Some Marley news, Part 1: Inaugural Rita Marley Scholarships awarded

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Did you know that Rita, the widow of Bob Marley and Founder and Chair of the eponymous Foundation, was once a nurse? Now, three tertiary students of nursing have received scholarships from her Rita Marley Foundation, in honor of Rita’s 75th birthday on July 25.

The recipients are Esther Williams, who is currently in her fourth year of nursing school at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus; Toni-Ann Howard, who is in her sophomore year at the UWI School of Nursing (UWISON) program at Knox Community College in Manchester; and Karesha Dixon, who has just entered her first year at Excelsior Community College in Kingston.

Karesha Dixon, one of the awardees. (Photo: Rita Marley Foundation)

Rita Marley and her daughter Cedella sent encouraging messages to the awardees. “I congratulate these young women on their achievements thus far, and I am…

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