ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl Rachel Bhagwandeen was given a standing ovation while her weeping father Kelvin accepted the Hummingbird Medal (Bronze) on her behalf, on Sunday at the Republic Day national awards ceremony at President's House in St Ann's.

Rachel, who saved the life of her younger brother when she confronted an aggressive dog which attacked them on August 25, 2022, received the award posthumously in the sphere of gallantry. A sombre Major Nigel Parris – the aide-de-camp to President Christine Kangaloo – called Rachel's name as...

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