MP shares vi­sion for St James Cen­tral

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

MEM­BER OF PAR­LIA­MENT: Heroy Clarke CON­STITUENCY: St James Cen­tral FIRST-TIME MEM­BER of Par­lia­ment for St James Cen­tral Heroy Clarke said he has a vi­sion for his con­stituency that is built on four pil­lars – early-child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, learn and earn pro­gramme, con­stituency co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­ety and so­cial in­fras­truc­tural devel­op­ment.

In his con­tri­bu­tion to the State of the Con­stituency De­bate in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Clarke said he has been pulling to­gether the nec­es­sary re­sources to achieve his tar­geted goals.

The MP said he will fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion at all levels, but noted that spe­cial em­pha­sis will be placed on early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion.

He stated that he will be en­gag­ing sev­eral ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions such as the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, the Univer­sity of the West Indies, Caribbean Mar­itime In­sti­tute, the HEART Trust/NTA, among oth­ers, to pro­mote pro­grammes which are in de­mand in his con­stituency.

He said the Glen­de­von Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence would be re­stored shortly to tar­get at-risk youth by get­ting them in­volved in skills train­ing pro­grammes.

Clarke said re­me­dial ed­u­ca­tion would be pro­vided for oth­ers who are un­able to ac­cess the skills train­ing pro­gramme at this time.

On the ques­tion of en­trepreneur­ship, the MP told his par­lia­men­tary col­leagues that he has been hav­ing di­a­logue with a num­ber of in­ter­est groups to con­duct train­ing for per­sons who are de­sirous of start­ing mi­cro busi­nesses.

Turn­ing to the is­sue of crime, Clarke said the ef­fort to stamp out this prob­lem in Mon­tego Bay must be sus­tained, not­ing that he sup­ports the de­ploy­ment of the se­cu­rity forces to quell the re­cent flare-up of vi­o­lence in a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ties.



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