Karel Sorton receives Royal Decoration

On April 26th, Rupert Karel Nathaniel Sorton received a Royal Decoration for his tremendous musical contributions to Saba. Mr. Sorton is well-known for his steelpan performances, having also been one of the founders of the Saba Spice Steel Orchestra in 1987, and his participation in numerous calypso shows.

He is also known as a faithful member of the Anglican church, who has shown his dedication through the ringing of the bell and climbing of The Ladder to access it. Governor Jonathan Johnson presented Mr. Sorton with the decree while thanking him for his service to the community of Saba and congratulating him on this special achievement.

Karel Sorton receives the royal decoration from Governor Johnson

Royal Decorations are awarded every year on the birthday of His Majesty King Willem Alexander Royal Decoration, as a token of appreciation for persons who have made an important contribution to society. The award received by Mr. Sorton is the Order of Orange-Nassau, which is given to those with longstanding commendable service to society, the State or the Royal House.


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