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Greenland Recreational Park for October 25 opening

The Greenland Recreational Park Project, Hon. Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn told the House of Assembly, will be commissioned on October 25, 2012. Photo: VINO's Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn revealed today, October 9, 2012 in the House of Assembly (HOA) that the Greenland Recreational Park Project is “on the homestretch” and is almost complete for a month-end opening.

In fact the Hon. Minister gave the date of October 25, 2012 for the commissioning of the project.

Hon. Walwyn said, “The Greenland Field has been out of commission for some time and we have working diligently to have it back in a state where the people of the East End / Long Look community and beyond can use the facility once again.”

The Hon. Minister noted that it was after some four years that phase one of the project was nearing completion. Work on the Greenland Field started in 2009 and was stalled for a number of reasons and even came to a complete stop before restarting again this year, the Minister explained.

The works on Phase I of the project were given an October deadline by the Hon. Minister and included the completion of the basketball court, perimeter walls, fencing, drainage, softball field, lights and a cricket pitch.

Hon. Walwyn further explained that while working on the softball field, some adjustments were made for the baseball players to have adequate space to practice and hence the fence needed to be adjusted.

The Hon. Minister also complained that the figure of $500,000, which was given to the Ministry of Education in November 2011 to complete the project, was and continued to be difficult to work with considering all the works that had to be done to complete phase I, added that but the Ministry persevered.

He further stated that every effort was made to ensure that the budget “was maintained without compromising the quality of the end product.” He also noted that they had to work through a number of inefficiencies and problems that were allegedly inherited.

The Minister assured everyone, who may have doubts about whether the field would be ready anytime soon, that a dramatic change would be visible by October 15, 2012.

He then declared that it would be opened on October 25, 2012 and invited the Honourable Speaker Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe and all Members of the HOA to attend.

14 Responses to “Greenland Recreational Park for October 25 opening”

  • ooooo (09/10/2012, 14:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lets hope ndp invites dancia to this one for they didn't invited her to the greenland school opening....bunch of ungrateful sons of a .....
    • Mr. Ugly (09/10/2012, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't worry, I here listening to the one that East End put in and laws have mercy on East End but the boy ain't ready. I believe this will be his first and last. Not organize at all and making all kinds of mistakes and apologizing to madam speaker. Robert need to put him back in FSC buddy cause I was told he was doing nothing there.
  • ann (09/10/2012, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    myron waz so rude today in the house to frazer that is what happen when we let all kind of cat and dog in the house with no behavoiur
    • Mary J (09/10/2012, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When it comes to the hous matters I go all out to be objective, but I must say Myron has been rubbing me and the public the wrong way as of late.
  • ann (09/10/2012, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    myron waz so rude today in the house to frazer that is what happen when we let all kind of cat and dog in the house with no behavoiur
  • goerge w. touch (09/10/2012, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The ministries are behaving more and more like little children in the school yard and the Speaker of the House cannot keep order....
  • ooops (09/10/2012, 15:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It would be nice if they can move the basketball court from the park in east attracks the wrong crowd. Fowl language all evening, fights, cant take children there anymore ....not sure what they were thinking when they put that court there.
  • navin (09/10/2012, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job malone
  • JB (09/10/2012, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks as though the pitch is nice and flat. Cant be anyworse than Shirley anyway
  • bay yute (09/10/2012, 17:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    glova parks have the NDP trained never to answer questions truthfully....
  • power (10/10/2012, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They trip up dancia over this project
  • WOW (12/10/2012, 21:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Could the present 8th District Rep. please tell the general public where the 400K he said Dancia wasted on the greenland field went to? He made those claims as he got into the HOA and we want to know what he found since he had enough time to dig up.
    • ooooo (13/10/2012, 13:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      most of that money was used to purchase the land but ndp wont tell ayo that

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