Works continue to progress at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground to ensure the sporting facility is restored and drainage issues in the area are rectified.

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) working with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, awarded No Limit Construction with the contract to build a soakaway drainage system at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Ground and prepare groundwork for a new containerized bathroom.

Manager of No Limit Construction Mr. Rajah Smith signed the contract on June 3 in the sum of $63,858.00.

The scope of works for this project includes the design and construction of a soakaway drainage system, the disposal of existing bathroom facilities, the preparation of groundwork for the installation of the new bathroom infrastructure, and requisite landscaping.

As part of its commitment to this project, the RDA purchased a containerized bathroom unit which will be installed to replace the bathrooms damaged after the 2017 hurricanes. No Limit Construction will be responsible for preparing all utility and groundwork for the smooth installation of the containerized bathroom.

RDA’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Paul Bayly and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture Dr. Marcia Potter were among attendees present to witness the signing.

Speaking on behalf of No Limit Construction Mr. Smith said, “I am proud to be part of the rebuilding process in the Virgin Islands and to work with the RDA as a father of an athlete, to help restore the A. O. Shirley Recreation Ground.”

This is the second contract within a month to be executed by the RDA to support recovery works at the A.O. Shirley Recreation grounds. On May 10, a contract was signed with Mr. Arthur Corion of AC. Construction to build the perimeter wall.

It is the third recent contract to focus on youth initiatives. On May 24 the RDA signed a contract with Autland Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd. for debris clearance at the Elmore Stoutt High School.  This is a Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture project which is being implemented with support of the RDA.

The completion of repairs to the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds will ensure quality access to sporting facilities, increased physical activities, and provides a venue for the Territory’s to host regional track and field meets.