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Share 18 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Best cleaned communities around the island to be awarded by: – November 10, 2011 Tweet Share Hon. Gloria Shillingford.Twenty one communities around the island are set to receive awards from the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Local Government, as judging for the National Day of Community Service comes to a close this Friday, November 11th, 2011.A first, second and third prize award will be given to communities making up the seven Local Government Districts on the island for being the best cleaned, tidy and beautiful community, following the observance of National Community Day of Service on November 4th, 2011.Minister responsible for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford said the judging period ran from November 7th to 11th, giving the communities enough time to get rid of debris and garbage collected during the November 4th cleanup campaign. The criteria for the judging will cover five areas.“At the end of this National Day of Community Services, the best cleaned, tidy and beautiful community will be selected by a group of judges and a 1st prize of EC$1,000, 2nd prize EC$800 and 3rd Prize EC$500 will be awarded accordingly.Criteria for judging will include the following: tidiness of the community, clean environment free of garbage and shrubs, aesthetics; flowers planted and hedges, efforts made to landscape the community and clean and cleared drains”, Shillingford disclosed.The Department of Local Government will be primarily responsible for judging the various communities. Acting Local Government Commissioner, Mrs Claudine Roberts.Acting Local Government Commissioner, Mrs Claudine Roberts said that while they are pleased to be awarding these twenty-one communities, it is their intention to increase the prizes in the near future. “We wish that we had a lot of money to ensure that the prices are greater but as we go along, because this is just the first of three cleanup and beautification segments, we will probably seek to have more funds to make available to the councils and the improvement committees as well as cash prizes. They will not only be getting cash prizes this year, but they will also be getting plaques “.The seven Local Government Districts are:North – Capuchin to Portsmouth including Paix Bouche, Bense, Penville and Vieille CaseNortheast – Calibishie to MarigotEast- Atkinson to Petite SoufriereSouth East- Grand Fond to DelicesSouth- Petite Savanne to Bellevue Chopin, including Pichelin, Grand Bay and Tete MorneSouth West- Scotts Head to Goodwill including Roseau Valley, Trafalgar, Giraudel, Morne Prosper to Cochrane, Roseau, GoodwillWest- Canefield to Dublanc with Layou, Campbell, Warner including Belles and Sylvania All communities will receive a cash prize as well as a plaque.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! read more
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