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(i) Low income pensioners
(ii) Persons with a certi ed disability
(iii) Low income households
(iv) CBOs, NGOs or FBOs
As of October 2013, the Utilities Assistance Programme (UAP) has been
expanded to include the following services:
1. Utilities Bill Assistance Extension
The subsidy on water and electricity bills has been extended to two
▶ other Low Income Pensioners who receive a pension other
than the Senior Citizens Pension
▶ 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 $870.
2. The provision of a Water Tank to Low Income Households/Community
3. The provision of a Solar Panel to Low Income Households in remote
This programme also 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 Card.
Pensioners over 65 years, who receive a monthly income equal to or
less than $3,500, inclusive of the pension
equal to or less than $3,500,
WASA residential customers who own one property in Class A2, A3
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 borne water
Community Facilities used by Community Based Organisations
(CBOs), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Faith Based
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, St. Clair
Phone: 628-9500 (exts. 1116, 1120); Fax: 628-6067
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
UTILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
returns the ball to
during the second
set of a semifinal
in the Bank of the
won 7-5, 6-0.
STANFORD, California---Serena Williams has put
to rest any lingering concerns about her illness-
caused departure from Wimbledon with a strong
showing in her hard-court opener.
Williams reached her fourth final of the season
by taking the last eight games to beat Andrea
Petkovic 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday in the Bank of the
The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams has
won all three finals she has contested so far in
2014, winning titles at Brisbane, Miami and Rome.
The tournament is Williams first since she
tried to play through a viral infection that caused
her to lose equilibrium during a doubles match
with sister Venus at Wimbledon.
In Sunday s final at the hard-court tournament,
Williams will face third-seeded Angelique Kerber,
a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 winner over Varvara Lep-
Williams turned in her best performance yet
against the eighth-seeded Petkovic, striking the
ball with confidence and surviving long rallies.
"I m feeling healthy, I m feeling good and more
than anything I m feeling positive," Williams said.
"I started making shots, got into a rhythm and
it all seemed to come together for me."
Williams had six aces and one double fault
while playing consistently well. She held serve
throughout and only needed to save one break
"I still think I can do some things better," said
Williams, who will reach her 200th non-consec-
utive week at No 1. "It s important to win these
matches to try and get on the right track."
Williams has already defied the odds as the
oldest player to be ranked No 1 in the world. She
also turned in the best season of her career last
year, winning a career-best 11 titles.
Since returning from a right foot injury and
pulmonary embolism in 2011, winning her first
title in more than a year at Stanford, she s won
23 of her 60 titles. She needed 12 years to win
her first 37.
"I was thinking recently about appreciating
what I ve done. I just don t do it enough," she
said. "I ve done everything I ve needed to do, so
why not enjoy it? Why not have fun? I don t do
Against the ninth-ranked Petkovic, Williams
wasted four break points in the final game of the
first set before eventually converting her fifth.
"I had to step up my game," Williams said.
"Andrea was playing so well and making her shots.
I just thought I needed to play better or be down
Petkovic was trying to become the ninth player
---and first since 2010---to beat both Venus and
Serena Williams in one tournament. Petkovic
eliminated Venus in the quarterfinals Friday.
"Playing one of them is a lot," Petkovic said.
"Playing two of them in a row was so strange,
like playing a video game. I would have beaten
a lot of other players the way I played in the first
Petkovic also said she started the second set
on a good note.
"I made four decent serves and she fired them
right back at me," Petkovic said. "I started hurrying
A spectator fell out of the stands during the
first set of the Kerber-Lepchenko match, delaying
it a few minutes. The spectator was able to walk,
with some assistance, out of the stadium.
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