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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
Relatives of industrial
inset, carry out the
coffin bearing her
body after the funeral
service at the Holy
died on December 16
at the age of 65.
PHOTO: BRIAN NG FATT
Marijuana, cocaine and alcohol
addiction led three men into a
downward spiral that left them
jobless and homeless.
Speaking at the Ministry of the
People and Social Development,
St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain,
yesterday, three former street
dwellers, now rehabilitated, want
to stay off the streets.
Dexter Cole, a former geriatric
nurse, Brian Jack, a former Hous-
ing Development Corporation
employee, and Shane Parson are
now in the second phase of reha-
bilitation at the Piparo Empow-
erment Centre (PEC). The centre
provides rehabilitation and skills-
training for former street dwellers.
They said drugs and alcohol
caused them to abandon their jobs
and live on the streets.
Parson said he was reunited
with his son and several family
members but alcohol was his life
for over 40 years.
"If they put both together, I
would take the rum and not take
my wife. Rum can t give you Aids,
it can t horn me, it can t leave me.
It can only take me to my grave,"
Parson said since then his wife
had left and he was comfortable
living on the street. The only
problem was that he had no shel-
ter. He added: "My mother died
and she cried for me many times
but she never lived to see me turn
"I used to live in a cardboard
box. People used to pee (urinate)
and bathe. I used to wear dirty
clothes. Children didn t want to
see me. Many times I had to look
for shelter when it rained."
"Nevertheless," he said, "it was
comfortable. I would get some-
thing to eat or somebody would
give me something to eat."
Jack said he abandoned his job
when he started to use cocaine.
His advice to others now is:
"Don t take the first pull. He
added: "I abandoned my job
because of that thing. This is my
first Christmas drug-free. I want
to get myself into society and live
my own life.
"The cocaine affected me
tremendously. I lost my work at
HDC. I was using cocaine while
I was three months on the job."
Cole said the approach used by
the ministry s Inter Agency Unit
was more subtle than brutal tac-
tics and the threat to take them
off the streets. He said he was
physically and verbally abused
when he was younger and did not
take his time at school.
"I was hearing children getting
attention at home and that caused
me to make an untimely decision
to take drugs. Patience is a great
master. Don t be hurry. I wanted
to grow up quick. Apply patience,"
he said. Minister of the People
and Social Development Dr Glenn
Ramadharsingh said there were
1,150 street dwellers and 425-460
of them lived in Port-of-Spain.
He said whenever a campaign
was mounted to get them off the
streets there was usually a reduc-
tion of between 30 and 35 per cent
in street dwellers.
Yesterday, the ministry contin-
ued its exercise to remove street
dwellers in Port-of-Spain. Some
165 people have been removed
from the streets, the ministry said.
Reformed street dwellers:
We will never return
Police are seeking
help from the public to
identify the body of a
man, known only as
"Iguana", who was
found in a drain at
King s Wharf, San Fer-
nando, on Sunday.
The body did not bear
any significant marks of
violence but police are
not ruling out foul play.
However, the man,
who was of African
descent and believed to
be in his early 30s, has
to be identified before
an autopsy can be per-
formed. Around 7.10 am
on Sunday a woman
was walking along the
wharf when she saw the
body lying in the drain.
Police were told he
might have been from
Moruga but frequented
King s Wharf where he
used to be seen "hus-
tling". Police said there
were abrasions on his
thighs which he might
have sustained when he
fell in the drain.
The body, which
smelled strongly of alco-
hol, was taken to the
Forensic Science Centre,
St James. PC Ogunsheye
Anyone with informa-
tion about the man s
identity or the incident
has been asked to con-
tact the San Fernando
Police Station or Crime
Cops need help to
ID body found in drain
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