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Pacific Lutheran University executives to visit Trinidad and Tobago

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Three executives from the Pacific Lutheran University in the United States, including its Vice President, Karl Stumo will arrive in Trinidad this evening, as part of its annual “Study Abroad” Programme being conducted in partnership with The University of the West Indies. Stumo, along with Professor, Dr. Barbara Temple-Thurston, Director of Pacific Lutheran’s Gateway Programme in TnT and Bursar, Erica Borell will be in the country until June 14, 2011.

They will meet with Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Permanent Secretary Margaret Farray and other Ministry officials at the Ministry’s Head Office on Jerningham Avenue, Port of Spain from 3:00 pm tomorrow, June 8, 2011.

Seventeen years ago, Pacific Lutheran University, in partnership with the University of the West Indies, decided to have a “Study-Abroad” Programme for their students. Fourteen to twenty students from the Pacific Lutheran University come to Trinidad and complete courses at the University of the West Indies which would earn them 18 credits towards their Undergraduate Degree. The curriculum not only includes academic studies but also community work, including opportunities to learn and exchange ideas about our culture. This is emphasized via visits to cultural and religious sites such as Mosques, Temples and Churches.

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St. George West tops Village Olympics Finals 2011

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The county of St. George West emerged overall winners of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s Village Olympics finals held at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella on Sunday June 5, 2011. St. George West was represented by North West Laventille Cultural Movement and Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts and Folk Performers. In second place overall, was St. George East, which was represented by Red Hill/D’Abadie Parks Foundation and LH Movers Sports and Cultural Committee.

The full results are as follows:

The Parade of Teams (march past):

1st Place - North West Laventille Cultural Movement (St. George West) - 89.33 points
2nd Place -Red Hill/D’Abadie Parks Foundation (St. George East) - 80 points
3rd Place - Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts and Folk Performers (St. George West) – 78.67 points
4th Place - Todd’s Road Village Council (Caroni North) – 78.33 points and
5th Place - LH Movers Sports and Cultural Committee (St. George East) – 77.33
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Village Olympics finals in Marabella this Sunday

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s Folk Games National Finals takes place this Sunday June 5, 2011 from 10:00 am at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

A total of 15 finalists from all eleven districts across the country, will vie for top honours in the Parade of Teams (March Past). These events form part of the annual Village Olympics hosted by the Best Village Unit of the Ministry of Community Development.

The finalists in the March Past held on Sunday May 29, 2011 in the county of St. George East at the Phase II Recreation Grounds in La Horquetta are:

1st Place – LH Movers Sports and Cultural Committee
2nd Place – Red Hill Parks Foundation

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Community Development Ministry launches new website

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The Ministry of Community now has an official website at www.community.gov.tt. The site was formally launched during a short ceremony at the Ministry’s Community Education Centre at #1 La Fantasie Road, St. Ann’s this morning.

In his brief address at the launch, Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh said feedback from website users is critical, as the Ministry is people-oriented and group-oriented. He also noted that with the advent of the website, more computer literacy courses would have to be introduced into the curriculum of the Ministry’s Community Education Programme. He also urged staff to market the website.

Minister Baksh also commended the Ministry’s staff and Mr. Andrew Proudfoot, Managing Director, Proudfoot Communications and expressed confidence that the website will be a success.
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Community Development Ministry has new website

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The following are the remarks (verbatim) delivered by Mrs. Margaret Farray, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development at the official launch of the Ministry's website at #1 La Fantasie Road, St. Ann's this morning (Friday May 27, 2011).

Today is indeed a landmark day for the Ministry of Community Development. Since its reconfiguration last year as a stand-alone Ministry, it has been working quietly and assiduously to deliver services to citizens far and wide. In communities across Trinidad – from Blanchisseuse to Hindustan; Chaguaramas to Guayaguayare – the Ministry’s staff is dedicated to improving the social and economic conditions of all communities – whether faith-based, community-based or interest based.

This launch is therefore a culmination of hard work and the collaboration of many persons within our Ministry - collaboration between executive and line staff; staff of the delivery arm and the administrative arm; staff at head office and staff in the communities.

With our solid commitment to delivering innovative programmes and services to the public, community.gov.tt will promote the Ministry of Community Development’s activities for the benefit of citizens.