PAN-JUMBIE

Work starts on Despers’ new home on George Street

TT – Construction of the new home for 2020 Panorama champions WITCO Desperadoes has started.

The media toured the space at 6-8 George Street, Port of Spain on Friday.

Port of Spain South MP Keith Scotland, Desperadoes’ chairman Finbar Fletcher, band captain Adrian Glasgow, Urban Development Corporation of TT (Udecott) representatives and councillors Jenneil Frederick and Dennis Bristol were also present.

Scotland told reporters, “The site in its completed format will be about 1.325 acres, which is about 12 residential lots.”

The new headquarters will have seating, the panyard, a main commercial building and a car park. It is expected to cost $14 million.

The Prime Minister announced in February that the band was to have a new home and construction was scheduled to start in April. However, this was delayed because of the covid19 pandemic.

Scotland said construction is expected to take nine months.

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