Cane Hall gets ready for new learning experience
August 17, 2007

Cane Hall gets ready for new learning experience

Despite an arms raid and the destruction of a major road in the area, the residents of Cane Hall had reason to celebrate, following the opening of a Learning Resource Centre on Thursday.{{more}}

The centre, named after longstanding resident Doris McKie, stands on over 9000 square feet of land in the upper Cane Hall area and was built at a cost of approximately $1.2 million. It consists of a library, computer room and reception hall among the facilities.

Parliamentary Representative for the area, Mike Browne, delivering the feature address at the opening, expressed thanks to all who made the building of the centre possible, including Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, The Government of The Republic of China (Taiwan) and especially the workers who laboured on the building diligently and tirelessly.

Browne, who is also Minister of National Mobilization and Social Development said that the centre should aid in the development of the community. He also promised more development in the area.

Acting Prime Minister Sir Louis Straker in his address, commended Browne for the work done in his constituency and heaped praise on Doris McKie, whom he called an icon and pillar in the society.

Straker said that the building will immortalize her name, and generations to come will forever know her as a great community woman.

He also thanked the Government of Taiwan, and implored the residents to take care of the building.

Addresses were also delivered by Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel, Director of Adult Education Hugh Wyllie, and Michael Lin, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic Of China on Taiwan.

The Doris McKie Learning Resource Centre is the ninth such building opened by the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government since coming to power in 2001, with plans for approximately eight more such buildings to be built. Two are currently under construction. (JJ)