The Order of Jamaica is the fifth of the six orders in the Jamaican honours system. The Order was established in 1969, and it is considered the equivalent of a knighthood in the British honours system.
|Order of Jamaica|
|Type||Single grade Order|
|Awarded for||Outstanding distinction|
|Eligibility||Jamaicans; also, foreigners may be given honorary membership|
|Motto||"For a covenant of the people"|
Neck 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:
- wear the insignia of the Order as a decoration,
- be styled "The Honourable",
- use the post-nominal letters "OJ" (for Members) or "OJ (Hon.)" (for Honorary Members).
The motto of the Order is "For a covenant of the people".
See also edit
- "Jamaica Observer". Archived from the original on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "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.
- "National Awards of Jamaica" Archived 2021-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.
- Order of Jamaica. Office of the Prime Minister.