23 Bahamians who received the Queen’s annual birthday honours for the year 2009 during a gala ceremony held at Government House.
Nassau, Bahamas — Twenty-three Bahamians received the Queen’s annual birthday honours for the year 2009 during a gala ceremony held at Government House.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Civil Division): Commander (C.B.E.) went to Minister of Tourism & Aviation Senator the Hon Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace for his work in the tourism industry.
Anita D Bernard and Bishop Elgarnet B Rahming received the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George Companion (CMG) designations.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) were awarded to George Cox for his contribution to engineering; Lowell Mortimer for his contribution in the church and community and Harcourt L Turnquest for outstanding work in the Public Service.
The recipients for the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire (M.B.E.) included Sandra Moore, Canon Fitz Goodridge, Edna M Russell and Basil Christie.
The Queen’s Police Medals went to Assistant Commissioner Shannondor H Evans and Chief Superintendent Sylvester A George. Eleven persons received the British Empire Medals (B.E.M.).
Governor General of The Bahamas His Excellency Arthur D Hanna presented the honourees with the Insignia of Orders of Chivalry and other awards. He also thanked them for their contributions to the country.