British Queen knights two Bahamians
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- A businessman and a former Cabinet minister
were knighted in British Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's honors.
Albert Miller and Geoffrey Johnstone were awarded the Knight Commander
Order of St. Michael and St. George. They will be able to put the title "sir" before
Miller is co-chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, a private company
manages the piers at Freeport, the Bahamas' second largest city. He is also a retired
deputy commissioner of police.
Johnstone is the Bahamian nonresident ambassador to Argentina, Brazil,
Uruguay. He is the deputy to the governor general and chairman of the
Constitutional Review Commission. He also is a former Cabinet minister.
A total of 27 Bahamians received varying honors from the British queen,
who is the
Bahamas' head of state even though the country became independent from Britain in
The awards, made officially by the queen but selected by the government,
achievements in public life, industry and the arts in Britain and in the
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