#Providenciales, June 4, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The General Public are advised that the National Honours and Awards Nominations are open. The National Honours and Awards Committee (NHAC) is reminding the public of the following instructions for nomination and submissions for the Annual National Honours and Awards.
The Honours and Awards form depicts a description of the achievements, merits and service a recipient should possess in order to qualify for such an honour. It is of utmost importance that you nominate persons that you believe are worthy to receive an award. Additionally, a nominator must ensure to make clear which category the nominee is being considered for.
The Committee will only consider persons who are nominated in the category submitted; therefore, the General Public are advised to carefully consider the criteria for each category to ensure the nominee is suitable for the submitted category.
The Committee cannot make any corrections, additions or amendments to a submitted nomination form and cannot nominate any person included in the list of nominations, for a different honour or award category than originally selected by the nominator.
The category of awards are as follows:
- The Order of National Hero
- The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands
- The Patriotic Award
- The Long Service Medal
- The Meritorious Award
- National Young Achievers Medal
Forms are available at the Premier’s Office in both Grand Turk and Providenciales, The District Commissioners Offices in the sister islands and on the Government’s website. Completed nomination forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope, to your District Commissioner or Premier’s Office on or before July 22nd, 2019 and MUST BE clearly marked:
“Ronlee James Re: National Honours and Awards Committee”
The form only introduces your nominee. You are encouraged to add and attach information regarding your nominee’s work, service & merits. Ensure that you provide all the information, in whatever form that information takes, to support your reason why your nominee should be so honoured. Whether it be documents, newspaper clippings, letters or testimonials.
The Ordinance provides that an Honour or Award may be revoked if the Awardee allows persons to whom the award was not granted to wear his insignia or commits an act the Committee sees as bringing the Honours system into disrepute.
The general public is reminded to ensure that all nominations are submitted by July 22nd 2019.