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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
COUNTRY: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
INSTITUTION: INTER AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
PROJECT: INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
AUTHORITY IN RELATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) has received
financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply a
portion of the proceeds of this grant to payments for consultancy services under the
project Institutional Strengthening of the Environmental Management Authority in
Relation to Climate Change Project (ATN/F-13367-TT), for the engagement of a
consulting firm to undertake a "REVIEW OF LEGISLATION AND POLICY
RELEVANT TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE."
The objective of this consultancy is to undertake a review of policies, primary legisla-
tion (in force or proposed), and regulations pertaining to environmental management
and sustainable development and propose amendments to these policies, legislations
and regulations, in order to satisfy the mitigation and adaptation directives and strate-
gies contained in the three national policies: Climate Change, Forests and Protected
The EMA now invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the
services. Interested consulting firms must provide information establishing that they
are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments,
experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
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Contracting of Consultants Financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (current
edition) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.
Interested consultants can obtain further information from the Project Coordinator
Submitted Expression of Interests (EOI) should not exceed ten (10) pages and will be
evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:
General background and overview of firm
Understanding of the consultancy
Regional experience in preparing environmental policies anddrafting
Capacity and capability to deliver on the consultancy objectives.
EOI must be delivered via email, direct mail or courier services, by 4:00 pm, May 29,
Re:Review of Legislation and Policy Relevant to Environmental Management
and Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change
Environmental Management Authority
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An online newspaper by Cuba s
best-known dissident blogger,
Yoani Sanchez, has gone live.
Sanchez said the Web site would
provide daily news about the com-
munist-run country, but insisted
it would not be a platform against
The paper is produced in Cuba,
but is only available online; it does
not have a print version.
Cuban media, including the
country s three national newspa-
pers, are under strict state control.
But President Raul Castro has
eased restrictions on dissidents in
recent years, allowing opponents
of the government---including
Sanchez---to travel abroad.
The paper is called 14ymedio.
The title makes reference to the
year of its publication, 2014, and
the word medio, which is Spanish
In her blog published in the
online paper s first edition, Sanchez
says 14ymedio has been an obses-
sion for her for more than four
She says she wants the paper to
"contribute information so that
Cubans can decide with more
maturity their own destinies".
Its first edition also features a
report from a Havana hospital,
describing the work of nurses and
other staff on night duty and the
victims of violence they attend to.
It also showcases a lengthy inter-
view with jailed opposition writer
But not all its contents is of a
There is also advice on how to
deal with dry or damaged hair and
a sports feature on why Cuban
football is getting less coverage and
state backing than baseball.
Cuban dissident launches online newspaper
MEXICO CITY---Mexican researchers
plan to extract the more than 12,000-
year-old skeleton of a teenage girl
whose discovery in an underwater
cave has given new clues about the
origins of the first Native Americans.
Archaeologists have so far removed
a molar and fragment of a rib of the
girl dubbed "Naia," who is believed to
have been 15 or 16 years old when she
fell in a hole between 12,000 and
13,000 years ago.
Pilar Luna, the co-ordinator of the
project, said Monday that Mexico s
National Institute of Anthropology and
History may extract the rest of the
skeleton as soon as this year.
Naia s remains were found in 2007,
submerged in an underwater cave along
with the bones of saber tooth tigers,
giant sloths and cave bears, some 135
feet below sea level.
A report published in the journal
Science last week suggests Naia
descended from people who migrated
from Asia across the Bering Strait, over
a land mass that was known as
Mexico researchers to extract
12,000-year-old teen skeleton
In this image released by the National Geographic Society, diver Susan Bird
works at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave on
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on June 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO
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