|No show at Sando awards |
Monday, November 13 2006
SEVERAL awardees were a no-show at Saturday’s Interfaith Service and Awards Function held to commemorate the 18th anniversary of San Fernando as a City.
Among them were former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, Alloy Lequay, Olympic 100 meters Gold medalist, Hasely Crawford and San Fernando City Corporation CEO, Marlene Coudray.
Lequay was awarded for his contribution in community service and business while Crawford received the award for his contribution to sport. Coudray was honoured for her outstanding performance in the public service.
Also notably absent from the function was Minister of Local Government Rennie Dumas who was carded on the programme to deliver the feature address.
The gala ceremony, which was held in the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium, also marked the 161st anniversary of San Fernando as a Municipality.
In congratulating the awardees San Fernando Mayor, Kenneth Ferguson, said, “These awards were not intended to mark the end of your journey, but rather the beginning of a new chapter in your respective areas of activity.”
Ferguson also took the opportunity to mention that the Corporation was currently moving towards installing hi-tech security cameras in strategic areas throughout the City to help rid the south land of criminal elements.
Ferguson also said that the Corporation was devising plans to alleviate traffic and vagrancy problems plaguing the City.
Among the awardees was Krishna Parahoo manager of KBK contracting Ltd, who was presented with the Palm Frond Award, for participating in the Mayor’s recent three-week street washing campaign in San Fernando.
Public Health Inspector II, Jennifer Cupid, from City Health Department, received an award for Productivity.