JIS News

MONTEGO BAY — The work which is to be carried out on the Clifton Boys' Home, Darliston, Westmoreland, on Labour Day will carry a price tag of approximately $665,000.

The Home has been chosen as the Westmoreland parish/national project for Labour Day 2011. The project also involves the rebuilding of the front porch.

A meeting of the parish's Labour Day Planning Committee on Wednesday, in the Council’s meeting room in Savanna-la-Mar, was advised that the Council’s technical department has assessed the work, and estimated the cost of the project as $665,000. The Clifton Boys home celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore, appealed to businesses and individuals in the parish to support the project, describing it as a most worthy cause.

He noted that the home has accommodated and cared for boys from across Jamaica, and that their level of social intervention is not restricted to Westmoreland.

Mayor Moore said that the work to be carried out could be considered a major project and, as such, it will begin before Labour Day, but will be completed on Labour Day.

The Labour Day Church Service for Westmoreland is scheduled for Sunday May 22, at 9.30 am at the St. John’s Anglican Church in Darliston.

Labour Day 2011 is being observed under the theme: “It takes a village to raise a child”.

                                                                     

By Bryan Miller, JIS Regional Office