Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 23rd 2014 Contents A7
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An Organization In The Shipping Industry has
Vacancies For The Following
1. Administration Manager / Secretary.
2. Import Air /Ocean Freight Documentation Clerk
3. Export Air/ Ocean Freight Documentation Clerk.
4. Warehouse Attendants .
5. Heavy T Drivers / Hiab Drivers.
6. Crate Builders and Packers Of Personal and
Applications are invited from suitable qualified
persons to fill the above vacancies Interested persons
should submit their application together with resume
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NQ owns and manages the quarry
in Blanchisseuse, and Turure Quarry
which can generate revenues in
excess of $200 million annually.
In the interim, Maharaj said,
NQ will bring in small operators to
pick up the slack until the plant is
up and running.
"Our option is to get our plant
that can deliver more output."
Sunway produced on average 500
tonnes of aggregate an hour.
No party hack for CEO position
NQ intends to retain a recruiting
company to select its new CEO. The
company will advertise the CEO post,
do interviews and make its final pick
by the end of April.
"It would be independent people
so that we have no influence over
the selection process," Maharaj said.
He said NQ s HR department has
been working to speed up the
recruitment process, since the com-
pany has been without a CEO for
"We want to have the appoint-
ment transparent. We do not want
to hear that we put a party hack. We
will divorce ourselves from that. This
thing will be properly done. We will
hire a recruiting company and let
them take the decision on interviews
and work within the company s
guidelines. The board would ratify
The new CEO will replace Sandra
Fernandez, who was suspended last
October by Ramkhelawan. NQ has
agreed to pay Fernandez in an out-
of-court settlement, which Maharaj
refused to disclose, but insisted it
was not $800,000 as reported.
Asked if the new CEO will be paid
a monthly salary of $48,000, similar
to what Fernandez took home,
Maharaj said it all depends on the
individual s qualifications and skills.
Chairman's $510,000 Nissan
Pathfinder up for sale
A $510,000 Nissan Pathfinder
which NQ purchased for its chairman
is up for sale. Once sold, Maharaj
said, NQ would use the money to
buy a bus to transport workers to
and from its quarry site in Turure,
Maharaj said the decision to sell
the three-year-old PCT series
Pathfinder was a taken by the board
after staff complained that it was
difficult to reach the quarry site at
"So one of the decisions we took
was the Pathfinder, which was pur-
chased for the use of the chairman,
I have asked them to return it to the
company (the agent), so we could
get a bus for the workers."
As chairman, Maharaj said, he
believes he is not entitled to drive a
"I get travelling and I have my
personal vehicle which I use."
Maharaj said he has asked NQ and
the company from which the
Pathfinder was purchased to do an
evaluation to determine its value. If
the bus is more expensive, NQ will
pay the difference.
"But I think a bus would be cheap-
er than the Pathfinder. So we would
look at the cost-effectiveness of it,
whether a trade-in might be good."
Last October, Ramkhelawan, in an
Express article, said as chairman, he
suffered the indignity of using the
Pathfinder, which he said had tyres
as smooth as glass.
"Normally in my area, I bend my
head while I am in it. It s a bit dis-
graceful," Ramkhelawan said.
Maharaj orders Nissan Pathfinder sold
...says he has his own vehicle
Continues from Page A6
The Pathfinder SUV
bought by National
Quarries for its former
National Security Minister Gary
Griffith is accusing attorney and anti-
money-laundering expert David West
of politicising crime after recent state-
ments West made.
At an American Chamber of Com-
merce breakfast seminar on white-
collar crime last week, West said T&T
has had zero prosecutions and zero
convictions for money laundering since
institutions were mandated to report
suspicious transactions to the Financial
Intelligence Unit (FIU) in 2010. From
2010 to 2013, he said the FIU has
reported $1.2 billion worth of suspicious
Ex-Central Authority exec's claim upsets Gary
"We are still deficient from the
third-round evaluation by the
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
and going into the fourth round
of evaluation with no legislation
(for new requirements like weapons
of mass destruction and tax eva-
sion); come 2014 after we are eval-
uated, we will see exactly where
we stand, which I can say from
now does not look like a pretty
picture," he had said.
West is a former head of the
Central Authority, which falls
under the Ministry of the Attorney
In response, however, Griffith
called on West to explain why he
deliberately chose to cite the year
when the People s Partnership
Government came into power,
which was 2010.
"Why didn t Mr West cite such
dates before 2010? And exactly
where did he get his information
from? He needs to come out and
say," Griffith said in a telephone
He said it was up to the Police
Service to conduct investigations
which would then result in arrests
and prosecutions, adding that this
role was not for the National Secu-
"I have no intention to politicise
crime and I have to intention to
direct investigations. I am here to
ensure there are proper policies
and frameworks to ensure that at
the end of the day, justice is served
and in a fair manner," Griffith said.
He said he met last week with
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan
and members of the FIU.
The minister said he was also
expected to meet this week with
acting Police Commissioner
Stephen Williams and a team from
the Financial Intelligence Bureau
Griffith said the general purpose
of the meeting was to ensure there
was a proper collaborative system.
"While I do not get involved in
investigations, because that is the
work of the police and I totally
respect that, I, however, would not
just sit back as the National Secu-
"I intend to find out what is
lacking and ensure there is greater
cohesion between the various
organisations to ensure that at the
end of the day, people who commit
wrong doing would be convicted."
Also contacted on the role of
the Central Authority in the matter,
Ramlogan said its role is very spe-
cific, as it related to extraditions
and played no part in money laun-
Minister of National Security
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