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Trinidad and Tobago Federation of Women's Institutes urged to re-engineer

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Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh presents a token of appreciation to honoured member and past president of the Trinidad and Tobago Federation of Women's Institutes during the organisation's Awards and Luncheon ceremony on July 16, 2011 at the Thick Village Community Centre, Siparia Road, Fyzabad.

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Freak storm victims receive repair grants



Minister of Community Development Nizam Baksh is flanked by 14 victims of a freak storm that ravaged several homes in south Trinidad last week. On Friday, July 15, 2011, from his constituency office, Minister Baksh handed out $10,000 in purchase orders redeemable at hardware stores, to each of the victims of last week's storm. Through the National Commission for Self Help Limited, which offers a Minor Repairs and Reconstruction Grant to victims of natural disasters, the Minister was able to asist:

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C&B T&T finals begin Monday

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s “Clean and Beautify T&T” finals will begin on Monday, July 18, 2011 in the county of St. Andrew/St. David, Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh announced today.

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 for St. Andrew/St. David on July 18, 2011 from 10:00 am is as follows:
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Graduations begin in August for Community Education Programme

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Participants of the Ministry of Community Development’s Community Education (Skills Training) Programme, will begin graduating, with the first ceremony set for the County of Victoria East on Monday August 8, 2011 at the JR&D Convention Centre, St. Croix, Princes Town, Community Development Minister, Nizam Baksh announced today.

Courses began at Community Centres and Complexes in districts across the country from Monday March 28, 2011, following the official launch of the programme on March 23, 2011 at the Ministry’s Education, Training and Resource Centre in St. Ann’s, Port of Spain.

The full schedule of graduations is as follows:

• Victoria West – San Fernando Technical Institute – Tuesday August 9, 2011

• St. Patrick West – Point Fortin Secondary School – Wednesday August 10, 2011

• Nariva/Mayaro – Rio Claro High School – Tuesday August 16, 2011

• St. Andrew/St. David – Guaico Government Secondary School – Wednesday August 17, 2011

• Caroni – Preysal Community Centre – Thursday August 18, 2011

• St. Patrick East – Siparia East Secondary School – Tuesday August 23, 2011

• St. George East – UTT, Arima – Saturday September 2, 2011

• St. George West – Queen’s Hall – Monday September 12, 2011

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Community Development Ministry refurbishes four regional complexes

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As part of the Community Development Ministry’s ongoing drive to build more resilient communities, the refurbishment of four Regional Complexes has commenced.
These are:

• Barrackpore Regional Complex - 20 percent complete

• Esperance Regional Complex – 35 percent complete

• Mon Repos Regional Complex – 95 percent complete

• Warrenville Regional Complex – 37 percent complete

Phase one of the refurbishment on the Lopinot Community Centre has also been completed and 17 more have been earmarked for refurbishment in the near future.
These include:

-Caroni Community Centre
-Hermitage Community Centre
-Macaulay Community Centre
-Marabella Community Centre
-Springvale Community Centre
-Woodland Community Centre
-St. Augustine Regional Complex



Caption: front row (from left), Christendath Harry, Advisor to the Minister; Margaret Farray, Permanent Secretary; the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development; Surujdeo Mangaroo, chairman of the Board of the National Commission for Self-Help Limited; Deodath Rampersad, Community Development Supervisor; Susan Corbett, Community Development Director and Junior Gittens, Project Director during a visit to the Barrackpore Regional Complex in January this year.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from monthly statement of the Ministry’s Project Unit Division
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development