The SHTA recently donated $1500 to Isidore York aka the Mighty Dow to assist with travel expenses related to his trip to Trinidad, where he will be inducted into the International Reggae and World Music Awards Hall of Fame (IRAWMA) and receive a lifetime Achievement Award on May 28th 2011.
"We are extremely proud of the Mighty Dow and believe that this accomplishment is significant for the island. The Mighty Dow is an exceptional role model and we are glad to see his years of hard work and lifelong commitment to music pay off in such a tremendous way." Executive Director, Valya Pantophlet, said. The Mighty Dow is also a two-time winner of the SHTA’s Crystal Pineapple Award. In 2008 he received the award for Outstanding Community Tourism and last year for Outstanding Achievement with Youth.