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  • Amenities at the St. James Infirmary have been greatly improved with the extension of the laundry area, by the Association of Sports Cultural Clubs of Caribbean Port Authorities.
  • The project was carried out at a cost of approximately $750,000.
  • The enhanced facility will enable the management of the infirmary to more effectively deal with the increasing volume of laundry.

Amenities at the St. James Infirmary have been greatly improved with the extension of the laundry area, by the Association of Sports Cultural Clubs of Caribbean Port Authorities (ASCCCPA).

The project was carried out at a cost of approximately $750,000.

The enhanced facility, which will enable the management of the infirmary to more effectively deal with the increasing volume of laundry, was handed over by President of the Sports and Social Club of the Port Authority of Jamaica (St. James), Diana Brown, at an official ceremony held at the infirmary on Friday, June 6.

Thanking the group for its generosity, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Councillor Glendon Harris, told JIS News that the Parish Council and the people of St. James were very appreciative of the expansion.

“This project is timely and)we are truly grateful for this injection into developing and enhancing the facilities at the St. James Infirmary…it is really a wonderful gesture and we commend them and by extension we want to ask and encourage others to come on board similarly to enhance the programme here,” Mayor Harris said.

In accepting the keys to the facility, Matron of the infirmary, Jacqueline Wilson, endorsed the Mayor’s commendation.

“This is truly a wonderful project and we here are so grateful for this extension because the residents of this infirmary have great needs and this is one of those needs which you have today fulfilled. I can assure you that this facility will be of great use to the Infirmary residents and staff as this has created more space for us in terms of the laundry and storage,” she said.

The ASCCCPA include representatives from St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent, Antigua; Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados; St. Lucia; the British Virgin Islands; and Jamaica.

Representatives of the Association are in the island to attend the 2014 staging of the Port Games from June 6 to 9, at the Catherine Hall multi-purpose stadium.