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Vin Martin honoured by peers

Published:Friday | December 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM
From left: Patrick and Judith Silvera, retired Honorary Consul Vin Martin and his wife Hazel, Dr Elaine Bryan, multi-award-winning high-school counsellor, and her husband, Gregory Bryan, an information technology specialist and Jamaica College old boy. The group were photographed following the ball in Altanta. - Contributed

Vin Martin, honorary consul emeritus for Jamaica in Atlanta, was on Saturday, November 23, honoured with an award by the Caribbean Consular Corps at the Barbados 47th Independence celebration in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award was presented by Barbados' Honorary Consul in Atlanta, Dr Edward Layne. Martin received the award for service above and beyond the call of duty, particularly for immigration matters for the entire Caribbean community and diplomatic affairs for Jamaicans throughout the Atlanta and entire southeast regions. He was also recognised for his selfless work as the chairman of the Atlanta Sister Cities Committee.

All the members of the Atlanta consular corps and the leaders of the Caribbean organisations came out in support of the retired Martin for his stellar work as a diplomat of approximately 17 years in the Atlanta community.

Martin had earlier this year received the Order of Distinction from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen for his invaluable contributions to the Jamaican diaspora.