Friday, May 24, 2013

Parish Markets get Facelift for Labour Day

Kingston, Jamaica; The Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay and Spanish Town Market in Spanish Town will both be the beneficiary of Labour Day works to give the respective facilities a facelift. These projects are being effected by the St. James and St. Catherine parish Councils in  partnership with Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited.  The company has allocated $300,000 to support the two projects.
Mayor of Spanish Town Councillor Norman Harris praised the work of Flow in coming out to assist in their Labour Day project. “I must say on behalf of the Parish Council, many thanks to Flow for coming on board to assist on Labour Day. We want to commend them as a good corporate entity and we look forward to greater collaboration with them. The cash donation will be used to purchase tools, equipment and material on the personnel who will come out will assist us greatly in getting the work completed in a day. We are grateful for the gesture and we look forward to a great project,” he said.
The work to be completed at Montego Bay’s Charles Gordon Market will create a new entrance to the facility giving more visibility to vendors, and improving security. Other improvement work to be completed on Labour Day will include rebuilding of planter boxes, repainting of walls and patching of the car park as well as a general cleanup of the premises. 
 “The Charles Gordon Market is the key Labour Day activity in St. James this year. We want to make the market a true economic centre for persons who sell and for persons who shop there and to further stimulate economic development in St. James,” said Councilor Glendon Harris, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, commenting on the project.
In addition to the cash investment to assist with the rehabilitation of the two markets, team members from Columbus Communications, operators of the Flow and Columbus Business Solutions brands, will work side by side with the Parish Council team and other members of the community on Labour Day to complete the projects.
“We are very pleased to again partner with the St. James and St. Catherine Parish Councils for Labour Day, especially for these projects which are central to economic activity in the respective areas,” said Denise Williams,  director of corporate communications for Columbus Communications “It is important to us to give back in the communities we serve and we welcome another opportunity for our team members to make a meaningful contribution toward an activity such as this which can have a profound impact on transforming the lives of citizens. It is gratifying to be able to join the rest of the nation and to do our own part towards fulfilling the theme for Labour Day 2013  to lend and hand to build our land.”  
Columbus has made annual commitments to supporting the Labour Day projects of Parish Councils across the island since launching service in Jamaica and has invested over $4 million dollars towards Labour Day projects in that time.

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