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Residents work on more than 190 Labour Day projects in Western Jamaica

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — Residents in the parishes of St James, Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland and St Ann carried out over 190 Labour Day projects today.

According to Jamaica Information Service (JIS) residents in St James came out to work on more than 58 projects, with the major focus on Lethe Primary and Infant School and the St James Type V clinic.

This was in keeping with the national focus on repairing health centres and building ramps in schools under the theme 'Ramp it Up…Fix it Up'.

The work undertaken involved construction of rails and ramps, painting of exterior walls and repairs to bathroom facilities, among others. The parking lot at the health centre was also remodelled and a chain link fence installed at the school.

Additionally, the parish staged its annual floral tribute in honour of Samuel Sharpe, who was hanged in Sam Sharpe Square on May 23 for his role in the 1831 Christmas rebellion.

In Westmoreland, where 36 projects were registered, residents came out to install a ramp at the Little London Post Office. The grounds of the facility were also paved.

Hanover also had full support for its Labour Day activities. Scores of people turned out to assist with work at the Kingsvale Health Centre, where a ramp was built, the building painted, doors replaced, desks and chairs repaired, and flood lights installed.

In Trelawny, the Falmouth Health Centre was also fitted with a ramp, the driveway paved, exterior walls painted and the property beautified.

Parish Manager, Trelawny Health Services, Lorene Whinstanley, expressed gratitude for the partnership with the Trelawny Municipal Corporation.

“We value the partnership and just trust that the community will appreciate the effort being made and will do everything to keep our facilities as comfortable as we try to make them,” she said.

Meanwhile in St Ann, major improvement work was carried out on the Teachers' Cottage at the Free Hill Primary School, where the walls were stripped and painted, the roof replaced, overgrown vegetation cut and areas whitewashed.

The parish hosted one of the two national projects at the St Ann's Bay Infant School, where a ramp was installed as well as other refurbishing work carried out.

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