New Year’s honour for ABS TV/Radio General Manager Erna Mae Brathwaite


ABS TV/Radio General Manager Erna Mae Brathwaite is one of four outstanding Antiguans and Barbudans to be awarded in the King’s New Year’s Honours for 2023.

St James’ Palace in the United Kingdom announced on Saturday, that King Charles has given orders for the appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Mrs Brathwaite is being appointed as an Ordinary Member of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire, MBE for services to Youth and Community Development.

Dr Leon Errol Cort is being appointed as an Ordinary Commander of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire, CBE for services to National Development.

Antigua and Barbuda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill is being appointed an Ordinary Officer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire, OBE for services to Youth and Community Development.

Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elvis Weaver is being awarded the King’s Fire Service Medal for services to the Fire Department of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

Governor General His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams has congratulated the 2023 honourees.

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  1. Is king Charles aware of Ernea Mae high staff turn over at ABS? Every min i look at good morning Antigua there is a different host.

    • What’s so jokey about that. It shows transparency and equality. Nothing wrong with rotation as long as they are competent.

      • @ Tyrone Ferrari, do you know what high turn over means?? Clearly not! It means alot of persons leaving the company or being fired! There is obviously a problem with management. Thats y its a joke!

      • @ tyrone Ferrari u also clearly do not know the meaning of transparency because upp never gets a chance to boardcast or do any interviews on ABS during Erna Mea tenure so just hush ya tail and go back into hibernation.

    • What has she done to earned that award? No one likes her anywhere. What contributions did she made to get that award. There are many persons doing goodness for others in Antigua and Barbuda every day. They are not recognized because they do indulged and in bed with politics. Is that the same person. Who was sent home by her employer and told not to come back. They would pay her to stay home. That was because her behavior towards those she worked with,stinks to hell.

      • Seems like you lived under a rock or on redunda…all we do is criticize and opposed for opposing sake…hush you mouth 👄 if you don’t have anything better to say.

        Congratulations to all …your effort is recognized

  2. Congratulations to these sons and daughters of the soil who have received this illustrious honour for their hard work and dedication for serving our beloved country. Much respect!!!!

  3. Hmmm, is this an award for blocking the opposition from the news and constantly spinning the news in the alp’s favor? Is it for the Abs workers? Teflon strikes again…she’s been avoiding being fired since she was at the bank.

  4. How that Jezebel can get an honour? For doing what exactly? Presiding over an exodus of young talent from ABS? Blocking persons from ABS whom she feel are UPP supporters? The GG needs to get real! After get that, the whole subbin worthless now.

  5. Charles in Charge
    Lean Back on 👑 Chsrlie.
    Footstool OBE MBE
    You Followed PROTOCOL
    You Stuck to Your Guns
    You are REAL G.
    G9 G8 kept US like Haiti in Line since 1735.
    Made EXAMPLE create Dissidents
    PITTing FORKS in de Pathway
    All in Alll Aftet All
    We Deserve a MEDal for RESILIENCE.
    You 2 for kangaroo Kourt Governance..
    Buys Out Sellout throw Out.
    Cooked EBooks & Saltfish NeeNyam.
    Beg for Leniency on Behalf of COMMONERS
    & NonEstablishedMENT

  6. Why do we Caribbeans still get soooo excited over meaningless and worthless COLONIAL trinkets?

    What these vomitous 🤮 UK awards should really do is remind us all of two things of the past:

    1) It continues the status of SUBLIMINAL mind control that keeps us subservient for ever and a day, unless we do like Barbados and say … GOODBYE UK 👋

    2) And more importantly, giving out worthless trinkets was the order of the day – in the past -, when land, priceless minerals and people (slavery) were stolen in exchange.

    Again, much respect to the well-read 📚 and we’ll versed 📖 amongst us …

  7. So the who runs ABS get an award for her community work??? PLEASE! Everything she was in charge of –Dynamics, her church group, Scotiabank , and ABS is going under soon as well.

  8. Congratulations on the honour. ABS TV in particular has shown an increase in the quality of production and presentation under her leadership. Despite what anyone says, the evidence is clear. You don’t have to like someone, but give them their just due. Whether she is deserving of an honour from England in this regard is up for debate and everyone is entitled to their opinions. As far as UPP being on ABS, they have received several invitations and have not made use of the opportunity, but I’m sure they will say that is a lie. It’s a shame that everything is so politicized in this country.

  9. The king obliged. Those were the names put forward… Don’t mean a thing. Worthless, useless because we no her history at the bank and elsewhere. Pure crap.

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