Saturday 18 November, 2017

VIDEO: Trench Town heroes get Sandals vacation

Sandals CEO Adam Stewart (centre) with Trench Town heroes Tremayne Brown (right) and Alphonso  Coombs (left). They are joined by Loop News senior reporter Kimmo Matthews and   Tremayne's father Stafford Brown  (partially hidden).

Sandals CEO Adam Stewart (centre) with Trench Town heroes Tremayne Brown (right) and Alphonso Coombs (left). They are joined by Loop News senior reporter Kimmo Matthews and Tremayne's father Stafford Brown (partially hidden).

Jamaican hoteliers Gordon 'Butch' Stewart and his son Adam on Thursday hailed Tremayne Brown and Alphonso "Vivian" Coombs for their heroic effort to save a 12-year-old boy from a flooded gully in Trench Town last week.

The Stewarts said the men made Jamaicans proud and, in showing their appreciation, offered the two an opportunity to stay at one of their resorts in the island.

"We are really proud of what you have done and as a token of our appreciation we would like to offer you the opportunity to spend some time at one of our resorts in Jamaica," said 'Butch' Stewart during a meeting with the men at his office in Kingston.

Adam, the ‎deputy chairman and CEO at Sandals Resorts International, in his address to the men, said the act which saw the men risking their lives to save another epitomises what was truly good about Jamaica.

"We along with the rest of the country heard about your story and want to use this occasion to say we are proud of you," Adam said.

Government has announced plans to bestow a national honour on Brown, who saw 12-year-old Renoldo Reynalds in the flooded water and went in to rescue the youngster.

The men were also recognised by Rainforest Seafoods with gift baskets.

Watch the video below.