The Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) recently received a major donation from the Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) Limited to aid in its response to COVID-19.
PCSC has donated three (3) metric tonnes of sugar to the JRC to be included in the food packages that the humanitarian organization will distribute to vulnerable persons across Jamaica.
The presentation was done at PCSC Frome Sugar Factory on Friday, April 3, 2020 by Madam Liu Chaoyu, Chief Executive Officer of Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company Limited to Maceo Sibbles, Director of JRC’s Westmoreland Branch.
In a statement by PCSC, the company noted that although it is suffering from financial constraints, it has joined in the fight against COVID-19 by not just donating sugar to the local Red Cross for distribution to persons with low incomes, but also by raising donations through The Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica (ACEJ) to purchase personal protective equipment from China for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
During the presentation, Mr. Sibbles extended appreciation to PCSC for the support that the company has always extended to the parish of Westmoreland. He noted that their most recent donation will go a far way in reaching vulnerable persons not just within the parish but also throughout the island, during this challenging time.
PCSC is a Chinse invested and owned company, established in 2011 and is mainly engaged in sugar cane cultivation and sugar production. Over the years, the company has contributed to the local economy by employing a large number of local persons and has also actively carried out many corporate social responsibility programmes in their surrounding communities.