Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 4th 2014 Contents Neela Sohun Maharaj achieved Attorney At Law
admission to practice in the courts of T&T on
April 11 at the Convocation Hall, Hall of Justice.
The presiding judges were the Honourable
Madam Justice Carol Gobin and the Honourable
Mister Justice Devan Rampersad. From left:
Neela's mother, Wendy Sohun Maharaj; Neela
Maharaj; and Neela's father, Satnarine Sohun
Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt May 4, 2014
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
In keeping with the Government's multi-faceted crime reduction strategy, the Office of Law
Enforcement Policy is required to provide general policy direction and monitoring the operations
of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and other law enforcement agencies, as well as provide
strategic, technical and administrative support and oversight for a number of social initiatives.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to fill the following
contract position in the Office of Law Enforcement Policy, Ministry of National Security.
Special Projects Assistant
Role: Reporting to the Special Projects Co-ordinator, the Special Projects Assistant is
responsible for assisting with the management of community projects initiated and/or
supported by the Ministry of National Security.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as a community liaison to assist in the coordination of projects initiated/supported by
the Ministry in specified communities.
Conducts research to determine needs of individuals and groups.
Assists with the evaluation of projects being considered for implementation in 'high needs'
Assists with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community projects.
Assists with the monitoring and evaluation of work undertaken by consultants, contractors
and other external parties associated with projects.
Assists with the maintenance of records relating to the physical and financial aspects of
Assists with the preparation of reports on the status of community projects.
Assists in developing terms of reference, request for proposals and scope of works for projects.
Assists in developing specifications to assist with the procurement process with respect to
Performs other related duties.
A Certificate in Social Work or a related field, or any equivalent combination of experience
At least three (3) years' work experience in community social work and the ability to work
efficiently in a multi-tasked environment.
Considerable knowledge of the socio-cultural dynamics of 'high needs' communities.
Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in the management of community projects.
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing project operations in the public sector.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work as a team member and independently.
Proficiency in Microsoft Projects or any other project management related software.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel
Applications, including Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of two referees, and a contact
number, should be sent to the:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of National Security
Temple Court I
31-33 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain Trinidad West Indies
Closing date for applications is Monday 12th May, 2014
We thank all interested applicants, but advise that only those who are suitable will be contacted.
The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC)
recently honoured the life and work of Eddy Thomas,
recently deceased co-founder of the company in
The other was the late Professor Rex Nettleford,
hailed internationally as author, academic, dancer,
choreographer and consultant in Caribbean culture.
Though less well known, Thomas had at least as many
talents, as his many friends and admirers were remind-
ed.Speaker after speaker at the function---a celebration
in words, music and dance at the NDTC studio beside
Little Theatre---lauded him as a teacher, fashion design-
er, choreographer, dancer, composer, set and costume
designer and singer. That last talent was mentioned
by Alma Mock Yen, who was Thomas' collaborator
in the creation of what she called "Jamaica's first inte-
grated musical," Once Upon a Seaweed in 1960. She
wrote the lyrics and Thomas composed the music.
Mock Yen was able to give a glimpse of Thomas'
philosophy through his documented words. "I like
beauty, and theatre, and escapism, and any form of
expression that stimulates the human experience,
making ugly pretty, bad good, and cynics lose," Thomas
Former NDTC member and School of Dance head
Barbara Requa took the audience back to Thomas'
beginnings as a dancer, stating that she and Thomas
joined pioneer Ivy Baxter's troupe at the same time.
Listing some of the 12 "major dance works" Thomas
created while with the NDTC---Legend of Lovers' Leap,
Liza, Return to Eden, And it Came to Pass, and
Jamaican Promenade---Requa said that many are still
"Through his sharing he has helped to nurture the
precious roots of Jamaican dance, which continue to
grow and bring joy and aesthetic pleasure to the world,"
The function included several dances by the NDTC,
namely He Lives 2013 (choreographed by Gene Carson),
Interconnection (by Bert Rose), Don't Leave Me (by
Jamie Thompson) Cry of the Spirit (Carson) and He
Lives! 2014 (by Marlon Simms). There were also songs
by the NDTC Singers, the closing one being Noel Dex-
ter's composition for Psalm 150. (The Gleaner)
CALLED TO THE BAR
J'can dance company
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