviously, that suggestion
should not be for West Indian
cricketers but supporters are suf-
While enjoying the festive sea-
son, there should be serious in-
depth introspections by the entire
recently Test-toured senior West
Indies contingent, to assess as to
where exactly they are.
All may not be fully lost yet
but after the last two Tests in
New Zealand and those in India,
one has to seriously worry about
this Windies team.
In Test No 2 against New
Zealand last week, Windies igno-
miniously lost its way to New
Zealand s bowling, by an inning
and 73 runs, in just two days and
two sessions. What an embar-
Utterings from head coach
Ottis Gibson and manager Richie
Richardson after the second Test
versus New Zealand, were point-
ed, suggesting that there could
have been serious problems in
When West Indies fail...
WICB must hold public inquiries
the camp on tour.
Had Gibson been a soccer manager,
he would have lost his job ages ago,
since Champions Trophy earlier this
One could only hope that when
the festive season is complete, in the
first week of January even, before the
upcoming cricket season starts, that
a real, not contrived assessment but
a full public investigation, will be
completed by the West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB), as to what exactly
went wrong on these recent tours to
India and New Zealand.
One thing is certain, something is
seriously wrong with the entire make-
up of the senior team and its coaching
structure, since none of our cricketers
could boast of becoming any better.
Realising how West Indies cricket
has worked over past years, always
moving forward without obvious
assessments of recent mine-fields,
do not hold your breath but such an
overview should be welcomed.
It is Christmas time, so one should
be charitable but how does anyone
who really cares about West Indies
cricket interpret the absolute dis-
graceful garbage perpetuated on us
from that other Down Under, New
At time of writing this article, West
Indies, even with expected exploits
of Shivnarine Chanderpaul with
another almost ubiquitous century,
122 not out, and as welcome a three-
figure score as a wicket-keeper bats-
man could want, 107 from Denesh
Ramdin in the first innings, had just
succumbed to 103 all out in the sec-
ond innings in the third Test, in just
one session of batting, leaving NZ to
get only 122 for a 2-0 series win.
Only Sunil Narine s efforts can stop
that but that would be an unlikely
In the first innings in the third Test,
West Indies were also 86-5, facing
real fire, so those centuries from vet-
erans Chanderpaul and Ramdin could
not have come at a better time. Sec-
ond time around was not so fortu-
Much have been written about
Chanderpaul and Ramdin, but they
do continue to produce, mostly when
desperately required, hoping to see
their team-mates do similarly.
In both innings in the third Test,
openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran
Powell gifting wickets away, while
Kirk Edwards seemed so much at sea
to swinging deliveries that he would
not be out of place with the fisher-
folk at Oistins, or with captains of
luxurious yachts moored in the Care-
nage, in his native Barbados.
I hope that you had time to read,
on ESPNcricinfo and Caribbeancrick-
et.com, a magnificent comparison by
former New Zealand ace batsman and
captain Martin Crowe of West Indies
exploits these last several years, and
also touching on New Zealand, Eng-
land and Australia too.
It was a good assessment of what
it was like to face the now almost
forgotten might of West Indies when
Crowe was New Zealand s captain.
He even managed to make light of
having to change many under-gar-
ments as he, and team-mates,
thought, and waited, to face Michael
Holding, Joel Garner, myself, Andy
Roberts etc, and according to him,
the best of us all, Malcolm Marshall.
Thinking about it now, even after
three decades, facing West Indies then
must have been a chilling feeling.
Whenever I cover or look at cricket
played by WI these days, a la versus
New Zealand, it is obvious that, as
was also described in "Animal House"
WI cricket, at least on the Test field
of play, has reached "a new low"!
Next year cannot come fast enough,
as one must believe that the new year
will be better. Enjoy the season!
COLIN EH CROFT
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