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Brown , Godfrey & Morgan
Westmoreland Parish Council
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Delford George Morgan - Rising from the clutches of poverty
Morgan: Were it not for a good education, I would not be the person I am today. That is how Mr. Morgan, the Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, described his feelings after he collected the Governor-General's Achievement Award for the parish of Westmoreland in the county of Cornwall. His service and acts of goodwill to the community around him earned him this award, but Mr. Morgan insists that he was just giving back to the society what he had received in his time of need. "I am just somebody who has benefited a lot from this country... who has had tremendous help from a number of persons and I have always credited what I have achieved to the work of others and of course, God. So I see myself as having no choice but to give back a little every now and then," he said. Born in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on April 12, 1961, Mr. Morgan is the first of five children for his mother, Avis Coleman, nee Maxwell. After obtaining his LL.B (Honours) in 1990, Mr. Morgan did post-graduate studies at Cave Hill, Barbados, and later attended the Norman Manley Law School. Mr. Morgan has been a Partner in the law firm Brown, Godfrey & Morgan since 1995. He entered representational politics in 1998 and has been a Parish Councillor since then. Earlier this year, he retained his seat in the Local Government elections, and was appointed Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and Chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council. He is married, and is the father of five children. He has been a strong supporter and sponsor of several social and sporting activities in the parish of Westmoreland. Additionally, he contributes generously of his time and money to help relieve suffering among the less fortunate, and to assist needy students to attend high schools in the parish. However, he hardly expected to be honoured for his efforts.
Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and Chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Delford Morgan, has hailed former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the late Hugh Lawson Shearer, as "a very great Jamaican whose tenure in politics symbolized what true representation and political activism was all about"."I regret the passing of this great Jamaican, who began his political career as a Councillor, rising to the high office of Prime Minister of this country.This signals that there is absolutely nothing wrong with one offering him or herself in service of the people from the parochial level," he told JIS News in an interview.Mayor Morgan said Mr. Shearer was "non partisan and non tribal", and that might very well be his lasting legacy.Reflecting further on the colourful political career of the late leader, Mayor Morgan observed that young politicians should take note of Mr. Shearer's involvement at the local level."For me, to serve at the local level provides the opportunity to inculcate these values and the former Prime Minister is a fine example of one who went that route, who trodded that pathway and yet came out to be successful, not only there but at the higher level," Mr. Morgan noted.He offered his condolences to Mr. Shearer's family.
Other rivers include the Negril River, New Savanna, Morgan's, Gut, Smithfield, Bowens, Bluefields, Robins, Roaring, Great and Dean.Mayor Delford Morgan of Savanna-la-mar claims that the potential for agriculture in the parish is unrealized because local producers of pepper products and other processed foods have been forced to periodically import crops to keep their factories running.They would prefer to buy from local farms, but these do not grow the crops needed in sufficient quantities.He also notes that hotels such as Sandals buy vast amounts of local farm produce of good quality with room for more.But there has not been "a corresponding improvement in infrastructure" according to Mayor Delford Morgan who says that at the top of the Parish Council's agenda is the resurfacing of a significant number of our roads.Many of the roads connecting Savanna-la-mar to smaller towns, including Grange Hill, are filled with potholes that make travel to and from the parish capital difficult and expensive.In Savanna-la-mar, he says, "We have a good network, but the drains and sidewalk have seen significant decay.Mayor Morgan who lives just outside the town limits has for years been unable to get a line in his home and therefore relies on his trusty mobile to communicate.There, however, remains the vexing problem of overcrowding in primary schools and traditional schools including Mannings High where no expansion of classroom space has been done since the 1970's, Mayor Delford Morgan says.
Attorney Delford Morgan, who is representing the accused, urged the RM to grant his client bail, arguing that Samuels has no previous convictions and had started the process to divorce his first wife.
Morgan later told the Jamaica Observer West that the prosecution is alleging that after the grant of a decree nisi (first of two phases for a divorce) for his first wife, Samuels got married to his second wife before the decree absolute (final phase) was completed. "I have not received all the statements from the prosecution, so I am not in a position at this stage to say how I will proceed with the matter," Morgan said.
Westmoreland Fire Service Saved Properties Valued at $2.5 Billion Last Year - Jamaica Information Service
At yesterday's (January 13) sitting of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and Chairman of the Council, Delford Morgan said more could be done for the Westmoreland Fire Department to make it more efficient."I am mindful of the constraints that exist, which do not now allow for the immediate provision of better services, but I would hope that some creative means be found to deal with this issue.Fire is something that affects all persons and we all have to lend our political weight as leaders to engage the Jamaican people in serious discussions towards the speedy improvement and enhancement of this vital service," Mayor Morgan told JIS News.He expressed concern at the number of fire hydrants, which were not in working order."I have in the past made appeals and I am again making one for persons not to misuse or to destroy the hydrants that are in place as they serve a very critical function.I am therefore hoping that we will not have a situation where the lack of functioning hydrants pose any serious problem or threat to life," Mr. Morgan said.