Her Majesty the Queen conferred honours 2008

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Queen Elizabeth II

Government House announced that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously conferred honours on the undermentioned Bahamian Citizens for exemplary services to the Country in the Birthday Honours List 2008:

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE
BRITISH EMPIRE):
COMMANDER (C.B.E.)
(CIVIL DIVISION)

Mrs. Wendy M. Craigg

For outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the finance industry of The Bahamas.

Mr. David A.C. Kelly

For national development in the field of business/Bahamian retail industry and sports.

Mr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace

For long and dedicated service to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in tourism and the private sector.

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE
BRITISH EMPIRE):
OFFICER (O.B.E.)

Dr. George H. Sherman

For long and outstanding service in the medical profession.

Dr. Davidson Hepburn

For exemplary and outstanding public and foreign service over many long years.

Mrs. Sylvia E. Scriven

For dedicated and outstanding contribution to the country as a politician and in the growth and development of the country.

Mr. McGregor Norton Robertson

For outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the financial industry of the country.

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE
BRITISH EMPIRE):
MEMBER, M.B.E.

Mrs. Marina Glinton

For long dedicated service in the private and public sectors and outstanding and faithful service as Director-General of The Bahamas Red Cross.

Mr. John Campbell (Jack) Albury

For business and dedicated service to the community over many long years.

Mr. Frank Russell

For business and dedicated service to the community over many long years.

Mr. Edwin Velock “Vikie” Brown

For service to politics

Mr. Oswald Marshall

For outstanding service as a trade unionist, hotelier and businessman

Ms. Yvonne B. Isaacs

For contribution to community development and politics.

Mr. Rodney Wilbert Braynen

For outstanding contribution to the country as an Architect and Educator.

THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
(CIVIL DIVISION):

Ms. Beryl Adams

For long and exemplary service as a banker.

Mr. Laurin Knowles

For outstanding and dedicated service to the community.

THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
(CIVIL DIVISION): cont.

Mrs. Melvern Bootle-Cornish

For outstanding and dedicated service in business and to the community over many long years.

Reverend Newton Williamson

For his services to the community of Acklins.

Ms. Barbara Darville

For her outstanding and dedicated service in business and to the community over many long years.

Mrs. Joanna Newton

For her outstanding and dedicated service in business and to the community over many long years.

Ms. Felamease Sawyer

For dedicated service as an educator, community leader and social activist

Mrs. Dolly Mills

For dedicated service as an entrepreneur and community leader.

Mr. George Russell

For dedicated service in the fishing industry and service to the community.

THE QUEEN’S POLICE MEDAL
(QPM)

Mr. Christopher Noel McCoy

For exemplary courage and proactive leadership in the execution of his duties as a law enforcement officer.

Mr. Willard Minzo Cunningham

For dedicated service to the growth and development of the community as a law enforcement officer.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WILL RECEIVE THE
QUEEN’S CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF HONOUR

Ms. Barbara Jean Clarke
For 37 years of outstanding and dedicated public service.

Ms. Eloise Cooper
For 35 years of outstanding and dedicated public service.

Mrs. Shelia Eloise Seymour
For long and dedicated service in the field of education.

Mr. George Preston Neely
For outstanding service as an educator.

Mr. Ephraim B. Morley
For service to the community in the field of education and the public service.

Mr. Welly Roberts
For outstanding and dedicated religious service

Ms. Olga Wilchcombe
For outstanding and dedicated religious service.

Ms. Shirley Hodge
For outstanding and dedicated religious service.

Mrs. Daisy McPhee
For education, sports, community service and religion.

Bishop Arthur Knowles
For religion, tourism and community service and religion.

Reverend Bernard McPhee
For religion and community service.

Reverend Hosea Lewis
For religion and community service.

Mr. Will Feaster
For religion and community service

Deaconess Verna Cooper
For religion and community service.

Reverend Ivan Laing
For religion and community service.

Deacon Nelson McIntosh
For religion and community service.

Reverend Beacham Roberts
For religion and community service.

QUEEN’S CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF HONOUR
cont.

Mr. Bert Wilson
For business, tourism and fishing

Elder Leonard Cooper
For religion, tourism and community service.

Deacon Raymond Pinder
For religion and community service.

Mr. Robert Hall
For business and community service.

Deacon Bruce McIntosh
For religion and community service.

Mr. Felix Seymour
For business and community service.

Mr. Merrill Dorsette
For religion and community service.

Mr. Thaddeus Livingston Darling
For long and dedicated service in the business and hospitality industry.

Mr. Burcil Arlington Williams
For business

Ms. Sylvia Deloris Russell
For religion and community service.

Ms. Kathryn E. Moree
For religion and community service.

Ms. Brenda Major
For civics and community service.

Mr. Samuel Theophilus Rigby
For education and religion.

Ms. Maria L. Simmons
Outstanding religious and community service.

Mr. Eddrin Symonette
For business and community service.

Captain Harrod Turnquest
For outstanding and dedicated service to the country over many long years.

Mrs. Louise Pelecanos
For culture and community service.

QUEEN’S CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF HONOUR
cont.

Pastor Elise Knowles
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader.

Mr. Maxwell Adderley
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader.

Deacon Patrick Darville
For outstanding and dedicated service as religious and community leader.

Mr. Rudolph Pratt
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader and businessman.

Mr. Eugene Moree
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader, entrepreneur and sportsman.

Mr. Orlando Turnquest
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader in culture and agriculture.

Mr. Granville Hepburn
For outstanding and dedicated service as a community leader in Local Government.

Mr. Donathan Cornelius Missick
For business and dedicated service to the community over many long years.

Mrs. Olive Marie Seymour
For outstanding and dedicated service in the community.

Mrs. Emmaline Moss
For community service.

Mr. Samuel Murphy
Long service and commitment to the delivery of excellent service to the community.

Reverend Flora Robins
For long service and commitment to the church and community.

Reverend Claudine Virgil
For dedicated service to business, church and the community.

Mrs. Daisy Scavella
For 38 years of loyal and dedicated service in the field of business.

Reverend Linkwood Ferguson
For dedicated service to the church and community.

QUEEN’S CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF HONOUR
cont.

Mrs. Pethrel Virgil
For long and dedicated service in the private sector.

Mr. Charles M. Hunt
For outstanding and dedicated service in business and to the community over many long years.

Mr. Edwin Theodore Hunt
For efficient and professional service in the field of engineering.

Mr. Ulric Jason Mortimer, Jr.
For outstanding and dedicated service in business and to the community over these long years.

Pastor Dion Gibson
For religion and community service.

Pastor Fred Newchurch
For religion ad community service.

Ms. Irene Burrows
For business and dedicated service to the community over many years.

Ms. Faye Walkin
For business and community service.

Mr. Roland Lemuel Moss
For religion and politics.

Nurse Marilyn Rebecca Rolle
For outstanding and dedicated community service.

Mrs. Mildred Geneva Sands
For significant contribution to tourism and culture.

Mrs. Claudina R. Conliffe
For distinguished service as an entrepreneur and community leader.

Mr. Roland McIntosh
For community work.

Ms. Venencia Thompson
For dedicated community service.

Ms. Erma Demeritte
Community Activist

BACKGROUND NOTES
BIRTHDAY HONOURS, 2008

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CIVIL DIVISION):
COMMANDER

Mrs. Wendy M. Craigg

Mrs. Wendy Craigg presently serves as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Central Bank of The Bahamas. A career central banker, Mrs. Craigg has been closely involved in a number of initiatives to enhance the delivery of domestic banking services including the ongoing payment system modernization initiative and the Automated Clearing House (ACH). Mrs. Craigg serves as a Director on the National Insurance Board, Co-Chair of the Trade Commission, and an Executive Committee Member of the Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies. She is also the Lead Negotiator for The Bahamas on the FTAA Services Negotiating Group.

Mr. David A.C. Kelly

Mr. David Kelly began his lifetime career at Kelly’s Hardware Limited, now known as Kelly’s Home Centre. He has successfully managed the transition of Kelly’s from being a relatively small hardware store on Bay Street to becoming a multi-million dollar centre. In 1992 Mr. Kelly received the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Silver Jubilee Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to national development in the field of business. He has made significant contributions to many charitable and civic organizations both personally and through Kelly’s Home Centre; notably to the College of The Bahamas Scholarships, the Cancer Care Centre, St. Anne’s Church and The Bahamas National Trust. Mr. Kelly’s other business responsibilities include being President of National Motor Company. Mr. Kelly represented The Bahamas in two Olympics in yachting in 1968 in Mexico and 1972; in Germany in the Dragon Class; in the Star Class World Champions in Cuba in 1955 and 1957.

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CIVIL DIVISION):
COMMANDER cont.

Mr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace

Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace possesses strong leadership capabilities and creativity which he demonstrated during his twenty-six (26) years of service to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the tourism industry inclusive of the last twelve (12) years when he served as the Director General of Tourism in The Bahamas, Ministry of Tourism. He was appointed Director-General of Tourism in 1993. Prior to that he had been involved in the tourism industry for more than fifteen (15) years, holding senior management positions in both the private and public sectors. Employed with the Ministry of Education and Culture from 1975-1977; joined the Ministry of Tourism’s marketing department, he rose to the position of Deputy General Manager – Marketing from 1979 – 1982. In 1982, Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace joined the staff of Resorts International (Bahamas) Ltd. where he held various managerial positions including Senior Vice President/Office of the President.

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CIVIL DIVISION):
OFFICER

Dr. George H. Sherman

Dr. Sherman has given more than thirty-eight (38) years of service in the medical profession. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Surgeons, and is Consultant Chief Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He was also the former and first Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority Board, where he was instrumental in establishing the operational protocol for this body when it was established in 1999. He is presently the Medical Advisor to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas and is still involved in active private practice. Dr. Sherman returned to Nassau at the end of 1970 and was appointed Consultant at the Princess Margaret Hospital in 1971, and Consultant Chief in 1973, a post which he held until 1990. During this time, Dr. Sherman was instrumental in forming a relationship with Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida for Bahamians to be treated for cancer through radiation.

6 COMMENTS

  1. CONGRATULATIONS BARBS!!! I am truly proud of you and I rejoice with you and your family on this most prestigious award. Hard work TRULY pays off!! YOU GO GIRL!! I’m happy that you are my friend. Keep up the excellent work !!

    Love You!!

  2. Mr. Darling has been a pillar of strength in this industry of service to our visitors and am happy because of his influence upon me in 1977 comin out off school and working with him for three years in the industry . well done Sir’, Toote Shop Corner , Bain Boy Emerald Beach Fore n Aft . this man deserves this award and as a co worker with my father and then he got me to join him in this service, i have serve 28 years since in another field and he’s still keepin it going . Hats off to the son of Toote Shop Corner . U make us all Proud Sir’.

  3. Congratulations to my hardworking mother, Mrs. Barbara Darville. You really deserved this! There is none like you. I love you and wish you the best!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS Barbara Darville of Exuma is as deserving of this honour as any. She is a pillar in the communities of George Town and Hermitage. YOU GO GIRL!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. CRAIGG
    SHE DESERVED IT, SHE IS A HARD WORKING WOMAN AND SHE IS STRONG ANS STANDS HER GROUND.

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