Saturday, 16th June 2012
Queen’s Birthday Honours announced
The Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced last night by The Convent. The list of recipients is as follows:
“To be Ordinary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (“OBE”):
Karel Mark Chichon, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society. For services to music and culture in Gibraltar.
To be Ordinary Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (“MBE”):
Mrs Maria Louisa (known as Marisa) Desoiza, Chair of the Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief. For services to cancer relief in Gibraltar.
Michael Prescott, founder member of the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation. For services to dance and the arts in Gibraltar.
Her Majesty The Queen has also been graciously pleased to give orders for the award of a British Empire Medal to:
Manuel (known as Manolo) Ruiz, Founding President, Senior Citizens’ Association, Gibraltar. For services to the community, particularly to senior citizens, in Gibraltar.
His Excellency The Governor, Sir Adrian Johns, has awarded the Gibraltar Award (Governor’s Certificate and Badge of Honour) in recognition of exceptional services in Gibraltar to:
Mr Anthony Galliano. For services to scouting in Gibraltar.
Mr Raphael Gonzalez. For services to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the local community in Gibraltar.
The Governor said “I would like to offer my congratulations to all the recipients. I am delighted that a significant number of worthy candidates in Gibraltar have been recognised in this list. This is a direct result of more high quality nominations. But we need to keep the momentum up: another honours round is already under way and we need more nominations. I would urge people to think about nominating those who might merit an award. It is particularly fitting that we recognise in this way the achievements of our Gibraltar community in this, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year.”