Dr Slinger Francisco, better known as the Mighty Sparrow, has been conferred with the Order of the British Empire, as part of thebirthday honours list of Queen Elizabeth II.
The 79-year-old legendary calypsonian was born in Grenada and spent much of his life in T&T.Citizens from the 15 Commonwealth realmscan be nominated for the birthday honours list.
Thelist consists of knights and dames, appointments to the Order of the British Empire and gallantry awards to servicemen and women, and civilians.
An appointment to theOrder of the British Empire recognisesprominent national or regional figures making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activity.Francisco's citation is for services to culture.
The ranks of the Order of the British Empire are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE). Francisco was made an Officer of the British Empire.
The UK Guardian posted afull list of 2015 recipients from crown dependencies and Commonwealth honourshere.