The multi-talented, Dr Rakar Williams

Dr. Rakar Williams now and thenDr. Rakar Williams and his nuclear familyDr Rakar Williams' parents The success he attained belies the struggles he endured while growing up in two contrasting places - Greenwich Town in Kingston and the rural community of Lluidas Vale in St Catherine. Dr. Rakar Williams, born in Greenwich Town, is now an accomplished accountant, minister of religion, scholar, Justice of the Peace, business leader, Lay Magistrate, and author of two books. His early years were spent with a single mother, who eked out a living as a factory worker and household helper. Dr. Williams recalled that, like some of his childhood peers, he sometimes stayed away from classes at Greenwich Town All Age School. "I walked all over Kingston and did several pranks to solicit money from adults," he told The Beacon. "Most of these moneys go to waste buying food items that I craved for - without my mother knowing that." At 11 years old, Dr. Williams relocated with his mother Nadeen Gayle to Lluidas Vale district, where his father Vernon Williams lived. Both parents eventually got married. Dr. Williams enrolled at Lluidas Vale Primary School, and subsequently attended Charlemont High where he served as Deputy Head Boy. He recalled: "During high school, I did summer job and worked on weekends for most of fourth and fifth form at the home of a Chinese family, serving as the gardener, which included washing cars, cutting the lawn, and sweeping or removing grocery from the car." After leaving high school, Dr. Williams started working with the powerful co
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