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AGOSTINI INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED
A leading Insurance Broker is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals to fill the
following vacant positions outlined below:
Responsible for managing the overall day-to-day functions of the Claims
Department, processing claims for corporate clients and liaising with Adjusters
and Government agencies.
BSc degree in Insurance & Risk Management, Business Administration,
Management or Finance, and / or a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar
capacity and / or ACII or similar qualification. Computer literate and must own a
vehicle in good working condition.
Assists the Claims Manager in coordinating the operations of the claims
department with respect to claim processing and liaising with Adjusters and
5 GCE / CXC passes including English and Mathematics, 2 GCE (A) Levels / CAPE
passes, AIC or Certificate in Insurance Practice, Sound Knowledge of the Elements
of Insurance with a minimum of 3 years' working experience in insurance claims.
Responsible for prompt processing and settlement of general insurance claims.
5 GCE / CXC passes with 2 years experience in the insurance industry.
Excellent oral communication skills, basic knowledge of general insurance and
must be computer literate.
Candidates must send applications no later than May 26th, 2014 and
The Human Resource Manager
Agostini Insurance Brokers Limited
119 Henry Street
Port of Spain
With the start of the rainy sea-
son some two weeks away, Diego
Martin Central MP Dr Amery
Browne is calling for the urgent
initiation of the major drainage
study promised by the Govern-
Browne has expressed concern
for Diego Martin, which was
declared a disaster zone during
the last two rainy seasons owing
to flood damage.
In the short term, he is urging
the Government to provide
increased resources to all agencies
that can help prevent or mitigate
flooding, including the Diego Mar-
tin Regional Corporation (DMRC)
and the Drainage Division of the
Ministry of Works "so our citizens
could be spared, as far as is
humanly possible, from the dev-
astating effects of flood waters."
He said for yet another year the
various agencies have started
cleaning the watercourses in Diego
Martin much too late in the dry
He was responding to a drain-
cleaning exercise started by the
DMRC earlier this week.
"I am pleased that some main-
tenance work is now taking place,"
Browne said the Drainage Divi-
sion of the Ministry of the Envi-
ronment and Water Resources has
also undertaken a major desilting
exercise in the main Diego Martin
River from Bagatelle to Diamond
Vale, as well as several other major
"But there is much more work
to be done and little time to do
it."He said some citizens have take
measures to clear watercourses in
the vicinity of their homes, as has
been done in years past. But he
remains concerned that illegal
dumping continues, and urged all
responsible entities to resist the
temptation of passing the buck
from one agency to the next.
DMRC chairman Darryl Smith said much more work is needed, but the corporation has
neither the resources nor the authority to embark on major projects.
"Silt and retention ponds, dams, wider and deeper rivers and drains, more rivers and
drains, basic maintenance of existing rivers, relocation of residents on river banks,
reforestation of the hills, retaining walls, stiffer penalties for illegal dumping, and a ban on
all building on hill sides, are all necessary in the region at this time," Smith said in a release.
"However, the corporation does not have the authority, funding or resources to embark
on such major projects which will take years and probably hundreds of millions of dollars
to complete successfully."
He said the corporation's exercise this week was part of its initiative to address flooding
in the Diego Martin region and alleviate the risk of landslides and flooding during the
upcoming wet season.
Many residents lost their homes during the flood disasters in Diego Martin last year
and had to be put up at shelters until they were relocated.
"The main objective of the exercise is to clean all drainage networks. The exercise will
continue over the next few weeks," he said.
Smith repeated his pleas to the Government and the Minister of Water Resources and
the Environment, Ganga Singh, to develop a new overall drainage plan for the region.
He said the area's population has far outgrown the current drainage system.
Singh, in October last year, said $10 million was being invested in emergency drainage
projects in the area.
As rainy season approaches
Browne wary of
flooding in Diego
CORPORATION: LACK OF RESOURCES
Chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation Alderman Darryl Smith
removes grass from a drain along Morne Coco Road during a watercourse
cleaning exercise in Diego Martin on Wednesday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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