New Fortress helps 320 get back to school

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New Fortress helps 320 get back to school

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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NEW Fortress Energy, the company which is partnering with the Jamaica Public Service for the provision of natural gas, last week hosted its inaugural back-to-school treat for children living in Portland Bight, Halse Hall, and Cornpiece in Clarendon.

A total of $3.2 million was earmarked for the communities' educational support event, with 180 vouchers valued at $6,000 each handed out for the disbursement of books, uniforms, school bags, hardcover exercise books, folders, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, geometry set, colouring books, crayons, pencil cases, primary and basic textbooks.

Haircuts were provided for 140 students, while bursaries, valued at $50,000 each, were awarded to 15 academically qualified high school students in need of financial assistance to pay for school fees, exam fees, and support for completion of high school.

Here, Vere Technical High School student Otis Regent (left) collects his award from Filipe Pinto (right), vice-president for business development at New Fortress Energy, while Verona Carter (second left), vicepresident for public affairs at New Fortress Energy, and Sonia Mitchell, general counsel at Jamalco, look on.


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