Order of Logohu

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Order of Logohu
Grand Companion Order of Logohu.jpg
Grand Companion insignia
Awarded by the
Monarch of Papua New Guinea
Type Order of merit
Eligibility Citizens of Papua New Guinea as well as foreigners as honorary recipients
Awarded for Service to Papua New Guinea
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Grades Grand Companion of Logohu (GCL)
Officer of Logohu (OL)
Member of Logohu (ML)
National Logohu Medal (LM)
Precedence
Next (higher) Dependent on grade
Next (lower) Dependent on grade
Order of Logohu - Grand Companion (PNG) ribbon.png
Grand Companion ribbon
Order of Logohu (PNG) ribbon.png
Ribbon of all other classes and medal

The Order of Logohu is the principal order of the Order of Papua New Guinea. Logohu is a Motuan word for the bird-of-paradise, the official national symbol of Papua New Guinea since its independence. The Order consists of four ranks.

Classes of the Order[edit]

Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu[edit]

The Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL) is awarded to those citizens of Papua New Guinea and others for service, achievement, and merit in the highest degree, sustained over a period of twenty years. The award may be given to no more than fifty living persons. Recipients of the Grand Companion class are titled "Chief". The Chancellor of the Order of Logohu is titled as "Grand Chief" as well as one other living recipient of the class. The title of Grand Chief is currently held by the first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Grand Chief Michael Somare GCL GCMG CH CF SSI KSG PC MP.[1]

Officer of Logohu[edit]

The Officer of Logohu (OL) is awarded for distinguished service to Papua New Guinea, or to a local community, sustained over a period of at least ten years.

Member of Logohu[edit]

The Member of Logohu (ML) is awarded for commendable service to a particular area of endeavour, to Papua New Guinea, or to a local community, sustained over a period of at least seven years.

National Logohu Medal[edit]

The National Logohu Medal (LM) is awarded for exemplary service in a profession, career, or industry group, or to the general community, over a period of at least five years.

Current Composition[edit]

Royal Chiefs

Grand Companions

Honorary Grand Companions

Precedence[edit]

The precedence of the classes of the Order of Logohu vary, they are as follows:[1]

Higher Order of Logohu Class Lower
Cross of Valour Grand Companion of Logohu Companion of the Star of Melanesia
Companion of the Star of Melanesia Officer of Logohu Member of Logohu
Officer of Logohu Member of Logohu National Logohu Medal
Member of Logohu National Logohu Medal Cross of Medical Service Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Order of PNG". Governor General of Papua New Guinea. Archived from the original on 29 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "PM PRESENTS SOVEREIGN'S BADGE TO THE QUEEN". Official Website of the Prime Minister of Papue New Guinea. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former PNG Parliamentarian Chief John Momis joins USP as Visiting Fellow". The University of the South Pacific News. 2006-02-07. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "At Admiralty House, Sydney, Their Excellencies, the Governor-General and Mrs Jeffery attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General was invested with an Honorary Grand Companion of the Order of the Logohu by the Right Honourable Grand Chief Sir Mich...". Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "SIR MICHAEL'S STATEMENT WHEN AWARDING FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON WITH A 'LOGOHU MEDAL' UNDER THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORDERS OF LOGOHU DURING HIS RECENT VISIT TO PNG". Official Website of the Prime Minister of Papue New Guinea. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2013.