BRADES, Montserrat, Mar 17, CMC – A judge with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court was among six women honoured here on Saturday night for their “selfless contribution and commitment to the development and advancement of Montserrat”.
Justice Esco Henry, received the second highest national award – the Order of Excellence – at the 5th National and Honours and Awards Ceremony for her service in the field of Law and Public Service.
The judge, who prior to her appointment to the bench in 2014, served as the attorney general here, as well as the legal advisor to the St. Kitts-Nevis-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) told the ceremony that she was accepting “an award which belonged to all of the people of Montserrat.
“It is no small thing when you are recognised in your hometown. His Lord Jesus Christ said that a prophet has no honour in his hometown. When you are recognise din your hometown it is a huge thing and I want to say thanks to all of you,” she said.
The Order of Excellence was also bestowed on Dr. Icilima Fergus-Rowe for her service and achievements on the field of Medicine, while three persons were awarded the Order of Distinction for their distinguished and outstanding contributions.
They are Reverend Rosalind Morgan for her contributions in the areas of education, religion and community involvement, Sonia Charles for her service in the field of medicine, most notable her commitment to Breast Cancer Awareness, and Mrs. Claudette Weekes for her services in the education and the public service.
The Order of Merit for meritorious contributions to Montserrat was awarded to Geraldine Mason for her contributions to culture and community development.