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  • Labour Day activities in St. James received overwhelming support, as government and corporate entities collaborated on a number of projects.
  • At Cornwall Courts Kiddies Park, which was the St. James parish project, teams of volunteers came out early to carry out work at the park.
  • This included construction of perimeter fencing, installation of park fixtures, as well as landscaping.

Labour Day activities in St. James received overwhelming support, as government and corporate entities collaborated on a number of projects.

At Cornwall Courts Kiddies Park, which was the St. James parish project, teams of volunteers came out early to carry out work at the park.

This included construction of perimeter fencing, installation of park fixtures, as well as landscaping.

The volunteers, who partnered with the St. James Parish Council, include representatives of the St. James fire and public health departments, the St. James Chapter of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, FLOW, First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union, and citizens and neighbourhood watch associations.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, expressed pleasure at the turnout.  “By the end of the day we should have a secured park for the children with the rides installed,” he told JIS News.

Residents also laboured at the community health clinic in Norwood, the Sewell Avenue headquarters of the St. James Police, and the Cornwall Court and Maroon Town Police posts.

Some 36 Labour Day projects were registered for St. James.

Over in Trelawny, work was underway on the repair of the Hague community centre and playfield.

Among the participants were members of the fire brigade; officers from the Police Community Safety and Security Unit; and members of the Hague Citizens Association and Neighbourhood Watch.

Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council’s Civic and Community Affairs Committee, Councillor Phillip Service, informed that funding for the project was provided by Member of Parliament, Hon. Patrick Atkinson, as well as Trelawny Aggregate, and the Fishermen and Divers Co-operative.

Meanwhile, the Westmoreland, Hanover, Trelawny and St. Ann parish councils partnered with Sandals Resorts International (SRI) to undertake projects in the health and education sectors in the four parishes.

Hotel staff and guests teamed up with local residents to provide landscaping and other beautification works at Granville Primary and Infant schools in Trelawny; Green Island and Negril health centres in Hanover and Westmoreland, respectively; and at the Savanna -la -mar Public General in Westmoreland; and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, St. Ann.