According to Rubén Dario, Project Manager of the company’s operations in Jamaica, TSK is a people centric entity and has great respect for Jamaica’s culture.
“The grand opening of the centre will include performances by the Alpha Alumni All Stars Band and a representation of the popular Rae Town vibe which are exemplary cornerstones of Jamaican culture. It has been going on for almost 40 years and it has been a community binding experience. The event seeks to bring together various groups in the community to connect through music, dance and a genuine interface to enhance the comraderie,” expresses Lopez.
The work of volunteers from Clarendon and St Catherine on the centre which has been inactive for some 10 years, will provide the Old Harbour Bay community with a new and larger space to work, meet, gather for group activities, social support, public information for social and recreational purposes.
The partnership between TSK and the Old Harbour Bay community began earlier this year when the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) subsidiary the South Jamaica Power Company (SJPC), signed an EPC contract with TSK, for the construction of a highly anticipated 190 megawatt power plant in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine.
Lopez admits the partnership was forged to enhance the social experience in the community through the improvement project.
“We were guided by the citizens and volunteers of Old Harbour. What we did was share our knowledge and provide material for the project. We look forward to celebrating the opening of the centre and working together as neighbours in the future,” says Lopez.
The company’s three year tenure in Old Harbour Bay will continue to provide a source of income for residents and the centre will also act as a location for some executions of TSK.
Currently, there is already a food catering service for TSK workers at the centre; and local carpenters have been contracted to build some of the furniture needed for the offices.