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The Honourable Christine Newallo-Hosein,
Minister of the Ministry of the People and Social Development

Babies born six months ago are to get a gift of a “backpay” in a $100 million initiative to help parents cover the expenses of caring for children in the first year of their life. READ MORE

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, but it was she who came bearing gifts.In fulfillment of her promise of a Baby Grant during the 2015 budget presentation last year, the Prime Minister, through the Ministry of the People and Social Development, distributed the first of the Grants to 40 mothers at the Diplomatic Centre in St. Ann's.Retroactive from October 1st last year, new mothers who belong to low income families will be able to receive the Baby Care Grant. READ MORE


Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2015

on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:27


The HIV Unit of the Ministry of the People and Social Development held its eighth annual commemoration of International Women’s Day at the Conference Hall of Chamber of Commerce Building on the 31st March 2015. Recognising the importance of including men in the discussion on Gender Based Violence, the unit decided for the first time in the history of the event, to invite male staff to. A segment entitled “Males as Part of the Discussion Equals Solutions,” was also included in this year’s event.  READ MORE

Fetes Bacchanal and HIV: HIV/AIDS Sensitization for Carnival 2015

on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:05


Throughout the recently concluded Carnival season, the HIV Unit was actively engaged in sensitization efforts at the Carnival Village in the Queen’s Park Savannah. The staff of the HIV unit spent three weeks engaging in HIV sensitization efforts at the village. They engaged the visiting public, answered questions, distributed Information and Education Communication (IEC) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) materials to the attendees of the village and performed condom demonstrations. It is estimated that over 5,000 persons visited the booth during the carnival. READ MORE