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Minister Baksh to launch Learning Vacation Course

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Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will today launch ‘Target 2013’, Commemorating 10th Anniversary Heritage, Performance and Service Learning Vacation Course of the Hindu Prachar Kendra at 5:00 pm, Raghunanan Road, Enterprise, Chaguanas.

“The Ministry of Community Development has a distinct people-centred philosophy and orientation and its mandate is to develop communities in Trinidad and Tobago, with a view to building resilient, self-self sustaining communities that contribute to national development,” Minister Baksh said. “This is why we are pleased to support the Kendra Prachar Organisation as it works with the children attending this vacation course.

CREDITS: Information sourced from Kendra Prachar Organisation
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development
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C&B T&T finals move to St. George East

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s “Clean and Beautify T&T” finals continue on Friday July 22, 2011 and Monday July 25, 2011 in the county of St. George East.

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 full schedule of judging for Friday July 22, 2011 is as follows:
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Minister Baksh attends NCSHL's training seminar

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The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the start of a community development training seminar for staff of Trinidad and Tobago's 41 constituency offices, hosted by the National Commission for Self Help Limited at the Ken Galt Hall, Centre of Excellence in Macoya (today) Wednesday July 20, 2011. The NCSHL falls under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development.

All protocols observed


I am very happy to be here with you this morning and to be afforded the honour to deliver a brief address.
This brief opening ceremony is a truly historic occasion. For the first time since taking office, a Government agency of the Ministry of Community Development is reaching out in a coordinated way to the staff of all 41 constituency offices throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The Chairman, members of the Board, the CEO, and the staff of the National Commission for Self Help Limited must be congratulated!
Let them hear our appreciation with applause.
Thank you all for putting this event together.
I also want to take a moment to acknowledge the staff of the constituency offices, especially those who would have travelled long distances to be here.
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La Reine Rive queens prep for finals

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The delegates selected to compete in the La Reine Rive finals of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition took part in a brief photo shoot on the compound of the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Tuesday July 19, 2011. It was their first official public engagement since they were announced as finalists last week.

16 of the 21 finalists were present for the photo opportunity, which was followed by a dress rehearsal at NAPA, which is the venue for the finals (Self Expression and Talent) on Saturday August 27, 2011from 7:00 pm. “Le Gran Z’Affaire,” which includes the La Reine Rive Queens in Evening Wear, will be held on Saturday September 3, 2011 at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah from 7:30 pm.

Victoria West dominates the line-up with five delegates, followed by St. George West with four and St. George East and Caroni South with three delegates each in the finals.

The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy competition falls under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development.

Caption: From left to right, Mellissa Aguilliera, Jalae Stroude-Mitchell, Sansha Scipio, Desire Holder, Nandi Lewis, Ashala Benjamin, Sherese Andrews, Kerlana Mejias, Alicia Giles, Arielle Fahay-Cadiz, Dillian Latchman, Becky-Ann Gordon, Makeba Cain, Kerry Ann Julien, Anastasia Philbert and Rachelle Regis-Glaud. Absent were: Andrea Charles, Xavier Baptiste, Sinesse Simmons, Krystal Calbio and Nihilette Blackman.

CREDITS: Information sourced from the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition Unit
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Department

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Bus splits in two, causes traffic

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Photo from Nev Est. 70

A PTSC bus reportedly split in two on the today, causing a traffic back up as far as Chaguanas along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
A citizen journalist took the photo above showing passengers waiting outside the vehicle. No injuries have been so far reported.