The Order of Jamaica is the fifth of the six orders in the Jamaican honours system.[1] The Order was established in 1969, and it is considered the equivalent of a knighthood in the British honours system.[2]

Order of Jamaica
TypeSingle grade Order
Awarded forOutstanding distinction
Presented by Jamaica
EligibilityJamaicans; also, foreigners may be given honorary membership
Motto"For a covenant of the people"
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Neck ribbon of the order
Ribbon of the order
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)Order of Distinction

Membership in the Order can be conferred upon any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction. Honorary membership in the Order can be conferred upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica.

Members and Honorary Members are entitled to:[3]

The motto of the Order is "For a covenant of the people".

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  1. ^ "Jamaica Observer". Archived from the original on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  2. ^ "A juicy award for embattled Denis O'Brien". Irish Times. 16 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 January 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "National Awards of Jamaica" Archived 2021-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.

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