The Falkland Islands Government wishes to congratulate Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards and former UK Representative Sukey Cameron, on each being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list published this weekend. Both now become Officers of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Falkland Islands Community.
Speaking of the honour, Dr Edwards said: I feel very grateful for the honour, but it really reflects the amazing team effort made by everyone at KEMH and those working within the community to support the health and wellbeing of our population. Providing medical care in the Falklands presents unique challenges so it is gratifying for us to receive this recognition.
Sukey Cameron added: “I was very surprised to be nominated for the award but I am delighted to receive it. I believe it is as much in recognition of the excellent work of FIGO and colleagues, past and present, as it is for me personally.”
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Pytangua.Oct 15th, 2020 - 11:40 am +3
It is for merit, and not based on numbers of people .
Think: The Empire is gone; I don't know anyone who thinks that it isn't except you. I agree that the title of the award should be changed simpy because no-one gets excited over an archaic term, but that doesn't detract from the recognition for hard work.
I saw the empire depart and was involved in several independance celebrations
That presented some sadness among many, for some reason, but it is a good thing that it did.
Now there is the Commonwealth, which has volunteers, not compulsion.
Well Deserved Honours for Two People who have gone above and beyond duty for there Community and Representing the needs of the Islanders.Oct 15th, 2020 - 10:50 am +2
Think & Pytangua are Just Jealous ! Sour Grapes any one !!
Please somebody correct me if I'm wrong...Oct 15th, 2020 - 08:45 am -2
- Ain't the disputed Islas Malvinas/Falklands British Overseas Territory (BOT) area the place in the Wold with..., by far..., the highest concentration of Officers of the British Empire (OBE's)...?
I Think them Brutish Tturnips are telling porkies..., when they say their Empire is dead and buried...