NEW YEAR’S HONOURS 2019

'I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has conferred the award of an MBE to Mr Albert Edward Henry Baldwin for services to the community and local services in St Helena.

'Mr Baldwin has devoted 23 years of voluntary work with the St Helena Heritage Society and the Museum of St Helena.

'Mr Baldwin has always had an interest in St Helena, particularly with regard to its history. During his visit to the island in 1995 Mr Baldwin became involved with the plans that were underway to move the Museum from Broadway House in Jamestown to a former warehouse situated at the bottom of Jacob's Ladder. He was closely involved with the development of the Museum Project and in addition to advising on the layout and content of the Museum, he assisted with the ordering of specialist materials to ensure timely arrival on island to enable the works to be carried out as scheduled for its grand opening in 2002. Mr Baldwin has donated some very important objects to the Museum and has also worked to secure donations from other parties which has enhanced the Museum offering. Mr Baldwin's voluntary work, and the donations of these objects, has helped to create a flagship tourist attraction at the Museum. Following the opening of the Museum in 2002, Mr Baldwin continues to work with the St Helena Museum and the St Helena Heritage Society.

'I am further pleased to announce the award of an MBE to Mrs Anne Violet Green who has been nominated for services to the community in Tristan da Cunha.

'Mrs Green retired as a Head teacher after spending 43 years in the teaching profession. She started her career in teaching in 1975. During her years of teaching she was promoted to Deputy Head Teacher and Senior Teacher. She was the first female Chief Islander and has served as a member of the Island Council for many years. Mrs Green has also been Acting Administrator of Tristan on a number of occasions. Her voluntary work extends to the tourism sector where she accompanies visitors on island tours. Mrs Green helped to raise funds to build the first Catholic Church and has been instrumental in a number of charitable endeavours. She is a highly respected member of the community and actively helps people in the community, especially the elderly and the less fortunate.

'I am sure you will all join me in congratulating both Mr Baldwin and Mrs Green on these well-deserved Awards.'

Source: St Helena Government

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