Rusea's benefits from Grand Palladium outreach

No. 133 Friday, August 27, 2010
By Chris Bodden
In keeping with its image as a good corporate citizen and friend to the Lucea community, the Grand Palladium Hotel once again has come to the assistance of Rusea’s High School.

   This time around in association with Sherwin Williams Paints, the staff of Grand Palladium offered their painting skills to giving Hanover landmark school a well needed face lift in time for the commencement of the new school year.
    Ms. Odense Morgan, Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Officer of Grand Palladium, said that the effort being carried out over a two day period is in keeping with the hotel’s community outreach programme. She added that it’s a way to give back to the communities from, which many of their staff is derived.
    “Many of our staff are past students of Rusea’s so it’s a simple matter of them giving back to their Alma Mater,” Ms. Morgan noted.
    Vice Principal Linford Nelson was elated at how well and quickly the work was being done by the Palladium volunteers. He said it was wonderful to see the management staff on hand to motivate the volunteers and to take part in the proceedings.
    “The Grand Palladium seems to have adopted us, as they were instrumental in constructing a science block at Rusea’s campus two, which had been severely damaged by hurricane Ivan,” Mr. Nelson said.
    This he said happened even before ground was broken for the hotel’s construction. He said it was a wonderful ‘handshake’ for the then, new addition to the community. He said the promise of painting the school was publicly announced on a news programme recently held at the school grounds and was really good to see that the promise being kept.
    He thanked the Grand Palladium management and staff for their kind gesture saying: “Such a foster parent would be really good for us in these harsh economic times.”
    Some of the other entities that the Grand Palladium has been involved with include; Elgin Town Basic School and the Noel Holmes Hospital. Additionally, the school will also benefit from the donation of a school bell, courtesy of the hotel.

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