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Mayor’s Awards – 389/2021

By May 20, 2021 No Comments

The annual Mayor’s Awards Ceremonies were held at the Mayor’s Parlour on 18th and 19th May 2021. Following nominations from members of the public and endorsed by the Awards Committee, His Worship the Mayor Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, conferred The Mayor’s Award as follows:

For being an ambassador to Gibraltar in the football industry, through the media, overseas university lectures and other engagements, whilst also engaging in numerous charitable activities.

Mayor’s Award to Kenneth Asquez

For her efforts in assisting the more vulnerable members of the Moroccan community, in so doing helping them integrate into the wider Gibraltarian community.

Mayor’s Award to Yasmine Ben Youssef

For his support of Dyslexia sufferers and his commitment to the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group, tirelessly organising self-help groups, conferences and talks.

Mayor’s Award to Stuart Byrne

For his many years’ commitment to charitable activities which he has selflessly organised, raising substantial amounts of money for innumerable worthy causes.

Mayor’s Award to Ian Eugene Howes

For his instrumental and vital work, on a voluntary basis, in helping steer the huge growth of Cancer Relief Gibraltar, as well as his other charitable undertakings.

Mayor’s Award to Martin Lennane

For his tireless commitment to Gibraltar’s heritage, botany, and the Gibraltar Photographic Society.

Mayor’s Award to Leslie Linares

For his extraordinary effort in the repatriation of Gibraltarians stranded in Morocco during the first Covid 19 lockdown in 2020, and his founding of the Gibraltar Morocco Business Association.

Mayor’s Award to Steven Marin

For ongoing initiatives in raising awareness of Mental Health in the community as well as the considerable assistance offered to users.

Mayor’s Award to The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society

For her exemplary dedication and unwavering commitment to Cancer Relief for over 28 years, on a voluntary basis and still going strong at the age of 80!

Mayor’s Award to Jacqueline Ramagge

For his inspirational and management impact on Gibraltar’s National Football Team since being appointed Team Manager, inspiring our football ‘internationals’ to achieve what no one thought possible and lifting Gibraltar’s community spirit to new heights.

Mayor’s Award to Julio Ribas

For his enduring and outstanding commitment to youth, charity and community service on a voluntary basis and his endeavour in producing the Gibraltar International Dance Festival, now in its 19th year.

Mayor’s Award to Alfred Rumbo

For her enterprise in creating opportunities between Gibraltar and Israel, as well as her organisation of cultural events to further enrich Gibraltar’s community.

Mayor’s Award to Ayelet Mamo Shay

This year, and in addition, Mayor’s Special Awards were conferred to organisations that went above and beyond in the course of their duties during the Covid 19 pandemic, namely:

For the supreme and relentless effort, and personal sacrifices made, in sustaining Gibraltar’s health needs during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mayor’s Special Award to the Gibraltar Health Authority – GHA

For the selfless commitment shown in the care of the most elderly and vulnerable citizens of our community during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mayor’s Special Award to Elderly Residential Services – ERS

For its heroic support to the community during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mayor’s Special Award to The Care Agency

Present at the Mayor’s Parlour to witness the conferring of these Special Awards were the head of each of the organisation, a cross section of their staff representing different departments and the Minister for Health, Justice, Multiculturalism, Equality and Community Affairs, The Hon Samantha Sacramento MP.