'Excellence' set for October 25
Under the distinguished patronage of Their Excellencies The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, governor general, and The Most Honourable Lady Allen, the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation will be staging its 12 annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence after a two-year break. This year, the foundation will be hosting the event in association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which will be sponsoring the citations and trophies.
"In the past, we have partnered with the United Nations World Decade for Cultural Development. We are happy to have UNESCO partnering with us for the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence 2014. In 2004, the foundation was honoured by the United Nations, as one of the best organisations within the western hemisphere. We have received hundreds of nominees from across the Caribbean and the selection committee, headed by Dr Jean Small - chairman of the selection committee, is in the process of shortlisting the nominees received," said a spokesperson for the event.
Among the nominees for music are: Richard Burrell (Shaggy), Anthony Davis (Beenie Man), Shauna McKenzie-Morris (Etana), Tarrus Riley, and Ronnie Butler (Bahamas).