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The Clarendon Parish Library now has a new roof and multi-media equipment to better serve the hundreds of students and adults, who use the facility.
The United States-based Alcoa Foundation, parent company for Jamalco, funded the exercise at a cost of $2.2 million.
Senior Librarian, Cheryl Cousins-Reid, speaking at the official handing over ceremony on July 30, expressed gratitude to Alcoa, noting that the leaky roof caused damage to books and forced students to evacuate the library whenever it rained.
The equipment provided comprised a flat screen television, printer, photocopier, digital camera, laptop, and projector. A new security system was also provided for the library.
Jamaica Library Service’s Acting Regional Director for Region 3, Maureen Thompson, commended the Alcoa Foundation and Jamalco for the support over the years.
“We acknowledge and record the support given by Jamalco to the library, which has continued as a result of mutual trust, respect, commitment and a shared vision to serve the community” she stated.
Manager for Capital Projects Expenditure (CAPEX) at Jamalco, Richard Hall, stated that Alcoa strongly believes in improving the quality of life of residents in all operating communities worldwide, and over the parent company’s 56 years of operation, it has awarded 844 grants in 36 countries valued at US$466 million towards community development.

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