Saturday, October 6, 2018

2018 St. George’s College Hall Of Fame Banquet

by Dr Lloyd Tenn

2018 St. George's College Hall Of Fame Banquet

It was a grand affair at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica last Saturday night as Georgians gathered to honor four of their own for their contribution to country, community and school. Present among the some 300 plus attendees were former Prime Minister and Georgian Hon. Bruce Golding and present Minister of Health, Hon. Christopher Tufton.
The Inductees were introduced and were given the opportunity to say a few words to the gathering.

  Phillip Wong, graduated in 1959 was actually born in Tahiti to a Jamaican father and was sent to school in Jamaica. He remembered the generosity shown to him here and the sense of striving for excellence while in school. A very successful business man, his contribution spans nine scholarships, including one to recent Old Boy Jezeel Martin. Jezeel is a young, bright attorney-at-law who presented Phillip's introduction on the night.

Philip has been instrumental in funding major construction renovation and other improvement project at St. George's College. The present front entrance is funded by Phillip to the tune of some J$20 million.
   Professor Robert 'Bobby' Hill, Class 1959 is a renowned historian. He is a Professor Emeritus of History and Professor of Research at UCLA. He is "The Expert" on Marcus Garvey and Pan- Africanism, and is sought after worldwide as a lecturer and presenter. His interest in modern history was spurned by his well-known uncles Frank Hill, a journalist and Ken Hill, Mayor of Kingston and politician. In high school he recalled that he was encouraged to read widely and this led him to start his work in history research.  Incidentally, his cousin Anthony Hill is probably the most outstanding school boy footballer STGC has ever produced. John Barnes, well known footballer is his nephew.
  Clovis 'Metty' Metcalfe, Class 1961 recalled that he started slowly in school. At one point, he questioned if he could actually finish. However, even when he slipped, he always found the strength to move on.  In his words, St. George's College taught him that when you fall, 'you pick yourself up, move on and try even harder'. It was a philosophy that would drive him in future years. A successful banker and business man, he was the manager to a number of Manning Cup teams and a contributor to projects taken on at STGC
   Howard Mitchell, Class 1967 is the present President of the PSOJ. An attorney-at-law by training, he operated a very successful practice specializing in commercial law. A very successful business man, he has shown himself to be adept in restructuring companies and putting in good management systems where it didn't exist. He has done much work for the Mustard Seed Community and the St. Patrick's Foundation.  As the PSOJ head, he has been vocal in the call for good governance and the fight against corruption. He is an outstanding public figure.

The STGC family salutes and congratulates these four outstanding Georgians for their contribution.

STGC Photography

Monday, October 1, 2018

Int'l Day of Older Persons

Photo shows highlights of last week's CCRP 2018 Living Legacy Awards event honouring Nurse Joy Crooks, Dr Jean Small, Hon. Glen Christian. They are pictured here with Sponsor Butch Hendrickson, Chairman of National Baking Company, Hon Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour & Social Security and Hon Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Message from Mona Ageing & Wellness Centre

Each year October 1 is observed as International Day of Older Persons. The theme for this year's observance is "Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions" with the aim to acknowledge the contribution of advocates and champions of human rights and:

       "*Promote* the rights enshrined in the [Universal Declaration of Human Rights] and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;


       *Raise* the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately;


       *Reflect* on progress and challenges in ensuring full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons; and


       *Engage* broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life."

We at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre salute you for your invaluable contribution to our society. We urge you to continue to let your voices be heard and your presence felt in all spheres of society.

Annie  Watkins

Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre              
The University of the West Indies, Mona
3 Gibraltar Camp Way                                  
Kingston 7, Jamaica                                     
Office: 1-876-970-6634
Direct: 1-876-970-6635