EXCELSIOR ALUMNA MAKING WAVES IN BARBADOS
By Kent Layne | Barbados Today
Friday, October 27, 2023
Excelsorian Annette Campbell- Harper (XLCR’77) is looking to make it to the top of Barbados’ horse racing. The retired corporate banker took a major step in fulfilling that goal by opening the island’s newest horse racing farm, sitting on 2.5 acres at Barrows, St Lucy.
During an opening ceremony held recently at the facility, Campbell-Harper outlined her plans for her new operation, saying she is looking to become the first lady of African descent to breed a Barbados Derby winner.
PHOTO -Annette Camp-Harper (C) Flanked By Four Of Her Children Following Opening Ceremony.
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CONGRATS TO ALUMNA CAROL AINA
Friday, October 13, 2023
As she helps to shepherd the Norman Manley Law School in its ongoing commemoration of its 50th anniversary of existence, Principal, Carol Aina (XLCR ’76), gave remarks during which she shared “the enviable” accomplishments of the institution and why the NMLS enjoys such a renowned reputation among law schools the world over.
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90 XLCR GRADE 9 STUDENTS PASS CSEC MATHS
By Duane Coombs
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Is Excelsior High School the cradle of high school Maths education in Jamaica?
A persuasive case is being made as a cohort of Grade 9 students -Third Formers- again punched above their weight in registering an almost 90 % pass rate in the recent regional 2023 CSEC Mathematics Examinations.
Of 106 students who were sent up as early candidates by Excelsior to take the school-leaving Examination, 90 were successful, with more than half of those garnering passes with either distinction or credit. The CSEC, the rough equivalent of the old GCE O’Level Examination is usually done by 11th Graders (5th Formers)
How impressive was…
Ambassador Joan Edwards Thomas (XLCR’83), Jamaica’s High Commissioner to South Africa earlier today (3pm SA/8:00 am JA) presented her credentials to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa during a formal ceremony which was televised live on South African national television stations.
In addressing President Ramaphosa, in presenting her credentials she said “Your Excellency, I greet you in One Love Jamaica”
In Her new role, Mrs. Joan Thomas Edwards, who assumed her official duties on April 1, 2023, has jurisdiction over Jamaica’s relations with 18 countries in Southern and East Africa.
Prior to her latest diplomatic assignment as Jamaica’s chief envoy to South Africa, she held a…LATE “BANKY” GORDON: BRILLIANT SPORTSMAN, CORPORATE EXEC
Yet he was talented enough to have excelled in various sporting disciplines, not least football. He was 66.
Read More: https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/late-banky-gordon-remembered-as-brilliant-sportsman-corporate-exec/
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT REGGAE GIRL DENEISHA BLACKWOOD
Sunday, July 30, 2023
As the Reggae Girlz continue to be the small axe to the big trees of the major women football powers, Jamaica’s defense, which has yet to concede a goal, has come in for much commendation.
Deneisha “Den Den” Blackwood, the former Excelsior High School girls football captain has been at the heart of that defense. The tenacious Blackwood and her peers have built a virtual steel wall in front of the Jamaica goal which has resulted in the Reggae Girlz being one of only seven team with a clean sheet after the first two games of the first round.
BUT WHO IS DENEISHA BLACKWOOD?
The former Cooreville, St Andrew is…