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Kellman wants lookout tower in St Lucy

Carlos Atwell

Kellman wants lookout tower in St Lucy

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MINISTER OF THE Environment Denis Kellman plans to havea skyscraper-type tower built in St Lucy.
Addressing the official opening of the Checker Hall, St Lucy recreational park, Kellman said sucha structure would have benefits for tourism.
“I am vigorously pursuing the development of the area at Lamberts. Those who have travelled to Canada and gone to the CN Tower would appreciate what we plan to do at Lamberts,” he said.
The CN Tower is oneof the tallest structures in the world at 1 815 feet high. Kellman said a similar type of buildingin Lamberts would offer a view of the entire parish and beyond.
“It is our intention . . . to ensure that site not only has a viewpointbut the necessary infrastructure to be one of the best tourism locations in Barbados,” he declared.
Kellman said he had already spokento the ministries of energy and housing to have the area handed over to the National Conservation Commission (NCC) so work could begin “shortly”.
He said he hoped the private sector wouldalso contribute.
In addition, Kellman said Coconut Hall Park, Cove Bay as well as Archer’s Bay would be upgraded, with Archer’s Bay to have a car park, washrooms, picnic tables and a bandstand.
NCC general manager Keith Neblett said the new park was the first substantial one in St Lucy, one of fiveto be built in Barbados for the financial year.
He said it included an exercise track which would help people relax and “keep the weight off”as well as assist in reducing the spiraling health care bill.
He said it was the public which had the responsibility to keep the park in good shape as his agency did not have enough staff to police it to ensure it was not vandalised.