Friday, November 30, 2007
Two new Knights for Barbados
Professor Hilary McDonald Beckles (left) and Kyffin Donald Simpson, CBE, are Barbados' newest knights.
They have been conferred with the honour of the Knight of St Andrew, the highest award on the occasion of Barbados' 41st anniversary of Independence.
The 52-year-old Beckles, principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, has been recognised for his distinguished service in the field of education, in particular at university level, and his dedication to the furtherance of the arts and sports, in particular cricket.
Kyffin Donald Simpson, founder of Simpson Motors and head of Interamericana Trading Corporation, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution to the development of Barbados, seen in his establishment of the first Caribbean company in the energy industry and his lifelong contribution to business and philanthropy.
Also honoured in this year's Independence honours were Oliver Miller Browne,QC, for his contribution to the legal profession and the public service and Dr Leonard Alfred Nurse, for his internationally recognised work on climate change. They were awarded the Companion of Honour of Barbados.
The Gold Crown of Merit was awarded to Paul Bernard Altman, BCH, JP, Winston Hudson Bayley, Robert Livingstone Morris and Professor Velma Patricia Scantlebury-White.
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