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LASCO boss gets Peacock Award

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 5:00 AM
President of the American Friends of Jamaica, Wendy Hart, presents the prestigious Peacock Award for philanthropy and business leadership to 2016 recipient Lascelles Chin, OJ, CD, founder and executive chairman of LASCO Affiliated Companies, at the annual Jamaica Charity Gala in Miami, Florida, on Saturday, April 23.
From left: Former United States Ambassadors to Jamaica Brenda La Grange Johnson, Sue McCourt Cobb, Glen Holden and Pamela Bridgewater pose with Dr Laura Tanna.
Dr Eileen Chin and Lascelles Chin, head of the LASCO Affiliated Group of Companies, share the spotllight.
Dr Eileen Chin (second left) and husband Lascelles Chin (to her left) enjoy the proud moment with their children and other family members.
From left: Michael Lyn, Thalia Lyn, Annabelle Lyn and David McRae were also out to support the Chins.
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On Saturday, April 23, businessman and philanthropist Lascelles Chin received the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Peacock Award for International Achievement.

The ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel in Miami, Florida, during the AFJ's annual charity gala. Each year, the organisation honours individuals who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating leadership in their service to Jamaica, particularly through exemplary contributions in the fields of economic development, philanthropy and strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and Jamaica.

The AFJ deems Lascelles Chin as a gracious and supportive honouree. The inaugural Lignum Vitae Vanguard Award was presented to Marlon Hill, and Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward schools. Both Lignum Vitae recipients are sons of Jamaica.