Antigua and Barbuda: The Cabinet was notified that the Second Floor of the Police Headquarters Building on American Road is fully complete. The unfinished floor had so remained since the time of installation in 1974, or for 47 years. The Cabinet praised the Minister of Works and the Minister of Public Safety for their endurance in completing the task.
This passageway to renewal and retrofitting of abandoned administration-owned properties has been the administration’s trademark since 2014. The old Holberton Hospital has produced two buildings–the Margetson Ward and the Blackburne Ward–transformed; Edward Ward is next.
The Nurses Hostel on Queen Elizabeth Highway has been converted into an instrumental building that housed evacuees from Barbuda and is now housing inhabitants of the Fiennes Institute. At the same time, the old Fiennes Institute is being reconstructed.
The Old Ministry of Education Building on Upper Church Street has been retrofitted and modified and is now the home of the CBH. The historic fence and buildings at the administration House have been returned to stately status, befitting the Head of State.
The abandoned Old Administration Building on High and Long Streets, which the previous government planned to destroy for parking cars, has been refurbished and now houses the Ministry of Health; it was built in 1958 on affluence and is structurally sound.
The new Public Library Building on Hailes Promenade, which endured incomplete, was repaired and outfitted for use. The brand-new car park building was purchased from the bankrupt CLICO Group. The business has transformed it and readies it for occupancy by several government agencies that now pay rent.
At the old US Naval Base, the opportunities which once housed soldiers are being renovated and serve as a temporary prison and an isolation/quarantine centre. More administration-owned buildings have been targeted for re-newal, slowed only by the-devastation wrought by Covid-19 and its impact on revenues and the economy. New-housing and even new temporary housing are under construction on-Bay Street, Villa.