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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
Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be
the best way to know whether a woman is at risk
of developing cervical cancer in the near future,
according to a new study.
Negative HPV tests provided women with more
reliable assurance that they wouldn t develop cancer
or other abnormal cervical changes in the next three
years, compared to traditional Pap tests, researchers
"Primary HPV screening might be a viable alter-
native to Pap screening alone," said Julia Gage, the
study s lead author from the National Institutes of
Health s National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Mary-
About 12,000 US women were diagnosed with
cervical cancer in 2010 and about 4,000 died from
the disease, according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. Roughly 91 per cent of
cervical cancers are thought to be caused by HPV.
Pap smears, which require doctors to collect cells
from the cervix to look for abnormalities, have tra-
ditionally been used to determine whether a woman
is at risk of developing cancer in the near future.
In 2012, the government-backed US Preventive
Services Task Force recommended women between
ages 21 and 65 years be screened using a Pap test
every three years and said those ages 30 to 65 years
could instead opt for cotesting, which is a Pap test
in combination with a HPV test, every five years.
HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted
infection and affects both men and women. About
79 million people have the infection but most people
don t know they re infected because symptoms are
HPV testing also requires doctors to collect cells
like they would during a Pap test but the end result
is whether the woman has the virus - not abnormal
"What we wanted to see is whether primary HPV
screening could be a good alternative to Pap and
compare it to cotesting," Gage said.
For the new study, the researchers used data from
over one million women who were between ages 30
and 64 years and screened for cervical cancer at
Kaiser Permanente Northern California since 2003.
The researchers followed women who had a negative
Pap or HPV test to see whether they developed
cervical cancer during the next three years. They also
looked at how many women developed cervical cancer
in the five years following co-testing.
Overall, about 20 women out of 100,000 developed
cervical cancer in the three years following a negative
Pap test. That compared to 11 women out of 100,000
who developed the cancer during the three years
after receiving a negative HPV test.
About 14 women out of 100,000 developed cervical
cancer in the five years following negative cotests,
according to results published in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute.
Gage said the findings were not surprising, since
HPV is the cause of most cervical cancers.
She cautioned that the results do not foreshadow
the death of Pap smears. The tests may still have a
role in monitoring whether women with HPV, who
are at an increased risk of cancer, go on to develop
abnormal cervical cells.
"We always have to reconsider how we re screening
patients and focus on the best way to screen for
certain cancer," said Dr Mario Leitao Jr, a gynaeco-
logical surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center in New York City.
"I think this is very interesting because instead of
doing (Pap tests) every three years you could do HPV
(tests) every three years," said Leitao, who was not
HPV test better to
assess cervical cancer risk
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involved with the new study.
He said there will be a lot of variables in deciding
which test is best for women.
"The best way to do it is still to be determined but
it s important they have some form of cervical cancer
screening at least every three years," Leitao said.
He added that women also have to be their own advo-
cates and tell their doctors that they don t need Pap
tests every year. (Reuters Health)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually-transmitted
infection and affects both men and women.
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