Senior managers in the Ministry of Education and support staff of outgoing minister, Ronald Thwaites held a farewell reception for him at the ministry's head office at National Heroes Circle in Kingston on Friday (March 4, 2016). Members of staff expressed appreciation to Mr Thwaites and advisers Dr Franklin Johnston and Mr Radley Smith for their contribution to the advancement of Education. In his farewell remarks Minister Thwaites committed to continue supporting education from within Parliament. He advised the ministry's management to welcome and support the new minister as they did for him in 2012. In the photograph from left Mrs Marcia Thwaites joins husband Ronald in accepting a farewell gift from Arlene Williams, Director of Executive Services, while Permanent Secretary Dr Maurice Smith and Chief Education Officer Dr Grace McLean share the moment.