Order of Merit (Jamaica)

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Order of Merit
Order of Merit.jpg
Awarded by  Jamaica
Eligibility Citizens of Jamaica and foreigners
Awarded for Eminent international distinction in the field of science, the arts, literature or any other endeavour
Status Currently awarded
Motto "He that does truth comes into the light"
Post-nominals OM
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Excellence
Next (lower) Order of Jamaica
Baton Order of Merit Jamaica.jpg
Ribbon of the order

The Order of Merit is part of the Jamaican honours system, and it is the fourth-highest honour awarded by the nation of Jamaica. The Order of Merit is conferred upon Jamaicans or distinguished citizens of other countries who have achieved eminent international distinction in the field of science, the arts, literature or any other endeavour.[1] The award can be held by no more than 15 living persons.[2] It is not given to more than two people in any one year.[1]

Members and Honorary Members of the order are entitled to wear the insignia of the order as a decoration and to be styled "The Honourable". In addition, they can append the post-nominal letters OM to their names, or OM (Hon.) in the case of Honorary Members. The order's motto is "He that does the truth comes into the light."

The Order of Merit was originally one that was awarded to foreign heads of state, but this function was taken over by the Order of Excellence in 2003.[3]

Recipients[edit]

Living[edit]

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Deceased[edit]

References[edit]

General
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  1. ^ a b "National Awards of Jamaica", Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jamaica hails heroes today", The Jamaica Observer, October 21, 2002.
  3. ^ Chancery of the Societies of Honour - Ensuring that Jamaicans are Rewarded for Excellence Jamaican Information Service, retrieved January 8, 2007
  4. ^ Order of Merit (OM)", Government of Jamaica (Office of the Prime Minister), 2008.
  5. ^ a b Manning, Gareth. "Glory for ordinary heroes", The Jamaica Gleaner, October 21, 2008.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Cliff, OM - Singer receives Ja's third highest honour; Baugh, Harding, Hendrickson, Miller get OJ", The Jamaica Observer, August 7, 2003.
  7. ^ a b Brady, Pete. "http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/59.html", Cannabis Culture magazine, January 16, 2000.
  8. ^ M E West and J Homi. "Cannabis as a medicine." Br. J. Anaesth. (1996) 76(1): 167 doi:10.1093/bja/76.1.167-a
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Order of Merit (OM)", Government of Jamaica (Office of the Prime Minister), 2008.
  10. ^ "103 for national awards", The Jamaica Gleaner, August 6, 2009
  11. ^ M E West and J Homi. "Cannabis as a medicine." Br. J. Anaesth. (1996) 76(1): 167 doi:10.1093/bja/76.1.167-a
  12. ^ "White heads list with OM", The Jamaica Observer, August 7, 2000.
  13. ^ "Jamaican folklorist Miss Lou dies at 86", CBC News, July 27, 2006.
  14. ^ Scott-Williams, Tamara. "The courthouse burned, but the art lives", The Jamaica Observer, March 4, 2007.
  15. ^ David Vlado Moskowitz (2007). Bob Marley: A Biography. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 132. ISBN 978-0275989354. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Davidson, Taneisha. "Honour to whom honour is due.", The Jamaica Observer, October 17, 2004.
  17. ^ Taylor, Dr. Orville. "Dutty tuff!, The Jamaica Gleaner, July 30, 2006.
  18. ^ Mary Seacole, National Library of Jamaica, retrieved February 5, 2012.
  19. ^ "Sir Philip Manderson Sherlock (1902-2000)", The National Library of Jamaica.
  20. ^ "Michael G. Smith, 71, Anthropology Teacher", The New York Times, January 7, 1993.
  21. ^ "Ailing Pollster's Contributions Are Recognized", The Miami Herald, February 25, 1993.
  22. ^ Bonitto, Brian (2012) "Tosh gets OM", Jamaica Observer, 7 August 2012, retrieved 7 August 2012.