Marcos de Jesus has become the latest eminent Brazilian to be
awarded the Auroran
Order. Deputy de Jesus received his Imperial Honour at an investiture
conducted on 5 Septimus (24 October) at the Noble Hall of Spettus, Pernambuco,
by Count Lamartine de Hollanda. Mrs de Hollanda, members of the
Atlantian Imperial Legation to Brazil, a group of well-wishers
and supporters and local media representatives were also in attendance.
Count Lamartine de Hollanda
Jr (R) congratulates Deputy Marcos de Jesus after awarding him the
Collar of the Auroran Order.
Marcos de Jesus is a
member of the Partido da Frente Liberal (Party of the Liberal
Front), currently one of Brazil's two main opposition parties, and
serves as an elected deputy in the Brazilian Federal Legislature. He
received the OA for services to the Brazilian people in his role as
popular legislator and representative for Pernambuco.
The full text of Federal
Deputy de Jesus' citation can be
An eminent Brazilian
political figure has become that country's first citizen to be
awarded the Auroran Order, after participating in a solemn
investiture conducted at the Municipal Assembly of the City of
Caruru, Pernambuco by the Imperial Legation to Brazil on
Octavus (23 September).
Mayor Tony Gel OA (centre) with Caruru Municipal Secretary Dr
Aprigio Braga Sa (L) and Imperial Legate Count Lamartine de Hollanda
The Mayor of Caruru,
Antonio Geraldo (known as Tony Gel) received his OA for services to
Mayor Gel holds higher
degrees in political science and business administration from the
Universities of Brasilia and Sao Paolo respectively. His political
career has involved terms in the national legislature, serving as an
elected representative. The full text of Mayor Gel's
citation can be
museum, the Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad, India, recently
added several of the Empire's 10 Solidi coins to its
In a ceremony
conducted at the museum on 18 Quintus (13 June), Imperial Legate
to India, His Excellency Narasimha Murthy handed over the
coins on behalf of the Imperial Administration and the
International Benevolent Research Forum to the museum's
Director Dr A K V S Reddy, in the presence of a group of
local media and over 100 digintaries and guests, amongst
whom as Guest of Honour was the Andhra Pradesh Minister for
Education, the Honourable P V Ranga Rao.
who is the son of former Indian Prime Minister P V Narasimha
Rao, in commenting on the handover, noted that "..nations
like Atlantium have a great role in the world".
Above: Imperial Legate
Murthy (R) hands a Solidus to Salarjung Museum Director Dr A
K V S Reddy (L) in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Minister
for Education the Hon P V Ranga Rao.
The Office of the Emperor today named Atlantium's second
most senior official - Count
Derek Gould - as the inaugural recipient of the Empire's
newest Imperial Honour, the Auroran Order. The Order was
instituted by Emperor George II on 1 Secundus (6 February)
this year as a general
order of merit
The Count has served as
Minister of State since 17 Decimus, 10520 (11 December 2001)
and oversees the Empire's foreign policy, internal affairs
and protocol portfolios, as well as managing the Imperial
Prior to his appointment he
served as a senior official in the Hong Kong Government.
Apart from his practical experience in policymaking, the Count is a respected
academic authority in the fields of health policy and public administration.
He has written several
books and articles on these subjects, and also lectures at
The full text of Count
Derek Gould's award citation can be
Collar of the Auroran Order, manufactured by Birmingham UK
Thomas Fattorini & Co.
His Excellency Dr Lamartine de
Hollanda, CI, Imperial Legate to Brazil, represented the Empire at the
Seventh International Congress of the Federation of Latin American
Consuls (FLAMCA) and the First International Meeting of the
Association of Albanian Consuls in Latin America (ACAAL) in Punta
del Este, Uruguay, on 26-28 Secundus (3-5 March), at which matters of mutual
interest were cordially discussed.
responsibilities, Count de Hollanda's Legation oversees the
welfare of the several dozen Atlantian citizens currently resident in Brazil.
Above: Count de Hollanda (centre), with Legatine officials Marialuisa de Hollanda Cavalcanti and Gustavo de Hollanda Cavalcanti at