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#261245 01/02/08 01:38 PM
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Is this right?

#261246 01/02/08 01:50 PM
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Should have posted this here. I haven't read the UK New Year's honours list, but I'm told Barry has been given a leg up. Still trailing "Lord" Ashcroft though.

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Is this what your referring to?
channel 7 news
Barry Bowen Knighted

If Belize had a fortune 500, his name would probably be in the top three - and from tonight onwards, you can call Barry Bowen, "Sir Barry." That's right, Belize's bottling and beverage magnate has been designated for knighthood. It's part of the queen's New Year's honors that were announced in the London Gazette of Friday 28th December. But apart from the prestige it affords to one of Belize's wealthiest men, the Bowen knighthood also has some political bearing. That's because such choice plums are very limited and thus the preserve of only government's most special friends, such as Michael Ashcroft who got the last one.

And Bowen who has been known as a hearty campaign contributor to the pup in the past, seemed to have switched loyalties in the 2003 town boards when he was clearly and materially supportive of the UDP slate in his home-town of San Pedro. But now political observers take this quite grand gesture as a sure sign that there is now some détente - if not open coddling - with the Musa administration.



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That's correct; you can find the list here: http://www.governmentofbelize.gov.bz/press_release_details.php?pr_id=4806

New Year's Honours
Belmopan - 01 January, 2008

In a News Release from Belize House in Belmopan, the Office of the Governor-General announces that Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to make the following appointment to the MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE on the occasion of NEW YEAR HONOURS 2008:

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (Civil Division)


KCMG
To be an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander of the said most Distinguished Order:
Mr Barry Bowen, for contribution to commerce and industry

CBE
To be an Ordinary Commander of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order of the British Emire:
Dr Kenrick Leslie, MBE, for contribution to Meteorology and Science

OBE
To be Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:
Brigadier General Lloyd Gillett, for contribution to national defence and community service
Mr Gerald Westby, for contribution to national defence and community service

MBE
To be Ordinary Members of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:
Mrs Yolanda Murray, for service to the Belize Police Force
Mr Crispin Jeffries, for service to the Belize Police force
Dr Arlie Petters, for services to science and education
Mr Alan Burn, for services to maritime and industries

The date for the presentation of awards will be announced later.


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Does he get his own sword ?


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