New Day Care Center for St. Paul’s, PM Douglas announces
|Children at the recently renovated Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Day Care Center at Dorset (Photo by Erasmus Williams)|
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 1ST2012 (CUOPM) – St. Paul’s is to get a new Day Care Center.
This was disclosed Tuesday by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
“The Day Care Center in St. Paul’s is long overdue and after all of these years really St. Paul’s has never had a day care center built for the purpose or the purposes of a day care center,” said Dr. Douglas during his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”
“I remember when I was a child, I myself went to the day care center what was then called “The Cretch” and it was a private home of a family that had travelled overseas and so the government of the day, back in the 1950’s rented that property. It later on moved into new areas and presently is located at that it was then the residence of the community midwife,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who is also the Parliamentary Representative.
Dr. Douglas recalled that during State Visit of the then President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2005, he indicated that he would provide a generous gift for the women folk of the village of St Paul’s in order to assist them in transitioning from the sugar industry to other areas for employment and spoke of financing a modern day care center that would allow children especially of the female cane workers to be properly looked after by professional people as they most likely would have had to leave the community now to find work.
He said the project is just now coming to fruition and the ground breaking ceremony for the new facility in the village of St Paul’s will take place.
“It is to be located just across from the St. Paul’s Primary School, just at the foot of the main road that takes you now up to the Kittitian Hill Project in the White Gate Development area,” said Dr. Douglas.
He is of the view that the new Day Care Center is going to be a significant help and contribution in several ways in advancing the community of St Paul’s and also the other communities surrounding St Paul’s.
“I am sure the children in other communities will find accommodation there,” said Prime Minister Douglas.