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|Brand-new Briland Sports Complex, Overlooks Harbour and Girls Bank|
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|Posted by:||Jul 15th 2003, 12:39:09 pm|
|Colin||How wonderful! What a creative and appropriate use of one of the nicest spots on the island. This should help preserve Girl Bank's many charms!|
|Posted by:||Jul 14th 2003, 05:37:33 pm|
|chapel||Wow. What a cool idea, yeah Andrew and team.|
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|Fig Tree News Team||Hear That Briland Swoosh?
Basketballers Make Beautiful Music On Harbour Island's Bay
-- Park Commission Reclaims Former Dumpsite To Launch Harbourside
[10 July 2003 – Harbour Island, Bahamas] This past April, the Hon.
Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, gave permission
for the conversion of the former Harbour Island dumpsite into a modern
sports park facility for basketball and tennis. With that needed
permission in hand, Andrew Johnson and the Briland Park Commission
immediately got busy with local contractors, district council members,
architects and sports experts to create a master use plan for the site
that would take best advantage of the property’s exceptional location
overlooking the harbour.
“Briland Park is a playground and sculpture park under development that
will be a community gathering place and play area for children and
adults alike,” notes Andrew Johnson, the park’s project director. “The
Park is set to be located at the old dumpsite, and will fulfill a
longstanding need for the Harbour Island community for a complete
The Park’s design will offer outdoor cultural activities and sports -–
two basketball courts and a tennis court are included in the design –-
for the local community. Completion and ongoing management of the site
will be accomplished thanks to the combined efforts of the Harbour
Island community and the park’s professional staff providing
professional planning and management, art and design, landscape and
The Briland Park Commission includes director Andrew Johnson,
vice-president Michelle Ross Kelly of Graham Real Estate [Nassau],
communications coordinator Anthony Dean, building contractors Warren
Grant and Gregory Higgs, information systems analysts Otis Johnson and
Nicholas Johnson, and volunteer Marcellis Higgins. The Briland Modem
Fund is managing the project's promotional and fundraising support, and
Harbour Island District Council is coordinating all necessary
government permits necessary to build out the park site.
“This park and playground have been a long time coming for the Harbour
Island. For the past twenty years, we have worked to bring such an
idea to fruition,” adds Michelle Ross Kelly, vice-president of the
commission. “With the support of the local business and homeowner
community, the park will very soon be an exciting addition to the
As the Park prepares to immediately break ground on the construction of
the site’s two professional quality basketball courts [complete with
state of the art storm-proof backboard design], your immediate and
ongoing support of the Briland Park initiative is very much
appreciated. Bank accounts at the Harbour Island branch of the Royal
Bank of Canada and the Briland Modem Fund’s account at the Bank of
America are available to accept monetary contributions to the project.
The park’s detailed architectural drawings can be viewed during normal
business hours at Andrew Johnson’s office at the Bahamas Water &
Sewerage building on Bay Street, cross street Pitt Street. For more
information as to how you can support this initiative, please e-mail
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