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    • Grade one students of the Gregory Park Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine, will have new desks and chairs for the start of the new school term in January.
    • New Civil Servant of the Year 2014/15 Sean Barrow, of the Jamaica Customs Agency, will be providing the much-needed furniture to the school, which he attended.
    • A Justice of the Peace (J.P.), Mr. Barrow is also a part-time lecturer in Customs Law at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Palisadoes Park, Kingston, and is integrally involved in activities in his community of Gregory Park.

    Grade one students of the Gregory Park Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine, will have new desks and chairs for the start of the new school term in January.

    New Civil Servant of the Year 2014/15 Sean Barrow, of the Jamaica Customs Agency, will be providing the much-needed furniture to the school, which he attended.

    The undertaking forms part of projects, which he intends to carry out during his tenure.

    The remaining activities are being developed and finalized for eventual implementation Mr. Barrow told JIS News, after receiving his award at the Jamaica Civil Service Association’s (JCSA) Long Service Award Ceremony, held on November 19 at King’s House.

    He succeeds Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Production Manager, Enthrose Campbell, who concluded a successful and fruitful tenure, spanning 2013/14.

    Mr. Borrow informed that Principal of Gregory Park Primary, Ivy Jarrett, had identified the desks and chairs as “an urgent need for some of (the) grade one classrooms.”

    “So, I will be looking to really getting those before the (calendar) year ends so that come January 2015, the desks and chairs will be ready for the students to use,” he assured.

    Mr. Barrow, who is a Senior Customs Officer, deems it “an honour and a privilege to get an opportunity to (further) serve people.”

    “It has always been a passion of mine to give of myself to persons, and I see this as a platform for me to really affect more lives. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead, and also the challenges that may come. But, with God, all things are possible, and I hope to really make a difference in the lives of people through this designation,” he added.

    Mr. Barrow’s 21-year career at the Jamaica Customs Agency, has seen him working in various capacities at various locations, including Customs head office and the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston; as well as the seaports and several warehouses.

    A Justice of the Peace (J.P.), Mr. Barrow is also a part-time lecturer in Customs Law at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Palisadoes Park, Kingston, and is integrally involved in activities in his community of Gregory Park. These include being a Board member of the Portmore Community College, and Gregory Park Primary School.

    “I am (also) involved actively in the Past Students Association of St. Jago High School, of which I am the Secretary; and I am the General Secretary for the Velletta Dennis Foundation, which is a charitable organization that seeks to provide assistance to (vulnerable) children and the elderly,” he informed.

     

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