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  • A national Labour Day concert is scheduled to take place at Emancipation Park in Kingston on Monday, May 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
  • “We have confirmation thus far from TVJ and RETV Jamaica that they will be carrying it live until 10:00 p.m. and we will continue the discussions with the other free to air, Love and CVM,” he said.
  • The Senior Advisor said the focus of Labour Day is part of a wholesome programme to “have a general clean-up of Jamaica and not just Portmore,” in collaboration with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

A national Labour Day concert is scheduled to take place at Emancipation Park in Kingston on Monday, May 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The two-hour concert will culminate activities for Workers’ Week and Labour Day.

The event is being organised by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and is free to the public.

Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on May 17,  at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Lenford Salmon, said the event will be broadcast live on television and cable stations.

Mr. Salmon said the Ministry is in discussion with several television and cable stations to carry the event live.

“We have confirmation thus far from TVJ and RETV Jamaica that they will be carrying it live until 10:00 p.m. and we will continue the discussions with the other free to air, Love and CVM,” he said.

This year’s Labour Day is being observed under the theme: ‘For Health’s Sake… Keep it Clean’. The national project is a clean-up campaign in the Gregory Park, Washington Mews and Christian Pen areas of Portmore, St Catherine.

Mr. Salmon said that work on the national project will involve the cleaning of drains, the removal of old appliances from the area, trimming of trees and erection of signs.

According to Mr. Salmon, work will also be done on the Gregory Park Basic School, which is in need of painting and an additional classroom.

He pointed out that all parish projects have been submitted to the Labour Day Secretariat by Mayors and the Portmore Municipal Council.

The Senior Advisor said the focus of Labour Day is part of a wholesome programme to “have a general clean-up of Jamaica and not just Portmore,” in collaboration with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

“It is the hope that through the public education system, we can encourage communities to clean their environment,”  he said.

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