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  • Labour Day activities organised by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) in East Kingston got off to a smooth start today (May 23), with focus placed on painting and extending picket fences near the Harbour View roundabout, and general landscaping of sections of the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway.
  • Mr. Weir noted that the school has benefited in the past from the assistance of the AAJ with construction of a walkway for students, which was enhanced with plants.
  • Mr. Diedrick said the projects chosen in East Kingston were due mainly to the close proximity of the Norman Manley International Airport.

Labour Day activities organised by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) in East Kingston got off to a smooth start today (May 23), with focus placed on painting and extending picket fences near the Harbour View roundabout, and general landscaping of sections of the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway.

Teams from the AAJ were dispatched to the Harbour View Primary School to conduct waterproofing of the roof of a classroom block, and to the Donald Quarrie High School where trees and flowers were planted to boost the school’s aesthetics.

Principal of the Donald Quarrie High School, Talbert Weir,  told JIS News that  the beautification of the school is appreciated as it “does something” to reduce “unacceptable behaviour” among students.

Mr. Weir noted that the school has benefited in the past from the assistance of the AAJ with construction of a walkway for students, which was enhanced with plants.

“Not only did we receive the walkway, but we also benefited from scholarships, which are given to a number of students who are financially challenged,” he added.

Meanwhile, President and Chief Executive Officer of the AAJ, Audley Diedrick, told JIS News that the team would also be doing work at the Bull Bay Police Station, to include painting and gardening.

Following the completion of that project, the AAJ intends to provide the police station with furniture.

Mr. Diedrick said the projects chosen in East Kingston were due mainly to the close proximity of the Norman Manley International Airport.

“As a good corporate citizen we seek to extend the services of the AAJ as far as possible to the length and breadth of Jamaica, because the AAJ represents Jamaica,” he noted.

Other projects undertaken by the AAJ in the Corporate Area included bushing of the Port Royal Cemetery and the painting of pedestrian crossings and classrooms at the Majesty Gardens Basic School and Union Gardens Christian Academy Pre-School.

Labour Day activities were undertaken islandwide under the theme ‘Ramp it up… Fix it up’.  Emphasis was placed on the installation of ramps in more than 100 schools to facilitate access to the ground floor; and fixing up and improving access to several health centres across Jamaica.

 

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