SSA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

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???Forty years of keeping Barbados clean!??? This is what the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) will be celebrating next month as it stages a week of activities to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

Events will get underway on Sunday September 5, with an 8:45 a.m.?? Church Service at St. Mary???s Anglican Church, St. Mary???s Row, Bridgetown.?? Minister of the Environment, Dr. Denis Lowe, is expected to deliver an address during the service.

On Monday, September 7, staff will receive greater insight into handling their various publics, when Marvo Manning delivers a lecture on ???Customer Service??? at the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Dalkeith Road, St.Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

On Tuesday, September 8, the Authority will launch its Education Programme at nine primary schools. On that day, supervisors and superintendents will visit Wilkie Cumberbatch; Grantley Prescod; St. John; St. Mark???s; Wesley Hall; Westbury; Luther Thorne; Gordon Greenidge and St. Christopher Primary Schools, to educate students and teachers about correct refuse disposal.??

On Wednesday, September 9, SSA staff will trade their tools for some frolic, during a ???Fun Day??? at the Banks Grounds from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Workers will compete in team sports including cricket, dominoes and football.

The management of personal finances will be the topic for discussion, on Thursday, September 10, when the department stages a lecture on ???Money Talk??? at 9:00 a.m. at the NUPW.?? It will be delivered by University of the West Indies Lecturer, Donley Carrington.

On Friday, September 11, attention will turn to engendering healthy lifestyles when a ???Health Fair??? is staged at Jubilee Gardens, Bridgetown, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Some 20 public and private sector entities, will have booths on display at the Fair, which will feature healthy foods; exercise sessions; blood and glucose testing and cooking demonstrations.

The curtain will come down on the week of activities on Sunday, September 13, with a picnic at Farley Hill, St. Peter, from noon until 6:00 p.m. The honouring of retirees will be among the highlights of the staff picnic.

The Sanitation and Cemeteries Board was established on September 2, 1969 and on March 1, 1975, an Act to establish the Authority was passed. The department???s main functions are: the collection and disposal of refuse; street cleaning; the operation of public baths and conveniences and the administration of five public cemeteries. cgaskin@barbados.gov.bb

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