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PRE-QUALIFICATION OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
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The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago invites Expressions of Interest for prequalification from suitably qualified and eligible
providers of the following Human Resource Management services:
1) Human Resource Management Administration
o Providers will be required to undertake the following services:
• Mapping and streamlining Human Resource Processes.
• Reviewing and updating the Human Resource records management system.
• Reviewing and documenting Human Resource Management policies.
• Assessing the workload of the Human Resource Management Unit.
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• Reviewing and documenting the salary and wages payment system and making recommendations for
ensuring quality, timeliness, and completeness.
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o Mapping the organisational structure for all Magistrates' Courts including compiling Job Descriptions, Job Profiles,
Descriptions, and making recommendations for revisions, improvements, and an appropriate structure.
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calls and vaccinating children. The
clinic offers free emergency, ophthal-
mology and pediatric care, as well as
minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Its several dozen staffers also minister
to gunshot victims and drug and alcohol
But outside the slums and poor rural
communities of Venezuela, the Cubans
have become a focus of anti-govern-
In February, dozens of people car-
rying signs saying "Cuba go home"
physically harassed a Cuban baseball
team playing in a tournament on Mar-
garita Island. More recently, assailants
burned down a medical clinic staffed
by Cubans in the western city of Bar-
Some of the Cubans say the violence
has them spooked.
"One never knows what can happen,"
Varela said. "If they re attacking their
own institutions, imagine how it is
with us Cubans."
There s no sign that the doctors will
decamp anytime soon, and Maduro
has vowed the anti-Cuba sentiment
will only "bolster our conviction that
we must strengthen our brotherhood."
Miguel Tinker Salas, a professor of
Latin American history at Pomona Col-
lege in California, said that besides
domestic political concerns, continuing
the Cuba--Venezuela alliance is a way
for Maduro to send a message to Wash-
ington that has been echoed in recent
years by like-minded presidents around
"Cuba was a model for this gener-
ation" of leftist leaders, Tinker Salas
said, "and I think it is, in a way, a way
to declare one s autonomy and inde-
pendence." (Miami Herald)
Caribbean banana-producing countries have
been warned to be on their guard against the
introduction of the Fusarium wilt disease, regard-
ed as the most destructive to the banana indus-
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organ-
Bananas under threat
ization (FAO) said that the disease has already
spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle East,
and is now "menacing" the Americas.
To raise awareness, the FAO said the issue will
be on the agenda of a series of upcoming meetings
in Kenya, South Africa and T&T, with the aim of
addressing a range of issues related to TR4, includ-
ing developing action plans for its prevention,
monitoring and containment.
The FAO said while the banana crop is vulnerable
to a number of diseases in various parts of the
world, including the Black Sigatoka disease, Xan-
thomonas Wilt (BXW), Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD)
and Fusarium Wilt, Fusarium s soil-borne nature
makes it "especially challenging."
According to the FAO, banana is the eighth most
important food crop in the world and the fourth
most important food crop among the world s least-
developed countries, including the Caribbean.
It said the TR4 trace of the disease---also known
as Panama disease---is posing a serious threat to
production and export of the popular fruit, with
grave repercussions for the banana value-chain
"Any disease or constraint that affects bananas
is striking at an important source of food, liveli-
hoods, employment and government revenues in
many tropical countries," said Gianluca Gondolini,
secretary of the World Banana Forum, which is
based at FAO headquarters and promotes sustain-
able banana production and trade.
"The spread of fusarium wilt could have a sig-
nificant impact on growers, traders and families
who depend on the banana industry," said FAO
plant pathologist Fazil Dusunceli, adding that
"countries need to act now if we are to avoid the
worst-case scenario, which is massive destruction
of much of the world s banana crop."
While other traces of the disease have existed
for many years, the FAO said TR4 has caused sig-
nificant losses in banana plantations in south-
east Asia over the last two decades, and has recently
been reported in Mozambique and Jordan.
It said TR4 infects the Cavendish banana vari-
eties, which dominate global trade, as well as other
susceptible varieties used for local consumption
But despite damage to the banana plant and to
production, the FAO said the fruit itself remains
It said the Fusarium wilt is caused by the fungus
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc). The dis-
ease is soil-borne and the fungus can remain viable
Once the disease is present in a field, the FAO
said it cannot be fully controlled by currently
available practices and fungicides.
It said the best way to fight the disease is to
prevent its spread, which includes avoiding move-
ment of diseased plant materials and infected soil
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'If they're attacking their
own institutions, imagine
how it is with us Cubans'
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