New police station to be built in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew 

Work is scheduled to get under way shortly on the construction of a new police station in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the disclosure, said the facility will serve as a “community security central point because the idea is to create an atmosphere of security where people can do business.”

He said the police station is among developments that are coming for the area, citing plans also for the building of a golden age home. He said land is being sought to facilitate its establishment.

“In urban areas like these, the (family) connections are not always as strong, and so there are many elderly who… need someone to take care of them, and (ensure that) they get regular meals. We will build an institution to do that,” he said.

The prime minister was speaking at the official handover of the newly completed Jamaica-China Goodwill Infant School in West Central St Andrew, for which he is the Member of Parliament (MP), last Wednesday.

It is the second of two such institutions that have been built at a cost of US$7.4 million under a co-operation agreement between Jamaica and the Government of the People’s Republic China. The other school is situated in Eastern St Thomas.

The institutions can accommodate 180 students each. The facilities include eight classrooms, playrooms, rooms for service, auxiliary rooms, outdoor corridors, outdoor playground and other amenities.

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