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More students get support from highway operators

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner
A representative of Jamaica North-South Highway presents gifts to a student of the Golden Grove All-Age School.

The Jamaica North-South Highway Company has continued to give a helping hand to the residents of communities in the vicinity of the highway, with students of the Golden Grove All-Age School being the latest recipients.

The company recently presented school supplies and gifts valued at more than $400,000 to just over 100 students and staff at the St Ann-based school.

"My daughters are very happy with the gift from the company and I also appreciate it as my money will stretch a bit more to do other things," said Golden Grove resident Michelle Kelly, a comment echoed by several other parents.

Administrative manager at the Jamaica North-South Highway Company, Diana Farquharson, says it is committed to helping with the continued development of the communities in which it operates.

"We continue to give back and Golden Grove is a central part of our road network. We find it prudent to offer any assistance necessary," said Farquharson, as she noted that the company has already done a number of community projects throughout St Ann and St Catherine.

According to Farquharson, the company, a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company, plans to support several other projects in schools in the communities around the highway.

The North-South Highway is a four-lane tolled motorway which connects the Corporate Area to Ocho Rios, St Ann, through St Catherine.

The start of the highway is off the Mandela Highway. It passes through Spanish Town, Bog Walk, Linstead, Ewarton, Moneague, Golden Grove, and Ocho Rios, terminating in Mammee Bay.