Caribbean Nationals Make Queen’s New Year Honours List
By NAN Contributor
News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Jan. 2, 2017: Several Caribbean nationals have made the Queen of England’s annual New Year Honours List for 2017.
Among them is Caribbean-born Beverley Glean, founder and artistic director of IRIE! Dance Theatre, who received the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Promotion of African and Caribbean Dance. Glean founded the Theatre in 1985. She was trained at LABAN, Jamaica School of Dance and El Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba.
This year, there were also five awardees from Grenada; four from St Kitts and Nevis and three from Antigua & Barbuda.
The honorees from Grenada are as follows:
Michael Archibald, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to banking;
Lawrence Anthony Duncan, Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the cruise ship industry;
Maudlyn Ferguson, Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE): for services to education;
Jarvis Kelvin Paul Lawrence, British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to horticulture and business and;
Norbert Carlvin Simon, British Empire Medal (BEM), for services to the fishing industry;
The honorees from St. Kitts/Nevis are as follows:
Dennis Michael Arthur Morton, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to commerce and industry;
Claudette Althea Manchester, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE); for services to broadcasting and to the community;
Eloise Vanta Archibald, Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for public service and;
Elquemedo Tonitto Willett, Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for services to sport.
The honorees from Antigua & Barbuda are as follows:
Dwight Cuthbert Revirre Gardiner, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to the national and international marine community and;
Assistant Police Commissioner Philip Nehemiah Isaacs and Assistant Police Commissioner Alvin Sylvester Thomas of the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda who both received the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM.
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