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Minister Baksh distributes grants to flood victims in Chaguanas through NCSH

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The National Commission for Self-Help Limited, NCSHL has distributed 300 Minor Repair Reconstruction Grants (MRRG) to victims of natural disaster, fire and senior citizens, in the first of three distribution ceremonies.

The event took place today, December 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm at the Bisram Gopie Auditorium, Divali Nagar Site, Endeavour Road Extension, Off Uriah Butler Highway, Chaguanas. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh was present to deliver an address and hand out the grants. He was accompanied by Patricia McIntosh, MP for Port of Spain North/St. Ann’s West and Joanne Thomas, MP for St. Ann’s East and the chairperson of the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.

On Tuesday December 21st at 11:30 am, the NCSH will hand out 250 MRRG purchase order grants and distribute 180 food hampers to needy families in the Siparia constituency office of the Prime Minister. The final event is tentatively carded for early January 2011 in Tobago. At this event, 60 MRRG purchase orders will be distributed in addition to 20 food hampers.

The National Commission for Self-Help Limited was established by the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on April 7, 1987 and was registered as a State owned Company on April 14, 1997. The idea of self-help was to encourage communities to rely on the resources available and take charge of themselves. Its objectives are: to provide communities with infrastructural amenities and to educate communities on the values of self-help and self-reliance.


In photo: Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh distributes Purchase Order grants to flood victims from south Trinidad for Minor Repair Reconstruction. The event took place at the Preysal Community Centre on September 20, 2010. Also in the picture is Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Roger Samuel and Wouldron Louison (seated) Operations Manager, NCSH.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from the NCSH
Photo by Aleem Khan, Ministry of Community Development



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Government to develop and improve infrastructure in Tobago for 2010-2011

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The importance of infrastructure to the development of Tobago remains high. As part of Government’s Public Sector Investment Programme, the Tobago House of Assembly diligently pursued its quest to continue providing the necessary infrastructure to enable Tobago to continue on its path of growth and development.

In 2010, $54.5 million was utilized in the Roads and Bridges sector. Of this sum, $7 million was allocated for major improvement works on secondary roads. Several projects were completed, including:

• 381 metres of box drains at Canaan/Bon Accord Estate Road

• Box drains, curb and slippers on the sidewalk at Bowson Gully

• Construction of a retaining wall at Top Hill, Pembroke

• Completion of forty (40) metres of box drains and sidewalks at Signal Hill Branch Road

• Construction of a box drain and sidewalk and widening of the road on the Mt. Pleasant Drain Project

An allocation of $1.5 million for the Windward Road Special Development Programme facilitated the completion of the King’s Bay Hill projects.
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Minister Baksh to distribute $6.5 million in relief to 650 families

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The National Commission for Self-Help Limited, NCSHL will distribute 650 Minor Repair Reconstruction Grants (MRRG) to victims of natural disaster, fire and senior citizens at an estimated cost of $6.5 million.

The first of these events is carded for Friday December 17th 2010 at 1:30 pm at the Bisram Gopie Auditorium, Divali Nagar Site, Endeavour Road Extension, Off Uriah Butler Highway, Chaguanas. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will be present to deliver an address and hand out the grants.

At the first distribution, at total of 300 persons will receive purchase orders through the Minor Repair Reconstruction Grant Programme for the repair of their homes. In addition, the Commission will also be distributing food hampers to needy families at each event.

The second event (Tuesday December 21st at 11:30 am) is carded for the Siparia constituency office of the Prime Minister. At this event, the NCSHL will distribute 250 Purchase Orders to senior citizens and victims of natural disaster and fire. A total of 180 food hampers will also be distributed to needy families from the various constituencies.

The final event is tentatively carded for Wednesday December 29th, 2010 at 11am in Tobago. At this event, 60 MRRG purchase orders will be distributed in addition to 20 food hampers.
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Minister Baksh to give out $7.5 million in relief

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The National Commission for Self-Help Limited, NCSHL will distribute 600 Minor Repair Reconstruction Grants (MRRG) to victims of natural disaster, fire and senior citizens at an estimated cost of $7.5 million.

The first of these events is carded for Friday December 17th 2010 at 1:30 pm at the Bisram Gopie Auditorium, Divali Nagar Site, Endeavour Road Extension, Off Uriah Butler Highway, Chaguanas. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will be present to deliver an address and hand out the grants.

At the first distribution, at total of 300 persons will receive purchase orders through the Minor Repair Reconstruction Grant Programme for the repair of their homes. In addition, the Commission will also be distributing food hampers to needy families at each event.

The second event (Tuesday December 21st at 11:30 am) is carded for the Siparia constituency office of the Prime Minister. At this event, the NCSHL will distribute 250 Purchase Orders to senior citizens and victims of natural disaster and fire. A total of 180 food hampers will also be distributed to needy families from the various constituencies.
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Fire has been contained; traffic is being diverted

The following was issued minutes ago by the ODPM.