He also went on to say that it was started to facilitate community development and all the social clubs in the Central Basseterre area were affiliated to this community centre.
Mr. Condor also paid special tribute to the late National Hero, Sir Robert Bradshaw for his continuing vision in nurturing children to become nation builders.
Condor stated, “Mr. Bradshaw played a very important role. He had a special interest in the development of young people, and paid special attention to them.
“Not only with his mouth, but he use to put his money where his mouth was. This was his property and he donated it to the people of the constituency, the young people,” said Mr. Condor, who noted that it was a place where several meetings were held.
He continued, “At that time we did not have as many community centers around. This was the community centre for Basseterre people. People came from all over Basseterre to meet here and we want to place on record our thanks to the late Robert L Bradshaw who at his passing willed this building for the Union, because he believed that that was the best way to ensure its use for the ordinary folks.”
“We have a very young population and there is need for a facility such as this and the way the building was, it was not possible to raise the children in this atmosphere, in this condition and so I am very thankful to Razo Construction and Christophe Harbour for the most outstanding contribution to this building,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
“It is the most important gift that you could have given to our children at Christmas, a time of giving. It is a gift that would impact and influence and change their lives for the better and so we want to thank you that you did that. I also want to say that I am very pleased to see that you have made a building better than brand new and I knew it when it was brand new,” said Mr. Condor.
Parliamentary Representative, Marcella Liburd noted that she lived next door nearly most of her life.
“It is a very, very, very familiar for me, one that I am intimately connected with. I kept many meetings here, I ran around in here, I remember when my son was 3 years (old), he had his birthday party in here. This has really been a community centre for the people who lived in this area,” said Ms. Liburd.
She thanked the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union for using the building to help raise children which are a very important asset and to Christophe Harbour and the Razo Construction Company for the renovation.
“We are very grateful to the Union, Christophe Harbour, the Razo Company and anybody else who had anything to do with activity to let them know how very grateful we are to have this in the constituency, in this community,” said Minister Liburd.