His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, GCMG, KA, has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the Independence of Barbados.

The Barbados National Honours and Decorations Systems was instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980.

The Letters Patent provide, inter alia, for the establishment of the Order of Barbados in which there are four (4) classes of awards: a) Knight or Dame of St. Andrew; b) Companion of Honour of Barbados; c) The Crown of Merit in two grades ??? the Gold and Silver; d) and Tthe Barbados Service Award in two grades ??? the Star and??Medal.

The Barbados Star of Gallantry, the Barbados Bravery Medal and the Services Medal of Honour were also instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980.??To download the Independence Day Honours List for 2015, persons may click here.

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