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Not too often we see the awarding of Jamaican awards, so thought this news article might be of interest to forum members.

Jamaica awarded the late reggae singer Dennis Brown with one of its highest civic honors, a fitting tribute for a musician who is more beloved than Bob Marley among many Jamaican reggae fans. Some 12 years after his death, the former child star who became known as the Crown Prince of Reggae was posthumously conferred with the Caribbean island's Order of Distinction for his contributions to reggae, which has played a huge role in Jamaica's culture and economy.

Read the complete article: http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/article/Jamaica-awards-Dennis-Brown-with-national-honor-2222753.php

Jean-Paul

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Hi - Jean-Paul. Unfortunately, the text of your message has come out in very tiny type. I've noticed this on other posts recently. Repost and make it larger. Brian or, I can wipe this one later. Mervyn

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It is nice to see some coverage of Jamaica, but to me it is a little sad that among 153 people recognized in Jamaica's 2011 National Honours and Awards ceremony on National Heroes Day, the only one who gets mentioned in the US media is the late reggae singer. I guess he's the only one the US editors thought would be recognized.

There were six awards of the Order of Jamaica, 26 awards of the Order of Distinction in the grade of Commander (CD), and 26 awards of the Order of Distinction in the grade of Officer (OD).

There were two awards of the Badge of Honour for Gallantry (BGH), 17 of the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service, and 23 of the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service. The BGHs were for lifesaving or attempted lifesaving.

The Medal of Honour for Gallantry went to three Jamaica Defence Force soldiers, one posthumously. The Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service went to 19 Jamaica Defence Force members, 15 Jamaica Constabulary Force members, nine Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) members and seven Jamaica Fire Brigade members.

The Medals of Honour for Gallantry were to Lance Corporal Marvin McLennon, Private Damion Brown and Private Maurice Green. Pvt. Green's was posthumous. These were for an operation against gunmen of a drug gang in the Tivoli Gardens housing project in Kingston in May 2010.

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Jamaica awarded the late reggae singer Dennis Brown with one of its highest civic honors, a fitting tribute for a musician who is more beloved than Bob Marley among many Jamaican reggae fans. Some 12 years after his death, the former child star who became known as the Crown Prince of Reggae was posthumously conferred with the Caribbean island's Order of Distinction for his contributions to reggae, which has played a huge role in Jamaica's culture and economy.

Read the complete article: http://www.seattlepi...nor-2222753.php

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Well done Jean-Paul - as Dave says, it is nice to see some coverage on the West Indies. I wish someone had time to do a good article on the early Regiments - and indeed on the current ones. Brian and I would be very happy to consider it for a pinned award. We are also going to add a certificate

of Merit with this Moderators' Choice.

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Not too often we see the awarding of Jamaican awards, so thought this news article might be of interest to forum members.

Jamaica awarded the late reggae singer Dennis Brown with one of its highest civic honors, a fitting tribute for a musician who is more beloved than Bob Marley among many Jamaican reggae fans. Some 12 years after his death, the former child star who became known as the Crown Prince of Reggae was posthumously conferred with the Caribbean island's Order of Distinction for his contributions to reggae, which has played a huge role in Jamaica's culture and economy.

Read the complete article: http://www.seattlepi...nor-2222753.php

Jean-Paul

For those who are having trouble reading this, press Control + several times. That'll increase the size. The, to return to normal size, press Control -

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Hello Gentlemen,

Always better with a photo. This is an Order of Distinction in Commandor Rank. It is NOT the one awarded to that reggae singer, but at least you can see an actual one.

All these badge who are issued are named on their reverse.

   Emmanuel

Jamaica Order of Distinction Commander obverse-2.jpg

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And this is how looks like an Officer of Order of Distinction.

Quality of Jamaican award is stunning.

Made by Skinner of London.

Regards.

      Emmanuel

 

Jamaica Order of Distinction Officer obverse.jpg

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Jamaica Order of Distinction Officer z case of issue.jpg

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