Order of Distinction

The Order of Distinction is a national order in the Jamaican honours system. It is the sixth in order of precedence of the Orders of Societies of Honour,[1] which were instituted by an Act of Parliament (The National Honours and Awards Act) in 1968. The motto of the Order is "Distinction Through Service".

Order of Distinction
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Officer's badge of the order
Awarded by  Jamaica
TypeOrder
Motto"Distinction Through Service"
EligibilityDistinguished citizens of Jamaica and other countries
Awarded forOutstanding and important services to Jamaica
StatusCurrently constituted
ChancellorGovernor-General of Jamaica
GradesCommander (CD)
Officer (OD)
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Jamaica
Next (lower)Badge of Honour
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Ribbon of the order

The Order of Distinction is conferred upon citizens of Jamaica who have rendered outstanding and important services to Jamaica, or to distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica.[2] The former are made Members of the Order, and the latter are made Honorary Members.

The Order has two ranks: the higher class of Commander, and the lower class of Officer. Commanders take place and precedence immediately after Members and Honorary Members of the Order of Jamaica. A Member or Honorary Member may be promoted from the rank of Officer to that of Commander.

Commanders of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post-nominal letters CD in the case of Members, or CD (Hon.) in the case of Honorary Members. Officers of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post-nominal letters OD in the case of Members, or OD (Hon.) in the case of Honorary Members.

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  1. ^ JAMAICA'S HONOURS Archived 26 January 2021 at the Wayback Machine jamaicaobserver.com. Retrieved 1 August 2021
  2. ^ "National Awards of Jamaica" Archived 20 December 2021 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Information Service, accessed 12 May 2015.
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  4. ^ Campbell, Howard (23 August 2017). "Keeping the law in music". Jamaica Observer. Jamaica. Archived from the original on 10 January 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "OD for Mighty Diamonds, the longest group together in reggae music history". The Gleaner. 15 August 2021. Archived from the original on 4 October 2022. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  6. ^ "National Honours & Awards Conferred". rjrnewsonline.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Thousands Attend Honours and Awards Ceremony at King's House – Jamaica Information Service". Jamaican Information Service. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2006.
  8. ^ "Fae Ellington awarded Order of Distinction". Jamaican Information Service. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Kingston Gleaner Newspaper Archives | Aug 04, 1997, p. 15". newspaperarchive.com. 4 August 1997. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  10. ^ "National Honours Presented". The Gleaner. Kingston, Jamaica. 17 October 1978. p. 11. Archived from the original on 26 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017 – via Newspaperarchive.com.  
  11. ^ Lim, Ann-Margaret (1 May 2004). "Remembering Gwendolyn Spencer OD Midwife extraordinaire". The Kingston College Times. Jamaica. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  12. ^ Berg, Aimee (November 20, 2018). "Alia Atkinson: Jamaica's Tour de Force" Archived 19 July 2021 at the Wayback Machine. FINA. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  13. ^ Mundle, Tanesha (20 October 2020). "National Honour for Prolific Reggae Girl – Khadija Shaw". jis.gov.jm. Jamaica Information Service. Retrieved 10 November 2022.

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