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FULL TIME/ PERMANENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY -- HSSE PROFESSIONAL
The Paramount Transport and Trading Company Limited wishes to attract per-
sons with relevant competencies to contribute to the HSSE related functions of
the organization. Prospective candidates will be considered based on the fol-
• A Degree in Health and Safety from a recognized university and or
the completion of Level Six Nebosh Diploma.
• Must be a practicing HSSE professional within the Energy/
Construction/ Projects and General Rigging Safety environment for
the last 3-5years. Such experience must include working with HSSE
related Policies and Procedures.
• Must have a general and functional understanding of Heavy
Equipment Capabilities, Limitations, General Inspection Procedures, etc.
• Consideration will be given to persons having practical knowledge of
the STOW and related industry standards.
• Must have experience in delivering HSSE related Orientations,
• Training in Emergency Management, Accident/ Incident Investigation
and First Aid.
• Knowledge and experience in conducting risk assessment and
• Sound knowledge of OSH Act 2004 and Amendments in 2006.
THE POSITION OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE
THAT INCLUDES A MEDICAL PLAN, PENSION PLAN, COMPANY PHONE,
PAID LEAVE AND MUCH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
Please address applications to the Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box #4, San Fernando or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
In this February, 2014 photo, a bride is accompanied by her relatives and friends as she arrives at the church
in Cochoapa El Grande, Mexico. In the 400 poorest and most malnourished of the country's 2,400
municipalities that includes Cochoapa, the administration of Enrique Pena Nieto has been trying to enroll
more people in existing social programmes such as Opportunities, which provides a small monthly stipend
to qualifying poor Mexicans. AP PHOTO
HAVANA---Cuba is giving its hun-
dreds of thousands of medical workers
raises that in some cases exceed 100
per cent, official media on the island
announced yesterday, though pay
remains much lower than what med-
ical professionals earn elsewhere.
The Communist Party daily news-
paper Granma also reported that Cuba
expects to take in $8.2 billion this year
for the tens of thousands of medical
worker it sends to care for the poor in
countries such as Venezuela and Brazil.
Granma published a sample of what
the pay hikes, which take effect June
1, will look like. At the high end, doctors
with two specialties will see their salary
go from the equivalent of $26 a month
to $67, while an entry-level nurse will
make $25, up from $13.
Salaries at government jobs in Cuba
average about $20 a month, augmented
by a range of free services and subsi-
The raise will affect more than
440,000 medical sector employees,
Granma said, and was made possible
by the elimination of 109,000 redun-
dant jobs in the last four years.
"This is very good news that makes
me tremendously happy. ... With my
first paycheck I m going to buy a toy
for my youngest grandson, who s 3,"
said Soraida Pina, a 62-year-old nurse.
"This will open new doors for me."
Cuba also is raising the salaries of
medical workers on international mis-
sions, which already pay higher salaries
and in hard currency.
Doctors and nurses working in Cuban
ally Venezuela, for example, will see
their salaries double.
The changes "will contribute to the
stability and quality of the medical
services for the people, as well as fulfill
international commitments," Granma
Health Minister Roberto Morales said
recently that more than 50,000 Cuban
health care professionals are working
in some 66 nations.
Some doctors defect while abroad,
though there are no official statistics
on how many. (AP)
Cuba hikes salaries
for doctors, nurses
Young residents show their soot-stained hands after searching for valuable
items in the burned remains of a Pacifying Police Unit post at the Mandela
shantytown, part of the Manguinhos slum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
RIO DE JANEIRO---Top officials from
Rio de Janeiro said Friday they want
elite federal police sent to the city to
help quell a wave of violence in so-
called "pacified" slums.
The announcement came hours after
suspected drug gang members attacked
three police shantytown outposts, injur-
ing three officers and burning one of
the metal shipping containers they use
as offices in slums. The violence hit
an area near the slum that Pope Francis
visited during his visit to Brazil last
The attacks raise concerns about an
ambitious security programme that
began in 2008, in part to secure the
city ahead of this year s World Cup and
the 2016 Olympics. The effort sees
police and at times army troops invade
slums, push out drug gangs and set up
permanent posts in areas where traf-
fickers held sway for decades.
Jose Beltrame, Rio s top security offi-
cial and the architect of the pacification
programme, said the recent attacks on
police were ordered by imprisoned drug
gang leaders in an effort to disrupt
expansion of the programme, which
would further restrict the area held by
Rio Gov Sergio Cabral was set to
meet with President Dilma Rousseff in
Brasilia yesterday to request the help
of federal police. He didn t say what
other assistance he may request, nor
how many federal officers he would
The governor said the violence is
"an attempt by criminals to weaken
the successful pacification programme,
which has retaken territory that s his-
torically been occupied by gangs and
returned it to government control."
Since the inception of the security
programme, police have created 37 per-
manent "pacification units" that they
say covers an area with a population
of 1.5 million. Murders are down in
those areas and the number of
shootouts has dropped.
Yet residents of those slums often
have accused police of heavy-handed
Brazil officials reel after slum attacks in Rio
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