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Labour Day a success

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Work in progress at Ginger House Basic School in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland.

Despite the inclement weather, residents and volunteers were out in their numbers participating in Labour Day activities across Portland.

The parish Labour Day project took centre stage at the Port Antonio Police Station, which received a well-needed facelift.

"I am happy to be part of this initiative to improve the appearance of the building for the police," said Wayne McKenzie, mayor of Port Antonio.

"The outer walls were in dire need of a facelift, and this project is fitting. We have representatives from varied state agencies, volunteers, and civil society groups assisting with the painting. Additionally, the station yard is undergoing a major clean-up. This is a massive turnout, and, no doubt, our efforts are greatly appreciated," he added.

Elsewhere, residents were engaged in clean-up activities at Lighthouse Road, Anchovy, and at the Nonesuch community centre. A team from the National Youth Service was also engaged at Muirton Boy's Home, Manchioneal, where that facility got a facelift.