Noranda treats infirmary residents
Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners had kind words, thoughts and a contribution for the 110 residents of the St Ann Infirmary located at Priory, St Ann, when the company sponsored their annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 9.
The dinner, held in partnership with the St Ann Parish Council, saw Noranda making a generous donation of $170,000 to ensure a scrumptious meal, drinks and party support for the senior citizens. Noranda's industrial relations manager, Nathan Thomson, sent a special message of cheer from the company's employees while public relations consultant Lance Neita joined with the Mayor Desmond Gilmore, Deputy Mayor Delroy Redway and representatives from the Human Employment And Resource Training institute, the Discovery Bay United Church, the Priory school, and Jewel Dunn's River to celebrate with the residents. The residents responded with concert carol singing and a fashion show, making it an enjoyable and memorable evening.
Blood Bank gets mobile unit
Angella Christian (right), founder of Angel Foundation, explains the capabilities of the Mobile Blood Collection Unit to Dr Fenton Ferguson, minister of health; Julia Sutherland (left), deputy British high commissioner to Jamaica; Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse (second left), senior medical officer, Ministry of Health; and Dr Veronica Taylor, acting director, National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS), during the official handover ceremony of the unit to the NBTS on Friday, January 2. - Ian Allen/Photographer