Two Barbadians, who were recipients of awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year, today received their insignia.
Veteran netball player and administrated and respected educator and education administrator, Carolyn Sinckler, and former diplomat, Senator Orlando Marville, were officially recognised by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave during a brief ceremony at Government House.
Sinckler, the retired deputy principal of Princess Margaret Secondary School, where she also taught English for many years, received the Order of the British Empire.
The former student of Queen’s College, wore the Barbados netball uniform for a number of years, and was also captain. Her award was for service to education and sports.
Marville, also a former teacher, diplomat and journalist, was also known for his interest in cricket, basketball, table tennis, rugby and other sports.
The former Barbados ambassador in Brussels, who speaks a number of languages, has had a long and distinguished career in the Barbados Foreign Service.
He has been chairman of Government’s Advisory Board on Governance.
He is a founder member of the Haiti Democracy Project, and in July 2000 the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States nominated him as the Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission in that country.
He is described as a scholar and an expert in African and International Affairs.