May 25 2019

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The Investiture Ceremony 2019, under the Orders of Guyana, was held yesterday at the National Cultural Centre, with almost four score persons being honoured for their service to Guyana.

The President bestowing awards on some of the recipients


The awards are bestowed based on work done in a diverse array of fields, such as academia, business, charity, economics, education, enterprise, faith, sports, and security.
The ceremony involved a tribute from the National Dance Company, and musical renditions of national songs led by the Guyana Police Force Band and Choir.
The awardees were honoured by President David Granger and the Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards.
The President recalled that the Constitution established the National Honour System to recognise persons whose service “has had immeasurable impact” on the country.
“These awards should never be disregarded or disparaged,” he said. The National Awards have to be restored to a place of prominence, he added.
The awards have been conferred annually, since 2015, and the President has assured that that practice will not break form.
Chancellor Justice Cummings-Edwards said that the nation was built through hard work, pain and sacrifice, and that these annual awards are to honour the persons who continue to build on the strength of the nation.
She noted the importance of recognising – even iconising – citizens for their hard work.


Receiving the Disciplined Services Medal were Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon Alves; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Langevine; and Retired Divisional Officer, Compton Sparman.
Lieutenant Colonel Courtney Arthur Byrne received the Military Service Medal.


The recipients of the Medal of Service

are Shameza Baksh, Taramattie Barker, Roxanne Barratt, Rosemary Benjamin-Noble, Donna Bowman, John Critchlow, Wavenie Dorsett, Hilbert Foster, Gloria Garraway, Lawrence Griffith, Soyinka Grogan, Claudette Heyliger-Thomas, Parmeshwar Jagmohan, Suresh Jagmohan, Ian Jardine, Mohamed Nizam Kassim, Bibi Fazeela Khan, Gordon Kingston, Kumar Lallbachan, Peter Lewis, Nasrudeen Mohamed, Terrence Anthony Poole, Leslie Ramalho, Harripersaud Ramsewack, Petal Ridley, Gail Robinson, Ramkarran Roopchan, James Sampson, Komal Singh, Zohora Singh, and Fitzroy Younge.

The recipients of the Golden Arrow of Achievement
are Vincent Alexander, Lorene Baird, Ruth Benjamin-Huntley, Calvin Benn, Leslie Black, William Boyle, Negla Brandis, Paul Carto, Rudolph Cummings, Phillip DaSilva, Patrick Farnum, Egbert Field, Nicholas Fredericks, Malcolm Harripaul, Vincent Henry, Dickson Hooper, Leon Johnson, Kalam Juman-Yassin, Patrice La Fleur, Carl Lashley, Derrick Lawrence, Lawrence London, Julia Mansell, Suresh Narine, Christopher Nascimento, Lurline Nestor, Maxine Parris-Aaron, Rajendra Persaud, Eric Phillips,Sandra Shivdat, Gomathinayagam Subramanian, Morris Wilson, Genevieve Whyte-Nedd, Garfield Wiltshire, William Woolford, and O’Donna Allsopp.


The Recipients of the Cacique’s Crown of Honour

are Frederick Case, Charles Fung-A-Fatt, David Hales, Riyad Insanally, Abdool Majeed, and Fr. Terrence Montrose.

President and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana, David Granger

A Tribute from the National Dance Company

The Constitution of the Orders of Guyana makes provision for the National Awards.
The National Award tradition, as it is currently known, began in 1970 when Guyana gained Republic Status. Initially, Guyana had started out with two orders, The Order of Excellence and The Order of Roraima. These are the two highest orders that could be conferred on a citizen. The Order of Service was added six years later. It constitutes the General Awards: the Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the Golden Arrow of Achievement, and the Medal of Service.
Special Awards within the Order of Service are given for courage and bravery, military service and service to the Police Service, the Prison Service, and the Fire Service: the Cacique Crown of Valour, the Golden Arrow of Courage, the President’s Commendation for Brave Conduct, the Military Service Star and Medal, the Disciplined Service Star for Distinguished Service, and the Disciplined Services Medal for Meritorious Service, Long Service and Good Conduct.
Justice Cummings-Edwards said that citizens of other countries may also be awarded for service of an outstanding or exceptional nature.

Original Post

Prime Minister heads list of National Awardees

-‘Sash’ Sawh, Desiree Fox posthumously honoured

By Leonard Gildarie

Long-serving Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, led a list of 131 citizens and groups receiving National Awards yesterday. Murdered former Minister of Agriculture, Satyadeow ‘Sash’ Sawh, and Dr. Desrey Fox, Amerindian Affairs Minister, who died in a car accident late 2009, were honoured posthumously.Retired boxing champions, Malcolm Parris and Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis, cricketing star Ramnaresh Sarwan and world-rated squash player, Nicolette Fernandes, were among the sports personalities honoured.The list also included goldminers, teachers, nurses and veteran army pilot, Michael ‘Mike’ Charles


During the investiture ceremony at the National Cultural Centre, the first since 2002, President Bharrat Jagdeo called on the recipients to continue playing their role in the country’s development.All told, there were one Order of Excellence (OE) which went to the Prime Minister; 14 Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH); 21 Golden Arrowhead of Achievement; 64 Medal of Service (Individuals) and 12 Medal of Service (Groups).
For the Guyana Defense Force, Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best was the recipient of the highest award for his category- the Military Service Star (MSS).
The Military Service Medal (MSM) went to nine high-ranking army and Coast Guard officers.Commissioner of Police, Henry Greene, was conferred the Disciplined Services Star (DSS) while the Disciplined Services Medal for Meritorious Service went to six persons including four Assistant Commissioners of Police; Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and Colin Howard, Senior Superintendent of the Guyana Prison Service.


For outstanding contributions to the country through their service and selfless work a total of 64 persons received the Medal of Service.


Medal of Service
In the latter category, US-based Guyanese philantrophist, George Subraj, who has led countless medical teams to Guyana, was among the awardees.Included also in this category were university lecturer, Al Creighton; child-care worker, Ann Greene; designer Don Gomes; writer and playwright, Dr. Paloma Mohamed; Amerindian leader and activist, Yvonne Pearson; karate coach, Frank Woon-a-Tai; world-renowned body-building champion, Hugh Ross; veteran teacher, Wilfred Success; veteran education personality, Jean Persico and Yvonne Hinds- wife of the Prime Minister whose work in the Guyana Relief Council has been brought help to scores of fire and other disaster victims.Former Amerindian Affairs Minister, Vibert DeSouza, and Bishop Juan Edghill were recognized also in this category for their works.
In the Medal of Service Group awards, Food For The Poor (Guyana) Inc; Guyana Relief Council; Help and Shelter; Kashif and Shanghai; Mothers In Black; Sisters of Mercy and the Phoenix Recovery Project were among the 12 bodies that were honoured for their contributions.

Golden Arrow of Achievement

Goldminers/businessmenn Alfro Alphonso; Chunilall Baboolall; Shawn Hopkinson and Brian Tiwari were recognized for their contributions to the mining industry and were conferred with the Golden Arrowhead of Achievement.Included also in this category were Lindener, Dunstan Barrow; construction giant, Courtney Benn; writer/poet Dr. David Dabydeen; trade unionist Carvil Duncan; veteran pilot/businessman Captain Gerry Gouveia, and Ambassador/diplomat, Elisabeth Harper.Businessmen, Edmund ‘Eddie’ Vieira and Glen Khan were recognized also in this category for contributions to the fishing and commerce sectors, respectively.
Receiving the CCH awards were Statistician, Lennox Benjamin; former acting Director of Public Prosecutions and now Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang; artist Philip Moore; tax chief Khurshid Sattaur and Bank of Guyana boss, Lawrence Williams.
Receiving the Order of Roraima were Attorney General Charles Ramson and acting Chancellor Justice Carl Singh


Receiving the posthumous award for Minister Sawh was his wife, Sattie Sawh while for Minister Fox was her son, Terrence Fox.

Addressing a packed gathering at the National Cultural Centre, the President while admitting that it has been a while now since the awards ceremony was held, it is important that Guyana continue to recognize the contributions of its citizens.
Role
The awards, he noted, would have covered areas from rice, sugar, bauxite, culture and almost every aspect of the Guyanese lives.The awardees have all played an important role in building the country’s ‘foundations’.He challenged them not to sit back but continue to play their role in ensuring that the next generation benefits.He noted the awards were but a token of the country’s appreciation.The ceremony would be the last of its kind for Jagdeo who is due to step down, after the November 28 General and Regional Elections, after serving two consecutive terms as President .According to the President yesterday, he has no problems with Guyanese excelling or accumulating wealth, once it is done honestly.In a parting message on the upcoming elections, the official hoped that it would serve as a uniting force for the country with Guyanese not losing sight of who they are as a people.


National Awards were last held in 2002.
The first appointments to the Orders of Guyana were made in 1970.
The highest national award is the Order of Excellence of Guyana, which is limited to six living citizens of Guyana.The Order of Roraima of Guyana, the second highest national award, is limited to thirty-five living citizens of Guyana.


After then, several other persons received national awards individually, including posthumously, President Cheddi Jagan, for whom a special award, namely the Order of Liberation, was declared.


 
For those sufferers of loss of memory the above is refresher.  Sometimes focusing on too much negativity dulls  reasoning.
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Django posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Prashad posted:

The koolie sell out Awards?

Convicts are getting awards. 

Can you point out the "Convict" who received an award ?

There are several.  Who you want me to list first?

Please list them, in what ever order you choose.

Django posted:
Dave posted:

3000 Indians was massacre by Afro Nefro PNC tugs on this day. 

Their lives should be honour. 

Lie.. prove it  !!!

There are numerous discussion on GNI, regarding those events.

3000 Indians were MURDER by your Black brother.. wannabe Blackman -DJANGO 

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:

3000 Indians was massacre by Afro Nefro PNC tugs on this day. 

Their lives should be honour. 

Lie.. prove it  !!!

There are numerous discussion on GNI, regarding those events.

3000 Indians were MURDER by your Black brother.. wannabe Blackman -DJANGO 

PROVE IT !!!  LYING  skunk.

Looks like those who fetch slop can for pnc are correct, not to downplay the atrocities but only 5 were actually murdered. What is troubling though is the mob mentality taken by the people that django now support unconditionally.   

Drugb posted:

Looks like those who fetch slop can for pnc are correct, not to downplay the atrocities but only 5 were actually murdered.

What is troubling though is the mob mentality taken by the people that django now support unconditionally.   

Listen banna why am i the subject of discussion  ?  I warned you about the label.

Head to the other thread and educate yourself.

Drugb posted:

Django, your deeds are the measure of who you are as a human, or inhumane in your case. Keep supporting pnc atrocities against indos, it suits your style. 

As mentioned, i am not the  subject  of discussion also i don't judge or berate posters here.

Django posted:
Drugb posted:

Django, your deeds are the measure of who you are as a human, or inhumane in your case. Keep supporting pnc atrocities against indos, it suits your style. 

As mentioned, i am not the  subject  of discussion also i don't judge or berate posters here.

If you, Carib, Stormborn, Iguana and the few others who oppose them stop posting, they will be left socializing with each other, and the board will die. Maybe that's what Amral and Raymond want.

Leonora posted:
Django posted:
Drugb posted:

Django, your deeds are the measure of who you are as a human, or inhumane in your case. Keep supporting pnc atrocities against indos, it suits your style. 

As mentioned, i am not the  subject  of discussion also i don't judge or berate posters here.

If you, Carib, Stormborn, Iguana and the few others who oppose them stop posting, they will be left socializing with each other, and the board will die. Maybe that's what Amral and Raymond want.

Actually, the board died a long time ago when many of the fun folks left. The best era since I joined was when the Social forum was buzzing. We are only hanging around the Political forum because we have not yet fully decided to leave GNI. But maybe Amral will give us that final push next year when he abandons GNI. 

I agree with Kaz, the board has died a long time ago.  It is strange thought that the sloppy ones get paid to post pnc propaganda here. Eventually it will be closed and I will have no more sloppy boys to knock around. Maybe its for the better, I can concentrate more on my music and foreign language development. Meanwhile the fight against the slopsters continue. 

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