Grenada Tourism Congratulates Queen’s New Year List Honourees 

PR – The Ministry of Tourism and the Grenada  Tourism Authority extend congratulations to Grenadian sons of the soil, recently recognized  in her majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List.  

2019 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year, Leo Garbutt was recognized with a Member of the Order  of the British Empire Award for services to the hospitality industry. Garbutt who has given 30  years of service to the Tourism industry in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is the  owner of one of Grenada’s premier luxury properties, the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel. 

The family owned, Calabash, Grenada’s first Relais and Chateau property has enriched  Grenada’s Tourism portfolio with quality room stock and international recognition. Along with  his family and team at Calabash, Garbutt has been a strong advocate of education, being a  trustee of Grenada Schools Inc., which has built 25 libraries in primary schools across Grenada  and Carriacou. 

Also recognized was seven-time Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton whose grandfather is  Grenadian. He was knighted for services to Motorsport. Hamilton’s achievement in  Motorsport history is extraordinary and he continues to mention the homeland of his  grandfather and his memories there in interviews on global platforms. 

Additionally, UK singer and songwriter Craig David who has Grenadian roots was recognized  with an Order of the British Empire designation. David appeared on UK TV’s Jamie and Jimmy’s  Friday Night Feast which traced his ancestral roots and connections to Grenada. 

Speaking of the achievements, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Hon. Dr. Clarice  Modeste-Curwen said, “We congratulate and applaud these individuals on their contributions  and recognition they have brought to this tri-island nation. Our generations to come can be  inspired by what they have achieved.”