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Ambassador Marks says thanks to Paymaster women

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Ambassador Audrey Marks (left) with one of her longest-serving members of staff, Nadra Gray.

Saturday, January 28 was very special for some long-serving women in the Paymaster family, as founder and Jamaica's envoy to the United States, Ambassador Audrey Marks, hosted many who had served the company for more than 10 years at an appreciation luncheon. It was held at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records, Market Place, St Andrew.

Marks, who was on the island participating in the Destination Jamaica Investor Conference, took time out to enjoy the ambience and delectable fare of the popular eatery with the group. There were no formalities as the women simply expressed their delight to spend time with their leader and mentor. They took selfies and group shots with her.

In her brief remarks, Marks described the women as part of her family of sisters and daughters and "some of my favourite people in the world for whom I have great appreciation". She then reminded them of the importance of showing care for each other as it should be done in families.

 

LIFTING EACH OTHER

 

"Every now and then, we fail to understand the importance of lifting each other up as we climb the ladder of success. You are part of a team, and our purpose in the universe is look after each other and take each other along as we climb," she said.

Marks told the gathering that they should always show concern for each other and remember to be humane to each other.

"While I will always stand up for my rights and the principles I believe in, I have never had to campaign for, step on, lie or cheat to get a job or do business. I have always been given opportunities to succeed because of what is in my brain and in my heart, so if you work hard, look out for each other, and love each other in your quest to succeed, you will achieve your goals," she said.