The TSK Group, an engineer, procurement and construction firm from Spain, said it invested US$130,000 in refurbishing the community centre in Blackwood Gardens, Old Harbour Bay.The community centre, built in the 1970s, had fallen into disrepair following the passages of hurricanes Gilbert in 1988, Ivan in 2004 and Dean in 2007. More than 200 volunteers from the community contributed to the five-month project, while in excess of 90 per cent of the skilled labour utilized was drawn from the area. Several community members were present at the remodeled blue and gold facility to witness its official unveiling, which included Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Josep Maria Bosch Bessa, TSK Group’s executives, members from the JPS hierarchy among other important community stakeholders. The grand reopening took place on November 4, 2017. The facility is expected to serve approximately 3,000 youth living in the community through numerous skilled training via the HEART-NTA vocational certificate programme. TSK Group’s projects manager in charge of operations in Jamaica Ruben Dario Romero said: “It’s a great day because this place [the community centre] became a reality…thanks to CDA, all the members of the community, Rev. Sandra Nembhard, TSK, JPS and so many others, because all these people that I mentioned right now, to be honest, they never gave up. And this is one of the most important things in life. You never give up if you want to make the dream possible.” JPSCo’s senior vice-president of generation Joseph Williams commended the Spanish company, stating their work in the community will form part of future considerations.