Social worker George Spencer Griffith has been awarded in the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours’ list.
Griffith has been rewarded for his services in the field of social work and reproductive health and has received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Also receiving the CBE is former Chief Education Officer Dr Wendy Marlene Griffith-Watson, for her services to education management and human resource development.
The 70-year-old Griffith is the former Executive director of the Barbados Family Planning Association and politician.
He has also served as Consul General for Barbados at New York and is also a former Chairman of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee; former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and former Member of the Task Force on Homelessness.
In 2008, Griffith unsuccessfully contested the St. Philip North seat as a candidate for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), losing to incumbent Michael Lashley of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).
He is also a former president of St. Catherine’s Social & Sports Club and founding member & former president of Clarke’s Hill Progressive League/Clarke’s Hill Social & Sports Club.
Receiving the Officer of the British Empire awards are Shirley Aileen Knight for her contribution to public services and Winston Walter Stafford for his services to social work and cricket administration.
Rodney Dacourtney Prescod was awarded the Member of the British Empire for his services to secondary school education.