JIS News

More than 200 students from 12 schools in Clarendon and Manchester participated in an inaugural Road Safety Essay, Poster and Banner competition organised by Jamalco as part of Road Safety Month observations.
The competition culminated with a banner parade and exposition and the presentation of prizes on June 25 at the Halse Hall Great House in Clarendon.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Jamalco’s Managing Director, Jerome Maxwell, urged the students to make every effort to help Jamaica become the first country in the world to have zero road fatalities. “All of you can make a difference to road safety in Jamaica,” he said.
Acting Education and Information Officer in the Ministry of Transport and Works’ Road Safety Unit, Daveon Sevanelle, congratulated Jamalco for the programme and the participating schools for their creativity. He urged the students to carry the message of road safety throughout their lives.
Moya-Gaye Oliver of Mocho Primary and Infant School placed first in the essay competition and received the Leo Lambert trophy, while Samantha Skeete of Mitchell Town Primary, who placed second, received a plaque.
The Jerome Maxwell trophy for first place in the poster competition went to York Town Primary, while Brixton Hill Primary received a plaque for second place.
Annunciation Basic emerged winners in the infant school category of the poster contest, while Mocho Primary and Infant placed second. The banner competition also went to Mocho Primary, while York Town Primary placed second.