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Consul General announces Jamaica 50th Diaspora Honorees for Nation’s Golden Jubilee Year

MIAMI – Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths has announced the names of honorees of the Jamaica Diaspora Honours 2012, a salute to Jamaicans who have had a significant impact on the Florida and South USA Jamaica Diaspora community as well as to their homeland.

The honorees will be recognized at the official Jamaica 50th Gala, “The Journey” under the auspices of the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami on Saturday, August 18th. The Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.

In congratulating the distinguished honorees, Consul General Grant Griffiths spoke of the significant contribution of the individuals and organizations in the diverse fields such as sports, literary, cultural and entertainment arts, philanthropy, trade and investment, communications, faith and religious leadership, social and professional services, political and multilateral affairs. “Over the years, these community stalwarts selected in the categories of Changemakers, Luminaries and Vanguards, have been supportive of national development, and integral to the positive mission of the Diaspora in impacting wider local and international society” she added.


Consul General, Hon. Sandra Grant Griffiths

Among the honorees are several pioneering legends in the community who are being recognized posthumously.

Singled out were members of the Jamaica Nurses’ Association of Florida (JNAF), seven of whom received nominations and were selected among the honorees, and the Association categorized among the three corporations honored for outstanding community service. The Consul Genera emphasized that that the commitment of our nurses to community service serves as inspiration and motivation to others.

The Jamaica Diaspora Honours 2012 evolved from the Consulate General’s annual Community Service Awards – which began in 2006, the proceeds of which supported local and Jamaican charities.

This year, the proceeds from the Jamaican Diaspora Honours Gala Benefit will establish the “Jamaica Diaspora Community Legacy Fund” which will go towards the development of a community cultural center for the Jamaican Diaspora community.

According to the Consul General, this stellar honoring event forms part of the Jamaica 50th celebratory programme of activities for the Golden Jubilee Year of the Nation’s Independence in the Southern USA, and highlights the achievements of the Jamaican people of which the Diaspora is an integral part.

For more information on the Awards Ceremony and the Honorees, visit the www.jamaicacgmiami.org and www.jadiasporahonours.zohosites.com/ or call the Gala Hotline at 305-957-0433.

HONOREES JAMAICA DIASPORA HONOURS 2012

COMMUNITY CHANGEMAKERS 2012

Bevan “Duke” Earle
Wayne Golding Snr., Esq.
Pauline Grant
Marlon Hill, Esq.
Hon. Dale V.C. Holness
Capt. Barrington Irving, CD
Robin G. Mahfood
Dunbar McFarlane
Marlene Williams
Clinton F. Wong
Hon. P. Hazelle Rogers
Robert W. Runcie

CHANGEMAKER ORGANIZATIONS 2012

Food For the Poor
The Gleaner Company Limited
Jamaica Nurses Association, FL

HONOUR ROLL MEMBERS – POSTHUMOUS HONOREES

George Barbar
Mayor Samuel Brown
Inez Grant
Albert Lee
Chester McCullough
Charles McLymont
Clint O’Neill
Lucille Ranger-Brown
Noel Robinson

HONOUR ROLL VANGUARDS & LUMINARIES

1. Andrew Adams
2. Dr. Cecil Constantine Aird
3. Beverlin Allen, PhD (JNAF)
4. Dr. Paula Anderson-Worts
5. Raymond & Dr. Stephanie Azan
6. Marcia Baker
7. Norma Bancroft
8. Comm. Winston Barnes
9. Marcia Bodden
10. Marjorie Brown
11. Hyacinth Bulgin
12. Ron Burke
13. Patrick Cha Fong
14. Winsome Charlton
15. Lloyd Cohen, PhD
16. Dr. Olive Chung-James
17. Lloyd Daley
18. Don Daly
19. Norma Darby, BhM
20. Comm. Alexandra Davis
21. Jonathan Earle, PhD
22. Carson “Eddy” & Bridget Edwards
23. Beverly Forde
24. Wesley Frater
25. Marie Gill
26. Rev. Dennis Grant, PhD
27. Jennifer Grant
28. Patrick Hanlan
29. Rev. Pearlena Henry
30. Audley Hewitt
31. Steve Higgins
32. Laurice Hunter Scott (JNAF)
33. Sandy Isaacs
34. Judy Jackson (JNAF)
35. Joan James (JNAF)
36. Aster Knight
37. Dr. Basil Waine Kong
38. Eleyes “Evie” Larmond
39. Rev. Easton Lee, PhD
40. Sybil Leslie
41. Aston Lue
42. Dennis A. Robinson
43. Sydney Roberts
44. Joan Seaga Gonzalez
45. Elgeta Thompson Martin
46. Rev. Horace Ward
47. Peter Webley
48. Dr. John & Mrs. Rose Williams
49. Robert H. Williams
50. Vin Martin, Esq
51. Catherine & Desmond Malcolm
52. Xavier Murphy
53. Hugh Osborne
54. Yvonne Parchment, PhD (JNAF)
55. Lornette Patrick (JNAF)
56. Samuel Scott, PhD
57. Michael & Jacqueline Shaw
58. Valrie Simpson
59. Colin Smith
60. Malachi Smith
61. Harvey Stephenson
62. William “Willie” Stewart
63. Pastor Robert Stewart
64. Dahlia Walker Huntington, Esq
65. Pamela Watson, CPA
66. Winston A. Whyte, Ed.D
67. Joyce Wright (JNAF)
68. Robert Vaughan,Esq.
69. George Yap
70. Rev. Raymond Anglin, PhD

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