Saturday 30 May, 2020

Guardian donates water tanks to juvenile centres

The two facilities that will benefit are Metcalfe Street Juvenile Centre in the Denham Town srea and Rio Cobre Juvenile Correction Centre at Thompson Pen, St Catherine.

The two facilities that will benefit are Metcalfe Street Juvenile Centre in the Denham Town srea and Rio Cobre Juvenile Correction Centre at Thompson Pen, St Catherine.

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when sanitation is a top priority such as frequent washing of hands, water is an essential commodity which, unfortunately, is not readily available in several critical organisations.

One such organisation in dire need of water is the Department of Correctional Services. So, in response on Tuesday, May 12, Guardian Life Limited donated two 1,200-gallon water tanks and pumps valued at nearly $500,000, to aid the institution in upholding daily hygiene regulations.

The two facilities that will benefit are Metcalfe Street Juvenile Centre in the Denham Town srea and Rio Cobre Juvenile Correction Centre at Thompson Pen, St Catherine.

“Where there is a need, Guardian Life Limited will do its best to facilitate change. Lack of water has been an ongoing problem at the two juvenile correction facilities for some time, so we are doing our part to ensure that the wards of the state can stay safe during this pandemic,” said Eric Hosin, President of Guardian Life Limited.

At the presentation ceremony at the Department of Correctional Services, Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Matthew Samuda received the tanks and expressed his appreciation for the donation from Guardian Life Limited.

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