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  • Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris, has informed that the city’s clock tower is to be repaired and a new clock purchased at a cost of US$23,000.
  • In an interview with the JIS News, Councillor Harris said the project has been one of his main objectives since coming to office two years ago.
  • He indicated that the sidewalks along the main entrance on Barnett Street as well as the entire front section of the post office, near the Clock Tower, would be refurbished.

Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris, has informed that the city’s clock tower is to be repaired and a new clock purchased at a cost of US$23,000.

In an interview with the JIS News, Councillor Harris said the project has been one of his main objectives since coming to office two years ago.

“As I had indicated in my inauguration speech, the Montego Bay Clock Tower was among 11 projects that I would be focusing on. Presently, I am actively seeking funding for this important project of the clock tower repair and the replacement of the clock. Also included will be the entire aesthetics of the surrounding area, which is the entrance to the city,” Mayor Harris pointed out.

He indicated that the sidewalks along the main entrance on Barnett Street as well as the entire front section of the post office, near the Clock Tower, would be refurbished.

Councillor Suzette Brown, who has been asked by Mayor Harris to spearhead the project, told JIS News that citizens who traverse the Barnett Street area often lament the poor appearance of the area.

“Citizens of St. James took much pride about the days when the clock tower and clock stood in great magnificence as a landmark in the parish capital.  We therefore saw the need to move this project along and will be doing all that we possibly can to return the pride and significance to that section of the town,” she said.

She informed that consultations are being held with funding agencies and that an Architect, along with the Superintendent of Roads and Works and the Parish Council’s Building Officer, have commenced putting together designs for the clock, clock tower and the entire area.

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