KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Political Ombudsman and pastor of the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre, Herro Blair, in collaboration with Reverend Jim Whittington of the World Deliverance International is donating an ambulance to the Kingston Public hospital.
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MANCHESTER, Jamaica - - A bust of national hero Norman Washington Manley was unveiled at the Cecil Charlton Park at a National Heroes’ Day function in the Mandeville town-centre on Monday.
Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay said that the bust deliberately faces the Mandeville Court House because Manley was known for his abilities in the legal field, and as an advocate.
Manley was born in Manchester.
Meanwhile the gates to the park, named in honour of the late former Mayor of Mandeville Cecil Charlton, have only been opened occasionally since 2010 as the area is being refurbished.
Ramsay said that the as the Manchester Parish Council worked towards reopening the park, access to the public will be done on scheduled days.
She announced that a bust of Charlton will also be added “where he rightly belong” during the Christmas season.
Two storyboards were also placed in the Park on Monday -- one of the Mandeville Court House and the other of the St Mark’s Anglican Church – through funding from the Canada Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (formerly the Canadian International Development Agency).
-- Alicia Sutherland
The newly unveiled bust of Manchester's national hero Norman Manley at the Cecil Charlton Park in Mandeville. In photo (right) Deputy Mayor of Mandeville Ervin Facey, Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay and Secretary/manager at the Manchester Parish Council Christopher Powell. (At left) Councillor McArthur Collins (PNP-New Green Division), Custos of Manchester Sally Porteous and Councillor Jones Oliphant (PNP-Mandeville Division).
Manchester 2013 National Heroes' Day honourees with mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay and Custos of Manchester Sally Porteous (seated 4th and 5th left).
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