Friday, August 19, 2011

Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP)

Recently you have seen ILC Pune announcing introduction of some Awards. Here Seniors recognize living legends in their country Jamaica. Novel Initiative.  

They have a FaceBook Account too:


The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) is to honour 10 outstanding Jamaicans for their role in nation building.

The CCRP yesterday launched its Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards ceremony, which is to be staged next February during the yearlong celebration of the country's 50th year of Independence.

The awards ceremony will be used to highlight the work of persons who have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the Jamaica.

"You can join CCRP once you are at the age of 50 or older, so once Jamaica is turning 50 we had to take part in this very significant milestone in the country's history," founder and CEO of CCRP, Jean Lowrie-Chin, said at the launch.

She noted that only persons who are alive will be honoured despite the massive contributions from several Jamaicans who have passed on.

Beyond the call of duty

Lowrie-Chin noted that the persons to be awarded must be innovators in their field who should have gone beyond the call of duty, "and/or displayed exemplary service and dedication to a cause".

Former governor general, Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, was among those on hand to endorse the awards during yesterday's launch.

"Let us celebrate the Jamaicans whose past efforts are making our future dreams a possibility," said Sir Kenneth, who is an honorary board member of CCRP.

Business mogul Lascelles Chin, who is the chairman of the CCRP, pledged the support of his LASCO Group for the awards, as he argued that the talents of some of our senior citizens could be called on to help Jamaica through the present economic turbulence.

"I welcome and wholeheartedly endorse the move to honour our well-deserving citizens who have greatly contributed to the development of the country," said Chin.


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