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    • Members of the Senate, at the sitting of the Chamber on Friday (April 17), commended Deputy President, Angela Brown Burke, for her attainment of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Adult Educational Literacy.
    • President of the Senate, Floyd Morris, who led the praise of Senator Brown Burke, said “it is always good when we achieve milestones in our lives, especially within the context of education, because education is a life-long engagement.”
    • Leader of Opposition Business in the Upper House, Senator Tom Tavares-Finson also hailed Senator Brown Burke’s achievement.

    Members of the Senate, at the sitting of the Chamber on Friday (April 17), commended Deputy President, Angela Brown Burke, for her attainment of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Adult Educational Literacy.

    President of the Senate, Floyd Morris, who led the praise of Senator Brown Burke, said “it is always good when we achieve milestones in our lives, especially within the context of education, because education is a life-long engagement.”

    He noted that the Senator, despite her many public duties, “has ensured that she prepares herself well, and that she is on the cutting edge in terms of the execution of her national responsibilities.”

    Leader of Opposition Business in the Upper House, Senator Tom Tavares-Finson also hailed Senator Brown Burke’s achievement.

    “We note the chosen area of study is one which is critical to the nation, and one that we hope, will in due course, be utilised fully for the benefit of the nation,” he expressed.

    Also commending Senator Brown Burke was Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Hon. A.J. Nicholson, who told the House that the “journey was done night and day to achieve this high status”.

    “We are persuaded that the knowledge that you have gained through that journey will be used for the upliftment of our brothers and sisters here in Jamaica,” Senator Nicholson said.

    Senator Brown Burke in acknowledging the “warm words” expressed by her colleagues, said “I remain the same individual, just a little bit more aware of who I am, the privilege on which I stand, and the obligation that I have for my fellowman.”

     

    Senator Brown Burke is also Mayor of Kingston, and has been representing the Norman Gardens Division in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) since 1998.