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ROTARY WING FLIGHT & GROUND
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ROTARY INSTRUCTORS
1. Trinidad and Tobago Rotary Wing Licence
with Instructor's Rating
2. Minimum of 500 HRS Instructional Flight Time
3. Must be qualified to do Instrument Training
1. Must have experience as a Ground Instructor
2. Should be able to teach P.P.L., C.P.L., I.R.,
M.E. Ground School
3. Should be able to teach Rotary Wing Ground
Applicants can submit their resumes to:
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the
application to: Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of
Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise Development,
50-54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.
"Tomorrow's flight training today"
Chairman of the Emancipation Support
Committee Khafra Kambon has congrat-
ulated the Caribbean for its decision to call
on Europe to pay reparations for African
enslavement and native genocide.
Stating that the move would no doubt
have a positive global impact, Kambon called
on citizens to successfully prosecute the
charge, since this was a struggle that they
must win, as they owe it to their ancestors
and future generations.
In a release issued on Thursday, Kambon,
who spoke at the launch of the programme
for the 2014 Emancipation commemoration,
under the theme "Reparation: Righting a
Historical Wrong," stated that enslavement
and genocide were crimes too evil and hor-
rendous in their effects to bury with forget-
fulness or ignore.
"This is an opportunity, an invitation for
us to look inward, to see where we are in the
world, analyse the reasons, and develop a
way forward," Kambon said.
He stated that if we want to understand
why we have to demand reparations, we have
to measure the loss we suffered in relation
to where we came from and where we are
"To commit themselves to reparations,
people need to be convinced that the claim,
which is solidly grounded in international
law and precedent, is morally justified."
Kambon said that the descent of our mar-
ginalised communities, self-destructive
behaviours and the continuing effects of the
material and psychological aspects of enslave-
ment "will not be resolved by the violence
of the State, by handouts, pious statements
or prayer vigils without reparative actions."
Kambon expressed the view that the effects
of centuries of trauma, continuing mis-infor-
mation and negative portrayals have affected
our psyche so deeply, that knowledge alone
will not be enough to fully repair the dam-
Kambon welcomes reparations
Minister of Works and Trans-
port Dr Surujrattan Rambachan
has called for tolerance among
the various ethnic groups in
He was delivering the feature
address at the 169th Indian
Arrival Day celebrations at the
Divali Nagar, which was organised
by the National Council of Indian
Culture (NCIC) on Friday night.
Rambachan represented Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bisses-
"As we go forward, we must
imagine a community in which
ethno-cultural groups are not
merely tolerant of each other,
since the notion of tolerance pre-
supposes a power on the part of
one group to allow the other to
exist, but protective of the cultural
freedoms of each other and
actively seeking to understand
each other," Rambachan said.
He said that distinctive cultural
traditions in the Caribbean, Indi-
an, African, Indigenous and
European must not be made to
feel that their rights to survival
and growth are favours bestowed
Indians in the Caribbean, he
said, have never sought to create
a Caribbean nation in which the
traditions of India become the
exclusive and dominant expres-
"Indian culture has always
been radically pluralist in char-
acter. From an ancient appreci-
ation of the limitlessness of ulti-
mate reality, the limits of human
expression and the diversity of
human nature, it has come to
see and embrace plurality as a
necessary and positive feature of
the human condition," Ram-
Rambachan said cultural his-
torians would acknowledge, in
time, that Indian perspectives on
reality have opened the Caribbean
mind to the possibilities of
a healthy pluralism, and this may
be one of the precious gifts to
Among those present were
Speaker Wade Mark, Minister of
Justice Emmanuel George and
Indian High Commissioner Shri
Gauri Shankar Gupta.
Rambachan calls for
ethnic tolerance in T&T
Gupta: NCIC a serious
promoter of Indian culture
In his address, Gupta
hailed the NCIC, which has
become a landmark
institution in this country,
as a serious promoter of
East Indian culture.
"As we look towards
another year of
celebrations as East
Indians, we must ask what
are the other gifts we
should give our Caribbean
society so as to empower a
region where the power of
diversity is used to build
stronger communities," he
Poor conditions at the Chaguaramas Convention
Centre are posing difficulties for the 300 new police
recruits and their trainers. The facility was closed
for five days and trainees sent home because of the
deplorable conditions, Insp Anand Ramesar, president
of the Police Social and Welfare Association said.
He said he understood that CoP Stephen Williams
visited the facility last Thursday and ordered it be
closed to undertake repairs. Ramesar expressed, how-
ever, that he was suspicious of the repairs being com-
pleted within the given timeframe.
The Sunday Guardian was reliably informed that
the centre did not possess proper facilities such as
toilets, sleeping accommodations, and was covered in
pigeon droppings since pigeons lived in the roof of
the building which was being shared by Chaguaramas
Development Authority (CDA) staff.
Water from tanks stored underground was unfit for
consumption, police sources said. "The water not even
fit to brush your teeth."
Approximately 18 new trainees have fallen ill since
the training began. There was also a lack of furniture
for the trainees, the source said.
Toilets on the third floor of the building which
houses the female recruits did not flush properly as
well. Electrical problems also posed a challenge for
the new recruits.
When contacted, Ramesar said in a phone interview
the association was aware of complaints made by
members of the unsuitability of the Chaguaramas
Convention Centre for the trainees and attendant staff.
Members, he said, complained of mice, bats, lice
and pigeons in the centre. The association, he said,
approached the relevant authorities and was informed
that Williams instructed them to bring the facility to
a suitable standard by tomorrow.
If nothing was done to improve the condition of
the building by tomorrow, he said, its members would
vacate the space. The new police recruits began training
last Monday at the centre.
Last Thursday, acting Commissioner of Police
Stephen Williams said this year would see the highest
intake of police recruits. He also said that 208 police
officers had already been recruited and that a further
300 were to begin training last Monday.
Police recruits fall ill
Members of the Freetown Belmont Cultural and Arts Performing Company during the Launch of Emancipation 2014 at Lions Cultural
Centre on May 25.
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