National honours list

Two Barbadians have been awarded knighthoods, the country’s highest honour, for their outstanding contributions to the country. They are Chief Justice Marston Gibson and noted economist and educator, Dr. Frank Alleyne, and their names were at the top of the 2012 Independence Honours List issued tonight.

Now to be called Sir Marston, the notice said he was being recognised for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Barbados and at the international level.

Sir Frank’s recognitions was for his outstanding contribution to education, especially at the tertiary level and for his public service to the people of Barbados.

Other awards included:

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.

Lionel Oliver Weekes:

In recognition of his 24 years’ service in the Barbados Public Service in a senior position and for his invaluable contribution to scouting.

Patterson Keith Herman Cheltenham, Q.C:

For his contribution to the legal profession and public service.

Professor Timothy Roach, FRCP(Edin), FACP:

For his contribution to medicine and particularly HIV/AIDS.

Ian DeVere Archer, LL.M.:

For his outstanding and distinguished Civil Service career, particularly in the area of local and regional civil aviation, the Grantley Adams International Airport Development and his contribution to the Barbados Association of Retired Persons.

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.

Bernell Llewellyn Arrindell:

In recognition of his highly meritorious service and contribution to the development of Barbados’ financial services sector.

Janice Anita Brathwaite-Thompson:

For her highly meritorious contribution to education and the performing arts.

Dr. Victor Edsel Gooding, P. Eng:

For his contribution to research in the area of data transmission via satellite.

William Edgar Muhammad Nassar:

For his contribution to business and community service.

BARBADOS SERVICE STAR

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

Marva Belinda Alleyne:

For her outstanding contribution to the Public Service in particular social care.

Norma Eudene Bowen:

In recognition of her valuable contribution to cultural development in Barbados as a teacher of music.

Marilyn Rosemary Rice-Bowen:

For her outstanding community service and in particular her work with the Young Women’s Christian Association Breakfast Programme in Barbados.

Paulette Margo Drakes:

For her outstanding contribution to the nursing profession.

Dr. Scoffield Eugene Eversley:

In recognition of his dedicated service to the growth and development of the Church of the Nazarene.

BARBADOS SERVICE MEDAL

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

John Andrew King:

In recognition of his contribution to calypso and entertainment.

Demora Elvisio Kirton, J.P.:

For her outstanding contribution to community service, promotion of business education and developmental work with the Justice of the Peace Programme.

Stephanie Amelia Bryan:

For her contribution to the nursing profession.

Ronald Arthur Gittens, J.P.:

For his contribution to small business and his sustained efforts to promote self-employment.

Glennis Eneth Nurse:

For her yeoman service in the field of education and community service.

BARBADOS BRAVERY MEDAL

For acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

Lynette Anita Stoute (Posthumous):

For the courage and selfless love displayed in attempting to rescue her three children whom she thought were trapped in their burning home at Diamond Valley, St. Philip on August 10, 2012.

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