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JPS puts volunteers to work for Hellshire

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 9:00 AM
JPS VOLTS following a day of cleaning at Hellshire Bay in St Catherine.
JPS VOLTS in action during International Coastal Clean-up Day.
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THE JPS Foundation's volunteers on location to serve (VOLTS) - under their Clean and Green Initiative - recently joined in Jamaica's International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day activities, helping to rid Hellshire Bay in St Catherine of solid waste.

"Our volunteers were anticipating this annual event all year round; it has become a calendar event for every VOLTS member," noted Jacinth Morgan Collie, manager of the foundation.

"Our JPS family has been participating in ICC for 15 consecutive years and this year, partnered with the National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) in collaboration with our Environment and Safety Unit," she added.

"JPS is committed to playing its part in the preservation and protection of our island's environment and continue to find ways to get every staff member involved," Jacinth Morgan Collie said further.

Volunteers from a wide variety of groups and entities poured into Hellshire Bay on September 17 to aid in the environmental efforts of volunteers annually.

The pride and joy the VOLTS felt while participating in the clean-up was evident in the effort put into the collection, identification and logging of each unwanted item.

"JPS continues to use and implement environmentally friendly measures throughout its operations and is expanding these environmental measures, not only to its operations but (also) to the wider Jamaica," said the JPS in a release to the media.

"The ICC Day is one that the JPS has been supporting for years and will continue to support for years to come," the entity added.