Monday, June 8, 2009

Alpha-STGC 50th Reunion - 'Look beyond nostalgia'

For our school: Bruce Golding and Ronnie Thwaites are all smiles after a presentation from Phillip Wong (right) of the STGC Old Boys of Florida. – Carl Chang photo

BY JEAN LOWRIE-CHIN | Jamaica Observer | Monday, June 08, 2009

We raced down the hospital corridors behind two nurses - one carrying the precious bundle of our very ill infant relative, the other carrying her oxygen tank. The doctors received her and started their work in intensive care, while we prayed fervently.

I sensed that angst as we discussed "Jamaica Then and Now" at the recent Alpha-St George's 50-year reunion.

Politics was parked at the door as fellow panellists Prime Minister and JLP President Bruce Golding, PNP MP Ronnie Thwaites, UWI professors Patricia Anderson and Trevor Munroe and the other alumni in the room, expressed concern but hope for our beloved Jamaica.

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