Kingston 22 May 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the early preparations for Labour Day have gone well and she expects that Jamaicans will volunteer in their numbers at hundreds of projects across the island on Thursday (tomorrow).
“More than 700 projects have already been registered with the National Labour Day Secretariat. We’re still receiving registration forms, so we expect the number to increase,” said Minister Grange on Wednesday afternoon as preparatory works at national project sites were underway.
Preparatory works have included site clearance and transport of materials and equipment.
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will lead the main national project at the Papine High School in St Andrew.
The other national projects are at the Fair Prospect Primary School in Portland, the Holland Primary School in St Elizabeth and the Barrett Town All Age and John Rollins Primary School in St James.
This year, the theme for Labour Day is ‘Child Safety… it’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we!’
Minister Grange is encouraging Jamaicans to develop projects focused on keeping children safe in their communities, schools and on the roads.
Labour Day activities will culminate with a Praise and Worship concert at Emancipation Park, beginning at 6 pm. The concert will feature Jermaine Edwards, Chozenn, Sista Patt and Wayne Marshall, among others. Admission is free.