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Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Minister Santiago Castillo in resource centerJust over a year ago, on April 28th, Tobar's W&J Home Construction donated a 14 by 26 foot house to the Caribbean Shores constituency. The purpose was for the establishment of an education and resource center. After much work and lobbying the center is finally operational and on Monday, May 14th, the ribbon was cut to officially declare it so.

In addressing the gathering former Area Representative of Caribbean Shores explained that it was "nice to have a dream come true, a dream that is a continuation." And the dream is a continuation because after Perdomo moved aside and Hon. Santino Castillo took up the mantle of UDP Standard Bearer and now Area Representative, the dream continues. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hon. Castillo said that "the fruits will be enjoyed for many years to come." He noted that the Kelly Street area has been one that has been dear to his heart and expressed his gratitude that the education center was started in that area. He commented that this was the first project that has been followed up to completion and he hopes to add similar centers in the three other polling areas of his constituency.

The center will be opened for the use of primary and secondary school students in the area from around 2:30 in the afternoon. This, says Castillo, will greatly benefit children of that area. Applauding this effort was Minister of Education, Hon. Patrick Faber, who explained that the center is in line with the objectives of the Ministry of Education where more stakeholders must play a role in the development of educaiton in the country. He asked the residents to take care of the facility to ensure that it serves the community well. He added that a center like the one on Kelly Street will help to pull the entire community up and he encouraged his colleagues across the country to do the same type of projects in the their constituencies.

The center is named the Dion Rowland Caribbean Shores Educaiton Center in honor of a young footballer of the area, who died at the age of 21, but who was active in sports as well as the United Democratic Party in the constituency. It features 6 internet-ready computers in the building. In the yard, it has a half-court basketball court and a small area for kids to play football on.

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