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Energy company gives residents more health power

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 2:00 PMRasbert Turner

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine:

Scores of residents who were treated at the Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP)-sponsored Health and Wellness Fair held recently, expressed gratitude for the well-neded services provided.

"This is very important as it is helping persons who could not afford to look after their health condition, so I thank the Jamaica Energy Partners for its assistance," said Zannette McLean, a resident of Old Harbour Bay.

Kemeisha Bailey expressed similar sentiments. "It is long time my teeth wanted to clean, so I really help available here today."

The activities were held at the Blackwood Gardens Basic School, Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine. Residents got a chance to check their blood sugar levels, clean their teeth, have Pap smear and HIV tests done, and make cholesterol and hypertension checks.

The JEP is celebrating its 20th year of existence.

"We generate power and sell to the Jamaica Public Service power grid. This is a way of giving back to the community. We also assist through educational grants and scholarships," Keisha Deleon told Rural Xpress.

Melissa Newman, public relations officer, said the treat will be a calendar event for the company.

"The community of Old Harbour is growing rapidly and we find it prudent to help out with the many health issues that will be part of any development, so it resulted in a Health and Wellness Fair, which will be done annually," Newman said.