Who’re the 2021 Jamaica Diaspora Champions Awards winners? After tons of of nominations and hundreds of votes, the Nominees with essentially the most votes by sector have been awarded and twelve have emerged because the Jamaica Diaspora Champions 2021, with out additional ado:
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Agriculture and Local weather Resilience is Yaad Market, based by Steve Mcdonald.
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Artwork and Tradition is Miramar Commissioner, Alexandra P. Davis
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Group Improvement is Keri-Ann Knight
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion Group Improvement Group is the Affiliation of Jamaican Nationals in France, accepted by present President, Oneil Madden
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Schooling is Dr. Beverly E Rowe-Mullings
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion Alumni Affiliation is Immaculate Conception Excessive Faculty Alumnae Affiliation – NY Chapter, accepted by present President, Karen Wilson-Robinson
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Religion-Primarily based Management is Bishop Michael A. Hutchinson
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Well being and Psychological Well being is Sylvanus Thompson
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Authorized Sector Assist and Immigration is Latangie A. Williams
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Media is Xavier Murphy
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Expertise and Entrepreneurship is David P. A. Mullings
The Jamaica Diaspora Champion in Taskforce Management is Dr. Beverly Gordon
It was very aggressive, 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 remaining nominees. The profiles of the winners and all honorably talked about nominees could be seen on www.jdafca.org.
The Jamaica Diaspora and Associates Champion Awards (JDAFCA) is the primary world and digital Jamaica Diaspora peer award with fully open and on-line nominations and voting. It was created to acknowledge people, organizations, and pals within the Diaspora who make distinctive contributions to the event of Jamaica. JDAFCA was launched in 2017 on the seventh Biennial Diaspora Convention and honors hardworking volunteers, all these unsung heroes, who give freely in service to the expansion of Jamaica’s nationwide growth, Her tradition, economic system, individuals, and communities.
JDAFCA Sponsor, GraceKennedy Group, prolonged congratulations to the winners. Senator Don Wehby, Group Chief Government Officer said “GraceKennedy is a proud supporter of the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Motion Community and sponsor of the Jamaica Diaspora and Associates Champion Awards (JDAFCA). We’re glad to know that however the challenges which proceed to be introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the JDTAN has discovered new methods to proceed its vital work to acknowledge people and organizations within the Diaspora and pals of Jamaica who make distinctive contributions to the event of our nation. Congratulations to all of the JDAFCA nominees for the wonderful work you’re doing on this regard, and for the whole lot you do for Jamaica, land we love. I encourage all Jamaicans abroad to turn out 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, Leo Gilling, added, “Congratulations to all of the Champions! JDTAN’s intention was to current an award to the Diaspora, by which nobody particular person or committee however the neighborhood, most of the people nominates and votes for these candidates primarily based on their accomplishments in Jamaica, their neighborhood and throughout the Diaspora. I’m inspired by the huge response throughout 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 day-after-day. They’re really inspiring.”
Ms. Gooden additionally thanked sponsors: Grace Kennedy, Union of Jamaican Alumni Affiliation (UJAA), The Fanger Regulation Agency PLLC, Compass Consulting and Coaching Options, and Media Companions: Dervan Malcolm, host of Diaspora Stay On-line on Energy 106, South Florida Caribbean Information, Jamaicans.com, Caribbean Nationwide Weekly Information and Carib Press. With particular because of 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 Stay: @onelovejamaica and jdafca.org. The Jamaica Diaspora Champions Awards presentation will embody 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 may even be obtainable on jdafaca.org together with the profiles of the Champions and all of the honorably talked about remaining Nominees.
The Jamaica Diaspora and Associates Champion Awards (JDAFCA) is introduced by the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Motion Community (JDTAN.) JDTAN is a community of sectoral targeted Taskforces with members throughout 23 international locations. Taskforces have been working for the previous seven years as a collaborative strategy to have interaction and mobilize the Diaspora to hitch forces and help Jamaica’s nationwide growth.