It is with this in mind that I have created the courage award to recognize the selfless efforts of those who step up and courageously perform acts that benefits their fellow men. These people may have normally go unnoticed. In the same breath I will be giving out the Slimy (Slime bag) award to those who have been poor example to Bermuda's youths. The Nominees for a Courage and slimy award for 2007-2008 are as follows.
The nominees for the courage award for Valiant efforts are:
- Steven Winchell: for his selfless action of pulling an injured man from a burning boat.
- Britney Robinson: for her efforts in trying to save the life of a tourist at Snorkel Park.
- The unknown man: for pull the unconscious victim from the Hamilton harbor.
- Warren Vincent: for putting himself in harms way to stop the runaway horse and carriage at harbor night thus preventing lost of life and further injuries.
- Paula Cox: for her statesman and professional conduct in her public and private life.
- Alex Scott: For dignified conduct even in the face of embarrassment, for his statesman and professional conduct.
- Michael Dunkley: for his courage in the face of defeat and for his statesmanship.
- Dale Butler: For his statesman like behavior, his bold and honest writing and his passion for youth development.
- Larry Dennis: for his work in keeping public officers from misusing the public funds and exposing corruption.
- Roslyn Bascombe Adams: for professional behavior in the Medial field.
- Martin Weeks: for his work in bring professionalism and ethics to the Bermuda Police Service.
- Martin Weeks: for his work in bring professionalism and ethics in the Bermuda Police Service.
- Gregory Grimes: for his knowledge, integrity, community service and efforts to ensure that justice is done.
- Anthony Muchette: for dedicated work to his community in youth development.
- Antion Daniels: for his bold new approach to crime fighting.
- Pride: for work in Drug prevention among Bermuda’s youth
- Mirrors Program: for efforts in building character in Bermuda’s youths
- Big Brother Big Sister: for providing mentors and program to facilitating the mentoring of Bermuda’s youths.
Rickeesha Binns: for embodying and presenting an awesome display of guts, will and the strength of the human spirit; for surviving and recovering from a life of drug addiction and prostitution to becoming a community activist and to winning the Bermuda’s idol competition.
George Jackson: for his role and action against Allan Palmer, Michael Hayles, and Nicole Allers.
- Derrick Burgess: for his public declaration and action in oppressing foreign workers.
Randolph Liverpool: for his conniving work behind the scenes to ensure his bosses mess up so he can get their post and for encouraging them to do his dirty bidden all in the name of betterment of the institution.
- James Howard: for victimizing Michael Hayles, by ensuring that his contract was not renewed because he refused to comply with an unlawful order.
Andre Curtis: for his effort in allegedly misappropriating funds from his Faith Base Tourism project, and for getting involved in international fraud that may ruin many people who are working for worthy cause, and for alleged criminal activities at home also.
Nelson Bascome: for his role in motivating criminal proceedings to be brought against him while minister of Health.
Dr. Brown (Premier of Bermuda): for his effort in ensuring that allegation of dishonesty was associated with him in the B.H.C scandal and his efforts to make public document private.
- Dennis Pamplin: for using his wife name, position and respectability to smuggle drug and gun into Bermuda and thus causing her public shame and embarrassment.
Wayne Furbert: for whining about the injustices in the United Bermuda Party (UBP), but never took the bull by the horn and make the changes that were needed when he was leader of the UBP and for leaving the UBP without putting together an alternative to the PLP and the UBP.
Lt. Cornel David Burch: For Whining about the decision which was arrived at during arbitration thus caused the Government to spend much more money than the unions were asking for.
Larry Scott: for crying flowing his self debasing personal notes was made public.
Derrick Burgess: for publicly declaring that foreigners who speak out against their company’s policies must expect to be fired.
Lt. Cornel Burch: for his insensitivity to the homeless of Bermuda
Dr. Brown: For his insensitive in the area of race. For encouraging the racial divide among the Bermudian community and for making remarks and action against the white Bermudians.
Melchisedec Gibbons: for spitting on referee Anthony Francis.
Lionel Cann: for behavior that is unbecoming a sports man whilst representing Bermuda in the international arena; Cann failed to preform his ambassadorial duties with the dignity of a man his age. His action resulted in him being placed on 12 months probation and getting a two match ban both incidents occurring months apart.
Kris Frick: for failing to be a good youth ambassador while representing his country overseas. Frick deserted his team whilst performing his ambassadorial duties.
Yet to be announced