A total of 4,100 households are receiving food support from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services for the Christmas season.
The Ministry says they are among vulnerable families who are experiencing hardship and are unable to fully provide for the nutritional needs of their respective families.
It says this is in keeping with the spirit of caring and giving that the season of Christmas represents.
The distributions will continue until December 22, 2017 at various locations across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it held its first children’s Christmas party for the children of staff members and also children associated with the Cerebral Palsy Society and the Blind Welfare Association of Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
The event was held at the Ministry’s Inter-Disciplinary Child Development Centre in Couva.
The Police Service has issued a list of safety guidelines that people should follow over the Christmas Season.
The guidelines are for shopping, for homes and for while in vehicles.
Among them, the police are advising that people not walk with large sums of money and to pay attention to pick pocketers.
The following are the safety tips issued by the police today:
Avoid carrying around or exposing large sums of cash.
Keep your mobile phone with you and do not leave it unattended.
If walking, please do so in well-lit areas.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR, MP, SC LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION & MP FOR SIPARIA
Christmas is a time of love and togetherness, when we put aside our differences and celebrate the remarkable event that took place in Bethlehem more than two thousand years ago.
MESSAGE TO THE NATION BY DR THE HONOURABLE KEITH ROWLEY, MP PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2016
In the spirit of the Christmas Season, I extend sincere wishes for a safe, joyous and happy Christmas to the Christian community, from the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago.