The Order of The Nation -
Who Wears It and Why!

The Order of The Nation Jamaica
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The Order of the Nation is the second highest Order and is conferred on the Governor-General and Prime
Minister
, upon whom the Order of National Hero was not previously conferred.

Recipients of this honour are entitled to be styled formally as 'The Most Honourable', wear the insignia of the Order, and use the post nominal letters ‘ON’.

Spouses of the recipients are also styled 'The Most Honourable'.

Note the difference: Those persons conferred with the Order of Jamaica is dubbed 'The Honourable' while those conferred with this Order of Nation is dubbed 'The MOST Honourable.'

Description of The Insignia

The insignia of the Order of Nation bears the motto which is...


‘One Nation Under God’.


It consists of a magnificent breast star bearing the heraldic Coat of Arms of Jamaica on a red enamelled background in the center, and surrounded by the motto of the Order in gold lettering on green enamel.

Between the points of the star are gold representations of pineapples. The broad watered silk sash is in a brilliant red with narrow green ending.

Persons Who Have Received The Order of The Nation So Far

This Order of the Nation has been conferred on:

Governors-General -

The Most Honourable Sir Clifford Campbell
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The Most Honourable Sir Clifford Campbell (post humously)

The Most Honourable Sir Florizel Glasspole
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The Most Honourable Sir Florizel Glasspole

The Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke
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The Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke

The Most Honourable Sir Kenneth Hall
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The Most Honourable Sir Kenneth Hall

The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen
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The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen

It has also been conferred on:

Prime Ministers -

The Most Honourable Donald Sangster
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The Most Honourable Donald Sangster (post humously)

The Most Honourable Hugh Shearer
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The Most Honourable Hugh Shearer

The Most Honourable Michael Manley
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The Most Honourable Michael Manley (post humously)

The Most Honourable Edward Seaga
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The Most Honourable Edward Seaga

The Most Honourable Percival J. Patterson
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The Most Honourable Percival J. Patterson

The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller
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The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller

The Most Honourable Bruce Golding
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The Most Honourable Bruce Golding

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness
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The Most Honourable Andrew Holness

Note again that ALL the Prime Ministers have not been listed above because some of them have been already conferred with the Order of National Hero. These include:

1. Norman Washington Manley and

2. Sir Alexander Bustamante

The above two would have already had the title of 'The Right Excellent.'

So it is important that you do not get it confused as to who wears what title.

This Order of Nation comes with the title 'The Most Honourable.'

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


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