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The Kingston Bookshop was pleased once again to salute teachers in a series of luncheons across the island...

The Kingston Bookshop was pleased once again to salute teachers in a series of luncheons across the island. The festivities began at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay on Monday May 2 when the company hosted teachers from the northwestern end of the island.

Special tribute was paid to two retired stalwarts of the profession - Mrs Margaret Waugh Lee, principal of William Knibb High School and Mr Altiman Haughton, principal of Newhope Primary & Junior High School.

Keynote speaker at the function was Mr Ruel Reid, President-elect of the JTA and chairman was Mr Ray Howard, HRD manager at the Holiday Inn.

On Tuesday the KB team headed by Chairman & Managing Director, Mr Steadman Fuller and Director of Administration, Mrs Sonia Fuller went across to the Golf View Hotel, Mandeville where the focus was on teachers from the central region of the island.

Another two teachers were selected for special awards; they were: retired principal of the Knox Community College, Mrs Elvris Hewitt Buckle and principal of the Mandeville Primary & Junior High School and President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, Mr Byron Farquharson.

The keynote address at this function came from the Rev Oliver Daley; pastor of the Ridgmount United Church and chairman was the Rev Wayne Vernon, pastor of the Old Harbour New Testament Church of God.

Wednesday, Teachers' Day, found the team back in Kingston at the Terra Nova Hotel with a record gathering of teachers from the eastern section of the island. At this venue awardees were Dr Polly Bowes Howell, retired principal of the Stony Hill Primary & Junior High School and Mr Ray Howell, principal of the Drews Avenue Primary School.

Keynote speaker was the Most Hon Edward Seaga, Distinguished Fellow in the School of Graduate Studies & Research at the University of the West Indies; chairperson was the well-known broadcaster, actress and communication specialist Fae Ellington.   All awardees were nominated by the Jamaica Teachers' Association.

Welcome was extended by Kingston Bookshop Chairman & Managing Director,  Mr Steadman Fuller, at all functions.

We give you a pictorial review of the activities.

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