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President of the Senate, Senator Floyd Morris, says having a sound education as well as a clear vision of what one wants to achieve in life, are among factors, which will ensure one’s survival in these challenging times.

He said many Jamaicans are facing financial strains and the stresses of family life, and they will have to dig deep into their inner reserves “and use little to make much” in order to overcome these difficulties.

“If you are going to use little to make much, you have to have a clear vision as to what it is that you want to accomplish; you have to invest in education; you have to have a passion for whatsoever you are doing; and you have to have a firm commitment and belief in God,” he stated.

The visually impaired Senator, who was delivering the keynote address at Sandals Montego Bay Resort’s annual staff awards held on Wednesday, July 10, at the hotel’s Flanker location, stated that having a clear vision has nothing to do with sight.

“Having a vision means that one would have a clear sense of indication as to where one would want to go and be prepared to work diligently towards it,” he stated.

“Sight has to do with the physical ability to see. I might not be able to see you physically…but I have a clear vision in my head as to where it is that I want to go,” he noted further.

Senator Morris encouraged the Sandals team members to carry out their duties with passion. “In everything that you do, make sure that you display passion and zeal, because if you do not display passion and zeal in whatsoever you do, you are not going to get the desired results,” he argued.

The awards ceremony, dubbed the ‘Flagship OSCARS’ was held to recognise staff members, who continue to display service excellence.

Approximately 84 team members were nominated for awards in nine different categories, with Gerdeen Hunter from the dining room department copping the coveted ‘Employee of the Year’ award.

Contact: Bryan Miller

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