Four Bermudians were awarded the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year.

Laurie Shiell, the Executive Director of the Centre Against Abuse, was honoured for services to the community.

She has worked in that role for 12 years and was identified as “a global role model” for people advocating for the elimination of violence against women.

A Government spokeswoman said: “During the course of the pandemic, she has met the needs of the community following the unfortunate increase in domestic violence issues, securing domestic violence protection orders in support of those seeking to extricate themselves from abusive relationships.”

Veteran hotel industry executive Allan Trew was acknowledged for his service in Bermuda’s tourism industry. 

Mr Trew retired in 2017 after 36 years as hotel manager at Hamilton Princess, was described as “a consummate professional who has, through his diligence, risen to the top of the industry in Bermuda, serving as a mentor to young people entering tourism”.

Dr Clarence Maxwell was acknowledged for his service to preserve Bermuda’s culture and history.

Dr Maxwell formerly worked at the Bermuda Maritime Museum as registrar and director of historical research and is now an assistant professor of history at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He is also the author of ‘Race and Servitude: the birth of a social and political order in Bermuda 1616-1669 and Enslaved Merchants: Enslaved Merchant Mariners and the Bermuda Conspiracy of 1791′.

John Beard, who has taught in Bermuda for 40 years, was recognised for his contributions to sport.

A Government spokeswoman said: “He has cultivated generations of young men and women in sport and has served in a variety of sports administrative role.”

He is also a former head of physical education at Saltus Grammar School, where he later became deputy head of the school.

Mr Beard has served on several sports bodies, including chairman of the Bermuda Island Games Association, the Bermuda Olympic Association, the Bermuda Football Association and as a coach of its youth teams.

He has also served as president of the Bermuda Athletic Association, chairman of the Bermuda Council for Drug Free Sport, the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority and chairman of the Bermuda Schools Sports Federation.