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  • Seven public sector workers are among the 11 Jamaicans who have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the United Kingdom government, to pursue Master’s degrees in that country.
  • Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Mr. Oroyo Eubanks, is among the scholars who will take up the one year course of study, beginning in September.
  • He will be pursuing the degree in Media Development at the University of Westminster.

Seven public sector workers are among the 11 Jamaicans who have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the United Kingdom government, to pursue Master’s degrees in that country.

Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Mr. Oroyo Eubanks, is among the scholars who will take up the one year course of study, beginning in September. He will be pursuing the degree in Media Development at the University of Westminster.

Also among the awardees are: Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Gordon Ellison; Campion College Teacher, Mr. Lavare Henry; Public Health Inspector with the Western Regional Health Authority, Mrs. Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh; Project Engineer at the National Water Commission, Miss Mellisa Townsend;  Miss  Chadine Allen, Ministry of National Security; and Mr. Adley Duncan, an attorney-at-law employed by the Government.

The others are: Development advocate, Mr. Jerome Cowans; broadcast journalist, Mr. Rashawn Thompson; and attorneys-at-law, Miss Grace Lindo and Miss Tanesha Myrie.

The Chevening scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities, mostly one year Masters Degrees, for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.