Cayman Islands National Heroes Day celebrations 2018 shine a spotlight on sports. A total of 316 honours were bestowed on pioneers in sports at the National Heroes Day 2018 celebrations on Monday 22 January. The annual cultural event took place in Heroes Square, George Town, attended by a host of dignitaries, including His Excellency The Acting Governor Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon JP, as well as the awardees, their family and friends and teh general public.
There were nine honourees in the “Early Pioneer”, 79 in “Pioneer”, 26 in “Emerging Pioneer” categories; 168 “Long Service Certificates” and 34 placed on the “Memorial Scroll”.
The Queens New Years Honours list also included three extraordinary people from the Cayman Islands this year.
Order of the British Empire (OBE) – Mrs Olive Hilda MILLER, Community volunteer. For services to the community in the Cayman Islands
Member of the British Empire (MBE) – Ms Betty Louise BARAUD, Fundraiser and community volunteer, Cayman Islands. For services to the community in the Cayman Islands.
Member of the British Empire (MBE) – Dr William HRUDEY, Observatory Director, University College of the Cayman Islands. For services to promoting science education in the Cayman Islands.
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