Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer
THE BUST of the former mayor of Mandeville, who died on September 12 at the age of 88, was unveiled in the Cecil Charlton Park on Monday during the Manchester Parish Council's annual tree-lighting ceremony.
In addition to the unveiling of the bust and the lighting of the Christmas tree, the symbolic lighting of candles was done by Assitant Commissioner of Police Derek Knight. The newly renovated water fountain, sponsored by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Tourism Product Development Company Limited, Manchester Parish Council, and DENRON Engineering services was also unveiled.
more positivity encouraged
Guest speaker at the ceremony, chair of the Manchester Dispute Resolution Association, Pastor Michael Harvey, echoed the sentiments of the previous speakers who urged persons to help move the parish beyond the odds and embrace positivity. He also mentioned plans of having progression in certain target areas.
"We will launch in January a proactive preventative project through the use of school cyber technology. We will select five schools and provide five laptops, and through cyber technology and animation, we will teach maths, physics, and biology," said Pastor Harvey.