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  • St. William Grant Park, located in the centre of downtown Kingston, will be the focus this Labour Day (May 23) for the KSAC.
  • The park was chosen based on its position in the city and the demand by businesses and citizens to use the facilities.
  • Work will include landscaping, painting, cleaning and sanitizing the inside and outside of the park.

St. William Grant Park, located in the centre of downtown Kingston, will be the focus this Labour Day (May 23) for the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC).

Acting Town Clerk at the KSAC, Andrene McLaren, told JIS News that the park was chosen based on its position in the city and the demand by businesses and citizens to use the facilities.

Ms. McLaren said work will include landscaping, painting, cleaning and sanitizing the inside and outside of the park.

The KSAC has received support from other public entities and businesses in the town. “What we have done is partner with some agencies, such as the  National Solid Waste Management Authority, Fire Brigade, Jamaica Public Service, Social Development Commission, National Works Agency, the Police and Kingston Bookshop,” Ms. McLaren said.

She added that persons from communities around the area have volunteered to join in the work on Labour Day, as well as media partners, such as Power 106 FM & Music 99 FM, which have relocated to downtown Kingston.

Ms. McLaren said Labour Day activities for the KSAC began on May 17 when cleaning and painting was done in and around North Parade in downtown Kingston. “We did some painting work, especially over at the Ward Theatre and around the park,” she added.

Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Labour Day with the washing of the park, with assistance from the Jamaica Fire Brigade.

Residents and businesses in the area are encouraged to join the KSAC in beautifying the park.

“Come and play your part in helping us to maintain it, so it can be there, not just for us, but for our kids and their kids as well,” Ms. McLaren said.

Labour 2014 is being observed under the theme: ‘Take a Stand… Beautify our Land’.