Sunday 15 December, 2019

Former US Attorney General to receive national award

Primeand  Minister Mia Mottley, Attorney General Dale Marshall  the former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Himpton Holder (Source: BGIS)

Primeand Minister Mia Mottley, Attorney General Dale Marshall the former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Himpton Holder (Source: BGIS)

Cabinet Office has announced that the former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Himpton Holder, has been awarded the Honorary Award of the Order of the Freedom of Barbados.

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His name was not included in the official National Honours List 2019.

Holder is being awarded for his distinguished and extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean Diaspora and to humanity at large.

The honour will be conferred on Holder by Her Excellency the Governor General at a date in the future. 

The announcement of Holder’s honour was made at the formal ceremony for the presentation of honours on Independence Day at Kensington Oval.

Holder served as the first African American Attorney General of the United States of America, from 2009 to 2015. Though born in New York, he is of Barbadian heritage. His father was a Barbadian and it is reported that his mother's parents were Barbadian as well.

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