The lovely Vickie Chang (right) is all smiles, but little Charice Green seems camera shy. - photos by Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
They came from far and near, from home and abroad, from country and town, to celebrate the work and contribution to nation-building of citizens of of Jamaica. And it was a wonderful morning of cheers and standing ovations for the smartly-attired recipients. On the social side, our cameraman Ricardo Makyn was kept busy and we have pictorial highlights for you.
Always in white, the lovely Lorraine Clunie steps ahead of husband Owen as they arrive for the Ceremony of Investiture and presentation of National Honours and Awards 2007 at the National Indoor Sports Centre yesterday.
Three generations of Lyew-Ayees. From left: Adrian, Rupert, Anne (back) Louise, Parris Sr. and Parris Jr. They all came to celebrate with Lyew-Ayee Sr. as he received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for service to the bauxite alumina industry.
Governor-General Professor Kenneth Hall and his elegant wife Rheima Hall are cheered on as they enter the Nationa Indoor Sports Centre for the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards ceremony.
It's always great to have family support on special occasions and Grantley Stephenson (second right), is surrounded by son Richard (left) daughter Lori-Ann (right) and wife Judith. He received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for contribution to the development of Jamaica's shipping industry.
An elated Molly Rhone has only kisses for Dr. Heather Little-White after receiving the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for her contribution to local and international sports, netball in particular.
Dr. Carolyn Cooper is out in full white battenburg lace to celebrate her brother Kingsley Cooper's big day.
Kingsley Cooper is the picture of sartorial elegance in his Perry Ellis suit and the pink accents that work just fine. By his side is his radiant companion Romae Gordon. The Pulse boss received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for defining and developing Jamaica's modelling industry locally, regionally and internationally. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
All religious persuasions were represented at the annual Heores Day awads ceremony held at the National Indoor Sports Centre and we caught Khalid Legare, his wife Colein Legare (right) and their friend Florette Lawrence, who came to support their loved one from St. Ann.
Marva Bernard, president of the Jamaica Netball Association smiles for our cameras after receiving the award Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer at the National Honours and Awards ceremony yesterday.
Don-Christopher Alexander Barnes, sits anxiously awaiting his Badge of Honour for Gallantry.
Gorgeous in green. Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, arrives at the National Honours and Awards ceremony at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Behind her is Ali McNab.
Businessman Dwight Moore and his fabulous wife Sharon were out to celebrate her father Bertram Milwood's award for service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Phillip and Christine Gore of Gore Developments arrive for the Ceremony of Investature and presentation of National Honours and Awards. Mr. Gore received the Order of Distinction for contribution to Sports, Housing and Community Development.