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DSPR’S CRUZ: Horace Clarke Ballpark In Frederiksted Will Be Completed By Emancipation Day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Pedro Cruz said today that reconstruction of the Horace Clarke Ballpark on St. Croix will begin May 4, 2017, with an expected completion date of July 3, 2017, according to a Government House statement.

The former Arthur Richards baseball field will be renamed as the Horace Clarke Ballpark when work is completed.

The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation (DSPR) is responsible for rebuilding and enhancing many of the territory’s parks and open spaces, which Cruz said “is progressing despite the fiscal and manpower challenges.”

On St. John, the public facilities at Oppenheimer Beach now have eight outside male and female showers, and restrooms which are in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The entire refurbishing project there is near completion, the commissioner said.

On St. Thomas, the DSPR enhancement work at the Emancipation Garden has been completed.

Cruz said that his department “is committed to the projects assigned, despite reduced funding and staffing.”

“We will continue undertaking essential projects to better serve the public and enhance the quality of life for residents,” he said, “and we will continue to improve facilities and parks for the benefit of the public.” While the Commissioner apologizes for any inconvenience to the public while these projects are underway, he says it is unavoidable if guidelines for these facilities are to be met and quality service is to be delivered.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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