NIA pleased with new office complex, student washroom at GSS
From the NIA
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The new office complex and student washroom facility at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) have been completed, said the Honourable Troy Jeffers, junior minister with responsibility for education, at the end of a tour by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet June 6.
Liburd said the project took some time to complete, however, the administration is satisfied with the outcome. “We are very pleased with the level of workmanship,” he said. “We are very pleased with the building that we see here today and we believe that it will go a long way to making work easier for the principal and the staff of the Gingerland Secondary School. It took quite a few months to get this building completed, but we are at the finish and we are very happy.”
The construction was done under the supervision of the Ministry of Communication and Works and the project management was done by the Public Works Department, headed by Raoul Pemberton, director.
Construction commenced in July 2017, with Myron Western Jeffers as contractor of the office complex and Stella Electrical Engineering and PECO Electrical Services as electrical engineers. The building will house offices for the principal, the deputy principal, the secretary and for printing.
“It’s a very large building,” he said. “I think it has doubled the space of the office building that was here before. So it is us bringing the school into the modern era.”
Franklyn Browne was the contractor for the student’s washroom facility and Euclid Lawrence was the electrical contractor. The washroom facility was designed to serve both male and female students in separate units. It replaces the old washrooms, which were demolished.
Meantime, Liburd believes that the work done on the physical plant of the school will enhance the level of education provided to the students there.