29th January, 2024:- The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF) remains unwavering in its commitment to preserving the pristine condition of the iconic Queens Park Savannah (QPS), Port of Spain’s largest open space. This cherished space, a beacon of environmental sustainability, family entertainment, and commercial interests, plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. As the stewards of this vital area, MALF proudly endorses the ‘I Love My Street’ initiative—a nationwide movement aimed at instilling pride and responsibility among Trinbagonians for the preservation of their beloved country.
Earlier today at the Queens Park Savannah, Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, accompanied by a team from the Horticultural Services Division (HSD), met with Port of Spain Mayor, Alderman Chinua Alleyne and Mr. Harvey R. Borris, Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Justice.
While expressing his support for the project during the meeting, Minister Hosein assured citizens that the HSD will continue to conduct regular maintenance of the QPS and this initiative simply complements the work being done, “The initiative immediately caught my interest, especially considering the significant role the Savannah plays in enhancing the quality of life in our country. We welcome these beautification efforts as they contribute to enhancing and maintaining the aesthetics of this cherished space.”
‘I Love My Street’ is a grassroots movement focusing on community improvement, driven by dedicated volunteers passionate about enriching the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago. Harvey Borris, the founder of the initiative, explained, “This initiative is meant to inspire Trinbagonians to cherish our country. It aims to foster appreciation and protection of our nation, encouraging citizens to take an active role in community improvement.”
Mayor Chinua Alleyne expressed admiration for the initiative, saying, “The project is truly phenomenal, illustrating the pivotal role volunteerism plays in the country’s development. We appreciate the exemplary leadership of the Centre for Justice under the guidance of Mr. Harvey Borris. The city remains committed to supporting endeavours that encourage community action.”
Minister Hosein commended the Centre for Justice and its partners for their dedication to enhancing Queens Park Savannah. ” ‘I Love My Street’ is a testament to the power of community collaboration, and I encourage all citizens to join hands in making Trinidad and Tobago a more beautiful place, one street at a time.” He expressed his hope to see the initiative expand to other communities, emphasizing the Savannah’s unique position in enriching the citizens’ quality of life.
“The Savannah is a reflection of the tapestry of Trinidad and Tobago; it’s a family space enjoyed by all. I hope to see other NGOs play a part not just in beautifying but in partnering to create a narrative that transcends mere aesthetics,” added Minister Hosein.
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