JIS News

Beaches along the Lucea waterfront in Hanover, stretching from the Transportation Centre to Church Street, and inclusive of the local Fisherman’s Beach, will be targeted for a clean-up campaign as part of the Hanover Labour Day parish project.
At the first meeting of the Hanover planning committee for the 2009 Labour Day activities, at the Parish Council Chamber on Monday, May 4, it was decided to target the beaches for clearing and cleaning debris, refuse and other solid waste material. A maintenance programme involving the immediate community is also being planned.
Mayor of Lucea and co-chairman of the Labour Day planning committee, Councillor Lloyd Hill, explained that the clean-up project was selected in support of the efforts of several individuals and community organisations within the Lucea community, to upgrade the areas surrounding the beaches.
He said that the support of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the National Works Agency (NWA) will be essential for the successful cleaning of the selected areas.
The planning committee fully endorsed the efforts of the Parish Development Committee (PDC) to plant a number of fruit and ornamental trees across the parish, in areas that were ravaged by bush fires, recently. Dry conditions throughout the parish have led to a number of bush-fires, resulting in several hundred hectares of land being badly scorched over the last few weeks.
Labour Day will be observed on Monday, May 25, under the theme: Ketch the Vibes: ‘Volunteerism, Intervention, Beautification, Empowerment for Success’.