Roseau Combined: Top Performer recognised

Press Release:-The Morne Ciseaux, Bois d’Inde, Morne d’Or, Jacmel (MBMJ) Development Committee held a presentation ceremony in honour of the Roseau Combined School’s top Common Entrance Student for 2017- Leah Jones.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Jacmel Community Centre where the student received a donation of $500 and a trophy.

The student, hailing from the community of Bois D’Inde, Jacmel excelled in the recently held examinations and received top scores in her school for the following subjects: Mathematics, English Language and General Paper.

The Committee’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Virginia Charles noted that whilst the NGO is a not for profit generating entity it realized the need to honour the student and recognise her achievement within the community. This would also serve as a motivating factor for other students in the future.

The student’s family and teacher were also present and gave some words of encouragement whilst thanking the Committee for its initiative. Mr. Garvin Jones, father of the student, encouraged her to continue to put her best foot forward as this is just the beginning.

The Morne Ciseaux, Bois d’Inde, Morne d’Or, Jacmel Development Committee again wishes to congratulate Leah on her achievement and wishes her a successful tenure at the Saint Joseph’s Convent. The Committee hopes to continue initiatives such as this as it embarks on development projects within the communities it serves


  1. Anonymous
    August 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    All top performers from each school on,island should recieve a price.cause my sister top her school also.the plain view combined school

  2. Jgirl
    August 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

    They only recongnize children in the north there is a little girl from Buton who place second in her district and she is only 10years old and she was not put out there, her mom is a single parent nothing for that.

  3. Sherianna
    August 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I observed that the recognition was an initiative of the community’s development committee and not from the Ministry of Education or any government agency. I therefore do not see the grounds for other communities to complain of discrimination. Perhaps this should serve as an example for other community groups to honour their their own.