Order of Jamaica

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Order of Jamaica
Order of Jamaica.jpg
Awarded by  Jamaica
Type Single grade Order
Eligibility Jamaicans; also, foreigners may be given honorary membership
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
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Ribbon of the award

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

Membership in the Order can be conferred upon any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction. Honorary membership in the Order can be conferred upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica.

Members and Honorary Members are entitled to:[2]

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

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  1. ^ Jamaica Observer
  2. ^ "National Awards of Jamaica", Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.

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