Three from Isle of Man named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Rosemary Mazzone

Rosemary Mazzone

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Chief Minister Allan Bell and Tynwald president Clare Christian have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Mr Bell receives a CBE for public service to the Isle of Man.

President of Tynwald Clare Christian

President of Tynwald Clare Christian

Mrs Christian is awarded the OBE for her services to the island.

A third recipient, Rosemary Mazzone, is awarded the British Empire Medal for services to youth and the community in Ramsey.

Ramsey MHK Mr Bell entered Manx politics in the mid-80s and has spent 30 years in ministerial government. He was appointed Chief Minister after the 2011 general election.

He had led the island during a period of continuing international and fiscal challenges and has championed social reform, the exchange of tax information and greater international financial transparancy.

Chief Minister Allan Bell

Chief Minister Allan Bell

Only last month, he received a round of applause from delegates when he addressed an international anti-corruption conference in London hosted by UK Premier David Cameron.

Mrs Christian has had a distinguished career marked by achievements as a parliamentarian, Minister and in community voluntary service.

She was an MHK from 1980 to 1986 and was first elected to the Legislative Council in 1993.

During her time as Minister for Health and Social Security from 1996 to 2004, she oversaw the completion of the new Noble’s Hospital and the transfer of services from the old hospital.

She has been President of Tynwald from 2011 and is a highly regarded member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Mrs Christian is involved with many charities and organisations from Girl Guiding to Shire/Heavy Horses.

Mrs Mazzone is very well known in Ramsey. She has fostered children for over 20 years and enjoys making a difference to their lives. For many years she’s worked at Ramsey Youth Club and been involved with Ramsey Football Club and the Northern Athletics Club. Rosemary is a helper at Ramsey Grammar School and organises the annual Ramsey Bra Dash. Last year, she topped the poll in Isle of Man Newspapers Pride in Mann Awards in the community champion category.

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