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Nominations for Governor General's Achievement Awards now open

Friday, February 17, 2017 | 1:57 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), is now open to the public.

The closing date is midnight Thursday March 17. The awards are being presented under the theme “Inspiring and Energizing Communities to Serve ”.

Forty-two people across three age group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and honoured for leadership excellence.

The age group categories are: 18-24 years, 25-35 years and over 35 years. The selection criteria focus on family, youth, education and the nominees’ impact in their community.


It is also keen on the individual’s creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishments.

According to the programme’s National Coordinator, Major (Retired) Effiom B Whyte, this year’s theme is an effort to reinforce the importance of voluntary service to each and everyone within the community.

Nominees for the GGPE must be Jamaican Citizens.

 Information regarding eligibility for each award category along with the respective personal Information form is available via the King’s House and the Governor-General’s Programme For Excellence websites: www.kingshouse.gov.jm and www.ggpe.org.jm and the Office of the Custos Rotulorum for the respective Parish.

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