PORT MARIA, St Mary:
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has endorsed a pioneering initiative by the Seventh-day Adventist Church that utilises greenhouse farming to create employment and revenue and promote healthy lifestyle in St Mary and Portland.
Speaking earlier this week at an agricultural health exhibition in Dover, St Mary, Allen praised the church’s North East Jamaica Conference (NEJC) for launching the Save Our Schools through Industries and Commitment (SOSTIC) scheme, which aims to raise funds for three local schools.
He said: “I’m pleased to be sharing in this inaugural, innovative, and visionary expo. We are even more encouraged that through the concept of SOSTIC, the NEJC continues to embody the communitarian approach to education and sustainable development.
“This initiative is similar to the I Believe Initiative (IBI) (the GG’s service-focused youth project). Both the IBI and SOSTIC are prime examples of how people can come together and, with vision, affect creative solutions for the social, economic, and spiritual changes that we need.