WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9: A former Government House Registrar has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Paul Dryden, who worked for former Governors Lord Waddington and Thorold Masefield in the 1990s, was given the award for his work as a diplomat in Kuwait.

He was singled out for his services to UK prosperity, which included promoting Kuwaiti tourism to Britain.

Mr Dryden was Entry Clearance Manager at the British Embassy in Kuwait from 2008 to 2012 and is currently posted back to London.

Scots-born Mr Dryden left Bermuda in December, 1998, to take up a post as Third Secretary at the British Embassy in Turkmenistan.

He performed the same role in Kolkota, India, before being promoted to Second Secretary and posted to Kuwait. The career FCO man is married to Ashrita and has two children.”