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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, July 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL TENDER NOTICE
CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
Proposals are invited for the Provision of Consulting Services for the Conduct of a Facilities Audit to establish the integri-
ty of energy installations in the domestic energy sector for the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Government of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Bidding documents may be obtained during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office, 116 Frederick
Street, Port of Spain. Telephone No.1(868) 625-4330.
Any further technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from:
Mr. Sameer Ali
Chief Mechanical Engineer (Ag.)
Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs
South Trunk Road
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone No.: 868-498-1482
Proposals must be accompanied by the following:
(i) Valid Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the Board of Inland Revenue
and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date for submission of proposals
(applicable to local consultants).
(Ii) Valid Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act (applicable to
The original and six (6) copies each of the Technical and Financial Proposals should be placed in separate sealed
envelopes clearly marked on the outside:
The name address of the firm must be printed on Envelope 2 - Financial Proposal
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street Port of Spain, Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago and be deposited in the BROWN Tenders Box located in the lobby of the Board's Office not later
Consultants should note that the dimensions of the in the Tenders Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and as such, proposals
should be packaged accordingly.
The Technical Proposals will be opened shortly thereafter. The Consultant or his authorized representative may be present
at the opening.
The Board does not bind itself to accept any proposal.
The Central Tenders Board reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety or even partially, without defraying
any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their proposal.
Prospective consultants are advised that they can visit the website http://www.finance.gov.tt for all published Tender Notices.
Wild monkeys living in forests of Fukushima---
the Japanese city that was the site of a nuclear
power plant meltdown in 2011---have lower blood
cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and
carry detectable levels of cesium in their bodies,
researchers have found.
The researchers studied blood changes and signs
of radiation exposure in 61 monkeys living 43 miles
from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,
about one year after an earthquake and tsunami
struck the region in 2011, causing a meltdown of
three of the plant's reactors, which released a large
amount of radioactive material into the environment.
The results showed Fukushima monkeys had lower
counts of red and white blood cells, and other blood
parts compared with 31 monkeys from Shimokita
Penisula in northern Japan.
Exposure to radioactive materials may have con-
tributed to the blood changes seen in Fukushima
monkeys, study researchers Shin-ichi Hayama and
colleagues wrote in their study, published yesterday
in the journal Scientific Reports.
Low blood cell counts could be a sign of a com-
promised immune system and could potentially make
the monkeys vulnerable to infectious diseases, the
"The findings are consistent with what our group
had found with red blood cells and hemoglobin con-
tent for children living around Chernobyl," said Tim
Mousseau, a biologist at University of South Carolina,
who wasn't involved with the study.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine
exploded in 1986.
STOCKTON---Prosecutors in California said yes-
terday that they have obtained an arrest warrant
for a tuberculosis patient who is contagious and
has refused treatment, putting those around him
Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient,
went to a hospital emergency room in March,
complaining of a severe cough. Diagnosed with
tuberculosis, medical staff told him to stay in a
motel room, where a health worker would deliver
his medication and watch him take it. But officials
say he took off.
Health officials asked prosecutors to seek the
warrant, in part, because Rosas Cruz comes from
a part of Mexico known for its drug-resistant strain
of tuberculosis. Health officials are searching for
Rosas Cruz, and his name is in a statewide law
enforcement system, Deputy District Attorney
Stephen Taylor said.
"He could be in a homeless shelter. He could
be around the corner from the courthouse," Taylor
said. "We don't know."
Tuberculosis spreads through the air when an
infected person coughs or sneezes. The disease
most commonly infects a person's lungs and can
Health officials searching for Rosas Cruz were
not immediately available for comment. AP
arrest of man with
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