Caribbean media veteran Lukkee Chong will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange Leadership Award this month in South Florida.
Chong will receive the honor at an awards presentation during the second annual “Evenings of Excellence series,” sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Tuesday, Oct. 21.
The Fort Lauderdale-based Chong won’t have to travel very far, as the empowering event will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Fla.
The Jamaica-born Chong joins travel and tourism veteran Horace Hord in receiving the award in recognition of his sterling commitment to the development and promotion of tourism in the Caribbean region. An award-winning television producer, Chong is the co-founder of Frame by Frame Productions, one of the premier television companies in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Diaspora.
Under Chong’s direction, the company has produced countless advertisements, programs and documentaries, chronicling people and places across the Caribbean and the Diaspora. For more than 10 years, Frame by Frame produced the popular “Island Stylee” travel magazine featured on Air Jamaica’s in-flight entertainment schedule and broadcast on Black Entertainment Television.
Most recently, Chong has embraced the “festival tourism” movement to promote Caribbean destinations, and along with a group of colleagues, he launched the “Caribbean Diaspora Weekly” television show on the CW Television Network in South Florida this month.
After South Florida, the empowering “Evenings of Excellence” series moves to New York Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the popular Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both events are free and will feature presentations by Caribbean author, economist and motivational speaker Zhivargo Laing, who will address the theme “Discovering the Power to Rise.”
To register, visit www.eveningsofexcellence.com.