MONTEGO BAY, St. James (September, 2017): The St James Municipal Corporation is requesting nominations for the 2017 Sam Sharpe Awards which honors exceptional individuals across the western parish.
The Sam Sharpe Awards seeks to identify and highlight persons for their outstanding contribution to the social, cultural, economic or political development of St James. The awards are also open to persons from the parish residing abroad.
Members of the public are encouraged to submit their nominations along with an up-to-date biographical note or resume by Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in order for nominees to be considered. Additionally, only Jamaicans are eligible, no self-nomination and no previous National Honours and Awards recipients will be accepted.
Winners of the awards will be presented with a commemorative plaque at the upcoming Heroes Day Civic Ceremony on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Sam Sharpe Square.
Interested persons may collect nomination forms from the St James Municipal Corporation offices on Union Street in Montego Bay or from the Social Development Commission (SDC) parish office in Albion and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission parish office located at the RADA Complex in West Green, Montego Bay. Forms can also be downloaded from the resources page of the Municipal Corporation’s website: http://stjamespc.gov.jm.
All completed forms must be returned to:
Public & Community Relations Unit
St. James Municipal Corporation
19a Union Street