President to present 85 persons with national awards
On the occasion of Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary, President David Granger, Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana, on Wednesday announced that some 85 persons have been selected to receive awards under the Order of Roraima of Guyana and the Order of Service of Guyana.
Among the awardees for the second highest national award – the Order of Roraima – is Freundel Jerome Stuart, Prime Minister of
Barbados. Prime Minister Stuart will be awarded for his dedication and commitment to the Caribbean Community and his unflinching support for the rights of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Attorney Rex Herbert McKay and Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Umax Adolphus Scotland have also been identified to receive that award for their long, dedicated and outstanding service as a legal practitioner and commitment and service to Guyana in the diplomatic, parliamentary and legal fields and in the public service respectively.
Identified for the Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH) for his long and outstanding service in the field of business is Inderjeet Beharry, Director of Edward B Beharry and Company. Also to receive the CCH for her outstanding service in the administration of the law is Chief Justice Yonette Decina Cummings-Edwards. For his long and outstanding service in tertiary education, in industrial relations and trade unionism and in jurisprudence in Guyana and the Caribbean, Dr Harold Alexander Lutchman; former Vice Chancellor University of Guyana will also receive the award.
The Golden Arrow of Achievement will be awarded to Lawrence Anselmo, for his unflinching commitment in the safeguarding of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Guyana and his research in the Arecuna language. Marilyn Patricia Dewar, music teacher and Accompanist of the Woodside Choir will also receive this award for her long and outstanding service in the field of education.
Meanwhile, the Medal of Service will be awarded to retired coordinator of People’s National Congress Reform Marjorie Eleanor Charles. Also to receive this award is Mohindra Persaud, General Manager and Director Nand Persaud and Company Limited.
The Military Service Medal will be awarded to Colonel Paul Anthony Arthur and Nazrul Hussain for their distinguished service beyond the normal call of duty as Officers in the Guyana Defence Force.
The Disciplined Services Medal will be awarded to Maxine Lavern Graham, Senior Superintendent, Staff Officer Administration 1 for
sustained and dedicated service of a high order in the Guyana Police Force; and Brian Linden Alexander Joseph, Assistant Commissioner of Police/Head of the Presidential guard, for sustained and dedicated service of a high order in the Guyana Fire Service.