Order of Jamaica

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Order of Jamaica
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TypeSingle grade Order
Awarded forOutstanding distinction
Presented by Jamaica
EligibilityJamaicans; also, foreigners may be given honorary membership
Motto"For a covenant of the people"
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Neck ribbon of the order
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Ribbon of the order
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)Order of Distinction

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.[2]

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:[3]

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

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  1. ^ Jamaica Observer
  2. ^ "A juicy award for embattled Denis O'Brien". Irish Times. 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "National Awards of Jamaica", Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.

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