Order of Jamaica
|Order of Jamaica|
|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|
|Next (higher)||Order of Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of Distinction|
Ribbon of the award
The Order of Jamaica is the fifth of the six ranks in the Jamaican honours system. The Order was established in 1969, and is considered the equivalent of knighthood in the British honours system.
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"
- Order of Jamaica. Office of the Prime Minister.