Trench Town hero gets job offer

September 12, 2017
Tremayne Brown (right), who rescued Renaldo Reynolds on Friday, hugs the youngster as they walk through the community.
Ricardo Makyn/Multi Media Photo Editor Tremayne Brown (left), who rescued Renaldo Reynolds last Friday, hugs the youngster.

Tremayne Brown, who is being hailed as a hero after he rescued 12-year-old Renaldo Reynolds from flood waters last Friday, told THE STAR that before his amazing act, his intention was to gain permanent employment.

Brown, 24, who was part of a massive group of persons who were deported from the United Kingdom in March, says he has been doing a bit of construction since he arrived in the country six months ago.

"To be honest, I have been doing a little one day and three days over there at Boys' Town [Football Club Sporting Facility]. The guy was giving me work over there because he said that I was a hard worker," he told THE STAR.

And it was while he was at his day work that he saw Reynolds being swept away by the water in the gully, and decided to jump in to save him.




Since his heroic efforts, Brown says tributes have been pouring in from numerous persons and organisations.

"The community has been good because everyone has come together praising me and celebrating a good moment, saying: 'well done, you are a hero'," he said.

He told THE STAR that he has met with persons from the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, as well as other organisations, who have offered him a range of rewards from advice, business ideas, and employment.

"Lasco offered me a job today, and I am intent on taking it," he said.

Catherine Goodall, the marketing manager for beverages at Lasco, confirmed that Brown was offered a job with the company.

"We offered him a job in our promotions department, but he is still injured so I gave him a form to fill out, and he is supposed to call me when he is ready. So, he has not been hired, he has been offered a job," she said.

Brown admitted that since he returned to Jamaica, he has not sought full-time employment.

"I was waiting for my ID. I have my TRN and I have my birth certificate, but I didn't have any form of national ID, so that was the problem," he said.

And while he does not like to speak about the reason for him being deported to Jamaica after living in the United Kingdom for 17 years, he shared that he was arrested on possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

"At the time, I was going through a bad time, and I was sent home for intent to supply drugs. My family was from Spanish Town, but my family was killed over there my sisters and mother and when I returned to Jamaica, I have been living with my father in Trench Town," he said.

Now with the job offers coming in because of heroics, Brown believes that he can make some of his goals a reality in the future.

"I just want to be able to know that I can go to work, I have my car and a house, and I just can basically live life. That's all I want," Brown told THE STAR.

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