[SOUTH FLORIDA] – After lots of of nominations and 1000’s of votes, the Nominees with probably the most votes by sector have been awarded and twelve have emerged as Jamaica Diaspora Champions.
Jamaica Diaspora Champions 2021
- Agriculture and Local weather Resilience – Yaad Market, based by Steve Mcdonald
- Artwork and Tradition – Miramar Commissioner, Alexandra P. Davis
- Neighborhood Improvement – Keri-Ann Knight
- Neighborhood Improvement Group – Affiliation of Jamaican Nationals in France, accepted by present President, Oneil Madden
- Champion in Training – Beverly E Rowe-Mullings
- Alumni Affiliation – Immaculate Conception Excessive College Alumnae Affiliation – NY Chapter, accepted by present President, Karen Wilson-Robinson
- Religion Based mostly Management – Bishop Michael A. Hutchinson
- Well being and Psychological Well being – Sylvanus Thompson
- Authorized Sector Assist and Immigration – Latangie A. William
- Media – Xavier Murphy
- Know-how and Entrepreneurship – David P. A. Mullings
- Taskforce Management – Dr. Beverly Gordon
The competitors was tight, and in lots of circumstances solely a handful of votes separated the winners. Particular point out to those that additionally acquired the second highest variety of votes: Timber That Feed Basis, Susan “Dr Sue” Davis, Dr. Binzie Roy Davidson, Michelle McKenzie-Dolly and Charles Matthews Jr. in addition to the remaining 60 last nominees. The profiles of the winners and all honorably talked about nominees will be seen on www.jdafca.org.
The Jamaica Diaspora and Pals Champion Awards (JDAFCA) is the primary world and digital Jamaica Diaspora peer award. These awards are utterly open together with on-line nominations and voting. Moreover, the awards have been created to acknowledge people, organizations, and buddies within the Diaspora. Particularly, those that make distinctive contributions to the event of Jamaica. JDAFCA was launched in 2017 on the seventh Biennial Diaspora Convention and honors hardworking volunteers. Plus, the unsung heroes who give freely in service to the expansion of Jamaica’s nationwide improvement, Her tradition, financial system, individuals, and communities.
Sponsor Congratulatory Message
JDAFCA Sponsor, GraceKennedy Group, prolonged congratulations to the winners. Senator Don Wehby, Group Chief Government Officer acknowledged “GraceKennedy is a proud supporter of the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Motion Community and sponsor of the Jamaica Diaspora and Pals Champion Awards (JDAFCA). We’re glad to know that however the challenges which proceed to be offered by the COVID-19 pandemic, JDTAN has discovered new methods to proceed its necessary work. Recognizing people and organizations within the Diaspora and buddies of Jamaica who make distinctive contributions to the event of our nation. Congratulations to all of the JDAFCA nominees for the superb work you’re doing on this regard, and for every part you do for Jamaica, land we love. I encourage all Jamaicans abroad to grow to be Diaspora Champions in their very own proper, by doing what you possibly can to assist our nation rebuild popping out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
JDTAN Chairman Congratulates Champions
JDTAN Chairman, Leo Gilling, added, “Congratulations to all of the Champions! JDTAN’s goal was to current an award to the Diaspora, by which nobody particular person or committee however the group, most of the people nominates and votes for these candidates based mostly on their accomplishments in Jamaica, their group and throughout the Diaspora. I’m inspired by the large response in the course of the nomination and voting course of. Thanks for supporting these Champions and making JDAFCA a hit.”
Kimone Gooden, JDAFCA Chair and JDTAN Operations Officer commented “the 2021 Jamaica Diaspora Champions are a real instance of service and dedication to nation. I’m blown away by the work of all of the nominees in addition to the winners. They’re nice fashions of the extraordinary work that unusual Jamaicans do in service to Jamaica every single day. They’re really inspiring.”
Gooden additionally thanked sponsors: Grace Kennedy, Union of Jamaican Alumni Affiliation (UJAA), Fanger Regulation Agency, Compass Consulting and Coaching Options, and Media Companions: Dervan Malcolm, host of Diaspora Dwell On-line on Energy 106, South Florida Caribbean Information, Jamaicans.com, Caribbean Nationwide Weekly Information and Carib Press. With particular due to the JDAFCA Awards Committee for all their onerous work behind the scenes: Occasion Chair, Tashaka Wynter in addition to Antonette Brown, Rachel Dolcine, Karlene Largie, Roymane Robinson and Lesleyann Samuel.
The general public can watch the Jamaica Diaspora Champions 2021 settle for their awards on Diaspora Day, Wednesday, June 16 at 7 PM US ET on Jamaicans.com’s Fb Dwell: @onelovejamaica and jdafca.org.
The awards presentation contains Grasp of Ceremonies, Professor Neville Ying, a stalwart within the Jamaica Diaspora Motion and the primary Jamaica Diaspora Champion. In addition to, leisure by Papa Michigan and Dr. Sue. The replay of the digital ceremony will even be accessible on jdafaca.org. Together with the profiles of the Champions and all of the honorably talked about last Nominees.
The Jamaica Diaspora and Pals Champion Awards (JDAFCA) is offered by the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Motion Community (JDTAN). JDTAN is a community of sectoral centered Taskforces with members throughout 23 nations. Taskforces have been working for the previous seven years as a collaborative strategy to have interaction and mobilize the Diaspora. Particularly, in an effort to hitch forces and help Jamaica’s nationwide improvement.