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Western Jamaica up and ready for Labour Day

Published:Monday | May 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Past students and teachers at Camperdown High School, Kingston, completing their Labour Day task at the institution last year. This year, the group will renovate the second form block, as well as continue work already started on the sixth form block. - Photo by Errol Crosby
Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris.

As Labour Day 2014 draws near, there are some 125 registered projects across the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland.

Expectations are that this number should be at least doubled by Labour Day.

The St James Labour Day planning committee is reporting approximately 40 registered projects to date; Westmoreland 50 and Hanover 35 projects.

The nature of the registered projects vary, with each parish committee, in keeping with the national focus, choosing at least one police station to carry out work on.

In St James the parish project involves extending the perimeter wall around the infirmary by some 300 feet. There are also plans to conduct work on the Spring Mount Police Station, located in the southern section of the parish.

According to co-chair of the Labour Day planning committee for the parish, mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, pre-Labour Day work has started on the infirmary, with a view to completing those on Labour Day.


He said more than 300 persons, representing a number of groups and organisations, have already indicated an interest in participating in the infirmary project. This, he said, shows that a high level of volunteerism is still active in the parish.

In Westmoreland, co-chair of the planning committee, Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore, told JIS News that there is a significant level of enthusiasm among citizens, with support coming from the private sector.