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LIME assists Governor General's Awards

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Custos of St Mary Jeffrey McKitty (left) joins Governor General's Achievement Award (Middlesex) recipients Gregory Garfield and Kasa Martin-Troupe for a picture with LIME's Elon Parkinson. - Contributed Photo
2014 Governor General's Achievement Award (Middlesex) recipient Emma Moncrieffe-James receives her gift of a smartphone from LIME Corporate Communications Manager Elon Parkinson (right) in the company of Committee member and 'I Believe' Ambassador, Glenford Smith. - Contributed Photo

Forty-two outstanding Jamaicans to be acknowledged under the Governor General's Achievement Award (GGAA) are to be equally recognised by LIME for their perseverance and excellence in academia and service.

The first group of 13 each received a smartphone courtesy of LIME at the presentation ceremony for the county of Middlesex, held at the St Mary Parish Church Hall. Following the presentation of citations and plaques to individual achievers by Governor General Sir Patrick Hall, LIME corporate communications manager Elon Parkinson handed over the electronic gifts.

Acknowledge achievers

"At LIME, we always want to acknowledge those outstanding achievers in our society who, despite the odds, go above and beyond to excel personally, as well as in service to their communities. We applaud and award their stellar effort," Parkinson said. The Middlesex awardees hailed from the parishes of Clarendon, St Catherine, St Ann, Manchester, and St Mary. All have excelled in fields ranging from education, the Arts and community service. The remaining awardees from the counties of Cornwall and Surrey will receive their gifts and citations at ceremonies on August 28 in St Elizabeth, and September 25 in Kingston, respectively.

As technology sponsor to the GGAA, LIME is also enabling Jamaica's civic-minded achievers to utilise the most advanced method of communication that features 'on-the-go' mobile connectivity to the Internet. LIME will again play a major role in the culmination of the season of awards through sponsorship of a technology prize for the top county champions at a special pinning ceremony to be held under the distinguished patronage of Sir Patrick at King's House on November 27.