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Minister Baksh formally launches Training Programme for Community Development Officers

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The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the launch of the Leadership Development Programme for Community Development Officers at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business on Wednesday April 6, 2011 at the Yara Auditorium on Max Richards Drive, Mount Hope.

All Protocols observed.

It is with great pleasure that I address this distinguished audience. Today marks a new chapter in the Community Development practice in Trinidad and Tobago as we enter new collaborative training with the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. The first major change was in June 2010; when the Division of Community Development separated from the divisions of Culture and Gender Affairs to form the Ministry of Community Development.
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Minister Baksh to attend Aripo Awards in Victoria East

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The County of Victoria East will host its Aripo Awards at the JR&D Convention Centre at 34 St. Cross Road, Princes Town today Tuesday April 5, 2011 from 4.00 pm. Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will attend and deliver the keynote address at the event, being held in his constituency of Naparima.

Representing Victoria East, Victoria Cooper of the Artistic Dance Theatre (Princes Town) copped the overall title of Miss La Reine Rive 2010, along with victories in the categories of Best Self Expression, Best Talent and Best Costume.

The remaining Best Village winners from Victoria East are as follows:

• 3rd place overall – Megan Waldrond of Sando Cultural Ambassadors

• 4th place overall, 3rd place for Best Talent and winner for Best Make-Up – Kavita Roopchansingh, Tri Murti Dance Company

• Best Creative Freestyle – Tri Murti Dancers
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Training programme to be launched for Community Officers

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The Ministry of Community Development, in collaboration with the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, will launch its Leadership Development Programme for Community Officers 2011 on Wednesday April 6, 2011 at the Yara Auditorium, University of the West Indies, Mount Hope from 8:30 am.

Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will attend and deliver the keynote address.

A total of 30 Community Development Officers will attend the first series of courses in the certification programme, which runs from April through December 2011.
The full schedule is as follows:

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New Committee installed for Financial Assistance Programme

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A new committee has been officially installed to guide the operations of the Financial Assistance (Studies) Programme run by the Ministry of Community Development. Minister of Community Development the Honourable Nizam Baksh delivered instruments of appointment to four of the six members during a short ceremony at 10:30 am on Monday April 4, 2011 at the Ministry’s Head Office on Jerningham Avenue, Belmont.

The committee, consisting of a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, will serve for a period of two years. The full list is as follows:

• Dr. Indira Rampersad (Lecturer) – Chairperson
• Ms. Nadia Salamat-Ali (Lecturer) – Deputy Chairperson
• Ms. Amita Gangar (Finance)
• Ms. Ambica Bissessar (Banker
• Mr. Egwin Daniel (Business)
• Mr. Roger Kawalsingh (Attorney at Law)

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New, modern Community Centre for Gulf View

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The Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development, will formally open a new community centre at Recreation Avenue, Gulf View, La Romaine on Tuesday April 5, 2011 at 5:00pm. This state-of-the-art facility is expected to bring significant benefits to the people of Gulf View, which is located about half mile south of San Fernando.

The fully air conditioned, modern community centre consists of the following amenities:

• Auditorium on the first floor (equipped with elevators for the physically challenged)
• A Training Kitchen (for use in courses for culinary arts)
• Computer Room
• Classroom
• Gymnasium
• Dressing Rooms
• Wash Rooms