Sir Wesley knighted
Rise, Sir Wesley Winfield Hall!
After being ceremonially dubbed by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave yesterday, the West Indies fast bowler and cricket legend rose proudly to have the insignia of Knighthood pinned during a morning investiture ceremony at Government House.
Sir Wesley’s children Dr Kerry Hall and Sean Hall, as well as former team mates Sir Garfield Sobers, Charles Griffith and Rawle Brancker were among those congratulating him on the accolade he received in the Queen’s birthday honours this year for his service to sport and the community.
The Rev Oscar Millar, recognized for services to the Methodist Church, education and the community and Dr George Reid for his services to the financial sector, were presented with insignia of the Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Senator Dr Frances Chandler honoured for services to agriculture and Dr Hensley Robinson for public service in the area of the electoral process, were presented with their insignia of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Sir Elliott also presented Member of the British Empire (MBE) insignias to Collis Blackman for services to labour relations and David Harding for services to the maritime industry. (GE)
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