Special moment for honorees
Relatives and friends cheered as Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave presented the insignia of National honours to 21 Barbadians yesterday.
The 10 a.m. ceremony under a large tent on the grounds of Government House, saw the Governor General dub Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson and educator and economist Sir Frank Alleyne Knights of St Andrew, while another 19 honorees received their insignia. The awards were announced on Independence Day last year.
Professor Henry Fraser once again performed the role of orator for the investiture which was attended by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and several members of his Cabinet.
The Gold Crown of Merit was presented to Lionel Weekes for his outstanding career in the Barbados Public Service and his contribution to Scouting; to Patterson Cheltenham, QC, for his contribution to the legal profession and public service; to Professor Timothy Roach for his contribution to medicine and his work with HIV/AIDS in particular and to Ian Archer for his distinguished Civil Service career, particularly in the area of local and regional civil aviation.