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The beautification of the May Pen town centre is the Clarendon parish project for Labour Day 2006, which will be observed on May 23 under the heme: ‘Jamaica’s Beauty – Our Duty,’.
Estimated to cost $418,000, the project will entail the segment of roadway from the National Works Agency (NWA) office on Trenton Road, to Old Almhouse Hill on Brooks Avenue, and onto the town centre.
Mayor of May Pen, Milton Brown, who is also Chairman of the Clarendon Labour Day Committee, said that the scope of work would entail the bushing of the roadway; planting royal palm and bougainvillea trees and small flowers; supplying top soil where necessary; and removing debris.
In addition, there would be painting and whitewashing of curb walls and other areas where necessary, Mayor Brown outlined. Work is expected to commence before Labour Day and will include the painting of the May Pen bridge and the beautification of the library compound, which fall in the project area.
“The project is expected to bring to a conclusion.what we’ve been doing in and around the town. That area that we’re planning to beautify right in front of the new police station and by the library and near to our major transport centre, should bring absolute beauty to the town,” Mayor Brown said.
The Mayor is appealing to all citizens to come out and support the parish project and other community projects, in addition to the Labour Day service, which will be held on May 21 at the Mount Faith Spiritual Church of God on Main Street, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Some 32 projects have already been registered in the parish and these include the painting and renovation of community centres; road patching works; bushing and beautification of open areas; construction of new schools; renovation and enlargement of classrooms; construction of school bathroom facilities; repairing perimeter fencing in public places; tree and flower planting; clean-up of football fields; and construction of a house foundation for an elderly female.
The Labour Day parish project for last year was the refurbishing of the New Bowens community centre, while in 2004, a lay-by was constructed and traffic signs erected at the entrance of the May Pen Infant School.

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