Governor General of Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, presented awards to ten distinguished Saint Lucians, who upon the advice of Her Majesty’s Saint Lucia Ministers, were honoured in the Birthday Honours List, 2013. The awards and recipients are as follows:
1. Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) – Mr. Nathaniel Polycarp Husbands (for services to the nation);
2. Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) –
(a) Mrs. Rosamund Elizabeth Josephine Taylor (for public service)
(b) Mr. Sylvestre Phillip (for services to education and the community);
(c) Mr. Jeremiah Finbar De Lellis Sullivan (for services to education); and
(d) Mr. Marcus Day (for humanitarian services).
3. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) –
(a) Richard Lascaris (for services to the fishing industry);
(b) Mrs. Roseline Etienne Joseph (for services to education and community development);
(c) Mr. John Noel (for service to the community);
(d) Mr. Linus Leon (for service to the fisheries sector) and
(e) Mr. Edward Edwin Mangaroo (for services to the Fisheries Co-operative movement).
The closing remarks were delivered by Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who congratulated the awardees on their achievements and thanked them for going beyond the ordinary call of duty. Noting the diversity of backgrounds and contributions awarded, the Prime Minister said, “At least three of the recipients were fishermen. This is a signal that no matter what the station in life, no matter what the calling in life, your contribution to this country matters.”
“The award is not only intended for those who occupy particular positions in our society, but applies to all, irrespective of what part of the country in which they may reside, but equally whatever their field of engagement or endeavor. What matters ultimately is the quality of service and the willingness to share their skills and talent with the communities that they serve.”
The ceremony was held at the Government House, on Thursday, November 07, 2013.