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  • Three high school students from the parish of St. James are to benefit from annual scholarships valued at $150,000 from the Vin Martin Memorial Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission.
  • The scholarship award programme was announced by head of the annual health mission, Dr. Yvonne Smith during the opening ceremony of the 2014 mission on Monday, October 6.
  • The award will be presented annually to students selected by the health mission’s committee.

Three high school students from the parish of St. James are to benefit from annual scholarships valued at $150,000 from the Vin Martin Memorial Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission.

The scholarship award programme was announced by head of the annual health mission, Dr. Yvonne Smith during the opening ceremony of the 2014 mission on Monday, October 6, at the St. John’s Methodist Church Hall in Montego Bay.

The award will be presented annually to students selected by the health mission’s committee. “We pledge to do this for every year, while the health mission is in force,” Dr. Smith said.

She informed that the scholarship programme was instituted in memory of the late chairman and founding member of the mission, Vin Martin, whom, she said, had dedicated himself to the programme.

Dr. Smith expressed commitment on the part of the team of medical personnel and other volunteers, to continue “to carry out the work that has been set forth by Mr. Martin. We will endeavour to continue to serve the people of Montego Bay and St. James for many more years to come,” she stated.

The annual Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission has been renamed the Vin Martin Memorial Atlanta/Montego Bay Health Mission, in honour of Mr. Martin, who died on July 23 in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness.

He was a prominent attorney, who served as Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta from 1997 to 2013.