Abe Dabdoub (contribution to law and politics)
I am pleased to have received recognition, I have been in politics for over 50 years and I have always tried to make sure that there is good governance and that the country progresses. I am even more enthused to serve and I'm committed to improving the quality of Jamaica because the country still needs the help and the support of its people in light of the crisis that the world is encountering and I am committed to doing that.
Dorothy Hobson (service to sports management)
I was totally ecstatic when I got the news, I am absolutely delighted, and I'm happy that I'm around because some of these awards are given when the persons die. I have served for over 40 years in the sporting industry and I have taught the sport in schools and I'm absolutely humbled.
Enid Bennett (service to politics)
It came as a shock, because I wasn't expecting it, I have been a member of parliament for 30 years along with serving in other capacities and it has been a good one. I spent a lot of time in my constituencies because people love to know that they can talk to you and people love to see their member of parliament and I tried my best to give nothing but good service to the people. So it's a wonderful feeling.
Toots Hibbert (contribution to music)
Music has been a part of me ever since and this is what I live by, so it feels very good to be recognised and I just want to contribute all I can and do my best in ensuring that positive music is promoted in our little Jamaica.