Better Basketball facilities for Paix Bouche residents

paix bouch basketballThe basketball court in Paix Bouche is receiving an upgrade.

The Hon. Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency, Roslyn Paul, says the upgrade is deeply appreciated by basketball enthusiasts in the community.

“You would notice that there is a retaining wall which will be transformed to accommodate some seats as well as to prevent water from running onto the court,” she said.

She added that the court will be resurfaced, painted and fenced.

“Basketball is an ‘in’ thing for Paix Bouche. We have held championships and we always have young men in national basketball competitions and we always do well. That’s a project very dear to the hearts of the young people of Paix Bouche,” she noted.

Hon. Paul said this is all part of her vision to transform communities.

“If you have to transform lives, you have to start with the community. You would notice that I am not doing it alone but in collaboration with the local authorities and community-based organizations like the farmers, the fishermen and the tourism committees. I believe if these organizations can work together, it can create synergy and develop that human capacity and social capital to move those communities forward,” Minister Paul remarked.

Close to $50,000 is being spent on the project.

On Friday June 29th, $52,000 was handed over to the Paix Bouche Village Council; $81,000 to the Calibishie Village Council and $58,000 to the Bense Village Council for priority community projects.

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4 Comments

  1. mke
    July 9, 2015

    now some villager needs to utilize the court to help keep it well maintained organize some tournaments

  2. Governance
    July 8, 2015

    Why ask the Parl Rep to put covering. It would be best if you, your friends and the ballers raise the funds to erect the covering. It has to be a team effort. We beg too much.

  3. Not important
    July 8, 2015

    Great start Ms. Paul. You have always been a center figure in the community and lives of the youth by building fellowship and leadership.
    However I do hope the money given will be spent on the project mentioned and not placed in the pockets of the young village council staff and their associates. Keep a close count on the money and give the job to people who won’t pocket the money for their own benefits and prevent the project from completing.

  4. ArAb
    July 8, 2015

    I admire the effort and i am happy for the youth since so many talented ballers that come from that area. …BUT… Why don’t you take the next step and put at least a shed over the court so even when it rains they can still play. We need to stop doing the same upgrades of the 70s and 80s. All other Caribbean Island has passed us since the 90s. I am not saying build a stadium but in this day and age when you upgrade a court, for the least you put a covering for the court and fans.

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