The Order of Excellence -
Who Wears It and Why!

The Order of The Nation Jamaica
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The Order of Excellence, which was created in 2003, is reserved for foreign heads of state or heads of government who has played an integral part in Jamaica's development.

This Order is ranked with the same precedence as the honour of the Order of the Nation.

That means that recipients of this Order are also styled ‘The Most Honourable’.

Description of The Insignia

The insignia of the Order of Excellence is a twelve-point breast star in yellow gold, interspersed with representations of pineapples in white gold.

In the center is the heraldic Coat of Arms of Jamaica in yellow gold, superimposed on a red enamelled background and surrounded by the motto of the Order, which is...


‘Excellence Through Service’,


...in gold letters on royal blue enamel.

The insignia is worn with a yellow shoulder sash edged with a narrow band of green and black in equal proportions.

Persons Who Have Received This Award So Far

Since its inception in 2003, the Order has been conferred on three foreign dignitaries, namely:

His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
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President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

His Majesty Juan Carlos
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The King of Spain, His Majesty Juan Carlos

His Excellency Thabo Mbeki
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Former President of South Africa, His Excellency Thabo Mbeki

The Former President of South Africa, His Excellency Thabo Mbeki was conferred with the award on July 1, 2003; The King of Spain, His Majesty Juan Carlos was conferred with the Order in February of 2009' and President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, was conferred with the Order in November 2009.

So this is a very rare order and as such you notice that it has not been awarded to many or any and any heads of state or heads of government.

Some kind of 'Excellent' service must be done by these state heads in order to be conferred with this Order of Excellence.

Source: Directory of the Orders of the Jamaican Societies of Honour
Jamaica Information Service


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