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CIBC FirstCaribbean has launched its FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative among its 16 territories, including T&T. The initiative welcomes nominations from the public to suggest an essential worker or people from their communities who put service above self during the COVID-19 crisis. Nominations end tomorrow, on August 21, and winners will be announced in September.

“We have been awed and humbled by the many stories of heroism and selflessness displayed across so many villages and towns, as medical professionals and little children with piggy banks, all rallied to help and to give to those impacted by the pandemic,” said chief executive officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean and chair of the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation Colette Delaney.

The FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes Awards is an initiative of the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation aimed at recognising the outstanding work of individuals across the region who have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic fight.

To be nominated, individuals must be a resident in any the 16 territories where CIBC FirstCaribbean operates. Multiple nominations can be made but a person can only nominate a candidate/s who resides in his/her country of residence. To nominate a candidate for an award persons must log on to the website https://www.cibcfcib.com/about-us/community-relations/unsung-frontline-heroes or the bank’s social media channels and complete the nomination form. Provide information on the nominee and upload a photo of them.

Winners will receive an E-Check for US$2,000 toward a staycation at a local hotel of their choice.

FirstCaribbean has previously highlighted many hidden treasures in our communities who have made a difference in the lives of persons they have helped or touched in some way through its flagship Unsung Heroes programme, which concluded in 2013.