By Dorian Bryan
BARBADOS has two new knights.
Former Deputy Prime Minister under the previous Democratic Labour Party Administration (DLP) and longstanding party stalwart, Philip Greaves, and outstanding longtime lawyer and former Government Minister, Maurice King, are the recipients of this island’s highest honour, as Knights of St. Andrew, in the 2009 National Independence Honours, which were released yesterday.
Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves Q.C., received his honour based on his extraordinary and outstanding achievement, merit in service to Barbados. In 1963 he joined his friends, the late Asquith Phillips and Maurice King at their legal practice in Bridgetown and in 1965 at the invitation of the late Errol Barrow he joined the Cabinet as Minister without portfolio and Leader of the Senate. This started his illustrious political career, which spanned 39 years. In Parliament he has had the rare distinction of holding the positions at various times of Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Leader of the House of Assembly.
Important legislation for which he was responsible includes the Succession Act which, among other things, abolished the right of primogeniture and acknowledged the principle of the “union other than the marriage”. However, he says that indelibly etched in his mind is his contribution as a delegate to the Constitutional Conference held in London in 1966 in the historic negotiations for independence for Barbados. Today he is the sole surviving delegate to that conference. In 1986 the honour of being one of Her Majesty’s Counsel was conferred in him and at the end of the Parliamentary term in 1994 he retired from elective politics.
Sir Maurice Athelstan King, K.A., Q.C has been honoured for his contribution to the legal profession and his public service. He was called to the Bar in Britain in 1960 after graduating with an honours degree in Law from Manchester University. He entered private practice in Barbados later that same year. For the greater part of the last half century he has tangibly contributed to making life in Barbados better through a distinguished and outstanding multi-faceted career of selfless public service. As a lawyer, diplomat, legislator and Cabinet minister, including Attorney General from 1986 to 1994, this Boys’ Foundation School and Harrison College alumnus actively participated in shepherding the post-Independence process of transformation, which brought significant benefits for the population.
King has served as a Privy Councillor, on the Defence Board, and the Commission which reviewed the Barbados Constitution between 1996 and 1998. Mr. King has always demonstrated a deep and abiding interest in the welfare of workers. This is reflected in his service to the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) as its longstanding legal advisor.
Companion of Honour
There are three recipients of the Companion of Honour. John Andrew Connell has been honoured for his distinguished national achievement and merit. He served as a Senator from 1976-1980 and he has served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations. He was also appointed Ambassador to the Republics of Venezuela and Brazil and to the Republic of Colombia.
In 1991 he was called to the Inner Bar of Barbados as Queen’s Counsel and in 2005 he was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal of Barbados and served in this capacity until he retired in 2008. This year (2009) he has had the honour of serving as an Ad Hoc Judge of the International Human Rights Court of Latin America.
Lionel Craig has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to national service.
Craig who was born on February 13, 1929 at Garden Land St. Michael worked in many fields of endeavour before being recruited by none other than the cricketing great the late Mr Clyde Walcott as an insurance sub-agent. Thereafter he was appointed a full agent after which he went on to become a life insurance underwriter at the Canadian based Manufacturers’ Life Insurance Company where he quickly became a member of the Manulife Million Dollar Circle which placed him at that time among an elite few in the region for high quality sales in the field of life insurance. He is credited as being the founder President of the Barbados Life Insurance Underwriters Association and became this Association’s first President.He left the field of insurance in 1966 to run for political office and served in the House of Assembly for the next twenty years until 1986. During his political career, he made a significant contribution to the island’s political landscape.
Robert Livingstone Morris has been recognized for his sterling contribution to the labour movement in Barbados. He is an historian, teacher, former parliamentarian, poet, playwright and dramatist.
In industrial relations Mr. Morris was a member of the Executive of the Barbados Union of Teachers from 1968 to 1970 and an ordinary member from 1965 to 1974. He was a member of
the West Indian Group of University Teachers from 1974 to 1976 and a member of the Barbados Workers’ Union from 1979 to present; he also holds the distinction of being the
founding Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union Limited which was launched in 1983. He joined the staff of the Barbados Workers’ Union in 1981 as
Deputy General Secretary, a position which he still holds today. He currently negotiates in areas such as sugar, finance, retail and distribution, among others. He is an External
Collaborator with the International Labour Organisation and has produced manuals on Collective Bargaining, Trade Union Administration and Globalisation for the organization.
Four outstanding Barbadians have earned the Gold Crown of Merit. Former Central Bank Governor Winston Alfred Cox has been honoured for his contribution to the region on economic matters. Cox studied economics at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. In 1971 accepted a scholarship by the Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) to pursue postgraduate studies leading to a Diploma in Economic Planning and a master’s degree in economics from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Holland. He joined the Research Department of the Central Bank of Barbados a year later as an economist and became the Deputy Director of the Department in 1978.
After acting as Director of the Department for one year he was appointed Advisor to the Governor in 1982. During his period at the Central Bank he played a leading role in Barbados’ negotiations on the capital markets, principally in London and Japan. During the period 1997 -1999 Winston Cox served as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the fifty-three member Commonwealth Secretariat, headquartered in London, from 2000 to 2006. During his period with the Commonwealth he was responsible for technical cooperation among Commonwealth countries as Manager of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC). He was also responsible for economic
cooperation, and for cooperation on gender, health and education in the Commonwealth.
He has represented Barbados at multilateral financial institutions in Washington and has been an outstanding representative of our country. He is the Executive Director for the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank and was the Chairman of the Special Working Group on the Economy appointed by the Prime Minister in October 2008.
Dr. Juliet Michelle Daniel has been recognised for her work in cancer research. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at McMaster University in Canada.
Dr. Daniel received her B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, Ontario and her Ph.D in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Upon completion of her PH.D., Dr. Daniel spent six years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she honed her research skills and gained invaluable experience for the future establishment of her own independent research laboratory at McMaster University.
Her research is focused on understanding the fundamentals of cell proliferation and cell adhesion, and elucidating how malfunction of these processes contributes to cancer. Dr.
Daniel’s work in the cancer research field led to her discovery and naming of a new gene “Kaiso”, coined from the popular Caribbean music “calypso”. With this discovery Dr.
Daniel introduced ‘calypso’ into science. “Kaiso” regulates the expression of genes that control cell proliferation and adhesion.
Owen Lynderson Estwick has been honoured for his work in public and cricket administration. Estwick entered the public service as a Clerical Officer and served continuously for over forty years before retiring in 1994 as a Permanent Secretary.
He has served on several statutory boards and is currently a member of the Urban Development Commission, the Deputy Chairman of the Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of the Lodge School.
From school days at the Lodge School Owen Estwick cultivated a love for cricket. He has served as a member of the Barbados Cricket League for over forty years, twenty-three of
which he was President as a member of the Barbados Cricket Association for twenty-seven years rising to the rank of Vice President before retiring in 2007. He is currently a Life Vice President of both organizations. He has also served as Barbados’ Director on the West Indies Cricket Board for several years.
Joseph Cecil Ince has been highlighted for his work towards the development of cruise tourism.Ince has spent almost half a century working in the tourism industry. Eleven of those years were spent with BWIA from 1958 to 1969 when he joined as a junior supervisor rising to the position of Sales Manager for the Southern Caribbean with postings in Trinidad, Guyana, Antigua and Barbados.
In 1969, Mr. Ince purchased shares in the then Paul Foster Travel and along with Mr. Paul Foster promoted air travel to all Barbadians. Mr. Ince has spent considerable time promoting cruise tourism and assisted in the growth of this sector from the days when only four cruise liners per year called at the Bridgetown Port to present time when approximately ten cruise ships per week make this island one of their ports of call. Over the years, his success in marketing Barbados as a premier cruise destination has reaped major rewards for the island.
Mr. Ince has also served on the boards of many tourism related organizations such as the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.
World champion hurdler, Ambassador Ryan Brathwaite has earned the silver crown of merit for his achievement of winning a gold medal in the 110m hurdles in the World Championships in Berlin. He received his primary education at the Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary and his secondary education at the Lester Vaughan School. On completion
of his secondary education, while pursuing studies in the Health Sciences Division of the Barbados Community College Ryan was offered and accepted a scholarship to Barton County
Community College, Kansas, USA.
His athletic prowess began at the Lester Vaughn School at the age of fifteen. In 2004 Ryan represented Barbados for the first time at the Central American and Caribbean Athletic (CAC) Junior Championships in Mexico winning the Gold Medal in the Boys Under 17 100M Hurdles and since then has been a medal winner on all Barbados Carifta Teams. He is
the current Carifta record holder in the 110M Hurdles for Under 20 Boys.
He changed his status from amateur to professional in 2009 and while competing on the European circuit during the month of July lowered the National Record three times in that
month, 13:32, 13:30 and 13:23 seconds. His crowning moment came in the finals of this event when he became the 110 M Hurdles Gold Medalist and World Champion, beating a world
class field and setting yet another National Record in 13:14 seconds. Ryan has completed a successful 2009 athletic season being ranked number one in the world in the 110M
Jerston Clarke received his honour for his conribution to athletic coaching.
Clarke is a retired school teacher who volunteered for thirty-six years as a track and field coach of which thirty-five was spent with the Wibisco Stars Athletic Club.
He has attended coaching courses in Cuba, Mexico and Jamaica and has been instrumental in excess of two hundred athletes being awarded track scholarships to American Universities.
He has also travelled extensively as a National Coach performing duties at the Barcelona Olympic Games, Brisbane Commonwealth Games, Seville World Championships Mur del Pluta Pan American Games to name a few. He has been honoured by the National Sports Council and the International Amateur Athletic Federation for his outstanding contribution to track and field disciplines.
Elizabeth Eileen Alice Deane was honoured for her contribution to horse racing in Barbados and the Caribbean. She was born on 25th September, 1959 to Vere and Tina Deane.
She was educated at Queen's College. Elizabeth was exposed to all forms of agriculture and animals including horses from infancy. The love of animals and in particular horses
has remained with her throughout her life. It was through this love for horses that she started not only riding from a very young age but training race horses. She was granted her Trainers’ Licence in 1983 and managed Hopefield Stables from 1986 - 2001.
Elizabeth Deane has in her career saddled 433 winners. She has won the Trainers Championship on three occasions. She is currently second overall in all time winners at the Garrison Savannah. Winning the Gold Cup in 2007, and winning 7 races on a day's card on the 7th January, 1997 has in her words “been my most satisfying achievement”.
Dr. Edward Layne has been honoured for his contribution in promoting Barbados and developing linkages with the Atlanta business community.
Layne has served as the Honorary Consul for Barbados at Atlanta since 1990. In his capacity as Honorary Consul, Dr. Layne has been one of the trusted anchors for Barbados
in the Southeastern United States and he and his wife ‘Bernie’ have provided guidance for visiting Barbadians and other Caribbean citizens from throughout the Diaspora.
Layne is the host of “My Preventive Health Television”, a weekly television series on Preventive Health and Nutrition that is broadcast on Comcast Cable Television in Atlanta and is also broadcast globally in streaming video on the World Wide Web. He is also the co-host of a weekly radio talk show on Preventive Health and Age Management Medicine and he also is the editor of Good Health News©, a web publication on Preventive Health and Nutrition. Dr. Layne is a member of the Board of Directors of “My Preventive Health LLC”, the “Picture of Health Foundation” and is an Advisor to several other non-profit and for-profit organizations. He lectures on a wide range of topics in Preventive Health in his work with these organizations.
The Barbados Service Star was awarded to five Barbadians. Miss Eleanor Catlyn was honoured for her dedication and commitment to nursing. Mrs Yvette Scantlebury was honoured for her 25 years of service working in the Cabinet Office. Entertainer Desmond Weekes was highlighted for his contribution to the development and promotion of spouge music. Reverend Dr. Carlyle Williams was honoured for his contribution to religion and the Wesleyan Holiness Church. Also Miss Sylvia Wilkinson was honoured for her contribution to the public service.
The Barbados Service Medal was awarded to the following Barbados. They are: Miss Joan Glasgow for her outstanding contribution to the community. Frank Reid for his outstanding contribution to education. Weldon Spencer for his contribution to the community and the Police Force. Mrs. Marseta Bynoe-Walcott for her contribution to community development, in particular, her work with youth and civic organisations in Christ Church and Miss Evelyn Walcott for her contribution to the hospitality industry.
The Barbados Bravery medal was given to Victor Lewis and Terry Ifill.
THE ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE
The Services Medal of Honour
Station Sergeant 312 Victor Brewster
Station Sergeant 245 Wayne McGeary
Sergeant 297 Glenda Carter
Sergeant 346 David Forde
Sergeant 745 Adrian Layne
Sergeant 1168 Alvin Chandler
Sergeant 177 Walter Boyce
Sergeant 179 Alexander Farley
Sergeant 918 Azel Skeete
Sergeant 936 Marcia Best-Stewart
Sergeant 254 Erskine Griffith
Sergeant 293 Emmerson Wiltshire
Sergeant 358William Morris
Sergeant 542 David Springer
Sergeant 1039 Ian Browne
Sergeant 99 Patrick Austin
Sergeant 151 Janice Ifill
Sergeant 498 Roger Mayers
Sergeant 549 Cameron Gibbons
Sergeant 394 Michael Griffith
Sergeant 405 Roger Miller
Sergeant 831 Roslyn Gittens
Sergeant 259 Wayne Stewart
Sergeant 539 Michael McClean
Constable 143 Osbourne Brathwaite
Constable 650 Roland Robinson
Constable 485 Den ton Marshall
Constable 109 Glenville Cumberbatch
Constable 504 Andrew Jordan
Constable 22 Geoffrey Stoute
Constable 404 Nigel Johnson
Constable 217 Keith Lorde
The Services Medal of Honour Cont’d
Constable 367 James Hurley
Constable 670 Cameron Husbands
Constable 519 Patrick Lovell
Constable 32 Victor Broomes
Constable 230 Austin Deane
Constable 341 Wayne Marshall
Constable 459 Weldon Roberts
Constable 473 Andrew Henry
Constable 552 Anthony Hinkson
Constable 721 Edwin Pinder
Constable 773 David Bowen
Constable 849 Anderson Mayers
Constable 876 David Kellman
Constable 883 Levere Brewster
Constable 887 Jasper Griffith
Constable 899 Leroy Gaskin
Constable 912 Steve Patrick
Constable 281 Wendell Jemmott
Constable 525 Trevor Bryan
Constable 655 Tyler Neblett
Constable 917 Rickey Hoyte
Constable 921Clyde Austin
Constable 944 Tyrone Griffith
Constable 947 Adrian Griffith
Constable 951 Ronald Butcher
Constable 972 Selwin Payne
Constable 978 Arlene Hall
Constable 981 Pearson ScantIebury
Constable 990 Henderson Lynch
Constable 1002 Henderson Lucas
Constable 1008 Layton Holder
Constable 138 Desmond Howard
Constable 195 St. Aubyn Reeves
Constable 251 Nigel Hoyte
Constable 376 Timothy Pearce
Constable 397 Leroy Williams
Constable 449 Haldene Atherley
Constable 797 Roy Stuart
Constable 30 Curtis Alleyne
Constable 227 David Brathwaite
Constable 289 Everton Evelyn
Constable 795 Errol Dottin
Constable 1010 Leon King
The Services Medal of Honour Cont’d
Constable 219 Andrew Hoyte
Constable 409 Jefferson Wooding
Constable 446 Derwin Thompson
Constable 431 Wilmar Scantlebury
Constable 1056 Nigel Grant
Constable 1058 Dave Greenidge
Constable 1059 Christopher Griffith
Constable 1060 Oswald Hackett
Constable 1066 Michael Ifill
Constable 1066 Colin Jackman
Constable 1067 Ronald Johnson
Constable 1074 Lennox Miller
Constable 1077 Robin Phillips
Constable 1079 Rudy Pilgrim
Constable 1085 Alpheus Sealy
Constable 1097 Jacqueline Bovell
Constable 1099 Wilson Clarke
Constable 481 Carlos Lindo
Constable 1119 Eustace Haynes
Constable 1130 Edrick Murray
Constable 1136 Elderson Springer
Constable 1139 Sayleen Hinds
Constable 1141 Julia Wood
Constable 1153 Stephen Ross
Constable 1156 Charles Aldonza
Constable 1157 Cheryl Bradshaw-Worrell
Constable 1161 Nigel Rock
Constable 16 Edmund Barrow
Constable 139 Richard Broome
Constable 354 Adrian Johnson
Constable 452 Tony King
Constable 509 Rawle Scantlebury
Constable 668 Lloyd Roach
Constable 1068 Cheryl Carter
Constable 49 Rudi Harris
Constable 209 Clarence Brooks
Constable 530 John Codrington
Constable 678 Desmond Walton
Constable 1118 Shawn Evelyn
Constable 111 Michael Blackman
Constable 249 Michael Browne
Constable 257 Gregory Cadogan
Constable 499 Michael Luke
The Services Medal of Honour Cont’d
Constable 558 Merlin Mayers
Constable 1042 Richard Toppin
Constable 135 Carson Archer
Constable 331 Donna Codrington