Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scenes from the CCRP Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards

Presentations were made to a total of 70 outstanding Jamaicans yesterday - Wed 8 February, by the CCRP – Caribbean Community of Retired Persons – to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Jamaica’s Independence.

Leading the list of recipients was retired Governor General the Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke, who at 96 years of age, remains alert and active. Photo shows Governor General Sir Partick Allen and CCRP Chair Prof Denise Eldemire applauding this legendary leader.
Some of the other awardees pictured below receiving Awards from Prof Eldemire Shearer and Vice Chair Aloun Assamba (from top) were:
Bishop Hon Carmen Stewart
Mrs Cynthia Wilmot, media and film veteran
Dr Molly Thorburn, pioneer in addressing learning disabilities
Mr Ferdinand Mahfood, Founder of Food for the Poor, now the largest international charity in the USA
Mr Kenneth Benjamin, head of the largest security conglomerate in the Caribbean and prime mover in Hope Zoo Restoration
Mr Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy, extraordinary support to the development of commerce in Jamaica and a quiet philanthropist
Mrs Sarah Newland-Martin, Shining beacon as a role model for both disabled and non-disabled persons.

The event took place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.


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