Jamaica’s annual Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards were held on Monday, October 21 on the lawns of King’s House in Kingston.
A total of 215 persons were honoured by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and 6 are contributors to reggae music.
Among those honoured are three members of the Inner Circle Band Ian Lewis, Roger Lewis, and Jacob Miller along with Desmond Jack “Desi” JONES all received the ORDER OF DISTINCTION in the rank of officer (OD).
International recording artiste Sean Paul Francis “Sean Paul” HENRIQUES received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD).
Reggae Superstar and humanitarian Dr Alpharita Constantia “Rita” MARLEY, OD was given the Order of Jamaica (OJ). She received this Honour for her outstanding contribution to the popularisation of Jamaican music and, by extension, Brand Jamaica on the world stage and humanitarian work through her Rita Marley Foundation.