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SOCIAL SCENE: Honourable mentions

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

SOCIAL SCENE: Honourable mentions

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GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Elliott Belgrave and Lady Belgrave were gracious hosts to recipients of National Honours, their friends and families at Government House last week.

Twenty-two Barbadians whom the country recognised for their outstanding contribution in various areas of endeavour were presented with the insignia of the honour they were awarded during a ceremony held under an expansive marquee in the sprawling, well manicured gardens of the stately mansion.

After the formalities, knights and their ladies mingled with the island’s latest recipient of the Companion of Honour (CHB) Dr Cynthia Wilson, recipients of the Barbados Service Star (BSS), the Gold Crown of Merit (GCM), the Silver Crown of Merit (SCM), the Barbados Bravery Medal (BM) and the Barbados Service Medal (BSM).

The din of chatter was not enough to drown out the sweet sounds of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band which played during the awards ceremony and for the reception which followed.