July 11, 2019
TIMOTHY Gibson, the late composer of The Bahamas’ national anthem, and Reverend Dr Hervis Bain, the man who designed the nation’s flag, have been posthumously awarded the country’s third highest honours.
Gibson, who died in 1978, and Bain, who died in 2015, were both awarded the Order of The Bahamas as of July 9 for having given “distinguished and exemplary service to The Bahamas” during their lifetimes.
Reverend Dr Philip Rahming, the author of the country’s national pledge of allegiance, as well as the country’s national song God Bless Our Sunny Clime, has also been bestowed the Order of The Bahamas award.
In addition to being referred to as “Right Honourable”, all three men are now entitled to have the post-nominal letters “CB” placed after their names.
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