|Caribbean Heritage Alliances (CHA),
headquartered in New York City, is an organization that promotes
culture, community and creativity. CHA's major activity is The
Caribbean Heritage Awards which has been held three times
since its launch.
The Caribbean Heritage Awards was launched in 1995 as the Caribbean
Voice Awards. The Caribbean Voice Awards was held again in 1996.
In 1997, its infrastructure was changed and it was renamed The
Caribbean Heritage Awards. The Caribbean Heritage Awards was
held on grand scale in 1999 at the Brooklyn Center for Performing
Arts in Brooklyn, New York City. The event, which drew patrons
from all walks of life and from virtually every Caribbean community
in the US, was emceed by Lynda Bacquero (Cuban) and Maurice DuBois
(Grenadian) of WNBC-TV (New York), Les Clarke (Jamaican) of WCBC-TV
(New York) and Edwidge Danticat, the internationally acclaimed
The Caribbean Heritage Awards provides a forum to honor those
who have achieved outstandingly. It showcases the culture and
creativity of persons of Caribbean Heritage. And it builds bridges
among diverse peoples and communities.