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Ansa Polymer, a division of Ansa McAL Limited, is the leading
supplier of premium packaging. We are seeking suitable persons
to fill the following positions:
SHIFT SUPERVISOR, BLOW MOULDING
Responsible for ensuring the achievement of daily production
targets in the assigned shift in terms of quality and volume.
Five (5) CXC O' Levels including Mathematics and English.
Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory position in
the manufacturing sector.
SHIFT TECHNICIAN, BLOW MOULDING
Responsible for routine checks, troubleshooting, adjustment,
repair and preparation for mould changes.
MET Diploma or Certificate in Industrial Maintenance.
Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position in the
Responsible for operating machinery to ensure efficient production
of high quality products.
Formal Secondary School education.
At least one (1) year experience in a similar position in the
Interested candidates must be willing to work on a shift basis.
Submit applications to:
Human Resources Department
ANSA McAL, Industrial Estate,
51- 59 Tumpuna Road South, Guanapo,
Resident Estrado Bernard makes his contribution on
the challenges facing the Blanchisseuse community at
the Youth Speak Out Forum, at Blanchisseuse Primary
School, on March 22. PHOTO: CHARLES KONG SOO
youths cry out
...for parents to be trained, literacy
programmes, sporting facilities
The entire North Coast region
is being offered a parenting pro-
gramme to be better able to
understand their child/ children s
needs and behaviours.
The programme would be used
to correct and improve parenting
A few weeks ago, the pilot proj-
ect was introduced to parents at
the Las Cuevas Government Pri-
mary School. Other communities
to benefit from the programme are
Maracas Bay, Blanchisseuse, La Fil-
lette and Morne La Croix.
President of the North Coast
Empowerment Group Dexter Black,
speaking at a community meeting
at the Blanchisseuse Primary School
on March 22, said their main con-
cern was about finding solutions
for Blanchisseuse after it was
reported in a February 16 Sunday
Guardian article that the commu-
nity was in a crisis with delinquent
teenagers and poor parenting.
Addressing a group of residents
at the forum, Black said they held
discussions with several youths liv-
ing in Blanchisseuse to find out
what was hindering their progress.
Youths in need
According to Black, the youths
said they were in need of a chil-
dren s panyard, sporting activities
and facilities, reliable transport serv-
ice, lifestyle skills, development
training, fish processing plant, an
upgraded fishing facility, training
for parents, centres for child and
elderly care, literacy programmes
and teaching of values.
Black said the group short-
listed five projects for the com-
munities, starting first with the
At the meeting, the floor was
opened for residents to vent their
feelings about matters affecting the
Beekeeper Hugo Ford offered to
train the youths in bee keeping.
Let us work together
Villager Lloyd Williams admitted
that the community was divided
and there was a need for guidance
councillors to lecture to female stu-
dents at the Blanchisseuse High
School about teenage pregnancy
and life in general. Williams also
suggested that young mothers be
educated about the proper way of
raising a child.
"A lot of things that is going on
is not the children, you know, it is
the parents because the children
need parents who are leaders to
guide them. These are the things
we want in our village."
He said it was time that the com-
munity stop pointing fingers at one
Resident Lisa Seaton appealed to
the residents to work together
towards a common goal.
"What was said in the media
was not right, but it was true."
She asked the group to lay out
its strategic plan for the North Coast
communities so they can chart a
new way forward.
Villager Wayne Fournillier said
he remembered that as a child
police officers visited the Bland-
ishments High School the first
Monday in each month to give
advice to teenagers. This has
stopped. He appealed for commu-
Another resident asked that par-
ents to take hold of their children
before it was too late.
He said some youths wait for
fishing boats to come on shore to
earn a living.
"Once you apply yourself, you
don t need secondary education to
learn a skill."
Goodial: People have the
power to change things
Also attending the meeting was
Harry Goodial, personal assistant
to Arima MP Rodger Samuel.
Goodial said Blanchisseuse was not
isolated from problems.
"It was good that somebody
recognised that we have problems
and we decided to take the bull by
its horns and do something about
it," Goodial said, referring to the
Sunday Guardian article.
Goodial said once the mindset
of the residents develop, so too will
the community. He said an analysis
was required to find out what was
causing the fragmentation of the
He said adults must set examples
"We have been touring and vis-
iting the schools up on this North
Coast and we have been hearing
the heavy rates of drop-outs and
teenage pregnancy... everything is
coming out negative." Goodial said
the people had the power to change
"Everything does not have to
start with Government and gov-
He said the village must come
with a plan that would be able to
"Why should politics divide peo-
ple on the building of their own
community? That is the greatest
drop of poison...into your commu-
nity to create problems."
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