Friday 17th May, 2018 –Ten Antiguans and Barbudans were honoured today by Governor General Sir Rodney Williams in the second annual Governor General’s Personal Honours.
The awards are the brainchild of Sir Rodney Williams who felt that there are many citizens and residents who have performed exceedingly well in various areas of society, but who do not meet the requirements for national honours.
Those who received insignias during today’s ceremony on the lawns of Government House were:
Princess Margaret Principal Dr. Colin Greene for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education, Mr. Edric Potter, for Distinguished contribution to National Development, particularly in the area of Law Enforcement, Mr. Eli Fuller, Mr. Scott Potter, John Watt and Nicholas Psihoyos for Services in the area of Sports and Environment Support and Michelle Henry of the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda for Service in the Field of Heritage and Culture.
Other awardees included Dolston Quinland for Notable Service in the Field of Tourism and Hospitality, Hezekiah ‘Wally’ Jackson for Faithful Service in the Preservation of Heritage Craftsmanship and Mrs. Eunice Simmons, for Notable Service in the Field of Education.
The awards were divided into three categories: Faithful and Meritorious Service Cross, Faithful and Meritorious Service Medal, Gold and Faithful and Meritorious Medal, Silver.
This year the Halo Humanitarian Award was bestowed on Franklin Southwell II for Humanitarian Services rendered to the community.
The award is an umbrella charitable organization founded by Their Excellencies, Sir Rodney and Lady Sandra Williams.
HALO aims to recognize those citizens, particularly the youth that are involved with humanitarian efforts in their communities and the twin island state as a whole.