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  • Custos Rotulorum of Hanover, Hon. Dr. David Stair, says the newly rebuilt and rebranded Hopewell Community and Sport Centre could become the social hub of western Jamaica.
  • “To the management team (of the centre), I implore you to develop sustainable strategies that respond to the needs of persons who use this facility. If this is done, I am sure that it will become the social hub of western Jamaica,” he said.

Custos Rotulorum of Hanover, Hon. Dr. David Stair, says the newly rebuilt and rebranded Hopewell Community and Sport Centre could become the social hub of western Jamaica.

“To the management team (of the centre), I implore you to develop sustainable strategies that respond to the needs of persons who use this facility. If this is done, I am sure that it will become the social hub of western Jamaica,” he said.

Dr. Stair was speaking at the centre’s official opening in the Orchard community, on Friday (November 9).

The solar-powered facility, formerly called the Orchard Sports Complex, houses a community centre, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions boxing ring/gym.

Additional restrooms, lighting for the football field and a parking area will also be added in the near future, as improvements to the facility are ongoing.

The Custos commended all stakeholders, who made the project possible, particularly Hanover Charities, which spearheaded the initiative.

“They have been raising funds for several years to better the lives of Hanoverians by sponsoring projects that impact citizens tremendously,” he highlighted.

Custos Stair urged the citizens to “utilise the offerings, support, care for and protect this space, because it is an investment towards the building of a better future for you and the generations to come”.

For his part, former Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, hailed the coming together of various partners for the construction of the facility.

“I am optimistic about the foundation that has been laid here, as so many organisations have come together for the sole purpose of improving the lives of the people of Hanover.” he said.

Other partners in the Hopewell Community and Sport Centre project are The Tryall Fund, Mafessanti Builders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation.