BOSA Newsletter Volume 17 April 2014

 BOSA Newsletter  

“Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 17

Produced by: Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA)
Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased)
New Market P.O., Saint Elizabeth
Jamaica, West Indies
E-mail: beershebaoldstudentsassn@gmail.com

Officers:

Glenis Daley, President
Victor Smith, Vice President
Vincent Samuels, Secretary/Treasurer, Editor/Producer
Ann Hamilton, Assistant Secretary

REFLECTION ON BEERSHEBA PRIMARY SCHOOL ALUMNI THAT HAVE PASSED ON
In keeping with the decision of Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) to support a paperless friendly environment and go green, effective from Volume 16 of its newsletter, the Association will no longer list in its newsletter the names of Beersheba Primary School Alumni that have passed on.

All Beersheba Primary...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Service For Cyril Cain, May 10, 2014, Long Ground District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth – Vincent Samuels

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) wishes to announce the home going of Cyril Cain, age 78 years, Beersheba Elementary Moravian Church School Alumnus of Long Ground, New Market, Saint Elizabeth on March 22, 2014.

Although Cyril was born with Down Syndrome, he led an active life and he was blessed with good health that enabled him to walk frequently from his home in Long Ground to Lewisville, New Market as well as to attend services at New Market Methodist Church where he was a member.

Cyril who was a loving and caring person so much so that he endeared himself to everyone who met and knew him, is the son of Charlie Cain and his wife Lorraine “Aunt Lor” who predeceased him several years ago.

Funeral Service for Cyril Cain will be held at New Market Met...

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BOSA Visits 90 Year Old Beersheba Elementary Moravian Church School Alumna In Black River General Hospital – Vincent Samuels

As the Secretary/Treasurer Beersheba Old students Association (BOSA) arrived at the bedside of Zita Pryce-Samuels, age 90 years, in the Female Surgical Ward at Black River Public General Hospital on Sunday, March 22, 2014. Zita’s eyes lit up like candles and radiant smiles came from her age wrinkled cheeks when she found out that the person who came to visit her, was the brown skinned baby boy that was born to Simeon and Margaret “Miss Meggie” Samuels of Mount Ease, Flint Valley, New Market, Saint Elizabeth for whom she made a while christening gown and carried him in her arms to the little wooden building that housed The Salvation Army, Carr District where the pastor at the church would invoke God’s blessing on him.

Incidentally, The Salvation Church in which I was christened – wh...

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Funeral Service For Austin “Pat Boone” Held At New Market Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Market, Saint Elizabeth on March 30, 2014

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Austin “Pat Boone” Smith, age 73 years of Flint Valley, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies on March 12, 2014 after a long illness.

Austin “Pat Boone” Smith, an Alumnus of Beersheba Elementary Moravian Church School is fondly remembered for his melodious crooning voice whenever he sang at Tea Meetings, Singing Meetings, and Wakes that were held in Flint Valley and adjacent communities.

Austin “Pat Boone” Smith whose parents David Smith, Butcher, and his wife Eva, Housewife, predeceased him many years ago, leaves behind brother Victor Smith, Butcher, Vice President Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA), Gloria Smith-Meredith, J.P...

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BOSA Petitions PostMaster General For Bill Express/Western Union Money Transfer Service At New Market Post Office, Lewisville, Saint Elizbeth – Vincent Samuels

Lewisville Police Station and Post Office, New Market, Saint Elizabeth

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As a result of pussy-footing by Business Network Managers = past and present – at Grace Kennedy Remittances Services assigned to Saint Elizabeth to follow through with a definitive action plan to establish Bill Express/Western Union Money Transfer Service at Lewisville, New Market, Saint Elizabeth to service people who reside in the impoverished, poverty stricken, peasant farming community, Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has petitioned Mr...

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Kenyan Born Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar Award – Vincent Samuels

Lupita Nyong’o Best Supporting Actress

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The world audience watched with awe and trepidation on Sunday night March 2, 2014 as Lupita Nyong’o, portrait of black beauty poise and elegance, stepped on the red carpet at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, USA to accept her coveted award at the 86th Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in the film 12 years a slave.

Lupita’s crowning glory in which she was adorned in her “Nairobi Blue” Prada Gown and 18-karat gold and diamond headband designed for her by Fred Leighton, did not supersede or distract from the humility that she displayed after the award was presented to her on stage in the theatre that was packed with other celebrities.

I like most people in the audience in the theatre became teary eyed when we heard Lupita say after she accepted ...

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BOSA Endorses Call Made By The Minister Of Education for Parents To Send Their Children To School Within Their Communities – By Vincent Samuels

Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education

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Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has endorsed the call made by Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education that parents are to send their children to school within their community. Delivering his address at the official opening of Red Hills Primary School Saint Andrew recently, not only did the Honourable Minister urge parents to send their children to school within their community, but he also made a plea to Members of School Boards, Principals, and Administrators of Primary Schools to desist from administering entry tests to new students since admission must only be based on space availability.

The plea that the Honourable Minister of Education has made for parents to send their children to school within their community is c...

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BOSA Lauds Minister Of Education And JTA President For Positions They Have Taken With Respect To Low Student Population, Under-Utilized Classroom Space, and Professionalism Among Principals At Primary Schools – Vincent Samuels

Rev. Ronald G. Thwaites, Jamaica Minister of Education

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It is very encouraging, satisfying, and refreshing to read in the Jamaica Gleaner about comments made by the Minister of Education and the President Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) regarding under -utilized classroom school space, dwindling student population, teacher student ratio, and professionalism among Principals at Primary Schools respectively.

The matter of under-utilized classroom space at taxpayer’s expense and dwindling student population was listed among five (5) items that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) discussed with the School Board at Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased) on December 4, 2013...

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Lewisville Branch Library, New Market, Saint Elizabeth Will Get Internet Service In 2014 – Vincent Samuels

Lewisville Public Library

The Director General Jamaica Library Service has responded positively to the petition made by Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) for Internet Service to be provided at Lewisville Branch Library, New Market, Saint Elizabeth.

The Director General assured Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) in her response that Lewisville Branch Library will definitely be included among several Branch Libraries in rural Jamaica that will be provided with Internet Service in 2014 from a philanthropic grant of JMD 2 million that Bill and Millander Gates Foundation has made to Jamaica Library service.
The provision of long awaited Internet Service to Lewisville Branch Library is invaluable to High School students and adults in New Market and adjoining communities who are involved in school and rese...

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Volume 16 January 2014 of BOSA Newsletter

 

  “Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 16 January 2014

Produced by:    Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA)
Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased)
New Market P.O., Saint Elizabeth
Jamaica, West Indies
E-mail: beershebaoldstudentsassn@gmail.com

Officers:     Glenis Daley, President
Victor Smith, Vice President
Vincent Samuels, Secretary/Treasurer, Newsletter Editor/Producer
Ann Hamilton, Assistant Secretary

HOLIDAY GREETINGS
It is the sincere wish of Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) that all Beersheba Primary School Alumni, Honorary BOSA Members, Friends, Well-wishers, and other readers of its newsletter in Jamaica and the Diaspora that you will all have a Blessed, Peaceful, and Spirit-filled Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, and Productive New Year.

REFL...

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