first_img2018 National Awardees…Komal Samaroo, Justice Oslen Ainsworth Fitzgerald Small, Alvin Oliver Thompson receive CCHForty-nine women from various fields are among those who will be conferred with national awards by President David Granger as part of the celebrations of Guyana’s 52nd Independence Anniversary. These persons have been recognised for their outstanding service and sterling contributions toward national development. The awards will be presented at an Investiture ceremony slated to be held on October 6, 2018.Leading the list of 96 awardees is founder of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM Guyana, Karen Abrams; medical practitioner, Dr Holly Patricia Alexander; veteran educator Donna Ann Chapman; and Optometrist, Michelle Ming; all of whom will receive the Golden Arrowhead of Achievement and the Ministry of the Presidency’s very own Presidential Photographer, Sandra Helouise Prince; gender consultant at the Ministry of Social Protection, Hazel Halley-Burnett; and Coordinator of Women Across Differences (WAD), Colonel Wendella Samuels-Boston who will all be receiving the insignia of the Medal of Service.Meanwhile the highest national award Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH) was conferred to Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Chairman Komal Samaroo, Justice Oslen Ainsworth Fitzgerald Small, Alvin Oliver ThompsonPresident David Granger has said that the conferral of national awards is recognised as a mechanism, provided under the Constitution of Guyana to give due national recognition to outstanding citizens, and he has committed to ensuring that these national honours are conferred regularly.In 2015, 19 women from a total of 53 received national awards. The Order of Roraima was received by one person; three received the Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH); seven received the Golden Arrow of Achievement (AA); five received the Medal of Service (MS) and three received the Disciplined Service Medal (DSM).In October 2016, a total of 32 women received awards; four received the CCH; 14, the AA; 12, the MS; and two received the DSM. A total of 86 individuals were conferred with awards. Additionally, 12 groups were conferred with the MS insignia on the occasion of Guyana’s 46th Republic Anniversary in February, earlier in 2016. His Excellency the President and members of the Advisory Council for the Orders of Guyana offer sincere congratulations to all the persons who will be bestowed this national honour.In 2017, 31 women were conferred with national awards with acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Madame Yonette Decina Cummings-Edwards, leading the list at that time.Cacique’s Crown of HonourKomal SamarooJustice Oslen Ainsworth Fitzgerald SmallProfessor Alvin Oliver ThompsonGolden Arrow of AchievementKaren AbramsArnon Adriel Cornelius AdamsHolly Patricia AlexanderValeska AustinRobert Jiteshvar BadalClaude Holmon BlackmoreJerome BulkanJohn Goodridge CarpenterDonna Ann ChapmanEton McDonald ChesterMichael Orlando CorreiaPravinchandra DaveRovin DeodatDenise Dawn DeSouzaMaurice Rudranauth GajadharSarah Julia GordonEverett Nathaniel HarewoodNoel Gordon HolderAlim Azad HoseinMohamed Shabir HussainSalmaa Naseebah KhanMonica Elizabeth La BennettGeraldine Maison HallsYvette Anita MartinMichelle MingHakeem MohamedHaji Shaheed MohamedMohamod Zabeer MujayAleema NasirBrian John O’TooleKent Brentnol PhillipsBerneita Louretta PrimoCanon Thurston RiehlViola RoweLennox Oliver ShufflerDavid Jaikarran SinghAngold ThompsonAiesha Unickie WilliamsMathilda Saigo-WilliamsBertram WilkinsonNorris WitterMedal of ServiceLoretta Brotherson-AlexanderMorgan AllicockBaidwantie BalgobinDenise Yvonne BelgraveClonel Wendella Samuels-BostonBasil Selwyn BradshawHazel Halley-BurnettYvonette Rhonda ChichesterRenata Chuck-A-SangHenry ClenkianKawalpattie DayaramCarlotta DeJesusDesiree Adele EdghillTrenetta Hollis ElliotCleveland Leon FordeDeon Cherryl GouldElaine Eugenie GrannumLaurie Rufus GreenidgeHaimraj DhanrajiePaul HarrisBrenda HastingsCasey HastingsWendy Ann Cleopatra HermonstineYvette HerodIshwardaiLeontina Maria JoseDarul Hakim KhanVernon Eustace LambertBarbara Angela LawrenceJulie LewisErol Kemal MakzumeSyeada ManbodhPaula Erlena McAdamStanley Ignatius McGarrellPearl Gladys McLeanShirley MelvilleBarbara Pilgrim-RobertsGail PrimoSandra Helouise PrincePaulette Elene RagoobeerNadia RamdinSharifah RazackAmanda RichardsGaitree Singh-HenryIgnatius WilsonNicholas Andre YoungMilitary Service MedalLt. Col Lester Sherwin AndersonLt. Col Godfrey BessLt. Col. Julius Randolph SkeeteDisciplined Services MedalAssistant Commissioner Leslie Albert JamesAssistant Commissioner Paul Andrew WilliamsDivisional Fire Officer (Retired ) Paul Egerton Carmichaellast_img read more