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Drumology, dance at Community Festival preliminaries in St. George West

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The district of St. George West will host preliminary competition in the Food and Folk Festival of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition on Sunday July 3, 2011 at the Queen’s Park Savannah from 10:00 am.

Several teams from the district will compete in the categories of drumology and dance, as part of the Community Festivals, for places in the Best Village semifinal round of competition. There will also be a wide variety of foods on sale.

The preliminaries of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition are being held across various districts in Trinidad, with groups and individuals competing in four main areas:

• County Folk Games
• La Reine Rive (Miss Best Village)
• Poetry, Short Story and Folk Presentation and
• Handicraft/Food Fair

The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition Unit is part of the Ministry of Community Development.

Caption: A group of young drummers during their performance at the Best Village Aripo Awards in St. Joseph earlier this year.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from the St. George West district office
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit
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Minister Baksh: 16 new community centres by October

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Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh expects 16 new community centres to be completed by September 30, 2011 and to be formally opened in October.

The communities expected to benefit from the use of these new facilities are:

• Malabar Phase IV
• Upper Malabar
• Mango Rose, Port of Spain
• Duranta Gardens, Sangre Grande
• Mount Hope/Mt Lambert
• Ortoire
• Palo Seco/Los Charros
• Palo Seco Settlement
• Samaroo Village, Caroni
• Sister’s Road, Princes Town
• Roystonia, Couva
• St. John’s Village, San Fernando
• North Manzanilla
• St. Augustine (South)
• Second Caledonia, Morvant
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Community Development Ministry to participate in Financial Expo

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The Ministry of Community Development will once again be part of an exposition hosted by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago entitled “Managing Your Future.” The event takes place on Saturday July 9, 2011 at Saith Park in Chaguanas from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All of the Ministry’s work, including programmes run by the Community Development Division, the National Commission for Self Help Limited, Export Centres Company Limited, the Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme, the Community Development Fund and the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, will be showcased in a special booth to be set up at the exposition.

Information will also be provided on:

• Financial and retirement planning
• Estate Planning and Pension Arrangements
• Health and Well-Being
• Social Services
• Food Cards and Social Welfare Grants

For entertainment, there will be a puppet show and storytelling corner for the kids, along with free medical checkups and financial advice.

This is the second in a series of financial expositions being planned across the country by the Central Bank. The first was held at Irwin Park in Siparia on Saturday April 9, 2011.


Caption: A participant seeks information on programmes offered by the Ministry of Community Development at the first expo in Siparia.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from flyer provided by the Central Bank
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit

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Moderate to heavy showers for Trinidad and Tobago

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Reorganised ITCZ To Produce Moderate To Heavy Showers In Trinidad and Tobago

Today, the TT Meteorological Service has advised that our weather will continue to be impacted by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. Trinidad and Tobago is expected to experience moderate to heavy showers and the isolated thundershowers over the next 3-5 hours. Tobago however is anticipated to experience heavier rainfall.

It is important to note that street/flash flooding, gusty winds in excess of 45km/hr can also occur in areas that experience heavy downpour. There also exists the possibility of landslides occurring in Tobago due to the heavy rainfall. Citizens are advised to remain vigilant and cautious especially in areas that are prone to landslips and landslides.
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Community Development distributes over 200 plants, 50 crates of seedlings

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