National Honours and Awards Nominations closes June 30, 2017

The National Honours and Awards Committee is reminding the general public to submit their completed nomination forms for the third annual National Honours and Awards Program before Friday, June 30, 2017 in a sealed envelope to the Premier’s Office on Grand Turk, Providenciales; District Commissioners Office in North Caicos, Middle Caicos, Salt Cay or South Caicos or any member of the National Honour’s and Awards Committee.
 
The National Honors and Awards program recognizes outstanding citizens who have made exemplary contribution to the country’s development. The classifications of awards are:
 
The Order of National Hero:
The Order of National Hero is the highest award and may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander for extraordinary and outstanding achievement and merit in service to the Turks and Caicos Islands or to humanity at large.
 
The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands:
The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander who has served with distinction in any field of discipline and may be conferred to upon a person during his lifetime or posthumously.
 
The Patriotic Awards:
The Patriotic Awards may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander who has demonstrated a keen sense of national consciousness and rendered exceptional sacrificial service to the islands and the people of the islands.
 
- Provided that the Patriotic Award: Mouchoir Bank medal may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander as an honorary award for demonstrating a very high regard for national integration philanthropic
 
The Long Service Medal:
The Long Service Medal may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander who has given outstanding and exemplary public service to the islands and its people for a minimum period of twenty years.
 
National Young Achiever’s Medal:
The National Young Achiever’s medal may be granted to a Turks and Caicos Islander between the ages of twelve and twenty-five years who has performed exceptionally well on a national, regional or international level in the following areas (but not limited)-
 
- Culture
 
- Academics
 
- Performing Arts; or
 
- Sports
 
It is important that you nominate persons you believe are worthy to receive such honour with the classification of the award since the committee cannot nominate him or her for an alternative honour or awards.
 
Nomination forms can be collected from the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk and Providenciales; District Commissioners Office in North Caicos, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay, Government Website and other areas throughout the community.
 
Your completed nominations formed should be delivered in a sealed envelope to the Premier’s Office, District Commissioners office or any member of the Committee Marked:
National Honours and Awards Committee
Office of the Premier
Turks and Caicos Islands
 
The form only introduces your nominee. You may add additional information regarding your nominee’s work, service and merits on an additional page to support your reason why your nominee should be so honoured; whether documents, newspaper clippings, letters, testimonials.
 
Nominations must be submitted by June 30th 2017.
 
Committee Members:
Mr. Oliver Mills
Chairman
 
Mr. Samuel Handfield 
Member
 
Mrs Medline Mills 
Member
 
Mr. Duke Delancy
Member
 
Mrs. Albert Capron 
Member
 
Mr. Sonny Forbes
Member