Bahamians receive national honours, some posthumously

Bahamians receive national honours, some posthumously

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Governor-General His Excellency C.A. Smith, in accordance with the Prime Minister and the National Honours Advisory Committee, on Wednesday announced the following awards under the National Honours Act, 2016.

THE ORDER OF THE BAHAMAS

The award of the Order of The Bahamas is conferred upon any Citizen of The Bahamas who has achieved outstanding distinction in The Bahamas, and given distinguished and exemplary service to The Bahamas.

The Order of The Bahamas includes three ranks of membership, namely: Companion, Officer, and Member.

A Companion is conferred with the title of “Right Honourable” before their name and the placement of the letters “C.B.” after their name.

An Officer is conferred with the title of “Honourable” before their name and is also entitled to place the letters “O.B.” after their name.

A Member is entitled to place the letters “M.B.” after their name.

The names of the persons set out below show the level of the Order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post-nominal.

Companions:

The Rt. Honourable Reverend. Dr. Phillip Rahming, C.B.

 

 

 

The following have been awarded the Companion honour posthumously:

The Rt. Honourable Timothy Gibson, C.B.

The Rt. Honourable Reverend Dr. Hervis Bain, C.B.

 

THE ORDER OF DISTINCTION

The award of Order of Distinction also includes three ranks of membership, and the following have been appointed at the levels of Companion, Officer, or Member.

 

A Companion is entitled to place the letters “C.D.” after their name.

 

An Officer is entitled to place the letters “O.D.” after their name.

 

A member is also entitled to place the letters “D.M.” after their name.

 

The names of the persons set out below show the level of the order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post- nominal. P

 

Persons awarded this Honour are recognized for the exemplary service provided to The Bahamas.

 

Companions:

Mr. Frank Watson, C.D.

Mr. Orville “Tommy” Turnquest, C.D.

 

 

Officers:

Mr. Keith Vere Mason Sr. O.D., LVO, OPM, MBE  (No Photo)

 

Dr. Elwood Donaldson, O.D.

 

Mr. Frank Rolle, O.D. (No Photo)

Members:

Dr. Gail Saunders, D.M., O.B.E,

Mrs. Angela Missouri Sherman-Peter, D.M.

 

Mr. Godfrey Kelly, D.M., C.M.G, M.A., LL.M Mr.

 

Edward “Dud” Maynard, D.M. (Centre)

 

Mrs. Lynn Holowesko, D.M., C.B.E, J.P.

 

Mr. Norwood Rahming, D.M.  (No photo)

 

 

 

 

 

THE ORDER OF MERIT

Companions:

Reverend Dr. Charles Saunders, C.M. Bishop

 

 

Carrington Pinder, C.M. (far right).

 

 

 

The following have been awarded this honour posthumously:

Mr. Edmund Moxey Sr. C.M.

 

 

Mr. Louis George Adams Sr. C.M.  (No photo)

Officers:

Reverend J. Carl Rahming, O.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members:

Reverend Charles Sweeting, M.M. (No photo)

Reverend Oral Rex Major M.M., A.C.P, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., D.D. (Hon), J.P.

 

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