PORT ANTONIO — As St. Mary finalises plans for its Labour Day activities on Monday (May 23), 65 projects have so far been registered with the parish’s Labour Day Committee, covering several communities.
The projects, which have been registered at the St. Mary Parish Council and St. Mary Social Development Commission (SDC) offices, include upgrading of playfields, painting of basic schools, cleaning up of communities, painting of police stations and patching of roadways.
This year's parish project, the painting and beautification of the paediatric ward at the Port Maria Hospital, and other activities, will be carried out under the day’s theme, “It takes a village to raise a child."
Among the communities for which projects have been registered are Annotto Bay, Carron Hall, Mason Hall, Jacks River, Oracabessa, Three Hills and Lucky Hill.
SDC Regional Manager for St. Mary and Portland, Jeanette Rose-Bryan, commended the various communities which have registered projects for their co-operation and support, and pointed out that logistic support for the initiative will be provided by a number of organizations, including National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and the National Youth Service (NYS).
By ASTON G. BAILEY