Delford George Morgan - Rising from the clutches of poverty
: 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.
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
Born in Savanna-la-Mar
, 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.
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.
is married, and is the father of five children.
has been a strong supporter and sponsor of several social and sporting activities in the parish of Westmoreland
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.
hardly expected to be honoured for his