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Today six distinguished Belizeans were honored by the Queen for community service. Bernard Quentin Pitts received the insignia for Commander of the British Empire for his contribution to the Law and Public Service; Dr. Ann Gillett Elrington received the insignia as Member of the British Empire for services to the Belizean Diaspora and Medicine; Louise Bridget Lewis and Enelda Rosado both received medals as Members of the British Empire for services to Education and Community Development; Receiving the insignia for Member of the British Empire was Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez JP for his contribution to Education and Public Service, and finally, prizefighter Ludwig Lightburn who was a world middleweight contender in the 50's was distinguished with the insignia as Member of the British Empire for his contribution to sports and the Belizean American community.

The Governor General handed out the insignias on behalf of the Queen at his official residence in Belmopan.

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Six Belizeans presented with insignias on behalf of Queen Elizabeth

In Belmopan today Governor-General of Belize, His Excellency Sir Colville Young handed out insignias on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to Six Belizeans. The list of recipients which comprised Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second's 2012 appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was released in December of 2011. Former Attorney General of Belize, Bernard Pitts, received the insignia for Commander of the British Empire for his contribution to the Law and Public Service. Dr. Ann Gillett Elrington received the insignia as Member of the British Empire, for services to the Belizean Diaspora and Medicine. Elrington is a Medical Doctor who completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1998. The third recipient is Louise Bridget Lewis who received the medal as Member of the British Empire for her services to Education and Community Development; The fourth recipient is Belmopan's very own. Mayor, Simeon Lopez J.P., Lopez was distinguished with the insignia of Member of the British Empire, for his contribution to Education and Public Service; Before Becoming Belmopan's Mayor for the third successive term, Lopez was an accomplished Mathematics teacher and Head of Department at Belmopan Comprehensive School. 78 Year old Ludwig Lightburn received the insignia as Member of the British Empire, for his contribution to Sports and to the Belizean American Community. In his youth Lightburn was a world class prizefighter in the light welterweight division, and a top ranking contender at that. Lightburn was not able to make it to today's ceremony and instead Mr Steven Pook received it on his behalf.The final recipient wasMrs. Enelda Rosado. Rosado received her medal as Member of the British Empire for her dedicated contribution to Education and Community Development in Belize. The awards were distributed at the Belize House in Belmopan.

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