Pump And Pageantry Highlight Graduation Exercise At Beersheba Primary School – Vincent Samuels

In fulfillment of the vision of James “Dick” Richards, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus, Soldier, Self-made Businessman, Philanthropist and Icon to see his alma mater for which he donated his money to purchase land to house Beersheba Primary School that is leased by the Ministry of Education from the Moravian Church in Jamaican & Grand Cayman produce academic students of excellence, twelve (12) students – 4 boys and 8 girls – amidst pump and pageantry, graduated from the school on July 3, 2015.

 Graduating Class of 2015


Moyka Cameron,  Hampton; Tanice Richards,  Hampton; Harry Archer,  Saint Elizabeth Technical (STETHS); Bionca Bowen, Saint Elizabeth Technical (STETHS); Naticka Jones, Saint Elizabeth Technical (STETHS); Shavanie Campbell, Lacovia; Tyrone Salmon, Lacovia; Venessa ...

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Principal And BOSA Formulate Stargegic Plan to Turn Around And Prevent Imminent Closure of Beersheba Primary School – Vincent Samuels

Cognizant of the fact that Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased) could be one of the under populated school on the Ministry of Education radar to be closed because of dwindling student population at these schools; the Principal and Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) has formulated a strategic plan that is intended to accomplish the following objectives:

1. Improve the real and imaginary antagonistic adversarial relationship that has allegedly existed between the academic teaching staff and parents for some time.
2. Turn around the school by halting the consistent migration of students from Beersheba Primary School to neighbouring New Roads All Age School in Westmoreland.

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BOSA Newsletter Volume 22 July 2015

BOSA Newsletter

Volume 22 July 2015

“Only The Best Is Good Enough”

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
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...

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Students From Beersheba Primary School Excel In 2015 GSAT Exam – Vincent Samuels


The Ministry of Education placement of two students at Hampton School, three at Saint Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and an unconfirmed number of students at Lacovia and Black River High Schools that were successful in 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Examination, is a big boost to Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased), New Market, Saint Elizabeth that has been suffering from migration of large numbers of students from the school to neighbouring New Roads All Age School, Westmoreland.

At the intervention of Dr. Trevor Hamilton, International Management Consultant and Beersheba Primary School alumnus, the writer of this article conducted a survey at Beersheba Primary School (Government Leased) and New Roads All Age School to ascertain the reason that parents were rem...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going of Grace “Miss Manda” Graham – Vincent Samuels

Manda Graham

It is again with much deep regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of another Alumna of Beersheba Primary School. This time it is Grace “Miss Manda” Graham of Flint Valley, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies, widow of the late Frank “Mass Frankie” Graham, Butcher who predeceased her many years ago.

“Miss Manda” – housewife and haggler extraordinaire – as she is affectionately known by everyone in the Flint Valley Community, passed away peacefully in the female surgical ward at Black River Public General Hospital at 9:00AM on May 15, 2015 the month in which she was born.

“Miss Manda” 83 years old, despite Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) that affected her fingers for over eight years, she never ceased from being the busy house...

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BOSA Announces the Home Going Of Rita Vida “Fenke” Salmon – Vincent Samuels

Ms. Rita Salmon 2It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Rita Veda “Fenke” Salmon, age 83 years, Beersheba Primary School Alumna from Long Ground, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica west Indies on April 23, 2015.

Rita who passed away peacefully at her home, is predeceased by her mother Sue Gayle, famous District Nanny (Midwife) and her father “Hardy” Salmon, close friend and school mate of James “Dick” Richards (1872-1965) – see reference in book FROM BEERSHEBA TO BERMUDA written by the writer of this news article about the relationship between James “Dick” Richards and “Hardy” Salmon – leaves behind daughters Josephine, Alsome, Jennifer, Coretta, and fay; sons Calvin, Anthony, Everton and Fitzroy; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren...

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BOSA Announces 2015 Annual Back To School Students Dinner and Church Service By Vincent Samuels

back to school Nickayla birthday cakeA

The Annual Back To School Students Dinner for students who graduated from Beersheba Primary School and are currently attending and are high academic performers in High Schools, will be held at Gold Spoon Restaurant, Intown Plaza, School Street, Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

The Annual Back To School Dinner is organized and sponsored by Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) to motivate the students, enhance their self-esteem and self-worth and instill etiquette and good morale in them.

In its pursuance to encourage high academic achievers and trailblazers that is consistent with its zero tolerance for mediocrity, the Association insists that High School Students must maintain an academic average of 85 but not less than 75.

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BOSA Announces The Passing Of Lloyd George Barrett, Self-Educated, Achiever And Trailblazer Extraordinaire By Vincent Samuels


It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the passing of Lloyd George Barrett, 63 year old Beersheba Primary School Alumnus, self-educated, achiever and trailblazer extraordinaire.

Lloyd George Barrett migrated to the USA after working in the Accounts Department of Saint Elizabeth Parish Council but he later returned to Jamaica and resided in Portmore, Saint Catherine where he fell ill and his health deteriorated...

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BOSA Announces Home Going of Hilda May Pryce “Miss May” – By Vincent Samuels

Mae Pryce Photo

It is again with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Hilda May Pryce “Miss May”, 9o year old Housewife/Vendor and Beersheba Primary School Alumna of Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth on March 25, 2015.

“Miss May” whose husband Edwin “Pun” Pryce predeceased her late last year, passed away peacefully at her home in the arms of her grand-daughter and Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) representative on the Managing Committee for James Richards Educational Trust Fund Carmen “Misty” Jones-Robinson who has always been one of her loyal care-giver...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going of Una Williams-Wilson By VIncent Samuels

Una Williams Wilson

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Una Williams-Wilson, age 68 years, Beersheba Primary School Alumna from Long Ground, New Market, Saint Elizabeth and Bay Side, Portmore, Saint Catherine, Jamaica West Indies.

Una who passed away peacefully after a long illness and is predeceased by her parents Benjamin and Beatrice Williams, “leaves behind her devoted and loving husband Lloyd Wilson, children Gary, Michael, Sheryl, and Marcia, her siblings Aston, Violet and Iris, several nieces and nephews and other relatives to mourn her loss.”

Thanksgiving Service for Una’s life will be held at the New Testament Church of God, Bay Side, Portmore, Saint Catherine on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:00AM...

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