Completion of shelter repairs expected before hurricane peak | THE DAILY HERALD

National Institute for Professional Advancement (Cay Hill).

St. PETERS–Repairs to eight main hurricane- and five recovery-shelters are expected to be completed prior to the peak of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The two separate projects are part of Emergency Recovery Project 1 overseen by the National Recovery Bureau.

The Bureau is in negotiations with the contractors selected by public tender for both projects. The total cost of the hurricane-damage repairs and/or upgrading work is US $750,000. The scope of work includes roof repairs; doors, windows, shutters and electrical installation; and sanitation. A new generator is included for some shelters.

The main shelters slated for repairs are Rupert I. Maynard Community Centre (St. Peters), National Institute for Professional Advancement (Cay Hill), John Larmonie Cultural Centre (Long Wall Road), M. Genevieve de Weever Primary School (Hope Estate), Little League Stadium (Pond Island), Dutch Quarter Community Centre, Belvedere Community Centre and Simpson Bay Community Centre.

The recovery shelters on the repair list are Milton Peters College’s new gym hall (South Reward), St. Maarten Academy Academic Section (Cul de Sac), L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium (Walter Nisbeth Road), Melford Hazel Sports Centre (Pond Island) and Sister Marie Laurence Primary School Gym (Middle Region).

Source: The Daily Herald