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Six Jamaicans to be honoured with OJs

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SIX DISTINGUISHED Jamaicans have been accorded Jamaica's third highest honour, the Order of Jamaica (OJ).

Dr Gladstone Chang is being recognised for his outstanding contribution as a business leader and philanthropist in the financial, health, education and cultural sectors.

Hugh Hart is also a recipient of the OJ for outstanding service to Jamaica's bauxite and alumina industry and to the legal profession.

The OJ has also been bestowed on Peter Moses, CD for his contribution to the private and public sectors and community development - sports in particular.

Well known legal luminary Frank Phipps is being acknowledged for outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

Molly Rhone, CD gets hers for services locally and internationally in Sports Administration, in particular, netball, while Ambassador Douglas Anthony Clive Saunders, CD for outstanding contribution to the Public Service.

Eleven years after his passing, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) has been posthumously conferred on legendary reggae artiste Dennis Brown, who died in July 1999.

Known journalist Balford Henry is one of the many recipients in the category of OD.

An honorary award has also been conferred on His Excellency Marco Mazzocchi-Alemani, an Italian national for contribution to Jamaica's economic and social development through the promotion of the interests of Jamaica in the European Union.