National Honours


The office of the Governor General release a statement informing of over two hundred and fifty people to received national honours.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service, the Hon. Fred Mitchell commented on the honourees. He said, “I’m really pleased that we were able to honour Dame Doris Johnson. There are, of course, national heroes already chosen in that order amongst them Sir Lynden Pindling, Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield, Sir Milo Butler, Sir Randol Fawkes, Sir Roland Symonette. But the lacuna in our view was that there’s no woman and obviously nothing could have succeeded in this country without female leadership. And so an obviously candidate was Dame Doris Johnson and I’m happy that she’s now joined the ranks of national heroes of the country and its only fitting and appropriate for us to say thank you for her life’s work and sacrifice that she made.”

Honourees are announced on Independence and the honour conferred by the Governor General on National Heroes Day.