The search is on for the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank 2012 Unsung Hero

Basseterre, 23 rd April, 2012 – Members of the public in St Kitts and Nevis are invited to nominate persons in their communities that seek to make the lives of the disadvantaged and underprivileged better for the CIBC FirstCaribbean 2012 Unsung Heroes Award.

At a media launching held at the Ocean Terrace Inn on 16th, April 2012, CIBC, FirstCaribbean International Bank Country Manager, G. Peter Edmunds, drew attention to the bank’s Unsung Heroes Programme which began in 2003. He stated that the programme had uncovered many worthwhile causes, not only in St. Kitts and Nevis, but throughout the region; and continued to showcase the work done by ordinary men and women, who go about their work without consideration of being rewarded.

Mr. Edmunds stated that those persons are living examples of the best that we could be.

Inviting the public to submit their choices for Unsung Hero in St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr Edmunds said that the community played a significant role in the programme, as Unsung Heroes are persons recommended by the members of the communities. He urged the public to participate in the programme, giving them the opportunity to be formally recognized for the work they were doing.

Local Coordinator for the Programme, Mr Gerard Pereira, highlighted that these Unsung Heroes distinguished themselves through one outstanding trait – they made positive things happen for others. According to Mr. Pereira they were enablers and therefore stood out as shining examples in their communities.

The search for the 2012 Unsung Hero will continue until the closing date for nominations, June 30, 2012. Members of the public can participate by completing an Unsung Heroes Nomination form which is available at all CIBC FirstCaribbean branches and on the bank’s website

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