Those who make the annual July 4 pilgrimage to Roxborough, central Manchester, to celebrate the birth of Norman Washington Manley have heard many a speech about the national hero.
Last Monday, they heard one that was strikingly different from the norm.
Using an informal mix of humorous anecdotes, sober reflections and earnest exhortations, journalist and playwright Barbara Gloudon argued that just as Manley gave of himself to his country, so Jamaicans must selflessly work for a better society.
On Thursday July 7, 2016, the Manchester Parish Council’s Parish Disaster, Planning and Management Committee, which included government agencies, participated in an in-house Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Tabletop simulation exercise conducted by Mrs. Camille Beckford-Palmer, Regional Coordinator in the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).
The training was conducted to highlight the preparedness of the Council and other key response agencies in dealing with natural disasters and other emergency.
The agencies that participated were:
The Manchester Parish Council handed over four gallons of paint to the Alligator Primary and Infant School during their Devotional Exercise conducted at the school on Monday, July 4, 2016.
This was a donation to the school for their assistance in the outstation exercise conducted at the school on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mrs. Millicent Bernard-James expressed gratitude to the Council for the kind gesture that will go towards the school’s beautification project.
The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), in keeping with its strategic objective of serving citizens and other stakeholders held two town hall meetings; on June 16 and July 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Hall and Pembroke Hall High School respectively.
The town hall meetings form part of a series of public consultations aimed at facilitating closer partnerships among residents, community and business interests and the KSAC.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS
The St. Catherine Parish Council will be hosting four (4) Town Hall meetings for the month of July, 2016. On board will be the Ministry of Health, JPSCo., NWC, Ministry of Education, National Youth Service, The Police, SDC, RADA, Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Source:: TOWN HALL MEETINGS JULY 2016
Residents in the Alexandria community have been without a library for over six (6) years, due to fire destroying the Library that originally served the community. The construction of the new library is the brainchild of sitting Councillor for the Alexandria Division, Mr. Gilbert McLeod. Currently there are a number of public schools in close proximity to Alexandria that are forced to do without a library. Residents were experiencing grave challenges with obtaining library services to conduct research, complete assignments etc.
On Wednesday May 18, 2016 the St. Ann Parish Council had a soft launch for its Youth Advisory Task Force, following in the footsteps of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation ( KSAC ).
We are extending our hands extensively in the field of Community Development by including the Youths in Local Policy Development, we are strengthening our Participatory Governance Framework and by
extension helping to build a stronger Nation!
Thank you to these students from the Brown’s Town Community-College and the Moneague Community College for attending, along with:
Source:: Launch of Youth Advisory Task Force