Newspaper: Express(Section 2)
Date: Friday July 27th, 2001
Page#: Page 5
News Reporter:Terry Joseph
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More Awards For Sparrow

"Just now I may have to live in the trophy room and put all these awards and citations and things in the main house, if they are to be displayed properly," says Calypso King of the World; The Mighty Sparrow.

He was responding to the Daily Express on yet another award, this time from the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., which he is scheduled to receive in New York on August 1.

On July 8, he received a recognition award from the Guyana Canadian Musical Awards committee, presented by Consulate General of Guyana, Danny Doobay. Last month he received Canada's Icon Award and last February the Order of the Caricom Community, the highest award available to citizens of the Caribbean region.

The US Chamber award is "in recognition of exemplary contributions as a stalwart and a leader in the African American Caribbean community in New York". Sparrow is the second person to receive such an award in the chamber's 16-year history, the first being former NY Mayor David Dinkins, first black mayor of The Big Apple.