Grange announces four national projects for Labour Day

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness holds up a t-shirt to be worn by volunteers at Labour Day 2019 projects.  Labour Day 2019 on May 23 will be observed under the theme "Child Safety…it’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we." Sharing the moment are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (who chairs the National Labour Day Committee) and Ms. Mariko Kagoshima, Country Representative for Unicef Jamaica.  Unicef is working with the National Labour Day Committee in the execution of projects this year. Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness holds up a t-shirt to be worn by volunteers at Labour Day 2019 projects. Labour Day 2019 on May 23 will be observed under the theme "Child Safety…it’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we." Sharing the moment are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (who chairs the National Labour Day Committee) and Ms. Mariko Kagoshima, Country Representative for Unicef Jamaica. Unicef is working with the National Labour Day Committee in the execution of projects this year.

Kingston 7 May 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced four national projects for Labour Day on May 23, 2019. 

The four projects are the Papine High School in St Andrew, Holland Primary School in St Elizabeth, Fair Prospect Primary School in Portland and the Barrett Town All Age/John Rollins Primary School in St James. 

National Project

Main activities

Remarks

Papine High School, 

St. Andrew

 

  • Install pedestrian crossings
  • Pave/repair local road
  • Pave sidewalks
  • Heighten block wall
  • Construct chain link fence

Project to be led by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness

Fair Prospect Primary School, Portland

 

  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Repair main road

- Install murals

  • Install signage 
  • Create/pave sidewalks

Project to be led by Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz

Holland Primary School, 

St Elizabeth

 

(There has been a number of fatalities and near misses at the school over the years)

  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Install sidewalks and bus lay-by

Project to be led by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson

Barrett Town All Age/John Rollins Primary,

St. James

  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Road construction

Project to be led by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett

 Speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labour Day at the Office of the Prime Minister this morning (Tuesday), Minister Grange said the projects were proposed by the broad-based National Labour Day Committee in keeping with the theme for Labour Day 2019: Child Safety…it’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we. 

“Translated this means that all of us must come together and ensure that our children are safe and secure.  This is a responsibility that we must take very seriously. Collectively we must assure them safe passage as they journey to adulthood and national productivity,” said Minister Grange. 

The scope of work includes installation of pedestrian crossings, installation of rumble strips, paving of roads, installation of sidewalks, installation of bus lay-by, installation of fencing, installation of signage, bushing of school environs and painting of murals. 

The works will be carried out with the support of Unicef, the JN Foundation and JSIF which are working closely with the National Labour Day Committee this year. 

Additionally, there will be parish projects, organised and led by Mayors and Councillors across the island. 

Minister Grange has invited Jamaicans to “volunteer in activities geared at making our children safe and secure as they move about our communities.” 

The Minister encouraged people to register their projects with the municipal corporations, with the Labour Day Secretariat in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport or on the JIS website. 

Labour Day on May 23 is the culmination of Workers’ Week activities.  Workers’ Week, which begins on May 19 was launched by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness this morning (Tuesday).  Workers’ Week is being observed under the theme “Yes to decent work; No to child labour”. 

A schedule of Workers’ Week activities follows:

ACTIVITY

WHEN

WHERE

National Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, 19 May

10:00 am

Meadowbrook United Church

2 Flemington Drive, Kingston

Wreath Laying Ceremony in Commemoration of the 1938 Riots

Monday, 20 May 

10:00 am

Aggie Bernard Monument

Craft Market

Awards Banquet in Commemoration of Centenary of the International Labour  Organization and the Trades Union Act in Jamaica

Wednesday, 22 May

7:00 pm

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Floral Tribute Commemorating date on which National Hero Sam Sharpe was martyred

Thursday, 23 May

7:30 am

 

8:00 am

-Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, St James

 

-National Heroes Park, Kingston

Projects

All day

Islandwide

National Labour Day Concert

Thursday, 23 May

6:00 pm

Emancipation Park, New Kingston

 

MCGES

We place people at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

Olivia Grange

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