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My dream for St Thomas

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Norman Heywood
Dennis Maragh
Lorian Peart-Roberts
Norva Rodney
Alston Stewart
Franklyn Sephestine
Dorette Abrahams
Cardovan Jackson
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As the countdown continues for the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion, sons and daughters of St Thomas who were guests at a Gleaner Editors' Forum last Thursday were asked to complete the one sentence: "In the next 50 years, I would like to see St Thomas being the place ..."

Lorian Peart-Roberts, parish manager, Social Development Commission

"Similar to Portmore. I see St Thomas as the next dormitory community, it has all the lands available, just 40 minutes from Kingston."

Norman Heywood - assistant commissioner of police

"I would like to see St Thomas remain crime free and for more development on the existing structures that are there to

facilitate growth."

Norva Rodney - pastor

"To see St Thomas not only become a parish that parishioners are proud of, but one that all Jamaica is proud of."

Dorrett Abrahams - secretary, St Thomas Parish Development Committee

"To see it as a place to live, work and to raise your children, because all of the development will be there, the culture, where people will be happy and there will be enough development where the people can live

comfortably."

Alston Stewart

businessman

"I would like St Thomas to resume its leadership role in honouring the legacy of Paul Bogle."

Franklyn Sephestine - chairman, St Thomas Parish Development Committee

"Taking its rightful place in the development of the country and looking after its parishioners."

Dennis Maragh - aide to Eastern St Thomas Member of Parliament Fenton Ferguson

"I would be happy to see

mothers and fathers taking the responsibility of parenting their children."

Cardovan Jackson - principal, Paul Bogle High School

"For the parish to be the parish of first choice for not just its

residents, but for the entire country."