RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 20, 2014 06:45
The Saint Lucia Labour Party has congratulated Party Chairman Sir Julian Robert Hunte on being conferred with the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG), by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, for service to the Public and Private Sectors and to the Commonwealth Caribbean and Community
The award of Knighthood to Sir Julian Robert Hunte was first published in the Queen’s Official Gazette dated 31st December, 2013. The title of Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint James was bestowed on Sir Julian at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 13th. March 2014, one day before his seventy fourth birthday.
A self-established entrepreneur and businessman, Sir Julian was educated in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean, completing extensive studies in Business Administration and Accounting. In January 2005, Sir Julian received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. In 2013, he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of the West Indies.
In 2005, Sir Julian was awarded his country’s highest honour, The St Lucia Cross (SLC), for distinguished and outstanding service. Also in 2005, The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies honoured him as a Caribbean Luminary, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global community, and in particular, to the Caribbean.
His Holiness Pope John Paul II conferred the Papal Honour of the Knight of Grand Cross Pin on Sir Julian in September 2004, in appreciation of his inclusive approach to the work of the United Nations General Assembly. Sir Julian was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 1979, in recognition of his dedicated service to the Government and people of Saint Lucia.