Order of Barbados

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The Order of Barbados is part of the National honours system awarded by the government of Barbados, and presented by the Governor-General of Barbados on behalf of The Queen of Barbabos. It comprises four classes, two of which are awarded in two grades. It was instituted under Royal letters patent of Queen Elizabeth II dated 27 July 1980. The first awards were subsequently bestowed in November 1980. Barbados had previously used the British Honours System.


Class Grade Post-nominal letters Title or style
1. Knight (or Dame) of St. Andrew - KA (or DA) Sir (male) or Dame (female)
2. Companion of Honour of Barbados - CHB The Honourable
3. Crown of Merit Gold Crown of Merit GCM *
Silver Crown of Merit SCM *
4. Barbados Service Award Barbados Service Star BSS *
Barbados Service Medal BSM *

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