EVERYBODY’S, the Caribbean-American magazine, Person of the Year is Dr. Slinger Francisco known worldwide as The Mighty Sparrow.
The magazine’ subscribers and social media friends played a crucial role in deciding The Mighty Sparrow is The Person of the Year.
Music fans and EVERYBODY’S readers did not suggest Sparrow based on his body of work over the decades. They suggested him for the will power he demonstrated during 2014 when considering his state of health the previous year.
Any person, in any part of the world, regardless to sex, age and vocation, can emulate the virtues The Mighty Sparrow exemplified during 2014. For those reasons, we unabashedly proclaim our readers’ selection of The Mighty Sparrow as the 2014 Person of the Year!
Many regional leaders, and people of Caribbean heritage in the Diaspora, were suggested. They included Tiffany Ford, of Saint Lucian-Grenadian heritage, elected into municipal government in Toronto; Rodneyse Bichotte, the first Haitian-American elected to the New York State Assembly; Barbados Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley; the 2008 and 2014 Formula One Grand Prix World Champion Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain who is of Grenadian heritage; outgoing U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder who is of Barbadian heritage; Antigua/Barbuda’s newly elected Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Olympians Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Kirani James of Grenada.
Of all email messages received from Toronto, UK, Jamaica, Guyana, Boston and other places, one name kept appearing often, The Mighty Sparrow.
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