Nearly 50 per cent of the staff at Caribbean Cement Company Limited has been vaccinated.
This was revealed by Managing Director, Yago Castro, who was speaking at the official commissioning of an 800 square-metre concrete road in the community of Taylor Land, East Rural St. Andrew on October 7.
“We are above the national average, which we need to continue to push higher. More than 150 people or (45 per cent) in our company have already been vaccinated and this is something I am personally proud of,” he said.
Mr. Castro, who echoed similar sentiments to the Member of Parliament, Mrs. Juliet Holness in encouraging residents to become vaccinated, noted that this is necessary in order to bring back children to school, people to offices, and to really recover the economy of this great country”.
Carib Cement has been taking proactive steps through the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) to have staff vaccinated with regular visits to the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica vaccination site in Kingston.
Meanwhile, in describing herself as an advocate for vaccines, Mrs. Holness, who took AstraZeneca, emphasized its safeness, noting that no Jamaican has died from taking vaccines.
Completed at a cost of $7million, the concrete roadway is a part of a total of 1,400 square metres of concrete solution constructed by the cement company in Taylor Land and surrounding communities.
This is part of the over $25million spent by Caribbean Cement Company Limited in the Bull Bay area of St. Andrew over three years, not only on road construction, but on scholarships and COVID-19 relief.
Managing Director of Carib Cement Company, Yago Castro (left), shares a photo opportunity with Industrial and Building Solutions Manager at the cement company, Andre Nelson (right), and Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Holness, at the commissioning of a concrete road in the community of Taylor Land, Bull Bay on October 7.
Managing Director of Carib Cement Company, Yago Castro, (second left), is led on a tour through the community of Taylor Land by Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Holness (third left), on a concrete road that was commissioned by the cement company on October 7. Industrial and Building Solutions Manager, Andre Nelson (left), also joins the tour.