Friday January 26th, 2018, St. George’s Grenada:  Ozone Depleting Substances Project Officer in the National Ozone Unit (NOU), Mr. Leslie Smith, presented a number of tools and equipment to aid in the implementation of Good Refrigeration Practices in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector in Grenada.  This initiative  is an integral activity under Grenada’s Hydrofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP).

The receipients of the items were the Boca Secondary School and Mr. Kitakufei Nelson.  Boca Secondary School is one of two secondary schools on the island where refrigeration and air-conditionon is offered as part of the curriculum.  Mr. Kitakufei Nelson is a recent graduate of the T A Marryshow Community College and one of the young technicians that the NOU has assisted in finding employment locally.  The tools and equipment presented are to be used to promote good refrigeration practices that would avoid the release of harmful ozone depleting substances and green house gases into the atmosphere during installation and service practices.  Boca Secondary School has already been a receipient of equipment from the NOU in 2016 and what is received here is to complement what was already donated.   The St. Mark’s Secondary School is another receipient of tools and equipment from the NOU.