Michael Lee Chin Newly Appointed Government Of Jamaica Economic Growth Council Czar Endorses IMF Strictures As He Aspires For Economic Growth – Vincent Samuels

Hon. Michael Lee Chin, O.J., Jamaican-Canadian Billionaire Entrepreneur, Chairman Portland Holdings, Chairman National commercial Bank Jamaica Limited and newly appointed Chairman of the Government of Jamaica Economic Growth Council, has expressed the view that notwithstanding strictures that comes with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme in Jamaica, he has endorsed the institution as necessary.

Speaking in a recent interview with a Gleaner Writer, the newly appointed Economic Growth Council Czar in endorsing IMF strictures said the IMF was necessary and he stressed that economic growth was also possible at the same time. In explaining how this could be done, Lee Chin said that an individual could be disciplined and still grows...

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BOSA NewsLetter Volume 25 April 2016

BOSA Newsletter  Volume 25, April 2016

Only The Best Is Good Enough”

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Produced by: Beersheba Old Students Association

Officers: Glenis Daley, President

  Victor Smith, Vice President

  Vincent Samuels, Secretary Treasurer/

NewsletterEditor/Producer

  Ann Hamilton, Assistant Secretary

OBJECTIVE

The objective of BOSA Newsletter is to inform and educate the people in Beersheba School Community and all Beersheba Primary School Alumni in Jamaica and the Diaspora by means of clean and wholesome news. In doing so, the Newsletter will continue to highlight and celebrate their achievements, mourn their losses, defend their rights and articulate their needs...

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DID YOU KNOW? – Vincent Samuels

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  • That Black River Harbour which is landlocked by Parottee Point to the east and Luana Point to the west, is the only landlocked harbor in Jamaica and the Caribbean? The Harbour Master in Kingston, capital city in Jamaica has during approaching weather disturbances such as hurricanes; use Black River Harbour to berth seagoing vessels until the danger is passed.
  • That Black River which is 44 miles long, is the largest river in Jamaica?
  • That the first Moravian Missionaries that came to Jamaica, landed in Black River in the 1700s and that the region around Kepp Slave Estate had been the base for the Moravian Church’s Mission in Jamaica since 1757?
  • That Farquharson’s Wharf – now owned by Hendricks and Company, was once a thriving slave market where Slave Owners from Kepp, Paynes Town, Hopeton...
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BOSA Discovers Slave Burial Ground At Paynes Town – Vincent Samuels

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Silhouetted by towering bamboo trees, other trees and shrubs guarded in a circle by “penguin macka”- packed with thorns and thistles – is the Slave Burial Ground that representatives of Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has discovered at Paynes Town; adjoining Kepp, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies, former slave estates.

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Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has acquired the services of five (5) male labourers to cut, clean, clear, remove and stockpile the vegetation described herein so as to expose and make accessible myriad graves that have been discovered at this Sacred Heritage Site where lie the remains of Slave Owners and our Slave Ancestors who were loaded as cargo on Merchant Ships at Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, West Africa against their will to be...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Pernel Gilbert Jones – Vincent Samuels

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It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Pernel Gilbert Jones, age 80 years, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus and Peasant Farmer who resided in  Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies – birthplace of James “Dick” Richards.

Pernel as he is popularly known in his native Carr District, passed away peacefully at his home on February 29, 2016 after prolonged illness.

Pernel whose wife Brenda nee Murray – Beersheba Primary School Alumna predeceased him 20 years ago, leaves behind children Michael, Dixie, Orville, Barrington, Desrick, Jeffrey, Annette, Shernette, June, Bobette, Janice and several grand and great grand-children and friends to grieve and mourn his loss.

Thanksgiving Service for the life ...

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WIFI Broad Band Internet Service For J A G Myers Municipal Park, Black River Coming Soon – Vincent Samuels

Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) wishes to commend Saint Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (Black River Chapter) for its vision and innovation in obtaining sponsorship from Mobile Phone Doctor, J A Deals.com and Home Time Entertainment Limited – that are all located in the town of Black River – in finalizing arrangement to provide WIFI Broad Band Internet Service to J A G Myers Municipal Park, High Street, Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

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The provision of WIFI Broad Band Internet Service at the Mini Park is good news to high school students, adults and tourists who use the Park daily...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Mrs. Sybil Mae Sampson-Clarke, Educator Extraordinaire – Vincent Samuels

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It is with much regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Mrs. Sybil Mae Sampson-Clarke, 88 year old Educator Extraordinaire of Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

Mrs. Sampson-Clarke, widow of Mr. Edward Clarke, former Inspector of Poor, Saint Elizabeth Parish Council and mother of Michael Clarke, Attorney-at-Law who both predeceased her many years ago, taught at Black River High School and Saint Elizabeth Technical High School.

Mrs. Sampson-Clarke passed away peacefully at Black River Public General Hospital on January 26, 2016. Mrs. Sampson-Clarke who is well loved and admired by all her past students in Jamaica and the Diaspora, leaves behind sons Milton, Donald, Philip, Richard, family members and relatives and her church family ...

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BOSA Newsletter Volume 24 January 2016

“Only The Best Is Good Enough”

BOSA Newsletter  Volume 24  January 2016

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 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

 OBJECTIVE The objective of BOSA Newsletter is to inform and educate the people in Beersheba School Community and all Beersheba Primary School Alumni in Jamaica and the Diaspora by means of clean and wholesome news. In doing so, the Newsletter will continue to highlight and celebrate their achievements, mourn their losses, defend their rights ...

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Sameika Mailtand Financially Challenged Grade A Student At Hampton Boarding School Earns Silver Award Certificate

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Against the backdrop of a large gold and blue colored tent under which Hampton Students adorned in white dresses sat in rows as they waited for the Annual Founders Day And Award Ceremony that was held at Hampton School on Sunday, November 15, 2015 and chaired by the President of Munro – Hampton Alumni Association in Washington D C, USA and an Alumna of Hampton School to commence; trees dressed in green bonnets that lined the landscape; clapped their hands as students led by Music Director Allison Francis, played rhythmically on the school’s Steel Band.

Included among parents in the large audience who sat in the perimeter of the large gold and blue tent adorned in their Sunday Best, was Juliette Mullings, single parent Beersheba Primary School Alumna who resides in an unfinished one be...

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BOSA Announces The Passing Of Calvin “Fine Comb” Holness – Vincent Samuels

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It is indeed with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students association (BOSA) announces the passing of Calvin Primore Holness “Fine Comb”, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus of Happy Hall, “Holness Corner’, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

Calvin age 70 years, passed away at his home at Happy Hall on October 14, 2015 after he was discharged from Black River Public General Hospital where he was a patient for a considerable period of time.

Calvin who is predeceased by his parents Rufus and Rebertha Holness, siblings Reuben, Lucille and Joyce “Coolie Gal”, leaves behind siblings Roy (former General Manager of Sherwin Williams Paints Jamaica limited now Owner and Manager of Handy Hardware Store), Vincent, son Peter and several nephews, nieces, and friends to mourn hi...

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