NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Societies of honour

   4   Constitution of Order of National Hero

   5   The Advisory Committee

   6   Conferment of the honour of National Hero

   7   Regulations

      SCHEDULES

 

THE NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 18th July, 1969]

Acts
21 of 1969,
27 of 1973,
26 of 2002.

GNs
706/1969,
23/1982.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Honours and Awards Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act "Advisory Committee" means the Advisory Committee established under section 5.

3   Societies of honour

   (1) There shall be six societies of honour, namely-

[27/1973 s 2(a) and (c); 26/2002 s 2(a)(i).]

   (a)   the Order of National Hero;

   (b)   the Order of the Nation;

   (c)   the Order of Excellence;

[26/2002 s 2(a)(iii).]

   (d)   the Order of Merit;

[26/2002 s 2(a)(ii).]

   (e)   the Order of Jamaica; and

[26/2002 s 2(a)(ii).]

   (f)   the Order of Distinction.

[26/2002 s 2(a)(ii).]

   (2) Each of the societies referred to in paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of subsection (1) shall be governed by such constitution as may be set out in regulations made under section 7.

[27/1973 s 2(d); 26/2002 s 2(b).]

4   Constitution of Order of National Hero

   (1) The Order of National Hero shall consist of the members of that Order.

   (2) Every person upon whom has been conferred the honour of National Hero shall be a member of that Order.

   (3) The Governor-General shall be the Chancellor of the Order of National Hero and shall, as the holder of the office of Chancellor, be responsible for the administration of that Order.

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   (4) The Secretary General of the Order of National Hero shall be such person as the Chancellor shall designate; he shall maintain the records of that Order, arrange for investitures and perform such other functions in relation to that Order as the Chancellor may from time to time require him to perform.

   (5) The Chancellor may appoint such other officials for the Order of National Hero as he thinks fit.

   (6) A person shall not be a member of the Order of National Hero by reason only of the fact that he is an official of the Order or a member of the Advisory Committee.

5   The Advisory Committee

   (1) There shall be an Advisory Committee for the purposes of the Order of National Hero.

   (2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Advisory Committee and otherwise in relation thereto.

   (3) It shall be the duty of the Advisory Committee, with a view to the proper carrying out of the provisions of this Act relating to the Order of National Hero-

   (a)   to make such investigations as it thinks fit to determine persons, living or dead, upon whom may be conferred the honour of National Hero; and

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