GGA Awards Programme Accepting

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to community development, and who deserves recognition? Then nominate that person for the 2010 Governor-General’s Achievement Award.

Nominations for this year’s Governor-General’s Achievement Award are currently being accepted by Custodes in each parish. Nomination forms may be collected from Custodes and are also available online at and


Completed forms must be returned to Custodes by the times specified below: 

Parishes in the County of Cornwall –                       Friday April 30, 2010

Parishes in the County of Middlesex –                    Friday April 30, 2010

Parishes in the County of Surrey –                           Friday May 14, 2010


The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Programme was started in 1991 and recognises persons who, motivated by a belief in their ability to achieve, contribute to the country’s development and in the process, impact the lives of many others.

The Governor-General’s Youth Award for Excellence was introduced in 2006 to promote excellence as a habit among young people.  The Jamaican Diaspora Award for Excellence is awarded biennially to Jamaicans overseas, who demonstrate exceptional service to Jamaica and communities in their country of residence.