Order of Jamaica
The Order of Jamaica is the fourth of the five ranks in the Jamaican honours system
Jamaican honours system
The Jamaican honours system has developed as a unique entity since the passage of the National Honours and Awards Act by the Parliament of Jamaica in 1969 . The system is modelled largely on the British honours system...

. The Order was established in 1969, and is considered the equivalent of knighthood in the British honours system
British honours system
The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories...


Membership in the Order can be conferred to any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction. Honorary membership in the Order can be conferred to any distinguishing citizen of a country other than Jamaica.

Members and Honorary Members are entitled to:
  • wear the Insignia of the Order as a decoration
  • be styled "Honourable"
  • use the post nominal letters "OJ" (Members) or "OJ (Hon.)" (Honorary Members).

The motto of the Order is "For a covenant of the people"

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