National Honors Award 2018 list released

THE RT. HONORABLE MAURICE MOORE, C.B.

Her Excellency, The Governor-General, as Chancellor of the Societies of Honour, established under the National Honours Act 2015, in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, and the National Honours Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the following awards under the Act.
 
The Order of National Hero
The Order of National Hero is the most senior Order of The Bahamas and may be conferred upon any person who meets the conditions set out in Section 9, Sub-Section 5 of the National Honours Act 2016, and given selfless service to The Bahamas of a most distinguished nature.
A member of the Order is entitled to be styled “The Rt. Excellent” and is also entitled to place the letters “N.H”. after their name. The Motto of the Order is “Freedom and Justice”
The following have been awarded this Honor Posthumously:
The Rt. Excellent Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, N.H., K.C.M.G.
The Rt. Excellent Sir Roland Theodore Symonette, N.H., K.B.
The Rt. Excellent Sir Milo Boughton Butler, N.H., G.C.M.G
The Rt. Excellent Sir Cecil Vincent Wallace-Whitfield, N.H., K.B.
 
The Order of the Nation
The award of the Order of the Nation may be conferred upon all persons who have been appointed Governor-General of The Bahamas, and upon all persons who have been appointed as Prime Minister. A member of the Order is conferred with the title “The Most Honorable,” and is also entitled to place the letters “O.N.” after their name.
Awarded under this Society are:
 
Governor-General:
Her Excellency,
The Most Honorable Dame Marguerite Pindling, O.N., G.C.M.G.
 
Former Governors-General:
The Most Honorable Sir Orville Turnquest, O.N., G.C.M.G
The Most Honorable Dame Ivy Dumont, O.N., G.C.M.G
The Most Honorable Arthur Hanna, O.N.
The Most Honorable Sir Arthur Foulkes, O.N., G.C.M.G
The following former Governors-General are also awarded under this Society of Honor Posthumously:
The Most Honorable Sir Milo Butler, O.N., G.C.M.G
The Most Honorable Sir Gerald Cash, O.N., G.C.M.G
The Most Honorable Sir Henry Milton Taylor, O.N., K.B.
The Most Honorable Sir Clifford Darling, O.N., GCVO
 
Prime Minister:
The Most Honorable Hubert Alexander Minnis, O.N., M.P.
 
Former Prime Ministers:
The Rt. Excellent Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling , N.H., O.N., K.C.M.G.
The Most Honorable Hubert Alexander Ingraham, O.N.
The Most Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, O.N.
 
The Order of The Bahamas
The award of the Order of The Bahamas is conferred upon any Citizen of The Bahamas who has achieved outstanding distinction in The Bahamas, and given distinguished and exemplary service to The Bahamas.
The Order of The Bahamas includes three ranks of membership, namely Companion, Officer, and Member. A Companion is conferred with the title of Right Honorable” before their name and to place the letters “C.B.” after their names; An Officer is conferred with the title of “ Honorable” before their name and is also entitled to place the letters “O.B.” after their name: A member is also entitled to place the letters “M.B.” after their name. The names of the persons set out below shows the level of the Order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post-nominal.
 
Companion:
The Rt. Honorable Janet Bostwick, C.B.
The Rt. Honorable Maurice Moore, C.B.
The following have been awarded this Honor Posthumously:
The Honorable Dame Doris Johnson, O.B., DBE
Dr. Myles Munroe, M.B.
 
The Order of Distinction
The award of Order of Distinction also includes three ranks of membership and the following have been appointed at the levels of Companion, Officer, or Member. A Companion is entitled place the letters “C.D.” after their name; An Officer is entitled to place the letters “O.D.” after their name; A member is also entitled to place the letters “D.M.” after their name. The names of the persons set out below shows the level of the Order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post-nominal. Persons awarded this Honour are recognized for the exemplary service provided to The Bahamas.
The names of the persons set out below show the level of the Order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post-nominal.
 
Companion:
Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, C.D.
Mrs. Anita Bernard, C.D, CMG
Mrs. Eileen Carron, C.D., CMG
 
Officer:
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, O.M.
Dr. Elwood Donaldson, O.M.
Mr. Lowell Mortimer, O.M., OBE
Mr. Barry Rassin, O.M.
Mrs. Sandra Dean Patterson, O.M.
Dr. Patrick David Roberts, O.M.
 
Member:
Mr. William Sands, D.M.
Mr. Robert Sweeting, D.M.
The following person has been awarded this Honor Posthumously:
Dr. Bernard Nottage, D.M.
 
The Order of Merit
The award of the Order of Merit may be conferred upon any citizen of The Bahamas who has achieved eminent national or international distinction in the field of science, education, public service, the arts, literature or any other endeavour. The Motto of this Order is “Zeal and Unity”.
This Honor also includes three ranks of membership and the following have been appointed at the levels of Companion, Officer, or Member.
A Companion is entitled to place the letters “C.M.” after their name; An Officer is entitled to place the letters “O.M.” after their name; A member is also entitled to place the letters “M.M.” after their name.
The names of the persons set out below show the level of the Order to which they are appointed as well as the applicable title and post-nominal.
 
Companion:
Rev. Sebastian Campbell, C.M.
Mrs. Pauline Davis-Thompson, C.M.
 
Officer:
Monsignor Preston Moss, O.M.
Rev. Dr. J. Emmette Weir, O.M.
 
Member:
Rev. Ervin Clarke, M.M.
Rev. Dr. Gary Curry, M.M.
Rev. Walter Hanchell, M.M.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, The Chancellor will present these awards on National Heroes Day which falls this year on October 9.
 

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