St. Catherine High School, the alma mater of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is expected to have a new performing arts centre by the end of this year.
Ground was officially broken for the centre at a ceremony yesterday, in which the Prime Minister participated.
Supreme Ventures Limited donated the first $5 million towards the foundation of the building, which has already been done.
The CHASE Fund will construct a section of the performing arts centre on the ground floor, stage area with lighting and sound, a multipurpose seating area for 850 people, male and female restrooms, dressing rooms, floor area of approximately 6,338 sq. ft., at a contract value of $49.9 million.
St. Catherine High School has, since its inception, produced numerous performers, such as: gospel artiste, Jermaine Edwards; dancehall artistes Spice, and D’Angel; and reggae artiste Chronixx.