Order of the Nation

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Order of the Nation
Awarded by  Jamaica
Type Single grade Order
Eligibility Jamaicans
Awarded for those appointed to the office of Governor General or Prime Minister of Jamaica
Motto One Nation Under God
Post-nominals ON
Established 1968
First awarded 1973
Next (higher) Order of National Hero
Equivalent Order of Excellence
Next (lower) Order of Merit
Baton Order of the Nation Jamaica.jpg
Ribbon of the order

The Order of the Nation is a Jamaican honour. It is a part of the Jamaican honours system and was instituted in 1973 as the second highest honour in the country–the Order of National Hero being the highest.

The honour of the Order of the Nation is often conferred on the Governor-General of Jamaica and upon any person who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Jamaica unless they are already recipients of the Order of National Hero.

Members of the order and their spouses are styled "the Most Honourable" and members wear the insignia of the order as a decoration while appending the postnominal ON to their name.

The motto of the order is: "One Nation Under God"

In 2002, all deceased former Prime Ministers of Jamaica were posthumously awarded the Order of the Nation. [1]