The National – Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By JEFFREY ELAPA
NINETY-FOUR people have been recognised for distinguished services to the community in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list.
Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio announced the names of recipients yesterday.
Noel Levi was awarded a knight bachelor for service to the public administration in his former roles as a minister of state, senior public servant and diplomat and secretary-general of the Pacific Forum and to John Ralston Wild for service to commerce, particularly in air transport and tourism and for community and humanitarian endeavours.
The order of Saint Michael and Saint George (civil division) was given to Andrew Kumbakor for service to the community as a member of the national parliament and minister of state and Erna Kathleen Pita for service to the community and the advancement of women’s status and welfare.
The order of the British empire (civil division) was awarded to Gari Baki, Peter Humphrey, Charles Lepani, Mathew Tjoeng while Dr Umadevi Ambihaiphar, Ni Cragnolini, Neville Henry Howcroft, Richard Maru, Rev Father Patrick McIndoe, Ricky Moke Mitio, Steven Mokis, Susan Ranjanayagam, Frederick Sheekiot, Dr Robin Sios, Akuila Tubal and John Wauwia were awarded OBEs.
Those who received MBEs were Orly Alvarez, Ian Andrew Chow, Igo Daure, Chief Insp Cathy Dobb, Robert Ian Howden, Guwi Kambi, Alphonse Krau, Anthony Kundila, Kay Wakerley Liddle, Aravapo Lohia, Moses Makis, David Kym Mitchell, Kandaso Napi, Simon Passinggan, Gerald Philip, Graham Pople, Wayne Leslie Satchell, Wan Sete, Lahui Tau, Sebulon Tovaira, Alois Chris Valuka, Russel Waibauru, John Warbat and Rev Dondoli Wawe.
Imperial service order awards were given to Tommy Nahuet and David Naon, while British empire medals were presented to Michael Sigiho Buka, Dominic Bre, Nancy Dabada, Peter Du, John Hinalu, Mavis Holland, Clare Ivia, Juliana Jiki, Alois Rokoa Kanakana, Avosa Kave, Peter Nere Kupo, Timothy Laemeta, Timothy Meria Lapeya, Ding Mathew, Rev Mondopa Mini, Joseph Muna, Giyame Mashleen Nagwi, Yaku Nolepo, Joseph Panu Arimax Magabe Peyape, Bothen Pusembo, Paias Puwa, Michael Sau, Yori Sauna, Araga Dikana Sere, Gitene Somole, Elijah Taksir, Joyce Talibe, Imbi Tanda, Janet Diribu Telabe, Kee Tine, Walter Unam, Richard Waera and Edward Yaliui.
Sir Michael announced that Brig-Gen Francis Agwi was the recipient of the order of the British empire (military) CBE award while Col Joseph Fabila was awarded OBE and a MBE went to Commander Michael David, Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Kumun and Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Augustine Daniels.
Sir Michael announced Chief Warrant Officers Dick Roy, Steven Narimonda Jonah Pomeleu, Francis Tule and Michael Taram Valuka as recipients of the British empire medal (military) medal.