Mayor Williams Encourages Stay at Home Activities Through Pre-Labour Day Tree Planting Exercise

To plant a tree is to plant hope: Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams, along with two other Councillors of the St James Municipal Corporation embarked on a tree planting exercise at the Old Hospital Beach Park on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Ornamental trees provided by the Forestry Department were planted to spruce up the park, located along the Hip Strip on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in commemoration of Labour Day.

"The initiative to beautify this space which the Corporation manages, came about as a way to demonstrate how we can make a positive environmental impact despite the Covid-19 related restrictions for Labour Day this year. I am encouraging you all to stay home, stay safe and clean up your spaces this Labour Day”, stated Mayor Williams.

“The best time to plant a tree was one hundred years ago, the second best time is now”: Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Richard Vernon (right) along with Chairman for the Civic and Community Affairs Committee, Councillor Dwight Crawford also played their part in planting ornamental trees at the Old Hospital Beach Park on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in commemoration of Labour Day. The Councillors’ urge to the citizenry this Labour Day is to stay home, plant a tree and preserve our green spaces.