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Monday, 18 January 2016 22:21

2015 National Independence Honourees

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc offers heartiest congratulations to the 2015 National Independence Honourees, in particular to our twelve (12) BARP Members who were recognised for their invaluable contribution to Barbados and the Caribbean. We salute you!


  • Mrs Cynthia Wilson: for her outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Barbados.


  • Dr Victor Eastmond: for his outstanding meritorious service and achievements in Barbados and the Caribbean as a dental surgeon, forensic orthodontist, dental educator, lecturer, mentor and leader.

  • His Excellency Mr Samuel Chandler, Ambassador in the Barbados Embassy to Brussels, Belgium: for his meritorious public service.


  • Dr George Callender: for his contribution to technical and vocational education in Barbados.

  • Mr Leric Hunte: for his contribution to civil aviation.

  • Ms Marva Clarke: for her contribution to the legal profession.


  • Mrs Hyacinth Grimes: for her contribution to nursing, in particular palliative care.

  • Ms Juliet Benjamin: for her contribution to the nursing profession.

  • Ms Judy Thomas: for her contribution to disaster preparedness and management.

  • Mr Ashton Turney: for his contribution to the credit union movement.


  • Mr Edmond Bradshaw: for his contribution to the Barbados Red Cross Society.

  • Mr Harold Chandler: for his contribution to radio communications, in particular to the Barbados Citizens Band Radio Association.

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