The outstanding contribution of another group of extraordinary St Lucians has been lauded by their peers, as the Insurance Council of St Lucia (ICSL) this week paid tribute to and honoured its latest set of inductees into its prestigious Hall of Fame.
At a gala ceremony held on June 22, 2019 at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, the names of five industry stalwarts were announced for induction. The five individuals joining the elite club of inductees were Theresa Diane Scotland, Hollis D. D. Bristol, Clinton Charlery, Geoffrey Stephenson, and deceased William Lionel Edgecombe.
The ICSL paid homage to the five stalwarts, highlighting their diverse backgrounds, experience, expertise and decades of dedicated service to cause and country. The President of the Insurance Council, Claudius Francis noted that notwithstanding all of the efforts of Council in lobbying on behalf of industry personnel and civil society, the induction recognition ceremony would still be a major achievement, irrespective of whether it was the only activity that the Insurance Council was known for.
According to Francis, “Having made a significant and lasting contribution to the insurance industry and therefore also to the wider society, it is the industry’s way of saying thank you by honouring these selfless and outstanding individuals with this prestigious Award.”
The Hall of Fame was established six years ago and serves as a catalyst for the recognition of the sterling contribution of insurance industry personnel, who significantly and positively impacted the profession. In 2013, the Council first inducted George Noon (deceased), Geoffrey Jennings-Clark (deceased), Peter Bergasse (deceased), Arletta Bailey, Roderick Clarke and Sir Julian Hunte.
The ICSL’s Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those persons who have contributed and continue to contribute to this industry without thought of gain, but towards growth of an industry and the people who work within it.
The Insurance Council of St Lucia was established in 1975 and still maintains its function as a body to act as a medium for consulting with Financial Services, and also lists amongst its objectives as being a body to foster the development of insurance on the island. The council focuses on core activities, of which one of them is the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is part of Insurance Week celebrations.