BOSA Newsletter – Volume 21 April 2015

BOSA NEWS LETTER

“Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 21 April 2015

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

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.

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BOSA Announces The Passing of Joyce Holness “Coolie Gal” – Vincent Samuels

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announce the passing of Joyce Holness “Coolie Gal” , Beersheba Primary School Alumna of “Holness Corner”, Happy Hall, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

The deceased who became ill and was admitted as a patient in Black River Public General Hospital was predeceased by his parents Rufus and Rebertha Holness many years ago. She leaves brothers Roy (former Managing Director of Sherwin Williams Jamaica Limited), Owner/Manager of Handy Hardware, Kingston, Calvin “Fine Comb” and other family members and relatives to mourn her loss.

Funeral Service for the deceased will be held at New Market Methodist Church on February 21, 2015. Internment will be done in the family plot at “Holness Corner”, Happy Hall.

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BOSA Announces Home Going Of Vida Robinson “Aunt Vida”, Centenarian From Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies – Vincent Samuels

It is with deep sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Vida Robinson “Aunt Vida”, 104 year old Beersheba Primary School Alumna from Carr District – birthplace of James “Dick” Richards, “Bermuda King”,Philanthropist and Icon – New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies and New York, USA.

“Aunt Vida”, centenarian and the oldest person in Carr District and Beersheba Primary School Community, passed away peacefully at the home of her family members in New York, USA with whom she has resided for many years since she migrated from Jamaica.

“Aunt Vida” leaves children Eneth and Rudolph “Ruddy”, Beersheba Primary School Alumni and several other family members, relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn her passing.

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BOSA Announces The Home Going of Ainsworth Smith “JJ” – Vincent Samuels

It is indeed with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Ainsworth Smith “JJ”, 60 year old Beersheba Primary School Alumnus of Flint Valley District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth and Montego Bay, Jamaica West Indies in Cornwall Regional Hospital on February 1, 2015

Ainsworth whose father David Smith, Butcher and mother Doris Smith, Market Vendor of Flint Valley District predeceased him many years ago, leaves brothers Victor Smith, Vice President Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA), Wesley, Shirley “Ives”, Sisters Ida, Gloria Smith-Meredith, Bsc., Executive Directive of famous Children with HIV-Aids Charitable Organization in Montego Bay, Philanthropist and several other family members and relatives to mourn his passing.

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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)

PREAMBLE
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.

ACTION TAKEN BY BERMUDA TRUST COMPANY LIMITED TO PROTECT THE WISH OF THE TRUSTOR
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
E-mail: beershebaoldstudentsassn@gmail.com

Officers: Glenis Daley, President
Victor Smith, Vice President
Vincent Samuels, Secretary/Treasurer, Newsletter 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 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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