The Office of the Governor General has announced dates for the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours and 2015 Order of Papua New Guinea Independence Anniversary Honours and Awards.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours investiture ceremony will take place on November 5, with over 100 people set to be recognised. Among them are Governor of Enga province Hon. Sir Peter Ipatas, KBE and Chief Electoral Commissioner, Sir Andrew Trawen.
Other notable recipients include PNG’s High Commissioner to Great Britain, Winnie Kiap, CBE, Douglas Taylor, OBE, for service to aviation as a helicopter pilot in remote areas of PNG and John Philip Taunakekei, MBE, for diplomatic service.
The second investiture ceremony for The Order of Papua New Guinea Independence Anniversary will be held on November 12.
Close to 130 individuals will receive Logohu medals for outstanding service and contribution to community service and nation building.
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, leads this year’s Independence Anniversary Honours list to be awarded the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu, GCL, for his support towards the Pacific Games in PNG in 1991 and the recent 2015 Pacific Games as well as in recognition of the contribution the Royal Family made to PNG since 1975.
Other notable recipients include PNG’s swimming sensation and sports personality Ryan Pini and Dr. Richard Bourke for service to agriculture specializing in food crops, training and project management throughout 85 districts for over 45 years.