The Caribbean Cement Company Limited is supporting Labour Day by way of donations which will go toward projects in more than 50 communities across the country.

Through its corporate social responsibility programme, which focuses on improving lives through cement, the company contributes to projects which will enhance infrastructure in communities. As such, some 3000 bags of cement will go toward repairing schools, sidewalks, rural roads, fencing and indigent housing in eleven parishes.

Peter Donkersloot, General Manager of Carib Cement said Jamaica have a lot to teach the world about community cohesion and volunteerism.

“Jamaicans do a fantastic job of supporting Labour Day. The enthusiasm and high level of participation is really impressive. It is a public holiday that Jamaicans take seriously as they give generously of their time to work together and improve their neighborhoods. This is a great way of building a greater Jamaica and I am very proud that Carib Cement is able to make a meaningful contribution to it,” said Peter Donkersloot, General Manager of Carib Cement.

Volunteers from the staff of both Carib Cement and CEMEX Jamaica will be effecting repairs to a basic school in Clarendon and a fire station in Kingston.

The company is also contributing to the National Labour Day Projects which will take place at Holland Primary School in St Elizabeth, Fair Prospect Primary School in Portland; Barrett Town Primary School and John Rollins Success Primary Schools in St. James, as well as Papine High School in St. Andrew.

In 2018, Carib Cement donated 3000 bags of cement to assist with Labour Day and with recovery efforts which followed heavy rains in May.

The company’s CSR projects have reached more than 180 communities by way of infrastructure development valued at $265 million since 2016.

Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; Major Clive Davis, Director General of the ODPEM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness with Peter Donkersloot (right), general manager Carib Cement at the 2018 donation of 3000 bags of cement to Labour Day and the national disaster recovery efforts.