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Minister Baksh to open Islamic Insurance Program

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Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will formally open a four-day workshop on Islamic Insurance at 9.00 am at the Kapok Hotel in Maraval from Monday January 31, 2011. The program is being hosted by Straightway Consulting Limited, formerly Darul ILm Limited and will run until Thursday February 3, 2011.

"I am deeply honoured to be opening this programme," Minister Baksh said. "I know it will provide greater opportunities for a wider cross-section of our communities. To participate in the existing profit-driven system may be against Islam, but that does not mean Muslims are immune from tragedy. Government will therefore not rest until all of our brothers and sisters are catered for in the insurance system. We are about inclusion and prosperity for all. That is our central promise."

About the host:
Straightway Consulting was formed in 2007 to deal with training, education and consulting for the development of the Islamic Financial Sector in the Caribbean. In 2008 the company held its first Islamic finance training program, which was attended by representatives from First Citizens Bank, Central Bank, Ministry of Labour-Co-operatives Division, Darul Uloom – Islamic Studies, Manzil Co-operative, Clico and members of the public.
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Caribbean artists exhibit in Washington

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OAS Assistant SG vows renewed commitment to Haiti

General NewsThe following are the remarks of the OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin.
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Citizen denounces unlicensed "scooter" in Couva

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Here is an old man on his motor scooter blocking traffic along the Couva main road. Only in Trinidad..he have not licence to be on the road and he did not want to move.

Deven Basdeo
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Community Development Ministry helps 347 groups with CARE grants for Christmas 2010

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A total of 347 community organizations, including sports clubs and churches successfully applied for financial assistance from the Community Action for Revival and Empowerment (CARE) Programme for 2010 for the hosting of events, including family days and charitable Christmas functions.

The Ministry of Community Development, through CARE, handed out $1,665,412 in grants for Christmas 2010. Approximately $133,000 in cheques were handed out in November 2010 and $1,532,412 in December 2010.

The Community Action for Revival and Empowerment (CARE) Programme was started by the Community Development Division in 1992 to facilitate critical community intervention projects.

Its objectives are to provide assistance to Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBO’s) with concrete proposals to initiate action, designed to empower their communities, as well as to promote a mindset toward development, self-reliance, responsibility and partnership.

In photo: Community Development Minister the Honourable Nizam Baksh (bending over) gives out a grant at ceremony hosted by the National Commission for Self-Help Limited in Chaguanas in December 2010.

CREDITS: Information sourced from the Community Action for Revival and Empowerment (CARE) Programme.
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development