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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, July 28, 2014
Proposals are invited for Engagement of an
Auditing Firm to Conduct a System and Process
Programme (The Trinidad and Tobago Diamond
Standard) for the Ministry of Public Administration.
Bidding documents may be obtained Monday to
local time from the secretary, Ministerial Tenders
Committee, Ministry of Public Administration,
National Library Building, Level 6, Corner Hart
and Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Telephone
No. 1 (868) 623-4724 Ext 2102.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on
at Room 603, Level
6 at the Ministry of Public Administration.
Any further information can be obtained Monday
local time from Ms Colleen Gallazzi,
Director, Diamond Division, Ministry of Public
Administration, Level 7, National Library Building.
Telephone: 627-4052/1, Ext 2219; Facsimile:
1(868)623-6027; E-mail: .
Proposals must be accompanied by the following
(i) Valid Income Tax and Value Added
by the Board of Inland Revenue and
dated not more than six (6) months
prior to the closing date of the tender
in accordance with the National
and Financial Proposals should be submitted in
separate sealed envelopes clearly marked on
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman,
Ministerial Tenders Committee, Ministry of
Public Administration, Level 6, National Library
Building, Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets,
Port of Spain, Trinidad and must be deposited in
the BROWN Tenders Box located in the Sixth (6)
Consultants should note that the dimensions of
the in the Tenders Box are
and as such, proposals should therefore be
The Technical Proposals will be opened shortly
thereafter. The Consultant or an authorized
representative may be present at the opening.
The Committee 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.
The Committee does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any other proposal.
Prospective consultants are advised that they
can visit the website for
all published Tender Notices.
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MANILA---Philippine officials wel-
comed the birth yesterday of their
country s 100 millionth citizen with
a cake, hope and concerns about how
their poor Southeast Asian nation can
help ensure a decent life for its
A baby girl named Chonalyn was
born shortly after midnight at the gov-
ernment-run Jose Fabella hospital in
Manila, pushing the country s estimated
population to the milestone figure, said
Juan Antonio Perez III, executive direc-
tor of the Commission on Population.
Wrapped in a blanket and pink bon-
net and cradled by her beaming mother,
Chonalyn was showered with a cake,
infant clothes and other gifts by health
and population commission officials at
a hospital ceremony.
"We are faced with the challenge of
providing for all 100 million Filipinos,"
The United Nations Population Fund
said the milestone offers both challenges
and opportunities to the Philippines,
which is the world s 12th most populous
country and has one of Asia s fastest-
"It is important to emphasise that
population is not merely a matter of
numbers, but of human rights and
opportunities," said Klaus Beck, the
UNPF s Philippines representative.
With 54 per cent of its population
under the age of 25, the Philippines
needs to provide the young with edu-
cation, job opportunities and skills,
Nearly half of the country s people
live in cities as more Filipinos migrate
from rural areas to look for better
opportunities elsewhere, fostering prob-
lems such as trafficking in girls and
women that have to be addressed, he
In the poorest areas, women bear
more children than they desire because
of a lack of access to reproductive health
information and services, Beck said.
President Benigno Aquino III signed
a law in 2012 that directs government
health centers to provide free access to
nearly all contraceptives to everyone,
particularly the poor, but its enforce-
ment was delayed amid strong oppo-
sition from the dominant Roman
In April, the Supreme Court declared
that the law was constitutional and
gave the government the OK to enforce
100 millionth citizen
A woman with her dogs cools off in a water feature in Nice, southeastern
France, yesterday. Temperatures in the French Riviera rose to 28 degrees
Celsius. AP PHOTO
BEATING THE HEAT
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