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

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

Ministry honours 2

on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:15

FORMER national footbal coach Bertille St Clair and educator O B Charles have been honoured as special achievers by the Ministry of People and Social Development.

The ministry has allocated $3.6 million to be disbursed at a rate of $300,000 each month to cover grants to special achievers, recognised as citizens whose service have been exceptional and helped to lift the international profile of this country and for their significant contribution to nation building.

St Clair was honoured for his contribution in sports while Charles was recognised for his development of Education in Tobago.

Ex-national coach honoured

on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:08

 The Ministry of the People and Social Development honoured  former national coach Bertille St Clair and educator OB Charles as Special Achievers yesterday, with a presentation at its office in Carnbee, Tobago. 

Senator Christine Newallo-Hosein, Minister of the People and Social Development, in delivering her brief remarks said persons should be honoured while they are alive. She made reference to the ministry only two weeks ago, having honoured the late renowned cricket administrator Alloy Lequay. 

Lequay died Sunday.

“And I think so many times we wait for someone to pass before we could