Former Member of Parliament for Castle Bruce Loreen Bannis-Roberts has been awarded the ‘Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award’ in New York, an honor recognizing the contributions of women who have excelled beyond normal expectations in a multi-cultural society.
Bannis-Roberts, liaison officer-diaspora affairs for Dominica, was among four granted the award at the Palm House on the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last Saturday.
She also received a certificate of ‘Special Congressional Recognition’ for outstanding and invaluable service to community.
“Hard work and perseverance have paid off and commitment to country and passion to serve has not gone unnoticed,” Bannis-Roberts stated.
Jean Joseph, a Dominican living in New York, nominated Roberts for the award.
Bannis-Roberts described the award as one for the Castle Bruce community and those “who have supported and prayed for me over the years”.
The ‘Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award’ was established in 1995, a product of QKingdom Ministries, Inc. It has recognized more than 140 women from 27 countries, from North and Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Africa, Europe, and Asia.