Days went off with a bang on Monday, May 2 in Montego
Bay. That was followed by Mandeville and culminated with
Kingston on Teachers’ Day, Wednesday, May 4.
annual activity is gaining in momentum. Thanks to the
JTA team headed by Secretary General Dr Adolphe Cameron,
we had six outstanding teachers on our honour roll. The
list included two former JTA presidents – Mr Ray
Howell, principal of the Drews Avenue Primary School (Eastern
region) and Mr Byron Farquharson, principal of the Mandeville
Primary & Junior High School (Central Region). Mr
Farquharson is president of the Caribbean Teachers Association.
awardees were: Mrs Margaret Waugh Lee and Mr Altiman Haughton,
principals of the William Knibb High School and New Hope
Primary & Junior High School (North-Western Region)
respectively; Dr Polly Bowes Howell, principal of the
Stony Hill Primary & Junior High School (Eastern Region)
and Mrs Elvris Hewitt Buckle, principal of the Knox Community
College (Central Region).
Our guest speakers were all well-known Jamaicans who are
positive contributors to our nation. They were the Most
Hon Edward Seaga, Distinguished Fellow in the School of
Graduate Studies & Research, UWI (Kingston); the Rev
Oliver Daley, Pastor of the Ridgemount United Church (Mandeville)
and Mr Ruel Reid, President-Elect of the JTA (Montego
programmes were interestingly drawn together by chairpersons
Ms Fae Ellington (Kingston), Rev Wayne Vernon (Mandeville)
and Mr Ray Howard (Montego Bay).
contributors to the programme included managing director
Mr Steadman Fuller, Director of Administration, Mrs Sonia
Fuller, members of the management team and the general
functions were well attended and expressions of appreciation
were offered to the company.