Nominations open for 2013 New Year royal gongs

| 01/05/2012

OBE-medal-007.jpg(CNS): The Governor’s Office has opened the nomination process for the 2013 royal New YearHonours list. Governor Duncan Taylor is inviting members of the public to submit nominations for Caymanians to be considered for OBEs, MBEs which are decided in London, as well as for the Certificate and Badge of Honour awards, which are considered locally. Nominations must be received by Monday 14 May and be supported by a persuasive account of the outstanding or innovative or self-sacrificing services and achievements of the nominees. Long service is not enough and nominators need to explain what has raised their nominee above others performing similar services.

Honours Nomination Forms can be requested by e-mail from Penny.Knight@fco.gov.uk

Copies can also be found on the Governor’s Office website

Please make every effort to fully complete all the relevant sections. Once completed, the forms should be submitted, under confidential cover, to the Governor’s Office. While all recommendations will be acknowledged, the Governor’s Office cannot enter into correspondence about the action taken on them.

For any further information please contact the Governor’s Office on 244 2401.

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  1. UDP Supporter says:

    Is it possible for Caymanians to be knighted or made Lords? There are many deserving Caymanians who should get such an honour, not just MBE, etc. They could start with our Premier and Mr. Scotland and all the other members of Government who have done so much for our islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why would the UK bestow further honours upon those that oppose and incite animosity towards the motherland?  The UK should be stripping the honours already bestowed.

    • uriel says:

      Remember Sir VasselJohnson? That's being knighted.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Rather than making fun and knocking these awards, I think you should realize that you can nominate someone. 

    Don't write about who should not get it. Rather nominate someone you think should.

    I can tell you from experience there is a fair chance that individual may be awarded that honor.

  3. Whodatis says:
    • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    I read on the FCO's website that there are a record number of nominated Chagossians this year.

    Apparently they want to extend the honours to include members of the animal kingdom.

  4. Anonymous says:

    "and be supported by a persuasive account of the outstanding or innovative or self-sacrificing services and achievements of the nominees.

    I would like to nominate the people of the Cayman Islands for this.  We have sacraficed ourselves by having McKeeva in office and patience of Job is our achievement. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is great but Cayman is about 3 years overdue for another CBE.  There must be someone worth nominating.  And please not another permanent secretary……………………

  6. Anonymous says:

    How about stripping UK adversaries of their OBE and MBEs?  Reduce Reuse Recycle!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Gov, I will be applying for the Premier's Awards. The standards are much lower and they come with free solar panels, a new fridge, and a 50-year interest-free mortgage from Dart.

    How do you hope to top that?