'2017 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. Lenny Saith - Civil EngineerNational Development and Public Service
Professor Courtenay Bartholomew - Medical ResearcherNational Development in Medicine and Public Service
Ms. McCartha Lewis (Calypso Rose) - CalypsonianCulture
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)
Mrs. Sandra Pearl Jones - Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Dr. John Prince - Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Mr. Jarrin Solomon - AthleteSport
Mr. Jereem Richards - AthleteSport
Mr. Machel Cedenio - AthleteSport
Mr. Renny Quow - AthleteSport
Mr. Lalonde Gordon - AthleteSport
Imam Haji Hamza Haniff Mohammed (Posthumously) - Religious LeaderReligion


The Chaconia Medal (Silver)
(For long and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Ms. Amoy Chang Fong - Former BankerPublic Service
Mr. Neil Wilson - Former Councillor and Secretary of the THA (Tobago House of Assembly)Public Service


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)
Mr. Robert Alphonso Nelson (Lord Nelson) — CalypsonianCalypso and Culture
Ms. Karilyn Shephard — EnvironmentalistEnvironment
Ms. Thora Best — Former School PrincipalNational Development and Public Service
Mr. Dalvi Paladee — Managing DirectorBusiness and Community Service
Mr. Akeem Stewart — AthleteSport


Hummingbird Medal (Silver)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mr. Ian Antonio Alvarez (Bunji Garlin) — Soca ArtisteCulture and Music
Mr. Herbert 'Ed' Watson — Musical Arranger and ProducerCulture and Music
Mr. Errol Alphege Grant — Former Police InspectorCommunity Service
Ms. Enid Browne — Former Teacher and Netball CoachSport and Community Service
Ms. Stephanie Judith Power — Former Teacher, Cricket Coach and Community ActivistSport and Community Service
Mr. Ramnarine Bridgelalsingh — Dance TutorCulture
Pundit Samsundar "Tara" Maraj — Community ActivistReligion and Community Service
Mr. Prabu Singh — ArtistArt and Culture
Mr. Parmanand Singh — ArtistArt and Culture


Humming Bird Medal (Bronze)
(For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mr. David Sancaro (Posthumously) — StudentGallantry


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mrs. Esther Daniel-Liverpool — Former Secretary to His Excellency The PresidentPublic Service
Dr. Anton Cumberbatch — Medical DoctorPublic Service
Ms. Jacqueline Ganteaume-Farrell — Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Mr. Carl Ansel Francis — Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Mr. Eric James — Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Mrs. Arlene McComie — Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service
Mr. Ammar Samaroo — Former Comptroller of Customs and ExcisePublic Service
Mrs. Roslyn Lauren Khan-Cummings — Former Permanent SecretaryPublic Service


The Public Service Medal of Merit (Silver)
(For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago)
Mr. Steve Williams— Former Manager, Student Support ServicesPublic Service
Mrs. Lydia Rosalie Choate — Former School PrincipalEducation and Community Service
Mr. Shariffudin Mohammed — Retired Lieutenant CommanderPublic 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)
Ms. Folade Mutota — Executive DirectorGender Affairs







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