LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY MONTH CROSS ISLAND RUN 2018
As the Ministry of Local Government and Community Month cross-island run continues, St. Catherine’s leg commenced at the Jose Marti High School round-about on Wednesday morning, October 24th and continued through sections of Spanish Town. Runners arrived at Emancipation Square at approximately 11:00 a.m., where the symbolic baton exchanges with the Local Government Messages from the country’s leaders were made.
Councillor for the Mount Industry Division, Roogae Kirlew symbolically accepted the baton on behalf of Mayor of Spanish Town, Councillor Norman Scott who was unavoidably absent. Councillors Peter Abrahams, Bog Walk Division, Sydney Rose, Treadways Division, Leroy Dunn, Guys Hill Division and Steve Graham, Old Harbour Central Division were present and participated in the baton exchange.
Speaking on behalf of Mayor Scott Councillor Kirlew said he applauds the Local Government Ministry for the role they have been playing to increase awareness and engage communities at the local level over the years. He said the run and other activities will highlight the importance of Local Government and make a difference in the lives of the people and he was happy and proud to be a part of the month-long celebration in November. “The St. Catherine Municipal Corporation has several activities planned for the month, he said, among them are Junior Mayor Selection and Sports Day for residents and Staff Members at the Infirmary”.
The runners journeyed to Clarendon to deliver messages to Clarendon’s Mayor. The run/drive continues throughout the month of October until the messages are delivered to mayors in parish capitals island-wide.