Congratulations to Heroes Day Honourees!!

Congratulations to all the persons who deservedly received national awards on Heroes Day morning, especially 11-year-old Toni-Ann Miller, for saving the lives of two boys from a blazing house in the Mount Herman Community of St. Catherine a year ago. Quite appropriately, Toni-Ann received the Badge of Honour for Gallantry. The remaining recipients also deserved their awards, right up to the level ofJoseph-John-Issa-CEO-of-The-Cool-Group-of-Companies-0698-682x1024 the nation’s fifth highest, the Order of Jamaica (OJ). Quite understandably, it was a very exciting day for them as, while most of us were still savouring the last moments in bed, they were already at Kings House awaiting the proud moment when their names would be called and they would walk towards the Governor General, in full view of their friends and family present and live to the rest of the nation and its Diaspora.

We are proud of a Jamaica that recognises its valued citizens, a great legacy for its institutions to follow don’t you think?


    Heroes among us

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Four institutions were among the 16 honourees named at this year’s National Heroes’ Day Parade and Awards Ceremony organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and the Manchester Parish Council.

    Publicly recognised at the Cecil Charlton Park were: the Manchester Wellness Foundation, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Mandeville Lions Club, Percy Junor Hospital, Kayann Nicola Telfer (Nursing), Joslyn Robert Stephens (Philanthropy), Reverend Clarister Johnson (Religion), Stephen Lyn Kee Chow (Philanthropy), Dorothy McWhinnie (Community Service), Tatyana Armstrong (Girl Guiding), Trevor Peart (Agriculture), Enue Lassacieny Davey (Military and Community Service), Rupert Winston Magee (Construction and Community Service), Kenneth Lewis (Military Service and Philanthropy), Donald Wallace (Scouting) and Constable Leslie Carridice (Bravery).

    The unveiling of the bust of Manchester’s national hero Norman Washington Manley and storyboards of the Mandeville Court House and the St Mark’s Anglican Church (Mandeville Parish Church) for the Cecil Charlton Park were among the day’s highlights.

    Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay, in bringing greetings on behalf of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, told her audience that they should “draw on the lessons of history”.

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