The Board, Management and Staff of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Pays Tribute to the Founding Chairman, Rev. Dr. the Hon. Garnet Brown, OJ, CD, JP
Rev. Dr. Brown is a son of St. Ann, born January 21, 1936 in Fort George. He attended Holmwood Technical High School and the then Jamaica School of Agriculture and several universities including University of New Brunswick, Yale University, Oxford University and the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology.
In the Irrigation Sector, he will always be remembered as a pioneer who has positively influenced virtually every area of the Industry. He can truly be described as a visionary with an excellent mind, a sharp wit and someone with much common sense who performed his duties diligently, with kindness and understanding, yet with gentle firmness.
He was compassionate without bending the rules and regulations, and above all, managed without fear or favour.
Rev. Dr. Brown will be remembered for his vision of conceptualizing and implementing a wide range of public sector bodies, in particular the National Irrigation Commission Limited (NIC), which brought to an end a fragmented irrigation sector in Jamaica. As founding Chairman of the NIC, he served from May 1987 to December 2005 and kept in constant contact until his passing.
Rev. Dr. Brown, though retired from the public sector, continued to give yeoman service to his country in his capacity as Minister of Religion within the Jamaica District of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA).
May his soul rest in peace.
Sadly missed by the NIC family.