Friday 24 May, 2019

Posthumous award for teen hero

Forty recipients will receive national awards later today at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) for their various contributions to the development of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Annual National Awards Ceremony, historically held on Independence Day, was moved to the “more appropriate” Republic Day.

Queen of Calypso, Calypso Rose will tonight receive the nation’s highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT).

Professor Courtenay Bartholomew, who is credited with diagnosing the first AIDS case in the English-speaking Caribbean and former PNM Minister under the Patrick Manning-led administration Lenny Saith will also be awarded the ORTT.

National athletes Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio, Rennie Quow and Lalonde Gordon will receive the Chaconia Medal Gold for long and meritorius service to the country in the sphere of Sport, while Akeem Stewart will receive the Hummingbird Medal Gold for loyal and devoted service to T&T in the sphere of Sport.

Teenager David Sancaro will be awarded the Hummingbird Medal Bronze posthumously for gallantry in intervening in an argument between a couple, in the process saving a young woman from a beating at the hands of her boyfriend.  

Sadly, the 17-year-old was run over following his heroic efforts. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anthony Sinanan, 37, was charged with the teen’s killing after surrendering himself to police.

Soca artiste Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez is also among this year’s awardees, and will be presented with the Hummingbird Medal Silver for loyal and devoted service to the country in the sphere of Culture.

Below is the full list of national awardees:

 

THE ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Distinguished and Outstanding Service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Lenny Saith, Civil Engineer – National Development and Public Service

Professor Courtenay Bartholomew, Medical Researcher - National Development in Medicine and Public Service                                                                

Ms. Mc Cartha Lewis a.k.a Calypso Rose, Calypsonian – Culture    

 

THE CHACONIA MEDAL (GOLD)

For Long and Meritorious Service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Mrs. Sandra Pearl Jones, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Dr. John Prince, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Mr. Jarrin Solomon, Athlete - Sport

Mr. Jereem Richards, Athlete - Sport

Mr. Machel Cedenio, Athlete – Sport

Mr. Renny Quow, Athlete – Sport

Mr. Lalonde Gordon, Athlete – Sport

Imam Haji Hamza Haniff Mohammed (Posthumously), Religious Leader - Religion

                                                                                                                                                     

THE CHACONIA MEDAL (SILVER)

Ms. Amoy Chang Fong, Former Banker - Public Service

Mr.  Neil Wilson , Former Councillor and Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly - Public Service

 

THE   HUMMING BIRD MEDAL (GOLD)     

For Loyal and Devoted Service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Robert Alphonso Nelson a.k.a.“Lord Nelson”, Calypsonian - Calypso and Culture

Ms. Karilyn Shephard, Environmentalist - Environment

Ms. Thora Best, Former School Principal - National Development and Public Service

Mr. Dalvi Paladee, Managing Director - Business and Community Service

Mr. Akeem Stewart, Athlete - Sport

 

THE   HUMMING BIRD MEDAL (SILVER)   

Mr.  Ian Antonio Alvarez a.k.a.“Bunji Garlin”, Soca Artiste - Culture and Music

Mr. Herbert “Ed” Watson, Musical Arranger and Producer - Culture and Music

Mr. Errol Alphege Grant, Former Police Inspector - Community Service

Ms. Enid Browne, Former Teacher and Netball Coach - Sport and Community Service

Ms. Stephanie Judith Power, Former Teacher, Cricket Coach and Community Activist - Sport and Community Service

Mr. Ramnarine Bridgelalsingh, Dance Tutor ­­– Culture

Pundit Samsundar “Tara” Maraj, Community Activist - Religion and Community Service

Mr. Prabu Singh , Artist - Art and Culture

Mr. Parmanand Singh, Artist - Art and Culture                      

 

THE   HUMMING BIRD MEDAL (BRONZE)

Mr. David Sancaro (Posthumously), Student – Gallantry

 

THE   PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL OF MERIT (GOLD)

For Outstanding and Meritorious Service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Mrs. Esther Daniel-Liverpool, Former Secretary to His Excellency The President - Public Service

Dr. Anton Cumberbatch, Medical Doctor - Public Service

Ms. Jacqueline Ganteaume-Farrel, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Mr. Carl Ansel Francis, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Mr. Eric James, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Mrs. Arlene Mc Comie, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

Mr. Ammar Samaroo, Former Comptroller of Customs and Excise - Public Service

Mrs. Roslyn Lauren Khan-Cummings, Former Permanent Secretary - Public Service

                                                                          

THE   PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL OF MERIT  (SILVER)

Mr. Steve Williams, Former Manager, Student Support Services - Public Service

Mrs. Lydia Rosalie Choate, Former School Principal - Education and Community Service      

Mr. Shariffudin Mohammed, Retired Lieutenant Commander - Public Service

 

THE MEDAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN (GOLD)

For Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Women’s Rights and Issues in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Folade Mutota, Executive Director - Gender Affairs                   

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