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Nomination deadline for Honours is today

The committee for the Bermuda Regiment's 50th Anniversary, unveils a new panel display outside of the Bermuda General Post Office, with five images depicting the Bermuda Regiment, in celebration of their 50th year servicing the island. Premier Michael Dunkley address the attendees. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)

The deadline to nominate members of the community for the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour is 5pm today.

Typical categories and achievements include enhancing Bermuda’s reputation, long-term voluntary service, innovation and entrepreneurship, and displaying moral courage.

Governor George Fergusson said: “The Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour are awarded twice each year, on New Year’s Day and in June to commemorate Her Majesty’s official birthday.

“The Honours celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of those in our community who have devoted themselves tirelessly to community service.

“The nominations should be of people who are still active participants in their area of service.”

Honours are usually given to people involved in different activities including community, arts and media, health, sport, education, science and technology, business and the economy, and civil or political service.

Premier Michael Dunkley added: “The Queen’s Birthday Honours is an ideal opportunity for people in Bermuda to be nominated for their outstanding contributions to the community.

“There are countless untold stories of outstanding Bermudians who have spent incalculable hours working to enhance the lives of those who live here. I urge everyone who knows individuals who fit into any of the identified categories to put forward their names for consideration and recognition for their tireless commitment.”

Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour nomination forms can be downloaded from www.gov.bm. Completed forms must be received at the Cabinet Office by 5pm on Friday to be considered for the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Those who nominate an individual are requested not to advise the individual or discuss the matter with them.