Seven re­ceive Sam Sharpe awards

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One com­pany and six in­di­vid­u­als were pre­sented with Sam Sharpe Awards by the St James Parish Coun­cil at a civic cer­e­mony held on Mon­day at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James.

The re­cip­i­ents are: 100year-old Iris Den­nis­ton, for ser­vice in the field of health; Vi­vian Dou­glas and Irvin Atkin­son for their con­tri­bu­tion to ed­u­ca­tion; foot­ball ad­min­is­tra­tor and coach Tracy Reid for ser­vice in the field of sport; hote­lier Doris Mor­gan for her con­tri­bu­tion to tourism; Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Mercedes Curry for ser­vice in the field of na­tional se­cu­rity; and Western Pub­lish­ers Lim­ited, pub­lish­ers of the Western Mir­ror news­pa­per, for con­tri­bu­tion in the field of in­dus­try and com­merce.

In his ad­dress, Mayor of Montego Bay Coun­cil­lor Glen­don Har­ris said the parish of St James has ben­e­fited im­mensely from the con­tri­bu­tions made in the var­i­ous fields by the Sam Sharpe awardees.

He also stated that de­spite re­cent so­cial is­sues which have been af­fect­ing the parish, there is still a sense of hope among the ci­ti­zens that bet­ter days are ahead.

“We must move for­ward with hope, built on our her­itage, our legacy, our strength. As we seek to tame crime ... the only way for­ward is to unite in love to pre­serve that which our he­roes fought for,” Har­ris said.

Glen­don Har­ris

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