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GOVERNMENT HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED (GHRS)
OPENING CEREMONY FOR NEW BUILDING
GHRS held an official ceremony on Wednesday 29th January 2014 to launch their new building and the
provision of human resource services in Central Trinidad at 16 Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas.
The feature address for the Opening was delivered by The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan,
Minister of Public Administration, under whose Ministry GHRS operates.
Minister Seepersad-Bachan in her speech to the audience which consisted of specially invited guests
and GHRS staff, highlighted that the new building is a milestone and an opportunity as it signifies a critical
point in the development not only of GHRS but of the public service of Trinidad and Tobago. Minister
Seepersad-Bachan also assured the audience that GHRS would identify in the persons selected for
recruitment the aptitudes, the attitudes, the capacity and competences that are required for the future
public service and in furtherance of the Ministry of Public Administration's Gold to Diamond initiative.
From its inception in 2006, GHRS was based in Maraval and the new office building which is strategically
located is more convenient and easily accessible for both recruitment candidates and clients, from all
areas of Trinidad and Tobago. The new facility boasts of extra space for candidate assessment centres,
five interview rooms of varying sizes, and is outfitted for access by persons who are differently able.
The building also has adequate parking for clients, customers and staff.
GHRS' mandate is to enhance the human resource capacity of the Public Sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
With its new location and progressive tools for evaluation and development, GHRS can better provide
a quality service to its clients in the areas of Recruitment and Selection, Training Design and Delivery,
Assessment and Development and Customised Human Resource Solutions.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC---Thousands of inter-
national troops dispatched to volatile Central African
Republic are there to help keep the country from
breaking apart, France s president said yesterday, days
after the French parliament voted to prolong the
country s mission in its former colony wracked by
violence between Christians and Muslims.
It was the second visit to the capital, Bangui, by
French President Francois Hollande since France boosted
its troop levels here to 1,600 in December as part of
"Operation Sangaris." Three months later, France has
promised another 400 soldiers, and the neighbourhood
immediately surrounding the airport remains a hotbed
of fighting between peacekeepers and the militiamen
they are seeking to disarm.
With a European force of 1,000 on the way and
African forces already there, Hollande said a total of
9,000 soldiers would be in place to "end the score set-
tling, re-establish the government s authority, allow
dialogue and avoid that the slightest attempt to partition
Central African Republic."
The arrival of additional French forces in early Decem-
ber coincided with a coup attempt by Christian mili-
tiamen seeking to overthrow a Muslim rebel government
accused of committing scores of human rights abuses.
The French troops initially were warmly welcomed by
many in the capital of Bangui, with Christian refugees
cheering at the sound of French helicopters overhead.
In recent months, though, frustration has grown
with the lack of security in many neighbourhoods. The
burned remains of looted Muslim shops are now littered
not only with anti-Muslim graffiti but also with "No
to France" and "Sangaris leave!"
The Sangaris forces are now fanning out even deeper
into the turbulent countryside in this nation of 4.6
million people. (AP)
RUSSIA---Making his first public appearance since
fleeing Ukraine, fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor
Yanukovych pledged yesterday to fight for his country s
future but said he will not ask for military assistance.
"I intend to keep fighting for the future of Ukraine,"
he told a news conference Friday in the southern Russian
city of Rostov-on-Don. Yanukovych had not been seen
since Saturday as he lost his grip on power.
Yanukovych said he supports Crimea s residents who
are worried about "nationalists" in Kiev and added
that Russia cannot stand by while events in Ukraine
unfolded. He denied, however, that this amounted to
a call for military intervention.
"Any military action in this situation is unacceptable,"
Yanukovych spoke in Russian during the press con-
ference. A native Russian speaker, he would speak pub-
licly in Ukrainian in Kiev---although sometimes respond
in Russian if asked a question in his mother tongue.
Yanukovych insisted he "did not flee anywhere" but
left for the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. He said
he was "forced" to leave the country when he was in
Crimea after his family received threats. Asked how he
managed to get to Russia, the fugitive president said
he got out "thanks to patriotic officers who did their
duty and helped me to save my life."
The fugitive president mentioned that he came to
Rostov-on-Don, a city in Russia s south, to seek tem-
porary shelter from an "old friend."
Yanukovych said he had not met Russian President
Vladimir Putin in Russia but talked with him on the
phone, adding that he hopes the Russian leader will
find time to see him. (AP)
C African Rep
Fugitive president: I won't
ask for military assistance
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