Top honours for nine Barbadians

Nine Barbadians have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The recipients include leading figures from the labour movement, education, the church and the public service.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) awardees are former permanent secretaries Charles Livingstone Smith and Shirley Irene Farnum for their public service and former District Superintendent of the Nazarene Church, Barbados District, Reverend Dr.Orlando Devere Seale for his contribution to the church and education.

Those presented with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) are : President of the Caribbean Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations Cedric Harcourt Murrell for this contribution to the labour movement. His counterpart President of the Barbados Workers Union Linda Patricia Brooks also received the award for her years of service.  Carlton O’Brian Hinds also received the honour for work in the catering industry.

Two former fire chiefs Velmo Claudius Cadogan and Clifford Adelbert Clarke have been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire for their services to the Barbados Fire Service. Veteran education Alvin Ellwood Carter also received the special honour.

13 Responses to Top honours for nine Barbadians

  1. Saga Boy January 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Congrats to the deserving men and women.

  2. Born bajan January 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Next time ask the people to recommend people from our community. I could think of at lease two candidates.

  3. Othneal January 1, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Crumbs from the Master’s table for enduring fidelity to self and Empire. At what cost?

    • jennifer January 2, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Keeping this majority people subjugated too. It is these sort of blind c^nt$ that make you shame to be negroid.

  4. Shirley Trotman January 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Congrats to all.

  5. Seaweed January 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Archaic. If Barbados is really serious about becoming a Republic, these foreign honours must cease. Then we can dispense with all the knighthoods as well.

  6. BYRON HOSTEN January 1, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    congrats to MR.Cadogan and MR.Clarke.You gentlemen deserve trained me at probyn street fire station as a member of the Royal Grenada Force somethings i will be forever grateful for apart from fire fighting is respect, and honesty

  7. BYRON HOSTEN January 1, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    congrats to Mr. Cadgon and Clarke, as a former officer of the royal Grenada police force, trained by you at the Probyn street fire station i salute you both for attaining the above queen`s award I was taught not only fire fighting but Respect ,Honesty THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  8. Belfast January 1, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    In the right-hand corner, of our mouths, we want to knockdown Nelson. Paint Nelson black and blue, and yellow. Do away with HM the Queen as Head of State of Barbados.
    And in the left-hand corner of our mouths, while still loitering on the steps of Buck House we are begging cap in hand for a hand out of awards. Awards from the same very Empire which had employed Admiral Lord Nelson as head of its Navy.
    Why did we ever institute our own system of national awards, if we are still contented to grab those of the United Kingdom as well?
    Are our awards of the Mickey, or Ossie Moore, class?
    Pride and Industry. Two lost Barbadian gems.

    • jennifer January 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Too many eating out that coon/dog bowl.

  9. Belfast January 1, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    One wonders how many Barbadians are willing to accept any payments, salaries, and wages in the old British Pound, Shilling, and Pence ($4.80 to 1 Pound) currency.
    Why then are we pleased to accept awards as members of an Empire that have long been made redundant?

  10. Harry January 2, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Right on Belfast

  11. Tony Waterman January 8, 2018 at 2:15 am

    @Belfast!!!! When last did you get $4.80 for a British Pound ?? it has been in the $2.40-2.50 Range for the longest time now.
    That’s why we got Independence, they had no Money to support us.


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