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A team of United States army officers recently completed renovations to the Bull Bay All Age School in Western St. Thomas, the constituency of Energy and Mining Minister James Robertson.
The team paved the school walkway, fixed the water system in the bathrooms, installed new toilets and painted sections of the school. They also refurbished the kitchen and installed a new security door for the staff bathroom.
The project was completed in two weeks. US Army officer Sergeant Major Clifford Maxfield said “everyone was co operative, they welcomed us with open arms.it was a home-like atmosphere. The best part was the children and many of the officers got a chance to interact with the children to the point that they did not want to leave, but we look forward to coming back next year to do more.”
Principal of the Buff Bay All Age School, Mrs. Gloria Malcolm-Foster said the renovations make “the school more comfortable and nicer to look at. We can now set up a tuck shop in a section and the students were glad for the exposure.they developed a good rapport with the soldiers to the point that some of them want to become soldiers in the future, so it was good for us.”
The project forms part of the US Army South Mission in the Caribbean and was done in collaboration with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) and the Ministries of Education and Health.

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