Residents helping to build Annotto Bay
Leon Pounall, Gleaner Writer
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:
IN AN effort to improve services to members of a community in St Mary, the Annotto Bay Health and Environment Association (ABHEA) on Monday presented a $1 million cheque to assist several organisations.
The 19-year-old organisation is the brainchild of Dr Bathein, a medical doctor in private practice in the parish. The money will assist several schools, the police youth club, and the health centre.
Annotto Bay placed first at the parish level in the Best Community Competition in 2010, and won a number of sectional prizes, including $1 million.
Member of parliament for South St Mary, Tarn Peralto, commended ABHEA on the significant and consistent effort it has made to develop the community of Annotto Bay and urged residents to play their part.
ABHEA, from its conception, has formed alliance with most government agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency and the United States Agency for International Development.
Charge to community
Guest speaker and chairperson for the Best Community Competition, Jacqueline DaCosta, congratulated Annotto Bay on being the Best Community champions and urged members and stakeholders to participate in the growth and development of their environment.
Other ventures to be undertaken by the organisation include erecting two welcome signs in Annotto Bay: one at Agualta Vale and the other at Iterboreale.