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Keep it Clean - Grange urges good environmental practices in Labour Day message

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 5:59 AM
Against that background, Grange says today's Labour Day activities are being conducted under the theme: 'For Health’s Sake … Keep it Clean' to underscore the importance of creating and maintaining a clean and safe environment in which Jamaicans can be healthy.

Minister of Culture, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says good sustained environmental practices; personal health and hygiene will contribute to robust and vibrant economic growth.

Against that background, Grange says today's Labour Day activities are being conducted under the theme: 'For Health’s Sake … Keep it Clean' to underscore the importance of creating and maintaining a clean and safe environment in which Jamaicans can be healthy and perform at optimal capacity.

She says in that regard, this year's National Labour Day Project will take place in the Portmore, St Catherine communities of Gregory Park, Washington Mews and Christian Pen.

Grange says the communities were targeted in response to reports by the Ministry of Health of confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Portmore and also in response to high mosquito infestation levels.

Similar projects have been registered in other parishes across the country, including St Elizabeth and Westmoreland, where 140 projects will be undertaken to eradicate mosquito breeding sites.

Minister Grange says Jamaicans should continue initiatives after Labour Day to eradicate breeding sites in order to maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment.