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  • Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has commended the 2014 recipients of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA) from the county of Cornwall, for their contribution to nation building.
  • The Governor-General, in hailing the award recipients, said he remains encouraged by their “selflessness”.
  • We will help the youth to believe that they too can “accomplish what they will” by using their God-given potential to achieve their dreams, improve the welfare of their families, and build a better Jamaica,” the Governor-General stated.

Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has commended the 2014 recipients of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA) from the county of Cornwall, for their contribution to nation building.

He said that by voluntarily contributing to your communities, oftentimes with minimal resources and financial support, they have chosen to be part of Jamaica’s transformation “into the place of choice defined in Vision 2030, where we ‘live, work, raise families and do business’.”

The Governor-General was addressing the Cornwall County presentation ceremony, which took place on Thursday (August 28), at the All American Institute of Medical Sciences in Black River, St. Elizabeth.

During the function, 14 persons, including youth recipients, were recognized for their roles in the development of their respective parishes. There were three awardees each from the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James; and two from Trelawny.

The Governor-General, in hailing the award recipients, said he remains encouraged by their “selflessness”. “We recognize, today, individuals who have overcome odds and succeeded and are selflessly contributing to building their communities… young persons who have prevailed over difficulties and have excelled academically,” he stated.

He said he remains convinced that Jamaica can achieve the goals of Vision 2030. “We will achieve this vision by working together effectively, committing our best to the tasks at hand and with integrity. We will achieve this vision by motivating our people to adopt the philosophy, mindset and outlook, which is deserving of this prestigious award.

“We will achieve this vision by participating in and spreading the message of the ‘I Believe Initiative’. We will help the youth to believe that they too can “accomplish what they will” by using their God-given potential to achieve their dreams, improve the welfare of their families, and build a better Jamaica,” the Governor-General stated.