Dame Maizie Irene Barker-Welch was today presented with the Insignia of Dame Commander of the British Empire by Governor General, Sir Elliot Belgrave, in an investiture ceremony at Government House. ??
A former teacher, member of the House of Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary, Dame Maizie was described, in her citation, as an advocate for the rights of women, skilled in many disciplines, a Christian; and a woman of virtue.
She was awarded the Barbados Centennial Honour in 2000, the Companion of Honour of Barbados in 2008 and appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the New Year???s Honours List 2014. ??
Dame Maizie???s award was presented in recognition of her service to national, regional and international advocacy for the rights of women.