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More money for Best Village 2012

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The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the formal opening of the Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition's Independence Folk Festival at NAPA on Saturday August 27, 2011. The 20 La Reine Rive finalists performed in the categories of Talent and Self-Expression, while finalists from the various districts performed National/Patriotic Songs and Dances.

All protocols observed.

Welcome to Best Village at NAPA this morning.

Thank you all for joining us for the official launch of the first ever Independence Folk Festival, featuring the annual La Reine Rive competition, Folk Music, Folk Literature, Folk Dance, Drumology & Tassa, and the Food and Folk Fair.
I am sure everyone here will join me in thanking the staff of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition for arranging what promises to be another spectacular performance of the greatest show in T&T.
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Peer Mediation Campers encouraged to practice patience, respect and tolerance

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Photo Caption: Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Community Development, Donna Ferraz presents a camper with his certificate during the graduation ceremony


The Mediation Services Unit of the Ministry of Community Development hosted a Peer Mediation Camp for 89 students within east Trinidad, from August 22 – 26, 2011 at the El Dorado Youth Development Centre. The students who were between the ages of 6 and 16 years, participated in the week-long camp which exposed them to, among other things, practical techniques in how to handle conflict, both at school and in their everyday lives.


Caption: Beverly Harry-Emmanuel presents a cmper with his certificate during the graduauitn ceremony
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315 graduate from GAPP Level I

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The following is the feature address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the GAPP Graduation ceremony held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (today) Wednesday August 24, 2011.

All protocols observed.

Introduction
Good morning. It is a great joy for me to once again spend some quality time with the GAPP family on this grand occasion of the graduation of 315 young men and women from level I Training Programme. Over the past few months I have been engaged in a series of very positive and productive conversations with the administrators of this programme.

On the 10th of this month, I had the pleasure to address and interact with many of today’s graduates and their facilitators who had gathered in my hometown in Barrackpore for a special showcasing of opportunities available to the GAPP trainees from Cocoyea, Poole, Fonrose and Barrackpore.
Only the month before that, on July 20th, while awaiting the start of a meeting of the Regional Complex Managers, I again had the good fortune to see and interact with the young men and women of the GAPP classes that were in progress at the Preysal Community Centre. I felt proud to see the GAPP in action.
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Over 300 to graduate from GAPP Level One Cycle

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A total of 315 young people have completed the Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme, Level One Cycle and will be honoured at a graduation ceremony to be held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Wednesday August 24, 2011 from 10:00 am. Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh is scheduled to attend and deliver the feature address.

Training took place at nine community centres across Trinidad and Tobago during the period May 2, 2011 to August 11, 2011. The centres are:

-Union Community Centre, Claxton Bay
-Preysal Community Centre
-Maracas Valley Community Centre
-Diego Martin Central Community Centre
-Thick Village Community Centre, Fyzabad
-Valley Line Islamic Centre, Barrackpore
-Ste. Madeleine Regional Complex Community Centre
-Toco Regional Complex
-Fonrose Pool Community Centre
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CDF to host community outreach in Aripo

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The Community Development Fund of the Ministry of Community Development will host its Community Outreach at the Heights of Aripo Village, on Wednesday 24 August 2011 at the Aripo Community Centre from 2:00 pm.

Village Councils, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community-Based Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations from Aripo will make presentations for funding of their community projects through the CDF. This will be followed by interactive sessions between the CDF and each of the groups.

Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh is scheduled to attend the event, along with representatives of the CDF and the Community Development Division of the Ministry, along with Local Government representatives, Aripo business and estate owners and community councils.



Caption: Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh cuts the ribbon, as Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Margaret Farray looks on at the formal handover of a 24-seater bus by the CDF to Missions International at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Wednesday August 3, 2011.


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CREDITS: Information sourced through the Community Development Fund
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit