Olive Miller honoured for Queen’s birthday

| 29/05/2018
CNS Local Life

Olive Miller

(CNS Local Life): At this year’s Queen’s birthday celebration, set for Saturday, 9 June, Olive Miller will be the sole recipient of an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal, 40 years after receiving her Member of the British Empire (MBE) honour.

She is being recognised for her lifelong commitment to community services, including founding the Girls Brigade, helping to open the Cayman Islands High School and Pines Retirement Home, as well as serving as the government’s first information officer, stated a press release.

The public is invited to attend the festivities, which will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday.

A parade by the uniformed services will precede the awards ceremony. The event takes place just outside the Legislative Assembly building and is to recognise new recipients of Queen’s Honours.

It was announced in January 2018 that Miller would receive her honour. Betty Baraud and Bill Hrudey were also honoured as MBEs. Dr Hrudey received his award, for work promoting science, at an investiture ceremony held early this year prior to his passing. Baraud will travel to the UK to receive her award, for her volunteering and fundraising efforts.

The parade and ceremony start at 9:30am, but guests and the public should be in place by 9am, stated the press release. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place inside the George Town Town Hall starting at 10am.

Officials note that a dress code of semi-formal daywear (or your Sunday best) is enforced for these celebrations. Hats are optional.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Officer of the ORDER of the British Empire. Same for Member. It is an order of chivalry in which there are ranks: Member at the bottom (MBE), Knight Grand Cross at the top (GBE). Almost everyone in Cayman has been getting this wrong for decades just because of the acronyms. Get it right from now on.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well deserved! Put this story with the headlines CNS!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I must say Mrs. Olive Miller has been around quite along time. Mrs. Miler was one of my mentor for the Girl’s Brigade when I was in primary school. Well done and congrats Mrs. Miller!