Carnival Cruise Line, Officials and WICO Honor V.I. Heroes

Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan Jr. being honored for their heroic act. (L to R) Kashief Hamilton, Cap’t. Candeloro Donato, Randolph Donovan Jr., Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office Kevin Rodriguez, and Senator Myron Jackson.

Carnival Cruise Line, The West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and local officials honored Virgin Islands heroes Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan Jr. Monday for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off the WICO dock on St. Thomas last week.

The two men were acknowledged in a ceremony on board Carnival Fascination, the ship which carried the rescued passenger.

The ceremony honoring the rescuers featured representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Carnival, including Sen. Myron Jackson, Virgin Islands Legislature; Joseph Boschulte, commissioner of tourism; Kevin Rodriguez, deputy chief of staff in the Governor’s Office; and Captain Candeloro Donato.

Commissioner Boschulte warmly commended the two heroes for going above the call of duty and for their selflessness. The men are members of the Department of Tourism’s Visitor Experience Team and welcome arriving guests.

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“There is no greater love than laying down one’s life for one’s friends – in this case, these friends sprung into action, to ensure a life was saved. We give thanks to them and to God for their selfless act of bravery, which has inspired our community in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the world at large,” Commissioner Boschulte said.

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