Loreen-Bannis gets major award in New York

first_imgPhoto credit: GIS NewsShe can now be called a woman of great esteem, after being granted a major award in Brooklyn, New York at the weekend.Laureen Bannis-Roberts, Liaison officer/Diaspora affairs for Dominica and former parliamentarian, said her hard work in the field ofpolitics has brought her the “Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award.”The prize established by Jamaican-born Reverend Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales in 1995, is a division of QKingdom Ministries Inc. and recognizes the extraordinary contributions of women worldwide to the advancement of human rights and world peace.“I must say I felt very humbled to have received this award from this prestigious institution,” Bannis-Roberts stated.She also received a citation from the New York City council and a certificate of special congressional recognition on Saturday March 26th.Mrs. Bannis-Roberts, expressed gratitude to her family, colleagues, friends and her former consituency; “I want to thank the father, the Almighty Father for his blessings, my husband, my father, my children, my brothers and sisters and  the rest of my family and friends for their support and encouragement over the years. I want to thank in particular Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and my former cabinet colleagues, for working together and ensuring that I could perform to the best of my ability. I also want most importantly to thank the residents of the Castle Bruce constituency and all those who have supported and prayed for me over the years. She expressed profound gratitude and appreciation to Ms. Jean Joseph for nominated her, “I want to thank Ms. Jean Joseph and an outstanding Dominican living in New York who has nominated me for this most prestigious award.”“Hard work and perseverance has paid off and commitment to country and passion to serve has not gone unnoticed.”The former Castle Bruce MP has vowed to continue working with Dominica “to ensure that we continue to move Dominica to the next level.”More than 140 women from 27 countries have been honoured with the Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Loreen-Bannis gets major award in New York by: – March 28, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 88 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img

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