For many it rivaled the anticipation and excitement of New Year’s Eve countdown while raising the bar on respect, kindness and honor.
This New Year’s Eve marked another important milestone in the history of honor and entertainment. For some, it might have been just another year-end, but for many it was a double thriller. The anticipation of the announcement of the winners of the “Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor” rivaled the excitement of the New Year’s Eve countdown. It was the official introduction of a new and exciting accolade named after Jefford Curre’. Jefford Curre’ is the inventor of the Bahamas Film Industry and the box-office entrepreneur who financially engineered the rise of the Bahamian indigenous movie-making movement (starsinparadise.com).
What is it that sets the “Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor apart from every other award?
“It is not given down, it’s given up.” Jefford explains. “Everyone the committee nominated is much better than I am in the category that they were nominated for. It’s equally important to note that while I do admire their work, I do not fall under their leadership. However, many lives have been touched by the tireless work of each and every nominee. I don’t know of any award you can receive without having a particular social tie-in, political affiliation, military club membership or religious grouping. We felt there was a gap and the time was right to change the motivation for accolade giving. It seems only fair and makes complete common sense. Why can’t we just give honor simply because honor is due?”
The launch of the “Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor took one year in planning. It was impressively executed by a social media team of goal sharing volunteers and friends of the Curre’ family. The entire team spent a fun filled New Year’s Eve weekend hanging out with Jefford at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Without a hitch, the “Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor” got off to a great start, announcing its first round of winners exactly as the clock struck twelve.
Terrance Rodgers created the biggest upset of the night as he took a commanding lead in votes, winning the top spot in the category of Entertainment Science. It was a category that many thought could have easily been dominated by the iconic, crowd-pleasing Lincs Scavella or the communication master, Ossie Andros. Sneaky film industry pioneer
William Butler took the win in the category of Box-Office Innovation, closely followed by the gorgeous Swedish filmmaker, Anna Essling and Lincs Scavella. Terrance Rogers however took a pounding in the category of Kindness and Philanthropy up against the good deed gladiator Pema Dorjee, who took the winning accolade, sending Cristian S. Aluas running for cover. Christian S. Aluas rebounded with incredible resilience to forge an amazing and impressive win at the top of the ”Performance Art” category. He barely edged out the forever controversial Ossie Andros who was closely trailed by Anna Essling in the final countdown. All results are now official.
“The Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor has opened the portal to a new world of opportunities in entertainment, arts, science and philanthropy. It was originally planned as a simple goodwill gesture,” says Jefford, “But somehow it got blown completely out of proportion. Judging from the overflow of positive feedback, the next event could quadruple in scale. There are special people among us who have made a major difference in the lives of so many. They have made a decision to commit full time to the sharing of their leadership abilities and special gifts, in order to make the world a better place. Most of us simply go on without even realizing how much their contributions have impacted what we may now take for granted. The Jefford Curre’ Distinguished Medal Of Honor is out to raise the bar on Respect, Kindness and Honor.”