Royal gongs on offer for Queen’s birthday

| 27/09/2010

(CNS): Although the Cayman Islands government has introduced its own national awards, the public can still nominate locals for the UK’s royal gongs as well. Governor Duncan Taylor is now inviting people to submit their nominations for the British queen’s birthday honours for 2011. The Governor’s Office said that long service is not enough to get an honour and the nominations must be supported by a persuasive account of the outstanding, innovative, self-sacrificing services and achievements of the nominee, whether paid or unpaid, in one field or several, and what has raised them above others performing similar services. Nominations must be received by Friday 15 October.

Final recommendations for OBEs and MBEs are considered in the United Kingdom. Recommendations for the Certificate and Badge of Honour are considered locally. Honours nomination forms can be requested by e-mail from Copies can also be found on the Governor’s Office website ( Nominators are asked 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.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Category: Local News

About the Author ()

Comments (37)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Rabble Rouser says:

    Every year for the last fifteen years I have put my name forward for an award from the Queen, and I have yet to receive a reply.

    If nothing happens this year, and who knows how many birthdays are left in that old gal, I’m going to ask that my OBE be given to Ellio instead.

    Who else is more deserving of the One Big Ego?

  2. Kingstonian says:

    Jamaicans, please stay out of this.   Its three people travelling on this plane.

    An Englishman, an American, and a Caymanian.  It is about time someone else get the licking.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder why people get so much joy out of one misspelled word. I agree with Ms Vargas that there are a lot of Caymanians who deserve to be honoured for their contributions to our islands.And we should honour them while they are living so that they smell the roses.

    • Anonymous says:

      There are not only Caymanians here that need to be honoured. There are numerous foreigners who have contributed ten times over what any Caymanian has every done and they too should be recognised for their contributions.

      • Anonymous says:

        What are you waiting on to submit their names for an Honour-Honor from the Queen.

        They can only be recognized if you send their name to the Governors Office.

  4. Twyla Vargas says:

    This is such a great Honor to the people of The Cayman Islands.  Many  Caymanians have worked hard and deserve this award. 

     Back in the day this Honor was an" HONOR" always carefully being selected for those in the districts who worked to achieve it.  There are many residents on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman who should be "GRACED" with such an Honor, because we do have people who deserve it.  Please do not let Politics intervene .

    • Just Sayin' says:

      The Queen would use a "U"

      • Anonymous says:

        Indeed she would. And "honor" is not the Caymanian spelling at all. It’s American-English. Must have been a mistake on the part of the writer.

        • Anonymous says:

          There is no such thing as "American English"!!!

          • Pauly Cicero says:


          • DieeDiee says:

            I am wondering if you people have ever made a bad spelling in your lives. "Mrs Perfect",. and knowing the person who wrote the comments, I am very sure she is more intelligent than many of you who only see out of eyes that have a "U"  united  eyebrow.

          • Anonymous says:

            Please Google American English.

          • Twyla Vargas says:

            Mi dun know  wha una goin round de ben wit dis "U" fa. 

            Wha happen ye caan mek bad spellin no more o wha?    " No  mi sun"    It don yet?

            • Anon says:

              *cough* mehson

              • Jann Stoney (American) says:

                "Cough" mehson,   I am laughing my head off.  That was so funny because I always hearing Caymanians saying it that way.  Thats nice talk, I love it LOL!

          • Representing Cayman says:

            There IS such a thing as "American Engish"  what the Americans speak.  There is also "British English", what the Brits speak.   So check the web and take your pick.

            • Sir Henry Morgan says:

              What americans speak is bastardized english.

              • Jann Stoney (American) says:

                Sir Henry Morgan,  why should a mere Pirate  attempt to disrespect the American People on this Island.  We contribute much here.  However, if you show no respect for your own Caymanian people, why should you want to show any for Amercians.

                • Anonymous says:

                  I’m from the American South and what is spoken there is a language all unto itself!  🙂 

              • Anonymous says:

                Of course it is ……………. but ……………….. only to the British!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              • Anonymous says:

                 From Hugh Richmond, British professor of Shakespeare, on the dubious claim that modern British English is more authentic than that spoken by Americans today:

                "…I strongly oppose attempts to stage Shakespeare in America with any dubious approximation to a modern British Accent. I do not even know what that might be, since such a style as BBC English was notoriously invented by the BBC with the dawn of radio broadcasting. I have found that both Canadian and Louisiana French is not bad French but slightly archaic in some ways that can still be heard in remoter parts of rural France. Similarly American English has preserved some of the regional character of the original immigrants. So I agree with John Alego that “present-day British is no closer to that earlier form than present-day American is. Indeed, in some ways present-day American is more conservative, that is, closer to the common original standard than is present-day British.” The issue was put even more forcibly in the PBS program of some twenty years ago, “The Story of English” with Robert MacNeil, who argued that the nearest surviving analog to Elizabethan English could still be found in the remoter island communities of North Carolina. Finally we do have some clues as to how Shakespeare may first have sounded because of the vaguely phonetic spelling of Shakespeare’s supposed hand-written contribution as “Hand D” to the script of “Sir Thomas More” (see the Riverside edition). The only change in my students’ speech that I sometimes advocated was that they speak a lot faster. Shakespeare’s plays originally took about two hours to perform, now too often they run beyond three hours!"

        • spelin natzi says:

          dem farkin boo-stairds pestin mee ohf a-gin!

      • Twyla Vargas says:

        "Ye know ye right"….Cause mi dun know fe wha mi feget te put in de "U" Tank ye mi child.

      • Representing Cayman says:

        "Just saying", She said no political intervention!  "U"  stands for United.

      • DieeDiee says:

        Whats wrong with you people anyway, can’t even overlook a bad spelling someone make, at least she has more value than many of you who are too ashame to even sign your name.

      • Jann Stoney (American) says:

        Maybe the Queen would have used a "U".   Caymanians are not BRITISH, they are Caymanians with a mixed patois/ American flavouring.   FOI the word Honor, is American Engish.  Honour is British English.

        • S. Stirrer says:

          Wow, I don’t even know where to start with this one.

          You have single handedly just proven everything that is said to be wrong with the American education system.


        • Anonymous says:

          Agree with S. Stirrer on this one….where to start!

          ‘Maybe the Queen would have used a "U"’! – This is brilliant!!!

          If Caymanians receive their British passport, they are ………?

          What’s ‘mixed patois/American flavouring’?  What is American flavouring – BBQ sauce?

          What’s ‘American English’?

          What’s ‘British English’?


          • Jann Stoney (American) says:

            So why every Sunday dinner on a  Cayman table you are eating the American BBQ chicken, ribs and hot wings.  Why aren’t you people eating a British Stew of Potatoes and sardines?  Its definately because the BBQ is better.

            • Anonymous says:

              Think you must definitely be stoneyed.

              Can’t even speak your own ‘American English’!

              Sardines are in British Stew of Potatoes……

              More please…..great entertainment on a rainy afternoon.

        • Pauly Cicero says:

          Your point is?

    • Anonymous says:


      • Anonymous says:

        We live in the Cayman Islands, Which is a British Overseas Territory, the majority of schools here teach the english system AND BRITISH ENGLISH and even those american system schools are now either switching wholly or partially to the British system. Also, I must add that BRITISH ENGLISH sound way more proper and if I must say more Intelligent than American.

        • Jann Stoney (American) says:

          HEY! HEY! and listening to the people on the Island, my understanding is that you dont have much love for the Brits.  I see more Caymanians shopping in Miami, New York, Texas and Chicago.  The few who got Brits.Passport leave because they are getting free housing in England, and the government is taking care of them there.  I am in that position to know..

    • big bout ya says:

       Far too many dubious and political pariahs have been given these awards and titles, which discredit the really deserving persons which is most unfortunate.