by Linda Straker
- OBE awarded to Lindon Victor and Leroy Joseph
- MBE awarded to Christina Batson and Neil Ferguson
- BEM awarded to Alwyn Enoe and Reverend Dave King
The 2023 world bronze medallist and a 2-time Commonwealth Games champion Lindon Victor is among 6 Grenadians recognised by King Charles III in his 2024 New Year’s Honours list. They were awarded as part of the New Year celebrations and announced on 29 December 2023.
Victor was recognised for his outstanding contribution to sports and was granted the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Also receiving the OBE title was Leroy Joseph for services to Policing. Joseph is the former head of the Immigration Department who retired in 2023. The OBE is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.
Others recognised are Christina Batson and Neil Ferguson who were made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Batson received the honour for her services to Education, and Ferguson for his contribution to Culture. The MBE is awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long-term, significant impact.
The Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) was awarded to traditional boatbuilder from Carriacou Alwyn Enoe for his services to Entrepreneurship and to The Reverend Dave King, Presiding Bishop, River Sallee Pentecostal Church/Temple of Deliverance, Grenada District for his services to Religious Affairs and Social Work. The BEM is awarded for a hands-on service to the local community.
All the people honoured or recognised by Charles III in his right as King of Grenada are done on the advice of His Majesty’s Government. Grenada is a member of the Commonwealth, and the King is head of the Commonwealth.