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“They built the things we love about The Bahamas,” PM Davis said about the National Honourees
By Stirling Strachan
Oct 12, 2021 - 10:21:01 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor-General and Chancellor of the Societies of Honour hosted the Investiture of National Honours 2021 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel on Monday, October 11, 2021 observed as National Heroes Day.

His Excellency awarded 16 persons in four of the seven awards categories, which included the Order of the Bahamas, the Order of Distinction, the Order of Merit and the Distinguished Medal award.

Receiving awards were Algernon S. P. B. Allen who received the Order of The Bahamas, Mr. Leon Smith; Eugenia Cartwright; Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mr. Robert Sands, the Order of Distinction.

The Order of Merit was received by Mr. Percival Knowles; Mrs. Patricia Meicholas; Dr. Patricia Bazard, Mr. Al Collie; Rev. Copeland Morley; Bishop Mother Vivian Cox; Ms. Celestine Eneas and Mr. Willard Rutherford.

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Slide show: National Honours Investiture – Governor General HE the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith is pictured with each honouree. At the podium, Prime Minister Philip Davis delivers remarks. In the group photo, the Governor General and Lady Smith are at centre, with Prime Minister Philip Davis and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, centre left. (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

Mr. Douglas Hanna; Mrs. Agatha Archer and Captain Patrick Rolle received the Distinguished Service Medal.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation the Hon. I. Chester Cooper and Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis were among dignitaries in attendance.

“We owe them a profound debt of gratitude, which this Investiture and Honours Ceremony recognizes and honours,” said the Prime Minister as he congratulated the honourees.  “Through their ingenuity, determination and strength they built the things that we love about The Bahamas.”

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(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)



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