NHA – Helen Douglas

Teaching for Helen Douglas is more than imparting knowledge to her students. She says it includes building a relationship with a child and their parent(s) with the objective of bringing out the best in the child.

On Heroes Day, October 18, Ms. Douglas was conferred with membership in the Order of Distinction, in the rank of officer for dedicated service and commitment to excellence in education.

 

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NHA – Dr. Elizabeth Ward

An epidemiologist by profession, Dr. Elizabeth Ward has spent most of her professional career examining the data behind illnesses and how to control them. She sought to bring this scientific approach to her community work, which led her and several others to form the Violence Prevention Alliance in 2004. Dr.  Ward has been conferred with membership into the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer, for her contribution to public service in the areas of National Security and Justice.

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NHA-Amb Sandra Grant Griffiths Part 2- October 18, 2021

A distinguished Diplomat with a love for shaping local and foreign policy, Ambassador Sandra Grant Griffiths has represented Jamaica in numerous postings in Central America, The United States of America and other parts of the Americas.

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NHA – DCP Fitz Bailey

After 37 years of service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey has been recognized at the national level with the National Honour of membership in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer (OD).

 

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NHA-Ambassador Sandra Grant Griffiths- October 11, 2021

A distinguished Diplomat with a love for shaping local and foreign policy, Ambassador Sandra Grant Griffiths has represented Jamaica in numerous postings in Central America, The United States of America and other parts of the Americas.

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NHA-Kirk-Buchanan- October 7, 2021

You may not know their names, but you have undoubtedly benefitted from their years of service to the country. In this limited series for the month of October, the JIS will turn the spotlight on men and women who have given exceptional service to the nation and were conferred with national honours and awards this year.

Today’s guest: Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Production at the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), Kirk Buchanan.

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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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