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New Massacre Indoor Sports Facility to provide opportunities for sports and economic development say govt ministers – Dominica News Online

The newly-commissioned Massacre Indoor Sports Facility facility which cost close to 3.7 million dollars is expected to accommodate not only basketball games but volleyball and netball as well.

Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, said at the commissioning of the facility over the weekend, that it is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica.

“Today’s opening is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica, build character, improve the health and well-being and cultivate a deeper sense of community and nationhood,” Blackmoore said. “The opening of this indoor facility here in Massacre is a manifestation of the deep commitment by your government to invest in communities or mobilize its people for higher purpose and higher calling in life.”

Blackmoore continued, “Today I feel a great sense of satisfaction, pride, gratitude, and indeed much emotion to be standing before you on such a momentous occasion. Today, to all of us, is a combination of years of working together, of believing in each other and walking together in the great belief that we can achieve everything we set ourselves to achieve.”

He said the facility represented the reward for hard work and dedication to greatness and excellence.

“Because we are capable of breaking down barriers that stand in our way and taking on any task that we set ourselves so to achieve,” Blackmoore stated. “Who would have thought, therefore, that Massacre would be the first community in Dominica to have such an indoor facility?”

He stated that the government’s investment in sports is also about building the skills and talent of the country’s youth to become world-class athletes who can find a true passion on the global sporting fields and courts, leading them to be able to build careers in sporting disciplines.

Blackmoore took the opportunity to announce that the government plans to upgrade, renovate and better equip all sporting infrastructure in the constituency as far as the resources are available.

“We also plan to take a keener interest and to build up capacity to develop the music centres and music training, utilizing the auditorium of our new spectacular Mahaut Primary School [and] the shelter in Jimmit which is also equipped with a resource centre component,” the parliamentary representative revealed.

Senior Minister and Minister of Housing, Reginald Austrie, said the government will continue to invest in the country’s sportsmen and sportswomen to create the right conditions for them to improve their craft and excel on the international level.

“Our investment in sports is to build on the needs to provide our athletes with the best possible facilities and the environment through which they can enhance their skills,” Austrie said. “We are mindful that the investment in sports can resolve a wide range of opportunities for a country and its people.”

Pointing to the ability of improved facilities to open up opportunities for economic development and to create the ability to maximize the country’s potential, particularly through the tourism sector, the minister posited that the Massacre facility has the potential to position Dominica to host sub-regional events and to provide clear prospects for economic opportunities for the community of Massacre and the constituency by extension.

The fully enclosed sports facility comprises two changing …….

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The newly-commissioned Massacre Indoor Sports Facility facility which cost close to 3.7 million dollars is expected to accommodate not only basketball games but volleyball and netball as well.

Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, said at the commissioning of the facility over the weekend, that it is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica.

“Today’s opening is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica, build character, improve the health and well-being and cultivate a deeper sense of community and nationhood,” Blackmoore said. “…….

The newly-commissioned Massacre Indoor Sports Facility facility which cost close to 3.7 million dollars is expected to accommodate not only basketball games but volleyball and netball as well.

Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, said at the commissioning of the facility over the weekend, that it is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica.

“Today’s opening is a testament that investment in sports can help to transform Dominica, build character, improve the health and well-being and cultivate a deeper sense of community and nationhood,” Blackmoore said. “…….

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