HEALING HANDS: A manager at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Denese Dacres Reeves is the Lasco/NAJ Nurse of the Year for 2018/19. At the recent awards ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, Nurse Reeves received the champion trophy, a cash award of $350,000 and several other prizes. Desmond Campbell Jr, who attends UWI Mona, collected the award for Nursing Student of the Year. Current Chair of the Welfare Committee and co-chair of the Friends of the Bustamante Hospital Committee, Nurse Reeves said she finds the huge honour humbling. “I note from observation,” she says, “that being Nurse of the Year is a great honour as I am expected to be the face of all the nurses in Jamaica.”
MONEY WELL SPENT: For the 2018-19 academic year, the Sagicor Foundation has awarded 73 scholarships, valued at $8.4 million. The funds will be disbursed to the beneficiaries who will be embarking on studies in September at secondary and tertiary institutions across Jamaica. The successful candidates were selected from over 1000 applications received.