[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger has indicated that National Awards will be returned to Guyana. Speaking to members of staff at the Office of the President, President Granger stated that every year, National Awards are to be presented without fear.
“Even if it’s one award, two awards, twenty, that is one of the institutions of our country,” he said during a meeting with the staff. The President added that members of the National Assembly and the Judiciary must be treated with respect regardless of party affiliation.
Among the National Awards of Guyana are the Order of Excellence, Order of Roraima, Cacique Crown of Honour, Golden Arrow of Achievement, Medal of Service, Cacique Crown of Valor, Golden Arrow of Courage, and President’s Commendation for Brave Conduct, Military Service Star and the Disciplined Services Star.
The last National Awards were given out in October 2011. Over 100 persons then were conferred with awards in recognition of yeoman service to national development. [Extracted and modified from GINA]