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Bus splits in two, causes traffic

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Photo from Nev Est. 70

A PTSC bus reportedly split in two on the today, causing a traffic back up as far as Chaguanas along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
A citizen journalist took the photo above showing passengers waiting outside the vehicle. No injuries have been so far reported.
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C&B T&T Finals now in Victoria East

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s “Clean and Beautify T&T” finals will continue on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 and Thursday July 21, 2011 in the county of Victoria East.

Village councils, community groups and individuals will compete for prizes in the following categories:

- Best Flower Garden
- Best Community Centre/Meeting Place
- Best Kitchen Garden
- Environmental Education Programme
- Best Clean and Green Area
- Best Kept Block
- Best Street
- Best Local Heritage/Structure
- Overall Beautification

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Minister Baksh to address 41 constituencies’ staff on Self Help

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Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh will address the National Commission for Self-Help Limited’s training seminar for the staff of Trinidad and Tobago’s 41 constituency offices on Wednesday (July 20, 2011) at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya.

The constituency offices of the 41 Members of Parliament were invited to nominate two representatives to attend a training seminar on the Minor Repair Reconstruction Grant, which is often accessed by natural disaster victims.

The Project Management Department of the NCSHL, which will conduct the training session, will also expound on Community Infrastructural Development Applications, and other programmes of the state-owned company, for which Community Development is the line Ministry.

Attendees of the seminar, which will take place from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Ken Galt Hall, Centre of Excellence, Macoya, will be provided with information on the criteria, qualification and approval processes of the NCSHL.

As Minister with portfolio responsibility for the NCSHL, Minister Baksh will deliver the feature address during a brief opening ceremony.

Caption: The Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development (right) hands out Minor Repair and Reconstruction Grant to one of 14 victims of last week’s freak storm in south Trinidad. The distribution ceremony took place on July 15, 2011 in Princes Town.

CREDITS: Information sourced from release issued by the NCSHL
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit

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Trinidad and Tobago Federation of Women's Institutes urged to re-engineer

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Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh presents a token of appreciation to honoured member and past president of the Trinidad and Tobago Federation of Women's Institutes during the organisation's Awards and Luncheon ceremony on July 16, 2011 at the Thick Village Community Centre, Siparia Road, Fyzabad.

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Freak storm victims receive repair grants

Minister of Community Development Nizam Baksh is flanked by 14 victims of a freak storm that ravaged several homes in south Trinidad last week. On Friday, July 15, 2011, from his constituency office, Minister Baksh handed out $10,000 in purchase orders redeemable at hardware stores, to each of the victims of last week's storm. Through the National Commission for Self Help Limited, which offers a Minor Repairs and Reconstruction Grant to victims of natural disasters, the Minister was able to asist: