Cultural envoy dedicates award to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda

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The only Antiguan female among those to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen as part of the Queen’s New Year Honours List, said she will accept the award on behalf of the people of Antigua and Barbuda. Dr. Barbara Jean Paca, cultural envoy assigned to the Ministry Of Culture, is to be appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE), for services to heritage development. “This is about a collaboration really, and I am just honoured to be a part of that collaboration,” Dr Paca said. S
he also said she was surprised by the news of the honour, however, she is overjoyed. Two other residents have also made the list and will receive honours. They are Albert Wade, superintendent of the prison, who will be receiving the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for services to national security and public safety and Stephen Joseph for services to business and community development.
Some time in 2018, the honorees will be officially recognised during a ceremony. Those who cannot travel to London to receive the award directly from the Queen will receive their award at a ceremony spearheaded on the island by the Queen’s representative, Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams. Meanwhile, females were well represented on the 2018 list.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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