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May 30, 2014
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Hundreds turn out for labour day activities
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

Members of the Golden Police Youth Club paint a pedestrian crossing on Burke Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Cecile McCormmack, parish manager, at Jamaica Public Service, plants a tree with Acting Mayor of Portmore, Leon Thomas, during the National Labour Day Project, Seagrape Close, the Climate Change Park, near Portmore Mall, Portmore, St Catherine, last Friday. - Rasbert Turner photos

St Catherine was abuzz with Labour Day activities, which found hundreds of persons volunteering their services to clean, paint, construct various facilities and plant trees throughout the parish.

The Star went on to the streets and found persons engaged in the spirit of giving back to communities.

In Portmore, St Catherine, where the national project was in full flight, more than 200 persons turned out to plant 100 trees and clean a plot of land adjacent the Portmore Mall.

''We are thankful for the day's activities, with community persons, government ministers and others turning out to make

it a very good day for us. We will now have to maintain it to make it a success,'' acting mayor Leon Thomas said.

Other projects were visible at the Gregory Park Post Office and Basic School. In Spanish Town, there was the painting of a pedestrian crossing in Ensom City and heavy equipment was used to clear a gully of debris that caused flooding.

''It is my way of giving back to the community, as, for years, this community have suffered from flooding and destruction of people's property,'' Norris Grant said.

Meanwhile, Spanish Town mayor Norman Scott, told The Star that the day's activities were successful.

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