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 articulate ...

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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:

Names                    School District            Averages           High School

Candice  Bucknor    New Savannah               89     ...

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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.

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                                           ( 2)

Hampton School                                                   ( 1)

Godfrey Stewart High School                              (1)

Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) wishes to congratul...

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

Reynolds A L Photo

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

Paynes Town Heritage 1

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.

Paynes Town Heritage 2

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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BOSA Announces The Home Going Of Pernel Gilbert Jones – Vincent Samuels

Pernell Jones

It is with much sad regret that Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) announces the home going of Pernel Gilbert Jones, age 80 years, Beersheba Primary School Alumnus and Peasant Farmer who resided in  Carr District, New Market, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies – birthplace of James “Dick” Richards.

Pernel as he is popularly known in his native Carr District, passed away peacefully at his home on February 29, 2016 after prolonged illness.

Pernel whose wife Brenda nee Murray – Beersheba Primary School Alumna predeceased him 20 years ago, leaves behind children Michael, Dixie, Orville, Barrington, Desrick, Jeffrey, Annette, Shernette, June, Bobette, Janice and several grand and great grand-children and friends to grieve and mourn his loss.

Thanksgiving Service for the life ...

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WIFI Broad Band Internet Service For J A G Myers Municipal Park, Black River Coming Soon – Vincent Samuels

Beersheba Old Students Association (BOSA) wishes to commend Saint Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (Black River Chapter) for its vision and innovation in obtaining sponsorship from Mobile Phone Doctor, J A Deals.com and Home Time Entertainment Limited – that are all located in the town of Black River – in finalizing arrangement to provide WIFI Broad Band Internet Service to J A G Myers Municipal Park, High Street, Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies.

 Black River Municipal Park 2

The provision of WIFI Broad Band Internet Service at the Mini Park is good news to high school students, adults and tourists who use the Park daily...

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