Public bathrooms for Junction

May 24, 2022
Workmen use heavy-duty equipment to clear the site for the construction of a public bathroom facility in Junction, St Elizabeth, as part of activities for the parish’s Labour Day Project on Monday.
Workmen use heavy-duty equipment to clear the site for the construction of a public bathroom facility in Junction, St Elizabeth, as part of activities for the parish’s Labour Day Project on Monday.

Work started yesterday on the construction of public bathrooms in Junction, St Elizabeth, which will provide sanitary convenience for residents and visitors to the town.

Representatives from the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation and other state agencies and charity bodies, as well as citizens, turned out yesterday to support the initiative, which was the parish project for Labour Day.

Councillor for the Junction Division at the municipal corporation Cetany Holness told JIS News that although the work started on Labour Day, the facility is projected to be fully completed over the next two months. He said the public bathrooms would incorporate two stalls each for males and females and four urinals. In addition, there will be a storeroom for sanitisers and cleaning products and sanitary items.

"Over the years, you have thousands of people who are traversing the town and doing their shopping, [and] whenever they are in need of a sanitary convenience, they have to seek out business [establishments], and they are often told that those facilities are reserved for staff," Holness pointed out. "The need is extremely big for a sanitary convenience, [and] so we are embarking on a much-needed project."

Holness said he was pleased with the turnout of persons to work on the project on Labour Day and invited other individuals and members of the business community to support the initiative.

The day also saw work being carried out at the Junction Fire Station, where firefighters were joined by volunteers in giving the station a facelift, including painting, cleaning the water tank, and reroofing works. At the Junction Police Station, personnel cleaned the station grounds.

"We are also doing painting of the guardroom. It is a combination of police personnel and civilians," Commanding Officer for the station, Inspector Alphonse Tyndale, told JIS News.

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