JIS News

Eleven persons from Hart Hill in Portland were honoured by the Hart Hill Community Scouts Troop Committee, for their contribution to community development, during a special function held in that community on Sunday, November 19.
Those honoured were Everald Anderson, Edna McKenzie, Herbert Aitken, Altimont Robinson, Clement Jackson, Maxine Senior, Kenneth Clarke, Benjamin Shirley, Zola Muir, Reginald Robinson and Clovis Thomas.
They were each presented with a certificate of appreciation for their exemplary work in the areas of farming and community upliftment.
Giving the main address at the function, retired Superintendent of Police, Samuel Campbell, congratulated the awardees, and encouraged them to continue being outstanding examples to their fellow citizens.
He also commended the Hart Hill Community Scouts Troop Committee for the work it was doing to advance the progress of the community, adding that such effort was of great significance in view of the challenges of indiscipline, crime and violence in the society.
Replying on behalf of the recipients, Mr. Reginald Robinson thanked the committee for recognizing the work being carried out by them, and assured that they would continue to support their community.
President of the Hart Hill Community Scouts Troop Committee, Cassandra Bennett, said the members of the group were happy to be able to organize the function, as the recipients were excellent role models in the community.
She praised the residents of Hart Hill for the support they gave to the committee in undertaking the venture, adding that the event would be an annual feature.
The committee, which is the only one of its kind in Portland, was formed in 1995, and apart from working with the Portland Scouting Association to strengthen the Scout Movement in the community, it also collaborates with the Hart Hill Police Youth Club to help organize the young people of the area and provides assistance to needy senior citizens in the district.