Four Belizeans have been honored this year as a part of the Queen’s New Year’s honors for 2009. Attorney Rodwell Williams was bestowed with the honors of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for public and community service. Floridalba Contreras was honored with the order of the British Empire (OBE) for her service in education and to the community. June Huesner and Celi McCorkle were both honored as Members of the British Empire (MBE) for their service to the public, community and commerce. Honorees were appointed on the recommendation of the Governor General, Sir Colville Young. The dates for the presentation of the insignias will be announced later by Belize House.

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