Caribbean Nationals Honored By Queen

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News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. June 14, 2011: Several lucky Caribbean nationals were honored by Queens Elizabeth, II on her birthday over the weekend.

Among them was Ulric Scatliffe, chief scouting commissioner in the British Virgin Islands; Sydney P. Christian and Peter A. Daley. Archdeacon of Antigua and Barbuda.

Bahamas natives Warren Levarity was honored for services to politics and the community while Monsignor Preston Moss was for services to religion religious education and the community while Alphonso Robert Elliot was honored for services to business and to the community.

Other Bahamian honorees included Reverend Kenris Carey, for services to religion and to the community; Bishop Wenith Davis, for services to religion education and the community; William E. (Billy) Lowe, for services to the church and the community; the Reverend Vernon Moses, for services to religion and religious education; Marvin Vernon Bethell, for services to business the Church and to the community; Alfred Bismarck Coakley, for services to business and to the community; Mrs Susan Gail Holwesko Larson for services to the community and to conservation; David Pinder for services to the community; Mrs Elaine Ann Pinder for services to business, the Church and to the community; Mrs Susan Roberts for services to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas; The Reverend Ralph Russel for services to business and to religion; Mrs Cleomie Hilda Antonio for services to the community and to the Church; Mrs Betty Brenda Archer for services to the Church and to the community; James Wilfred Dean for services to business and to the community; Ms Claretta M. Duncombe for services to nursing the community and to the advancement of women; Mrs Arlene Nash Ferguson for services to education; Emmett Munroe for services as the Mailboat Captain and to business; Ms Olivia Turnquest for services to education and to the community; Dr. the Reverend John C. Wallace, JP for services to religion and to the community; Ms Erma W. Williams for services to the community; Deputy Commissioner Marvin Dames, for services to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Senior Assistant Commissioner Quinn McCartney for services to the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Grenada nationals honored included Professor Kathleen Coard for services to medicine and to the community; Paul J. V. Slinger for services to business and to the community; Lloyd Bubb for public service; Lordnell Bubb for public service and Ken Licorish for services to agriculture.

The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren.