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MLSS PR Unit February 28, 2022

Ministry of Labour & Social Security Expands Fleet of Mobile Units

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Monday, February 28, 2022

 

Ministry of Labour & Social Security Expands Fleet of Mobile Units

 

 

The Ministry of Labour & Social Security has expanded its fleet of mobile units with the addition of two (2) 55 seater coaches, to improve efficiencies in the transportation of workers engaged under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme.

The buses were commissioned into service by Minister Karl Samuda, at the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Centre during a brief ceremony on February 24, 2022, in which Her Excellency, Ms Emina Tudakovic, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, participated.

Immediately following the commissioning ceremony, the buses departed to the Norman Manley International Airport carrying ninety-five workers bound for Canada.

In her remarks to the departing workers, Permanent Secretary Colette Roberts Risden noted that the customized buses had been designed with their safety and comfort in mind, and challenged them to take care of the units. “These are not your regular buses; these coaches place emphasis on providing a safe, comfortable ride. Each unit is equipped with an info-tainment system, a spacious luggage compartment, padded, semi-bucket seats with arm and foot rests, and an air ride suspension system to cushion the feel of the road. The safety features include runway lights for night travelling and a full camera system. The buses are yours, so take care of them.”

The brief ceremony concluded with the cutting of a ribbon by Minister Samuda, who was accompanied by Her Excellency, Ms Emina Tudakovic, and Permanent Secretary Roberts Risden.

 

 

 

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