Sunday 20 October, 2019

ORTT for veteran calypsonian Chalkdust

Veteran Calypsonian Dr  Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool will be awarded the country’s highest award, the Order of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT) on Tuesday night.

This is according to the Office of the President.

The 78-year-old singer is a nine-time winner of the Calypso Monarch Competition.

Chalkdust holds a Ph.D. in history and ethnomusicology from the University of Michigan.

The National Awards Ceremony will take place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain on Tuesday night.

See a full list of the awardees below:

The Order of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT)

For distinguished and outstanding service to Trinidad and Tobago in the Sphere of Education/Culture and Research:

Professor Hollis Urban Liverpool "Chalkdust"-Associate Professor of History

The Chaconia Medal (Gold)

For long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Professor Bharath Bassaw-Professor /Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Medicine)

Clarry Benn-Former Executive Director of the Unit Trust Corporation and Chairman of the National Entrepreneurship Development Company Limited (Finance)

Major General Ralph Brown (Retired)-Former Chief of Defence Staff (Public Service)

Professor Lawrence Carrington-Professor Emeritus University of the West Indies (Language and Development)

Donald Howard "Jackie" Hinkson-Artist (Art)

Nizam Baksh-Attorney-at-law (Public Service)

Kenneth Cyril Valley-Politician (Public Service)

The Chaconia Medal (Silver)

For long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Christine-Anne Morris-Alleyne-Attorney-at-law (Civil Service) 

Dr Elsa Valerie Lynch-Former Principal (Education/Public Service)

The Hummingbird Medal (Gold)

For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Martha Alicia Archer-Former Business Services Manager at the Water and Sewerage Authority (Sport)

Darrin Roger Brian Carmichael-Executive Director of Community Defence Services Neighbourhood Watch (Community Service)

Norma Eleanor Blizzard-Inniss-Former Pharmacist (Public Service)

Richard Fakoory (Posthumously)-Former Businessman (Community Service/Sport

Maura Patricia-Biochemist/University Lecturer (Astronomy)

Cathryn Kelshall-Teacher (Education)

Professor Aftab Khan-Professor Emeritus of Geophysics University of Leicester (Academics)

Dr Lesley Ann Roberts-Nephrologist (Medicine)

John Seyjagat-Lecturer/Executive Director of the Zoological Association of America and International Director of the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (Education/Conservation)

Trinidad and Tobago Association of Retired Nurses (Responsible) Persons-National Service

The Hummingbird Medal (Silver)

For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Jennifer Myron Cassar (Posthumously)-Former Carib Queen of Trinidad and Tobago (Culture and Community Service)

Gloria Dallsingh-Mas Designer (Culture)

Edmund Jackson Pouchet-Swim Coach (Sport)

Satyernand Seemungal-Attorney-at-law (Community Service)

The Hummingbird Medal (Bronze)

For loyal and devoted service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Devendra Boodooram-Prisons Office (Public Service)

Augustus Castle-Facilities Manager (Gallantry)

Jeremy Lewis-Coast Guard (Gallantry)

Akil Melville-Fire fighter (Gallantry)

Kwasi Robinson-Local Development Officer (Gallantry)

The Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold)

For outstanding and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Dr Cyril Anthony Collier-Senior Lecturer University of Trinidad and Tobago-Education/Culture

Dr William Dhanessar-Medical Doctor (Medicine/Public Service)

Shastri Maharaj-Artist/Teacher Former Curriculum Co-ordinator in Visual and Performing Arts (Art)

Dr Jasmine Stella Ramcharan-Paediatrician (Child Development/Public Service)

Colonel Patrick Eustace Taylor-Reinsurance Executive (Community Service/Youth Development)

L. Anthony Watkins-Consultant (Public Service)

Dr Sister Phyllis Wharfe-Project Director (Education and the Empowerment of Young Women)

Medal for the Development of Women (Gold)

For outstanding contribution to the development of women's rights and issues in Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of:

Marilyn Barker-Duncan-Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies (Development of Women)

Onika Mars-President and Founder of Woman of Substance Tobago (Development of Women)

Professor Patricia Mohammed-Professor of Gender and Cultural Services (Development of Women)

Asiya Mohammed-Executive Director Conflict Women Limited (Development of Women)

 

 

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