Jamaica Chapter of the ASIS International Annual awards Banque
Security' was tight at the Knutsford Court Hotel, last Saturday for the annual awards banquet of the Jamaican chapter of ASIS International.
ASIS International is the pre-eminent organisation for security professionals, dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals, by developing educational programmes and materials that addresses a broad security interests, as well as administering three internationally-accredited certification programmes. Since 1975, the Jamaica Chapter has been representing the various stakeholders in the local security industry, and each year they acknowledge their outstanding performers and contributors at their annual awards banquet.
But before making the presentations, the way was cleared for the night's guest speaker, Kelly Tomlin, CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited. In her address, she stressed the importance of security in our homes and businesses, highlighting her annual security cost for both. In closing she saluted the securities and encouraged them to continue to do a job well done.
Among those awarded were Andrew Wynter, a security and risk professional with over 23 years experience; Dr Ibrahim Ajagunna, who have developed an undergraduate programme at the Caribbean Maritime Institute, and Anthony Brown for his 17 of dedicated service.
Captain Basil Bewry, chairman of the Jamaican Chapter of ASIS, also presented a special award to Major Garfield Owen for his significant contribution to the affairs and function of the local chapter.
To conclude the formalities Leo Williams, Chairman of Allied Protection Company, launched a scholarship programme in memory of their former chairman Donald Williams who passed away on April 14, 2014. Williams noted that for 32 years Donald has led a company that has made an indelible contribution to the lives of the less fortunate. "This presentation is geared towards those who didn't know him. Donald Williams had an unwavering passion for education, especially in achieving accreditation relevant to one's job," Williams expressed.
The evening's entertainment was provided by Caberret singer Maria Myrie who's performed a mixture of reggae and R& B and classic in her own style.