Celebrated poet and author Professor Mervyn Morris has been conferred with the
Though Morris’ appointment takes effect today, the award will be made amidst the pomp and pageantry of the annual civic ceremony at King's House on Heroes' Day in October. Morris, a 72-year-old professor emeritus at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is this year’s sole recipient of the
Meanwhile, seven persons - the Right Rev Archbishop Lawrence Burke, Dr Mavis Gilmour-Peterson, Dr Jennifer Carolyn Gomes, Dr Muriel Valentine, Justice Patrick Robinson, Professor Gordon Shirley and Charles Bernard Rangel (honorary) - have been appointed as members of the Order of
On Heroe's Day, seventeen persons will be appointed to the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD), while 31 will be awarded the Order of Distinction - in the rank of officer (OD). Seven Jamaicans will receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry, 16 will be awarded the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service while 23 will receive the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service.
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