BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Artimus “Pusso” Smith – Vincent Samuels

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the homegoing of yet another Beersheba Elementary School Alumnus.

Artimus “Pusso” Smith, age 92 years of Ruinit, New savannah, New market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies, passed away in Black River Public General Hospital on July 13, 2014 after he was admitted to the hospital two weeks earlier suffering from a stroke.

Artimus whose wife Iris predeceased him 18 years ago, leaves behind children Nadine, Lovel, Dennis, Darian, Puduse and Melda; grand and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Thanksgiving Service for the life of Artimus “Pusso” Smith, will be held at Beersheba Moravian Church, Carr District on August 2, 2014 commencing at 11:00AM...

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BOSA Announces Homegoing of Ira McNab “Miss Ira” – Vincent Samuels

” Ms. Ira ”

It is with profound sadness of heart and with much regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of 94 year old Ira McNab “Miss Ira” of “Holness Corner” Happy Hall, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

Ira McNab, “Miss Ira”, Beersheba Elementary School Alumna, was admitted to Black River Public General Hospital on July 8, 2014 after her medical condition deteriorated from a stroke that she earlier received at home.

“Miss Ira” the industrious housewife and mother who despite her husband “Mackie” predeceased her many years ago, worked assiduously and provided for her children as Fish Vendor who bought fish at White House, Westmoreland and sold them from the wide rim aluminum pudding pan that she carried on her head.

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Who Will Help Sameika Maitland In Her Plight? – Vincent Samuels

Sameika Maitland

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Notwithstanding Juliette Mullings – Herbert “Buds” Gayle niece – is an Alumna of Beersheba Primary School; dissatisfaction with existing conditions at her alma mater have caused her and other Beersheba Primary School Alumni to either opt to transfer their children from their alma mater to New Roads All Age School or they have bye-passed Beersheba Primary School and have their children admitted to neighbouring New Roads All School in the bordering parish of Westmoreland.

MEET SAMEIKA MAITLAND, ACHIEVER, TRAILBLAZER AND CRITICAL THINKER

Sameika Maitland, 12 year old daughter of Juliette Mullings, single parent domestic worker of New Savannah, New Market, Saint Elizabeth who is forced to survive at subsistence level well below the poverty line, is one of these studen...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Zita Pryce-Samuels – Vincent Samuels

Zita Pryce-Samuels

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It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Zita Pryce-Samuels, age 90 years of Long Ground District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth.

Zita Pryce-Samuels, Beersheba Elementary Moravian Church School Alumna who has been ailing for some time, passed away in Black River Public General Hospital on July 2, 2014.

Zita whose parents “Mass Georgie” and “Miss Alice”and several siblings predeceased her many years ago, leaves daughter Carmen and son Calvin and other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Thanksgiving Service for Zita’s life will be held at Beersheba Moravian Church on Friday, July 11, 2014 commencing at 1:00 p.m...

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BOSA Newsletter Volume 18 July 2014

 Only The Best Is Good Enough”

Volume 18 July 2014

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 Beersheb...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Carlton A. Prince, CPA, Honorary BOSA Member – Vincent Samuels

Carlton A. Prince

Carlton Prince

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association  (BOSA) announces the home going of Carlton A. Prince, CPA, Honorary BOSA Member and Friend of the Association.

Mr. Prince, a devout Christian and member of the Christian Brethren Assemblies who was previously a member at Grace Gospel Chapel, Manhattan, New York, was recently appointed an Elder at Shiloh Gospel Chapel, White Plains, New York, USA where he has been in fellowship for the past two years.

Mr. Prince who practices as a CPA at his office at 1463 Knapp Street, Bronx, New York, USA, went home to be with the Lord as he slept on Wednesday night, June 4, 2014 after retiring to bed when he returned home from attending Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at Shiloh Gospel Chapel earlier that night.

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Phyllis Dennis-Rodriquez – Vincent Samuels

 Phyllis Dennis-Rodriguez

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It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Phyllis Dennis-Rodriquez, age 79 years at Cornwall Regional Hospital, Saint James, Jamaica West Indies on May 16, 2014.

Phyllis, Beersheba Primary School Alumna of Long Ground, New Market, Saint Elizabeth and Argyle Mountain, Westmoreland is predeceased by her parents Joseph “Uncle Joe Joe” and Maudlyn “Miss Maudie” Dennis of Long Ground, New Market, Saint Elizabeth. She leaves behind her children “Junie”, Kay, Janet, “Vee”, “Billy”, “Busha” and Peter, siblings “Madam”, Roy, Merle, Una, Daphne, Rallet and “Sister” to mourn her loss.

Thanksgiving Service for the life of Phyllis Dennis-Rodriquez will commence  11:30 a...

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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Berrisford “Guptie” Jones – Vincent Samuels

Mr . Jones

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Berrisford “Guptie” Jones, age 74 years of Flint Valley, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

Berrisford “Guptie” Jones – an alumnus of Beersheba Primary School – who has been ailing for sometime, passed away peacefully in Black River Public General Hospital at 1:30PM on May 30, 2014. He leaves behind wife Edna, children Kenneth, Delroy, Desroy, Sevan “Bobo”, Maureen, Jennifer, Arlene, Faith, Pamella, grand-daughter Shanisa Jones, several other grandchildren and relatives to mourn his loss.

The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Berrisford “Guptie” Jones will be held at the Salvation Army, Carr Corp, Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica,  Sunday June 29, 2014...

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Action taken By Parents At Bickersteth Primary School Should Be A WakeUp Call For Parents At Beersheba Primary School – Vincent Samuels

In accordance with its belief to use peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience to highlight nepotism and other issues that School Boards and the Ministry of Education have failed to address and remedy, Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) supports the action taken by parents at Bickersteth Primary School, Saint James on Monday, May 26, 2014.

In a news release aired by RJR 94 FM Radio at 5:00PM on Monday, May 26, 2014, it was reported that parents at Bickersteth Primary School padlocked the main gate to the school and prevented a female teacher who is alleged to have used excessive corporal punishment on children from taking up teaching duties in her class.
It is indeed unfortunate that it has to take peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience for the Ministry of Education to intervene,...

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Launching, Signing And Sale of Book From Beersheba To Bermuda

vin_samuelsVincent Samuels, ASC, BBA, in partnership with and on a mandate from Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) proudly announces the launching, signing and sale of his book FROM BEERSHEBA TO BERMUDA that will be held at the Saint Elizabeth Parish Library, Black River, Jamaica West Indies on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 commencing at 5:00PM.

The book is about the life and person of James “Dick” Richards (1872-1965), Beersheba Elementary Moravian Church School Alumnus, Soldier, Self-made Businessman, Free Mason, Philanthropist and Icon who freed himself from the shackles of poverty in the impoverished peasant farming Carr District, New Market, Jamaica West Indies where he was born.

The book also relates how at age 15 years, James “Dick” Richards walked 115 miles from his birthplace to Kingst...

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