The Majesty Gardens Pilot
One of the more important interventions of the CRP to date is the state-directed pilot programme in the community of Majesty Gardens led by a major housing development undertaken by the National Housing Trust.
The CRP brought together an interagency coordinating committee that included a wide cross section of government and non-governmental agencies, international development partners, and representatives of the Majesty Gardens Community Development Committee (CDC).
Some of the achievements of the pilot include:
- construction and completion of strata units
- reduction of intra-community conflict
- completion of a business survey
- strengthening of the Community Development Committee (CDC)
- registration of the CDC as a Benevolent Society
- provision of Tax Registration Numbers (TRN) and registration to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
- establishment of education and training programmes including literacy, cottage industry and other skills training and internship programmes
- the installation of a solar system in St. Andrew Settlement resulting in an 80% reduction in light bill
- 15 residents trained in LED assembly and installation by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU)
- implementation of a parenting and nutrition programme, resulting in 120 parents trained
- establishment of a police youth club; and
- reduction in community conflict with rival gangs