JIS News

The St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation (SEHF) will be staging a ‘Future Leaders’ conference at the Hampton School on November 9, as part of preliminary activities for homecoming week 2006.
Director of the advisory board for the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation (SEHF), George Watson, told JIS News that two high school students from each parish, identified at potential leaders, would be invited to attend the conference, where they would interact with some of Jamaica’s top corporate executives.
“We will have corporate leaders from the private sector addressing the young people on issues related to corporate governance. All of this, of course, is part of our ongoing school motivation programme, where we use life experiences to motivate our listeners to excellence,” he said.
Meanwhile, a number of activities have been planned to mark the 14th annual St. Elizabeth homecoming celebrations, which will be held from November 26 to December 3 under the theme: ‘Building Future Leaders’.
The celebrations will kick off with a special service at the St. Matthew Anglican Church in Santa Cruz on Sunday, November 26.
Other activities over the eight days include a street dance, gospel concert, health fair and exposition, and a public forum on crime, with guest speaker Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jevene Bent, who hails from the district of Rose Hall in the parish. “What we are hoping is that as a result of the forum, there will be the development of better lines of communication between the police and the wider community, as this is critical to reduction of crime in the parish,” noted Mr. Watson.
The highlight of the celebrations will be the ‘Best of St. Bess Golden Awards Banquet’ at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston, to honour outstanding parishioners for their contributions in various fields.
There will also be a grand parish investment conference on November 30. According to Mr. Watson, “here commences the process of putting together a new 10 years investment development plan St. Elizabeth. Some of the participants include government agencies, private sector, educational institutions and the political directorate”.