Dr. Lennox Honeychurch receives Caribbean Awards for Excellence.

first_img 99 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dr. Lennox Honeychurch receives Caribbean Awards for Excellence. by: – April 11, 2011center_img Dr. Lennox Honeychurch speaking to Ambassador Charles Maynard at Caribbean for Excellence Awards.The beauty, limitless potential, and talent of the Caribbean were underlined by the three Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2011 Laureates, Dr Lennox Honychurch, Dr Kim Johnson, and Prof Surujpal Teelucksingh, at a gala ceremony at the Hilton, Trinidad, on Saturday April 9.More than 300 guests, including the President of Dominica, HE Dr Nicholas Liverpool, Ag President of Trinidad & Tobago, Senator Timothy Hamel-Smith, and several Cabinet ministers and members of Parliament, business executives, academics, and other distinguished persons were in attendance to witness the laureates receive their half-million dollar prizes.Dominica’s Lennox Honychurch, an historian, archaeologist, and museologist, the first laureate from that island, in his acceptance speech spoke of his love for the region, and his hopes that instead of choosing to emigrate to “wake at 6, in the cold, am to take the subway in New York, or the Tube in London, to get to work” Caribbean people would opt to stay at home and realize the potential of their islands.  Honychurch is the author of several books, including the high school textbooks, The Caribbean People, which are a standard text throughout the region. The other laureates were Dr Kim Johnson, an historian, filmmaker, and researcher into the steelband movement in Trinidad, and Prof Surujpal Teelucksingh, a medical researcher, clinician, and academic, both from Trinidad & Tobago.The Awards are an initiative of the ANSA McAL Foundation. The ceremony in Trinidad was the fourth since 2006. It was and also the first time the awards were given yearly instead of biennially, as they had been between 2006 and 2010. According to the Awards’ founder and patron, Dr Anthony N Sabga, this move to a yearly cycle during these recessionary times was a sign of his, and the ANSA McAL Foundation’s optimism because of the quality of the people they were finding during the nomination process.“We continue to be amazed at the quality of people we find,” he said, who were working quietly and under sometimes adverse conditions.Minister of Trade, Stephen Cadiz, representing the government of Trinidad & Tobago, praised the ANSA McAL group’s commitment to the project, and their approach to corporate social responsibility. He said the group was an example for other companies to emulate.The other two laureates spoke of their parents, and their families as inspiration. Kim Johnson thanked his mother for inculcating in him discipline and ambition, and his father for his sense of social responsibility. Teelucksingh also thanked his mother, whom, he said, in her short life, ensured that her children were well-provided for, and his village of Cunupia. He also credited his teachers, and his wife, who he said was his “childhood sweetheart”.The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence are the first of their kind in the Caribbean. They canvas the whole English-speaking Caribbean for laureates in Science & Technology, Arts & Letters, and Public & Civic Contributions. They are privately funded by the ANSA McAL Foundation, which is funded by the ANSA McAL Group of companies.2011 Caribbean Awards for Excellence Press Release Tweet Sharelast_img

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