In this festive and holy Christmas season, the Sunday Guardian sought out the quiet-spoken and reflective Fr John Pereira, abbot of Mount St Benedict Monastery in St Augustine, for the last
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Minister lauds bpTT’s efforts
“I just want to thank BP Trinidad and Tobago for their benevolence and all that they have done with the Rose Foundation, the people of Beetham and the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”
Winston “Gypsy” Peters, Minister of Community Development, was high in praise for the British-headquartered energy company when he spoke at a Beyond Borders programme hosted by the Rose Foundation at the Each One, Teach One Special School at Beetham Gardens. The programme was arranged so that Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman, BP Group, could hear first-hand of the community partnership and capacity building initiatives co-ordinated by the Rose Foundation and supported by bpTT.
During his remarks at the function, Peters treated the attendees to snippets from his calypsoes Idle Company and Little Black Boy and spoke of having a continued relationship with the community. In April, the Ministry of Community Development and representatives of the Beetham Gardens community met in a sensitisation session on plans for completion of the Beetham Gardens Community Centre.
The ministry is responsible for a number of community-centred programmes including the Community Facility Construction and Refurbishment Programme under which 20 new community facilities were opened over the fiscal years 2012 and 2013.