Order of Excellence (Jamaica)

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Order of Excellence
Awarded by  Jamaica
Type Order
Awarded for Foreign Heads of State or Government
Motto Excellence through Service
Established 2003
Next (higher) Order of National Hero
Equivalent Order of the Nation
Next (lower) Order of Merit
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Ribbon of the badge
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Ribband of the order

The Order of Excellence is one of the six civil decorations of Jamaica awarded to present and former foreign Heads of State or Government.[1][2] The Order of Excellence is the most recent honor to be created, having been brought into being in 2003. The Order of Excellence took over the function of the Order of Merit, which is now awarded to those "persons of notable achievement in particular fields of study".


Thabo Mbeki  South Africa 1 July 2003 [2]
King Juan Carlos I of Spain  Spain 17 February 2009 [2]
Jakaya Kikwete  Tanzania 25 November 2009 [3]


  1. ^ "National Honours and Awards of Jamaica" (PDF). Page 4, Jamaica Information Service. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Order of Excellence (OE)". Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "President Kikwete Awarded Order of Excellence". Jamaica Information Service. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2013.