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Women awarded for giving back


Women awarded for giving back

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THEY HAVE BEEN described as unsung heroes who made outstanding contributions in communities across Barbados.

And on Saturday, these 12 women representing each parish and a youth awardee were honoured for their activism and assistance to vulnerable groups.

They are Marion Corbin from St Andrew; Merlene Ross, Christ Church; Maria Eversley, St George; Judy Sobers, St James; Brenda Bartlett, St John; Ava Yvette Griffith, St Joseph, Urla Cottle, St Lucy, Jennifer Reid, St Michael; Sybil Leacock, St Peter; Verona Seale, St Philip and Joycelyn Hunte, St Thomas.

The youth award went to Shamelle Rice, founder of Jabez House, a charity that seeks to help female sex workers leave the trade. She was selected in honour of Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence. (WILLCOMM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.