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  • Approximately $2 million will be spent to develop a recreational area and a new park for children and the elderly in Waterford, Portmore.
  • The undertaking is the designated Labour Day project for the Portmore Municipal Council.
  • Labour Day is being observed on Monday, May 25 under the theme: ‘Labour of Love: Nurturing Our Children.’

Approximately $2 million will be spent to develop a recreational area and a new park for children and the elderly in Waterford, Portmore.

The undertaking is the designated Labour Day project for the Portmore Municipal Council.

Labour Day is being observed on Monday, May 25 under the theme: ‘Labour of Love: Nurturing Our Children.’

Acting Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas, told JIS News that preparatory work is underway. “We have already fenced (the area). We have laid the topsoil and we are now doing some irrigation work in the area,” he informed.

He said that the project includes the planting of grass, trees and construction of swings, slides, jungle gym and benches.

Councillor Thomas said the Council is consulting with the Forestry Department to determine the type of trees to be planted at the site.

Apart from the parish project, Councillor Thomas said residents will be engaged in a number of other activities on Labour Day. He called on members of citizens’ associations to register their projects with the Council.

“In the Municipality, all citizens’ associations register their projects with the Municipality. We assist in the best possible way that we can, with trees, topsoil and paint, if we can assist,” he said.

Councillor Thomas also appealed to citizens to assist with the parish project.

“After you finish your Labour Day projects in your communities, come on down to the main project. You always respond to these calls and I am asking you to turn out in your numbers and to make Labour Day a successful one,” he urged.