Thursday, June 16, 2005 - Eight Saint Lucians will later this year be
honoured having been named recipients of awards in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday
Honours list. The announcement was made Saturday June 11th 2005 at a reception
held at the Governor General’s residence at Morne Fortune.
The awards are made to persons who have given exemplary service to Saint Lucia
in a number of areas. Dr. Peter Archer Wilwyn St. Rose will receive the
‘Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George C.M.G.’
for services to the medical profession.
The Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of
the British Empire O.B.E.’will be conferred on Hon. Cecil Henry Lay for
Parliamentary Services and Mrs. Joyce Louisa Destang for services to the Tourism
The ‘Ordinary Members of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire M.B.E.’will be given to Miss Nadine Andre Juliette George for her
contribution to the development of Sports, Mr. Auguste Gaspard for his service
to the community and Mr. Joseph Michael Matthew Lafeuille for public service .
The ‘British Empire Medal B.E.M. (Civil Division)’ will be awarded to Mrs.
Juliana Nelson Alcide for her contribution in education and Mr. Samson Nicholas
Lambert will receive his award for services in sports.
Speaking at Saturday’s reception Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said while
questions have been raised about keeping Her Majesty’s Honours in Saint Lucia
and elsewhere, it will always hold a special significance for the many persons
who have and continue to receive them.
“The award of these honours is not really the end of life of these individuals
that in a sense, these honours call them to higher duty and to higher
responsibility. As they reflect and think about their honours, they also need to
think of those who have supported them through the years, their friends and
family and their colleagues,” Dr. Anthony said.
The eight Saint Lucians named will receive their awards at an official
investiture ceremony to be held sometime in November.