Sunday 8 December, 2019

26 National awards conferred on the 53rd anniversary of Independence

The Most Honourable Prof. V. Eudene Barriteau and Sir Charles Emil Straker

The Most Honourable Prof. V. Eudene Barriteau and Sir Charles Emil Straker

2019 INDEPENDENCE DAY HONOURS LIST

Her Excellency Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Dame of St. Andrew, Queen’s Counsel, Governor-General of Barbados, has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Fifty-third Anniversary of Independence of Barbados.

Over the years, awards have been made to persons in various fields of endeavour.  This year the public and private sectors are represented in the areas of business and entrepreneurship, public service, sports, education, the Trade Union Movement, entertainment, culture, humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, and community service.

Awards of National Honours for

Independence Day 2019

 

ORDER OF THE FREEDOM OF BARBADOS

For extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean Diaspora or to humanity at large.

(Number of Awards available: 3)

1.       Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau, PhD, GCM

For her outstanding contribution to tertiary education and pioneering leadership in the development of gender studies and the promotion of gender equality.

 

2.       Dr. Anthony Nicholas Carter, BSS

For his seminal work in music, in particular, his contribution to the art form of calypso, as well as, folk music through an exceptional repertoire of lyrics and melody, and his work with youth in music.

 

HONORARY AWARDS (ORDER OF THE FREEDOM OF BARBADOS)

1.       His Excellency Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

As President of Ghana for his distinguished and extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean Diaspora and to humanity at large.

 

KNIGHT/DAME OF ST. ANDREW

For extraordinary and outstanding achievement in service of Barbados and to humanity at large.

(Number of Awards available: 3)

Knight of St. Andrew

 

1.       Mr. Charles Emil Straker, CBE, BCH, JP

For being the creative force in the establishment and the development of the internationally renowned Merrymen and its unique genre of music.

 

COMPANION OF HONOUR

For distinguished national achievement and merit.

(Number of Awards available: 3)

1.       Ms. Lolita Janet Applewhaite

For her outstanding contribution to public service in Barbados and to diplomacy and development through high-level representation in the region and the Commonwealth.

2.       Mr. Rawle Cyprian Eastmond, JP

For his service in politics, contribution to parliamentary debate and literature.

3.       Mr. Theodore David Gittens, QC, JP

For his outstanding work in the legal profession and public service.

 

GOLD CROWN OF MERIT

For highly meritorious service or achievement in science, the arts, literature, sports, civic duties or any other endeavour worthy of national recognition.

(Number of Awards available: 4)

1.       Dr. Beverley Rose Miller

For her contribution to Public Health in Barbados and the region.

2.       Mr. Anthony Theophilus Nicholls

For his contribution to farming and agriculture.

3.       Mr. Pierce Antonio Rudder

For his contribution to music and the development of culture.

4.       Mr. Steven Roger Stoute, SCM

For his service in the development of sports and sports administration.

 

SILVER CROWN OF MERIT

For meritorious service or achievement in science, the arts, literature, sports, civic duties or any other endeavour worthy of national recognition.

(Number of Awards available: 4)

1.       Mr. McClaren Holder, BCH, JP

For his contribution to the construction industry and service to the community as a member of the Lions Club International.

 

SILVER CROWN OF MERIT (Cont’d)

2.       Mr. John Henderson Hallam King

For his contribution to education and the criminal justice system.

3.       Mrs. Grace Paulina Pilgrim, BSS

For her contribution to the teaching profession.

4.       Dr. Nigel Leon Taylor

For his outstanding service to the Barbados Boys Scouts Association and the Barbados Evangelical Association.

 

BARBADOS SERVICE STAR

For meritorious work in the civil, fire, military, police, prison or other protective services or any other similar field of endeavour.

(Number of Awards available: 5)

1.       Dr. Edmund Dacosta Blades

For his service to Public Health as a microbiologist and in particular his contribution to research into the Sahara dust.

2.       Mr. John Eustace Derrick Goddard

For his contribution to the trade union movement and the teaching service.

3.       Major Denzil Sylvester Walcott, JP

For his contribution to education, training and the Salvation Army.

4.       Ms. Patricia Pauline Wickham

For her contribution to Public Health, Nursing and the Barbados Nurses Association.

5.       Mrs. Shirlene Hazita Yearwood

For her committed service and dedication in the Registration Department and assignments in the Supreme Court of Barbados.

 

BARBADOS SERVICE MEDAL

For meritorious work in the civil, fire, military, police, prison or other protective services or any other similar field of endeavour.

(Number of Awards Available: 5)

1.       Mrs. Gloria Elaine Alleyne

For her steadfast contribution as a community worker.

BARBADOS SERVICE MEDAL (Cont’d)

2.       Mr. Nigel Patterson Bayley

For his work in the tourism sector in particular tours of the island.

 

3.       Mr. Simeon Francis Belgrave, JP

For his dedicated and active service in the community and pastoral work with parishioners for over half a century.

 

4.       Mr. Leroy Lorenzo Morgan

For his dedicated service in the households of four Prime Ministers.

 

5.       Ms. Peggy Jeanette Niles

For her community service and in particular her special work with children.

 

BARBADOS BRAVERY MEDAL

For acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

(Unlimited number of awards available)

1.       Mr. Joron Oneal Goddard (Fire Officer)

For his heroic efforts in rescuing a teenager from 100ft well. This occurred on July 4, 2019.

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