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PHOTOS: Volunteers turn out for #LabourDay2017

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:46 PM
Head of the Army Major General Rocky Meade plants a poor man's orchid with Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams in front of the Ward Theatre. The tree was donated by the National Environment and Protection Agency - Ricardo Makyn photo
Dean Thompson paints a window frame at the Ward Theatre - Ricardo Makyn photo
Marlene Walker sweeping the balcony of the Ward Theatre, one of two national projects - Ricardo Makyn photo
Tiler, Joseph Edwards,working on an office floor at the Ward Theatre for Labour Day - Ricardo Makyn photo
Prime minister Andrew Holness and Peter Donkersloot, general Manager Carib Cement look at some of the 3,000 bags of cement donated by Carib Cement for flood victims - Ricardo Makyn photo
Jamaica National volunteers Alicia Williams and Shaniel Stephenson painting Central Police Station one of two national projects - Ricardo Makyn photo
Krysan and Kristina of Angels of Love paint the sign at the Bustamante Hospital for Children - Norman Grindley photo
This worker from China Harbour Engineering Company washes the wall at the Ferry Police Station, St Catherine before painting it. Superintendent Preston Wray of the Police Highway Patrol said he is about the project - Norman Grindley photo
Community members and contractors clear debris deposited during recent rains along the Morant Bay main road at Pamphret in St Thomas - Shanna Monteith photo
Taxi and bus operators in St Thomas undertake the repainting of the pedestrian crossing in Morant Bay - Shanna Monteith photo
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Volunteers are out across the island for Labour Day 2017 being recognised under the theme 'Restore, Persevere, Beautify'.


IN PHOTO: Marlene Walker sweeping the balcony of the Ward Theatre, one of two national projects - Ricardo Makyn 

This year, the national projects are at The Ward Theatre and the Central Police Station, both in Kingston.


IN PHOTO: Jamaica National volunteers Alicia Williams and Shaniel Stephenson painting Central Police Station one of two national projects - Ricardo Makyn

Labour Day coincides with the aftermath of the recent floodrains that caused extensive damage to infrastructure.

Carib Cement has donated some 3,000 bags of cement for the victims of the floods.


IN PHOTO:  Prime Minister AndrewHolness and Peter Donkersloot General Manager Carib Cement look at some of the 3,000 bags of cement donated for flood victims - Ricardo Makyn 

At the same time people are working with contractors in their communities as part of the recovery.


IN PHOTO: Community members and contractors clear debris deposited during recent rains along the Morant Bay main road at Pamphret in St Thomas - Shanna Monteith 

Our photographers captured some of the sights and scenes.