Govt offering $20,000 grants to repair homes
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Govt offering $20,000 grants to repair homes
While Minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh announced to sober-faced flood victims at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre yesterday they could access money through various grants, members of the Opposition's constituency office busily distributed hampers and food to flood victims downstairs.
DIEGO NEED HELP
Six days after raging floodwaters and landslides destroyed their homes and possessions, residents of Diego Martin and other parts of western Trinidad continue to plead for help from various State agencies, appealing for food, clothing and shelter.
FLOOD OF PAIN
Life still a trauma for Diego residents now living in Oripune
Flood victims thankful
Although the apartment complex in Oropune Gardens Piarco has not been completed, flood victims from various parts of the West were extremely thankful yesterday they were given the opportunity to start afresh.
Parents: How will we send children to school?
Parents who lost their homes to flood waters on Saturday have not even began to think about how they would send their children to school in September.
'Miss Muds' hanging over edge of cliff
Aftermath of Saturday's floods in west Trinidad...
...Imbert questions State on compensation
OPPOSITION Member of Parliament Colm Imbert says unless the State is going to compensate the residents affected by flooding in Diego Martin after heavy rains last Saturday August 11, the announcement that damage has been estimated in excess of $109 million "just hangs in the air and does not really mean anything".
'We are doing all in our power'
More crews, more equipment join clean-up...
Living on the edge
Life along the river will never be the same for residents of Matches Lane, Upper Richplain Road, Diego Martin.
'Comfortable' at the shelter, residents unsure what's next
WITH mud and slush threatening to take her La Puerta home, 29-year-old Cindy George is now unsure where she will place her head after she leaves the Central Community Centre, Diamond Vale, Diego Martin.
Body found floating off Pier 1 jetty
POLICE are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man which was found floating off the Pier 1 jetty, Williams Bay, Chaguaramas, yesterday.
Javelin king moves up Elite list
Winning the country's second Olympic gold medal is expected to boost Keshorn Walcott to among the highest earners in the Ministry of Sport's Elite Athletes Assistance Programme (EAAP) following his historic performance at the London Games on Saturday.
Honours coming for other T&T Olympians
The Government has apologised for any impression created by the fact that other members of the T&T Olympic team were not honoured at Monday's Piarco homecoming celebration for gold medallist Keshorn Walcott, says Communication Minister Jamal Mohammed.
My son deserves a house too
Father of double Olympic medallist Keston Bledman
Keshorn enrolls at UTT
T&T's Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott will return to school in September. Walcott yesterday signed his letter of acceptance to the Certificate in Sport Studies Programme at the University of T&T (UTT) for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Keshorn can move in within two weeks
oco-born Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott will be able to move into his new luxury home at Federation Park Villas in about two weeks.
Gibbs flies out
Former Police Commissioner, Dwayne Gibbs, and Deputy Commissioner Jack Ewatski have both returned quietly to Canada.
Bakr to know fate in sedition trial today
Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr will know his fate at approximately 1 pm today when his three-month sedition trial ends.
Invest carefully, Keshorn
Only 19, young Walcott should seek professional advice on how best to invest, in particular, his $1 million windfall as there would certainly be those out there anxious to help him part with the bulk, if not all of his money.
Bridget Brereton: Heroes, pioneers, role models
Winford James: A good games, right?
John Spence: The Constituency Development Fund
Five on $.5M bail
FIVE persons, among them two women, yesterday appeared in the Couva Magistrates' Court on drugs and ammunition charges.
Grenadian charged with sex assault on girl, 4
A GRENADIAN man was yesterday denied bail on charge of committing a sexual offence on a four-year-old girl.
Girl, 10, reports being raped
PRINCES TOWN police are searching for the man accused of raping a ten-year-old girl multiple times over the past year.
British tourist raped after lime in Central
A British woman who trusted her friend's cousin to drive her home was instead robbed and raped before being thrown out of a moving car.
Murder accused claims police licks
Murder accused Andre "Bagoo" Seepersad yesterday claimed he had been assaulted by the police, when he appeared in court charged with killing 56-year-old polio victim Donawattie Jadoonanan.
Drunk burglar offers to share whisky with cops
A drunken burglar, caught on Monday inside the house he broke into, did not try to escape, but instead offered to share the whisky with the policemen.
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