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The El Dorado Awards 2017

The Caribbean Voice Awards:

Exceptional accomplishment characterized by humility, pride in performance and approachability while giving back and/or displaying activism.

1. Sam Hinds – former Prime Minister

2. Supriya Bodden – founder of Guyana Foundation

 

Pakarimas Awards:

Lifetime accomplishment characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. Ganesh Singh  (disability rights activist):

 

Kykoveral Award:

Accomplished public service record characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. Magda Fiona Wills (women’s empowerment activist):  -

 

Canje Pheasant Award:

Achievement in the private sector characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. Clifford Reis -  Chairman/Managing Director, Banks DIH

 

Victoria Regia Award:

Work/life characterized by a unique focus on humanitarianism and or protection, advocacy/activism.

1. Step By Step Guyana  - NGO that runs a school for children with autism.

2. GEPAN - NGO working with Amerindian children

 

Maticore Queh Queh Award:

Achievement in any aspect of culture characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. George Simon (Arawak artist and social activist):

 

Umana Yana Award:

Significant contribution towards community building.

1. Guyana Relief Council

2. Devanand Ramdat. – Chairman Region Two

 

Greenheart Award:

Business achievement characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. Sol Guyana - business

2. A Ally & Sons  - New Amsterdam based business

 

Arapima  Award:

Youth achievement characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.

1. Youth Action Network – youth NGO focused on rights empowerment and advocacy

2. Ashraf Dabie – Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015

 

Dr. Faith Harding/Lionel Peters Award:

Special recognition or appreciation given by The Caribbean Voice.

1. Surprise category for TCV, partners and supporters.

 

 

This year the format has been changed from a reception to a dinner.  Added to the program is a short, interactive panel discussion on the theme ‘Volunteerism on Guyana’s Social Landscape’. The awards presentation and cultural segment remain but will be followed by networking and dancing to tunes spun by WR Reaz and Team MMR. Reaz will also be the emcee for the event. Performers include Celia Samaroo, Haresh Singh, Roger "Young Bill Rogers" Hinds, The Naach Ghaana Dancers, 2017 Chutney Queen, Vanita Willie and Avinash Roopchan, all of them volubteering their services.

A limited number of tickets are being sold at the significantly subsidized G$5,000 each. For tickets and/or further information please email caribvoice@aol.com or hussainnazim18@yahoo.com; call 644 1152, 646 4669 (Guyana) or 718-542-4454 (North America).

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