Sun | Nov 18, 2018

PHOTO | Jamaicans receive national honours today

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 3:22 PM
Winston "Yellowman" Foster walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer at the National Honours and Awards held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018. He was recognised for his contribution to the music industry.
Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis (left), who was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander, poses with Aristel St Joy, Lloyd Nelson, and Jevon Lewis after they received the Badge Of Honour for Gallantry for saving six persons trapped inside a store which was flooded by heavy rains in November 2017 in St James. They were at the National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House, St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
Swinner Alia Atkinson, who was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander, and singer and actress, Grace Jones, who was conferred with the Order of Jamaica, share a moment at the National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House on October 15, 2018.
Inspector Allison Grant-Johnson poses with her Medal of Honour for Gallantry at the National Honours and Awards held on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018. She was recognised for her bravery in confronting gunmen in defence of her family on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Joan Andrea Hutchinson walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for her contribution to the Cultural Arts, in particular, the Spoken Word. The honour was presented at the annual National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
From left to right: nurses Camille McIntosh, Verlyn Douse, Sophia Cameron, with their Badge of Honour for Gallantry for saving 22 infants during a fire at the Neonatal Care Unit at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital at the National Honours and Awards presentation held on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
Prigie Novlette Grant conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer at the presentation of National Honours and Awards held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018. Grant was recognised for sterling service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Corporal Malachi Davis walks back after being presented with the Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the presentation of National Honours and Awards held at King's House on October 15, 2018. He was recognised for coming to the aid of a policeman who was disarmed and shot at point blank range on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Micheal Ammar Jr walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for outstanding contribution to the mercantile trade in Jamaica. The presentation was made at the annual National Honours and Awards ceremony held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
Selena Reid alerted other children and ensured their safety during a January 2018 fire at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew. She was presented with a Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the National Honours and Awards ceremony held on the lawns of King's House on October 15, 2018.
Justice Leighton Pusey walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for outstanding service to the Judiciary. The presentation was made at the National Honours and Awards held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
Godfrey Dyer walks back after being conferred with the Order of Jamaica for exceptional contribution to tourism during the National Awards and Honours ceremony held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018.
Mrs Grace McLean, PhD walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer at the presentation of National Honours and Awards held at King's House in St Andrew on October 15, 2018. She was honoured for her contribution to education.
Grace Allen is escorted by a JDF soldier after being presented with the Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the presentation of National Honours and Awards held at King's House on October 15, 2018. She helped to rescue wards in the fire at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew in January 2018.
Dr Joyce Glasgow being escorted by a JDF soldier after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander at the presentation of National Honours and Awards held at King's House on October 15, 2018. She was recognised for her contribution to education and human resource development locally and internationally.
Congresswoman Yvette D.Clarke walks back after being conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for distinguished contribution in safeguarding the interests of Jamaicans in the United States diaspora on immigration matters. The presentation was made at the National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House on October 15, 2018.
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More than 100 individuals were recognised at today's National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew.

Here are photo highlights.

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