STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: At ceremony's end, PM Portia Simpson-Miller was invited to informally meet the awardees, including this sizeable cohort of new Order of Jamaica members, among them Rev. Charles DuFour, Florizelle O'Connor, Senator K.D. Knight, Dr. Karl Wellington, and Glen Mills.
GIRL WONDER: Eleven-year-old Tricia-Ann Miller (centre) received a gallantry medal for performing the courageous act of rescuing two young boys from a burning house in Church Pen, St. Catherine, last May. "I want to become a firefighter," she told TALLAWAH after the King's House ceremony, where she was accompanied by relatives and Church Pen residents Judene Cunningham, Christi Cia and Sharon Bailey (left), who told us, "The whole community is proud of her."
FINE COMPANY: The JLP's Olivia 'Babsy' Grange (right) representing the Leader of the Opposition, shared a moment with honorees Marcia Griffiths, Vivienne James-Castro, and Sylvera Castro following the investiture ceremony.
LADY BE GOOD: Songstress Carole Reid was resplendent in a pop of bright colour.
LISTENING EAR: Education minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites caught up with Sonia Jackson.
MAN OF THE PEOPLE: Thwaites' colleague government minister Robert 'Bobby' Pickersgill was spotted greeting attendees.
POWER PLAYERS: IFNA boss Molly Rhone and Mike Fennell of the Jamaica Olympic Association showed support for this year's crop of honorees.