All the Queen's Birthday recipients

AS reported in PNG Industry News last week, Papua New Guinea’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and Catholic Archbishop of Port Moresby John Ribat were among the three people knighted in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
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Dion and Ribat were awarded the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) and given the rank of Knight of the British Empire. Tipo Vuatha, the secretary to the Governor-General, received the third highest award - the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) and was given the rank of Knight Bachelor.

However, there were scores of other awards handed out for distinguished service to the country and its people. Here is the full list of recipients not included in our report last week:

Member of the Order of the British Empire awards (MBE Civil Division, Most Excellent Order) went to Ben Besawe (public service in the administration of the Kandep District); Peter Dum Gigmai (public service); Dot Kawaga (services to rural agriculture and food production); David John Kelso (for services to commerce in the finance and banking sector); Saa John Keran (for services to the Enga community); Peter Kilipal (services to rural healthcare); Chris Kopyoto (services to business and to the community); Vincent Kumye (for services to education and to the community); Kaima Maka (services to the Papua New Guinea Bible Church); David Manning (services to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary); Sikin Nili Nepao (services to the Village Court and to the Enga provincial government); Mark Nizette (services to conservation and environment); Nime Olmi (services to Simbu community); Billy Hamoupa Patrick (services to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary); Andrew Potter (services to commerce and to the 2015 Pacific Games); Taupa Puipui (services to the community and the Defence Force Investment Programme); Tumat Sogolik (services to sport and to the community); Timai Tally (services to sport administration); Alex Tongayu (for public service); Toua Toua (services to the United Church and to the community); Ilagi Veali (for public service in the Department of the Prime Minister); Forise Wahawe (services to education and to the community); Neil David Whiting (services to architecture and civil engineering); and Mark Yangen (services to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary).

Member of the Order of the British Empire awards (MBE Civil Division) went to Maria Alunk (services to rural healthcare); Martin Anguali (services to the Hela community); Unape Apozo (services to the Eastern Highlands community); Mary John Gagi Bebai (services to the Catholic Church and to the community); Doreen Boas (services to education); Kuntilni Engnui (services to the West Highlands community); Motine Guia (services to hospitality); Mary Haina (services to healthcare); Gavera Igo (services to Government House); John Mariosu Iru (services to the United Church and to the community); Ken Joseph (for services for rural healthcare); James Kendyagl (services to Simbu community); Agnes Kerry (for services to healthcare); John Keu (services to the West New Britain community); Isaac Koim (services to Mount Hagen Hospital); Leo Lembo (services to local government); Todd Luedike (services to education); Mark Sakol Mailagu (services to education); William Mek (services to education); Joe Moka (services to sport, particularly golf); Mark Nanu (services to education); Daruba Khata None (public service); Graydon Osara (services to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary); James Pako (public service); Kune Rex (services to business and to the community); Senior Constable Ailape Samoyo (services to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary); Herbert Telenge (services to Mendi Hospital); Bruno Apa Tine (services to the Simbu community; Damien Toki (public service); Charles Kawi Tomari (services to the East Sepik community); Kanabu U'u (services to education); Daniel Wagia (services to the Papua New Guinea community and the Defence Force); Andy Wulu (for public service); Eddy Yadr (services to the Village Court); and Kia Yaru (services to the Enga community).

British Empire Medals (Military Division) went to Papua New Guinea Defence Force officers: Colonel Jethro Tokam Kanene (CBE); Colonel Benoma Siria (OBE); and Commander Murphy Kila (navy); and Colonel Ezekia Wenzel (MBE).

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