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Baptiste receives Queen’s Honour

Baptiste receives Queen’s Honour

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Former parliamentarian and Lawyer René Baptiste was recently invested with the Ribbon and Badge of the Order of St. Michael and St. George with rank of C.M.G. at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace.{{more}}

Baptiste was given the honour in the New Year’s Honours List 2011 of Her Majesty The Queen.

She received the C. M.G. for her contribution to international finance, law, culture and politics.

While in London, she was the guest of the Royal Commonwealth Society at the Dinner Roundtable of the Commonwealth Journal of International Relations. The Roundtable featured the Nigeria Elections of 2011.

She retired from competitive politics in December 2011 when she did not seek re-election at the General Elections. Baptiste has returned to private practice. She was appointed as an International Election Observer by the Commonwealth Secretariat to observe the Nigerian 2011 Elections.

She was also recently honoured here at home by the S.V.G Indian Heritage to mark the 150th anniversary of Indian arrival to these shores.

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