Monthly Archives: December 2012

A TRIBUTE TO A STALWART EDUCATOR:

Rev. Dr. Basil Chambers
The bible says “lay hands on no man suddenly” for the Lord in his wisdom knows that there is no companion to preparation than success. However being a former trooper I am reminded that sometimes we are thrown into the deep end suddenly and it is our ability to respond determine that will determine survival…. So I’ve decided to make my faint attempt at a tribute to my former Principal having being asked at short notice.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS  YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

Where there has been misunderstanding he  returns to clarify; Where there has been hatred he offers love. He is never without gifts and always without burden.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

His multifaceted approach to leadership is an effective exemplar for the cadre of young educators under his care. His insatiable appetite for learning is unmatched, enviable and tireless
and a model for all students. His propensity to coach and develop human resources should be studied, recorded and enshrined for posterity

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

He served us from the inception when we were without form and structure to a point where we currently stand tall beside super powers like Campion and St. Andrews High for girls. And I can hear someone saying Mannings School but I don’t know about that!

He was selfless in his sharing and mentorship – giving often from his own resources. He may tire as humans his age are entitled to but his superlative intellect NEVER slumber and knows no bounds.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

Who can blame him for not being a listener, skillfully walking between raindrops, being everyone’s friend, and at the end with an infectious bout of laughter returns to his independence
Yes he is not shy of criticizing or offering rebuke  but he doesn’t even spare himself so who can complain???? .

ONLY THE ARROGANT WOULD NOT HAVE LEARNT FROM YOU DOC.

You never asked for favours but always what you can do for us… You have helped many students, parents and staff.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

You walked with kings and queens but remained your own man. You amassed an intimidating reservoir of knowledge and yet you still seek for more.
Surely there are things you could have done differently. But there were sooooooooo many things you did right!!!!!!!!!

I will always remember the days I spent learning at your feet
I will remember your tenacity and courage…. and for serving us very well.

GOD bless you rev. Dr. Basil Chambers! I only hope that some day WE will be able to serve you even half as well.

 

Ray @ the reins

 

Once upon a time.

Once upon a time….

You are bubbling with excitement. Anxiety is at its peak. Why?  Because you know your partner is coming over and you will certainly be getting your freak on but…there is a little challenge. You need get some boots-  I mean CONDOMS but….

Once upon time purchase condoms – hell no!!!!!! On entering the store you would get sweaty palms and like a detective you conduct a scan of the store and when you think no one is listening you would lean into the cashier ears like a lover and whispers “may I have a pack of condoms please”.   If you are unfortunate enough to be dealing with a certain type of store clerk then your situation just got worst as immediately following your whispered order you hear a shout: “which type you want, Durex, Trojan, Rough Rider, wha…?  Now the entire store hears your business and you want to sink into the ground- So much for being discreet (bbm rolling of eyes). This was once upon a time.

Once upon a time, there was a pervasive propensity among some individuals to freely engage in risky practices such as having unprotected sex; having more than one partners; sharing needles, and a lot more. But all of that was, Once upon a time.

Today, with HIV virus and sexual transmitted infections (STI) on the rise, we can understand why the above actions are labeled “once upon a time”.   In 2009, more than 1.8 million people died from AIDS-related causes and “more than 7000 people are newly infected with HIV everyday.”   These statistics speak for themselves.  But the Caribbean is on the right path to lessen those figures as between 2009 and 2011, it has recorded the highest decline in aids related death.

December 1, 2012 is celebrated as World Aids Day under the theme “Getting to Zero”.  The Independent Actors Movement Theatre Company has joined the global fight to Zero New HIV infections.  You too can play your part in “getting to Zero”.  Here is how you can play your part:

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgEVvchxaB8

Dor @ the reins