October 20, 2020

Dr. Guy Harvey honoured with CARAH Award


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Guy-Harvey-and-DrBy John Bell From The Bahamas Weekly

WASHINGTON, DC – The Institute of Caribbean Studies has presented Dr. Guy Harvey with the CARAH Luminary Award in recognition of his career as a marine wildlife artist, diver, angler, filmmaker and marine biologist/conservationist.

Dr. Harvey was one of nine of individuals—artists, scientists, musicians and advocates—who were honored at the 20th Annual CARAH (Caribbean American Heritage Awards) held Friday, November 22nd in Washington, DC. The CARAH Awards, created in 1994 by the Institute of Caribbean Studies recognizes individuals of Caribbean heritage who have made extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in their field of expertise.

A 10th generation Jamaican of British heritage, Dr. Harvey currently maintains his art studio in Grand Cayman.

According to CARAH organizers; “ Dr. Harvey has helped to transform the public’s appreciation for marine life and the ocean. With a network of partnerships, his commitment to the preservation of the sea and his body of work have transformed appreciation of the ocean and marine life across the world.

Joining Dr. Harvey as 20113 honorees were Camile Wardrop Alleyne Ed.D. (Excellence in Science and Technology Award); Leanna Archer, (Visioneur Award); Etienne Charles (Trail Blazer Award); Jimmy Jean-Louis (Excellence in the Arts Award); Freddie McGregor (Lifetime Achievement Award); Shala Monroque (Vanguard Award); Deborah Persaud, M.D. (Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Award) and Kim Watson (Outstanding Community Service Award).

Guy-Harvey-and-Freddie-McGregor“I’m truly humbled to be included with so many outstanding CARAH honorees, especially Freddie McGregor, who is one of my favorite lifelong reggae artists,” Dr. Harvey added.

About Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey is a marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology. His depictions of marine life, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives.


PHOTOS: Luminary Award winner Dr. Guy Harvey with CARAH Chairlady Dr. Claire Nelson

Guy Harvey and reggae artist Freddie McGregor

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