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  • The Portmore Municipal Council will focus on completing several community projects on Labour Day, May 23, including sidewalks, road markings and clearing mosquito breeding sites.
  • Mayor Thomas said the project is a massive undertaking and will see the removal of debris from the communities.
  • “We are meeting with community leaders and discussing the projects they are undertaking and the Portmore Municipal Council is giving its full support to all these activities,” he said.

The Portmore Municipal Council will focus on completing several community  projects on Labour Day, May 23, including sidewalks, road markings and clearing mosquito breeding sites.

Acting Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas, told JIS News that those activities are just few of the many that will be undertaken in observance of National Labour Day.

Labour Day 2016 is being observed under the theme: ‘For Health’s Sake, Keep It Clean’.

The national project will be the destruction of mosquito breeding sites in Gregory Park, Washington Mews and Christian Pen in Portmore, St. Catherine.

Mayor Thomas said the project is a massive undertaking and will see the removal of debris from the communities.

He pointed out that the Council is also determined to complete construction of the sidewalk along the Hellshire main road.

“We are also going to make sure that our roundabouts and intersections have the necessary markings that our motorists can see,” the Mayor said.

He also noted that communities within the Municipality will be undertaking their own labour day projects.

“We are meeting with community leaders and discussing the projects they are undertaking and the Portmore Municipal Council is giving its full support to all these activities,” he said.