Bonti Liverpool receives his copy of the book from President Charles Savarin

Bonti Liverpool receives his copy of the book from President Charles Savarin

Four Dominicans, who have given their time and effort to assist the less fortunate, will now be seen on the glossy pages of a coffee table book whose sole purpose is to highlight their work.

The book was launch earlier this week and is sponsored by CIBC First Caribbean.

Those being featured in the book are Patsy Thomas for her work in The Kalinago Territory with special needs children, Ignatia Pascal and Cynthia Stephenson for their work with the Elderly and Bonti Liverpool for his drug rehabilitation programme.

They were all vying for the top spot in the bank’s regional Unsung Hero competition but emerged as runners up instead.

First Caribbean’s country manager, Paul Frampton, said the book launching ceremony it is a lasting memento.

“The CIBC First Caribbean Unsung Heroes coffee table book is a lasting memento of the work of those who gave of their time, talent and treasure to assist the less fortunate of the region,” he said.

The book also features the regional winners of the bank’s Unsung Heroes programme.

The launch was attended by Charles Savarin and Mrs. Savarin, as well as the winners from Dominica, judges of the program and staff of the Bank.

Frampton said further that the programme has become “the flagship for volunteerism in the Caribbean where individuals who gave selflessly to improve the lives of the marginalized in their respective communities”.

The program has been operating for over ten years now, he noted.

Frampton disclosed that although Dominica was not fortunate to win an overall Caribbean Unsung Hero, the island won four runners-up; the most by any participating country.

The runners-up were all on hand to receive a copy of the book from President Savarin who himself also received a copy.

Frampton said the book will highlight the work of those who the bank deemed as Unsung Heroes. “The coffee table book will further highlight their selfless giving and their positive and tangible response to the biblical words whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters that you do unto the Lord.”

All the runners up received US$5,000.

Dominican Bonti Liverpool, who runs a drug rehabilitation programme named ‘Wisdom to Know’, plans to use a portion of the funds to reach out to all primary schools on island to urge them to stay away from drugs.

Ignatia Pascal receives her copy of the book

Ignatia Pascal receives her copy of the book

Patsy Thomas receives her copy

Patsy Thomas receives her copy

Cynthia Stephenson receives her copy

Cynthia Stephenson receives her copy