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General Manager - Bell Furniture Industries
We are looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of
General Manager - Bell Furniture Industries. The incumbent will report
directly to the Chief Operations Officer, with a dotted line to the Managing
Director of Standard Distributors Limited and is responsible for leading and
overseeing the business operations of the Bell Furniture Factory.
1) Manages and directs Company operations to meet strategic and
financial goals within budget.
2) Oversees activities directly related to product manufacturing and
3) Contributes to long-term and strategic planning, including initiatives
geared toward increased sales, operational excellence, new business
development and increased profitability.
4) Manages staff, inclusive of hiring, training, performance management
and KPI setting.
5) Locates, selects and procures merchandise and develops new designs,
inclusive of costing, margins and retail prices.
6) Ensures efficient inventory management including raw materials, work
in progress and finished goods.
7) Oversees factory and machinery maintenance while ensuring efficient
management of factory operations and compliance with HSSE
standards and Quality Controls.
o BSc. in Management, Business Administration or equivalent qualifications.
An MBA will be considered an asset.
o At least five (5) years' experience in a manufacturing and factory
environment. Experience in a furniture manufacturing environment
will be considered an asset.
o Budgeting and Inventory Management.
Interested persons should send resumes to email@example.com
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014 0201008
Director of the T&T Civil Avi-
ation Authority Ramesh Lutch-
medial says remote-controlled
drones are illegal and operators
could face a fine of $150,000.
Lutchmedial made the state-
ment during an interview with
the T&T Guardian after National
Helicopter Services Ltd (NHSL)
launched the new Sikorsky D76
aircraft at Camden, Couva, yes-
Lutchmedial said he was aware
of a report that a patron had been
struck in the head by a drone dur-
ing a recent fete at the National
Academy for the Performing Arts,
He said, "Drones are an aviation
safety risk that is illegal. All avi-
ation activity is regulated by the
T&T Civil Aviation Authority and
persons who want to do such
activity must apply for approval.
We grant approvals when certain
conditions are met."
Lutchmedial said drone oper-
ators must undergo training before
they can get approval.
Meanwhile, Transport Minister
Stephen Cadiz, who also
addressed the gathering, said he
proposed to advocate for the
NHSC to undertake its own inter-
nal salary negotiations.
He said so after the general
manager of NHSL, Joshey
Mahabir, said the company spends
a considerable amount of money
to train pilots and other staff, only
to lose them to its higher-paying
Mahabir said Bristow offers
better pay packages as it has the
luxury of deep pockets while
NHSL operates under the Chief
Personnel Officer (CPO) and a
process of salary negotiations, and
the company loses between five
and six pilots and engineers annu-
Cadiz said NHSL operated in
a competitive environment and
must be removed from under the
NHSL has leased the $95 mil-
lion aircraft from the Milestone
Aviation Group for three years.
The 76D is one of two built and
the first to be put into commercial
operation globally. The craft was
leased to provide services to Rep-
sol with at least five flights daily.
Give NHSL more
teeth, says Cadiz
Transport Minister Stephen Cadiz and Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh in front of the Sikorsky D76 at
yesterday's launch of the new aircraft. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN
Republic Bank's social
Nadia Williams, right,
and founder and
pioneer of Bridge of
Ramjattan, stand in
front of the
plaque at the
multipurpose hall of
Olive's House--- the
first senior citizens'
facility in the
Caribbean, which was
unveiled last week.
The hall is outfitted
with a chapel, gym,
hair salon, common
room and other
amenities. The event
was held at the
Bridge of Hope,
Two men caught trying to climb
through the window of a house in
Marabella were each slapped with
a $2,000 fine yesterday.
Jerome Belfon, 22, and Kadeel
Williams, 18, pleaded guilty to break-
ing into a man s home at Prevatt
Street with intent to steal.
At their first court appearance last
year they had pleaded not guilty.
Police prosecutor Sgt Gordon
Maharaj said around 2.15 pm on July
15, 2013, the police were patrolling
the area when they saw the two men.
Williams was standing on an object
at the back of the house. Belfon was
standing on Williams s shoulders and
trying to climb through a window.
The men, from Piarco and Port-
of-Spain, ran when they saw the
Police held them in nearby bushes.
When cautioned, they said: "Boss,
we were just picking mangoes."
A rusty cutlass blade wrapped in
cloth was tucked in Belfon s waist.
Asking for Belfon to be placed on
a bond, attorney Ainsley Lucky said,
"They were hungry, saw the mango
tree in the yard and scaled the wall.
The window was open."
He said Belfon claimed he found
He said Belfon lives with his mother
in Piarco, but was visiting someone
in San Fernando. Lucky held for
Williams s attorney Jason Jackson.
Lucky asked for Williams to be
reprimanded and discharged, saying
he had just finished school and was
"Both of them said it was a ter-
rifying experience," he said.
Both men are first-time offend-
ers.In passing sentence, the magistrate
cautioned them: "Take note of the
recent legislation passed in Parliament
(the Bail (Amendment) Bill), where a
conviction against your name is a
They were allowed a month to pay
the fine or will serve four months in
Daylight burglars fined $2,000
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