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ferguson replied to the thread USED FURNITURE on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
ferguson initially posted:
I am looking for the following items: work desk to hold computer, printer and desk lamp; 2 bedside tables; book shelves... anybody has for sale or knows someone who is willing to sell, let me know. thanks
ferguson replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Thank you
Msturge replied on December 01, 2014 with:
Search for the Facebook group "Trini Expat For Sale Page" and join and I will approve you.
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cpdowler replied to the thread Moving companies on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on December 09, 2014:
NG79 initially posted:
Hi all Does anyone know a reliable moving company or someone has a small truck to move things I need to buy a big thing from pricesmart & as they dont deliver need someone to take from there & bring it to my house
cpdowler replied on December 09, 2014 with:
Abbott transport. Speak to the owner Chris. 722-0775
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Varkey replied to the thread Montessori school on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Varkey initially posted:
Hi We are moving to Trinidad from uk in February. When I enquired in the international school, I was told that there is no place for my 5 n half yr old son in February. I would like to know of some good Montessori school for him in port of Spain until he gets into a school there. Could someone suggest any good Montessori in the area please? Thank you
Varkey replied most recently with:
Thank you very much. I will contact them.
Msturge replied most recently with:
YES!!! And it is the only Montessori (many schools here like to use the Montessori name) and is called The Montessori Academy. My 3 1/2 year old started there before he was 2 and I have lord it so much. I am American and many of my English friends and other expats have their kids as well and we are all really happy with it. It is run by Heather Rahael (who is from California and has a speech pathologist background) and she is amazing. They have Montessori trainers come out from Florida a few times a year to continue their teacher training and also do workshops with parents on the discipline they use so we can be on the same page. I can't say enough good things about them. You can email Heather at Montessori Academy for more info.
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ferguson replied to the thread customs and clearing persona effects on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
ferguson initially posted:
i recently relocated to trinidad and to my dismay have been waiting forever for my things to be cleared from the ports. this is costing me way too much money. the authorities are so complacent about everything. why is this? what can i do to move to the top of the list?
ferguson replied most recently with:
FlyboyWV, you got lucky!
ferguson replied most recently with:
I finally got my stuff cleared. it took me the greater part of a day to register my vehicle, another 3 days to find decent insurance. it is sad... Trinidad claims it is the business capital of the Caribbean yet business transactions take forever. i have a friend who told me he had to bribe an officer to get his drivers permit.
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srod71tt replied to the thread Medical Care on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
titcheaton initially posted:
Hi. We have been offered an option of moving to Trinedad with my husbands work. My 6 yr old sun was diagnosed with cancer Jan 2013. He has had treatment and is now in remission. He still has 3 monthly scans and I think that we would negotiate to come back to the US for these. However I want to no how reliable you feel the pediatricians and medical facilities are in general as I would like to think they are knowledgable enough to be on the ball with his recent condition. I would be very grateful for anyones opinion. Thanks
srod71tt replied most recently with:
I agree with FlyboyWV. I would really think long and hard about the decision at this time, especially with a sick child. I am myself a healthcare professional and was born and raised there but living abroad. I have found that even persons born there and wishing to return to assist in moving the healthcare system into the 21st century are met with disdain because of our foreign training and 1st world experience, it is very overt. I have had first hand experience with the medical care there and it is less than adequate so beware and be careful if you do decide to go and take your sick child
titcheaton replied most recently with:
Thank you flyboyWV I'm sorry too that politics has gotten in the way of people such as yourself helping. I appreciate your mail though and hope that one day they will see sense.
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srod71tt replied to the thread Nursing student , with 1yr baby moving 2 TNT on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Klee216 initially posted:
Hi hello. Iam an American born, with trinidadan roots. It's always been my deem to move to Trinidad . I'm currently working on getting my nursing degree , I was wondering if Trinidad hires USA nurses in theist country. I was also wondering how applying for citizenship there would work. Need some advice please and thanks.
srod71tt replied most recently with:
not a good idea, wait till you retire and have time on your hands to turn a blind eye to what you'll face because you've already made your money and accomplished a lot, then maybe you can go there to teach nursing or something clinical but at your age it's just not a good idea. Take it from someone born and raised there, a healthcare professional who trained and worked in the US for some years and wanted to work in my own country, little did I know that they would not be receptive to the idea of a Trini with world class credentials and first world experience would be treated like I was never born there.
FlyboyWV replied most recently with:
Nurses in TT don't have the same training or privileges as you are expecting in Canada or the US. For example, nurses don't start I.V's or give injections in TT. New legislation is in the works to allow foreign-trained nurses to do what they are trained to do in their home country, but until that law is changed... nurses on TT will be on the same level as what you would consider a nurses aid. Salaries are dismal. Expect something around $18,000 USD per year. Keep watching TT. The Minister of Health is trying to bring TT pit of the 1970's, but he meets resistance at every turn.
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Msturge replied to the thread OBGYN on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Nnh2107 initially posted:
Is anyone aware of competent OBGYN's in the private sector?
Msturge replied most recently with:
It said my reply didn't go through so I did it again but it actually was there, sorry!
Msturge replied most recently with:
Dr. William Kissoon is the best and my OB/GYN. There are others who people like but I low he is the best for high risk...he is very busy though and has long waits.
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Msturge replied to the thread Moving to Tobago on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Kerrmar initially posted:
Hi, my partner has been offered a job opportunity in Tobago, can anyone tell us what's it's like? I have read lots about Trinidad but not much on Tobago. Look forward to receiving any information Thanks
Msturge replied most recently with:
Tobago is very small and there is not much there compared to other Caribbean islands, which is what a lot of us like about it- much less commercialized and quite the slow, island vibe for sure. Great scuba diving on the north coast. Kitesurfing on the southwest side (the tourist area) and the south side. Do you know where you would live on the island? I have an American friend who moved there last year so maybe she could help you out if you decide to move.
lenhoj replied most recently with:
Tobago is more of a tourist island with beautiful beaches, scenery, and people. There is a lot to explore there and it is relatively safe. For more varied cultural experiences you may go to Trinidad only 15 mins by air and about 2-3 hours by ferry. There is the jazz festival in April and other public events over the year. Many expats and Europeans have made the island their home so get to know people. Enjoy.
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ttfuture replied to the thread Homeschooling on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Caroer initially posted:
I was wondering if there is a homeschool expat group in Trinidad or Tobago. I plan to homeschool when we move to the area the next few months. Also, does anyone know of any tutors for high school?
ttfuture replied most recently with:
Maybe you could start here > also go to the trinimoms facebook page & post a query there. Good luck
janelle0514 replied most recently with:
Hello, I am hoping you are still active in the forum. My family and I are moving to Trinidad and I too am interested in homeschooling our 9 year son. Do you happen to have any resources you can share or referrals to good tutors? Take care
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lenhoj posted Desire to Volunteer in T&T on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
I am a recently retired Trini after spending many, many years in the US. I am going home for about 4 months to help care for a relative and wonder about doing volunteer work. Is there a volunteer organization? I
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