Supervisor of Elections Lorna Simon made a Dame Commander of The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation

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Supervisor of Elections Lorna Simon has received the award of Dame Commander, The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (DCN).

The award was bestowed on her moments ago is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the public service.

Dame Lorna joined the public service as a Junior Clerk in 1969 and has since served for over 51 years, rising to the rank of Supervisor of Elections, a position she has held since 2002. Simon was the first female to hold the post.

She also served as Permanent Secretary in a over 10 Ministries of Government.

Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph was knighted during the same ceremony as National Honouree of Antigua and Barbuda during the Ceremonial Parade at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to mark Antigua & Barbuda’s 39th Anniversary of Independence.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations Dame! You make Antiguans proud, Antiguans of every political persuasion. Thank you Madame. By the way, that hat is kool!!!!

  2. Joseph getting knighted for a job he was assigned to do and he didn’t even do it properly. Kighthood in Antigua today doesn’t meant a damn thing.

    Congrats to Lorna Simon.

  3. Yes, well deserved. She work for it. Will she be around for one more election which will be delivered like “brata” to Labour Party? Or will she be on her way like Morgorson after training her successor to deliver the next one for them? Wonder how they sleep at night. A title of Dame or Knight has little to no value around here. They are acquired like in a fire sale. Retirement brings a lot of time for reflection and conscience fighting. There will be many death bed confessions and passings without them would be in agony.
    I think she is one tent dweller that the UPP will forever regret.

  4. Kudos to these two persons who have received opposition fire but who have not only stood their ground, but also turned the table on their detractors. The public can learn from them that the way to deal with enemies is to succeed. The former admin not only resource starved ABEC but created a situation where persons at the last minute were storming its offices to report lost electoral cards (Chaku sent them). Not surprisingly they refused to take the blame. A independent tribunal fully exonerated all those they chose to blame for the election debacle. In office they placed WD to be in charge of health. As usual UPP, full of critics, but lacking in ability.

    • TENMAN why do you really have to give everything a political slant? The Eugene Humphreys situation was the most recent case in point. Couldn’t you just give kudos to Dame Lorna and Sir Molwyn and leave it at that? Your congratulatory comments would have had more credibility since it would not have been tainted with your usual political polemics.

  5. What did Ms Simon got award for, is it to give Antiguans and Barbudans a hard time to get registered to vote and give the non-nationals an easy pass?

  6. What did Ms Simon got award for, is it to give Antiguans and Barbudans a hard time to get registered to vote and give the non-nationals an easy pass? Somebody please educate the duncebat!

    • Sounds like you have her confused with JUNO SAMUEL. Who could forget the debacle with him and Ms. Leacock.

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