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179 Jamaicans to be honoured today
2013-10-21 08:13:16 | (0 Comments)
A total of 179 outstanding Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building, will be officially recognised at the National Honours and Awards ceremony today at King’s House.
King’s House - File
One-hundred-and-fifty-two civilians will receive civil honours including the Order of Merit, Order of Jamaica, Order of Distinction, and the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service.
These civil honours may be conferred on any distinguished citizen of Jamaica or another country, who has achieved eminent local or international distinction in areas including Science, and the Arts, Literature, among others.
The highest civilian honour, which is the Order of Merit, will be conferred posthumously on Dr Olive Lewin for her service in the fields of Folk Music Research and Performance, and Music Education.
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