The Manchester Parish Council in partnership with the Caribbean Local and Economic Development Project (CARILED) conducted a Business Improvement District (BID/BIA) sensitization meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Neil’s Auditorium, 22A Ward Avenue, Mandeville. The meeting was attended by MSME business operators along the Ward Avenue corridor.
His Worship the Mayor/Councillor Levan Freeman host dozens of elderly residents of St. Mary at his annual Christmas treat held on Thursday, December 17, 2015.
The smile on the faces of the seniors told the story of the joy and gratitude they felt in being recognized. Approximately 150 seniors were each treated to lunch, gift packages and entertainment.
At a press briefing held in the Mayor’s Parlour, Emancipation Square, Spanish Town on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Mayor Norman Scott pointed out that the clean-up exercise took the team to 45 sites for pick up within Spanish Town. He says during the activities over 5000 old tyres were removed from garages and tyre shops with the Spanish Town and environs. He noted that it was a collaborative effort used in the two day exercise.
The Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes are said to be the main cause of the ‘zika virus’ and so for the second time around in two years, the St. Catherine Parish Council has joined forces with the St. Catherine Health Department, the National Solid Waste Management Authority and Police, St. Catherine (North) to eliminate devices from garages and tyre shops that may cause or have been a contributory factor to mosquito breeding within the Old Capital and its environs.
Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and the Mayor of Spanish Town surely pulled out all the stops to ensure that the scores of children, the young, not so young and young at heart experience the joy that this time of year truly brings, in the decorated Emancipation Square, on December 11 at the staging of his annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Children’s Treat, and Concert.
We made a commitment as a member of that global community of cities on a fast track path, to end the global march of HIV/AIDS. As part of the Kingston plan, we also made a commitment to do our bit to promote awareness, testing and to end stigma. As part of that in 2015, and also as part of our Local Government month, we hosted a couple of health fairs; in fact we did four of them and they were staged in various communities across the municipality. These health fairs were geared towards promoting a healthy lifestyle as well as providing individuals with access to the other services. Seve
2016 is here in all its glory, giving us all a brand new opportunity to be the best we can be. In our collaborative journey to build that Jamaica of which our grandchildren can be proud, let’s pledge to look out for those less fortunate, to help those we can, to always have a kind word, to keep our tongue when we have nothing positive to say.
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