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NHA Awardee- Joy Spence

Joy Spence, Master Blender for J Wray and Nephew and one of the newest members of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class.

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Lilieth Nelson

She is a multi-talented marvel, a published poet, singer and entrepreneur. Lilieth Hyacinth Nelson was born in Kingston. She received her primary education at Calabar Infant and Elementary, Cedar Valley Elementary, or as she calls it, finishing school. She then moved on to St. Hugh’s High School, then the University of the West Indies.

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Geoffrey Madden

Privy Counsellor the Honourable Jeffery Madden is among the recent members of the order of distinction in the rank of Commander.

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NHA-Derrick Mckoy

Born in Kingston in 1951 and later raised in the cooler winds of Mandeville, Dr. Derrick Vincent Mckoy will be celebrating his birthday this month as well as membership in the order of Distinction in the rank of Commander. Dr. Mckoy says he is proud of being a teacher and feels humbled and pleased to receive the honour from his country. Dr. Mckoy will be honoured for outstanding contribution to the Legal Profession and Public Service in Jamaica.

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NHA Recipient – Orlando Brown

On October 5, 2015, Orlando Brown was at a house in the Ackee Walk Community of St Andrew where it all happened.

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Lieutenant Commander John McFarlane

Lieutenant (Leftenant) Commander John McFarlane with one of the most popular renditions of the classic “Jamaica Land of Beauty”.
The beauty and artfulness of his voice belies, a far more disciplined nature, one which has seen him dedicate over 48 years to public service. For these years of service the Lieutenant commander is being recognized by the Government with admission to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer.

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Beryl Viola Johnson

A decision was taken to reach out to the homeless, resulting in the formation of the Westmoreland Association for Street People, WASP which operates under the Westmoreland Parish Council, has been playing a major role in the community- meeting the needs of some 24 homeless persons who are now housed in a renovated building provided to WASP by the Council

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Winston “Niney” Holness

Winston “Niney” Holness will be recognized on National Heroes Day at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony where he will be conferred with membership in the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer.

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Olivia Grange, CD

One of Jamaica’s most powerful women in Politics and Music.Olivia Atavia St. Veronica Grange, Babsy, grew up in Western Kingston, two blocks from the Coronation Market. Despite hardship around her, Olivia grew up a happy child, never lacking because of the sense of community that existed among neighborhood members. On  October 19 national honour of Commander of the Order of Distinction. will be presented with her insignia on National Heroes Day,

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Colonel Desmond Edwards

Colonel Desmond Edwards currently serves as the Director General of the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and will be conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) on October 19, 2015.

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Professor Graham Roger Serjeant

On Monday October 19, National Heroes day Professor Serjeant will be honored for his sterling contribution to sickle cell research in Jamaica and across the world.

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NHR James Benjamin Nunes

The 69 year old Justice of the Peace and owner of Nunes Welding works and Construction, has touched the lives of many residents in and around the area. Come National Heroes Day, October 19, Mr. Nunes will be presented with a badge of honor for long and faithful service

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Fae Ellington

Fae Ellington For her contributions she is being recognized with yet another National Honour, this year being admitted to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander.

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Victor Rhone

St. John’s Ambulance Service in Jamaica has rescued thousands of lives, and provided first aid training to an even greater number of people. Without doubt it is one of the most respected charitable organizations in the country’s history, with an unquestionable record of giving yeoman service to people in every parish, and from all walks of life.

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