Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Queen’s Honours Conferred to Three Citizens at Investiture Ceremony

Elma Garraway, right, received the award of MBE for service to education and the community from Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna

By Kathryn Campbell

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in a Queen’s Honours Investiture conferred awards to three distinguished Bahamian citizens during a ceremony at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

The exercise marked completion of the recognition of honourees for the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2018.  Sixteen citizens received their awards during a ceremony in July.

The brief ceremony was attended by senior government officials including permanent secretaries; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), Commodore Tellis Bethel; Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), Anthony Ferguson; family and well-wishers.  Members of the RBDF provided entertainment.

The three honourees, Elma Garraway, Dr. Jonathan Rodgers and Kendal Romeo Culmer have contributed to the development of The Bahamas.  Read more >>