Clarendon-based bauxite mining company, Jamalco, on Thursday (June 17), made presentations to some 150 students at the Watsonton Primary School in Lionel Town, as part of its drive to promote safety on the nation’s roads.
The students were informed about the different aspects of road safety and the company’s efforts in helping to promote safety on the roadways.
Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White told the students that “Jamalco is not just a mining and refining company. We build and develop communities through education, sports, health and safety, income generating initiatives and entrepreneurial opportunities.”
Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White, interacts with students on road safety issues, at the Clarendon- based Watsonton Primary School. The event was held at the institution on June 17.
Students also received Jamalco tokens as incentives for creating road safety posters. These carried several safety slogans with Shantelie Dixon’s ‘Don’t just drive for you, Drive for me’ judged the most original.
As part of its ongoing safety initiatives, Jamalco will be hosting a Road Safety March and Educational Programme on Friday, June 25, 2010.
In 2009 the company sponsored several initiatives including defensive driving courses for taxi operators and owners. In the past the company has sponsored similar programmes for Government agencies, the police, the May Pen Fire Brigade, and Clarendon Parish Council representatives.
Of the 341 road fatalities in Jamaica in 2009, Clarendon accounted for 27 fatal accidents, which resulted in 30 deaths.