Top cop receives ‘Visionary Man of The Year Award’

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Commissioner of Police Leslie James expresses his appreciation after receiving the “Visionary Man of The Year Award”

THE United Bridge Builders Mission Inc. (UBBM) has presented Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, with the “Visionary Man of The Year Award” for his outstanding work as a law enforcement officer.

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, and Chief Executive Officer of Food For The Poor (Guyana), Kent Vincent, were also recipients of awards. They received the “Most Influential Activist” and “International Humanitarian Service” awards respectively.

The simple but significant ceremony was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Quinn at their official residence and the awards were presented by no other than founder of the UBBM, Bonita Montague.

UBBM is located at lot 81 John Street, Campbellville, Georgetown. The body is a local non-profit organisation founded in the US some 26 years ago.

The founder is also the CEO and a former policewoman who served the Guyana Police Force for over 19 years.

The organisation seeks to provide support to persons affected by HIV/AIDS, empower women and youths, and advocate against domestic violence.

Bonita Montague said the awards are usually bestowed on individuals for outstanding service to the community. The UBBM plans to work with the Guyana Police Force in needed areas.

The ceremony culminated with a cocktail reception hosted by the Commissioner of Police at the Police Officers’ Mess Annex, Eve Leary.

Also in attendance were a few honorees of the night. These persons were Vanessa Kissoon, Florence Alilah-Bourn, Wendy Hermonstine; Bernadett Barker, Secretary of UBBM, and Lennox Mboya-Wood, Director of UBBM.