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2022 Independence Day Honours List

November 30, 2022
(L-r) Ian Carrington, Elton Mottley and Ralph Williams have been awarded the Freedom of Barbados in the Awards of National Honours for Independence Day 2022

Her Excellency, The Most Honourable Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, Freedom of Barbados, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Dame of St. Andrew, Queen’s Counsel, Doctor of Laws, President of Barbados, has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Fifty-sixth Anniversary of Independence of Barbados.

Awards of National Honours for Independence Day 2022

FREEDOM OF BARBADOS

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

  1. Mr. Ian St. Clair Carrington

For his distinguished career in the public service and exceptional leadership of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme.

  1. Mr. Elton Deighton Mottley

For his distinguished service as a culturalist and outstanding contribution to the promotion of the cultural arts and fostering national identity in Barbados.

  1. Mr. Ralph Samuel Decoursey Williams

For his outstanding contribution as an entrepreneur and a pioneer of the green economic development in Barbados.

ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC

For distinguished national achievement and merit.

  1. Dr. Philomena Ann Mohini-Harris

For her sterling contribution to medicine and distinguished service to the Indian community as Honorary Consul for India.

  1. Mr. Christopher Mark Gibbs

For his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry as a member of the renowned ‘Merrymen’ and as an athlete for Barbados.

  1. Dr. Christopher Fitzherbert Hackett

For his stellar career as a Barbadian international public servant serving as Ambassador at the United Nations and his contribution to sustainable development.

HONORARY ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC

A distinguished person who is not a citizen of Barbados may be conferred an honorary appointment to the Order of the Republic where it is desirable that the person be so honoured by Barbados.

  1. Mr. Gurdip Bath

For arranging the logistics and facilitating the transportation of 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India to Barbados, in February 2021. Thus, allowing us to commence our vaccination programme against COVID-19.

GOLD AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

For meritorious service or achievement in Barbados or a community within Barbados.

  1. Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Florence Edith Wyndham Gittens

For her contribution to nursing, the military and disaster emergency management in Barbados.

GOLD TRIDENT OF EXCELLENCE

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

  1. Miss Kathy Bernadette Harris

For her outstanding service and generosity to the underprivileged children and families in the Westbury community in particular, and the wider Barbadian community.

  1. Mr. William Alexander Lindsay Hinds, S.C.M, BJH

For his pioneering work in developing Photovoltaic Energy in Barbados.

  1. Mr. Wayne Gregory Gordon Norville, BSS, J.P.

For his commitment to animal care and protection, rescuing animals from perilous situations and his decades of service to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

  1. Dr. Michael Timothy Fakoory

For his distinguished service in the field of medicine and anaesthesiology and sterling contribution to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

  1. Mr. Mark Winston St. Hill

For his sterling contribution to Retail and Business Banking, locally and regionally.

SILVER TRIDENT OF EXCELLENCE

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

  1. Ms. Annette Patricia Beckett

For her stellar representation of Barbados in Netball, internationally and for her efforts as an administrator to improve the sport.

  1. Mr. Selwyn Lloyd Brooks, J.P.

For his sterling contribution to engineering and in the field of disaster management.

  1. Ms. Janette Soleta Lynton

For her outstanding work and efforts to assist persons living with cancer in Barbados.

  1. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle Went

For his outstanding activism and contribution to the development of the utilities and telecommunications industries in Barbados.

  1. Mr. Peter Mark Zephirin

For his outstanding civic duties and entrepreneurial spirit whilst building a sustainable Barbadian business brand.

BARBADOS SERVICE STAR

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

  1. Mr. Orville Best

For his outstanding service to the Parliament of Barbados and to the community.

  1. Mr. Lemuel Edward Daniel

For his meritorious service to the Barbados Workers’ Union.

  1. Mr. Adrian Walter Donovan

For his outstanding service to sports development in Barbados.

  1. Mrs. Edith Loretta Edgar, J.P.

For her stellar contribution to the development of the Barbados Public Service in her role as an Executive Secretary.

  1. Mr. Owen Oliver Moore

For his dedication and service to the fishing industry in Barbados and the region.

  1. Mr. Peirson Sylvester Springer

For his dedicated service to the church and the community, in particular to the Seventh Day Adventists.

  1. Mrs. Bonnie Michelle Leonce

For her dedication to the empowerment and integration of the deaf community into mainstream society in Barbados.

BARBADOS SERVICE MEDAL

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

  1. Major Irvin Alwin Boyce, J.P.

For his outstanding contribution to the teaching profession and his dedicated service to the Barbados Defence Force, in particular, the Barbados Cadet Corps.

  1. Mr. Granville Joubert Carter

For his contribution as a longstanding advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and his commitment to working with persons who are visually impaired.

  1. Ms. Lavonne Othella Goodman, J.P.

For her outstanding community service to urban Barbados.

  1. Ms. Wendy Andria Knight-Hunte, J.P.

For her outstanding contribution in the field of banking.

  1. Ms. Pauline Yvonne Ross

For her dedicated community service.

  1. Miss Janice Yvonne Smitten

For her contribution of over 40 years working to help persons with disabilities.

  1. Mr. Trevor Antonio Thorpe, J.P.

For his service as a media practitioner and his contributions to the development of motorsports in Barbados.

BARBADOS BRAVERY MEDAL

For acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

  1. Mr. Shaquan Shakian Ian Price

For placing himself at risk while preventing extreme loss of property and loss of life, from a house fire in Eastmond Land, Brittons Hill, St. Michael.

  1. Mr. Mitchell David Curtis Roach

For placing himself at risk while preventing extreme loss of property and loss of life, from a house fire in Eastmond Land, Brittons Hill, St. Michael.

  1. Miss. Kerriesha Kimberley Skeete

For her unselfish act of bravery towards a senior citizen while preventing loss of life from a seizure which occurred on public transportation.

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