April 5, 2011
Grenadines wharf gets new bathroom facility

The entrance of the Grenadines wharf has greatly improved with the reconstruction of a modern bathroom facility on the compound of the St. Vincent Distillers Limited (S.V.D.L) molasses storage plant.{{more}}

The Board of Directors of the S.VD.L rebuilt the facility, due to the construction of the new molasses tank in June 2010.

According to Public Relations Officer/Export Promotions, S.V.D.L Phillipa Greaves, the facilities are for the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Greaves added that the old building was demolished and replaced with modern amenities, which, aesthetically, are pleasing to the area.

She said that S.V.D.L maintains their corporate responsibility to economic development while improving the quality of life for the workforce and society.

The keys to the facility were officially handed over to the Warden of Kingstown Town Board Carl Williams. The complete reconstruction of the old facilities was done at a cost of $153,000. Rupert Mc Intosh, of Mac Construction, was the contractor in charge of the project.

Warden of the Kingstown Town Board Carl Williams expressed gratitude to the S.V.D.L for partnering with the Kingstown Town Board in the rebuilding of the toilet facilities. He said that it came at a time when finance is limited.

Permanent Secretary, Transport and Works Kenrick Glynn expressed gratitude to the S.V.D.L for the installation of the bathroom facilities. He said that the facilities are for residents of the area, visitors to Kingstown and persons doing business.

According to Glynn, these types of facilities are critical in the Kingstown area because people come to town for number of purposes.

Also, Glynn noted that there is a need for an upgrade to other restroom facilities and that this is a very good start by the S.V.D.L.

He expressed the wish that more corporate entities would partner with the Government to develop Kingstown.