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Attention low income pensioners, persons with
a certi ed disability, low income households and
CBOs, NGOs or FBOs
As of October 2013, the Utilities Assistance Programme (UAP) has been expanded to include the
1. Utilities Bill Assistance Extension
The subsidy on water and electricity bills has been extended to two new groups:
▶ other Low Income Pensioners who receive a pension other than the Senior Citizens
▶ other Low Income Persons with Disabilities who are not in receipt of the Disability Grant
The electricity consumption level criterion has increased from 400kWh to 500kWh per bill
with the maximum annual subsidy increased from $684 to $840.
2. The provision of a Water Tank to Low Income Households/Community Facilities; and
3. The provision of a Solar Panel to Low Income Households in remote areas
This programme targets the following persons:
1. Subsidy to WASA and T&TEC Bills
Recipients of the Senior Citizens' Pension, Disability or Public Assistance Grants, or TT Food
Pensioners over 65 years, who receive a monthly income equal to or less than $3,500, inclusive
of the pension
WASA residential customers who own one property in Class A2, A3 or A4
T&TEC customers with an average consumption over three (3) billing periods (6 months) of
500kW or less.
2. Water Tank Assistance
Households with a total income of no more than $6,000 per month who depend only on truck
Community Facilities used by Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non-governmental
Organisations (NGOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs).
3. Solar Panel Assistance
Households with a total income of $6,000 located in remote areas outside of the current
electricity grid and where it has been determined uneconomical for the installation of electricity
For additional information please contact the Customer Service Unit at the Ministry of Public Utilities at:
Ministry of Public Utilities
#2 Elizabeth Street
Phone: 628-9500 (exts. 1116, 1120); Fax: 628-6067
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
Fifteen-year-old Amber Thompson, riding Mr
Wings, became the champion rider in the T&T
Equestrian Association s Super League Mid League
Division, on Sunday, when she edged Mariel Lanser
in the concluding event of the finals, at Saddle
Valley Stables, Santa Cruz, in brilliant sunshine.
There had been three previous competitions
throughout the year with riders amassing points
depending on placings, with double points allocated
in the finals.
The competition was very close in the Mid League
Thompson flies on wings
to equestrian crown
Waterloo Institute of Soccer Players will host its
annual football fiesta at Waterloo Secondary School
Grounds, Waterloo Road, Carapichaima from 10
am to 4 pm tomorrow.
There will be a competition in three age-groups;
girls Under-19 ( born 1994 and after); boys Under-
9 (born 2004 and after); boys U11 (born 2002 and
after) at the end of which medals and trophies will
be presented to the winning teams courtesy Green
Also on Sunday, the public is invited to a charity
boat cruise aboard the First Lady boarding at Club
Tsunami, Chaguaramas from 4 pm.
Teams are invited to register in the fiesta and to
purchase tickets for the fund-raising cruise by calling
Ramnarace Samuel at 780-9403, Raymond Jurawan
at 316-0268 or Stephen Bartholomew at 678-3878.
All proceeds from these events will go toward a
literacy programme for the young footballers.
hosts football fiesta
division with a tie between Thompson, Lanser and
Unfortunately, Stollmeyer had to withdraw her
Sandhya Moll, leading in the Senior Low League
also had to withdraw her horse The Sultan, which
put the field wide open in that division.
The competition started promptly at 11.30 am with
the Mid League Division, with 17-year-old Lanser,
riding Miramis, the first rider to enter the ring.
The course did not challenge this pair and they
achieved a clear round.
Thompson followed on her rescued race horse Mr
Wings who also had zero faults in a faster time than
Lanser. In the second round over a changed course,
Lanser once again rode first and was heading for a
clear round until Miramis had a disappointing rail
down at the last jump to receive four faults.
Thompson followed on the diminutive Mr Wings
and needed to ride a clear round to win. They did
so in fine fashion, in a very fast time to win from
Lanser. This win made Thompson the champion in
the Super League Competition (Mid League Division),
with Mariel Lanser taking the Reserve Champion
trophy. In addition, Mr Wings won the Horse of the
Year trophy as his consistent performances surpassed
all the other horses throughout the divisions.
The Low League event followed and the compe-
tition was close in the Children s division between
Hadley Rahael on Waiting at the Front and Brynn
English on Nobil LX.
English pipped Rahael, riding two clear rounds on
her lovely chestnut warmblood gelding to Rahael s
4 faults (first round) and clear round (second round).
Adelle Stollmeyer was third on the grey Viking Thun-
Twelve-year-old Rahael got her revenge as her
accumulated points made her the champion Low
League rider in the Children s Division with English
winning the Reserve Champion trophy.
Heather Rahael (Hadley s mother) won the Adult
Low League Division on Zeus, another rescued race
horse, as she received four faults in the first round
and zero faults in the second.
Next on the show jumping calendar is the
Caribbean Equestrian Association s Junior Jumping
Competition in Jamaica early next month. Rahael
(Hadely) and Mariel Lanser will represent T&T and
compete against riders from Jamaica, Barbados and
the Cayman Islands for the Bernard Payen Trophy.
This competition is also the final for 2013 in this
borrowed horse series which our T&T riders won
on her rescued
horse Mr Wings,
during the final
event of the T&T
League, at Saddle
Santa Cruz, on
the Mid Division
League with zero
faults in her final
Wings was named
Horse of the Year.
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