Nominations for National Awards

Nominations for the 2022 National Independence Honours should be submitted to the National Honours and Decorations Advisory Council, by Friday, October 7.

Nominees should be outstanding in sport, science, the arts, culture and civic or other areas, or have provided meritorious service in the military or protective services.

Section 9(2) of the Barbados National Honours and Decorations Act 2021 states that “a person other than a citizen of Barbados is eligible to be appointed as an honorary member of the Order”.

Nominations will be made via the link For further information, persons may call 535-5385, 535-5499 or 535-5406, during office hours.

The categories and criteria available this year are as follows:

Order of Freedom of Barbados – awarded for distinguished and extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean, the Caribbean Diaspora or to humanity at large.

Order of The Republic – awarded for distinguished national achievement and merit.

Gold Award of Achievement – awarded for meritorious service of achievement in Barbados or a community within Barbados.

The Trident of Excellence – awarded in two grades (Gold & Silver) for highly meritorious service or achievement in science, the arts, literature, sport, civic duties or any other endeavour worthy of national recognition.

The Barbados Service Awards – awarded in two grades (Service Star and Service Medal) for meritorious work in the public, fire, military, police, prison or other protective services or in any other similar field of endeavour.

The Barbados Bravery Medal – for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

The Barbados Star of Gallantry – for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.

The Pride of Barbados – awarded for humanitarian, social, religious or educational contribution to the development of each parish in Barbados.

Barbados Humanitarian Service Award – awarded for meritorious humanitarian service to Barbados. (BGIS)

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