Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 30th 2014 Contents A10
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, January 30, 2014
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
bids may be rejected if the face value of the entire issue is allocated at higher bid prices or if
made to a bid that is rejected.
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
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill number 1412:
www.central-bank.org.tt/content/treasury-bills or call
Concerned by the marginali-
sation of people with disabilities,
President Anthony Carmona has
vowed to lobby companies to
adopt a policy mandating them
to employ disabled people.
Carmona, who committed him-
self to providing jobs to disabled
students at President s House dur-
ing the August vacation, said he
planned to hold discussions with
the American Chamber of Com-
merce and other chambers, as well
as the Rotary and Lions Clubs, to
bring them on board.
He said he intended to enlist
the help of wheelchair-bound sen-
ators attorney Ian Roach and vet
Dr Kriyaan Singh to bring a sense
of awareness to the Parliament.
Following his first official tour
of the National Centre for Persons
with Disabilities (NCPD), San Fer-
nando, on Tuesday, Carmona
made a call to the national com-
munity to exhibit greater sensi-
tivity and appreciation for those
with disabilities. Carmona s father
is visually impaired.
He said he was impressed with
the genuine love and warmth of
the teachers for their charges.
He added: "Today is a special
day for me to come down. As you
know I was named after St
Thomas Aquinas and today is the
feast day of St Thomas Aquinas.
"I went to church this morning
and I prayed for everyone here, so
it is a very special day coming
down here. A day I will never for-
Carmona referred to the Spanish
energy company Repsol s policy
on hiring people with disabilities.
Three per cent of Repsol s staff
comprise people with varying dis-
abilities but who are competent
in their particular discipline.
"It is a wonderful philosophy,"
he told NCPD CEO, Dr Beverly
Beckles, and chairman of the board
Dr Natalie Dick, as he commended
them for the work they were doing
at the centre.
After viewing the various voca-
tions in which young people are
enlisted, including woodwork,
information technology, music,
welding, shoemaking, catering
services, hairdressing and cosme-
tology, the President said:
Disabled equally hard-working
"It is interesting that people
who are disabled are more pro-
ductive than able-bodied people.
Isn t that remarkable?"
He pledged to Beckles: "I will
join your army and in that regard,
as patron, I will certainly be inter-
acting with the Chamber of Com-
merce, with the American Cham-
ber of Commerce, the Rotary Club,
the Lions Club to try to raise their
sensitivity level, to accommodate
the employment of persons with
Beckles appealed to the Presi-
dent also to lobby for the ratifi-
cation of the UN convention on
the rights of persons with disabil-
ities as legislation was urgently
Carmona noted that the visually
impaired president of the Barba-
dian Senate, Kerryann Ifill, had
also raised the issue of ratifying
"I know sometimes the problem
is, we do not have enough sub-
sidiary legislation or implemen-
tation of legislation and sometimes
we try to put implementation of
legislation in place before we sign
off and ratify," Carmona, a former
He added: "I think, in fact, it
is a problem worldwide. People
feel you need to have imple-
mentable legislation before you
"Even the convention recognises
it is a progressive development
and you can sign on with the pro-
viso that I intend to put imple-
mentation legislation in place, so
I am really happy to hear about
Beckles said Repsol had sup-
ported the awareness campaign,
which is scheduled for review, with
the aim of requesting support for
She said the NCPD had noted
significant benefits from employers
to the extent that RBC, Fine Arts
and other employers were asking
for qualified and trained people
from the centre. "We are doing
the advocacy to sensitise the
employer, the worker organisation,
of the abilities of persons with
disabilities," Beckles said.
Carmona stands up for disabled
...Companies will be lobbied to employ them
President Anthony Carmona, centre, Dr Beverly Ann-Marie Beckles, left, and chairman of the board of directors,
Natalie Dick, tour the woodwork department at the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, San Fernando, on
Tuesday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Links Archive January 29th 2014 January 31st 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page