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The honoured ones


BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

The honoured ones

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Businessman Assad John Haloute and prominent attorney-at-law Elliott Mottley have been bestowed with knighthoods.

Sir Assad, who in 1972 founded Chefette Restaurants, was awarded the Knight Bachelor (KB) title in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s honours; while Mottley, a criminal attorney, and the father of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).

Sir Assad, the company’s executive chairman, opened the first Chefette on December 13, 46 years ago on the corner of Cheapside and Redman Drive. The fast-food chain’s products are popular and their colourful branches a norm on the island’s landscape. He was knighted for his contribution to the restaurant business sector and philanthropy.

Sir Elliott, who served as Attorney General in Bermuda, President of the Court of Appeal in Belize as well as a member of the Court of Appeal in Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos, where he still serves, was recognised for his contribution to the legal profession, diplomatic service and the community.

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Clockwise from top left: Frances Chandler, nursing practitioner Joan Williams, Reverend Hughson Inniss and John Watts. (FILEs)

Also on the Queen’s honours list on Friday were agronomist Dr Frances Chandler, retired nursing practitioner Joan Williams, Reverend Hughson Inniss, and John Watts. (BA)

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