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Roselle Antoine MBE cancelled

The appointment of Roselle Antoine as a member of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) dated 31st December 2005, has been cancelled and annulled, and  her name has been erased from the Register of that Order.

This concludes the final part of a long running case that resulted in Roselle Antoine being jailed for 8 months in April 2010, for luring students from abroad with the promise of NVQ qualifications, when she was not authorised to award them. Antoine, of Blairhead Drive, South Oxhey, was the Principal of TCS Tutorial College which operated from premises in Palmerstone Road, Harrow. In a joint prosecution taken by Brent and Harrow Trading Standards Service and the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, she was found guilty of offences under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Bill Bilon, Head of Consumer & Business Protection said:  “This closes the final chapter in a case that my officers, in conjunction with OISC investigators, have been working on since 2007.

"Not only has Roselle Antoine been brought to justice and consumers been awarded compensation as a result of Antoine’s dishonesty, but she has now been stripped of her MBE. Antoine was once hailed as a “wonder woman” and I am very pleased that this award has been taken away from her.”


For further information on this press release, please contact Simon Martin on 020 8937 5533