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Ministry of Community Development cleans and beautifies Point Fortin

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On Wednesday February 23, 2011 at 10.00 am the Ministry of Community Development’s St. Patrick West district office hosted its inaugural Clean and Beautification Project at Festival Square, Mahaica, Point Fortin under the theme, “Plant a tree, Beautify your Community.”

Approximately 150 trees (fruits and flowers) were distributed to community groups in Mahaica in an effort to show them the importance of beautifying their offices and homes. The project took place with the incorporation of groups currently participating in the Prime Minister’s Beautification Competition (formerly the Environmental Sanitation Competition).

Present at the event were Mayor of Point Fortin, His Worship Alderman Clyde Paul, the Deputy CEO of the Point Fortin Borough Corporation, Donna Mae Taylor, Susan Corbett, Director, Community Development Division, Gwendolyn Salick, Coordinator of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition and Cynthia Lennon who represented the Member of Parliament for Point Fortin. Also present were Community Development and Best Village Officers of the St Patrick’s district and other specially invited guests and residents of Point Fortin and environs.
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Community Development Ministry to host Clean and Beautification Campaign in Point Fortin

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The Ministry of Community Development’s St. Patrick West district office will host its inaugural Clean and Beautification Project at Festival Square, Mahaica, Point Fortin on Wednesday February 23, 2011 at 10.00 am. The event will be held under the theme, “Plant a Tree, Beautify your Community.”

Approximately 150 trees (fruits and flowers) will be distributed to community groups in Mahaica in an effort to show them the importance of beautifying their offices and homes. Officers from St. Patrick West will also visit other rural communities in the district to encourage residents to clean and beautify their surroundings.

The campaign is being undertaken through the incorporation of groups currently participating in the Prime Minister’s Beautification Competition (formerly the Environmental Sanitation Competition).

Other government agencies including the Forestry Division are also expected to attend tomorrow’s event and distribute plants.


In photo: Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh plants a tree during the recent launch of the Prime Minister’s Beautification Competition in Sangre Grande

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CREDITS: Information sourced from the Ministry’s St. Patrick West district office
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit
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Six new community centres coming soon to East Trinidad

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The upgraded Bon Air West Community Centre.
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Minister Baksh honours Traditions of Carnival

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(L-R) Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development Margaret Farray (red), Community Development Director Susan Corbett, and Minister of Community Development Hon. Nizam Baksh are welcomed by the Diatonics Steel Orchestra of Siparia as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the Traditions of Carnival 2011 at Irwin Park Siparia, on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Seven Pierrot Grenades, 15 Midnight Robbers, six Dames Lorraines and many others competed for a share of the $90,000 prize money for the competition.
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Minister Baksh to attend CAPAM Regional Thematic Conference

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Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will attend the official opening of the 2011 Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Regional Thematic Conference to be hosted by the Ministry of Public Administration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain on Monday February 14, 2011 from 9.00 am. The conference takes place from February 14 to 16, 2011and is entitled “Public Service Excellence: Embracing Innovation and Change.”

The conference is expected to attract approximately 150 delegates from 54 countries that comprise the Commonwealth.

With the hosting of the conference, organizers hope to highlight the need for greater emphasis on innovation and change in the Public Service and allows the host country the opportunity to display to an international audience, the natural talent and creativity of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.