BOSA Announces Home Going of Ronald Daley “Mass Ron” – Vincent Samuels

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Ronald Daley “Mass Ron”, 78 year old impoverished peasant farmer of Flint Valley, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies on January 7, 2015 at 7:53 PM.

“Mass Ron” who has nurtured and raised his grand-daughter Nickayla Stevens – now grade 10 academic student of excellence at Saint Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and a qualified beneficiary of James Richards Educational Trust Fund Scholarship whom Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has been monitoring and assisting financially since September 2009 – has been ailing as an asthmatic patient for quite some time.
“Mass Ron” whose wife and a son, has predeceased him; has left behind several children and ot...

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Focus On Beersheba Primary School New Trustee For James Richards Educational Trust Fund And Its involvement In Contentious Dispute With Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA)

After months of haggling in 2011 when Beersheba Old students Association (BOSA) objected to the attempt that was made by the Administration at Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased), New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West indies to get Bermuda Trust Company Limited – the Trustee for James Richards Educational Trust Fund – to transfer the balance of USD 80,000.00 in the Trust Fund to the School’s Consolidated Fund, Mr. Wayne P. Chapman, Managing Director HSBC Private Bank in Bermuda and Parent Company of Bermuda Trust Company Limited, acquiesced with the position that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) took on the matter.

In the pursuance of probity, transparency, and accountabili...

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Tribute To The Family of The Late Vivian Smith Written By Vincent Samuels , Secretary/Treasurer, Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA)

Vivian Recent Photo at work (2)

While there is certainly not much that members of Beersheba Old Students association (BOSA) can do or say to ease the pain, grief, sorrow and loss that each family member of the deceased is feeling at this time, Beersheba Primary School Alumni in Jamaica and throughout the Diaspora, wish to convey our sincere condolence to all members of the Smith family with respect to the sudden and tragic loss of Vivian your beloved.

Like his father Victor, “Mass Victor”, “Mass Vic”, the legacy that Vivian, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus, has left behind and it is indelibly etched in our subliminal consciousness, is memory of a humble, hardworking and caring family man whose love and concern for others will not be forgotten.

How best Vivian can also be remembered? Vivian can also be remem...

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BOSA Newsletter Volume 20 January 2015

Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 20 January 2015

Produced by: Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA)
Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased)
New Market P.O., Saint Elizabeth
Jamaica, West Indies

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

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 Sc...

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An Open Letter To The Chairman School Board Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased)

December 8, 2014

Rev. Phyllis Smith-Seymour
Moravian Minister
Chairman School Board
Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased)
P.O. Box 48
New Market P.O.
Saint Elizabeth
Jamaica West Indies

Dear Rev. Seymour:
You may not know, that not only do I have my roots in The Salvation Army Carr Corps, New Market, Saint Elizabeth where I was nurtured in spiritual things as a Sunday School Scholar, but I also have my roots in Carmel Moravian Church where I was nurtured in Children’s Meeting at 6:00AM on Sundays, Sunday School at 10:00AM, and Adult Service at 11:00AM. You may not also know that after I attended Instruction Classes at Carmel Moravian Church where I was exposed to the Catechism of the Moravian Church, I was among 40 candidates who were confirmed by Rev...

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BOSA Announces The Sudden Home Going Of Vivian Smith – Vincent Samuels

Vivian Smith at work 3

It is indeed with a feeling of sadness and regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has learned of the sudden home going of Vivian Smith, first child and one of two sons of Victor Smith “Mass Victor” – famous Butcher in Beersheba/New Market Community – and his wife Adina Brown-Smith “Miss Dine” (deceased), his dear wife who is a Trained Teacher and Guidance Counselor at New Roads All Age School, Westmoreland and Beersheba Primary School Alumnus.

Unconfirmed report that has reached Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA), states that Vivian Smith who was picking apples as a Seasonal Farm Worker that is employed on an Orchard at Niagara Falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Overseas Farm Work Programme, complained to his coworker after lunch that he felt sl...

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Dedication of Gate At The Main Entrance To Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased) – Vincent Samuels

As a result of the philanthropy of Councillor Cyril Martin, Member Parish Council, New market Parochial Division and Dr. Trevor Hamilton, International Management Consultant of Trevor Hamilton Associates and Beersheba Primary School Alumnus, one of two broken down concrete columns on which a rusted dilapidated metal gate was partially mounted, has been replaced with a new double metal gate that was manufactured and installed by Benton Blair, Master Welder, at a cost of JMD 80,000.00.

The broken down column to which the rusted dilapidated metal gate was partially mounted that became an eye sore in Beersheba School Community has been in this unsatisfactory condition for many years...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going of Edwin “Pun” Pryce

Edwin Pryce Photo

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Edwin “Pun” Pryce, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus, Icon, and the oldest resident in Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.
Edwin “Pun” Pryce who was admitted as a patient in Black River Public General Hospital where his health steadily declined during the length of time he was hospitalized at the institution, passed away on October 18, 2014 at age 92 years.
As one of the primary resource whom Vincent Samuels interviewed on two occasions to get information about the life and person of James “Dick” Richards (1872-1965) whom Edwin “Pun” Pryce knew quite well. Mr...

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PAYMA$TER Jamaica’s First Multi-Payment Agency Comes To New Market – Vincent Samuels

In keeping with its desire that some form of Bill Payment/Money Remittance Service should be provided to serve the people who reside in several districts that make up the impoverished peasant farming community in New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies, Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) is pleased to announce and make everyone in New Market Community, elsewhere in Jamaica and the Diaspora aware, that PAYMA$TER, the innovative payment service that is independently owned and operated as franchises under strict standards that are consistent with the vision on its conceptualizer, Managing Director and Founder Ms. Audrey Marks, MBA, BSc, has opened its door to the people in New Market Community.

Although PAYMA$TER Services that are currently offered at the new outlet in New Mar...

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Hundreds Of Mourners Attend Thanksgiving Service For Pastor Horace A. Thompson, JP And Educator Extraordinaire – Vincent Samuels

Hundreds of mourners from a wide cross section of the Jamaican Society and the Diaspora, attended Thanksgiving Service that was held at Emmaus Gospel Chapel, Balaclava, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies for the late Pastor Horace A. Thompson, JP and Educator Extraordinaire (Retired School Principal) who passed away peacefully at his home at Retirement near Maggoty, Saint Elizabeth on September 18, 2014 at the age of 85+ years after a long illness.

Pastor Horace A. Thompson
Pastor Horace A. Thompson, JP was remembered in glowing tributes that were showered on him at the Thanksgiving Service...

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