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INVITATION FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is a statutory organization
established in 1995 under the Environmental Management Act chapter 35:05. The
EMA is responsible for, among other things, developing and implementing policies,
laws and programmes for the effective management of the environment.
The EMA is inviting bids from suitably qualified consultants/firms to review and
prepare a revised National Environmental Policy; Conduct Stakeholders
Consultations and Host Public Sessions.
Collection of Tender Documents:
Tenderers are required to make a non--refundable deposit of $500.00 at any branch
of Republic Bank Limited, Account # 2901-0113-5701. Original receipts must be
presented to the EMA Head Office, #8 Elizabeth Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain to
collect the tender package. Tender package should be accompanied by the following:
1. Valid Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance issued by the Board
Inland Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing
date of the tender.
2. Certificate of Incorporation / Certificate of continuance.
3. Valid National Insurance Certificate.
Tender document can be obtained between the hours of 8:00am -- 4:00pm daily
during the period July 8th to July 18th, 2014.
Submission of Tender Documents:
Sealed Tenders bearing no mark or seal of the tenderer must be clearly marked:
"Tender for Consultancy Services for Revision of the National Environmental
Policy of Trinidad and Tobago" and addressed to:
The Corporate Secretary
Environmental Management Authority
#8 Elizabeth Street
St. Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Sealed tenders should be deposited no later than 3:00pm on August 08th 2014, in
the Tender Box provided at the Environmental Management Authority, #8 Elizabeth
Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain.
Late Tenders will not be considered in any circumstances. The Authority does not
bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender. The Authority reserves the right
to cancel the present notice in its entirety or partially without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting the Tender.
COLOMBO---Australia yesterday defended returning
dozens of Sri Lankan asylum seekers back home
after intercepting them at sea and rejected allegations
they were mistreated.
A Sri Lankan court released on bail the 41 people
after they were detained on charges of leaving the
country illegally. Police were still holding five alleged
traffickers, including a Sri Lankan policeman, among
them. Nine children were also freed.
The Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia s
border patrol off the Cocos Islands in the Indian
Ocean in late June, according to Australian Immi-
gration Minister Scott Morrison. On Sunday, they
were handed over to the Sri Lankan government after
their refugee claims were assessed at sea and rejected,
leading to protests in Australia by human rights advo-
cates who say the migrants could face prosecution
One of the asylum seekers, Damith Kaldera, said
he was beaten up by an Australian officer and forced
to kneel after he protested the alleged mistreatment
of the migrants. He said the Australians took them
farther out to sea and kept them there for a week
without enough food and other essentials.
Morrison yesterday rejected the allegations of mis-
treatment and praised the operation, saying, "The
message to anyone who is thinking that they can get
to Australia illegally by boat is that the way is closed."
"Today is a symbol of strong partnership between
Australia and Sri Lanka in dealing with people smug-
gling," Morrison said in Sri Lanka s capital of Colombo,
where he handed over two Australian patrol vessels
to boost the South Asia country s surveillance against
Sri Lanka has arrested at least 4,300 people trying
to migrate to Australia since 2009, according to the
Sri Lankan navy. (AP)
Norway will buy 21 million UN backed certified
emission reductions (CERs) for an average price of
2.28 euros each in its international tender to pur-
chase carbon offsets, said the financial institution
in charge of the deal on Monday.
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
(NEFCO), which manages the tender for Norway,
said in a newsletter that it was closing the first pro-
curement under the NorCaP (Norwegian Carbon
Procurement Facility), which buys carbon offsets
above market prices to give a lifeline to projects that
Landfill gas flaring initiatives in Latin America and
projects to destroy nitrous oxide (N2O) resulting from
the production of nitric acid dominate the portfolio,
"Waste management is a growing contributor to
the rising amount of harmful GHG emissions in Latin
American cities and the CDM has proved to be the
single most effective climate policy instrument to
finance mitigation of methane emissions", said Ash
Sharma, head of Carbon Finance and Funds at
Several developing countries have developed projects
under the UN s Clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) to collect and destroy methane, a potent
greenhouse gas, from landfills.
And many of these projects depend on the sale of
the emissions reductions to finance their activities.
Among the projects chosen by Norway are the
Manaus and Aura landfills, in northern Brazil, and
the Dona Juana landfill, in Bogota, Colombia.
Norway to buy
returning dozens of
migrants to Sri Lanka
A Brazilian fan,
left, dances with
an Argentine fan
as they wait for
start of the live
telecast of the
at FIFA Fan Fest
in Sao Paulo,
WORLD CUP DANCE
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