Mountainside Primary gets AC units from young alumnus

May 10, 2017
Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie (second left), activates one of two air-conditioning units at the Mountainside Primary School in St Elizabeth. Others (from left) are Vincent Dennis, father of Junior Mayor of Black River, Brandi Dennis; her mother, Luciane Henry; and Mayor of Black River, Councillor Derrick Sangster.
Hampton School student and Junior Mayor, Brandi Dennis, in her official dress last year.

Two air-conditioning units were activated at the Mountainside Primary School in St Elizabeth recently by Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie.

They were purchased with funds provided by the 2015-16 junior mayor for St Elizabeth, Brandi Dennis, who was unable to attend the ceremony at her alma mater, because she was sitting her examinations as a Hampton School student.

She was represented by her parents, Luciane Henry and Vincent Dennis.

The junior mayor had, during her stint last year, used $500,000 to purchase two air-conditioning units for the computer lab at Mountainside Primary.

The funds were also used to install the units, and according to the Minister, there is still $30,000 left from her allocation.

McKenzie lauded the Junior Mayor Programme, which he had initiated during his tenure as mayor of Kingston.

Dennis said Brandi continues to hold high the flag of Mountainside Primary.

He also read a message from Brandi that said she came first in her class though the competition at Hampton is very stiff.

"I am asking the principal to tell the students to make optimum use of the air-conditioned computer lab," Brandi said.

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