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$1 million worth of projects for winning community in 2012

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Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh announced a new component to the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s Clean & Beautify T&T programme, as the National Commission For Self Help Limited, distributed $2 million in Purchase Orders to 132 families in South Trinidad, at a ceremony held at the San Fernando City Hall this morning, Friday, September 16, 2011. The purchase orders were handed out to needy families for the purchase of construction materials to repair their homes. Over 1,300 grants have been handed out so far for 2011.

In delivering the feature address, Minister Baksh said that the Minor Repair Reconstruction Grant Programme would be expanded in 2012, with the grant to be increased from $10,000 to $15,000. He also pointed to greater emphasis on the C&B T&T campaign, by challenging groups in the various communities to clean and beautify their areas, with $1 million in projects to be awarded to the winning community.
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St Patrick District launches project to empower Village Councils, CBOs, NGOs and Parents

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CAPTION: Officials of the Ministry of COmmunity Development pose with members of the St Patrick's Association of Village Councils during the launch of the Let Your Light Shine and Parenting in the 21st Century Projects this morning.

The St Patrick District Office of the Ministry of Community Development, today launched the “Let your Light Shine” and “Parenting in the 21st Century” Projects, during a formal ceremony which was held at the St Patrick’s Administrative Office in Siparia. The Launch took place at 10:00 am in the presence of Herold Gopaul, Programme Director of the Community Development Fund (CDF), Deputy Director of Community Development, Gwyneth Morris-Alexander, and other key officials of the Ministry and CDF respectively. Also present at the launch were representatives of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Village and Community Councils, representatives from the Federation of Women’s Institute, St Patrick District, as well as other stakeholders and beneficiaries of the upcoming Programmes.
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Over 130 South families to receive $2 million in NCSHL grants

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The National Commission For Self Help Limited, part of the Ministry of Community Development’s portfolio, will distribute $2 million in Purchase Orders to 132 families in South Trinidad, at a ceremony to be held at the San Fernando City Hall on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 10:00 am. The purchase orders will be handed out to needy families for the purchase of construction materials to repair their homes in:

• San Fernando
• Fyzabad
• La Brea
• Naparima
• Ortoire/Mayaro
• Oropouche
• Point Fortin
• Pointe-a-Pierre
• Princes Town; and
• Siparia

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Community Development Ministry observes Eid-ul-Fitr with luncheon

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The Ministry of Community Development hosted its staff luncheon to mark the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr 2011 earlier today, Wednesday September 14, 2011 at the Ministry’s car park, Jerningham Avenue, Belmont.

Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh, in his brief remarks at the event, welcomed representatives from the new divisions (Ageing, Mediation, NADAPP and Adult Education), which are now under the purview of the Ministry.

Earlier, guest speaker Imam Asim Abdullah delivered a message on the meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr and its significance to the Muslim community, as well as other denominations. Staff members were then treated to a traditional Indian meal, which included the popular Sawine, along with sweets including Kurma.


Caption: Minister Baksh,( right) presents a token of appreciation to Imam Asim Abdullah, guest speaker at the Ministry’s Eid-ul-Fitr luncheon.


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CREDITS: Photo courtesy the Ministry's Communications Unit


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Community Development Ministry observes Eid-ul-Fitr

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The Ministry of Community Development will host a staff luncheon to mark the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr 2011 on Wednesday September 14, 2011 from 11:00 am at the Ministry’s car park, Jerningham Avenue, Belmont.

Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will attend and deliver the feature address to staff and other specially invited guests.


Caption: Minister Baksh dressed in ethnic wear at the Ministry’s Head Office last Thursday September 8, 2011.


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CREDITS: Photo courtesy the Ministry's Communications Unit