'2013 Trinidad & Tobago
National Awardees



The Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
(The highest award in TnT for distinguished and outstanding service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Chief Justice Ivor ArchieLaw
His Excellency Makandal Daaga - Cultural AmbassadorNational Service
Prof Ramesh Deosaran - Professor EmeritusAcademics and National Service
The Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has replaced The Trinty Cross, which was changed by Government following a High Court ruling in 2006 that the award indirectly discriminates against certain religions


The Chaconia Medal (Gold)
(For long and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Jehue Gordon AthleteSport
Justice Shafeyei Shah - Retired High Court JudgeLaw
Madam Justice Margot Warner - Retired Justice of AppealLaw
The Rt Rev Claude Berkley - Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago, Head of the Anglican DioceseReligion and Education
Valerie Stephenson Lee Chee - Senior Orisha PriestessReligion
Pundit Utham Maharaj - The Dharmacharya of Trinidad and TobagoReligion
Pamela Nicholson ­ Retired Educator/PoliticianPublic Service
Justice Wendell Neil Kangaloo (posthumously) ­ Retired Justice of AppealLaw
John Humphrey - Former Politician and LegislatorPublic Service and Community Service


The Chaconia Medal (Silver)
(For long and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Dr David Garth Toby - Medical PractitionerMedicine
Reverent Cecil Quamina - Senior PastorReligion


The Chaconia Medal (Bronze)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
No recipient(s) this year nominated for the Chaconia Medal (Bronze)


Hummingbird Medal (Gold)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Louis B Homer (posthumously) - JournalistJournalism
Theron Boodan ­ Retired Journalist/EditorJournalism
Lynette 'Granny' Luces - AthleteSport
Shivannand Maharaj - MusicianMusic
Earl Knight - MusicianMusic
Ramesh Persad-Maharaj ­ Attorney-at-LawLaw and Religion
George Janoura - BusinessmanBusiness
Shaheed Mohammed - BusinessmanBusiness


Hummingbird Medal (Silver)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Harbance Seejattan - BusinessmanBusiness
Ramragee Prabhoo - ArtisteCulture
John Jaglal ­ Trade UnionistLabour


Humming Bird Medal (Bronze)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
David Anthony Chin Leung ­ Martial Arts InstructorSport
Hayden Dale Manwaring (posthumously) - Police OfficerGallantry
Hubert Peter 'Flagman' Diaz ­ Retired Police OfficerNational Service
Shiv Bansraj - LabourerGallantry
Ganesh Bansraj - Construction WorkerGallantry
John Julien - PainterGallantry
Kiwanis Club of St Helena - Non-Governmental OrganisationCommunity Service


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Steve Ravindra Budhooram - Medical PractitionerMedicine
Roopdial Ramnarine - Retired Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Roy Rique - Media Productions SpecialistPublic Service
Deo Bhagowtee - Attorney-at-LawPublic Service
Michael Samuel - Retired PrincipalEducation
Ronald Heeralal - Retired Commissioner of ValuationsPublic Service


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Silver)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Sita Dalkan - Pragg­Retired Public ServantPublic Service
Johnny Ramdular - Retired Public ServantPublic Service


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Bronze)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
No recipient(s) this year nominated for the Public Service Medal of Merit (Bronze)


Medal For the Development of Women (Gold)
(For Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Women's Rights and Issues in Trinidad and Tobago)
Dr Indrani Rampersad - PunditReligion and Community Service
Aileen Clarke - Public ServantNational Service
Affieza Ogeer - President of the ASJA Ladies’ AssociationCommunity Service







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