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SCL (TRINIDAD) LIMITED is looking to recruit a Sales Manager for its
Institutional Division The incumbent would be responsible for expanding
the product base , managing the sales team to achieve the agreed
budgets , providing exceptional customer service and addressing all
opportunities for increased market share.
Qualification & Experience
A First Degree in Marketing/Business Management or its equivalent
A minimum of five years work experience with at least (2) years in a
Preferably in a similar type/related industry
Strong leadership and communications skills verbal and written.
Creative and innovative with the ability to identify and influence change
Proven ability through results achieved to network extensively and to
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To provide strong support to the Sales Director by managing the
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Ensures that the Institutional Division's Sales and Growth Targets are
met or exceeded.
Ensures that overall expenses for the department are kept within budget.
Monitors results, implements and reviews achievement of the
Institutional Division's Sales Units
A competitive compensation package based on experience &
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Only suitable applications would be acknowledged
Application close June, 20th 2014..
Brother Resistance, cultural activist,
researcher, educator and rapso artiste,
will receive the Keeper of Tradition
Award when the Emancipation Sup-
port Committee (ESC) hosts its annual
Yoruba Drum Festival tomorrow at
the Yoruba Village Square (the band-
stand), near Besson Street, Port of
Spain between 1 and 8 pm.
This award is given annually to
someone from the Yoruba Village com-
munity who has worked assiduously
to preserve and develop African art
forms and traditions inherited from
our ancestors. The presentation is part
of the all-afternoon event which is
hosted by the ESC.
A release from the ESC said the Fes-
tival preserves part of our African her-
itage that has played a significant role
in the development of the culture of
T&T and features performances by
drummers, dancers and rapso artistes.
This year s performers will include
the St James Police Youth Club Drum-
mers and Dancers, 2013 Drums of
Thunder Champions, Wasafoli; Ujamaa
Ambatana; St James Cultural Artisans
with Desmond Wallace, recipient of
the 2013 Keeper of the Tradition; the
Black Beat International Band and rapso
artistes, Oba Dread, Curious Ringo, Mc
Meo, Cardinal, Wise One, Wolde Dawit
and Knocker, recipient of the 2012
Keeper of the Tradition.
The tribute to Brother Resistance,
also known as Lutalo Masimba, is based
on his hard work over decades to pre-
serve, teach and develop the oral tra-
dition through the creation and per-
formance of rapso music.
A son of the community of East Dry
River, or Yoruba Town, he was the lead
singer of the Network Riddim Band
which has generated strong conscious
messages with songs such as Ring de
Bell and Mother Earth. In addition to
the development of the rapso genre,
Brother Resistance is also the preserver
of another African tradition, calypso
as he continues to hold the post as
President of the Trinbago Unified
In Trinidad, during the 19th Century,
East Port of Spain was known as Yoruba
Village or Yoruba Town because of the
large Yoruba-speaking population resid-
ing there at the time. Now, the town
is known as Laventille, Belmont, Gon-
zales and Morvant.
The only evidence of the Town s
existence is the Yoruba Village Square,
opposite the old Besson Street Police
Station located at the southern end of
Piccadilly Street and St Joseph Road,
Port of Spain.
Among the traditions passed on by
those who came was the gift of drum-
ming. During the days of slavery and
colonialism, it was a connection
between the African s uprooted home-
land and the place enslaved people had
been told to consider their new abode.
The drums were considered a call to
prayer, a call for help, and a call for cel-
ebration, but the colonists thought oth-
erwise. They often interpreted the
drumming as if the enslaved persons
were sending messages that might lead
to an uprising.
Now, the youngsters who play these
drums play a call for unity, brotherhood
and peace. Playing the drums is a skill
transferred from generation to generation
and this year, the participants will show
off their talents.
The Yoruba Drum Festival, one of
the major events leading up to the
Emancipation Day celebrations, is held
annually the day before Father s Day
and fathers present will receive a gift
made by one of the craftsmen of the
community. The ESC will also present
awards to youth for their achievement
of excellence in commemoration of the
United Nations International Day of the
Brother Resistance to be honoured
at Yoruba Village Drum Festival
Rapso pioneer Brother Resistance will be honoured for his tireless
work in promoting the art form.
Errol Fabien will host the first
Fun Father s Day 5K Walk-A-Son,
on June 15, starting at the Eddie
Hart Savannah in Tacarigua at 7
The well-known comedian, media
presenter and motivational speaker
came up with the idea for the walk-
ing race in order to raise national
awareness about the needs of males
in our society.
The fun event is open only to
fathers, step-fathers, grand-fathers
and their sons, while proceeds will
go towards establishing a special
hotline for men, through the Single
Fathers Association of T&T (SFATT).
On race day participants will start
at the Eddie Hart Savannah, proceed
west along the Eastern Main Road
until Evans Street (just opposite to
Hi Lo Food Stores, St Augustine);
cross the Priority Bus Route and con-
tinue west along Clifford Street to
the finish line at Gayelle Studio car
Added attractions at the Walk-A-
Son include prizes for the youngest
father-son pair, the most grey-haired
pair and the participant with the
"yummiest tummy," along with other
In a release, Fabien described the
event as a "fun, family-oriented
affair, which encourages fit and
healthy lifestyles, all towards building
a spirit of community within our
Father's Day Walk-A-Son to
assist Single Fathers' Association
Errol Fabien is known as a comedian but
the Single Fathers Association is a
cause he takes quite seriously.
For registration details, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 378-
7770 or 799-7056.
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