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This page is dedicated to all Hard Working Jamaican Men and Women

They never make front page news, and we may rarely see photographs of them being publicly lauded for their contribution, yet they carry out everyday acts of heroism that sustain and build our communities and nation and touch the lives people from all walks of life.

They are the heroic working men and women of Jamaica who, despite confronting daunting problems, difficult times and stressful financial burdens, have found the courage and strength to persevere in the face of all adversity. In doing so, they have strived to give of their best with a spirit of dedication and commitment. They are also often called on to make personal sacrifices and to share with their childern and extended family the fruits of their labour. Some have managed to give back something for the investment made in their education and development by helping to support thenext generation in its bid to move forward. They find fulfilment and meaning in their life's works and go beyond monetary reward and are often sustained purely by their faith.

Jamaica's working heroes are to found in organisations, institutions, homes and communities throughout the country and sometimes in the humbliest of circumstances. We may frequently take them for granted, but wherever we meet them, we cannot fail to feel their presence, and though their deeds may go unsung, their works speak for themselves.

Sometimes when the negativity and pessimisms which pervade our society become too frustrating and hard to bear, they inspire us to continue trying and give us hope and trust in working towards a common goal.

Courage

The dictionary defines a hero as someone who is admired for their courage, great deeds and noble qualities. As we approach the celebration of National Heroe's Day, many Jamaicans will reflect on those men and women who, through their courage and noble qualities. As we approach the celebration of National Heroe's Day, many Jamaicans will reflect on those men and women who, through their courage and noble qualities, have helped to shape our history. It may appear that our heroes are those exceptional men and women of the past and a bygone era, and we may wonder where today we find new heroes to take us forward.

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