first_imgThe third annual Godfrey Stewart Foundation and Dinner Dance was held earlier this month at the Miramar Multi-Complex Civic Center with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett, the keynote speaker.A cheque for $4,000 was presented by the past student’s association to principal of Godfrey Stewart High School, Emily Lawrence-Ricketts. The funds will go to the Westmoreland school’s breakfast program which the Foundation has funded for the past three years.The funds were raised from three events staged by the Foundation — a cookout in The Bahamas, a raffle/fish fry at C&S Caribbean Restaurant and Grocery in Pembroke Pines and the dinner/dance.Bartlett, who is from Westmoreland parish in Jamaica, spoke about the importance of Jamaicans living in the Diaspora giving back to their communities in Jamaica. A sound education, he stressed, is critical to a child’s development.Located in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland parish’s chief town, Godfrey Stewart High School was founded in 1963. Over the years, it has been upgraded from a junior secondary and comprehensive high school to high school in 2000.last_img