JIS News

The health and wellness of citizens of St. James will be given top priority, when sister cities, Atlanta in the USA and Montego Bay, stage their 14th annual Health Fair, at the St. John’s Methodist Church Action Centre, Montego Bay, Monday (October 5) to Friday (October 9).
Citizens will again benefit from the services of about 16 medical professionals and volunteers, including dentists, ophthalmologists and physicians, who will perform free blood pressure checks and breast, eye and dental examinations.
The Atlanta – Montego Bay Sister Cities Annual Health Fair has traditionally allowed persons to be treated by the visiting team, as well as receive medication and other supplies, free of charge.
The Fair is an outreach programme of the St. James Parish Council, in collaboration with the St. James Health Department, with valuable input from the Ministry of Health and Caribic Vacations.
Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter, Consul Vin Martin and Mission Director, Dr. Yvonne Smith, will oversee the proceedings for the five-day event.
Several local, non-medical volunteers who have contributed to the success of the Fair, over the years, will be recognised and honoured.
His Worship the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Charles Sinclair, said that he was pleased to be involved with the event. It has been a ‘blessing’ as it has greatly aided the health sector over many years, he added.
“I am indeed pleased to see the continuation of the programme, which has aided the majority of our senior citizens for a number of years,” the Mayor said.
“I believe that the relationship between the Sister Cities has always been a huge benefit to the people of St. James and surrounding parishes, who continue to take advantage of the medical services offered,” he pointed out.

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