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10 people to be awarded Order of Jamaica

Sprinter Sheelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is among 10 people who will be inducted into the Order of Jamaica (OJ) as the country prepares to honour 143 individuals with national awards this year.
 
The OJ is awarded to Jamaican citizens of outstanding distinction.
 
A decorated Olympian, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce recently stormed to a historic fifth 100m title at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
 
The other OJ recipients are business pioneer Joan Duncan, Monty Alexander, Olivia Grange, retired Justice Karl Harrison, Rita Lewin, Professor Maureen Samms Vaughan, Audrey Sewell and Professor Alvin Wint. 
 
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who is of Jamaican heritage, will receive an honorary OJ.
 
Shericka Jackson, who won gold in the 200m at last month's World Athletics Championships, will be among thirty Jamaicans awarded the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD).
 
Thirty-five people will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer.
 
Nine persons will be recognised for gallantry this year – seven civilians and two policemen.
 
                                        
 


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