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Invites applications for a
Std. 5 Teacher for September 2014
The Sevilla Private Primary School is considered one of the most
prestigious primary schools in Central Trinidad coming out of pre-
vious Caroni 1975 Limited. Sevilla has continued as a private
school even after the closing down of Caroni 1975 Limited and is
managed by a Board of Directors.
We wish to invite suitably qualified candidates for the Post of
Standard 5 Teacher at our institution. The prospective candidate
should possess but not limited to the following:
o Teacher's Diploma
o Relevant teaching experience at the primary level, at least ten years
o Knowledge of relevant technology
o Having previously taught Std 5 would be an asset
o CAC training would be an asset
o A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution will
also be an asset
Friday enjoys parenthood
mothers of whom have abandoned them, he
claims. He also claimed one of the mothers cur-
rently owes him $50,000 in child maintenance.
The warrant officer, Francis said, has not been
able to bring her before the courts to pay the
Francis said while men who failed to pay main-
tenance were described as dead-beat dads, there
were dead-beat moms who were never roasted
over the coals by society for failing to live up to
"The whole societal stereotype is that men are
the bad ones. But I practically had my sons from
birth. There are fathers out there who do more
than mothers and you don t hear about them."
Francis said his five year old was autistic and
needed special attention and care at home.
Francis said he was either unlucky with women
or blessed to be a single father. He believed the
children came into his life for a purpose.
He said after he ended the relationship with
his first child s mother, the relationship with his
second child s mother was filled with disappoint-
Then he met the last child s mother, whom he
said left him while his son was just a baby.
"Everything was going good until (child named)
mother gave birth and practically abandoned him.
The mother of my eldest son also did the same.
It has not been easy, but I have been hanging in
there for my children."
His daughter, the eldest, lives with her mother
in Belmont, while the boys, Francis said, had not
seen their mothers in years, nor do they com-
municate with him.
Francis explained that his relationships soured
as a result of his job as a police office with the
Task Force which took most of his personal time
away from him. "I worked long hours at nights
and most of my off days were spent going to
court to deal with the cases." The three women,
he said, felt he was cheating on them.
Everyday, Francis prepares the boys meals,
does the laundry, cleans the house and tucks
them into bed.
"I have been taking up the role of both mother
and father for the last seven years."
He described fatherhood as gratifying and
When Francis is at work (now with the Rapid
Response Unit), his mother looks after her grand-
He said at times he felt like throwing in the
towel, but sought guidance and strength from
the Single Fathers Association to keep going.
Last November, Francis was arrested and spent
three days in jail for failing to pay over $10,000
in maintenance for his daughter.
"At that time I had no money. I was at my
lowest ebb when the police came to arrest me."
Francis was eventually rescued by the associ-
ation who raised the arrears and got him out of
Today, he expects three beautiful hand-made
Father s Day cards from his children and lots of
love, hugs and kisses.
ends when he was not working he
spent time bonding with them.
Friday said he enjoyed being a single
father, and there was nothing better
than being a parent.
He said if he had one message for
fathers, it was that they should not
ever turn their backs on their children.
That way they would know the joys
of seeing their infants get up on their
feet and smile, have their first teeth,
Friday said his one greatest desire
for his sons was that they could grow
up in a comfortable home, since nei-
ther his house nor their grandmother s
house was 100 per cent comfortable,
and their grandmother s house was
old. Further, his house was in Laven-
tille, and though Laventille was a nice
place it was unpredictable.
He said he applied to the Land for
the Landless programme but was told
there were no allocations; the Gov-
ernment s social services have not
Friday said it would make the perfect
Father s Day gift if the Government
could fast-track his application or bless
him with a little home to create the
right environment for his children. He
also wanted to have a mother figure
in their lives as they needed that bal-
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