TWELVE residents of the district of Gros Islet will receive honours for their role as model fathers at a Father’s Day Awards ceremony later today.
The honouring ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Bay Gardens Inn hotel in Rodney Bay. It has been organized by the Parliamentary Representative for Gros Islet, Emma Hippolyte, who last month held a similar ceremony to observe Mother’s Day at which six women from Gros Islet were recognized.
According to Ms.Hippolyte, it is just as important, if not more important, to celebrate fathers in an age when traditional family values are being eroded and it is therefore critical for fathers to be excellent role models for the young men of today.
The persons who will receive awards tonight are: Fitzroy Alfred of Desrameaux; Thaddeus Alcide of Cay Manje; Rupert Evans and Cyril Matthew of Marisule; Girard Glace and Keith Weekes of Cap Estate; Thomas Louis and Samuel Lucien of Gros Islet Town; EliudMathurin of Cas En Bas; Nicholas Smith of Corinth; Agrepit Fly James of Vieux Sikri and Joseph Oculien of MorneSerpan.
Father’s Day is observed internationally on Sunday June 21.