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Jamaica Producers planting positive seeds in St Mary

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Jamaica Producers (JP) CEO Jeffery Hall; chairman of The National Child Month Committee, Dr Pauline Mullings; Mayor Levan Freeman; Vivienne DaCosta; and JP general manager, farm, Christopher Gentles, gather for a photo. - Contributed

The Jamaica Producers Group Ltd (JP) once again showed its commitment to the development of the parish of St Mary by collaborating with the National Child Month Committee (NCMA) in its 2014 Action Day activities to beautify the area around the Robert Schuman Roundabout outside of Annotto Bay. Participating in the project were primary- and high-school students from schools in the parish who came together on May 23 to plant fruit and ornamental tree seedlings along with NCMA and JP volunteers. JP gave its commitment to maintain the area to ensure that the efforts of the youngsters would provide scenic enjoyment to all for years to come.

The National Child Month Committee is a non-profit organisation that is committed to use the month of May to not only recognise the significance of children, but also to highlight and educate the public of their needs so that they can be adequately met. The committee is also focused on planting seeds of community and nation building within the nation's youth, and, therefore, it engages annually in a National Action Day activity, an activity that allows children to give back to their communities.

Supporting Child Month

JP has been supporting the activities of the National Child Month Committee for more than six years. This year's project, however, was special to JP as it allowed the organisation to collaborate with students in St Mary and the NCMA to beautify the parish that is home to several of its farming and manufacturing activities.

The mayor of St Mary, Levan Freeman, lauded the efforts of the NCMA for choosing the parish of St Mary to have its 2014 Action Day project. He also expressed his gratitude to JP for the continued support that the company provides to the parish, employing hundreds of residents in farm and factory operations as well as supporting others with outreach activities.