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Facilitators and participants of a workshop on Creating Economic Opportunities for Persons with Autism
Spectrum Disorders pose for a photograph after the two-day seminar, which was hosted by Autism Tobago
in collaboration with the Autistic Society of T&T. The event was held at the Division of Infrastructure and
Public Utilities, Old Government Farm Road, Shaw Park, Scarborough, Tobago. Facilitators from the society
conducted the workshops with funding from the European Development Fund.
Housing Minister Dr Roodal
Moonilal says people are to acquire
land at significantly reduced cost
under the Government s Land for
the Landless programme.
Speaking at Thursday s post-Cab-
inet news conference at the Office
of the Prime Minister in St Clair,
Moonilal said the Housing Develop-
ment Corporation land would be sold
for 20 per cent of market value plus
an infrastructure cost of $12 per
Land for squatter regularisation
under the Land Settlements Agency
would be sold for 20 per cent of the
market value and an infrastructure
cost of $5 a square foot.
Moonilal said, "Such a pricing pol-
icy was extremely modest and seeks
to provide for the needs of citizens
in the community."
He said people with a household
income of less than $8,000 a month
will benefit from the initiatives.
The proposed pricing policy, he
said, "will ensure sustainability of
the Government s housing pro-
One lot of land with a market value
of $150,000 would be sold to qual-
ifying nationals at a price of $78,000,
and under the squatter regularisation
programme the same lot of land
would sell for $50,000.
Moonilal said after last month s
successful lottery draw, in which 500
people qualified under the Land for
the Landless programme, a second
draw for 300 will be done in three
to five months.
He said there is a policy that the
names of the successful applicants
should not be released. (RL)
Second lottery coming for
Land for the Landless initiative
NEW YORK---United States law
enforcement authorities have charged
a Trinidadian woman with grand lar-
ceny in what is being described as a
green card scam.
Caribbean360.com reported yester-
day that Prabattie Maraj, 46, who lives
in the Richmond Hill section of Queens,
New York, scammed her compatriot
out of US$6,000 in the alleged scheme.
Prosecutors claim there might be
more victims in Maraj s alleged scam.
They alleged that Maraj posed as a
lawyer in her South Richmond Hill
storefront and charged Kuldip
Ramkhellawan to secure what he
thought was a legitimate green card
and social security number.
Queens District Attorney Richard
Brown said it turned out that the doc-
uments Maraj gave Ramkhellawan were
Brown said the scene unraveled last
fall, when Ramkhellawan tried to apply
for a driver s licence, but a New York
Department of Motor Vehicles inspector
noticed fake stamps Maraj allegedly
put in Ramkhellawan s actual pass-
Brown said Maraj faces seven years
in jail, if convicted on the grand larceny
charged in green
A 41-year-old Princes Town police
officer with 12 years service has been
arrested by officers of the Professional
Standards Bureau after he allegedly
accepted a $700 bribe to forego the
investigation of a vehicular accident.
The officer was arrested on charges
of accepting the bribe and attempting
to pervert the course of justice.
The officer allegedly failed to record
the accident in the station diary so an
investigation would not be pursued.
He is expected to appear before a
Princes Town magistrate on Monday.
The bureau has urged citizens to
come forward and report any such
incidents, noting they serve only to
undermine the integrity of the Police
Service. The bureau assured that all
reports would be confidential. (RR)
Cop arrested on bribery charge
A Laventille man became the coun-
try s latest murder victim after being
shot on Thursday night.
The victim has been identified as
Ulu Cummings, 31 of Eastern Quarry,
Besson Street police officers said
they received reports that gunshots
were heard in the area. They searched
but found nothing.
Around 6 am yesterday a man found
Cummings body lying in a drain at
Eastern Quarry with gunshot wounds
to the back.
Officers said Cummings was known
The district medical officer visited
the scene yesterday and ordered the
An autopsy will be conducted on
Monday at the Forensic Science Centre,
St James. (ALP)
Laventille man shot dead
ACTING ON AUTISM
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