Queen Honours Sixteen In Jamaica

Date Published: 
1960-12-31
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
1,19

W. ADOLPHE ROBERTS AND ROLPH GRANT AWARDED O.B.E.

NINETEEN persons resident in Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Cayman Islands, have received awards in the Queen's New Year's Honours List, announced yesterday. Sixteen of the honours have come to Jamaica.

The principal Jamaica awards are the Knighthood conferred on the Hon. Geoffry Campbell Gunter, Custos of St. Andrew, who becomes Knight Bachelor; Mr. Vincent McFarlane, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Development, who is made C.B.E., Mr. Rolph Grant, Voluntary Social Worker, and Mr. Adolphe Roberts, poet and author, who are awarded the O.B.E.

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Citations

To be Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: Rolph Stewart Grant. For public services.

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THEIR CAREERS

Mr. Grant

Mr. Grant, who was born in Trinidad, is a leading island business executive, sportsman and voluntary social welfare worker.

A football and cricket blue of Cambridge (1933), he captained Trinidad at cricket (1934-38) and football (1935-36). He was a member of the West Indies vs. M.C.C. team in 1935 and captained the West Indies team to England in 1939.

Mr. Grant is a director of Messrs. T. Geddes Grant, Ltd., and a member of the executive committee of the Jamaica Anti-T.B. League; member of the Board of Visitors of the King George V Memorial Sanatorium and a member of the Board of Visitors of University College Hospital.

In August 1944, he served as chairman of the Jamaica Storm Relief Emergency Committee.