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pkdiesel replied to the thread Seeking some assistance in Trinidad on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on August 02, 2015:
pkdiesel initially posted:
Hello All! I am getting ready to kick off a large project in Trinidad and am going to be in need of some local laborers/drivers to assist us. I am also going to be in need of about a dozen work trucks for this project. Pickups or Vans and maybe even a bucket truck or two. Probably having everyone stay at the Hilton or Kapok.... thoughts on each? Any and all input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
pkdiesel replied on August 02, 2015 with:
Nope. Not sure whats going on but you can email me at kovacopartners@gmail.com Thanks for trying lol PK
OhChuts replied on August 02, 2015 with:
Ok it's over 2 hours since you sent the last PM and I still did not get it. I just sent you a PM let's see if it works from my end.
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andi2001 replied to the thread Moving soon with kids on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
LL3 initially posted:
We are moving to Port of Spain, from the US, soon with our 3 kids. We are able to bring a lot of things we feel we need with us, but I'm curious about what everyone would bring if they could? We obvioulsly don't want to spend more money for something in Trinidad if we can bring it so are trying to prepare. We'd like to bring our bikes, pool and swim toys, and I guess a ton of summer clothes? What else?....
andi2001 replied on July 28, 2015 with:
Definitely bring home decor for the way you want your new house to look. Rugs, pictures, decorative pillows and very expensive. Diffusers and scented candles are very expensive here also. Bring your kitchen items, dish towels, and small appliances also. Things I wish i had brought more of: nice, quality rugs. They are outrageous here. You can't buy Saltine crackers either... Food is expensive, but you will save money because there isn't much else to spend it on in Trinidad.
Msturge replied on June 28, 2015 with:
Furniture, rugs (I wish we had brought an outdoor rug because the tile outside is slippery when wet), linens, kids toys & outdoor play structures, organizational stuff (storage bins, drawer organizers, etc), beach gear, boogie boards, etc, beach chairs & umbrella... How old are your kids? We have a Facebook group of expat moms here if you want to join....PM me.
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ttfuture replied to the thread House sitter on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on July 26, 2015:
Ledapq initially posted:
Hi! I would like to know if anyone has a good contact for a house sitter/ housekeeper. We will be traveling for 3 weeks and need someone to watch over the house and take care of our dogs. Thanks!
ttfuture replied on July 26, 2015 with:
Hi Weslie Vivian, Sorry that you had to experience what you did. A situation like your own is typically a midlife crisis. The spouse snaps, changes & hates his partner (as their childhood demons have caught up with them & their is no one else to blame). It is highly likey that your husband was shunned by the woman & returned to what he HAD (Aka 'crumbing' - knowing the spouse is there in case things go sour on the outside). Or some sort of transaction/ plan may have occured, as there are a lot of fraudulent events these days. For those with marital problems like this, please note that the internet has a lot of resources for anyone who experiences a 'radical' change re: their partner. Most likely a mid life crisis. Search for : midlife crisis, emotional distance ... that sort of thing. Also search for credentials for any therapist or doctor, including Dr bolingo. Again Weslie Vivian, I am sorry that you had to endur eth eexperience you did. However, this thread is reserved for house sitting & related issue though, not canvassing for Dr bolingo. Happy to hear that all is well for you again. Have a good day.
Msturge replied on July 25, 2015 with:
I would post on the Housekeepers and Drivers group on FB and see if anyone can recommend someone. Where do you live?
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salmat replied to the thread Internet & potable water on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
salmat initially posted:
My husband leaves for Trinidad in 2 weeks to negotiate terms for employment. He will be transferring with his current company. Our daughter will attend ISPS and we will be allowed a large shipping container of household items. I have read the forum and what to bring and schools. I am very concerned with having high speed internet so I can continue my consulting work while living in Trinidad. Can someone please share about connectivity, availability of reliable Wi-fi and phone/cell service. I will have an international plan for my iPhone, but would like to use VOIP for calling internationally. Does anyone work from home with colleagues in the US and how do you handle it? My in-laws live overseas and have constant disruption of power, lack wi-fi and must rely solely on cell service to connect to internet. I am hoping that is not the case in Trinidad. Also, should we bring a reverse osmosis water filtration system to have safe drinking water. I would prefer not to buy bottled water for drinking and the high end reverse osmosis systems are quite good at removing even small particles. I read that up to 20% of the water has bacteria after heavy rainfall. Thank you in advance for your help.
salmat replied on July 21, 2015 with:
Thank you, I was in a hurry, I run several web sites and am very familiar with how internet works and own 3 wireless routers and signal repeaters. My question was about the reliability of the local internet. Even living in the states, I often experience slow speeds, after paying for Turbo. My in-laws in India have ridiculously slow internet speeds...2 Mbps. To clarify, is it easy to obtain reliable internet service in Trinidad with consistent speeds above 12 Mbps?
paladino replied on July 11, 2015 with:
If I might clarify. WIFI is a simply a router that forwards the internet traffice in a small area wirelessly, WIFI is not internet service. To be able to have WIFI you must have an ISP, Internet Service Provider, like FLOW. With an internet connection you can then install a WIFI router if one is not furnished by your provider. Lastly, IF you have decent internet service you can subscribe a secondary VOIP provider from a variety of countries and markets for instance allowing you to have a telephone number is a country thousands of miles away as part of that service. Not try to be wise_ss, I just wanted you to understand your options are open as long as you have an ISP and decent speed service.
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letsgott posted Fashion Tour on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Hi everyone there is a fashion tour happening on the 29th August 2015 This Summer, Fashionistas will unite to #takethetour in #fashiondestinationtt ! They will be part of the #takeover with designer #fashionateliers in a bid to diversify Trinidad and Tobago's tourism product with this #fashiontour initiative - #creativetourism with a #focusonfashion CLD -Charu Lochan Dass Simply Runway Blue Basin Shaunelle. Tickets are TTD$350.00 per person (This includes transportation and light refreshments!!!) Only 12 spaces are available #SHOP #EXPERIENCE #STYLE https://www.facebook.com/events/863238693750368/
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First let me say I not expecting anyone to find me job with this post. I currently live in Colombia and I am looking at a move to TT but I darn sure want a job offer before I take on the move as I am open to several countries, TT is just one. So have 25 years of high end experience in IT, I am looking to find position as a IT Business Analyst / Project Mgr. Every country is different and some it's just close to impossible to secure a job from outside the country like Colombia for instance they are so that sophisticated. Others it common place like Dubai where everyone is from somewhere else and firms hire constantly from all over the world. Anyone give me an opinion about this as I don't want to waste ton hours posting and sending resume apps if the time is in truth wasted. I could concetrate on another market. Thanks for knowledge or opinions and if by chance you know an IT headhunter please post or PM.
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barprincess replied to the thread Internet & potable water on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
salmat initially posted:
My husband leaves for Trinidad in 2 weeks to negotiate terms for employment. He will be transferring with his current company. Our daughter will attend ISPS and we will be allowed a large shipping container of household items. I have read the forum and what to bring and schools. I am very concerned with having high speed internet so I can continue my consulting work while living in Trinidad. Can someone please share about connectivity, availability of reliable Wi-fi and phone/cell service. I will have an international plan for my iPhone, but would like to use VOIP for calling internationally. Does anyone work from home with colleagues in the US and how do you handle it? My in-laws live overseas and have constant disruption of power, lack wi-fi and must rely solely on cell service to connect to internet. I am hoping that is not the case in Trinidad. Also, should we bring a reverse osmosis water filtration system to have safe drinking water. I would prefer not to buy bottled water for drinking and the high end reverse osmosis systems are quite good at removing even small particles. I read that up to 20% of the water has bacteria after heavy rainfall. Thank you in advance for your help.
barprincess replied most recently with:
I work from home (my company's office is in Boston) and I have not had any problems with internet service (I use FLOW). There are occasional outages but that has been rare; no different from the outages I've experienced in the US. I suggest investing in a good wireless router before you arrive. To reduce the chances of having a dropped connection, I always use an ethernet cord when working from home but you should be fine with a router. I can't advise you about VOIP as I use Skype to communicate with my colleagues and family. As for the water, I use a Brita and I've never had any problems. I've been here for three years. Best of luck with your move.
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OhChuts replied to the thread biking safe? on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
LL3 initially posted:
I want to bring bikes and a bike trailer to bike around the area (Port of Spain). Is it safe to do this? I'm not sure what the streets are like but I wouldn't want my kids to feel scared in the bike trailer. What are the roads like? Thanks
OhChuts replied most recently with:
It's not safe to ride a bike on the general roads in the city itself. Even in some neighborhoods it may not be safe ... depends on the amount of traffic. And certainly don't ride at night anywhere.
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