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PROPERTY SITUATE @ LOT NOS, 7 & 8 ROAD
RESERVE, JERNINGHAM JUNCTION ROAD,
SALE FOR: TUESDAY 22ND APRIL, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that by the
order of RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad & Tobago)
Limited of #55 Independence Square, in the City of
Port-of- Spain and in exercise of the Power of Sale,
conferred on mortgages by the Conveyancing and
Law of Property Act Ch. 56:01 and contained in
Deed of Mortgage dated February 27, 2008 regis-
tered as No. DE 2008 0189 1332 D001 made
between Rakesh Balkaransingh, Sheryl Baksh
also called Sheryl Veronica Baksh of the One
Part and RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad & Tobago)
Limited (formerly RBTT Bank Trinidad) of the Other
Part there will be put up for sale by Public Auction
by the undersigned at the Auction Mart at L.P #161,
Eastern Main Road, Petit Bourg, San Juan between
the hours of 10:00 a.m and 12:00 a.m.
THE SCHEDULE HEREIN REFERRED TO:
ALL AND SINGULAR that piece or parcel of
land situate in the Ward of Chaguanas, in the Island
of Trinidad, comprising ONE THOUSAND AND
SEVENTY-SIX POINT SIX (1,076.6) SQUARE
METRES and bounded on the North by a Drain
Reserve on the South by a Road Reserve, 10.00m
wide on the East by a Drain Reserve 1.00m wide
and on the West by Lot 9 which said piece or parcel
of land is delineated and shown coloured pink and
numbered 7 & 8 in a circle on the plan marked "A"
annexed to Deed, of Consolidation registered as
No. DE 2008 0186 6061 D001.
Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014
Peter Soon & Co. Ltd
There is a lot of abuse of the elderly in old age
homes, including administering insulin with sewing
needles and leaving paralysed residents lying in
urine for days.
This was the information passed on to the Guardian
by a registered homeowner who said a lot of abuse
is happening in non-registered homes.
There has been an increase in the number of people
who are 60 and over more of whom are being placed
in homes because female relatives are no longer at
home to take care of them.
Director of Gentle Heart Geriatric in Arima, Santiker
Mayo, was asked to give her response to new stringent
laws that will crack down on abuse in old age homes.
She welcomed them the laws, saying they are
needed because she witnessed a lot of elderly abuse
in places she worked.
"I saw residents being given insulin with sewing
needles, helpless people lying in urine and Alzheimer
patients being roughed up."
Mayo said she opened her own home seven years
ago but said it needs repairs. She runs the home on
government pensions residents pay her with, she
One of the laws stipulates strict building codes for
old age homes, including how wides doors should
be, in what direction they should swing and the types
A worker at At Home Retirement Inc in Sangre
Grande, who asked to withhold her identity, also
welcomed the new laws.
Her concern was for staff employed at old age
homes who are paid below the minimum wage and
made to work long hours.
She said none of those things happen at the home
where she works which is licenced. A new law makes
it an offence to pay a worker at an old age home
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below the minimum wage.
It also said the number of staff should
correspond to the number of residents and
having one burnt out worker cooking, clean-
ing, washing and socialising with the elderly
will no longer be allowed.
Kele Ransome is director of All Care
Home Services, which provides caregivers
for the elderly in their own homes. She
said she opened the business precisely
because of the abuse that is going on in
old age homes.
Ransome, also welcoming the new laws,
said: "The elderly are not treated with value.
To regulate their care will give them a sense
New laws for old-age homes
• Licencing will be mandatory
• Homes will be classified into two types,
those where residents need little or no
supervision, and those where a registered
nurse is required
• Licencing fees will be linked to the type
of home and number of residents and will
be valid for two years. Homes will then be
inspected to ensure they meet stipulated
• The quality of food and water and
financial records of the homes will be
• Managers or members of staff who
block the inspection team will have to pay
a $25,000 fine or spend two years in
jail on a summary conviction, or
$50,000 or five years for an indictable
• Managers and staff will face fines and
imprisonment for abuse of residents.
• If homes do not meet requirements,
licences can be suspended or revoked.
• No longer can someone open a home
without money and rely totally on the
government to fund it. The operator has to
produce a certificate of good character and
proof of adequate funding.
• Strict building codes are required,
including a certain width for doors and non-
slippery flooring. Homes have to be insured
for, at least, $100,000 and managers have
to submit bi-annual reports.
• Mandatory social stimulation for
• Staff must correspond to the number
of residents. For type one homes, one
staffer to every ten residents is required
and for type two, one to every five.
• Managers who pay staff below the
minimum wage and withhold paying their
national insurance will face fines and
• The police and the Division of Ageing
must be notified when a resident dies.
• Residents and other whistleblowers
can lodge complaints with the Division of
Ageing, as well as relatives and members
of the public who visit homes.
Central Statistical Office's figures on
the increase in people 60 and over
1960 -- 49,988
1970 -- 62,668
1980 -- 83,159
1990 -- 108,014
2000 -- 120,434
Gabrielle Browne, left,
and Tara Diaz go
through their routine
during a charity event
titled Sisters Helping
Sisters at One
Saturday night. The
event was an
initiative of the
Zumba Fraternity to
raise funds for The
Shelter, a safe house
for victims of
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