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PHOTOS: 21 awarded at Queen’s Birthday Parade

Twenty-one uniformed officers received medals for long service and good conduct at a recent ceremony and parade held to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Scores of persons were present on the festival grounds in Road Town on Friday June 7, including Premier Andrew Fahie, Ministers of his Cabinet and Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr.

The annual event witnessed Governor Augustus Jaspert reading a message of greetings sent to Her Majesty the Queen and Her brief response of well wishes to the government and the people of the British Virgin Islands.

After the customary inspection by the governor and the respective marches by participating organisations which included paramilitary, civic/church organisations, drum corps and schools from across the territory, the honorees received their medals.

Honorees

A total of 15 police officers received medals. Nine were awarded the Overseas Territories Police Forces Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 18 years of contribution to the force. These included; Constables Derick Ambrose, Augustus Bruce, Daren Davis, MacGregor Horne and Dorsey Tittle, Auxiliary’s Susan Penn-Bailey and Brenderly Pont, Inspector Wendell Ballantyne and Sergeant Claude Williams.

Four received the First Clasp to the Overseas Territories Police Forces Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 25 years which were Constables Petranella Frett and Alvin Washington and Inspectors Errol George and Amarro Potter.

The remaining two officers Sergeant Karen Vanterpool and Constable Sylise Vanterpool received the Second Clasp to the Overseas Territories Police Forces Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 30 years.

Her Majesty’s Prison

Three prison officers collected medals, with Anselm McMillan and Jerome Pereira receiving the Overseas Territories Prison Service Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 18 years while Sergeant Elliot Jackson received the First Clasp to the Overseas Territories Prison Service Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 25 years.

Fire and Rescue Services Department

In the Fire and Rescue Services Department, fire officer and emergency medical technician Elnathan White received the Overseas Territories Fire and Rescue Brigade Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct of 18 years while Sub-Officers Elroy Chalwell and Elvin Forbes we honorees of the Second Clasp to the Overseas Territories Fire and Rescue Brigade Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct of 30 years.

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  1. Tired of Subserviency says:

    With all due respect to all on the personal level, on the political, national, culutral and heritage level, these kinds of scenes and the crippling psychological effects they do have on minds of all ages should not be existing in the 21st century.

    The BVI people need to begin annexing their political, human and cultural mind.

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  2. Hmm says:

    Petranella Frett Good conduct.

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  3. Anegada says:

    Congratulations Nathan! You deserve this Honour and many more

  4. Mental Slavery says:

    Mental slavery is the worst form of slavery.

    It gives you the illusion of freedom, makes you trust, love, defend your oppressor while making enemy of those who are trying to free you or open your eyes.

    A message to the BVI people, to those in the diaspora and to all Black people across the globe who exist under the spectre of colonialism and sees nothing wrong with it in the 21st century.

  5. Fact. Our Reality says:

    The greatest weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. (Steve Biko)

  6. hehe says:

    Some of these officers needs to go on weight loss program. Half of them cannot run a thief or jump a fence. Part of the ongoing program for all officers in the RVIPF should be fitness. Education is power!! BVI as a whole have a majority of obese people. Nobody is looking into it. The mentality is ” fat is sexy”. Begin to educate the little children.

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