Unique, double knighthood for Antigua diplomat
June 18, 2002
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Just last year, Sanders, a Guyanese by birth with citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda, and among the longest servicing technocrats and diplomats within the Caribbean Community, was awarded with the Knight Commander of the Order of the Nation (KCN) by the Government of Prime Minister Lester Bird, the country's highest honour.
Now, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, Sir Ronald was last weekend awarded with the Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG). In 1996 he had received from the Queen the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMC).
The KCMC honour has been awarded in recognition of Sanders's "diplomatic work in advancing the interests of the Caribbean and engaging in the relationship with the United Kingdom where he has twice served as High Commissioner."
He was also one of the key players in helping to organise the three United Kingdom-Caribbean Forum of Foreign Ministers, the latest held in Guyana earlier this year, with the first in The Bahamas in 1998 and the second in London in 2002.