Corporate Hands: International Coastal Cleanup in St Thomas, Palisadoes Road

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October 05, 2015
Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer Volunteers participating in the Jamaica Environment Trust's 22nd Annual Beach Cleanup along the Palisadoes Road found this old tyre among the garbage.
Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer From left, Sophia Henry, Chaniek Lewis, Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill and Scotiabank volunteer, Suzette DeSouza, view items they picked up during the Jamaica Enivironment Trust 22nd Annual Beach Cleanup of the Palisadoes Strip, Palisadoes Road, recently.
Contributed Photo The large group of the volunteers whp participanted in the beach cleanup at Rocky Point Beach in St Thomas
Contributed Photo Davor Bailey, a volunteer takes two of the many garbage bags filled with debris collected from the Rocky Point Beach on International Coastal Cleanup Day.
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International coastal clean-up for St Thomas, Palisadoes Road

Each year in September, hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for litter. These volunteers are the driving force behind International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Last year, 561,000 volunteers picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash from the coastlines and waterways around the world.

St Thomas and the Palisadoes Road were included in Inter-national Coastal Clean-up Day activities.

Generation 2000 (G2K), led by President Matthew Samuda; JLP caretaker for St Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright; Dalvey division councillor Michael McLeod, fishermen and residents of Rocky Point and the wider Dalvey division, with the support of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) worked hard at cleaning up the beautiful Rocky Point beach.

Palisadoes strip

Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill joined JET in its 22nd annual beach clean-up exercise along the Palisadoes strip.

Seiveright said the exercise was a tremendous success for Rocky Point and surrounding areas and expressed his commitment to transforming the parish for the better.

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