Triennial Awards for Women

  • Photo of Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair

    Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair

    Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair is undoubtedly a Caribbean citizen of great intellectual stature and high international repute and of whom all the Caribbean is proud. For her outstanding service as a diplomat, scholar and women’s rights activist she was accorded the highly deserved honour of fifth recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award in 1996. In response to her career urgings,…

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  • Photo of Dr. Peggy Antrobus

    Dr. Peggy Antrobus

    Dr. Peggy Antrobus, third recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award in 1990, has a true Caribbean cross-national identity. She was born in Grenada, acquired citizenship of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now resides in Barbados. Her vast and much recognized work and contributions in the area of women’s affairs has earned her respect, admiration and acclaim both regionally and…

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  • Photo of Hon. Madam Justice Desiree Bernard

    Hon. Madam Justice Desiree Bernard

    The Honourable Madam Justice Desiree Bernard, the first female judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice was conferred with the honour of the eighth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women. A lawyer by profession, she began her career in 1963 when she attained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London. By 1964 she was a qualified Solicitor and…

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  • Photo of Magda Lois Muriel Pollard

    Magda Lois Muriel Pollard

    Magda Lois Muriel Pollard, national of Guyana, and stalwart women’s activist was fittingly bestowed the honour of the fourth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 1993. Throughout her country of birth and the wider Caribbean region, the name Magda Pollard is synonymous with the movement for women’s empowerment and women’s rights. The creation of a liberating and sustaining environment for…

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  • Photo of Ms Marion Berthel

    Ms Marion Berthel

    Marion Bethel, Bahamian by birth and quintessential Caribbean woman, is a distinguished attorney, scholar, poet, film-maker, essayist and short-story writer who has gained national, regional and international recognition and acclaim for her advocacy in the areas of gender equality and human rights. Ms. Bethel’s accomplishments have been shaped through a rich career and distinguished academic pursuits and achievements worldwide.  Our recipient…

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  • Photo of Ms. Nesta Patrick

    Ms. Nesta Patrick

    It was most likely that Nesta Patrick, first recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, accepted the Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) conferred on her by the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in 2001 with characteristic humility and pride. This marked another milestone in the accomplished life of Ms. Patrick, acclaimed women’s rights activist, social worker…

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  • Photo of Professor Barbara Evelyn Bailey

    Professor Barbara Evelyn Bailey

    CITATION IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR BARBARA BAILEY ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE NINTH CARICOM TRIENNIAL AWARD FOR WOMEN, 1 JULY 2008, DICKENSON BAY, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Professor Barbara Evelyn Bailey, Jamaican by birth and a Caribbean woman by disposition, has distinguished herself as an educator and as an advocate of gender equality and equity in the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Professor Joycelin Massiah

    Professor Joycelin Massiah

    In acknowledgement of her exceptional career accomplishments,Professor Joycelin Massiah was conferred the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 1996. A true Caribbean citizen, Professor Massiah’s life path transcends Caribbean boundaries having been born in Guyana, studied and worked for several years in Jamaica and now residing as a citizen of Barbados. As a renowned Caribbean academic, scholar and intellectual, she…

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  • Photo of Professor Rhoda Reddock

    Professor Rhoda Reddock

    Professor Rhoda Reddock, national of Trinidad and Tobago and esteemed scholar of the Caribbean Community, is the seventh outstanding woman from the Caribbean Community to receive the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women. Attaining a Doctorate in Applied Sociology in 1984 at the University of Amsterdam, she served as a Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies…

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  • Photo of Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau

    Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau

    The acceptance of women as authority figures or as role models is an important step in female education…..It is this process of identification, respect, and then self-respect that promotes growth. Judy Chicago. Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau, is both an exemplary authority figure in her role as Deputy Principal and Professor of Gender and Public Policy of the University of the…

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