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CIBC FirstCaribbean names unsung heroes

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank presented three persons yesterday with the Unsung Heroes Award, which recognizes their charitable works within the community.

Dudley Seide, Diana Pinder and Carl Lynch were celebrated during a ceremony held in their honor at Luciano’s of Chicago yesterday.

CIBC FirstCaribbean Marketing Manager Andrea Myers-Tanguay told colleagues, invited guests and members of the press that the three award winners for 2011-2012 were positive individuals that all would benefit from emulating.

“Persons like you are who we should be more like as a people,” she said.  “We should be sharing and caring for our brothers and sisters, practicing more humanitarianism.”

In addition to being serenaded by singers Jonathan Farrington and Rudina Miller, each of the awardees were presented with gift baskets, flowers and substantial money prizes.

Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner thanked the heroes for their dedicated efforts  to make a positive impact.  “[These people] in a very quiet, yet extremely significant way are making a difference in our community, positively impacting the lives of others,” she said.  “This occasion reminds us all, that in a small country such as The Bahamas, there is so much work to be done.   It is the spirit of volunteerism that drives much of the community development.”

Each of the 2011-2012 Unsung Heroes have also qualified to be named CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Regional Unsung Hero.

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