Order of Jamaica

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Order of Jamaica
Order of Jamaica.jpg
Awarded by  Jamaica
Type Single grade Order
Eligibility Jamaicans, foreigners may be given honorary membership in the order
Awarded for Outstanding distinction
Motto For a covenant of the people
Post-nominals OJ
Established 1969
Next (higher) Order of Merit
Next (lower) Order of Distinction
Order of Jamaica Neck Badge.JPG
Ribbon of the award

The Order of Jamaica is the fifth of the six ranks in the Jamaican honours system.[1] The Order was established in 1969, and is considered the equivalent of knighthood in the British honours system.[citation needed]

Membership in the Order can be conferred to any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction. Honorary membership in the Order can be conferred to any distinguishing 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" (Members) or "OJ (Hon.)" (Honorary Members).

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jamaica Observer

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