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Minister Baksh offers help with Play Parks

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Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh offered help to, and called on community groups to identify spaces for the construction of children’s play parks. Speaking at the formal opening of a Children’s Play Park at Recreation Road, Gulf View on Wednesday July 27, 2011, Minister Baksh lauded the new Management Committee of the Gulf View Community Centre for having the park constructed and available in just three months after the Committee was installed.

He said the initiative was a shining example of community action that other Community Centre Committees should follow.

Minister Baksh described projects like these as inspiring, not only to children, but also to parents and other members of the community.

The Minister reminded residents that community facilities’ will last as long as they are cared for and maintained through systems put in place by the community.

The park is located opposite the recently opened Gulf View Community Centre, on Recreation Road, Gulf View. It features slides, swings, rides and more. It was decorated for the occasion with art by children from the area.

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C&B T&T finals in Caroni and Victoria West

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s “Clean and Beautify T&T” finals will continue on Friday, July 29, 2011 and Tuesday August 2, 2011 in the counties of Caroni North and South and Victoria West.

Village councils, community groups and individuals will compete for prizes in the following categories:

- Best Flower Garden
- Best Community Centre/Meeting Place
- Best Kitchen Garden
- Environmental Education Programme
- Best Clean and Green Area
- Best Kept Block
- Best Street
- Best Local Heritage/Structure
- Overall Beautification

The schedule of judging for Caroni North and South is as follows:
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Minister Baksh to open children’s play park at Gulf View

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The management team of the Gulf View Community Centre and Community Enrichment Organization, under the Patronage of the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development, Her Worship the Mayor of San Fernando, Alderman Marlene Coudray and Councilor Anthony Ramkissoon, will formally open the Gulf View Children’s Play Park on Recreation Avenue, Gulf View, La Romaine today, Wednesday July 27, 2011 from 4:00 pm.

The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Member of Parliament for San Fernando West and Minister of Public Administration is also expected to be present at the event.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from release issued by the management team of the Gulf View Community Centre
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development
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Ministry of Community Development hosts Emancipation celebrations

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Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will deliver the feature address at the Ministry's Emancipation Celebrations 2011 under the theme, "Moving Forward – Embracing Change," at the Ministry’s Head office, Jerningham Avenue, Port of Spain, from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm on Friday, July 29, 2011.

Entertainment for the event includes performances by the Wasa Foli Dance Ensemble, Ru Ann Cabralis and a Fashion Display by staff of the Ministry.

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CREDITS: Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development
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Minister Baksh distributes NCSHL grants in Tobago

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The following is the address delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the distribution of grants by the National Commission for Self Help Limited in Tobago today, Tuesday July 26, 2011.

All protocols observed.


Introduction

Today, we gather to keep our promise: to work with and for the people of Tobago, every step of the way, to deliver 11 Minor Repairs and Reconstruction Grants, and approvals for 4 Community Infrastructure Development projects.
No one knows when or where disaster will strike, or the severity of the devastation it may cause. These occurrences are beyond our control, but what IS within our control, is how we respond and how we prepare.
It is at these times that we see the best of humanity: neighbour helping neighbour; communities coming together; people unselfishly giving of their time to help a brother or a sister in need.
That’s what is at the heart of community development and that’s what Tobago sets a fine example at doing.