Arise, Sir Woodville!
Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands yesterday carried out the ceremonial dubbing and presented the insignia of office to Barbados’ latest knight, Professor Emeritus Sir Woodville Marshall, at Government House.
The professor, with a Knight Bachelor title for his services to education, was granted the highest award locally by Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List last June.
Other top awards, most of which were presented yesterday, were the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) to Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of Barbados, the Most Reverend Dr John Holder, for services to religion, and managing director and chief executive officer of Barbados Port Inc., Everton Walters, for services to the maritime industry.
The other CBE award, for services to the Foreign?Service, went to retired permanent secretary Teresa Marshall, who was not present.
The Member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) went to Deputy Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel Atheline Branch, for services to the military; and managing director of Howard’s Supermarket, Norman Howard, for services to business.