Current Events & News
Carnival Fete 2016
Tea by The Sea 2015
Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015
NCPD athletes returned home as conquerors as members of the national delegation for the Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Los Angeles, California from July 25 to August 2, 2015. The Games drew some 7000 athletes from 177 countries of the world to compete in a spectrum of disciplines including aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports. The Trinidad & Tobago delegation comprised 64 people with 20 coaches and 3 officials. 17 NCPD athletes competed on the national team. The team triumphed in the football tournament and won bronze in basketball. The delegation brought home a total of 48 medals - 15 gold, 9 silver and 24 bronze - in diverse disciplines.
Congratulations to our NCPD athletes and to the national team!
NCPD proudly presented its Graduate Class of 2015 at San Fernando City Hall Auditorium on July 9, 2015. Fifty young men and women who successfully completed skills training in the areas of Bookbinding, Office Administration, Beauty Culture, Food Preparation, Woodwork, Welding, Paper Recycling, Garment Construction, Soap Making and Agriculture graduated at the Ceremony. The Guest Speaker for the event was Mr. Randolph Ramoutar, a Manager at Columbus Communications Limited, who encouraged the graduates to believe that they could be anything they wanted to be.
The afternoon was graced with outstanding cultural items including songs by Ms. Victoria Griffith, Ms. Josanne Walters and the NCPD Steel Orchestra. The graduates also serenaded their parents and guests with the song, I know who I am.
We thank all those who contributed to making this event a tremendous success. Special appreciation is extended to the Training Staff at NCPD whose tireless work makes this event a memorable occasion every year
Best wishes to all our graduates!
Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
NCPD joined the national community in celebrating the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on June 25, 2015. The UNCRPD outlines the responsibilities of nations to ensure that the inalienable rights and freedoms of persons with disabilities residing in them are respected and upheld. NCPD, as a leading advocate for these rights and freedoms, has been actively engaged in an awareness promoting campaign to develop national support for the tenets of the Convention. We recognize this historical passage as a pivotal event in our national progress towards becoming a society of equal opportunity and absolute inclusion: a society for all. Congratulations, Trinidad & Tobago!