'2022 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)
Dr. Roshan Parasram - Chief Medical OfficerPublic Health
Professor Sterling Frost - BankerBanking, Education and Community 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)
(Community Service)
Mr. Balliram Maharaj - BusinessmanBusiness and Community Service
Professor Betty McDonald - Head, Professional Development Unit: Teaching, Learning and Instructional Support, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Tamana Campus.Education
Mr. Ramdeo Boondoo - FarmerAgriculture
Dr. Avery Hinds - Technical Director, Epidemiology Division, Ministry of HealthLeadership in Public Health Service
Dr. Michelle Trotman - National Covid-19 Coordinator and Lecturer, University of Trinidad and TobagoLeadership in Public Health Service
Dr. Maryam Abdool-Richards - Principal Medical Officer, Ministry of HealthLeadership in Public Health Service
Professor Christine Carrington - Professor of Molecular Genetics and VirologyLeadership in Molecular Genetics and Virology


The Chaconia Medal (Silver)
(For long and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Professor Emeritus Gordon Rohlehr - ProfessorLiterature, Culture, History and Education
Mr. Jarrette Narine - Retired PoliticianPublic Service
Mrs. Joycelyn Hackshaw - Retired Registered NurseNursing, Healthcare and Public Service
Mr. Victor Edwards - Artistic Director and PlaywrightTheatre, Culture and Education
Ms. Hazel Franco - Dance Coordinator, University of West Indies (Retired)Performing Arts
Mrs. Rudylynn DeFour-Roberts - Restoration ArchitectBuilt Heritage Conservation and Preservation
Ms. Claire Gittens - Social WorkerSocial Work


The Chaconia Medal (Bronze)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Professor Emeritus Edgar Julian Duncan - ProfessorEducation and Research


Hummingbird Medal (Gold)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Dr. Alfredo Walker - Forensic PathologistMedicine
Professor Kit Fai Pun - Professor of Industrial EngineeringEngineering Education and Research
Mr. Martin Terry Rondon - CouncillorCommunity Service
Mr. Clement Lue Yat - Hair StylistHair Styling
Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh - LecturerEducation and Volunteerism
Mr. Lenny Kumar - Wireline Operator Cultural AmbassadorCulture
Mr. Machel Montano - Entertainer/Entrepreneur/PhilanthropistCulture
Mr. Michael Phillips - Managing DirectorSport
Dr. Primnath Gooptar - Part-time LecturerCulture and Education
Mr. Nicholas Paul - Athlete (Cyclist)Sport (Cycling)
Mr. Jereem 'The Dream' Richards - Professional Athlete (Sprinter)Sport (Track)
Mr. Machel Cedenio - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Asa Guevara - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Dwight St. Hillaire - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Kashief King - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Che Lara - AthleteSport (Track)


Hummingbird Medal (Silver)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mrs. Marilyn Gordon, RetiredSport, Education and Politics
Dr. Marina Salandy-Brown - President of Bocas Lit FestArts and Literacy Advocacy
Mr. Walid Baksh - Retired TeacherCommunity Service, Culture and Education
Mr. Anthony Lalacksingh - Retired Assistant ManagerSport (Cricket)
Ms. Charmaine A. Archer - Retired Sport Coordinator in Education Unit, Tobago House of AssemblySport (Netball)
Mr. Mark 'Contender' John - CalypsonianCultural Development
Mr. Neil 'Iwer' George - EntertainerEntertainment
Mr. Sedley 'Penguin' Joseph (Posthumously) - Calypsonian/Cultural Administrator/EducatorCalypsonian/Arts Administration/Education
Mr. Ulric Haynes - RetiredSport
Ms. Vanessa Forde - Retired TeacherCulture
Mr. Joseph 'Mighty Lingo' Vautor-La Placelière - Handycraft Worker and Part-time EntertainerCulture
Mr. Kion Benjamin - AthleteSphere of Sport (Track)
Mr. Eric Harrison Jr. - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Jerod Elcock - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Akanni Hislop - AthleteSport (Track)
Mr. Kyle Greaux - Athlete Sport (Track)


Humming Bird Medal (Bronze)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mr. Evans Hinds - Security OfficerGallantry
Master Gregg Mannette - Secondary School StudentGallantry
Mr. Otis Morrison (Posthumously) - Boat EngineerGallantry
Mr. Noris Ferguson - PensionerSport


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mr. Rudolph Gordon - Teacher/Principal (Retired)Education and Community Work
Miss. Esme Raphael - DirectorCooperative and Credit Union Development
Major General (Retired) Kenrick Maharaj - Chief of Defence StaffDefence and National Security
Major General (Retired) Rodney Smart - Chief Executive Officer, Office of Disaster Preparedness and ManagementDefence and National Security
Rear Admiral (Retired) Hayden Pritchard - ConsultantDefence and National Security


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Silver)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mrs. Sandra Tamby-Russell - Special Education, Teacher/ConsultantEducation and Rehabilitation Training
Mr. Vel Lewis - Retired Permanent SecretaryPublic Service/Heritage Preservation


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. Gabrielle Hosein, Senior Lecturer - Institute for Gender And Development Studies University of the West Indies, St. AugustinePublic Education, and Advocacy
Mrs. Gia Gaspard-Taylor - President of the Network of Rural Women Producers of Trinidad and TobagoPublic Service


Medal For the Development of Women (Silver)
(For Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Women's Rights and Issues in Trinidad and Tobago)
No recipient(s) this year nominated for the Medal For the Development of Women (Silver)







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