Three Tobagonians were among the Trinidad and Tobago National Awardees at the recently held National Awards Ceremony, which took place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on September 24th.
The Medal for the Development of Women (Gold), which is given for outstanding contribution to the development of women’s rights and issues, was presented to President and Founder of Women of Substance, Onika Mars.
Her organization helps victims of domestic violence and other abuse victims, and partners with stakeholders to raise awareness about the prevention of domestic violence.
Former Business Services Manager at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Martha Alicia Archer, received a Hummingbird Medal (Gold) for loyal and devoted service beneficial to Trinidad and Tobago in the category of Sport. Her contributions include serving as president of the T&T Netball Association and head of the Tobago Netball League.
Dr. Cyril Anthony Collier, Senior Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, received the Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold) for outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago in the category of Education/Culture.