Heroes Day honors pioneers of agriculture

Minister of Agriculture D. Kurt Tibbetts, who was also a recipient of an ‘Emerging Pioneer’ award in the ceremony, lauds the work of the agricultural community in the Cayman Islands at Monday’s Heroes Day celebrations in Heroes Square in George Town.
Minister of Agriculture D. Kurt Tibbetts, who was also a recipient of an ‘Emerging Pioneer’ award in the ceremony, lauds the work of the agricultural community in the Cayman Islands at Monday’s Heroes Day celebrations in Heroes Square in George Town.

More than 300 pioneers of agriculture in the Cayman Islands were honored at the Heroes Day celebrations on Monday. Here is the list of awardees.

Early Pioneer
Any person who made a significant contribution prior to 1960 to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands.

William Wallace Bodden
Roberta “Aunt Bertha” Ebanks
Ashley Howard Godfrey
William Lawrence Nixon
Andrew McField Powery
James Prentice Powell Sr.
Ashton Smith
Paul Henry Smith
Alfred Lawrence Thompson Sr.
The Capt. Keith Tibbetts Family “Keson Poultry Farm”
James Irvin Watler
Robert Selkirk Watler
William Stephen Watler Jr.
Boyd Welcome
James Earlie Whittaker

Pioneer
Any person who made a significant contribution between 1960 to 2005 to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands.

Paul Andrew Bodden Sr.
Silas Bodden
Wensworth Lyndhurst Bodden,
John Bothwell Sr.
Margarito “Merch” Chantilope
Capt. Wadsworth Coolidge Connolly
Brian Arthur Crichlow
Vevly Valentino Dixon
Bertram Ebanks
Francis Zelmalee Ebanks
Joseph Harmaan Ebanks
William Halstead Ebanks
John Garrity
John Godfrey
Neils Godfrey
Kearney Sidney Gomez
Albert Hislop
Dr. Joseph Benjamin William Jackman
John Major
Gilbert Allan McLean
Edgar Ulric McNamee
James Lawrence
Telford James Miller
Leroy G. Mitchell Sr.
Pastor Araunah Uriah Powery
Carlos Adolph West Rankin
Kent Mitchell Rankin Sr.
George Edward Seymour Sr.
Franklin R. Smith Sr.
Hamlin Alston Stephenson
Harvey Stephenson Sr.
Norberg Thompson
Errol Watler
Melbourne Watler
Henry Otto Watler
Carlton L. West

Emerging Pioneers
An individual who made a significant contribution, from 2005 to present, to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands.

Paulette Ayton
Kirk Philip Bodden
William Henry Chisholm
Vendryes Cornwall
Davy Graham Ebanks
Clive Eden
Coleen Vioris Gibson
Dwayne Jermy McFarlane
Mirjana Mirjanic
Rudolph Myles
Patrick Michael Panton
Clifford Daniel Leon Powery
John Carlon Powery
Danny Colburg Rivers
Miguel and George Smith Brothers Cattle Co.
D. Kurt Tibbetts
A. Joel Walton

Memorial Scroll
A deceased person who was a leader or notable contributor to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands.

Henry James “Jim” Arch Sr.
William Osborne Barnett Jr.
William Osborne Barnett Sr.
Abshire Bodden
Hubert L. Bodden
Jackie Bodden
Sted Bodden
Vibert (Ashlon) Bodden
William Thomas Bodden
William Wallace “Edward Ullin” Bodden
Henry Eli Bush
Horatio Chantilope
Capt. Edward Owen Chisholm
Elvy Chisholm
William Bertil Chisholm
James Ballenger Christian
Levi Conolly
Weddie Carvin Connolly
Bertram Conolly
Burchie Eugene Conolly
Capt. Joseph Elliott Conolly
Samuel Chesley Conolly
Wilfred Diaz Conolly
Rex Herbert Crighton
Burton “Joslyn” Dacres
Veta A. Dilbert
Andrew Chester Dixon
Edlue Alexander Dixon
Loris Margarita Dorman
Beulah Frances Ebanks
Elsworth Ebanks
Emily Ionie Ebanks
Esmay Alverine Ebanks
Everard Calverley Ebanks
George Owen Ebanks
Gozell Acedilla Ebanks
Ima Louise Ebanks
Jack Ebanks
James Ernest Ebanks
Jamie Osmond Ebanks
Melville Ebanks
Riley Ebanks
Robert Mitchum Ebanks
Seford Samuel Ebanks
Thomas William Farrington
Carlos Forbes
Conrad Forbes
Leslie Ivan Forbes
Luke Carven Forbes
Capt. Lennie McNeil Foster
William Stephen Foster
Thomas Lesandro Frederick
Freddy General
Capt. Elvern Kinsley Hurlstone
Sybil Joyce Hylton
James Lyngard Kelly
Peterson Kelly
Capt. Charles L. Kirkconnell
Neville Woodburne Levy
Elton Rae Martin
Andrew Theopholus McFarlane
Irvin McField
Myrtle McHayle
Budeven McLaughlin
Dolon Owen McLaughlin
Ennis C. McLaughlin
Lloyd Lydell McLaughlin
Tollie McLaughlin
Woodrow McLaughlin
Yrsa McPeek-Parker
Mactavish Miller
Edgar Hamilton Myles
Edward “Patterson” Utchester Patterson
Lonsdale Pouchie
Davis Oscar Powell
Elliot and Clarice Powell
Royce McConnell “Mackie” Powell
Daniel Elijah Powery
Joseph Jude Powery
Mertis Dell Powery
Uriah Araunah Powery
Capt. Clyde E. Scott
Edison Alva Scott
Marvick Scott
Hewit Seymour
Percy Seymour
Thomas Seymour
Leslie Jack Smith
Nolan Smith
Philip Norman Stewart
Whitmore Syms
Corrine Thompson
Capt. Robert Osmond Thompson
Erbin Adolphus Tibbetts
Alfred Waide Watler
Harding Watler Sr.
Lanaman E. Watler
Marshall Watler
Michael Wilkins Watler
Major Rodriguez “Roddy” Watler
Stacey Watler
William Ellsworth Watler
Waldo Webster
Barrick Welcome
Elmer Calvin Welcome
Albun Athington Whittaker Sr.
Claris Alverda Whittaker

Long Service Award
A living individual who may not necessarily have been a leader, but is a long standing contributor to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands for 10 years or more.

Pedro Banoff Agurcia
Froylan Adonay Antunez
Monty Bailey
Edward Emanuel Barnes
Joan Verginia Barnes
Dr. Alfred Benjamin
Jason Kevin Berry
Alvin Editha Bodden
Dario Henry Bodden
Ruth Darlee Bodden
Robert Ainsley Bradshaw
Buel Rolphie Braggs
Carl Anthony Brown
Franklin O’Hare Brown
Martin Brown
Allan Lionel Bush
Phillip Nathaniel Campbell
Audley Denniston Chambers
Harry Colvin Chisholm
Raymond Coleman
Hinton Roxroy Conolly
Winston Churchill Conolly Sr.
Herbert Crawford
Orville Junior Daniels
Glen Shirley Dilbert
Edwin Manley Dixon
Jarvis Ralf Dixon
Leighton Dixon
Sarah Valentine Dixon
Edgar Dacosta Dorman
Adelaide Erena Ebanks
Charles Lewis Anthony “Tonito” Ebanks
Esther Patricia Ebanks
Geoffry William Ebanks
Gerald Chester Ebanks
Jane Elizabeth Ebanks
Joy Endlee Ebanks
Roger Dale Ebanks
Sislyn Etheline Ebanks
Marjane Ebanks-Fellows
Judith Nadine Ebanks-Oyog
Avery Vernon Eden
Kenneth S. Eden
Norman Elisha Ellis
Ronald Fernando Ellis
Alida Delflora Fisher
Carlos Peterson Forbes Jr.
Irvin Forbes
Joseph V. Forbes
Leebert Willingston Forbes
Owen Forbes
Richard C. Fraser
Marvin Verneal Frederick
Ronald Douglas Green
Mildred Theresa Hebbert-Mena
Leonard Augustus Hew
Franklin Hinds
Athens Leonce Jackson
Edmond Bolerio Jackson
Joseph Samuel Jackson
Olsworth Kenton Jackson
Berkley Lindo Kelly
Ray Burton Kirchman
Delano Truman Lazzari
Freda Lillieth Lazzari
Leon Lazzari
Pedro Manuel Lazzari
Sedrick Alfonso Levy
Deanna Marie Look Loy
Anthony Martin
Murray Graham Martin
Earnest Augustine McFarlane
Melford Andrew McFarlane
Norman McField
Reginald McField
Elvis Jeffrey McKeever
Alden McNee McLaughlin Jr.
Alden McNee McLaughlin Sr.
Alvin Allan McLaughlin
Corlon McLaughlin
Covington McLaughlin
Dilbert Brad McLaughlin
Echard James McLaughlin
Erdman McLaughlin
Gillard McLaughlin
Hulman Doorly McLaughlin
Johnny Mac McLaughlin
Quznel Albert McLaughlin
Ruthford Evelyn McLaughlin
Urdmond Leonard McLaughlin
Darney Edney McLean
Davis McLean
Louis Bernard Moncrieffe
Alfred Myers
Conisby Truman Myles
Clint Adolph Myrie
Kirkland Hencliff Nixon
Julio Pagoada
Joanna Victoria Porter
Bernard Antonio “Tony” Powell
George Anthony Powell
Allon Powery
Clinton Credoc Powery
Colby Eugene Powery
Collie Carston Powery
Ella Aletha Powery
Mitchell Reeves Powery
Stanley Quinland
Clive Alberton Rankine
George Hewitt Rankine
Huswell Garmon Rankine
Verna Agatha Rankine
Lincoln Orlando Ricketts
Edgar Ulric Rivers
Darlene Cecilia Robinson
Sgt. Davis Harrison Scott
Dervyn M. Scott
Heinley Lawrence Scott
Norma Areila Scott
Daniel “Mike” Stevenson Simmons
Denniston Bentley Smith
Gordon McAshley Smith
Joan Doreen Steer
James Lee Franklin “Big J” Syms
Ransford McDonald Terry
Myrtle Thomas
Oswald Thomas
Charles Edward Thompson Sr.
Robert Osmond Thompson Jr.
Harding O. Watler Jr.
Laurel Aldith Watler
Walt Steven Watler
Warren Wadray Watler
Francis W. Welcome
James Andrew Welcome
Tad Welcome
Carlos Whittaker
Sherrydale Alva Whittaker
William Ivan “Buddy” Wood

Note: 314 honorees are listed, a total of 325 were among the recipients of the awards, but some individuals opted to remain anonymous, according to the Protocol Office.

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