PM CONGRATULATES BERES HAMMOND AFTER RECEIVING HONORARY DEGREE

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has congratulated Reggae icon Dr. Hugh Beresford Hammond who was yesterday, conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by The University of the West Indies.

In a post on social media, Mr Holness says the veteran’s soulful voice, general message and theme could be considered the soundtrack for many Jamaican moments.

The Prime Minister also said Beres’ remarkable career, spanning over five decades, has not only touched the hearts of Jamaicans but has also gained him immense international acclaim.

Dr. Hammond was previously presented with the Order of Jamaica in 2013 “for his exceptional and dedicated contribution to the Jamaican music industry.”