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Fifty Outstanding Jamaicans to be honoured at CCRP Jubilee 'Living Legacy' Awards

Fifty Jamaicans who have contributed invaluable service since Independence are to be honoured as "Living Legends" by The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Limited (CCRP).

Fifty Jamaicans who have contributed invaluable service since Independence are to be honoured as "Living Legends" by The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Limited (CCRP).  According to CCRP Founder and CEO Jean Lowrie-Chin, the organization's Living Legacy Awards will have a special place in Jamaica's upcoming celebration of its first 50 years of Independence. Governor General the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, CCRP Patron, will salute the recipients as keynote speaker at the Awards Luncheon to be held on February 8, 2012, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Nominations for the Living Legacy Awards were submitted by CCRP members, and selected by a Planning Committee for the event. Already fourteen of the nominees have confirmed their attendance at the Awards Ceremony – representing a virtual "Who's Who" of distinguished service. They are:

Mr. C. Clinton Davis; Ms. Sybil Francis; Mrs. Helen Haughton-Clennon; Hon. Karl Hendrickson, OJ, CD; Prof. Gerald Lalor, OJ CD; Dr. Henry Lowe, CD; Mrs. Isabel Matilda Magnus; Mrs. Alma Mock Yen; Prof. Errol Morrison, OJ; Mr. Frank Merrick Needham, OD.,M.V.O.;

Dr. Marigold (Molly) Thorburn, OD; Mrs. Irene Walter, CD; Hon. R. Danny Williams, OJ, CD, Hon LLD; Prof. Hugh Wynter, OJ,CD.

CCRP Honorary Directors The Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke, ON, GCMG, GCVO, CD and The Most Hon. Sir Kenneth Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ will also be recipients of Honorary Living Legacy Awards.

The 50 CCRP Living Legacy Awardees include "Legends" from every walk of life, whose work has had a positive impact on Jamaica’s development. In fact, the CCRP Founder describes their contributions as "treasures to be recognized and cherished as an inheritance for generations.”

Mrs. Lowrie-Chin also notes: “The Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards is truly an endorsement of our mission at the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons  – ‘to work towards ensuring that the vast talent, experience and wisdom of our seniors will be respected and that they enjoy the quality of life they so richly deserve.’"

Sponsors of the CCRP Living Legacy Awards luncheon are PROComm and Lasco while media sponsors are The Gleaner Company and the RJR Communications Group.  An attractive gate prize has been donated by the Sandals Group.

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons was launched in April 2010. Its objective is to be a vital resource for both retired persons and those preparing for retirement. It provides financial planning advice, information on health and wellness, opportunities for volunteering and for mentoring young persons, free educational seminars and many other benefits. The CCRP now boasts over 560 members across Jamaica.

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