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JISTV | Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours & Awards 2021
@Oct 18 2021 12:13 PM
The National Jamaican Awards and Honours recognize those Jamaicans or foreign nationals who, by their service, have made a meaningful and significant contribution to national development.
Formal recognition of service to Jamaica and its citizens may be given by the conferment of the Honour of one of the Orders of the six Societies of Honour established under the provisions of the National Honours and Awards Act, namely
The Order of National Hero - The Order of National Hero is the most senior order. The honour of the Order of National Hero may be conferred upon any person who was born in Jamaica or is, or at the time of his or her death was, a citizen of Jamaica and rendered to Jamaica service of a most distinguished nature. A member of the Order is entitled to be styled “The Rt Excellent” and the motto of the Order is “He built a city which hath foundation
The Order of the Nation - The honour of the Order of the Nation (ON) may be conferred upon any Governor-General of Jamaica and upon any person who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Jamaica, not being a person upon whom the honour of the Order of National Hero has been conferred. A member of the Order is styled “The Most Honourable” and the spouse of the member is also entitled to be so styled. The motto of the Order is “One Nation Under God”.
The Order of Excellence (OE) -The honour of the Order of Excellence (OE) is ranked equally, in the order of precedence, with the honour of the Order of the Nation and may be conferred upon any foreign Head of State or foreign Head of Government, and upon any foreign former Head of State or foreign former Head of Government. A member of the Order is styled “The Most Honourable” and the motto of the Order is “Excellence through Service”.
The Order of Merit (OM) -The honour of the Order of Merit (OM) may be conferred upon any citizen of Jamaica or distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica (an honorary member) who has achieved eminent international distinction in the field of science, the arts, literature or any other endeavour. It is not conferred upon more than two persons in any one year. The motto of the Order is “He that does truth comes into the light”, and a member of the Order is styled “The Honourable”
The Order of Jamaica - The honour of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) may be conferred upon any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction or upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica (honorary member). A member of the Order is styled “Honourable” and the motto of the Order is “For a covenant of the People”.
The Order of Distinction - The honour of the Order of Distinction(OJ) may be conferred upon any citizen of Jamaica who renders outstanding and important services to Jamaica and upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica (an honorary member). The motto of the Order is “Distinction through Service”
The Badge of Honour - The Badge of Honour may be awarded to civilian residents of Jamaica and to foreign nationals who are employed in Jamaica’s Diplomatic and Consular Missions overseas in the following three categories
Gallantry – awarded to persons who have performed acts of gallantry or acts of heroism or who have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger
Meritorious Service – awarded to persons who have rendered loyal and meritorious service beneficial to Jamaica
Long and Faithful Service – awarded to persons who have rendered long and valuable service worthy of special recognition
The Medal of Honour is awarded in the following categories:
• Gallantry - May be awarded to officers and members of the JDF who have performed acts of gallantry or acts of heroism or have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger. The Award may be made during the lifetime of the recipient or posthumously
•Meritorious Service – May be awarded to officers and members of the JDF who have performed distinguished service or have displayed distinguished conduct or bravery
•General Service - May be awarded to officers and members of the JDF who have
been engaged in military operations overseas or in other areas as may be specified by The Governor-General on the recommendation of the Chief of Defence Staff
• Long Service and Good Conduct - May be awarded to warrant officers; noncommissioned officers; soldiers of the Regular Force who have completed eighteen years of continuous service in such Force, or in such Forces and the Jamaica Local Forces, the Jamaica Battalion, Jamaica Regiment and the West India Regiment, and whose conduct and character have been exemplary
• Efficient Service – May be awarded to persons who have completed twelve years of
voluntary service in the first class of the Reserve Force and performed such service
Police Commissioner Speaks To Alleged Involvement of Policewoman At Church Described As Cult
@Oct 18 2021 04:07 PM
Questions were also asked about the alleged involvement of a policewoman during the operation at the church as well as what was to become of the children.
#MontegoBay #Cult #PBCJNews
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