Six Jamaicans in Diaspora receive Governor-General Achievement AwardsWednesday, June 16, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six Jamaicans in the Diaspora were today presented with the 2021 Governor-General's Achievement Awards (GGAA) for their outstanding contribution to the country and the Diaspora.
Awarded during a virtual ceremony today are, Amani Simpson and Bishop Llewellyn Graham from the United Kingdom (UK), Dave D'Oyen and Dr Sylvanus Thompson from Canada, and Cassandra Campbell and Dr Trudy Hall from the United States (US).
The GGAA, which is presented to two categories — people aged 18 to 35, and age 35 and over —recognises individuals who have demonstrated active and significant service towards the development of their community of residence and Jamaica.
High Commissioner to the UK, Seth George Ramocan; High Commissioner to Canada, Sharon Miller, and Ambassador to the US, Audrey Marks, presented the awards on behalf of Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen.
Noting that nearly 50 Jamaicans have received these awards, the Governor General said: “Today, we pay special tribute to the recipients for their dedicated service, many of whom have been on the front lines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Congratulations on your awards and I hope that you will use this platform to strengthen your service.”
“As you continue to stand up for justice, brotherhood and peace, working diligently and creatively, thinking generously and honestly, so that Jamaica, under God will increase in beauty, fellowship and prosperity, and do her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race,” he added.
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