Roseau, Dominica: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a contract for the restoration of the lighting of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit shared the update on the Stadium and stated that the contract had been signed.
The Government of Dominica signed the $2.4 million contract with Watson Canoville of C&J Electrical Services for the installation of six (6) new poles/light towers to meet the requirements for nighttime local, regional and international sporting events.
In particular, the enhanced lighting will qualify the venue for the hosting of after-dark international cricket matches. The government of Dominica stated that it is expected that the project will be completed within three months.
Oscar George, the Minister with special responsibility for Youth and Sports, and Permanent Secretary Lucien Blackmoore participated in a brief ceremony on Thursday at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium to reveal details of the project to the media.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Lucien Blackmoore, gave the breakdown for the Restructuring of the Windsor Park Stadium Lighting Project. A $2 Million Signing Ceremony was held yesterday between the Government of Dominica and C & J Electrical Services for the lighting of the Stadium.
Minister of State with Special responsibility for Youth and Sports, Oscar George, also delivered the keynote address on the $2 Million Contract signing of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Lighting.
Sports Division of Dominica stated that Windsor Park Stadium is set to host international cricket under lights, with Field Lighting Project to commence later this month. Contract was signed for the commencement of works before the end of January.
The government of Dominica has been uplifting the sports infrastructure in the country. With the efficient efforts of the government, Dominica hosted international matches in the Windsor Park Stadium. The government has upgraded the Stadium as the new electronic scoreboards were installed, and the law was refurbished.
The cost of the scoreboard was nearly ECD 1 million, and the protective structure was constructed to ensure its safety. The destruction in the Windsor Park Sports Stadium was caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The government of Dominica has also created great sporting bodies such as clubs and sports committees.
The government of Dominica also hosted cricket T20 international matches at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, a five-year hiatus. The nation hosted two back-to-back games, which were held on 2 and 3 July 2022.