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$27M for Christmas work in St Ann

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM


MORE THAN 4,000 persons across the 16 parish council divisions in St Ann are to benefit from the Christmas work programme in the parish.

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Councillor Desmond Gilmore said each councillor will be allocated $1.7 million to spend in their division, amounting to a total of $27.2 million.

"We have identified the funds and we are doing the necessary paperwork," Gilmore told The Gleaner last Friday afternoon.

"Work has already started in some areas, but will be in full gear as of early next week."

Work will include bushing, drain cleaning and general beautification.

In the capital, St Ann's Bay, it was evident on Friday that some amount of drain cleaning work had started along Park Avenue.

Outside of the work being allocated by the parish council, it is expected that members of parliament and other government agencies, such as the Ministry of Tourism, would be involved in activities that would enable constituents to earn income for the festive period.