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Casing & Production
Every day approximately 1,000
applicants register for the opportunity
of a new home, according to HDC
corporate communications manager
In a telephone interview yesterday,
she said HDC had about 1,000 appli-
cants by noon.
Findlay said tomorrow 669 appli-
cants will receive HDC units at Carlsen
Field, central Trinidad.
Carol Thompson, one of the appli-
cants outside the HDC s office, Port-
of-Spain, yesterday said she was seek-
ing her children s interest in applying
for a house.
Thompson, a mother of 12, of Pleas-
antville, hoped her children would be
given a slice of the pie.
"I find my children should get a piece
of the cake. They need to get also. They
have children and things. I am an avid
supporter of the UNC. I does have
party meetings in my yard," she said.
However, Thompson said, she and
her family had been ignored.
"I am a staunch supporter and the
HDC and UNC never give my children
nothing. I got my house in Eric
Williams time and four of my children
still live with me. I want them to get
houses. One goes by a woman but she
does run him and he comes by me,"
Janice Caesar, of Carenage, said she
never applied for a house because she
heard the application took years to
However, she hopes her son, Jovelle,
21, who receives public assistance, will
"I came to see about my sister s
application, but I was told she had to
come herself. I never applied because
I heard it takes too long," Caesar added.
Fed Ex has donated a Boeing
727-200 jet to the University of
T&T (UTT) Aviation Institute.
Accepting the gift at the Piarco
International Airport yesterday,
Tertiary Education and Skills
Training Minister Fazal Karim
expressed delight with the pro-
He conceptualised the institute
in 1999 during his tenure as deputy
chairman of Caroni 1975 Ltd.
During a visit in February, he
assured the project was being exe-
cuted within budget and would be
completed within the allocated
time frame of next May.
The jet will be housed at the
new hangar at the Aviation Insti-
tute, Camden Road, Couva.
Work on the new hangar is
expected to be completed by June,
after which students will be trained
to use the jet in various areas,
including rigging operations, sys-
tem functions, radio/radar systems
Reiterating that the work had
"taken off in full flight," Karim said
Cabinet had approved the $41 mil-
lion price tag.
Karim noted that $41,600,000
was approved by Cabinet for phase
one which included the hangar
and associated infrastructural
He said in respect of that phase,
foundation works had been 100
per cent completed.
Phase one of the institute com-
prises 14,335 square feet of enclosed
space, a portion of the ten acres
of land allocated to the project at
the Camden Airfield, Camden Base
Upon completion, its expected
student capacity will be 75 with
all levels of staffing at 25.
The hangar will include an
engine equipment shop, a sheet
metal shop, a wheel and brake shop
and an avionics shop on the
Currently, there are 25 students
enrolled in the first Gate approved
UTT Certificate in aviation tech-
The students were chosen from
275 applicants and began classes
Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training Fazal Karim, third from left, shakes hands with director
general of Civil Aviation Ramesh Lutchmedial as they view the Boeing 727-200 jet at Piarco International
Airport. Also in photo, from left, are instructor of UTT Aviation Institute Trevor Benjamin, director of the
institute Parissram Jaggernath and an official from the Civilian Aviation Authority.
HDC: 669 will get them by tomorrow
Aviation Institute gets 727 jet
Must be a citizen of T&T.
Must 21 years of age and over.
Should not be an owner of land
Applicants must have a means
of income and job tenure.
Register at HDC by filling out an
application online or in person.
This registration number or
access code will be used for HDC's
60 per cent is randomly selected.
25 per cent used at the
Ten per cent for members of the
Five per cent for senior
citizens/emergency cases and
special needs cases
THA chief secretary Orville Lon-
don wants an urgent meeting with
newly appointed Minister of Nation-
al Security Brigadier General Carl
Speaking at the post-Executive
Council news conference on Wednes-
day, London said there are matters
affecting Tobago which needed to be
He said, "One of the reasons for
that meeting is to have a commitment
to the pledges made by the previous
ministers with respect to Tobago.
Among them, would be the status
with respect to the police stations at
Roxborough and Old Grange. We want
to have some idea as to the situation
with respect to the fire services head-
quarters, the construction of the fire
station at Courland.
"We want to know what the sit-
uation is with regards to the Tobago
Tourism Oriented Policing having a
position on Tobago security, which
takes into consideration the environ-
ment in Tobago and of course the
challenges which we might face," Lon-
London said the THA has been
trying to get Tobago s crime situation
disaggregated from that of Trinidad.
London wants meeting with
new National Security minister
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