Each year Belize honours men and women who put country and others above self. Here is the list of people who will be recognized for their contributions on Thursday at Bliss Center for Performing Arts, at 7 p.m. This event is free.

ORDER OF DISTINCTION

1. H.E. Ambassador Benjamin Ho of Taiwan: For distinguished service to Belize
2. Mrs. Jane Usher: For distinguished service to Belize

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

1. Sister Josefina Alamilla: For contributions to religious life and community service
2. Mr. Lucio Alcoser: For contributions to music
3. Ms. Vilma Bailey (posthumously): For contributions to nursing and health
4. Mr. Danny Cornoquie (posthumously): For contributions to public security and safety
5. Mr. Lester Gilbert Eiley: For contributions to philanthropy
6. Ms. Lottie Paulino Flores: For contributions to education
7. Mrs. Alicia Andrea Harrison: For contributions to social service
8. Mr. Stephen Humes: For contributions to sports (football)
9. Ms. Geraldine Mai: For contributions to community service
10. Mr. Pedro Guerra Mena (posthumously): For contributions to politics and sports
11. Mr. Mario Muschamp: For contributions to environment and conservation
12. Mrs. Dalila Norris: For contributions to humanitarian service
13. Ms. Mavis Felicia Nunez: For contributions to nursing and health
14. Mr. Brad Pattico: For contributions to music
15. Mr. Nelson Robinson: For contributions to sports (football)
16. Mr. Albert Papi Smith: For contributions to sports (football)
17. Ms. Beverly Swasey: For contributions to community service
18. Brother Karl Swift, S.J.: For contributions to religious life and community service
19. Mrs. Maria Elena Sylvestre: For entrepreneurship and community service