In an official email communication received from the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), HIV/AIDS Programme Manager, Suzette Moses-Burton was notified that she would be one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious PANCAP Award.
The PANCAP Award is an annual award, which recognises distinguished Caribbean nationals who have contributed significantly to the work of PANCAP and to the regional response to HIV and AIDS. The PANCAP Awards were launched last year during PANCAP’s tenth annual Annual General Meeting held at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino.
This year the award will be presented to Moses-Burton during the official Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean HIV Conference 2011 to be held in the Bahamas from November 18 – 21, 2011.
Upon receiving the news, Moses-Burton expressed surprise and gratitude to PANCAP for the recognition of the work she has done in the field of HIV at home in St. Maarten as well as regionally and internationally. Her response to PANCAP was simply "I am honoured and humbled by this recognition".
A message received by Moses-Burton from the Prime Minister, upon hearing the news read "Advance congratulations on a well deserved recognition. Clearly your dedication to this cause has not gone unnoticed, not within our shores or beyond."