Thursday, May 8 2008
GOVERNMENT spent approximately $48,000 out of a total of $197,000 through the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs to help “keep the peace” in Laventille in 2006.
These figures were contained in a document which Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs Minister Marlene McDonald brought to the Senate on Tuesday to respond to a question posed to her two months ago by Opposition Senator Wade Mark to list all of the organisations that received funding/grants and/or financial support from her ministry from the period January 2, 2002 to December 31, 2007.
Under the section of the document entitled “Community enhancement and safety programme,” for 2006, it said the ministry allocated $12,000 to the Laventille Peace Initiative Against Crime $12,000 to stage a “Caravan for Peace in Laventille.” Another $14,500 was allocated to this group for a “caravan for peace” in Arima in the same year. The Executive Council for Laventille received $8,746 for a peace caravan in Morvant. The Laventille United Safety and Enhancement Group received $7,000 from the ministry to host a cultural exchange and the Beetham Gardens Police Youth Club was allocated $7,000 to host a Christmas Lunch and Award ceremony.
At Tuesday’s sitting of the Upper House, Senate President Danny Montano did not allow McDonald to read from the document. He apologised to her and the Senate for not directing that the answer to Mark’s question be written and not oral.
The fockin assholes so dotish.
I fockin glad yes....continue giving the conts that pittance and they will continue slaughtering one another on a daily basis.
These same niggas will continue to support the PNM despite the fact the PNM funding dey own demise.