The completion date of the Top Hill Senior Citizen Home in Carriacou has been extended by a week, to 19 September. The EC $1.3 million reconstruction project falls under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 6th Programme, and is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Government of Grenada.
Presently, the senior citizen home relocated at the Nurses Hostel in Belair has 19 residents, but on completion, the reconstructed home will only accommodate 12 people.
The extended completion date came after a site visit by consultant Timothy Bubb, Project Manager of BNTF Isaac Bhagwan, BNTF Community Liaison Officer Devon Britton, Permanent Secretary Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester, and other officials of the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs.
Bhagwan said that the reason for extending the date for the handover from the contractor, Bernard Lendore, is due to delays in cash flow, suspending the project for 3 weeks in April. He said that the quality of work produced is of high standard, and the project should completed on time, if there are no further delays.
Bhagwan also said that there are very large rooms which can be converted to act as temporary rooms in an effort to accommodate the 19 residents come September. Considerations are to be put in place on the future taking in of residents, and further expansion to the facility.
The delegation also discussed the Petite Martinique Medical Station, which is earmarked to receive repairs and other initiatives the ministry may have to consider under the BNTF Programme.
Source: Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs