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"When different artistes use the same songwriters,
the danger in it is that a lot of singers bring per-
spectives to the stage that may not be their own."
He said he wrote and recorded his first song in
2000, but it wasn t until 2004 that he penned his
first widely-popular song Backdoor.
In 2005, Noel sang Flamez and We Doh Like Dem,
which landed him gigs at the Baltimore Carnival
After years of prompting and urging from his
friends and family, Noel, in 2007, finally decided to
enter the kaiso tents and after auditioning, was
selected to perform in the Kaiso Showkase tent with
the song Formula.
The very next year, his carnival offering, Freedom
Music, gave him his first trip to the calypso semi-
Noel then took a year-along hiatus, only to re-
emerge in 2010 at the Kaiso House tent where he
blasted corrupt police officers with his hit Rogue,
a song which took him all the way to the finals.
This year will make it his second as a finalist, and
even though he thinks his chances are "as good as
anybody s" he says he is not taking anything for
granted because he knows anything can happen.
"Yes, I want to win, but although I take part in
competitions, I am not of competitions. I use all
the attention that competitions generate to get my
"I would love to make it out of there with the
crown, but the people have already crowned me
because I have represented something in them."
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Regional
Coordinator, Central Purchasing Unit at the North-Central Regional Health Authority
Regional Coordinator, Central Purchasing Unit
The Regional Coordinator, Central Purchasing Unit is responsible for coordinating the
centralized system for the procurement and control supplies, equipment materials and
services utilized within the North-Central Regional Health Authority. He/She provides
leadership and direction for the department and its employees and supports the management
team in decision-making to ensure cost effective, quality oriented purchasing.
Assist the Chief Financial Officer in determining the strategic goals for the Unit and
developing strategies to execute implement and achieve the objectives set.
Plan, organize and supervise the procurement of materials, equipment, works, supplies
and services in accordance with Regional Health Authorities (Contracting for Goods &
Oversee the Authority's tendering and procurement processes to ensure compliance
with; the Authority's Financial Policies and Procedures, the Regional Health Authority
Regulations and the professional standards set forth by CIPS,
Coordinate the invitation of bids, sourcing of quotations, evaluation of bids, issuing of
letters of award and issuing of procurement contracts in accordance with the Authority's
Policies & Procedures.
Work with NCRHA's legal advisors and other group to ensure controls are in place to
manage contract risks, minimize fraud exposure and to protect the Authority's interest.
Work with the Management team to register and pre-qualify suppliers and to manage
this database through vendor feedback mechanisms
Develop and administer a product standardization program and work with management
to develop standard product specifications.
Participate in preparing departmental personnel utilization plans and budgets.
Establish key performance indicators and metrics to measure and assess both
departmental and staff performance in accordance with set department and individual
Minimum Requirements and Experience:
The incumbent is required to have a Bachelor's Degree, must have a Chartered Institute
of Purchasing & Supply professional designation, at least eight (8) years experience in
supply chain management and at least five (5) years at a supervisory/management level
Completion of Masters' Degree is desirable, but not required
Must be experienced with Automated Systems
* Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as
well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago
Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae by March 07, 2014 to:
Office of the Chief Executive Officer
North-Central Regional Health Authority
Building # 39, Third Floor
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.
One of the frequently
asked questions about
the International Soca
Monarch competition is
what is the judging cri-
teria? People often won-
der how much crowd
response actually mat-
Here s the judging cri-
teria along with the list
of judges and other key
bits of information about
If you re on Twitter,
you can use the official
hashtag, #ISM2014, and
the International Soca
Monarch Twitter handle
Crowd response 5
Play Whe POWER
Crowd response 10
Chief adjudicator: Josephine Torrel
Groovy category: Paul Massy, Marcia Miranda,
Mark Nottingham, Christopher Seon, Allison
Power category: Marva Newton, Steve Sealy,
Marvin George, Evelyn Caesar Munro, John Barry
Tabulators: Patrina Torrel and Trisha Layne
Continues from Page B3
Naomi Campbell: I don't live
in the past---Page B13
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