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Rotary Club of Sav recognises outstanding Westmoreland residents

BY ANTHONY LEWIS
Observer West writer

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar recently hosted a community and vocational awards ceremony in which eight outstanding citizens of the parish of Westmoreland were honoured.

According to president of the club, Hyacinth Tyghter, the event, which was held at Hotel Commingle in the parish, was aimed at recognising “the ordinary citizens” of the parish, who have exemplified the best in their chosen vocations and those who serve the community selflessly.

Among the awardees in the category of 'community contribution' were Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore, who is also a justice of the peace, for his work throughout the parish assisting the poor and needy; Dr Lincoln Cox for his work with the youth in creating football camps for underprivileged boys and girls and educator Edris Irving for her work with young children.

Those honoured in the 'vocational' category included Andrew Gray, who established in Westmoreland one of the largest sauce factories in Jamaica; Dr Alfred Dawes, the senior medical officer at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital; Corporal Barris Whyte, a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who is also a school liaison officer, and Viannie Morgan, the wife of former Mayor of Savanna-la -Mar and attorney Delford Morgan, who was the first woman to receive a cable television subscribers' licence, and an Internet and long-distance call provider licence in the parish. Morgan also operates a community radio station.

Melvin Honeyghan, a businessman/mortician who operates Honeyghan's Funeral Service and a printery, was awarded the president's award for excellence.

Honeyghan has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar for 15 years.

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