Sign Language Classes Begin April 14

Sign language courses, organised by the National Disabilities Unit (NDU), will start on Monday, April 14 and not April 7 as previously stated.

The classes, which cater to adult students at Basic I, Basic II and Intermediate levels, will be held at the Irving Wilson School, Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael.

The three-month course, which will run until Friday, July 4, will be held twice a week ??? Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays ??? from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Interested persons should contact the NDU at 310-1650 or 310-1658. The NDU has apologised for any inconvenience this change of date may cause.

Three OAS Professional Development Courses Now Available

The Division of Economic Affairs is advising members of the public that they may now apply for three short-term OAS Professional Development Courses.

Promoting Innovation: Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation will be taught at the University of the California, USA, from June 2 to 13.??The course???s objective is to provide participants with the fundamentals on how to protect and manage intellectual property to support technology commercialisation in the public sector or among small to medium sized enterprises.

Applications must be forwarded to the Division of Economic Affairs, Warrens Office Complex, St. Michael, by Friday, April 25.??During the period June 16 to 20, Trade and Environment training will be offered in Washington D.C., USA and those interested in applying must submit their applications to the Division by Wednesday, April 30.

A course on Sustainable Cities will be taught in Trinidad and Tobago from December 1 to 5. It will provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge on the different elements that contribute to the development of sustainable cities and government officials and members of civil society involved in planning processes and urban development.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the course in December is Thursday, October 16. For additional information, the public should contact Rhea Clarke-Mason at 310-1323 or email or Bertram Johnson at 310-1313 or email

Some of the requirements for the short-term training include being a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS member state and being a holder of a degree in specific areas relating to the course.??Persons who were awarded an OAS Professional Development Scholarship during the past 12 months or currently hold an OAS Scholarship for Academic Studies are not eligible to apply.

Closure Of Nursery And Garden Shop

The Nursery and Garden Shop of the National Conservation Commission, located at Codrington, St. Michael, will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, to allow enhancement work to be carried out.

It will reopen to business on Monday, April 7. Any inconvenience this closure may cause is regretted.

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