The Governor’s Office announced that nominations are now open for the Queens 2023 New Years Honours list.
According to the press release, nominees can come from a wide range of backgrounds, including community, voluntary and local services, arts and media, health, sport, education, science and technology, business and the economy and civil or political service.
Nominations are made under the honours system to recognise relevant persons who have made an exceptional contribution to the Cayman Islands in these areas or who stand out for sustained and exceptional achievement and service or who have made achievements in public life and who have committed themselves to serving the Cayman Islands. Types of exceptional contributions and achievements include:
making a difference to their community or field of workenhancing the reputation of The Cayman Islandslong-term voluntary serviceinnovation and entrepreneurshipchanging things, with an emphasis on achievementimproving life for people less able to help themselvesdisplaying moral courage
The persons being nominated will usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.
It is also understood that, at the time of the nomination, the nominee must still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for.
If you wish to nominate someone more information on the Honours system, nomination forms and guidance on submitting nominations can be found on the following web page:
In addition to honours awarded by Her Majesty, you may wish to nominate someone for a Cayman specific honour- the Queens Certificate and Badge of Honour. Recipients of this honour must have demonstrated meritorious services to the local community of an exceptional or outstanding nature. You should use the same application form but make it clear that you are nominating someone for a Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.
Nominations should be submitted to the Governor’s Office to be reviewed by the Cayman Honours Committee, who will decide which nominations to submit to the UK. The Committee will decide themselves which Certificate and Badge of Honour nominations to approve.
The deadline for Governor’s Office to receive nominations is close of business on May 10.
Nominations can be sent by email to [email protected] or dropped off to the reception desk at the Government Administration Building.
Alternatively, you can send by post to Suite 101 Government Administration Building, Grand Cayman KY1-9000, by the earlier deadline of 6 May.