GETTING HIS DUE: Joining a rarefied group that includes Bob Marley, Miss Lou and Prof. Rex Nettleford, Harry Belafonte will be conferred with the Order of Merit (OM), Jamaica’s third highest honour, during the National Honours & Awards ceremony at King’s House in October. The global icon, whose work spans entertainment and activism, will be honoured for his eminent contribution to the field of music. Meanwhile, the Order of Jamaica (OJ), will be conferred on Earl Jarrett, Godfrey Dyer, Guisseppi Francesco Mattessanti and pop icon Grace Jones. For the Order of Distinction (in the rank of Commander), the honorees include Maxine Henry-Wilson, Jean Lowrie-Chin, Mayor Homer Davis, Mitsy Seaga and swimming sensation Alia Atkinson. In the rank of Officer, the OD will be presented to Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Bob Clarke, Yellow Man, Novelette Grant and Johnny Gourzong, among several others.