PRESS RELEASE – The Gros Islet district will be observing Labour Day this year in an unprecedented fashion with the staging of a ceremony to honour the services of over 50 persons from the various communities in this sprawling constituency.
The Gros Islet Awards, which is to be held at the Gros Islet Secondary School on Monday 2nd May from 400 pm , is the brainchild of Gros Islet Parliamentary Representative Emma Hippolyte, who throughout her tenure from 2011 has been placing emphasis on empowering her constituents through various social programmes.
According to Ms Hippolyte: “The observance of Labour Day and the acknowledgment of the contribution of workers to the development of the country is usually done through the Trade Union movement.
This year I thought we should honour the outstanding services that people from various walks of life in Gros Islet have given to the development of the constituency through excellence in the various fields; so I have instituted the Gros Islet Awards which is going to be the major vehicle for recognizing the work of the people of Gros Islet.”
The Gros Islet Awards will honour persons who have given outstanding services in the following fields: The Media, Arts and Music, Youth Development, Sports Development, Sports, Teaching, Nursing and Home Care, The Police and Fire Services, Micro and Small Business including the Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party, Fishing, Farming, Taxi Driving, Minibus Driving, Mothers and Fathers.