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Friday, April 28, 2006 

THA spends $6m on community centres in 6 villages
Friday, April 28th 2006

The Tobago House of Assembly is spending in excess of $6 million to deliver community centres to six villages this year.

So far centres at Bethel and Hope have been delivered at a cost of $2.5 million and $75,000 respectively. The Glamorgan centre costing $3.5 million was due for delivery on Wednesday. Centres are also being constructed at Whim, Mt St George and Parlatuvier.

Assistant Secretary of Community Development and Culture Wendell Berkley disclosed this at last week's post Executive Council press briefing. He said the centres would serve as a home for the communities to carry out their activities and urged villagers to reorganise their village councils and to tap on the human resources in their areas. He also urged them to seek out areas to raise revenue to assist them in carrying out their activities and referred to the recent Mt Pleasant Sports and Family Day and the Buccoo Crab and Goat races. He congratulated the organisers in these two villages for their successful events.

Meanwhile the Division of Community Development and Culture is organising it annual May Pole Festival for May 16 at a venue to be announced. The festival is normally held at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex but this is currently under reconstruction at a cost of $50 million.

© Tobago News

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