Barbadians are being invited to nominate fellow citizens for National Independence Honours.
Nominees should be outstanding in sport, science, the arts, culture and civic or other areas, or have provided meritorious service in the military or protective services.
Categories and criteria are: Knight of St. Andrew-awarded for outstanding and extraordinary achievement and merit in service to Barbados and humanity at large; Companion of Honour of Barbados-awarded for distinguished national achievement and merit: The Crown of Merit-awarded in two grades (gold and silver) for highly meritorious service or achievement in science, the arts, literature, sport, civic duties or any other endeavour worthy of national recognition. Honorary awards in these categories may be made to persons who are not citizens of Barbados.
In addition, the Barbados Service Award-awarded in two grades (Service Star and Service Medal) for meritorious work in the civil, fire, military, police, prison or other protective services or in any other field of endeavour. No honorary awards or posthumous awards are made in this category.
The Barbados Bravery Medal-for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances will also be awarded.
Nomination forms and pre-addressed envelopes will be available from the Cabinet Office, Government Headquarters, as well as all Post Offices, Branch Libraries and Cave Shepherd’s Information Desk, Broad Street, from June 1.
Completed nomination forms must be submitted by July 31 to: The Secretary, National Honours and Decorations Advisory Council, The Cabinet Office, Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St. Michael.
Further information may be obtained by telephoning 435-5589 or 436-6435 Exts 5107/5298.