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MINISTRY OF WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Invitation to participate in Pilot Mentorship Programme
Applications are invited from suitably qualified unemployed Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to
participate in a pilot Mentorship Programme, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
Purpose of the Programme
The Ministry of Works and Infrastructure proposes to implement a Pilot Mentorship Programme which aims
to utilize the skills and expertise of senior public officers within the Ministry in the areas of road/bridge
construction, coastal management, building construction and planning through a structured and focused
programme for the transmission of knowledge to the apprentice/mentee.
The programme will have advantages of collaboration and sharing of information between the mentor and
apprentice/mentee; increasing employee retention and improving workforce productivity, which can lead to
a stronger organization. The desired end result of this Programme is the possible integration of the
apprentice into the Ministry after the two (2) year period following an assessment of performance.
Focal Areas of the Programme
Economic Research and Planning
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Skill in the use of personal computers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Surveying -- BSc. Surveying
Transport Planning -- MSc. Transportation Planning or MSc. Urban Planning with an emphasis
on Transportation Planning.
Civil Engineering -- BSc. Civil/Structural Engineering
Environmental Engineering -- BSc. Environmental Science or BSc. Health and Safety
Hydrological Engineering -- BSc. Civil Engineering
Traffic Engineering -- BSc. Civil Engineering with a bias towards Traffic Engineering.
Architecture -- BSc in Architecture
Electrical Engineering -- BSc. Electrical Engineering
Quantity Surveying -- BSc. Quantity Surveying
Economic Research and Planning -- BSc. Economics,
-- BSc. Management or Sociology
Coastal Management -- B.Sc Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering -- BSc. Mechanical Engineering
Project Management -- BSc. Project Management
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
Applications including Curriculum Vitae, giving details of qualifications and experience, should be submitted
not later than May 23, 2014 to:
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure
Office of the Chief Technical Officer, Level 5
Corner London and Richmond Streets
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad West Indies
Attention: Mr. Roger Anthony
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
The Neal and
Massy Group s rev-
enue increased by
10.6 per cent to $5.6
billion in the six
month period ended
The group s latest
financial report shows
that group profit
before tax (PBT)
increased by 2.1 per
cent to $410 million.
and group earnings per
share increased by two per cent to $2.73 per share.
In his last report to shareholders, outgoing chair-
man Arthur Lok Jack said their were strong per-
formances from the group s energy and industrial
gases business unit and the distribution and con-
sumer finance lines of business in the integrated
retail business unit, with each producing double-
digit PBT growth. He said insurance, logistics and
investment properties were the only units for
which PBT declined.
"Our Barbados operations continue to be
adversely affected by the challenging economic
conditions in that country. Revenues from our
subsidiaries in Barbados declined by four per cent,
while profits from subsidiaries and associate invest-
ments declined by 15 per cent," Lok Jack said.
"Having dispensed with its "Held for Sale"
assets (discontinued operations) in 2013, the group
is now fully focused on the growth, expansion
and strengthening of its operations. Fortified with
a strong balance sheet, the group has started mak-
ing several strategic investments in new industries
and territories and in the expansion of existing
Lok Jack said due to excess liquidity in the local
financial markets, the group is restructuring its
debt portfolio and is seeking to raise capital to
fund its investment opportunities by issuing bonds
for $1.2 billion. The bonds will be issued in up to
three series, ranging in tenor between 7-15 years.
"Approximately $700 million of the proceeds
will be used to replace shorter-term debt with
the longer-term bonds and $500 million is ear-
marked for new investments," he said
He added that the group completed three acqui-
sitions and two divestments for the first half of
its financial year.
"Shareholders will recall that in December the
group acquired the majority interest in Consol-
idated Foods Limited in St. Lucia and acquired
Air Liquide s stake in IGL to take over 100 per
cent ownership of that business.
"The Group acquired a 20 per cent interest in
an IT services company headquartered in Costa
Rica; and in April the group finally concluded the
acquisition of two car dealerships in Colombia.
In December the group worked with the Almond
Resorts Inc. Board and the Casuarina Beach Club
Limited (CBCL) Board to affect the sale of the
Almond Beach Village property and CBCL," Lok
The group also launched its first two super
combo stores in Barbados and T&T, introducing
a new store format to the region with full super-
market and home accessories together under one
Lok Jack said in the second half of its financial
year, the group will continue to roll out strategic
initiatives, including additional acquisitions and
introductions of new offers to customers across
for Neal and
Arthur Lok Jack
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