Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda CableVision made 10 award presentations tonight to a selection of ‘Leading Ladies’ of Bermuda who have made special contributions to the Bermuda community at its ninth annual ‘Salute to Service’ Banquet held at The Fairmont Southampton. Among the award recipients were three former Premiers.

Bermuda CableVision Salute to Service award recipients include: Amy Adderley, CPA; Sister Molly Burgess, JP; Shirley Dill; Rev. Betty Furbert-Woolridge, JP; Dr. Eva Hodgson, OBE; the late Louise Jackson, OBE, JP; Dolly Pitcher; Ann Smith Gordon, MBE, JP; Ruth Thomas, MBE, JP; and Bernella Williams. In addition, Kyrah Scraders was recognised with the annual Rollin Nathan Community Award and received a $1,000 donation towards training for upcoming competitions. 


The CableVision banquet themed ‘A Tribute to Bermuda’s Leading Ladies’ saw some of Bermuda’s most respected women honoured throughout the evening with an entertainment programme for over 500 guests including: H.E. Mr. George Fergusson, Governor and Commander in Chief; The Hon. L. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda; The Hon. Bob Richards, JP, MP, Minister of Finance; The Hon. Wayne Scott, JP, MP, Minister of Community, Culture & Sports; The Hon. Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, JP, MP, Minister of Works and Engineering; Senator The Hon. Nalton Sinclair Brangman, JP, MP, Junior Minister of Tourism; The Hon. Sylvan Richards Jr., JP, MP, Junior Minister of Home Affairs; The Hon. Leah Scott, JP, MP, Junior Minister of Education; and Mr. Robert Settje, U.S. Consul General.

Terry Roberson, General Manager of Bermuda CableVision, says: “Bermuda has greatly benefitted from the hard work and dedication of tonight’s award recipients. Bermuda Cablevision is honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate the strength and passion of some of Bermuda’s most influential and impactful women. We are engaged in building a stronger community together and tonight’s recipients have raised the bar of community responsibility. They are extremely deserving of the recognition for their work.”

H.E. Mr. George Fergusson, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, says: “I warmly congratulate all those recognised by these awards.  There is a particular poignancy in the recognition of Mrs Louise Jackson, whose service to the community was enormous and whose funeral took place earlier in the day.  But the range of service represented by these awards, in so many fields and so many ways, is a cause for real celebration.”

The Hon. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda, says: “The ‘Leading Ladies’ of Bermuda who Bermuda CableVision has recognised with their community service awards are extraordinary women. These women have made a profound difference in the community and I am grateful for their dedication and perseverance. I want to thank each award recipient for dedicating their time and energy to Bermuda and for helping to enrich the Bermuda community.”

The event also celebrated last year’s Bermuda CableVision Community Service Award winners: Clive Taylor of The Boulevard Club; Debi Ray-Rivers of SCARS; and Ed and Lois Smith of Bermuda Prison Fellowship. Many of the Bermuda CableVision Community Service Award winners from previous years, representing a vast array of good causes, were in attendance as well.


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