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More rural playing fields to get Government’s attention

More rural playing fields to get Government’s attention


The people of Colonarie and its immediate environs should be blessed with a proper playing field in the very near future. There are also plans to upgrade other rural sporting facilities.{{more}}

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Ralph Gonsalves made this disclosure recently at the official opening of the Park Hill Playing Field.

“….I want to go to Colonarie in the school yard to see how we can fix up that field and isolate it in a way where people can still pass to go to the schools, but have a field which is sufficiently separated that the people in Colonarie and Bellevue can have somewhere of a high standard to play,” Gonsalves, who is also the parliamentary representative for North Central Windward, said.

Staying within his constituency, Gonsalves further advised that the Park Hill Playing Field, which was constructed at a cost of $3 million, will have lights installed, to facilitate sporting and other events .

“ …The big project which I have in mind and I have to set about raising money for it… I want to see the lights here at Park Hill…. The lights at South Rivers cost about $300,000 … The lights here will cost over $500,000, so it is not a cheap thing, but I believe I can raise the money,” a confident Gonsalves noted.

In stating his plans for sporting facilities in the rural areas, Gonsalves listed others which are in line for Government’s attention.

He said the Chilli Playing Field in Georgetown, which was upgraded a few years ago, under the Social Investment Fund, will have some added amenities. Among the additions earmarked is the construction of a pavilion, outfitted with a dressing room.

Shifting to the Leeward side of the island, Gonsalves stated: “I want to say to the people of North Leeward, I had released nearly $200,000 early in the year for some bills to be paid and for some work to restart at Cumberland … and just a few weeks ago, I released about $350,000, so that work can also be done down there,” the PM said.

“I don’t want the people of North Leeward to complain that Ralph is fixing up North Central and he nah taking care of Jerrol … I want to tell the people of Cumberland, of Charles Village and of Spring that we coming there,” Gonsalves stated.(RT)