Governor seeks nominations for 2015 royal gongs

| 02/04/2014

(CNS): The public is being invited to submit the names of people they believe should be recognized in the 2015 New Year’s honours list. Governor Helen Kilpatrick is asking for noinations to be submitted  by Friday 16th May 2014. Those considering putting people forward are however reminded that a royal award requires more than long service. “It is stressed that for any Award, long service is not, in itself, enough,” officials said. “Nominations must be supported by a persuasive account of the outstanding, innovative or self-sacrificing services and achievements of the nominee, whether paid or unpaid, in one field or several, and what has raised them above those of others performing similar services.”

Final recommendations for honours in HM The Queen’s list are considered in the United Kingdom. Recommendations for the Certificate and Badge of Honour are considered locally.

Details of how to prepare honours nominations, and the necessary forms, can be found at  Please make every effort to fully complete all the relevant sections.  Once completed, the forms should be submitted to the Governor’s Office.  The Governor will review all nominations before recommending candidates to the Royal, Ceremonial and Honours Unit in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

Whilst 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 at

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This island has a higher percentage of (local and expat) pompous donkeys than the old British Empire!

    Sad tho…

    Go ahead, give them ALL medallions & trophies!

  2. Anonymous says:


    Give DERICK HAINES a OBE or MBE he truly deserves it unlike the Commisioner of Police

    • Anonymous says:

      21.53..that would have been a great comment, but you just had to ruin it with the last part. A comment born of ignorance and forgetful of how he stopped a robbery.

    • Anonymous says:

      If that is how you believe the nominate him.  That is how it all starts for a nomination from the public.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How about Big Mac? We could send him to London for the award, and he could take some of his medals to give the Queen. It would be like a gift exchange.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would like to nominate all the sick people in the hospital and the poor. These people are the real hero's.


    • Anonymous says:

      I would also nominate people who cannot use apostrophes or pluralise common words.  

  5. Coconutz says:

    Yes, I'd love a new sticker of Barney and friends!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      If Taylor was here you'd get an MBE for inviting him to your house for black tie dinners, and he wouldn't even bother to check your background.

      • Anonymous says:

        As a matter ofinterest, would a record of having been found guilty in criminal proceedings for attempting to obtain property by deception, disqualify you from being considered for an MBE…..?

  6. Anonymous says:

    What o? Yaaaaawn, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  7. Knot S Smart says:

    I nominate Joey in the 'First to Confess' category…

  8. Juan Kin Obe says:

    Ornamentalism. The bedrock of the empire….

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought the bedrock was knowing we were superior to everyone else.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Me me me! 

  10. Anonymous says:

    A waste of time!!

    • Anonymous says:

      For you indeed. Why not go do something useful in the community and earn a gong?

      • Gong Show says:

        If you look around, most medal recipients are rewarded simply for doing their jobs. How many law/accounting firm partners, double dipping politicians and seat warming civil servants actually deserve their OBEs?

        The genuine unsung hero goes about doing good deeds without want of a “gong”.

        • Hancock says:

          In forty years only one accountant received a gong. You need get your facts correct. Meanwhile I know a whole bunch of them have contributed to society. What you know of their contributions you can write on a postage stamp.

      • Anonymous says:

        Genuine altruism needs no recognition

      • Anonymous says:

        Doing something useful in the Community quietly and not hoping for nothing in return. How many Caymanians and Residents can say that. Usually those people that go quietly day after day, week after week helping in the Community are never ever recognized. You never ever see their faces in the news paper and they are never ever offered anything more than a THANK YOU from those that they assist.