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14 from the west get GG awards

Published:Monday | September 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Launtia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth:FOURTEEN RESIDENTS of the county of Cornwall received the Governor General's Achievement Award last Thursday.

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, in his address, said the awardees helped to demonstrate the mantra of the 'I believe Initiative' - the other arm of the governor general's programme for excellence - that says, 'There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica.'

"I am very pleased to share with this splendid gathering our recognition of 14 Jamaicans from the county of Cornwall. We recognise these individuals who have overcome odds and have succeeded and are [selflessly] contributing to the building of their communities.

"We are recognising young persons who have prevailed over difficulties and have excelled academically. They will receive the Governor General's Achievement Award not as in a graduation (but) as in a commencement ceremony where they continue to give of their best in all situations," Sir Patrick said.

He said they have chosen to be a part of transformation defined in Vision 2030, to make 'Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business'.

The awardees from West-moreland were: Alliana Cathy-Anne James, Swaine A. Esson, Puis Peter Lagan; from Hanover: Cameil Amoy Campbell, Sandrene Adeisha Hill, Majorie Sealie-James; from Trelawny: Chevelle Amoy Griffiths, Cynthia Brown; from St James: Garenzo Christopher Toppin, Dr Anthony Taylor, Veronica Patricia Jennings and from St Elizabeth: Karon Davd Lewis, Kimar K. Findlater and Brandford Cuthbert Gayle.