JIS News

The venue for the National Honours and Awards ceremony, to be held on Monday, October 20, has been shifted from King’s House to the National Indoor Sports Centre, as a result of the unpredictable weather pattern.
Some 128 outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to nation building will be recognised.
Heading the list of recipients are Professor Abraham Anthony Chin and Professor Edward Robinson, who will be conferred with the Order of Merit (OM), the third highest honour in Jamaica, for their distinguished contribution to the fields of Climatology; and Geology, Oceanography and Environmental Science, respectively.
The awards will be presented by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.