JIS News

This year, a total of 141 outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to nation building will be recognized at the national honours and awards ceremony on National Heroes Day, October 20, on the lawns of King’s House, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Among the awards to be presented is the Order of Merit (OM), the third highest honour, which will be conferred on James Chambers (Jimmy Cliff) for his outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s Film and Music Industry.
Meanwhile, four persons will receive the Order of Jamaica (OJ) for outstanding contribution to the Visual Arts, service to the Legislature, to the field of Commerce, Education and the Public Service.
Another 24 persons will be conferred with the Order of Distinction, in the Rank of Commander Class (CD) and 32 persons will receive the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer Class (OD).
For the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service (BHM), 21 persons will receive honours for their contribution to Education, Paediatric Nursing, service to Agriculture and the Community.
Sixteen other Jamaicans will receive the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service, with one being a posthumous award to be presented to the late Thomas Dilfrod Bernard for his contribution to Public Service.
One person from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), will receive the Medal of Honour for Gallantry.
Forty-two persons will receive the medal of honour for Meritorious Service. This will include 12 officers each from the JCF and the JDF, five from the Department of Correctional Services and 13 from the Jamaica Fire Brigade.

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