Barbados has two new knights and one additional dame.
Amongst the awardees for National Honours for Independence Day 2018, for extraordinary and outstanding achievement in service of Barbados and to humanity at large were:
Mr. Kenneth Rudolph Hewitt CBE, BJH, B.Com., CA
For his outstanding contribution to the development of the International Business Services sector. In November 2016, Hewitt was also named as one Jubilee Honour awardees in the Business category. Most recently, he acted as Governor-General in the absence of Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason, for three weeks from August 28, to September 16, 2018.
Mr. Philip Evan Serrao, BCH, QC, JP, for his outstanding contribution to modernizing the Barbados Electoral System and its administrative processes. An Attorney-at-law, admitted to the Bar in 1972, Serrao's known areas of specialty were Property and Conveyancing, Company Law and Partnership, Banking, Mortgage, Commercial Law
The lone Dame of Andrew is Mrs. Avisene Caesaretta Carrington, SCM. She received the honour for her pioneering role in Early Childhood Education, as well as her outstanding contribution to Primary Education in Barbados.
Mrs. Carrington née Inniss, is the without a shadow of doubt the island's most glamorous and stylish centenarian. She left the classroom at 90 years old when she retired and closed Merrivale Preparatory School. And she's not the only centenarian in her family. Her sister, fellow centenarian Constance L. Inniss is on a Barbados stamp.