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Nominations open for GG Achievement Awards

His Excellency The Governor General and Staff | 2012-04-17 16:01:00

Nominations are now open for the Governor-General's Achievement Awards (GGAA) which are presented annually in three categories in each parish.  These awards are The Governor-General's Achievement Award for individuals over age 35, the Youth Award of Excellence, for persons 18-24 and the Award of Excellence for persons 25-35.  Interested persons are invited to nominate individuals from within their communities for recognition under the programme.

Nomination forms may be collected from the Custos in each parish and are also available online at <>  or <> .  A list of Custodes with contact information is also available at this website.  Completed nomination forms for parishes in the County of Middlesex must be returned to the Custodes by Tuesday May 8; Cornwall by Tuesday May 15 and Surrey by Friday June 1.


For further information contact:

Public Relations Unit

Office of His Excellency The Governor-General and Staff

Tel: 927-6424

The GGAA programme is presented annually under the patronage of His Excellency the Governor-General.   Since its inception in 1991, more than 400 persons have been recognised for outstanding achievements in the course of overcoming significant difficulties and contributing to their communities.

The awards are presented annually to persons over the age of 35 from modest economic and social circumstances, and who have demonstrated upward mobility and are actively involved in their communities.  Young people from each parish in the age cohorts 25 to 35 and 18 to 25 are also recognised for their academic achievement, community service involvement and leadership skills.

Several corporate sponsors have contributed to the success of the Programme including the Gleaner Company, Jamaica National Building Society, Victoria Mutual Building Society, FirstCaribbean International Building Society and Scotia Jamaica Building Society.

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