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    • Labour Day activities in the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Trelawny, St. Ann, Westmoreland and Hanover received tremendous support from volunteers, on Monday, May 25.
    • The main projects for the parishes were: Manning’s Boys’ Home in St. Elizabeth; the Jerusalem Mountain Community Centre in Westmoreland; The Uriah Rowe Park in Trelawny; The Widow’s Mite Children’s Home in St. Ann; and the Hilloughby Basic School in Hanover.
    • At the Hilloughby Basic School, several areas of the school were repaired and repainted by citizens.

    Labour Day activities in the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Trelawny, St. Ann, Westmoreland and Hanover received tremendous support from volunteers, on Monday, May 25.

    The main projects for the parishes were: Manning’s Boys’ Home in St. Elizabeth; the Jerusalem Mountain Community Centre in Westmoreland; The Uriah Rowe Park in Trelawny; The Widow’s Mite Children’s Home in St. Ann; and the Hilloughby Basic School in Hanover.

    At the Hilloughby Basic School, several areas of the school were repaired and repainted by citizens, including Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Wynter McIntosh and Councillor for the Sandy Bay Division, Lloyd Hill, while volunteers in St. Elizabeth turned out to carry our repairs to sections of the Manning’s Boy’s Home, which is located in Southfield.

    Over in Westmoreland, Secretary/Manager of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Mrs. Opal Beharie and Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertell Moore, led volunteers who turned out to undertake work on the Jerusalem Mountain Community Centre.

    In Trelawny,  Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, headed a large group of volunteers who carried out work on the Uriah Rowe Park in Falmouth as well as the Hague Community Centre.

    The Uriah Rowe Park, a popular location for residents of Falmouth was cleaned and sections of the security fence repaired and a number of ornamental trees planted on the grounds. The roof of the Hague Community Centre was repaired.

    At the Widow’s Mite Children’s Home in Murray Mountain, in St. Ann, volunteers repaired and painted several sections of the building. Work was also carried out on the vegetable and flower gardens at the home. This project was carried out by the St. Ann Parish Council and received support from representatives of HEART/NTA, North East Regional Offices.

    In other Labour Day projects, Team Members from the Palladium Hotels & Resorts constructed a garbage skip in the Elgin Town community to ensure that residents have a safe place to leave their domestic waste for collection. The hotel workers also painted a section of the Lucea Primary and Santoy Basic Schools.

    General Manager, Mr. Jose Morgan, told JIS News that the Labour Day projects form part of the hotel’s corporate responsibility to the community. “We at Palladium are always looking for opportunities to work with communities and to improve the general aesthetics for our team,” he said.

    Another hotel chain, Sandals Resorts International, had volunteers from all three properties in Montego Bay participating in projects at the Granville Primary school in Trelawny, where they painted a number of classrooms and did landscaping and beautification works on sections of the school grounds. Sandals volunteers also painted sections of the adjoining Granville Infant school and a pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of the institution.

    Representatives of the company also participated in projects in Negril, and Green Island in Hanover as well as the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital in St. Ann.

    Labour Day 2015 is being observed under the theme: ‘Labour of Love: Nurturing Our Children’.