The SUNSHINE Awards Program was founded in 1989 to recognize excellence in the performing arts, education, science and sports of the various Caribbean countries. Over the years, the Program has expanded in depth and breadth, with a global view to include countries in South America, Central America and Africa.


"To uplift and enhance the pride in all people of Caribbean, South American, Central American and African heritage while preserving and promoting values and culture through the recognition and rewarding of excellence in the various art forms, sports, cultural programs and education."



Gilman T. Figaro, Sr., Chairman/Founder

We work as a team. We will work with our sponsors, creators, performers and promoters to advance, promote and preserve the culture and art forms of the aforementioned communities. Our team spirit extends beyond the confines of our homes and the SUNSHINE Awards® to our sponsors and our communities.

The Signal Hill Alumni Choir of Tobago

"Nothing happens unless first a dream."

Carl Sandburg