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Public invited to submit names for The Queen’s Honours Nominations

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Members of the public are invited to submit names of individuals they would like to be considered for Her Majesty the Queen’s Honours List.

The Queen's Certificate and Badge of Honour is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Bermuda over a sustained period. Where possible, nominations should be for those who are still active in their area of focus, may have recently retired or had a recent significant achievement.

Any member of the public can put forward a nomination. Typical categories and achievements include but are not limited to:

  • making a difference to their community or field of work;
  • enhancing Bermuda’s reputation;
  • long-term voluntary service;
  • innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • changing things, with an emphasis on achievement;
  • improving life for people less able to help themselves; or
  • displaying moral courage and doing difficult things.

Honours are given to people involved in activities such as:

  • Community, voluntary and local services
  • Arts and media
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Education
  • Science and technology
  • Business and the economy
  • Civil or political service

In issuing the joint request for nominations, His Excellency the Governor, Mr John Rankin said, “The Queen’s Honours are an outstanding opportunity to recognise those who have given exceptional and selfless service to the community over a period of years. Volunteer service, entrepreneurship and public service are at the heart of this island and I will welcome nominations in every field from across Bermuda.”

The Premier, The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP, added, “The Queen’s Honours are an opportunity to say thank you to those who have worked hard over the years to give back to our community. Those who have touched lives and made a difference, should be thanked and recognized for their tireless commitment. I urge everyone to identify those they believe deserving and nominate them.”

Queen’s Certificate nomination forms can be downloaded from Completed nomination forms must be received by no later than 5:00pm on Friday 5 May, 2017 at The Cabinet Office, 1st Floor, Innovation House, 46 Reid Street, Hamilton HM12.

Note: Those who nominate an individual they consider worthy of an Honour are requested not to advise the individual or discuss the matter with them.