Dominican, Olive (Collaire) Stracchan, receives MBE from Buckingham Palace

Mrs Olive Strachan from Urmston is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 7, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Investiture. Photo credit Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Castle Bruce born, Olive (Collaire) Strachan recently received an MBE award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, for her Services to Exports and Business. She is one of only 392 people who were recently named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Olive’s  mother, Althea and late father, Augustine ran  the local  bakery in LaPlaine, affectionately known as, “Bo Peep” bakery and her sisters Sharon and Liza still reside there.

After moving to England from Dominica, Olive founded her own Learning and Development Consultancy in 1998, known as, “Olive Strachan Resources.”  Olive has worked in over 25 countries, as an Executive Coach, Consultant, and Trainer helping and supporting organisations to develop leaders to achieve their full potential.

“I‘m honoured as a Dominican to receive this award” Olive said. “ It’s great to see all these years of hard work  being recognised  but  I could not have done it without the help of my husband Errol and my family .“

Olive, who is in the process of building a house on island, said , “I’m really excited to be returning to Dominica and I intend to continue my work from here.”


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  1. Shonda
    March 1, 2019

    Congratulations lady and big up La Plaine- where wise people are from.

  2. Annon
    February 28, 2019

    Do people know the history of the royals? The British royals are all from german royalty. Why people hold these people in any esteem is only because they don’t know who they really are and the detrimental practices that they are involved in.

    • BMB
      March 1, 2019

      Go to the bank. Withdraw ALL your money and give it to ME. The Royals who hate so much? The Queens face is on all your money. Throw it nuh? Sot….!

  3. jamie
    February 28, 2019

    Great job lady,good to read something good,and not lies from this REGIME.

  4. Mr. Fox
    February 28, 2019

    Congratulations! Your contribution in the field of leadership building is an asset to our country.

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