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Drumology, dance at Community Festival preliminaries in St. George West

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The district of St. George West will host preliminary competition in the Food and Folk Festival of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition on Sunday July 3, 2011 at the Queen’s Park Savannah from 10:00 am.

Several teams from the district will compete in the categories of drumology and dance, as part of the Community Festivals, for places in the Best Village semifinal round of competition. There will also be a wide variety of foods on sale.

The preliminaries of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition are being held across various districts in Trinidad, with groups and individuals competing in four main areas:

• County Folk Games
• La Reine Rive (Miss Best Village)
• Poetry, Short Story and Folk Presentation and
• Handicraft/Food Fair

The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition Unit is part of the Ministry of Community Development.

Caption: A group of young drummers during their performance at the Best Village Aripo Awards in St. Joseph earlier this year.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from the St. George West district office
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit
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Minister Baksh: 16 new community centres by October

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Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh expects 16 new community centres to be completed by September 30, 2011 and to be formally opened in October.

The communities expected to benefit from the use of these new facilities are:

• Malabar Phase IV
• Upper Malabar
• Mango Rose, Port of Spain
• Duranta Gardens, Sangre Grande
• Mount Hope/Mt Lambert
• Ortoire
• Palo Seco/Los Charros
• Palo Seco Settlement
• Samaroo Village, Caroni
• Sister’s Road, Princes Town
• Roystonia, Couva
• St. John’s Village, San Fernando
• North Manzanilla
• St. Augustine (South)
• Second Caledonia, Morvant
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Community Development Ministry to participate in Financial Expo

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The Ministry of Community Development will once again be part of an exposition hosted by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago entitled “Managing Your Future.” The event takes place on Saturday July 9, 2011 at Saith Park in Chaguanas from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All of the Ministry’s work, including programmes run by the Community Development Division, the National Commission for Self Help Limited, Export Centres Company Limited, the Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme, the Community Development Fund and the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, will be showcased in a special booth to be set up at the exposition.

Information will also be provided on:

• Financial and retirement planning
• Estate Planning and Pension Arrangements
• Health and Well-Being
• Social Services
• Food Cards and Social Welfare Grants

For entertainment, there will be a puppet show and storytelling corner for the kids, along with free medical checkups and financial advice.

This is the second in a series of financial expositions being planned across the country by the Central Bank. The first was held at Irwin Park in Siparia on Saturday April 9, 2011.


Caption: A participant seeks information on programmes offered by the Ministry of Community Development at the first expo in Siparia.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from flyer provided by the Central Bank
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit

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Moderate to heavy showers for Trinidad and Tobago

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Reorganised ITCZ To Produce Moderate To Heavy Showers In Trinidad and Tobago

Today, the TT Meteorological Service has advised that our weather will continue to be impacted by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. Trinidad and Tobago is expected to experience moderate to heavy showers and the isolated thundershowers over the next 3-5 hours. Tobago however is anticipated to experience heavier rainfall.

It is important to note that street/flash flooding, gusty winds in excess of 45km/hr can also occur in areas that experience heavy downpour. There also exists the possibility of landslides occurring in Tobago due to the heavy rainfall. Citizens are advised to remain vigilant and cautious especially in areas that are prone to landslips and landslides.
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Community Development distributes over 200 plants, 50 crates of seedlings

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St. George East hosts Community Festival preliminaries in Tunapuna

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The district of St. George East will host preliminary competition in the categories of Food & Folk Fair, La Reine Rive, Handicraft, Dramatized Literature and Poetry in the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, on Saturday July 2, 2011 at Constantine Park in Macoya, Tunapuna from 8:00 am.

Several teams from the district will compete in each of these areas, as part of the Community Festivals, for places in the Best Village semifinal round of competition. It promises to be a day of food and fun for the entire family.

The preliminaries of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition are being held across various districts in Trinidad, with groups and individuals competing in four main areas:
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New faces at ceremonial opening of Tenth Parliament



The second session of the Tenth Parliament was formally opened at the Red House on Monday June 27, 2011, with some new faces in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. A total of 16 changes were announced by Mrs. Persad-Bissessar in a televised address to the nation on Sunday June 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm.

President George Maxwell Richards delivered his traditional opening speech to both Houses of Parliament, which met to address a few matters before taking their mid-year recess. Sittings will resume in September at Tower D of the Waterfront Complex in Port of Spain. This will be the temporary home for Parliament during upgrade works on the Red House, which are due to be completed by 2013.

The new Ministers including Kevin Ramnarine (Energy and Energy Resources), Devant Maharaj (Minister of Transport) and Nicole Dyer-Griffith (Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communication), were all sworn in by President George Maxwell Richards during a ceremony held earlier in the day.
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New community centre opened in Marac, Moruga

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The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the opening of the new Community Centre in Marac, Moruga on Saturday June 18, 2011.

All protocols observed.

It is always good to be in Moruga, and I am especially happy to share in this special occasion of Marac Fest today; is indeed a great honour.
I want to thank you for your warm welcome, today, and also back in January when I was here to see for myself, first-hand, what could be done to expedite the delivery of this Community Centre to the people of Marac.
Well, Marac, today is that day. Today is the day of delivery.

June 18, 2011 will forever be remembered in Marac; not only because we celebrate Marac Fest, but also because we celebrate the opening of the long-awaited Community Centre in this, what is often called the last village in Moruga; but we all know the protocol.
We save the best for last.
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Caroni North and South host La Reine Rive preliminaries

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s La Reine Rive competition continues, as the districts of Caroni North and South host preliminary round action at the Preysal Community Centre from seven o’clock tonight (Friday June 17, 2011). Delegates will compete to emerge as representatives for each district at the grand finals later this year.

The remaining schedule for La Reine Rive is as follows:

• St. George East – Sunday June 19, 2011 at the Five Rivers Recreation Ground, Arouca from 7:00 pm.

• St. Andrew/St. David – Thursday June 23, 2011 at the Sangre Grande Civic Centre from 6:00 pm.

• Victoria East – Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Princes Town Community Centre from 7:00 pm.

Preliminary round competition was already held in the districts of St. Patrick East and West, Nariva/Mayaro, Victoria West and St. George West.
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Minister Baksh to open new community centre in Marac, Moruga

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A new community centre will be opened in Marac, Moruga this Saturday June 18, 2011 at 10:00 am. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will formally commission the new facility, which will serve the community of Marac and environs.

Amenities available at the new facility include:

• An Auditorium that can hold up to (175) persons
• A Training Kitchen (for use in courses for culinary arts)
• A Computer Room for computer literacy classes
• A Classroom
• A Gymnasium
• Dressing Rooms; and
• Wash Rooms