Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 10th 2014 Contents A54
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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
The Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago (E-IDCOT) Ltd is a private limited lia-
bility company, established by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to assist in the diversi-
fication of the Tobago economy through the development and growth of environmentally-sus-
tainable clean and green businesses along with the provision of project management services
on the island.
The Company hereby invites applications from suitably qualified Nationals for the position of
Finance and Administration Manager
M o Manage the accounting function in accordance with established international accounting
standards and the Company's policies and procedures.
o Develop and manage the Company's annual budget to give effect to the Company's goals
and strategic objectives.
o Oversee cash management, investment and debt management activities.
o Conduct periodic reviews of the company's operations and activities and make
reports / recommendations to CEO.
o Manage and administer the provisions of the Company's Human Resource Policy and
o Ensure all the company's legal and statutory obligations and deadlines are met without fail.
o Manage the company's information technology support services.
o ACCA qualified with at least two (2) years' experience in a Finance / Administration
Department and two (2) years' Supervisory experience. OR
o A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Management, Business Administration or
any similar field with at least three (3) years' experience in a Finance / Administration
Department and two (2) years' experience in a Supervisory position. OR
o Any other suitable combination of qualifications and experience.
o Well-grounded in Accountancy, Budget Preparation / Management and Treasury
o Proven team management experience, leadership and organisational skills
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Must be able to multi-task and meet stringent deadlines
o Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
o Advanced skills in computer applications
For the uninitiated, entering a
public lavatory in China can be
a horrifying experience.
In smaller cities, or the coun-
tryside, the sight of an open
trench filled with excrement, cou-
pled with a suffocating stench of
sulphur and ammonia, is often
enough to send even the bravest
tourist whimpering back to their
In the 1990s, a third of all com-
plaints to tourism officials in Bei-
jing concerned the design, and
odour, of public lavatories.
Today, however, Chinese scien-
tists have claimed victory in their
battle to improve public rest
rooms, unveiling a bacterial spray
that can, they say, almost elim-
inate the smell of putrefaction.
First, a set of six strains of bac-
teria work to break down the
odorous compounds and then a
perfume made from orange peel
lightly scents the air.
The "smell-free lavatory" study
from the Chinese Academy of Sci-
ence was declared the "ultimate"
cure to an "urgent" national issue.
"Five scientists have worked on
this from 2011 to the beginning
of this year," said Dr Yan Zhiying,
a bacteriologist with the acade-
my s Chengdu Institute of Biology,
adding that they had spent
£140,000 on the project.
"We extracted bacteria from all
type of excrement, human, pig,
chicken and duck, and we tested
our compounds one by one," he
"The smells coming out of pub-
lic lavatories, or cesspits, or rub-
bish tips, are made up of more
than 160 different compounds,"
he explained, adding that their
bacteria, including a strain from
the lactobacillus, saccharomycetes
and actinomycetes families, can
convert and absorb many of them.
He boasted that the Chinese
formula, which costs around £5
per litre, has no side effects and
can be used to fend off the stench
of any type of biological decom-
China has battled stinky loos
for at least 2,000 years. In the
Kingdom of Wei (220-265AD),
visitors to the palace bathrooms
would find boxes of dates to stuff
up their noses and ward off
unpleasant odours.---The Tele-
Ukraine has asked for the return of its dolphins,
which "defected" to Russia when their Crimea home
was annexed in March.
The animals have remained in Sevastopol s Cossack
Bay aquarium, with Russia saying that it was planning
on purchasing new equipment to enhance their oper-
ational effectiveness. The dolphins are trained to
identify underwater obstacles, locate missing kit, and
fight and even kill enemy frogmen.
They are a unique asset---the only other navy to
maintain a dolphin force is the US navy, which trains
marine mammals including sea lions at a facility in
San Diego. Unlike the Soviet dolphins, their American
counterparts are---at least officially---never used for
And Dmitry Yunusov, first deputy head of the
Henichesk Regional State Administration, just across
the straits from Crimea, said they want them back.
"The military dolphins need to be returned to our
country in the same way that Russia returned
Ukraine s seized military equipment," he said.
And he claimed that a new dolphinarium has been
built to house the mammals, with a large pool and
"very comfortable and civilised living conditions."
The marine mammal training programme in Sev-
astopol s Cossack Bay has trained dolphins and other
sea creatures for navy work since 1965. ---The Tele-
The first video footage of Silvio Berlusconi
carrying out his community service has emerged,
showing the former Italian prime minister
dressed in a white lab coat, joking with elderly
residents at a hospice near Milan.
Silvio Berlusconi, 77, was ordered in May to
help out at the Sacra Famiglia centre as part of
his one year sentence for tax fraud which also
saw him thrown out of the Italian parliament.
But up until now, doctors had imposed a news
black out on how exactly Berlusconi was getting
on after trading his customary late night carousing
with young show girls for more sedentary morn-
ings entertaining the elderly.
The video was shot by an Italian journalist,
Stefano Apuzzo, who managed to enter the centre.
He claimed he saw Berlusconi give a necklace to
one of the women in the room, a gift recalling
Berlusconi s habit of handing out jewellery to the
scores of young women who attended his "bunga
bunga" nights at his villa near Milan.
On Monday, Berlusconi s lawyers threatened to
take legal action over the publication of the video,
arguing it was an invasion of privacy, although
La Repubblica, the newspaper that continued to
air it on its Web site, argued that it had obscured
all faces except for Berlusconi s to protect priva-
cy. ---The Telegraph
China's new 'bioweapon' battles smelly lavatories
the return of its
Silvio Berlusconi filmed
working in nursing home
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