Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence

Dominica’s Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame for Arts, Sports and Culture.

The award ceremony took place last Friday at the Pegasus Hotel in Jamaica.

Lawrence was unable to attend the induction ceremony but he says that he feels very humbled and honoured, at the same time. He said the award is not only for him but also for Dominica. He thanks the Almighty Father and thanks the organizing committee for selecting him for induction into its Caribbean Hall of Fame.

An announcement from the organizing committee – the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation based in Jamaica said that Lawrence was selected in the category of culture.

This year’s function was the 11th annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence and was staged as part of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence.

This prestigious Caribbean Hall of Fame awards are made every year by the Foundation in recognition of notable contributions made by those who have achieved excellence in their field of endeavour.

The Foundation’s main aim is to recognize the development of arts, sports and culture in the Caribbean and to encourage the natural genius of Caribbean people to reach the highest level.

The Foundation says the awards are not influenced nor determined by factors of race, colour, religion, sex or political affiliation.