THE broad smile on Michael Nicholson’s face aptly reflected the elation he felt about being among 502 civil servants who have been honoured for their years of invaluable service to Jamaica.
Although he is readily recognised as an actor, having portrayed the character ‘String Beans’ in the very popular local television series, Royal Palm Estate and its successor, The Blackburns OF Royal Palm Estate, among other roles, Nicholson has served the Government for 27 years, having worked with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) since 1990, where he currently holds the position of events and commemoration Coordinator.
Nicholson, along with colleague civil servants who have served for 25 years or more, were honoured during the Jamaica Civil Service long service awards ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston last Friday.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness headed the list of Government officials who presented medals to the honorees.
This award holds even greater significance for Nicholson, who was bestowed with a Badge of Honour last year for long and faithful service to the JCDC.
“The fact that the Government [and] the Jamaica Civil Service Association noticed [my hard work] means a lot to me,” he told JIS News.
Nicholson added that he is “very excited” to have been rewarded for doing what he loves, quipping that he hadn’t realised his work was being noticed.
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