Friday 28 February, 2020

Mayor Davis lauds Horace Chang on the latter’s big day in Montego Bay

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang (fifth left); his wife, Paulette (fourth left); daughter Melissa (sixth right);  and son Martin (fourth right), are joined by from left Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams; Councillor Charles Sinclair; Montego Bay Mayor, Homer Davis; Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin; Councillor Joshua Cummings; MP Heroy Clarke; and Councillor David Brown at the newly erected sign to officially rename Quebec Avenue as Dr Horace Chang Boulevard.

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang (fifth left); his wife, Paulette (fourth left); daughter Melissa (sixth right); and son Martin (fourth right), are joined by from left Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams; Councillor Charles Sinclair; Montego Bay Mayor, Homer Davis; Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin; Councillor Joshua Cummings; MP Heroy Clarke; and Councillor David Brown at the newly erected sign to officially rename Quebec Avenue as Dr Horace Chang Boulevard.

Montego Bay Mayor, Homer Davis, has expressed pleasure that under his watch, a commitment to rename the former Quebec Avenue in the city to Dr Horace Chang Boulevard, has been fulfilled.

In speaking at the recent dedication ceremony where the name change was made official, Davis said the renaming of the thoroughfare was a fitting tribute to Chang, a man who has served Jamaica in various capacities in the public and private sectors.

“On behalf of the councillors of the municipality, I express profound happiness in being able to deliver today on a commitment… that of affixing the name of Dr Horace Chang to this roadway… a thoroughfare which he conceptualised and built for the wonderful people of St James in general, and the community of Norwood in particular. This ceremony is a dream come true for me and for members of the political directorate of the St James Municipal Corporation,” Davis said.

He added that Chang has been a mentor to many, and a political father to a number of former and serving politicians, including Senator Charles Sinclair, Member of Parliament (MP) Heroy Clarke and himself as the mayor.

“This honour is being bestowed on someone who is truly deserving… he is a father to many, a mentor, a friend, a true servant of Jamaica, is indeed one of them, a friend of Jamaica and Jamaicans, a forward thinker, a visionary and, indeed, a very dedicated son of St James and our beautiful island.

“Dr the Honourable Horace Anthony Chang is a man for all seasons, a man who is a true and humble servant of not just the people of St James, but Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world,” Davis declared.

He said the footprints of Chang will never be erased from Jamaica’s history, especially in the medical and political fields.

 “The impact that Dr the Honourable Horace Chang has had on Jamaica’s medical sector is unprecedented, both in the public and private sectors. This Jamaican ambassador has served with utmost distinction in the field of politics, and by extension in the ministries of health, water, housing, environment, economic growth and job creation, and now in the Ministry of National Security. This honour for Dr Chang could not have happened at a better time,” said Davis.

He also thanked Councillor Joshua Cummings who moved the motion in the municipal corporation for the renaming of the roadway, Councillor Charles Sinclair who supported it.

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