Fifteen members of the St James North Constituency were honoured Saturday night for their exceptional contributions to their community.
The Inaugural Community Awards was held at The Beach House under the theme Rewarding Excellence.
Community members from every sphere of society were lauded for their selfless service in the presence of Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett; Parliamentary Secretary and Democratic Labour Party representative for St James North, Harry Husbands’ and Barbados Labour Party representative Edmund Hinkson.
The recipients were awarded for their contributions to religion, disabilities, the fishing industry, sports, medicine, community service, tourism and hospitality, culture, education and business.
The late trade unionist and educator Alvin ‘Phil’ Perry was honoured posthumously with the Chairman’s Award.
In his feature address, Blackett commended the constituency council for their numerous achievements during their short tenure.
He also applauded the council for the proactive response to the dangerous Westmoreland junction which has claimed the lives of two of their neighbours within the past nine months.
“[This council] is one that is constantly striving to keep abreast of and respond to the emerging and existing needs of this constituency,” Blackett said