76-year-old caretaker gave almost 40 years of service to this high school in Jamaica

In 2015, Williamson was awarded a plaque for “long and dedicated service to the school”. It remains among some of his most prized possessions.

“This means so much to me,” he said, holding the plaque.

“I will miss the children and the staff very much. It was a successful school, but all good things must end,” Williamson added tearfully.

His association matches the 40 years the school has had its gates open. But now with its closure, Williamson admits that it’s also a closure of sorts for him.

“I’m not feeling good at the moment. This school has been my entire life, actually. One of my sons got seven CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) subjects right here. I am proud that he did, but this closure is a sad end to a good thing,” he grieved.

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