BOSA Announces the Home Going and Funeral Service of Mrs. Louise Tomlinson-Meyler (“Miss Lou”) Educator Extraordinaire – Vincent Samuels

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It is indeed with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Mrs. Louise Tomlinson-Meyler (“Miss Lou”), Beersheba Primary School Alumna, Retired Principal Beersheba Primary School, Educator Extraordinaire, Retired Church Organist at Carmel and Beersheba Moravian Church.

“Miss Lou” who was always seen by passers-bye sitting in her favourite cane seat chair reading her newspaper – without eye glasses – in her  home at New Savannah, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, accidentally fell on the floor in her home two weeks ago while she was getting up after finishing her breakfast, became bedridden and succumbed to injury she might have sustained and she passed away peacefully at her home on the night of Wednesday, July 13...

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Beersheba Primary School Alumnus Receives Outstanding Award From Queen City, Burlington, Vermont, USA – Vincent Samuels

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Patrick Brown, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus whom Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) featured under MEET THE ACHIEVERS AND TRAILBLAZERS in Volume 20 June 2015 of BOSA Newsletter, has received two outstanding awards from Queen City, Burlington, Vermont, USA.

One of two citations that Patrick received on May 23, 2016 reads: “On behalf of Queen City Police Foundation and the Burlington Police Department, we recognize your efforts in bringing the community together as it becomes more diverse. Your dedication to this mission has helped create an atmosphere of openness, understanding, equity and equality in our great city.”

Patrick’s 92 year old mother is alive and resides in her humble home in the impoverished peasant farming New Roads Community adjacent New Roads All Age School,...

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BOSA Newsletter – Volume 26, July 2016

BOSA NEWS LETTER

“Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 26,  July 2016

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 Primary 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 articula...

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Beersheba Primary School (New Trustee) For James Richards Educational Trust Fund Select Two Best Qualifying Students for 2016 High School Scholarship – Vincent Samuels

Beersheba Primary School (New Trustee) for James Richards Educational Scholarship Fund has selected two of the best academic performing students as high school scholarship beneficiaries of the fund for 2016.

The selection is based on the excellent academic performance of these two students from Beersheba Primary School who sat the Ministry of Education Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March 2016

The names of the two qualifying beneficiaries of the Fund, School District where they reside, and averages earned in the GSAT Exam – results were released by the Ministry of Education in June 2016 are as follows:

 Candice Bucknor from New Savannah., New Market, St. Elizabeth and Tamieka Campbell from “Rocks Hall”/Flint Valley.

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Candice  Bucknor “New Savannah” New Market  with an average ...

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BOSA Congratulates Successful 2016 GSAT Students From Beersheba Primary School – Vincent Samuels.

Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results released by the Ministry of Education on June 14, 2016 have revealed that ten (10) students who sat the exam in March 2016 at Beersheba Primary School have been successful and have been placed in High Schools of their choice.

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Front Row: Brittany Goodlitt, Tameika Campbell, Sashaun Johnson, Candice Burknor and Kimberley Salmon.  Back Row: left – right – Nehemiah Smith, Miguel Richards, Akeem Jones, James Kelly and Matthew Lee. Standing in the back row is  Principal T. Williams.

Break down of High Schools in which these ten students have been placed are as follows:

Sydney Pagon High School                            (4)

Saint Elizabeth Technical High School        ( 2)

Lacovia High School                                          ...

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BOSA Announces The Passing Of Mr. A. L Reynolds, Educator, Extradordinaire, Philanthropist And Icon – Vincent Samuels

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It is indeed with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces The passing of Mr. A. L. Reynolds, who had a very good relationship with Mrs. Louise E. Tomlinson-Meyler (Miss Lou), Retired Principal Beersheba Primary School during the era of the 1960’s. Mr. Reynolds who is fondly remembered as “Man Teacher” by myriad students whom he taught over the many years that he was Principal at Black River Primary School before he was appointed Education Officer by the Ministry of Education, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home at Spring Park, Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies on the morning of May 30, 2016. The deceased passed away at age 90 years short of his 91st birthday. Mr. Reynolds who attended Mico College – now know as The Mico

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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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