New lighting for Marchand Grounds

New lighting for Marchand Grounds

GIS – The playing field is one of four recreational facilities on the island that will be outfitted with lights.

The Marchand Grounds recently came alive with floodlights following the completion of the first of several lighting projects.

The Lighting of Recreational Facilities Program, an initiative of the Government of China (Taiwan), will provide lighting for several of the island’s recreational facilities, in order to assist with improving sporting and community activities.

Under the program, four recrea­tional facilities will be installed with lights—the Marchand Grounds in Castries, the Philip Mar­cellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, the Anse La Raye playing field and the La Ressource playing field in Dennery.

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre, and Minister for Youth and Sports. Hon. Shawn Edward, along with Tai­wanese Ambassador James Chang, were among the officials present at the lighting of the Marchand Grounds.

“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), I would like to extend my congrat­ulations to you for the completion of this project,” Ambassador Chang said.

“These efforts will not only accommodate the wish to host the Commonwealth Games in 2017, but also provide opportunities for neighboring communities to uti­lize these facilities for sports and other activities.”

“It is a good example of the ben­efits that can be brought to the Saint Lucian people through coop­eration programs.”

The Lighting of Recreational Facilities Program was launched at the Marchand Grounds in March. The lighting ceremony was held last Sunday.


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  1. All the lightings were started under the UWP government. VF was down to be done even before the elections. Kenny cannot take credit for VF. He waiting closer to election to turn them on. Ask Former Mayor MC he can give you the details.


  2. when will the grounds in VF be completed??? years....look they put lights but never even seen them tested. and there should not hav installed a cricket pitch at the VF grounds. that brings down the quality for football.


  3. Nice to see.

    Is there any way of finding out if they give off any light pollution? The caribbean has some of the best night skies in the world. All external lights should be checked they point at the right angle so it doesn't spill out, it also saves money.


  4. This should not be political, those grounds should already have lights, what took them so long. All this chest beating like is something great that is being done. That's like a gardner asking for a raise because he cut the grass.


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