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    • Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, said that work will commence next fiscal year on the refurbishing of the swimming pool at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.
    • The aim is to create an Olympic-sized facility to further develop the sport of swimming in Jamaica.
    • Other improvements to be carried out include the installation of a brand new synthetic track, for which final approvals have been granted, and repairs to the entrance to the college for which design work is being finalised.

    Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, said that work will commence next fiscal year on the refurbishing of the swimming pool at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

    The aim is to create an Olympic-sized facility to further develop the sport of swimming in Jamaica.

    Minister Neita Headley, in a message delivered by board member, Patricia Harris, at the college’s 2014 Commencement Service on Wednesday, October 8, mentioned other improvements to be carried out at the country’s premier educational institution for sport.

    These include the installation of a brand new synthetic track, for which final approvals have been granted, and repairs to the entrance to the college for which design work is being finalised.

    Newly appointed principal of the College, Dr. Joyce Graham-Royal, for her part, pledged to work with students and the staff to take the institution “to the highest level.”

    In his greetings, Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA), Dr. Mark Nicely, encouraged the students to use sport to impart positive values.

    “In sport, you can best offer improved values and attitudes, you can develop in our children, problem solving skills; you are best able to teach teamwork and partnership, and many skills that are missing in our society,” Dr. Nicely pointed out.

    Guest speaker at the function, Rev. Luke Shaw, who is also Pastor at the Linstead-Buxton Town Circuit of Baptist Churches, challenged the students to be innovative leaders.

    He also urged them to make the best use of the training offered at the college, which he said, has made Jamaica a sporting powerhouse.

    The Commencement Service was held under the theme: ‘Renewed For Service’, and also heard from Regional Director at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Claudette Clarke.

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