OCHO RIOS — Residents of St. Ann have been urged to support a project in their community on Labour Day, Monday (May 23), and contribute to the development of the parish, and Jamaica.
“So far we have a number of projects registered in the parish, and these projects range from the development of water supply systems, fixing and cleaning of drains, bushing of sidewalks, painting of school buildings and pedestrian crossings, to the planting of trees,” Secretary/Manager at the St. Ann Parish Council, Clinton Gordon, told JIS News.
He said that the parish project should see to the development of a computer lab at the Beecher Town All-Age School in Ocho Rios. He also stated that a number of organisations and service clubs have indicated their interest in undertaking other projects on Labour Day, and are encouraging individuals and groups to contact the Council, or the Social Development Commission (SDC), to get their projects registered.
“This year’s focus for Labour Day is on our children, and carrying out work on our schools is really showing that we are putting our children first. So, even though the major focus will be on the Beecher Town All- Age School, we will also be carrying out work at the Charlton Primary and the Rhoden Hall Basic Schools,” Mr. Gordon said.
Councillor for the Beecher Town division, Ian ‘Trumpet’ Bell, told JIS News that he was happy that the town’s all-age school was selected as the Parish Project for Labour Day.
“I don’t know how much of the work we will be able to accomplish, but I am going to use my office to invite as many persons in the community and adjoining communities to come out and support this work,” Mr. Bell said.
When JIS contacted the Principal of the Beecher Town All-Age School, Lynell Brown-Jones, she expressed delight that a major focus would be placed on the school this Labour Day.
“I am happy because it has been a while since we have been trying to get some help to complete the construction of the computer room, here at the school. We thank the German Society for what they have done to help us so that we could get this far, and we also thank Councillor Bell for his assistance,” she said.
By ALDEEN CAMPBELL