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On Tuesday August 09, 2022 the Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, met with Mr. Roi Chiti, the UN-Habitat HUB Coordinator for Andean Countries, Ms. Ana Karina Bernal Iaiguez, the Programme Analyst and Akilah Edwards-Rose, the UN-Habitat Trinidad and Tobago Focal Point Consultant as part of the UN-Habitat’s Andean
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On Thursday August 4th, The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Housing and Urban Development and Chairman of the Oversight Committee for the 60th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations, hosted a Media Conference to reveal the 60th Anniversary logo and premium events carded for 60th Anniversary celebrations. The 60th Anniversary of Independence - “Diamond Jubilee” is being
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On Thursday July 28, 2022 the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, in collaboration with the Port-of-Spain Shopping Complex Limited – New City Mall and East Side Plaza, which is under the remit of the Ministry, hosted an event for staff to commemorate Emancipation Day, 2022 at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port-of-Spain. The Honourable
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The Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, on Wednesday July 06, 2022, presented Cheques valued at $375,000.00 to Twenty-Five (25) recipients of the Ministry’s Home Improvement Grant Programme (HIG), at a distribution ceremony held at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port-of-Spain. The recipients of this grant allocation are from
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On Wednesday June 15th 2022, The Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, met with Mr. Alejandro Rossi, Director Multi-Country Office, Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama – The United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS) to discuss possible areas of collaboration on projects for housing and urban development. The United
In my capacity as Minister of Housing and Urban Development and indeed as a citizen of this country I have noted with concern the facts that have been revealed from the recent judgement of Mr. Justice Frank Seepersad regarding a ‘money for assistance to get houses’ scheme. Disgracefully this is not the first occurrence, but
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Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis presented Home Improvement Grant cheques to twenty-seven (27) recipients from several communities in north-east Trinidad, at a distribution Ceremony held yesterday, (May 25, 2022) at the Bon Air Gardens Community Centre, Emperor Boulevard, Bon Air Gardens, Arouca. The Home Improvement Grant Programme forms an integral
May 09, 2022   LETTER TO THE EDITOR   Mrs Rosemarie Sant, Managing Editor, Trinidad Guardian Newspapers, St. Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain   Dear Madam,   The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development notes, with concern, two (2) articles carried in your editions of Sunday May 1 and Thursday May 5, 2022 respectively, each expressing concern about the apparent lack
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Sixty-Six youths from communities in East Port of Spain participated in an Orientation Session on April 27, 2022 to begin training in a series of disciplines related to the construction industry, as the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited’s launched its third ‘Education to Production – Construction Skills Training Programme’ at the Laventille Community
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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and its agencies touch the lives of people in ways few other Ministries do. “By injecting new life and opportunities into East Port of Spain, and providing the security that comes from land ownership, both the East Port of Spain Development Company (EPOSDC) and the Land Settlement Agency
Minister Robinson-Regis expressed her concern for the welfare of the victims, noting that “this is indeed a very traumatic time for the owner, especially as her two children are currently abroad. The HDC will therefore do everything it can to ameliorate her circumstances. Already a vacant unit has been identified in another HDC community not
Housing Minister Camille Robinson-Regis oversees the urgent relocation of victims of today’s fire at an apartment located in Building 222, Oropune Gardens, Piarco. Minister Robinson-Regis expressed her concern for the welfare of the victims, noting that “this is indeed a very traumatic time for the owner, especially as her two children are currently abroad. The
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On Friday, April 01, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Camille Robinson- Regis, as part of her ongoing familiarization efforts to get acquainted with the Agencies under the remit of her new Ministry, visited the East Port of Spain Development Company (EPOSDC), Laventille, where she met officials and staff. This was followed by a trip to
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Minister of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD), the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, met with the HDC’s Managing Director, Ms. Jayselle MacFarlane and her Management Team at the HDC’s office at South Quay, Port of Spain on March 28, 2022 as part of her familiarization tour of the Agencies under the remit of her new Ministry. The
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The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, recently appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD), received a warm welcome as she assumed her new portfolio at the Ministry’s Head Office, South Quay, Port of Spain on March 21, 2022.   On hand to greet the Honourable Minister were the Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry, Mrs.
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The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles and Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Adrian Leonce presented keys to twenty-two (22) deserving recipients at a ceremony held yesterday (December 21) at the Bon Air Community Centre in Bon Air West, Arouca. This is in addition to
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The Meeting followed a webinar which took place earlier on November 01, entitled Public Spaces in Trinidad and Tobago: accessibility, safety and opportunities for social integration. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Claire Davidson-Williams made a presentation at that forum on behalf of the Honourable Minister. The discussions centred around an initiative of the United Nations
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The Honourable Pennelope Beckles recently attended the official opening of the Coral Gardens Community Park led by THA Assemblyman for Buccoo/Mt. Pleasant, the Honourable Ancil Dennis. The Playpark was developed in partnership with the Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Division of the Tobago House of Assembly and corporate sponsor, Warner Construction and Sanitation Limited,
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The Honourable Pennelope Beckles recently hosted a meeting with UNWomen representatives, Tonni Ann Brodber and Je’nille Maraj, at the Ministry’s Conference Room, 44-46 South Quay, Port of Spain.   The discussions centred around a number of areas of mutual understanding and interest regarding gender focus strategic priorities, specifically data collection and statistics to support advocacy
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On Tuesday 07 September, 2021 the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries hosted a Live Public Draw for prospective recipients of the PETROTRIN Residential Lots Programme. The event was broadcast live on TTT at 10:00am from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Main Conference
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On Saturday 28 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, distributed keys for mailboxes to residents of Demerara Heights Housing Community at the Wallerfield Activity Centre.   The Settlements and Community Relations Department of the Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago is spearheading this Mailbox System initiative, which
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On Friday 20 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, turned the sod for Phase I of the PETROTRIN Residential Lots Programme at the Glenroy II site, in Princes Town. This Residential Lots Programme was launched in 2020 for former employees of PETROTRIN who were terminated in November, 2018,
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Earlier today, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, presented keys to a three-bedroom HDC apartment located at Vieux Fort, St. James to Jenille Rodriguez, mother of the children who perished in the fire. Troy Burke and Jenille Rodriguez suffered an unimaginable tragedy on July 28, 2021 when they lost
On Friday 06 August, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles presented cheques to ten (10) beneficiaries, under the Ministry’s Home Improvement Grant Programme (HIG), at a distribution ceremony held at the Arima Community Centre, Anglican Street, Arima. The recipients of this grant allocation are from East Trinidad. The Home
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The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles attended a handing over ceremony of computer devices, which was held at the office of the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited (EPOSDC). The Minister received thirty (30) computer tablets from private donors Dave Singh and his daughter, Christyana Singh of San Fernando.
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles attended a handing over ceremony, held this morning at the office of the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited.   The Minister received thirty (30) tablets from private donors Dave Singh and his daughter, Christyana Singh and made the presentation to the Principal
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Minister Beckles presided over a virtual installation ceremony on 30 June 2021 in which the Chairman and members of the Land Settlement Committee were inducted,   The Committee, which has been appointed to serve for the next two (2) years include the following members, Chairman Wayne  Inniss - Mr. Kenneth Deoraj, Ms. Marilyn Duncan, Mr.
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On Monday 19 April, 2021 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles presented cheques to ten (10) applicants, under the Ministry’s Home Improvement Grant Programme (HIG), at a distribution ceremony held at the HDC’s Sub Office in San Fernando. The recipients of this grant allocation are from various communities in South
The Honourable Minister, accompanied by the Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry and other officials of the Ministry and the Housing Development Corporation, was delighted to officiate and deliver the Feature Address at the Key Distribution Ceremony, held yesterday at Riverside North Housing Development in Corinth, San Fernando, one of the HDC’s newest housing
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The Honourable Minister and recently appointed Permanent Secretary paid a visit to the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited on April 01, 2021 to meet with staff as part of their familiarization tour of the Agencies under the remit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.   At the end of the tour
Minister Beckles takes a photo with officers from the National Commission for Self-Help Ltd before the start of the Outreach Caravan in Blanchisseuse last Saturday hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
As part of its Public Awareness and Education (PAE) Programme, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Outreach Caravan rolled in to the northeastern communities of Blanchisseuse and La Fillette on Saturday 06 February, 2021 where scores of residents from the area and neighbouring villages were warmly welcomed by the Honourable Minister and Member of
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The Honourable Minister, accompanied by the Honourable Adrian Leonce, Minister in the Ministry and other officials of the Ministry and the Housing Development Corporation, was delighted to officiate and deliver the Feature Address at this Key Distribution Ceremony, held yesterday at Lexus Villas in Marabella, one of the newest developments constructed by the HDC under
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On Thursday 28 January, 2021 the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Harriet Cross, paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Pennelope Beckles at her South Quay office in Port of Spain.   During this inaugural meeting, the High Commissioner and the Minister would have touched on a
Despite the inclement weather today (Monday 02 November, 2020) Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles and Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Adrian Leonce were still able to tour several work sites under the remit of the Land Settlement Agency and the Housing Development Corporation in
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Housing and Urban Development Minister, Honourable Penelope Beckles handing over a package with keys to a proud homeowner under the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, today (Wednesday), presented keys to nineteen (19) deserving recipients under the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP). At a distribution ceremony held at the Mt. Hope/Mt. Lambert Community Centre, recipients from various areas of northern Trinidad proudly collected keys to their new homes
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Penelope Beckles, today (Wednesday), presented keys to nineteen (19) deserving recipients under the Ministry's Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP). At a distribution ceremony held at the Mt. Hope/Mt. Lambert Community Centre, recipients from various areas of northern Trinidad proudly collected keys to their new homes
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His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic Trinidad and Tobago paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, today at the Ministry’s South Quay office.   During this inaugural meeting, His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama and the Honourable Minister discussed general bilateral relations between Japan and
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The Honourable Minister of Housing and Urban Development Pennelope Beckles, and the Honourable Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Adrian Leonce presented Deeds of Lease to beneficiaries of the Ministry’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme on September 25, 2020 to start construction of their very own home.   In an intimate distribution ceremony
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On Wednesday September 16, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, newly appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development cut the ribbon to officially signal the opening of Brownfield Site, Bois Bande, Sangre Grande.   This milestone event highlighted the upgraded works that will benefit some 150 households in Settlement B of the Brownfield Site. Residents can now
Minister of Housing and Urban Development Pennelope Beckles, Minister in the Ministry, Adrian Leonce and MP Roger Monroe with two residents- Dalia Forteau and Ricardo James of Settlement B, Brownfield Site, Bois Bande, Sangre Grande.
On Wednesday September 16, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, newly appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development cut the ribbon to officially signal the opening of Brownfield Site, Bois Bande, Sangre Grande.   This milestone event highlighted the upgraded works that will benefit some 150 households in Settlement B of the Brownfield Site. Residents can now
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Newly-appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles took time out of her busy schedule today to meet 78-year-old pensioner, Ms. Josephine Douglas and 52-year-old Ms. Delores Hercules to officially present them with keys to their new homes under the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme. Also, in attendance were Minister in
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Newly-appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development, The Honourable Pennelope Beckles and Minister in the Ministry, The Honourable Adrian Leonce, were warmly welcomed to the Ministry on August 24, 2020. They both met earlier with Permanent Secretary Simone Thorne-Mora and Deputy Permanent Secretary Nirmala Ramlogan, as they familiarized themselves with the workings of the Ministry
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Today, Permanent Secretary Ms Simone Thorne-Mora welcomed the Honourable Adrian Leonce, MP for Laventille East/ Morvant as Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development welcomes the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, MP for Arima as the newly sworn-in Minister of Housing and Urban Development and The Honourable Adrian Leonce, MP for Laventille East/ Morvant as Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The Ministry congratulates both Ministers on their appointment and we

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The Minister of Housing and Urban Development the Honourable Pennelope Beckles was pleased today to see the implementation of her recommendation to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) that their service offerings be decentralized and be offered at the HDC San Fernando office. This initiative which was launched today, will bring untold benefits to existing and
Thirty Families of Samuel Cooper Road, Moruga get Keys to their New Homes (21)

Earlier today, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the Land Settlement Agency and the Office of the Commissioner of State Lands officially launched the GoRTT’s Tenancy Policy at the Ministry’s Head Office on South Quay, Port of Spain. The launch of this Tenancy Policy is an important milestone in this Administration’s

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NAMES & REFERENCE NUMBERS OF SELECTED APPLICANTS HOUSING DRAW – WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE, 2020 Excerpt from Page 1 of the “Independent Auditor Report of the June 05, 2020 Random Housing Draw”, submitted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory Services Limited (PWC) The Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (“HDC”) engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited (“PwC” or “we”) to

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On Tuesday, May 19, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Hon. Edmund Dillon together with the HDC made twenty-four individuals and families very happy as they received their allocation documents for units at LakeView, Point Fortin and Hubertstown, Guapo via an abridged virtual ceremony. These families were processed and scheduled to receive their
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Five hundred (500) applicants from the public housing database moved one step closer to home ownership when they were selected for assessment interviews during the Housing Draw which was  hosted live by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) on Wednesday June 03. These applicants were

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Minister Edmund Dillon is captured here with happy applicants after they received their Certificates of Comfort at the Distribution Ceremony  on February 11, 2020 at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando
Housing Minister, the Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon officiated at the distribution ceremony held earlier today at Naparima Bowl in San Fernando. Over a hundred beneficiaries were in attendance to receive their Certificates of Comfort including a few who were there to receive their Statutory Lease and Deeds of Lease.  Minister Dillon, reminded those
Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley (centre) accompanied by Minister Dillon, Minister Deyalsingh and Minister Cox with happy homeowners at Mahogany Court, Mt Hope

On February 12, the HDC distributed a total of one hundred and fifty-nine (159) allocation packages to deserving families under government’s first ever Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. The ceremony which took place at Mahogany Court, Mt Hope saw seventy- three (73) allocation packages for recipients of Mahogany Court, and another eighty-six (86) for recipients

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The Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon recently distributed seventeen (17) new starter units to beneficiaries in O’Meara/D’Abadie, Tunapuna and St. Joseph at the Upper El Dorado Community Centre under the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP). One of the recipients at this event was the national “flag

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On January 21, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) hosted the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation’s Small and Medium Contractors (SMC) Housing Initiative 2020. This is a Government initiative intended to initiate a new housing construction programme, whereby qualified small and medium sized contractors will now be given the opportunity to construct basic “no frills”

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Thousands of persons, today, graced the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre with their presence as they converged on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing 101 Expo. The day was marked by a series of firsts; the first comprehensive housing manual and the first ever housing expo by the Ministry of Housing and Urban

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Earlier today, the Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon distributed housing units at Sugar Hill Terrace, Rampanalgas Village at key distribution ceremony under the Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme. The Housing and Village Improvement Programme targets residents living in dilapidated conditions in rural and peri-urban areas. The intent is to

Families in Enterprise Chaguanas Receive Certificates of Comfort
On June 11, under the stewardship of the Hon. Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon, the Land Settlement Agency distributed thirty-seven Certificates of Comfort to families at a Ceremony in Crown Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas. A Certificate of Comfort issued by the Land Settlement Agency, is the first stage in the regularization of tenure process. Only squatters
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On Friday May 17, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Hon. Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon oversaw the signing of a contract between the HDC and the China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Company Limited (CGGC) for the provision of 5000 affordable housing units. CGGC will engage in a design-build-finance arrangement meaning that land
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Several families will now have a new space to call their home after they received housing packages today at a housing distribution ceremony at Ridge View Heights, Bon Air. The communities of Ridge View Heights, Bon Air Park and Carina Gardens will now have new additions, as collectively some sixty-one packages were distributed. Congratulating residents
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On April 12, Housing and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Major General (Ret'd) Edmund Dillon toured several sites along East Trinidad where works are currently underway to build housing units for several families under the Housing and Village Improvement Programme. Minister Dillon was quite impressed with the progress of all the sites and applauded the effortsof
Minister Dillon touring Greenvale Community
Following serious flooding in the Greenvale community last October, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, through the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), and the Ministry of Works and Transport have been conducting extensive works within the community. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Hourable Major General (Retd) Edmund Dillon toured the community on Wednesday
Children at play in the recently opened Harpe Place Play Park

Residents of two Housing Development Corporation (HDC) communities in East Port of Spain were on hand to witness the official opening of two recreational spaces within their communities on Wednesday, March 13. These two recently opened play parks are located at Awai Lands, Belmont and Harpe Place, Observatory Street, Port of Spain and are seen

Housing Minister, Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon in conversation with Mr. Derwin Howell, Chairman of Habitat Trinidad and Tobago and Ms. Jennifer Massiah, National Director, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago in the forefront of the photo taken at Habitat Trinidad and Tobago’s Hunger Banquet, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency.

The Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon delivered the feature address at the Habitat for Humanity Hunger Banquet on Sunday 17th March, 2019. This is the seventh year that the Banquet was being hosted by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity – Habitat Trinidad and Tobago.    The gala event helps to raise much

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On February 27, 2019 the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Major General (Ret.) Honourable Edmund Dillon presented Letters of Appointment to the members of the Joint Protective Services Housing Committee at the Ministry’s head office on South Quay. In welcoming Deputy Permanent Secretary Florette Clarke, Ministry of National Security as the new Chairperson of

Thirty Families of Samuel Cooper Road, Moruga get Keys to their New Homes (23)
On February 18, 2019, thirty (30) families received keys to their new homes at a key distribution ceremony at Samuel Cooper Village, Moruga through the Housing and Village Improvement Programme. Under this new award-winning programme, thirty (30) homes were constructed to replace dilapidated structures that residents were residing in, while repairs were also undertaken on
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On Monday 18 February, fifty (50) families strengthened their ties to the rural community of Moruga when they received keys to homes in Phase 2 of the HDC’s Gomez Trace housing community. Present to witness this happy moment were Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley; Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Hon. Major General
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On Thursday (Feb 07, 2019) evening, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon journeyed to Lisas Gardens, Couva for the official opening of the Lisas Gardens Play Park and the Commissioning of Lights at that venue.   Built in the 1980s, Lisas Gardens is considered to be one

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Back Row from left – Mr. Wayne Griffith, Ms. Ann Marie Francis-Charles, Ms. Sharon Felix, Karen Sampson-Peters, and Mr. Anthony Ferguson (Members of the Board of Management)

The Honourable Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon, Minister of Housing and Urban Development presented Letters of Appointment to Members of the newly installed Board of Management for New City Mall and East Side Plaza at a ceremony held today at the Ministry’s Conference Room, South Quay, Port of Spain. Mr. Olsen Oliver has been appointed

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In keeping with his promise to tour the various agencies that fall under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable  Major General (Ret'd) Edmund Dillon toured the East Side Plaza and New City Mall earlier this week. Accompanied by Ms. Simone Thorne-Mora – Permanent Secretary and other Senior Executives of
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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce that it recently won the President’s Award for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector.   The Ministry’s Housing and Village Improvement Programme (HVIP) was the entry that was selected, which according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), successfully met all of the

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The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a member of staff fraudulently offered a family a housing unit in Greenvale Park, La Horquetta.   The Permanent Secretary wishes to underscore that the Ministry has always been transparent and will continue to be transparent when it

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Eighty eligible squatters received Certificates of Comfort (CoCs), at a recently held distribution ceremony hosted by the Land Settlement Agency (LSA), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The ceremony was held at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre, Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard, Diego Martin.   A Certificate of Comfort issued by the

Minister Dillon congratulates a new home owner at Trestrail Lands
D’abadie was abuzz with excitement and pride yesterday morning, as 82 families received units at a housing distribution ceremony at HDC’s Trestrail Lands Housing Development. Sharing the joy with these families through remarks were the Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Housing and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Major General Edmund Dillon, Member of
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The Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, today, presented Certificates of Comfort and Statutory Leases to over one hundred (100) eligible squatters.   A Certificate of Comfort is a unique instrument issued by the Land Settlement Agency in accordance with the Act. It gives the recipient an assurance that
Housing and Urban Development Minister Tours Mahogany Court, Mt Hope (2)
On Septemeber 11, Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Hon Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon and MP for St. Joseph, the Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh toured the Mahogany Court Housing Development located in Mt Hope. Mahogany Court is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative which is expected to be completed in four phases with a total
amilies Receive Housing Packages at Nepuyo Court
With a couple of days to go before independence, forty(40) families received packages to their very own homes at the Nepuyo Court Housing Development in Malabar, earlier today. The Housing Distribution Ceremony was hosted by the Housing Development Corporation - HDC on the 6.15 acre development located at Henry Peters Road, Malabar, Arima.   Works
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By the end of this fiscal year thirty (30) new housing units will be completed and distributed to qualifying residents at Samuel Cooper Road, Fifth Company, Moruga under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Home Village Improvement Programme (HVIP). Ten other home improvement works will also be undertaken, while infrastructural and drainage works have

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“I am really thankful to God for blessing my family with our own home. Today our prayers have been answered.” These were the words of Crystal Alleyne-Purcell the mother of two girls as she along with over sixty (60) other families joyfully received housing packages to their new homes at the River Runs Through, Housing
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Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley and Housing and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Major General (Retd) Edmund Dillon, MP distributed homes located at the HDC's Lake View, Pier Road and Hubertstown Housing Development to 71 families including members of the protective service and defence force. The Lake View Housing Development commenced in April 2006
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Hon. Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon delivers remarks at a Housing Distribution Ceremony at the La Fortune Housing Development, Pt. Fortin.
The Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon receives a warm welcome from Mrs. Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones, Permanent Secretary, on his arrival at the Ministry’s Head Office on August 06, 2018

The Honourable Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon, newly appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD), received a warm welcome as he assumed his new portfolio at the Ministry’s Head Office, South Quay, Port of Spain on August 06, 2018. On hand to greet the Honourable Minister were Mrs. Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones, officials and staff

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On August 06, 2018, the Permanent Secretary Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones and staff welcomed the Hon. Major General Edmund Dillon to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.   As Minister of Housing and Urban Development, he oversees the Government’s home and village improvement, subsidised housing, land settlement, regularisation of tenure of squatters and urban development policies and

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What is involved in owning and operating your own business? On Friday July 27, 2018, Ninety Four (94) young persons who either reside or go to school in East Port of Spain can now say they have an idea, as they graduated from the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited’s Youth Entrepreneurial Programme 2018
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Friday 20th July 2018, will be remembered as the date that several Certificate of Comfort holders received statutory leases from the Land Settlement Agency. These beneficiaries who reside in several communities in Sangre Grande, Brazil and Wallerfield attended a Ceremony at the Government Plaza, where they received their statutory leases for a period of 30
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From 17th July 2018, eighty-eight (88) young prospective entrepreneurs between the ages 14-17 who either reside or attend school in East Port of Spain started a two-week journey of entrepreneurship with the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited.   The programme, an initiative of the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited, an agency
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Ms. Simone Thorne Mora Quinones, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development accompanied by Ms. Marie Hinds, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Planning and Development just returned home from attending the 2018 Korea-LAC Future Cooperation Forum, held in Conrad, Seoul. The forum which was held from June 28-29, 2018 had as its theme,

A look at the Bamboo Creek Villas, Cunupia (5)
Today, the HDC launched the Bamboo Creek Villas, a development located in Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.This development is the second Public Private Partnership housing initiative and utilizes private funding, expertise and land from the private sector to construct houses to satisfy the applicants on the database. This development will consist of a mix of Single
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The following is the list of applicants who will be advancing onto the next phase of the allocation process. These applicants were selected via a random draw using a Modified Weighted System. It is important to note that this listing does NOT represent automatic qualification for a residential lot. The next phase of the Allocation

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley delivering the feature address at the Real Spring Housing Distribution Ceremony.
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The air was ripe with joy and excitement as several families, today, received keys to their new homes at Real Springs, Valsayn South. Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley delivered the feature address at the Housing Distribution Ceremony. Also
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  Many citizens have entered into questionable property arrangements which oftentimes, have left them without any property and any opportunity for recouping their losses.  Some citizens have even paid sums of money in an effort to advance their HDC application while some citizens have begun building their dream homes without adhering to the mandatory processes

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  Today, the Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (HDC) executed a contract with NH International (Caribbean) Limited (NH International) for the construction of one hundred and twenty (120) three (3) bedroom apartments and forty (40) two (2) bedroom apartments at Mt. Hope, Trinidad. The contract is a form of public-private partnership whereby NH

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Today, several communities of East Port of Spain rejoiced as seventy (70) students graduated from the ‘2017 Education to Production and Creating the Beats Programme’ facilitated by the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited (EPOS), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The ceremony, which took place at the UTT Academy
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Saturday, March 17, 2018, will forever be remembered by several families as the date they received their very own home from the Housing Development Corporation. The ceremony which was hosted at Vieux Fort, St James saw Minister of Housing the Honourable Randall Mitchell and Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley distributing units for many
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Today (March 7, 2018), persons who were victims of last week's coastal erosion incident in Bamboo Village, Cedros, were presented with keys to their new accommodation by the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development. Eight families were offered temporary accommodation at Lake View housing community in Point Fortin.
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On Saturday February 24, 2018, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, line Minister for Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited  joined his colleague, Dr.the Hon. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley to formally open the Carenage Homework Centre and Police Youth
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As Acting Minister of Housing and Urban Development, I have noted the many inaccurate and sensational statements which have appeared in the media over the last few days regarding the proposed North Grove housing community in Curepe and wish to place the following information in the public domain. The site is a seven-hectare parcel The

Sod Turning: Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez, from left, Housing Minister Randall Mitchell, Sport Minister Darryl Smith, Laventille EastMorvant MP Adrian Leonce and Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds turn the sod for the Laventille Swimming Pool Facility in Sogren Trace, Laventille
Students and residents of the Laventille, Morvant, Belmont and Port of Spain communities will soon benefit from the construction of a Swimming Facility at the Laventille Sogren Trace Sports Centre. On February 2, 2018, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development joined Sport and Youth Affairs Minister, Darryl Smith, members of parliament for
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Three communities in East Port of Spain can now benefit from access to Community Impact Centres which have been refurbished to cater to the specific and unique needs of the communities. The refurbishment of these centres was completed by the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited, an agency of the Ministry of Housing and
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Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to comment on a video featuring Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr. Fuad Khan, which is being circulated via Facebook. In this video, Dr. Khan irresponsibly advises the population that, …. “it is better to make plenty children, sleep under a step or go on a river bank and

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Thousands of citizens flocked to the Couva Village Plaza on Friday January 12, in an effort to submit an application for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme.  Some arrived to the venue from as early as 5:00 am for an opportunity to receive one of the one thousand available lots

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On Saturday 16th December, several families were elated as they received packages to their new homes at the Housing Development Corporation - HDC's Housing Distribution Ceremony. The ceremony was hosted at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain.   These families will begin their new lives in the Carlson Field, Retrench, Oasis,
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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) continues its commitment to its stance on open and transparent government and in that light, wishes to report to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago that in and around the end of October 2017, financial discrepancies were discovered at the East Port of Spain Company Limited (EPOS),

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Over eighty families received keys to their new homes today (Saturday 9th December) at the Housing Development Corporation - HDC's Housing Distribution Ceremony. This joyous occasion was hosted at Omardeen's School of Accounting, San Fernando. Congratulations to the new homeowners and their families!
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On December 02, 2017, several families were filled with joy as they became new homeowners. These families attended the HDC's Housing Allocation Ceremony at the Auditorium, Government Plaza, Richmond Street, Port of Spain. The Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development delivered the feature address.
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On November 20, the application venue for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Aided Self-Help Housing Programme formally opened. Over three hundred people flocked to the Couva Village Plaza, Lisas Gardens, Couva to submit applications for this new housing solution. Of those who attended, two hundred and fifty (250) completed applications were submitted; with

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The lands which were developed for the recently-launched Government’s Aided Self Help-Housing Programme are not the lots which have been and are currently being developed for the former Caroni (1975) Limited workers as laid out in the Caroni (1975) Limited and Orange Grove National Company Limited (Divestment) Act 25 of 2005.   The Government’s Aided

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What a joyous day for several families as they received the keys to their new homes today (November 11, 2017) at the Housing Development Corporation - HDC’s Housing Distribution Ceremony. The Distribution Ceremony took place at the Auditorium of the Couva Village Plaza, Lisas Gardens, Couva. These families received keys to homes in the following
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Reference is made to the Spotlight column on Sunday November 05 titled “Housing policy under review”, the story on November 06 titled “Bangladesh to move” written by Andy Johnson and today’s Editorial titled “Do right by Bangladesh residents, Mr. Minister”, which appeared in your newspaper. We wish to state that the Government nor the Land

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STATEMENT Reference is made to the cover story of today’s Express titled “Secret Keys – Govt ministers, senator get posh rent-to-own Victoria Keyes apartments” and the related story on page 4 titled “Shamfa, Ayanna get apartments”, which both contain inaccuracies. Background In September 2016, Cabinet approved the distribution of the 264 units at Victoria Keyes.

Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell flanked by the Certificate of Comfort recipients and Ossley Francis, Chairman, Land Settlement Agency (left) and Hazar Hosein, Chief Executive Officer, Land Settlement Agency (second from right).

On Wednesday November 01, eighteen individuals who have been occupying state land prior to October 1998, received Certificates of Comfort from Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell. Five of the individuals in this group of recipients, are at an advanced stage in the squatter regularisation process and are eligible to receive statutory leases. It

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Here are some of the achievements of the Ministry of Housing and its Agencies for financial year 2016-2017:                          

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is aware that despite the country’s economic circumstances at this time, it must continue to pursue innovative solutions to cater to the housing needs of citizens in need, particularly the low to middle income earners. It is for this reason that Government, through the Ministry of Housing and

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How does the Government plan to use its scarce resources when it comes to housing? Here’s a look:  

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On Wednesday September 13, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development launched a campaign titled “Helping to Rebuild: Food and Supplies Drive” to benefit the hurricane-ravaged islands of Anguilla and Barbuda. For this campaign, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development challenged its staff and its agencies to contribute non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, clothing,

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On Monday August 28, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell presented instruments of appointment to the new Board of the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee (SILWC), an entity of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The new Board, chaired by attorney-at-law, Dane L. Halls has been given the task to urgently treat with

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On August 26, 2017, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, along with other invited dignitaries, presented keys to several families who were recently allocated units at developments throughout Trinidad. The Key Distribution Ceremony took place at the Imani Hall, Omardeen School of Accountancy, San Fernando. Minister Mitchell delivered the feature address. Keys
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The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has been engaged in an aggressive construction programme over the past two years to fulfil its mandate. On August 24, 2017, Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, along with officials of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, toured ongoing housing projects
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The community of Tarodale Hills, San Fernando will receive a new community centre. This was confirmed yesterday as Member of Parliament for the area and Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Randall Mitchell and his colleague, Dr. Nyan Gadbsy-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, officially turned the sod for the new facility.

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Dear Editor, Dr. Moonilal is misleading the public Reference is made to an article titled “Moonilal queries delay in providing army report on AG’s children” which appeared on Page 11 of the Wednesday July 12 edition of your newspaper. In the article, it is reported that “Moonilal said two officials linked to the probe are

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Congratulations to the winner of the LSA Letter Writing Competition, Seema Kadir! Seema Kadir's submission received the highest number of likes and favorable emoji’s. On July 5, 2017, Seema Kadir received her brand new phone courtesy bmobile for her winning letter at the TSTT Hospitality Suite, Queen’s Park Oval. Congratulations Seema! If you missed it, here is Seema’s letter:
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On June 30, 207 the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago officially opened the Maracas St. Joseph Police Station. The Honourable Randall Mitchell, line Minister for Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited - Udecott, MP for the area, Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Commissioner of Police (Ag), Mr. Stephen Williams and Major
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Dear Editor, I wish to thank you for publishing my response to a question posed by Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr. Roodal Moonilal in Friday’s sitting of the House of Representatives. However, the article, which appeared in Saturday’s Express, titled “HDC tenants, owners can apply for aid”, contained some inaccuracies which must be highlighted

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On Saturday 27 May 2017, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell and his parliamentary colleague, Dr. Lovell Francis, Member of Parliament for Moruga/Tableland, turned the sod for the newest public housing development which will be located at Gomez Trace, St. Mary’s Village, Moruga. This is the fourth sod-turning activity that the Ministry and its

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On Wednesday 31st May 2017, the Land Settlement Agency hosted the Finals of the LSA Secondary School Quiz and Debate Competition at the Government Plaza Auditorium on Richmond Street, Port of Spain. Four schools advanced to the final after a keenly fought sixteen (16) team quiz leg, an eight (8) team debate quarter-final round, and
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On Wednesday May 17, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitchell and his Cabinet colleague, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon presented keys to thirty-one members of the protective services who met the requirements for Government-subsidised housing in fulfillment of the government policy of 10% allocation to that group . This presentation took place at the

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The Land Settlement Agency (LSA) wishes to highlight and correct an article written by Shaliza Hassanali and Ralph Banwarie and published as the cover story of today’s Guardian newspaper titled “LSA demolishes 15 homes in Valencia”. The LSA asserts that it nor its officers participated in yesterday’s demolition of illegal structures on State Lands in

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Ms. Mónica Ramírez Londoño, Director of Housing and Human Settlements for Habitat for Humanity International (Latin America and the Caribbean) paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, today (March 13, 2017) at the Minister’s South Quay office. Ms. Londoño’s visit to Trinidad and Tobago coincides with Habitat

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WELCOME TO VICTORIA KEYES Let me also take this opportunity to welcome you all to this long awaited Victoria Keyes development. This project has been 12 years in the making and today it is finally complete and ready for occupation. And isn’t she a beautiful property. Well situated in one of the most sought after

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The Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development presented Letters of Appointment to the members of the newly installed Board of the East Port of Spain Development Company Limited (EPOSDC) on Monday January 23, 2017 at the Ministry’s South Quay, Port of Spain office. Mr. Newman George will serve as Chairman with Dr.

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SALUTATIONS Ms. Simone Thorne-Mora, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Mr. Newman George, Chairman, Housing Development Corporation and other members of the Board Mr. Brent Lyons, Acting Managing Director, HDC Management and Staff of the Ministry and the HDC Key Recipients o Members of the Media Good afternoon and welcome to today’s Key
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  Last Saturday (December 03, 2016) Honourable Minister Randall Mitchell continued to deliver on his promise to allocate 1000 homes before Christmas to applicants of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing programme. Minister Mitchell was able to distribute approximately 200 homes to deserving low to middle income families with considerable help from his

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His Excellency Bishwadip Dey, India’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, today at the Ministry’s South Quay office.   During this inaugural meeting, the High Commissioner and the Honourable Minister discussed areas of mutual concern as it

Win-Win Situation as MHUD and TATT facilitate access of Telecommunications Service Providers to HDC Communities

On Thursday 13 October 2016, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, presided over the signing of an Agreement between major local telecommunications service providers and the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC). The signing which was hosted at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s South Quay office, was precipitated

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The Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development at the Presentation of Keys Ceremony last Saturday#1000homesbeforechristmas #housing #HDC Housing Development Corporation – HDCnews.gov.tt Ministry of Public Administration and Communications Trinidad and Tobago TTMF Home Smart

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Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has responded to an appeal for guidance by the poverty-stricken family presented with a Christmas gift of a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) housing unit in Freeport on Christmas Eve. Vendors Neesha Wattley, 26, her husband, Chris Rambhal, 28, and their four children, who were living in a makeshift shack on a

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Need to get rid of unsightly waste from around your home, school or business place? The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government will conduct the National Clean-up Campaign between January 14, 2017 through April 29, 2017. Contact your Municipal Corporations for more details on the removal of derelict vehicles and other waste. #cleanupTT2017 #spreadtheword